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Chase Young is the fourth Buckeye in five years to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award from the Pro Football Writers of America.

Chase Young was named by the Pro Football Writers of America  as the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year on Tuesday, continuing a trend of former Ohio State players winning the award that started with Joey Bosa in 2016 and continued with Marshon Lattimore in 2017 and Nick Bosa in 2019.

We told you yesterday that Ohio State QB Justin Fields has declared for the upcoming NFL draft. He will be joined by guard Wyatt Davis & DT Tommy Togiai. As this list continues to develop, Wr Chris Olave says he’s staying as well as tight end Jeremy Ruckert as is DE Tyreke Smith.

The TV nominations for the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards are here. “Ozark” and “The Crown” lead the nominations with six each.

Taye Diggs hosts the event when it airs on March 7th at 7pm ET on The CW.

A 1965 Shelby Cobra owned by Carroll Shelby from the day it was built until his death in 2012 has been sold for $5.94 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for an American car.

Steve Cohen the owner of the Mets has fired GM Jared Porter. Porter allegedly sent explicit images to a female reporter back in 2016 while he was with the Cubs. Steve Cohen on Twitter said “there should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior.”

Authorities in Chicago announced the arrest of a California man they say lived inside O’Hare International Airport for three months because he was afraid to fly due to COVID-19 transmission fears, according to a report. Don’t know how much the jail time he’ll get but both stays cost the same!

Baltimore waived RG3 on yesterday after three seasons. The backup quarterback leaves having spelled Lamar Jackson for about a dozen games, including two as a starter. 

Still only 30, the former No. 2 overall. Robert Griffin has rallied back before, briefly earning the starting job with the Browns in 2016 after being inactive for the entire 2015 campaign. He also sat out all of 2017 as a free agent.

Conference Championships by the numbers:

NFC 3:05pm – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a 3.5-point underdog to the Green Bay Packers…with an over/under set at 51 points.

AFC 6:40pm – The Buffalo Bills are a 3-point underdog visiting the Kansas City Chiefs…with an over/under set at 54 points.

Plenty of prop bets available as well. 

If the Bucs first score of the game is a safety, a $100 wager would win $5,500. 

Conor McGregor has spending cash, and he’s willing to spend it. Case in point, he bought a $3-million watch called the Rasputin, from Jacob & Co. It’s completely diamond-encrusted, and contains the image of a naked couple “getting it on” as every second ticks by. 

The “New York Times” recently named (Oscar winner) Denzel Washington  the best actor of the 21st century. 

Today is Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Today in Sports History

1952 – The National Football League (NFL) bought the franchise of the New York Yankees from Ted Collins. The franchise was then awarded to a group in Dallas on January 24. 

1989 – President Reagan pardoned George Steinbrenner. Steinbrenner was indicted on 14 criminal counts on April 5, 1974, then pleaded guilty to making illegal contributions to Nixon’s re-election campaign and a felony charge of obstruction of justice on August 23. 

1996 – The NHL announced that the Winnipeg Jets could move to Phoenix, They would become the Coyotes.

Today in Music/pop culture

1957 – Johnny Cash made his first network TV appearance, on CBS’ “Jackie Gleason Show.”

1977 – Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band played for Jimmy Carter’s inauguration. 

Today in 2013, the original Batmobile for the TV series “Batman” sold at auction for $4.6 million, it was the first of six Batmobiles produced for the show.

Also on the same day in 2013, Lance Armstrong in an interview with Oprah Winfrey admitted to doping And all seven of his Tour de France victories.

Celebrity Birthdays

Dolly Parton is 75

Katey Sagal – Peg Bundy is 67 (“.Married With Children,” “That 70s Show,” “Sons of Anarchy” “The Conners”)

Comedian Frank Caliendo is 47 (“Frank TV,” “Mad TV

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