It was a busy Thursday night in Yolk Land with The Game Awards going on alongside Thursday Night Football and a Among Us session with the HooliganZ gang. Let’s break down the headlines.
Sephiroth appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Nintendo said before The Game Awards that it would be unveiling another new fighter, and right after the start of the show we got to see Cloud’s nemesis from Final Fantasy VII beating up a bunch of Smash Bros. veterans.
Not a good look for Mario, who almost got decapitated while taking on Big Seph. It was a little surprising to see a second FF VII character join the fray, but with Final Fantasy VII Remake being such a big hit this year, the move made sense. Does this mean that one of the most highly anticipated games in history will get a Switch release? That would sure be nice.
Rams crush Patriots 24-3
I admit it. I bought into the Patriots being back and Bill Belichick possibly leading his team to a better record this season than Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. It would have been too good to watch the Brady fans try to explain how their guy would have won anything without Belichick if the legendary coach could make the playoffs with Cam Newton at quarterback. New England had won four of five games coming into tonight, and they did that by running the ball with Damien Harris and minimizing Newton’s negative plays.
The Rams flipped the script in this one by riding Cam Akers for 171 yards on 29 carries while Jared Goff managed the game. Newton, meanwhile, threw a killer interception and was completely ineffective in the ground game.
The Rams are now 9-4, a half game in front of Seattle for the lead in the NFC West. New England is three losses out of the final AFC playoff spot and will need a lot of help to qualify.
Phillies working to make Dave Dombrowski president of baseball operations
Dombrowski sure knows how to acquire major league talent. In 2018, he won a World Series with Boston after adding Chris Sale and J.D. Martinez to the roster. During his time in Detroit, Dombrowski won a couple of American League pennants and guided the Tigers to four straight American League Central titles from 2011 to 2014. However, at both stops, Dombrowski’s teams failed to build on their success because of the way he treated his prospects like trade chips instead of building blocks. Dombrowksi has built the reputation as a guy who is great in the short term, but isn’t interested in developing young talent.
That might not make him a great fit for Philadelphia. It already looks like the franchise can’t afford to bring back J.T. Realmuto after signing Bryce Harper to a mega deal two winters ago. There are also rumors that ownership wants to trade away Zack Wheeler, who just signed a five-year contract last offseason. Can Dombrowski win in a situation where he doesn’t necessarily have the resources to add major league talent right away? It looks like we’re going to find out.