One Big Thing, On This Day, Whats New In Sports 1/14/20

January 14, 2020

One Big Thing:

Joe Burrow Had The Best Season Ever In College Football

The Associated Press
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow holds the trophy as safety Grant Delpit looks on after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU.

Burrow threw five touchdown passes, ran for another score and capped one of the greatest seasons in college football history by leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-25 victory against No. 3 Clemson.

“This is what I wanted to do from the time I was 5 years old, was hoist this trophy. And bringing it back to Louisiana,” Burrow said, then caught himself. “I guess we’re in Louisiana, but staying in Louisiana, we weren’t going to let someone come in here and steal this from us in our home state.”

“He’s one of the greatest players in LSU history,” Tigers coach Ed Orgeron said. “He’s done so much for the state of Louisiana and LSU. We are so grateful to Joe Burrow.”

The Heisman Trophy winner holds school and SEC records for passing touchdowns and passing yards. He’s the only player in SEC history to throw for both 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. He far exceeded those marks with 5,671 yards and 60 scores.

On This Day:

1951 1st NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: American Conference beats National Conference, 28-27; MVP: Otto Graham, Cleveland Browns, QB

1954 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marriage at San Francisco City Hall

1962 12th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 31-30; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Henry Jordan, Green Bay Packers, DT

1964 14th NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 111-107; MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, PG

1974 US Senator Bill Bradley (30) weds professor Ernestine Schlant

1968 Super Bowl II, Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, FL: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB

1973 Super Bowl VII, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Miami Dolphins beat Washington Redskins, 14-7; MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S

1975 25th NBA All-Star Game, Arizona Vets Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix, Az: East beats West, 108-102; MVP: Walt Frazier, NY Knicks, PG

1976 Ted Turner becomes CEO of Atlanta Braves

1979 John McEnroe wins his first of 3 season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles 6–7, 6–3, 7–5 against fellow American Arthur Ashe at Madison Square Garden, NYC

1980 Happy Birthday Byron Leftwich, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.

1984 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald’s) and owner of baseball’s San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

1985 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

1987 Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1990 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21

1993 Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton blocks 2 shots in a 96-89 win over Seattle SuperSonics; becomes only 2nd player in NBA history (along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to record 3,000 career blocks

What’s New:

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and field manager A.J. Hinch were suspended by Major League Baseball for the entire 2020 season and then immediately fired by the team after an investigation found that the Astros used technology to steal signs.

Joe Burrow put a bow on the greatest college football season we’ve ever seen as he led the LSU Tigers past Clemson to win the National Championship.

CBS, FOX provide emotional moments when Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson received live Hall of Fame announcements which provided pure emotion for all.

Tom Brady’s family suite at Gillette Stadium has been cleaned perhaps like it has never been cleaned before.

Julian Edelman was arrested on Saturday night in Beverly Hills after allegedly jumping on the hood of a Mercedes.

Retired NFL receiver Chad Johnson has a tryout scheduled for Monday with the XFL as a kicker.

While 70 percent of NFL players are minorities, only two of the last 19 openings for head coaching jobs during the past three years were filled by African Americans.

No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson won’t have to wait much longer.

Zion Williamson will make his NBA debut against the Utah Jazz on Thursday after missing the first 40 games of his rookie campaign with the knee injury.

The Sharks and Golden Knights have the most entertaining rivalry in hockey. They hate each other, and it’s extremely entertaining.

The Washington Capitals have signed NIcklas Backstrom to a $46 million, five-year contract extension.

The Big East is back in the spotlight with Butler moving to No. 5 in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

The WNBA and the players’ union have come to tentative terms on a new collective bargaining agreement that includes a significant salary bump for the league’s highest-paid players, going from an annual base salary of $117,500 to $215,000.

South Carolina allowed alcohol sales in its public seating at Colonial Life Arena for the first time last week, and after two games, the results have been very positive.

Florida House members received advice Monday that college athletes should be allowed to cash in on their names and images through video games, commercials or signing autographs.

ESPN ran a commercial showing off their upcoming 30 for 30 series documentaries during the College Football Playoff national championship game.

The Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld co-creator appeared Larry David on The Michael Kay Show and claimed that he told then New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan to draft Lamar Jackson in 2018.

UK pay-TV broadcaster BT Sport has secured a rights deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) to show up to two matches per week from the North American competition through the 2020/21 season.

Did You Know:

Donald J. Trump has 20 producing credits, 22 acting credits, and 320 appearances as “self” on IMDB.

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