Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on February 2nd, 2022  •  0 Comments  • 

…(Football)…

Tampa Bay..Tom Brady retires-ending 22-year career..20-with Patriots..2-with Bucs…
..Won 7-Super Bowl Rings…5-Super Bowl MVPs
..2021-season (5316P-43TD)
..Career (84,520Y-624TDs)
..MVP 3X..Pro Bowls 15X
..Career record (343-73)….Playoffs (35-12)
..Led teams to playoffs 19X…Won 18-Division titles
..Conference Championship (10-4)
..Super Bowl (7-3)
..Entered NFL as 199th pick in 6th round of draft
..Made 453M in salaries-endorsements in 22-years

Robert Kraft..’Greatest respect for him personally-professionally…Holds all these NFL records-only thing that mattered to him were wins-losses.

Bruce Arians…’Tom Brady set a standard for everyone
Roger Goodell..”Incredible leader-competitor..Set a standard of excellence”
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(NFL Notes)

Playoff TV ratings rocketed this weekend:
..Rams-49ers…(50.4M) viewers
..Chiefs-Bengals..(47.8M) viewers

Miami…Fired Dolphins coach Brian Flores has filed a ‘class action’ racial discrimination lawsuit against Miami-Denver-New York Giants and NFL..charging racist hiring practices by NFL clubs .. ..NFL hirings have left it racially segregated and operated like a plantation.
..Charged Giants interviewed him after they had committed to Brian Daboll
..Said Denver interviewed him after they had made offer to Vic Fangio-3 years ago
..Said John Elway showed up drunk for interview
..Said Miami owner Steven Ross offered 100,000 bonuses to lose games to get #1 pick
..Said Ross ordered him to tamper with QB on another team.

49ers..QB-Jim Garoppolo told SF media he expects to be traded by mid-March…wants input as to where he goes…Has 1Y-left with 25M cap figure….Reports Steelers-Saints-Tampa interested in talking to 49ers about a trade …Garoppolo has no trade clause

Raiders..New coach Josh McDaniels-‘Failed in Denver-not know how deal with people’
Rams..Sean McVay…’3 wasted timeouts-2 blown challenges-it’s on me”

Denver..Broncos Trustees officially put team up for sale-asking price 4B..5-bidders surface
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(Coaching)

Vikings..Will interview Jim Harbaugh-Michigan..In person interfiew on Wednesday
Vikings…2nd interview with Kevin O’Connell-Rams in Los Angeles
Vikings..2nd interview with Raheem Morris-Rams..Patrick Grahame-Giants

Saints..Interview Brian Flores-ex Miami on Wednesday

Jacksonville..Interview Rick Speilman-ex Vikings for front office job

Giants..Interview Pep Hamilton-ex Houston for Off Coord job

Atlanta..Hire Mike Pitrie-ex Chicago-running back coach

Ravens..Will retain Greg Roman as Off Coord
Bills..Promote Ken Dorsey to Off Coord
Bills..Hire Bobby Johnson-OL coach
Packers..Fire Maurice Drayton-Spec Teams coach
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(College Football)

Aztecs…Coach Brady Hoke Press Conference:
..QB-Braxton Burmeister..best athlete at QB…watched alot of Virginia Tech tape..might be most accomplished transfer QB-SDSU has had in years…fierce competitor…has real ‘twitch
action in pocket’
..RB..Will look for a Donnell Pumphrey speed back in transfer portal after spring ball
..Like RB room-Jordan Byrd-Chance Bell-Lucky Avenger-Jaylen Armstead..Lucky Sutton arrive in fall.
..OL..Lose 6-experienced players..Anxious to see our young athleticism upfront
..Secondary looks strong with McMorris-Branch-BarfieldAvenger-Tumblin..real leaders
..Winter schedule…Lift weights Mon-Wed-Fri…run Tues-Thurs
..Transfer Portal…may look at 2-more signings in late spring’
..Tell recruits this is about competing…Must re-recruit our players yearly-don’t quit..this is a different program..Must acclimate yourself to players around you
..Transfer portal has badly impacted JUCO recruiting-opportunities
..I want NCAA to settle the portal down after this year..give it structure
..Recruiting-will sign two more players on Wednesday
..I recruited Tom Brady at Michigan..what a competitor
..It was not easy for him
..He was bad looking athlete-but he could spin it
..Coach Lloyd Carr embraced him-developed him
..Brady’s best friends on team were defensive lineman-that mentality
..He started for a year and a half

USC…Lands QB-Caleb Williams-transfers in from Oklahoma..will have 3-years left…13th player Trojans have landed in portal…Williams started 7-games for Sooners (1,912P-442R-27TD)

UCLA..LA Times reports Bruins had 62M-in Athletic Department deficit because of pandemic…school has compiled (102M) in deficits in last 3-years.

