Sunday, November 11, 2012

Random Notes on Sports This Weekend --

.... all of which I missed (except one) because I was traveling...

First, Wade Phillips. I'm impressed. I never cared for him one way or the other all that much when he was at Dallas. But here he is, with eight wins and one loss this season. Only the Atlanta Falcons have the same record: 8W - 1L. And the Houston Texans got their 8th win against 7-1 Chicago Bears. Pretty impressive.

Not so impressive was how the NASCAR race played out today. Don sent me the pertinent video. The fans loved it, but not good from my perspective. It's one thing to lose one's cool on the football field, but completely different when racing at speeds of 150 mph (or whatever they were doing). Brad had something to say about this, also. [Update: crime and punishment -- allowed to race this weekend, but docked 25 points and $100,000 fine. I think he should have been suspended. Period. Dot.]

And Notre Dame: 10 - 0. Ranked 3rd, behind Kansas State and Oregon, ranked 1st and 2nd, respectively. I had sort of given up on Notre Dame these past few years, but wow, what a year this has been. Along the way, they beat four ranked teams, including #4 Stanford and #8 Oklahoma. Not bad. Wake Forest should not be a problem next week. It will make the season-ending game with USC must-watch television, Thanksgiving Saturday, 8:00 p.m. eastern.


  1. Gordon received a $100,000 fine and put on probation till the end of year and a 25 points reduction along with a 25 owner points reduction for Rick Hendrick. He got off easier than Kyle Busch did last year.

    I think he better not tangle with Kansas Clint in the future. I doubt they will go out and have a beer together after next years races.

    Looks like Brad Keselowski has it pretty much locked up for the championship.

    1. I've been a Jeff Gordon fan for years; always thought he represented NASCAR well but such a flagrant move; a very dangerous game.