One final note (at least for now) this play shows just how connected life is in the NFL and football at large. As I wrote, Loggains attended the University of Arkansas. You know who coached there? Jack Mitchell, his final stop before going to Kansas.
When the Buccaneers ran it in 2000, Zimmer was the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys. Five years later, in 2005, Zimmer was still the DC in Dallas, when head coach Bill Parcells hired a 25-year-old scouting assistant named you guessed it Dowell Loggains.
Is it possible that Loggains ever shared with Zimmer, (or anyone on the coaching staff), his fascination with this five-year-old two-point conversion? If he did, I wonder if Zimmer remembered it Monday night…
Kimes: Redskins and Saints. I think the Panthers and Seahawks win their respective divisions, and the Rams will suffer from a difficult schedule down the stretch. I think Washington is a talented, balanced team, and I think the Saints will see continued improvement in their defense as the season goes on.
Sando: Redskins and Panthers. But the Rams and Saints are also intriguing. The NFC is basically a crapshoot at the moment.
Yates: Packers and Falcons. I still believe the Falcons will find a rhythm offensively and settle back in after a slow start, while the Packers need to take advantage of playing three of their first four games without Rodgers at home. I believe Green Bay finds a way.
Game 3 of the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals could not end soon enough for the Penguins.
They were badly outplayed from start to finish in a 5-1 loss to the Senators on Wednesday. The Senators now lead the best-of-seven series two games to one.
Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman scored just 48 seconds into the game and the Senators poured it on from there. Hoffman’s goal was the first of an outburst that set a franchise playoff record for the fastest three goals (2:18).
All teams, including the four All-Star teams but excluding the Vegas Golden Knights, are playable in Online Versus mode and NHL THREES. In the latter, four active players and two substitutes are selected from a chosen team. EA Sports Hockey League utilizes created characters.
This is the third consecutive year a beta has been held for the NHL series. The first two had their week-long beta extended for several more days than initially planned. The extra time has allowed for additional testing of the online capabilities and collection of feedback, which has helped make the online experience much smoother for launch along with features being better balanced for the competitive online environment.
Connor McDavid is the cover athlete for NHL 18 which releases on September 12 with the more expensive ($80 or $100) Young Stars special edition or September 15 for those who buy the standard edition.
In a game which would have shifted drastically on a single goal, two near-misses loomed large. First, Bryan Rust had a sure goal halfway through the first period when Daniel Winnik’s stick canceled those plans at the goal line.