2019 NFL Mock Draft

NFL Mock Draft  Anthony Moyer’s
Team Player Position College
1 Arizona Cardinals Nick Bosa EDGE Ohio State
2 San Francisco 49ers Quinnen Williams DL Alabama
3 Washington Redskins (via New York Jets) Kyler Murray QB Oklahoma
4 Oakland Raiders Josh Allen EDGE Kentucky
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Devin White LB LSU
6 New York Giants Dwayne Haskins QB Ohio State
7 Jacksonville Jaguars T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa
8 Detroit Lions Ed Oliver DT Houston
9 Buffalo Bills Jawaan Taylor OT Florida
10 Denver Broncos Drew Lock QB Missouri
11 Cincinnati Bengals Devin Bush LB Michigan
12 Green Bay Packers Rashan Gary EDGE Michigan
13 New England Patriots (via Miami) Noah Fant TE Iowa
14 Atlanta Falcons Montez Sweat Edge Mississippi St.
15 New York Jets (Via Washington) Dalton Risner OT Kansas St.
16 Carolina Panthers Byron Murphy DB Washington
17 New York Giants (via Cleveland) Clelin Ferrell EDGE Clemson
18 Minnesota Vikings Andre Dillard OT Washington St.
19 Tennessee Titans Brian Burns EDGE Florida St.
20 Pittsburgh Steelers Greedy Williams DB LSU
21 Seattle Seahawks Marquise Brown WR Oklahoma
22 Baltimore Ravens D.K. Metcalf WR Ole Miss
23 Houston Texans Cody Ford OL Oklahoma
24 Oakland Raiders (via Chicago) Daniel Jones QB Duke
25 Philadelphia Eagles Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
26 Indianapolis Colts Christian Wilkins DT Clemson
27 Oakland Raiders (via Dallas) Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple
28 Los Angeles Chargers Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi St.
29 Seattle Seahawks (via Kansas City) Deandre Baker CB Georgia
30 Green Bay Packers (New Orleans) Jonah Williams OT Alabama
31 Los Angeles Rams Garrett Bradbury C N.C. State
32 Miami Dolphins (via New England) Dexter Lawrence DT Clemson

Alexa in Hospitals

   Some people love having a virtual assistant in their home, and now those same virtual assistants are starting to take on bigger projects.

   What in an Alexa one might ask? Alexa is a virtual assistant that is made by the company Amazon. Alexa can do things like make phone calls, play music, and you can even play games. While these are not Alexa’s only skills they are some of the most frequently used.

   Now, Alexa comes in two types. There is the regular sized one and then there is a smaller version. The smaller version is called an Echo Dot. A regular sized on costs usually $200, while the Echo Dot costs $50. While Amazon might decide to release new versions, these two are the most popular among virtual assistant buyers. With sizes and pricing in mind, it seems the Echo will be the most popular among hospitals. In fact that is what Cedars Sinai, a hospital, is using.

   In order to really implicate Alexa in hospitals, developers are trying to develop an app made for Alexa being used in hospitals. “There are some massive voice applications that will be built for health enterprises” this quote comes from John Brownstein, chief innovation officer at Boston Children’s Hospital. Included in this app will be; giving out any kind of medical information a patient would need and a checklist that surgeons can use in operating rooms to make sure nothing goes wrong during surgery.

   Now this application is taking a lot of research. While Alexa is already being introduced in small doses, she will not be fully inducted into hospitals until this application is sorted out. “We need a killer app before it gets mainstream, but I don’t know what that will be yet,” said Darren Dworkin, who is the chief information office of Cedars Sinai. Cedars Sinai is the hospital being used to experiment with Alexa being used in the medical scene.

   Here is the thing, Alexa already has an app for at home use. So, if and when this app for hospitals is developed, will it be released for the public to be able to download? If so it could lead to confusion among people who are trying to just get the regular Alexa app and could cause confusion among hospitals trying to get the app made for medical use. Only time will tell if there will be an Amazon Alexa confusion scandal.

   Now if Alexa is going to be put in every hospital room, there of course fun aspects to this. Like someone could listen to their favorite music or play trivia. They could even call their friends and family. They could even just ask Alexa questions about anything their heart desires.  

