Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday

Posted by on January 4th, 2023  •  1 Comment  • 


Buffalo…Bills S-Damar Hamlin remained in critical condition in ICU heavily sedated….Doctors believe Hamlin took a blow to the chest making a tackle that caused his heart to stop beating.  Family members on Tuesday night say Hamlin is unable to breathe and is on a ventilator, and that his heart had be revived twice, on the field, and then in the hospital.

Bills…OT-Dion Dawkins in CNN interview
..Realized seriousness when they called for elite medical staff
..1st experience as a player to have this life-threatening situation on field
..Players wept-clutched each other when it was happening
..Teammate-brother on the ground..it was life-and-death
..Entire stadium went silent-have never seen that
..We broke down into prayer groups asking higher power to help us
..Raw emotions and we could not do anything to help him
..Our players are so vulnerable
..We are people…we cry…we are hurt
..His foundation has received 5M in donations in less than 24-hours
..It shows the world can come together..at this moment there is no hate-split
..Dollars go…prayers flow for Demar
..NFL did right thing not to force us to go back out and play
..The NFL cares about its players

Buffalo…Say that 20-medical professionals worked for 9-minutes to give Hamlin CPR and used defibrillators to rally him from cardiac arrest…He was given CPR for 9-minutes…Ambulance was on field 4-minutes after he collapsed…he was intubated

NFL…Says it has not yet discussed whether to cancel Bills-Bengals game and have the playoff slots decided by winning percentage with Bills-Bengals playing a 16-game rather than 17-game schedule.

NFL..Refuses comment on report players on both teams told their coaches they did not want to go back on the field and play the game…Troy Vincent said there was never any discussion of getting players back on field to warm up for 5-minutes to restart the game.

NFL…Has adjusted playoff schedules 3-times…1982-strike…2001-after 9/11 attack…2020-Covid outbreak…so there is precedent.

NFL…All 32-teams changed their Twitter Avatar to “Pray for #3-Damar”

NFL..Mourns passing of Hall of Fame Referee and Head of Officiating Art McNally….passed away on Monday age (97)….Elected to Hall this summer.

Atlanta…Release rookie WR-Cam Batson after DUI arrest and 5-charges of fighting with police over the weekend.

Carolina…Report Panthers owner David Tepper has met with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh….Denver and Colts have asked for permission to interview Harbaugh.

Raiders…Will consider giving agent for QB-Derek Carr permission to talk to clubs to facilitate a trade.

Cleveland..Report Browns might fire Def Coord-Joe Woods and Spec Teams coach Mike Priefer at conclusion of season.
(Roster Moves)

Jaguars..Sign FA-DE-Taco Charlton-ex Cowboys-Bears

bengals..Activate QB-Jake Browning to roster

Carolina..IR-CB-Jaycee Horn
Denver…IR OG-Dalton Risner
Colts..QB-Nick Foles-out of action with rib injury
Minnesota..IR-OT-Austin Schlottman-broken leg…OT-Brian O’Neil-calf
(College Football)

Clemson..DT-Bryan Bresee files for NFL draft
Alabama…S-Brian Branch files for draft
Washington…Lands RB-Dillon Johnson-transfer Mississippi State (1,200Y) rush
Michigan..Report Coach Jim Harbaugh has only 3M-buyout if he wants to leave

Padres..Sign FA-P- Eric Hanhold…ex Pirates-Orioles…had (3.40-ERA) in AAA

Dodgers…LA Times weeklong survey of fans (19,000-votes)….51.2%-vote fopr reinstatement of P-Trevor Bauer….48.8%-want him released.
(Roster Moves)

Red Sox..sign 3B-Raf Devers to (1Y-17M) extension
Cubs…Offer FA-1B-Eric Hosmer a contract-exRed Sox-Padres
Royals-Orioles…TRADE…KC ships OF-Ryan O’Hearn to Baltimore
Washington..Sign FA-OF-Dom Smith-ex Mets
Brewers..Sign FA-P-Alex Claudio-ex Mets-Angels
Mets..Sign FA-P-TJ McFarland-ex Cardinals
Tigers..Sign FA-C-Andrew Knapp-ex Giants
Colorado..Sign FA-P-Matt Carasiti-ex Giants
Houston-Tigers…TRADE-acquire OF-Bligh Madris

Twins..Open talks with FA-P-Michael Wacha
(MLB Notes)

Yankees…Hire Brian Sabean as Senior Advisor to President Brian Cashman…Sabean built the Giants into 3-World Series championship teams.

Mets..Hire Eric Hinske-assistant hitting coach-ex Angels-Cubs-Arizona

Lakers-Miami…Wednesday game…Lakers (16-21) continue East coast road trip

Cavaliers…salute G-Donovan Mitchell-scored 71P
Portland…G-Klay Thompson-54 point outburst

Dallas..Offer C-Christian Wood (2Y-36M) extension

Suns..C-DeAndre Ayton criticizes team ‘No Fight in Us” after NY Knicks went on (21-0) scoring run.

Charlotte..F-Kelly Oubre-surgery injured tendon hand
Clippers..G-Paul George reinjures hamstring
New Orleans..C-Zion Williamson-hamstring issue again
Detroit…C-Marvin Bagley-hand injury

NCAA…Transformational Committee is proposing NCAA expansion of March Madness from 64-teams to 90 in coming years as way to grow revenue streams for helping schools finance Athletic programs.

Kings-Dallas Stars…Tuesday game…LA  (21-13-6)

Ducks-vs-Dallas..Wednesday game..Ducks (10-24-4)-2nd worst record NHL

Ducks..Callup D-Colton White from San Diego Gulls
Red Wings..Put F-Jakub Vrana-on waivers-is in NHL substance program
Penguins..Called up G-Dustin Tokarski
San Jose..Shop #1 pick D-Ryan Markley on trade block

Washington…Activate F-TJ Oshie from injured list
Flyers..Activate F-Bobby Brinker from IR coming off surgery

Gulls…Off all week till Friday-Saturday games in Milwaukee.

Soccer…Pele-Funeral service in Santos, Brazil after more than 100,000 turn out for viewing and then funeral procession thru his hometown.

Cristiano Ronaldo…Signs 75M-a year deal with Saudi team-Al Nassr…Report Saudi’s have rights to assign him to Newcastle United in EPL in future.

Gregg Berhalter…USSF confirms it has hired legal firm to investigae issues involving World Cup coach…Investigate 1991-incident in which he kicked  woman he was dating in argument…Wound up marrying the woman and has had 4-children…Also looking at complaints Berhallter verbally abused staff members over the last four years in run up to World Cup.

English Premier League:  Scoreboard
..Arsenal-Tie-Newcastle…0-0 tie…Gunners had 17-shots did not score
..Everton-L-Brighton…Brighton scores 3-goals in 6-minutes
..Leicester-L-Fulham…Fulham scores lone goal in 17’
..Manchester United-W-Bournemouth..Marcus Rashford scores goal

Golf…28-man field arrives in Hawaii to play in Sentry-Tourney of Champions…Top money winner Rory McIlroy bypassing tourney…Jon Rahma heads the field.

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One Response to “Hacksaw’s Headlines-Wednesday”

  1. Chris says:

    Back in ’73 a soccer player had a heart attack and died on the pitch. 18 month Christian Eriksen collapsed with a heart attack and was down for 5 minutes. He just played in the World Cup. Both games finished, the seasons were not paused.

    The NFL has a bigger potential problem with mandatory vaccinations and potential liability. It would be interesting to be in the closed door meetings right now.

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