It’s NFL Draft night tonight! The 0-16 Browns are on the clock

Just a reminder to all of you die-hard football fans suffering through the long off-season that the NFL Draft goes tonight. The hapless 0-16 Cleveland Browns are on the clock with the number one pick and many people are thinking they will use it on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. (Update: that’s exactly what those jokers…

Last word on the Astros’ World Series, and more NFL woes

The 2017 World Series is over and it turned out to be a great one, going the full seven games. Actually, when you think of it, it was great for only one team: the Houston Astros. It seemed like all the great moments broke in their favour when it really counted, during those close game…

Hi, folks. I’m at home flipping channels between NASCAR and the NFL

Sorry for the lack of posts here about Harvey Weinstein’s implosion, or about Pres. Donald Trump and the Iran nuclear deal. I’ve been too busy the last several days on assignment. Now that my stories are filed I am watching sports on TV, including NASCAR from Talladega, as well as the NFL. The big story…

National anthem update: VP Pence walks out after anthem protests in Indy!

It’s Sunday again, and you know what that means, America. Yes, it’s time for yet more national anthem protests in the National Football League.   This time, however, the happenings on the sidelines were upstaged by Vice-President Mike Pence. He was in the audience in Indianapolis where the Colts were planning a salute to their retired…

Now, the latest national anthem update for this NFL Sunday

Well, here we go again, another weekend of national anthem protests around the National Football League. I understand before their game in London, the Saints opted to take a knee and then all stand up, in an attempt to appease everyone. What a joke. Meanwhile, conservatives and most football fans remain outraged, and the reason…

Latest Trump outrage: going after everyone in pro sports!

So, anyway, I guess the latest controversy today in the Upset States of America is that President Donald Trump is going after NFL players who don’t stand for the national anthem, calling for them to be fired, and that he also disinvited the Golden State Warriors from coming to the White House the day after Steph Curry said…

Please, I don’t want any more of Trump today, this is Super Bowl Sunday!

Really?! President Donald Trump’s gone and done an interview with Bill O’Reilly today for the FOX Super Bowl pre-game show? Oh, no. I was hoping for some peace and quiet today, for a change. (By the way, anyone remember the days when Trump was a pro football team owner himself — in the USFL?)

It’s official. Chargers to LA; fans in San Diego in shock today

I’ve been tuning in the feed from The Mighty 1090 today listening to San Diego football fans venting about the news this morning that the San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles. They are the Los Angeles Chargers now, effective immediately.  The team will play in Carson for two years at the LA Galaxy’s…

NFL is in London again; they should give up, eh?

As you may detect, I am personally getting more and more annoyed with the National Football League.  This league is clearly less and less interested in the grassroots football fans, and more and more interested in empire-building and making gobs of money for its owners.  Take this London series of games, for instance. They played…

The Raiders a step closer to Vegas: NV Senate supports stadium funding

You know, the National Football League is having its problems lately. Its TV ratings are still taking a dive and people are still blaming it on all kinds of things: backlash from the anthem protests, competition from the presidential debates, you name it.  But there is at least one place which still holds the NFL…

Goodell just announced it: Rams to Inglewood. The LA Rams are back

   So it is officially announced by Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Rams are leaving St. Louis for Inglewood. The San Diego Chargers have the first option to join them. If not them, the Raiders get the option. So there is still two teams in limbo, but at least for LA their wait is over. Los…

Biggest political story of the day: this NFL to LA relocation nonsense

   From all accounts the NFL meeting in Houston strikes me as similar to what happens at city council, where a committee puts forward a recommendation and then the people voting have other ideas.  It sounded like the relocation committee recommended the proposal for the joint Chargers-Raiders Carson stadium, but when it came to a…

Lots happening today — NFL playoffs, Golden Globes, etc.

As I said, a lot is happening this day. Coming up later tonight, Ricky Gervais is back to skewer Hollywood again as host of the Golden Globe Awards. The red carpet is on right now and the live streaming is on over at the E! site. As an aside, this is actually one year when I am actually…

All the talk is about Tom Brady getting his four game suspension lifted

Tom Brady, Tom Brady, Tom Brady! It is all about the Patriots QB on all the all-sports radio stations, all-sports TV stations, and sports websites today as his Deflategate four-game suspension was lifted by a judge. Well, I’m sure Gisele is happy. Given that our cable TV feeds come from Boston stations, we are surely…

Get ready to spend all weekend listening to Deflategate on sports talk radio

Deflategate. Ballghazi. Ballscam. Whatever you call this business of the New England Patriots allegedly deflating the footballs in their AFC Championship win over the Colts, it has added a jolt of interest to what is otherwise a sleepy week in the world of sports. This controversy will keep all the sports pundits ranting and raving…

Today is football … And more football!!

I was planning a long extensive post on all the breaking international news but I realize I am too preoccupied with the NFL to want to post much today. On top of that it is the Roughriders versus Bombers in the Banjo Bowl so I really do plan a long day plunked in front of…

Running back Kory Sheets is out for the season! Aargh!!!!

Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!! Kory Sheets goes in with the Oakland Raiders to Green Bay in pre-season action Friday and has this happen. Achilles injury, gone for the season. So he’s not playing anywhere this year — not for the Raiders, the Saskatchewan Roughriders or any other team this season, in any league. The sad thing about it…

Just so you know — NFL pre-season starts tonight

Who would have thunk it? A whole off-season has gone by and we are at the NFL pre-season AGAIN. Tonight is the Hall of Fame Game in Canton between the New York “Football” Giants and the Toronto, I mean Buffalo Bills.

LOSING IS NO FUN IN THE NFL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A HEAD COACH

Yes, the NFL off-season has started and the losing teams have been tossing their head coaches: Mike Shanahan in Washington, Jim Schwartz in Detroit, Leslie Frazier in Minnesota, Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay, and Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland. In fact, the Browns didn’t even wait until Black Monday to punt Chudzinski, booting him out on…

NOW A FEW THOUGHTS ON TSN IN THE POST-NHL ERA

When news broke that TSN lost national rights to NHL hockey for 12 years, my first suggestion was they become big football fans over there. Turns out TSN is following all my advice, even before I provide it. It turns out right after Rogers took the NHL rights, Bell swiped away the Rogers late-Sunday-afternoon NFL…