That might be the longest title for a blog post in the history of blogging, but I don’t care because it has been a WEEKEND, to say the least.
The American Music Awards (AMAs) opened Sunday night with a performance by Selena Gomez, making a triumphant comeback after a 2-year hiatus. Though the emotional performance started shaky, when the music switched up to her new dancey hit “Look at Her Now” she really hit her stride and had fun with it. This performance reminded me of the Cleveland Brown’s season. Slow, erratic, shaky start followed by a little fun and some newfound confidence.
#VictoryMonday MOOD pic.twitter.com/UFBmMA8FkI— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 25, 2019
Lizzo has taken the world by storm this year, much like the San Francisco 49ers. No one knew how great either was and suddenly we get a performance like Jerome (by Lizzo) and a 37-8 victory over the Green Bay Packers (by the 9ers, obviously).
Aaron Rodgers: “I got myself back into the MVP conversation this year.”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) November 25, 2019
The 49ers: pic.twitter.com/Hd54frvKZM
Next, we had the tired performance of Señorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. Speaking of tired performances, the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders each scored just 3 points this weekend in their respective losses to the Buffalo Bills and NY Jets. If you had Jets QB Sam Darnold or Bills RB Devin Singletary on your fantasy team, you were more excited by these outcomes.
senorita again? we get it that you love it when she calls you that but IMAGINE HOW TIRED WE ARE #AMAs— chingle bells🎄 (@halesbroucher) November 25, 2019
Halsey gave an athletic and artistic performance of her latest song, Graveyard. The other freak athlete of the weekend must be the unstoppable Saints WR Michael Thomas who consistently puts up 10-101-1. The Saints held off RB Christian McCaffrey and the scrappy Panthers to win 34-31 a week after losing to the lowly Falcons.
Michael Thomas’ target share this season. pic.twitter.com/6oF1m1W2rU— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 25, 2019
.@halsey’s “Graveyard” performance was *literally* a work of art 🎨 #AMAs pic.twitter.com/WtnN4abGCk— Capitol Records (@CapitolRecords) November 25, 2019
Toni Braxton celebrated 25 years since she won her first AMA and performed her greatest hits. Green Day and Kesha also pushed some new music but switched it up and performed the songs that made them famous which of course had the crowd ready wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy…
kesha just showed gen z kids what tik tok really means— “ISABEL!!!!” (@cmtswift) November 25, 2019
Speaking of reviving one’s career, let’s all get acquainted with the new and improved Titans QB Ryan Tannehill! Aside from QB sensation Lamar Jackson, no QB has averaged more fantasy points than Tannehill, check out some of these stats (Mariota who?):
Ryan Tannehill has 10 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, is completing 72.1 percent of his passes and a QB rating of 111.4 as a Tennessee Titan. He’s 4-1 as the starter.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 25, 2019
I feel like if there is one thing, we can now count on at these award shows is the Jonas Brothers will always put on a bland off-site performance. This time we joined them in Boston, how fun?! Other things you can count on: the Atlanta Falcons laying an egg at home following a series of thrilling victories. Dan Quinn, you never stood a chance (I’m sure the JoBros could use another security guy)…
Dan Quinn in a nutshell:#Falcons down 15 points with 8 minutes left in the 4th at the opponents 21 yard line and he kicks a FG to cut the lead to 12?!— Ozzie’s Chainz🌟⛓️🌴🌟 (@OzziesChainz) November 24, 2019
FIRE THIS MAN YESTERDAY
Billie Eilish won 2 AMAs at the young age of 17 and reminded everyone how old they were with each of her acceptance speeches highlighting how she grew up loving/watching the performers in the room. I’m sure that played well. The young Pittsburgh Steelers eeked out a win against the dismal Cincinatti Bengals, once again led by their stellar young defense and rookie QB Delvin “Duck” Hodges.
Mood 😎@DevlinHodges10 | @Johnno_uc3 pic.twitter.com/9TcwK0Rj2a— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 25, 2019
But the second-year MVP front-runner QB Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens were the real winners Monday night, dominating start to finish against the L.A. Rams. Sean McVay was severely outcoached by John Harbaugh, and WR Hollywood Brown and RB Mark Ingram carried my fantasy team to victory with their 2 TDs a piece. This team is also just so likeable:
“Ohhhh, is that the Loubs?”— ESPN (@espn) November 26, 2019
“It’s a little bit of that, ya heard?”
Ravens postgame press conferences are something else 😂 pic.twitter.com/onQdysSbBE
I’ll finish with the institution of greatness, the honoree of the night, and the reason I made my husband record Ray Donovan, Taylor Swift. She’s as disliked as she is liked, and though I’d argue the Patriots are way less liked, you can’t deny the dynasty both Taylor Swift and the Patriots have created. On a miserable, rainy Sunday, the Patriots did just enough to beat the Cowboys who didn’t do much to help themselves in a year where the Patriot offense legit stinks. Amari Cooper was held without a catch, and the Patriots special teams and defense took care of the rest. As for Taylor, she was honored as the artist of the decade and performed a medley of her greatest hits (some of which can be heard on our Ultimate Fantasy Pop Playlist) with the help of Halsey and Camila Cabello (which reminded me of when we thought the Patriots offense was going to roll out Tom Brady, Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon, and Julian Edelman except we all know how that worked out…LOL).
Gonna tell my kids this was Taylor Swift pic.twitter.com/ItwUfgFdYJ— Joey Tribbiani (@JoeyTribbiiani) November 25, 2019
Other Week 12 notes include apologies to anyone who had a Philadelphia Eagle on their fantasy team. We are embarrassed and apologize for any inconvenience. The Eagles offense was lifeless missing many key pieces including two starting all-pro linemen, receivers, and running backs, though their defense came to play, putting up a great effort against Eagle-killed Russell Wilson. Sunday was a great day for Seahawks fans but not so much if you had WR Tyler Lockett, RB Chris Carson, and even QB Russell Wilson.
The Chicago Bears snuck by the NY Giants, as Danny Dimes couldn’t lead his team to a victory. The Houston Texans beat the Indianapolis Colts in a Thursday night in a battle to sit atop the conference standings. WR Deandre Hopkins mixed in mind boggling catches with 2 TDs in a bounce back win for the team that got smoked by the Ravens the week before. 20-17 Texans.