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Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver was suspended from the team and fined 10 million dollars for his repeated use of the N word and inappropriate behavior around female employees. 

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NFL had it’s week 1 of matchups, and the season is officially under way.  There was a fiasco in Seattle at their Coach Nathaniel Hackett melts down with bad clock management at the end of Russell Wilson’s return to Seattle. Kicking a 64 yard Field Goal is almost never the right answer to any coaching question. 

The NFL also started its exclusive package of Thursday night Football with Amazon. Kirk Herbstreit and Al Michaels make you feel like it’s your dad’s football. And it doesn’t feel new at all. 

But your uncle may need help getting the Amazon Video app pulled up on his television.  It was a fantastic game featuring the game’s best player Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City Chiefs triumphing over their division rival LA Chargers.

Outside of the scraggily dressed commentators on the post game show and Justin Herbert’s fractured ribs the show went off without a hitch.

Whilst Serena Williams whose decision to evolve away from playing tennis.  Roger Federer one of the greatest men’s tennis players of all time decided to definitively and officially call it a career. 

Federer finished with 20 grand slams tournament wins, right behind his contemporaries Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, who currently have 21, and 22 respectively.  With young players like Coco Gauff, Naomi Osaka, Frances Tiafoe, and Nick Kyrgios the game will still be in capable hands. 

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver was suspended from the team and fined 10 million dollars for his repeated use of the N word and inappropriate behavior around female employees.  ESPN broke this story last year, about Sarver’s behavior detailing all of the run-ins he’s had with Earl Watson a former Suns coach, and Rich Paul a prominent NBA agent associated with Lebron James. 

Many believe the suspension and fine are not punishment enough.  A minority owner of the team has called for Sarver’s resignation, and sponsors have started to pull away from the team based on whether Sarver is still with the team.  The Mayor and City Council of Phoenix are now involved putting pressure on Sarver to step down.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 13: Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver attends Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Footprint Center on October 13, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mercury defeated the Sky 91-86 in overtime. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball rolled out some new rules for the 2023 baseball season.  I’m in favor of all of the changes, it’s like the baseball gods were listening to my prayers at night.

The changes are as follows;

Getting rid, minimizing of the shift.

Limiting pitchers in throwing over to first base

A pitch clock to speed up the game

Bigger bases to end collisions on the base pads and to encourage base stealing.

Expect more base stealing, more singles hit through the infield and a faster more exciting game next year.

Robinhood in reverse:

Brett Favre was named in a lawsuit filed by the state of Mississippi, for working his friend the former Governor to funnel funds to himself and to his alma mater building a new Volleyball arena where his daughter was attending school and playing volleyball.  To make matters worse, the money taken was from funding for the state’s welfare program.  Not a great look for the Hall of Famer.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 11: Brett Favre attends day 3 of SiriusXM At Super Bowl LVI on February 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

That is this week’s TNM Sports Rap 

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