   Alexa overall will make technological advances in hospitals. This virtual assistant will help to make things run smoothly and make hospitals more efficient. Of course there are still the fun aspects for patients, which can increase patient happiness. While there is still development to be done and things to work out it seems that Alexa will be joining the medical scene as quickly as possible.

It’s Finally Here!!

   Findlay, Ohio got a Chick-fil-a on September 6, 2018. Many people have been waiting for this,especially students from Findlay High School.

   Students at Findlay High School really like that we’re getting better restaurants in Findlay. “I’m glad they opened, we’re finally getting better places to eat.” said Jeremiah Richard Tatum, sophomore.  Many students from Findlay High School agree. “Eat more chicken! I’m so excited to eat Chick-fil-a!”said freshman Jessica Collins.

   They are open Monday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 10pm.  It is a family restaurant and they have an indoor play area for children. They have many seats for everyone who comes in, indoor and outdoor seating. About 5,000 square feet, placed between Panera Bread and McDonalds on Tiffin Avenue.

  When Chick-fil-a opened the wait was 1-2 hours, they were packed and the line was out the door! Findlay is coming up, getting new restaurants and stores. Hopefully students get to Chick-fil-a and see their own opinions on it.

Club of the week: Books and Brownies

   Books and Brownies is a book club that meets once a month and talks about the book they are reading while eating a brownie. They meet after school once a month in the Findlay High School library.

   Students who are involved choose what they read then share about what they are reading, and explain the story and their opinions on the book. “We read, meet once a month, then explain the book you’re reading and eat brownies at the end.” Mrs. Brasfield explained how books and brownies works.

   It’s simple on how to get in and join the club. You get into books and brownies by coming into the library after school on scheduled meetings. “You come in and introduce yourself, enjoy yourself and explain your book.” Mrs. Brasfield said.

   Books and brownies is creative because you don’t get assigned a book, you choose what you read and explain your point of view on the story.

   Findlay High School has many different clubs, students can join to see if they would like to make that a priority to them. It’s easy to get in, and students are very accepted in books and brownies. If students enjoy to read, eat brownies or even to make friends, join books and brownies!


Two Trump Team Members Found Guilty

   On August 21, Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal lawyer, plead guilty to 8 charges, including campaign finance crimes.

   Mr. Cohen admitted to paying Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, $130,000 for her silence. He also coordinated a $150,000 payment by the National Enquirer to former Playboy model Karen McDougal for her story.

   He claimed that both payments were made with the intention of influencing the election and they were made at the direction of the, then presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

   This claim implicated the president in a federal crime and goes against previous claims from the President that he was unaware of the payments at the time they were made.

   The plea deal doesn’t require Cohen to cooperate with prosecutors, though he still has the option of providing information to Robert Mueller’s investigation.The deal also states that Cohen will serve four to five years in prison and must pay a $20,000 to $1 million fine

   Within minutes of the Michael Cohen pleading guilty in Manhattan, the first trial of the Robert Mueller probe came to an end in Alexandria, Virginia. The jury found Paul Manafort, former chairman of the Trump campaign, guilty of 8 out of 18 counts, including five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and one count of failing to disclose a foreign bank account. The judge declared a mistrial on the last 10 counts.

   The Manafort trial did not address reports of Russian collusion, the main focus of the Mueller probe, that will be covered in a second trial set to start September 24 in Washington DC. The August trial instead focused on Manafort’s personal finances, including the millions he made advising a pro-Russia political party in the Ukraine. The prosecution displayed the lavish lifestyle Manafort lived, including a $15,000 Ostrich Jacket, $1,500 dress shirts, and a flowerbed in the shape of an “M” at his Hamptons estate.

   Prosecutors also had to prove that Manafort has concealed $60 million in 31 foreign bank accounts that he lied to the US government about.

   Witnesses included Rick Gates, a long time business associate of Paul Manafort who served as a deputy under Manafort while he was chairman of the Trump campaign, and accountant Cynthia Laporta.

   Gates was on the stand longer than any other witness. The defense tried to discredit him and paint him as the mastermind behind the crimes.

