This is for all of those believers in Elon Musk and their belief that he’s above reproach. From the get go, Elon Musk’s ambitions towards Twitter had nothing at all to be do with being altruistic or his seeking to improve the well being of the company . In the words of Wall Street movie character Gordon Gekko ” Greed is Good “.
Unfortunately, Musk is not only ethically challenged, but many of his business practices would actually put Gordon Gekko to shame. I’m waiting to see if the supposed investigation of Elon Musk by the Federal Trade Commission and Securities & Exchange Commission will come to anything of note .
Musk broke SEC guidelines concerning his build up of stock, before launching his unsolicited $44.1 billion bid for Twitter. Since the story broke, more than $15 billion has been wiped off the value of Twitter .
Elon Musk is going to be sued by a litany of Twitter shareholders for stock price manipulation . He’s been playing by his own set of rules for years and many Wall Street firms have often joined him willingly for the ride, because they know they’re going to make money unscrupulously. Elon Musk is this era’s version of Gordon Gekko.
If Martha Stewart can be found guilty and imprisoned in a federal facility for having made a $110,000 profit from the use of insider trading , then Elon Musk should be facing some serious charges for having broken SEC guidelines and his failing to notify the SEC of his build up of stock in Twitter, once he’d purchased more than 5 percent of the company. He went to purchase another 11 % of the company and netted more than $347 million on paper , pre-tax profit .
Now that Elon Musk has placed his take-over bid on hold, claiming that Twitter has been using bots to drive up the volume of content on the social media platform. It will be interesting to see if he will drop his bid for the company altogether . If he chooses to do so , then he’d have a heavy price to pay , because of the financing arranged in conjunction with his investment partners. That cost could be in excess of $1 billion, due to the structure of the capital raised . Elon Musk is the consummate snake oil salesman .
The belief is that Joe Burrow will improve this upcoming seasom season along with his teammates . The schedule for the 2022 NFL regular season has yet to be officially released , but there are likely to be several interesting games. It should be fulfilling season with vested parties entirely determined for a long postseason run, aiming to win the Superbowl.
Brady entering his 21st season will be looking to win his eighth Super Bowl. I firmly believe, that Tom Brady has a slim chance of winning , but given his age and the fact that the Buccaneers
have done little to really bolster their roster , they may well not be seen as prederermined favorites.
Much is expected of this young quarterback and the fact of the matter is , starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is now on the downside of a very good career. It could take at least three or four years before we see the best of Trey Lance.
I seriously doubt that the fans of the 49ers are willing to wait that long , while the front office will have to pay Trey Lance a great deal of money. All the optimism in the world cannot hide the fact GM Jon Lynch drafted the wrong quarterback during the 2021 NFL Draft .
We’re being preyed upon like beasts of burden . Let’s make one thing clear , neither the GOP or Democrats actually care about black people. Joe Biden has already proven that point . He’s cut $45 billion worth of funding for HBCU’s and somehow can then promise $40 billion towards rebuilding the Ukraine ?
Left to right , JoeBiden, Greg Abott and Beto O’Rourke.
Now bear in mind that money promised to the Ukraine doesn’t include military armament aid already being provided. Black people will continue to be shat upon by both Democrats and Republicans at both the state and national levels of government .
Foreground , Ted Cruz and seen rear, Greg Abbott.
Personally, I don’t need to be reminded that it was Republicans who claim they laid the groundwork for slaves to be granted their freedom. Last I looked , was it not part of the Constitution which considered us (black people) not even deemed full human beings ? Even more dangerous, idiot black people who still believe we’ve nothing to fear , racism no longer exists in America and that the justice system is also in fact equitable for all.
Governor Greg Abbott is just as dangerous as Donald Trump . The Texas State Republican Party might as well be marching around with the Swastika emblem as it’s own personal badge of honor and the same can be said of State Democrats within Texas.
Need we be reminded that Greg Abbott and fellow Republican , Senator Ted Cruz attended an NRA rally in Houston , Texas , where the keynote speaker was Donald Trump ? Let that sink In for a few seconds. Yet I’m meant to the think that both Abbott and Cruz are able to feel the pain the victims’ families ? Both are great admirers of the NRA and need we be reminded that the state of Texas has among the least restrictive gun control laws in the entire country ?
