Aaron Rodgers says he records his conversations with reporters

During a recent interview on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, Aaron Rodgers revealed that he records his phone conversations with reporters so he won’t be misquoted or have his words taken out of context.

Dan Le Batard asked Rodgers about the amount of people the Green Bay Packers quarterback trusts.

He ended up being among the Bengals’ final cuts at the end of training camp in 2014, but the team immediately signed him to the practice squad and acknowledged his daughter’s health struggles were part of the reason for the move.

Still eventually was added to the active roster and played in 12 games that season, but he was out of the NFL the following year. He signed with the Texans last season and played in three games before going on injured reserve with a foot injury.

Devon and Leah Still were honored at the 2015 ESPYs with the Jimmy V Award, and Leah’s cancer has been in remission for more than two years.

I want to wish a Happy 2nd Birthday to my daughter, Leah. Today marks 2 years in remission! From the moment we took this picture in the hospital, right before doctors walked in the room and said she had cancer, we had an extremely tough fight. But no matter how hard it got we never gave up. So today, we celebrate your strength and perseverance Leah! I love you more than you could ever possibly know.

As Kirk Cousins pointed out this week, guaranteed money is what NFL players are after. If Bell can lock down a huge guarantee in his second long-term contract, he’ll be a rarity among NFL runners. The only two current tailbacks with guaranteed Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men money exceeding $20 million at signing are a pair of recent first-round Cheap Bruins Jerseys picks — Ezekiel Elliott and rookie Leonard Fournette.

Steve Smith took pleasure in Dave Gettleman’s firing, and he wasn’t the only one

The Carolina Panthers surprised us on Monday when they fired general manager Dave Gettleman, and former players could not have been more excited to hear the news.

Former Panther Steve Smith, one of the greatest trash talkers in NFL history, took a swing at Gettleman on Twitter soon after Gettleman was fired:

It’s proof that believing in nothing is worth more than believing in something, so long as you have people thinking your nothing is something — if that makes sense.

The genius behind the video is Will Schleichert, a former ESPN and FOX Sports staffer who made the incredible Keith Olbermann/Tupac mash up version of Hit ‘Em Up back in 2013.

That video made ESPN so mad at the time that he was fired by his then-employer for creating it and putting it on his personal YouTube page. Schleichert’s LinkedIn page lists him as a Sr. Associate Producer with FOX Sports from 2014 until March of 2017, so it appears Schleichert waited before lampooning his former employer this time.

Not many people can say they’ve made one iconic video like this. Now there are two. Skip debating Skip needs to be seen by everyone who watches Undisputed on the regular.

The Eagles used a fourth-round pick on diminutive but uber-productive tailback Donnel Pumphrey, and while he’ll have the chance to make plays from the backfield, Barnett should be the headliner of the team’s rookie class. The athletic defensive end is a powerful edge rusher who can turn the corner and harass quarterbacks at the next level. A handful of sacks and pressures will sway voters in his favor.

Indianapolis got a top-five talent all the way at No. 15 after injuries Baseball Jerseys For Sale and questions about his experience made the Ohio State safety a draft bargain. Hooker made an impact in just his second active season with the Buckeyes, hauling in seven interceptions and displaying the range that should make him a Authentic Cheap Jerseys dynamic safety in the NFL.

Boomer Esiason says he ‘most likely’ has CTE

If someone were to study Boomer Esiason’s brain after he died, he’s fairly certain what they’d find.

If I died tomorrow and my brain basically was taken and researched and I was found to have CTE, which most likely I have. Because I think all football players probably have it, Esiason, who was the 1988 NFL MVP and led the Bengals to the Super Bowl that season, said Monday on his radio show, Boomer and Carton.

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It was the Cardinals’ first outdoor practice, which took place early at 8 a.m. local time, and in heat that reached the mid-90s halfway through the session.

Arians wanted the team to work early since their first two games will be on the road at Indianapolis and Detroit. That means the games will start at 10 a.m. MT.

We did not come out, after a day off, at 8 o’clock in the morning and handle the schedule change or the heat very well, Arians said. Way, way too many mental errors and a sluggish practice. So we did some conditioning.

The Cardinals will have another outdoor practice Tuesday, so hopefully the team will make their coach happy.

While Cutler’s interceptions tend to go up in the fourth quarter, so do downfield strikes like this. Interceptions are a remarkably frustrating way to end a late-game drive, but Cutler, unlike Tannehill, at least gives his team a chance to convert fourth-quarter drives with his arm, instead of Cheap NFL Jerseys China from the flat of his back.

Tannehill will turn 30 during the 2018 offseason. He will have played five AFL Cheap Jerseys full NFL seasons (not including 2017) without having proved he’s a top-16 quarterback in the NFL. Below is a look at the remainder of his contract.

Cavs’ Richard Jefferson is sympathetic to Kyrie Irving’s trade mindset

When news broke Friday that Kyrie Irving wanted to be traded away from the Cavaliers so he wouldn’t be under LeBron James’s shadow, it took the sports world by storm.

Now that some of the hot fuzz has died down, fellow Cavalier Richard Jefferson said he understands why Irving wants to move on, and that it’s not an insult to James nor the Cavaliers.

