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25th November 1963: John Lennon (1940 - 1980), singer, guitarist and songwriter with the Beatles, plays an acoustic guitar during Granada TV's Late Scene Extra television show filmed in Manchester, England on November 25, 1963. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans and friends!  It’s your official authority of athletics Davey Mac here…and we’ve got a huge Sports Report for ya today!  We’re talking Football!  Baseball!  Basketball!  And Hockey!  But first…

…Today would have been legendary musician John Lennon’s 83rd birthday.  John was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940.  Of course, John would go on to be the leader of The Beatles and help change the music industry forever.

But some might not know that John was a big fan of sports.  Supposedly he liked rugby, soccer, boxing, and more.  But we’ve decided to look at John’s appearance on Monday Night Football in 1974.  John was interviewed by the iconic Howard Cosell and gushed over American football.  Check this clip out.


Sadly, it would also be Cosell himself who would break the news of Lennon’s murder in 1980…also on Monday Night Football.  In one of the darkest announcements in rock history, Cosell did a solid job letting the public know of this true rock tragedy.


But today we celebrate John Lennon joyously on his birthday as one of the greatest rock pioneers of all time.  An amazing writer, singer, and leader…he was truly rock royalty.  Happy Birthday, John!  You are missed!  Now on to the Sports Report!

  • Jets Take Out Broncos

    Big-time win for the Jets yesterday a Gang Green put up over 400 yards of offense and the Jets beat the Broncos…31 to 20.  Zach Wilson threw for 199 yards and one interception…but the star of the game for the Jets was Breece Hall who ran for 177 yards and one touchdown.  The Jets get revenge for offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett after Broncos head coach Sean Payton said Hackett did the worst head coaching job last year in Denver.  The Jets improve to 2 and 3.  The Broncos drop to 1 and 4.

    New York Jets v Denver Broncos

    DENVER, COLORADO – OCTOBER 08: Breece Hall #20 of the New York Jets runs with the ball while being tackled by Zach Allen #99 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter at Empower Field At Mile High on October 08, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

  • Giants Dominated By Dolphins

    Meanwhile, the Giants lost as expected to the Dolphins…31 to 16.  Not much from the Giants offense before quarterback Daniel Jones had to leave the game with a neck injury.  The Giants’ offensive line is absolutely dreadful.  The G-Men drop to 1 and 4 for the season.

    New York Giants v Miami Dolphins

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 08: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants is helped off the field after an injury against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on October 08, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Soar Past Rams

    The Eagles took down the Rams…23 to 14…to remain undefeated.  Philly QB Jalen Hurts threw for 303 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.  Hurts also rushed for 72 yards and a TD as well.  The Eagles are now 5 and 0.

    Philadelphia Eagles v Los Angeles Rams

    INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 08: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles at SoFi Stadium on October 08, 2023 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • MLB Postseason: Texas Beats Baltimore

    The Texas Rangers defeated the Baltimore Orioles…11 to 8.  Texas now takes a two games to none lead.

    Division Series - Texas Rangers v Baltimore Orioles - Game Two

    BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 08: Adolis Garcia #53 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after beating the Baltimore Orioles 11-8 in Game Two of the Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 08, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

  • Minnesota Defeats Houston

    The Twins beat the Astros…6 to 2.  That series is now tied up at one game apiece.

    Division Series - Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros - Game Two

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 08: Jhoan Duran #59 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with Carlos Correa #4 after defeating the Houston Astros in Game Two of the Division Series at Minute Maid Park on October 08, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

  • Phillies Vs. Braves Today

    Today the Phillies take on the Braves in Atlanta at 6 PM (EST).  The Phillies have a one game to none lead in the series.

    Division Series - Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves - Game One

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 07: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs bases during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during Game One of the Division Series at Truist Park on October 07, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • D-Backs Vs. Dodgers

    The Diamondbacks play the Dodgers at 10 PM (EST).  Arizona is up one game to zero.

    Division Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game One

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 07: Ketel Marte #4 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with teammates after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-2 in Game One of the Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 07, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

  • NBA Preseason Tonight

    We have a little preseason NBA basketball if you’re interested.  The Knicks will take on the Celtics at Madison Square Garden.  The Nets play the Lakers in Las Vegas.

    New York Knicks Media Day

    TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 02: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks speaks at a press conference during media day at the MSG Training Center on October 02, 2023 in Tarrytown, New York. 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 Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

  • Hockey Back This Week!

    Meanwhile, hockey is back this week!  While the NHL Opening Night is tomorrow…the Devils, Rangers, and Flyers all begin their seasons on Thursday the 12th.

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 02: Luke Hughes #43 of New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders during a preseason game at the Prudential Center on October 02, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

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