Best 15 Minutes in Sports-Friday

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Hacksaw’s SUPER BOWL PREVIEW Podcast
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…(Super Bowl)…

49ers-Chiefs…San Francisco is 2-and-half point favorite
..SF won 9-of-last 10-games
..Chiefs went (3-3) at end of year..but won key games at Buffalo-Baltimore
..Andy Reid (25-16) in career in playoffs
..Kyle Shanahan (8-3) in playoff games

..Patrick Mahomes (14-3) in playoffs..(39TD-7Int) in career
..Mahomes (78-19) career record
..Mahomes (3-0) vs 49ers in career (9TD-3Int) 106QBR
..Mahomes (4,981Y-33TD) this year..(106-QBR)
..Brock Purdy (24-5) career..(4-1) playoffs (5TD-1Int)
..Purdy (4799P-33TD) this year..(111-QBR)

..Travis Kelce (116R-13TD)
..George Kittle (69R-7TD)

..Rayshee Rice (99$-12TD)
..Deebo Samuel (70R-12TD)..Brandon Aiyuk (81R-8TD)

..Christian McCaffrey (2275APY)-25TD

..Harrison Butker (40-42)FG
..Jake Moody (24-30) FG…7-missed kicks

..Chiefs offense-playoffs (363YPG)..Mahomes (100QBR)
..Chiefs defense-playoffs (6-sacks–3 takeaways)

..Niners defense-playoffs (386YPG)..allow 52%-3rd downs..2-sacks-5 tkaways
..Brock Purdy (87QBR) playoffs

(Football Notes)

NFL Honors Night
..NFL MVP-Lamar 49-of-50 first place votes…Dak Prescott-Dallas was second..Christian McCaffrey-49ers was third..Brock Purdy-49ers fourt..Josh Allen-Bills-5th-got the other first place vote.

..Off Player Year-Christian McCaffrey-RB-Niners
..Def Player Year-Myles Garrett-DE-Browns
..Off Rookie Year-CJ Stroud-QB-Houston
..Def Rookie Year-Will Anderson-LB-Houston
..Coach of Year..Kevin Stefanski-Cleveland

Tom Brady…’Surprised Bill Belichick not have a job-What’s your criteria?’

Mike Vrabel..Meets with Wisconsin about becoming consultant-Luke Fikell

Bo Jackson..Wins 34M-extortion lawsuit against 2-family members who threatened him and demanded money or smeared his life.

Hall of Fame…Named for Enshrinement:
..Steve McMichaels…13Y-DT-Bears
..Devin Hester..Bears KR-15TD on returns
..Julius Peppers..Carolina DE..159- QB sacks
..Dwight Freeney-Colts DE-125-QB sacks
..Andre Johnson..Houston Texans legend
..Patrick Williams..49ers LB
..Randy Gradishar..Broncos LB

Hall of Fame..Bypassed TE-Antonio Gates-Chargers..CB-Eric Allen-Raiders..WR-Torry Holt-Rams..WR-Reg Wayne-Colts

Chargers..Hire Greg Roman as Off Coordinator-ex Ravens-49ers…and Marcus Brady-ex Colts-as Passing Game coordinator.

Cowboys..Hire veteran coach Mike Zimmer-ex Vikings as Def Coord
Raiders..Hire Jo Jo Wooden-ex Chargers-Player Personnel Director
Raiders..Hire Hue Jackson-ex Browns-Grambling coach as QB consultant
Washington..Hire Brian Johnson-ex Eagles-QB coach
Chargers..Hire Chad Alexander-ex Jets-Asst GM
Patriots..Hire TC McCartney-ex Cleveland-QB coach
Patriots..Hire Scott Peters-ex Browns-as OL coach
Bengals..Hire Justin Rascati-ex Vikings-Passing game coord
Lions..Hire DeShea Townsend-ex Jaguars-DB assistant
Packers..Hire Derrick Ainsley-ex Chargers-DB assistant
Titans..Hire Bo Hardigree-ex Raiders as QB coach
Steelers..Will retain Mike Sullivan-was interim Off coord

(College Football)

SEC..Distributes record (51.9M) to each school as part of Conference revenue sharing…Increase of nearly (20M) per school from last season’s pie.

