Record Setter

By October 9, 2018College Football, MLB, MMA, NFL, UFC

Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leading passer Monday night.  Not bad for a 6’0” kid from Texas.  Let’s take a look at some other happenings in the sports world

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Here are three things you need to know:

1) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees cemented his place in NFL history becoming the league’s all-time passing leader

2) The UFC had it’s biggest fight of the year Saturday, and what happened after the brawl was even more intense

3) Baseball is getting closer to the World Series and Milwaukee, Los Angeles and Houston have all advanced into the conference finals

National Football League (NFL)

Week 5 is in the books and there are still only two undefeated teams: the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams.

Source: Fox News

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees made history Monday night setting the record for all-time passing yards.  He overtook NFL legends Brett Favre and Payton Manning.

Can I kick it?  Sunday brought historically good and bad performances by a kicker, a position that usually flies under the radar.  Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano hit an NFL record-tying 63-yard field goal to beat the New York Giants as time expired.  On the other end of the section, veteran Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby missed five kicks in a loss to the Detroit Lions.  #Ouch

Don’t mess with Texas…The Sunday night matchup was a grudge match between the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans, which the Texans won 20-17 in overtime.

Big game alert.  If you have dinner reservation Sunday night, note that your football friends might be MIA watching an elite matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots

College Football

It was a tough weekend for top ranked college football teams as #5 LSU lost to #22 Florida, #7 Oklahoma lost to arch-rival #19 Texas, and #8 Auburn fell to unranked Mississippi State.

Luck of the Irish?  The big winner of the weekend was Notre Dame who dropped #24 Virginia Tech and helped improve their position for the College Football Playoffs in December and January.

The new AP-Top 5 is:

1) Alabama

2) Georgia

3) Ohio State

4) Clemson

5) Notre Dame

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Melee in Vegas.  The biggest MMA fight of the season, UFC 229, took place Saturday night in Sin City.  Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov overwhelmed the sport’s most popular fighter, Conor McGregor.

Source: BBC

That wasn’t the end of it, though.  An all-out brawl broke out after the fight when Khabib went after McGregor’s entourage and the two camps fought in the octagon.  Security needed to step in leaving organizers angry.  The Nevada State Athletic Commission was so angry it withheld Khabib’s prize money and is investigating the incident.  Penalties are coming.

Major League Baseball (MLB)

The baseball playoffs are in full swing with three of four teams cementing their spot in the Leagues Championship Series.

American League

One of the best rivalries in all of sports, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox, is playing out in the playoffs for the first time since the epic 2004 series.  In that matchup the Red Sox came back from an 0-3 deficit to win the series 4-3 (the greatest comeback in MLB playoff history).  The teams split in Boston over the weekend, and the Red Sox exploded for a 16-1 game 3 win Monday night.  The loss was the Yankees’ worst playoff defeat ever.  Boston can close out the series Tuesday night in enemy territory.

Going, Going, Gone…In the other AL series, the defending champion Houston Astros were too much for the Cleveland Indians and swept their best-of-five series 3-0.  In the process, the Astros tied an AL record hitting a home run in 12 consecutive playoff games.

National League

Beer – it wasn’t only on the agenda at the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. In a battle of two beer towns, the Milwaukee Brewers (who play at Miller Park) swept the Colorado Rockies (who play at Coors Field).  Whoever won, the series was good for sales as Coors and Miller are owned by the same company.  #IllDrinkToThat

Source: Madison.com

On the other side of the NL draw, the Los Angeles Dodgers, widely expected to be in the playoffs, defeated the young and surprising Atlanta Braves Monday to take the series 3-1.

The Brewers and Dodgers meet in best-of-seven NL Championship Series Friday night

 

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