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Hello everyone! I have some MLB news for you today. I know, I know. I know if you look at Pittsburgh’s record you’ll be like, “they’re done,” but lets not give up on the Pirates just yet.

But more importantly, lets hope the Pirates don’t give up on themselves.

The All-Star break is coming up soon (17 games). So far, the Pirates played 64 games, and they’re 23-41. After their series with the Brewers, they’re now 14.5 games out of first place.

I’m going to give the Pirates a little credit though because Milwaukee is the number team in the NL Central. They are the team to beat, and the Pirates could’ve pulled it off twice, but as they say, that’s water under the bridge.

I know baseball has a long season, and we can’t live and die with every game, but if the Pirates can focus on one series at a time, they’ll be okay. That should be the game plan; win 2 out of 3.

What better time to start than a 3-game series coming up with the Washington Nationals? The Nationals are in last place in the NL east. After the Nationals they have the Indians. The Indians are a good team, but if Pittsburgh gets the sweep against Washington and steals 2 out of 3 from Cleveland at home, that’s 5 out 6. Not a bad start!

Okay, let’s not get too far ahead. Tonight at 7:05 it’s the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Washington Nationals.

Brewers Host Pirates Today

The Pittsburgh Pirates are traveling to Milwaukee today to take on the Brewers. The Brewers are 36-27 overall, and they’re in first place in the NL Central. Pittsburgh, who is also in the NL Central is in dead last, 12.5 games back.

When the game starts today at 4:10, Chad Kuhl will be on the mound for the Pirates. Kuhl is a righty with a 5.63 ERA. His record as an opener is 0-3. On the mound for Milwaukee will be the right handed Corbin Burnes. Burnes has 94 strikeouts, and he’s 3-4 as a starter.

It’s the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers today at 4:10 pm. Enjoy the game!

Dodgers Handling Pirates

⚾ In MLB news, the Los Angeles Dodgers visited Pittsburgh to play the Pirates this evening. The game is actually still in session, it’s in the top of the 9th, and the Pirates are losing 5-1.

Overall, the Pirates are 23-35, and they’re in last place in the NL Central.

Offensively, Pittsburgh hasn’t had much going on tonight. They finally scored their first run in the 8th inning.

2021 NFL Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft is just around the corner; four days away! As always, the draft will last three days beginning on Thursday, April 29th and ending Saturday, May 1st.

The top five picks will go to:

  1. Jacksonville Jaguars
  2. New York Jets
  3. San Francisco 49ers
  4. Atlanta Falcons
  5. Cincinnati Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers ended the 2020/2021 season with a 12-4 record, and they’ll get the 24th pick on the 29th. The Steelers used their past seven first round picks to draft defensive players, and five of those were linebackers. Things might be different this year though. Ben Roethlisberger is getting closer to retirement, and Pittsburgh is going to have to address that issue at some point. Draft experts are saying although they may not go for a quarterback this year, they might use their first pick to bring in some fresh offensive talent.

Who is going to be the first pick of the first round in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Well, they’re saying Clemson QB, Trevor Lawrence will go to Jacksonville, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Tune in Thursday!

Buccaneers Set To Make History

In NFL news yesterday, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Green Bay Packers took the field in an all-out battle, and it was the Buccaneers who were victorious 31-26. With the win, Tampa Bay earned a trip to the 2021 Super bowl which will be their first appearance since 2002; John Gruden was the Head Coach then.

Here’s the kicker, and no, I’m not talking about Ryan Succop; Tampa Bay won’t have to travel far because..

Super Bowl 55 will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, making this year’s Tampa Bay team the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl in their home stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for Sunday, February 7th, at 6:30.

And their opponent? It’s the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City won yesterday defeating the Buffalo Bills 38-24. This will be the Chiefs third Super Bowl trip in 41 years. In 1970 they beat the Vikings, and in 2020, the 49ers.

Enjoy the game!

Wisconsin Nebraska Canceled

Not even a week after opening, the Big 10 is already cancelling. According to Nick Bromberg, a writer for Yahoo Sports, Saturday’s Big 10 football matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers has been canceled because of COVID-19.

Apparently, twelve people within the Wisconsin program tested positive for the coronavirus.

This is the reason why I was on the fence about covering college football this season, and having said that, I would really like to recognize even though I don’t remember who they are, but those NFL players who opted out for this 2020/2021 football season. In addition, the XFL as well. They get it.

Some people would rather beat their heads against a wall, and if you haven’t realized by now that we aren’t living during normal times, then you’re going to keep setting yourself up for a letdown.

Obviously, I’m straying from college football; even though I love football, and I played it at the college level, I’ve woken up to fact that football is a game within a larger system of life (911). There are things going on today that are not only challenging our way of life as it has been for the last one-hundred years, but also calling for us to live in unpredictable ways. That’s not a bad thing.

It’s like this- if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to get the predictable result, obviously, you know that, and you want that, even though it’s going to require resistance, pressure, fighting, hostility, anger, and so on, or you could turn and go the other way for a nice easy slice of heaven.

🏈The Big 10 was only planning on playing conference games this season as way to reduce the risk and spread of the virus, and I hope they’re able to do so. I love football, I’m a fan of football, and I’d like to see those games get played-and frankly, so would millions of other people.

Have a good day. I love you.

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Buckeye Football & Big 10 Clarification

No doubt, this has been a strange NCAA college football season from a scheduling standpoint, but the Ohio State Buckeyes will begin their 2020 season tomorrow afternoon against Nebraska. I’ve been a little thrown off myself-and a little frustrated, but here’s the scoop. It’s the 8th week of the NCAA College Football season, but for the Big 10, it’s only week 1. Technically speaking of course.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 24th at 12 noon, Ohio State and Nebraska will kickoff. Next Saturday, the Buckeyes travel to State College, Pennsylvania for a night game against Penn State.

