After finishing 12-4 last season, Chargers fans were hopeful that their team could have a repeat season and end up back in the playfs with a high seed. Philip Rivers has been fairly consistent throughout his career and with the correct weapons around him, there were certainly quite a few pundits who felt like the Chargers could do some real damage this season. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case as the team is now 2-4 and always seems to be battling a deficit early in the game.
The team is rarely able to come back and some the players are starting to get tired what’s been happening. During a recent Twitter exchange, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen replied to a fan who said the Chargers were repeating their fate every single game. In just two words, Allen let his feelings be known.
While Allen didn’t really expound upon this statement, the two words tell you all you need to know about how he feels right now. The team is in a massive hole and it will take quite a bit digging for them to make the playfs at this point. In just six games, they have matched their 16-game loss total from last year, which was definitely unexpected.
Perhaps the Chargers will be able to find their way as the season rolls on.
Baker Mayfield has been doing a lot talking this season but it hasn’t exactly led to some good results. The team went into their Monday Night game against the San Francisco 49ers with a record 2-2 and there was a lot pressure for them to win. In the end, Mayfield wasn’t able to live up to the hype and the team eventually lost by a score 31-3. Mayfield was a turnover machine in the game and failed to even throw a touchdown pass.
While the performance was bad enough, perhaps the most embarrassing moments involved defensive stud Nick Bosa who sacked Mayfield twice. Baker was known at Oklahoma for planting the team’s flag in the Ohia State logo. As a former Ohio state alumn, Bosa didn’t take too kindly to this and mocked the celebration after a sack. Following the game, Bosa took the 49ers’ flag and waved it proudly before walking f the field.
Bosa’s celebration was salt in the wound for Mayfield and the Browns who now have a 2-3 record this season. If they want to win the AFC North, they will have to be a lot better as the season goes on.
It certainly won’t be easy but if Mayfield can find his rhythm, perhaps the team can dig themselves out a hole.
Anthony Davis may lead the Los Angeles Lakers back to the Western Conference finals. Although it’s just the pre-season, the Laker versus Golden State Warriors game on Sunday was highly anticipated. Fans finally got their first look at Anthony Davis and LeBron James playing together. In just 18 minutes competition, AD scored 22 points and garnered 10 rebounds. The Lakers won 123-101. According to ESPN, both stars spoke with the press after the game.
“AD’s AD,” James stated. “I thought he was great from the beginning the game, just his fset on the fensive end just to be able to get us extra possessions with rebounding. Knocking down shots. I think he had like five dunks in the first half. And communication on the defensive end. He’s a very cerebral player. It was a good start for him.” James finished the game with 15 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, and a steal. AD added to the discussion afterward. “We’re just trying to help each other out,” he stated. “The more we can do that, the easier the game is going to be for us and our teammates. Any time we have an opportunity to learn, it’s good for us.” “He’s a monster,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said when asked about AD. “It’s going to be very difficult to slow him down with what we had around him. I’m excited about what he’s going to do, and Lakers fans should be, too.”
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is reportedly dealing with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, which is expected to keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future.
Newton’s foot issues began in the preseason and things got worse during the team’s Week 2 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He sat out in Week 3 and has already been ruled out for Carolina’s road game against the Houston Texans this weekend.
The 30-year old QB took to instagram on Wednesday night to share a message with his fans, thanking them for all the kind messages while also reminding them that he ain’t dead yet.
“I really appreciate the love, support & well wishes…but ummmm; I’m hurt, not dead. And FYI I will support the Panthers and Kyle Allen the best I know how while I’m out. Win (which I’m expecting); lose; or draw. #KeepPounding”
The Panthers (1-2) have not yet announced a timetable for Newton’s return but the expectation is the Lisfranc injury could take 6-8 weeks to rehab. In the meantime, Carolina will be rolling with Kyle Allen, who threw for 261 yards and 4 touchdowns in 38-20 victory over the Arizona Cardinals last weekend.
Well here’s a messed up story. Mexican authorities have found at least 29 bodies stuffed in 119 plastic bags that were dumped in the bottom a well outside the western city Guadalajara. Other reports say as many as 41 bodies could be compiled in the bags as they still investigate the scene, but 29 is confirmed.
“We have 13 complete corpses and 16 incomplete, for a total 29 bodies,” said Gerardo Solis, chief prosecutor for the state Jalisco.
“Different body parts are being examined by forensic anthropologists and analysts to determine to what extent the number is going to increase,” said the state’s special prosecutor for missing persons cases, Blanca Trujillo.
Of the 29 victims, twenty-seven them are men and two are women, Trujillo said. Only four the victims have actually been identified though.
Back in 2006, the Mexican government launched a military operation to help fight the nation’s drug cartels. Since then, the military has discovered more than 3,000 unmarked graves and around 5,000 bodies, while a total roughly 250,000 have been murdered in the 13 or so years since. Just back in May, authorities discovered a similiar mass grave with 30 bodies at a nearby site.
Just hours ago, federal judge George Wu tentatively ruled against HBO in its motion to dismiss a $100 million defamation lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s estate, which relates to HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary.
