The only thing better than the food during Thanksgiving week is the sports. Feast week in college basketball, rivalry week in college football, and more, all in this week’s Sunday State of Mind.
Feast week brings the upsets, in college basketball Early in the season, and number one did fall Friday night the Cyclones upset UNC Iowa State resumé building early victory
After all these years, feeling like big brother Recently there seems to be a bigger, better, other Two years in a row now, and they’re feeling great Two straight wins for Michigan over Ohio State
A rare win for the Raiders, and even better yet Josh Jacobs set all the records that ever could be set Over 300 yards between rushing and receiving Every time he touched the ball, defenders he was leaving
A NBA homecoming, loving all around Ben Simmons came back to play in his old stomping grounds His favorite fans in Philly, I’m sure it felt so warm He had a double double so at least he did perform
The news that was seemingly coming for weeks became real on Tuesday. As many expected, and some wanted, Steve Nash was “relieved of his duties” as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
The Nash/KD/Kyrie/Harden/Simmons experiment is officially a failure. In the rare time the Nets were at full strength during this weird expedition, there were flashes. But injuries, egos, and whatever the hell Kyrie does on a day to day basis was just too much, and Nash paid the price.
Because we like Steve Nash here at UDS, we partnered with the fine folks at Resume Genius to build a cover letter for Coach Nash to use while he looks for his next landing spot:
Best of luck, Steve. We look forward to what’s next. Whatever that is, there is 0% chance it’ll be worse than Brooklyn.
Deadline Day in the NBA has come and gone. With it, countless useless names moving from city to city that will have little to no impact on anything.
BUT, there are a few moves every year that draw interest. For every Daniel Thies or George Hill there’s a Pau Gasol or Carmelo Anthony. This year was no different; the league was dressed head to toe with deadline deals.
Another trade deadline day for the league with the most fashion forward athletes did not disappoint. With that in mind, what would some of the trades we saw today be if they were clothing items?
Kings/Bucks/Clippers/Pistons: Donte DiVincenzo, Trey Lyles, Josh Jackson, Serge Ibaka, two second round picks, Rodney Hood, Semi Ojele, Marvin Bagley III:
Look at those names above. The Nets gave up an aging forward who can’t stay in once place for too long and got a superstar point guard, a three point sniper, a top five rebounder, and reloaded on draft picks.
There’s nothing else to say here; the 76ers got fleeced.
One more year of Woj bombs and Shams slams at their peak deadline day performance. Now we have the buyout market, and a flurry of other big name moves that likely won’t change anything down the stretch either. This league!
After saying “g’day mate” to his teammates on the way out of practice, Simmons was subsequently suspended for the team’s opening night matchup against the Pelicans. Woof.
Simmons will now have a some time away from the team. With all of the strange offseason moves in the past few months, what he’ll do with this time, no one knows.
He would presumably have time to enjoy all the Vegemite he desires. Or maybe practice his free throw shooting? How about trying to get back in with the Kardashian family? While his old fling Kendall Jenner is currently with Devin Booker, Simmons has already shown that he follows the “just because there’s a goalie, doesn’t mean you can’t score” mantra in life.
After a tumultuous offseason and a seemingly broken relationship between the 76ers and their point guard, all you can hope for is that this thing doesn’t get any uglier than it already is. If both sides can sit down and talk over some cheesesteak and meat pies, maybe they find some middle ground. Until then, the saga continues.
Happy Sunday, everyone. Please enjoy this journey back in time on the week that was in sports in this week’s SSM.
At the time of this blog, the PGA Championship is still live DJ, Finau, Scheffler…who will survive? To be completely honest, the most important thing though Is the continued trolling, of Bryson DeChambeau
The Cubs and Cardinals, cancelled this weekend St. Louis’ COVID positives have gone off the deep end It’s the best rivalry in baseball, there’s no debate Yankees/Red Sox? Giants/Dodgers? Not that great.
This week us NBA fans lost a good one 76ers standout Ben Simmons is done According to this tweet, Ben had a left knee subluxation He left the NBA Bubble, on a surgical vacation
Connor McGregor is engaged! The Notorious MMA. Asked his girlfriend of 12 years, announced on Saturday Seems like Connor’s enjoying his “retirement” so far Engaged and staying out of trouble, no hitting old men in bars