   Gates also testified that Manafort approached him with the idea of making Stephen Calk, the founder and CEO of Federal Savings Bank, Secretary of the Navy, along with other favors. Federal Savings Bank gave Manafort a sizeable loan during the period in 2016 when Manafort was working pro-bono for the Trump campaign and had no income.

   The prosecution claimed that banks like Federal Savings Bank gave Manafort these loans, adding up to around $20 million, because he added millions of dollars in fake income to his financial statements. The defense denied this, claiming that banks knew of Mr. Manafort’s net worth of over $20 million and that his valuable real estate served as a form of collateral.

   Cynthia Laporta, an accountant for Mr. Manafort who was granted immunity, also testified that she was forwarded documents from Paul Manafort to bank loan official, even though she believed they were falsified.

Ex-Findlay Pitcher onto the MLB

Photo taken by: Austin Steele Billings Gazette

   First Roethlisberger and now another former Trojan looks to put Findlay on the map by displaying his athletic talent on the major league level.

   On June 6th Findlay High School alumni and Ohio State pitcher Connor Curlis was drafted in the 24th round and 709th overall out of Ohio State by the Cincinnati Reds in the MLB draft. “It has been a dream of mine since I was young so to get your name called in the draft was just amazing. For myself to know about how all of my hard work paid off in making my dream come true.

   “It was good to see an area team draft me because they have three teams close or closer to Findlay than most teams do. The Reds obviously being in Cincinnati, the Louisville Bats in Kentucky and then the Dayton Dragons in Dayton. I was in Montana this season which was hard since it’s so far away so my parents only made one trip to see me pitch.” Curlis said in response to if being drafted by the Reds excited him knowing his parents could watch him pitch.

   In his last season at Ohio State Connor was 7-4 with a 3.55 ERA (earned run average) 1.33 WHIP (with hitters in scoring position) in 88.2 innings pitched while striking out 77 and walking just 31 batters.

   When asked about what made him decide to forgo his senior season Connor said, “There was lots of talking between my family and my agent on which was my best choice or opportunity. We all decided that I had three good years at Ohio State and it was time to make my dream a reality and take it to the next level and see what the game of baseball has to offer me. It was very tough decision but I think I made the decision which was best for me and my family.

   Throughout his four years of high school Connor was on the Varsity baseball team for three of them. His Sophomore season he pitched 30 ⅓ innings with a 1.61 ERA, his Junior season he pitched 35 ⅔ innings with a 2.74 ERA, and in his Senior season he pitched for 48 innings and had an ERA of 0.43.

   “It was a good four years representing the blue and gold. I still remember us getting picked to finish last our senior year and we worked hard together and lost in extra innings in the district finals and that game still stings a little bit knowing you were a couple games from state which Findlay has not been to in forever” said Curlis.

   Currently Connor is on the Reds rookie minor league team Billings Mustangs in the Pioneer League. The offseason is fast approaching and he awaits where his career will take him. Connor has a big potential and even if he doesn’t make it to the majors he has still made Findlay proud of him.

