I can’t stop watching this young Celtics fan eat a pretzel in slow motion

The stakes couldn’t be higher in the second round of the NBA playoff for the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics. In just one game, someone lost a tooth and these teams have a history of beefing (remember when Jae Crowder booped John Wall in the nose during a confrontation?).

If you’re a fan attending a game in this series, you probably understand how important these games are. Or you could be this young fan eating his pretzel like nothing else matters.

Remember when you were a kid and your parents finally decided to give in and buy you that awesome gift or a Happy Meal? That’s what this Celtics fan was feeling as he took a bite out of the pretzel. His parent probably told him that he would get a pretzel if he behaved well during the first half, and now he’s basking in the salted reward.

Who cares if he’s directly behind Greg Anthony and Ian Eagle providing commentary? You do not interrupt pretzel time.

The elation that comes from finally getting what you want merits a slow motion form of enjoyment. It might be kid logic, but I dare you to try it out yourself the next time you decide to reward yourself with a snack. This kid is living his best life.

Adding Williams naturally changes the personnel of this series, but it also changes the fact that the Rockets often played the Spurs’ brand of basketball in these regular season games because their three point shooting was flat against the I-10 rivals.

Houston shot a disappointing 29.2 percent from three against the Spurs this season. That’s six points below the Rockets rate on the season. They did manage to get up 38.5 threes on average in these four games, which is only two below the season average.
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6 things we already know about the 2017 NFL schedule before its official release Thursday

The NFL will release the full 2017 schedule on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET with the annual primetime special. It’s kinda of an exciting moment for fans. Since the 2016 season ended, we’ve all been waiting to find out how the 2017 would take shape, and that moment is nearly here.
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Perhaps you live out of state, but you’re planning a pilgrimage to see your team play at home this season. Maybe you want to know when your team will face off against division rivals, because those are can’t-miss games. Whatever the reason, we’re all excited to know the actual NFL schedule for the coming season.

But until that moment comes on Thursday at 8 p.m. with a live announcement on NFL Network, we can at least pencil in some things based on what we already know.

Limited Larry Warford Jersey It’s hard to pass up on a wide receiver talent like Ross, who has a complete skill set that’s going to translate well at the next level.

Ross had speed that would have made the late great Al Davis trade up as soon as the time was displayed on stopwatches in Indianapolis. Ross’s 4.22 time ended up being one of the biggest storylines of the combine, and how could it not?

Chris Johnson had previously set the record back in 2008 with a 4.24. It was thought to be so unbreakable, that Adidas offered a player his own island if he were able to break the record.

Chryst found a spot for him on the Badgers’ roster, and after sitting out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules, he was named the team’s starting left tackle before 2016’s spring practices could even begin. One year working in front of Bart Houston and Alex Hornibrook made him one of the NFL Draft’s hottest line prospects.

Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson missed announcing team’s pick to have long-awaited liver transplant

Authentic Rene Robert Jersey New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius Robertson was supposed to announce the team’s third-round draft pick in Philadelphia. That changed, when Robertson was finally receiving his liver transplant back home on Saturday.

Robertson has biliary atresia, which is a chronic liver disease that affects his growth. The 15-year-old has been in and out of the hospital ever since he had a liver transplant when he was just a year old.

The young man has had plenty of memories and great times, and now, the one day they’ve waited for the longest has arrived.

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Positional players have been turned into punters before (hello, Marquette King) so there’s no reason Peppers can’t line up and send out a booming punt.

The best part about Peppers punting would be that teams would be able to have an extra defender, as opposed to the punter just trying to get out of the way. There would be nothing cooler than Peppers sending off a deep punt, only to stop the returner in his tracks.

Thanks to guys like King, Pat McAfee, and Brad Wing, NFL punters are becoming a more fun breed. With McAfee’s recent retirement, Peppers can slide on in and take his place as the latest trash-talking punter.

Peppers is a very talented player who can do what is asked of him. Would we like to see him play every position on the field? Absolutely. Is it realistic? Nope.

But it’s fun to dream.

Jamal Adams won 2 NFL draft bets on himself for at least $40 thousand and a vacation

Jamal Adams NFL dreams coming true is only the first of the notable milestones that the New York Jets safety grabbed last night.

The second has to do with a bet he made with friend and fellow draft eligible DB, Jalen Tabor.

Kids Frank Clark Jersey Wilson and Tabor made a wager back in high school that whoever went first in the NFL Draft would earn an all-expenses-paid vacation on the others dime.

