Football

Manning wants Coach Hoodie on “GoatCast”

Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, hoping Peyton Manning can persuade Bill Belichick to bring his winning smile to Manning’s Omaha Productions show, the GoatCast …

Alex Cora is said to have one of two pitchers in mind for Opening Day: Nick Pavetta and Brayan Bello.

The Red Sox’ American League East competitors aren’t quite shaking in their boots.

For ballclubs nurturing hopes for season-long success, the choice is simple: The Ace gets the ball.

Since the Red Sox don’t have an ace, it goes to the veteran who has a lifetime record of 50-59 or the kid who just signed on for a six-year, $55 million contract extension.

Give the Opening Day honor to the kid. He may as well start feeling the heat of expectations right away. …

Realizing this is a practice that will never end, but at a time when pitchers are more vulnerable to injury than ever before, is it really a good idea to sign one to anything more than two or three years? …

Someone who has Jayson Tatum’s respect really has to have a chat with him about his growing penchant for whining. 

Granted, just about everyone in the NBA whines when whistled for any violation. But Tatum’s pouting after Tuesday’s hideous loss to Cleveland was borderline pathetic.

Tatum focused on the overturned  last-second call for a foul that would have sent him to the line. Of course, that non-call might have cost Sam Hauser a trip to the foul line had the Celtics not blown a 22-point lead. …

For those of us who had never heard of Jake Paul before reports of his squaring off against Mike Tyson began, here’s hoping he can make the 58-year-old look as foolish as possible. 

A knockout is too much to hope for. Shutting his mouth for a day or two would be nice …

Manning’s foray into TV is bound to be funny. Naming his company Omaha Productions is evidence of that,

If anyone could get Belichick to bring his sense of humor to front and center, it’s the guy chanting “Cut that meat!” in in a credit card commercial.