Lakers Preseason Schedule Announced!

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Laker fans, this is our first taste of the 2019-2020 season! The NBA announced on May 30th that the Lakers will be playing the Warriors 4 times (2 in LA and 2 in San Fransisco). They also play the Nets 2 times in China. This is the first time since the 2013-2014 season the Lakers will travel to China for the preseason.

These 2 games against the Nets are gonna be really interesting. First of all, it’s being played in China. Second its against D’Angelo Russell former Laker. Lastly, both the Lakers and the Nets are top destinations for free agent Kyrie Irving. It was reported that Kyrie is deciding between the Lakers and the Nets as of now.

Saints Talk: Daily OTA Recap

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The Saints have completed another day of OTA’s and there were some standouts on May 30th! Notable rookies like Center Erik McCoy and Safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson! Other names such as Teddy Bridgewater and Michael Thomas.

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Michael Thomas is overall the most dominate player of OTA’s, as expected. Although, Eli Apple has been making it harder for him as he got a PBU on Thomas.

Teddy Bridgewater threw the ball very well downfield to Austin Carr and new Saints TE Jared Cook made an impressive catch to a ball that was behind him after Drew Brees was under pressure.

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Another sighting I saw was that Marcus Davenport is back from his toe injury and surgery and is now participating in OTA’s.

Rookie Center Erik McCoy has also been very solid in holding blocks and rookie Safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson had some great tackles.

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Packers Talk: HC Matt LaFleur Tore Achillies

The Packers injuries from last season spill over until this season. This time, it’s their new Head Coach Matt LaFleur.

HC Matt LaFleur tore his achillies playing a pickup game of basketball. From multiple reports, he tore it playing a game of Knockout at Lambeau Hoops courts Wednesday night.

LaFleur will have surgery on Sunday to repair it. He’s expected to coach from a cart during OTA’s.

Rising Star Erling Haland scores nine goals in U-20 World Cup game

Erling Haland is a young eighteen-year-old striker for RB Salzburg and an upcoming star, evidenced by his nine-goal game in the U-20 World Cup. The previous record was held by Adaílton who bagged six goals against Korea in 1997. Haland only took twenty-nine minutes to bag his first hat trick; however, with Norway possibly facing elimination Haland decided to grab two more hat tricks to help Norway’s goal differential in hopes of advancing to the next round of the tournament. In 2018 Haland was named Eliteserien Breakthrough of the Year and was Molde’s top scorer. He’s immensely talented, his highlights have many excited fans, and scouts alike.

Haland is the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City player Alf-Inge Håland, as he looks to follow in his father’s footsteps and play for one of the big European Clubs. If all goes to plan Haland will be scoring goals in the Champions League soon enough, but more importantly, he will get a new and improved Fifa Ultimate Team card

2019 Fantasy Football Early WR Rankings (1-10)

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On this episode we discuss our 2019 fantasy football wide receivers  rankings. We discuss 1 through 10 and give analysis on each player and project them for 2019. These are the best of the best wide receivers in the NFL but selecting the correct one in your fantasy football draft is critical to having success and winning. Which players are going to take that next step in 2019? And which players will take a step back? These are important questions we answer this episode among many more. Make sure you subscribe so you listen to part two next episode. 

Saints Talk: Saints Announce Four Roster Moves

The Saints have now signed two running backs along with the cutting of two other players. The team is currently participating in Organized Team Activities, otherly known as OTA’s.

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Pictured above are the two players the Saints have let go of, RB AJ Ouelette and CB Jordan Wyatt. The Saints likely signed them for depth during OTA’s.

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The first running back the Saints signed this morning was Matt Dayes. Dayes was a 7th round selection by the Browns two years ago and primarily shined during Special Teams where he picked up eight ST tackles. I expect we’ll use him primarily in ST and depth during Training Camp.

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The second running back the Saints signed today was former Ravens 2015 4th round selection Javorius “Buck” Allen. Over the course of the years, this 6’0″ RB has racked up a total of 2,369 all-purpose yards. He should provide depth to the RB position, especially during Training Camp.

How Talented are the Jets and Giants Rosters? 5/27/19

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Description: In this episode we discuss how the position groups on the Giants and Jets compare to the other teams in their division. We also discuss what will be the Knicks starting lineup come this October, Sam Darnold 2nd year expectations, Giants first week of OTAs, Jets GM search, and did Mickey Callaway save his job with the Mets. All that and more New York sports. Share and subscribe

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Ja Morant to Sign Multi-Year Deal with Nike

On Monday, May 27th, it was announced that college phenom and potential top 3 pick in the coming NBA draft, Ja Morant, has signed a multi-year deal with Nike.

Ja Morant has been consistently rising up NBA draft boards since the very beginning of his one season at Murray State. The Memphis Grizzlies(#2 pick) have expressed interest in taking the high-flying guard at the second overall pick over Dukes’ RJ Barrett. Regardless of where Ja may fall in the 2019 NBA Draft, he is still VERY much so worthy of this multi-year deal with Nike. If you have yet to see Ja play, I highly recommend watching this:

Not only is this a big deal for Nike, but for general NBA fans as well. Given that consensus #1 pick, Zion Williamson has yet to sign a deal, this may play a large factor to whom he chooses to join. It has been rumored that Zion will be receiving the largest deal in history regardless of who he signs with, so money is obviously not the biggest worry for the Duke star. It is mainly a deal of interest and who can offer the most potential for the Zion brand. Being former AAU teammates and childhood friends, both Ja and Zion do seem to have a close connection. Could Ja Morants’ deal with Nike effect where Zion will sign? Only time will tell…