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If you haven’t seen photos or videos of NBA player Gordon Hayward’s injury yet, you’re either not a sports fan or you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail without phone service or something. Anyway, it was brutal. I’ll include a video below for those who feel inclined to watch. However, if that sort of thing makes you queasy don’t push play. Here’s a link to the photo as well. To get an idea of how horrific the injury was, however, you only have to look at the reaction of the crowd and the other players on the floor. Take a look:

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Here’s a video showing the Cavs bench and their reaction.

And here’s the actual injury. Again, hard to watch.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Gordon Hayward. Hopefully he comes back from this and is better than ever.

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How may of you knew the United States had a Flag Code? We do. I kid you not. Read on readers . . .

On June 14th, 1923, the National Flag Code was constructed by representatives of over 68 organizations, under the auspices of the National Americanism Commission of the American Legion. The code drafted by that conference was printed by the American Legion and given nationwide distribution. The United States Flag Code establishes advisory rules for display and care of the national flag of the United States of America, because damn straight it does.

We have a flag code that we all should follow and obey, being the good Americans that we surely all are. That said, we don’t always follow. I shall now give you some highlights of the code, along with some examples of how we blatantly disregard them. Let us begin . . .

All present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.

Take a look around you the next time you’re at a professional sporting event and the National Anthem is playing. What do you see? People going to the restrooms, guys and girls with hats on, concession workers doing a brisk business, people talking, couples with arms around each other, not to mention people yelling at the quietly kneeling players. And what about you folks at home? During the Super Bowl anthem, does your party stop as everyone stands respectfully with their hands over their heart? Just asking.

Factoid #1: In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Eichman that prohibiting burning of the U.S. flag conflicts with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech and is therefore unconstitutional.

Let’s move on . . .

No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.

Did you read that? NO PART of the flag. Nobody EVER does that, right? And I’m pretty sure a football team doesn’t qualify as a “patriotic organization.” Still, check ’em out:

That’s just awful. Throw them out of America, man!

Factoid #2: Contrary to urban legend, the flag code does not state that a flag that touches the ground should be burned. Instead, it is considered disrespectful and the flag in question should be moved in such a manner that it is no longer touching the ground.

Huh. I did not know that. Anywho . . .

The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

Nobody would ever hold our flag horizontally, right? None of us have ever seen a giant American flag covering the entire football field held horizontally, have we? Sweet other of God! Sacrilege!

That’s a blatant disregard of the United States Flag Code, man. Just spitting in the face of America. Pa-thetic.

All men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.

Well, well. NO HEADGEAR, MAN. Somebody needs to tell this to Hank Williams, Jr. among others, amirite? Dude sang the anthem with a cowboy hat perched upon his noggin. And have you ever been to an NFL game and seen the unpatriotic shenanigans that take place? Hey! That Packer fan left the cheese on his head during the anthem! Un-American! Go back to Europe ya foreigner!

I sincerely hope they removed their headgear during the anthem.

The flag should remain in its original state and should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature. 

No way any good American would disfigure the flag, right? It has to stay in its original state! Wait . . .

Oh, and here’s a bonus photo of a red-blooded American patriot showing respect for our flag as some of his home team knelt during the anthem. That’s a real American right there, man. Respect like ya read about.

Dude, put your hand over your heart. Follow the protocol.

So, have you ever disrespected our flag? Unless you stand at attention with your hand over your heart every single time the anthem is played, whether you’re at the game or watching on TV, I don’t want to hear it.

During the anthem we have people wearing the flag as a shirt, pants and God knows what else. We have people downing beers, buying nachos, wearing weird hats and everything else during the anthem. Still, you’d better not kneel quietly and respectfully or you’ll be branded a communist and a outright traitor.

Let’s be honest. This isn’t about disrespecting the flag and never has been. It’s about racism and resentment towards millionaire athletes being uppity enough to use their position to take a stand.

God bless America. We need it.

Oscar Robertson was amazing.

Shocking really. Who’d ever think a lion would bite you?

