The Viral Roundup – Going Grey Edition
Did You Hear?
The Edmonton Eskimos are your 2015 Grey Cup champs. A late goal line dive from Jordan Lynch provided the Esks with the scoring boost necessary to defeat the Ottawa Redblacks 26-20 in Winnipeg. (Edmonton were favoured by seven going in.) Lynch got the late glory, but it was starting QB Mike Reilly’s MVP peformance that guided the Eskimos to their first Grey Cup victory since 2005.
Did You See?
The NHL has offered up a bounty of highlight reels goals in their latest Goals of the Week rundown. Pavel Datsyuk’s 300th marker, Vladimir Tarasenko’s beauty versus Detroit and Mats Zuccarello’s absolute undressing of Roberto Luongo all made the cut. They’re must-see lamp-lighters and we have them tucked below. Speaking of goals, the Dallas Stars have gone from a 60/1 Stanley Cup contender in the early stages of the 2015-16 futures board to a league-best 7/1 shot.
Did You Know?
- The NFC East may be light on wins, but there’s a lot of drama in the hunt for the division crown. Washington entered into a tie at the top of the NFC East with a 20-14 toppling of fellow sub .500 division topper New York. (Washington was a one-and-a-half point underdog going in.) Kirk Cousins was outdueled in yardage versus Eli Manning but can boast having zero picks versus Eli’s three INTs. The Giants nearly battled back from 20-0 in the 4th for the comeback bid, but as you can tell from the score it wasn’t to be. Both teams are now saddled with 5-6 records.
- So much for the fall of the Bengals. Cincy (a ten point home favourite on Sunday) snapped their two game losing streak in spectacular fashion by clobbering St. Louis 31-7. Andy Dalton lit up the Rams D for three touchdowns with AJ Green catching two of them. On the flip side, Nick Foles had another rough performance gifting the Bengals with three interceptions. Cincinnati improve to 9-2 on the year, while St. Louis see their record drop to 4-7.
- The Mark Richt era is over in Georgia. The Bulldogs coaching fixture has been shown the exit after his fifteenth season with the SEC school and a 2015 campaign where Georgia cobbled together a 9-3 record. Richt will reportedly stay on to coach UGA’s upcoming bowl game.
- Lakers great Kobe Bryant has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. The career revelation was laid out in the Players’ Tribune. Things haven’t exactly been going swimmingly for Kobe and the Lakers but demand for tickets has soared following the retirement news. Prices on the resale market have gone through the roof.
- The Detroit Tigers have reportedly locked in an impressive arm for their 2016 rotation. ESPN reports that 29-year-old righty Jordan Zimmermann has a five year pact in place with Detroit worth $110 million. Zimmermann, who racked up a 70-50 record in his career with the Washington Nationals, just needs to pass a physical to make things official. The Tigers are currently considered by some oddsmakers to be a 20/1 shot to win the 2016 World Series.
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