Legal experts, though, insist that Judge Wu has in the past changed his mind in cases such as these. The judge is expected to issue a final decision on the motion sometime this month. Interestingly, it was Judge Wu who a couple of months ago suggested to HBO’s lawyers that they should file the motion.
A spokesperson for HBO commented on the tentative ruling by saying that the company would wait until the judge makes his final decision before commenting further.
“Leaving Neverland” controversially detailed claims made by both James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who insist Michael Jackson ually molested them when they were kids. This led the estate of Michael Jackson to file the defamation suit, as they believe the allegations are false and unproven.
Bryan Freedman, who is a lawyer representing Michael Jackson’s estate, said in response to the judge’s ruling that HBO has been doing everything they possibly can to prevent the case from coming to trial. He added that if HBO is so certain that “its actions were proper,” then they should welcome a trial instead of trying to avoid it through the use of technicalities. He further predicted that Jackson’s estate would ultimately hold HBO accountable for “its wrongful conduct.”
On August 15, HBO’s legal team filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit. This came after Judge Wu in May denied a motion made by Jackson’s estate to have the trail conducted behind closed doors and adjudicated by the American Arbitration Association. The judge also dismissed a motion to have the suit returned to the state court where the proceedings began.
In addition to these motions, Jackson’s estate also failed to get an injunction against HBO showing the film, which debuted in March.
The start for former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is rough so far in Jacksonville. The newly signed quarterback went down with a shoulder injury earlier today in his regular-season debut with the team.
Late in the first quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive player Chris Jones drilled Foles hard into the ground. It was clear his shoulder was hurting. Hopefully, the injury isn’t worse than it looks. Luckily it was his non-throwing shoulder. Foles returned to the sidelines later in the game with his left arm in a sling. Backup quarterback, Gardner Minshew subbed into the game in Foles’ place, and with no other active quarterbacks on the roster, it seems like the position is Minshew’s for now.
Injuries have been a struggle for Foles throughout his career and this season with Jacksonville is his most recent shot with a big-time contract. Back in March, he signed a deal for four years at $88 million and a team-record $50.125 million guaranteed. 2019 is the third time Foles has entered a season as the uncontested starting quarterback going forward. In 2014, he was injured midway through the season and in 2015, he was benched.
We’ll have to wait until after the game for more details on Foles’ injury.
Anthony Davis is one the best players in the NBA and this season, he will be teaming up with the best player this generation, LeBron James, on the Los Angeles Lakers. With James and Davis at the helm, the Lakers are expected to make a big push this season and be one the best teams in the league. Some people feel as though they could easily win the championship this season, although that still remains to be seen.
During a Q&A on the NBA 2k20 Twitter account, Davis was asked by a fan what he thought about the upcoming season and whether or not he thinks the team can go all the way. As you would come to expect from a competitor like Davis, he has high hopes for his squad and is anticipating quite a bit success.
“Yes, I do see myself in the championship this year,” Davis explained. “It’s gonna be a lot work, a lot ups-and-downs, and a lot bumps in the road, but I think if we stay together and have the right mindset, we’ll be able to do it.”
The Western Conference is loaded this season so it won’t be easy for Davis and company to get to the Finals, although they definitely have a great shot with all their talent. This season is about to be one the most compelling we have seen in years.
This is no joke. A school in Nashville, Tennessee has just banned the Harry Potter series from its library because a reverend at the school claims the books include both good and evil magic, as well as spells, which he believes can conjure “evil spirits.”
“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” Rev. Dan Reehil wrote, according to the Nashville Tennessean. “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence the person reading the text.”
The superintendent St. Edward Catholic School told the Nashville Tennessean that Reverend Reehil has the ultimate say as to whether the books stay or not. “Each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school,” the superintendent said. “He’s well within his authority to act in that manner.”
Despite the school’s ban, the superintendent would go onto say that other schools in the district would still carry the Harry Potter books. “Should parents deem that this or any other media to be appropriate we would hope that they would just guide their sons and daughters to understand the content through the lens our faith,” Hammel said. “We really don’t get into censorship in such selections other than making sure that what we put in our school libraries is age-appropriate materials for our classrooms.”
There have been way too many Air Jordan releases to count this year and with the Fall season approaching quickly, Jordan Brand is looking to finish f the year strong. They have a ton great and interesting releases lined up, with the “Game Royal” Air Jordan 12 among them. While the AJ12 might not be the most popular Air Jordan silhouette, it still stands the test time thanks to iconic “Flu Game” colorway.
Much like the “Flu Game” version, the “Game Royal” model has a black leather upper, except this time, the leather strip on the midsole and toe is royal blue. These colors blend together perfectly and create a shoe that looks great on-feet, as shown f by Instagram sneaker account @hanzuying. It may not be the most hyped release the year but it’s definitely a solid one that will keep Jordan fans on notice as the release date approaches.
For those interested in copping, they will be released on Saturday, September 21st for $190 USD. Let us know in the comments how you feel about these and whether or not you’ll be trying to buy them on release day.
