The week has ended, the sports have sports’d. Sunday State of Mind is here to recap.
The champs are still alive, won another game seven Steph and Klay both continue to be a gift from heaven The Kings were fun all year, a young and good fun team This won’t be the only year that they will light the beam
Some major big man pains, showing in round two Joel Embiid, Julius Randle both have bad boo boos Neither one will play in either of their game ones When they both come back, will help their teams a ton
All the picks are in, the NFL has drafted A slew of brand new rookies, rosters been recrafted Only a few surprises, always some feel good stories Will your team’s boom or bust? The two big categories
Hard to comprehend, a team with that much skill A double digit losing streak, major fire drill Something needs to change, think outside the box A terrible beginning of the year for the White Sox
A jam-packed sports schedule lends itself to a few reminders here and there. That’s what SSM is for, you’re welcome.
The picking of the prospects, the NFL Draft Fans getting new players finding out how their roster’s staffed Draft grades make no sense, have to give these guys some time To see if they’ll be good or bad, substandard or sublime
Round two NBA Playoffs are starting today Eight teams left, four East four West, still able to play Injuries aplenty, still plenty guys to see Best time of the year NBA fans will all agree
Major League Baseball dropped the damn hammer Threw out pitcher Trevor Bauer in the baseball slammer A two year suspension, for some bad off field stuff Search it at your own risk, it is pretty rough
Football is back, folks. Tonight, we get round one of the 2022 NFL Draft live from Las Vegas. Much like baseball season, the NFL Draft is always a sign of warmer weather and high hopes for fans league-wide.
With each announcement by human circus peanut Roger Goodell, a dream will be fulfilled for a young man who has worked his entire life to make it to the National Football League.
In terms of mock drafts, predictions, who picks who, I could give two shits. What I care about are the amazing names themselves. With that in mind, it’s time to draft our top 10 names likely to be selected this weekend:
10. Sterling Weatherford, S, Miami (OH): this guy sounds more like a British meteorologist than a football player. 9. Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina: any name that can easily turn into a full sentence is a winner. 8. Brock Purdy, QB, Iowa State: have to hope this guy gets drafted to a team in the south, the ad deals basically write themselves. 7. Bailey Zappe, QB, Western Kentucky: maybe the second best QB name since Gunner Kiel. 6. Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State: always love a good prospect with some unknowns…was his name supposed to be Brice? Reece? No one knows! 5. Decobie Durant, CB, South Carolina State: this guy was so close to being named after two of the greatest basketball players ever. 4. Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati: not exactly but…close. 3. Smoke Monday, S, Auburn: all-time nickname, this is a no brainer. 2. Snoop Conner, RB, Ole Miss: honestly this is interchangeable with Smoke Monday. 1. Sauce Gardner, CB, Cincinnati: this was as sure fire of a number one pick as Andrew Luck.
Good luck to all of the draftee’s this weekend. May none of you get selected by the Jaguars.
A week absolutely jam packed with sports, just how we like it. We review in this week’s SSM.
The most exciting two minutes in sports People wearing suits and hats of all sorts Money won or money lost, we all enjoyed The Derby Medina Spirit won the race, and did it in a hurry
The NFL Draft was held this week, dreams coming true With fresh new rookies on every team, hope springs anew Some picks were surprises, others maybe not One thing is for certain though, all fans feel they’ve got a shot
Big time rumors going on from Green Bay’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers is upset, may want to leave the Pack Seems like a bit of a longshot, but would shake up the NFL If he leaves, wherever he goes will be a total bombshell
Loud suits, awkward bear hugs, and dreams coming true. The NFL Draft comes around every April and becomes a bigger spectacle every year. Seeing these mutant freak athletes break down and hug mom or family when their name is called never fails to deliver.
On Thursday, we got our annual helping of all of the feels, Roger Godell being weird, and grainy war room footage when the NFL started the clock on their 2021 Draft. Some picks were locks, some were surprises, and we were there for all of it.
1. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars: more like Trevor Snorerence, amirite? This pick was made the day Lawrence declared he was leaving Clemson and going to the NFL.
2. Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets: a small town millennial moves to the big city after college; will he survive or succumb to the pressures of professional life in New York? Turns out it wasn’t the destination that was important, but the journey along the way. Sounds like a rom-com in the making.
3. Trey Lance, QB, San Francisco 49ers: drafting a QB who has barely played in college, what could go wrong?
4. Kyle Pitts, TE, Atlanta Falcons: despite having a god awful defense, you can’t blame the Falcons for drafting a guy that could very well be the best player in this draft fourth overall.
5. Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: yeah, no, Joe Burrow doesn’t need a left tackle, he’s fine.
6. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins: Jaylen careens, dodders, and staggers his way to South Beach.
7. Penei Sewell, OT, Detroit Lions:“Dantallica” has his left tackle, now he just needs a quarterback.
31. Jayson Oweh, LB, Baltimore Ravens: this guys last name sounds like a surprised Canadian.
32. Joe Tryon, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: some pass rush ability for this prospect, but a definite raw talent. The Super Bowl champs are going to take a flyer and try on the linebacker from Washington.
It was a glorious night for the above-mentioned 32 players and their families. After all of the pomp and circumstance of draft night one, it really makes me want to time warp to Week 1 in the fall. Rounds 2-7 will have to do for now.