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- SOME NFL TEAMS ARE ACTUALLY GOOD
WEEK 11 meant that we now have a relatively clear idea of which teams are going to appear in the playoffs. The Saints led by a dominant run attack, the high scoring Vikings, a career day for Jared Goff and of course your weekly instalment of Tom Brady meant teams are starting to establish themselves as clear division leaders.
- THE SEAHAWKS MAY NOT BE PLAYOFF CERTAINTIES
SEATTLE kicked off the weekend’s games with a scrappy win over the Cardinals to move into a wildcard spot. They will have to continue their playoff hopes and ambitions without Richard Sherman with the cornerback the latest NFL star succumbing to injury with a torn Achilles.
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- ITALY WILL WATCH THE WORLD CUP FROM HOME
YOU don’t see this every day. For the first time since 1958, the World Cup won’t feature the four-time champion nation of Italy. Their 0-0 draw with Sweden meant the Italian’s failed to qualify for just the second time in history in what turned out to be legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon’s final international appearance. Fanculo.
- GRAYSON ALLEN IS IMPROVING HIS DRAFT STOCK
DUKE was dubbed the team to beat as the college basketball season tipped off and through three games there is no reason to believe otherwise. Taking on the No. 2 ranked Michigan State last night they overcame the early loss of Marvin Bagley (who left the game with an eye injury) for an 88-81 win headlined by a career-high 37 points from senior guard Grayson Allen.
- BOSTON ARE LEGIT
13 straight wins for the established franchise who have been without Kyrie Irving and Al Horford at times last week. Their young kids are thriving with the newly dubbed J-Team enjoying life in Boston. The Warriors (seven straight) and the Pistons (five straight) are also rolling right now.
- HERE COMES A HURRICANE
ALL eyes were on the multiple games between top 10 foes. The mouthwatering matchup between 7th ranked Miami and 3rd ranked Notre Dame was an absolute whitewash with the Hurricanes moving to 9-0 with a massive 41-8 win. No. 1 ranked Georgia were previously undefeated before they were upset by 10th ranked Auburn 40-17. These results saw a very different top four in week three of the CFP rankings with Alabama (1st), Clemson (2nd), Miami (3rd) and Oklahoma (4th) now in the top four with Wisconsin (5th) and Auburn (6th) the next two in line.
- THE MLB AWARD WINNERS ARE:
TO no one’s surprise the AL and NL Rookie of the Year hardware went to the players that we expected it too. Both Aaron Judge (Yankees) and Cody Bellinger (Dodgers). We discovered that Torey Lovullo (Diamondbacks) and Paul Molitor (Twins) have been awarded the respective Manager of the Year honours too. The MVP and Cy Young awards will be handed out in the coming days.