Last regular basketball season Friday night games ahead; regional wrestling this weekend

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington hosts its final home Friday night regular season game tonight. Please note the second scoreboard is being sold tonight. The last one fetched for $700. The Class 4A Wrestling Regional will be held tonight and Saturday in Augusta to determine which wrestler will go to state. Sumner County basketball will also be held.•••••WHS basketball Clearwater at Wellington.Boys-girls C team – 4:15 p.m.JV boys – 5:45 p.m.Varsity girls – 6 p.m.Varsity boys, JV girls – 7:30 p.m.Second scoreboard from middle school and old high school will be auctioned off between the girls and boys basketball game.•••••WHS wrestling Wellington travels to Augusta for the Class 4A Wrestling Regional. The top four wrestlers per weight division advance to state.Teams in the tournament: Andale, Augusta, Buhler, Clearwater, El Dorado, Hesston, Hugoton, Mulvane, Nickerson, Pratt, Rose Hill, Towanda-Circle, ULysses, Winfield and Wellington.•••••Sumner CountyFriday night schedule:Argonia at SedanBelle Plaine at Medicine LodgeCaldwell at Elk ValleyWichita Independent at Conway SpringsFlinthills at OxfordSouth Haven at Cedar Vale-Dexter.•••••Wellington Middle School wrestlingWellington fell to Prairie Hills 60-48 and Andover 80-17 in a triangular in Andover. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down WHSSupporter · 390 weeks ago There’s one more regular season home game next Thursday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 390 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down LittleOne · 390 weeks ago What ever the out come tonight and tomorrow with all you athletes you are all winners. This year has been challenging and you have the quality and well power to move on. Good luck and congratulations to all. Report Reply 0 replies · active 390 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Wellington police notes: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Monday, February 11, 2013•7:24 a.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 1600 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•11:00 a.m. Officers took a report of a found wallet in the 700 block. N. C, Wellington.•Officers took a report of Suspicious Activity, Wellington.•4 p.m. William M. Young, 35, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no Wellington tags, no rabies vaccinations and dog at ;arge.•4:29 p.m. Officers investigated a vicious dog in the area of Lincoln and Woodlawn, Wellington.•5:03 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary in the 300 block. E. Lincoln, Wellington.•6:51 p.m. Officers investigated a vicious dog and dog at large in the 200 block. N. B, Wellington.•Marsha S. Fraas, 52, Wellington was served a Summons to appear for Dog Bite Violation.•8:17 p.m. Jessica M. Caudillo, 18, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:55 p.m. Elisa M. Creed, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed stop sign.•Heather R. Clark, 29, Winfield, was served a summons/complaint to appear for disorderly conduct and domestic violence battery.•11:30 p.m. Brendan A. Auzat, 23, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for theft.last_img read more

Michael Day Memorial Benefit scramble results

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — The 2013 Michael Day Memorial Benefit Scramble was held this weekend. There were 36 teams with 144 players and all proceeds from the event are going towards MDA, PPMD and other local children with special needs.The results are as follows:First Flight First place - $150 ea. 50: Richard Clift, Chad Gill, Brendon McDonald, Derek Harrison. Second Place, $125 ea.52: Trampas Gleason, Scott Templeton, Jesse Ybarra, Jarin McGovern. Third Place, $100 ea.52: Buddy Roberston, Mark Bales, Champ Caudillo, Jeff Masonhall.  Second Flight  1st Place, $150 ea.60: Austin Craig, Terry Craig, Dale Brown, Rich Murrish.   2nd Place, $125 ea.60: Chris Shipman, Don Gamble, Bob Neace, Adam Riopel.   3rd Place, $100 ea.60: Jason Steadman, Troy Moree, Kevin McKinney.       Third Flight  1st Place, $150 ea.63: Rob Higginbotham, Jaime Allton, Nick Becker, Shawn Becker.   2nd Place, $125 ea.63: Roger Stallbaumer, Bob Stallbaumer, Scott Stallbaumer, David Carr.   3rd Place, $100 ea.  64: Brady Short, Andy Short, Andrew Burger, Phil Burger.last_img read more

