TDR: Actually don’t break a leg
* Off the bench *
* Leading off *
Move the chains: Monday Night Football
The Eagles beat the Redskins 28-13 in Monday Night Football and QB Carson Wentz looked like a stud out there. Meanwhile the Redskins are on the struggle bus in a bad way at quarterback. QB Alex Smith broke his tibia last month, so Colt McCoy was starting last night. He went and ALSO broke his leg to end his season. So ole Mark “Butt Fumble” Sanchez was thrown into the mix to try and save things for Washington. SO many broken legs. Better watch your stems, Mark.
See ya never, Urban
Oh, ho, ho will you look at this. Urban Meyer says he will retire as Ohio State’s head coach after his team plays in the Rose Bowl. Heard this one before. Does University of Florida 2010 ring a bell for you? Urban “retired” from coaching … before promptly popping back up at Ohio State. Ok, so he is retiring because he has a legit health problem – an arachnoid cyst on his brain that causes severe headaches. It should also be noted that he was suspended for the first three games of the season after he turned a blind eye to his assistant coach who was a serial abuser of his wife. So not quite the best season to put a bow on his career. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will take over as head coach on Jan. 2. See ya never, Urban.
* Halftime *
How about a fuzzy, feel-good story? The AHL is a developmental league for the NHL, and one of their teams is the Hershey Bears. Love that name. Makes me think of chocolate bears. They hold a Teddy Bear Toss every season where fans bring stuffed animals to throw down on the ice after the first goal. Obvi, all the teddy bears go to charity. Riley Barber scored in the first period and the crowd went nuts. THEY TOSSED 34,798 TEDDY BEARS. Let’s go. That fires me up. Players were literally swimming in teddy bears. That set a Teddy Bear Toss world record – the previous record was 28,815 by the Calgary Hitmen. Much more aggressive team name, but they hold their Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday, so we shall see if they beat the record. ‘Tis the season, Ralliers.
* Keep your eye on the ball *
Do the Heisman
The finalists for the Heisman Trophy were announced yesterday. No surprises here when it came to the nominations for college football’s best player. The final three are Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins. Many would’ve expected Tua to take it home a month ago, but Kyler has really risen to the occasion as of late. The ceremony is this Saturday, sooooo make sure to check Twitter to find out how it goes down.
* Overtime *