NASHVILLE — The Pittsburgh Steelers go into their bye with Le'Veon Bell showing he can help Ben Roethlisberger with the balance coach Mike Tomlin has been wanting all season.
Bell turned in the best rushing performance in the NFL this season Monday night with 204 yards, and the Steelers finally beat a struggling team as they rallied for a 27-24 win over the Tennessee Titans.
A workman attitude served the University of Memphis Tigers well Saturday night as they dominated the Tulane Green Wave en route to a 38-7 victory at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans.
Riding the energy associated with clinching their first winning season since 2007, the Tigers (7-3) spoiled Homecoming Day for the Green Wave, with the defense forcing five turnovers
The Memphis Grizzlies may not dominate games, though they still are playing well enough to hold the NBA’s best record.
The latest example came Saturday night, as Memphis maintained just enough of a buffer down the stretch to beat the Detroit Pistons 95-88 and improve to 9-1.
Experience is a good teacher and Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is a high-profile testament to that truth.
On Thursday night (Nov. 13) at FedExForum, Joerger dialed up a plan for the Grizzlies to overcome a 26-point deficit to the Sacramento Kings and emerge with a one-point victory (111-110).
Maybe you too have noticed the hugely heightened media hype and hypocrisy we’re all forced to tolerate that has nothing to do with substance. We’re talking about TV news stations playing games and contests (coincidentally during ratings sweeps) in the newscasts, having nothing whatsoever to do with news or weather and everything to do with goosing (bribing is a better word) their ratings.
Sports shows do it too. Not so much with contests but with hyped content and conversation far too subjective and sensationalized to be serious. For example: “Is the Greatest of All Time…Kobe or LeBron?”
For many who await the tip-off of the University of Memphis men’s basketball season like a favorite holiday, losing is not part of the equation, especially with a Division 2, crosstown team as the opponent. Never mind that the game did not officially count.
So, what happened at the FedExForum on Wednesday night? By the numbers it was a 74-70 defeat in overtime to the Christian Brothers University Buccaneers.