The TEN: 12/9/2022

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

  1. Baker Mayfield threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Van Jefferson with 10 seconds left to lift the Rams to a 17-16 win over the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium on Thursday Night Football. 
  2. The San Diego Padres signed former Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts to an 11-year, $280 million deal. 
  3. Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has entered the transfer portal. 
  4. The New York Mets signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo to an 8-year, $162 million deal.
  5. The Dodgers signed former All-Star outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league contract. 
  6. Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is among the finalists for the Stanford head coaching job. 
  7. USC quarterback Caleb Williams was voted AP Player of the Year. 
  8. Louisville hired former Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm as its new head football coach. Brohm played quarterback at Louisville and was also an assistant at the school under Bobby Petrino. 
  9. Texas A&M has 19 players in the transfer portal. 
  10. Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a prisoner exchange after she was held for 10 months on drug charges.   

13 Comments to "The TEN: 12/9/2022"

  1. ?'s Gravatar ?
    December 14, 2022 - 9:16 pm | Permalink

    @TEN: I don’t like when stupid posters post stupid takes. The NBA owns the WNBA. You can say more correctly that together the two leagues generate 8 billion a year, hardly welfare. It will take awhile for the ladies to generate big money but to call the WNBA welfare for super tall women says everything you need to know about you.

  2. Ten's Gravatar Ten
    December 13, 2022 - 11:26 am | Permalink

    In the interest of talking pure sports, let’s note that the WNBA hasn’t turned a profit in its entire history, so it’s really a welfare program for super-tall women. Griner’s not exactly the LeBron James of women’s hoops, so there’s not a whole lot to discuss regarding her pure sports life. Call it a slow news day for the ‘ten.’

  3. December 12, 2022 - 9:53 pm | Permalink

    It’s hilarious to me how one line about Brittner Griner being released completely triggers all of the so called political “experts”. I knew I should have left it alone but decided to go with it because it is indeed a fact that she was released. It’s not an opinion like all these self-proclaimed adept political commentators. Man, I wish you had that much passion about sports. Oh and FYI a couple comments already got trashed. Sorry name calling and false accusations will never make it through.

  4. Ten's Gravatar Ten
    December 12, 2022 - 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Elect Biden/Fetterman in 2024….it’s a no-brainer.

  5. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    December 11, 2022 - 7:08 pm | Permalink

    @ RAMS FAN: By the way, Paul Whelan’s brother is claiming that the Trump Administration never showed any interest whatsoever in securing his release. So, for the purposes of our discussion, it could all come down to whom you want to believe.

  6. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    December 11, 2022 - 6:48 pm | Permalink

    @ RAMS FAN (all caps): “Ten” was the first commenter on this thread, and he immediately launched into a political commentary. So, what you’re actually saying is that I don’t have a right to reply to him or anyone else who starts in with comments that are largely fact-free, one-sided, or extreme.
    I would much rather talk about sports every time, and I haven’t ever begun a political discussion on Mid-Valley Sports. However, I sometimes find myself in a position of having to decide how many right-wing comments I’m willing to let slide.
    Happy holidays to one and all.

  7. RAMS FAN's Gravatar RAMS FAN
    December 11, 2022 - 10:51 am | Permalink

    Before Viktor Bout was captured he was # 2 on the FBI’s most wanted list. Russia offered Whelen in exchanged for Bout and Trump admin said no, he was too dangerous. Enter the new Admin with no backbone and sympathetic to communists and terrorists and they make a deal for a most dangerous terrorist and arms dealer for a basketball player. Those are the facts and you can’t make this stuff up. This admin is quickly giving up our sovereignty. This is just the tip of the ice berg. Impeach 46 before we all have to learn Russian or Chinese. Oh sorry, that’s right, remember Ron this site is for sports only no politics.

  8. @ Detached Observer's Gravatar @ Detached Observer
    December 10, 2022 - 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Looks like we need Bruce Rollinson to ref these basketball games, so the hits can keep on coming.

  9. Detached Observer's Gravatar Detached Observer
    December 10, 2022 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    A brawl broke out in the third quarter of Bassett at West Covina hoops contest. Both benches emptied including coaches ! 30 seconds of punching , pushing , mayhem! I’ve never seen that before; it happened following hotly contested tie up, jump ball situation that escalated like wildfire. Really embarrassing for both squads!
    Then both teams assembled on their own benches like they were really going to be able to resume game lol
    Mutual forfeit and next game too

    Anyone have any video footage or updates?

  10. Libertarian's Gravatar Libertarian
    December 10, 2022 - 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Both sides leave out whatever they want and focus on their own talking points #hatevindictivepolitics

  11. Nancy Reagan’s Head's Gravatar Nancy Reagan’s Head
    December 10, 2022 - 7:51 am | Permalink

    You left out the fact that guy is a court-martialed Marine. He was given a bad conduct discharge for larceny in excess of $10,000, stealing a Social Security number, writing, bad checks, and dereliction of duty. In addition, he’s lied in sworn deposition about being a police officer, he never was. He also lied about having an MBA and a bachelors degree in criminal justice, he has neither. He has a history of making multiple solo trips to Russia, and taking trips with local male friends. In 2019, that’s how he got in trouble, one of his good buddies gave him a USB drive which he claimed contain pictures of their last trip together; that evening, he got busted by the Russian FSB, they claimed that it contained classified information. There’s even more sketchy stuff in this guy’s past. I’m not saying the Russians aren’t at fault, but this guy is no hero, far from it.

    But why believe facts when you have right wing talking points?

  12. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    December 9, 2022 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    @ Ten: That’s factually wrong. Whelan has not been abandoned by the U.S. government; the onus for his continued imprisonment is strictly on the Russians. They have handled the two cases quite differently: Griner was jailed for possession of an illegal drug, while Whelan was convicted of espionage, which is a much more serious offense (even if the charge is false).
    Either the Russians want additional concessions from the U.S. before they let Whelan go, or, as I fear, they may have no intention of releasing him.

  13. Ten's Gravatar Ten
    December 9, 2022 - 9:23 am | Permalink

    Also in this feel-good deal was Biden’s release of notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, and the abandonment of former Marine Paul Whelan, who remains in Russian captivity. This is our Christmas gift to Putin.

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