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You will read and hear much about the Nick Foles story over the next two weeks: from football free agent, to Philadelphia Eagles back-up quarterback, to NFL playoffs hero, to Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
Mississippi State's No. 3-ranked Lady Bulldogs rolled to their 19th straight victory in as many games with a 75-61 pasting of Alabama this past Sunday in Starkville.
The New Orleans Saints were in a funk.
For three straight seasons, they won seven games and lost nine. In the NFL, that classifies as a rut – a bad rut.
So how did they get out of the rut in this magical season that has seen them win 11 regular season games, the NFC South Division title and a first-round playoff game?
Sports broadcaster extraordinaire Dick Enberg died during the Christmas holidays – Dec. 21 to be exact – at the age of 82. He brought such joy to most sports fans' lives, including this one, his passing should not go without comment.
Naturally my first comment: “Dick Enberg, is gone. Oh my!”
New Orleans Saints fans these days should decide whether they prefer their glasses half-empty or half-filled.
This is, of course, ignoring the fact that most New Orleanians will tell you straight-up they prefer their cocktail glasses filled to the brim.
One wag's opinion on a number of subjects:
• Not to belittle Mississippi State's monumental effort in a heart-wrenching, 31-24 defeat to No. 1-ranked Alabama last Saturday night, but the Crimson Tide has some serious issues at linebacker. If not solved, Alabama will have a difficult time even making the college football playoffs.
Can Mississippi State defeat No. 1 Alabama Saturday night at Starkville?
The easy answer is: Yes, of course, the Bulldogs can.
Alabama opened as a 14.5-point favorite over State. Bigger underdogs win every week in college football. Much bigger favorites lose.
Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of boxing knows that the late, great Rocky Marciano remains the only heavyweight champion to retire undefeated.