Cousins signed the franchise tag with Washington for a second consecutive year this offseason. The team placed the exclusive tag on Cousins in February, meaning hell earn nearly $24 million in 2017.

The Washington Posts Mike Jones reports that nothing has changed with regards to Cousins.

Kids Dwight Clark Jersey It was believed that Cousins would be staying in Washington, but with Cleveland in hot pursuit during the draft, things could be changing here in late April.

Later in the evening, Cleveland.coms Mary Kay Cabot gave Browns GM Sashi Browns opinion on the matter. Or lack thereof.

As for the #NFLNetwork report that the #Browns tried to trade for Kirk Cousins, Sashi Browns said,bad reporting

The Browns had one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL during the 2016 season, with Cody Kessler, Josh McCown, and Robert Griffin III all getting starts at the position. Charlie Whitehurst, Kevin Hogan, and Terrelle Pryor all also took snaps for the Browns.

Paul tried getting his teammates involved from there.

Chicago is hurting at tight end, literally, as top receiving option Zach Miller is coming off a Lisfranc injury to his right foot. He also turns 33 in October. The Bears need to find their next Martellus Bennett, a well-rounded tight end for the long term.

Ashland’s Adam Shaheen might be in play at No. 36, but No. 67 makes more sense to go after that player. That’s also the Day 2 wheelhouse of Michigan’s Jake Butt, who’s a bit of a combination of the best attributes of Miller and Bennett.

I don’t know about the Wizards. I don’t know about the Hawks. I truly believe Washington’s better, but that West Coast trip seemed to mess them up just a bit. Atlanta is so hot and cold, and almost certainly not healthy. John Wall and Bradley Beal feel a little magical right now, so let’s ride with Wizards in 7.

Jazz vs. Clippers is going to be brutal. Utah’s defense is spectacular, but Chris Paul is a genius who tortures big men on the pick and roll. The Jazz move the ball so well but lack release-valve isolation scorers (Joe Johnson excepted). DeAndre Jordan isn’t as stout defensively as Rudy Gobert, but he gets the job done. This series should go all seven. L.A.’s playoff experience matters and should win the day.

Paul tried getting his teammates involved from there. He drove and kicked it out to Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who missed. Paul then created for Jamal Crawford, who missed his three as well. Paul tried again to use his teammates and passed it to Griffin for a wide-open three. He also missed.

So with the Clippers down two with 18 seconds left, Paul took matters into his own hands again. He dribbled, dribbled, dribbled, looked for an open teammate, and then dribbled around again until he was able to get into the paint and hit a floating, off-balance bank shot to tie the game.
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Lets thank the NBA for another amazing season

Eighty-two games, 30 times over, have come and gone again. The National Basketball Association is consistent like that. It ticks on and on, each passing season presenting new challenges and stars, and different storylines and controversies.

Griffith is involved in one of the biggest missed field goals in football history, the Kick Six. It was his toe that met leather in 2013, sending the ball into the hands of Auburns Chris Davis. The play that nearly sent Bama to another SEC Championship instead broke the Tides national title streak.

Juan Samuel Kids Jersey You can see him getting up off the turf after being de-cleated by an Auburn blocker as Davis runs to score.

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Personally, I didn’t kick that kick very well,Griffith said.It wasn’t a good kick. I got under it. It was my first kick in the whole game, so it was a little different. But I don’t care what people say or think about me.
He struggled in 2014 and early in 2015, but then turned things around.
Griffith missed his first four field goals that season, and he described dealing with some boo birds at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

But he righted the ship and missed only four for the rest of the season. He hit a 55-yarder against LSU and went 5 for 5 against Auburn, including being solely responsible for the Tides 12 halftime points.

Longtime Falcons WR Roddy White makes retirement official

Eleven-year NFL wide receiver Roddy White, who spent his entire career with the Falcons, officially announced his retirement Friday.

I would like to thank Arthur Blank and the falcons organization for a great 11 years. The city of Atlanta I love y’all so much. I’m (cont…
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Drafted in the first round (27th overall) in 2005, White didn’t play last season after being cut in the offseason.

New England made a handful of smaller draft day moves, the biggest of which involved moving its second-round pick (No. 64, Adam Terry) to the Ravens for two third-rounders and a sixth. But the team wound up missing out on the chance to draft Greg Jennings the following year. Later, the Patriots would add Matt Cassel after trading off a sixth-round pick for a pair of seventh-rounders.