The state of Texas really has nothing to offer. Beto O’Rourke as the presumed Democratic Party challenger to Greg Abbott in the gubernatorial race isn’t that much of an upgrade over Abbott , were he to win . O’Rourke’s Presidential campaign was one long walking nightmare of real incompetence.
Beto O’Rourke is a poor man’s version of John F Kennedy and Gary Hart all rolled into one.
The tragic incident which took place at an elementary school in Ubarverde , Texas is merely another in a long line of mass shooting incidents that is there to remind us there more things change , the more they remain the same . Six or even eighteen months from now there’ll be another incident of this nature.
Hell, let’s not kid ourselves, merely look at how recent the event which took place in Buffalo , New York at a Tom’s Grocery Store ? It happened less than a month ago . How quickly some forget.
Joe Biden at the national level has barely made metion of the event and how eighteen people were murdered at an elementary school in Ubarverde, Texas.
As with the old adage ‘ the more things change the more they remain the same ‘ . Six or even eighteen months from now there’ll have been similar events to Sandy Hook, Columbine, Ubarverde and Tom’s Grocery Store, which will prove to be a constant reminder that we can take nothing for granted .
Sorry , but the only thing that Will Smith saw coming was the very fact , began losing money. Smith failed to see that his wife , Jada Pinkett-Smith has been using him for her own pernicious use and to make money. Will Smith’s estimated fortune is believed to be in excess of $350 million .
Will Smith (left) is seen here with Dave Letterman .
Smith’s interview with Dave Letterman isn’t one , where he’s seeking atonement , but his seeking both the empathy and sympathy of fans everywhere.
While millions around the world bore witness to Will Smith slapping Chris Rock was astounding . The very fact this incident took place came as a real shock to movie fans and purists alike. With that being said , conspiracy theorists have surmised that this might’ve all been staged. The incident was far from that and I believe it came out of frustration and anger on the part of Will Smith. He’s had to endure his wife publicizing almost every aspect of their personal and family life on her eponymous show which is broadcast on Facebook Live streaming platform, with the show being entitled ‘ Red Table Talk ‘ .
Will Smith’s actions in assaulting Chris Rock was one of sheer animus and brazen disregard for another black man . Smith had no reason to attack Rock . For the fools out there who clearly don’t know or comprehend what satire is all about , perhaps it’s time you restart your basic education? I said what I said and I’ll stick by it ! 💯
The MLB season is still in it’s infancy , but several teams are playing with a grea deal of zeal , while also seeking to prove they’re among the best of the best.
With both leagues , now seeking their inertia , it will be interesting to see how the teams perform in the lead-up to the All Star Game , which is baseball’s mid-season showcase event.
Dave Roberts and the Los Angeles Dodgers are off to a flying start , but they’re far from the best team in the NL West at present. They’ve a half game lead over the San Francisco Giants. The seasonal match-up between these two NL rivals should prove to be very interesting.
Los Angeles for it’s part didn’t begin the season as the team with the highest payroll in baseball. Instead , that mantel belongs to the New York Mets under new ownership and coaching staff. There are but a few teams with a payroll exceeding $190 million for this season. .
Several of Musk’s backers are either fellow billionaires or major venture capital firms. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not they’re still prepared to back Musk’s bid , given the fact two investigations are now underway . If proven to be true , then the Justice Department could seek to bring federal charges against Elon Musk.
There was always something dubious about Elon Musk began gathering his stake in Twitter before making his outright bid. Now all of a sudden both the SEC ( Securities & Exchange Commission) and FTC (Federal Trade Commission) have begun separate investigations into Musk’s gathering of his initial stake and then building up that stake before launching his $44.1 billion bid.
The South African born American citizen , Elon Muak has always been ethically challenged from a business standpoint and has come under the scrutiny of the SEC once before. Their findings proved to be troubling , but Musk was merely warned about his conduct. I’d like to know how falsifying your business records before an IPO (initial public offering) isn’t seen as a major felony? Are the idiots running the SEC that frigging stupid ?
