Monday, October 10, 2011

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While enjoying football over burritos and beer yesterday, a couple of my girlfriends asked to give them a quick rundown on what was going on in the games. They were headed to meet up with guys of their liking and wanted to sound super sporty. They were actually trying to watch the games and understand, but they were seeking a little extra help to unscramble the overwhelming madness of football.

So here I am, offering some of the biggest happenings in the world of sports this week. Use these as a pickup line, or as a simple checklist of what to know this week—it's up to you!

1. Oakland Raiders owner, Al Davis, died this weekend at the age of 82. He was a legend not only in the hearts of Raiders fans, but throughout the NFL and the game of football.
 photo via Nation News

2. The San Francisco 49ers (who weren't expected to be anything great this year), absolutely killed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and took their record to 4-1 this season. 

3. The NHL kicked off their season late last week. The Boston Bruins will try to hold on to their Stanley Cup title as champions from last season.
 photo via NHL

4. Tim Tebow, the backup QB for the Denver Broncos (who seriously loves God and has been riding the bench since being drafted) looked like a star and may be the new starting QB in Denver. 

5. The final four teams in the MLB are the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers. Brewers are up on the Cardinals 1-0 and the Rangers are up on the Tigers 1-0.
photo via USA Today

6. This weekend kicked off the first week of "bye" weeks for the NFL. A bye week basically means a week off for that football team and every team will have one this season. Make sure to make adjustments on your fantasy team if needed.

7. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings scored three touchdowns in the first quarter of his game Sunday. He is the man and if you have him on your fantasy team like I do, we owe him a huge "thank you!"
photo via USA Today

8. The Green Bay Packers (5-0) and the Detroit Lions (4-0) are the only undefeated teams left in the NFL.

9. The NBA is still currently in a lockout, with many stars looking overseas for contracts.

And the most important thing this week...

10. The San Diego Chargers beat the Denver Broncos (though barely!) and took their record to 4-1. 
 photo via NFL

Enjoy using these to impress a babe or to feed your inner sports star. Catch the Monday Night Football game tonight to see if the Detroit Lions can hold on to their perfect season, while taking on the Chicago Bears.

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  1. Tebow & God love eachother, hence why Tebow plays in Mile High, he's that much closer to heaven

  2. #10 was my favorite update. Thanks Chelsea, thanks Chargers!