The Stack is back on this Thursday ready to talk the top stories from the sports world from Wednesday. We also have Thursday Night Football to preview so let's get right to it and see what's in "the stack" for today, Thursday, November, 21:
Blockbuster trade in baseball
The Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers have agree to swap out all-stars yesterday with the Tigers sending first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler heading to the Tigers. Detroit is also sending $30 million to Texas to help offset the Fielder's salary. Fielder has a lot of power and can hit plenty of homeruns, something the Rangers need. The Tigers get someone who can play different infield positions and his batting average was just two points lower than Fielder's last year (.277). Both teams may not be done wheeling and dealing yet, but so far the trade helps out both teams and has certainly sent ripples around the baseball world.
DNA matches Jameis Winston
The accusation by a woman in Tallahassee against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual battery got significantly stronger yesterday after a DNA sample provided by Winston matches the DNA found in the accuser's underwear when the woman said she was assaulted on December 7, 2012. This doesn't mean that Winston is guilty, but it does mean he had a sexual encounter with the woman that night. There has been some question if Winston really could be the culprit in this case. When the woman initally came to police, the height of the guy she said assaulted her was 5'11 or 6'1 I believe. Winston is 6'4. However, with the events that came out yesterday, the case against Winston could be now significantly stronger and that would not be good news for Winston at all. Lives have been turned upside down, especially the woman's and hopefully justice can be served in due time and the right person is accused of the crime whether that is Winston or someone else.
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons 8:25 PM ET NFL Network
The best rivalry in the NFC South comes to the NFL Network tonight as the Saints travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons. It has been a disasterous year for the Falcons. They have been ravaged by injuries and don't appear to be getting close to a victory anytime soon. Good thing one of the best teams in the NFL is coming to town. The Falcons defense is terrible. The Saints have to keep putting their pedal to the metal to try and catch Seattle for homefield advantage in the NFC, but also because the Carolina Panthers are just a game back. If New Orleans doesn't win, it would be stunning.
Prediction: Saints 34 Falcons 20
Coming up Friday: Week 12 NFL preview and predictions