So now after their horrendous season, Los Angeles Lakers’ principal owner Jeannie Buss is seeking the input from Phil Jackson and Magic Johnson with regard to the hiring of the franchise’s next Head Coach and the reshaping of roster for next season. Several players are among their free agents , while there appears to be rumblings as to whether or not Anthony Davis or Russell Westbrook will be traded during the off season . What might be even more astounding , the possibility of LeBron James actually bolting from Los Angeles for even greener pastures.
LeBron’s relationship with Lakers’ GM Rob Pelinka isn’t quite as amenable as some might believe it to be. It was clear with the Lakers having missed the NBA Playoffs, the fallout would begin with a great deal of finger pointing. Pelinka has all but laid the blame for the Lakers’ failures jointly upon the shoulders of LeBron James and his agent , Rich Paul of Klutch Sports .
If nothing , we can agree , that real chpuinship teams are built on real acquiring of talent, along with a group of players be they rookies or sophomores capable of being productive. While excuses will be made about injuries playing a part in the Lakers’ woes. What cannot be overlooked, was the very fact Frank Vogel and his coaching staff seemed incapable getting the best out of his players. Granted, LeBron James was productive and yet, few if any of his teammates were willing to follow his lead.
From my own perspective, I don’t believe that there’s anything that either Phil Jackson or Magic Johnson can really do to make the Lakers any better . This roster by way of it’s makeup was one where they had one of the oldest rosters in the NBA. Two years from their last championship success , the Lakers have now become an afterthought.
The conference quarter finals of the 2022 NBA Playoffs are now in full swing. Several teams have stepped to the plate in their respective opening series. Perhaps , none more so than the Golden State Warriors (2-0), who’ve taken 2-0 lead over the higher seeded Denver Nuggets(0-2) . Denver has the reigning NBA League MVP on their roster , Nicola Jokic.
Jokic’s play during the regular seaon has been nothing short of spectacular. There’s also a very good chance that he’ll repeat as League MVP , joining a select group of players to have won the award in back to back seasons .
Denver’s play in this series against Golden State has been disappointing and with a pivotal game three on the horizon , this is a must-win contest for the Nuggets. A third consecutive game loss and the series could come to an abrupt with the Denver Nuggets being swept in four games (0-4). It remains to be seen if the Nuggets can right the ship and win game three.
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.
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.
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 .
So we’re now at a point in the sporting calendar where there’s a vast array of sports’ activities taking center-stage and usual the non-stop cycle of the NFL (National Football League) continues with activity. Reigning Superbowlchampions have all of their ducks lined up in a row , having signed several players from their championship winning roster to new deals , with their Superbowl MVP , Tom Brady also agreeing to a new deal at an almost bargain basement price by his own standard s . Brady will head into the upcoming season seeking an unprecedented eighth Superbowl ring , having won six with the New England Patriots and his seventh with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , for the franchise’s second Lombardi Trophy in their history.
Beyond what has been taking place by way of the league and the teams seeking to position themselves for the upcoming NFL Draft and salary cap issues , we have seen the retirements of Alex Smith , Philip Rivers and Drew Brees, with all three veteran quarterbacks having varying degrees of success for their respective teams . One team looking to take advantage of this all will likely be the New York Jets after their recent foray with the trading away of quarterback Sam Darnold . More likely than not the Jets will seek to draft a quarterback to replace Darnold who simply did not meet the expectations of the franchise during his stay .
Trevor Lawrence could very well be taken as the number one overall player and most certainly be among the top quarterbacks taken by the end of the first two rounds of this upcoming Draft.
Far be it for me to suggest , but I get the feeling that while the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers are seen as the teams to beat within the Eastern Conference , one team which is being overlooked just happens to be the Milwaukee Bucks , but given their recent failures in the postseason it would be easy to write them off once again . Yet for all sense and purpose the Bucks led by two time League MVP , Giannis Antetokounmpou seems to have his teammates playing the way Head Coach Mike Budenholzer has sought . This team is quite capable of overcoming the deficit within the conference and ending up as the top seed . Next up for the Bucks will be a game against the 76ers as par of their regular season series. The contest should tell us a great about the intentions of both teams and the directions they’re said to be heading .
