Big Ten Football

The NCAA College football season has begun, and I thought it’d be a good idea to reacquaint ourselves with the confusing split between teams in the Big Ten Conference. So, here it is.

BIG TEN

EAST
Indiana 1-0
Penn State 1-0
Maryland 1-0
Michigan 1-0
Michigan State 1-0
Ohio State 1-0
Rutgers 1-0
WEST
Northwestern 1-0
Iowa 1-0
Minnesota 1-0
Wisconsin 1-0
Illinois 1-0
Purdue 0-1
Nebraska 1-1
Big Ten Football Conference

If you look at the chart, you can see by the records that every Big Ten team has played at least one game so far in this 2022 season. Nebraska is the only team to have played two games, and Purdue is the only team in the conference without a win.

Week 1 comes to an end tomorrow when the final game is played between Clemson and Georgia Tech, and then week 2 action picks up again next weekend, Saturday, September 10th.

NFL Round-Up

April 28, 2022

The top story right now around the NFL is the re-signing of RB, Melvin Gordon, with the Denver Broncos. Gordon, who racked up over 1,000 yards on the ground and 10 touchdowns last season, will agree to a new deal with Denver.

The NFL Draft will begin tomorrow night, April 28, 2022, in Las Vegas. The first round will begin at 8 o’clock. The 2022 NFL Draft will continue with rounds 2-7 on Friday and Saturday. The Jacksonville Jaguars have the #1 pick. The New York Giants have the 5th and 7th pick overall and plan on taking the best available talent on the board, although rumors suggest Evan Neal, an offensive tackle out of Alabama, and CB Ahmad Gardner from Cincinnati.

Pittsburgh will get the 52nd and 84th overall selection when they make their selections in rounds two and three with the 20th pick.

The Oakland Raiders traded their first and second round picks to Green Bay for wide receiver Davante Adams. They’ll make their first selection in round three with number 86 overall.

For complete coverage of the 2022 NFL Draft, tune in tomorrow night at 8 o’clock to ABC, ESPN, and the NFL Network.

What are Those Birds Up to?

On March 10, 2022, the Philadelphia Eagle’s organization made deals, specifically, 1-year deals. All three players were already Eagles, but have found themselves in different situations over the last two seasons.

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Guard, Nate Herbig: Herbig made the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Stanford. As a rookie, his playing time was minimal, but he started 12 games in 2020. He’s a big guy, 6’4″ and 334 lbs., and depth on the o-line is important.

Defensive Back, Andre Chachere: Chachere was with the Indianapolis Colts before getting picked up by the Eagles last season. The hopes for him were high when he was acquired, but most of his contributions were made on special teams, and not with the starting defense. Chachere found himself in a pretty shitty situation-Exclusive Rights Free Agent. This mean he must accept the offer given by the team, which is usually the minimum. Nobody says this, but I feel like it’s an ultimatum. Take shit money or leave the team.

Wide Receiver, Greg Ward: Ward was a starter with the Eagles back in 2020, but a backup in 2021. He was set to be a restricted free agent, but the Eagles signed him to a new contract.

NBA News

🏀Yesterday, the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 113-107. Forward, Bam Adebayo, led the team in both points (30) and rebounds (11). The Nets came out hot taking a 12 point lead into the second period, but it was all Heat after that.

🏀The Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors yesterday 122-113, improving their record to 38-25. Maverick’s G, Luka Doncic, scored a team high 41 points.

🏀Today, the Houston Rockets are on the road travelling to Denver to play the Nuggets. That game tips off at 9:00 PM eastern time.

🏀What’s going on with Orlando Magic? 15 wins? I guess they’re out of tricks! 🤣 They’re on the road today travelling to Toronto to play the Raptors.

🏀The San Antonio Spurs lost by three yesterday to the Sacramento Kings, 115-112.

🏀The Philadelphia 76ers are home tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 7:00 PM tipoff.

