MLB umps?? Jacksonville Courthouse?? What a courthouse?? Jaguars?? Putting around?? No-hitters?? All this and more in this weeks edition of….
Here is something good that did not make it to YouGabSports. Alcorn State, and the Southwestern Athletic Conference, hired its first “non-African American” head football coach when they hired former Memphis defensive coordinator, Jay Hopson.
"I don't see black or white, we're all purple and gold," Hopson told reporters after being introduced. Alcorn school president M. Christopher Brown II's said "Today's historical appointment will require us to walk hand in hand to disrupt naysayers wedded to a racist past."
Congrats to Alcorn State, Southwestern Athletic Conference and coach Hopson.
Congrats go to Florida University pitcher Jonathon Crawford, who pitched a no-hitter against Bethune-Cookman, 4-0 in an opening round game of the Gainesville Regional.
It took 8,020 games to do it, but a New York Met pitcher finally tossed a no-hitter. Congrats go to Johan Santana who no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals, 8-0. Yeah an umpire missed a call, but still it was a no-hitter just the same. It was Johan’s first no-hitter.
Can’t understand why it took so long for an organization who had Koosman, Gooden, Cone, Seaver and Ryan, can you?
Did the Jacksonville Jaguars mess up on another first-round wide receiver pick? Matt Jones, R.J Soward, Reggie Williams, and now Justin Blackmon. Blackman was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge. He took a breathalyzer and it registered a .24, which is three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system.
This is not the first time Blackmon was in trouble due to alcohol. In 2010 he was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas.
He has not signed his rookie contract yet. I hope the Jaguars put provisions in his contract to curtail his drinking problem.
Is Tiger Woods back? Some would think so, after his shot on 16, during the last round of the Memorial. It was vintage Tiger, as he was two shots behind with three holes to play, his ball in an impossible spot behind the 16th green, Woods holed a flop shot from 50 feet away that turned bogey into birdie and sent him on his way to a stunning comeback Sunday in the Memorial.
NHL refs confer on close calls, NFL referee’s confer on close calls and penalties, even NBA refs confer on plays. So what’s up with MLB umpires? Are they too big for themselves that they can’t confer on close calls? Too many plays have been missed in the pass two weeks to take this issue too lightly. Baseball has to tell its umpires that thy need to talk to one another on close calls that are being contested. They are not bigger than the game!!
Dennis Miller, a 42-year-old director of golf in Northeast Ohio had this amazing putt fall during a playoff at the US Open Sectional Qualifying in Columbus, Ohio.
This is Jacksonville, Florida’s new courthouse. This was originally paid for with money designated for the Better Jacksonville Plan. This plan was put together in 2000 as part of the effort to get the Super Bowl in 2005. Money was used to build Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena ($130 million), Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (34 million), a Equestrian Center, upgrade Everbank field, pave/modify roads, build a new Main Library, new library branches and the courthouse above. The courthouse was designated $190 million.
Now what was $190, became $210 million due to design changes and modifications, became $250 million with add-ons, became $280 million, which is now at $350 million. Guess what the courthouse can’t open because it can’t pass inspection.
15 years after in was authorized, the courthouse is completed and yet the judges and clerks of the court can’t move in because of safety concerns.
So my Gabbers, this is how shit happens in Jacksonville.
I’ll leave you this pearls of wisdom:
Til next time