Weekly links — Brewers haven’t been in World Series since 1982? Have co-workers who weren’t alive then; let’s move Steelers-Bengals into octagon, Crimson Tide rolling

Posted: 10/12/2018 in baseball, college football, football, weekly links
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Weekly links …

My research showed me that the Milwaukee Brewers haven’t played in the World Series since 1982.

Then it sinks in — I have co-workers who weren’t alive in 1982.

That doesn’t feel so good. Where the heck did the last 36 years go?

Hopefully the Brewers will return to the World Series this year. Because that will mean that the Dodgers won’t.

Doesn’t seem all that long ago that a powerful Milwaukee offensive team — think Cecil Cooper, Paul Molitor, Ben Oglivie, Ted Simmons, Gorman Thomas and Robin Yount — lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in a stellar seven-game  series.

Yikes, that was so long ago that the Brewers were in the American League.

Milwaukee has another great offensive team this season — led by probable MVP Christian Yelich — but the Dodgers probably have a more complete team. Should be a good National League Championship Series.

Here is the stellar preview — https://www.scoresandstats.com/previews/baseball/MLB/dodgers-vs-brewers-preview-and-predictions/320805/

 

NFL

Rams at Broncos — The Los Angeles Rams are fun and exciting and one of two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL. This after being a boring lifeless team just two seasons ago under Jeff Fisher. And even better, “Los Angeles” fits nicely with their team nickname. The Broncos are on their way to a fourth straight loss.

Here is the stellar preview — https://www.scoresandstats.com/previews/football/NFL/rams-vs-broncos-preview-and-predictions/320864/

Steelers at Bengals — Perhaps they ought to put these two teams in the octagon and let them go wild on one another. Some recent meetings have been more vicious than a UFC bout. Who can forget the way Pittsburgh wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster laid out Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict last season on Monday Night Football? Seems the Steelers always win the game and Cincinnati claims the penalty yards’ title.

Here is the stellar preview — http://fieldlevelmedia.com/latest-stories?storyId=20122

Chargers at Browns — Who can forget the last time the Chargers visited Cleveland on Christmas Eve during the 2016 season? The lowly Browns defeated the Chargers for their lone win over a two-season span. That was the type of embarrassment owner Dean Spanos deserved on his way out of San Diego. The Browns are much better now so perhaps there will be a repeat.

Here is the stellar preview — https://www.scoresandstats.com/previews/football/NFL/chargers-vs-browns-preview-and-predictions/320846/

 

College football

Missouri at Alabama — The Crimson Tide have looked so good you have to wonder if anyone can beat them. The offense has been explosive and the defense keeps scoring touchdowns (four off interceptions). Missouri is one of those programs that might stun a Top 20 program but has little chance to beat a powerful top-ranked team. And yeah, the Tigers are 0-14 all-time against No. 1 teams.

Here is the traditional stellar preview — https://www.gwinnettprepsports.com/sportsxchange/no-alabama-rolls-into-second-half-with-mizzou-up-next/article_eeb9eec7-5583-55b9-9c20-6f02090b3219.html

Here is the broken into team sections stellar preview — https://www.scoresandstats.com/previews/football/NCAAF/missouri-tigers-vs-alabama-crimson-tide-preview-and-predictions/320276/

Minnesota at Ohio State — Urban Meyer feels great now because he no longer is facing questions about his questionable handling of the situation in which assistant coach Zach Smith was accused of domestic violence. He won’t face much distress this Saturday when his team faces Minnesota either. The Golden Gophers have no chance of beating the Buckeyes.

Here is the stellar preview — https://www.scoresandstats.com/previews/football/NCAAF/minnesota-golden-gophers-vs-ohio-state-buckeyes-preview-and-predictions/320279/

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