How was your week

Posted: February 6, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Well we are just one day away from one of if not the biggest sporting event of the year; the Super Bowl. The game is being played in Raymond James stadium in Tampa Bay Florida; so for the first time in Super Bowl history the team who plays their home games in that stadium the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will get to appear in the game. While the Buccaneers are the first team to play in their home stadium there opponent the Kansas City Chiefs are also looking to make some history. The Chiefs are looking to become the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since the 2003-2004 New England Patriots did it and yes those Patriots teams where quarterbacked by Tom Brady.

If you’ve listened to the Sports Time Radio podcast live these last two days on BlogTalkRadio.com or happened to find us on TuneIn.com you’ve heard us make our picks for the Super Bowl, but if you didn’t happen to hear who we’re going with I’ll give them to you again here.

Dan the Man made his picks on Thursday podcast and here’s what he’s got. He likes the Kansas City Chiefs to win by a score of 42-34. Then on Yesterday’s podcast Schaumburg Stu and I made our picks. Schaumburg Stu likes the Kansas City Chiefs to win by a score of 28-17. I’m also going with the Kansas City Chiefs, but by a score of 34-27. We also pick an MVP for the game and it’s no surprise that we all picked Patrick Mahomes since the quarterback of the winning team almost always seems to win the MVP award.

Now the Chiefs have been a 3 to 3 1/2 point favorite for most of the week and as you can tell by our picks we all think that Kansas City will cover the spread.

I also have to mention that when we all agree on a pick it seems to go wrong for us. This goes all the way back to when we used to pick the NFL games on a weekly basis; so will see if our luck continues.

Like always I’d like to know what you think. Who do you have winning the game? What do you think the final score will be? and also who’s going to win the MVP award?

It doesn’t look like there will be any significant injuries with the exception of Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher who we knew would be missing this game since his injury. Now there is a chance that each team could be down one of their wide receivers as Kansas City’s Sammy Watkins and Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown are still listed as questionable.

Watkins has been dealing with a calf injury while Brown has been fighting a some leg issues as well. Now Brown was a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday; so it looks like he should play on Sunday. Watkins was a also able to go through the Chiefs full practice on Friday; so there’s a chance he’ll be ready for Sunday. If Watkins can’t go the Chiefs did just activate Demarcus Robinson off of the NFL’s reserve/Covid-19 list; so he’ll be available to step into Watkins role if he can’t play on Sunday.

Now there was a bit of a surprise added to the Buccaneers injury list for the game as tight end Cameron Brate showed up on that injury list with a strained back muscle. Brate apparently injury that muscle in Thursday’s practice and missed Friday’s practice. Now all reports are that Brate will play Sunday, but as of now is a game time decision.

Now Tampa Bay lost tight end O.J. Howard earlier this season with an injury that ended his season. If Brate is unable to play on Sunday Tanner Hudson or Anthony Auclair might have to take some snaps. Now of course this would also give those old teammates Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady and chance to connect multiple times.

Besides the Super Bowl we had a couple of big free agent signings in Major League Baseball. Yesterday the biggest name on the free agent market finally signed a deal as Trevor Bauer decided to sign with the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Bauer signed a very interesting three year $102 million dollar deal with the Dodgers. Bauer will make $40 million dollars next season. Then in 2022 his salary jumps to $45 million dollars which makes the final year of his contract will be for $17 million dollars. Now Bauer does have an opt out after year one and year two of this contract; so you have to wonder if he’d actually pitch in the final year of this contract for that $17 million.

Bauer will be the third Cy Young award winner in the Dodgers starting rotation for this coming season. He’ll join Clayton Kershaw who has three Cy Young awards and David Price who won the American League Cy Young award in 2012 as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. Even though the Dodgers will have these three Cy Young award winner in their starting rotation none of them my even be the best pitcher in that rotation as Walker Buehler might actually be their best starting pitcher.

What do you think of this free agent signing? And also how do you like the Dodgers starting rotation?

There was another free agent signing overnight as Marcell Ozuna came to an agreement with the Atlanta Braves. Ozuna signed a four year deal for a guaranteed $65 million dollars, but Ozuna’s deal has a option for a fifth year in it that would actual make the deal worth a total of $80 million dollars. There is also a $1.1 million dollar buy out of that fifth year if the Braves decide not to pick it up in 2025.

Last season was Ozuna’s first with the Braves and he led the National League in home runs with 18 and RBI’s with 56. Ozuna gives the Braves a big bat to offer some protection behind NL MVP Freddie Freeman. Now Ozuna himself finished 6th in NL MVP voting last season and also won a Silver Slugger.

Ozuna is the Braves biggest off season move and with spring training opening in about two weeks you have to wonder if they’re done or if they try to add some more players. With the NL East being the most competitive division in baseball I’m sure it wouldn’t be surprise to see the Braves add a player or two.

Do you like the Braves resigning Ozuna? Does this signing give them enough to hold off the rest of the NL East?

Don’t forget to listen to Sports Time Radio live on BlogTalkRadio.com, but if you miss the podcast live just swing on over to TuneIn.com and you can listen whenever you want to.

You can also find me on Twitter @Burketime

Comments
  1. That’s a huge signing for Atlanta and they’ll be the favorite once again to win the NL East. He was huge for them in last year’s shortened season.
    You might be correct about tomorrow’s game being a high scoring affair. Naturally, both teams have some injuries but nothing all that significant.
    The Bulls lost another close game last night. What’s that cliche about horseshoes??

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