SF LeBron James agrees to play for the Miami Heat
By now you have been inundated with non-stop opinions and analysis on LeBron James' decision to join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami, so I will spare you from the same babble questioning how these guys can co-exist on the court and who will suit up alongside them. Instead, here are a few random thoughts.
I am still torn with a love/hate feeling about the Big 3 teaming up in South Beach. As a Chicago native and Marquette graduate, I have followed Wade since his senior year of high school and experienced one of the greatest stretches of my life when Wade helped lead my alma mater to an insane run to the Final Four that involved me ending up broke, almost getting fired from my job, and intoxicated more often than sober. In other words, Wade is "my boy."
With LeBron, Wade and Bosh, Miami instantly becomes the Yankees of the NBA. (Somewhere, Kobe is smiling.) I have heard the word "dirty" tossed around numerous times in the past few hours and I can understand why. In the past, when people asked me who my favorite team was, I always responded, "Dwyane Wade." Now, I just cannot do that. I am one of the bad guys. I am OK with that but it won't be near as fun to be a Wade fan... Wait, who am I kidding? Wade, playing alongside LeBron and Bosh for 82 games? I will be glued to the boob tube every time they are on so yup, he's still "my boy."
If you have yet to read Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert's response to LeBron fleeing Cleveland, treat yourself. It is amazingly awesome. Way to take the high road Mr. Gilbert. You stay classy.
I was on the field covering the Packers-Vikings game at Lambeau Field this past season when Brett Favre made his not-so-triumphant return to Green Bay. I thought that was a sticky situation. Just wait until LeBron shows up for the first time in Cleveland rocking a Heat jersey. It could be the reverse of the Malice at the Palace where the fans run onto the court to beat up a player. Thankfully, Ron Artest will not be involved.
Is LeBron from Canada and nobody told me? Why did he keep saying organ-I-zation?
My new favorite ESPN Trade Machine game is "Blow up the Cavs roster." Right now, I have a four-way trade involving Detroit, New Orleans and New York that sends Antwan Jamison to the Pistons; Tayshaun Prince, Anderson Varejeo and Delonte West to the Hornets; Mo Williams to the Big Apple; Peja Stojakovic and Darius Songaila's expiring contracts, Nick Collison, Tyson Chandler, Austin Daye and draft picks to Cleveland. It replaces my favorite trade machine game from last summer, "How can I make the Pacers an all-white team?"
I'm glad this is over and yet excited for it all to begin. You may say you won't watch the Big 3 in Miami, but like a car crash on the side of the road, you know you will slow down to watch.
Ik a lot of people are saying the 49ers will take a qb, but there is no way we should take one right there. He will just be unsuccessful. I really like solomon Thomas and i think he would be a great pick.Right now he doesnt seem like the #2 pick but his stock is going to continue to rise. Hopefully we can trade down a few picks and pick him and select a qb in next years loaded class. If we arent able to land thomas i wouldnt mind going mike williams or corey davis
DARRAIN WINSTON (Baker Kansas)? Should look at him. Had 54 tackles 2 TFL 10 INT 21 PBU 2 FF & 2 FR. How are you missing all these players at all these different positions? There's so many players at so many positions that you miss. Only way you seem to notice them is if we point them out.
Pre-Combine and Pro Day mock draft for the 2017 NFL Draft. Since the season isnt done yet there are still plenty of moves to take place before the draft so these selections could change. This years mock draft is the second I have done. Last year I created one, and while it was awesome, alot of teams shook it up early and nearly nobody could have predicted what happened. Im back at it again with a what I would do draft as of now and after the combine and pro days wrap up I will change it to what I think will happen. I hope everyone enjoys this and gets an idea of the prospects many people have their eye on as my draft is based off mostly what I have heard from scouts. Admittedly, as the prospects go, my words of praise for the prospects get a lot less. Enjoy!