November 24, 2016
By BRAD PYE JR.
Notes, quotes and things picked up on the run from coast-to-coast and all the stops in between and beyond.
Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and the Dallas Cowboys signal calling Dak Prescott are the favored pair to make it to the 2017 Super Bowl. Reason: Wilson and Prescott’s recent play have earned this recognition. The Seahawks is reportedly the most loaded team on both sides of the ball. Is there a more powerful duo in the NFL than the Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott?
And Wilson, Doug Baldwin, C.J. Prosise et al. Wilson became the first QB in franchise history to catch a TD pass in a game. Wilson passed for 272-yards and a TD. Prescott passed for three TDs, two to Dez Bryant. Prescott directed to nine straight wins, another franchise standard.
Will the L.A. Rams be worst or better off after turning Jared Goff in the place of Case Keenum. The Rams still lost 14-10. And the beat continues!
Now if Coach Jim Mora’s footballers could duplicate the winning play of Coach Steve Alford’s UCLA Bruins, it would be happy days are back at the Westwood campus again.
The best 7-foot player in the world according to ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz is Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns. “He is not just the most great center or perennial MVP candidate. He’s the man designated to be destined to redefine what it means to dominate.” He’s being billed as the “Real Deal.”
The Raiders went into to Monday night’s game with a 7-2 report card and came out with a 27-20 win vs. the Houston Texans.
The universe’s top female 6-4-center is South Carolina’s Alaina Coates. ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel says: “Coates could muscle her way into becoming the best pro prospect in the nation.” And the beat continues.
Coach Hue Jackson speaking about his winless (0-11) Cleveland Browns says: “Trust me, this is tough. I am not going to sit here and tell you that is not. I truly I am the man for the job.”
UCLA (4-7) will have a long shot chance at a Bowl game, if it beats Cal (4-7) Saturday in Berkley. It’s a 4 p.m. contest. The Bruins will need a lot of help to make this happen.
That’s the end! That’s it!
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