387931 01: From left to right: Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts star in HBO's hit television series, "The Sopranos" (Year 3). (Photo by HBO)

Good morning, Sports fans!  It’s your buddy Davey Mac here with the last Sports Report of the week before a big, three-day, Labor Day weekend!  We’ve got smack talk between the Giants and Jets!  Yankee rookie does something historic!  U.S. tennis player retires!  But first!  Did you see the latest episode of HBO’s amazing football docuseries Hard Knocks?

Well, if you missed it…don’t worry…I’ve got the coolest clip that Hard Knocks has done in years.  They recreated the iconic opening of The Sopranos and inserted head coach Robert Saleh in the car in the Tony Soprano role.  And, even though I’m a Giants fan, it was straight-up awesome.  Check out the video below.


How cool was that?  My only question is…if Robert Saleh is Tony…who is Aaron Rodgers?  Would he be Silvio?  A consigliere of sorts?  Or is that one of the coordinators?  Maybe Rodgers is more like a capo…like a Richie Aprile or Ralph Cifaretto?  Maybe Rodgers is similar to Christopher Moltisante…close to the boss…but strong with his own opinions.  It’s tricky!

New York Jets Training Camp

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY – Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)


In any event…how rad was that clip?  I gotta give credit to HBO…it consistently is the best-produced sports series on television.  Period.  They bring you closer to the action more than any other show…and their cinematic qualities are off the charts.  It is truly incredible.  And to utilize another HBO property with The Sopranos in this cool manner is something else…I think Tony S. would be proud.

HBO Season Premiere Of 'The Sopranos'

NEW YORK – Actor James Gandolfini attends the sixth season premiere of the HBO series “The Sopranos” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)


Now all the Jets have to do is go out and win the Super Bowl!  That’d be like Tony finally getting control of Jersey over Uncle Junior!  Or would it be Tony getting one over on cross-town rival Johnny Sack?  All I know is that Rodgers better not go to Holsten’s Diner if you know what I’m saying!  I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!  Now on to the Scoreboard!


  • Yankees Lose But Volpe Gets 20-20

    Let’s start with baseball…where the Yankees lost to the Tigers…4 to 3.  The one good thing to happen though…Yankee shortstop Anthony Volpe hit a home run…and in doing so…Volpe becomes the first rookie in Yankee history to have a 20-20 season…at least twenty home runs and twenty stolen bases.  So, that’s pretty cool…congrats, Anthony.  Still, the Yankees drop to 65 and 69.

    New York Yankees v Detroit Tigers

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN – AUGUST 31: Anthony Volpe #11 of the New York Yankees celebrates his three run ninth inning home run with teammates while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on August 31, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

  • Mets Vs. Mariners Tonight

    The Mets and Phillies were inactive.  This evening the Mets take on the Mariners at CitiField…the Mets are 61 and 73.  They, too, have had a bad year.

    Los Angeles Angels v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 27: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets connects on his eighth inning game-tying RBI double against the Los Angeles Angels at Citi Field on August 27, 2023 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Vs. Brewers

    The Phillies play the Brewers in Milwaukee.  The Phillies are 74 and 59.  They are in the first, National League, Wild Card spot.

    Los Angeles Angels v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – AUGUST 28: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Citizens Bank Park on August 28, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Jets & Giants Engage In Smack Talk

    The Jets’ Aaron Rodgers and Giants’ Jihad Ward are engaging in a war of words.  The two were caught shoving and talking smack on HBO’s Hard Knocks.  Ward says he thought Rodgers was laughing about a Giant getting knocked out…Rodgers says Ward is making stuff up.

    New York Jets v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets scrambles against the New York Giants during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 26, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

  • Controversial NBA Ref Retires

    The NBA’s investigation into referee Eric Lewis is ending because Lewis announced he’s retiring.  Lewis found himself mired in controversy due to Twitter as he defended himself and other officials against critiques of their work.  That violates league policy.

    2022 NBA Finals - Game Four

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors argues with referee Eric Lewis #42 in the third quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden on June 10, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • American Tennis Star Retires After U.S. Open Match

    American John Isner’s 17-year career came to an end at the U.S. Open yesterday when he lost to fellow American Michael Mmoh in five sets.  Great career for Isner was the top-ranked American for eight years…though he never won a Grand Slam tournament.

    2023 US Open - Day 4

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 31: John Isner of the United States waves to the crowd after a final career match loss against Michael Mmoh of the United States during their Men’s Singles Second Round match on Day Four of the 2023 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2023 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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

    That’s Today’s Davey Mac Sports Report! Catch previous Sports Reports in the Sports Report section for daily sports awesomeness! BOOM!

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