The Morning Rat Race

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 12: Head Coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with a fun and exciting Sports Report for ya!  Big matchup in the NBA Eastern Conference tonight!  Hockey matchups for this evening!  Ohtani gambling scandal update!  And more!  But first!

We’re gonna start with a little football.  And we’ve got some bad news for fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers fans…the NFL has announced that the birds will open their 2024 season against the Pack…on a FRIDAY…in BRAZIL…on PEACOCK!

Philadelphia Eagles v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – DECEMBER 18: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on December 18, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.

It will be the NFL’s first-ever regular season game in Brazil.  The matchup will take place in São Paulo specifically on Friday, September 6th.  As of now…the NFL is saying the game will be broadcast on the Peacock streaming service…but there is talk that the game will also be available on free, over-the-air broadcast television in the local markets of the competing teams.

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 29: Haason Reddick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his teammates after recovering a fumble by Josh Johnson #17 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

But that’s not the only way you’re getting screwed, Eagles fans!  Because guess what?  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says that this will count as an Eagles HOME game!  That’s right, Philly fans!  You’re losing a chance to see the Philidelphia AND the team is losing a game where they have home-field advantage!  Not fair!  If I was a Philly fan…I’d be pretty pissed off…thank God I’m a Giants fan!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

NFC Championship - San Francisco 49ers v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 29: Head coach Nick Sirianni of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on prior to the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field on January 29, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Feds Say Ohtani Is Innocent

    Let’s start with baseball…where the feds have determined that Shohei Ohtani was NOT involved in his former interpreter’s gambling scandal, but was a victim.  The interpreter embezzled at least $4.5 million from one of his accounts.  He’ll be facing federal charges soon.

    Los Angeles Dodgers Introduce Shohei Ohtani

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 14: Shohei Ohtani speaks with his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara prior to being introduced by the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on December 14, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

  • MLB Recap

    Staying with baseball…as the Yankees lost last night to the Marlins last night…5 to 2.  Yankee starter Marcus Stroman receives the loss.  The Yankee, at 10 and 3, still have the best record in the MLB.

    Miami Marlins v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 10: Marcus Stroman #0 of the New York Yankees walks off the mound during the middle of the fifth inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium on April 10, 2024 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

    The Mets game against the Braves was postponed due to inclement weather.  The two teams play today at noon.

    The Phillies beat the Cardinals…4 to 3.  The Phils are now 6 and 6 for the season.

    Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals

    ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – APRIL 10: Brandon Marsh #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies bats in a run with a ground ball against the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning in a run at Busch Stadium on April 10, 2024 in St Louis, Missouri.

  • Knicks Vs. Celtics This Evening

    Basketball.  The Nets defeated the Raptors…106 to 102.  Brooklyn’s Denis Schroder had 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 9 assists in the win.

    Atlanta Hawks v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 02: Dennis Schroder #17 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles during the game against the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center on March 02, 2024 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets won 114-102.

    The Knicks and 76’ers were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks take on the Celtics in Boston.  Big matchup there.  The Knicks are 3rd in the East.  Of course, the Celtics are 1st and have the best record in the NBA.

    Boston Celtics v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks is defended by Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics during the first half at Madison Square Garden on February 24, 2024 in New York City.

    The Sixers play Friday when they go against the Orlando Magic.  Philly is 7th in the East.

    Detroit Pistons v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 09: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles during the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center on April 09, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hockey Tonight

    Hockey.  The Devils, Rangers, and Flyers were all inactive yesterday.  This evening the Devils face the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

    Winnipeg Jets v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – MARCH 21: Jack Hughes #86 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his 2nd goal of the game during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets at Prudential Center on March 21, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey.

    The Rangers and Flyers play each other in Madison Square Garden.

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 24: Alexis Lafreniere #13 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck between Nick Seeler #24 and Cam Atkinson #89 of the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 24, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Davey Mac Sports TV

    It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Thursday, April 11th!  Listen to Davey Mac on the Morning Rat Race every weekday morning from 6 to 10 AM on WRAT 95.9 FM! 

  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

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