Dreams Blog

October 9, 2015

Jets 27 Dolphins 14
This was a BIG game for the Jets in the way they neutralized Suh and out rushed Miami 207-59 behind Ivory’s 166. Fitzpatrick was 16-29.218 with 2 picks and 3 sacks. Miami had 167 in the air along with 2 INTs and 3 sacks.
Marshall had 7 catches for 128 yds.
Giants 24 Bills 10
I admit I didn’t see this coming. Spag’s “No Name Lunch-Pail” defense held the Bills’ ground game to 55 yds. and stopped them in the 4th while the Giants put up 8 (including a 2 pt conversion).
The G-Men kept their cool while the Bills had 17 penaSuh lties for 135 yards to the Giants’ 11-88. Aside from the number of flags most of the other stats were pretty even.
Funny, I Don’t Think It Is
It’s strange how these personal fouls follow Ndamukong Suh around. This isn’t about overly aggressive play, he was flagged for kicking Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the head. The NFL reviewed the foul and ruled it was inadvertent and not deliberate. He was called for this in an earlier game. His feet must be too large to control. In an earlier game, Suh stepped on the players head.
Rondo It Goes
The Sports Curmudgeon told us that, “Rajon Rondo has clashed with coaches and teammates in his prior venues and was basically asked by the Dallas Mavericks to stay away from the team in the midst of the playoffs last year. Not only that, but when it came time to share in the playoff money the team earned, the Mavs stiffed Rondo. Ask yourself these questions:
Just how big a pain-in-the-ass must he have been in Dallas? In
What might convince the geniuses who run the Mavs that the serenity that encircles the Dallas franchise might mellow out such a
pain-in-the-ass?”
Molinaro Maranara
Bob Molinaro (Hampton Roads-Pilot) wrote: “What with the spraying of champagne and the wearing of goggles, baseball players celebrate awfully hard after making the playoffs. Shouldn’t they at least survive a round before popping the bubbly?
Because Thursday was the 40th anniversary of the Thrilla in Manila between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, this may be a good time for baby boomers to inform the Millennials of what a big deal boxing used to be, the same way the newspapers they don’t read once were.
The NCAA is forcing basketball coach Larry Brown to sit out nine games this season after academic monkey business was uncovered at SMU, while Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim – like Brown, a famous member of the Basketball Hall of Fame – also is suspended by the NCAA for a portion of the season. If this isn’t an argument for building a rogues’ gallery in the Springfield, Mass., museum, I don’t know what is.
Jordan Spieth’s caddie, Michael Greller, is calculated to have made more than $2 million this season lugging around a bag for the world’s best golfer. The Big Lead website notes that this would put Greller 39th on the PGA Tour money list.
Finally: Kids in the Mercer Island school district in Washington state are now prohibited from playing tag at recess. It’s being done in an effort, the district spokesperson said, to teach students to “keep their hands to themselves.” You can’t make up stuff like this.
Perry Patter
Dwight Perry (Seattle Times) wrote, “Take that, you Kobe Bryant critics who say he never passes anything.
He just passed his physical.
Ex-CBS golf commentator David Feherty, after an errant tee shot: “That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn’t find it even if it was wrapped in bacon.”;
Ex-football coach Lou Holtz, to the Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call, on the state of his golf game: “While a lot of people want to shoot their age, I’m trying to shoot my weight. If I gain 5 pounds, I think I can do that.”
The Longhorns got penalized 16 times for 128 yards in Saturday’s 30-27 loss to Oklahoma State.
Or as Horns rivals gleefully call it, the yellow woes of Texas. (OOF)
Bartman — the Cubs fan villified for interfering with Moises Alou’s catch in the 2003 NL Championship Series — could be getting a free trip to the team’s play-in game in Pittsburgh, USA Today reported.
Fellow Cubs fan Keque Escobedo has started a GoFundMe account to raise $5,000 for Bartman’s flight, hotel room and ticket.
And if the reclusive Bartman refuses the offer? They can always send a billygoat.
The Jets are taking 350 rolls of toilet paper to London for the game with the Dolphins. The game plan against the Dolphins, we assume, calls for lots of rollouts.
The Mets are selling the champagne bottles that players emptied in the clubhouse while celebrating the team’s NL East title.
They’ll be available for pickup, we assume, in the bottom of the fifth.
Bengals receiver A.J. Green has amassed 28 catches for 570 yards and five touchdowns in his last five games against the Ravens.
“One of these days we’ll figure out how to cover A.J. Green,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’d be nice if we did that before he retires.”
The late Yogi Berra, as quoted in SI.com, when Kirby Puckett landed a record $3 million-a-year contract in 1990: “If Branch Rickey was alive today, he’d roll over in his grave.”
NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, on a study claiming that David Beckham and his wife Victoria Beckham are richer than Queen Elizabeth: “In other words, Posh Spice is doing better than Old Spice.”
Jim Barach, the record 730 penalties in the NFL season’s first three weeks: “Just another sign, along with their 2-1 record, that the Raiders are finally back in playoff form.”
Reader Chas K, to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, after Browns coach Mike Pettine said his squad “looked like a scout team” in a 27-20 loss to the Raiders: “Girl or Cub?”;
Two greyhounds at Bluffs Run Greyound Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa, have tested positive for potential PEDs.
Which probably explains why the hounds’ back legs started smoking at the starting line.”

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