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 and we’ve got a fun and fresh Sports Report for ya on a Thursday!  The Yankees returning to the Bronx on fire!  Devils Vs. Rangers results!  NBA matchups!  And an update on the Chiefs receiver car crash incident!  But first, we’ve got a weird story from the NFL…

Aaron Rodgers in The News Again

…This is pretty funny.  According to People magazine, Aaron Rodgers made $81.14 under the NFL’s brand-new performance-based pay system last season.  That’s the lowest in the NFL.

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.

 

Obviously the reason for this is because Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury after his fourth play of the very first game and was out for the rest of the season.  In fact, he only took 0.33% of the Jets’ snaps in 2023.  In contrast, San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Brock Purdy”s performance-based pay was $739,765…which almost doubled his salary (which was $870,000). 

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.

 

But, don’t feel too bad for Aaron.  When Rodgers first signed with the Jets, he received a guaranteed $75 million to be paid to him over the course of a few years.  So, he’s gonna be just fine.  Kinda crazy story, right?  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

New York Jets Training Camp

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY – JULY 26: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #8 of the New York Jets talks to reporters after training camp at Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on July 26, 2023 in Florham Park, New Jersey.

 

  • Chiefs Receiver Takes Responsibility For Car Crash

    Staying with football…an update to the story about Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice whose Lamborghini caused a chain-reaction crash on a Dallas highway…well Rice says he has met with Dallas PD, he apologizes, and takes “full responsibility”…but says he was merely leasing the Lambo and wasn’t driving it.

    Super Bowl LVIII - San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 11: Rashee Rice #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs warms up before Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on February 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Yankees Beat D-Backs In Extra Innings

    Over to baseball…where the Yankees ended their seven-game road trip with an extra winning victory over the Diamondbacks yesterday…6 to 5.  Aaron Judge starred in this one as Judge slugged his first home run of the year and also hit the ultimate game-winning double in the top of the 11th inning to give the Yankees their 6th run of the game.  The Yankees end up winning 6 of their first 7 games on the road and return to Yankee Stadium on Friday (where they’ll take on the Blue Jays at 1 PM).

    New York Yankees v Arizona Diamondbacks

    PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 03: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits his first homerun of the season in the fourth inning during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 03, 2024 in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Meanwhile, the Mets game versus the Tigers was rained out.  The two teams will play a double-header today at Citi Field.  The Mets are looking for their first win of the year as they’re 0 and 4.

    The Phillies fell to the Reds…4 to 1.

    Cincinnati Reds v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 03: Elly De La Cruz #44 of the Cincinnati Reds bats during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 03, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Rangers Defeat Devils

    Hockey.  The Rangers beat the Devils last night in a good one…4 to 3.  The Rangers’ Artemi Panarin and Alexis Lafreniere each had a goal and an assist for the Rangers in the win.  Chris Kreider had the game-winning goal in the third period.

    New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 03: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third period game-winning goal against the New Jersey Devils at Madison Square Garden on April 03, 2024 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Devils 4-3.

    The Flyers were off.  They next play on Friday when they face the Sabres in Buffalo.

    New York Islanders v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 01: Morgan Frost #48 of the Philadelphia Flyers reacts with teammates after scoring during the third period against the New York Islanders at the Wells Fargo Center on April 01, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • NBA Scoreboard

    Basketball.  The Nets beat the Pacers last night…115 to 111.  Noah Clowney had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Brooklyn.

    2023 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 14: Noah Clowney #21 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a portrait during the 2023 NBA rookie photo shoot at UNLV on July 14, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The Knicks and 76’ers were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks take on the Kings in Madison Square Garden.

    The 76’ers go against the Heat in Miami.

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 02: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Wells Fargo Center on April 02, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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