Just two years ago, the entire league was in a high stakes bidding war for future Hall of Fame cornerback Darrelle Revis. Today? You could acquire his services for $1 million and a half-consumed bottle of Lady Bligh rum.
Revis will likely move to free safety with his next team, but even there it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to play at a high level.
“People are going to look at his tape from last year,” a veteran personnel man told The MMQB’s Peter King. “He looked heavy-legged and not the same competitive Revis for much of .”
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Maybe the Patriots take Revis back if Duron Harmon bolts via free agency. If No. 24 were to even give close to 100 percent effort in New England it would be yet another slap in the face to Jets fans.
There’s just something about that hot California sun, but it is entirely possible to overdose on Vitamin D. Two of the greatest athletes in the history of the Golden State, Jerry Rice and Magic Johnson, both get a good amount of social media backlash for their “trying too hard” tweets. Rice was at it again Wednesday, tweeting: “Cash me outside #HowBowDah Just joking have you guys seen the video?”
For the record, Rice is 54-years-old.
@ZiggyOfAk summed things up nicely on Twitter: “Twitter is the worst thing that ever happened to Jerry Rice, and he once had cornrows that started in the middle of his head.”
Rice also has an opinion on who his old team should draft this spring.
“Kirk Cousins is out for the Niners! I like Mitch Trubisky from North Carolina for the future!!! How do you guys feel about this?”
Well, we don’t feel great about it, Jerry.
Reminds me of Magic’s brilliant social media analysis. From March 2011: “For all of you out there questioning Jimmer Fredette of BYU, he is the real deal.” And from December 2014: “The Mavericks’ trade for Rajon Rondo puts them in position to be a contender in the Western Conference.”
Former Knicks and Suns star Amar’e Stoudemire is getting slammed for his ugly comments to Walla Sport. Asked what he would do if he had a gay teammate, Stoudemire told the Israeli website, “I’m going to shower across the street, make sure my change of clothes are around the corner. And I’m going to drive – take a different route to the gym.”
Stoudemire has since apologized for the comments but the gay community, including former NBA player John Amechi, is still rightfully fuming. Amechi told TMZ:
“Within the world of sport there are plenty of true role models whose words are carefully chosen to uplift and integrate society not join Trump and his grinning cabal in their locker room banter … Lastly, could someone please tell [Stoudemire] to stop flattering himself. It’s embarrassing.”
Beers and basketball
The best two days on the sports calendar to play hooky on are no doubt the first Thursday and Friday of the NCAA tournament. Every few years, the skip stakes are raised even higher as St. Patrick’s Day falls on one of those two days. Luckily for those looking to get inebriated and enjoy single-elimination hoops, 2017 is one of those magical years. March 17 lands on a Friday this year and the basketball tips off at noon that day.