Clean, yet brutal hit. On a related note, that dude may have more than alcohol in his system.

Back in my first stint as a high school coach we were playing a much larger school in a town 25-miles northwest of us. We were really good, they were really good, the place was packed, and it was a tight game throughout.

During the game I’d been up pacing back and forth as usual, and I was getting on the officials pretty good. That said, it wasn’t anything unusual. I’ve been way more emotional in other games.

Anyway, it was midway through the third quarter when something happened that I’d never experienced before and haven’t since. As I was walking from the end of our bench to midcourt, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around, expecting one of my players or managers to be standing there. Instead, what I saw was a policeman, albeit a very short one. Yep, he was just standing there looking right up in my face. Keep in mind the game was in progress and I hadn’t even received a technical foul. 

My first thought was “Why are you here?” My second thought was, “Get the hell out of here.” However, what I did was turn and walked away, at which point he grabbed my shoulder, and when I turned around he said this:

You need to settle down and take a seat.”

Incredulous, I looked around but there was no Athletic Director or school administrator in sight.  Hell, the game hadn’t even stopped so the referees were busy.

I was left to deal with the little dude myself.

I said, “You shouldn’t be out here. The officials are in charge of the game. I’m not breaking any laws. Go away.”

To which he wittily replied, “Sit down. Now.” I swear this happened, but sadly I have no audio. I do, however, have video, and what it shows is that little Barney Fyffe has his hand on his gun.

 

Had I noticed that little detail  I may not have said this:

“You have two choices. You can turn around and walk away or arrest me, because I’m not sitting down. This is a damn basketball game.”

Somehow, someway, and may I also say incredibly given his attitude, he stared at me for a second, then turned and walked out of the gym. And although I half-expected to see him out of the corner of my eye busting back through the door with an Uzi, he stayed there.

Good times.

Note: Incredibly, when I was AD it happened again, this time to an opposing coach at my school. I swear I felt like I was having flashbacks. This time I was there to go explain to the cop that he was out of line and escorted him off the floor. Amazing.

So some fans hung this banner at the Boston game tonight, and the internet is abuzz with confusion about what it means. I assumed it was racist at first, but many people are saying it’s anti-racism. However you put it it’s confusing as hell. What do you think?

Update! The people responsible for the banner have released a statement:

“We want to remind everyone that just as baseball is fundamental to American culture and history, so too is racism,” the group said in a written statement. “White people need to wake up to this reality before white supremacy can truly be dismantled. We urge anyone who is interested in learning more or taking action to contact their local racial justice organization.”

So this popped up on the Twitter late Thursday night after Trump buddy Tom Brady’s Patriots got waxed by Kansas City 42-27. Classic stuff.

WHEN YOUR FRIEND’S APPROVAL RATINGS DROP BELOW 35%

Love this guy.

I’ll never forget the game. I was 19-years old. Bourneville, Ohio. June 4th, 1976. My parent’s basement. Suns at Celtics, 1976 NBA Finals, Game 5. Series tied 2-2. Triple overtime. Longest NBA game in history. Some of the most astounding, amazing, incredible moments ever witnessed on a basketball court. Referee Ritchie Powers attacked by a fan. The whole game is still vivid in my mind today, and it included a Garfield Heard shot that was later called “The Heard Shot Round the World.” I know, makes no sense but it doesn’t have to. Cool as hell. Basketball fans, do yourself a favor and watch the highlights. For you hardcore hoopsters, the entire game is on the second video. It’ll be the best 2-hours and 37-minutes you’ve spent in a long time, trust me.

But first, the highlights:

Here’s the entire game:

Jordan’s competitive nature was legendary.

Since this summer is the 25th Anniversary of The 1992 Dream Team I thought I might share some memories from that summer in ’92 . . .

