Archive for November 13th, 2017

The U Crushes Notre Dame, Georgia Goes Down, Alabama Survives, Empty Seats, Jones Dispute


This was a crazy weekend in college football with some key upsets mixing up the rankings and the playoff hunt. One of the biggest shockers was #7 University of Miami crushing #3 Notre Dame. With the 41-8 win, the U is now a potential playoff contender. The other shocking win was 10th ranked Auburn cruising to victory over #1 Georgia 40-17.

Alabama still sits at the top of the rankings with a win over Mississippi State. The team trailed entering the 4th quarter for the first time since January 2016 but with the help of their calm quarterback Jalen Hurts who threw a game winning touchdown, the Crimson Tide survived with a 31-24 win.

In the NFL games played over this Veteran’s Day weekend, fewer players sat during the National Anthem, but fans are continuing not to show up. Twitter account, Empty Seats Galore, posted pictures of empty seats all over the country.

Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has publicly taken on  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for his handling of the National Anthem issue as well as other issues which Jones believes has contributed to the decline of attendance at games and decline in viewership. Over the weekend, Jones’ attorney sent a letter to all of the NFL owners with a quote from the compensation committee consultants stating Goodell’s contract is “the most one-sided deal they have ever seen.” Jones and compensation committee chairman, Arthur Blank (owner of the Atlanta Falcons) are in a heated dispute, and as of Saturday night, Jones has been removed as a non-voting, ad-hoc member of the league’s compensation committee. Stay tuned for more drama.

For a roundup of the NFL games and scores, click here.

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