Alex Rodriguez having not been able to make a successful attempt to become a MLB team owner, but the former New York Yankees’ player has joined a consortium with a view to buying the Minnesota Timberwolves , where owner , Glen Taylor is seeking to sell the franchise , but under which retains control while the new ownership group acclimatizes to their fiduciary responsibilities . Rodriguez and his partner , Marc Lore an e-Commerce executive and CEO of Walmart’s e-commerce operations, purchased the Timberwolves for a reputed $1.5 billion .
Urban Meyer whose retirement from College Football came as not great surprise even after the success of having won three national titles , two with Florida (Gators) and another with Ohio State (Buckeyes) gave the coach all the credibility he needed when he chose to ride off into the sunset. Meyer was able to parlay his retirement into a well-paying gig as College Football analyst with ESPN.
If the rumors are to be believed then Urban Meyer’s appetite has been whetted with the coach seeking to come out of retirement and make his return to the professional level of football within the NFL ranks with one of the teams with a vacancy at present . Meyer is seeking seeking five-year deal worth $60 million .
With there now being at least three known NFL vacancies now within the NFL after the end of the regular season and the customary bloodletting with the dismissal of NFL Head Coaches. It could be said that the front offices of these teams in seek of a new Head Coach might not be necessarily willing to go after someone without prior league experience. Yet Meyer does offer a coach with a known pedigree of success wherever he has coached. The stumbling block may well be his asking price . That being said, Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders is the highest paid coach in the NFL and he’s yet to take the Raiders to the NFL Postseason since his return to the league. Mark Davis the principal owner of the Raiders was out to make a statement with the hiring of Gruden. but his mistake and naivete was the contract offered to the coach . Jon Gruden’s contract with the Raiders is a ten-year $100 million deal , by far the highest in the league to date .
It’s hard to say where Dwayne Haskins can now go from here having imploded his career through self destruction , deceit and lying . One of the contests in question will pit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road to face the Washington Football Team with the home team having nothing to lose , with their having the worst record of any of the postseason teams. Buccaneers’ quarterback Tom Brady will be looking to carry on his postseason record by notching up another postseason victory for his new team .
Becky Hammon could very well become the first female in North American professional sports to coach a team where the players are male. Hammon is currently a lead assistant on the coaching staff of Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs . Also as part of his staff , Popovich has a future Hall of Fame bound player, Tim Duncan. Given the faith shown by Popovich in his two lead assistants , it is not surprising that he’s allowed to take the helm in the coaching of this team while looks more dealing with the operational side of this renowned franchise . This season however the Spurs find themselves in something of a difficult situation as they seek to transition , with their being several young players on what now appears to an inexperienced roster.
Gregg Popovich and his coaching staff appears committed to these younger players , while the likes of Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge can still provide the type of veteran leadership needed. This is a roster which can be competitive this season should the right breaks fall their way . In their next contest the Spurs will face the Los Angeles Lakers on the road in an all Western Conference clash . It will be very interesting to see the type of insight likely to be provided by Becky Hammon and Tim Duncan as they assist Gregg Popovich in the coaching strategy for the game .
There were several off-season moves by a number of teams with salaries likely to go up alongside payroll obligations . Not doubt once the regular season gets underway on the !st April , 2021 , all of the teams will begin to get their wheels in motion . It will be interesting to see which players are likely to be in contention for the singular awards from each league . The MLB hierarchy led my Commissioner Rob Manfred will still be adopting strict protocols with regard to the Coronavirus as the pandemic does not seem to be waning .
What if anything are you now looking forward to within the world of sports as we have entered the year 2021 ? One would hope the year will be considerably better than 2020 in spite of the continued news about the Coronavirus .
The upcoming NBA season is not scheduled to begin until Christmas week with their being a slew of games to start off what could be another shortened season due to the Coronavirus . NBA league hierarchy led by Adam Silver did what was deemed to be the right thing with the NBA Playoffs being played in a bubble at a singular venue . What transpires out of this season could very well be determined by the league and that of the NBPA (union) .
Opening Night of the new season will see several of the new rookies on the court for their respective teams. If last season was anything to go by along with previous seasons, then the fans in whatever form they may well take should be in for some excitement.
