At last night’s Jets-Colts game the loudest cheer was heard when 2 shirtless idiots ran out on the field and a state trooper who was a former high school football star, made the best tackle of the night. The second loudest cheer was when Bryce Petty entered the game. Final score 41-10 Colts.
It was bad…Ryan Fitzpatrick presumably has thrown his last pass as a Jet. He only completed 5 passes. Sheldon Richardson’s biggest contribution might have been the personal foul penalty he took. Darrell Revis was once again torched all game long and seemed like he could care less. Todd Bowles finally showed some emotion, when he chewed out his offense on the side line, it didn’t help. This was as ugly as it gets. Next week its Buffalo and Rex must be licking his lips in anticipation.
Sunday the Yankees addressed one of their major offseason needs and landed a new DH. The team agreed to sign veteran Matt Holliday to a one-year contract worth $13M. Once he takes his physical and all that — I guess that’s something less than a formality considering a broken thumb effectively ended his season in August — the deal will be official. Holliday will also serve as back up at first base. He’s a great spray hitter with some pop in his bat.
My quick personal take: I like the signing. I don’t love it and I don’t hate it. It’s a solid, reasonable move. I would have preferred Carlos Beltran on a one-year contract myself but he decided to return to Houston, so the Yankees moved on to the next best thing. Edwin Encarnacion simply wanted too mush money for a player over 30. At least they didn’t sign the arrogant Jose Bautista.
After months of debate and 14 weeks of games, the NCAA committee came down with its final decision Sunday- No. 1 Alabama will play No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Ohio State will face off in the Fiesta Bowl. Penn State at 11-2 was left out as the fifth choice of the committee. The Nittany Lions won their last nine games, including defeats of Ohio State and Wisconsin, to capture the Big Ten title.
The Buckeyes are the first non-conference champion to make the playoff in the three years of the current system. We could quibble — and probably should — about Washington’s terrible nonconference schedule of Rutgers, Idaho and Portland State. Maybe it’s time to consider an expansion to 8 teams. The Nittany Lions deserve to be in, but so do the four that are.
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