2018 Blue & Gold NFL Mock Draft

NFL Mock Draft
Tim Moyer’s
Team Player Position College
1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold QB USC
2 Buffalo Billls (projected trade with NY Giants) Josh Allen QB Wyoming
3 New York Jets Josh Rosen QB UCLA
4 Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans) Saquan Barkley RB Penn St.
5 Denver Broncos Bradley Chubb DE NC State
6 Indianapolis Colts Quenten Nelson G Notre Dame
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
8 Chicago Bears Denzel Ward DB Ohio State
9 San Francisco 49ers Marcus Davenport EDGE UTSA
10 Oakland Raiders Derwin James DB Florida State
11 Miami Dolphins Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
12 NY Giants (Projected trade with Bills) Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
13 Washington Redskins Vita Via DT Washington
14 Green Bay Packers Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
15 Arizona Cardinals Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
16 Baltimore Ravens Cortland Sutton WR SMU
17 Los Angeles Chargers Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
18 Seattle Seahawks Connor Williams OT Texas
19 Dallas Cowboys Roquan Smith LB Georgia
20 Detroit Lions Isaiah Wynn G Georgia
21 Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills) Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
22 NY Giants (Projected trade with Bills) Harold Landry EDGE Boston College
23 New England Patriots (via LA Rams) Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
24 Carolina Panthers D.J. Moore WR Maryland
25 Tennesse Titans Sam Hubbard EDGE Ohio State
26 Atlanta Falcons Maurice Hurst DT Michigan
27 New Orleans Saints Da’Ron Payne DL Alabama
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise St.
29 Jacksonville Jaguars James Washington WR Oklahoma St.
30 Minnesota Vikings Will Hernandez G UTEP
31 New England Patriots Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St.
32 Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Geodert TE South Dakota St.
NFL Mock Draft
Anthony Moyer’s
Team Player Position College
1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold QB USC
2 New York Giants Saquon Barkley RB Penn St.
3 New York Jets Josh Allen QB Wyoming
4 Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans) Bradley Chubb DE NC State
5 Buffalo Bills (projected trade with Denver) Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
6 Arizona Cardinals (projected trade with Indianapolis Josh Rosen QB UCLA
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Denzel Ward DB Ohio State
8 Chicago Bears Quenten Nelson G Notre Dame
9 San Francisco 49ers Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
10 Oakland Raiders Roquan Smith LB Georgia
11 Miami Dolphins Derwin James DB Florida St.
12 Denver Broncos (via Buffalo Bills) Vita Vea DT Washington
13 Washington Redskins Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
14 Green Bay Packers Josh Jackson DB Iowa
15 Indianapolis Colts (via Cardinals) Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
16 Baltimore Ravens Marcus Davenport EDGE UTSA
17 Los Angeles Chargers Connor Williams OT Texas
18 Seattle Seahawks Mike Hughes DB UCF
19 Dallas Cowboys Jaire Alexander DB Louisville
20 Detroit Lions Derrius Guice RB LSU
21 Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills) Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
22 Denver Broncos (via Kansas City Chiefs) Cortland Sutton WR SMU
23 New England Patriots (via LA Rams) Will Hernandez G UTEP
24 Carolina Panthers D.J. Morre WR Maryland
25 Tennesse Titans Billy Price C Ohio State
26 Atlanta Falcons Isaiah Wynn G Georgia
27 New Orleans Saints Sam Hubbard EDGE Ohio State
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Dallas Goedert TE South Dakota St.
30 Minnesota Vikings Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
31 New England Patriots Harold Landry EDGE Boston College
32 Philadelphia Eagles Isaiah Oliver DB Colorado
NFL Mock Draft
Roman Nikolaev’s
Team Player Position College
1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold QB USC
2 New York Giants Saquon Barkley RB Penn St.
3 New York Jets Josh Allen QB Wyoming
4 Cleveland Browns (via Houston Texans) Bradley Chubb DE NC State
5 Bills (projected trade with Broncos) Josh Rosen QB UCLA
6 Indianapolis Colts Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dernzel Ward DB Ohio St.
8 Chicago Bears Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
9 San Francisco 49ers Marcus Davenport EDGE UTSA
10 Oakland Raiders Roquan Smith LB Georgia
11 Miami Dolphins Baker Mayfield QB Oklahoma
12 Denver Broncos (via Buffalo Bills) Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
13 Washington Redskins Vita Vea DT Washington
14 Green Bay Packers Mike McGlinchey OT Notre Dame
15 Arizona Cardinals Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
16 Baltimore Ravens Marcus Davenport EDGE UTSA
17 Los Angeles Chargers Mason Rudolph QB Oklahoma St.
18 Seattle Seahawks Harold Landry EDGE Boston College
19 Dallas Cowboys Da’Ron Payne DT Alabama
20 Detroit Lions Derrius Guice RB LSU
21 Cincinnati Bengals (via Buffalo Bills) James Daniels C Iowa
22 Denver Broncos (via Buffalo Bills) Cortlund Sutton WR SMU
23 New England Patriots (via LA Rams) Josh Jackson DB Iowa
24 Carolina Panthers James Washington WR Oklahoma St.
25 Tennesse Titans Billy Price C Ohio St.
26 Atlanta Falcons Taven Bryan DT Florida
27 New Orleans Saints Sam Hubbard EDGE Ohio St.
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Rashaan Evans LB Alabama
29 Jacksonville Jaguars D.J. Moore WR Maryland
30 Minnesota Vikings Isaiah Wynn G Georgia
31 New England Patriots Kolton Miller OT UCLA
32 Philadelphia Eagles Isaiah Oliver DB Colorado

