the 2020 Espy awards started off with a powerful message
These awards were different this year -- instead of honoring the best team, best player, etc. they honored those who are doing things for other people off the field, something we all kind of need right now. Seattle Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson was joined by Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird to remotely host this event, and they started things off with a message that everyone should watch.
brett favre says kaepernick will be known as a hero, like pat tILLMAN
In an interview with TMZ Sports, retired Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre compared Colin Kaepernick and Pat Tillman, calling them both heroes. Favre went on to state that Kaepernick deserves another chance to play in the NFL.
I'm on the fence about this, just because I disagree with using Tilman's name as a way to prove anyone's point. Tilman's wife Marie, stated a few years ago that he would not have wanted that, so I think it's best to respect it. However, I can see the similarity there -- both chose to give up professional sports careers that they loved for something they felt was more important, and that, in itself, is admirable. The people who just choose to see that he was "inappropriately kneeling" or "disrespecting the flag" won't see it that way. Kaepernick is a hero, whether those people like it or not.
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deandre hopkins thinks he's the best wr in the nfl
New Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins wasn't quiet about how he thinks he stacks up against the top receivers in the NFL. Hopkins mentioned that if he played with a top quarterback like Drew Brees (he also mentioned Matt Ryan, but we all know how I feel on that front), his numbers would be much higher.
Any top receiver with a top quarterback will obviously get more production as a whole. Any quarterback without a top WR won't have as good numbers. Both can be true.
But, Hopkins isn't wrong here. With his new quarterback Kyler Murray set to be the next young guy to have a monster sophomore year, I'm willing to bet Hopkins' numbers tick onwards and upwards.
Carlos hyde signs with seahawks
Veteran running back Carlos Hyde agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks last week, and the team made it official on Thursday.
Hyde will join Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny -- not a bad bunch for Russell Wilson.
panthers sign cornerback eli apple
The Carolina Panthers and cornerback Eli Apple agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday. The former New Orleans Saint will stay in the division.
jadeveon clowney turned down offer from browns
The Cleveland Browns put the biggest offer down for current free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. He then, promptly, turned it down on Wednesday.
But seriously, what is this dude waiting for? I'm all for players holding onto themselves, and going after what they think they're worth, but it's getting down to the wire here.
pa Governor gives all-clear for training camps
The Philadelphia Eagles (and I guess the Steelers too) should be able to hold training camp, as Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf mentioned on Wednesday.
One of my favorite phrases to use, "BARRING A SETBACK," is useful here.
Teams will be expected to adhere to all safety protocols, of course, and no fans or spectators are permitted at this time to watch practices or scrimmages.
We are on the way to having sports, but my fingers are still crossed very tightly.
Russell wilson will co-host the remote espys.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will join WNBA champion Sue Bird and soccer player Megan Rapinoe in hosting the 2020 ESPYs.
The show will air on June 21st on ESPN, and will be hosted remotely. Instead of its usual athlete highlights, the show will highlight acts of heroism within sports. Something we all need right now.
the dolphins are hoping to score at the drive-in
Ha. Hahahaha. The Miami Dolphins are turing their stadium into a drive-in movie theater. No, really.
There is no open date scheduled as of right now, but this is a great idea since the team can't play yet. Not a bad way to make some cash either. Hard Rock Stadium can hold 230 cars, but my question is -- how do they drive in? Is there an entrance? What?
Ben roethlisberger is officially back
Earlier this week, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shared a video of himself throwing a football again! Miraculous! After missing basically the entire 2019 season, Roethlisberger wanted to show he was back in action, by throwing with his teammates.
Roethlisberger had stated earlier this offseason that he wouldn't shave his beard until he could throw a football again, and then promptly shaved his beard off, once again looking like a giant toddler. All jokes aside, don't sleep on the Steelers this season. It pains me to say it, but it's the truth.
patrick chung signs extension with new england
The New England Patriots and safety Patrick Chung agreed on an extension on Wednesday. The deal is a $3 million deal, where he will be with the team through 2023.
No one really talks about this guy, but like the tweet says, he's reliable as hell. He's also been in the league for forever basically.
saints say taysom hill is the guy after drew brees
Just like I told you all about a month ago, the New Orleans Saints already have their quarterback back-up plan for when current starter and future Hall-of-Famer Drew Brees eventually retires. That guy is Taysom Hill.
Glazer also went on to say that he's a "bigger Lamar Jackson," which for the record I do not agree with at this point in time.
There's a lot of questions on whether, at 30, Hill is really a useable option for the Saints once Brees does call it quits, and why wouldn't he be? I think (and this is purely my speculation, I don't have any 'inside info' on this) the team banked on Brees retiring this past year, and now have to wait another to utilize Hill in his role. In the meantime, he's a playmaker willing to help in any way he can. Winning on both ends.
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