PHOENIX, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 01: Josh Jung #6 of the Texas Rangers smiles with the trophy after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 in Game Five of the World Series at Chase Field on November 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with your final Sports Report of the week!  We’ve got tons of scores and some news…but first!

Bad news for Major League Baseball.  ESPN is reporting that this past World Series between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks was the least watched Series in television history.  The Fall Classic only averaged 9.11 million viewers…the lowest total ever.

World Series - Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Five

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 01: Josh Sborz #66 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with teammates Aroldis Chapman #45 and Jonah Heim #28 after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 in Game Five of the World Series at Chase Field on November 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

 

The question is: what is the reason for this?  The first thought that comes to mind is that these are two small-to-medium-sized market teams from the same geographical region, Southwest America.  Also…quite frankly…there was a little bit of a lack of stars in this matchup.  No Ohtani or Bryce Harper or Aaron Judge, etc.

World Series - Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Five

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 01: Kevin Ginkel #37 of the Arizona Diamondbacks tags out Evan Carter #32 of the Texas Rangers during a rundown in the seventh inning during Game Five of the World Series at Chase Field on November 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

 

And while Major League Baseball has done a great job at making the games faster (from nearly three hours last year to around two-and-a-half hours this year)…it seems that Baseball still struggles with a public relations problem.  In my opinion, MLB must do a better job at promoting their faster-paced game and younger stars.  Because the game really has improved and was way more fun to watch this year.  Baseball deserves the promotion.  Anyway, I’m Davey Mac…that’s my two cents!  Now on to the Scoreboard!

World Series - Texas Rangers v Arizona Diamondbacks - Game Five

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – NOVEMBER 01: The Texas Rangers celebrate after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 in Game Five to win the World Series at Chase Field on November 01, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

 

  • Steelers Take Down Titans On 'TNF'

    Let’s start with football…where the Steelers beat the Titans on Thursday Night Football…20 to 16. Steeler receiver Diontae Johnson caught seven passes for 90 yards and a touchdown for Pittsburgh…who improve to 5 and 3 for the season. The Titans drop to 3 and 5.

    Tennessee Titans v Pittsburgh Steelers

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 02: Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs after a reception over Tre Avery #23 of the Tennessee Titans in the second half at Acrisure Stadium on November 02, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

  • NFL This Weekend: Giants Vs. Raiders

    Football this weekend! At 4:25 on Sunday, you’ve got the Giants (2 and 6) taking on the Raiders (3 and 5) in Las Vegas. Daniel Jones may return this week…as least that’s been the rumor.

    New York Giants v Miami Dolphins

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 08: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants leaves 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 Rich Storry/Getty Images)

  • Eagles Vs. Cowboys

    Also at 4:25 on Sunday, the Eagles go against the Cowboys in Philadelphia.  Philly is 7 and 1 this season…Dallas is 5 and 2.

    NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – JANUARY 21: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after rushing for a touchdown against the New York Giants during the second quarter in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 21, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • Jets Vs. Chargers On 'MNF'

    On Monday Night Football, the Jets play the Chargers at Met Life Stadium.  The Jets are 4 and 3.  L.A. is 3 and 4.

    New York Jets v Miami Dolphins

    MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY 08: Wide receiver Garrett Wilson #17 of the New York Jets during their game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on January 08, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

  • 76'ers Beat Raptors

    Basketball.  The 76’ers dominated the Raptors last night…114 to 99.  Joel Embiid had 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists in the win…as the Sixers are now 3 and 1 on the year.

    Toronto Raptors v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 02: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers drives past Thaddeus Young #21 and Jalen McDaniels #2 of the Toronto Raptors during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on November 02, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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 Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • NBA Tonight: Knicks Vs. Bucks

    The Knicks and Nets were inactive.  Tonight the Knicks take on the Bucks in Milwaukee.  The Knicks are 2 and 3 this season.

    New York Knicks v Atlanta Hawks

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 27: Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks reacts with Jalen Brunson #11 after grabbing a rebound and drawing a foul in the final seconds of the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on October 27, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. 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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

     

  • Nets Vs. Bulls

    The Nets play the Bulls in Chicago.  Brooklyn is 2 and 2 on the year.

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during a break in the action during the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center on October 25, 2023 in New York City. 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)

  • Devils Defeat Wild

    Hockey.  The Devils defeated the Wild yesterday…5 to 3.  Jesper Bratt had a goal and three assists for the Devils…who are now 6-2-1 for the year.

    Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils

    Jesper Bratt #63 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Beat 'Canes

    The Rangers beat the Hurricanes…2 to 1.  William Cuylle scored the big goal for the Rangers in the win…as the Rangers are 8-2-0.

    Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Will Cuylle #50 of the New York Rangers skates against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2023 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Vs. Sabres Tonight

    The Flyers were off.  They face the Sabres tonight…Philly is 4-5-1.

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 01: Travis Sanheim #6 of the Philadelphia Flyers looks on against the Buffalo Sabres at the Wells Fargo Center on November 01, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

  • MLB Free Agency Begins

    Baseball.  Now that the World Series is over…the free agency period has begun…Shohei Ohtani headlines the class.  Who will the Yankees go after?  With Brian Cashman in charge…maybe no one!  He’s asleep!

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels

    ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 16: Shohei Ohtani sits on the bench in the fourth inning during a game against the Detroit Tigers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 16, 2023 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

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