Archive for September 16th, 2016

Fitzpatrick Thinks Less In Jets Win, Cubs Clinch NL Title, Rapinoe Kneels While Representing USA


Last season NY Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick had a tough time against Coach Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills, but on Thursday night, the Harvard grad stated “Going into the game, I just wanted to think less”. It worked as he threw for 374 yards and one touchdown. It wasn’t just about the passing as Fitzpatrick had a lot of help in the running game with Matt Forte’s three rushing touchdowns (tying a career high).  Jets 37, Bills 31.


screen-shot-2016-09-16-at-7-41-35-amThe Chicago Cubs left Wrigley Field Thursday night after a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, but waited hopefully for the results of a West Coast game where the SF Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals. With the Giants win, the Cubs clinched their first National League Title since 2008. Fans poured into the streets celebrating their National League Central Division Title. The Cubbies haven’t won a National League Pennant in 71 years and haven’t won the World Series in 108 years so even inching towards those milestones is a big deal for Cubs fans.


Megan Rapinoe created another level of controversy Thursday night when she refused to stand during the National Anthem while representing Team USA in a friendly match against Thailand. As the midfielder for the US Women’s National Team, Rapinoe deliberated about the issue and ultimately decided not to stand. US Soccer did not agree with her decision and released a statement saying, “As part of the privilege to represent your country, we have an expectation that our players and coaches will stand and honor our flag while the national anthem is played.”

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