Host Jorge Rodriguez and special guest Seth Casey talk about the first round of the NFL draft and they discuss the reasons behind Cleveland taking Mayfield as the number one overall draft choice. They also talk about the NBA playoffs and which teams are having a good time and which are not. Another topic of conversation is the Fresno State softball and baseball seasons and the road to the playoffs. Also read The Collegian Sports Podcast: Top NFL Draft Prospects … [Read more...] about NFL Draft, why did the Browns chose Mayfield instead of Darnold, Rosen or Allen?
ENGLEWOOD • They wanted to talk about the new quarterback. What’s his name? Oh, right. Chase. Or Case. Whatevs. The new guy, Keenum. He’s an upgrade, and they wanted to talk about him.And they did — talk about Case Keenum, for a hot minute — but the $36 million quarterback of the Broncos wasn’t even close to the top storyline as team brass took questions from local media Friday, the day before the Broncos open their 59th training camp. The new Broncos quarterback was fifth or sixth on the topic list, and that says as much about where we are as anything else.They wanted to talk about the brand-spankin’-new, fancy-schmancy, state-of-the-art facilities at UCHealth Training Center. Cryotherapy! Zero-gravity chairs! Forty-five million dollars in player-friendly renovations! Next time a pro athlete whines about mistreatment, shove ‘em in one of those float pods. What’s a float pod? I think it’s where Paxton Lynch plays video games. … [Read more...] about Paul Klee: On eve of Broncos training camp, the scoreboard for national anthem controversy: NFL 0, Protesters 0, Fans 0
Kayvon Thibodeaux's recent recruiting trip to Florida A&M University is putting the NFL on notice that some African-American high-school players are serious about expanding their black consciousnesses. If the Southern California native decides to become a Rattler, Thibodeaux could spark a movement that would force the NFL to draft more players from historically black colleges and universities. Thibodeaux, a defensive end for Oaks Christian School in Los Angeles who is college football's most sought-after recruit, had supposedly narrowed his list to the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles, Oregon Ducks, and USC Trojans prior to his visit to the FAMU campus this weekend. He left Tallahassee buzzing about his experience. On July 29, he tweeted a collage of photos of him wearing the Rattlers uniform with a caption that read, "I had an unbelievable time at #FAMU." A day earlier, he tweeted, "I’m loving #FAMU i might have to rebook my flight and stay a … [Read more...] about Amid NFL’s Racist Protest Crackdown, Young Stars Should Return to Historically Black Colleges
The football media world exploded in 2017 when New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson was arrested for allegedly shoving a cop at Miami's Rolling Loud. But as New Times warned at the time, the arresting officer — infamous Miami Police captain and union boss Javier Ortiz — has a history of making bogus arrests at music festivals.Sure enough, prosecutors were forced to drop the charges against Anderson earlier this year after other officers on the scene were not able to corroborate the events that Ortiz claimed sparked the arrest. Other cops who witnessed the arrest testified they did not see Anderson "shove" Ortiz before the captain tackled him, as Ortiz had claimed. In a close-out memo, prosecutors said Ortiz also skipped two scheduled depositions regarding the case.Now, Miami's Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP), an independent group that can verbally reprimand officers but has no punishing power (thanks largely to Ortiz's efforts as union boss), has come down on … [Read more...] about Javier Ortiz Broke Rules in Arrest of NFL Player at Rolling Loud, Panel Says
Despite the low shelf-life of careers, the injuries, and the overall gladiator-styled blood lust of professional football, players risk all to play under the bright lights. However, like many other sports, there is a fraternity-styled atmosphere of the sport unknown to most. With nine-year Miami Dolphins linemanRichie Incognito, a White man, allegedly taunting biracial second-year fellow lineman Jonathan Martin using racist epithets, a dirty secret of the NFL was revealed this week. The National Football League is a wildly popular sports league featuring weekly battles of padded athletes in helmets of all shapes and sizes going to war in lavish, corporate-backed stadiums. These gladiators put their bodies on the line for the entertainment of fans and fantasy league players compiling points for bragging rights. However, fans of the sport may soon find themselves wondering how can they be invested in a sport that encourages the bullying of players from team leaders … [Read more...] about Richie Incognito Taunts Of Jonathan Martin Reveal NFL’s Unspoken Racism