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VITALE TOP 25

November 19th, 2018

1-Kansas

2-Duke

3-Tennessee

4-Gonzaga

5-Nevada

6-North Carolina

7-Virginia

8-Auburn

9-Michigan

10-Michigan State

11-Kentucky

12-Mississippi State

13-Kansas State

14-Florida State

15-Virginia Tech

16-UCLA

17-Clemson

18-LSU

19-TCU

20-Iowa

21-Purdue

22-Wisconsin

23-Nebraska

24-Buffalo

25-Furman

This and That

 

Week of November 19th, 2018

Each week I'll write about the world of sports:

*Do fans ever think about all of the positives Eli Manning and Carmelo Anthony have achieved in their careers? All I hear is negatives. Give me a break. We should all be that successful as they have been.

*Furman has had a special start, beating two of last year’s Final Four teams—Loyola and Villanova. 

*Yes the right decision was made ⁦⁦a Blake Snell won the AL Cy Young while Jacob DeGrom won in the NL. They were both deserving of this special honor. Their numbers do not lie.

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*Memories of classic Big East matchup whenever I see Syracuse and UConn meet. They faced off at Madison Square Garden last week.

 *I’m amazed by the waiver decisions that were  made by the NCAA. There was zero logic. One player has a story and it is accepted, but yet a kid like Marcus Carr with legit reason is denied chance to play at Minnesota. Carr originally went to Pitt to play for Kevin Stallings and the coach got fired. The NCAA denied Carr's appeal.

*Wonder why the NFL is great? Just look back at the way the Broncos and Raiders kicked game-winning field goals to end their games.

*A young Arkansas team got a big victory over Indiana. Mike Anderson had to be proud.

Stock Up and Down

Week of November 19th, 2018


 

Up

The Saints destroyed the Eagles.

The Texans won their seventh in a row.

The Steelers won their sixth straight game.

Mookie Betts and Christian Yellich earned MVP honors.

Blair Snell and Jacob DeGrom earned Cy Young awards.

Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. were named Rookie of the Year.

Michigan blew out Villanova

Indiana took care of Marquette.

Iowa beat Oregon and UConn.

Notre Dame football was impressive vs. Syracuse.

Kemba Walker had a 60-point game.

Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor rushed for 321 yards vs. Purdue.

Washington State QB Gardner Minshew threw seven TD passes.

UCLA RB Joshua Kelley ran for 289 yards vs. USC.

Central Florida remained unbeaten.

C. Vivian Stringer got her 1000th career win.

Commissioner Rob Manfred got a new five-year deal.

Les Miles was hired as Kansas coach.

Down

The Jaguars blew a 16-0 lead to the Steelers.

The Cardinals lost to the Raiders.

The Rockets got rid off Carmelo Anthony.

Villanova lost to Michigan and Furman.

Syracuse lost to UConn. and Oregon.

Rajón Rondo broke his hand.

Notre Dame lost to Radford

LeVeon Bell is ineligible for the season.

The Bills released Nathan Peterman.

West Virginia football lost to Oklahoma State.

West Virginia basketball lost to Western Kentucky.

Illinois was blitzed by Iowa.

Michigan State scored six points vs. Nebraska.

Colorado fired football coach Mike MacIntyre.

Quote of the Week

“Michigan hoops is heading for a big season as this team plays superb defense.”

 -Dick Vitale