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The Hall of Fame committee selected their finalists. The following 15 players made the cut: LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins, Kurt Warner, Morten Anderson, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Terrell Davis, Don Coryell, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, Kevin Mawae, and John Lynch. The day before the Super Bowl, February 4th, the Selection Committee will meet to choose at least 4 and no more than 8 of these finalists for induction.
Odell Beckham Jr is under scrutiny this week after pictures of him surfaced on social media partying with Justin Bieber in Miami (after the Giants game against the Redskins Sunday night). The New York Giants are in the postseason and have a big playoff game this weekend against the Green Bay Packers, which is why people are questioning Beckham’s decision to fly to Miami to party with the Biebs in South Beach Sunday night and continue the party on a boat Monday. If Beckham doesn’t have a great game this weekend and the Giants don’t win, expect the media and fans to come down hard on him.1 comment
Duke Player Receives Technical For 3rd Tripping, Mom Killed For Gloating, Odell Fined For Sager Cleats
Duke University basketball player Grayson Allen received a technical foul for tripping a player from Elon University. What’s so newsworthy about this incident is it’s his third time tripping an opponent. If you watch the video it’s abundantly clear Allen tripped the player on purpose. Many are upset with Blue Devils Coach, Mike Krzyzewski for not suspending Allen for his unsportsmanlike actions. He called the incident “unacceptable” but so far hasn’t taken any further disciplinary action.
Many are excited by the resurgence of the Dallas Cowboys this season, but in a very bizarre, sick and sad story, the exuberance went too far. On Sunday, a mom in Dallas was celebrating the Cowboys win over Tampa Bay when her stepson became upset over her “gloating” and fatally stabbed her.
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr feels there’s a double standard in how the NFL fines players. He was assessed a $18K fine for wearing colorful cleats (later auctioned for charity) honoring legendary Craig Sager. Odell claims he wasn’t asked to take the cleats off, he just got hit with the fine without warning.3 comments
The Giants defense helped the team hold on for a close win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. The most noteworthy part of the game came in the 2nd quarter when Giant’s receiver Odell Beckham Jr grabbed an 18 yard catch to secure his place in history as the fastest wide receiver to reach 3, 500 yards in only 36 games. Odell became famous in 2014 with one of the greatest catches in history. Giants 21, Bengals 20
The Chicago Bears Alshon Jeffery will be suspended for 4 games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. Jeffrey has had a disappointing season so far (my fantasy team knows that well as we have him as our starting WR) and will need to show massive improvement when he returns on December 12th if he’s looking to make a top salary next season.No comments
Brady Ends Suspension With Big Win, Odell’s Fun With Nets, Dak On Way To Rookie Record, Blue Jays Sweep Rangers
A few highlights from the weekend NFL games:
Tom Brady officially ended his 4 game suspension for deflategate in a big win against the Cleveland Browns (who are now 0-5 and potentially on their 6th quarterback of the season). The team was clearly energized, and Brady did not disappoint by throwing for over 400 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tight end Rob Gronkowski said it best, “Everyone was intense today. Everyone was amped up. Tom always brings the amp-ness to the table. So we were just excited to get back out there, get back on track and get a win.” New England Patriots 33, Cleveland Browns 13.
The New York Giants lost to the Green Bay Packers, but the Giants Odell Beckham Jr seems to be putting his anger issues to rest. All week, sports fans have been talking about his inability to control himself, but on Sunday he appeared calm and happy and even had some fun (after making a beautiful touchd0wn catch) by hugging a kicking net he punched a couple of weeks ago.
Dak Prescott, QB of the Dallas Cowboys, is on his way to setting a rookie record for number of passes without an interception. He currently has 155 passes and needs 8 more to eclipse Tom Brady’s rookie record. Even though Prescott has been performing beyond expectations, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones still maintains injured QB Tony Romo will be the starting QB when he’s healthy. Cowboys RB, Ezekiel Elliott made a big contribution to the game by rushing for 100 yards in his 3rd consecutive game. Dallas Cowboys 28, Cincinnati Bengals 14.
The Toronto Blue Jays swept the Texas Rangers to advance to the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays win marks the first series in Major League Baseball history to end with a walk off run scored via an error. This is the second straight year the Blue Jays advance to the ALCS.
Mets And Giants Wild Card Game, Odell Beckham Jr Unsportsmanlike, Vikings 4-0, Johnny Football Trademark, Super Bowl Goes GAGA
With a 5-3 victory over the Phillies on Saturday, the New York Mets clinched a National League wild card playoff spot against the San Francisco Giants. Even though both teams have the same regular season record, the winner-take-all wild card game will be played at Citi Field because the Mets won the season series over the Giants. Tune in Wednesday night 8:00 pm ET.
