The World Series is finally set – The Houston Astros will face the Los Angeles Dodgers in a match-up of two 100+ win teams. In College Football some highly anticipated games ended up being busts with Notre Dame blowing out USC and Penn State burying Michigan. The only notable NFL game ended up being Thursday night where the Raiders seemingly were destined to win when they finally scored to take the lead after having 4 or 5 chances to win in the last 10 seconds. And the NBA is back and everyone is already jumping to conclusions. With all this in mind lets recap the good and bad of the past week:
The Good: Fake NBA Players
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and never has that been truer than the first week of the NBA season. NBA fans wasted no time in pulling out all the stops to show their appreciation for all the hard work their players put in on the hardwood. A fake Klay Thompson positioned himself perfectly behind his team’s home bench ready to jump into action at a moments notice, and a bulked up fake James Harden mixed it up with the fans before tip-off. I expect NBA fandoms to take this great idea to the next level with fake versions of B and C level NBA stars soon.
The Bad: Browns Offensive Lineman Joe Thomas
If you look up the definition of consistency you should find a picture of Browns left tackle Joe Thomas blocking for a sub-par quarterback. The staple holding together Cleveland’s offense since 2007 unfortunately will be off the field for 6 to 9 months following a torn tricep in the teams most recent loss to the Titans. This injury ends Thomas’s incredible 10,363 consecutive snap streak that has spanned 10 Pro Bowl appearances and 19 different quarterbacks. Get well soon Joe!
The Ugly: Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls
This past week the Chicago Bulls didn’t even wait for the season to start to begin their descent to the bottom of the NBA standings. Bulls forwards Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic got into a fight in practice that left Mirotic with a concussion and maxillary fractures in his face that will require surgery. To add insult to injury the Bulls also decided to suspend Portis because of the fight. All while this was going on the Phoenix Suns decided they would not be undone in the race to the bottom. Suns guard Eric Bledsoe tweeted “I don’t wanna be here,” following the Suns third straight loss to open the season. Less than an hour after the tweet was posted the Suns fired their head coach and have since meet with Bledsoe who is on the trade block and no longer traveling with the team. Only place to go for both teams is up!