September 20, 2018 

By Brad Pye Jr 

Sports Writer Emeritus  


Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and from between and beyond. 


Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes sets NFL record 10 TDs in first games.   Add one more Black quarterback to the NFL ranks


Stanford’s Bryce Love averages a first down every time he carries the ball. That’s something special!


Of the Baltimore Ravens’ 22 starters, 21 are men of color. How many other NFL teams who can match or top this mark?


Emitte Ashford could be smiling and a happy man to see so many umpires working the World Series and other post season games.


Clock clicked off to end the game as the local team beat the visitors 103-102.


Question?  Can the Dodgers regain their “Mojo” on the road in Houston?   The answer is NO, if they continue to give up home runs like they did in game one!


Dodger fans are hoping Yasiel Puig hits more than one homerun as  he did in five times in game 2 and isn’t the one who wiffs again at the end. For the record Puig is blasting at a .444 rate at this writing,


Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts told a cold world after the loss in game 2: “That’s the way we’ve have done things all year long. I know our players understand it.  I know I believe   in it.   You just can’t really get caught in chasing results. You have to really believe the process.  I know I do.”


Both sides had their three run home run hitters. And Yesiel Puig finally smacked his second round tripper of the ‘Series. A two run job.


The Washington Wizard’s John Wall knows the score when it comes to the Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball!  Ball told ESPN recently, “He’s a quiet kid who doesn’t say too much. He’s been dealing with (Father Lavar’s outlandish comments). His whole life. It doesn’t bother him. It’s just new for everybody else. “


And the beat continues!


The Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys will meet Saturday in the college football game of the week.


The Houston Texans fought back like dogs and held on to beat the L.A. Dodgers 13-12 in game five to send the 2017 World Series into game 6 or game 7 in L.A., if necessary.


They keep coming!  Houston Texans’ rookie QB Deshaun Watson, 6-2, 221-pounds and maybe fastest player in deep in the heart of Texas and calling plays like a pro. It’s good times at Texas once again and again. Deshaun Watson averaged 34 points in his team’s first five games.


The San Francisco ‘49ers’ Eric Reid is leading the way taking action in their communities.


The ‘49ers players say what they are doing in their protest which is on the right side of history.”


Russell Wilson, my main man did it again Sunday as he passed for a winning TD with only 21-seconds to play to lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 38-34.


Check This! The Houston Astros could be dancing all over L.A. after that 13-12 win Sunday night in Houston. Cody Bellinger blasted a three run homer in the fifth inning to give the Dodgers a 7-4 lead. Little Jose Altuve tied the score with a three run blast.  


A pair of the best black coaches in the NFL went against each other Sunday with Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers beating Jim Caldwell’s Detroit Lions, 20-15. The big play in the game was QB Ben Roethlisberger’s 97-yard TD pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster, the former USC star.       


That’s the end.


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