(NBA Trade Deadline)…17-trades made:

Knicks-Pistons..TRADE..Detroit deals F-Boj Bogdanovic..G-Alec Burks to Knicks for G-Evan Fournier..G-Malachi Flynn..G-Quinton Grimes..F-Ryan Arcidiaconu-#2-2 picks

Toronto-Brooklyn..TRADE..Raptors deal G-Dennis Schroeder to Nets for G-Spencer Dinwiddie

Oklahoma City-Charlotte..TRADE..Hornets send F-Gordon Hayward to Thunder for G-Tre Mann..G-Vas Micic..F-Dirk Bertrans

Pacers-Sixers..TRADE..Indiana sends G-Buddy Hield to Phila for G-Marcus Morris-F-Furan Korkinz and 3-2nd round picks.

Sixers-Detroit..TRADE..Phila sends F-Danuel House for #2

Utah-Toronto..TRADE..Jazz C-Kelly Olynyk-G-Ochai Agbaji to Raptors for G-Otto Porter..F-Kira Lewis and #1

Washington-Dallas..TRADE..Wizards C-Daniel Gafford to Mavs for C-Richaun Holmes..

Charlotte-Dallas..TRADE..Hornets F-PJ Washington to Mavs for F-Grant Williams..G-Seth Curry and #1 pick

Brooklyn-Suns..TRADE..Brooklyn F-Royce O’Neale to Suns for 3-2nd round picks

Memphis-Suns..TRADE..Grizzlies send F-David Roddy for #2 pick

Sixers-Milwaukee..TRADE..Phila deals G-Dennis Schroeder Pat Beverly and #2 pick for G-Cam Payne

Toronto-Brooklyn..TRADE..Raptors deal C-Thad Young for Nets #2 pick

Milwaukee-Sacramento..TRADE..Bucks C-Robin Lopez for #2

Spurs-Pacers..TRADE..San Antonio sends F-Doug McDermott for F-Marcus Morris

Golden State-Indiana..TRADE..Warriors send G-Corey Joseph for #2
Boston-Portland..TRADE..Celtics G-Delano Baton for #2
Sixers-Boston..TRADE..Phi G-Jaden Springer for #2
(NBA Notes)

Lakers…unveiled statue outside Arena to honor Kobe Bryant’s career and life…19-foot high statue..Became 7th statue saluting Lakers greats.

..Vanessa Bryant..He said ‘leave the game better than you found it-leave legend’
..Jeannie Buss..Never met witnessed  things he did
..Kareem Abdul-Jabbar..Statue frozen in time-he was timeless
..Phil Jackson..Met Michael Jordan-said let’s go 1-on-1
..Derek Fisher..He was unmatched

Bulls..F-Andre Drummond-fined (15,000)-obscene gesture on court
Pistons..Release G-Killian Hayes
Pistons..Release G-Joe Harris

Lakers-L-Denver (114-106)….Thursday game…come off (4-2) road trip-lose at home

..Nuggets jumped to (10-2) lead
..Denver hit 14-3’s in win
..Jamal Murray (29P)..Michael Porter (27P)..Nikola Jokic (24P-13R)
..LeBron James-Anthony Davis (57) combined in loss
..Austin Reaves (6-16) shooting
..LA without G-D’Angelo Russell…then lost G-Max Christie-injuries
..Lakers now (27-26)

Lakers-vs-New Orleans..Friday game
Clippers-vs-Detroit..Saturday game
(College Basketball)

Aztecs-at-Nevada-Friday…Both teams (18-5)…SDSU out to break 3-game losing streak…Wolfpack (14-2) at home…led by G-Jared Lucas (17P)..Kenan Blackshear (15P)..averaging (76PPG)

