The NFL doesn’t even have to play football games to spark excitement. All it has to do is announce that it is going to play football games. The schedule reveal was a hit. It always is. Things got real last night when we found out who is playing whom, when and where. I’ll have plenty of time to highlight some of those shiny matchups. For now just consider that the schedule includes 14 playoff matchups from last season, the most in league history. We even get a SB rematch as the Chiefs host the Eagles in Week Eleven.
Didn’t you always think the Sixers and Celtics were headed for a Game Seven?
And didn’t you always think the Suns would set? Some things never change.
The Lakers had better hope they close out the Dubs tonight in Game Six. They don’t want to go back to the Bay.
I think we all got numbed to Tom Brady’s career stats before he retired “for good” last February after 23 seasons. Almost 90,000 passing yards. Ten Super Bowl appearances. Seven SB wins. Forty-eight playoff games, including 35 wins. No wonder Patriots owner Robert Kraft is throwing a party for Brady at the team’s home opener. And Brady has some free time, since he’s not going to start his broadcast career with Fox until 2024.
Brett Favre has dropped his defamation lawsuit against sports commentator Pat McAfee. Favre wasn’t going to win anyway. McAfee was well within his rights when he went after Favre for allegedly siphoning off Mississippi welfare money to fund personal pet projects. Favre still has defamation suits pending against broadcaster Shannon Sharpe and Mississippi Auditor Shad White. He won’t win those, either.
Drip, drip, drip. There always seems to be new and concerning information regarding former Georgia defensive tackle and new Eagle draft choice Jalen Carter. We found out Thursday that Carter was driving with a suspended license on January 15 when he was involved in a a drag racing crash that resulted in two deaths.
Looking for a fresh and exciting career in sports? Establish anonymous tip hotlines through which athletes and coaches can report suspicious gambling activity. A firm named U.S. Integrity has done exactly that. These recent incidents in both college and professional sports have been alarming.