The Day After …

The Day After

So with the Tokyo Summer Olympics having begun , beyond the controversy of the Japanese government making the decision to have no members of the public be in attendance for any of the events , has created a scenario unlike any other previously held Summer Olympic event hosted in recent history . If that wasn’t enough , we also have several high-profiled athletes not in attendance for the Games as well as their being several historic results and some surprising ones The US Men’s Basketball Team suffered an embarrassing a they fell to n France in the opening game within their group.

Kevin Durant is seen here with the US Flag adorning his upper body after the NBA star led Team USA to their fourth straight Olympic Gold Medal in Men’s Basketball . The team defeated France to win the title .

Men’s Head Coach Gregg Popovich has often said the players were in need of a wake up call and that has been very clear, given that this was the third defeat suffered by the team over their last five games . Far be it for me to suggest still remains the favorites to win Olympic Gold , but from where I sit this team may well struggle should they make it out of the group phase .

Simone Biles , now considered the greatest female gymnast in US history has withdrawn from the competition , with the Women’s Team having failed to successfully defend their team Gold Medal with their having lost out to Russia this time around Biles withdrew from the All Round Competition , citing health issues and undue stress . Yet many believe the real reason she withdrew stemmed from the fact judges had began to penalize her routines , because she was so much better than her opponents at the international level. Luckily , for Team USA in the All Round Competition the gold medalist was an American , with Sunisa Lee . This competition and the jingoism often associated with the Olympics seems synonymous with what’s deemed as patriotism. We now have the issue of their being false sense of security of false patriotism and racism being exhibited .

In this COVID sound world , we have the issue of non appearance of fans for these events. These games have not proven to be a ratings’ extravaganza for NBC, even though billions was spent for the broadcast rights here in America. It is hard to create excitement when many of the venues are sparsely attended for the events , especially for the most popular ones . No doubt NBC will seek to recoup potential losses , with their seeking to resell and rebroadcast elements of their coverage through their various services.

The off-season insanity of the NBA continues , with their being more excitement surrounding the trades taking place along with the signing of free agents. Veteran , Carmelo Anthony has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers , where he will play alongside close friend LeBron James . Also joining Anthony in Los Angeles will be seasoned point guard Russell Westbrook. Given the Playoff Run of the Lakers ended so disappointingly , it was understandable why GM Rob Pelinka and Head Coach Frank Vogel decided to make these moves .

Not to be left out of the equation the New York Knicks signed Kemba Walker , providing them with quite a formidable starting unit . With that being said, it is becoming increasingly difficult in believing or seeing them take down the likes of the Milwaukee Bucks as the reigning NBA champions , much less their being good enough to take on the best that the Eastern Conference has to offer or the rest of the NBA for that matter.

Say what you will , but the MLB season has began to heat up . The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to make a successful defense of their World Series’ title . As one of the highest paid teams in all of baseball. It has to be said that the front office is now intent on taking on all of the identical traits once associated when it came to the New York Yankees and their willingness to pay exorbitant salaries . Over their last ten games , the most impressive team in all of baseball has been the Philadelphia Phillies having gone 5-0 with their win streak, but nowhere as impressive with 8-2 shot . The Phillies for their part will begin a weekend schedule against the New York Mets , whereas the Dodgers are due to face the Los Angeles Angels . That series could prove to be very enthralling for both teams.

So the mandatory OTA’s (Organized training activities) have began within the NFL and the story on everyone’s mind seems to be the impending future of Green Bay Packers’ starting quarterback , Aaron Rodgers and the likelihood of his remaining with the team and signing a long term contract . As the salaries continue to escalate along with the incentives by way of the contracts for the league’s quarterbacks . It has to be said that the general managers around the NFL seem to have lost their way even with regard to the salary cap .

Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills is the latest quarterback in the NFL , having signed a lucrative deal with a guaranteed six figure sum . Whether or not Allen can fulfill the potential based on just one year , where he got the Bills into the postseason remains to be seen. The team will begin their preseason schedule with their preseason opener against the Detroit Lions . While Josh Allen seeks to prove himself , we also have Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens seeking to up the ante by way of a new deal . I am sure his agents will. have that in mind based on Allen’s contract. Jackson’s mother Felicia Jones just happens to be his agent and manager. The front office of the Ravens will be hard pressed to seemingly franchise-tag the player, while hoping to provide him with a lucrative long term contract . Jackson for his part will be hoping that he can lead this Ravens’ team to deep postseason run , but preferably as divisional champion , than a wildcard entrant even with the regular season moving to a seventeen-game schedule for the 2021 season .

