For Celtics fans of a certain age, Paul Pierce was our guy. We were too young to truly appreciate Larry and too invested with Paul to jump on the KG bandwagon. It didn’t happen overnight, but when Paul Pierce ends his career as a Celtic at the end of the 2016-17 NBA season, he will have his number hung from the rafters and be remembered with Hall of Famers of Celtic past.
I can say with all certainty that Les Miles will only remain unemployed from college coaching as long as he would like to be. Look for #13 Baylor to be a hot name linked to Miles while the Bears continue to transition from the Art Briles era. Long term, Miles will certainly be mentioned in South Bend as Brian Kelly continues to struggle with Notre Dame.
Speaking of Notre Dame, the Irish haven’t started a season 1-4 since Brian Kelly’s first year at the helm in 2010.
The only person in New England whose stock has improved more than Jimmy Garoppolo is Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels. If you are looking for a potential landing spot, how about the Detroit Lions after Jim Caldwell is fired with former Pats exec and current GM Bob Quinn.
The Baltimore Orioles, clinging to playoff life in the AL Wild Card race, are 10-10 in their last 20 games and finish the year with 3 games in the Bronx.
On the other hand, the Seattle Mariners are 14-6 in their last 20 and end the season with a 4 game stretch at home against last place Oakland.
A RIP to Arnold Palmer, not only a player on Golf’s Mount Rushmore, but one of the most beloved figures in the sport. To understand what Palmer meant to the golf community, watch Fred Couples complete break down when trying to talk about his friend during the Golf Network’s coverage of the Palmer’s passing.
But if you REALLY want to understand the impact Arnold Palmer had on the game of golf, read Mike Lupica’s Esquire piece from 1991 titled “The Importance of Being Arnie”.
Brad Marchand is to the Bruins what Dustin Pedroia is to the Red Sox.
In case you had any doubts of the popularity of the NFL in this country, 84 million TV viewers tuned in to watch the first Presidential debate between Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump, a debate record. The ratings for Super Bowl 50 featuring Peyton Manning’s final performance? Approximately 111.9 million viewers.
Dee Gordon’s leadoff home run wearing Jose Fernandez’s jersey reminded me of Bo Kimble shooting left handed free throws for Loyola Marymount in honor of his friend and fallen teammate Hank Gathers in the 1990 NCAA tournament.
If the Don Sweeney and the Bruins are interested in adding a 22-year old defenseman who was a former top 10 overall pick, restricted free agent Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets.
If I had told you at the beginning of the season that Gronk and Edelman would record 0 combined TD’s through the first 3 games would you have predicted the Pats to be 3-0?