– Michael Wacha’s last two starts are amazingly good: two hits, one run (the Alvarez HR Monday) in 16 IP. In those two games, batters are 2-48 against him. Wow.
– Of the four pro sports teams in Philly, none of the four coaches who were in their job on January 1 are still employed by that team- tough year. Chip Kelly is now the dean of active head coaches in Philly- he was coaching Oregon this time last year.
– Falcons-Raiders-Jaguars will be “home” teams for the NFL’s three games in London in 2014. There are rumors that because of security concerns at recent 49er-Raider fans with fans of both teams clashing, that game might be the one that gets moved to England next year.
– With four baseball playoff games and an NFL game at night, was this past Monday the best sports Monday of the whole year?
– Nice to know federal workers are getting paid; but they’re getting paid to do nothing. Our government’s leaders are screw-ups and that’s being nice.
– Joe Girardi signed up for another four years in the Bronx, at $4M a pop. Where does this leave the Cubs in their search for a manager?
– Speaking of blame, Rex Ryan needs to learn basic strategy; up 20-14 with 13:30 left Monday, Jets scored a TD to go up 26-14. At that, you really have to go for two points, since a 12-point lead is basically the same as a 13-point lead, but a 14-point lead is WAY better. But no, Jets kicked the PAT, Atlanta scored two TDs to take a 28-27 lead and only Geno Smith’s last-minute heroics saved Rex from a very long week in the Big Apple.
– Scary thing is that Ryan said Tuesday that he didn’t realize he should have gone for two until after the Falcons went ahead. Say what?? Why do the Jets have assistant coaches if they’re not assisting Ryan?
– In case you wonder about such things, Mike Glennon’s two backups with the Buccaneers are Dan Orlovsky and Jordan Rodgers, not exactly rating as high as Frank Reich or Don Strock as high-quality backup QBs.
– Logical landing spot for Matt Flynn is back in Green Bay, where he knows the offense and they need a better backup to Aaron Rodgers.
– USC plays its first game under interim coach Ed Orgeron tonight; my question is this: who is running their offense? Lane Kiffin did all that; and with such inexperienced QBs, you need a strong coach to help them thru games. Orgeron reached out to former Cal coach Jeff Tedford, but Tedford turned him down. Guy named Clay Helton is the OC; his dad used to coach the Houston Cougars; before coming to USC, Helton had only coached at Duke and in Conference USA– not very USC-like.
– Speaking of Kiffin, where does he go from here? I know a lot of us really can tell him where to go, but……He’s still young but has had three prime coaching jobs; Tennessee/USC and the Raiders. No one else is hiring him, not for a while. I’d be curious to hear him on TV, to hear if he offered any insight. He already has enough money to sit home and do nothing if he wants, so we’ll see what happens.
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