The statue was dedicated in 1922 and the article writes of why the Scout is missing its quiver as well as other notes of the famous statue.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Baker Mayfield threw two touchdowns, despite some misfires and connected with Jarvis Landry eight times for 143 yards and one of the touchdowns.
Nick Chubb rushed for another touchdown and 143 yards to lead the Browns in the ground game.
The now 8-3 Browns will see the competition increase next Sunday against the also 8-3 Tennessee Titans in Nashville in what should be the latest test in seeing whether the Browns are a legitimate playoff team or a pretender knocking off low-hanging fruit.
Sendejo made an earlier play on a pass in the end zone, and while I'd disagree with Kevin Stefanski's postgame comments on Sendejo "he does a really nice job back there", you cannot deny he made two plays today when the Browns needed them most.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
And while the fight wasn't a war, it contained enough action to more than suit the discerning boxing fan and it had more than enough drama for a fight that was so important in the heavyweight division itself, let alone the two fighters involved.
2016 Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce entered the fight as the underdog for a few reasons.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
In all honesty, these fights would be good programming to show someone if you didn't want to them to become a boxing fan.
In the early evening (or late afternoon, it's dark here at this time of year either way), ESPN+ attempted to build an attraction with 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the (super) heavyweight division Tony Yoka of France, who recently signed a promotional partnership with ESPN's boxing provider, Top Rank.
Yoka, who defeated fellow prospect Joe Joyce of Great Britain to win the gold medal in London, stands 6'7 and while well-built, lacks the body beautiful look of Anthony Joshua and the defensive end frame of Tyson Fury, instead looks more like a power forward that needs to fill out a bit.
Veteran Christian Hammer did what he could against a bigger and more talented opponent, which was to land an occasional right hand and do what veterans do- rough the prospect up and see if they can intimidate them or change their game plan.
Yoka certainly stuck to his strategy of staying on the outside, using his jab, and outboxing the Romanian that now fights out of Germany, but he did get a bit frustrated with the tactics of Hammer and despite an easy win (99-90, Hammer was deducted one point), Yoka didn't shine in a fight with little action.
Then we moved to DAZN with Matchroom Boxing from Hollywood, Florida for what was considered to be a mismatch between former two-time middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs and tough, but limited Gabriel Rosado.
Rosado always comes to fight, but his tender skin often haunts him and he is a natural junior middleweight, so against the larger Jacobs, he seemed to be overmatched.
Always isn't always anymore as Rosado didn't cut, but he also didn't land many punches and had a listless Jacobs on the hook for what would have been a massive upset in a fight that looked more like a limited sparring session instead of a fight involving a former world champion.
Just an awful two fights and I've written more than either fight deserves.
In the boxing challenge, I outscored Ramon Malpica 3-2 to boost my lead to 161-150.
Friday, November 27, 2020
ESPN+ will be the place to be for heavyweight prospects with the top prospect in the game and the gold and silver medalists in the most recent Olympics (2016) all fighting with the added bonus of two fighting each other!!!
Friday afternoon features the 2016 super heavyweight gold medalist as Tony Yoka of France takes a small step in competition against veteran Christian Hammer of Romania.
Yoka, who stopped former WBC title challenger Johan Duhaupas in one round in September, will be in his second fight back from a suspension for PED usage and has stopped seven of his eight opponents in his career.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
I've always enjoyed the holiday as it's a secular holiday and anyone can find a reason to give thanks in their life.
Add in turkey ( a personal favorite), football (although the NFL games seem to be selected each year for me not to be interested), and the classic Peanuts cartoon dating back to the 70s and it's tough to beat Thanksgiving.
Still, it's tough to offer too many thanks for 2020 in a year that arguably can stake a claim to the worst year in the history of our country.
