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Monday, September 25, 2023
After a week hiatus due to personal circumstances, we animate the Blog again. The story of the NFL was blowouts, and none were bigger than the upstart Miami Dolphins looking like a Don Shula dominant Super Bowl team like they haven't in 40 years. A surprise star thrashed the Denver Broncos defense for one of the greatest offensive games of all time. Rookie De'Von Achane made his NFL statement in his third NFL game by lighting up the scoreboard in a 70-20 beat down. 18 carries, 203 yards, and 2 TDs on the ground. 4 catches for 30 yards and two more TDs receiving. So 22 touches, 4 TD, that's a pretty good ratio. Achane was overlooked as a third-round pick projected to be a utility back return guy but may be the key to a Miami Dolphins TD run with a loaded offense. Achane is the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!
Monday, September 11, 2023
A changing of the guard took place right before our eyes on Saturday and a previously dominant sports entity is back. No, we are not talking about the Texas Longhorns upset of Alabama. But rather, American Ladies Tennis with a new superstar poised to pick up where her foremothers went before. Coco Gauff put on an absolute display of talent and grit over the two weeks of the US Open to bring home the first trophy for an American teenage lady since a Williams Sister. And the 19-year-old did it the hard way. In seven rounds she dropped the first set three times, including the opening set of the tournament. But battle back she did, beating four Top 32 opponents and riding the momentum of the roaring American Crowd in Flushing defeating two seeded Aryna Sabalenka for the title. This won't be the last time we hear her name; Coco is the future of American ladies' tennis.
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Another exciting opening weekend of college football with upsets and surprises and new teams in the mix. But two traditional powers squared off on Sunday night as Louisiana State University faced off against Florida State University in an SEC / ACC showdown of top ranked teams. And one team emerged by a lot. Unlike last year when the same two teams played sloppy. Both looked better. But Florida State QB Jordan Travis was the unmistakable force that checkmated the Tigers of the Bayou. Trailing at halftime, Travis would not waver and surgically dismantled LSU over the second half and made it a runaway. Overall, Travis only missed 8 passes in 31 throws against what was expected to be a fast and tough defense. Four of the 23 completions were touchdowns. And he ran for another. Travis could not be stopped in what was expected to be their toughest early matchup. Win checked. FSU is now in position for a big ACC push and maybe a playoff. Jordan Travis is the Longhorndave Sportsman of the Week!