Here we are again, after a week of prepping for the NHL season, and two weeks into the start of the NBA season, the NFL season is in high gear, the regular MLB season is drawing to a close and the race to the World Championship is almost ready to be kicked off.
This time of year is a sports lover’s paradise.
Let’s start with the NFL. The first week of the regular season was a lot of fun to watch. A bunch of games fell on the wire.
The Steelers and Bengals was an electric game, with the Bengals getting the worse half. A muffled shot on the extra point blocked the kick and then the Steelers won in overtime. What a crazy turn of events.
The defending Super Bowl champion Rams looked like a bowling alley football team against Josh Allen Bells.
Matt Stafford’s arm looked like wet pool noodles. He only got me 7 fantasy points, so now we and I are cheering.
He only threw the ball to Cooper Kupp and got 31 points from him, but with that, 7 points won’t cut Stafford, I’m going to need you to do better, or I’m going to do James Winston.
Speaking of James Winston, he looked very good in his first game after being injured in the AFC Champions League, which led to the Saints’ victory over the Falcons.
It’s crazy that the Falcons still don’t have a clue how to maintain the lead even after blowing them up which led to Bates in the Super Bowl.
Another bright spot in that game, Michael Thomas came back and didn’t miss a beat, explaining why he’s still a top-notch receiver.
The last thing about the NFL I want to talk about is the Broncos and Seahawks game.
Russell Wilson, how are you going to let your old team beat you like that?
Jeno Smith, props to you because I’m sure everyone forgot you were still in the league before this game, but holy hell I would have never guessed that Jeno Smith would beat Russell Wilson.
Wilson played nothing bad by no means, it’s just a ‘curse’ moment because he wanted to leave to go to an opponent and then lost his opponent to the team he left.
It’s funny how the world works like that sometimes.
Also, I think Jenno Smith might have had the coldest quote ever, “They crossed me out, but I never wrote again.”
This might be the hardest post-game quote and I guarantee we’ll hear it in a rap song in six months.
in MLB. The regular season is coming to a close here, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say I think the Dodgers are the favorites to win the World Series, but it looks like a handful of other teams are poised for a post-season run.
The Houston Astros always seem to make their way there, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they were there again.
Albert Pujols is only 2 from breaking the 700 in his career and I’m sure if he gets another one, shooters will just start feeding him pitches in the middle so he can get it.
Baseball sounds like a sport that would allow a man as well respected as the Pujols to reach that feat.
On a less disturbing note, I feel bad for Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.
Two of the most exciting baseball players in baseball are lost on the damned angels.
what a shame.
Like Trout has done the playoffs once in his entire career, Ohtani hasn’t made the playoffs in his career yet. I get that they are still in their prime and have a lot of years to come, but come on now, give them some help.
The NHL and NBA haven’t made much noise in the past two weeks due to the start of training camps and focus on next season. But, two NHL signings took place before training camps.
Evan Rodriguez signed Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.
Not really a crazy signature to me.
He’s coming off a solid season last year with Pens, and he’s giving Avs good deep points.
Another signature was Tyler Mott to the Ottawa Senators. Once again, another deep signature before training camp.
The Sens has had a busy case this year and has a very different look than previous years, so this year it might actually be worth paying attention to.
The last two weeks of the NHL’s off-season have consisted of teams locking up their young stars in long-term deals or older guys getting one-year deals that “prove it”.
Nothing too crazy.
Hot Dog Boy, Phil Kessel, is in Vegas now, so that must be a comedic for fans and JT Miller will be collecting a fat salary from the Canucks for the next seven years.
This will take him into retirement.
NBA – Wisdom He was as calm as a mouse.
Dennis Schroeder signed a one-year deal with the Lakers. But other than that, the situation was very calm. The only real hype I’ve seen lately is players complaining about their 2K ratings, which is funny to be honest.