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NFL HOF’er Warren Sapp has been all over the headlines on this football-less Sunday, but the story actually has little to do with him. As you may have heard by now, he said that he doesn’t think that the likely No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett is worthy of going first overall. He stated that he thinks the former Texas A&M standout is “lazy” and only makes “4 plays a game.” Whether or not these claims can be substantiated or whether you and I believe them are one thing, but the source of the claims are another.
The Oklahoma City Thunder squeaked one out in Game 3, after allowing the Rockets to close the gap on a large lead they had for much of the game. There was something interesting about Game 3 though, and that was that it looked pretty similar to their losses in this series, and the rest of the games for the Thunder this season. After Game 2’s loss that saw Russell take an inordinate amount of shots in the fourth quarter, after dominating the first three, the critics came out hawking him for his shot selection and amount taken. Game 3 should puzzle the hell out of them then, because he approached it the same way he has been which is indicated by the second triple double he achieved in a row, although slightly toned down. The point here is that he has to do what he does on a regular basis, let us take a look at why.
Michael Jordan is the greatest player to ever touch a basketball and that is something that can not be debated. However, there have been several things debated ever since “His Airness” hung up the sneakers, with the most popular being “Who is the next best?” or “Who is the most Jordanesque”. While they may seem like one in the same, if you really think about it, they are not the same questions. While the former asked “Who is the next best player?”, there are many debates that try to answer that question, with most ending with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, or some iteration of the two. The latter actually asks about the “Jordanesque” factor, or who most closely resembles “MJ”. This to me is what separates the questions as there are several factors that go into answering it, but the one that most closely resembles “His Airness” may surprise you.
Golden State came into this season with large expectations on their shoulders. In a stunningly “Steph”-ortless (shoutout to “Inside” on TNT) manner, the Warriors have paced the league with a 38–6 record and utilized new addition Kevin Durant.
Several years ago, around 2010, and in a playoff game versus the New Orleans Saints, the world shook and the LEGEND OF BEASTMODE was forever engraved in our minds. Not that “Beastmode” — Marshawn Lynch to others — wasn’t already one hell of a running back already. But this run made him somewhat legendary — like Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl.
With the NFL draft right around the corner, there has to be one specific question on the minds of many people including NFL Executives and Coaches, Draft Pundits, the people of Norman, Oklahoma, and of course Joe Mixon himself. The question? Does he deserve a shot in the NFL?
With the 12th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday night, the Houston Texans traded up to get themselves a quarterback. While many had them taking the best available quarterback at No. 25, I believe the decision to draft Deshaun Watson is a little more complex than it seems on the surface. It isn’t simply because Watson was available and fills the need.
The 2017 NFL Draft has come and gone. As the hot takes, analysis, opinions, trends, and everything else come in, the NFL football fan should have plenty to tide them over for about a month. As many look to the future and how their team performed in the draft, this seems like a perfect time to look back into the past.