FIRST DOWN: UofA and ASU played hard for their coaches…the Cardinals…well, it’s hard to say… It was hard not to be impressed with UofA’s 63-16 win in El Paso on Friday night. Brandon Dawkins looked like (Louisville QB and reigning Heisman Trophy winner) Lamar Jackson with 155 yards passing, 133 rushing, and 6 total TDs. […]Read More Four Downs – September 18th: Overreacting to another wild weekend
What a brutal sports weekend for me, not to mention most sports fans in Arizona. In addition to the football debacles discussed below, the Diamondbacks lost 2 of 3 to a pathetic Padres team, including a spectacular six run meltdown in the 9th inning on Saturday night. And my Cubbies, well, got swept at home […]Read More Four Downs – September 11th: Time to fire up the ASU & UofA Coaching Hot Boards + Cards in trouble?
I’ll admit it – I was wrong. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! I said New England would go undefeated…and that’s done in Game #1. Stunning and very impressive win by Kansas City. Among the most shocking in recent memory. Completely dominant offensive performance by the Alex Smith and the Chiefs. And Tom Brady had ZERO TD passes […]Read More Friday, 9/8 Quick Hitters: My New England 19-0 Prediction? GONE! + Best Bets
First of all, I’ve received some negative feedback regarding my stance from Wednesday’s mailbag about athletes not standing for the national anthem. I said that if an owner / coach was willing to condone the players’ decision not to stand, then I was fine with it. Personally, I would not be one of those owners […]Read More Friday, 8/18 Quick Hitters: More anthem talk, Cards WR issues, and my favorite Tweet of 2017
Which is worth more: the amount you’re paying for this column or Brandon Knight’s current trade value? Answer: They’re both the same…ZERO! -While that may have been a lousy joke, sadly the statement above is true. Knight is likely done for the 2017-18 season with a torn ACL suffered in a Miami Beach pick-up game […]Read More Friday, 7/28 Quick Hitters: The Cardinals’ New Secret Weapon?
A sampling of what’s on my mind in the sports world this week… -Bob Stoops leaving Oklahoma doesn’t surprise me in the least. The timing of the announcement, after spring practice, and in early-June is stunning. While his teams have been successful, his penchant of choking in bowl games and not playing for a national […]Read More Friday, 6/9 Quick Hitters
-Wait – you aren’t that person who thought Cleveland had a chance to beat Golden State this year, are you? If so, you do realize all of the reasons why the Warriors will dispatch of the Cavs in 5 games or less: Revenge from 2016’s Golden State choke job. Kevin Durant is now on the […]Read More Friday, 6/2 Quick Hitters
A sampling of what’s on my mind this week… -How great was the Penguins-Senators Game 7 last night? As a sports fan, whether you like hockey or not, you had to appreciate the passion, intensity, and high-level skills displayed as the teams played over 85 minutes of hockey. -As if there was any doubt, Mike […]Read More Friday, 5/26 Quick Hitters
Some quick hitters before I get into my first UofA football breakdown of 2017: Go Ducks tonight! (For what it’s worth, I’m also picking the Penguins to win their Game 7 in Washington). Jake Arrieta, the 2015 Cy Young Winner, has a 5.35 ERA in 7 starts thus far this season. It’s a contract year […]Read More Arizona Wildcats Football: Pre-Pre-Season Game-By-Game Predictions