Historic house at 224 South F is demolished

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The colonial house at 224 S. F. Street is no longer.H-Excavating in Belle Plaine knocked the two-story house, built in 1900, to the ground yesterday and is cleaning up the debris today.The deterioration of the house became a 17-year struggle between the city of Wellington and the property owner.That saga ended this week after the Wellington City Council held two hearings and allowed the 45-day period of condemnation without any action from the property owner to save the structure. The full story can be found here: Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Why The Hurry? · 341 weeks ago It’s so sad that such a historic old home had to go this way. Both the city and home owner are to blame. But why couldn’t any of the historic structural items have been saved? We live in a throw away society. When will some of the junky buildings on main street be torn down? Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 341 weeks ago How is the city partially to blame? They have been way to nice in my book, they have been working with the owner for 17 years….it should have been torn down 15 years ago Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down wellington resident · 341 weeks ago Sure don’t see how its the fault of the city. They tried for years to get the owner to fix that place up. Its sad to see it goes, it was a beautiful home and a part of Wellington history. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Sumner County under high wind advisory today

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a “red tag warning” for extreme grassland fire danger that includes Sumner County…in effect from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. This is a red flag day.For Sumner County this means it is highly recommended  NO OUTDOOR BURNING ALLOWED. But the Sumner County Sheriff’s office cannot enforce it, because a burn ban can only be proclaimed by the Sumner County Commissioners during a severe drought. Strong west to northwest winds of 20 to 30 mph will develop during the morning hours and spread eastward through the afternoon.These winds combined with low relative humidities and very dry vegetation will elevate the Grassland Fire Danger Index into the extreme category for central Kansas and very high for the southeast corner of the state.last_img read more

What channel is Steelers vs. Bills on today? Schedule, time for ‘Sunday Night Football’ game

first_imgSteelers vs. Bills: What time is kickoff?Date: Sunday, Dec. 15Start time: 8:20 p.m. ETThe 8:20 p.m. ET start time for Steelers vs. Bills marks Pittsburgh’s sixth and final prime-time appearance this season. The Steelers will close the season with a pair of early Sunday afternoon kickoffs, both on the road, against the Jets and Ravens.As for Buffalo, Sunday night’s game marks its only prime-time appearance of the season, but it’s the Bills’ second of three national TV appearance in the span of four weeks. They beat the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, and next Saturday, they’ll play a national TV game on NFL Network against the Patriots.MORE: NFL TV coverage map for Week 15Steelers scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sept. 8at Patriots8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 2Sept. 15vs. Seahawks1 p.m. ETFoxWeek 3Sept. 22at 49ers4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sept. 30 (Monday)vs. Bengals8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 5Oct. 6vs. Ravens1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6Oct. 13at Chargers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 7BYE—Week 8Oct. 28 (Monday)vs. Dolphins8:15 p.m. ETESPNWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Colts1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 10Nov. 10vs. Rams4:25 p.m. ETFoxWeek 11Nov. 14 (Thursday)at Browns8:20 p.m. ETFox/NFLNWeek 12Nov. 24at Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Dec. 1vs. Browns1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8at Cardinals4:25 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15vs. Bills8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 16Dec. 22at Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 17Dec. 29at Ravens1 p.m. ETCBSBills scheduleWeekDateOpponentKickoff timeTVWeek 1Sep. 8at Jets1 p.m. ETCBSWeel 2Sep. 15at Giants1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 3Sep. 22vs. Bengals1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 4Sep. 29vs. Patriots1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 5Oct. 6at Titans1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 6BYEWeek 7Oct. 20vs. Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 8Oct. 27vs. Eagles1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 9Nov. 3vs. Redskins1 p.m. ETFOXWeek 10Nov. 10at Browns1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 11Nov. 17at Dolphins1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 12Nov. 24vs. Broncos1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 13Nov. 28 (Thursday)at Cowboys4:30 p.m. ETCBSWeek 14Dec. 8vs. Ravens1 p.m. ETCBSWeek 15Dec. 15at Steelers8:20 p.m. ETNBCWeek 16Dec. 21at Patriots4:30 p.m. ETNFLNWeek 17Dec. 29vs. Jets1 p.m. ETCBS Good news for those looking to find the TV channel for Steelers vs. Bills on “Sunday Night Football”: This game, scheduled to kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET, is being nationally televised by NBC in Week 15. So yes, you get the game on TV.Pittsburgh, which entered Sunday night’s game as the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff picture with its 8-5 record, does not have a chance to clinch a playoff berth in Week 15. (Buffalo at 9-4 would clinch its playoff spot with a win.) The Steelers, though, will be motivated to win their last home game of the season and extend their winning streak against the Bills to seven games. MORE:  Watch Steelers vs. Bills live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)The over/under points total for this game (36.5) is predictably low, as both the Steelers and the Bills have top-five defenses. Speaking of defense, Sunday night’s game is significant for a defender on each team, plus a Steelers running back.Pittsburgh running back Trey Edmunds (24) and safety Terrell Edmunds (22) will play against their brother, Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds (21), in what is expected to be the first known NFL game in 92 years with three brothers on the same field. The last time it is believed to have occurred was the end of the 1927 season when Joe, Cobb and Bill Rooney played for the Duluth Eskimos. In the 2018 NFL Draft, Tremaine (No. 16, Buffalo) and Terrell (No. 28, Pittsburgh) became the first pair of brothers to be selected in the first round of the same draft. The Edmunds’ father, Ferrell Edmunds, was a two-time Pro Bowl selection at tight end during his seven-year NFL career with the Dolphins and Seahawks.Below is all the info you need to watch Steelers vs. Bills on Sunday night, including the TV channels and kickoff time.What channel is Steelers vs. Bills on today?TV channel (national): NBCTV channel (Pittsburgh): WPXITV channel (Buffalo): WGRZLive stream: fubo TVAs is the case for all “Sunday Night Football” games on NBC this season, Al Michaels will call the Steelers vs. Bills play-by-play action, and Cris Collinsworth will provide analysis. Michele Tafoya will report from the sidelines, and NFL rules analyst Terry McAulay will explain penalties and other officiating rulings throughout the game.For those who can’t watch Steelers vs. Bills on TV and wish to find the game on the radio, the Buffalo call can be heard on Sirius channel 81 and XM channel 225, and the Pittsburgh call can be heard on Sirius channel 83 and XM channel 226.MORE: Watch every NFL game and RedZone on DAZN (Canada only)last_img read more

