Archive for September 26th, 2017

Jerry Jones Kneels, Impressive Prescott, Russell Delivers Fan Nachos, Judge Breaks Rookie Record

FOOTBALL

Monday night football between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals began with a big statement from Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones. Jones is a well-documented Trump supporter but joined his team and took a knee on the field before the anthem to make a statement for unity and equality.  Afterward, the team all stood with arms linked as the National Anthem was played.  According to Jones, the NFL knew about the plan ahead of time. He said,  “And that big American flag, it came down that field, and we all stood toes-out on the field and recognized and respected the American flag and the national anthem. So it was a coordinated effort. It was planned and it was executed at the same time that our team was getting ready to play this Cardinal team. I’m very proud of it.” Trump responded via social media Tuesday morning by tweeting, “Ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected!”

In the game itself, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was on fire with three touchdowns including one rushing TD that turned into a flip in the end zone for a 28-17 win.

BASEBALL

One of the charming stories from Monday night was seeing Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell delivering a plate of nachos to a fan who lost his first plate when Russell dove into the stands to try and retrieve a ball. The Cubs beat the Cardinals 10-2 and are one win away from clinching the National League Central division.

In other MLB news, Yankees Aaron Judge broke the rookie home run record by hitting his 50th home run on Monday. The record was previously held by the Oakland Athletics Mark McGuire in 1987.

 

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