A lot of my younger readers may not know this, but the United States used to send amateurs to play hoops in the Olympics. However, we’d been beaten pretty handily in 1988 which sort of led to the decision to send our best. And a lot of people may not realize this, but most of the rest of the world was thrilled when that announcement came down. They understood that the only way they’d ever catch up with the United States talent-wise was to compete against our best. Incidentally, that’s what’s happened. International players have proven markedly since 1992.

I’ll never forget when the roster was announced. Basketball fans were stunned by the talent level – Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Chris Mullen, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippin. The team added one college player, passing over Shaquille O’Neal to take Christian Laettner. The team was to be coached by Chuck Daly, the guy who’d just led the Detroit Pistons to back-to-back NBA titles.

We were stacked. So stacked that guys like Reggie Miller, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkens, and Shaquille O’Neal didn’t even make the team.

The team was so iconic that some members could simply be identified by their nickname – The Mailman, The Admiral, Sir Charles, The Glide, The Hick from French Lick, Air, and yes, Magic.

Once in Barcelona, the Dream Team was relentlessly mobbed everywhere they went. Even our opponents admitted they were in awe. Perhaps the greatest international player of that time, Brazil’s phenomenal scorer Oscar Schmidt, said this was his goal for the tournament:

“I want all the American team’s autographs if possible.”

Believe it or not, some opposing players posed for photos with the players from the USA during games.

But here’s the thing a lot of people don’t mention when discussing the Dream Team – when guys like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippin, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, and Karl Malone wanted to shut you down defensively, there was absolutely nothing you were going to do about it.

For instance, Croatia had a great player by the name of Toni Kukoc and he had been drafted by the Chicago Bulls. In fact, Scottie Pippin’s contract was being held up because Chicago’s GM Jerry Krause was saving money to sign Kukoc. Scottie, as you might imagine, didn’t take this kindly and was determined to take it out on Kukoc on the court. Plus, his buddy Michael was going to help him. Simply put, Pippin and Jordan put the “Croatian Sensation” through four quarters of living hell. Kukoc was at the receiving end of the most tenacious and stifling defense possible at the hands of Jordan and Pippen. Later they recalled that they were probably playing against Krause as much as against Kukoc. Kukoc finished the game shooting 2-11 for just 4-points as the USA won 103-70.

Here are some fascinating facts about the greatest sports team ever assembled:

  • During the 8-game Olympic run, Head Coach Chuck Daly called a grand total of zero timeouts.
  • John Stockton was the only member of the team that could walk around Barcelona without being bothered, and he did so all the time with his wife and kids.
  • The Dream Team’s opponents shot 36% from the floor. The Dream Team shot 58%.
  • Michael Jordan had 37-steals in 8-games.
  • Karl Malone and, incredibly, Chris Mullen, led the team in rebounding.
  • Charles Barkley shot 71% from the floor and 88% from 3-point range.
  • Barkley led the team in scoring with 18.0 ppg, followed by Jordan at 14.9.
  • The closest anyone came to the Dream Team in the Olympics was 32-points. Their average margin of victory was 43.8 points.

My favorite quote from the entire tournament came from Charles Barkley before they played Angola:

Reporter: “What can you tell us about Angola?”

Charles: “I don’t know anything about Angola, but Angola’s in trouble.”

And they were. The US won by 68.

Bottom line, there has never been a team as good as the 1992 Dream Team, and there never will be. End of story.

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(Source) — A former Los Altos High School student and baseball player is suing the school district and his former coach for hundreds of thousands of dollars because the coach repeatedly benched him. According to the suit, the school’s head varsity baseball coach, Gabriel Lopez, repeatedly refused to let 17-year-old Robbie Lopez, no relation, play throughout his senior year. The suit claims this constituted a pattern of “harassment and bullying.” The teenager and his parents are seeking $150,000 or more, according to the suit.

Sigh. And so it continues. If this is bullying, do you know how many of my former players could sue me? I’ll give you the answer – hundreds. Good God, man. Newsflash, Robbie Lopez – it’s your coach’s job to bench you if you’re not playing well. Hell, using this logic every kid on the bench could sue his coach. That’s just dumb, man.

