Reports are circulating that Jon Gruden is looking/considering getting back into the coaching game. According to ProFootballTalk he is quoted as saying “I’ve met with several people — I won’t deny that, just about every year I talk about coming back to coach. I’m not in here every day at 4:30 or 4:00 in the morning watching pinball, you know? I’m preparing myself to come back. I am. Every day. I’m preparing to come back.”This doesnt really give clarity to what his future plans are or if he has been trying to get back in the league for years perhaps but hasnt able to attract the attention of any coaching staffs?. If i am a football owner or gm and I see these reports coming out I am immediately contacting J. Grud. All of this press/media shit he has done the last couple of years has literally just been building him up for a coaching comeback. His”Gruden Grinders” let everyone know that he has that eye for a player that will work hard and grind his way to a starting spot. Recruiting coordinator. Check. He does his QB camps where he literally spends hours going over game film of on-the-come-up qb’s and then has the opportunity to talk and critique these young up-and-coming quarterbacks. Basically, build a rapport with these quarterbacks and telling them how to be successful. QB coach/ QB recruiter. Check. I mean this man has already been a head coach for 2 teams and brought back a USper Bowl Championship so i think we can safely assume he has somewhat of an idea on how to run a successful team but these post-coaching activities still can serve as a great tool to assist an already intimdiating coach. Im just here giving a stay woke alert (h/t Caleb Pressley of Young & Happy of Barstool Sports) that everyone should look to Jon Gruden being the next hot commodity in the NFL. AND THEN THERES COLLEGE. This man can give Saban And Urban Meyer a run for their money with 2 years of control of his own team. Throw him down there in FAU and bump Lane to his assistant. Maybe its bound to end like his tenure at Bama but maybe, just maybe, they unite to form the ultimate coaching duo and go on to lead FAU to multiple national championships and being the recruiting powerhouse they could be. Maybe a trip back to the rising Oakland Raiders? I can only hope. Who knows?I sure as hell dont but im just ready for the future. -( . )
With the crushing loss in this year’s NBA finals, it seems only fitting that the Cavaliers would go out immediately after and look to add another superstar like Paul George or Jimmy Butler. If they are going to be able to compete with them next year they are going to have to do exactly what they did and stack that lineup with as many threats as possible. Right now the Cavaliers are pretty lackluster in comparison to the Warriors when you see KD, Curry, Klay, Draymond, and Iggy I guess. So for them to add a threat, hopefully Butler rather than Paul George, would enable them to actually win more than one measly fucking game in the NBA finals. As good as Lebron is, and I believe he is one of the top 5 players to ever play the game already, he cannot carry a team in the league in today’s day and age. No one can. Curry has always had help. The Spurs are the Spurs. Dirk had help and as did Kobe. Its just the way it goes, and yes they have Kyrie Irving but Kevin Love is washed up and a wildly inconsistent shooter to consider one of your “Big 3”. So you’re left with JR who seems to show up when he wants to and I cant help but root for you regardless and Tristan Thompson. Thompson can be an absolute beast down low so as a big man I dont mind him at the 5. With all of these thoughts swirling I can’t stop myself from picturing the scoring frenzy that could occur with a starting lineup of; Kyrie Irving, JR Smith, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James, and Tristan Thompson…damn. Maybe over/under for round 4 in the 2018 NBA Finals of 280? 285? It could be very interesting to see how the Cavaliers make their trades but I know K Love is gone and a can’t help but hope the door hits him on the way out. Hopefully next they can work on not having fucking Deron Williams and Richard Jefferson out there in the 4th quarter of a game 5, win or go home game. Just a crazy fucking thought I had. This could be the super team that LeBron needs to finally win another title because as we all know and as he stated he’s never really played for a super team, not even in Miami! I know! I thought that was a superteam too but apparently not. Not even Cleveland was considered one. Now I hate the Warriors even more for inventing the damn super teams! But now King James can make a run and finally get back the title, there is hope in this world. I don’t know about you but I’m fired up to see what next for the NBA. -( . )
Source– Want to get out of your final exam? Ask Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That’s what a student named Peyton Meyer of Janesville, Iowa, did, and Rodgers obliged. The class made a deal with its teacher, Laura Roberts, who is a Rodgers fan, that a retweet from the quarterback would cancel the final in a sports literature class made up of high school juniors and seniors in the Janesville Consolidated School District.
“We were talking about the news in sports like we do every day, and she mentioned that a student at another school tweeted at Kobe Bryant. Meyer told ESPN. “We asked if we could do the same, and we know she loves Aaron, so that’s why we picked him.”
A high school senior in Indiana got Bryant to retweet his request Thursday, getting his class out of a final exam.
Another great product of the internet and twitter is apparently the ability to effect kid’s grades in school. Pretty sure this is a bad image for the school and the education system there if a teacher is willing to cancel a final exam because an athlete retweeted a tweet but as a Green Bay fan and a mediocre student I appreciate the hell out of this lady. She is such a big Rodgers fan that she agreed to cancel a final exam if the class could get a retweet which is incredible. And Rodgers, being the beast that he is, decided to bless the kids and give a shoutout to cancel their final. Though this is just a bullshit high school Sports Literature course so I’m sure the final would have been mostly common sense and general knowledge anyways, pretty great on these kids that they dont even have to think about it though. Sidenote: Interesting precedent this sets as to where this stops. It’s up to the teachers (the smart ones) to put an end to this before people start expecting to get things that they want based on responses from social media. These kids snuck away with on an enamored fan/teacher but if this catches on I have no hope for America. -( . )
Source– LaVar Ball says he wouldn’t seek any advice for his son Lonzo Ball, a top NBA draft prospect, from retired Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant.
“I don’t need no advice from Kobe Bryant,” LaVar Ball said Thursday on the Keyshawn, Jorge and LZ Show on ESPN Radio 710 LA. “I don’t need advice from Kobe Bryant. Zo’s got to play his game.
“If they’re at practice and he sees something and Lonzo listens to him or whatever, he’s good. … But it’s just not, ‘OK, I’m talking to Kobe, so now I’m going to be good.’ If Kobe sees something that Zo is doing, then go from there. But I’m not trying to pattern after nobody.”
This guy never ceases to amaze me. I think he might actually believe that he IS Lonzo. That HE is the one getting drafted and HE is the one that will be crushing it in the NBA. There’s no other explanation for how much he is sabotaging his son’s career. He says he doesn’t need help from Kobe Bryant but he may need help from an English tutor cause he can’t even speak properly. On top of that, I can’t believe he answered this question in the first person! Of course you don’t need help from Kobe, you’re a washed up college basketball player out here thinking of outlandish ways to stay in the eye of the media. But maybe your son would enjoy a talk from the one of the greatest to play the game before he enters into the league.
This guy needs to back the fuck off and let his son do his thing. He lost him a shoe deal from every major label and is just adding baggage for whichever team decides to draft him. I was completely indifferent to Lonzo prior to his Dad coming on the scene but with all of this bullshit he spews to get people to look at him is ridiculous. It’s not right but he is making me hate Lonzo and I have no reason to hate him. He is a great player that didn’t have enough support at UCLA and can do really well in the league, IF his Dad finds some common sense and just sits down and shuts the fuck up. -( . )