Yep. This is a huge downside to the preseason. Being a Packer's fan myself, I'm just terrified to see Rodgers play any time he doesn't have to. The guy is like a magnet for season-ending injuries, or several week injuries. Either way, it sucks. Isn't it normal for QBs and star players to mostly sit out the preseason? Why isn't that adopted more?
It's really cool to watch these kids play. It's got everything that the professional sports have, just in a more light-hearted way. But yeah, it's also really surprising to see just how disciplined some of the team's are. I wonder what their training regimens look like.
Yeah, I see your point on Eli. I definitely think he has the skill-set to be great. I guess I just haven't paid attention to him enough to think that as confidentially as you do.
I try to think as critical as possible with my opinions on athletes and teams. Its soo easy for media built hype to sway opions, especially in these last 5 years or so. If they catch even a wiff of a trend setter, they're going to promote and skyrocket that athlete's seemingly amazing career to the very top and make bank from the wave. So what ends up happening is a bunch of fans/viewers truly see the athlete as a record breaking super hero. When in reality, they might be almost top-ranked, maybe even sub-par. I guess that's how I see Beckham.
So why don't the Packers make you're list? I find it hard to believe that you would put the Texans ahead of them.
I definitely think the Aikman/Emmitt/Irving is among the greatest, maybe even takes the #1 spot. I may be a little biased, though. I was surrounded by those names growing up in Dallas TX, there was even posters of those guys in my bedroom.
And why didn't the Packers make the list? I would say an easy replacement for the Packers in that list would be the Giants trio. I'm just not impressed by the Giants at all. I think they road the one-handed Beckham catch for way, way too long. Yeah, it was a cool catch.... But other than that, what have they really accomplished that would put them above so many other trios/teams?
The Steelers most definitely deserve to be #1. They have the best dynamic of all (in regards to this specific list). That squad could play blind-folded and not miss a beat.
Steelers, Saints, Pats, Falcons, Chargers, Panthers, Packers, Vikings, Giants and Texans.
I would say:
Steelers, Saints, Pats, Packers, Chargers, Falcons, Texans, Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals.
The Panthers don't even touch the list, for me. If Cam happens to decide to throw the ball, it's most likely a toss to the left/right. Dynamic between the QB and the receiver is virtually non-existent for the Panthers. They haven't really played together long enough to build any type of trust, and Cam just doesn't seem to want to create any.
Finished with the US getting 7 of the top 11 spots. But when it was all said and done, an Italian won. Francesco Molinari. That's the first time that's happened at The Open.
Both Spieth and Tiger had their chances, and both briefly held the lead or were tied for it. But for whatever reason day 3 brought all the low scores and the final day was a lot of misfires for almost everyone. Spieth was probably the most disappointing, shooting +5 on the day.
I could have guessed Tiger wouldn't keep the momentum going for too long, not because he lost the talent, but because any sort of pressure seems to be his perpetual weakness now. But that's pretty surprising about Spieth.
Congrats to Molinari. He played really well.
It's a great one! It's really nice to see Tiger get some good airtime. He's been through the dirt the past few years. Nothing shuts up the media like playing well, especially if you were the champ at one point.
I remember there being a ton of crashes last year too. I also think I heard something about the largest ever crash/pile up from laster year as well.
These guys are crazy. It's already pretty scary getting into a bike crash anyway, but the risk skyrockets when you take into account all the other racers, terrain, weather, etc.
Streak is still alive, with Djokovic beating Nadal to make it to the finals against Anderson. Djokovic is the heavy favorite I have to think.. here's the Nadal/Djokovic highlights as well. Well worth the watch; happened over 2 days:
I'd give the win to Djokovic as well. He's just a beast. And with the way the Wimbledon winner routine is going, I'd say he's got the momentum on his side.
The MLB All-Star game is finally upon us. And while you'd think it would be all about the All-Star game itself, the real action is in the days leading up to it. Fans have already started taking to the streets of Washington D.C. on Friday morning. For one, Playball Park has already kicked off at The Yards. It's basically a day at the park specifically made for families and kids to enjoy educational baseball and/or softball activities.
Next up we have the All-Star Fanfest held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This one is pretty cool. Everyone will have a chance to actually meet the Washington Nationals, get autographs, take photos with the team and win official merchandise.
Now if you're looking for more of a food and drink type time, you can head to the MLB Assembly at The Wharf. This event is having music, art, fashion, and of course, there will be baseball.
The All-Star game is set for Tuesday, but if you're looking to celebrate the Nationals, or even just looking for a fun weekend, looks like you have plenty of choices in the meantime.
Schedule and how to watch the MLB All-Star game weekend:
Sunday, July 15
4 p.m. ET: Futures Game (MLB Network, MLB.com)
Monday, July 16
8 p.m.: Home Run Derby (ESPN, Watch ESPN)
Tuesday, July 17
8 p.m.: MLB All-Star Game (Fox, Fox Sports Go, FuboTV)
Buffalo Bill's, LeSean McCoy has been accused of domestic violence by ex-girlfriend Delicia Cordon. An "unidentified" Instagram user has posted up an image of Cordon with cuts, bruises and blood all over her face. *Warning for graphic image* with this message attached:.
First of all, McCoy has came out with a short statement denying fault and claiming he hasn't had any contact with anyone involved for months: twitter.com/CutonDime25/status/10167184...
Now, I never come up with a conclusion for cases like this without seeing all the facts, but there are a few things in this story that scream false allegations to me.
For one, the Instagram user clearly states that they "kept quiet" about child abuse, dog abuse, and drug usage. But this was the last straw? It's OK for him to abuse a child to them, but he took it too far when he put his hands on an adult?
They chose to post this to social media instead of inform the police. That is a big red flag to me, especially with everything going on lately.
The poster has since posted and said it wasn't even McCoy that did it personally. They said the attack took place during a home invasion, and that they believe McCoy hired the men/man that attacked her. That is NOT a good reason to ruin someones career and potentially put them in prison.
This is the biggest one.... McCoy is suing the woman. This incident happened the night before she was supposed to appear in court for squatting in one of McCoy's homes. He has been trying to have her removed from the home. This one is way, way too big to ignore. Why would he do this the night before the hearing to have her forcibly removed? I just can't see that as a possibility.
This seems way to set up to either allow her to stay in the house and live that lifestyle longer, or perhaps out of anger that McCoy doesn't want to be in a relationship with her, thus cutting off the lifestyle.
Once again, this is not my conclusion. This is all just conversation and opinion. NO ONE should come up with a conclusion either way until all the facts are known.