ASU..Hire Glen Thomas-Off Coord..spent 7Y with Atlanta Falcons
Notre Dame..Hires Deland McCutchen-ex Indiana..as RB coach
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…(Basketball)…

Lakers-Portland..Wednesday game..Lakers (24-27)…Lost 6-of-8 games
Lakers..LeBron James could miss 3-more games with knee joint issues

Lakers..Report legendary player-GM-Jerry West incensed at Jeannie Buss for insulting treatment..not naming him one of greatest Lakers of all time team…cancelled his season tickets given by Jerry Buss…made him feel like an outisder after 32-years with team..broke off relationship after he became consultant to. Clippers-Warriors.

Clippers…Off night…play Lakers on Thursday….Clippers (26-27).
Clippers..Open trade talks with Boston about G-Dennis Schroeder..Knicks-Kemba Walker

76ers…Teams has now docked G-Ben Simmons (19M) in salaries this year for not playing games..he says it is a Mental Health issue

Dallas..Former #1 pick Chandler Hutchinson signs to play in NBA-G League
Detroit..Activate F-Jerami Grant-been out 3-months-thumb injury
Spurs..Activate F-Zach Collins from injured list

Brooklyn..MRI-F-LaMarcus Aldridge-ankle
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(College Basketball)

Aztecs..coach Brian Dutcher-Press Conference:
..We have 11-games to play within a month-have never had that at SDSU
..Colorado State-2 hard losses..Lost in OT to Wyoming..will be a hard game Friday
..CSU’s David Roddey-he’s a tight end who plays basketball..can score all 3-levels
..Mobey Arena..Loud-imposing-full house..we must embrace moment
..Must contain their momentum…not let them get on scoring runs
..Home-Road Disparity..we have been shorthanded
..Utah State blowout was a 1-off
..We have not had our full team together on the road
..Need to hit our rhythm early…produce in half court offense
..We must rebound better on offensive boards
..Our defense must be engaged right from start
..Last game with CSU had 46-fouls..will refs let us play
..Cannot let losses at USU-Michigan define us
..We play 3-games in 6-days at end of season-most taxing
..We have most games of anyone to make uip
..Remember these are student athletes-not NBA players
..Mountain West metrics..we should get 3-to-4 bids in tourney
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…(Baseball)…

Padres..Report payroll currently at (199M)…not much room to sign a marquee free agent like Seiya Suzuki-Nick Castellanos-Kris Bryant..unless team were to deal Eric Hosmer (20.6M) or Wil Myers (22.5M)

Angels..DH-P Shohei Ohtani says team has not opened contract talks with him…Has 1-year left at (8.5M) after MVP season

Cardinals..Report were in contact with Dodgers FA-Kenley Jansen-Joe Kelly before shutdown
Texas..Sign FA-OF-Joe McCarthy-ex Giants
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…(Hockey)…

Gulls-Colorado Eagles…Wednesday night at Sports Arena…Gulls (13-18-2) open homestand-need start winning streak to stop freefall from playoff race…Gulls last in scoring in Pacific Division with 88-goals…lost 5-in row and won just 3-of last 10-games.

Gulls..coach Joel Bouchard Press Conference:
..Team has had alot of adversity…Covid-callups…everyone has..life in AHL
..Coaching in AHL is very hard right now
..Proud guys stuck together
..Adversity is good for players
..Coaches put players in uncomfortable situations to learn
..I ask alot of them…they see solutions..get better
..Don’t want them to get affected by the results
..This is a challenge to build in San Diego..this is a different world
..I believe in heart to heart talks to build a culture.
..I have high demands for players individual better habits…this is not magic..deal with realities
..I have to balance my coaching style-be realistic-get them ready for NHL
..You teach players to score-work on shot selections-where to go to create-how to finish
..I have to find trigger points for players..it’s a process
..Coaching in Pacific Division-don’t let  them be comfortable in sunshine

Montreal..Longtime Canadien star Ralph Backstrom passed away because of Severe Stage-3-CTE to the brain…Scored (378G) for Montreal-LA Kings-Chicago

Columbus..Lose D-Jake Bean-groin-out 4W
Seattle..D-Will Borgen on covid list
Penguins..F-Chad Ruhwedel-on covid list
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…(General)……..

Soccer…World Cup qualifier…USA-vs-Honduras…Game to be played in bitter cold in St-Paul, Minnesota..Game time temperature 5-degrees-windchill -10 likely in evening…USA (5-2-3) 18-points-tied with Mexico for 2nd place in group..Trailing Canada (22-points)
..USA F-Wes McKennie..’Team needs to strike in transition..need to run vs Honduras’

..Mexico-vs-Panama-Wednesday
..Canada-vs-El Salvador-Wednesday
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PGA…Will Zalatoris leaves ATT-Pebble Beach..tests postivie for Covid..played at Torrey Pines-losing in playoff hole.
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Olympics…Front Office Sports website..reports cost of bringing Olympics to Beijing has blown up to (38.5B) because of cost of bullet train…Covid testing…Ban of sale of tickets to fans.
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