Sports Shorts

  • I saw a reference to Las Vegas having defeated Carolina in week one of NFL play. I’m not a hard-core NFL fan, but Las Vegas? Oh, yeah, that’s where Jon Gruden’s relocated Oakland Raiders now call home.
  • The Big Ten will be back for fall football, starting in late October. It’s motivated, we’re told, by more information and evolving protocols. Not mentioned: What it means to the bottom line to salvage the 2020 $eason.
  • First things first: That was an embarrassing 52-0 loss last Saturday suffered by USF against Notre Dame. Let’s reframe it. Iconic Notre Dame and upstart USF have played twice. Each has won once. Leave it at that. Unless you’re still pining for Skip Holtz.
  • The pandemic-skewed AP Top 25 ranking includes Marshall and Army, but not Ohio State and Penn State.
  • “Los Rojos.” Alternate home jersey for the Cincinnati Reds.

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