We have hit 2020 and with the turn of the new decade, we here at The Scorecrow are putting together our All-Decade teams for each franchise. So who made the All-Decade team for the Chicago Blackhawks? Let’s take a look. Continue reading →
I don’t think there was one person that follows the NFL, who wasn’t caught off guard by the sudden news of Andrew Luck‘s early retirement. With the announcement coming the last week of August, the Colts were left scrambling with only a handful of weeks to find a starting quarterback before the opening of the regular season. With so few options available, backup Jacoby Brissett became the most logical choice at that point. Brissett would be signed to a two year $30 million dollar contract, just a week after Luck’s retirement.
The Detroit Lions started the season off with plenty of promise, starting out the season 2-1-1. That one loss being a 34-30 nail biter against the Kansas City Chiefs, in which Matthew Stafford would put together a touchdown drive to push Detroit ahead with two minutes to left. Chiefs running back Darrell Williams would take back the lead for the last time, with 23 seconds left to spare.
It was a season of two tales for the Atlanta Falcons after the first eight games in which would result in a 1-7 record, things looked to be in complete shambles. However, it was week nine when their fortunes would begin to pick up. They would knock off the division-leading New Orleans Saints by a commanding 26-9 result, in what must have felt like a real shot in the arm. After getting that surprising win against the Saints under their belt, the Falcons would continue to play a much more steady blend of Football and finish the year out 6-2.
It was 2003 in the Orange Bowl, the last time Iowa and USC faced one another. In which Carson Palmer would lead the Trojans past Brandon Banks and the Hawkeyes in a decisive 38-17 win. Kirk Ferentz was the head coach for Iowa in that game and continues to be a mainstay with the team.Continue reading →
Entering the New Mexico Bowl, Central Michigan is looking for a big pick me up. The 8-5 Chippewas are coming off a tough 26-21 loss in the MAC title, to Miami-Ohio two weeks prior. Former Gator head coach Jim McElwain has done a bang job since being hired on at Central Michigan. It was only one year ago this Central Michigan club sported a dismal 1-11 record and missed its first bowl game since 2013. Along with winning the MAC West division title, McElwain would be rewarded with the MAC coach of the year.
The question of where Taylor Hall will land next continues, with a strong belief among many that Hall will be dealt to another club before the Christmas roster freeze. So far this season he has posted very adequate numbers, collecting 25 points in 30 games played which leads the New Jersey Devils.