Two Cent Turkeys and Giving Thanks

🦃2020🦃 2020 sure has been a turkey of a year so far, and I don’t hold out much hope that the remaining month will get much better. Sports have been messed up all year long. Postponed. Canceled. No fans. Limited fans. Limited practice. Quarantined. Yea, 2020 has been a grizzled, undercooked turkey. Not to worry, (more…)

Who else is getting fired this year?

Donald Trump used to famously tell people, “You’re fired!” This past week Trump, himself, got fired. Well, sort of. It got me thinking about college football. Specifically, whether any Power Five coaches would hear those words this year. I know this season is weird, what with the pandemic throwing everything into tumult. It is hard (more…)

A sports weekend that was one glorious mess

If you are a sports fanatic like me you were starving for sports to come back. Hockey, basketball, baseball, and golf were a nice appetizer when they all returned. What we were really hungry for was the main course: Football. More and more college football teams are returning to action. Within two weeks every Power (more…)

Browns are still jealous of the Steelers, Steelers, Steelers

Last year there were people—mainly Baker Mayfield—squawking about the Cleveland Browns being Super Bowl contenders. No, really. It’s true. They almost reached .500, finishing 7-8-1. After getting trounced by the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s opening game, the Browns rattled off four wins against subpar teams. The talk started again. “Browns are tough.“ “Browns are (more…)

Calling all defenses

Defense, defense, wherefore art thou defense? 46-27 49-31 31-30 38-24 38-21 53-45 45-41 30-28 56-45 41-38 44-21 42-26 42-17 63-48 24-2 So, one game had a team play a full four quarters of defense. And it was Kentucky. Kentucky. If you were sitting on your couch or La-Z-Boy, you certainly weren’t going to doze off (more…)

Two Cent thoughts from the college gridiron

College football is off and running—well, some of college football—and there are already plenty of storylines. It seems like an optimal time to offer some Two Cent 🔥 thoughts from the college gridiron. I’m sick of calling them hot takes, so I’m going with 🔥 thoughts. Has a ring doesn’t it? Amirite? Hello?? Let’s start (more…)

Is there anywhere to go but up?

As it turns out, 60 games was plenty for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After turning in a 19-41 campaign that would have extrapolated to 51-111, where exactly do the Pirates go. Since they were the worst team in baseball—and the worst Pirates team since 1985–the obvious answer is up. They would be hard pressed to get (more…)

A messy money grab

Or as a colleague of mine likes to say, “You’re a hot mess.” College football, I’m talking to you. At this point we have some games being played, some games being cancelled, some games being scheduled one week in advance then cancelled, two power five conferences not playing, but now they are, a coach with (more…)