“THINKING OUT LOUD”
So much to comment on in sports. Here goes:
PADRES-DODGERS….So what defines a rivalry? Years of important games? Have you dominated the series? The Friars and the Blue open a huge series, with playoff implications, on Friday night. There will be alot of Brown & Gold at Petco Park, but Blue also seeps into the stadium, those fans from LA. So check the scoreboard and tell me, if it’s a real rivalry.
..Dodgers lead the all time series (514-416)
..Dodgers have won 14-of-last 17-series.
..Padres are (17-37) vs LA dating to 2020 in regular season
..Padres did beat Dodgers (3-1) in NL playoffs last year
..Dodgers historically draw 4M
..Dodgers have won the NL-West 8X in a decade-Padres none
..Dodgers been to 3-World Series and won one-Padres have not in decade
Fun weekend ahead. The Padres are hitting the ball well, and have the better starting rotation and bullpen setup. The Dodgers are hitting homers against everyone, and need to, because their starting staff is in disarray.
Good weekend ahead, yes, but is this really a rivalry, don’t think so. And you?
PAC 12…End of an era? That’s what people think at his hour. Is the Conference of Champions about to perish? Could be.
The Big 10 has reportedly made contact with Oregon-Washington, which has led to conversation they may be about to take 4-teams from the Pac 12, bringing Stanford-Cal along with the Ducks-Huskies.
If that happens, then the Big 12 follows, by adding Arizona-Arizona State-Utah after landing Colorado.
What’s left behind, Oregon State-Washington State, winds up in the Mountain West Conference in a new-look Group of 5-Conference.
This conference began in 1915 and grew to 8-then-10-then 12-teams. It is dying on the vine because of the drought, not hot weather, but the loss of TV money, and the horrid leadership of fired Commissioner Larry Scott.
This sure looks like an awful ending for the Conference of Champions. What a sad weekend ahead of us in college football.