The big news from the Monday Night Football game is the NY Giants Odell Beckham Jr’s unsportsmanlike conduct. Odell was charged with a penalty for taunting the Minnesota Vikings Cornerback Xavier Rhodes after Rhodes hit him out of bounds. Odell ended up with a paltry 23 yards for the day and has been criticized by his teammates and the media for letting his emotions get the best of him. On a more positive note, the Minnesota Vikings offense came to play. The Vikings are now 4-0 (only other 4-0 team is the Denver Broncos). What’s most surprising about the Vikings winning season so far is the performance of Sam Bradford. Bradford is a former Heisman Trophy winner who had a mediocre career with the St. Louis Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. The Vikings are also performing without their star running back, Adrian Peterson, who is out until at least December with a torn meniscus. Vikings 24-Giants 10.
In other football news, former Heisman QB Johnny Manziel (who was suspended from the NFL and cut by the Cleveland Browns) and his lawyers filed with the US Patent and Trademark office to protect his nickname, “Johnny Football”. Now that Manziel has been reinstated by the NFL, it’s possible some NFL team may take a chance on the troubled QB and pick him up.
As Lady Gaga wrote on her twitter account, “This year the Super Bowl goes GAGA”, meaning after weeks of speculation, it’s official and she will play in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.1 comment
Drew Brees Record, Lions Win Game, Screaming Weasels Super Bowl Bound, Odell Suspended, Woodson Retiring
On Monday Night Football the Detroit Lions and the New Orleans Saints faced off. Even though both teams have had disappointing seasons and are not playoff bound, Monday night’s matchup was an offensive, high-scoring spectacle. The Saints, quarterback Drew Brees became the 4th quarterback in NFL history to pass 60,000 passing yards (an incredible achievement) but the night belonged to the Lions as they Lions held off a late surge by the Saints to win the game. Detroit 35, New Orleans 27. More importantly, thanks to a solid game by Lions’ receiver Golden Tate, my fantasy team with teammates David and Eric (The Screaming Weasels) is Super Bowl bound taking on the formidable Black and Gold. In order to bring us luck, my son made “Golden Tate” er tots and vowed to eat one every time the Lions receiver touched the ball. He felt a bit sick when he went to bed last night but it was all worth it!
In other football news, the NFL has suspended Odell Beckham for one game due to his abhorrent behavior in Sunday’s game against the Panthers. With Beckham benched, the Giants are in a tough spot in their bid for the playoffs. And, tough luck if you’re are a fantasy football owner and he’s on your team. Many teams (including mine) have their Championship game next weekend and he’s a big asset.
Finally, it looks like another NFL superstar has decided to call it quits at the end of the year. Long time Raiders safety Charles Woodson will retire. Woodson became famous for being the first defensive player in many years to win the Heisman Trophy. He had a stellar career with the Raiders, and then in the prime of his career, won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers. Then, it was back to Oakland, where he opted to play the safety position to elongate his career.No comments
The Carolina Panthers came into New York undefeated to take on the NY Giants. The Giants were determined to rise to the occasion and unseat the Panthers. In the game, the Panthers were crushing the Giants, but late in the 3rd quarter, the Giants launched a 28 point comeback to tie the game with just a little over a minute remaining. Then, Panthers QB and MVP candidate Cam Newton knew it was “Go Time”. He marched the Panthers down the field for a game winning field goal. The Panthers are now a perfect 14-0. Carolina 38, NY Giants 35.
A big story from the game was Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham’s abhorrent behavior. He was throwing punches and cheap shots at Panthers star cornerback Josh Norman the entire game. Beckham almost got tossed from the game and many think he should have been suspended. After the game, Norman said, “It was ridiculous, I think it was personal. He was trying to come at me. I didn’t take nothing personal. I just went out and did my job.”
In Baltimore, the Ravens season is effectively over, but their opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs were quietly making an incredible run. After starting the season a pathetic 1-5, the Chiefs reeled off 7 straight wins. They are now in the playoffs, and are looking for an 8th straight victory. To no surprise, Baltimore posed no threat, and the Chiefs beat them with ease. The Chiefs are red hot at the right time, their defense is turning into a wall, and they are going to be a team that nobody wants to face in the playoffs. Kansas City 34, Baltimore 14.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were expected to easily defeat the Denver Broncos, who were coming off an ugly home loss to the Raiders. The Broncos were ready, however, and came out with a big early lead. You can never count out Big Ben Roethlisberger though and his superstar wide receiver, Antonio Brown. They pulled off an incredible comeback, capped off by a late 23 yard touchdown pass from Big Ben to, of course, Antonio Brown. The Steelers got the win, and are making a run at winning the division. Pittsburgh 34, Denver 27.No comments
In the World Series, it was Game 5 between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets. The Royals led 3-1 and needed to win one more to secure their first World Series title since 1985. Last year, they fell short against the San Francisco Giants. The Mets led early in the game, but a late rally by the Royals sent the game to extra innings. In the 12th, the Royals put up 5 runs, and the Mets found themselves in a huge hole. In the bottom of the 12th, the Royals got the job done on the mound, and sealed their world series victory. The Royals celebrated their first World Series victory in 30 years. Kansas City 7, NY Mets. 2
In the NFL, it seemed as if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were doomed coming into the Georgia Dome to play the Atlanta Falcons. The Bucs had perseverance, however, especially their rookie linebacker Kwon Alexander. Alexander’s brother was killed in a fight this past week, and Alexander said that all his brother wanted was to “see Kwon ball”. And Kwon did just that. He had several incredible defensive plays, including stripping the ball from Falcons star receiver Julio Jones. The Falcons forced an overtime, but the Bucs never quit, and nabbed the upset overtime win. Alexander got the game ball and gave an emotionally tearful victory speech. Tampa Bay 23, Atlanta 20.
