Let’s not jump to any conclusions, and instead offer kudos to the Browns organization for acting swiftly last week in notifying Cleveland resident Eric Smith that he was being banned for life for dousing beer all over Titans defensive back Logan Ryan as he was celebrating a pick six in the end zone during Week 1 of the NFL season.  

One minor problem, the Browns got the wrong man.  Smith, who says he has not attended a Browns game in almost a decade, was at a family wedding at the time he was allegedly pouring beer on Ryan. The team quickly backpedaled claiming the investigation was ongoing and they never “formally” told Smith he was not welcome at the Dog Pound….

I would never disparage anyone shooting a 59 in golf – especially anyone who accomplishes it in a professional tournament at the highest level. Kevin Chappell’s nifty 59 in Greenbrier Tournament a week ago Friday included a PGA Tour record-tying nine consecutive birdies. But for as remarkable as the achievement was, I can’t help but wonder if some other factors, like course set-up, the modern equipment or the pristine playing conditions are somehow contributing to these ridiculously low scores.  The professional tour has been around for 89 years. In those first 80 years, three PGA Tour players broke 60. It didn’t happen the first time until Al Geiberger did it in the Danny Thomas Memphis Classic in 1977. But it was still just three time in 80 years. In the last nine seasons, it has happened eight times. Counting all professional tours, there have been 26 posted scores of 59 or better and all but nine of them have happened since 2010…

As a former Seminole Athletic department employee and a long-term fan, I have tried to give FSU Head Coach Willie Taggart every benefit of the doubt as he took over a less than ideal situation from Jimbo Fisher. That said, it is becoming harder and harder to support Taggart.  The defensive lapses, ridiculous personal foul penalties and the utter confusion apparent when the Noles try to get people lined up properly over the last 15 games has been difficult to watch.  Last week’s failure of James Blackman to line up under center and spike the ball after gaining a first down with just six seconds left in the game, was just the latest example of that confusion. While I still believe making an immediate change will solve nothing, I can certainly understand the frustration of Seminole nation on what they are watching…

If I ever get thrown out of the plane without a parachute, I would want to have my 100-foot long lawn extension cord in my possession…I’m pretty sure that thing would get tangled up on something on the way down…

Here is the rundown on runs for this week. The Chicago Cubs lit up the Pittsburgh Pirates last weekend, scoring 47 runs in three games with wins of 17-8, 14-1 and 16-6.  Surprisingly, that total was not a club record, however, as the 1894 Cubs scored 48 runs in a three games series – also against the Pirates. In the modern era (post 1900), the 2019 Cubs joined the 1901 Pirates, the 1928 Pirates, the 1930 Cubs and the 1993 Tigers as the only five teams to score at least 14 runs in three consecutive games.   That 1901 Pirates ended up scoring 10 or more runs in six straight games, tallying 80 runs in six games; while the 1930 Cubs team added double digit runs in two other games to score 72 times in five straight games. The modern record for the most runs scored in a single game belongs to the Texas Rangers, who hung 30 on the Baltimore Orioles in 2007, with the all-time record belonging to the Cubs (then the Chicago Colts) who scored 36 in an 1897 game.  Finally the record for the most combined runs in a single major league game occurred in 1922, when the Cubs slipped by the Philadelphia Phillies, 26-23…

 One of the most cherished traditions of ESPN’s College Game Day show are the signs fans bring to the live on-campus broadcasts. There’s usually all sorts of funny signs displayed that take friendly jabs at opponents or coaches – all with the intention of getting some airtime.  Last week, when ESPN visited Iowa State for the first time, Cyclones student Carson King held up a handwritten sign urging people to donate to Venmo account because his “Busch Light Supply Needs Replenished.”  The sign made the broadcast, but to King’s surprise, donations also started pouring in from across the country – totaling more than $36,000.  But here’s where the story gets good. King decided not to take advantage of his windfall for personal gain and decided to donate the entire amount to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. When Anheuser Busch heard about King’s gesture, they pledged to match the donation.  Well played Mr. King, well played…

Cavin Biggio accomplished one of the rarest feats in baseball last Tuesday, when he hit for the cycle (single, double, triple and home run in the same game).  What made that even more interesting is that Cavin’s father, Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, also hit for the cycle 17 years earlier as the two became just the second father/son combination in Major League baseball history (joining Daryle and Gary Ward)…

Y’all have a good week.