The Viral Roundup – Blank Generation Edition
Did You Hear?
The Twins might be a few thousand miles behind the Royals in the AL Central playoff chase, but Minnesota’s got their eye on a Wild Card berth. The Twinkies helped their cause on Wednesday night with a 3-0 blanking of the White Sox. Tommy Milone gave up a paltry three hits and dished out seven strikeouts in his time on the mound, while wonder rookie his 15th homer of the year to provide some run support. Minnesota and Texas are currently slugging out for the final Wild Card spot, although both are in striking distance of the spot held by the Yankees too. The final matchup in the three game set goes this afternoon with the Twins presented as a -135 moneyline home favourite.
Did You See?
A brand new season of college football is upon us, which means we get to enjoy another year of loving and hating assorted post-seconday institutions located across the United States. SB Nation has crafted a super short and super educational history lesson on college football that definitely merits a viewing or six. In just under two-and-a-half minutes, we’re taken on a journey from 1869 to the modern day. By the way, Ohio State’s entering 2015′s new season as the 5/2 FBS Championship favourite.
Did You Know?
- The National League Wild Card chase is in full swing and the Chicago Cubs missed out on an opportunity yesterday to pad their lead. Chicago (a -150 moneyline home favourite) were thumped 7-4 at Wrigley Field by the division rival Cincinnati Reds. The game was tied at 4 heading into the final frame, but Joey Votto clubbed a crucial three-run shot for Cincy that the Cubs were not able to match. Chicago has the day off today, but will host Arizona tomorrow night. The Reds also have a rest day and will return home to face Milwaukee on Friday.
- ESPN is reporting that Buffalo’s marquee running back could be on the sidelines in Week 1. The sports news outlet says they’ve spoken with a team source that claims LeSean McCoy might not be ready for the season opener. The ex-Eagle is recovering from a left hamstring injury suffered in practice last month. This potential obstacle comes only a few days removed from the Bills dumping longtime rusher Fred Jackson. Buffalo are pegged by oddsmakers as a 50/1 Super Bowl shot.
- Veteran defenceman Bryce Salvador is hanging up his skates. Drafted as a sixth round pick in 1994, Salvador played for St. Louis and New Jersey in his National Hockey League career. His leadership earned him the position of captain with the Devils in 2013. In 786 games played, Salvador scored 110 points. The 39-year-old will likely be best remembered for his sterling play in the Devils’ 2012 postseason run where he scored 14 points and was a pillar for the club as they made the Stanley Cup Finals.
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