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Carson gets his wish

February 19, 2021

This week, the Philadelphia Eagles officially traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts for a third round pick this year. Depending how Carson is playing next year, the Eagles will get a first or second round pick in next year’s draft. I think this trade was a necessary move for the Eagles. Carson was clearly not happy being an Eagle anymore. I hope the Eagles decide to draft a quarterback in the later rounds of the draft to back up Jalen Hurts. If they use the sixth pick for a quarterback, they will just be creating a quarterback controversy for themselves. The Eagles sure don't need that again!

On Sunday, I was watching 60 Minutes and Simone Biles was one of the featured stories. Simone is clearly one of the best gymnasts ever to compete in the Olympics. Her jumping ability is beyond amazing. She has earned multiple Olympic Gold medals. Simone is only 23, but she says she’s going to retire after this Olympics. Gymnasts and figure skaters have one of the shortest careers possible which is somewhat unfortunate, but it makes sense with the wear and tear on their bodies. I hope the Tokyo Olympics can be completed without any real problems with the ongoing pandemic. Many of the athletes careers would be ended on a very sour note.

The Australian Open tennis tournament is being played in Melbourne. Novak Djokovic has made it to the finals. He has won five Australian Opens. He’s probably going to win his sixth tournament with his incredible level of play. On the women’s side, Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams in the semifinals, and she is being considered the favorite to win and have a third major tournament. I look forward to watching the finals this weekend.

There's already worries for the Phillies at the very start of spring training. Starting catcher JT Realmuto is out for a month with a broken thumb. This occurred on the second day of camp! I hope this season has better news going forward. 

 

  • A 2002 Cape grad and 2007 UD grad, Lewes resident Sumner Spence is one of the Cape area's biggest sports fans. Wheelchair-bound his entire life, he has lived vicariously through his sports-playing father, brother, and friends, who gave him his love of sports. He hopes to provide new and interesting perspectives on the sports stories and issues of the day. Email Sumner at sumspence@gmail.com.

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