The TEN: 1/23/2019

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. The Kansas City Chiefs fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton Tuesday.

2. At least two lawsuits have been filed by New Orleans attorneys on behalf of Saints fans who want to compel NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to use his power under the NFL rule book to replay the last 1:49 of regulation in the Saints NFC Championship game overtime loss to the Rams.

3. Former NFL running back Darren McFadden was arrested on a DWI charge after falling asleep in a fast food drive in.

4. Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is expected to be out 4-6 weeks with a left ankle sprain.

5. Closer Mariano Rivera, designated hitter Edgar Martinez and starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina were voted in as the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rivera is the first player in MLB history to receive 100 percent of the votes.

6. New England quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t been sacked once this post season.

7. The Texas Rangers signed third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera to a one-year, $3.5 million deal.

8. USC receiver Michael Pittman will forgo the NFL draft and return for his senior season.

9. Los Altos guard Jared Lucas passed Glendora’s Tracy Murray and is now fourth on CIF Southern Section boys basketball scoring list after scoring 31 points Monday in a win over Crean Lutheran.

10. On this day in 2000, the St. Louis Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6 in the NFC Championship game.

9 Comments to "The TEN: 1/23/2019"

  1. sport man's Gravatar sport man
    January 27, 2019 - 1:59 am | Permalink

    ??=5 hours is ridiculous, but I think there may, in certain situations, be a very positive side of driving 5 hours and getting slaughtered. Many may disagree with me, but if the high school football program has been ‘very down statistically’ in the past; then this team was fortunate to get a real good group of players or real good new coach, and they moved up from last, or next to last place in league by beating league opponents they consistently lost to and earned 3rd place and a playoff berth=the players may be very proud of their performance/success. When they lose by 50 , most likely to number 1 or 2 seed, I think the coach and players will still realize the success they DID achieve is greater than getting beat up in the playoffs And that focus is what the head coach should ‘SELL’

  2. Unanimity's Gravatar Unanimity
    January 25, 2019 - 5:54 am | Permalink

    I left off the first few just to limit it to recent ones. And Ruth in particular because (I think) he is the reason this tradition existed at all. Jeter, however…no, I think he’s not quite on some of the other guys’ level.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    January 24, 2019 - 8:13 pm | Permalink

    @ Unanimity: Maybe we can add Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Bob Gibson, Pedro Martinez, and Derek Jeter to that list.

  4. ?'s Gravatar ?
    January 24, 2019 - 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Your reward for fighting to get into the playoffs as a 3rd place team is you get to take a 5 hour drive only to get humiliated in the first round with 20 moms on your side of the stands.

  5. Unanimity's Gravatar Unanimity
    January 24, 2019 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    @ Come On Guy – Looking at a few names of people who have come close to 100% in recent decades, I would rate the likes of Nolan Ryan, Willie Mays, George Brett, Hank Aaron, Rickey Henderson, and Cal Ripken as people at least as deserving of a 100% vote, save for that silly tradition

  6. Failing Federation's Gravatar Failing Federation
    January 24, 2019 - 12:07 pm | Permalink

    CIF commissioner Rob Wigod is telling all member schools that their fees will be increased to cover a big shortfall in playoff money. The shortfall has occurred precisely during the period of the Federation’s new ‘competitive equity’ system, you know, the one where a computer decides to send teams on 100-mile trips to play first-round games against schools they’ve never heard of. Gee Rob, what could possibly go wrong with that great idea?

  7. Come On Guy's Gravatar Come On Guy
    January 23, 2019 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Why doesn’t he?

  8. Number 2's Gravatar Number 2
    January 23, 2019 - 10:07 am | Permalink

    The Rams should counter sue to force a review of all the Saints’ offensive plays to see if New Orleans got away with a bunch of holding.

  9. Unanimity's Gravatar Unanimity
    January 23, 2019 - 10:04 am | Permalink

    Does Rivera deserve to be the first guy to get 100%? I dont think so. But so what? Better that than more years of some jackhole voting a great candidate down to preserve that idiotic tradition.

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