Back in October, Jaylen Brown inked a 4-year, $115 million contract extension with the Celtics just before the deadline for rookie's to re-sign with their teams. At the time, the deal was paraded in NBA circles as a bit of an overpay, but Brown's breakout season has silenced those criticizing the Celtics for the move. Brown would've entered restricted free agency had he not come to an agreement with the Celtics before October 21st at 6pm ET. Jaylen Brown went on Adrian Wojnarowski's podcast this past week and gave some insight on his negotiations with the Celtics.
Last night’s rivalry game between Kansas and Kansas State wasn’t very close, but still managed to have an exciting finish. As Kansas prepared to dribble out the final seconds of a routine blowout win, Kansas State guard DaJuan Gordon stole the ball and looked to pad his stats a bit in what would ultimately remain a 20-point loss for his team had he made the fastbreak layup. Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, the player who Gordon stoke the ball from, was not prepared to sit idly by and let his rival get away with such a lack of sponsorship, a sentiment that carries some heavy irony given what happened next:
Baseball has had quite the offseason so far, and last week things finally came to a head. The Houston Astros parted ways with general manager Jeff Lunhow and manager A.J. Hinch following the MLB's sign-stealing investigation. Manager Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox also had a fall out. And newly acquired New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran was relieved of his duties before spring training even started.
Aaron Hernandez was a budding NFL superstar. He was fresh off a lucrative contract extension when, in an event all Patriots fans who were old enough remember to this day, he was led out of his house with his hands under his shirt and cuffed behind his back for the murder of Odin Lloyd. The stardom of Hernandez came crashing down after more evidence was unearthed and eventually the disgraced Patriot hung himself on April 19, 2017 at the age of 27, marking the end of a short, tumultuous life. The documentary miniseries released by Netflix grapples with the unknown reasons for Hernandez’s misdeeds and takes us into the life of a convicted murderer who once seemed to have it all.
When a franchise is as successful over a long period of time as the New England Patriots have been since the turn of the century, one player is often regarded as the most valuable. Like Wayne Gretzky with the Edmonton Oilers in the 80s or Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls in the 90s, Tom Brady has been the unequivocal leader of the Patriots’ franchise over the last 20 years. But while these players get a bulk of the credit for the on-field success of their respective teams, these dynasties would not be possible without an outstanding supporting cast.
An already poor offseason for the Boston Red Sox has turned worse than anyone could have imagined this week. It has been reported by multiple sources that the Red Sox and former manager Alex Cora are parting ways amidst an MLB investigation into cheating violations.
With 28 of the 32 teams officially out and locked into their draft slot and the college football season wrapped up, it’s time for the 1st really big mock draft where I actually do some work of the season! Below I have a full 2 round mock, 1st round analysis, my top 5 players per position, and my teams most likely to be making trades.
The idea that the Celtics need to make a move by the trade deadline has been something I’ve disagreed with since the start of the season. Now, after watching the Celtics get practically embarrassed in three-straight losses (Washington, San Antonio, and sadly… Philly), I am starting to lean into the idea of making some type of move to better this team.
When teammates jokingly called Enes Kanter "stop sign" after a 6 block performance against Charlotte on New Years Eve, it was funny and almost seemed like they were aware of his reputation on that end of the floor. However, that performance seems to have fueled a narrative that Kanter has not only improved on the defensive end this season, but actually been impressive. I'm here to explain why that narrative is a facade rooted largely in metrics that fail miserably at capturing Kanter's actual, individual performance as a defender.
It has been a fun and exciting season of College Football. It feels like just yesterday we watched Florida and Miami battle during "Week 0" but on Monday night it will come to a close. Either Joe Burrow and LSU will cap off their improbable fairy tale like run with the most prestigious trophy in CFB or Trevor Lawerence and the Clemson Tigers will claim back-to-back Championships and continue their stranglehold as nation's top program.