Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: First all black officiating crew to work an NFL game; PC video sports simulator says Jets will win at least one game; plus more

Jerome Boger will be one of five black officials that will work the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers game for the first all black officiating referees in NFL history on Monday Night Football (themorningcall.com file photo)

On the Headlines podcast with London:

#1 The NFL will be introducing the first ever all black officiating crew in NFL history lead by head referee Jerome Boger and by umpire Barry Anderson, down line judge Julian Mapp, sideline judge Dale Shaw, and field judge Anthony Jefferies. The referees will be working the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) and Los Angeles Rams (6-3) game on Monday Night Football.

#2 London, the New York Jets are 0-9 but a sports game simulator Wolverine Sports a PC sports video game developer says have seven more games to go and they lay odds that the Jets will not go the whole season without a win and finish 0-16 but will win one of their upcoming seven games.

#3 London, The New England Patriots (4-5) have the faith they to a huge defeat over the Baltimore Ravens (6-3) last Sunday 23-17 and have won two straight games after losing four straight. The two wins brings the Patriots sights into making post season.

#4 The Chicago Bears (5-5) quarterback Nick Foles avoided a serious injury after he was carted off the field last Sunday. He avoided hip or leg fractures after being x-rayed as the Bears are already missing one quarterback already. Foles was dropping back to pass and a Minnesota Vikings (4-5) defender took a one handed throw down from Foles chest and Foles went down head over heels on his back and left on the cart.

#5 The Las Vegas Raiders (6-3) got another win over the Denver Broncos (3-6) last Sunday for their third straight win and two straight road wins. The Raiders now return back to Vegas to face one of the toughest teams in the NFL the Kansas City Chiefs (8-1) this Sunday.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: When will Chiefs Bieniemy finally get a head coaching job?; Brady and the Bucs laid out by Saints; plus more

Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Eric Bieniemy can’t catch a break despite the Rooney rule in the NFL. Bieniemy has been passed over for a few coaching jobs in the NFL. (Kansas City Star Tribune file photo)

On Headlines podcast with London:

#1 Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Eric Bieniemy has seen it many a time apply for a head coaching job in the NFL and get turned away. It happens everytime but inspite of the NFL’s Rooney rule. Nobody of color is looking to have the job handed to them but there is little doubt their have been assistant coaches who have applied and were turned away like Adam Gase and Freddie Kitchens.

#2 Last Sunday how shocked were you to see the demo job the New Orleans Saints did on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 38-3 win. For Saints quarterback Drew Brees 222 yards for four touchdowns.

#3 The most embarrassing part was the Bucs quarterback Tom Brady just got flatten by the Saints pass rush and Brady ended up with 209 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions.

#4 How much of a beating does Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have to take he played with two sore knees kept the Steelers in it with a 8-0 record and threw for 306 yards three touchdowns for the Steel Curtain’s 24-19 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

#5 The New York Jets on Monday Night Football prime time national televised game the Jets took a ten point lead against the New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton under center the Jets in front 27-17 fourth quarter Patriots rally with 13 points Newton doesn’t throw for one touchdown in the game gets 274 yards but the Patriots come back and defeat the Jets 30-27.

London does Headline Sports each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Quakes-LAFC rescheduled match tonight after Covid outbreak; How injured 49ers can prepare for Thursday Night Football; plus more

The San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski scored two goals against Real Salt Lake on Wed Oct 28th, 2020 at Earthquakes Stadium in San Jose (@ SJEarthquakes)

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 The San Jose Earthquakes and LAFC match was scratched last Sunday due to a Covid-19 outbreak where three unnamed players were positive putting the breaks on the Quakes trying to improve on their 7-6-8 record. Quakes face LAFC in Los Angeles tonight at 8:00pm in the rescheduled match.

#2 London how do you see the outbreak impacting the Quakes chances to make post season they really needed that game against LAFC now that’s in the rearview mirror the Quakes host the Seattle Sounders on Saturday night and hold the last and final playoff spot eighth place in the MLS Western Conference.

