Andy Behrens takes up the difficult task of comforting a fantasy manager who lost two games two nights in a row on the last play of each game.
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Black Friday is off to a quiet start in Canada, with early indications from across the country pointing to a subdued in-store shopping day amid the pandemic. Many brick-and-mortar stores seemed almost deserted compared to the usual crowds and fanfare of the one-day shopping bonanza. Some stores had short lineups, but most remained under capacity limits throughout the morning. Discounted big ticket items at big-box stores — often among the first products to sell out on Black Friday — were still well-stocked in many locations by mid morning.It's a sign that staggered Black Friday promotions, which many retailers began rolling out as early as October, as well as the push to offer more sales online has helped curb in-store shopping. Still, some consumers across the country opted to shop in brick-and-mortar stores.In Halifax, Daniel Smith said he decided to check out the sales at a local Walmart and was surprised to find no lineup outside and very few people in the aisles. "I can’t believe there aren't more people here, it's reassuring," he said, though he added that the retail event is usually "tame" compared to the United States. Smith's shopping cart was filled with toys, like L.O.L. Surprise balls and a Rainbocorns slime milkshake. "It’s a good time to get Christmas presents," he said. "There were some good deals and I’ve got a bunch of nieces and nephews to buy for."Also in Halifax, a Best Buy worker described the day as "pretty chill," while a Canadian Tire clerk said the only item that had sold out at that location was a cat playset. She said Thursday — when the store's weeklong sales started — was busier.By mid-morning, one of the only lineups observed in Halifax was at a Tim Hortons drive-thru, as consumers observed the city's 25 per cent retail capacity restrictions.The slow start to Black Friday on the East Coast was mirrored across much of the country. In Montreal, the city's popular downtown shopping district along Ste-Catherine St. and the Eaton Centre mall appear subdued.Still, a few stores had small lineups, and customers at one shoe store said they’d waited since Thursday night to get deals on Nikes.Meanwhile, one Toronto-area mall was no busier than a typical pre-pandemic weekend.Only the public health protocols differentiated the scene at Mapleview Shopping Centre in Burlington, Ont., from a usual day.Staff were stationed at each entrance to the building and at central elevators, making sure shoppers kept a safe distance.Only a few shops — generally the ones advertising storewide promotions without the usual “up to” and “almost everything” caveats — saw customers lining up to enter.Connie Johnson, a local resident toting a lone shopping bag from the women’s clothing store Laura, said she hit the stores early in a bid to beat crowds.“I’m always concerned about going somewhere, with the virus, but you have to go out and do some things, and I do go to the grocery store and the drugstore, and today I figured I’d go and take a chance,” she said from behind her reusable mask.Parts of Western Canada also saw some shoppers out and about, but fewer than in previous years. Ten minutes before a Best Buy store in northwest Calgary was set to open, there was nobody in line. When the store opened, about 25 customers, socially distanced, were lined up waiting to get in. A sign on the door announced a limit of 164 customers and a digital check-in where people would be texted when there was space for them to shop."It's a smaller crowd than I was expecting," said Dean Rawley, who was planning to use a gift card to take advantage of the Black Friday deals.Even with a surge in COVID-19 cases and new restrictions imposed on numbers entering businesses, Rawley wasn't concerned about venturing out."Not particularly. I'm not too worried about it," he said. "If something happens. It happens."In Manitoba, the province urged people to stay home and shop online, saying that provincial workers will be "out in full force on Black Friday" ensuring public health orders are adhered to.Retail analysts say the bulk of today's purchases will probably be online. Eric Morris, head of retail at Google Canada, said e-commerce in Canada has doubled during the pandemic.He said given ongoing lockdowns and in-store capacity limits, online sales are expected to be strong today and remain heightened over the holiday shopping season. Black Friday, which started as a post-Thanksgiving sale in the United States, has gained in popularity in Canada in recent years. It has also become an increasingly important sales event for retailers, along with Cyber Monday, overshadowing Boxing Day. Robin Sahota, managing director and Canadian retail lead for professional services firm Accenture, said retailers might be saving some special discounts for Cyber Monday.“It's going to be a day where retailers look to add some sweeteners to entice consumers, particularly with the pull forward of Black Friday," he said. "I think folks will be seeking out something special on Cyber Monday.”\- With files from Nicole Thompson in Burlington, Jacob Serebrin in Montreal and Bill Graveland in Calgary. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2020.Brett Bundale, The Canadian Press