Kentucky plays like winners under extreme pressure of rivalry with Louisville

first_imgMORE: Calipari SN’s college Coach of the DecadeHe did not dribble out the remaining time.”He’ll drive, he’ll dunk!” shouted Wildcats voice Tom Leach on the UK Sports Network. “Happy New Year to the BBN!”UNSTOPPABLE. @KentuckyMBB pic.twitter.com/t95Ki8qdWQ— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) December 28, 2019Thus the Big Blue Nation celebrated another victory in its series against Louisville, 78-70 in overtime Saturday at Rupp Arena, the Wildcats’ 11th in the 13 meetings since John Calipari became their coach. Kentucky now owns a 37-16 advantage over the Cardinals. This one did not deliver a spot in the Elite Eight, like the one in March 1984 or March 2014. It did not mean UK had reached the NCAA championship game, like the one in April 2012. Relative to the season in which it occurred, though, it was as important as any regular-season result could be.”Before games start, I’ll accept whatever the outcome is. I’ll deal with it,” Calipari said on his postgame radio show. “I have to worry less about me and more worry about, ‘How are these kids feeling?'”If we had lost, if we played like this and lost, I would have said, ‘Guys, I know you’re crazy and we’ve got to win every game by 20, but I’m in a good way.’ But it was good for them to win, because they need to feel the success.”It was not a perfect performance for Kentucky. The Wildcats (9-3) missed several opportunities to punish mismatches that left smaller players defending power forwards Nate Sestina and EJ Montgomery in low-post situations. They waited far too long to pick up on the signal the officials sent during the first four minutes of the second half, that the physical baseline game that had been allowed in the opening 20 minutes now would be officiated entirely differently. Louisville (11-2) drew eight of the first nine fouls called in the second half by passing the ball into the post and repeating that action when the refs started calling touch fouls on UK center Nick Richards.And, perhaps most damaging of all, Hagans froze when a key defensive rebound bounced directly toward him with 2:27 left in overtime and the game still tied. After a vexing delay, he reached toward the ball with his right hand, but it was too late and too unconvincing. Louisville’s Dwayne Sutton grabbed it, and the Cards forwarded it to star Jordan Nwora for a transition 3-pointer.”If we grab that ball, maybe it’s a different game,” Calipari said. “We’ve got to call timeout now, 2:20 left, and I’m walking in(to the huddle) with 18- and 19-year-olds thinking the game is over. It’s not over. You just keep playing.”Hagans overall was less assertive in this game, less eager to attack, but he avoided charging calls that might have been waiting had he penetrated more frequently, and he directed the offense so thoroughly he was credited with assists on more than a third of the baskets he didn’t score himself.Highlights from a 78-70 OT Kentucky win over Louisville.The Cats improved their all-time rivalry series advantage to 37-16. #BBN #TGT pic.twitter.com/6yqChtWgcu— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) December 28, 2019The Wildcats became too dependent on jump shooting as a 12-point lead they’d built early in the second half dwindled and ultimately was usurped, but their shooters delivered to a level they’d not suggested would be possible through the season’s first 11 games.Tyrese Maxey scored a career-best 27 points and hit 4 of 5 from long range. Immanuel Quickley made 2 of 6 and scored a career-best 18. As a team, the Wildcats were 7 of 15 from deep.Most importantly, they handed the pressure of this game — most of it self-inflicted because of the Utah and Evansville losses — like winners. They were 21 of 25 from the line. Richards, a career 71 percent foul shooter, made 5 of 7 from the line, including one to complete a 3-point play that answered that enormous 3-pointer from Nwora and a pair to give Kentucky a 72-70 lead with 27.4 seconds remaining in overtime.Most impressively, they hounded Nwora into a 2-of-10 shooting performance and season-low eight points. He entered averaging 21.2, but freshman Keion Brooks and then Quickley, with help from others