Vegas Says McCarthy Next to be Fired

Las Vegas
oddsmakers have installed Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy as the odds-on
favorite to be the next head coach to be fired.

The Packers
have lost four of their last five games and will most likely miss the playoffs
for the second straight year.

Odds Shark
has McCarthy at +400 meaning if you bet $100, you’ll win $400 followed by the Jets’
Todd Bowles at +425 and the Cardinals’ Steve Wilks at +450.

McCarthy and
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh +500, are the two coaches most talked about in
terms of who might be fired. Harbaugh and the Ravens may be headed toward a mutual
parting of the ways after the season.

The Packers have
lost their past two games to Seattle and Minnesota respectively and sit at 4-6-1
and 1.5 games out of the final NFC playoff spot.

In 13
seasons with the Packers McCarthy has a 127-76-2 record with nine playoff appearances
and won Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 season.

Bengals Dalton Headed to IR

Cincinnati
Bengals QB Andy Dalton will be put on injured reserve and miss the rest of the
2018 season.

Dalton
suffered torn ligaments in his right thumb in Sunday’s 35-20 home loss to the
Cleveland Browns. The Bengals will have to finish the final five games of the
season with back u Jeff Driskel under center.

The Bengals
claimed journeyman QB Tom Savage off the waiver list from the San Francisco
49ers to back up Driskel.

The Bengals
sit in third place in the AFC North behind Pittsburgh and Baltimore and closes
out the season with games against Denver, LA Chargers, Oakland, Cleveland and
Pittsburgh.

Dalton ends
the 2018 campaign at 5 wins and 6 losses with 2,556 yards and 21 touchdowns and
11 interceptions.

Jags QB benched and OC Fired

It was indeed a Black Monday for members of the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive unit as offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett was fired and starting quarterback Blake Bortles was benched.

Hackett had
been a long-time staffer with Jags head coach Doug Marrone going back to their
day at Syracuse together.

The poor
play of Blake Bortles cost Hackett his job and his firing is being met with
raised eye brows around the league. Why fire the offensive coordinator then bench
the QB? Past norms have it in reverse. Bench the QB and see if the offense performs
any better.

Jacksonville,
a preseason playoff favorite after nearly winning the AFC Championship in 2017
lost their seventh straight game in Buffalo on Sunday. A game that was marred
by the Jags trash talking and overpaid defense giving u big play after big play
and their second year running back Leonard Fournette getting ejected in the 3rd
quarter after a big fight with Buffalo defensive tackle Shaq Lawson, who was
also tossed.

Cody Kessler,
who had gone 0-8 with Cleveland in 2016, will now be the Jaguars starting
quarterback leaving Bortles with a clip board and a big fat  contract that will be nearly impossible to
trade that could hamstring the Jags salary cap  in 2019 as they had signed him to a 3 year $54
million dollar contract extension this past February.

Eric Reid “Randomly” Drug Tested for 6th Time

Carolina
Panthers safety Eric Reid thinks the NFL’s random drug test policy is not so
random.

Since
signing with the Panthers on September 27th Reid has been randomly
drug tested five times since and was asked for a sixth urine sample after the
Panther’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

“This is
supposed to be a random system, it doesn’t feel very random”, he said.

Reid has an
open collusion grievance against the NFL after going unsigned in the off season
and is still one of two players kneeling during the National Anthem as a
protest against social injustice started by out of work Colin Kaepernick in
2016.

There is no evidence
that these issues have anything to do with the drug tests and Reid will likely
remain the starter at safety until he fails one which Reid has defiantly said
he would not and will not.

Baker Mayfield Throws Post Game Shade at Former HC

The two met
at midfield in Cincinnati following the Cleveland Browns win over the Bengals
and the body language between the Browns rookie QB Baker Mayfield and his
former head coach Hue Jackson was more than awkward.

