The Wild made up for the lazy loss somewhat last night by beating Columbus 2 1 at The X in a hard fought game. The Wild almost blew another two goal cushion, as the Blue Jackets appeared to score the tying goal with 11.5 second left in regulation, before it was overruled by the NHL’s instant replay observers. Whew.
Oakland is now without picks in the second, third and fourth rounds next year. The Raiders traded the 2012 second round pick along with a 2011 seventh round selection for third and fourth round picks this past draft to take offensive lineman Joe Barksdale and running back Taiwan Jones. They sent their fourth round pick a year ago to the Redskins for Campbell..
Went backwards that first series. 8:17 left in the second quarter, the Eagles punted on fourth and 7 and Wentz stood 2 for 7 for 24 yards, no touchdowns and an interception (it kind of served the purpose of a 54 yard punt, but it still counted as an interception). His passer rating? One point eight.
Force them to go on extended drives to try to beat you. And you need to win third downs, forcing incompletions or stopping receivers short of the sticks. Against a quick passing game, third down defense is critical.. In the 1980s, there were four winners, all named Wayne Gretzky. But since Gretzky won his fourth award in 1989, the past 25 years have seen just three hockey playing winners. Part of that is because sport in this country has so advanced in that time to so many places.
Another such player is rookie safety Ibraheim Campbell. Campbell, out of Northwestern, was thrust into action last Sunday against Arizona when veteran Donte Whitner left the game with a concussion. Those 36 snaps were the first defensive snaps of his NFL career.
Early in his rookie year, Jerry Rice struggled, dropping numerous passes. He was booed by 49ers’ fans and many questioned why they drafted him. After playing at a small Division 1 AA school, he had trouble adjusting to the 49ers offense and NFL competition.
West Scranton back Chris Stetzar, who celebrated the announcement of his engagement to Linda Kimmick and was getting ready to head to Arizona State University, threw a touchdown pass to West Scranton’s Joseph Drumsta. Tech’s Bob Yarros and Tech’s Ron Russo also had touchdowns. Celebrating 30 years, the County edged the City, 7 0 in the annual clash that drew a crowd of 12,000 at Scranton Memorial Stadium.
And now, the side the city failed in the words of the mayor, at least.”Our community is so fragile. Because of the poverty, the blight, the low income, the low expectation, it’s a low wealth community. Anything that comes there needs to be an asset to our community and not a liability.