USD-at-Pacific..Saturday..Toreros (14-10)-suprise team in WCC..
UCLA-at-Cal..Bruins (12-11)..Saturday
USC-at-Stanford..Trojans (9-14)..Saturday


MLB-Commissioner Rob Manfred talks at Owners meetings-Orlando
..Want clarity on A’s Stadium for 2028-in Las Vegas
..Believes Las Vegas funding will stay in place
..Work with A’s on interim home for 2025-26-27
..Working with IOC on 2028-Olympics
..Proposals include 8-team-6 Day Tourney
..Would cancel All Star game in 2028 to fit into calendar
..Pro’s..Interact IOC Brand..Con’s..Logistics make it work
..Diamond Sports-Bally is 1Y-bandaid
..Expect to have 14-teams on MLB streaming in 2025
..Working to make up shortfall in Padres-Rockies-Diamondbacks TV rights
..Have talked to Fox-Warner-Disney about their streaming network ideas
..Tampa-St Petersburg..Working to get shovel in ground this year

Dodgers…Open spring training camp
..40-Japanese Media arrive at camp in addition to regular media
..Shohei Ohtani begins taking live batting practice
..Clayton Kershaw takes post-surgery physical..likely headed to 60D-DL
..Sign FA-SS-Chris Owings..ex Arizona

Padres..Open spring training
..Will give rookie Jackson Merrill first shot at winning starting OF job.
..Manny Machado-cleared live batting practice
..Ha Syeong-Kim to start at 2nd base
..Jake Cronenworth to start at 1st base

Orioles..Moving #1-prospect Jackson Holliday from SS-to-2B
Tampa Bay..Manager Kevin Cash-GM-Eric Neander-extensions thru 2028
Texas..Sign OF-Adolis Garcia (2Y-14M) extensio
(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..Sign FA-P-Michael Fulmer-ex Tigers-Twins-Cubs-has had 4-surgeries
Milwaukee..Sign FA-C-Gary Sanchez-ex Padres (.218-19HR)
Pirates..Sign FA-P-Brent Honeywell-ex Padres-White Sox-Tampa
White Sox..Sign FA-P-Jesse Chavez-ex Braves-Rangers
Washington..Sign FA-P-Luke Farrell-ex White Sox
Orioles..Sign FA-Nick Maton-2B-ex-Tigers
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Casey Lawrence-ex Cardinals
Seattle..Sign FA-P-Sean Poppen-ex Padres


Ducks-Edmonton…Anaheim starts 2nd half of season..Oilers have won 16-of-17 heading into Friday game

Kings-Edmonton..Saturday game..1st game for new coach Jim Hillier

Gulls-at-Calgary..Friday…AHL action..Gulls open Friday-Saturday road trip against Wranglers…Gulls (7-2-2) heading into AHL All Star break-trying to fight way back into playoff race.

Devils..Activate C-Jack Hughes from injured list-had shoulder issues
Minnesota..F-Patrick Maroon-surgery-back injury



Phoenix Open-Scottsdale-1st round
(-6)..Sha Theegala
(-5)..Andrew Novak
(-4)..Shane Lowry
(-3)..Jordan Spieth

LIV-Las Vegas…Jon Rahm leads team play tees off Friday

PGA..Korn Ferry Event in Bogota, Columbia
..(57)..Chile veteran golfer Cris Del Solar has 9-birdies-2 eagles was (-13)

PGA..Golfers sound off about PGA-LIV merger
..Scottie Scheffler…LIV Defectors must be penalized-can’t act-nothing happened
..Jordan Spieth..See no direct route let them back on tour
..Ricky Fowler..Violated tour their way in

English Premier League-Top weekend games:
..Manchester City (15-3-4)-vs-Everton
..Liverpool (15-2-6)-vs-Burnley
..Manchester United (12-9-2)-vs-Aston Villa
..Arsenal (15-4-4)-vs-West Ham


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