I’ve never been enamored with the Dallas Cowboys , their opinionated fans or that of their team owner and de-facto General Manager Jerry Jones. This has been a franchise which hasn’t not achieved anything of note by way of a deep postseason run in over two decades . Yet year in and year out , Jerry Jones tries to convince us all that his team is the one to beat. Jones has a shrewd business acumen , but beyond that he’s simply not that great in assessing talent or putting it on the field of play. In their preseason opener , albeit that the team played a number of their second and third stringers, their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers indicated a great deal to me. I can only hope that the Cowboys are able to overcome the loss and prove to us that they’re capable of winning the Superbowl .

Peyton Manning will be inducted in the Hall of Fame in Canton , Ohio . Manning will be part of a distinguished group of stars who made a name for themselves in the NFL .

I for one hope that in the coming months, the sports’ stories will be one, which will provide a great deal of news for the ever discerning fan.

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  1. The Dallas Mavericks have made it their mission to make their All Star forward , Luka Doncic . the face of their franchise moving ahead. It’s clear that team owner Mark Cuban loves the player and what he’s brought to the team by way of his play.. Doncic three years into his career has excelled beyond the Mavericks’ wildest dreams and it’s with good reason why he was offered a max five-year contract of $207 million which average out to $41.4 million a year . By comparison, a four year player such as the Sixers’ Ben Simmons is still learning the nuances of the NBA game , the shape of an NBA basketball and what he’s actually meant to do with it .

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  2. With Albert Pujols having joined the Los Angeles Dodgers , it will be interesting to see what this veteran All Star can add to this team as they seek to make a successful defense of their World Series’ title. There is enough firepower on this team by way of offense , pitching and defense. Within the NL West over the past few weeks have been playing catch-up with their erstwhile rivals the San Francisco Giants within the division. Both teams are in action over the course of this weekend . San Francisco will meet the Oakland A’s .

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  3. Well the NFL Preseason schedule has began with all of the aplomb one would come to expect . Though we will be approaching a new regular formatted season with all teams playing seventeen regular season games . It will be interesting to see how the teams fare over an extra game schedule .

    If there is one team with something to prove, then it has to be the Dallas Cowboys , whose wish to sign prized quarterback Dak Prescott to rather menial contract , give rise to the fact team owner , Jerry Jones doesn’t seem to be entirely convinced that Prescott is the player needed to lead this franchise to another Superbowl .

    The Cowboys at 0-2 will have their third final game of their preseason schedule against the Houston Texans .

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  4. The final games of the NFL Preseason took place without any great hitches , but it would appear that the league hierarchy as led by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will mandate that all playing staff and coaching staff must follow the guidelines as it relates to the protocols with regard to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and how it has affected the teams during this preseason.

    Week one of the regular season will begin in earnest on the 9th September , as the defending Superbowl champions led by sefven time Superbowl winner , Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , as they face the Dallas Cowboys . This will be a match-up of NFC rivals , with both teams seeking to prove their merits .


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    and Trevor Lawrence , two young quarterbacks will be seeking to lead their respective teams to regular season opening victories in week one . Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals will be meeting the Minnesota Vikings , while the Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Houston Texans .

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  5. Miguel Cabera has joined a select group of players to have hit five hundred career home runs within Major League Baseball . Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers have struggled as of late , in seeking to maintain a presence within the AL Central , while also seeking a postseason berth within the American League (AL) for this season . Over their last ten games the Tigers have posted a 4-6 record , which is far from impressive . Cabrera and the Tigers have just finished a weekend schedule against the Toronto Blue Jays . With the month of August coming into focus , it has to be said that the Tigers will need to have a terrific September if they’re to be seen as real contenders within the American League . Detroit will be in action on Monday evening against the Minnesota Twins , in a make up game postponed from the 16th July . To round out the month , the Tigers will be facing the Oakland A’s in a game being played at Comerica Park in Detroit , Michigan . It will be interesting to see how Cabrera and his teammates fare against another league rival in this contest .

