The Morning Rat Race

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 26: New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers attends an introductory press conference at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on April 26, 2023 in Florham Park, New Jersey.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with a brand new Sports Report for ya on a Monday!  We’ve got a new Gerrit Cole update for you, March Madness is here, and hockey and hoops score…but first!

…Where it’s being reported that presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. will not have New York Jets superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers as his running mate.  Kennedy intends to announce Nicole Shanahan, a lawyer from California, as his running mate.  So for now, the Rodgers-as-Vice-President saga seems to be over.  And that’s a good thing for the Jets.

Robert Kennedy Jr Testifies At House Hearing On Weaponization Of Government

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 20: Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a hearing with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government on Capitol Hill on July 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. Members of the committee held the hearing to discuss instances of the U.S. government’s alleged censoring of citizens, political figures and journalists.



Obviously, Gang Green wants Rodgers on the field and not the campaign trail.  It’s an absolutely huge year for Rodgers…and his legacy is at stake.  Aaron Rodgers came to the Jets to win a Super Bowl…and that needs to be his only mission.

New York Jets Introduce Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY – APRIL 26: New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers poses with a jersey during an introductory press conference at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on April 26, 2023 in Florham Park, New Jersey.



Especially after Rodgers was injured after only four plays into the 2023 season and was out for the entire, the qb really needs to be out there competing for his team.  And let’s be honest, trying to prepare for a debate or rally or whatever you have Rodgers, and the team, totally distracted.

Buffalo Bills v New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets sacked by defensive end Leonard Floyd #56 of the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter of the NFL game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.



So for now…Rodgers is concentrating on football and not politics.  That’s a win for the Jets!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

New York Jets v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets waits in the tunnel prior to a preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on August 26, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


  • NBA Tonight

    Over to basketball…where the Nets lost to the Spurs last night…122 to 115…as the Nets have really fallen on hard times.  Brooklyn has lost three in a row and has dropped to 26 and 42 (11th in the Eastern Conference).

    Brooklyn Nets v San Antonio Spurs

    SAN ANTONIO, TX – MARCH 17 Victor Wembanyama #1 of the San Antonio Spurs dunks on the Brooklyn Nets in the second half at Moody Center on March 17, 2024 in San Antonio, Texas.

    The Knicks and 76’ers were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks take on Steph Curry and the Warriors in Golden State.  Tipoff time is 10 PM (EST).  The Knicks are 40 and 27 (4th in the East).

    The 76’ers go against the Heat in Philadelphia.  Game starts at 7:30 PM (EST).  The Sixers are 37 and 30 (8th in the East).

    Philadelphia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MARCH 14: Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers handles the ball during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on March 14, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • March Madness Men's Bracket Announced

    The March Madness brackets were released yesterday and UConn, Houston, Purdue, North Carolina secure No. 1 seeds.  We’ll see if Jersey City’s Danny Hurley can lead UCONN to back-to-back championships after Hurley led the Huskies to the title least year.  Speaking of Jersey City, St. Peter’s once again is back in the tournament.  They take on Tennessee in the First Round on Thursday.  Go, Danny Hurley and Peacocks!

    Connecticut v Villanova

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 20: Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies reacts after defeating the Villanova Wildcatsat the Wells Fargo Center on January 20, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hockey Recap

    Hockey.  The Devils lost to the Golden Knights yesterday…3 to 1.

    The Rangers beat the Islanders…5 to 2.  Will Cuylle had a goal for the Rangers.

    New York Islanders v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 17: Will Cuylle #50 of the New York Rangers celebrates his second period goal against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2024 in New York City.

    The Flyers were off.  They next play on Tuesday.

  • Cole To Miss 3-4 Weeks For Elbow

    Baseball.  The Yankees announced that Cy Young-winner Gerrit Cole will miss three to four weeks with nerve irritation in his throwing elbow.  Cole, for his part, seems optimistic…saying, “I just got to a certain point where we just didn’t hit baseline and recovery. That’s important at this time of the year.”

    Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

    TAMPA, FLORIDA – MARCH 14: Manager Aaron Boone #17 of the New York Yankees relieves Gerrit Cole #45 during the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 14, 2023 in Tampa, Florida.

  • Davey Mac Sports TV

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