#SPORTS! A stellar night in the net and a hat trick from Jaden Schwartz! Yankees down Astros. The NFL makes a decision AND MORE
Thanks to a stellar night in the net and a hat trick from Jaden Schwartz, the Blues picked up a huge 5-2 win against the Blackhawks last night at Scottrade. Schwartz scored the first 2 goals for the Blues. The Blues went up 3-0 after a Tarasenko goal. That was followed up by a Kyle Brodziak goal to make things 4-0. Chicago scored 2 but it was too little too late and Jaden Schwartz scored an empty netter to seal the deal. Tonight, the Blues are in Colorado to take on the Avalanche… puck drops at 8PM.
The New York Yankees downed the Houston Astros 5-0 yesterday at home to take a 3-2 lead in the American League Championship Series. The teams now head to Houston for Game 6 on Friday. The Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Chicago last night for their first win of the National League Championship Series, avoiding elimination as they cut the Dodgers’ lead to 3 games to 1. Game 5 will be played tonight in Chicago.
Tonight on Thursday Night Football…the 5-1 Kansas City Chiefs take on the 2-4 Oakland/Vegas Raiders. Kick off is at 7:25PM on CBS.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said yesterday that the league isn’t changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand, and that doing so wasn’t discussed at the league’s fall meetings. However, he repeated that the NFL and its teams, quote, “believe everyone should stand for the national anthem.” When asked about President Trump’s tweet yesterday morning saying, “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem.” Goodell said there’s nothing unpatriotic about the league, adding, “What we are trying to do is stay out of its politics.”
Retired Olympic medal-winning gymnast McKayla Maroney said yesterday that she was molested for years by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who’s currently in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. He’s also awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging abuse. The now 21-year-old Maroney, who won a team gold and an individual silver on vault at the 2012 Olympics, said in a statement posted on Twitter that the abuse started when she was 13 and continued for the rest of her competitive career. She says Nassar told her when the abuse began that she was receiving, quote, “medically necessary treatment he had been performing on patients for over 30 years.” Maroney is the highest profile gymnast yet to come forward claiming she was abused by Nassar.
The Detroit Pistons kicked off their first season in the new Little Caeser’s Arena last night. And boy oh boy…did NOBODY care. Fans either thought it was show up late to the game night or dress like an empty seat night because it was ugly. To truly see how bad it was you gotta see some pictures. And the start of the second half…yikes…even less people there. And it’s not just that people didn’t show up…they didn’t even SELL many tickets. Before the game, the Pistons reached out to clients offering them 50 tickets to giveaway. Bad news. CHECK EM OUT HERE
If you asked NFL fans who the most overrated quarterback is . . . there would probably be a lot of votes for ELI MANNING, even though he’s won two Super Bowls, which is more than *20* teams have in their whole history. But ESPN polled 155 NFL players, and 14% of them pegged Eli as the most overrated QB. Andrew Luck got the second-most with 11% of the vote, followed by Joe Flacco (10%), Jay Cutler (7%), and Sam Bradford (7%). Here are some other poll results .
1. “Who is the one quarterback you’d not want as a teammate?” Jay Cutler got 42% of the vote . . . followed by Cam Newton (6%) and Philip Rivers (6%).
2. “Which QB do you most want to sack?” Tom Brady got 49% of the vote, followed by Ben Roethlisberger (14%) and Aaron Rodgers (10%). The poll was conducted before Rodgers broke his collarbone after a big hit from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
3. “Which QB talks the most trash?” Cam Newton got 26% of the vote . . . followed by Rivers (24%), Rodgers (17%), and Brady (16%).
4. “Which QB will win the most Super Bowls in the next 10 years?” TOM FREAKIN’ BRADY got 21% of the vote. That’s in the NEXT 10 years . . . so it doesn’t count the five he already has. Brady is 40 years old now, although he’s still at the top of his game. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a close second at 20%, and he’s followed by Rodgers (18%) and Dak Prescott (10%).
5. “Which rookie QB will have the most success in the NFL?” Browns rookie DeShone Kizer got 12% of the vote. But he’s THIRD behind two other guys the Browns passed on: Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, who got 61% of the vote . . . and Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears, who got 18%.