Footy

Does the Super League Ruin Soccer?

Over the weekend, some huge news dropped in Europe: it’s the formation of the “Super League” of soccer, which is basically the 12 biggest, richest clubs in Europe agreeing to form their own permanent league. Now, as someone who doesn’t closely follow soccer, I always thought this was what the UEFA Champions league was. But […]

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The Draft

Vegas Now Expects 49ers to Take Justin Fields at #3

This is on FanDuel Sportsbook as of April 18 at about 9pm: Now Fields is not an overwhelming favorite. Vegas still thinks there’s a good shot the 49ers take Mac Jones; they have him listed at +125, which is close to even money. For some perspective, FanDuel has Trevor Lawrence listed at -20,000 to go […]

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The Draft

I Am Concerned About Trevor Lawrence’s Mentality and Drive

Recently, Sports Illustrated ran a cover story about Trevor Lawrence in the run up to the 2021 NFL Draft, and this was the headline: “Trevor Lawrence: What is the Best QB Prospect in Years Out to Prove? Absolutely Nothing.” There are some quotes in the piece that have raised peoples’ eyebrows: “It’s not like I […]

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The Draft

Joe Thomas Says the 49ers Will Draft Justin Fields

He seems confident: He’s putting his reputation on the line saying this. At least his reputation as a football analyst. It has almost become conventional wisdom that the 49ers are going to take Mac Jones. At this point, Mac Jones to the 49ers at #3 feels almost as etched in stone as Lawrence to the […]

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pro football

🚨 Jadeveon Clowney Signs 1yr Deal with Browns

This just in via Ian Rapoport: Apparently it’s an $8 million deal with $2 million in incentives for a possible $10 million. So now the Browns have the #1 pick in the 2017 draft in Myles Garrett and the #1 pick in the 2014 draft in Jadeveon Clowney, both on their defensive line. And they […]

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pro football

The Philadelphia Eagles Seem Like a Very Well-Run Organization

SIKE: A report by The Athletic on the behind-the-scenes workings of the Philadelphia Eagles front office shows a toxic culture built on an uneven power structure. Sheil Kapadia, Bo Wulf and Zach Berman cited sources close to the organization, who gave them information on the “downfall” of the Eagles in recent seasons. One of the main […]

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pro football

Could Aaron Rodgers Actually Leave the Packers?

I’m sure you’re aware that Aaron Rodgers has been guest-hosting Jeopardy! and that he’s expressed interest in becoming the full-time host of the show. Many in the sports media have interpreted this as a veiled threat at the Green Bay Packers organization: if you don’t give me what I want, then I’ll just leave and […]

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NBA

The Nets’ Fatal Flaw?

Over the weekend, the LeBron-and-AD-less Lakers blew out the Harden-less Nets by 25, surprising just about everybody in the basketball world, including, I suspect, even LeBron and AD, who were in street clothes on the bench and were clearly loving every single minute of the game. Andre Drummond bullied LaMarcus Aldridge inside, and Dennis Schroder […]

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pro football

2021 NFL Draft QB Rankings: #3, Zach Wilson

I understand the hype around this kid. Really, I do. I get why people say he shares a lot of the same traits as Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. He can throw on the run; he’s got that flair where he makes impossible throws look easy. Really, I understand the hype. I’m sure everyone has […]

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NBA

The Lakers Somehow Just Blew Out the Nets

Wow: the final from Brooklyn, Lakers 126, Nets 101. The Lakers were obviously without LeBron and AD, and Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol, and Wesley Matthews also missed the game. The Nets, despite having KD and Kyrie, were missing James Harden. Nobody expected this outcome. I think most people expected this game to be Nets 126, […]

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