Jackson was
the Browns’ head coach for two plus season and was fire by Cleveland four weeks
ago and immediately went and joined the staff of his former team the Cincinnati
Bengals, where he was a longtime assistant.

In his post-game
presser Mayfield was very chilly in his response to the pleasantries offered by
Jackson as he went in for the handshake and bro hug which Mayfield recoiled from.

Mayfield
said that is was odd that just few weeks ago he was our coach and preaching unity
and brotherhood and then immediately goes and takes job with a team they must play
twice a year. The Bengals and the Browns are both in the AFC North.

Hue Jackson
won’t be on Baker Mayfield’s Christmas card list this year.

Broncos Stun Steelers to End 6 Game Win Streak

The Denver
Broncos stunned the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver on Sunday with a 24-17 win to
end the Steelers’ 6 game win streak.

Rookie
running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries
while Case Keenum passed for 197 yards and 2 scores.

Steelers QB
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 462 yards and one touchdown, a 96 yarder to WR
JuJu Smith-Shuster but also has two interceptions including a back breaking
pick to Denver defensive tackle Shelby Harris in the end zone while the
Steelers were inside the one-yard line driving for the game tying score on a
run pass option play.

The Steelers
outgained the Broncos 527 yards to 308 yards nut were minus 4 in the turnover
ratio which is impossible to overcome on the road. Along with the
Roethlisberger end zone pick Steelers’ running back fumbled going into the end
zone in the while being hit by safety Will Parks who recovered the ball
stopping a Steelers’ threat on their second possession of the game.

The Steelers
and their turnover problems have haunted them all season they are currently 21st
in the league with a minus 3 turnover differential. They are the only team with
a playoff track that has a negative turnover differential.

This loss is especially crippling for the
Steelers are they still have games against, San Diego, New England and New
Orleans, these games could determine not only where they are seeded in the
playoffs but whether they make the playoffs at all.

Phil Exorcises Tiger from His Psyche

In the days
leading up to the $9 million-dollar winner take all match on Friday Tiger Woods
said that he’s been in Phil Mickelson’s head for 20 years.

After Phil
beat Tiger in a sudden death playoff where they played the same 93-yard par
three hole three times with Phil sinking his money putt from four feet away
while Tiger missed his chance form eight feet out, it would seem as though Phil
has gotten tiger out of his head.

$9 million
dollars buys a lot of therapy and at 48 this may be Lefty’s last big payday and
while this head to head match up may not rank up there with Ali-Frazier, this
is a victory he’s been waiting his entire career to achieve.

Chiefs-Rams Barn Burner Will Become the NFL Norm

On Monday
night in the LA Coliseum the Rams and Chiefs put on a show for ages that
included 14 touchdowns (3 on defense) and over 1,000 yards of total offense as
the Rams edged the Chiefs 54-51.

These types
of games are now the what the NFL has become like it or not, it’s now a league that
has legislated defense out of the game and its “protect offensive players at
any cost” officiating has caused defenders to be tentative and risk injury to
themselves in the process and allow offensive players to make uncontested catches
and gain additional yards for fear of being unjustly penalized.

In the new
Roger Goodell NFL where defenders are flagged for breathing heavy on a quarterback
in the backfield it still allows offensive lineman to cut block defensive linemen
on the interior of the line and pays additional lip service to safety by scheduling
Thursday night games.

The sheer
number of penalties called in each NFL game has made it nearly unwatchable and
will only get worse. Fans like to see scoring but they also like tough defense
and turnovers. They don’t pay $200 a ticket to see out of shape insurance
agents throw their little yellow flags.

Smart money
says that no defensive minded coaches will be hired to fill the 6 to 8 head coaching
vacancies that will need filling after the 2018 season. Offense is king.

Nostalgia
buffs will soon long for the heady days of the 2000’s when two teams combined
for 40 points.

This is now
your NFL.

Tannehill to Return for Dolphins

The Miami
Dolphins started the season 3-0 lead by an efficient Ryan Tannehill and a
defense that was creating turnovers.

