In the wake of President Trump’s Friday criticism of NFL players who choose to protest during the national anthem, several NFL owners released statements responding to the president’s remarks. The statements ranged from direct to inoffensive, but all had a common theme: pushing back against the president’s suggestion to fire any player who took a knee during the anthem. Early Sunday morning, a notable new voice spoke up — or, at least, released a statement of his own: Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. “I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President on Friday,” Kraft said in the statement.
Has Bill O’Brien not watched the NFL over the last two decades? That would be the only reasonable explanation for why he passed on an opportunity to convert on 4th-and-1 to put away the Patriots late in the fourth quarter. Instead, he opted to kick a field goal and give Tom Brady a chance to lead New England on a game-winning drive. How many times have we seen Brady come through in those situations? Well add another one to the list, because Brady marched the Patriots right down the field for the game-winning score. New England came into the week ranked dead last in defensive DVOA. Only the Jaguars had been worse agaisnt the run. Yet O’Brien liked his chances of stopping Brady and New England’s
There aren’t many marquee college football matchups this week, but No. 17 Mississippi State against No. 11 Georgia is one of them. The battle of the Bulldogs wasn’t on many radars until Mississippi State shocked LSU last week and jumped into the polls. And the road doesn’t get any easier for it when it travels to Sanford Stadium for a primetime SEC showdown. Here’s how you can watch Mississippi State-Georgia online. When: Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. ET Live Stream: WatchESPN Thumbnail photo via Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports Images