Archive for January 7th, 2016

Ken Griffey Jr And Mike Piazza Elected To Hall Of Fame, Lovie Smith Fired

BASEBALL

Griffey JR and Mike Piazza 2Ken Griffey Jr and Mike Piazza, both elected to the Hall of Fame Wednesday evening, had very different starts to their careers. Griffey Jr was drafted #1 in 1987 and from baseball royalty (father played for 19 seasons and was an all-star) while Piazza wasn’t drafted until the 62nd round in 1988 and largely taken as favor to his father’s friend Los Angeles Dodger’s manager Tommy Lasorda. Griffey Jr. received the highest percentage of votes ever for induction into the Hall. He was only 3 people shy of receiving 100% of the votes. The question from fans and commentators is “who were the three people that didn’t vote for him, and why?” Fun fact: Griffey Jr and Piazza are the highest and lowest drafted picks to make it to the Hall of Fame. Congrats!

 

FOOTBALL

With the sudden firing of Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith, the NFL now has 7 head coaching vacancies. The San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, NY Giants, Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins are all in the market for a new head coach.

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