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  6. Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay seem to be well on their way to sealing up the AL East divisional crown and with it another postseason appearance . Cash operating with a team which has one of the lowest payrolls in all of baseball and with a front office which continues to be frugal in every way expected . The Rays will be in action today as part of their weekend series against the Minnesota Twins in a game being played at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg , Tampa , Florida . The Rays’ home record as been an impressive one . Today’s game will feature opposing pitchers , will be Andrew Albers of the Twins , as he faces Chris Archer of the Rays . Archer and his teammates among the pitching depth chart are one of the primary reasons behind the team’s success this season along with the production of the offense. It will be interesting to see how the Rays over the remainder of their schedule and what their record might well be .

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  7. In what was an unprecedented move Bill Belichick made the announcement that veteran quarterback , Cam Newton and that his dismissal had nothing at all with the Coronavirus protocols put in place by the league hierarchy . Many will find that hard to believe , given the fact Newton had fallen afoul of those very same rules put in place. Now the Patriots’ coaching staff and front office are trying to convince all that rookie quarterback Mac Jones is now capable of leading this New England Patriots’ team to a winning record , while seeking to remain dominant within the AFC East division . During this off-season , the Patriots made some mystifying moves, with the departure of Sony Michel as well as Newton . Cap space asides , the Patriots , I believe will have some serious issues this season, given the difficulty of their regular season schedule .

    Beyond the departure of Cam Newton the New England Patriots also cut Brian Hoyer fr5m the team’s roster leaving them exceedingly thin at the quarterback position on this team .

    Heading into this season , I believe that this might well be the weakest team put on a field by Bill Belichick during his well revered coaching career. As impressive as their regular season might well have been having gone 3-0, you cannot put your faith of the preseason within the NFL .

    In week one of the regular season the New England Patriots are due to meet the Miami Dolphins in a game which pits divisional rivals against each other .

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  8. I’ll say this for the Los Angeles Lakers , as a franchise and their erstwhile wish to remain relevant , Their wish to go after any major free agent during the off-season seems to have everyone asking , are they now seeking to buy their way to championship , than seeking to develop talent from within the organization ? Having acquired Russell Westbrook , there rumors circulating rumors that GM Rob Pelinka is not ready to continue acquiring new players to bolster the existing roster. When it’s all said done, the Lakers will enter this season with one of the oldest rosters in the entire NBA . Leading the way will be the veteran experience of LeBron James , as he seeks to cement his legacy as one of the premiere players of his generation .

    James and the Los Angeles Lakers will begin their season with a number of preseason games before starting their regular season schedule , with their season opener being against the Golden State Warriors on the 19th October , 2021 .

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  9. Shoehi Ohtani is having the type of season not seen from a player in several years with the Japanese player reminding us of the player Ichiro Suzuki was at the height of his career. The Angels for their part have struggled throughout much of the season and their weekend series against the Texas Rangers was proof that fact . Ohtani and the Angels will be in action today when the team faces the Texas Rangers at home , Angels Ballpark .

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  10. Of all the Head Coaches which the Dallas Cowboys have had at the reins over the last twenty five years , I am coming to the conclusion that Mike McCarthy might be the worst of the bunch . In the Cowboys’ season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the leadership of Tom Brady , the team succumbed to more of Brady’s heroics as he led the Buccaneers to an opening season victory. McCarthy and his coaching staff were simply devoid of any ingenuity and the players simply showed themselves to be inept on all fronts during this game . I truly believe that the NFC East as a division might just be among the worst in the entire NFL .

    In week two , both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys will be in action . Dallas will face the Los Angeles Chargers in what should prove to be a very interesting game for Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescottt . Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be facing the Atlanta Falcons at home in a divisional contest .

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  11. In one of the more unexpected results during the first week of this NFL season the New Orleans Saints surprisingly beat the Green Bay Packers with a great deal of ease with the margin of victory being all the more surprising , with Jameis Winston having perhaps the best game of his career as he led the Saints with 38-3 lopsided victory .

    Winston’s performance might well have had one the best performances among the quarterbacks on display during week one . In week two , it will be interesting to see how the Saints fare when they face the Carolina Panthers on the road .

