The TEN: 9/2/2020

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

1. The Dodgers traded right-hander Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays Monday for two players to be named later.

2. Former Georgetown Head Coach John Thompson passed away Monday at the age of 78. Thompson, who coached players such as Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson at Georgetown, was the first black coach to lead a team to the NCAA men’s basketball championship.

3. The Jacksonville Jaguars released running back Leonard Fournette.

4. Chris Paul scored 28 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-100 win over the Houston Rockets Monday night and force a Game 7 Wednesday night in the first round Western Conference Playoff series.

5. The Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 102-99 Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the second round of the Eastern Conference Playoff series.

6. The Cincinnati Bengals signed running back Joe Mixon to a four-year $48 million extension.

7. Chargers safety Derwin James will have surgery on his right knee and is out for the 2020 season.

8. President Donald Trump spoke to Big 10 Commissioner Kevin Warren Tuesday about how the conference can return to playing college football as soon as possible.

9. College Football Preseason Rankings-Top 5: 1. Ohio St. 2. Alabama 3. Clemson 4. Georgia 5. Florida.

10. Receiver Josh Gordon auctioned his New England Patriots Super Bowl LIII ring for $138,000.

14 Comments to "The TEN: 9/2/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 10, 2020 - 1:20 am | Permalink

    I plead guilty to participating in political commentary here, but I have never instigated it. I politely ask you to find any thread on which I was the first person to talk politics. If you do, then I will own it for that particular time.
    Best regards to everyone. Stay healthy and safe.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 9, 2020 - 7:58 pm | Permalink

    That’s fine with me, Tim. With all due respect, you post the unfiltered comments of individuals such as Tank and Rams Fan, but you later get upset when they draw responses from people who disagree.
    If you don’t want debates on topics that are not directly related to sports, then don’t allow those comments in the first place. The proverbial playing field should be even, one way or the other.
    I appreciate your consideration, and yes, thank God for sports.
    From T. Peterson: Yeah you’re right I let them all go through including yours and kick myself every time. I guess some people have trouble reading English. I don’t know how I let it develop into this garbage. Your last comment though is beyond ignorant. “Then don’t allow those comments go through in the first place.” Those “comments in the first place” are all YOURS! You’re the one who always start the political talk. Every. Single. Time. Why would I let yours go through and not theirs? Are you seriously asking that? Or did you just miss that like that time you missed that obvious sarcasm?

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 8, 2020 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I was going to discuss the disjointed opening of the football season, but I’ll have to save that topic for later because we need to get back to the basics about the coronavirus pandemic.
    The pandemic isn’t even close to ending in our country, the state of California, or Los Angeles County. As long as we lack safe and effective treatments or vaccines for the disease, the best way to save lives and prevent many more people from becoming seriously ill is to wear face masks and practice social distancing.
    Questioning someone’s manhood over wearing a mask is completely counterproductive. That mask might save the life of an elderly, ill, or immune-compromised loved one. The pandemic has been an ordeal all the way around, but we have to remain sensible until the virus is under control.
    Here are some relevant numbers regarding coronavirus cases and deaths, as they stood on Sunday:

    In the United States—almost 6.4 million cases and around 190,000 deaths
    In California—nearly 740,000 cases and 13,737 deaths
    In Los Angeles County—248,821 confirmed cases and 6,030 deaths

    I also want to point out that 22,671 young people between the ages of newborn and 17 have been diagnosed with the coronavirus so far in L.A. County (not including the cities of Long Beach and Pasadena).
    Everyone is vulnerable to this disease, including infants, young children, and teenagers. We will have to continue taking precautions into the forseeable future.
    From T. Peterson: I approved the comment but the truth is we actually don’t “NEED” to get back to the basics of the coronavirus pandemic as you said. Why? Because this is…wait for it…A SPORTS SITE!! FOR THE 1000TH TIME! It’s a sports site. Why is that so hard to understand? I’m sure these numbers would be welcome at CNN.COM. This is thank God.

  4. September 8, 2020 - 9:00 am | Permalink

    Hey Mask, has it been tough working out the mystery of your gender? Did your lips heal with SAP tree ointment? Weird suggestion. You must be into alternative sports.

  5. The Mask's Gravatar The Mask
    September 7, 2020 - 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Your chapped lips must be painful ram tank. I suggest trying the My Pillow guy ointment made from SAP trees.

