Friday’s Den: Random stuff with the weekend here……..

Eagles 34, Vikings 28:
Down 10-7 in 2nd quarter, Viking WR Jefferson lost fumble on 1-yard line.
Jefferson caught 11 passes for 159 yards, but that was a huge play.
Vikings are 0-2, with seven turnovers (minus-6).
Vikings have run ball 26 times for 69 yards in two games; no bueno.

D’Andre Swift carried ball 28 times for 175 yards and a TD.
Total yardage in this game: Eagles 430, Vikings 374.
Under Sirianni, over is 13-5 in Eagle home games.
Jalen Hurts is 27-13 as an NFL starter.

— Amazon Prime shows these Thursday games; they have four former NFL stars sitting there doing their studio show, but they have Kirk Herbstreit as their game analyst— he never played in the NFL, plus he already has a full plate with his college football TV work.

Here’s a suggestion: Vikings-Eagles last night, have Randy Moss/Ron Jaworski in the TV booth. Next week, Giants-49ers; have Joe Montana/Lawrence Taylor in the booth. It would be an interesting experiment, bringing in retired stars from the teams playing that night.

— Boston Red Sox fired Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom Thursday as the team stumbled toward a third last-place finish in Bloom’s four years running things.

Bloom traded star OF Mookie Betts to the Dodgers, for Alex Verdugo and some prospects who haven’t panned out. Boston also acquired SS Trevor Story, while letting Xander Bogaerts walk.

Red Sox were 267-262 in Bloom’s tenure; Boston is a big market team, but for some reason, they try to run the organization like Billy Beane’s A’s from Moneyball.

Bloom is still only 40 years old; he went to college at Yale, which qualified him to run a major league franchise in his 30’s. Another Ivy League nitwit bites the dust.

Here’s a hint: DO NOT TRADE great players; Mookie Betts is a great player. 

— Memphis 28, Navy 24
Memphis WR Watson caught 10 passes for 169 yards and a TD.
Navy ran for 299 yards; they also threw 20 passes— twenty!!!!
Both teams turned ball over twice.

— New Jersey Jets still have four primetime games left on their schedule, including a Week 17 game in Cleveland. Would the NFL flex out of those games, with Aaron Rodgers sidelined?

— Former NFL QB Andrew Luck is doing some schoolwork at Stanford these days; apparently he is also a volunteer assistant football coach at Palo Alto HS, near the Stanford campus.

— Word of the Day— Disingenuous— Giving the false appearance of being honest or sincere.

— College Football Trend of the Day— Last four years, Pitt Panthers are 11-1 ATS as a road favorite.

— Notable free agent pitchers this winter:
Blake Snell
Aaron Nola
Clayton Kershaw

Jack Flaherty
Lucas Giolito
Jordan Montgomery

Luis Severino
Julio Urias
Shohei Ohtani

— Rays 4, Orioles 3— Luke Raley’s 7th inning home run was a game-winner.

— Mets 11, Diamondbacks 1— Kodai Senga fanned 10 hitters in six shutout IP.

— Pirates 2, Nationals 0— Mitch Keller tossed eight shutout IP.

— Brewers 4, Marlins 2— Milwaukee leads NL Central by 4.5 games.

— Rangers 9, Blue Jays 2— Corey Seager went 3-4, with two runs scored, three RBI. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.

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