Football season is around the corner, and on Tuesday NFL players began reporting to training camp. It was a special day for Panthers rookie Curtis Samuel, who’s attending his first-ever pro camp. It can be intimidating to start school for the first day, so Samuel’s mom was there to drop him off:
This is so sweet. The video shows Samuel’s mom watch on like a nervous parent while her son walks to camp with Panthers.com writer Bill Voth. Now comes the horrible wait until the end of the day.
I appreciate the trust and confidence that Joe has shown in me, Elway said. Pat Bowlen has always put outstanding leadership in place, and I’m grateful for the support Joe gives us to compete for championships each and every year.
This is a special place, and the Broncos are home to me. While there’s still a lot of work to be done, I’m excited about the future of this team and this organization.
The deal is expected to put Elway well above the market as the highest paid General Manager in the NFL. We’ll add the contract details they are released.
The architect for a winning season every year he’s been at the helm, along with multiple division titles, and a Super Bowl victory is likely going to be the highest paid GM in the league. Well worth the 67-29 record the Broncos have had under his leadership.
Here’s to continuing to win from now on.
Where Lynch is excelling is taking over markets that already have teams. He’s out-selling any Seahawk in Washington, trouncing Cardinals in Arizona, and poor Andrew Luck didn’t stand a chance in Indiana against Beast Mode.
Apparently, Irving thinks he can follow in the footsteps of the “Black Mamba,” who won a pair of titles after playing Robin to Shaquille O’Neal’s Batman during the Lakers’ three-peat in the early 2000s. Late Friday, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Irving, who earned a ring in 2016 as four-time MVP LeBron James’ trusted sidekick, told Cavaliers’ brass he wants to be traded. ESPN’s Chris Haynes followed up with four preferred destinations.
Chief among Irving’s reasons for wanting out: the desire to be the focal point of a team’s offense. He also reportedly doesn’t want to play with James anymore. James, who’s been in North Carolina along with the rest of his family as his sons participate in a national youth basketball tournament, was, as Windhorst put it, “blindsided” by the news.
Granted, there could be much more to this than meets the eye. After all, Dan Gilbert still owns the Cavaliers. Signing Jeff Green and Jose Calderon and re-signing Kyle Korver have been the only moves Cleveland has made this summer. Meanwhile, the Celtics, the Cavaliers’ biggest competition in the Eastern Conference, added All-Star small forward Gordon Hayward (21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists per game) to a team that won 53 games last year.
Of course, that raises the inevitable question: Is a championship the only measure of success in sports? No, of course not. Good seasons are good journeys, and it’s fine for fans to wish for sufficient entertainment on the court.
But the Larry O’Brien Trophy is still the symbol of the ultimate prize in the NBA, the alleged goal of every team at the start of every season, available to everyone in theory, but attainable for few in reality. That makes moral victories, in one form or another, the necessary consolation prize for every non-championship team. This is just the reality of the NBA, and most fans are willing to tolerate it The Best Cheap Jerseys in exchange Real Cheap Jerseys for six months of entertainment.