Scene of the Week: Chiefs, 49ers Advance to Super Bowl
The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl after both teams picked up respectable wins in their conference championships. This will be the first super bowl appearance for San Francisco since 2013 when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens. This will be the first super bowl appearance for Kansas City since 1970, and the first ever for star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs defeated the Titans 35-24 in a game where we saw Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense light it up. Kansas City’s defense was solid as well, accounting for three sacks and holding star running back Derrick Henry under 70 yards. As for the Titans, their miraculous run comes to a close, but it was one no NFL fan will forget anytime soon. The question remains: Will Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill be Titans next season?
The 49ers completely dominated this Packers team on both sides of the ball. Their defense played lights out, forcing Aaron Rodgers into two interceptions and three fumbles, while keeping running back Aaron Jones under 60 yards. The 49ers were outstanding on offense as well, with running back Raheem Mostert having a career day running for 220 yards and four touchdowns. What an incredible win for this 49ers team.
Take of the Week: Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVI
The Kansas City Chiefs could have the best offense we have ever seen. This group led by star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the wide receiver trio of Sammy Watkins, Tyreek Hill, and Mecole Hardman, and stud tight end Travis Kelce are all pieces to a stunning puzzle of talent and skill. The Chiefs open up as1.5 point favorites, and I think Kansas City will cover. Even though San Francisco has a notable defense, I don’t think they can handle this offense when it comes down to it.
I expect a thrilling back and forth game with Kansas City pulling away late to win 31-27.
LSU Wins 2020 College Football Playoff
The LSU Tigers defeated the Clemson Tigers in the 2020 National Championship on January 13th. While Clemson started off strong with a 17-7 lead, it was all LSU after that, winning the game 42-25 and giving Trevor Lawrence his first loss of his collegiate career.
Many say this LSU team is the best team in generations and that Joe Burrow had the best season of all time. We have to respect the truth in that analysis and recognize what Coach Orgeron has done with this football program.
AJ Finch & Alex Cora Fired, Carlos Beltran Steps Down
In what is a bizarre instance, American League managers AJ Finch for the Houston Astros and Alex Cora for the Boston Red Sox have both been fired by their ball-clubs due to a sign-stealing scandal that has rocked the sports media world. As for Beltran, he has stepped down as Mets manager. Finch, in fact, did not endorse the scheme to occur, but he did nothing in his power to stop it, which ultimately led to his suspension for the whole 2020 season. With all of this in mind, the Astros decided to fire Finch in the end.
As for Cora, he was a bench coach for the Astros organization in 2017 and was a major part in the trash can scheme put together by the Astros. Cora was questioned in 2018 for his involvement in the scandal, when he was with the Red Sox. Cora was officially let go on January 14th.
Carlos Beltran was part of the Astros in 2017 and was fired by the Mets this past week. The craziest part is that Beltran never even managed a single game for the Mets. Beltran may never get a shot again, and this scandal is becoming even bigger than the PED scandal.