He complained last summer about his time with the Falcons and, after the Super Bowl, about then-offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, but White thanked Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the organization and the city of Atlanta in his retirement tweet.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, he had 808 receptions for 10,863 yards and 63 touchdowns, including a stretch from 2007-12 during which he surpassed 1,000 yards receiving.

Mens Jarome Iginla Jersey He led the NFL in receptions in 2010 with 115, earning first-team All-Pro honors. Im sympathetic to Iggys case, and I thought he was far and away the best 6th Man last season. But Im going with Gordon because of the offensive burden he carried throughout the season and his defining role in establishing the Rockets nascent team culture.

As difficult as this decision was, the third spot was even tougher. Gordons second-half teammate Lou Williams led all qualified reserves in scoring. San Antonios Patty Mills not only quarterbacked the Spurs awesome bench units, he also filled in for veteran Tony Parker as a starter. Tyler Johnson and James Johnson were both invaluable members of the Heats shocking run.

A’s place Kendall Graveman on DL with strained shoulder

Instead, it’s yet another key player down for the injury-plagued A’s.

Oakland recalled catcher Bruce Maxwell from Triple-A Nashville on Monday to take Graveman’s roster spot.

The A’s were set to begin a series at home with Texas on Monday night after the series finale against

This offseason, teams in need of quarterbacks took the backup approach — because that’s all that was available.

Game Kids Tuukka Rask Jersey Which prospect is on the Giants’ radar? Will the Cowboys draft a future backup for Dak Prescott? NFL Nation reporters predict whether their teams will select a signal-caller later this month.

The first round of the 2017 NFL draft has been set since Super Bowl LI’s epic finish, but the league has now released the complete draft order for April’s draft. Check out the full list.

Jimmy Garoppolo and Kirk Cousins are both slated to hit the market next year, along with Derek Carr, Matthew Stafford and others. NFL executives help us forecast what will happen with each QB. In 2015, they suffered a combined minus-nine turnover margin in losses to Utah State and New Mexico and lost the MWC Mountain race to Air Force. In 2016, they gave up a late safety in a two-point loss to Wyoming, ceding the division tiebreaker, and suffered their third straight Air Force loss.

Game Kids Winston Guy Jersey For back-to-back seasons, the class of mid-majordom has not even managed to be the class of its own division. And last year finished with an uninspired, 19-point bowl loss to a Baylor that had looked lost itself for most of the season.

The Tigers are building quite the class.

The Clemson Tigers picked up a huge commitment on Saturday morning when the nation’s No. 2 player, defensive end Xavier Thomas, verbally committed to rub Howard’s Rock on his way to play college ball:

Clemson’s been an elite recruiting school for a few years under Dabo Swinney, and this year proves no different. Along with Thomas, the Tigers also have the 2018 recruiting class’ best offensive player and No. 1 player overall in QB Trevor Lawrence, according to the 247Sports Composite. Swinney’s not done collecting talent at the top of the recruiting rankings, and Thomas told us which player is high on the target list.

This is an all-time last-second beat. SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt does a recurring segment about such beats, and this one should be a first-ballot hall of famer.

Baldwin is a little-used bench player who’s shooting all of 14.3 percent from deep this year. (That’s 3-of-21, to be specific.) He fired up what seemed like an entirely meaningless triple from 41 feet right at the buzzer, and it went in to cover the spread against the Knicks. It’s just an incredible sports betting moment.

According to our partners at Odds Shark, the 12.5-point spread was nearly universal. A couple of sports books had the spread at an even 13, and at those places, Baldwin’s triple led to a push. But almost everywhere, it was a bet-winning or bet-losing shot.
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There is no major American sport more defined by its postseason than college basketball.

This eagle-eyed tattletale quickly leaped to their computer to point out that Lexi Thompson did not place her ball correctly during the third round, which, on further investigation, led to a two-stroke penalty. This meant that Thompson was tied for first place with So Yeon Ryu, and after a playoff, Thompson lost the event.

Every viewer has a moment where they clearly see something that was botched. So how would sports history have changed if every league got emails in time and reversed decisions based on the anger of fans?

There is no major American sport more defined by its postseason than college basketball. In turn, the sport’s champion takes on a larger role than most when it comes to how a particular season winds up being remembered. That can be a bit of a problem with a postseason format that lends itself to the potential of a team that hasn’t been anywhere near one of the season’s best ultimately claiming the sport’s top prize.
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