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Minnesota Vikings trade for Sam Bradford

Minnesota Vikings trade for Sam Bradford

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The Minnesota Vikings executed a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, acquiring former No. 1 overall pick quarterback Sam Bradford.

The Vikings gave up a first-round pick in 2017 and a fourth-round pick in 2018 that can become a third- or second-rounder based on conditions. The Eagles will pay $11 million of Bradford’s salary as part of the deal, which means Minnesota is only playing Bradford $7 million in 2016, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The news was first reported by ESPN.

The trade comes shortly after Vikings franchise quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a gruesome dislocated knee injury and torn ACL on Tuesday.

The Vikings won the NFC North division last year under Teddy.

Bradford threw for 3,725 yards, 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season in Chip Kelly’s Eagles offense.

If he’s healthy, expect rookie Carson Wentz to start Week 1 for the Eagles, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

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Kickoff your Thanksgiving with lunch & dinner specials at Kalapaki Joe’s!‏

Kickoff your Thanksgiving with lunch & dinner specials at Kalapaki Joe’s!‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

Kickoff your Thanksgiving at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations, where lunch and dinner specials will be served while supplies last.

Three NFL games are on the schedule for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving holiday, the first game being an NFC tilt between the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) and Detroit Lions (3-7).

The Eagles are still in contention in the NFC East, but will need a win in order to stay a game back of the division leading New York Giants (5-5).

Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions have strung together two straight victories, their latest being an 18-13 win over the Oakland Raiders last week.

Detroit is out of the playoff picture, but will be looking to play spoiler to the Eagles in front of their home crowd.

The second Thanksgiving game features the undefeated Carolina Panthers (10-0) invading Texas to battle the Dallas Cowboys (3-7).

Cam Newton and the Panthers are playing spectacular football and will be looking to build off their 44-16 destruction of the Redskins last week.

Meanwhile, Tony Romo returned to the Dallas lineup last week and helped the Cowboys snap a seven-game losing streak by defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-14.

The Panthers vs. Cowboys game should be an entertaining battle, as Dallas likely needs to win-out to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

The final game on Thanksgiving will feature the Chicago Bears (4-6) taking on the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers (7-3).

The Packers spanked the Vikings (7-3) 30-13 last week, thus taking over top spot in the NFC North.

Prior to the victory, Aaron Rodgers and company had dropped three games in a row to Denver, Carolina and Detroit.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears  had their first two-game winning streak of the season snapped by the Denver last week, when they suffered a 17-15 home loss to the Broncos.

Jay Cutler and company have looked like a much better team in recent weeks and will hope to carry that momentum in to Sunday night’s game in Green Bay.

Be sure to come watch all of tomorrow’s live NFL action at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury set to co-main event UFC 182

Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury set to co-main event UFC 182

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A key lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury will co-headline January’s UFC 182 event in Las Vegas.

UFC officials made the announcement earlier today.

Cerrone and Jury were originally slated to fight at January’s “UFC Fight Night 59” in Boston. However, due to some recent card shuffling by the UFC, the pair of lightweight contenders will now do battle on Pay-Per-View.

Donald Cerrone (25-6 MMA, 12-3 UFC) is currently riding a five-fight win streak, with four of those five victories coming by form of stoppage. “Cowboy’s” most recent effort saw him score a unanimous decision win over former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Cerrone has earned “Performance of the night” bonuses in 4 of his past 5 octagon appearances.

Meanwhile, Myles Jury (15-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will be looking to make a statement when he faces “Cowboy” this January in Boston. “Fury” has gone a perfect 6-0 inside the octagon, with his most recent win coming over former Pride champion Takanori Gomi via first-round TKO at September’s UFC Fight Night event in Japan. Prior to that win, Jury disposed of Diego Sanchez, scoring a lopsided unanimous decision win over the TUF veteran at March’s UFC 171 event in Dallas, Texas.

UFC 182 takes place January 3 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight featuring champion Jon Jones taking on number one contender Daniel Cormier.

Be sure to catch the UFC 182 pay-per-view event live this January 3 at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations!

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 181 in Las Vegas

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera set for UFC 181 in Las Vegas

By: Chris Taylor

 

 

 

Urijah Faber (31-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will return to the octagon this December when he faces Francisco Rivera (10-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) at UFC 181 in Las Vegas.

UFC officials announced the booking on Wednesday evening.

Perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Urijah Faber, has won 6 of his past 8 octagon bouts, with both of his losses in that time coming to former title holder Renan Barao. “The California Kid” was most recently seen in action at July’s UFC 175 event in Las Vegas, where he earned a third-round submission win over Alex Caceres. The former WEC champion is eyeing another win streak to put him back into title contention.

Meanwhile, Francisco Rivera recently had his five fight win streak halted by Takeya Mizugaki at May’s UFC 173 event in Las Vegas. Prior to the setback, Rivera was coming off a TKO win over George Roop which he earned at the UFC’s “Fight For The Troops 3” event in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

UFC 181 takes place December 6 live from the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a welterweight title fight rematch featuring current champ Johny Hendricks taking on #1 contender Robbie Lawler.

Be sure to come watch the UFC 181 pay-per-view event live at one of Kauai’s Kalapaki Joe’s locations this December. Reservations for table of 8 or more are recommended and can be made online.