I couldn’t tell you off the top of my head who won the 1945 World Series, but I could tell you that a goat got kicked out of it. I couldn’t tell you who the best pitcher in baseball was in 1956, but I could tell you who threw a perfect game in that year’s World Series. I don’t remember who hit the most home runs in 1990, but I do remember that the Mariners’ No. 2 and 3 hitters — both of them named Griffey — hit back-to-back dingers one day that year. Most of us remember these things like we remember our first phone number.
Throw in the fact that Green’s hometown is Houston, and this is simply poetic.
Mande said a Jags official told him Bortles is aware of the jokes about him.
The Jaguars have had a great sense of humor about it, Mande said, and the team invited Mande and Jacinto to last week’s game against the Bills. Jacinto — decked out in Jaguars gear — got into character by bouncing around the sideline.
(Jacinto) was running around like a dumbass, Mande said. It was cool seeing how many people at the game recognized (Jacinto), because his optimism is very representative of their fanbase.
Said Averion: With him, you can tell him something and you’ll never know if you pissed him off. So Coach Saban had his hands full at first. He’s a great amateur psychologist, but he’s never had a kid like him. He’s never had a quarterback that is so mellow. Sometimes people think he’s acting like he’s cool. He’s just a laid-back dude.
As Averion explains, it was hard to pry words out of Hurts when he was young. When he got braces, he became self-conscious about the way it caused him to mumble. The braces and the mumble are long gone, but it’s rare to hear him speak above a whisper.
But it was still super fun to watch. The Hawks were up on the Suns by 12 points with five minutes to go and had a 101-96 lead with 42 seconds left on the clock.
I don’t remember scoring any points or getting any rebounds. I certainly would not pass the ball. So I’ve got no idea, Popovich said.
Well played, Pop. Pat Riley is up next on the list with 1,210 wins. Popovich will need 35 more to pass him and move to fourth all-time. But, much like tonight, I’m sure it won’t matter for him.