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  12. Mac Jones will have a great deal to prove if he’s to lead this New England Patriots’ team which already has suffered their first loss of the season , having fallen to the Miami Dolphins in a rather lackluster contest. Suffice to say this game was long gone from the days when Tom Brady was allowed to have his way with the Dolphins . In week two the Patriots are due to face the New York Jets in what will be an conference and divisional contest .

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  13. This MLB season has been a memorable one in so many ways. The Tampa Bay Rays are now looking to fortify their hold on the AL East as well having the best record in the American League . The Rays’ next ten games for this Rays’ team should tell us a great deal about the players and most notably team manager Kevin Cash and his coaching staff .

    Up next for the Rays will be a game against the Detroit Tigers . The opposing pitchers will be Tyler Alexander of the Tigers against Dietrich Enns of the Rays .

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  14. Mike Trout has been shutdown for the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels’ season , with the player on the cusp of achieving several club records . With that being said , it has been left been left to Shohei Ohtani to provide some respite for the Angels this season . Ohtani could very well win the AL MVP as well as the AL Cy Young this season , given his accomplishments for the Angels . It seems unlikely that he will win both awards . but one cannot deny what he’s been able to achieve this season for the franchise .

    Up next for the Angels will be a game against the Oakland A’s which will be played at Angels Ballpark in Anaheim , California . On the mound for this game are starting pitchers , Cole Irvin of the A’s against Jhonathan Diaz of the Angels .

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  15. Week three of the College Football Season , with several teams now looking to make up for lost time and their national standing . Among the unbeaten teams we have the national champions , Alabama coached by Nick Saban . Alabama’s next game will see them in action against Florida (Gators) in what is likely to be one of the top games of the day as well as within the SEC (Southeast Conference) .

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  16. This has not been one of the better years for the New York Yankees , with several of their players struggling with injuries , and inconsistent play on both sides of the ball. It cannot be an inspiring situation for the managerial staff , much less the heralded front office led by GM Brian Cashman , with the Steinbrenner family also in close contact. Baseball’s most profitable and valuable franchise remains a constant within the game , albeit a lack of success having not won a World Series title in well over a decade.

    This team has several players on extraordinarily lucrative contracts , making several of them among the highest paid players in the game . Struggling to compete within the AL East , where the Tampa Bay Rays seem on the verge of winning their first divisional title in several years. It has to be said a great deal more was expected of this Yankees’ team over the course of this season ., This weekend the New York Yankees will be in action as part of a weekend series when they face the Cleveland Indians , where the opposing pitchers will be Aaron Civale of the Indians against Luis Gil of the Yankees .

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  17. In what turned out to be the best game of the day during week two of this NFL Season , we saw two League MVP’s in Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs put on a rare display of quarterback prowess not often seen in the NFL . The Ravens would out-duel the Chiefs , winning an exciting game by a one-point margin , 36-35 . This was Jackson’s first victory over the Chiefs , with his having faced the team on four different occasions .

    Elsewhere the Miami Dolphins were on the wrong side of a pummeling from Buffalo Bills , who pounded the Dolphins , 35-0 . Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left the game with an injury , leaving the team far from being competent enough to mount any sort of comeback .

    At what point will the coaching staff of the Houston Texans realize that they cannot contniue to punish DeShaum Watson his continued egal issues ? With starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor having sustained an injury. they continue mitigate the chance of Watson entering at any point during this season. If it still Watson’s intent to continue with his quest for a trade , then this chapter could get far more unsavory than anyone could ever have imagined. .

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  18. Far be it for me to suggest , but given what we’ve seen from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , but this team is just as good as last season , especially during their postseason foray on their way to winning another Superbowl , the second of the franchise’s history . Tom Brady is now playing at a level not seen from a player of his age. At a 2-0 start this will be a tough season for the team and how they proceed . In week three the Buccaneers will face the Los Angeles Rams on the road in a game which should prove to be quite entertaining . The last three meetings between these have seen to the pointy pony /where Tom Brady has seven times t yewo

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  19. Now that the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to buy their way to another NBA title , after a rather innocuous postseason appearance in the last NBA Playoffs . One has to ask whom, within the front office seems to be in charge ? Is it actually GM Rob Pelinka or members of the Buss family , led by Jeanie Buss ? It seems nothing is being spared to keep LeBron James happy , as the franchise assembles a highly paid roster of what’s becoming journeyed veterans and youngsters. Far be it for me to suggest , but when the likes of Dwight Howard , DeAndre Jordan , Rajon Rondo , as well as Carmelo Anthony are now part of your roster, questions have to be asked. From my own perspective , Frank Vogel is not that great a coach , albeit that his coaching staff has some proven pedigree.