PS- In the future every coach will be required to play every player an exact even number of minutes. Then nobody will get their feelings hurt. Awesome.

So I guess the Texas State football team went through some media training the other day, where they were taught some important core values. This is great because, you know, a lot of kids aren’t taught the basics of life at home. Ladies and gentlemen, here are those core values:

Sweet God almighty that pains me to read it. Seriously, we have to tell college kids that these are core values? What, did they forget “no killing”? Honestly, it amazes me that we have to explain to men between the ages of 18-22 that these behaviors aren’t acceptable. Hell, I coach kids from 14-17 and I don’t have to point this out to them. I mean, are there actually guys sitting there that are saying to themselves, “Ah, be honest, don’t hit women, no drugs, stealing or weapons. Now there’s a good idea.”

The mind reels, man.

Big Ben lookin’ good early on over at Steeler camp.

So ESPN’s “The Undefeated” released the list a couple days ago, and it is beyond incomprehensible. Are the people who put this together just young with no perspective? Are they misinformed? Are they stupid, imbecilic nitwits? The answer is yes to all of the above. Let’s take a highly judgmental look . . .

Listen, the best thing I can say about the Top 5 is that it’s not awful. Here ’tis:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Jackie Robinson
  3. Muhammad Ali
  4. Willie Mays
  5. Jesse Owens

Sure, Jordan was the best basketball player of all-time. Best athlete? No. Of those five alone, Jackie Robinson was better. So was Jesse Owens. Not even close. These list-makers are apparently a victim of the moment, unable to have a true historical perspective. For instance, Robinson was an amazing 4-sport player who lettered at UCLA in baseball, football basketball and track.

I’m not going to post the entire list, but rather point out the inaccuracies and outrageousness of some of the choices. To begin . . .

WILT CHAMBERLAIN AT NUMBER 26? You, sirs and madams, are out of your freaking gourds. In college at Kansas, Wilt did this:

  • Ran a 10.9 100-yard dash
  • Threw the shot 56-feet
  • Triple-Jumped over 50-feet
  • Won the Big 8 High Jump 3-years in a row

As an NBA player, the guy averaged 50.4 ppg in a season and once scored 100 in an NBA game. And get this – Wilt Chamberlain averaged 30.1 points and 22.9 rebounds for his career.

Here are some other facts about Wilt Chamberlain:

  • He  once challenged NFL legend Jim Brown to a 100-yard dash and beat him.
  • He is in the professional Volleyball Hall of Fame
  • He could bench press 500-pounds. Shaq’s best was 450-pounds.
  • He had a 48-inch vertical leap.
  • During an interview, someone once questioned his physical fitness claims. He then did 200-fingertip pushups in a suit and stood up without having broken a sweat.
  • A part of his workout routine was doing 100 sit-ups with a 50-pound weight on his chest.
  • Quote from former NBA player Johnny Kerr: “Once Wilt got upset and dunked on me so hard the ball went through the rim and broke my toe.”

One final story, as told by legendary coach Larry Brown:

“I was at a Lakers open gym in the mid-80’s. Wilt was approaching 50-years of age at this time. Wilt’s team was winning and Magic Johnson began calling chintzy fouls, even calling a goal tending on Wilt at one point. Finally, Wilt got angry and said, ‘There will be no more layups against my team.’ And guess what? There wasn’t.’ I was there. I saw it.”

So, Wilt at #26? Ridiculous.

Here are a few more examples of the list’s stupidity:

Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas at #8 and #9, respectively. For those who don’t know, they’re both gymnasts. Don’t get me wrong, great athletes. But ahead of Magic Johnson, Pele, Wilt and others? W-h-u-u-u-t?

Stephen Curry is at #28, one spot ahead of LeBron James at #29. Anyone who agrees with this is a fool, a jackass and should be pummeled about the head and shoulders with a crescent wrench.

Emmitt Smith sits at #19 and Jim Brown is at #30. Excuse me while I go lay down for a few minutes.

OK, I’m back.

