The Buffalo Bills beat the defending Super Bowl champion Rams in Los Angeles to kick off the NFL season, the Connecticut Sun stun the Chicago Sky with a late comeback to win Game 5 and advance to the WNBA Championship and the sports world remembers Queen Elizabeth II, who died at age 96. Plus, The Rush shares our favorite sports-related moment of the British monarch.
DWAYNE JOHNSON: Superbowl Champion, Los Angeles Rams. Get out of your seats. Stomp your feet. It is time to Ram beat.
- Can you smell the start of the NFL season? Naturally, The Rock kicked off the first game of the season in true Hollywood fashion as the defending Super Bowl champion Rams hosted the Buffalo Bills. Of course, ghosts of the Rams pass were in the house. Free agent Odell Beckham, Jr., was that so far rocking that championship ring.
- Remember me?
- And Von Miller was there in the other team's colors playing for the Bills and rocking a new look. I wonder if my dude join the Buffalo chapter of the Illuminati. All the pomp and circumstance aside, actual football was played.
- Aaron Donald second dudes, Josh Allen throwing darts, Cooper Kupp tip toeing the end zone line for touchdowns--
- Everything is back to normal.
- Damn, it feels good to be back. But there ain't no participation trophies in the NFL, so not everybody went home happy. The defending champs got their asses handed to them by Buffalo. They didn't look like champions at all. But don't worry, y'all, it's just the first game of the season, and it's a long road to the Super Bowl. So good luck, y'all.
- Good luck. We're all counting at you.
- And Howie, quickly now, out of the game. Big block! Jones got Meesseman. Thomas, Hiedeman. Tighter.
- The Connecticut Sun overcame a game 5, double digit deficit in the fourth quarter to down the defending champion Sky in Chicago.
- Terrific pass on the money.
- The Sky collapsed in the fourth, and the Sun capitalized. And in the trip to Las Vegas to take on the Aces for a chance at the WNBA championship. Bomber. Asia, great. Jones, Plum. This is must see TV.
British monarch Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday at the age of 96, ushering in tributes from all over the world of sports. The queen was a big sports fan. So we'll leave you today with the classic pop culture moment from the 2012 London games, featuring the queen, the Olympics, and of course, James Bond.
- Good evening, Mr. Bond.
- Good evening. We'll have to see.
- The stars for all the way around the stadium.
- And here come her Majesty have been introduced to her public in a manner like that. And the crowd have loved it.