10.5.15: I can’t stand the rain

Hurricane Joaquin may have ruined some of our weekend plans, but it didn’t get in the way of this weekend’s football! Minnesota Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson just kept running to complete a crazy 48-yard touchdown against the Denver Broncos this Sunday:

QUIPS FOR THIS WEEK

NFL

Week 4 came and went with several eventful games this past weekend. The New York Giants appear to be shaking off their early season rust and defeated the Buffalo Bills on Sunday while the Washington Redskins came back in dramatic fashion to beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The New York Jets took down the Miami Dolphins across the pond in London while the Denver Broncos got the win against the  Minnesota Vikings.

Additionally, Sunday Night Football saw the New Orleans Saints get an overtime win 26-20 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Monday Night Football features the Detroit Lions v. the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30pm on ESPN.

College Football

There were quite a few interesting college football games this past weekend. The top two teams (at the time) both had close games as  Ohio State defeated Indiana  and Michigan State beat Purdue in conference play. Additionally, Florida upset Ole Miss and TCU dominated Texas.

Let’s talk rankings. Ohio State tied a record and remains #1… for the the 101st time. TCU moved up to #2, Baylor moved up to #3, Michigan State fell to #4, and Utah took a big leap to 5.

Next week’s big games to watch include:

  • Northwestern v. Michigan – Saturday at 3:30pm EST
  • Cal v. Utah – Saturday at 10:00pm EST on ESPN

MLB

It’s officially playoff time for the Major Leagues  and things kick off with wild card games. In the American League (AL), the Houston Astros play the New York Yankees on Tuesday night at 8:08pm EST on ESPN. In the National League (NL),  the Chicago Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday at 8:08pm EST on TBS.

It was a weekend of milestones  for Clayton Kershaw this weekend. The LA Dodgers’ star player became the first pitcher since 2002 to get 300 strikeouts in a season.

Soccer

On Wednesday, Sporting KC (Kansas City) took home the US Open Cup after winning in penalties against Philadelphia.

On Saturday, Manchester City beat Newcastle United 6-1 with five goals by Sergio Aguero, and Southampton finished up 3-1 against Chelsea. But, Sunday was the bigger day for Premier League soccer. Before this weekend, Manchester United was sitting atop the table and Arsenal was in fourth. But, Arsenal bounced back from a mid-week loss and took home the win 3-0 over Manchester United. The Everton v. Liverpool match ended in a 1-1 draw, and Manager Brendan Rogers was fired after the game (after three years with the club). Who will Liverpool replace him with? Check out some potential candidates here.

In La Liga this weekend, Sevilla FC won against Barcelona 2-1, and Atletico Madrid v. Real Madrid ended in a 1-1 draw.

Other

In NBA news, Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors is taking a leave of absence due to a back injury. Assistant coach Luke Walton will be taking his place for the time being, until he has made a full recovery. Get well soon!

Additionally, the former Head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, will now be advising Adam Silver and the NBA on leadership and service.

JUST FOR FUN

Almost doesn’t count
But this catch by the New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. is still awesome

STORIES FOR INSIGHTS, COOL FACTOR + DEBATE

Couch potato
The dangers of being a sedentary sports fan
When you’re watching sports, you’re usually sitting down, right?

Tristan Thompson
Will he sign a new deal with the Cavs?
Time will tell whether Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers can restructure a new contract

Breast Cancer Awareness
The Buffalo Bills honored survivors this weekend
50 breast cancer survivors welcomed the two teams to the field in this week’s game

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