1-Man’s Opinion-Monday–10/12 “This and That”

Posted by on October 12th, 2015  •  0 Comments  • 

The Chargers-Steelers game will be a dandy tonite.  Last guy touching the ball, might win.  Philip Rivers offense has 16-chunk plays of 20-yards or more.  The Steelers can throw it to Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Darrious Heyward-Bay, and can surely pound it with Le’Veon Bell and De Angelo Williams.  Can you say (37-31) someone wins?

The Aztecs win in Hawaii was another important step.  Maxwell Smith threw another long distance TD pass, all setup by the strong run game led by Donnel Pumphrey.

You hate to use the words sad or tragic, but Steve Sarkisian’s life is falling apart, professionally as head coach at USC and personally in the middle of a divorce.  His everyday existence seems sprinkled with alochol.  He needs an intervention.

The Dodgers-Mets rivaly just went up another notch, in the aftermath of the Chase Utley takeout play of New York shortstop Ruben Tejada, that led to his broken leg.  A spur of the moment incident likely, though Utley and the Mets have a bad history.  I don’t buy the theory Matt Harvey, the Mets pitcher, retaliates tonight.

No quit in the Blue Jays batting order.  Home runs got them there to the post season.  Troy Tulowitzki saved them with a 3-run bomb last night.  They need another blast or two today to stay alive in the series.

Houston ace Dallas Keuchel is something.  Go figure (16-0) at home at Minute Maid Park, a hitters yard, this season.

The Cardinals and Cubs game three today.  I keep waiting for Chicago to wake up and freak out, as their young players figure out where they are, what time of the year it is and whom they are playing.

What an opening night for hockey’s return to San Diego, the AHL version.  Coach Dallas Eakins pledged his team would be in attack mode.  Scored 2-power play goals.  Hot young netminder John Giblson had 32-saves, many of them tough.  And nearly 13,000 jammed the Sports Arena.

Soccer’s culture is crazy.  Lose a couple of games and fire the coach.  Jurgen Klinsmann is in the midst of rebuilding his national program.  There is no Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey has a thousand miles, and there’s new goal keeping.  Yes losing the Gold Cup and the Concacaf tourney is not good, but cut him slack.

 

This-and-That, thinking out loud on a Monday.

 

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