JJ Watt new logo
So JJ Watt came out with a new logo this past week and it’s pretty interesting. It looks really sharp and has a lot of hidden meaning as well as some obvious ones but I really like it.
NFL altering a study
In a different world all sport leagues and companies are not corrupt and actually do stuff legally and don’t put their employees in danger. We don’t live in that world, it was announced this week that investigators found the NFL shaped their study about brain disease in their favor. Should this really shock anyone? The league that knows the game is dangerous and knows that the fans know it is going to actually admit it? That same company that is making almost a billion dollars a year if not more, doing something to hurt their brand give me a break. The NFL is a joke and is money hungry, thats why they are tax exempt.
We’re still amateurs tho…
UCLA signed $280 million shoe and apparel deal this week, which is now the biggest in NCAA history and its star player Josh Rosen said: “We’re still amateurs though … Gotta love non-profits #NCAA”. Rosen brings up a point that everyone is talking about, amateurs that are making money for their “owners”. I saw Chris Webber say that playing for the NCAA is like slavery and he is right. These players are playing the game that they are better at than most people in the nation and what compensation do they get? A room, food, and education for free but little money, sound familiar? The NCAA is messed up and needs to be fixed, if they are making deals like these based on the school and its players winning games as well as the revenue from jerseys, tickets, and anything else shouldn’t the people making those items desirable get some money for it?
The All-NBA Teams were announced this week and there was some questionable things I saw. For one Steph Curry was a unanimous 1st team, which isn’t surprising but LeBron James was not a unanimous 1st team missing only 4 votes. Who were the four people that said he wasn’t one of the best two forwards in the league, I want to meet them and see their reasoning. Kawhi Leonard and Russell Westbrook were the other forward and guard respectively. What shocked me the most is that DeAndre Jordan was the first team center. My only response for that is why? Yes he is a big name but is he any better than DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, or Anthony Davis granted Davis was hurt much of the year but still was off the charts good. Cousins was the best center in my opinion this year but was the fact that he plays on one of the worst teams in the Kings hurt him that much? This system is one of the worst of deciding who is good in the league and how they rank also. But what really hurts the most is the 24.8 million dollars that Anthony Davis lost by not being on any of these teams.
Vin Scully not a All-Star this year
Vin Scully has chosen to not participate in the All-Star game as part of Fox’s booth this year and that is just terrible news for anyone that loves baseball. Scully is one of the best announcers to ever grace the mic in baseball history and it is a shame that in his last year as the voice of the Dodgers he is not participating in the best baseball game of the regular season in the All-Star Game. Here’s to hoping that the Dodgers get to the World Series so we can hear Scully call that to end his storied career.
Beast Mode copying Brett Favre?
Marshawn Lynch has told teammates that he is considering playing this upcoming season after announcing his retirement during the Super Bowl last year but has not filed his paperwork. I have heard that he is trying to hold out so that the Seahawks have to trade him or get rid of him so he can go to a team that wants him. This stemming from the super bowl against the patriots when they threw the ball on the 1 yard line instead of running it. That play began the turmoil between Lynch and the Hawks, hopefully Beast Mode comes back and continues to be a great running back in the league.
Ole Miss: The school of scandal
Hugh Freeze needs to get his team together and stop trying to cheat the system bro, you are not good at it. Ole Miss got hit with another sanction this week as they will lose 11 scholarships in the next 4 years but there is a different number to look at. This is the 13th violation that Ole Miss has been given, what is more crazy is that this is the 9th violation under Hugh Freeze. If you are going to cheat, learn how to cheat and do it better. Being caught 9 times is too much, how does Freeze still have a job?
Julio Urias: the teenage prodigy
In New York on Friday a new generation was brought in for the Dodgers as top prospect Julio Urias made his major league debut against the Mets. Uriah stats wise did not have a great game as he only lasted 2 and 2/3 innings while allowing 3 runs and striking out 3. Urias only allowed 5 hits along with 4 walks, this was expected because he is only 19 and in the majors. Yes Urias had a 1.13 ERA in the minors this year but he has been in the minors for 3 years, he was signed at the age of 16 out of Mexico. However Urias did show good stuff as he had a fastball that sat in the mid 90’s to go along with a curve and slider that had major bite to it. The only thing he needs to work on is command and location as he left a lot of curveballs hanging that the batters just missed and it caused a popup, if he can settle down and get command he can be a top of the rotation type talent he certainly has the stuff for that ceiling.
NBA Conference Finals
Shocking no one the Cavs won Game 6 in Toronto after messing around in games 3 and 4 and finally closed out the series against the Raptors, *yawn*. LeBron James also will be in his sixth straight NBA Finals and further gives credit to two storylines: that the East in weak, and that LeBron is going to leave if he wins another title. The interesting games were in the West as the Thunder and Warriors have had an intense series. After taking a 3-1 lead by taking games 1,3 and 4 the Thunder have pulled a Thunder and now the Warriors are taking the series to game 7. No one has seen this coming except for all the bandwagon Warrior fans that didn’t want to go buy another new jersey for the next team they root for. Game 7 takes place in Golden State and it is going to be hard for Thunder to take another game from this team at home. If the Warriors win that game and go to the Finals watch out for all the hot takes from ESPN about how the Warriors are the best ever and their game can never be beat, even though they almost lost to the Thunder. I want them to lose so that every hot take dies, it is getting annoying, especially how when LeBron was doing good and on top of his game he was criticized but now that Curry has energy and plays with swagger he is the GOAT after two years. Give me a break…