I can really appreciate this because this is 100% something I would do if I ever got married. The SportsCenter/draft day music, the matchups, the well written script made this epic. Tiny criticism however–why go this far and read the voice over like a first grader reading to his class? Throw some enthusiasm in there and read it like Ron Jaworski. Better yet get Jaws to read it for you! This is what I’m talking about:
ESPN: Pessimistic about his chances of re-signing Darrelle Revis before he becomes a free agent next year, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is open to trading the star cornerback, a person familiar with Johnson’s thinking said Wednesday night. Revis’ contract will void after the 2013 season, and there is a clause in the deal that prohibits the Jets from using the franchise tag. If they don’t sign Revis to an extension, the Jets could lose him as a free agent. The fact that Revis is just three months removed from major knee surgery complicates the matter. There also are salary-cap ramifications that could hinder a potential trade. Johnson has “no confidence” in the Jets’ ability to re-sign Revis, the person familiar with his thinking said. Despite the knee injury, he could seek more than $16 million per year, which could be prohibitive for the cap-strapped Jets. They’re already $19.4 million over the 2013 salary cap. Revis is due to make $6 million in 2013, including $3 million in base pay and the rest in various bonus money. The Jets could gauge interest around the league, hoping to receive fair-market value for Revis. But that will be difficult, considering the nature of his injury and his steep contract demands. CBSSports.com first reported that Johnson wants to explore a possible trade involving Revis.
Awww, look at that picture of the Honey Badger sitting with Manti Te’o’s girlfriend. I’d say this is right on par for the Jets. Another offseason with Darrelle Revis contract/trade talks and now the news that they are entertaining the thought of Tyrann Mathieu on their roster. Obviously it’s the media putting the Jets under a microscope but out of all the players out there, why the Honey Badger? Kid comes with more baggage than a stripper with a kid and a crack addiction. People like that don’t turn the corner plus is it me or does anyone else think this kid is highly overrated? No school wanted him in college so of course the Jets want him. Out with Tebow and in with the next PR disaster. Also, the Jets didn’t really have a problem with defense so I’d look for help on the other side of the ball. If anything they need a new QB with some weapons to throw to.
How have we not talked about the fact that Rex Ryan still has a job???
Introducing Katharine Webb. Former Miss Alabama, AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, and now frequent visitor of Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit’s spank bank. How awkward and unnecessary was that little break in the action? Don’t get me wrong, showing her cheering in the stands and explaining who she is was fine in my book, but when you go to the lengths these guys did, it gets a little weird. Almost makes you wonder if they forgot they were on air. I guess they needed to do whatever they could to take the focus off of the raping that was occuring on the field.
Side note: By the sound of his voice, it would not surprise me if Brent was unzipped and choking himself with his microphone chord the very next commercial break.
Deadspin: It is confirmed, per Richard Deitsch. ESPN’s newest star, the lady who worked her way from being a ESPN Zone hostess to college football sideline reporter, is getting hitched to the Vikings’ second-year quarterback.
Goddamn it Christian Ponder! Give a man a chance! Sam Steele is on the scene for 2 seconds and you’re balls deep in the her. Next thing you know you’re throwing a ring on her finger and calling her Mrs. Ponder. But you know what, I’m gonna look at this optimistically. One less threat out for me. Sam I still see you and when your boy loses his starting job and you catch him bottoming out in Erin Andrews, don’t say I didn’t tell you so. The guy has Tiger Woods Syndrome written all over his face.
BAYLOR fans didn’t even pick their team over number 1 seeded Kansas State, yet 5-year old Braden Pape knew goddamn well that K-State was gonna blow it. This little man appeared on ESPN College Gameday Saturday morning and boldly predicted this upset in front of Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, and Kirk Herbstreit. All three analysis laughed at the kid when he made the pick and Corso gave his smug “not so fast” remark but Braden just sat their and smiled as if he knew something we all didn’t. And apparently he did. And if you think Little B was just picking teams based on colors, think again. He had stats and info to back up every pick. ESPN, get this kid a job!
Clip below is not the Baylor pick, but Lee Corso also calls the kid a midget.
ESPN: The Rockets intend to fine rookie Royce White for every day he remains away from the team or does not attend sessions with a therapist arranged by the team, according to a report by the Houston Chronicle. White, the 16th pick in June’s draft, has remained absent from the team in a dispute over how the Rockets are helping him confront his anxiety disorder. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander on Tuesday said that there were “internal repercussions” for White missing practices and games. The Rockets have arranged for White to be treated by Dr. Aaron Fink of Baylor College of Medicine, but White has not attended those sessions, according to the Chronicle. White reportedly has expressed concerns to Fink that the problem between himself and the Rockets is about “support” rather than anxiety. “In hindsight, perhaps it was not a good idea to be open and honest about my anxiety disorder — due to the current situations at hand that involve the nature of actions from the Houston Rockets,” White said in a statement released by his publicist Tuesday night. “As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress, but since [the] preseason, the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship.” The 6-foot-8 White made a deal with the team to travel by bus to some games this season, so he could confront his fear of flying and obsessive compulsive disorder over the long term. He flew with the team to its season opener in Detroit, then traveled by bus to games at Atlanta and Memphis. White, who has yet to play in a game, did not attend Monday’s game against Miami, Tuesday’s practice or Wednesday’s game with New Orleans. He says on his Twitter account that the Rockets have been “inconsistent” in helping him. The Rockets have no plans to trade or release White, according to the Chronicle.
And this folks, is exactly why you don’t take a chance on an OCD, anxiety-filled first round draft pick. Royce White couldn’t even sit with his own family during the draft and has heart palpitations at just the thought of getting on a plane. But let’s take a chance on him and maybe all of that will go away by the time the season starts. Nope. And it’s only going to get worse. If all this negative media attention doesn’t put Royce in a coma, he at least will have a complete meltdown if he hasn’t already. Hey Royce, you think anyone LIKES flying?! Do what the rest of us do; chase a couple Xanax with a stiff drink and get to where you need to go. And as for the Rockets, you knew what you were getting yourselves into when you picked the guy who was curled up in the corner of a dark closet watching the draft. You took a gamble and you lost…on to the next!