Let’s Play Like Perez #13

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Forbes Magazine today named the Dallas Cowboys as the most valuable franchise in the NFL for the 12th straight year. The team is worth $5 billion dollars annually. The New England Patriots placed second and the New York Giants placed third on the list.

We all know the Dallas Cowboys are marketed as “America’s Team” but are they really? I mean technically, Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, presides over a private organization. The only publicly owned team in America is the Green Bay Packers. THEY should be America’s team. The Packers have won 13 league championships, the most in NFL history, with nine pre-Super Bowl NFL titles in addition to four Super Bowl victories. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968 and were the only NFL team to defeat the American Football League (AFL) prior to the AFL–NFL merger. The Vince Lombardi Trophy is named after the Packers’ coach Lombardi, who guided them to their first two Super Bowls. Seems like a no brainer. By the people, for the people…

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Yeah yeah yeah, we know, Dallas has got the better cheerleaders…

Let’s Play Like Perez #12

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The Captain Calls It A Day

New York Mets superstar third baseman David Wright announced today what is effectively his retirement. Not having played since May of 2016, Wright has worked diligently to try to get himself back into playing shape, but after battling spinal stenosis and various other surgeries, has finally determined his body will never be in game shape again. In an emotional press conference, the team announced that Wright will be activated for the final homestand of the year on September 25th and will start at third base on September 29th against the Florida Marlins in what will be his farewell game.

We wish David Wright the best. A true fan favorite and one of the best players in New York Mets franchise history.

Let’s Play Like Perez #11

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It’s NFL Kickoff Day! The season kicks off tonight with a game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

To the chagrin of the other professional football team in the state of Pennsylvania as well as fantasy football players everywhere, the Pittsburgh Steelers Le’Veon Bell is still holding out due to a contract dispute and will likely not play in the team’s opening game on Sunday. Being one of the very best running backs in the league, Bell is causing consternation in both the Steelers locker room as well as those who drafted him in their fantasy leagues.

Let’s Play Like Perez #10

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White House Counsel Don McGahn has submitted his resignation to the Trump administration – yet another high profile exit from the President’s inner sanctum. Reportedly leaving in the fall, McGahn likely can’t get out of Dodge soon enough with all the legal troubles and political ramifications heading the Oval Office way. The writing is on the wall…

Let’s Play Like Perez #5

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Rough day on Wall Street for Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook just had the biggest wipeout in stock market history. Shares plunged 19% on Thursday after executives warned that revenue growth would slow as the company focuses on user privacy. The sell-off vaporized about $119 billion in market value — the biggest single-day loss for any public company in history, according to Thomson Reuters.

For founder Mark Zuckerberg, the loss came to almost $16 billion, according to Forbes, which tracks billionaire wealth in real time. That dropped him from fourth to sixth on the list of richest people in the world.

Oof…