In New Orleans, we were treated to a shootout between the Saints and the New York Giants. This was a homecoming game for two Giants’ stars, as both their QB Eli Manning and their wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are Louisiana natives. Manning and Odell they came to play! But… so did Drew Brees. Brees threw for a record-tying 7 TOUCHDOWNS!!! Meanwhile, Manning was right behind him with 6 TOUCHDOWNS!!! It looked like the Giants were headed for the win, but some late penalties put the Saints in field goal range, and Kai Forbath booted the game winner. The Saints celebrate on their home turf. New Orleans 52, NY Giants 49.
Finally, at night, it was the battle of two 6-0 teams. The Green Bay Packers headed to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the ferocious defense of the Broncos. Shockingly, the Broncos were even able to shut down Aaron Rodgers, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The Broncos now move to 7-0, and, it looks like Manning might get another shot at a Super Bowl run — and this year he won’t have to do it all by himself. Denver 29, Green Bay 10.
In college football this weekend, we witnessed one of the craziest plays. The University of Miami was trailing Duke and the game appeared to be over. In the ensuing kickoff return, the Hurricanes lateraled 8 times to score the winning TD. It’s a fun play to watch and would have gone down as one of the greatest plays in college history, but turns out the University of Miami player’s knee was down in addition to a few more errors that were overlooked by the refs. The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended the officiating crew after the game but the results still stand and the University of Miami recorded the win.No comments
In Thursday Night Football, it was the battle of two lowly teams: The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. The Redskins are actually coming off of a win, while the Giants have suffered two last second losses. The Giants needed a victory if they didn’t want their season to completely go down in flames. The game was ugly but the Giants were doing slightly better than the Redskins. The Redskins even fumbled on the goal line instead of scoring a touchdown. In the end, the Giants squeaked by thanks to a decent performance by Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. Don’t count the Giants out just yet — they are starting to look better. NY Giants 32, Washington 21.
In the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers still haven’t finalized a deal with their impressive young power forward, Tristan Thompson. The Cavs and Thompson were quite far apart on their negotiations, but on Thursday, Thompson reduced his ask from a max contract down to $53 million over 3 years. Thompson is integral for the Cavs and with him on the court, they could be the clear favorite to win the title. But that’s a big IF. They are paying way over the payroll tax, but they think he’s worth the money.
Finally, in the NBA, just when you thought Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest Jr before he legally changed his name in 2011) was finished in the NBA, he gets another shot. The Lakers are bringing him back on a one-year deal. They think he still has gas in the tank, and and a figurehead for the young team. Last year, the Lakers had young players running around, but this coming season, Kobe will be back, and now with Metta on the court, the team should have a different feel. A seemingly good move for the Lakers.1 comment
Odell Beckham’s Greatest Catch In History, T.Y. Hilton TD For Baby Girl, RGIII Tough Day, Katy Perry Headline SuperBowl
If you were watching the Giants/Cowboys game Sunday, you witnessed arguably the greatest catch in the history of the game. This one-handed catch by Odell Beckham Jr was truly spectacular. If you didn’t see it live, watch here! Unfortunately the Giants couldn’t get the win but Beckham certainly made a case for rookie of the year. Cowboys 31, Giants 28.
In a touching moment, Indianapolis Colts’ WR, T.Y Hilton scored a touchdown in a promise to his newborn daughter. Hilton was at his daughter’s birth Sunday morning but wanted to get to the game so he could score a TD in her honor. In the third quarter, Hilton caught a 73 yard TD from Andrew Luck. In the endzone, Hilton cradled the football like a newborn and then in interviews after the game, he teared up talking about his baby girl.
Rough day for Washington Redskins’ QB Robert Griffin III (RGIII) against the San Francisco 49ers. Pre-game reports suggested that Redskins’ coach, Jon Gruden would pull RGIII if he didn’t perform. Griffin sustained 5 sacks during the game and only completed 11 of 19 passes for 106 yards. It will be surprising seeing RGIII in the starting job next week. The game was sloppy but the 49ers pulled off the win. 49ers 17, Redskins 13
In other football news, the NFL announced Katy Perry will headline the SuperBowl February 1st in Phoenix, AZ. The NFL continues to cater to the younger generation so expect a dynamic and exciting show.1 comment