The Guardians, Cleveland’s MLB team, have settled a lawsuit that was filed by a local roller derby team over the naming rights to the Cleveland Guardians. According to the Associated Press, the two sides announced an “amicable resolution” on Tuesday and stated that both organization will use the Guardians nickname.
“A Major League club cannot simply take a smaller team’s name and use it for itself,” the lawsuit stated. “There cannot be two ‘Cleveland Guardians’ teams in Cleveland, and, to be blunt, Plaintiff was here first.”
The Cleveland baseball franchise used the Indians nickname for over 100 years before deciding to change it — a move that was rooted in the team name being offensive to Native American groups. As a result, the team announced that they would be going by the name Guardians following the 2021 season.
Mahomes has been the most dominant and spectacular quarterback in the league since he became a starter, and, truth be told, it hasn’t even been that close.
He’s already put up a Hall of Famer kind of résumé, winning two Super Bowls with multiple Super Bowl MVPs, becoming the fastest player to throw for 200+ touchdowns and many more accolades.
However, Zach Wilson was actually the better quarterback when the New York Jets hosted Mahomes and the Chiefs for Sunday Night Football.
According to Opta Stats (via Ben Fawkes), that game marked the first time that an opposing quarterback had more completions, passing yards, TD passes, and fewer interceptions than Mahomes in any of his 127 games dating back to his days in college.
Per @OptaSTATS, Zach Wilson is the only opposing QB to have more completions, passing yards, TD passes and fewer interceptions than Patrick Mahomes in ANY of the 127 games Mahomes has started in college or the NFL
However, if there were, then the New York Jets would’ve had one of the greatest of all time.
At least, that’s how NFL analyst Peter Schrager seems to feel.
In the latest edition of Good Morning Football, the renowned analyst stated that Jets fans should feel much better about their team now than they did a couple of days ago.
"You've got to wake up feeling far better this Monday as a @nyjets fan than you did last Monday. Zach Wilson went toe to toe with Patrick Mahomes, and the building was rocking. It's not all doom and gloom and the season might not be done just yet." – @Pschragspic.twitter.com/uWCWmdiLzg
He claimed that Zach Wilson actually played as well — if not better — than Patrick Mahomes, adding that a questionable defensive holding penalty on CB Sauce Gardner cost the Jets a chance to tie or win the game.
Schrager stated that this offensive game plan was way more similar to what people expected when they hired Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator, adding that it might have been one of Wilson’s better performances of his career.
And now that they have a date with the 1-3 Denver Broncos on the road next week, the Jets might be able to salvage their season by taking them down at Empower Field at Mile High.
Wilson and the Jets had looked quite limited on offense throughout the season, but it seems like Hackett and his staff finally shifted and adjusted the playbook to something more suited to Wilson’s needs and game.
Zach needed an almost-perfect performance to put the doubters at ease, at least for one week.
It’s still early in the season, and while it’ll be tough, the Jets could still turn things around and make the playoffs.