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  • We don’t need more throwback jerseys, we need THROWBACK LOOKS
    by James Dator on August 11, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Giant shorts, tiny shorts, and everything in between. Everyone in the NBA is all in a tizzy about throwback jerseys, and it makes absolute sense. Why wouldn’t a capitalist entity dust off some old designs, re-market them and have legions of fans re-buy apparel? There’s a delightful Scrooge McDuck quality to it all. The Pistons are bringing back their mid-90s teal, Golden State is paying homage to the “Run TMC” era Warriors, and on Thursday the Bucks unveiled their “classic” look […]

  • Bill Russell is third athlete to have number retired league-wide
    by Ricky O’Donnell on August 11, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images For as long as the NBA exists, Bill Russell’s No. 6 will never be issued to a new player again. The NBA is retiring Bill Russell’s No. 6 league-wide starting with the 2022-23 season. Russell passed away last month at 88 years old. Players who currently wear No. 6 will be allowed to keep doing so, but the league won’t issue No. 6 to anyone else ever again. In addition to retiring Russell’s number league-wide, all NBA teams will also […]

  • The Browns are looking at Jimmy Garoppolo. Does that make sense?
    by James Dator on August 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images Another QB trade could be in Cleveland’s future, but that doesn’t mean it’s smart. The Browns are already on the verge of having the wildest offseasons in memory at quarterback, and now it appears they’re getting closer to cementing that title. There’s talk the Browns could make a move to trade for Jimmy Garoppolo, should the NFL increase Deshaun Watson’s suspension, according to a report from Cleveland.com. Watson […]

  • The Ravens are the greatest preseason team in the NFL and nobody is close
    by James Dator on August 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images This is the NFL’s most pointless win streak. The Ravens are the unquestioned champions of the NFL’s most pointless time. Now sitting at 20-0 in the preseason, Baltimore has surpassed the longest preseason winning streak in NFL history — held by the Green Bay Packers from 1959-62. Heading into tonight’s preseason opener vs. the Titans, the Ravens have won 20 straight preseason games dating back to 2016. Their 20-game win steak has surpassed […]

  • When Randy Savage taught the world it’s okay for Macho Men to cry
    by James Dator on August 11, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    Macho Man wasn’t afraid to be vulnerable in 1992. A clip of Randy “Macho Man” Savage on The Arsenio Hall show in 1992 is going viral for all the right reasons. Macho Man had an incredible answer when asked “Have you ever cried?” pic.twitter.com/A969i2aHAR— SPENCE, TODD (@Todd_Spence) August 10, 2022 Hall: Your middle name is “Macho,” but I’m wondering if you ever cried. Has Macho Man ever cried? Savage: Yeah, uh huh, it’s okay for macho men to show every emotion […]

  • FIFA just realized they messed up the World Cup schedule
    by James Dator on August 10, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Whoooops. The entire lead up to the World Cup in Qatar has been the hottest of messes, and that now includes botching the first game of the tournament. On Wednesday it was announced that the first game of the tournament is on the verge of being moved to a day earlier, kicking off on Sunday, November 20 in order for Qatar vs. Ecuador to be the first official game. Up to this point it had planned to be Netherlands vs. Senegal. This might seem like a fairly […]

  • Kevin Durant views Celtics as ‘desired landing spot’ in trade, per report
    by Ricky O’Donnell on August 10, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Photo by Elsa/Getty Images KD reportedly hopes he now lands in Boston. Kevin Durant’s trade request has been stuck in neutral ever since the superstar forward asked out of the Brooklyn Nets hours before NBA free agency opened on June 30. The Nets have understandably asked for a massive haul of players and draft picks in return for Durant, who is about to start a new four-year contract extension this season. Almost six weeks after his trade request, there has been very little momentum […]

  • Aidan Hutchinson’s ‘Billie Jean’ karaoke on ‘Hard Knocks’ was so good a teammate ripped off his clothes
    by James Dator on August 10, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    The best “Hard Knocks” moment came early this year. There’s a whole conversation we need to have about the Lions becoming a franchise worthy of envy, because that’s its own whole conversation. For now we can just focus on one moment from Tuesday night’s debut of Hard Knocks, specifically Aidan Hutchinson — who took part in some rookie embarrassment when he was asked to sing in front of the entire team. I’m no Simon Cowell, but this actually isn’t terrible. I mean, it’s not […]