Favorite time of the year

This is my favorite time of year as far as sports go. The NFL season is in full swing. The NHL & NBA are gearing up for their season and Nascar & baseball are in the playoffs. I was hoping for a Texas Rangers/Chicago Cubs World Series, but The Rangers were swept by The Toronto Blue Jays in 10 on a Rougned Odor throwing error. Toronto fans had to love that. The game didn’t even make the paper. Probably because there were two page B4s. Oops. Maybe it’s because the Cowboys have already equaled their win total for last year five games into the season. The Cowboys have to be a surprise team to this point without quarterback Tony Romo and missing star wide receiver Dez Bryant for two games. A big test comes up this weekend as Da Boys play at Green Bay. Romo has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game. The Packers are 3 -1 following a win against the New York Giants. The thing that impressed me the most about the Cowboys’ win. The way the offensive lined pushed the Bengals defensive line around. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for two touchdowns and 134 yards on 15 carries. 60 coming on one run early in the third quarter. Rumor has it the Bengals had questions going into the game about the Cowboys front line. The holes they opened up I could have ran for 70 yards or so (kidding). The holes were huge and the receivers and tight ends got into the blocking act too. Dak Prescott had his first turnover of the season, which came on a fumble. Prescott has thrown 155 passes without an interception. I’m waiting for the announcer jinx. You know it’s coming. “Dak has thrown 213 passes without an interception.” Then on the next play boom there it is. Yesterday he went 18 of 24 for 227 with some throws that he threw away on purpose. Smart football instead of forcing it or getting one of his teammates killed. With the win the Cowboys lead the division by half a game over Philadelphia, another surprise team, by half a game. Jimmie Johnson won at Charlotte Motor Speedway ending the longest win less streak of his career at 24 races. He moves on to the round of eight in NASCAR’s playoff format. Five championship drivers finished 30th or worse. Sad thing is I could not find the race on TV & they ran both the Sprint race & Xfinity race yesterday back to back. I’ll watch NASCAR if the Cowboys play later in the afternoon. Johnson now has a chance to win his seventh title. Yes, it’s my favorite time of year.

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