Monday Night Football Thriller in Los Angles

The Monday Night football game between the Chiefs and Rams lived up to the hype. Rams squeaked out a 3 point victory of the Chiefs in Los Angles. This match broke the Monday Night record for most total points scored in a game and the 3rd most points in NFL history at 105.

It is rare that a game with this much hype lives up to it’s billing but this one sure did. Teams combined for 1000 yards of total offense. This game had it all, explosive plays, defensive TD’s, lead changes and a ton of points scored.

Mahomes was brilliant at times and then at times showed his inexperience forcing throws in the 4th quarter. Mahomes who set single game records highs in Passing yards (478) and TD passes  (6) showed why everyone is so excited about his potential.

Goff also had a brilliant game throwing for over 400 yards with 4 TD passes was methodical with throws. Gurley was none existent in the 1st half but had a strong second half.

I can say this much the NFL is in good hands with Mahomes and Goff.

 

 

Yankees Acquire James Paxton from the Mariners

The New York Yankees have made their first splash of the offseason season, trading for the Mariners James Paxton. The Bombers trade three prospects headlined by Justus Sheffield.

Paxton, a hard throwing lefty, will bolster the starting rotation that already includes Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka. The trade for Paxton doesn’t come without a risk, as Paxton has never thrown over 200 innings or gone more than 28 starts in a season. Paxton has tremendous upside if he can stay healthy and gives the Yankees another power pitcher.

In return the Mariners get Justus Sheffield, the Yankees left-handed prize prospect, who has top end rotation stuff but is not ready for majors. The M’s also acquire Erik Swanson a righty who was out of options in the Yankees organization and outfielder Dom Thompson.

Does this trade by the Mariners signify a re-build is underway? Are there more trades in Mariners future?

Good trade by both sides and we will see in a few years who really won this trade.

What are your thoughts on the trade?

Snell and deGrom are the 2018 AL and NL Cy Young Award Winners

Congratulations to Ian Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays and Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets for winning the AL and NL Cy young awards. Both pitchers are more than deserving of winning these awards.

Ian Snell was the reason why the Rays were in contention for a Wild card spot in the American League until the last 8 games of the year. Also what he accomplished with this team that was gutted prior to the start of the season was truly amazing.

Jacob deGrom season was probably the most bizarre season in the history of the game getting almost zero run support every time be took the bump. Glad to see the writers looked past the wins and losses and recognized this award is not an MVP award but the best pitcher award.

 

Ronald Acuna, Shohei Ohtani Win Rookie Of The Year Awards

MLB is starting to roll out it’s 2018 awards. The first major award is the AL and NL rookie of the year awards. In the American League Shohei Ohtani come home with ROY award and in National League Ronald Acuna Jr. wins.

Both players had exceptional rookie years. One doing it from both sides Pitching and Hitting while the ther just took over the NL by storm and hit everything that was pitched to him. Congrats to both.

Does Le’Veon Bell sign his tender???

Does Le’Veon Bell sign his franchise tender by 11/13 at 4pm EST? What if he doesn’t sign, does the 2nd franchise tender carry over to 2019? This type of holdout hasn’t been seen before so how does the league handle this. The language in the rules from Article 10 Section (a) states:

“If any Franchise Player does not play in the NFL in a League Year, his Prior Team shall have the right to designate such player as a Franchise Player or a Transition Player the following League Year, if such designation is otherwise available to the Team, except that the applicable Tender must be made and any 120% Tender shall be measured from the Player’s Prior Year Salary.”

If Bell doesn’t play how does it work? Is it possible he gets a raise on the tender? Stay tuned for this one NFL fans it is going to be a wild ride.

What are your thoughts?

Who’s on the NFL hot seat?

So we are now through 9 weeks of the 2018 NFL season, how many NFL Head Coach’s are on the hot seat? Bowles (NYJ), Garrett (DAL), Joesph (DEN), Koetter (TPA), and perhaps McCarthy (GB)???

I think all of the above plus Harbaugh (BAL) and even perhaps Shurmer (NYG). It will for sure be busy offseason for NFL GM’s

Do you agree? Post your thoughts in the comments section.