Thursday’s Mashup: Josh Gordon finally responds to very persistent fan on Twitter

Lucy Burdge
October 17, 2019 - 7:20 am
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THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NFL: Chiefs at Broncos, 8:20 p.m. (Amazon, Fox, NFL Network)
MLB: Astros at Yankees, 8:08 p.m. (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB: 

-- Josh Gordon finally responded on Wednesday to a very persistent fan who set out to tweet to the Patriot every day until Gordon replied. 

After 22 consecutive days of tweeting, “Tweeting at my favorite NFL player @JOSH_GORDONXII,” @itsdomyoutube finally heard from Gordon. 

“sup buddy,” Gordon responded.

 

-- Joe Maddon has found a new job. 

The ousted Cubs manager agreed to terms with the Angels to become the team’s new manager. 

Maddon is expected to receive a three-year contract in the $12 million to $15 million range, according to ESPN. He will be introduced by the Angels at a press conference next week.

"I could not be more excited to come back home and manage this great organization," Maddon said in a statement. "I'd like to thank Arte Moreno, Billy Eppler and John Carpino for giving me the opportunity to add another chapter to my Angels career. I was lucky enough to be a part of the first Angels team to win a World Series title and I look forward to the opportunity to bring Angel fans their second championship."

"We are thrilled that Joe is coming back home and bringing an exciting brand of baseball to our fans," Angels general manager Billy Eppler said. "Every stop he has made throughout his managerial career, he has built a culture that is focused on winning while also allowing his players to thrive. We believe Joe will be a great asset for our club and look forward to him leading the team to another World Series championship."

The Angels also interviewed former Red Sox manager John Farrell for the job, along with Buck Showalter and Padres hitting coach Johnny Washington. 

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We are still working at that. I probably will be getting an update when I get back to New York, but our focus has been working diligently on that — going through materials, there’s a lot of material to go through. When we reach a conclusion, we’ll obviously let you know.” -- Roger Goodell, on where the Antonio Brown investigation stands

 

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