SPANISH HARLEM, NY – What a great sports Sunday this past week was for me. I got to see my Philadelphia Eagles win a big game on the road against a division rival in the Washington Redskins. On the same day, Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez hit two homers a piece in the same game to keep the Yankees the leader in the Wild Card Race. I will take a look back at both teams and also into what next weekend will bring, mainly the biggest boxing match of the year when Canelo Alvarez goes against Gennady Golovkin.
Let’s start with the Eagles and Carson Wentz, who looked really good on Sunday. I know its only year two but I see a more poised quarterback that was able to avoid the rush and keep his eyes down field, he found receivers when the offensive line broke down and made plays to keep the drive going. It reminded me a bit of Aaron Rodgers, as he was able to create more time with his legs and find the open man. Look I know he isn’t Rodgers, who is probably the best quarterback in the game today but if Wentz can create more time in the pocket, it will make him that much harder to defend. The defense played well and created turnovers when they needed it most. On the bad side the Iggles lost Ronald Darby, their best cornerback for 4-6 weeks which is good news when you consider how bad that ankle looked after the play. All in all, I couldn’t ask for a better start to the season and we finally beat a Redskins team that had our number the last two seasons.
The Yankees are playing well in September and they will need to keep that up if they want to put pressure on the Boston Red Sox but even if they don’t win the division, the wild card is there for that taking. Expectations has changed throughout the season but the goal has always remained the same… make the playoffs. No team likes to play the one-off game to get into a playoff series but maybe it’s a blessing in disguise, as many teams have won a World Series when entering as a wild card. Gary Sanchez remains as hot as any player in baseball and Aaron Judge looks a lot more comfortable at the plate lately. Is Judge totally out his slump? Probably not; he will have to show a week or two of better at-bats to determine that. All the Baby Bombers have to do is get in the playoffs and anything is possible.
Last but not least is the marquee boxing match that’s on for Saturday, September 16th. Canelo Alvarez will go up against Triple G, for what might be the most anticipated in years. These two have been on a collision course that began when Alvarez moved up in weight. Each boxer holds titles in the Middleweight Division and only one will unify them.This fight has a chance to be explosive from round 1. They each have the punching power and boxing style that can make this fight one of the best of all-time. I’m actually a fan of both boxers though I have watched more of Alvarez than Golovkin. If I had to pick right now, I would go with Triple G, as he has more experience in the division and overall but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Canelo was the victor. Fans have waited a long time to see these athletes in the ring together and for many that still love boxing, this will be exactly what you want to see, the very best fighting on the big stage.
That’s It! Come back to tomorrow for a new article. Also, feel free to comment below and please follow us on Twitter @BuddyDiaz19, @MeetTheMatts & @Matt_McCarthy00, Instagram @MeetTheMatts and like our Facebook pages, Meet The Matts & Buddy Diaz.