After the first two days of the NFL’s free agency period, the unusually large safety FA market is pretty picked over. The 2019 safety FA pool got PAID too. Headlining the group is Landon Collins, who left the New York Giants this week for a massive 6-year, $84 million deal with division rivals Washington Redskins, to tie Tyrann Mathieu’s new contract as the most expensive at the position.
Not just in the obvious “missing the playoffs for the first time since his second year in the league off the heels of eight straight Finals appearances” sense, but in a way that completely rattles his legacy to its core.
Once he decided to take his talents down to the prophesized Los Angeles Lakers, the team seemed to instantly rocket to the top of the West, primed to topple even the dynastic Warriors. His true legacy-cementing test, the flick of the wrist for his career, would be conquering the mythical Western Conference as he had done with the East for nearly two decades.(more…)
Last year, Boston dominated Major League Baseball. At the risk of repeating something you’ve already read 100 times, the Red Sox won 108 regular-season games and won 11 of 14 games in three playoff series. The best season in franchise history was accomplished despite a bullpen that was the source of concern throughout the year.
What’s the status of this year’s bullpen and how will it impact the team’s chances of back-to-back World Series titles? Here are some thoughts to answer that broad question.
The bullpen last year was led by Joe Kelly, Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Steven Wright, Bobby Poyner, and closer Craig Kimbrel. While it was definitely the weakest part of the team and was worrisome among the fans of Red Sox Nation, the numbers were surprisingly solid.
No season in college basketball is created equal. Last year’s unpredictable nature in which top-ranked teams fell from grace at a higher clip than ever before, was certainly not expected to be duplicated one year thereafter.
While that narrative proved to be true, storylines and plot twists alike were in abundance once again as we now find ourselves on a crash course for what many believe to be the greatest tournament in all of sports.
With conference tournaments set to get juicy in the coming 48 hours, we look back on who stood out amongst the rest en route to my college basketball regular season awards for the 2018-2019 season.