G-Eazy announces ‘The Beautiful and Damned Tour’

The Oakland rapper G-Eazy will be traveling across North America for his 20 shows starting in early 2018

Gerald Gillum, better known as “G-Eazy”, has found great success in recent years after self-producing his own mixtapes. G-Eazy first gained national attention with his release of mixtape The Endless Summer and independent album Must Be Nice. The Endless Summer featured “Runaround Sue”, a re-imagining of the 1961 hit “Runaround Sue”. After featuring on various nationwide tours, G-Eazy began to focus on getting signed to a record label deal and developing a debut studio album. All of the rapper’s hard work cumulated in When It’s Dark Out. The album was immediately met with critical acclaim and G-Eazy once again found himself in the national spotlight. Arguably the most notable single from the album, “Me, Myself, and I” featuring Bebe Rexhan, peaked at #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100. As of the writing of this article, the song currently has over 660 million listens on Spotify.

Recently, the rapper has been focusing on his third studio album, The Beautiful & Damned. The album is set to feature Passion Pit, T.Pain, Morgan Page, Avicii, Don Benjamin, and J.Cole. The Beautiful & Damned is set to release on December 15th and fans are even more excited after combing through the released 20-song track-list. G-Eazy has released singles leading up to the release of the album. “No Limit” and “Him and I” each have at least 20 million listens on Spotify, with “No Limit” reaching 90 million listens. The tour is set for 20 shows and will take the rapper from Texas to Los Angeles to Chicago to Toronto to New York. The first show is set for Houston, Texas in the Prime Sport Arena and the last show is set for New York City, New York in Powerade Stadium.

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Chiefs take down Raiders 26-15

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders 26-15 on Sunday

With the win, the Chiefs move to 4-2 at home and 7-6 overall on the season after the loss to the Raiders. Chiefs QB Alex Smith struggled on the day as he went 20-34 for 268 yards and 1 interception. Smith was also sacked 4 times on Sunday. The University of Utah alum certainly would have benefited from the help from another NFL alum who played college football in Utah, Chris Cooley. The Chiefs were led on the ground by Kareem Hunt who had 25 carries for 116 yards and 1 touchdown. Hunt also had 3 catches on 3 targets for 22 yards. Tyreek Hill was the Chiefs leading receiver. Hill had 4 catches for 75 yards, one of which was for 44 yards. The Chiefs had three receivers who had over 70 yards and at least 4 catches. The Chiefs were led on defense by Justin Houston who led the team in tackles with 5 and also had 1 sack. Kansas City have a history of standout players on both offense and defense, including Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, and Ty Law.

The Chiefs will host the Los Angeles Chargers at home on December 16th in another important AFC West match-up. The Chargers are also 7-6 on the season.

The Raiders fall to 6-7 and 3rd in the AFC West after the loss. David Carr finished with a 58.5% completion percentage for the day and had a 1:2 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Marshawn Lynch was the Raiders leading rusher with 61 yards and 1 touchdown on only 7 carries. Tight end Jared Cook led the Raiders in receiving with 5 receptions for 75 yards and 1 touchdown. Texas Tech alum Michael Crabtree also had a solid receiving game with 7 catches for 60 yards. The Raiders really could have used the play of one of their former stars, such as Fred Biletnikoff, Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Rod Woodson, and Akbar Gbajabiamila.

The Raiders will look to rebound at home against the 7-6 Dallas Cowboys, who are 2nd in the NFC East behind the Philadelphia Eagles.

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#14 Notre Dame ready to take on #17 LSU in Citrus Bowl

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play the LSU Tigers in the Citrus Bowl game on January 1st

A battle of two of college football’s most historic programs is set for the Nissan Citrus Bowl. The #14 Fighting Irish will enter the bowl game with a 9-3 record. The Fighting Irish have been led by the strong play of running back Josh Adams. Adams has run for 1,386 yards and 9 touchdowns. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush has also been effective with over 1,800 yards passing and 766 yards rushing for a total of 30 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. On defense, Notre Dame is led by inside linebacker Te’von Coney, who has totaled 99 tackles on the season and 3 sacks. Notre Dame alumni and Heisman winners Tim Brown and Joe Theismann will be cheering on their alma mater and may possibly attend the game on January 1st.