Nooz Now

February 18, 2022 Edition

🏈-I’m going to tell you a story, one I’ve never told before. I was chillin in the parking lot of a chicken place in Paterson, New Jersey. I can’t remember the name of it, but they were known for their fast food chicken meals and sandwiches.

So, I’m leaning up against the railing outside there talking to a guy I knew from work when all of a sudden this black Range Rover (it was either a Range Rover or a Land Rover) pulls into the parking lot. Antonio Pierce gets out of the vehicle and starts walking toward the front door of the chicken spot.

I guess if you weren’t a New York Giant’s fan you wouldn’t have known who he was, but I knew.

Of course, I called him out, “Yo Antonio! What’s up man!” Like I knew him for 30 years…

He was cool as hell, as most of the Giants were at that time (Ron Dayne and Ralph Brown used to frequent the night club I was bouncing at). He was like, “what’s up,” and continued walking into the store.

When he went inside to order his food, I went to my car to get the New York Giant’s hard hat I just bought for work. I was working as an estimator for a demolition company back then. Anyway, my friend and I went inside to talk with him.

I asked him if I could take a picture with him while I was wearing the hard hat (my arms were bigger than his); 🤣🤣 he just laughed and said okay. And then we sat down, and I asked him a million questions about the Super Bowl they were just in. It was the year they beat the undefeated Patriots.

It was a great day. We had a friendly conversation with a lot of laughter, but I really wish I saved the picture.

I just read an article posted on the Star Ledger Online (NJ Newspaper) that was really about Herm Edwards, head coach of the Arizona Sate Sun Devils and former coach of the New York Jets, that Antonio Pierce was on his staff as a defensive coordinator, but just left to take a job with the Raiders as their new linebackers coach.

That’s the story with AP. He’s a good guy-very personable.

Herm Edwards, om the other hand, is on the hot seat at ASU, but that’s only partly because of Pierce’s departure. Apparently, he lost his offensive coordinator, five other coaches, and his QB and most important player Jayden Daniels is transferring. If that’s not enough, there’s also an investigation going on there for some reason I’m unaware of.

People love Herm Edwards, but his coaching career has been mediocre at best. He’s 25-18 in fours seasons with Arizona State, he was 39-41 in five seasons with the Jets, and 15-33 in his three seasons with the Chiefs.

We’ll see what happens there. Herm might be the next one leaving town.

Which Cowboy Crew?

All right all you Dallas Cowboy fans, I have two questions:

  1. Which 6 was better as a unit?
  2. If you could mix and match, coach included, which 6 would put together for your all-star fantasy crew?

1993 Dallas Cowboys

Head Coach: Jimmy Johnson

QB: Troy Aikman

FB: Daryl Johnston

RB: Emmit Smith

TE: Jay Novacek

WR: Alvin Harper

WR: Michael Irvin

1982 Dallas Cowboys

Head Coach: Tom Landry

QB: Danny White

FB: Ron Springs

RB: Tony Dorsette

TE: Doug Cosbie

WR: Tony Hill

WR: Drew Pearson

Who’s the Beast of the East

The Beast of the East is a high school wrestling tournament that took place this weekend, starting yesterday, Saturday, December 18th, and finished up today, Sunday December 19th. All of the matches were wrestled on the campus of the University of Delaware.

2021 Champions

106 Pounds- Nate Desmond (Bethlehem Catholic)

113 Pounds- Leo Deluca (Blair Academy)

120 Pounds- Mark-Anthony McGowen (Blair Academy)

132 Pounds- Tyler Vazquez (Delbarton)

138 Pounds- Tyler Kasak (Bethlehem Catholic)

145 Pounds- Ethan Mojena (Lake Highland Prep)

152 Pounds- Joe Sealey (Wyoming Seminary)

160 Pounds- Jonathan Ley (Lake Highland Prep)

170 Pounds- Daniel Wask (Blair Academy)

195 Pounds- Sonny Sasso (Nazareth)

220 Pounds- TJ Stewart (Blair Academy)

285 Pounds- Nick Feldman (Malvern Prep)