3 Takeaways from the 2019 NBA offseason

By |2019-07-23T12:19:00-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Blogs|Tags: , , |

Up until now, the 2019 NBA offseason has been one to remember. Just to recap, AD Joins LeBron in LA, KD, and Kyrie Irving pair up in Brooklyn, Kawhi Leonard, and Paul George teams up in LA as well. Lastly, Russell Westbrook reunites with James Harden down in Houston in a trade sending guard Chris Paul to OKC. I do not believe that CP3 will be there for long in that sort of rebuilding stage. There has been trade talk mentioned. but no action has followed yet. With that being said here are 3 takeaways from the 2019 NBA offseason. Number [...]

Robot Umpires Debut in Professional Baseball

By |2019-07-11T15:34:34-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

A computer is now being used to rule balls and strikes in professional baseball, The independent Atlantic League debuted a computer that works in tandem with a human umpire to make calls during the game. A computer system using a Doppler radar relays information about a pitch to an umpire wearing an earpiece. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZyZr1yHCOM The technology did not appear to have any delay. However, the players took notice. "One time I already had caught the ball back from the catcher, and he signaled strike," said pitcher Daryl Thompson. The human umpires can overrule the computer. While the kinks may still be [...]

[WATCH] Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s INSANE Home Run Derby Performance

By |2019-07-09T15:21:44-05:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. absolutely torched dingers all night at the 2019 Home Run Derby. The 20-year-old ended up hitting 91 home runs in total, including a record-setting 29 in a single round. However, the impressive performance wasn't enough for a win. Pete Alonso outlasted him and took the win. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnVE67Ea9sk "I gave it all I had," Guerrero said. “I just feel proud of hitting 91 home runs."   Source - Intern Reece

Chief’s Tyreek Hill Met with NFL for 8 Hours

By |2019-06-27T15:10:16-05:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Kansas City Chief's star player Tyreek Hill met with the NFL for eight hours. Hill is currently being investigated for child abuse, battery, and neglect. The investigation began in March after Hill's 3-year-old son suffered a broken arm. https://www.instagram.com/p/BsDxgHqBW7c/ The pro-bowler is facing suspension under the personal conduct policy of the NFL.   Source - Intern Reece

Maurice Jones-Drew Ranks Dalvin Cook Among the Top 10 Running Backs in the NFL

By |2019-06-20T14:44:07-05:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , |

Although Dalvin Cook has had an injury prone start to his career, he's shown his potential when he's healthy. Cook was injured in week 4 of the 2017 season, and that injury prevented him from being a full-time starter in 2018. However, a lot of experts agree that Cook could be one of the best running backs in the NFL. Maurice Jones-Drew recently ranked all 32 starting running backs in the NFL. Here is what he had to say: The hiring of Gary Kubiak in Minnesota bodes well for Cook. Throughout the years, Kubiak has turned unheralded backs into 1,000-yard rushers, [...]

Kevin Durant to Miss Entire 2019-2020 Season

By |2019-06-13T14:56:20-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

After rupturing his Achilles tendon, Warrior's star player Kevin Durant is expected to miss all of next season. https://www.instagram.com/p/Byn0c6NjoQq/ The superstar announced the extent of his injury on Instagram earlier today. Despite this injury, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Nets and Knicks are interested in the soon-to-be free agent. Source - Intern Reece

Raptor’s Take the First Game of the NBA Finals

By |2019-05-31T14:49:55-05:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

Pascal Siakam carried the Raptors over the Warriors 118-109 in the first game of the NBA finals, putting up 32 points. Kawhi Leonard also had an impressive day, putting up 23 points. Steph Curry led the Warriors with 34 points, but it wasn't enough to seal the deal. Toronto is now up 1-0 over the defending champions. Check out game two this Sunday at 7 p.m. CST. https://www.instagram.com/p/ByB8Q54nTGq/ Source - Intern Reece

Vikings Hire Nate Kaeding to Help Kick Special Teams Into Shape

By |2019-05-31T14:29:54-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Blogs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

After several seasons of kicking woes and disappointment from head coach Mike Zimmer, the Vikings have decided to finally make moves in the right direction. Despite Mike Priefer turning down the Vikings' latest offer in favor of joining the Browns, the Vikings have made an interesting hire that should provide some relief to the kicking curse the Vikings have felt since the late 1990s. The Vikings hired Nate Kaeding, the former kicker for the Chargers and Dolphins, as a kicking consultant. Kaeding is known for his regular season kicking percentage of 86.2%, which puts him at ninth in all-time kicking percentages. [...]

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