David Robinson (#46) is 4-spots ahead of Tim Duncan (#50). This is wildly inaccurate, also ludicrous.

Before I write this next sentence I need to take a really deep breath, because it has to be a joke. It has to be. Ladies and gentlemen, Bill Russell is at #36, behind Herschel Walker. Sweet Jesus.

Shaquille O’Neal at #16? Negatory. Way too high. Remember kids, that’s 20-spots ahead of Bill Russell.

Larry Fitzgerald is at #42. Listen, Lars is a really good receiver, but he should not be in the Top 200 on a Greatest Black Athletes list. Just a mind-boggling choice.

Usain Bolt at #14 is too low. Bolt won the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 events in 3-straight Olympic Games. ‘Nuff said.

Tiger Woods is not listed in the top 50. As mentioned before, Larry Fitzgerald is at#46. This alone should render the list meaningless.

Barry Bonds, noted steroid abuser and he of the bulbous head, is on the list.

Jerry Rice at #10. Don’t think so.

So to review, the list is wildly inaccurate and apparently made by millennials who don’t understand sports, athletes or life in general.

Note: Can’t wait to see the Top 50 White Athletes of All-Time list!

A girls softball team from Virginia paid a steep price for a lesson about social media: After a victory, think twice about gloating over your opponent on their home turf — especially if the chosen method of gloating is posting a photo on social media of six teammates flipping the bird under the caption, “watch out host.”

The 12-to-14-year-olds who make up the Atlee junior league softball team from Mechanicsville, Va., were disqualified Saturday from the nationally televised championship game at the Junior League World Series in Kirkland, Wash., after one team member posted that photo on her Snapchat account before their game Friday. The team apologized Saturday, even asking for an investigation into the game, but it was too late to repair the damage the image had caused.

Little League spokesman Kevin Fountain called the post “inappropriate” in a statement to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, explaining that it violated the league’s “policies regarding unsportsmanlike conduct.”

The disqualification didn’t sit well with the Atlee team manager, Scott Currie, who found out about the photo Friday evening after the team’s 1-0 win. Currie immediately reprimanded the players who were involved, before demanding they delete the post and apologize in person to their rivals.
“It’s a travesty for these girls,” Currie told the Times-Dispatch on Saturday. “Yes, they screwed up, but I don’t think the punishment fit the crime.”

Yes, I have an opinion on this “controversy”, and it’s pretty straightforward – I agree with the decision to disqualify this team 100%. I’ve spoken at length about my feelings on running up the score and showing bad sportsmanship, and nothing has changed although it seems I’m becoming more and more in the minority.

If you research this story online, you’ll find that a lot of people upset about it, especially because the entire team was disqualified when only six girls were in the photo. Newsflash: In sports, you are a TEAM. Many times, when even one players makes a mistake, everybody pays for it.

And in its own way, that’s a beautiful thing. It’s a life lesson, something to use forever and hopefully pass on to your own children one day. Don’t simply think about yourself, think about your friends, your family, your team.

Hell, do you now what one of the worst punishments I can hand out as a coach is? It’s when one player makes a mistake, and I make him stand there and watch everybody else run. Is that fair? Perhaps not, but neither is life.

Oh, and again, it just might help you remember that your actions can affect everyone around you.

As anyone who’s ever played for me will tell you, I believe what these girls did was a bush league move. It was classless and wrong. And I don’t care what the other team was doing during the game to possibly provoke them either, that’s irrelevant. So is how many hours they put in or how hard they worked to get there. They threw all that away with one ignorant decision.

And hey, Coach Currie, you shouldn’t be upset. This was largely your fault. Coaching is much more than teaching how to hit, field, tackle or shoot free throws. It’s teaching what’s right and what’s wrong.

Had you done your job your team would’ve known better, and by defending them you’ve made the problem worse.

Coach, listen up. Back when I was in high school I was playing in a basketball game. I’d committed a dumb foul and followed it up by receiving a technical foul. That night after the game I went to my Uncle Myrl’s house, a man I had great respect for, to visit my cousins. As I walked by him in the kitchen where he was sitting reading  the newspaper, we had the following conversation:

“Dave, you know what’s worse than making an ass of yourself?”

