So I’ve decided to start blogging again. One of my ideas was to “review” or give my opinions of Sports Illustrateds or ESPN the Magazines I get. Here goes nothing.
1–Busy NBA trade deadline. 11 trades, 14 draft picks, 43 players. The Celtics had 3 players involved. They gave up forward Tayshaun Prince who scored 76 points in 9 games, to the Pistons. They received forwards Jonas Jerekbo and Luigi Datome who have 28 rebounds since joining the team. They also got Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns. He already is helping out as a guard and has scored 120 points.
2–Malcolm Butler. After his game-clinching, Super Bowl-winning interception, Butler knew his life was going to change. He’s gotten Jamie Foxx’s number, court side Celtics’ tickets, a parade, and Tom Brady gave him his MVP truck. I can only imagine how great next season will be for him.
3–In soccer news, U.S.A and Everton goalie Tim Howard explained that taking a year off “was 100% family-oriented.”
4–The NFL Combine always clears some things up about the draft and complicates others. Jameis Winston is not the clear-cut #1 pick. Tampa Bay may just being trying to get a lot for their pick. Bryce Petty of Baylor could be interesting as #3 quarterback picked after Winston and Marcus Mariota. Miami tackle Ereck Flowers led with 37 reps on the bench press and that almost guarantees him as a first rounder. Kevin White, West Virginia WR, ran a 4.35-second 40-yard dash and he might be the first receiver taken. Missouri D-end Shane Ray could be a sleeper Number 2 pick if Tennessee doesn’t pick Mariota.