In August, Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren released a letter stating that all Big 10 Fall sports would be cancelled this season, but obviously that’s not the case. Wisconsin and Illinois play tonight, which is officially the Big 10’s opener, and all 14 Big Ten teams will play this weekend.

As far as predictions go, Athlon Sports Online has Ohio State winning big. The Buckeyes are a 26 point favorite, and that’s partly because Ohio State has beaten Nebraska by 40 or more the last three times they’ve met; the other reason is because Ohio State is just that good, and they’re home.

The rest of the conference looks like this:

Saturday, October 24th

Rutgers at Michigan State, kickoff at 12 Noon

Penn State at Indiana, Kickoff at 3:30

Iowa at Purdue, Kickoff at 3:30

Michigan at Minnesota, Kickoff at 7:30

Maryland at Northwestern, Kickoff at 7:30

I would think we could toss National Rankings out the window since some teams are playing more games then others (I mean, you would think), and by more games I don’t mean one or two. Clemson, for example, played four games already. If Big 10 teams are only playing conference games this season then, well, you get the point. The inconsistencies in scheduling have caused all kinds of concerns. Think about it. As much as we think we know about Ohio State or any other Big 10 team, we won’t know anything until this weekend has come to pass.

Okay everyone! Enjoy your weekend.

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NCAA Football Week 4 Recap

(12)North Carolina 31 Syracuse 6

The 12th ranked Tar Heels beat Syracuse this past weekend, 31-6. Syracuse hung in there until around the 3rd quarter, and they actually missed a field goal with :05 left in the second quarter, which would’ve made it a 7-6 ball game at halftime. North Carolina RB, Michael Carter averaged 11.1 yards per carry, but teammate Javonte Williams scored the points. Williams rushed for 57 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries.

(2)Alabama Crimson Tide 38 Missouri Tigers 19

Alabama (1-0) looked impressive in their game against Missouri. QB Mac Jones threw for 249 yards and 2 touchdowns to WR, Jaylen Waddle. DB Daniel Wright led the defensive in tackles with 11. This game was never even close as Bama was ahead 35-6 at the start of the 4th quarter. Yes, they played like the number two team in the nation.

(17)Oklahoma State 27 West Virginia 13

West Virginia and Oklahoma State came into this game with one win and zero loses, and when the first quarter ended without either team scoring, the Mountaineers hopes for upsetting the 17th ranked Cowboys were high. Oklahoma scored first in the second quarter when RB La’Darren Brown busted one up the middle for a 66-yard touchdown, and the Cowboys never looked back. On the following drive, West Virginia QB Jarret Doege dropped back to pass, but he was hit and fumbled. Oklahoma picked up the ball and scored, and it was 14-0 that fast. The Mountaineers couldn’t stop Oklahoma’s ground game as Brown and Chuba Hubbard both rushed for over 100 yards; they both also scored touchdowns.

Are you excited about this college football season?

Write in, and let’s talk about it.

Alright everyone, have a wonderful day.

NCAA College Football Week 4

I know I know, I’m a little late, but I have to be honest. This whole COVID thing had me almost giving up on this NCAA college football season, but after this weekend-college football is back baby!

If you’ve been following Table Seven then you know we put in some serious work covering the NCAA college football 2019/2020 season, but here we are; it’s week 4 of the 2020 season, and the K-State Oklahoma game revived me. For the second time in two seasons, the Kansas State Wildcats upset the Oklahoma Sooners. This year the Wildcats were unranked, while Oklahoma was ranked 3rd nationally. Kansas State rallied from a 21-point deficit, and ended up winning the game by 3. The final score was 38-35.

(5)Florida 51 Mississippi 35

(13)UCF 51 East Carolina 28

(8)Auburn 29 (23) Kentucky 13

(21)Pitt 23 (24)Louisville 20

(8)Texas 63 Texas Tech 56

Mississippi State (1-0) beat LSU (0-1) today 44-34. Mississippi QB K.J. Costello was 36 for 60, and threw for…get this…623 yards and 5 touchdowns! Yes, he threw for 623 yards against the 6th ranked Tigers.

Teams in the Big 10, Mountain West, Mid-American, and Pac-12, have not yet played. It looks like we’re in for a wild season, but at least we have a season. Having said that, I do agree with teams and players that decided to opt out this season.

Alright everyone, stay tuned.

Sports in America

We must see things for what they are, and not for what we would like them to be. There will always be an element, or a group of people that seek to ruin a good thing. Sports in America are good, and they’re necessary because of what they represent and the qualities they instill.

America is united, and the people of sports teams unite for a cause. Through sports we learn the concept of coming together for a goal, and that goal is winning. A team is made up of humans, people of different colors, religions, and ethnic backgrounds, and sports in this country are set up for children by the time they reach age ten.

Wars, racial issues, prejudices, and civil unrest are nothing new to the people of this country, afterall, we did fight for our freedom, but we should constantly strive to overcome our differences. Some people do, and some don’t. Sports are by no means the answer to all the problems in this country or our communities, but they are necessary because they attempt to teach. They instill the qualities we need to be successful as adult men and women.

Sports, for that reason, should be protected from the ‘element’. Sports should be free from any and all religious and political propaganda. The people who get it, need to prevent the infiltration of the ‘element’ because the element wants to destroy something good. The element wants to destroy the integrity of the game, and ultimately, the game itself.