Monday Morning Sports Roundup: Ainge’s Blunder, Revs Are a Stunner, URI’s a Wonder

Monday, November 30, 2020

 

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Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics GM

Some key takeaways from this weekend in sports:

- ABC6 cut away from the final minutes of the New England Revolution playoff game on Sunday to show commercials and the beginning of "Forensic Files." Oh, boy.

- Cam Newton’s QB rating was 23.6 on Sunday. Ouch. Still, he pulled out a win this week -- his Patriots predecessor did not in Tampa Bay.

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- The Kansas City Chiefs' Tyreek Hill needs to try out for the Olympics.

 

Who is URI?

Through four games, the University of Rhode Island men's basketball team shows it has lots of talented players, but they all seem new to the team  -- and most of them are.

Coach David Cox’s tenure has been dominated by transfers in and transfers out. Here's what we know - not much.

There has been little consistency other than inconsistency so far. The three guards -- Fatts Russell, Jeremy Sheppard, and Jalen Carey -- can be wildly exciting in a press and in the open court.

 

Bubble Up Buttercup

If America is going to see a full college basketball season the NCAA needs to take dramatic action and fast.

The NCAA needs to bubble up both men’s and women’s teams. Drop all out-of-conference games -- otherwise, teams are on lots of unnecessary flights, increasing exposure and for little value.

Want to dance? Simplify the season, reduce the risk and bubble up. 

 

More Musings

- URI Ram Makhel Mitchell's whine-a-thon -- if you thought no one could moan, bleat, and wail like former URI coach Dan Hurley, Mitchell could be a close rival.

- The New England Revolution play for the Eastern Conference championship on December 6 — not bad for the #8 seed in the East.

- The Patriots were fined $350,000 for COVID violations.

- Nick Folk's game-winning field goal — his second this season — was nothing less than a shocker.

- Tom Brady - 9 home interceptions at home this season ties his career-high. And it's not even December. 

- Gordon Hayward to free agency (sign-and-trade) was a major blunder by Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge. He had some good opportunities for trades with the Pacers and got greedy.

- Syracuse women's hoops star Tiana Mangakahia scored 16 in her return from breast cancer -- because life is more than sports, after all. 

Some key takeaways from this weekend in sports:

ABC6 cut away from the final minutes of the New England Revolution playoff game on Sunday to show commercials and the beginning of "Forensic Files." Oh, boy.

 

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