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The Friday 5: November 15th

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Myles Garrett

Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL, after he ripped off Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet in the final seconds of Thursday night’s game and then hit him in the head with it. Frankly, it was pretty horrifying. 

Garrett, Cleveland defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi, and Pittsbugh center Maurkice Pouncey were all ejected for what ensued. 

“It’s inexcusable,” Browns’ quarterback Baker Mayfield told Erin Andrews after the game. Mayfield is right – inexcusable, dangerous, and it could have ended much, much worse.

Pouncey was suspended three games for his part in the fight, while Ogunjobi was suspended one.


🔥 Match-Up: Lamar Jackson vs. Deshaun Watson 

Coming off an epic Monday Night Football match-up, we are about to get an epic QB match-up when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans head to Baltimore to meet Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

Watson has thrown for 2,432 yards and 18 TDs this season, with a passer rating of 107.1. He has also rushed for 279 yards and has five rushing touchdowns. Jackson has thrown for 2,036 yards and 15 TDs, with a passer rating of 101.7. He has rushed for 702 yards (702!) and has six rushing touchdowns.

These two last met in 2016 when Watson was at No. 5 Clemson and Jackson was at No. 3 Louisville. Watson came out victorious, but both men put on a stellar performance. Watson went on to win a National Championship and Jackson went on to the win the Heisman. So, basically, we cannot wait for Sunday. 


Colin Kaepernick 

After several years out of the NFL, it seems that Colin Kaepernick is finally getting a shot to return. The NFL has scheduled a workout for Kaepernick in Atlanta tomorrow, with over 24 teams reportedly attending. The NFL has said that all 32 teams will receive video of the workout and an interview with Kaepernick. The workout’s drills will be led by former NFL head coach Hue Jackson.

There has been some confusion as to why the workout was scheduled for Saturday, when these types of workouts usually take place on Tuesday.

Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016, the same year he began kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.


Tinseltown MVPs

Major League Baseball announced its MVPs yesterday, and the winners are…Los Angeles Angels’ center fielder Mike Trout in the American League and Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder and first baseman – not to mention FGSN favorite – Cody Bellinger in the National League.

Trout finished the season 45 homeruns, 104 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .438. It is the third AL MVP award for Trout.

Bellinger, who was also the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year (NBD), finished the regular season with 47 homeruns, 34 doubles, and 115 RBIs. He also had 19 Defensive Runs Saved and 10 outfield assists (insert heart eyes emoji).

Congratulations to Trout and Bellinger, who prove that stars really are made in LA. 


Two NBA Welcomes

Paul George

It was a rest day for Kawhi Leonard when Paul George made his Los Angeles Clippers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans last night.  Though the Clippers lost 132-127, George had 33 points and nine rebounds. He also had five fouls, some turnovers turnovers, and struggled some defensively. George called his play “terrible” while coach Doc Rivers called it “sensational.” Tomato, tomato. 

Carmelo Anthony

ESPN has reported that the Portland Trail Blazers are signing Carmelo Anthony to a nonguaranteed deal. Anthony has not played in the NBA since November 8, 2018. 

The Trail Blazers are currently 4-8 and looking for a spark in the Western Conference. It remains to be seen if Anthony, who will apparently be with team for their upcoming six-game road trip, will be that spark.

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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