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The Viral Roundup – Firing Squad Edition

The Viral Roundup – Firing Squad Edition
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin gets the midseason ax, Matt Williams is out as skipper for the Nationals and the hapless Lions aim for their first win on Monday Night Football. Here's the sparkling new world of sports you're waking up to on October 6, 2015.

Did You Hear?

Joe Philbin is out as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Philbin, Miami’s eight HC since the Don Shula era, was sent packing after an underwhelming 27-14 loss in London to the New York Jets. The Dolphins were 1-3 under Philbin this year and 24-28 overall with the former Packers offensive coordinator at the helm. Tight ends coach Dan Campbell has been springboarded into the head coaching gig with Philbin now fired and the team has a bye in Week 5 to help with the transition. The Dolphins are currently listed as a 150/1 longshot to win this year’s Super Bowl.

Did You See?

The National Hockey League returns this week with a brand new campaign of regular season play for sports fans to bask in. It’s that magical time of year where every team is tied for first place and blind optimism rules the land. Oddsmakers currently forecast Chicago as the most likely club to lift the Stanley Cup in the summer of 2016. The Blackhawks are saddled with 13/2 odds and trailing not too far behind are Anaheim (9/1), Tampa Bay (9/1) and Los Angeles (11/1). To get you psyched up for another year, here’s last season’s most impressive regular season goals. Yes, Alex Ovechkin makes an appearance.

Did You Know?

- We’ve reached the Wild Card stage of the MLB Playoffs. Houston, who squeaked into the postseason for the first time since 2005, travel to New York to face the Yankees in a single game showdown. Dallas Keuchel (who went a sparkling 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA in the regular season) takes to the mound tonight versus New York starter Masahiro Tanaka. The Astros are pegged as a minuscule -110 moneyline favourite and the over/under is set at seven runs. By the way, the Yankees will be without CC Sabathia for the entirety of their playoff journey. The 35-year-old hurler has announced that he willl enter an alcohol rehabilitation center to recieve treatment.

- A mess of a regular season standings race battle with the New York Mets has put Matt Williams and his entire coaching staff out of a job. The Washington Nationals have shown Williams the door following a disappointing season where the Nats were pegged by sportsbooks as 5-1 World Series contenders, but failed to impress over 162 contests in 2015 and finished seven games back in the NL East. An ugly choking incident involving new closer Jonathan Papelbon and slugger Bryce Harper probably didn’t help the 2014 NL Manager of the Year’s standing either. This should be an interesting vacancy to watch.

- The Detroit Lions are 0-4 to start the season. Invaluable Seattle safety Kam Chancellor punched an outstretched football free on the goal line to preserve a 13-10 Seahawks win over the Lions. The Seahawks went into battle without Marshawn Lynch. Lynch’s hamstring injury had rookie Thomas Rawls handling the bulk of Seattle’s carries with 48 yards gained on 17 attempts.

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