    The addition of Russell Westbrook provides the Lakers with additional offensive firepower, but also with his arrival , comes the matter of another ego driven player who doesn’t often like to defer.

    The Lakers season will begin in earnest with their preseason , before heading into the regular season beginning on the 19th October , 2021. Their regular season opener will see the Lakers face the Golden State Warriors in a game which could tell us a great deal about both of these Southwest Division teams within the Western Conference .

    Reigning NBA champions , the Milwaukee Bucks will be seeking to make a successful defense of their NBA title . They will begin their regular season schedule against the Brooklyn Nets

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  20. The New York Yankees were routed in the wild card round of this postseason by divisional rivals the Boston Red Sox . The score of 6-2 was a true reflection of the real frailties of this Yankees’ team . Another postseason debacle wherein . one the league’s highest paid teams has absolutely nothing to show for their efforts in 2021. If that were not enough , perhaps their best player , Aaron Judge could very well be leaving the franchise if he and the front office cannot come to an agreement over a new new contract. Judge is being paid a mere pittance in comparison to several of his teammates . Though not due to become a free agent until 2023 , Aaron Judge would become a desirable commodity to any team willing to pay him accordingly .

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  21. Week five of the College Football Season begins in earnest as of Thursday , 7th October , with the vast majority of the week’s schedule taking place on Saturday , 9th October . Alabama remains unbeaten and the top ranked team in the nation , as well being preeminent within the SEC this season . Nick Saban and his Crimson Tide coaching staff will have the team prepared when they face Texas A & M .

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  22. Week five of the College Football (FBS) Season and the results are almost in . To date teams have performed admirably along with the players. Alabama (5-0) now seems to have a fight on their hands in their game against Texas AM , who lead their opponent 31-27 , midway through the fourth quarter . The rankings are likely to change with the Georgia Bulldogs taking over the top spot from the now defeated Alabama .

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  23. Sunday, 10th October and it’s Week Four of the NFL regular season schedule , Early game results are now in . The Seattle Seahawks will be without their starting quarterback , Russell Wilson , who’s likely to miss as many eight weeks , as he undergoes surgery. This decision was made jointly by the player , the coaching staff , in agreement with the front office . In Wilson’s place , Geno Smith will take the helm to steer the team until Wilson’s return. I’d like to believe that Smith can lead the Seahawks with great aplomb . but his career statistics and play would suggest otherwise.

    In week five , Smith and the Seahawks will be in action against the Los Angeles Rams at home in a game being played at Century Link Field in Seattle , Washington .

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  24. We have now moved on to the divisional round of the MLB Postseason where there is everything to play for . The Tampa Bay Rays are in a series against divisional rivals the Boston Red Sox , with it being currently tied at one game apiece (1-1) . Game three is currently underway at Fenway Park , in Boston , Massachusetts , where the opposing pitchers are Drew Rasmussen of the Rays against Nathan Eovaldi of the Red Sox .

    Current reigning World Series champions the Los Angeles Dodgers are facing the San Francisco Giants in what is sure to turn out to be a fascinating series in more ways than one .

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  25. Week five results are now in within the NFL and the divisional standings are beginning to show a clear rationale with regard to the teams’ records . The Arizona Cardinals (5-0) are the only unbeaten team in the NFL after week five . Cardinals’ starting quarterback , Kyler Murray is proving to be a very good young quarterback . In week six , Murray and the Cardinals will be facing the Cleveland Browns , where Kyler Murray will also be facing his former college teammate and opposing quarterback , Baker Mayfield .

