-Injuries are one of the leading factors in performance for any team. And what usually separates the best from the rest is depth.
-To that end, UK football is suffering from being down to what really amounts to QB number 4 or 5 on the depth chart. And as much as fans would like for that not to matter, it does. Unlike Nintendo, who you have executing the plays is far more important than the plays themselves.
-That said, the idea of Lynn Bowden as full time QB is an exciting one. Do I think it will work? Not really. But am I intrigued? Yes. And it makes 100% sense in this scenario to put the ball in your best players hand on every snap regardless of whether he hands it off or passes it or runs it. I am content with Lynn Bowden touching it every single time.
-Folks suggesting that it is already time for hoops season irritate me. UK went 10-3 last season with a New Year’s victory over Penn State. Surely we can wait a couple years to jump off the bandwagon.
-In the ebb and flow that is UK and Uof L football (it seems one is up while the other is down just about all the time) it would be nice for both to be consistently good several years in a row.
-Each professional sport should do whatever it can to prevent teams from tanking entire seasons. In order to do so, they must make such tanking detrimental instead of beneficial. Changing the draft, penalizing teams for futility, anything of the kind, count me in favor.
-Baseball had (and has had the last few years) several teams purposely spend 162 games trying to be dead last. They did so because the Cubs and Astros did it a few years back and won World Series titles later because of it.
-In the NFL, the Dolphins have made it as plain as day what they are after and it is the opposite of their 1972 edition. Tua will look good in the Miami teal and orange I suppose.
-The NHL and NBA have been at this stuff for years. The NBA draft lottery has done little to help. I would love a real solution.
-October means MLB playoffs and despite the absence of my beloved Buccos (again) I am somewhat interested. Low budget teams like the Twins, Rays and A’s will try to tackle financial behemoths Houston and New York in the AL while The Bryce Harper-less Nats and small market Brewers square off to see who gets into the NL semis against traditional powers Atlanta, St. Louis, and LA. Should be fun.
-But, MLB will botch the whole thing and ratings will continue to slide. Whoever markets for MLB should have been fired yesterday. Abysmal.
Until next week….