We Salute You

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This Friday we have an extra reason to celebrate - it’s Veterans Day. Thank you to our men and women in uniform and their families for their service and sacrifice.

 

We are grateful and we salute you,

The Last Night’s Game Team

 

PS - It's Friday and that means it's time for a Tailgate Treat. This could be the best chili you've ever had. Fire up the crockpot! RECIPE


College Basketball

Here we go! College basketball is tipping off the season today with two overseas games. Texas A&M (#25) will take on West Virginia (#11) from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany and Georgia Tech plays UCLA (University of California – Los Angeles, #21) in Shanghai, China. GAME SCHEDULE

 

Sticky fingers. While in China for the game, three UCLA players were apparently getting their Christmas “shopping” done early when they were arrested for shoplifting at the Louis Vuitton store. The players are still on “hotel arrest” (think house arrest), therefore will not be playing.

 

NBA (National Basketball Association)

Blowing into town. The NBA announced that the 2020 All-Star Game will be in Chicago for the first time since 1988. During that 1988 All-Star weekend, Michael Jordan made his iconic dunk from the free throw line. (You’ve seen this dunk photo before).

 

Overtime

Players on the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) have been very active and vocal about kneeling during the national anthem. To reiterate that it's not about the military, they stood during the anthem before last night's game in honor of Veterans Day.

 

Sideline stat

You have until tomorrow night to tweet using #SaluteToService to raise money for dedicated military non-profits. The NFL (National Football League) is donating $5 for every tweet using the hashtag as part of their Salute to Service week.

 

Coaches’ corner

You asked the question and we have the answer. What is targeting in football? It’s not a new term for trips to "Tar Jay," although it is kind of catchy.

 

Targeting is when a football player uses the crown of their head to make forcible contact or forcible contact is made to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent. These rules were put into place to protect players from concussions and head trauma. MORE INFO