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Zip lines, fedoras and Justin Timberlake. Plus: The Mirotic Miracle; Sad Saad; Oscar Gamble Was More Than Just The Game's Greatest Afro; Willson Contreras To Catch Every Game; Being Mark Appel; Foxy Friend Rips Ryan; Ramble Off; and Testify!
:2:20: The Super Bowl Is Trolling Us.
* Take the points.
* Peter King, SI: In Rural Minnesota, A Little Town With A Big Tom Brady Connection.
* St. Paul Pioneer Press: Zip-Line Ride Over Mississippi River Brings Out Old Ladies, Sockless Man, Supermodel.
* Frank Schwab, Yahoo: How Do The Patriots Maintain A Dynasty? With Offseasons Like Last Year.
20:47: The Mirotic Miracle.
* "The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick."
* It was Paxson:
Thought this quote from John Paxson's conference call with reporters following the Mirotic deal was interesting.— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) February 2, 2018
"Niko's representatives were consistent over the last several months that they wanted him moved," Paxson said. "And they never backed off... https://t.co/Ll5FmlYWMU
* Tim Bontemps, Washington Post: NBA Teams Spent Big In 2016 Free Agency, And It's Haunting Them.
33:25: Saad's Sad Slump.
* Skrbina: Corey Crawford's Return To The Ice Put On Hold.
38:30: Oscar Gamble Was More Than Just The Greatest Afro In The Game.
* Wallenstein: The man could flat out hit.
43:00: Willson Contreras Set To Catch All 162 Games Plus Playoffs In 2018.
49:09: Being Mark Appel.
59:46: Foxy Friend Rips Ryan.
Jay Glazer on John Fox not knowing the #Bears were going to draft Mitch Trubisky: "You got to make sure everyone is on the same page. And even after that, Foxy kind of protected the organization on how much he did and didn't know."— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) February 1, 2018
Full SC pod is up! https://t.co/x555U3zd7T
Jay Glazer on Sports Central: "(John Fox) thought he was going to have a great relationship with Ryan Pace, and obviously that didn't happen."— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) February 1, 2018
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1:04:42: Ramble Off.
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1. From Tom Chambers:
Qualifier: I'm a huge Noah fan.
Firstly, Zen Master Phil, a disaster as a team president, gave him a completely outlandish contract. There is no hindsight. Jo had already had near Waltonesque numbers of injuries by that time. Jo was a king disrupter, good rebounder, but he was not a great player. Just made things happen.
Then, the Knicks became overloaded with centers.
The straw was when Hornacek, in a long stretch of garbage time, had Noah in there and then pulled him after only 4:40 of playing time and put the starter back in!
That's disrespectful. And Noah is just the kind of guy to "point that out." It smacks of intent that Hornacek wanted to "make an example," or something. Once a Utah Jazz - do they even have clarinets in Utah? - always a Utah Jazz.
Of course we don't know these people, but Noah always seems to be an open book, sometimes wearing it on the sleeve. Refreshing. I think he was truly anguished by the Chicago violence, and tried to do something about it.
Yeah, as if the Knicks have some grand plan.
P.S. Don't underestimate Foles. He's done a lot of good things. One of the best play-actions around.
Love Is All Around. I had to make a couple bets to get interested. I have two or three memories of Minnesota, including the long van ride to St. Cloud State.
No dome on Daley Field, buy Minny's got one. Hummphh!
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