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  26. Things now seem to be spiraling out of control for the Brooklyn Nets and the animus building between the franchise and their player, Kyrie Irving , whose refusal to take a COVID vaccine test , in spite of the league hierarchy mandating that all playing and personnel staff do so . This protocol also has the approval of the NBPA (union) . Already , Irving has sat out all of the Nets’ preseason games and likely to miss their entire regular season . The franchise has sat Irving for all of their preseason games . The prevailing thought is the front office led by GM Sean Marks may well seek to offload the point guard , while possibly having to eat the bulk of his salary for this upcoming season . If Irving does forfeit playing this season, then he will lose in excess of $35 million in salary

    Steve Nash the Head Coach of the Brooklyn Nets has yet to issue a formal statement concerning Kyrie Irving , neither has Sean Marks of team owner Joseph Tsai , the billionaire tech mogul . Brooklyn’s regular season opener will see the team face the Milwaukee Bucks on the 19th October .

    The Los Angeles Lakers with their aging roster of veterans as a team will be seeking to overcome last season’s debacle of the NBA Playoffs .

    LeBron James and his teammates will open up their schedule this season against the Golden State Warriors . We’re likely to see the return of the Warriors’ Klay Thompson for this game .

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  27. The NLDS match up between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants is turning out to be a terrific series, while offering compelling baseball from both teams. With the series tied at two games apiece (2-2) , the series’ deciding game five will take place tonight , with the Giants hosting the eliminator ,

    The Atlanta Braves had made it to another NLCS contest having defeated the Milwaukee Brewers . The Braves for their part have been playing some great baseball. I believe that Atlanta is more than capable of dealing with whomever their opponent might be in the NLCS .

    The Dodgers as the reigning World Series’ champions are in for tough route and they will truly have to prove themselves as to be the best team in the National League and Major League Baseball .

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  28. We enter the midpoint of the College Football Season and it now looks as if Alabama will have a tough time in seeking to make a successful defense of their national title. Their loss to Texas A&M has left them still among to the top ten teams in the nation . Alabama will be in action when they face Mississippi State .

    Georgia currently ranked number one and unbeaten will be on the field against Kentucky in what is sure to be a very exciting game .

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  29. Far be it for me to suggest , but with each passing moment the year for the Philadelphia Eagles just seems to be getting worst by the minute . The team is now reliant on the play-making abilities of quarterback Jalen Hurts , Not content that also ,m GM Howie Roseman decided <a href=https:// that it would be best to trade tight end Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals for Tay Cowan and a fifth round draft pick from the 2022 NFL Draft . Whether or not this was done as a cost cutting exercise further proves that this franchise is bereft of intelligence within the fron office with team owner Jeff Lurie seeming content to rest on his laurels of a Superbowl less than two years ago.

    Trading Zach Ertz makes absolutely no sense , but it’d be even harder to think that the Eagles’ fans are incapable of logic. In their next game , the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the Las Vegas Raiders

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  30. As we have now advanced to the League Championship Series’ stage of the MLB Postseason . The respective series should prove to be very entertaining on all levels . The Houston Astros (3-2) are just one victory away from making their second World Series’ appearance in the last five years. Should they be victorious , then it would surely wipe away many of the claims made against the franchise with regard to cheating. For the most part the Boston Red Sox (2-3) have failed to meet expectations in this series .

    In the NLCS , the Atlanta Braves have taken a 2-1 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers .

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  31. Opening Night of the NBA Season for 2021-22 and there were a number of games on the schedule . One of interest had the Los Angeles Lakers facing divisional rivals the Golden State Warriors . The Warriors would triumph in the contest with a victory over the Lakers . In another of the games played the Milwaukee Bucks prevailed over the Brooklyn Nets .

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  32. The 2021 World Series is almost at hand, but for the moment we are now dealing with the League Championship Series’ match-ups , with the Atlanta Braves leading the Los Angeles Dodgers , 3-2 and just a victory away from making their first World Series’ appearance in more than two decades. In the ALCS , the Houston Astros are in a similar position as the Braves , with their leading the Boston Red Sox by a similar margin in their series .

    After a lackluster season , the New York Yankees are likely to be making some major moves during the off-season , looking to pick up some high priced and productive free agents . One such player on their never ending shopping list might well be Cory Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers or quite possibly Carlos Correia of the Houston Astros .

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  33. Tom Brady once again breaking records as he threw his 600th career touchdown pass , with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers annihilating them Chicago Bears in a rout. Mike Evans was the lucky recipient with the pass . The NFC South as a division has now become a one horse race. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the Buccaneers’ season plays out for the remainder of 2021 .

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