I heard Tony Boselli say on the radio, “I expect the Jags to play meaningful games in December.”
The conclusion was “significant to the league.” But since he’s a company guy, he probably honed in and meant “significant to the Jags.” If one team is winless, every game is big!
Also, people certainly still have faith in Trevor Lawrence. I’m the furthest in that regard, and deviants usually lose their bets. And I’ll be glad to lose, as the Jags deserve a break or three.
The Jags look set to head into December with 11 games under their belts and six to go. Given the recent history of missing out on the AFC South, the Jags will have to defy the laws of physics to be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs by December.
Things just HAVE to get better, right?
Now for a dose of practicality: Since Vegas now plays the NFL, by all means Vegas does, and since every American family has at least one family member (cough-two-cough) with a gambling app and an itchy trigger thumb, there’s no such thing as a trivial football game.
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In fact, before Labor Day, if you’re inclined, you can go ahead and lose the Fresno State-Cal Poly hire.
Finally, I find it hard to believe that Trevor Lawrence won’t be a quality NFL linebacker. Hell, maybe even in Jacksonville.
I saw that the NCAA is asking the US Congress to pass legislation to fix the NIL, transfer portal and athlete rights issues. Isn’t this the dumbest sports idea you’ve ever heard of?
Probably not the dumbest, but keep in mind that I’ve paid a lot of attention to college athletics over the years – occasionally peeking into Congress, so I’ve seen some things.
One of my favorite songs is “Pony Time” by Chubby Checker, which was released in 1961. That’s when I first heard the phrase boogity-boogity-boogity.
“The Streak” did not appear until 1974.
So even though the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame didn’t, let’s give Chubby Checker his due.
I wasn’t looking for a chronological summary, just pointing out where Darrell Waltrip said he found the inspiration – which was Ray Stevens’ The Streak.
Chubby, of course, added some flair: “Boogity-boogity-boogity, boo.” No, they don’t spell them that way anymore.
And say hi to all the Chubby Checker Appreciation Society folks.
What was Stephen Ross thinking? He was caught interfering with Tom Brady, was fined and his Dolphins lost draft picks.
If he kept his wits about him, he’d just grope Brady and he could have him jump ship and the league wouldn’t do anything.
Let’s continue. . .
I would like to ask the question what happened to the “tying run” in a baseball game?
These days, the tie probably goes to the replay booth. And then, hopefully, the runner.
In saner times, youngsters learned “the tie goes to the runner” about two years before they learned “i before e, except after c.”
A golfer’s shot goes off the fairway and ends up 10 feet behind a giant oak tree. He tries to get around trouble with his recovery shot, but catches the wood just right, and the ball ricochets and drops the man dead on the spot.
A few minutes later he is at Pearly Gates’s. Saint Peter notices the golf clubs and says, “I see you’re a golfer. Are you good?”
The golfer replies, “I got here in two, didn’t I?”
Since we haven’t found a shot to convert to print yet, I’ll just say thanks and move on.
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