What a weekend in college football, with the headliner being the annually anticipated matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Louisiana State Tigers. For the last eight years, the outcome was seemingly written before it began. This year was a different story. Led by emerging Heisman favorite, Joe Burrow, the Tigers took the Tide in their home stadium. Burrow rarely missed his target, going 31/38, for an astonishing 393 yards and 3 touchdowns. When passing lanes weren't open, or when called upon, he also ran for 64 additional yards totaling over 450 yards from scrimmage. Not your usual Alabama defensive effort but this wasn't the usual offense that they've faced. Joe Burrow went into Tuscaloosa and took the Crimson Tide's milk money. Our Sportsman of the Week made sure of it.
The World Series was a roller coaster of road wins and momentum, but in the end, the hottest team in baseball won it all for the first time in franchise history. The Washington Nationals rolled into the World Series having won 16 of their last 18 games, but it took a full seven to beat the team with the best 2019 record Houston Astros. Winning all four games at Minute Maid Park. Ironically, Anthony Rendon, a native Houstonian, dealt the death blows to the Astros in Games 6 and 7 not a stones throw from where he grew up. In the final two contests, he was 4-9, but with a 2B and 2 HR, knocking in 5 runs. Four of the five RBI came in the 7th inning or later where both games were within a run until the Nationals had more clutch. Led by who may be the National League MVP, and our Sportsman of the Week, Anthony Rendon!