Hilinski just finished his redshirt sophomore season and was expected to be the Cougars’ starting quarterback next season. He started the team’s bowl game against Michigan State and appeared in eight games, throwing for 1,176 yards and seven touchdowns.
The native of Claremont, California, enrolled at Washington State in January 2015 after attending Upland High School in southern California.
Haley spent six seasons in Pittsburgh, helping the Steelers maintain a potent offense led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. However, rumors of tension between Roethlisberger and Haley may have ultimately led to his dismissal from the team.
Haley also spent three seasons as Chiefs head coach. He was 19–26 as a head coach in the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs.
The Browns own two of the top-4 picks in this year’s NFL Draft (1 and 4). Many pundits predict them to take a quarterback No. 1 overall and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the fourth overall pick.
Cleveland ranked 24th in the NFL this season in yards per game, but Haley likely has reinforcements on the way.
Since the start of 2001, the Eagles are 6-2 against the Vikings, and 2-0 in the postseason. Additionally, Philadelphia is 9-2 in their last 11 home games (including playoffs) against Minnesota.
The Chargers wide receiver, who ironically was coming back from a lacerated kidney that prematurely ended his previous season, tore his right ACL in the second half of that opener. That brought some mild dread to this season’s Monday night opener in Denver, but Allen caught a touchdown pass that helped fuel a furious-but-failed late comeback bid.
That’s just not right. Statistics should be rational. They should be based in some type of logic. The problem isn’t that pitcher wins/losses are determined by a flawed set of standards; it’s that pitcher wins/losses shouldn’t exist, period.
Again, I get that pitcher wins/losses aren’t disappearing from official baseball records anytime soon (or ever, probably). That’s OK. We don’t have to wait, though. We can be better, right now. All of us.
Being a rational baseball fan, I recognize the inherent fallacy of awarding wins and losses to individual pitchers. I embrace the more intelligent ways to evaluate the contributions of pitchers, and I pledge to raise the level of discourse in my daily baseball conversation, at my job, in my home, at the ballpark and online. I recognize that ingrained habits are hard to break, but I also recognize the value in helping my fellow baseball fans appreciate the game on a deeper level. If I do reference pitcher wins/losses, I will always include a mention of the flawed nature of this archaic statistic. Finally, I pledge to eliminate pitcher wins/losses from my fantasy league’s scoring system. I will be the change I hope to see in others.
It’ll be hard for the Chicago Cubs to improve on a 2016 season in which the team ended a 108-year World Series drought, but Joe Maddon’s club appears to be in good shape for another strong run. Here’s what fans need to know as the Cubs prepare for their title defense in 2017.
Chicago’s pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 14, and those players’ first workout is on Feb. 15. Position players arrive on Feb. 17, and the first full workout is on Feb. 18.