Then came a
week five game against Cincinnati in which the 7th year QB was injured
on a sack causing him to miss the next five games.

Back up QB
Brock Osweiler filled inleading a team that was racked with injuries to its
receiving corps and offensive line to a 2-3 record while throwing for 1,247
yards, six TDs and four picks.

Ryan
Tannehill will return under center this week for the Dolphins (5-5) as they go on
the road to face the suddenly resurgent Indianapolis Colts lead by Andrew Luck.

Tannehill
needs to finish the season strong as he has played in only 5 of the Dolphins’
last 30 games and while he has a contract through the 2020 season the guaranteed
money is not so prohibitive that they could easily cut ties with him and not
incur a serious salary cap hit.

Tiger vs Phil: The Match

Two PGA
rivals that have challenged each other for years will meet in a unique one on
one 18 hole match on Friday.

The winner of
the match taking place at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas will pocket $9 million
dollars and each player has pledged a portion of their winnings to a charity of
their choice.

Capitol One’s:
The Match will go for $19.99 on pay-per-view and include a number of of side
bets like longest putt, closest to the pin and longest drive.

What is
this? The Bugtussle Chamber of Commerce Scramble?

No tickets
have been sold for the match and gallery will include invited guests and each
player and their caddies will be mic’d during the match.

On Phil
Mickelson’s part he has always been second to Tiger even though he sports an impressive
resume as a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, a 3-time Master’s Champion
and 5-time Major winner and hopes to earn some rivalry pride while Tiger has
had some impressive finishes in 2018 having battled back from several injury
plagued years and is back on the big stage.

Pay-per-View
coverage begins Friday November 23rd, at 2pm ET with tee time at 3pm
ET across several cable and satellite providers.

Khalil Mack Trade Tipped the Balance of Power in the NFC North?

The Chicago
Bears beat the Minnesota Viking 25-20 on Sunday Night in a nationally televised
game that showed the dominance of the Bears defense lead by the player they got
in a blockbuster trade before the season began.

Since coming
from the Oakland Raiders in a deal that sent 2 first round draft picks to the Silver
and Black, outside linebacker Khalil Mack has been a one man wrecking crew for
the Bears.

In an era in
which rules clearly favor the offense and promote scoring the Bears defense has
been giving the middle finger to Roger Goodell and his “protect offensive
players at all costs” rule changes.

The Bears
sit at 7-3 and in control of the NFC North and Mack put on a clinic Sunday
night with a strip and fumble recovery on the same play as the Vikings were in the
red zone, a sack of Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins and a pressure that caused Cousins
to throw a pick to Bears safety Bryce Callahan.

The Vikings
scored 20 points and amassed 268 yards of total offense, 150 of those when the
game was already decided. When the game was still in doubt the Mack and the Bears
owned the Vikings.

The attention
paid by offensive coordinators to Mack has allowed other Bears defenders like defensive
lineman Akiem Hicks, the guy who plays the other outside linebacker Daniel Trevaithan
and the entire Bears secondary to have the best year of their careers forcing
tackles for loss and coming up with crucial turnovers.

The Bears
hold a 1.5 game lead on the Vikings and must face them again in Minnesota the
final game of the season and have a rematch with the Packers, whom they lost to
in week one in Green Bay, at home in December.

The Bears
have a great shot at hosting a home playoff game if they continue to play as they
are on both sides of the ball with ferocious defense and mistake free offense.

Texas Defensive Lineman Forced to Apologize for OU Comments

35 years ago
there was a brash defender who had a crazy hair do and wore number 44 and hailed
from Texas, his name was Brian Bosworth.

The 2018
version of Brian Bosworth is named Breckyn Hager and he plays for the
University of Texas and was just made to apologize about comments he made
regarding Bosworth’s alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.

