A few random December thoughts:I THOUGHT THE TEXANS were supposed to be “the most complete team in football”? At least that’s what all those ESPN analysts have been telling me. I get it that teams have bad days, but 42-14? ESPN radio guys cover one sport — the NFL — and they can’t even corner the market on that one. I’m sure this’ll be framed as Brady/Belichick greatness, but the Texans looked awful to me. In the first half, anyway. I didn’t bother to watch the second. (I like this headline: “Fans woeful after Texans’ blowout.” Watch the video. They are not woeful.)
I REALLY THINK there should be a rule that if you’re going to play a “lesser” opponent in college football and basketball, it needs to be in your own state. I’m OK with the Hokies setting up a three-game series with Old Dominion in football, as they announced yesterday. I think that’s good for your state.
WHAT HAS NO BENEFIT TO ANYBODY is the kind of game we saw last night, where an 0-6 Mississippi Valley State basketball team took a 70-49 licking at Cassell Coliseum. Next up: Georgia Southern, which Tech has beaten by an average score of 93-76 in five previous meetings. Wake me in January.
ROBERT GRIFFIN III HASN’T BEEN RULED OUT for next Sunday’s game against the Browns. The knee sprain has been described, scientifically, as “not too bad.”
ZACK GREINKE DOES, IN FACT, SIGN THE LARGEST CONTRACT ever for a right-handed pitcher: six years, $147 million with the Dodgers. Story here. The best random note in that story: A former teammate dubbed him “Captain Weirdo.”
NAME THAT TUNE
We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
‘Cause your friends don’t dance and if they don’t dance
Well they’re no friends of mine
I say, we can go where we want to
A place where they will never find
And we can act like we come from out of this world
Leave the real one far behind