Brian Lamb

SEC Is Waffle House Index Of College Football

Late last week, the Big Ten Conference tipped over the first domino as they announced a conference-only schedule for 2020. Shortly afterwards, the Pac-12 Conference announced that they would also transition to a conference-only schedule. With two conferences altering their schedule, the remaining Power Five Conferences have opted to remain in a 'Wait and See' pattern. Despite the uncertainty, there might be an easier way to determine what's going to happen with the 2020 season -- The Waffle House Index. What Is The Waffle House Index? The Waffle House Index, or WHI, is used by FEMA to determine the severity of...

Flexibility Is Key To Big Ten Conference-Only Schedule

Within the past week, several conferences, including the Big Ten and Pac-12, have opted to alter their collegiate schedules. The coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation, so it's no surprise that the season won't be played as originally scheduled. On Friday, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren announced that the Big Ten would play a conference-only schedule in 2020. By doing so, this will grant the conference some much-needed flexibility in scheduling should an outbreak occur. As is the case now, the league could potentially suspend play for several weeks. Should they do so, they'll still hit the same target for...

The Texans Desperately Need A General Manager

Before the start of the 2019 season, Bill O'Brien, now also the team's general manager after Brian Gaine was released following the 2019 NFL Draft, was rushed to find an anchor at left tackle.  To remedy the situation, the Texans traded for Laremy Tunsil.  However, much like the Hopkins trade, Bill O'Brien once again failed to understand value.  The Texans sent a 2020 1st round pick, a 2021 1st and 2nd round pick, as well as two players in exchange for OL Laremy Tunsil, WR Kenny Stills, a 2020 4th and a 2021 6th round pick. To say...

Astros Open Grapefruit League Play With Loss To Washington

Sunday saw the Houston Astros on the field in West Palm Beach to take on the Washington Nationals to open spring training.  Saturday's game against the Nationals would have kicked off spring training for the Astros, but after two short innings, the game was cancelled due to heavy rain in the area.  Below is your Houston Astros game recap for February 23rd. Yordan Alvarez, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, saw his first action on the field as he went 1-3 with two strikeouts.   Astros prospect Drew Ferguson scored the Astros' lone run in the fifth...

Giants Open Cactus League Play With Loss To Dodgers

The San Francisco Giants kicked off Spring Training today with a 10-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.  It was a later game than originally planned as first pitch was pushed back to accommodate for poor weather. Joey Bart, the Giants first round draft pick in 2018, went yard in the seventh inning in his first at-bat. https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/1231382224051695617?s=20 Mauricio Dubon had two hits, including a third inning homer to put the Giants on the board.  Dubon was acquired last season from the Milwaukee Brewers, finishing the 2019 season with a .274 batting average for the Giants. https://twitter.com/SFGiants/status/1231364607249276928?s=20 The San Francisco Giants continue...

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LSU CB Kristian Fulton

Kristian Fulton Height: 6'0 Weight: 200 lbs   2019 Second-Team All-SEC by Associated Press 2019 Preseason All-American by Associated Press 2019 Chuck Bednarik Award Preseason Watchlist   Two-year starter at cornerback for LSU.  Five-star prospect out of high school according to 247 Sports.  In this scouting report, we'll breakdown his mechanics and evaluate his future as an NFL defensive back.     What I Like: Man Coverage Ability On this play, Kristian Fulton is lined up across from a receiver that's arguably the fastest in college football.  Fulton displays a nice ability to use his hands to stun the receiver off the line of scrimmage, which gives him the opportunity...

It’s Time For Major League Baseball To Open Investigations

Major League Baseball couldn't have handled the sign-stealing scandal any worse. And this comes from a guy that lives in Houston, Texas. Major League Baseball, much like the Houston Astros, have  public relations nightmare on their hands.  Each and everyday, there is more and more piled on by players, baseball media, and fans.  Unless MLB takes action, this is only going to get worse. The only way to move past sign-stealing is to completely open up investigations and look at every franchise.  I'm going to look at three key factors that will allow Major League Baseball to clear up any...

Francis Martes Suspended For Season Due To PED Use

An offseason that saw the Houston Astros under an immense amount of scrutiny will likely not get any better anytime soon.  It certainly won't get any better with the news that right-hand pitcher Francis Martes has been suspended for the entire 2020 baseball season. Francis Martes tested positive for Baldenone, which is a banned performance enhancing drug.  Martes served an 80-game suspension in 2019 after he tested positive for clomiphene following Tommy John surgery https://twitter.com/brianmctaggart/status/1229533808778711040?s=20 It's been a disappointing career for Franics Martes thus far.  2017 has been the only season in Major League Baseball for Martes, as he finished...

Lance McCullers Jr. Key To Astros Success In 2020

Lance McCullers Jr. is back. The starting pitcher missed the entire 2019 season recovering from Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, or Tommy John surgery as it's more commonly known.  Last we saw McCullers Jr., he finished the 2018 season with a 10-6 record, as well as a 3.86 ERA and 142 strikeouts. https://twitter.com/astros/status/1228394273902616577?s=20 The 2018 season saw McCullers Jr. set career highs in wins, innings pitched, and strikeouts.  With McCullers back on the mound for the 2020 season, the Houston Astros need him more than ever. Gerrit Cole had an outstanding 2019 season, but left the Astros as he signed a massive...

Houston Has A Public Relations Problem

On Thursday, the Houston Astros held a press conference to apologize and address the sign-stealing scandal that has dominated much, if not all, of the offseason.  Astros owner Jim Crane, players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve, as well as newly-hired manager Dusty Baker all made remarks and apologized for the incident. However, the press conference was a disaster for the Astros, especially for Crane.  His inability to use the word cheating didn't do himself any favors, as well as contradicting himself when asked whether or not the Astros role in the scandal impacted the game. https://twitter.com/CBSSports/status/1227970396793774082?s=20 With the press conference...

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Brian Lamb is the owner of NFL Draft Lounge and has covered the NFL Draft since 2011. Brian is also the owner of the Infinity Sports Network, which NFL Draft Lounge belongs to.
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