Following UT’s
win over Big 12 rival Iowa State, the always good for a quote Hager, was asked
for his feelings about Oklahoma giving up 40 points in a win over the Big 12’s
worst team, Kansas. Hager replied, “Oklahoma has no defense” and “It’s 11:12
and Oklahoma still sucks!”

Well that didn’t
sit too well with the Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, who called the comments
a violation of the conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policies.

He was reprimanded
for comments he made regarding he need to injure Texas Tech quarterback Patrick
Mahomes in 2016 as well.

Immediately
after the press release from the Big 12 demanding the apology Hager issued a lengthy
statement about respecting the UT-OU rivalry and the respect he has for many of
the OU players, blah, blah, blah…

There is a
chance that UT and OU could meet in the Big 12 Championship game and if that
happens Hager’s comments will certainly provide motivation for the folks in
Norman, OK to give Texas’ #44 a nice reception.

Panthers’ Rivera Gambles and Loses

Late in the
fourth quarter in Detroit the Carolina Panthers trailed the Lions 20-13. Cam
Newton tossed an 8 yards TD pass to DJ Moore to pull within one point at 20-19.

Head Coach Ron
Rivera with the momentum on his side and a kicker with a case of the yips having
missed both and extra point and a field goal earlier in the game, chose to go
for the 2-point conversion for the win instead of the extra point attempt to
force overtime.

Cam Newton
having completed 25-37 passes for 357 yard and three touchdowns, missed a
relatively simple toss to send the Panthers to 6-4 on the season.

The Panthers
host Seattle next Sunday and the Lions host Chicago on their annual Thanksgiving
Day contest.

Saints Pound Super Bowl Champs

The hottest
team in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints demolished a shorthanded Philadelphia
Eagles team in New Orleans on Sunday.

The Eagles
decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball were down 17-0 before running back
Josh Adams scored on a 28 yard run in the second quarter

The rest was
all Saints.

The Eagles’
defense had no answers for the high-powered Saints offense and Drew Brees was barely
harassed as went 22-30 for 363 yards and 4 TDs in a 48-7 win over the defending
Super Bowl Champions.

The Saints
who have already beaten NFC playoff rival Los Angeles Rams once will now be jockeying
for home field advantage throughout the playoffs and have outscored their last
two opponents 100-21.

The Saints
are the team to beat in the NFC as they are also playing a little defense to go
with their potent offense.

Browns Deny Interest in Rice as Head Coach

On Sunday
the Cleveland Brown denied interest in interviewing former Secretary of State
and big time Cleveland Browns fan Condoleezza Rice for their head coaching position.

The interest
was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter in an obvious attempt to get people to follow
his Twitter account and talk about him and was quickly denied by both the Browns
and Rice herself.

Browns’ GM
John Dorsey released a statement acknowledging Rice’s history of service to the
country and promised to hire the right person to take the Browns to the next
level. In her statement Rice said the that while she loves her Browns she knows
Dorsey will make the right hire and looks forward to more women being on coaching
staffs around the league. Currently there are three women assistants in the NFL.

So much for
your scoop, Shefty.

Leg Injury Ends Redskins’ Smith’s Season

Washington
Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury while being
sacked in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans that will end his 2018
season.

Smith will
undergo surgery for a broken fibula and tibia. Former Washington Redskins quarterback
Joe Theismann, tweeted that the injury was just like the one he suffered in a
1985 Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants.

With Smith
out the QB duties will now got to backup Colt McCoy who hasn’t seen any meaningful
action since 2014.

McCoy better
shake off the rust quickly as the Redskins are still in the hunt for the NFC
East crown.

Reports are
that the Redskins will bring in free agent QBs EJ Manuel, TJ Yates and Mark
Sanchez to back up Colt McCoy.

Changes Slumping NFL Teams Need to Make

The seasons
for several NFL teams are listing and taking water, here are the teams in need
of major changes and what can be done in the short term and long term to get
better.