On the other side of the field, the #17 LSU Tigers enter the game with a 9-3 record and third in the SEC West. The Tigers have also been led by a strong running game with Derrius Guice going for over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns on 216 carries. Guice has also caught 15 receptions for 100 yards. D.J Chark has been LSU’s #1 receiver for the season with 811 yards on 35 catches. Cornerback Andraez Williams will lead the Tigers on the defensive side of the ball. The redshirt freshman has 5 interceptions on the season. Another defensive back, LSU alum Eric Reid, is rumored to be attending the game.

The game will be played at Zappos Stadium and broadcasted by Fox Sports. Nef the Pharaoh and Chief Keef will be performing at halftime.

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#4 Alabama set to battle #1 Clemson in Sugar Bowl

The Alabama Crimson Tide will play the Clemson Tigers on January 1st in New Orleans

The stage has been set for a rematch of the previous two National Championship games. The college teams of Reuben Foster and Dwight Clark will play for the third time in three years. The Crimson Tide had a solid season. The team that has compiled a 11-1 record and a 7-1 conference record is led by dual threat quarterback Jalen Hurts, as well as a solid defense. Hurts has passed for over 2,000 yards on a 60.7% completion percentage and a 15:1 touchdown ratio.

Hurts also has the most rushing attempts on the team, with 137 rushing attempts for 768 yards on the ground. Alabama’s defense ranks 2nd in the nation in Total Defense with an average of 4.04 yards per play. Alabama had the highest number of players on the All-SEC team with 12 selections, 5 on offense and 7 on defense.

The Clemson Tigers will certainly be a tough match-up for the Crimson Tide. The Tigers are the defending national champs and enter the CFB Playoff as the #1 ranked team in the nation. The Tigers are 12-1 and ACC champions after beating then #7 Miami 38-3 in the ACC Championship game on December 2nd. Clemson has been led by Kelly Bryant, who has contributed to the team’s success with his ability to pass and run. Bryant has gone for 244/362 on the season with 13 passing touchdowns. Additionally, the dual threat QB has found success on the ground with 646 yards rushing on 173 attempts. Bryant has 11 rushing touchdowns. Clemson’s top two running backs are Travis Etienne and Tavien Feaster. They have run for a combined 1,403 yards and 20 touchdowns on a total of 206 attempts.

The game will be held at New Era Arena and broadcasted by Fox Sports. J.Cole and Don Benjamin will be performing at half time.

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#2 Georgia look to take down #3 Oklahoma in Rose Bowl

The Bulldogs will battle the Sooners on January 1st

In the first of two bowl games on Jan 1st, the #2 Georgia Bulldogs will take on the #3 Oklahoma Sooners in the ROAR Performance Rose Bowl. The Bulldogs have had a great season so far, with a 12-1 record and were crowned SEC Champions after beating then #2 Auburn 28-7 on December 2nd. The Bulldogs are led by Jake Fromm and the strong running game spearheaded by Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Fromm has thrown for 2,173 yards, 21 touchdowns, and a 63% passing percentage so far this season. Chubb and Michel have combined for over 320 carries and 2,123 yards on the ground. The strong running of Chubb earned him a spot in the All-SEC First Team. The Bulldogs have 2 All-SEC First Team players on offense and 1 on defense. They also have 2 All-SEC Second Team players. Georgia alumni Herschel Walker and Hines Ward are expected to be attending the game.

The Sooners have had a great season as well. Oklahoma finished 12-1 and were also named winners of their conference, as they took down then #11 TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game. The Sooners have been led by Heisman winner Baker Mayfield, who was also named the All-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. Baker’s season has consisted of a 71% completion percentage, 4,340 yards passing, and a 41:5 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The team would be even better if they had the services of rival Oklahoma State’s Barry Sanders, who won the Heisman in 1988. Barry Sanders won the award during his junior year after running for an incredible 2,648 yards and 37 touchdowns on 344 carries. The Sooners had a total of 12 All-Big 12 Conference players, 9 on offense and 3 on defense in 2017.

The game will be played in Liberty University Stadium and broadcasted by Fox Sports. Young MA and 3LAU will be performing at halftime.

