Dan MacRae | Tue 18/08/2015 - 15:12 EDT

The Viral Roundup – All Saints Ediiton

The Viral Roundup – All Saints Ediiton

Hello! Welcome to a brand new go-around of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: The Giants lose a squeaker against an NL rival, the Cardinals sign a former 2,000 yard rusher […]

Hello! Welcome to a brand new go-around of The Viral Roundup. We’re your daily one-stop shop for all the big news, big buzz and big developments headlining a new day in the world of sports. In today’s edition: The Giants lose a squeaker against an NL rival, the Cardinals sign a former 2,000 yard rusher and veteran forward Daniel Briere packs it in.

Did You Hear?

The Cardinals continue to pad their lead in the National League Central and the latest W came courtesy of a hard-fought showdown with San Francisco. A ground out in the 8th allowed St. Louis to crack the 1-1 tie and head to a 2-1 victory. St. Louis holds the best winning percentage in baseball and will host the Giants tonight at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are considered a -140 moneyline home favourite to win this evening’s contest.

Did You See?

Can you sort out the scent of your favourite NFL team? SB Nation recreated the logos of National Football League franchises with scented markers and had people in their office huff in the smell. “The results were mixed, but one thing is clear: the Patriots do not smell good,” reads an introductory bit of text. By the way, scent be damned the Patriots are pegged as a 9/1 Super Bowl contender by oddsmakers.

Did You Know?

– Outside of Dan Snyder there aren’t that many folks that would consider Washington to be the dynamo of the NFC East. Starting QB Robert Griffin III raised eyebrows by saying” “I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that.” RGIII had an underhwelming 2014 that he’d like to forget, so you can understand the call for brovado. Oddsmakers have Washington a distant 125/1 title shot.

– The Arizona Cardinals are hoping a former 2,000 yard rusher still has something left in the tank. The Cards have inked Chris Johnson to a one year deal and are picking up the 30-year-old following a forgettable season with the New York Jets. Arizona finished 2014 with the lowest yardage per rush in the NFL. The Cardinals are listed as a 33/1 Super Bowl hopeful.

– Daniel Briere is calling it a career. Drafted way back in 1996 with a first round Phoenix draft pick, the forward says he’s retiring to spend more with his family. Briere, who spent last season with Colorado, scored 696 points in 973 career regular season games. Briere’s legacy is as a postseason dynamo that scored 116 points in 124 playoff contests.

– Jon Stewart’s post Daily Show life has a fresh date on the calendar. The comedian has been tapped as the official host of WWE’s SummerSlam. The big sexy bout on the card is the WrestleMania XXX rematch between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker.

Category : Archives

Tag : baseball , betting , mlb , NHL Picks

More articles...
Archives - 03/09/17
Scotiabank Buys Maple Leafs Naming Rights For Record $800M 
Air Canada was getting a bargain for Toronto Maple Leafs arena naming rights all along. Scotiabank and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment agreed to a record-breaking, 20-year deal to rename the Air Canada Centre. Starting July 1st, 2018, the ACC will be known as Scotiabank Arena. The third largest bank in Canada will pay $800 million for the privilege, raising the bar for naming rights across North America.
Archives - 29/07/17
Meet Dee Devlin, Conor McGregor’s Girlfriend 
Behind every great man is an even greater woman. She might not seem like that thanks to keeping a low profile but Dee Devlin, girlfriend to Conor McGregor and mother to his son has arguably been the greatest factor to the Notorious one's success. A woman of few words, her placid nature hides a deep passion, one she shares with McGregor. Take a closer look at their storybook relationship.
Archives - 28/07/17
Breaking Down How Much Floyd Mayweather is Worth 
The inimitable Mayweather Jr. is his generation's greatest boxer. But his boxing prowess even pales in comparison to the wealth he's accumulated over his 49-fight career. Mayweather is reportedly worth over $340 million and has generated at least $700 million in his career. Despite financial and court issues, he continues to rack money. We take a look at how and why he's this rich.
Archives - 21/07/17
Eight Funniest Tweets from Conor McGregor’s Twitter 
Outside Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor is combat sports' biggest star and his twitter account has a lot to do with it. Before "Mystic Mac" became the trash-talking megastar he is today, he was an ambitious UFC signee looking to make as much noise as possible. No one was safe from the Notorious one's scathing and funny commentary, not even celebrities or WWE superstars.