Baltimore
Ravens

Short Term-
Start Lamar Jackson. The former Heisman Trophy winner out of Louisville is
ready to take over for 11 year veteran Joe Flacco and may make his first start
of the year with Flacco nursing a hip injury. The Ravens can save over $20
million in salary cap money by releasing Flacco after the season

Long Term- Purge
expensive veterans. The Ravens had big salary cap dollars invested in Terrell
Suggs, Eric Weddle, Michael Crabtree and Brandon Carr. Time to invest those
dollars in younger more productive players.

Denver
Broncos

Short Term-
Fire head coach Vance Joseph. Joseph is in his second season at the helm and has
8-17 record. Why delay the inevitable?

Long Term-
Remove malcontents. There is dissatisfaction with coaching staff and the
struggles at quarterback and the finger pointing has started in the locker
room.

Detroit
Lions

Short Term-
Fire offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. QB Matt Stafford has been sacked 16
times in the last two weeks and his play calling has been unacceptable and he
knows it. Matt Patricia kept him on for the sake of continuity but that hasn’t
worked.

Long Term-
Feature Kerryon Johnson and Kenny Gollyday. Once the new OC is hired he need to
focus his offense on these two young offensive stars. Kerryone Johnson had
given the Lions a rushing threat they haven’t had since Barry Sanders retired
and Gollyday can be the featured receiver now that Golden Tate has been traded.

Jacksonville
Jaguars

Short Term-
Stress accountability. The Jaguars have a roster full of talent and became the
plucky upstarts last season. To be in the position they are in this season is inexcusable.
The coaching staff must demand more from itself and the players.

Long Term- Identify
offensive building blocks. The Jags still don’t know if they have a franchise
quarterback in Blake Bortles and Leonard Fournette had missed time this season
and they have lost starting offensive linemen Cam Robinson and Brandon Linder
for the season. Getting them healthy and getting production out of Bortles is paramount
tot heir success.

New York
Jets

Short Term-
Front office/coaching staff shakeup. This doesn’t have to mean head coach Todd
Bowles but it could be the GM Mike Maccagnan or a coordinator, but message has
to be sent.

Long Term-
Let Sam Darnold sit. While there have been few bright spots, the 21-year-old
rookie leads the league interceptions. He’s nursing sprained foot and rushing
him back makes no sense at this point in the season. Let 39-year-old Josh McCown
finish the season.

Seattle
Seahawks

Short Term-
Feed Rashaad Penny. The early part of the season had Penny looking like a draft
bust but he’s starting to show the rumbling running style of Marshawn Lynch.
Feeding Penny will take the pressure off Russell Wilson.

Long Term-
Stay on point. While they sit at 4-5 the message stays positive and the Seahawk
continue to fight despite an overhauled roster.

Tampa Bay
Buccaneers

Short Term-
Let Todd Monken call the plays. The Bucs have the league’s top-rated offense so
why would Dirk Koetter strip Monken of the play calling duties? Fear of the up
and coming coordinator taking his job perhaps?

Long Term- Whether
Jameis Winston is the franchise quarterback or not is inconsequential. He’s
already shown who he is on and off the field. If the Bucs stay with Ryan
Fitzpatrick it signals the end for Winston.

LeBron Passes Wilt for 5th All Time Scoring

Los Angeles
Raiders star LeBron James moved into 5th place on the NBA all-time
scoring list passing Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.

Entering
Wednesday’s game with the Portland Trailblazers LeBron James needed 39 points
needed to move ahead of Wilt and achieved that with a free throw in the fourth
quarter.

The next
rung on the scoring ladder is significant as should he reach 32,293 point he
will surpass Michael Jordan for 4th place.

All Time NBA
Scoring Top 5

  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar     38,387
  2. Karl Malone                      36,928
  3. Kobe Bryant                      33,643
  4. Michael Jordan                32,292
  5. LeBron James                   31,420

Assuming he continues
his 25 point per game average James has plenty of time left this season to pass
Jordan.

