Another reader wrote that "we have to agree with Michigan on this one." UM coach Jim Harbaugh criticized the move and Michigan has said it would rather not play on Fridays. Ohio State? OSU athletic director Gene Smith is pushing idea. Urban Meyer, who has more clout in this state than John Kasich, claimed on the day the deal was announced that he didn't even know about it. Sure.
The Browns blew another halftime lead Thursday night, looking bad in the second half against the Ravens. I was impressed, though, with how Terrelle Pryor and Joe Haden greeted the troops holding the giant American flag before kickoff. Pryor is turning into an impressive grown-up. Cleveland is 0-10, but has four more home games. The Dec. 11 matchup with the Bengals could be the one.
Trending up: Wagner hoops, DeMar DeRozan, Mexico's soccer team. The Wagner Seahawks started the college basketball season with a bang by upsetting UConn on the road, 67-58. The victory effectively eliminated Wagner from the First Four in March. The defending Northeast Conference champions look much better than a No. 16 seed. Their next victim: Massachusetts Lowell.
Trending down: Tommy Tuberville, John Wall, Baylor. The Bearcats have lost five of six and have scored a total of 19 points in the past three weeks. Tuberville, who arrived in Cincinnati as the Southern gentleman with a polished resume, is yelling at fans and looking for answers. It's been rough year for UC, which was snubbed by the Big 12 and now must win two straight to become bowl eligible.
Knucklehead of the Week
Randy Gregory is a gifted football player who was considered a top-five pick coming out of Nebraska. That was before he failed a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine. He dropped to the 60th pick. Since he joined the Dallas Cowboys it’s been difficult to keep up with Gregory’s suspensions. He began this season serving a four-game suspension. Another failed drug test stretched it to 10 games. Now Gregory has hit the triple crown and is looking at a one-year suspension. Perhaps someone should explain to this young man that he might want to think about what his life will look like in 15 or 20 years.