#3 Turning to the NFL: The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a 37-27 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers have lost three of their last five games and after Sunday’s loss in Seattle have a short turnaround and host the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football.

#4 The Las Vegas Raiders (4-3) had their defense capitalize on the Cleveland Browns (5-3) Sunday when the Raiders shut the Browns out in the first and fourth quarters and the Browns only got two field goals in the second and third quarters. The Raiders who got ten points in the fourth quarter saw quarterback Derek Carr throw to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow for the game’s only touchdown in the 16-6 win.

#5 London, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is pushing the urgency to get the NBA season started in December with a 72 game schedule stating that the league stands to lose over $1 billion if they start later than that. The players have responded saying the season should start mid January. The owners have said they might go for a 50 game regular season, the owners have expressed their concern for revenue loss with no fans and to make that up with limited fans, sports betting, casinos, and hard alcohol. The owners would hope such an introduction would increase league revenue between $80 to $100 million.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Antonio Brown will join Bucs next week ; Earthquakes battle Real Salt Lake FC tonight

Antonio Brown wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will join the team on Sun Nov 8th. Here he is tuning up during his time with the New England Patriots. Some questions remain will there be a repeat of his problems when he returns with the Buccaneers?(file photo touchdownwire.com)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 The Buffalo Bills (5-2) who lead in the AFC East won and played a close game last Sunday against the New York Jets (0-7) 18-10. Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 307 yards. Despite being winless the Jets did play some good defense against Allen and the Bills.

#2 Tom Brady quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-2) shows a lot of faith in newest Buc wide receiver Antonio Brown after his abrupt departure from the Raiders last season and his suspension from the NFL when he was briefly with the Patriots last season how do you see him working out with the Bucs this time around?

#3 The Los Angeles Dodgers had a lot to celebrate last night with their World Series win but third baseman Justin Turner who had a Covid positive test and was pulled in the eighth inning of the deciding game added to the strange ending to the season for the Dodgers and the baseball bubble called Arlington.

#4 The San Jose Earthquakes after getting a 0-0 draw from the Seattle Sounders on Sunday the 18th lost in a 2-1 neutral site game against the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Whitecaps Ali Adnan got a free kick and a 57th minute to tie it and got the go ahead goal from Tosaint Ricketts for the one goal win.

#5 The Quakes host Real Salt Lake FC at 7:30 at Earthquakes Stadium, the Quakes have gone winless in the three of their last four games and beat Real Salt Lake FC 5-2 in their last meeting July 27th can the Quakes do it tonight?

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: With Prescott out Cowboys moral is falling fast; Titans got Covid-19 from off site workout; plus more

Things have gotten worse for the Dallas Cowboys since quarterback Dak Prescott has left for the season. For example here Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) loses the football on a carry as the Arizona Cardinals safety Bubba Baker grabs hold it was Elliott’s second fumble in last Sun Oct 18th’s game in Arlington (AP News photo)

Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 London even without the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the line up he still holds up in week 6 as the NFL’s leading passing yards quarterback at 1,856 just ahead of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at 1,843.

#2 Jane Slater from the NFL Network reported that moral is falling fast in the Cowboys locker room tweeting that discontent is leaking out, the coaching staff is unprepared, the can’t adjust on the fly, and their not good at their jobs. Since Prescott’s season ending injury are guys starting to mail it in in Dallas?

#3 A off site workout facility has been mentioned as the source for the Tennessee Titans outbreak and that the team faces fines but will not be penalized from getting draft picks forfeitures. No players reportedly will face punishments or fines.

#4 Turning to MLS Soccer: The San Jose Earthquakes who have won three of their last five games and have lost only one game in their last five played one of the best MLS teams the Seattle Sounders last Sunday to a 0-0 draw at Earthquakes Stadium. Sounds like the Earthquakes have their confidence back.

