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Basketball Bubble is over

The Lakers, led by LeBron James’ triple double are NBA champions for the 17th time. LBJ went off for 28-14 & 10 and has now won his 4th Championship with 3 different teams

LA wins game 6, 106-93.

In baseball,  it was Tampa Bay winning game 1 of the ALDS  besting the Houston Astros 2-1.

Game 2 of the ALDS today at 4:07

Followed by game 1 of the NLDS at 8:08 featuring the Dodgers & Braves

Remember last week I told you about DraftKings, an unidentified bettor risked $3 million on a three-leg parlay featuring the following: Georgia to win the SEC East division; Alabama to win the SEC West division; the Packers to win the NFC North division. The bet almost backfired as. Alabama was tested over the weekend by Ole Miss….check this out. 

On Thursday, a bettor at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas placed a $240,000 money-line bet on heavily favored BYU to beat Texas-San Antonio straight up. The Cougars were favored by 34.5 points. To bet BYU to win outright on Saturday, the bettor had to put up $240,000 for a chance to make a $3,428.55 profit.

San Antonio took an early lead and was within one possession late in the fourth quarter, but ultimately lost 27-20.

The bettor won $3,400, a 1.4% return on their investment in three days. Can you imagine the nerves?

Two-time National League MVP Joe Morgan has passed away from a nerve condition. Morgan & the Big Red Machine  won back-to-back World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. He was also a 10-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove winner as well as a 1990 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Morgan was part of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team along with Jon Miller from 1990 until 2010 and later took on a role as special adviser for the Reds’ baseball operations department. Joe Morgan was 77.

The Broncos-Patriots game that had been rescheduled tonight is now being moved to next Sunday after the Patriots had one new positive test for the coronavirus yesterday morning.

The Patriots were to be on bye in Week 6, while the Broncos were supposed to play Miami. The Dolphins-Broncos game is being rescheduled.

Meanwhile the Saints host the Chargers tonight and tomorrow the Bills travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans.

Kansas City’s game at Buffalo, which was supposed to be played this Thursday night, has been moved back to next Monday, October 19.

Here are the other changes

  • Jets at Chargers moves from Week 6 to Week 11.
  • Jaguars at Chargers moves from Week 8 to Week 7.
  • Chargers at Broncos moves from Week 11 to Week 8.
  • Chargers at Dolphins moves from Week 7 to Week 10.
  • Dolphins at Broncos moves from Week 6 to Week 11.

With Halloween upon us, Here’s a list of the most expensive movie props ever auctioned off.

  • Jack Torrance’s Axe (“The Shining”) – $209,000
  • Ripley’s Space Suit (“Alien) – $204,800
  • Zuni Doll (“Trilogy of Terror”/1975) – $204,000
  • Martin Brody’s M1 Garand Rifle (“Jaws”) – $89,600
  • Gill-Man Mask (“Revenge of the Creature”) – $70,000
  • Jason Vorhees Costume (“Friday the 13th) – $45,000
  • Freddy Kreuger’s Costume (“Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child”) – $14,900
  • Gremlin Puppet (“Gremlins 2: The New Batch”) – $10,000

As movie theaters start opening their doors across the country, the box office is revving back up. This past weekend, Robert De Niro’s comedy “The War with Grandpa” lead at the box office raking in $3-point-six-million for its debut at more than 2,000 domestic theaters. The movie was originally set to open in theaters in 2018.

It’s football season which means many of us still watch our favorite team at our favorite sports bar.

A recent study ranked the top 5 bar foods in this order…let the debate begin!

  • Wings
  • Hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Nachos
  • Mozzarella Sticks

Shaq says “NO” to “Dancing with The Stars.”  he says he won’t do it because everyone’s doing it. “I like being the innovator,” he explained. “If it was season one, I would do it. But I can’t do it in season two [or after].  Dancing with the stars is on ABC Mondays at 8.

Today is Monday, October 12, 2020

Today in

Sports History

1986 – Walter Payton (Chicago Bears) became the first National Football League (NFL) player to accumulate 20,000 yards.

1997 – Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) passed Jim Brown and moved into fourth place on the NFL’s all-time rushing list with 12,513 yards. 

Music History for

October 12

1997 – John Denver was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into Monterey Bay, CA. He was 53 years old.

1997 – A Backstreet Boys concert in a central Madrid square was cancelled by city officials. 300 girls had to be treated after fainting in the heat. More than 7,000 fans came to the event that expected no more than 5,000.

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