Steelers’ Bell Fails to Report

Pittsburgh
Steelers running back Le’veon Bell continued his holdout and failed to report to
the Steelers by the 4pm deadline on Tuesday and is now ineligible to play in
2018.

Bell will
now miss out on $14.5 million dollars in salary having refused to sing his one-year
deal in exchange for a deal that will provide him longer term security.

Bell will
now be considered a third-year franchise player in 2019 regardless of whether
he signed the Steelers’ tender or not and under the NFL collective bargaining
agreement. As a result, the franchise tag will go up to $25 million dollars.

Given that
Bell sat out so long it didn’t make much sense to play in 2018 and his performance
wouldn’t have increased his trade value much over the course of the final six
games. He would have, however decreased his value should he have gotten injured.

Another team
can now sign Bell safe in the knowledge that he is still among the NFL’s elite offensive
layers. Since the deadline has passed Bell’s future now lies outside of
Pittsburgh.

As for the
Steelers, James Conner has filled in admirably for Bell who has enjoyed a
breakout season with 771 yards rushing, 10 TDs and added 39 receptions for 387
yards and one TD.

Warriors Suspend Green After Jam with Durant

Draymond
Green was suspended for Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks after he
and Kevin Durant got into an altercation during Monday night’s loss to the Los
Angeles Clippers.

Green and
Durant exchanged words after Green lost the ball just before the end of regulation
in Monday night’s game.

Green reportedly
challenged Durant about his upcoming free agency which has been simmering under
the surface for can called Durant a few unflattering names after which it was
decided that the Warriors would sit green to cool off.

While the
121-116 overtime loss to the Clippers shouldn’t worry a team that has started
11-3, infighting could be a greater concern.

Durant is in
his third season with the Warriors and is still about of an outsider in the
core of Steph Curry, Green and Klay Thompson. The Warriors has the talent to
weather any storm and win a championship even if they don’t have the best
chemistry but they could be in trouble if things get too hostile.

Chiefs-Rams MNF Game Moved From Mexico City

The Monday
Night Football game between two of the NFL’s top teams that had been scheduled
to be played in Mexico City has been moved to Los Angeles.

Following a
determination that the playing surface at Estadio Azteca was not up to NFL
standards for stability and consistency and will not be ready by game time on
Monday.

Instead the
game between the Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) and the Los Angeles Rams (9-1) will
be moved to the LA Coliseum.

The NFL has
played regular season games in Mexico City each of the last two seasons.

The NFL
requires the home teams, in this case the Rams, to keep their stadiums open in
case of an emergency.

This will be
the first Monday Night Football game the Rams have hosted at the LA Coliseum
since November of 1979.

NFL Coaching Hot Seat

Ten weeks
into the 2018 season and there are a few coaches that may survive and few that should
be contacting real estate agents in their cities.

Hot- Matt
Patricia, Lions

While he’ll probably
get a first-year pass in Detroit, Patricia will have lambs to sacrifice to save
his job as offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will likely be shown the door
and special teams coach Joe Marciano was whacked last week. Shoddy offensive
line play and a shaky defense, supposedly his specialty, has looked to suffer from
lack of communication and effort.

Hotter-
Marvin Lewis, Bengals

The NFL’s
longest tenured head coach has done just enough in recent years to avoid firing
and while he’s dealt with injuries on offense there’s no reason his defense
should get worn out at home like they did against New Orleans on Sunday. The
Saints weren’t forced to punt once on Sunday and their defensive coordinator
Teryl Austin was fired Monday morning. At 5-4 and games remaining with the
Browns and Raiders the Bengals may get to .500 and it’s hard to believe that
Bengals ownership will settle for much more of the same.

