Where Will Bryce Harper Land?

Baseball offseason is right around the corner and the hottest free agent in the market will be Bryce Harper. Many teams in the MLB will try a sign the former Washington national star who is only 26-year-old and could demand a large contract. 

One team that you may not want to sleep on is the Houston Astros. 

The Astros currently have just four players with double digit million dollar contracts. With a payroll of just $83,650,000 for 2019 the Astros have more than enough to sign the former all star out fielder for the Nationals.

Just imagine an Astros lineup of Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, George Springer, and Bryce Harper. That is a murder’s row of bats to take the field in 2019 and could help propel the Astors to another World Series ring. 

Football In Febuary?

It’s true, even though the NFL ends in February after the Superbowl does not mean football will.

The AAL Alliance of American Football will pick up where the NFL leaves off. Starting Saturday, February 9th, 2019 the AAL season will kick off its ten week season.

  • Arizona Hotshots
  • Atlanta Legends
  • Birmingham Iron
  • Memphis Express
  • Orlando Apollos
  • Salt Lake Stallions
  • San Antonio Commanders
  • San Diego Fleet
  • All eight teams will take the gridiron in February, and you may recognize some familiar faces such as former NFL quarterback Mike Vick now the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Ledgens, or maybe Zack Mettenberger the former Titans and LSU quarterback, remember former 2nd round pick, Christian Hackenberg? Yep, he is now playing for the Memphis Express. Steve Spurrier and Brad Childress are coaches in the new AAL league.
  • The league has a real shot at being a success, and for fans, that is excellent news. Many football fans play fantasy football, and it usually ends in week’s 14-15 of the NFL season. Now with the AAL fantasy football could extend into the spring. This will all depend on the success of the AAL however but imagine football in February, March, and April, and possibly more fantasy football to be played as well.

    XFL Announces the first eight cities

    The XFL has been reborn once again. This time, however, Vince McMahon wants to do it right and wants the new XFL league to be competitive and not a sideshow like the first XFL was.

    McMahon appointed former NFL quarterback and current NFL star quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck’s father as the commissioner and CEO of the rebranded XFL.

    Not only is Luck on board but former NFL head coach Jim Caldwell and John Fox are as well. There is little doubt that this will be the same XFL that crumbled in its early inception in the early 2000s.

    Earlier this week we learned of the eight cities that were selected by the XFL.

    • Dallas
    • Houston
    • Los Angeles
    • New York
    • St. Louis
    • Seattle
    • Tampa Bay
      Washington, DC

    Much more is still to come regarding team names, uniforms, and coaches & players. Fans can start reserving their season tickets at xfl.com

    Maybe one day the XFL will consider New Orleans or Baton Rouge as a potential city for a franchise.

    Urban South Brewery in NOLA is a must for Beer Lover’s

    What’s not to love about this brewery in the heart of New Orleans? The answer is simple there is so much to love about this place located off Tchoupitoulas and Market St. Yes I did spell Tchoupitoulas correctly.

    This brewery is one of the best, and not just because of the beer either. It’s the atmosphere and the people that work there that makes this brewery special. Everyone treats you like your family and willing to answer any questions you have about the beers. The tour of the brewery was terrific and very informative as well.

    I’m pretty sure I had just about every beer on tap that they had, and it was worth every drop. I also liked the fact they have a food truck right outside in the front of the brewery in case you get hungry.

    If you ever get the chance to head out in the heart of the city in New Orleans, do yourself a favor and check out Urban South Brewery you won’t regret it.

    Rookie Tre’Quan Smith Played Spectacular

    New Orleans Saints rookie wideout had an impressive game finishing with 10 receptions after being targeted 13 times for 157 receiving yards and one touchdown. The Saints have been needing some much-needed help at the wide receiver two spots and it appears that they may have found it in Smith.  

    Smith who was drafted in the third round in this past year’s draft has excellent speed and is able to stretch the opponent’s defense. Having Michael Thomas is a plus and adding another weapon to this dangerous Saints offense is going to be scary once the playoffs come. 

    Saints skill positions are already elite with Thomas, Smith, running backs Alvin Kamara, and Mark Ingram oh yeah that Drew Brees guy is pretty good too. It will be a fun time for New Orleans Saints fans once the playoffs come. 

    Saints Defeat Eagles 48-7

    The New Orleans Saints are the hottest team in the NFL right now, and not one team seems to be able to shut down that offense with is ranked fourth in the NFL. New Orleans matched all over Philadelphia only allowing the Eagles to score just one touchdown.

    Saints have won eight games in a row after starting the season 0-1. The Falcons, Panthers, and Buccaneers all lost today furthering the Saints sole possession in first place at 9-1. It does not appear that they will have competition concerning the NFC South.

    Drew Brees is played at a high level again, throwing for 363 yards through the air and completing 22 of his 30 attempts while adding four touchdowns. Even at 39 years old Brees is playing like an MVP. Speaking of MVP Brees is currently in the running for that as well.

    New Orleans will no doubt be in the playoffs and as it looks now in a class of their own in the NFC, getting to the Superbowl is the goal and it appears that they may just achieve that goal this year.

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