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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Sports

Sports written by The Tentacle staff who live in Frederick County or close by for a local perspective on both local and national sports.

Redskins Eye A Name Change

Since 1937 Washington, D.C. has had the football team known as the “Washington Redskins.” In my lifetime there has always been talk of the racist undertone in the name. Recently it seems to be getting more and more attention.

Baseball Is Sort-Of Back

Baseball is back. The 2020 season is scheduled to start on July 23rd. Every win and loss will be significant to each team, since each will play only 60 games this year.

COVID-19 Updates in Basketball and Baseball

On March 11th, and 12th the sports world came to a halt because of an invisible enemy. All major league sports suspended their seasons or just outright cancelled them - NBA, NHL, MLB. Even the NCAA, who cancelled their basketball tournament, and all of their spring sports.

Big Pay Day or Championships

Seven years ago, Joe Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens to a Superbowl win. After playing out his rookie deal, Flacco was on his way to becoming an unrestricted free agent.

The Shaky Future of Major League Baseball

The NBA is set to resume play on July 31st. Football is supposed to start on schedule, but where is baseball? About a month ago, Major League Baseball looked like opening day would be around July 4th. Now it seems we may not even have a baseball season.

XFL Week 4 Recap

LA Wildcats-14 - NY Guardians-17 The New York Guardians defeated the LA Wildcats 17-14 for their second victory this XFL season. The Guardians were...

Understanding Why Colin Kaepernick Took A Knee

or the first three weeks of the preseason in 2016, Colin Kaepernick was seen sitting on a bench during the national anthem. After speaking to Nate Boyer an Army Green Beret and long snapper in the NFL, Colin decided to kneel instead of sit on the bench. Boyer explained to him it would be more respectful than sitting.

College Football Playoff Predictions

College Football Playoff Rankings are as follows based on Saturday’s Results the top 4 Teams should be ranked as follows: #1 LSU 13-0-(SEC Champs) #2 Clemson-...

NFL Schedule Release

When the NFL releases its schedule this Thursday, May 14th, we will learn which teams the Ravens and the Redskins will face during the 2020 season.

Super Bowl 2020 Predictions

6:30 PM on Fox: San Francisco 49ers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs- Chiefs win 27-20