“Uh, no.”

“Making an ass out of yourself twice.”

Still true today, coach.

 

And so I did, and so we shall. The photo was taken as a home run ball landed atop the Green Monster in Fenway Park, the wall in left field. Let’s take a look. First off, the guy on the top, far left, is clearly getting manhandled by the wifey. Looks as if he just took a savage elbow to the ribs. The man in the middle also looks like he’s a little intimidated by the woman. Man up, man. Finally we have the three guys on the far right, two of which look a little skittish and one who is exhibiting unbridled joy. Now to the bottom, L to R. We start off with a poor kid who’s looking up at his brother, who already has one ball, apparently getting ready to catch another. This kid is in for a miserable ride home. At the middle bottom we have a scene that is literally indescribable. What in the holy hell is that guy doing? Beside him is a lady who has made the unfortunate choice to attempt the catch in her hat. Not gonna happen. However, her embarrassment will be greatly overshadowed by that of her husband, who sits cowering under her. Pathetic really. Thoughts?

So noted murderer Ray Lewis (allegedly) has stepped up to give his valuable life advice to Colin Kaepernick, the player who exercised his right as an American to not stand up during the National Anthem last football season and hence cannot find another job in the NFL. It seems that Ray-Ray took it upon himself to perform a video selfie directed at Kaepernick, and I must say it is gold, Jerry. GOLD! Here’s a link to the video if you’d like to watch it. However, if you’d rather not I’ll break it down for you . . .

0:00 – 0:11: “How crazy is I’m just leaving set at Fox and I’m getting all these texts and stuff about all this Colin Kaepernick stuff and all this stuff?”

As usual, Ray begins with questionable grammar, leaving out important prepositions like “at” and repeating simple terms such as “stuff.” Oh, and of course we can hear the ass-kisser in the car laughing hysterically at everything he’s saying.

0:11: “Let me explain something to you. I’m gonna keep it real simple with this.” 

This is right out of Ray’s playbook, treating his listeners like dummies, because in order to explain it so we can understand it he has to keep it simple. Wouldn’t want Ray-Ray talking over our heads, now would we?

0:30: “Kap, I pray for you more than you can ever imagine. Your name is in my Bible!”

Wait. What? I’ve read the Bible a few times, once for a class in college, and not once do I recall seeing the words, “Colin Kaepernick.” Then again, Ray is on such good terms with God (he/she allegedly got him out of a murder after all), that perhaps he/she let Ray make some modifications.

0:35: “My brother, everyone else can speak for you but until you speak for yourself and demand what you want to do with your life, it’s totally on you. It’s crazy that you always see people trying to respond.

Uh, OK? He lost me with that last part. And the only crazy person responding is Ray Lewis.

1:00: “I’ve made mistakes in my life. But I promise you if you look at my track record, I’ve never made the same mistake twice.”

Ah, now it’s all about Ray because we knew it would be. And the families of Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting might disagree with the whole “never made the same mistake twice” thing.

1:15: “I’m in the streets everyday. EVERYDAY. So while people talking ‘What’s with this?’ and ‘Why Ray say this?’ and ‘Why Ray say that?’ Ray ain’t saying nothing!”

Boom! Ray is now talking in the third person, another personal trademark. And what does he mean about being in the streets? Maybe he means his driveway, like this one in front of one of his houses:

However, I do agree with him when he says he isn’t saying anything.

1:30: “And that’s why I take each and every one of these kids. And that’s why I take them away from their environments and give them something else to see in life. And that’s why I played the way I played.”

Do the police know Ray Lewis has gone from killing people (allegedly) to stealing children? And what does all this have to do with the way he played?

1:50 – “What you do off the field, don’t let too many people know.”

Finally, Ray Lewis gives out some useful information based on his own personal experience and history. Good Lord.

