Last night was saw the Browns win a huge game to keep their season alive… only for it to be overshadowed by the actions of Myles Garrett (reports say he won’t see the field until the 2020 season). The Houston Astros were reported to be orchestrating a massive sign-stealing operation, specifically during their World Series season in 2017; those involved could include Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran, now both managers in the MLB. In lighter baseball news, Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger were named MVPs, while Justin Verlander and Jacob de Grom were named Cy Youngs. Andrew Wiggins is playing like an actual star, and Paul George made his season debut last night. The Chiefs lost their 4th game of 2019, and the Raiders (yes, the Raider) are currently the second Wild Card team in the AFC. In the NFC, we saw the game of the season on Monday night as the Seahawks beat the 49ers at the buzzer in OT. There’s a lot going on, and a lot of fun stuff to be watching as a fan… here’s what we’re keeping our eyes on Continue reading “Who to Watch (November 15 – November 21)”
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Welcome back folks, here’s what’s been going down the past few days:
Load management: love it or hate it, its part of the status quo in the NBA, but to the dismay of many; the New England Patriots lost, which of course means their dynasty is over yet again; Eric Bledsoe tried the classic “dribble straight out of bounds instead of passing the ball inbounds” play; Tony Snell is amazing; Gordon Hayward is back; LeBron James is NOT washed (congrats, Kerm); Anthony Davis is going to the Chicago Bulls (sorry, Kerm); the Cleveland Browns suck; Adam Vinatieri was sabotaged; the Miami Dolphins finally won a game!
The NFL trade deadline came and went, and we saw a monumental move… okay not really. Aqib Talib was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Miami Dolphins for a 5th round pick (the idea being Miami could receive a compensatory draft pick in 2021). The NBA is back in full swing, and Wednesday night saw fight night ensue between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns. The fighting then continued on social media with loaded shots taken on Instagram and Twitter during the night; “this league!” The Warriors look to be in trouble, Aron Baynes might be the MVP this season, and LeBron James loves his tacos (oh yeah, Anthony Davis had a nice game too).
Before we begin, we want to share some news: this will be our last Who To Watch. We brought this series to you as a way to inform readers who to keep an eye on in the various leagues that were playing during a given time. However, as the NHL season could be over as early as Sunday, and the NBA season could be over by next Thursday, we feel as though it would be redundant to repeatedly write about baseball players all summer. With this in mind, this series will be taking the next few months off. You can still find other great content on our blog, which will bring fresh perspectives to you the reader, something we will continue to strive to accomplish moving forward.
We hope that you have enjoyed this series thus far (we have enjoyed sharing our talented writers and their views with you!), and that when we start up again in the coming months, you will continue to read what we have to say from this weekly post.
With that in mind, here is our last Who To Watch of the summer, featuring Fredy, Mike, and Nick.
Bit of a slow week in the office since we last met, right? Well, not exactly. We saw the Toronto Raptors cap of a comeback from being down 2-0 against the Milwaukee Bucks, winning the Eastern Conference Finals in 6 games. Oh yeah, we ALSO saw Toronto take Game 1 of the NBA Finals, their first Finals game in franchise history. Pascal Siakam looked spectacular, and Toronto did a great job limiting the potent Warriors offense; folks, I think we actually have a legitimate series here. In the NHL, the Stanley Cup Finals began, as the Boston Bruins faced off against the St. Louis Blues. Boston took Game 1, while the Blues won Game 2 in OT; this also looks like another great series in the making. We’ll continue to have championship games occur over the next week, as well as baseball, which is roughly one-third of the way through. In case you were wondering, the Minnesota Twins (you read that right) have the best record in baseball, as they currently stand at 37-18. Christian Yelich leads baseball with 21 home runs as he makes a strong case for a second straight NL MVP. Domingo German leads baseball in wins with 9.
Alright, on to what to look for during the next week, as we enter the warmth of June.
We apologize for not being able to post last week (forgive us, we are very busy college students!) but we are back and better than ever this week!
Since we last met, we have seen three teams advance to the championship round of their respective sport: the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, and Golden State Warriors. This is nothing new for the Warriors, who are going to the NBA Finals for the 5th straight season. The Bruins are going to the Stanley Cup Finals for the third time this decade (first time since 2013). The Blue… the last time the Blues went to the Stanley Cup Finals was back in 1970… against the Boston Bruins (you might remember a very famous picture of Bobby Orr flying through the air from that series).
In terms of teams still playing, we just saw Toronto beat the Bucks to take a 3-2 series lead. For a team that looked like they might be down for the punch after last Friday, the Raptors were able to prevail in double OT in Game 3, win with ease in Game 4, and pull out a victory in Game 5; are we on the verge of seeing a Canadian franchise in the NBA Finals for the first time in the history of basketball?
Well, we’ll find out on next week’s edition of Who To Watch!