Even Hotter-
Adam Gase, Dolphins

 He can point to early season wins and injuries
as reasons why the Dolphins’ season has begun to list and take on water for
Gase to keep his job. During their loss in Green Bay the Packers kept setting
the Dolphins up in good field position only to have them fail to cross the goal
line. The Brock Osweiler lead offense has not scored a touchdown in nine
quarters. The Dolphins defense quit on Gase against a team that looks for
reasons to have Aaron Rodger throw giving up 145 yards to Aaron Lewis. The Dolphins
have a relatively weak schedule down the stretch and may end up at .500. If
they can get Ryan Tannehill back after their bye week will it save Gase?  The Dolphins have an irate fan base that has
seen all they care to from Gase, the supposed offensive guru.

The Hottest-
Dirk Koetter, Buccaneers

The coach
who staged the palace coup against Lovie Smith is now on the verge of being ousted
himself. Koetter took the play calling duties away from up and coming offensive
coordinator star Todd Monken and under his play calling lost 16-3 to the Redskins
on Sunday. They went 0-5 in Red Zone opportunities and Ryan Fitzpatrick had a
fumble and interception and missed a pair of field goals, problem that Koetter
has never been able to solve. Koetter has the hottest seat in the NFL right
except for Todd Bowles.

Incinerated-
Todd Bowles, Jets

The dismal
2-7 Buffalo Bills came into Met Life Stadium and stole the Jets’ lunch money
and pantsed them to the tune of a 41-10 beating. Poorly disciplined and
unmotivated the Jets are among the worst teams in the league with no upside
other that a few bright moments from rookie QB Sam Darnold who sat out Sunday’s
mess with a foot injury. Seeing Bowles fired this week would come as no surprise
to no one.

Dodgers Offered Puig for Harper

In their
pursuit of Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper the Dodgers made one
trade offer that was never consummated.

While it’s
unclear when the Dodgers made their offer, they did offer outfielder Yasiel
Puig for the 26-year-old Nationals slugger. The Dodgers were among many teams interested
in Harper prior to the July 31st trade deadline.

No trade for
Harper was completed and the Nationals chose to ride out the season with Harper
despite not making the playoffs.

The Nationals
had put Harper on waivers in August and the Dodgers were the first to claim him
but no deals were ever reached and the Nats pulled Harper from waivers and kept
him in order to receive a first round compensatory pick when they ultimately lose
him in free agency.

While Harper
would have provided a boost to the Dodgers offense, Puig had a solid 2018
season and provided a crucial 3 run homer in the sixth inning of game 7 against
Milwaukee in the NLCS that elevated the Dodgers to their second consecutive World
Series.

Antonio Brown Cited for Reckless Driving

Pittsburgh
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been cited for reckless driving after
been clocked at more than 100 mph in his Porsche.

A police
officer on patrol for a bank robbery suspect saw Brown’s Porsche travelling at
a high rate of spend and gave pursuit.

“We are aware
of the situation but we are gathering more information and will have no further
comment at this time.”, the Steelers said in a statement released Thursday
afternoon.

This came as
the Steelers prepared for a crucial interconference showdown with the Carolina
Panthers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Antonio Brown
leads the Steelers with nine touchdowns and is second on the team in receptions
with 51 catches for 594 yards.

The Match: Tiger Vs Phil

We are only
days away from the high stakes pay per view throw down between Tiger Woods and Phil
Mikelson at the Shadow Creek Country Club in North Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday November
23rd.

The two golf
heavyweights will square off for an 18-hole match that will earn the winner and
his entourage a cool $9 million dollars.

The two men,
who have dominated professional golf over the last 20 years will donate a
portion of their winnings to charity.

While Tiger
is longer and more consistent off the tee despite a myriad of surgeries, and
more accurate with his irons, Phil has a better short game and is one of the
best on the Tour at keeping little score form turning into big scores and Phil
is better on the greens when putting for par.

Tiger still
holds an advantage when it comes to the mental edge and even if pressed Phil
will likely tell you that Tiger is better right now.

A big purse
and a pay-per-view audience will make it tough on both golfers but as we sit
today Tiger Woods should will this one round match in a close one.