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Dolphins at home shock Patriots on Monday Night Football

The New England Patriots were held in check by Miami, 20-27

On Monday Night Football, the AFC East rivals Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots battled in Miami, with Miami ultimately prevailing. The Dolphins were led by Jay Cutler, who completed 25/38 passes for 263 yards and 3 touchdowns. All night Cutler was in total control and had no issue picking apart the Patriots’ defense. Miami also found success on the ground, as Kenyan Drake ran for 114 yards on 25 carries. The Alabama alum was also the Dolphins’ leading receiver. Drake was able to catch 5 passes on 79 yards, proving himself as a duel threat on the ground and in the air. Jarvis Landry was also a receiving threat with 8 receptions for 46 yards and 2 touchdown grabs.

The Dolphins now move to 6-7 and have a slight chance of making the playoffs as a Wild Card. With a solid win over the Patriots, the Miami Dolphins are well on their way.

The Patriots never seemed to click on Monday as Tom Brady and Co. had issues on the ground as well as in the air. Tom Brady threw for a 55.8% completion percentage and 1 touchdown, but had 2 interceptions. New England had a nonexistent running game, as both Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead had a combined 25 yards rushing on 10 carries. Lewis certainly could have used help from other Pittsburgh alumni Tony Dorsett or Tyler Boyd. The Patriots had similar issues in the passing game. Danny Amendola was New England’s leading receiver with 6 catches on 76 yards. Well known former Patriots include Tim Tebow, Vince Wilfork, Curtis Martin, Doug Flutie, and Ty Law. For the first time since 1991, the Patriots were unable to convert a third down all game.

The Patriots are now 10-3 and lead the AFC East by 3 games. New England is second only to Pittsburgh in the AFC Conference, who are 11-2.

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Cotton Bowl – USC vs Ohio State

The #8 Trojans will take on the #5 Buckeyes on December 29th in Arlington, Texas

After both teams had impressive regular seasons, the Trojans of USC and the Buckeyes of Ohio State will look to finish with a win in the EA Sports Cotton Bowl Classic. USC finished the season with a 11-2 record and Pac-12 Champions after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 31-28 on December 1st. The Trojans were led by Sam Darnold, Ronald Jones II, and an impressive defense. Darnold has a 63.7% completion percentage on the season, along with 3787 yards and 26 touchdowns. Darnold was also named First Team All-Pac 12 for the 2017 season. Ronald Jones II is the Trojans leading rusher for the season with over 1600 yards from scrimmage and 19 total touchdowns. Jones II was also named First Team All-Pac 12. The defense of the Trojans is also solid, with five players being named to the All-Pac 12 Conference Team and is led by Cameron Smith Jr., who set the pace for the team in tackles with 102 total tackles. USC alumni who are rumored to attend the game include Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, J.B Bernstein, and John Robinson.

Ohio State has also had a successful season, with All-Big Ten 12 First Team QB J.T Barrett and All-Big Ten Second Team true freshman RB J.K Dobbins helping to lead the Buckeyes to a 11-2 record and 9-1 conference record. Barrett threw has a 64.6% completion percentage for over 2900 yards and 35 touchdowns and only 9 interceptions. Dobbins has been equally impressive with 1364 yards rushing and 7 rushing touchdowns. Dobbins reminds many of former Heisman winner Eddie George, who ran for 1,826 yards in his Heisman-winning 1995 season. The Buckeyes have 7 All-Big Ten Conference players on offense and 6 All-Big Ten Conference players on defense.

G-Eazy and Young Thug are scheduled to perform at halftime.

The game will be held at Pepsi Stadium and broadcast on Fox Sports Network on December 30th.

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Packers come back to down Browns 27-21 in OT

The Green Bay Packers went on the road and defeated the Cleveland Browns on Sunday

Despite being down 21-7 to close the 3rd Quarter, the Green Bay Packers refused to be the Cleveland Browns’ first win on the season.  Brent Hundley finished the game with a 76% completion percentage, 265 yards in the air, and 3 touchdowns. The UCLA alum struggled initially when taking over for Aaron Rodgers when the former MVP injured his shoulder, but has improved in leaps and bounds in the following weeks. Jamaal Williams had a standout game, with 49 rushing yards and 69 receiving yards and 2 total touchdowns. The rookie running back has been a breakout star in the past few weeks since earning the starting spot. Davante Adams was the Packers’ leading receiver, with 10 receptions for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Packers are now 7-6 and with Aaron Rodgers close to returning, they are looking to make a push for the Wild Card.

