“The aura,” he said at one point, waving his hands in front of his torso, “is bad. It’s bad.”
I do appreciate his candor, though, as he didn’t sugarcoat his frustration with missing the Chase. Here’s more from him.
SOMETHING THAT DIDN’T MAKE THE COLUMN BUT WAS INTERESTING TO ME was Busch’s suggestion on changing the points allocation in the Chase. His plan would have the 12 Chase drivers competing against each other independent of the rest of the field, so if you’re first among Chase drivers in a race, you get 12 points; if you’re last among Chase drivers, you get 1. He argued that this would keep more guys in the hunt longer and make one bad finish less punitive than it currently is.
THE REGULAR NFL REFS ARE BACK TONIGHT. The league reaches a deal with the union to end an impasse that’s lasted since June. Baltimore hosts Cleveland tonight on the NFL Network.
-Andy provides a closer look at running back Tony Gregory, who battled through injuries to have a breakout performance against Bowling Green on Saturday. “Tony is the guy that’s been playing tailback and has some experience. And it shows,” running backs coach Shane Beamer says. “I think he’s got a confidence back there and when the ball is in his hands, he’s going to play fast.”
-Berman and the guest picker (a Tech fan) picked Cincy to upset the Hokies in the Fearless Forecasters. The rest of us went with Tech.
-The Orioles tie a team record with seven homers — including two apiece from Chris Davis and Manny Machado — to beat Toronto and maintain the AL wildcard lead.
-Yankees win again to stay 1.5 games up on Baltimore in the AL East. The Angels win to stay two back of Oakland for the second wildcard spot, while the Rays win again to stay three back with six games left in the regular season.
-Detroit wins its third straight to take a one-game lead over the White Sox in the AL Central.
-Not much drama in the NL, where the Reds and Giants have wrapped up their divisions, the Nats are four games up on Atlanta in the East and the wildcard races are nearly decided. St. Louis has a four-game lead over the Brewers and Dodgers for the second NL wildcard spot.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL
-Berman and I preview this week’s ACC games outside the commonwealth and local games here.
-VMI quarterback Eric Kordenbrock is on the mend.
-Blacksburg’s boys cross country team wins the Metro Championships. Cave Spring’s Katie Fortner wins the individual girls title, with JF taking the girls team crown.
-Cave Spring volleyball keeps winning.
And I don’t own the clothes I’m wearing
And the road goes on forever
And I’ve got one more silver dollar
But I’m not gonna let ‘em catch me, no…