The Monday Memo

Look in the mirror and you’ll see your only competition. –Unknown

Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:

  • Trump & Toilets
  • Bobcats & Grizzlies
  • College Football Playoffs
  • College Football Bowl Schedule
  • One More Thing

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Just Football…

Oh my…I managed to watch a lot of football over the past week – and it was (mostly) all good – but now we are getting down to crunch time!

The NFL playoffs are set.  The FCS championship is this Saturday.  The mythical major college football National Championship game is Monday night.

I write about all that and also some highlights from the bowl games, an NFL record, some impressive performances, the draft order, the FCS Championship, and much more!

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Just Football…

Oh man…nothing in football (and I mean nothing) compares to Arrowhead Stadium during a night game – and nothing much is better than Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers fumbling a snap and giving my Chiefs one more chance – and they won it!

Today is November 1 (you can take your mask off) so that means that real football is upon us. High school teams are starting or already into the playoffs, college teams are getting ready for the stretch run, and NFL teams are starting to figure out what kind of team they have.

My NFL picks were just a little better last week; I got nine correct and missed on four.  That’s two better than last week!

In case this is your first time reading “Just Football” then welcome! Just about every Tuesday during football season, I take a look at some of the NFL teams, major college and FCS games, throw in some high school football, plus a few pieces of info you won’t get anywhere else. Continue reading

Sports by the Numbers


The final score was 64-61 Saturday as the Montana State Bobcats beat the Sacramento State Hornets in overtime. The Bobcats were up by 27 points at halftime. Whatever the Bobcats did at halftime with the defense, they should stop it. The Hornets scored 35 points in the third quarter (five TDs to one for the Bobcats).

If you like offense, then this was the game for you. The teams combined for 1270 yards. If you had to leave to get snacks or go to the bathroom, you might have missed a touchdown or two.

But in the end, the Bobcats won after the Hornets missed a field goal in overtime.


That’s the number of baseball games the Pittsburgh Pirates lost during this Major League Baseball season. The Seattle Mariners lost 101.


That’s the number of points the Carroll College Saints put on the board against Montana State Northern Saturday, winning 65-13.


That’s the number of players the University of Tennessee Volunteers had on field for what should have been the final play of the game against LSU. The Vols stopped LSU from scoring with those 13 players, but they got caught. LSU had one more play; they scored and won the game.


The New York Giants sacked Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler nine times in the first half. Cutler suffered a concussion and sat out the second half. The Giants recorded another sack in the second half to bring the total to ten for the game.


The New England Patriots became the first team in NFL history to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, a kickoff return for a touchdown, a blocked field goal for a touchdown and return an interception for a touchdown in the same game. That’s five TDs all scored in different ways. They also blocked a punt, but did not score in dismantling the Miami Dolphins 41-14.


That’s the number of victories for the Kansas City Chiefs this year, who are the NFL’s last undefeated team. They had a bye this last week. Next Sunday, they head to Indianapolis to take on the Colts…