The TEN: 10/12/2020

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

  1. The Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 Sunday night to win the NBA championship in six games. It’s the Lakers 17th title as a franchise tying them with the Boston Celtics for most all-time. LeBron James was named MVP of the series.   
  2. Alabama racked up 723 total yards in a 63-48 win over Mississippi Saturday. Mississippi had 647 total yards. 
  3. Oklahoma outlasted Texas 53-45 in four overtimes Saturday in the Red River Shootout. 
  4. The Rams beat the Washington Football Team 30-10 Sunday to improve to 4-1 on the season. Washington quarterback Alex Smith made his first appearance in a game in two years after starter Kyle Allen leaves with an injury.     
  5. Florida Head Coach Dan Mullen called on his administration for full attendance of 90,000 fans for next weekend’s game against LSU in Gainesville, Florida. The Gators lost to Texas A&M 41-38 on the road Saturday. 
  6. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott left the game with possibly a season ending ankle injury in the Cowboys 37-34 win over the New York Giants Sunday.  
  7. The Dodgers will start Walker Buehler Monday night in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves. 
  8.  The Atlanta Falcons fired Head Coach Dan Quinn and General Manager Thomas Dimitroff Sunday after the team fell to 0-5 with a 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers.  
  9.  The Las Vegas Raiders snapped a 13 game winning steak by Kansas City dating back to last year with 40-32 road win over the Chiefs Sunday. 
  10. On this day in 1979 Magic Johnson made his NBA debut as the Lakers beat the San Diego Clippers  103-102 on a game winning shot by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  

5 Comments to "The TEN: 10/12/2020"

  1. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    October 14, 2020 - 12:02 pm | Permalink

    @Ron, Alex Smith is lucky to be walking again. The fact that he is playing is nothing short of a miracle.
    @Grim, lock up all the looters and vandals. These thuds are giving all of us Angelenos a bad name.
    The Cowboys offered Dak over 35mil a year with close to 100mil guaranteed. The sticking point was Dak wanted to sign a four year deal and the Cowboys wanted five. Looking back, Dak should have signed the deal. For the Cowboys, some of the best deals are deals you don’t make.

  2. Grim Reaper's Gravatar Grim Reaper
    October 12, 2020 - 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Sadly Laker Fan hit the streets and participated in criminal acts to “celebrate” their team’s championship. They rioted by destroying police cars, 76 people were arrested by the Staples Center 30 buildings were damaged and looting was observed. Vandalism was wide spread in the neighborhood. fires set. Police had to employ non lethal rounds such as bean bags to bring control as streets were blocked and the celebration designated as a riot.

    During a pandemic it was clearly a super spreader event where masks were limited in display, as the public health and safety was endangered

    It was a sad demonstration of why the NBA does not matter.

  3. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 12, 2020 - 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Also, congratulations to Alex Smith, who has made it all the way back after suffering a broken leg in 2018. That horrible injury easily could’ve ended his career.

  4. ugly truth's Gravatar ugly truth
    October 12, 2020 - 10:28 am | Permalink

    When bones are sticking out, a 4-6 month healing window is wishful thinking.
    Alex Smith. Joe Theisman

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    October 11, 2020 - 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Go Rams! Jared Goff is playing well, and the Rams have a great defense. It’s starting to look like it’ll be them against the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC West title.

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