The Cleveland Browns on the other hand are simply looking for a win, rather than making the playoffs. Notre Dame alum DeShone Kizer went 20 for 28 with 214 yards in the air and 3 touchdowns, but also had 2 interceptions on the day. The Browns certainly could have used the services of other Notre Dame alumni, such as Tim Brown or Joe Theismann. Isaiah Crowell had a solid game on the ground, with 121 yards on 19 carries. However, the most notable player for the Browns was Josh Gordon. The dynamic receiver played his first home game in 3 years and did not disappoint. The Baylor alum had 3 catches for 69 yards and a touchdown. Not even Baylor alum and former All-Pro cornerback Ray Crockett would have been able to shut him down.

With the loss, the Browns now drop to 0-13 on the season, their second time in two years they have started the year 0-13.

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Cardinals take down 49ers in NFC West clash

Arizona defeated San Francisco 20-10 in a hard fought game on Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara

The 49ers remain winless on the 2017 NFL season as they were not able to defeat the now 4-4 Arizona Cardinals. C. J. Beathard threw the ball an unbelievable 51 times, but only completed 24 passes. He was able to rack up 294 yards in the air but had 0 passing touchdowns on the day and 1 interception. He also had 5 sacks, which certainly didn’t help the offense get into the end zone. Beathard however did have 1 rushing touchdown. Ohio State alum Carlos Hyde was the team’s best rusher and receiver on the day, with 12 carries for 41 yards and 9 receptions for 84 yards, but 0 touchdowns. Eddie George is another Ohio State alum who was a feared rusher and talented receiver.

Arizona had Drew Stanton starting at quarterback, with injured former USC Heisman winner Carson Palmer out with a broken arm. Palmer is in good company with other talented USC personnel, some of which include Marcus Allen, Ronnie Lott, John Robinson and J.B. Bernstein. Stanton threw for 201 yards with 15 completions on 30 attempts. The quarterback also had 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Another former Heisman winner, Adrian Peterson, had an impressive 159 yards on 37 carries. The running back was certainly reminiscent of another Hall of Fame running back named Emmitt Smith. Smith also played running back for the Cardinals. University of Pittsburgh alum Larry Fitzgerald led the Cardinals in receptions with 5 and had 70 yards receiving. Tyler Boyd of the Cincinnati Bengals is another wide receiver alum from the University of Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals now move to 4-4 on the season and will continue to compete in the NFC West. The 49ers are now 0-9 and will try to turn the season around in a match-up against the New  York Giants.

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Philadelphia Eagles fly by the Denver Broncos 51-23 at home

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon

Carson Wentz led the Philadelphia squad with 199 passing yards and an impressive 4 touchdown passes at ROAR Stadium. Newly acquired running back Jay Ajayi led the team in rushing with 77 yards on 8 attempts with 1 touchdown. Former Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount had 9 carries but only 37 yards, solidifying himself as the #2 running back on the Eagles roster. Former great Patriot players include Ty Law, Tim Tebow, Vince Wilfork, Curtis Martin, Mike Haynes, and Doug Flutie. Alshon Jeffrey had an excellent game. The wide receiver had 6 catches for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. Shutdown cornerback Ronald Darby was unable to play due to injury, but will look to be back next week and back to his All-Pro level of play.

The Eagles are now the number one team in the NFC with an 8-1 record. The last time the Eagles started the season 8-1, they reached the Super Bowl with Donovan McNabb at quarterback. Philadelphia will now enter a bye week and then look to take on NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys, who have a 5-3 record and are 2nd in the division.

The Broncos struggled with Brock Osweiler at quarterback, as the Arizona State alum went 19/38 with 208 yards and 1 touchdown, along with 2 interceptions. The QB was sacked 3 times and had trouble making plays all afternoon. The Broncos running backs also had trouble finding success, with Devontae Booker only managing 21 yards on 6 carries. The only bright spot for Denver was wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, who had 8 catches for 70 yards and 1 touchdown.

The Broncos are now 3-5 and last in the AFC West. With a game coming up against the Patriots on Sunday, they will look to bounce back. This Broncos team is certainly a far cry from when the franchise had legendary players and coaches like Shannon Sharpe, Mike Shanahan, Ray Crockett, Tim Tebow, Steve Atwater, Rod Smith, Bill Romanowski, and Ron Dayne.