The Morning Rat Race

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 26: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Head coach Brian Daboll of the New York Giants hug after New York's 10-7 win at MetLife Stadium on November 26, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac here with your final Sports Report of the week!  We’ve got baseball matchups for this weekend, NBA and NHL playoffs beginning, and more…but first…

We Recap On Bill Belichick

…In yesterday’s Sports Report we talked about how New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft back-stabbed his now-former head coach Bill Belichick.  Sources tell ESPN that when Atlanta Falcons owner, who was looking to hire a new coach, spoke with Kraft about Belichick…Kraft had nothing nice to say.  Kraft said Belichick was arrogant and that Kraft didn’t trust Belichick.

New England Patriots Press Conference with Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 11: Owner Robert Kraft (L) hugs head coach Bill Belichick (R) of the New England Patriots during a press conference at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2024 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Belichick announced he is stepping down as head coach after 24 seasons with the team.


Wow.  I mean…I know Belichick can be hard to like at times…but he did win six Super Bowls for Kraft…no love for that?  Meanwhile, what has people talking now is that Belichick reportedly would like to coach one of three teams next year…the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the New York Giants.

And as a mega-fan of Big Blue…I can tell you that the long-time Pats coach as the Giants head coach is absolutely fascinating to me.

Indianapolis Colts v New England Patriots

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 12: Bill Belichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots, looks on during the NFL match between Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots at Deutsche Bank Park on November 12, 2023 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not a Brian Daboll (the current coach) hater.  I think Daboll has done a solid job…and getting to the NFL Playoffs two years ago (in Year One of his coaching tenure) was impressive.  BUT…this is SIX-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Belichick we’re talking about here.  That’s a tough apple for Adam and Eve to pass up!

New York Giants v Las Vegas Raiders

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 05: Head Coach Brian Daboll of the New York Giants looks on in the second quarter of a game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on November 05, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


I mean…we have to remember…Belichick’s greatness truly started with the Giants after all as he won two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator under then head coach Bill Parcells.  Belichick has stated that he still has a strong connection to the Giants organization and has very fond feelings towards them.  Hey, I’m just saying!  It’s worth mulling over!  Bill back with Big Blue?  It sure would be interesting!  I’m Davey Mac…now on to the rest of the Sports Report!

Super Bowl XLIX - New England Patriots v Seattle Seahawks

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophyafter defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.


  • NBA Postseason Is Here

    It’s time for the NBA Postseason…where we have the final two Play-In games today where the winners will advance and the losers go home for the year.  First up…you have the Chicago Bulls taking on the Miami Heat in Miami.  That game tips off at 7 PM.  The winner gets the Boston Celtics.

    Dallas Mavericks v Chicago Bulls

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – MARCH 11: DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles up the court against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at the United Center on March 11, 2024 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Then…at 9:30 PM…the Sacramento Kings go against the New Orleans Pelicans in New Orleans.  The winner of that plays the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Golden State Warriors v Sacramento Kings - Play-In Tournament

    SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 16: Keegan Murray #13 of the Sacramento Kings is congratulated by De’Aaron Fox #5 and Domantas Sabonis #10 of the Sacramento Kings during their game against the Golden State Warriors in the second half during the Play-In Tournament at Golden 1 Center on April 16, 2024 in Sacramento, California.

    Tomorrow begins a HUGE series in our area as the New York Knicks play the Philadelphia 76’ers in the First Round of the Playoffs.  That game begins at 6 PM.  The Knicks come in as the 2-seed having won 50 games for just the second time this century.  The Sixers have reigning MVP Joel Embiid.  Should be a great series.

    Philadelphia 76ers v New York Knicks

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 10: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks dribbles as Kyle Lowry #7 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends during the second half at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 2024 in New York City. The 76ers won 79-73.

  • Rangers Vs. Caps On Sunday

    Hockey.  The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tomorrow…as for the New York Rangers…they start their run on Sunday…when the Rangers face the Capitals in Madison Square Garden for Game 1.  That matchup begins at 3 PM.  The Rangers won the President’s Trophy this season…being the team with the best record in hockey.

    New York Islanders v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 17: Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers reacts to smelling salts prior to the game against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden on March 17, 2024 in New York City.

  • MLB Tonight

    Baseball.  The Yankees, Mets, and Phillies were all inactive yesterday.  Tonight the Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays in Yankee Stadium.  Clarke Schmidt gets the start for the Yanks.

    Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 06: Clarke Schmidt #36 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch during the fourth inning of the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on April 06, 2024 in New York City.

    The Mets go against the Dodgers in L.A.

    The Phillies play the White Sox in Philadelphia.

    Colorado Rockies v Philadelphia Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – APRIL 15: Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning of a game at Citizens Bank Park on April 15, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day.

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