Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Leadoff with Lee 10.7.14

By @cleeverizon & @neveRWilliams

-The defending champion Seattle Seahawks defeated Washington 27-17 last night on Monday Night Football. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson led the surge with 201 yards passing and 2 touchdowns to go along with 122 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 72 yards of his own. Washington QB Kirk Cousins statistically looked better than his dismal outing last week with 283 yards, 2 TD's and 9=0 interceptions. But in the end, the Seahawks were just too much for them to handle. Week 6's Monday Night game will see the San Francisco 49ers travel to St. Louis to take on the Rams.

-The NLDS continues on! Using an error by Madison Bumgarner on a sacrifice bunt, the Nationals outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-1 in Game 3 of their series. Bumgarner went 7 innings, giving up only 2 earned runs and recording 6 strikeouts. Doug Fister also pitched 7 innings, giving up zero earned runs and punching 3 strikeouts while picking up the win for the Nationals. Game 4 of this series will be tonight at 9 pm with San Francisco leading 2-1.

-Also continuing is the series between the St. Louis Cardinals and LA Dodgers after the Cardinals 3-1 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the 5 game set. John Lackey picked up the big win for the Cards after going 7 innings with 8 strikeouts. Kolten Wong had the big bat tonight with his 2-run homer. Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta each had doubles in the game with Carpenter also adding a home run in the 3rd inning off of Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu. Game 4 of this series is the evening at 5 pm.

-So I can't do any Beats huh? Apparently the NFL said Richard Sherman the most superstar spokesperson for Beats by Dre cannot wear the highly popular headphones that he endorses. The same should apply for fellow endorser, the 49ers Colin Kaepernick. In August the league announced the deal to have Motorola become the replacement as the official outfitter of the coaches headsets and sidelines throughout the league. In my opinion, the NFL did not pay attention to pop culture. This is not about pop-culture it's about rights, culture, endorsements and of course, money.

-ESPN and TNT agreed to a new television rights deal with the NBA through 2024. These deals will take effect in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. After the season, both LeBron James and Kevin Love should be able to sign extended contracts to stay with the Cavaliers. James is also at the forefront of a group of players that want to do away with max contract restrictions.

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