Twice in the last three weeks, in the WNBA & NFL drafts, there were chances of players with ties to my home turf getting drafted. Unfortunately, the pro leagues have once again treated upstate New York like the late Rodney Dangerfield. No respect!
Start with the WNBA. Jamaican-born Shereesha Richards, who makes her off-season home in New Jersey, was assumed to be a lock to be taken in the draft after dominating the America East in 4 seasons at the University at Albany. Didn't
It's safe to say that 2015 was a lost season for Jenrry Mejia. Now, his career is lost, and, unless you buy into his denials, it's his own fault.
Mejia was forced to sit on the sidelines for most of 2015, and watched as his Mets teammates upset the applecart, won the NL East, eliminated Los Angeles and Chicago, and advanced to the World Series, where they fell in 5 games to Kansas City. Mejia was injured on Opening Day, opening the door for Jeurys Familia to have a breakout season
For the second time, St. Louis is without an NFL franchise. The citizens have more than enough right to be upset, especially with someone they thought was one of their own.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who had to turn over control of his other franchises, the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, to his son when he bought the Rams six years ago, won the bid to move his club back to Los Angeles after an absence of 21 seasons. And so it is that the team once known as the
On January 3, WWE CEO/Chairman Vince McMahon, who plays the part of a prematurely senile, deranged executive on TV, was breaking bread with another unpopular senior citizen, Dallas Cowboys owner/president/GM Jerry Jones, at AT&T-Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, site of WrestleMania 32, three months from now. McMahon, along with daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Paul Levesque (aka Triple H), was in town to promote the "Show of Shows", and watched the Dallas-Washington game in Jones' box.
On December 26, the Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to Washington. Less than 72 hours later, owner Jeff Lurie dismissed head coach "Paint" Chip Kelly, even though the Eagles still have 1 game left, an opportunity to once again sweep the Giants.
Of course, the rumor mills are working overtime, claiming Kelly has his next job already lined up in Tennessee with the Titans, which means a reunion with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota,