The Morning Rat Race

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 05: NFC head coach Eli Manning looks on after defeating the AFC 35-33 during the 2023 NFL Pro Bowl Games at Allegiant Stadium on February 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac after a three-day weekend with a big-time Sports Report for ya!  And I mean BIG-time!  Zach Wilson surprises many!  Big trade in the NBA!  Mets make a big change!  And more!  But first…

…This is some fun stuff right here.  A massive Eli Manning fan was in traffic with his friends when they spotted Eli himself in the car behind him!  So, the guy got out of his car to show Eli his jersey…and the two exchanged knucks in the road!  Check this out!

I gotta tell ya…is there anybody better than Eli?  Sure…I’m subjective…I’m a massive Giants fan myself and Eli is my favorite player of all time.  But, would I really run out into traffic like a mad man in a crazy attempt to give him knucks?  HELL YEAH, I would!  Eli rules!

Super Bowl XLVI

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 05: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A similar thing actually did happen to me in the late ’80’s when I was a kid.  We were in New York City for some reason and when I looked over at a traffic light I saw tennis great Boris Becker in a sports car.  I exclaimed to my mom, “That’s Boris Becker!  Can I get his autograph?!”  But, mother denied me the opportunity of running out into Manhattan traffic at the age of 10.  Probably a wise decision on mom’s part.

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship

Boris Becker of Germany dives to make a return during the Men’s Singles Semi Final of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship against Goran Ivanisevic on 1 July 1994 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon in London, England. (Photo by Bob Martin/Getty Images)

Nevertheless…good on Eli.  He continues to be one of the most humble and coolest superstars in sports history.  I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents…and now on to the Scoreboard!

New York Giants Super Bowl XLVI Victory Parade

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy during the New York Giants’ ticker tape victory parade down the Canyon of Heros on February 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Jets Lose To Chiefs Despite Zach Playing Well

    Let’s start with football…where the Jets just fell short in their comeback against the Chiefs as Kansas City defeated Gang Green on Sunday Night Football…23 to 20.  Zach Wilson completed a career-high 28 passes on 39 attempts for 245 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions while posting a career-high 105.2 passer rating.  Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes looked normal…but the Chiefs were able to squeak by on 115 rushing yards and a touchdowns from running back Isiah Pacheco.  The Jets drop to 1 and 3.  The Chiefs improve to 3 and 1.

    Kansas City Chiefs v New York Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 01: Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets looks to throw a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 01, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Defeat Washington

    The Eagles got past the Commanders in Overtime…34 to 31.  Philly QB Jalen Hurts threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns.  The Eagles rise to 4 and 0…Washington falls to 2 and 2.

    Washington Commanders v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – OCTOBER 01: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes the ball during the first half against the Washington Commanders at Lincoln Financial Field on October 01, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Giants Vs. Seahawks On 'MNF'

    Tonight…the Giants take on the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium for a Monday Night Football matchup.  The Giants come in to the game at 1 and 2.  Seattle is 2 and 1.  Kickoff is set for 8:15.  I know I’ll be watching the Manning Cast for this one!

    Chicago Bears v New York Giants

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants rushes forward during the first quarter of the game against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium on October 02, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Mets Fire Showalter

    Over to baseball…where we have breaking news out of the Mets organization as the Mets have fired manager Buck Showalter…just two years after winning National League Manager of the Year.  The Mets are 74 and 87…with their final game scheduled today because of a rain delay.  Insane…Buck and the Mets were 101 and 61 last season…and one year later he’s gone.

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 01: New York Mets Manager Buck Showalter walks off the field after a pitching change in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on October 01, 2023 in New York City. Buck Showalter announced before the game he would not be returning as the Mets manager next year. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Crush Mets

    The Phillies ended up beating the Mets in Buck’s last game…9 to 1.  Brandon Marsh hit his 12th home run of the year in the game…and Alec Bohm slugged his 20th homer.  The Phils are going to the MLB postseason.  The Mets will not be.

    Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 01: Brandon Marsh #16 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three run home run against the New York Mets during the ninth inning of their game at Citi Field on October 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • Yankees Lose In Season Finale

    The Yankees lost to the Royals in their last game of the year…5 to 2.  The Yankees will finish at 82 and 80 and will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2016.  We’ll see if any heads roll in the organization.  Yankee owner Hal Steinbrenner says the team will have a thorough investigation into the analytics department and front office of the team.  General Manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone will probably be a little worries over these next couple of weeks.

    New York Yankees Introduce Aaron Boone As Manager

    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 06: Senior Vice President, General Manager Brian Cashman shakes New York Yankee manager Aaron Boone hand at Yankee Stadium on December 6, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

  • Celtics Acquire Holiday

    Lastly…basketball…as the Celtics just got better by trading for All Star guard Jrue Holiday of the Trail Blazers (after playing this past season with the Bucks).  Boston sends center Robert Williams III and guard Malcolm Brogdon to Portland for Holiday.

    Philadelphia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 02: Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks takes a three point shot during the first half of a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Fiserv Forum on April 02, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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 Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


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