If you say so, dude.
Eli Manning turned 37 in January and really didn’t look too great in 2017 when he threw 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The Giants’ wide receiving corps suffered approximately 157 injuries and everything else about the offense was bad, so maybe Manning deserves some slack. But conventional wisdom tells us his numbers probably won’t get much better as he approaches 40.
It’d also make sense to turn up the urgency dial on the quarterback hunt considering Manning is due to become a free agent in 2020 and the team could save $17 million by moving on in 2019.
Judge’s homer came on a 3-2 slider by former Yankees reliever Tyler Clippard and made him the fastest ever to 61 career homers, as he did in 199 games. The former recordholder was Mark McGwire, who did it in 204.
Tyler Wade drove in the Yankees’ first run with a groundball to second, but his 0-for-3 night left him hitless in his last 19 at-bats and batting.086.
The club ended its State of the Franchise event Thursday with an unveiling of new uniforms, which removed gold and returned the emphasis to teal and black, starting with the lids. Gone is the gold half of the helmet, as is the matte finish, returning to a high-gloss, all-black paint job the team wore for its first 19 years of existence. It’s an immediate upgrade.
Eagles at Rams
Dec. 16, 8:20 p.m. Last season’s matchup was marred when Philadelphia’s Carson Wentz suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament. But the Eagles’ 43-35 victory had all the offensive fireworks that should make this year’s installment fascinating — particularly given both squads’ defensive upgrades. Having two of the game’s top young passers in Wentz and Jared Goff doesn’t hurt, either.