along the way, declined to allow him access to the ball in threatening circumstances. He never found a way into the game. Shutting him down led to Louisville shooting just 40.3 percent from the floor. “We’re not there yet. We’re a good team,” Calipari said. “We’re not a great team yet. We’ve got good players. I’d like them to become great players. I’d like us to be a great team. This is one of those years.”I think we went by the trade deadline. Did we go by the trade deadline? This is our team. This is who we have. We can’t trade ’em. This is it. So, it’s like, OK, let’s see how good we can get.”That might not be as good as Kentucky has been in the recent past. It likely won’t be as good as its most demanding fans want. It might be good enough, though, for this curious season in college basketball. The first 44 minutes, 52 seconds were mostly about trying to secure a victory the Kentucky Wildcats desperately needed. They had lost two in a row. They had lost three times in the season’s first two months. They had been conquered not by a daunting string of powerhouse opponents, but by Evansville and Utah.Those last eight seconds, though, were about their rivalry with the Louisville Cardinals, such as it is. The game was decided, though not over, when Wildcats point guard Ashton Hagans stole the ball from the Cardinals’ Ryan McMahon and dashed into the open frontcourt. He could have dribbled out the remaining time, and perhaps he would have if the opponent were not located 80 miles down the road and in the same general blueblood neighborhood.last_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2015

first_imgSunday, May 17, 2015•3:42 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 72 mph in a 55 mph zone.•3:57 p.m. Rosetta M. Patton, 83, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for fail to yield right of way and improper turn.•5:56 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block N. C, Wellington involving an unoccupied vehicle owned by Jerry L. Fike, Wellington and a fixed object/fire hydrant owned by the city of Wellington.•6:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to residence door in the 1000 block Shadylane, Wellington.•7:34 p.m. Officers investigated minors in consumption in the 1100 block W. 4th, Wellington, by known suspect(s). Saturday, May 16, 2015•1:36 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and battery in the 100 block W. Lincoln, Wellington by a known suspect(s).10:00 a.m. Mark A. Cress, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration for expired tag.•3:26 p.m. Harold H. Loveland Jr, 28, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for window tint, no proof of insurance and drivers’ license ignition interlock violation.•James Lauterbach, 55, Wellington was served a summons to appear for disorderly conduct.•4:28 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block N. B, Wellington.•7:08 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block S. Mayfield Road, Mayfield, Ks.•9:10 p.m. Gary M. Kaiser, 57, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight. Wellington Police notes: Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17, 2015: Friday, May 15, 2015•12:55 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block Shadylane Court, Wellington.•5:17 a.m. Chris L. Hills, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign and no proof of insurance.•7:03 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 N. Plum, Wellington.•8 a.m. Officers investigated children in need of care, Wellington.•Bradley E. Warner, 18, Wellington was served a aummons to appear for theft.•1:47 p.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•6:14 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 N. Poplar, Wellington.•6:20 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 1600 block W. Harvey, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Richard R. Lewallen, 55, Wellington and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.•6:47 p.m. Richard R. Lewallen, 55, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs, transporting an open container and inattentive driving.•9:26 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide threat in the 1300 block Michigan, Wellington.last_img read more

Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers: How first ‘Monday Night Football’ showdown shaped never-ending comparisons

first_imgBrett Favre was always good for “Monday Night Football” ratings.  Whether it was throwing a game-winning TD pass off Antonio Freeman’s back or delivering an unforgettable tribute to his late father, Favre made the most of the moment during his time in Green Bay.   Yet it’s the “Monday Night Football” game when he wore a different uniform that drew the highest television ratings. ESPN will re-air the Oct. 5, 2009, matchup between the Vikings and Packers tonight — the first head-to-head matchup between Favre and Aaron Rodgers.  MORE: 11 insane things I did becuase of Brett FavreThat was a much-anticipated moment given the circumstances. The Packers’ brass — which included general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy — chose to proceed with Rodgers instead of Favre before the 2008 season. Favre was traded to the New York Jets and played one season before signing with the rival Vikings in 2009.  It marked a soap opera split of epic proportions, and the Favre vs. Rodgers debate consumed Green Bay leading up to the 2009 game. All those memories — and comparisons that continue today — will be conjured up again Monday night.  Favre owned ‘MNF’ showdown  The Packers-Vikings fell just five days before Favre’s 40th birthday. He led Minnesota to a 3-0 start, and the Packers were 2-1 behind Rodgers in his second year as a starter.  Favre seized the moment by finishing 24 of 31 for 271 yards and three TDs. He threw two first-half TDs, and a 31-yard TD to Bernard Berrian in the third quarter build a 28-14 lead.  Green Bay tried to play catch-up behind Rodgers, who finished 26 of 37 for 384 yards, two TDs and an interception. Rodgers, however, was sacked eight times in the 30-23 loss. Jared Allen had 4.5 sacks.  Favre scored a big win in Round 1 and would take it to the next level a month later.   Return to Lambeau  On Nov. 1, 2009, Favre returned to Lambeau Field in a Vikings uniform and delivered another jaw-dropping performance. He finished 17 of 28 for 244 yards with four TDs and no interceptions.  A 51-yard TD pass to Percy Harvin gave Minnesota a 24-3 lead in the third quarter. Rodgers, who finished 26 of 41 for 287 yards and three TDs, led another comeback that fell short.  Minnesota won 38-26 and went on to lose the NFC Championship Game that season. Green Bay fell short in the NFC Wild Card round, and it set the stage for the 2010 season.  Rodgers gets revenge  While those first two matchups get the most attention, it’s easy to forget the two head-to-head matchups in 2010.  Green Bay and Minnesota met on “Sunday Night Football” on Oct. 24, 2010. Rodgers finished 21 of 34 for 295 yards, two TDs and two interceptions, and Desmond Bishop’s interception return clinched a 28-24 victory.  Favre finished 16 of 29 for 212 yards, a TD and three INTs in his final appearance at Lambeau Field.   Green Bay dominated the second matchup 31-3 on Nov. 21 at the Metrodome. Rodgers put on another show by finishing 22 of 31 for 301 yards, four TDs and no interceptions. Favre finished 17 of 38 for 208 yards and an interception.  Green Bay went on to win Super Bowl XLV. Favre was knocked out of a “Monday Night Football” game against Chicago on Dec. 20 and retired after the season.  MORE: NFL Mock Draft 2020: Complete seven-round editionHead-to-head numbers  Favre won the early battles, but the four-game series with Rodgers was a draw with the Packers and Vikings each winning two games.  In those four games, Favre finished 74 of 126 (58.7 percent) with eight TDs and four interceptions. Rodgers finished 95 of 143 (66.4 percent) with 11 TDs and three interceptions.  So it could be said that Favre might have the most memorable moment, but Rodgers has the hidden edge given the trajectory of both franchises since.  Healed relationshipFavre had a fractured relationship with Packers fans and Rodgers, but there has been healing since.  Favre and Rodgers appeared at the NFL honors together in 2013, and it put a humorous touch on their much-publicized relationship.  The Packers retired Favre’s jersey on Nov. 26, 2015, in a ceremony where the late Bart Starr joined Favre on the field.  Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, and Green Bay jerseys dominated the night in Canton, Ohio.  That said, the comparisons with Rodgers still linger.  Favre vs. Rodgers comparisons Which quarterback is better? That argument still has several layers more than a decade later when you judge both quarterbacks’ career resumes.  StatsFavre ranks fourth all time in passing yards (71,838) and TDs (508). He also threw the most interceptions in NFL history (336).  Rodgers ranks 13th all time in passing yards (46,946) and eighth in TDs (364). He’s done that with the highest passer rating of all time (104.1).  MVP awardsFavre and Rodgers are two of the eight NFL players with multiple NFL MVP awards. Favre is a three-time winner (1995, 1996, 1997). Rodgers is a two-time winner (2011-14).  Playoff successFavre finished with a 13-11 record in the postseason, and he had a 2-3 record in the NFC Championship Game (including the one NFC championship appearance with the Vikings). He led the Packers to a pair of Super Bowl appearances.  Rodgers is 11-8 in the postseason and has led the Packers to four NFC title game appearances, including last year against San Francisco.  Packers legacyFavre remains one of the most lovable players of all time, and he led the Packers to their first Super Bowl victory in 30 years. He remains one of the most popular quarterbacks of all time because of “The Gunslinger” mentality during 16 seasons in Green Bay. He had a 160-93 record as a starter with the Packers.   Rodgers, meanwhile, is a surgeon. He enters his 16th season with Green Bay and has a 113-60-1 record as a starter. He is under contract through 2024 and likely will close his career with the Packers.  The comparisons will continue until Rodgers is finished, and Green Bay’s next franchise quarterback will face an impossible third act.  Perhaps that will play out on “Monday Night Football” in the future, too.last_img read more

