Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What Did You Miss Tuesday?

--Zach Collaros is insistent he did not suffer a concussion in Winnipeg Saturday.  The Rider quarterback and his head coach says he will be the starter Saturday night when the Ottawa REDBLACKS come to town.  Collaros says he did not wake up with a headache Sunday, Monday or Tuesday after taking a huge hit from Winnipeg's Jeff Hecht during the 32-27 win over the Bombers.  Collaros also joked that Willie Jefferson was trying to kill the clock as he meandered down the field for a 97 yard interception return in that victory.  The problem of course is there were 13 minutes to play in the 2nd quarter. 

--The Tampa Bay Lightning announced Steve Yzerman is stepping away from his role as the team's general manager. The 53 year old  has been the GM of Tampa Bay since 2010. He will become senior adviser to new general manager Julien BriseBois, who had been serving as an assistant GM. Yzerman said he came to the decision in late July not to sign another contract as GM and that it took until now to iron out details on what to do next.

--The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the major leagues to clinch a playoff berth. They did so with a 7-2 win over Toronto.  The Red Sox are 99-46 on the season. 

--Calgary 2026 unveiled its draft host plan publicly for the first time Tuesday, pitching a $5.2-billion budget to deliver a Winter Games that would see events spread across Calgary, Canmore, Whistler and possibly Edmonton.  The Olympic bid blueprint, billed by Calgary 2026 CEO Mary Moran as financially “responsible,” includes plans for two new sport venues and refurbishments to an existing 11 facilities, with no mention of new rail or infrastructure projects or an arena to replace the aging Saddledome.

--Jordan Spieth is going to miss the Tour Championship for the first time in his professional career. And he will face a possible penalty from the PGA Tour for failing to play enough events this year as part of its field enhancement criteria. The three-time major champion, who was in contention to win both the Masters and The Open this year, didn't do enough at the other tournaments nor at the BMW Championship to advance to the season-ending tournament in Atlanta, which is for the top 30 players in FedEx Cup points. He ended up 31st, having never finished worse than 15th in the final standings in each of the past five years. Spieth won the FedEx Cup in 2015.


Anonymous said...

Maybe Zach Collaros should start to earn his 'starters wages'.

In the seven games he's started he's tossed FIVE TD passes.

Chris Jones' parting shot at Darian Durrant was to call his career "Moderately successful"

Collaros needs to step up to reach that level.

Without the best defense in the league Collaros might not have a victory.

Anonymous said...

Darian Durant = less than mediocre player, less than mediocre career. Nothing to write home about. He's now beeking off he wants to play again, that's not happening here in Saskatchewan with the Roughriders. Even the CFL basement dwellers don't want him. Maybe he can play for the Atlantic Schooners, ohhhh, they don't want him either and they don't even exist yet, Lol

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's Collaros or McAdoo that's hobbling the offense but something has to give. Because they haven't done squat.