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The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves.Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North Dakota State's Trey Lance are highly rated, too.Those guys salivating about such prospects work in the personnel departments of the Jets, Jaguars and Bears. Maybe also for the Lions, Patriots, Falcons, Saints and 49ers.Each of those clubs is in a quarterback quandary, though Atlanta with Matt Ryan need not be in any hurry. Same for the 49ers if Jimmy Garoppolo could stay healthy. And who knows, maybe Taysom Hill has the goods to step in full time when Drew Brees almost certainly heads to the broadcast booth.“It is not just whether you need a quarterback,” says Rich Gannon, the 2002 league MVP, current CBS Sports analyst, and one of the best QB talent evaluators around. “Is the quarterback ready? A team may say, 'We think the kid at Clemson will come in and be our Week 1 starter, we will get him all the reps and get him ready.' But is the team ready for a kid quarterback? You never really know.”What we do know, as do Gannon and former NFL signal caller Jim Miller, now with SiriusXM NFL Radio and Westwood One, is that the quarterback marketplace will be heavily populated with shoppers in the off-season.NEW YORK JETSThis winless bunch has the biggest dilemma. It selected Sam Darnold third overall in the 2018 draft. When he has been healthy and had some help around him, he has looked decent — though decent is hardly what you want from supposedly the franchise's future. The Jets really need to see more of Darnold, but they seem to have a better shot at winning a game with current starter Joe Flacco while Darnold heals from a right shoulder issue.With coach Adam Gase almost certainly on his way out, he might be better off sticking with the veteran in hopes of avoiding 0-16. Instead, Darnold is expected to be back under centre Sunday after recovering from a shoulder injury.“It is a dilemma,” Miller notes. “I would think they have to go back to Darnold. The offence looks better, but they finally have gotten their weapons back with the wide receivers healthy. So yes, it has looked better with Flacco. I would like to see Sam Darnold on the field with those guys.”Adds Gannon:“The thing about Darnold is that he has never played a full season. You have got that to deal with; is he a guy who can make it through an entire season?“The other part is what kind of a player is he? There has been a coaching change in his career, they have got a situation with an offence that lacks a lot of talent, to be honest. They have one Pro Bowl player, and that's Frank Gore, a 37-year-old running back.”Both believe New York will select a quarterback to start its draft and don't see Darnold being kept as a backup even though in his fourth pro season his salary would be very workable.“He needs to go somewhere and be trained,” Gannon says. “Unfortunately, you have to go to the back of the line and earn your stripes again. It happened to me. Go where there's an older guy and be a young quarterback they will try to bring along who has had some issues with inconsistency.”CHICAGOEven before Nick Foles replaced Mitchell Trubisky, it was clear the Bears were souring on the second overall pick in the 2017 draft. Trubisky was benched, Foles played OK, then Trubisky got hurt. And last week, so did Foles.“It's a mess,” Gannon says.“Obviously, there's a lot of talk they should turn back to Trubisky,” Miller adds. “I don’t see how they can; he would be playing for his next contract, but it would be for another team. Once they pulled that plug on Trubisky, I don’t see any way they can turn back.”But with five wins already, Chicago won't pick all that early in April.“I think they need to absolutely address it in draft, and I see guys in college climbing the ranks,” Miller says. “I think there will be a possibility of getting a guy.”NEW ENGLANDNo Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers procession here.“The impact Tom Brady is having in Tampa has to make you wonder what could have been,” Gannon says. "Look at how quickly they have fallen. They are just not the same team. It's hard to replace that type of production they got from Brady, the type of person when he was in the building. He made everyone better and more accountable, like when Peyton (Manning) went to Denver.“You can tell the quarterback (Cam Newton) is out of sorts and they are doing all they can to build a plan around what he is comfortable with. It's so different from what they have done in the past.”So is Newton in New England's future?""I think Bill will try to draft and groom," Miller says of Patriots coach Bill Belichick. "They have Jarrett Stidham, they seem to like him, he was competing for the starting job until the injury in training camp.“Or could this be a landing spot for one of those veteran quarterbacks who might be moving? I think this would be a one and done with Cam.”DETROITWith changes in the Motor City, it's no long shot that Matthew Stafford could be elsewhere in 2021, with a youngster behind centre. The Lions have gone nowhere despite having a solid QB, but the gutsy, oft-injured Stafford will be 33 next season.“I think they have to blow it up, go the way of the Dolphins,” Miller explains. “I think Matthew has been a good soldier but not won anything. I think an overhaul blowup is coming and the Patriots could look at Matthew, who is going to have a lot of options.”JACKSONVILLEThere doesn't seem to be any question here: The Jaguars have no true incumbent or high draftee they are committed to. They appear headed for top five, perhaps top-two selection. What else could that be but a QB?___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLBarry Wilner, The Associated Press
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