“I think Kyrie is a hyper-intelligent kid,” Jefferson said on his “Road Trippin'” podcast on Monday. “Really, really smart. Doesn’t get enough credit for how smart he is, and I think seeing that the franchise is in flux. I think seeing [David Griffin] leave and the amount of coaches … I think Kyrie has had a much tougher time in this stretch of the organization than anyone ever wants to ever really fully [recognize].

“He’s the No. 1 pick right after LeBron [left for the Heat in 2010], then he has three different coaches, then LeBron comes back, now there’s trade rumors, now it’s ‘LeBron’s leaving.’ It’s like at some point in time, anybody would want some sort of stability.”

That brings us to Lance Lynn. He missed the 2016 season after Tommy John surgery, but he’s been pretty much exactly the same reliable starting pitcher in 2017 (3.40 ERA, 2.53 K/BB) as he was in his first four full seasons in the bigs (3.38 ERA, 2.59 K/BB). He’s made 19 starts this year and has shown no lingering effects from the missed season.

If the Cardinals decide to trade Lynn, who turned 30 in Cheap Jerseys USing Paypal May, he’d bring back a solid return. Not Quintana-esque, but enough to make it worth the Cardinals’ effort. Lots of playoff-bound teams or teams on the fringes of contention could use a reliable starter like Lynn to solidify the Cheap Jerseys Paypal Payment rotation — especially the Rockies, but also the Royals, Astros, Yankees, Orioles, Mariners and even Indians.

Astros’ Colin Moran placed on DL after suffering facial fracture

Astros third baseman Colin Moran has been placed on the 10-day DL after suffering a facial fracture in Saturday’s 8-4 win over the Orioles, the team announced Sunday.

Moran suffered the gruesome injury in the sixth inning, when he fouled a pitch from Orioles pitcher Darren O’Day off his bat and straight into his eye area.

It was a pretty scary incident, manager A.J. Hinch said Saturday. I go on the field, and he’s got blood on the face. Blood, it isn’t generally seen in our sport.

Moran was obviously in pain and needed to leave the field on a cart. He went to a Baltimore hospital, where the facial fracture was diagnosed.

O’Day felt bad for the accident and said he hoped Moran recovers soon.

I’ve had good friends who’ve had accidents like that and never knew if they were going to play again or didn’t get to play again, so I hope he’s OK, O’Day said, via ESPN. But as a professional, you’ve got to try and block that out.

With Baker helping McCoy occupy blockers, the Bucs need Alexander and David to fill more soundly to truly improve vs. the run. Despite the production, tackling was an issue for both stars.

The strong side will have a big change as healthy 2016 sixth-rounder Devante Bond for now is projected to replace free agent Daryl Smith. The Bucs, however, will give rookie third-rounder Kendell Beckwith every opportunity to win the job, given the kind of immediate results it got from fellow LSU product Alexander two seasons ago. Beckwith needs to first show he’s recovered enough from a torn ACL to get the necessary reps.

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Russell Westbrook inches ever closer to Oscar Robertson with 37th triple-double

Russell Westbrook was the hero in every sense Monday during the Thunder’s 92-91 win over the Mavericks.

Having already secured his 37 triple-double of the season, four shy of Oscar Robertson’s single-season record, Westbrook helped Oklahoma City win by scoring 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, including a dramatic game-winner.

Westbrook also added 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Victor Oladipo Cheap Dog Jerseys scored 15 points with nine rebounds in support.

Do the Knicks really want to put back their development of that young core by two years as they keep spinning their wheels with Anthony?

Anthony has agreed to trades to two places: Houston and Cleveland. The Cavaliers cannot afford Anthony in a trade, and the Rockets and Knicks have to have four teams involved to make a trade happen.

“We’ve been in contact with Carmelo’s representatives. We’ve been obviously in contact with other teams,” Mills said. “Our view is if there’s an opportunity that works for Carmelo and works Cheap DUKe Basketball Jerseys for us, then we’ll look at some kind of trade.

“But we also feel that Carmelo could easily be a part of our team next year, and we have to understand how we’re going to play and what the expectations [are] of how we’re going to play and we’re going to move forward. So it may be with Carmelo or it may be without Carmelo.”

Alternate theory: Maybe, LeBron James was impersonating Bill Cartwright, not Lonzo Ball

LeBron James warned Lavar Ball not to play outside of his position and mention his kids’ names again, even if he’s just discussing their basketball potential, about a week Cheap China NFL Jerseys and a half ago. Then, the boisterous Ball clapped back and let the world know he’s not sweating what King James said. The next thing you know, Thursday night, while warming up to face the Bulls on the road, Lebron Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys throws up a couple “flicted” looking jump shots. Those jumpers could maybe, sort of, possibly be taken as a shot at Ball’s son, future lottery pick and former UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball and his unorthodox shooting form.

“That was my final game for UCLA, and I appreciate all the fans and all the support,” Ball told reporters Friday after scoring 10 points with eight assists in an 86-75 loss to the Wildcats.

Despite noise off the court, Lonzo Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar Ball, isn’t expected to impact his son’s future in the NBA. The 19-year-old is widely projected to be the second player drafted overall.

