With a weekend full of attacks across the globe, the shocks of the weekend almost feel like a needless part of Monday morning. It is nothing against the world of sports, but rather a recollection of how much bigger the world is and a reminder of life being in a higher regard than a smaller microcosm of society called sports. Salute Magazine grieves with those who have felt the pain brought on by terrorism around the world this past weekend, and we stand with you all.
10. Warriors off to hot start
It is not a shock that the Golden State Warriors are good, but rather that they have started the season at 11-0 and nothing seems to be able to stop them. Not only are they undefeated through 11 games, but Stephen Curry also passed his father in three-point baskets made. His father made 1,245 three-pointers in 1,083 games but Steph has done it in only 427 career games.
9. Julian Edelman breaks foot
Edelman has been Tom Brady‘s favorite wide receiver this season, but Edelman went down with a broken foot in the Patriots game against the New York Giants on Sunday. There is a chance that Edelman will be back at some point this season, but there is no guarantee. The Buffalo Bills face one less weapon when they play the Patriots on Monday Night Football next week, and they are hoping that they pull off a huge upset when the teams play in Week 11.
8. Jaguars win on a 15-yard penalty by Baltimore
The Jaguars didn’t play their best game on Sunday, but they were able to snatch a win from the clutches of defeat because of a 15-yard facemask penalty on the Ravens with no time left. That penalty moved Jacksonville into field goal range with no time left on the clock. On the untimed down, Jaguars’ kicker Jason Myers kicked a game-winning 53-yard field goal to keep the Jaguars in the AFC South race.
7. Green Bay Packers lose to Lions
The Packers are on a three-game losing streak and they lost to the lowly Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Normally this win wouldn’t be so shocking, but it was the first Lions’ win at Lambeau in 24 games. Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby missed a 52-yard field goal after the Packers recovered the onside kick, and they are heading in the wrong direction at this point of the season.
6. Colorado Avalanche win third straight; beat Canadiens 6-1
The Avalanche entered Saturday’s game on a two-game winning streak but they were squaring off with one of the best teams in the NHL — the Montreal Canadiens. The Avs got off to a great start and Nathan MacKinnon scored two goals in a 13 second span for Colorado, while the Canadiens had no answer for a red-hot Avalanche team.
5. Cardinals hand Seahawks a rare home loss in primetime
Arizona jumped to a 19-0 lead before the Seahawks woke up on Sunday Night Football, and the second half of the game was must watch television. The result was a Cardinals 39-32 victory at Seattle, and they have created an even bigger gap in the division, with the NFC West title within reach over the next couple of weeks. The biggest shock is a primetime home loss for Seattle, but the Cardinals were ready for the challenge.
4. New Mexico Lobos win at Boise State
This was the biggest shock of the weekend in college football, and the Lobos are now bowl eligible with a record of 6-4 and in second place in the Mountain West. Why is this such a shock, you ask? Here are a few reasons for those that aren’t familiar with Mountain West football: New Mexico was a 30-point underdog, this is their first winning season since 2007, the loss is only the Broncos‘ fourth home loss since 2001 and the Broncos last attempt was a crazy play that ended at New Mexico‘s four-yard line.
3. Peyton Manning breaks NFL record; gets benched
Manning is an NFL legend and he broke the record for most passing yards in NFL history in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs. After posting a stat line of five completions in 20 pass attempts for 35 yards, Manning was benched for Brock Osweiler in the Broncos 29-13 loss to the Chiefs.
2. Ronda Rousey gets KO’d by Holly Holm
Not many expected the end result, but that is why sports provide so many awesome experiences for fans. Holm let a left leg kick fly and it came in contact with Rousey‘s face and dropped her in the second round of Saturday’s fight. Rousey had to go to the hospital after the fight but she seems to be okay. An immediate rematch will most likely be announced, but the UFC should allow Holm to fight other fighters and defend her title. There will be a lot of money made over the next couple of years with the loss, but it might be the best thing for mixed martial arts.
1. Attacks on Paris and fans reaction
It is always hard when discussing events that have such an impact on the world as a whole, and Sturday was one of those events. Several gunmen and suicide bombers were involved in attacks across Paris and 120-plus people were killed and several hundred more injured in the attacks. We mourn with France as they try to pick up the pieces after these terrorist attacks, but they also could have been much worse. Reports came out yesterday that said another suicide bomber had tried to gain access to Stade de France where France and Germany were playing in a soccer match. The game went the full 90 minutes despite two explosions being heard from outside the stadium, and France is set to host the monthlong European soccer championships in seven months. This is the video of the fans singing the national anthem “La Marseillaise” as they exit the soccer match. Although Germany and France players spent the night at the Stade de France due to the attacks.