1.) With a victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night, the Cleveland Indians have won 22 consecutive games.
2.) Former Bonita linebacker, Erick Mikity turns 24 today.
3.) “The Lakers retiring #8 & #24 because that is the ony other player Kobe would pass the ball to.”—MVS commenter “Moody”
4.) On this day in 1978, the Dodgers became the first team to draw three million fans.
5.) The Washington Redskins face the Los Angeles Rams in the Coliseum this Sunday for the first time since the NFC playoffs of 1974 (December 22). The Rams won, 19-10 with the key highlight being Isaiah Robertson’s 59-yard interception return for a touchdown.
6.) “I would challenge those people [on the right] who say they feel suppressed. Do you fear backlash, or do you fear right and wrong?”—ESPN SportsCenter host, Jemele Hill
8.) “I mean, we got our asses kicked. Credit the 49ers and coach (Sean) McVay.”—Indianapolis Colts HC, Chuck Pagano after Week One loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
9.) “He’s like a new toy at Christmas, but you don’t want to use him too much and wear out the batteries.”—Carolina Panthers HC, Ron Rivera on rookie running back Christian McCaffrey
10.) “There’s nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you.” Woody Hayes