The TEN: 12/23/2020

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

  1. Former Ram/Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/Hall of Famer Kevin Greene passed away Monday at the age of 58. 
  2. The Cincinnati Bengals beat the Steelers 24-17 on Monday Night Football. Pittsburgh has lost three straight and is now 11-3. 
  3. The Clippers signed guard Luke Kennard to a four-year, $64 million extension. 
  4. Tennessee had to drop out of the Liberty Bowl against West Virginia on December 31st due to positive tests for COVID-19. Army, who was supposed to play in the Independence Bowl before it was canceled, will replace Tennessee in the Liberty Bowl.     
  5. Former Dodger/Angel infielder Howie Kendrick announced his retirement after a 15-year MLB career. Kendrick was the MVP of the NLCS in 2019 and hit the go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the World Series to help the Washington Nationals win the title.  
  6. The Clippers beat the Lakers 116-109 on opening night of the 2020- ’21 NBA season.
  7. Nevada beat Tulane 38-27 Tuesday in the Idaho Potato Bowl. 
  8. Boise State’s Bryan Harsin was named the new head football coach at Auburn replacing Gus Malzahn who was fired after eight seasons.  
  9. Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins apologized for pictures showing him on social media not wearing a mask while attending an event with strippers. Haskins, who started in Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, could be either fined or suspended by the team. 
  10. The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback Josh Rosen off of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad.  

3 Comments to "The TEN: 12/23/2020"

  1. ?'s Gravatar ?
    December 25, 2020 - 2:52 am | Permalink

    @RV: Or he could give maybe 100 grand to APU and save their whole football program.

  2. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    December 24, 2020 - 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Gus Malzahn should be set for life. Now that’s a “golden parachute;” I’m guessing at least some of the money is from Auburn boosters. (I could be wrong, though.)
    I hope Malzahn uses some of that buyout to help the less fortunate in his state and community during these difficult times.

  3. ?'s Gravatar ?
    December 24, 2020 - 12:36 am | Permalink

    Auburn fires Malzahn and USC keeps Helton. Go figure. Malzahns buyout is $21,450,000. And I thought colleges were broke. Now he can go get another high paying gig.

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