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I am nor print ere coming up next week on only game how softball and not baseball became the diamond sport for girls and women. But now the week’s news of Charlie Pierce hello Charlie I nor the NCAA announced a list of reforms Wednesday and one new rule would allow high school and college basketball players who’ve been deemed quote elite unquote to hire agents another would allow college athletes who don’t get drafted to return to school . Do we have to hold their noses and give the NCAA credit for this one . Charlie .
No , because the fundamental inequity of major college basketball still exist , namely that all of these rules are designed to keep you from having to pay the hired help these are rules that were put through with apparently no input from either the NBA or USA Basketball even though one of the Rules assigns a new responsibility to USA Basketball that USA be asked of all doesn’t even want this is the NCAA Going Rogue because it’s being caught up in an FBI investigation that’s almost as ridiculous as the NCAA itself. They can’t get out of their own way on this .
So a couple hundred Ohio State fans , including the father of Cowboys running back as the heel Elliott gathered outside the team’s stadium earlier this week for a rally in support of head coach Urban Meyer Meyer is on paid paid administrative leave during an investigation of what he knew about domestic abuse by one of his assistants. So what I’m wondering Charlie is what could possibly lead these people to believe that Meyer is the victim here .
football you know one foot wide both of the human mind football twist for human mind , especially the male human mind into all kinds of different weird shapes and I don’t mean physically on the field. I mean , as a fan . Places like Columbus , Ohio . And as we learnt State College , Pennsylvania and a hundred other places you know coach literally can shoot somebody in the main street . I’m now in the campus quad and you’ll get a rally together and supporting him because he won 8 games last year .
Staying on football. A little birdie told I think you’re because you love NFL preseason games , more than anything else than sports .
I mean exhibition games. Yes and and won an exhibition . They were . I’m looking at a list of the passing leaders from Thursday night and I know most of these guys , but the reason that I know them Brandon Weeden coy it’s is her whole freaking read dreads they do that , I mean greater Mayfield . Okay . I’ve heard about him he had a pretty good night Carolina started some guy named Taylor head key . I don’t know who that is . But he threw for 121 yards all list the leaders is made up of guys who , at best , will be playing arena ball in 2 years .
So the Boston Red Sox are on pace to win at least 110 games and they recently completed a 4-game sweep of the hated Yankees well they ever lose again.
I don’t know what they’re beating people like drums right now their bullpen is pretty average plus and matter because they’re hearing now ball.
The AL East race is just about over. Are there any other divisional races that you’ve had your eye on . I like the fact .
You can in contention , because I have absolutely no idea how they’re doing it pushed her very , very good baseball team and now they’re in the the play-off on for sure. And once again , that way the move of the Houston their Astros the American League has changed everything , because the Houston Astros game with the American League , just as they were getting really good .
Sad news from the hockey world Charlie Chicago Blackhawks , great Stan McKeating , died Tuesday at the age of 78 , do you have any good stand Nikita stories for us or not.
Philistine Mickey. I just remember stand Nikita as beings overshadow all black cartoon by Bobby Hall because Bobby Hull had the big slap shot in the blond hair and it was the matinee idol kinda guy steam was the all-time work class and Stephen McKee is now the all-time leading scorer for the Blackhawks including Bobby Hall , with whom he was laid heat when he won the being twice he was tough without being dirty . He was everything . The 1960s and 1970s no NHL all that .
So we have , what I like to call it a Florida man story , and in this week’s list. There is a South Florida golf pro named Tom Fleetwood , who was surprised to see a 6-figure direct deposit it has Wells Fargo account last Friday until he realized that the PGAs European tour had accidentally paid out prize money from the 12th place finisher at the British Open , his name . Tommy Fleetwood , what are the other half .
The American Tom Fleetwood who didn’t win £120,000 after recent British Open has handled it pretty well. I think obviously need to look in its bank account and there was $154,000 in it all right above and 14 to high transaction he made at Wal-Mart .
And he said I’m a pretty laid back guy this is as told the golf dark calm. Most people would be jumping up and down I was like .
Yeah , I mean it has to be a mistake. Right , I mean you have to , you have to look at that amount and say something screwed up actually now you have to look at that amount and say I wanna bins right now . Yeah . A quick rush to the store . I just remember the old monopoly card bank error in your favor collect $100 thank error in your favorite collect $154,000 .
PGA Tour error in your favorite. That’s right . So finally , Charlie and I don’t I missed this last week but the Arena football League’s Washington valor when the 2018 AFL title , so I’m assuming the valley must have been great during the regular season . Right .
Okay , first of all , in-arena football , anything is possible including the 2 in 10 well actually didn’t valor going all the way through the playoffs and winning the world title , largely because there are only 4 arena football teams left. Yes , this is Gary . This is Roger Goodell and Pete Rose LS golden dream every team in the playoffs . Everything in one of the JSON perfect parody .
You can find the sports writing of Charlie Pierce and Sports Illustrated from time to time I find a great deal of his attitude in my Twitter mentions and he joins us each week and only a game. Thanks , Charlie . Thanks , Nora .
The game isn’t what it used to be , at least that’s what an older fan at Fenway Park told me after I bought a $10 can of Seltzer at the given the other night only games Gary Wallach has the story of a guy who would agree , at least when it comes to baseball.
Ken Harrelson has the benefit of baseball hindsight.
The culture of the game of baseball was different in those days , there’s no question about that.
For Harrelson those days began in 1963 on the morning of June 9th. He was a first baseman for the minor league Portland beavers until he was woken by a 1:00 AM phone .
Paul sign pack your stuff you coming to the big leagues.
The caller was Charles 0 Finley. The eccentric , owner of the Kansas City Athletics soon Harrelson the rookie nicknamed Hawk because of his bird like profile was hitting well against some of the best major league pitchers on July 13th in a game against the Cleveland Indians . He went up against one of the greatest of all time .
Earlier we Gus was his nickname.
The aptly named and win was playing the last of his 23 big league seasons and going for his 300th career victory.
The first time up he saw me a high slider and I had a rocket right back through the middle just missed his head maybe foot foot and a half. So I go back to the dugout and Bobby Del Greco as an outfielder our club and he comes over to me and he’s as now , the next time you face Gus , he said . You better hang loose .
That was baseball speak for.