The Morning Rat Race

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates after his team's 21-20 victory against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with another action-packed Sports Report for ya!  Baseball, basketball, and hockey scores and matchups are all coming at ya!  But first…

According to ESPN, the Giants will not place the franchise tag on running back Saquon Barkley…which means Saquon will become an unrestricted free agent….meaning…there is a very good chance that we have seen the last of Barkley in a Giants uniform.

Miami Dolphins v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 15: Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 15, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The New York Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 31-13.

 

I gotta tell ya…I’m not very pleased about this.  Quite frankly, Saquon has been the Giants’ best player since he arrived in Jersey.  In his rookie season, Saquon rushed for over 1,300 yards and totaled over 2,000 yards between running and receiving…and had 15 touchdowns (11 running, 4 receiving).  In Saquon’s six seasons with the G-Men, he rushed for 35 touchdowns and also had 12 receiving touchdowns.

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 28: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants hands the ball off to Saquon Barkley #26 in the fourth quarter of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium on November 28, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

I’m sure that Giants general manager Joe Schoen knows what he’s doing…but honestly…Saquon makes Daniel Jones a much better quarterback.  If Big Blue does indeed lose Saquon when he becomes a free agent…then I think it’s time to turn the page on Daniel, also.  Start fresh.

NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MAR 01: Joe Schoen, general manager of the New York Giants speaks to reporters during the NFL Draft Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on March 1, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In any event, if Saquon moves on from the Giants, he will be missed…as he is a dynamic player.  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – NOVEMBER 18: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants runs the ball to score a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 18, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

 

 

  • NBA Recap

    Let’s start with basketball…where the Knicks lost to the Hawks…116 to 100…as the Knicks drop to 36 and 26 for the season.

    Houston Rockets v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 17: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks reacts during the second half against the Houston Rockets at Madison Square Garden on January 17, 2024 in New York City. The Knicks won 109-94.

    Meanwhile, the 76’ers were defeated by the Nets…112 to 107.  Brooklyn’s Nic Claxton had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the win.  The Nets improve to 25 and 37.  The Sixers drop to 35 and 26.

    So looking at the NBA standings, the Knicks are now 5th in the Eastern Conference…the Sixers have fallen to 7th in the East…and the Nets are 11th.  Top 10 teams make the playoffs.

    Charlotte Hornets v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MARCH 01: Tyrese Maxey #0 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots a lay up during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at the Wells Fargo Center on March 01, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hockey Update

    Over to hockey.  The Devils lost to the Panthers last night…5 to 3.

    The Rangers and Flyers were inactive.  The Flyers next hit the ice on Thursday…the Rangers don’t play until Saturday.

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 22: Chris Kreider #20 and Artemi Panarin #10 celebrate a goal scored by Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on February 22, 2024 in Newark, New Jersey.

  • Mets Beat Yanks In Spring Training

    Baseball.  The Mets defeated the Yankees yesterday in Spring Training…5 to 4.  Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor each had doubles for the Mets in the win.

    The Phillies fell to the Orioles…3 to 2.

    New York Mets v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 25: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets follows through on his third-inning three-run home run against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on July 25, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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