- Despite some of their recent gaffs, the Red Sox are currently ranked 5th in the AL in errors committed with 67 as well as 5th in fielding percentage with a .986. The team leader in errors committed? Travis Shaw with 15.
- If you’re counting the days at home, DeMarcus Cousins is only under contract with the Sacramento Kings for two more seasons. One has to imagine that as the Kings get closer to losing the superstar, they will listen just a little more intently on trade offers, especially without playoff contention in sight. The best comparison I can think of is when Pau Gasol, then 27-years old and an All Star, was traded from Memphis to the Lakers in February 2008 with 3 years remaining on his contract. For the record, Cousins is now 26 and will be just shy of his 28th birthday upon free agency.
- Not a coincidence that Belichick confidant Mike Lombardi drafted Barkevious Mingo 6th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft when he was GM of the Cleveland Browns.
- Believe it or not, UFC 202, featuring the McGregor vs. Diaz rematch, had 1.5 million pay-per view buys, the 3rd largest in company history. To put this into context, UFC 202 would rank 8th in the list of top 10 highest grossing boxing fights since pay per view began .
- I can’t imagine when the Mets let Daniel Murphy walk in free agency last year that they anticipated him leading the NL with a .345 batting average and being ranked 2nd with 98 RBI’s, not even mentioning his 25 home runs.
- Then again, if the season ended today I’d have to hand the NL MVP to Kris Bryant, who 1st in WAR (6.8), tied for 1st in HRs (35), and 4th in RBI’s (89) to go along side is .305 batting average.
- If you are looking for the next breakout quarterback sensation in college football, keep your eye on Louisville’s Lamar Jackson.
- This from the Boston Herald: In a poll asking fans if they could follow only one Boston pro team, which it would be, the results were as follows: Patriots 48%, Red Sox 26%, Bruins 16%, Celtics 8%, Revolution 2%.
- At 36 years-old, the future of the Cowboys is not with Tony Romo. For the record, in 12 career seasons, the injured Dallas QB has only played in 6 playoff games with a record of 2-4. Compare that to a better than average QB such as Philip Rivers (34-years old) who has played in 9 career playoff games and won 4. My point? Perhaps throwing rookie Dak Prescott into the proverbial fire is a blessing in disguise, allowing him to get his reps and start meshing with the first team.
- According to the New York Post, Maria Sharapova has been working as an intern in the NBA offices close to Adam Silver. So it goes without saying that the suspended tennis superstar is doing all the typical intern work such as coffee runs, filing, and shredding documents right?
- While I respect Colin Kaepernick’s right to his opinion regarding the treatment of African Americans in this country, not standing for the National Anthem is not the way to go about meaningful change.
- If there is an MLB team out there looking for a reclamation project, Yasiel Puig is only 25-years old and VERY available. Call me crazy, but perhaps a change of scenery is all the former All Star really needs. Despite his recent struggles, Puig still has a .288 lifetime batting average.
- Unless we see something drastic happen, there will be a league leading 7 SEC QB’s staring during the NFL’s Week 1 including Cam Newton (Auburn), Jay Cutler (Vanderbilt), Dak Prescott (Mississippi State), Ryan Tannehill (Texas A&M), Eli Manning (Ole Miss), Sam Bradford (Oklahoma), and Blaine Gabbert (Missouri).