Archive for August 27th, 2021

Ronaldo Leaving Juventus, Big Ten, ACC, Pac-12 Alliance, Leprechaun Named 4th Most Offensive Mascot, Bridgewater/Lawrence Starting QB’s, ESPN Shakeup


36-year old superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to leave Juventus. Manchester United is “in advanced talks” to sign him.


Earlier this week, the Big Ten, ACC, and Pac-12 announced an alliance for a “collaborative approach surrounding the future evolution of college athletes and scheduling.” As for the scheduling component, the three leagues could play non-conference games against each other which would be an exciting development for many fans.

According to a survey conducted by Quality Logo Products, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish leprechaun was ranked the fourth most offensive mascot in college football. Notre Dame defended its mascot in a statement saying, “It is worth noting … that there is no comparison between Notre Dame’s nickname and mascot and the Indian and warrior names (and) mascots used by other institutions such as the NFL team formerly known as the Redskins. None of these institutions were founded or named by Native Americans who sought to highlight their heritage by using names and symbols associated with their people. Our symbols stand as celebratory representations of a genuine Irish heritage at Notre Dame. A heritage that we regard with respect, loyalty and affection.”

In NFL news, the Denver Broncos named Teddy Bridgewater, who was sidelined for two years due to a torn ACL,  its starting quarterback for the season. And, the Jacksonville Jaguars named their #1 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, Trevor Lawrence, its starting QB over Gardner Minshew II.


ESPN continues to shake things up. Rachel Nichols was removed from its NBA programming and will cancel her weekday show “The Jump”, and Max Kellerman will leave “First Take”. Popular co-host Stephen A. Smith will continue to host the show with rotating partners.






1 comment