Melvin Gordon may not be playing for the Los Angeles Charger’s this season. The talented running back took a page out Le’Veon Bell’s book and opted to hold out on his team until they renegotiated his contract. Gordon has been a beast for the Chargers, and he deserves more money. Last year, Gordon ran for 855 yards and 10 touchdowns, and added another 490 yards through the air for 4 touchdowns. To think he did all that while missing four games. He was on pace for a 1,000+ yard season, but the Chargers don’t want to pay the man it seems. According to ESPN, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco has tabled talks about renegotiating Gordon’s contract.
“When or if Melvin reports, he’ll play this season under his current contract, and we’ll just revisit it after the season,” Telesco said, confirming that he is not willing to renegotiate Gordon’s pay until next season. With contract talks at a deadlocked, the Chargers granted Gordon permission to seek a trade with another team on Saturday. If he ends up on another team before the season begins, that would shake up the NFL rankings. Gordon is set to make $5.605 million in 2019. He is aiming for a contract extension that will put him up among the top running backs in the league like Todd Gurley and Le’Veon Bell, who earn between $13 million to $14 million annually. The Chargers fered Gordon a new contract that doubles his salary at roughly $10 million annually, but he is not satisfied.
According to Adam Schefter ESPN, the Houston Texans will be without their starting running back Lamar Miller for the duration the 2019 NFL Season. MRI scans have shown up positive indicating a torn ACL, which by today’s standards calls for a gestation period at least one full year on the sidelines.
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Miller picked up the knock in a preseason matchup with the Dallas Cowboys last night. Maliek Collins drove to intercept his route, landing right upon Miller’s left knee. He then winced in pain for a short while before being carted f by the team medics.
“It’s very difficult to lose a guy like Lamar, for a lot reasons. He’s a great pro. He’s just an awesome guy in the locker room,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said during the post-game press conference
Miller’s injury is a big loss for Texans’ title hopes in 2019. Thankfully, management did bring in Duke Johnson in the hopes featuring him in a two-back platoon with Lamar Miller. In view Miller’s expiring contract and his injury setback, the player who replaced him in Saturday’s game, Taiwan Jones, will likely garner a closer inspection by the coaching staff. Here’s to hoping Miller takes to his physio regimen like a champ.
Superhero fatigue is not a real thing. According to Deadline, Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to be Sony’s highest-grossing film ever. Although Disney and Sony entered into a deal to share Spidey for the MCU, it is still a fully owned Sony property. The MCU film is projected to hit the $1.109B tomorrow, which will propel it past James Bond’s Skyfall ($1.108B) to become Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing global release ever. The Sony/Marvel sequel’s split is expected to hit $376M domestic and $733M at the international box fice. This is the only non-Disney movie to cross $1B globally this year.
Spider-Man: Far From Home is now the number 2 Spider-Man film ever domestically, behind 2002’s original outing, and having topped Spider-Man 2’s $373.6M on August 15. Internationally, Far From Home is the highest-grossing film in the Spidey catalog. This almost ensures that Sony will continue to work with Disney to make sure Spidey lives within the MCU, although the deal is rumored to end after the third installment. It would be wise for Sony to attempt to bridge some other Spidey properties such as Venom into the MCU, but it will ultimately be Kevin Feige’s decision on what happens within the lucrative film universe.
This weekend the box fice was owned by the movie Good Boys who blew expectations by amassing a total $21 million dollars in sales during its opening weekend. The film produced by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg appeared in 3,204 North American theater locations. The win was strong for the movie itself, but also for the genre it belongs too. It has been a while since a movie belonging to the original comedy realm scored so big in the box fice. The R-Rated film is considered to have acquired the biggest opening for its genre for the year so far. The last movie to make such strides was The Boss released in 2016.
The film had a $20 million dollar budget thus we expect it to make much prit in the oncoming weeks if it continues to acquire these kinds numbers. Overseas, Good Boys garnered $2.1 million dollars which bring its global debut to $23.1 million dollars in total. The movie’s success ruled over the Fast & Furious spinf, Hobbs & Shaw, which came second in box fice for its third week out. The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham movie collected $14.1 million dollars this weekend and brought in a total $133 million in domestic ticket sales.
There have been rumors circulating online this weekend that Das Prescott turned down a massive extension to be the Dallas Cowboys quarterback for a few more years.
According to Michael Lombardi The Athletic, Prescott allegedly turned down a deal that would pay him approximately $30 million per year. If true, Prescott would’ve tied Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan as the sixth-highest annual salary among active players at the position. Russell Wilson has the highest average salary in the league at $35 million.
If a deal is not reached, Prescott could become an unrestricted free agent next fseason. He is currently under a contract that is set to only pay him $2.025 million in base salary this season, which is WAY below league average.
In addition to Dak though, the Cowboys have a much more crucial problem on their hands at the moment, and that’s getting star running back, Ezekiel Elliott, back in time for the season. Zeke is currently pulling a LeVeon Bell and is threatening to sit out the entire 2019 NFL season unless he gets a new contract extension. Whether or not Jerry Jones grants him his wish is what we’re waiting to find out. We’ll continue to keep you posted moving forward.