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The Friday 5: November 13th

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The Miami Marlins Make Herstory

Today, the Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng to be their next general manager, making Ng the first female, and first Asian-American,GM in the history of Major League Baseball.


Ng, who has been working in major league baseball for over 30 years, was most recently MLB’s SVP of Baseball Operations. She was an assistant general manager with both the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers.


The Marlins’ COO is Caroline O’Connor, making two of the three highest-ranking officials in the organization women. The third is Derek Jeter. You may have heard of him. He played for the Yankees for a long time.


Congrats to the Marlins on this historic move and on their fantastic new GM!


MVPs and Cy Youngs

It’s awards season for Major League Baseball, with Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers announced last week and the MVP and Cy Young Award winners announced this week.


In the American League, the Most Valuable Player award goes to Chicago White Sox first baseman, José Abreu. The AL Cy Young Award winner is Cleveland Indians’ pitcher, Shane Bieber and it was unanimous, making him one less lonely pitcher. You’re welcome, Beliebers.


Over in the National League, Atlanta Braves’ first baseman Freddie Freeman is your MVP, while the Cincinnati Reds’ Trevor Bauer is the National League’s Cy Young Award winner.


Congrats gentleman!


Colts Dominate on Thursday Night Football

It was a battle for the AFC South and the first half was, in fact, a battle. The second half, however, belonged entirely to the Indianapolis Colts, as they beat the Tennessee Titans, 34-17. Both teams are now 6-3 and tied for first in the AFC South.


Colts’ running back Nyheim Hines was the star of the night with one rushing touchdown and one receiving touchdown. Wide receiver Michael Pittman, Jr. had seven receptions for 101 yards, while Jacoby Brissett quarterback snuck his way in to the end zone for a score as well.


Next up for the Colts will be Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, while the Titans will contend with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.


Seahawks vs. Rams

We’ve got a NFC matchup at SoFi Stadium, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks coming to sunny Southern California to take on Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams. The 6-2 Seahawks sit atop the division, while the Rams and the Cardinals are tied for second. In other words, this game matters, like a lot.


The Seahawks are coming off a loss to the Buffalo Bills, in which Wilson threw two interceptions and was sacked twice. His offensive line leaves a lot to be desired and it’s going to see Aaron Donald and his nine sacks on Sunday, so, good luck with that.


Defense will be the story of this game. The Rams have a good one; the Seahawks do not. Seattle’s defense is giving up a league-worst 455.8 yards per game, while LA’s offense is averaging 396.4 yards per game. All signs point to a Rams victory, but, as always, the Seahawks go how Russell Wilson goes. TBD, Fangirl Nation. TBD.


Bills vs. Cardinals

While the Rams and the Seahawks battle it out in LA, Kyler Murray and the 5-3 Arizona Cardinals will host Josh Allen and the 7-2 Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The Cardinals are tied for second in the NFC West, while the Buffalo Bills sit atop the AFC East. Can you say hot, young QBs?


In last week’s loss to the Miami Dolphins, Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns, while he rushed for 106 yards and had a rushing touchdown. Over his last four games, Murray has 1,211 yards passing and nine touchdowns.


The Bills are looking to win their fourth straight, and Allen is coming off a game in which he was 31-of-38 for 415 yards and threw for three touchdowns in last week’s 44-34 win over Seattle. As good as Allen looked, I’m giving the advantage to the home team.


Arizona’s defense is a little healthier, and should be getting guys back, while the Cardinals have also allowed fewer points than the Bills this year. It’s going to be a close one and a fun one in the desert.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.