We have (had) a divisive President and the canyon between his fans and the people that dislike him so, the country is in a position of uproar that I've never seen and perhaps only compares to a few times in the nation's history, a pandemic that is as divisive as it is deadly, people that want to see each other often cannot, the destruction of several traditions in sports, and finally for me personally, this is the first Thanksgiving without my mom.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thanks as always to Ramon Malpica, Vince Samano, and John Herndon for taking their time to participate.
At this writing, Gervonta Davis is eligible to be rated at junior lightweight (although he is not) due to his win over Leo Santa Cruz to earn the WBA title in the division.
Davis is eligible in the lightweight division due to his announcing his intent to fight in the division and holding a minor title at 135.
Leo Santa Cruz is eligible to be ranked in the featherweight division (due to holding the WBA title) and at junior lightweight after fighting his two most recent fights at that weight.
I don't really like rating fighters in two divisions, but in the case of Davis, Santa Cruz, (and Canelo Alvarez in part one), I'm doing so reluctantly for now.
Kosei Tanaka is rated at flyweight, but has vacated his WBO title in that division since some of the votes were received, so he will be at 115 pounds for the next ratings period and explains why such an excellent fighter dropped two spots without fighting.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Celtics offered a two-year contract for just under nineteen million dollars, Thompson decided to join a contender rather than the rebuilding Cavaliers.
Monday, November 23, 2020
The wind wasn't as bad as the previous two home games, but the game was yet another less than exciting tilt that didn't pick up until late in the game and wasn't safely in the bag until the recovery of an onside kick with seconds remaining in a 22-17 Cleveland win.
Nick Chubb rushed for 114 yards to lead the Browns and despite only gaining eleven yards on thirteen carries, it was Kareem Hunt that scored the only offensive touchdown of the game by the Browns with a extra effort hurdle over Philadelphia defenders in the fourth quarter.
Olivier Vernon sacked Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz three times and Sione Takitaki grabbed a wobbly Carson Wentz heave and ran fifty yards for the only touchdown in the first half from either team to lead the Browns defense.
The now 7-3 Browns will go on the road for the first time in a month with a visit to Jacksonville against the one win Jaguars next Sunday.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Still, even as Indiana closed to within seven points late in the game, I never felt overly concerned about the outcome in the Buckeyes 42-35 win.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
The 24-year-old Garrett is in the midst of the best season of his career after being chosen by Cleveland with the first selection in the 2017 draft and is currently second in the league in sacks with nine and a half behind only the ten sacks collected by Yannick Ngakoue, who has split his season between Minnesota and Baltimore.
Garrett has upped his game not only in the pass-rushing aspect but has improved his play against the run as well as shown by his stuffing of Houston's DeShaun Watson last Sunday on a fourth-down play inside the Browns five-yard line.
Garrett's absence was glaring in the team's loss to the Raiders when he missed some of the game due to injury and with Oliver Vernon disappointing at the opposite defensive end position, the Browns have to be concerned about their ability to rush the passer without Garrett in the lineup.
Despite the disparity in the teams' records (Cleveland is 6-3 with Philadelphia at 3-5-1, good enough for first place in the putrid NFC East), the Browns are only a tepid favorite over the visiting Eagles and I'm not sure that the Eagles might not be even money now for Sunday's game.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The 6'6 small forward spent one season at Auburn, averaging just under thirteen points a game with 4.4 rebounds for the Tigers.
Because of that gap in the draft, the Cavaliers appear to be in either trade down (they have been rumored to have been talking to the Celtics and Knicks) mode, take the best player available or shove a player in the needed area earlier that he should be picked and hope for the best.
The players most mentioned for the Cavaliers that make the most sense position-wise are Israeli swingman Deni Avdija, Auburn's Issac Okoro, Florida State Devin Vassell, and Vassell's Seminole teammate Patrick Williams, who is the name that is rising quickly on draft day.
All of these players have positives, but none are sure to succeed.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
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Crawford took a few rounds to figure out former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and then took Brook out in the fourth round in a manner that enhanced his standing as the best finisher in the sport.