#5 The Quakes Carlos Fierro putting much summarized what the Quakes need to do to get to post season saying that the team is fighting day after day, game after game, that the Quakes know what they want and are getting closer to it.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Titans and Steelers reschedule game due to Covid outbreak; AD and LeBron will dominate Finals; plus more

The Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings meet for a post game prayer following their game in Minneapolis last Sun Sep 27, 2020 (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 After ten players and personnel combined on the Tennessee Titans had tested positive for Covid-19. The Minnesota Vikings had to take tests after playing the Titans last Sunday. The Vikings tests came up negative and have returned to practice. The Titans will resume practice on Saturday and were scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday but the NFL will reschedule the game for later in the season .

#2 London, given the recent Titans outbreak does that give concern, alarm that playing a contact game like football is still a high risk situation and asks the question why continue when you have an outbreak like this?

#3 The Los Angeles Lakers trounced the Miami Heat on Wednesday night in game 1 of the NBA Finals, 116-98. The Lakers Anthony Davis led with 34 points and Lebron James followed with 25. With Davis and LeBron the Lakers have been a force in post season.

#4 The Buffalo Bills (3-0) have been playing phenomenal football they’re headed to Las Vegas to play the Las Vegas Raiders (2-1) for week 4. The Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw against a mighty Los Angeles Rams defense last Sunday going 24-33 for 311 yards, four touchdowns and an interception. How do you see this match up this Sunday afternoon?

#5 London turning to the MLB postseason the Oakland A’s who not only won the AL West and won a playoff series and are headed to the Division Series in Los Angeles against the Houston Astros. The A’s pitching had been key in getting them to the post season getting great pitching support from starters Chris Bassitt 5-2 (ERA 2.29) and Sean Manaea 4-3 (ERA 4.50).

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Fournette joins very improved Buccaneers; LAFC looks to be the best in MLS

Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday strengthening the Bucs running backs position. The Bucs now have Ronald Jones, LaSean McCoy and Fournette on the roster at running back. (AP News file photo)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 Draft pick running back Leonard Fournette who was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars  was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but head coach Brian Arians says that the running back position belongs to Ronald Jones.

#2 Also the Bucs running back LeSean McCoy will still have a spot on the roster with Fournette and Jones in the line up will there be room for McCoy?

#3 Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Arden Key entering his third season with the Raiders is preparing himself for the season. Key has only three sacks last season said that before coming off an injury that ended the 2019 season for him that he had a pretty good two games before he left with the injury.

#4 Turning to the MLS and the San Jose Earthquakes it was too much LAFC for the Quakes on Wednesday night in LA as the Quakes just couldn’t put the breaks on LAFC in a four goal loss 5-1.

#5 LAFC were tough in the bubble and their one of the toughest teams in the MLS led by Diego Rossi who scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season. LAFC is undefeated and looks like a second to none team.

London does Headline Sports each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Emotions raw as players in sports evaluate what to do next; Could sports be cancelled over racial injustice?

The Tennessee Titans stand united in cancelling their practice on Thursday and today with other NFL teams joining against social injustice and in light of the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin (photo from touchdownwire.usatoday.com)

Headline Sports with London Marq:

#1 On Wednesday night the NBA, MLS, cancelled their games and MLB had six teams cancel their games in the news of the shooting of Jacob Blake of Kenosha Wisconsin. The WNBA took the night off on Thursday.

#2 The NBA players and coaches discussed on Thursday the future of going on and the players feel at this time this is not the right thing to do and go out and entertain while America is suffering from more racial injustice issues.

#3 London the Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James said his emotions are all over the place and Doc Rivers head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers said that he loves the country but the country is not loving him back.

#4 Turning to the MLB, MLB looks as if they will postpone more games like the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants who were scheduled to play on Wednesday and cancelled and rescheduled played a double header on Thursday. Right now it looks as if the players want to get through this season. The New York Mets Dominic Smith gave a very emotional interview saying “no one cares” regarding the racial injustice situation.