Seriously, Ray Lewis has to be the most unself-aware human being on planet Earth. Dude lied his way out of a double-murder (allegedly), got a jury to believe he lost the blood-splattered suit he was wearing the night those two men were stabbed to death, has 6-kids by 4-women and still claims to be a Man of God and the counselor to all the poor souls who need his advice.

I can’t believe Fox Sports still employs this clown.

Note: If you need a refresher on the whole Ray Lewis murder thing, here ya go:

Listen, I know what everyone is saying. McGregor’s not a boxer, he won’t lay a glove on Mayweather, this fight is a joke, that anyone who buys it is a sucker and a fool. Well, call me a fool because I’m fascinated as hell by it. Here’s my take . . .

First of all, I know there’s a chance the fight will go 12-rounds, Mayweather will dominate (he never knocks anyone out anyway), McGregor won’t touch him, and it will all be a disgusting borefest.

However, just imagine with me for a minute. What if maybe, just maybe, one of the following developments occur?

  • What if McGregor sneaks a punch in and “breaks Mayweather’s face” like he says he will? Mayweather is a punk. He’s hit women and is unapologetic about it. How satisfying would that be to witness? The answer is very.
  • What if, and this is much more likely according to the “experts”, Mayweather destroys McGregor, just toying with him before eventually knocking him out? That would be pretty cool as well, since McGregor has about the biggest mouth since Chad Ochocinco. Wouldn’t love it, wouldn’t hate it.
  • Here’s my favorite possibility, and may I just say God please let this happen. Imagine if you will that it’s the 5th or 6th round, McGregor is just getting his shit handed to him as Mayweather taunts and toys with him. And then it happens – McGregor suddenly goes all MMA on his ass, connecting with a roundhouse kick and taking Mayweather down in a Rear Naked Choke or Reverse Armbar as the world watches in a combination of horror and unadulterated joy. Listen, I know there’s a miniscule chance it will happen and there will be a stipulation in the contract that if he does he’ll forfeit his earnings, but wouldn’t he more than make it back through publicity and future endorsements? Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?

So I ask you. Wouldn’t it be worth the price of the fight to see one of these things happen? Yes. Yes it would.

I’m in, baby.

You realize Joey Chestnut is the hotdog eating champion, right? RIGHT? What’s next, comparing Tom Brady to the Rock Paper Scissors champion? Good God. ESPN is a joke.

Sometimes people just want to change because they believe change is good. Or perhaps, in this case, they want to sell more college sports hats and sweatshirts and whatnot. Anywho, UNLV, who heretofore had a perfectly good logo, decided to commission a new one. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Here’s the old logo:

Pretty straightforward, amirite? Nice bold letters and a bro with a hat and really big mustache underneath. They’ve replaced that logo with this. Behold, the new logo:

I swear to God I had to look at that for 10-minutes before I saw the guy with the mustache. And once I saw it I could’ve sworn his ear was exploding. And is his chin on a pillow? Or a bobsled? Oh, and a lot of people are saying they see a space frog. I’m so confused. Change? Not necessarily good.

So Markelle Fultz was drafted in the #1 spot last night by the Philadelphia 76ers, and all the talking heads were blathering on about the fact that his college team, the Washington Huskies, only won 9-games last year. Sure, that’s a concern, but nobody mentioned the other elephant in the room – Markelle Fultz wears two watches. Man, that’s such an outrageous move I’m not sure what to think. Who needs two watches? That’s just insane, man. Makes me question his judgement and, dare I say, his intelligence. Take a gander.

Makes no sense on any level. However, he redeemed himself somewhat with these sweet shoes that are made from, wait for it . . . basketballs. Atta boy Markelle.

Larry Bird was incredible. He hit shots unseen by anyone prior to his existence. One night he dropped 60 on the Atlanta Hawks and even their bench was impressed. Watch, children, and be amazed.

In the recent NBA Finals won by the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland’s starters outscored Golden State’s by 19. However, Golden State’s bench outscored Cleveland’s by 53.