The only thing better than the food during Thanksgiving week is the sports. Feast week in college basketball, rivalry week in college football, and more, all in this week’s Sunday State of Mind.
Feast week brings the upsets, in college basketball Early in the season, and number one did fall Friday night the Cyclones upset UNC Iowa State resumé building early victory
After all these years, feeling like big brother Recently there seems to be a bigger, better, other Two years in a row now, and they’re feeling great Two straight wins for Michigan over Ohio State
A rare win for the Raiders, and even better yet Josh Jacobs set all the records that ever could be set Over 300 yards between rushing and receiving Every time he touched the ball, defenders he was leaving
A NBA homecoming, loving all around Ben Simmons came back to play in his old stomping grounds His favorite fans in Philly, I’m sure it felt so warm He had a double double so at least he did perform
It’s a cold hard fact that the sports week is coming to an end. We review in this week’s SSM.
Let’s start with the world’s game, AKA jogo bonito The World Cup is finally back, a fact you cannot veto Always great to see the best footballers, smooth like butter The only question left; do you say it Qatar or Qatar?
Cowboys and the Vikings, game of the week potential Result of this game is without question consequential Thought it would be a good one, battle of some studs Cowboys blew them out, Vikings may be duds
Patriots and Jets, setting football back Decades with this one, neither team on track Pats won on a walk off, a punt return touchdown Jets punted 10 times, offense full of clowns
It is time we talk about the best NBA team These guys just come out every night with a head full of steam They’ve won six straight, are very hot, doing some crazy things Our current favorite team is the Sacramento Kings
A brutal crash and burn for Tennessee football Big tumble for a team that was just standing so tall Lost their starting quarterback, and the game by 25 Any playoff chances for them are no longer alive
We had the last sports equinox of the year this week. That and more in our latest SSM.
World Series is over, new kings have been crowned Astros win another one, and are parade bound No trash can drama this time, at least no rumors yet If you were to wager though, might not be a bad bet
Some major programs going down in college football Alabama lost again, Tennessee also did fall Clemson also lost to an unranked Notre Dame This part of the football season never comes up lame
We got vintage Tom Brady against the LA Rams Still trying to beat the notion that the Bucs are shams Come back win, fourth quarter drive, TB played the right cards Also became the first QB with 100k yards
Other end of the spectrum, one guy just getting started Justin Fields running the ball at a level uncharted Broke the rushing record for a QB in a game One hundred seventy-eight yards, left the field aflame
The biggest story of the week, what else can we say The Nets made the right move by keeping Kyrie at bay Terrible post, terrible week, he doesn’t seem to care The constant act this guy gives us is starting to wear
There’s a fall chill in the air, which means playoff baseball and midseason football. All of that and more in this week’s SSM.
A big win out in London, New York beat Green Bay The New York Football Giants, feeling some type of way Starting the season 4-1, football’s biggest surprise Lamar Jackson comes in next week, they may just get baptized
Speaking of baptisms, Jets dunked on the ‘Fins Miami started 3-1, left with the same amount of wins Jets have won two straight, sit a game behind the Bills New York’s cold dead football hearts may be getting filled
Even without their quarterback, ‘bama is the best Beat Texas A&M, could probably beat the rest Of the country’s teams, Saban is just that good The best to ever do it, that is understood
A team worthy of mention, your Kansas Jayhawks Dream start to the season, some undefeated talks Hung tough with TCU, but just fell short by seven Even with a loss, Kansas football fans in heaven
As mentioned in our opening, playoff baseball is here MLB Wild Card weekend, get your hot dogs and beer Three game sets were over quick, Cleveland Seattle Philly Having so much sports at once is absolutely silly
In the new age of NIL, it’s the wild west when it comes to NCAA “recruiting.” Money’s out in the open, and college prospects are finally getting what they deserve for the services rendered to their chosen university.
In the ultimate pot calling the kettle black move, two of the college football’s richest coaches from two of the richest universities are now pissing into the wind about it.
On Monday, Nick Saban launched a verbal grenade on the current state of recruiting, singling out ‘ol Jimbo and the boys down at Texas A&M:
Nicky…sweet sweet Nicky. It’s incredible that you can look yourself in the mirror after spewing that garbage. It’s all in the open now baby, just let it fly. We all know everyone’s been dropping bags on recruits for years, now it’s just legal. It’s not the fact that you did it, as everyone else does, it’s the “holier than thou” smear campaign that you never took part in it. Maybe not you directly but, you know what’s going on. We all do.
Jimbo put his big boy britches on in response to Saban; some of the highlights below:
Both of these guys are acting like clowns, including Texas A&M saying Saban “violated SEC Sportsmanship Rules,” and guess what? It’s working. Football is king and the second NBA & NHL Playoffs pick up, baseball gets into the chunk of their season, and the PGA Championship is on, guess what we’re reading about? SEC drama baby.
Alabama and Texas A&M meet up on October 8th this year when the Aggies head down to Tuscaloosa. Probably have to tune in to that one.
Another week come and gone, another Sunday State of Mind.
An always touching tribute, a statue was revealed This week in Oklahoma this one should have stayed concealed Poor Baker Mayfield, guy can’t catch a break If I were him that statue would have ended up in a lake
Big loss in Chicago, Eloy Jimenez Out for up to two months, so the doctor says Add another name to the White Sox injury list Tough break for a good team, that bat will be missed
A happier baseball note, it’s Miguel Cabrera Joined the 3k hit club, maybe the last in this era Only 32 other players have reached that career mark Miggy one of the greatest to do it at the ballpark
NBA playoffs are here, and some teams are in trouble Raptors, Bulls, Nets and Nuggets are all on the bubble Mavs and Jazz, Grizz and Wolves both sitting at 2-2 We get action everyday as the games continue
If you’ve ever read this blog, you know we love NASCAR Driving for 500 miles but not going far The most famous track in all of motor sports The Talladega Speedway, running today of course
Deion Sanders, who needs no introduction, is a stone cold killer. He also played his college ball at Florida State University, where he’s wanted to coach for years. For whatever reason, this seemingly perfect match never (or has yet to) came to fruition. In 2020, Sanders finally got his first college coach gig at Jackson State, a HBCU is Mississippi.
Not that anyone expected it to, but it didn’t take long for Coach Prime to make a splash. His introductory press conference aside, he won the SWAC and was the 2021 SWAC Coach of the Year.
On Wednesday, the splash came in the recruiting game.
The 2022 number one overall recruit Travis Hunter de-committed from Florida State, Deion’s alma mater, to Jackson State:
The move was also announced with a reported $1.5M NIL deal with Barstool Sports, Coach Prime’s current other employer.
Why isn’t the weekend five days, and the work week two days? Who knows, but we know this week’s SSM is now live.
Conference championship weekend in college football Some teams show up, and others just fall Utah, Bama, and Michigan were among the winners The amount of football left keeps getting thinner and thinner
Our long national nightmare has ended, my friends The Detroit Lions losing streak ends A squeak out win over Minnesota The Lions have now met their season win quota
Minshew mania, back and better than ever Taking over Philly, Gardner’s new endeavor A good start for him, but maybe hedge your bets His first start and win was against the Jets
We’ve got a lockout in the MLB Owners and players could not agree On a new CBA, no baseball for now Between the two sides, who will kowtow?
Best game of the season, in our opinion OKC versus Memphis, and the Grizz went in A record setting blowout, 73 point win When you watch that game tape, where to even begin?