  6. September 6, 2020 - 9:41 am | Permalink

    Mask, you suffer from paranoia and acute pussification, disregarding the possibility that more than one person knows that you are a drooling snowflake – hence the mask. Was it your dream to become a COVID COP?

  7. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 3, 2020 - 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Clayton Kershaw just kept on rolling in the Dodgers’ 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday night: No runs and only one hit allowed in six dominant innings.
    L.A. is now six games ahead of the San Diego Padres in the National League West.

  8. The Mask's Gravatar The Mask
    September 3, 2020 - 5:56 pm | Permalink

    @Tank&Rams: Clearly you are the same Trumper. You posted within seconds of each other in the morning and you use the same dumb strategy as your god. You pretend to be two people. Anyway my reply to you is to again refer to my last sentence in my original post.

  9. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 3, 2020 - 3:07 pm | Permalink

    This is what the Dodgers’ starting rotation looks like after they traded Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays:

    1. Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 1.80 earned-run average).
    Kershaw has been the Dodgers’ workhorse pitcher since he missed his scheduled Opening Day start because of a back issue. He leads the pitching staff with an average of six innings per appearance.
    2. Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.60 ERA).
    After struggling in his first four starts this season, Buehler has regained his 2019 form, allowing only one run in his last 11 innings of work.
    3. Dustin May (1-1, 2.83 ERA).
    May, who is now averaging five innings a start, is one L.A. pitcher who could use a little more run support.
    4. Julio Urias (3-0, 3.27 ERA).
    After displaying a lack of consistency during the first half of the Dodgers’ abbreviated regular season, Urias came through with a commanding performance his last time out, allowing only one run in six innings.
    5. Tony Gonsolin (0-0, 0.51 ERA).
    After giving up a total of just one run in four spot starts, the right-handed Gonsolin is now the fifth man in L.A.’s starting rotation, replacing the departed Stripling. He’s currently averaging a little over four innings per start.

    Left-handed pitcher Alex Wood threw a scoreless inning in relief on Tuesday night, in only his second appearance of the season. Wood went on the injured list shortly after making a start in late July. The Dodgers plan to use him as a reliever for the time being, according to a report in the L.A. Times.

    Teams are allowed to have 30 players on their major-league rosters during this “coronavirus season,” as opposed to the usual 25. This development plays to one of the Dodgers’ greatest strengths, which is their pitching depth.
    Since they’re now carrying 15 pitchers, compared to the usual 12 0r 13, the Dodgers have the luxury of using relievers more often instead of forcing their five starters to go deeper into games.
    A shorter season and a better-rested starting rotation could be the two factors L.A. needs the most in order to win that elusive World Series trophy.

  10. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    September 3, 2020 - 9:16 am | Permalink

    @the mask
    Not sure what your point is. Biker had underlying health issues and Health Director of Montana said
    “Elizabeth Goodsitt, a spokeswoman for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, a state with 23 coronavirus patients that went to Sturgis, has alluded to the difficulty in tracking the cases.
    “We can’t say that Sturgis was or was not the cause of these cases,” Goodsitt said.”
    So once again a smart person would ask, did they did of Covid or with Covid? Wear your mask if it makes you feel more safe, but the rest of us should have a choice.

  11. September 3, 2020 - 8:54 am | Permalink

    Is there some kind of spine dissolving drug being added to the beverage you freaks are drinking? Maybe head on over to Vanity Fair to make your comments. Good Lord!

  12. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    September 2, 2020 - 6:06 pm | Permalink

    According to an online report by ESPN, Iowa State University, which is in the Big 12 Conference, will not allow any fans at its Sept. 12 football opener. The university had originally planned to admit 25,000 into its stadium.

  13. The Mask's Gravatar The Mask
    September 2, 2020 - 5:01 pm | Permalink

    My allergies are gone and I got no annual summer cold. I am feeling great. I will continue masking up until the country has reached herd immunity hopefully through vaccine. I will coach with my mask on and like the now dead maskless Sturgis biker said,” If you don’t like my choice you can kiss my… “

  14. Eight's Gravatar Eight
    September 2, 2020 - 1:22 pm | Permalink

    The fact that suicide is illegal drives-home the fact that the government owns your life, so it’s not surprising that Donald Trump and the university heads have been installed as the arbiters of sports, same as they are the arbiters of everything else. You are free to obey.

Leave a Reply