The WNBA's back, and so are Kelsey Mitchell's handles.
Much respect to that defender. When you get got, you get got.
Word of the Day: Asseverate.
HE'S IN THE GAME. Justin Fields lacks no confidence on the football field, but he's out here keeping it extremely real when it comes to his potential Madden rating.
I respect the realistic expectations. Also, Zach Wilson is out here accidentally admitting he's never played the game in his life with that rating and that explanation.
A WILD CAREER PATH. A little over a decade ago, Alan Major was on Thad Matta's staff helping coach the Buckeyes to Big Ten titles, Final Fours, etc.
In a wild career twist, he's now out in Rwanda coaching a team led by a Grammy-winning rapper in the inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League.
His Patriots got off to a stellar start, winning 83-60 over the Rivers Hoopers from Nigeria. J. Cole actually played – and scored! – too, two days after dropping a new album.
I would critique his stat line of three points, two rebounds and two assists in 17 minutes, but as neither a professional athlete or a Grammy-winning artist, I will simply congratulate him and return to my computer.
Congrats to Major, though. That's a wild place to find a Buckeye connection.
FANS BACK. It looks like we'll soon see full-capacity, maskless crowds back in the Buckeye State – a solid three months before Ohio State football kicks off in Ohio Stadium.
The Reds announced that Great American Ball Park will return to 100 percent capacity on June 2. As of that date, "masks will be recommended but no longer mandated to be worn at Great American Ball Park."— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) May 14, 2021
If things are that back to normal by the beginning of June, I'm increasingly bullish that we'll have ourselves a perfectly fine football season, complete with a packed 'Shoe and the Best Damn Band in the Land.
I might get a little misty-eyed when that sousaphone player salutes 100,000+ for the first time in September. Oregon ain't ready.
ETIENNE THE H-BACK? Folks, it looks like the "Percy Harvin Role" is alive and well.
Jaguars HC Urban Meyer said first round pick Travis Etienne got most of his work in at receiver today.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 15, 2021
While the team knows he can excel at running back, the best case scenario is he can be a player that excels at both spots.
If this Etienne experiment doesn't work out the way he hopes, I can't wait to see the trade package he puts together to try to snag Curtis Samuel away from Washington.
SONG OF THE DAY. "Best Part of Me" by Ed Sheeran (Ft. YEBBA).
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