Which NBA team will have the No. 2 overall pick will be determined with the draft lottery, but currently Ball’s hometown Lakers are in position with the second-worst record in the league. Ball would fit in well with the Lakers’ young, talented core and despite his poor shooting motion, have an instant impact on the league.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Heart Part 4’ has Drake diss in KD-Westbrook reference

Kendrick Lamar teased fans with an Instagram post of the Roman numeral IV Thursday, leading many to believe he was dropping his fourth album. Instead, what we got was a track titled “The Heart Part 4” and within it, lyrics referencing Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s feud.

As you probably have heard by now, Durant left Westbrook and the Thunder this past offseason to join the Warriors. Since then, there has been a subtle feud between the two, highlighted by a jawing-session during a game and some Instagram posts of cupcakes.

There’s the obvious reference to the basketball aspect of things, but if you’re into rap then you can also view this as a Drake diss. Kendrick and Drake have been subtly taking shots at one another for years, and this could be the latest case.

“I don’t think anybody’s ever seen that,” Thomas said, via NBA.com. “Continue to call time-outs, continue to foul when we’re up 15. But, I mean, it was obvious what they were trying to do – get him the most points possible. Hats off to him, though. He played a hell of a game.”

Booker added eight rebounds, six assists and three steals, but his efforts weren’t enough to lift the Suns to a win. The rest of the Suns players accounted for 50 points, and the Celtics earned a 130-120 victory. Still, the 22-51 Suns celebrated Booker’s historic night after the game, drawing ire from the Celtics’ Jae Crowder, who took to Instagram to throw shade on the Suns.

After Booker responded with the ol’ “You can’t guard me,” Crowder narrowed his attack to the Suns’ supporting cast in the photo, saying, “I was talking about them dudes New York Jets Cheap Jerseys around New Cheap Jerseys you. But I’ll see you next year.”

Oakland native Damian Lillard upset over Raiders move, makes fun of Mark Davis’ hair

Naturally, mainly Oakland residents were disappointed and upset when the Raiders move to Las Vegas was approved on Monday.

Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, who hails from the Bay USA Cheap Jerseys Area, was one of those fans, and took to Twitter to deliver a burn to Raiders owner Mark Davis.

The media was upset because another prime-time matchup — Cavs vs. Clippers — was diluted. Even the NBA wasn’t pleased, as the league called Cavs GM David Griffin shortly after the start of the game.

Well, the Big Three were back in action Sunday as they combined to score 101 of the Cavs’ 125 points against the Lakers. When asked afterward about the outrage from the day before, Lue defended his decision.

“I mean, it’s stupid,” Lue said Sunday before the game, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “Kyrie didn’t come back the game before, knee soreness. Kevin just had his first game back, we needed two days in between each game. It’s OK, though, whatever. It’s stupid.”

James defended his coach when he was asked about the whole ordeal after the team’s win Sunday.

“I don’t think the NBA can do anything about it,” James said. “At the end of the day, it Vip Cheap Jerseys sucks at times where certain guys have to rest, but certain guys need rest.

As much as NBA commissioner Adam Silver may dislike it, Lue taking the rest route would not be surprising given the current state of his team. The Cavs still have plenty of issues, but they also have championship experience and James, who has played in the past six NBA Finals series (which still looks ridiculous no matter how many times you read it).

It all comes back to this: Should the Cavs actually care about the one seed? Cleveland is playing for the real No. 1 in the end, the right to hold the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. And as Nelly told you, that’s all anyone remembers, right?

Fixing the Knicks: Five things New York must do in the post-Phil Jackson era

We can lament, as we do from time to time, just how things got as bad as they have been in New York, where the NBA should be a hotbed. It’s been the hallmark of this century — the Knicks stink, and no one seems to know how to change that.

What this franchise needs is some tough prescriptions. It Cheap Team Jerseys Basketball needs to accept that being bad for a short while is good for the long term, and if there is a franchise that seems poised to prove that, it’s the Knicks’ West Coast counterpart, the Lakers. For decades, things came so easily for the Lakers that it seemed the indignity of a rebuild was beneath them. But as reality set in recently, the Lakers have given in to the necessity of a rebuild, and their future is looking brighter.

Brett Favre would play through the 2010 season, but in 2005 people were already thinking that was the end for him so it fits the “late in his career” bill that Werder described. Additionally Werder mentions that this occurred during Parcells’ tenure in Dallas, meaning this idea would have had to have been discussed prior to 2007 (Favre’s last season in Green Bay).

Additionally, Tony Romo didn’t become the starter in Dallas until mid-way through the 2006 season. 2005 was Drew Bledsoe’s first in Dallas, the Cowboys went 9-7, so it makes sense that after that season Parcells might’ve been willing to part with Romo who he’d protected for what was then already three full seasons.

Could the Cowboys have traded Tony Romo to Green Bay after 2005 then? For Brett Favre? This would have given the Packers both Tony Romo and Aaron Rodgers while Dallas would’ve been left to deal with a Favre that, in all fairness, did find the fountain of youth over the next few seasons (albeit in Minnesota).