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Sports ‘n Stuff 11/23/21

JT with the lighter side of sports and entertainment news. follow JT on Insta: @thejtturk

Iman Shumpert beats JoJo Siwa to win season 30 dancing with the stars. According to reports, contestants can make up to $295,000 for winning the show, and all contestants make a minimum of $125,000.

Here’s a useless NFL trivia question:

What was the longest down and distance in NFL history?

The New England Patriots got themselves into a fourth-and-63 against the Dallas Cowboys back on Oct. 24, 1971.

The longest down and distance in NFL history.

But is that as crazy as this football story from last weekend?

The big UCLA / USC football game went down over the weekend . . . and the Bruins rolled over the Trojans 62 to 33.

But along the way, UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for signing an autograph after he scored a touchdown.

A fan reached down with his Bruins baseball hat and a Sharpie . . . 

so Dorian signed it for him.  And got a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Lebron James was handed a one-game suspension for “recklessly hitting” Detroit Pistons Center Isaiah Stewart. The former MVP will now miss Tuesday’s game when his Lakers take on the Knicks in Madison Square Garden

Lebron will lose a$284,000 game check. Stewart’s reaction netted him a 2 game suspension & $45,000 fine.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez are among a list of 13 first-time candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Should they decide to induct anyone this year, the results will be read January 25 on MLB network.

“Good Morning America’s” Michael Strahan announced that he will be blasting off into space aboard Blue Origin!

He was measured for a special suit and at a height of 6’3″ making him the tallest astronaut ever!

He makes his journey on December 9.

In a recent political poll in Texas, Matthew McConaughey leads incumbent Governor Greg Abott 43-35%. Funny thing is, he hasn’t thrown his hat in the political ring. He’s hinted he might, but so far he hasn’t pulled the trigger. And, not only has he kept his views on just about everything secret, no one even knows his party affiliation.

Governor Alright, Alright, Alright!

College football’s rankings will change once again as the third set of official rankings from the College Football Playoff selection committee will be issued tonight at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN.

The CFP rankings will be revealed on the following dates and times from Tuesday, November 23rd through Selection Sunday on Sunday, December 5th.

  • Tuesday, November 23rd – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 30th – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 5th – 12:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Nets were just too much for the undermanned Cavs last 117-112.

The Cavs are now 9-9 and host the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night. The Suns have won 13 straight.

Today is Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Today in Sports History

1971  – The Washington Senators announced that they would now use the name Texas Rangers after their move to Arlington, TX. 

1984 – Boston College defeated Miami 47-45 on quarterback Doug Flutie’s last-second 64-yard pass. 

2014 New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.  made an amazing one-handed catch in a game against the Dallas Cowboys. And then probably sat out 3 games with a sore hamstring!

 


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