Draymond Green rips Kevin Durant for Warriors attitude: ‘Get the f— out of here’

first_imgEarly in the 2018-19 campaign, of course, Green and Durant engaged in a verbal altercation near the end of a close loss to the Clippers after a botched possession in the final minute of regulation. Green told Barnes and Jackson he had aired pent-up frustrations regarding Durant’s soured perspective on Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson’s freewheeling offensive style. Green chastised coach Steve Kerr and general manager Bob Myers for not stepping in on their own to keep Durant in check.”Instead of ‘Klay, do what you do,’ or ‘Steph, do what you do,’ it was all of the sudden just like, ‘F—, why’s Steph shooting this shot?'” Green said. “And I’m just sitting there like, ‘Yo, that’s the same Klay and Steph I’ve always played with. They ain’t playing no different than they’ve always played.’ And I know those two guys, they’re definitely not looking you off.”(Video contains NSFW language:)Draymond says he feels KD changed when LeBron was still being considered the best player in the NBA after the 2017 Finals. pic.twitter.com/dJd3yRP492— Chris Montano (@gswchris) April 23, 2020MORE: Breaking down first two episodes of ‘The Last Dance’ Green also took exception to insinuations he was the reason Durant left the team for the Nets last summer. He said if Durant wanted him gone, then the Warriors’ front office would have made it happen.”If it was such a big deal with Kevin being here and me being here, all Kevin had to do was … say to Bob (Myers), ‘I’ll stay, but Draymond’s got to go,'” Green said. “To try and point the finger and say, ‘This is why I left’? Man, get the f— out of here.”You ain’t leave because of me. You’re f—ing Kevin Durant. If you wanted to be here, I would have been out.” Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared on the “ALL THE SMOKE” podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson and strongly criticized former teammate Kevin Durant for his attitude toward the end of his tenure with Golden State and explanations for his exit.Green said Durant turned on teammates after feeling he had not gotten sufficient respect from the media for his 2017 NBA Finals performance, for which he won MVP. That apparently put a cloud over the 2017-18 season before turning into a full-blown catastrophe the next year.last_img read more