Lavar Ball has placed all three of his sons on a pedestal believing all three are going to be the ” next big thing “ within the league (NBA).. His eldest son, Lonzo Ball , currently with the New Orleans Pelicans , has struggled within the NBA ever since he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers as a first round draft pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. With Lonzo Ball now happily being part of the Pelicans and playing alongside Zion Williamson . It has to be said that things have worked out perfectly for Lonzo and dare I say it, for his father also and their company Big Baller Brand (BBB) ? LaMelo Ball is the second of LaVar Ball’s three sons to have made it into the NBA , with his being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets . Team owner Michael Jordan , might not be buying into the hype concerning LaMelo Ball , but he obviously knows that something needed to be done if he is to persuade the front office and coaching staff that the franchise is heading in the right direction.
The Los Angeles Dodgers triumphed in winning their first World Series title in just over thirty years having defeated the Tamp Bay Rays , winning the series 4-2 . Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts managed to do what his predecessors had not been able to do since 1988 . That triumph has now taken away a giant shadow which had been cast over the organization for more than three decades . Corey Seager managed to have an extraordinary postseason , having won World Series MVP in the Dodgers’ triumph. Beyond that, it will be interesting to see if the front office of the ball-club will offer the player a long-term contract before he’s due to become a free agent. At $12 million a year Corey Seager is very much undervalued given his status and productivity for the Dodgers’ franchise .
If the Los Angeles Angels are to compete in 2021 , then this team has to play with a more competitive drive to their all-round game . If nothing else several of Trouts’ teammates will also have to step up to the plate including seasoned veteran Albert Pujols . The team might not be seen as a favorite within the AL West , but given the play around the American League , just about anything can happen . The Angels if nothing else will have to play at a much higher level and this will be very much predicated upon the managerial acumen of the team’s manager Joe Maddon . The manager for his part has seen a great deal of success in his role and whether or not he can regain that type of success remains to be seen.
I’d like to think Mike Trout can have another great season. If Mike can simply have his teammates play at his level. then it could provide a great deal of excitement for the Angels’ fans.
As the reigning World Series champions the Los Angeles Dodgers will head into next season looking to see if they can repeat as champions . Something which has not been done in several years , with the last back to back champions taking place in 1999 and then in 2000 with the New York Yankees triumphing both times . Dave Roberts as the Dodgers’ team manager will be glad to know that in all likelihood the core of this roster will be back in 2021 to pursue their challenge of seeking to make it a reality of repeating as champions . One thing is certain this Dodgers’ lineup if it continues with their consistency , then they will have to be considered favorites not just within the NL , but throughout MLB for this upcoming year and the World Series .
This past weekend welterweight champion Errol, Spence Jr made his long awaited turn to a boxing ring when he faced challenger Danny Garcia . Spence having been involved in single vehicle accident came within inches of losing his life and what would have been a abrupt end to his career. The bout itself between these two welterweight stars didn’t meet all of the expectations , but Spence proved his durability with a unanimous verdict decision over Garcia .
LeBron James is seen here during the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat during which the Los Angeles Lakers went on to win the series by four games to two (4-2) to secure their 17th NBA championship tying them with the Boston Celtics for the most titles.
James’s most recent triumph came by way the Los Angeles Lakers defeating the Miami Heat for the Lakers’ seventeenth championship tying them with the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history . The Los Angeles Lakers could very well surpass that total in making a successful defense during the upcoming NBA season (2020-21). If they keep their current roster in tact or even with their core group of LeBron James , Anthony Davis and Kentavious Cladwell-Pope , the Lakers are certainly going to be odds on favorites for the title next season .
Granted , Caldwell-Pope has already opted out of the final year of his contract , but I’m sure that Rob Pekinka will be looking to convince the player to remain with the franchise and there’s likely to be input from both LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the matter .
With the NBA salary cap likely to ostensibly lower coming at around $115 million in comparison to this past season’s figure of $125 million , it will be interesting to see what type of moves are made with several players likely to be traded or be re-signed by their respective teams. Also with the NBA Draft not far off on the horizon certain franchises might just be looking to make certain deals seeking to position themselves for the drafting of a player that best suits their needs.
For GM Bob Myers , and the front office of the Golden State Warriors this off-season will be unlike any other over the past five seasons at least. For much of last season , the roster was without Steph Curry and Klay Thompson for prolonged spells of the their schedule leading to their poor record over this past season and clearly one of their worst over the last decade.
Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys with their current 2-4 record currently lead the NFC East division and it’s my humble belief that at least anothertwo losses on their schedule could lead to the firing of Head Coach Mike McCarthy . To say that the Cowboys have under-performed would be putting things mildly. This team has not met expectations at all and that is even with the loss of starting quarterback Dak Prescott for quite possibly the rest of the season. In their next game in week seven the Dallas will meet the Washington Football Team on the road . If the Cowboys should end up with another loss , then their season could very well go up in smoke .
There’s a great deal to look forward to over this sporting weekend beginning as of today and it will be interesting to see what will pan out over the next three days commencing today , Friday, 23rd October, 2020. .
College Football is now in a state of disarray with the possibility of their season being completely shuttered . The Big Ten Conference considered one of the top-tier conferences has made the formal announcement to shutter the entire season. Where this now leaves College Seniors on those programs remains to be seen and whether or not they will be granted another year of eligibility . The Coronavirus will cut a swath not just through Collegiate Athletics but also throughout professional sports in general . Billions of dollars are at stake and it remains to be seen how the issue will be addressed by the conference as they undertake the decision as to whether not to curtail their season in other sports also .
NCAA President Mark Emmert and fellow members of the NCAA hierarchy will now have to take a long and hard look at the landscape of Collegiate Athletics and how the NCAA moves forward . From my own perspective, I believe it prudent for the NCAA to take a look at the well-being of the college athlete than simply take to the field purely out of greed with revenue for all of college sports runs into tens of billions of dollars annually , with the top-two revenue driven sports being College Football and College Basketball .
It now remains to be seen what other actions will be put in place by the NCAA and respective sports’ conference concerning this collegiate season of sports. Never has the NCAA itself have to deal with a crisis of this nature.
Patrick Mahomes and his teammates were truly invigorating in their defeat of the San Francisco 49ers . For Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid , this was a tremendous achievement , after his years of trying to reach the pinnacle of the NFL. Reid has now taken two teams to the Superbowl , won two conference titles and multiple division titles with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs. From my own perspective , Reid can now take this Chiefs’ franchise to even greater heights than any of his predecessors including the venerable Hank Stram .
In the aftermath of the fallout from the Houston Astros and their spectacular fall from grace , it has to be said that the MLB hierarchy’s handling of the situation was swift and exact . Furthermore , team owner Jim Crane immediately fired manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow . Crane has moved ahead with the hiring of Dusty Baker to succeed Hinch and the hire of James Click , a former front office executive with the Tampa Bay Rays to succeed Jeff Luhnow . It would appear that the Astros are now in a position to embark on a new chapter within the franchise’s history .
The world of baseball is still in shock , with some of the game’s most prominent players not said to be completely satisfied with the punishment meted out to the Houston Astros’ organization. From my own perspective , I feel that the steps taken by MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred , were more than justified and it sets an example for the rest of the teams within the league as to the dangers of cheating .
Aaron Boone will undoubtedly be tested over the course of the season , with the continued impatience among the fans of the New York Yankees. With the team having several All Stars on the roster , these players will have to play to the best of their abilities over the course of this season . The likes of Giancarlo Stanton , among the highest paid player on the team alongside Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge will be looking to have a great season in 2020. Gerrit Cole , the starting pitcher acquired during this off-season will debut for the Yankees , likely leading their starting roster of pitchers. . If Cole is the Opening Day Starter against the Orioles , it will be interesting to see how the player fares against Baltimore .
The Miami Marlins have gone from being franchise with a great farm system to an after-thought and laughing stock around the game of baseball. Not even under the managerial acumen of Don Mattingly and his staff , has the ball-club to achieve anything of note. Suffice to say another sub-par year now awaits the Marlins after their 57-105 record of last season . . This season if nothing else , Jeter and team managing partner , Bruce Sherman will be expecting a great deal out of this team heading into the season. . On assessing the team’s roster and the fact the payroll is among the lowest in the league , something of a trait the ball-club has followed for a number of years . This continues to be the mantra that they’ve followed for several years heading into 2020 . The Marlins’ regular season opener will see the team face the Philadelphia Phillies at home .