NHL Decides Against Winter Olympics

   In late March of 2017, the NHL (National Hockey League) announced that there will be no break in the 2017-2018 NHL season for 2018’s Winter Olympics, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea. This decision from the NHL to not include a break for the Olympics ends a streak of five consecutive Winter Olympics with NHL players.

   The NHL conducted polls in both Canada and the United States to determine if fans were in favor of the League taking a break in February to allow players to compete in the Olympics. In the United States, 73 percent said they were not in favor. In Canada, it was 53 percent against the break. This poll was clearly enough for the NHL to decide against taking a break in their schedule. Another contributing factor to the NHL’s decision is the fact that this 17 day break would include a time where the NFL’s season is over, and the MLB’s season is yet to begin, making the NBA the only major professional sport for viewers in America to watch.

   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was the organization that was paying for NHL players’ travel costs, accommodations, and insurance. A big factor in the NHL’s decision to not allow a break for their players to participate in the Olympics was the fact that the IOC informed the NHL that they would not continue to finance NHL players participating in the Olympics.

   Another reason that the NHL chose to not allow a break in their schedule for players to compete in the Olympics is the fact that the NHL’s schedule is more compressed, which can lead to less rest for players and therefore more injuries. The Olympics are very competitive and physical, which leads to key players becoming injured and teams suffering in their regular NHL season.

   Many NHL players want to compete in the Olympics though. Players such as Ben Bishop, (LA Kings) Jimmy Howard,  (Detroit Red Wings) and Duncan Keith (Chicago Blackhawks) are all in favor of playing in the Olympics. They all say that they want to feel the competitiveness of Olympic Hockey, and think that fans want to see them play. Most players that want to compete are saying that they want to go up against the best, and they want the fans to see the best competition. As Jimmy Howard said, “The Olympics are supposed to symbolize the best in the world. That’s in the NHL: Most of the best players in the world play in the NHL.”

   Overall, the NHL’s decision to not allow a break in their schedule to let players compete in the Olympics was a well-informed decision. Their decision could have upset many spectators of the sport, but they made the decision that they thought was best.

A Punishingly good show!

    Blood, revenge, and justice are what drive the Punisher (Frank Castle). Frank Castle played by Jon Bernthal is the fifth Marvel character to be on a Netflix t.v. show following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. He first appeared on season 2 of Daredevil where he shocked New York with his destructive power. In this first season Castle comes face to face with one of his greatest foes Jigsaw played by Ben Barnes. He seeks revenge for the death of his family and doesn’t care about anyone in his path.

    In the newest Netflix series Castle tries to live a normal life six months after finishing his mission of getting revenge on everyone that had anything to do with his family’s death. Little did he know that his fight was just beginning. While Castle served in Afghanistan he did many things that cause him to have nightmares and those actions are beginning to catch up with him. Castle is sought out by supposedly deceased David Lieberman (Micro) which frightens Castle because everyone believes that he is dead.

     Lieberman was attempted to be killed after he sent a video of Ahmad Zubair being killed by Frank’s unit in illegal operation in Kandahar to his superiors which little did he know were responsible for the whole operation. Zubair’s partner Agent Madani continues to look for her partner’s killer and crosses paths with Castle in the process. Lieberman and Castle work together to bring down all those responsible and they are surprised about what they find out in the process. Castle fights to keep his humanity while making everyone who ever wronged him pay for what they did.

    The Punisher is definitely the darkest of all of the Netflix shows, however the story keeps you guessing, scared, and on the edge of your seat with excitement. The Punisher is right behind Daredevil in the line of Netflix Marvel show rankings due to the enticing story and exciting action scenes. This is definitely a must watch.

   Punisher has since been renewed for a second season.