Drew Brees set the new record in the NFL for being the All-Time passing leader, beating out Peyton Manning’s record. Brees now has 71,940K career passing yards in the sport and many celebrated this accomplishment in the sports universe. Lebron, Russell Wilson, and even Payton Manning himself to name a few.
A deep bomb to rookie receiver Tre’Quan Smith is what broke the record in the second quarter of the game v.s. the Washington Redskins. The New Orleans saints also brought home the victory (43-19) with Brees finishing with three touchdowns and 363 passing yards.
Oh, let’s not forget his career-best 89.7% completion percentage (26 of 29). Damn, that’s some good ass football statistics right there. Check it out below in case you missed it.
Here’s what history sounded like in New Orleans 🔊⬆️
— ESPN (@espn) October 9, 2018
This is what it’s all about. pic.twitter.com/RjVrKLuwdx
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 9, 2018
“There’s so many people that are responsible and had a hand in that,” Brees told ESPN’s Lisa Salters after the game when asked what the record means to him. “The two people that are most responsible for my football career, early on, my mom and my grandpa, are up in heaven.
“There were a lot of people I wanted to prove right tonight, but none more so than them. I know they are watching down on me.”
Below are the reactions via social media:
PSA: message from Peyton Manning pic.twitter.com/DcZ8eTfXw8
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 9, 2018
Salute @drewbrees!! Congrats on the achievement/milestone. Sheesh that’s a lot of passing yards!! 🙏🏾🏈👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 9, 2018
Drew… you have inspired me. Grateful for you for doing it for the “Short Guys.” @DrewBrees
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 9, 2018
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) October 9, 2018
Congratulations to Drew Brees on the all time passing record. Always a class act.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 9, 2018
Super Bowl LIII: Rihanna Denies Opportunity to Headline 2019 Show
There are plenty of ways to pledge your allegiance to what’s right. And, Rihanna just so happens to prefer to do so by turning down a check.
Sources close to the singer confirmed that she was approached by the Super Bowl in regards to a performance. The Super Bowl, which is expected to host their big game in February 2019, asked Rihanna to be the headliner. But the star turned their offer down.
Rihanna decided that next year’s game is no place for her to take the stage. It’s reported that she doesn’t agree with how the NFL has handled the situation involving Colin Kaepernick. The NFL has been very vocal in their stance against athletes kneeling during the U.S. national anthem– a form of protest sparked in 2016 by Kaepernick in order to stop racial injustice in America.
One source told US Weekly that, “the offer and exposure would have been great for Rihanna as she’s planning a new album and tour but she stuck to what’s right in her eyes.”
As of now Maroon 5 has been selected to headline the half-time show.
Thoughts on the subject?
The Expectations Still High Even Without Russell In the Beginning Of The Season
Philadelphia, PA — Earlier this month the basketball world learned that 7-time NBA All-Star Russell Westbrook had some routine arthroscopic knee surgery done and will possibly miss the first four weeks of the NBA preseason and possibly some of the regular season.
Based on the timing of the injury, the Oklahoma City Thunder should be able to survive the injury for several reasons.
Early in the Season
If the Thunder going to pick a time when they’d go without their star, this would be the ideal time for that to take place. NBA Preseason games don’t count and losing earlier games in the regular season shouldn’t hurt too much, because there’s 82 games to be played.
With 5-time All-Star Paul George at the Thunder’s advantage, the Thunder have a player that can lead the Thunder while Russell Westbrook is out. George has led his former Indiana Pacers to the NBA Playoffs in the past, NBA Semi-Finals in 2012 against the Miami Heat, and he’s been the main star on his own team for 6 to 7 seasons before joining the Thunder.
With all these points made, the one thing the Thunder should be concerned about, is the mileage on Westbrook, plus the simple fact that Westbrook is still nursing an injury he suffered back in April of 2013 during a play involving Patrick Beverly.
The Thunder should ask themselves how severe is Russell Westbrook’s injury, and will it resurface later this season and in the future. Russell Westbrook is 29 years of age, and to constantly have knee surgeries at this point of his career, it will take its toll on his body eventually.
However, if Russell Westbrook is able to remain healthy, some of the pick-ups the team has made during the off-season such as Dennis Schroder, Nerlens Noel, and Patrick Peterson, should help the Thunder advance beyond the first round this season.
In the early portion of the regular season the Thunder will be playing four of their first 6 games against teams that didn’t advance to the playoffs last season: The Phoenix Suns, two games against the Clippers, and the Sacramento Kings.
Colin Kaepernick Trains Like a Gladiator for Possible Spot on NFL Team
Colin Kaepernick is staying in good condition for the unforeseen future.
His trainer, Josh Hidalgo, says they train each day, with practices starting promptly at 5 AM. “5 AM on the dot we are on the field, warming up, sprint work, conditioning, throwing, lifting and stretching,” he says. “Then immediately after Kap’s training is done he is off to meetings … then we are back at it 5 AM on the dot.”
Kaepernick, best known for his protest of the national anthem, hasn’t been picked up by a NFL team since 2016. However, there seems to be a high chance that he’ll find himself back on the field.
The football veteran serves as a quarterback. He last played for the San Francisco 49ers. Nike recently annonced Kaepernick as the face for their “Just Do It” 30th anniversary campaign. The contract is a “star” deal, worth millions. Nike has since increased their sales, despite their brand being boycotted and burned.