In an overdue podcast, Joe and Sam reflect on the Major League Baseball Regular Season and look ahead to the two wildcard games.
After an uneven start to the season, the Eagles and their stuttering offence came up against one of the dominant defensive units in Green Bay Thursday night.
Entering week 4, few predicted a perfect 3-0 start for the Buffalo Bills, yet here we are. By the barest of margins, they escaped from New York to open the season with a win over the Jets. Josh Allen threw a pair of bad interceptions, as the Bills failed to register a single scoring play in the 1st half. A pivotal 4th quarter, in which they scored 14 game changing points, perhaps set the tone for the early stages of their season.
This loss at Lambeau could be the difference between home field advantage in the playoffs or even in a competitive NFC North, a wildcard berth.
Sadly, the time has come to face the ending moments of a very competitive 2019 season in Major League Baseball. But while much of the playoff picture has already been determined, a few crucial battles are yet to conclude.
Tonight, on the evening of September 26th, Seattle will witness the probable end of a Mariners career which fits that description perhaps better than anyone. Felix Hernandez will forever be an idol in the eyes of Mariners fans, yet perhaps it is common that people forget the extent of his dominance early in his career as a consequence of his struggles over recent seasons.
The American League was thought to have four superteams at the start of 2019, you could have just played the playoffs then with the Red Sox, Yankees, Indians, Astros. One of these is eliminated and the Indians are still competing for a place with a week to go in the season.
The Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians will battle it out for the last remaining playoff spots over the final week of the season. The american league wildcard race is now the final competitive contest of the regular season.
If you thought that the Detroit Lions had looked good in their first two games but had gotten lucky, now you might have to rethink your stance.
Following Jalen Ramsey’s public outburst on the sidelines during the Jaguars defeat to divisional rivals Houston Texans in week 2, it seemed the writing was on the wall. Soon after this display, the rather inevitable trade request landed at the door of GM Dave Caldwell.
Very few analysts and talking heads would have expected the Browns to have come out with a win against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. However, after holding Sean McVay’s offence to just 20 points in this matchup in Ohio, fans in Believeland will be cursing their team’s mistakes and inability to execute.
Jack Flaherty has overcome the odds, pitching his team into the heights of the National League with a historic second half performance. He has been the most piece that helped the St Louis Cardinals place themselves in pole position for the NL Central crown.
49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh had arrived with Shanahan in 2017. Since then the SF defence has been historically bad. However, through two weeks in the NFL, the San Francisco defence looks revitalised.
Bruce Bochy won his 2000th game as manager on Wednesday. The historic milestone came at Fenway Park in a 11-3 victory over the Red Sox. Bochy is now one of only 11 wins with 2000 or more wins in MLB history.
Finding that happy medium between fairness and entertainment isn’t easy, but MLB could shift towards the entertainment side (postseason expansion) without significantly harming the fairness.