#5 The New York Jets and Tennessee Titans had cancelled their practices on Thursday and more teams might be expected to cancel today. Like the Jets and Titans social injustice is on the minds of professional sports right now than playing the game. The NFL released a statement today saying in addition to the Jets and Titans the Packers, Bears, Colts, Cardinals, Broncos and Chargers have all cancelled their practices today.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Fox NFL cuts ties with Brennaman over homophobic slurs; A look back at former Blue Jay Kevin Pillar’s gay slurs

Former Fox NFL play by play announcer Thom Brennaman is serving a suspension with Fox Sports Ohio and the Reds broadcast network for homophobic slurs he’s apologized for. This is a photo of Brennaman during happier times (  Cincinnati Enquirer file photo)

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq:

#1 Thom Brennaman who had pretty solid job security with work at Fox doing baseball and football and his play by play work with the Cincinnati Reds has seen decades of broadcast work cave after making a homophobic slur during the Reds at Royals game in Kansas City on Wednesday. Brennaman after being suspended by the Reds and Fox baseball was let go from doing Fox football on Thursday.

#2 In another story Boston Red Sox outfielder Kevin Pillar had used the same word that Brennaman used when Pillar played for the Toronto Blue Jays on May 17 2017 on Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte but like Brennaman immediately apologized for it. Pillar was suspended for two games and returned to play and the incident was quickly forgiven will Brennaman be in different situation than Pillar as he’s already been fired by Fox football broadcasts and it looks as if he will never call a game again for Fox Sports Ohio or for the Reds?

#3 Lastly on this Brennaman said he was deeply sorry for what he said on the telecast but has received criticism for what some say is insincere apology because he apologized to those who write his check out first and never mentioned the LGBTQ community.

#4 London turning to the NBA Playoffs, talk about how you see the match up between the Portland Trailblazers and the Los Angeles Lakers how surprising was it for you to see how the Trailblazers took that first game of this first round from the Lakers on Tuesday night 100-93 and in game two the Blazers just couldn’t shut down the Lakers and LeBron’s game as the Lakers win game 111-88 what was the difference these two contests in stopping the Lakers in game one and just getting beat offensively on Thursday night?

#5 Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri who was pushed after the clinching game of the NBA Finals at Chase Center in San Francisco by San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Strickland on June 13, 2019. Ujiri said he was pushed twice by Strickland because he was black and Strickland was denying him access to the Raptors’ on floor celebration after beating the Golden State Warriors. Ujiri said for no other reason he was pushed twice and told to “get the F— back ” by Strickland. At the time of the incident the Sheriff’s department said Ujiri did not display proper credentials and was being denied access to the floor. Strickland filed a lawsuit against Ujiri, the Raptors, and Maple Leafs Entertainment saying Ujiri shoved him and caused permanent injuries. Video taken from the incident is being argued by Ujiri’s attorneys that Strickland didn’t suffer any swelling and bruising as he claimed on the night of the incident at the hospital. Ujiri has filed a counter suit against Strickland and the Sheriff’s Department for assault.

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Kings win their last two games to close season; Can Warriors get high draft pick?; plus more

Sacramento Kings’ Buddy Hield (24) defends against Los Angeles Lakers’ Talen Horton-Tucker (5) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

On Headline Sports with London:

#1 London the Sacramento Kings won their last two games to close out their regular season. They defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 136-122 on Thursday although they won’t go the the playoffs winning that last game was a good note to end the season.

#2 The Kings defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday so Sacramento got to string two wins together after losing five of six games.

#3 Are the Golden State Warriors in rebuild? After their dismal 2019-20 season their looking for a high draft pick in the lottery. The Warriors are a 14% chance of getting a number one draft pick.

#4 This past week for the Oakland A’s had it’s twists and turns. They had a nine game win streak come to an end last Monday night in a loss to the Angels. A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano who is expected to serve a six game suspension soon for charging the Houston Astros dugout on Sunday had a spectacular game with three amazing catches and a hit for two RBIs on Wednesday.

#5 The Big 12, SEC, and the ACC will schedule non conference games for September 1st and then starting September 26th they will start the regular season. Despite other conferences in the NCAA canceling they will push on with games and people have to ask if this is such a safe idea?

London Marq does Headline Sports podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com