13) Monday, guy at SouthPoint Casino in Las Vegas wagered $40,600 on the Lions to win on the money line against the Jets…….meaning he risked $40,600 to win $14,000. All Detroit had to do was win a game they were favored in by 6.5 points.
12) Wonder how many Lions fans wonder why Jim Caldwell was fired? He went 36-28 in four years as the Lions’ head coach, made the playoffs twice, went 9-7 the last two years- why did they fire him??? Maybe its premature panicking, but its a valid question.
Before Monday night, last time the Jets scored a defensive TD was in 2013.
11) To me, Monday night NFL doubleheaders would be better than having Thursday night NFL games; let the colleges have Thursday night.
10) I’m thinking that football stats should somehow give credit to the QB/WR for yardage they gain via pass interference penalties. Make it a separate category but it should be accounted for.
9) NFL coaches in their first year with their team went 0-7 in Week One, 1-6 vs spread.
8) There were 38 interceptions in Week One of the NFL season; six of those were run back for touchdowns.
Case Keenum threw seven INT’s all of last season; he threw three against Seattle Sunday.
7) NFL injury stuff:
— Carolina TE Greg Olsen re-fractured his foot, is out at least a month.
— Tennessee TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is out for the year.
— Seattle WR Doug Baldwin has a partially torn MCL.
— Rams’ PR/KR Pharoh Cooper (ankle) will miss several weeks.
6) College football schedule changes for this week:
— BC-Wake Forest moved up to 5:30 Thursday
— UCF-North Carolina PPD
— West Virginia-NC State PPD
— East Carolina-Virginia Tech PPD
— Ohio-Virginia, moved from Charlottesville to Nashville, TN
5) In his career, Ben Roethlisberger is 21-2-1 against Cleveland; Tyrod Taylor was the 14th QB to start against the Steelers in those 24 games. The only two QB’s to beat Big Ben for the Browns?
Brian Hoyer and Brady Quinn.
4) Astros’ reliever Brad Peacock was sent back to Houston with hand, foot and mouth disease; lot of that going around the major leagues this season.
3) The jumbotron in George Washington U’s basketball arena collapsed onto the floor Tuesday, creating a pretty large mess in the gym.
2) A’s pitcher Sean Manaea is having his shoulder operated on and probably won’t be back until 2020.
1) Rounders is probably my favorite movie ever (other than Moneyball, which is in a separate category); the great poker movie opened in theaters 20 years ago Tuesday, but if you like playing cards or gambling in general, it remains a classic.