by Jordy McElroy San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan knew what he had in quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and by halftime of Super Bowl LIV, the rest of world did as well. Shrouded by a stellar rushing attack and the league’s most feared defense, the clandestine playoff run of Garoppolo was undone by the Kansas City Chiefs on the one stage where the darkest secrets … Continue reading Jimmy Garoppolo missed his Tom Brady Moment
by Jordy McElroy Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s physical undoing in the UFC 246 main event against Conor McGregor spilled outside of the cage, shockingly, and rapidly descended into an awkward feud between UFC voice Joe Rogan and ESPN talking head Stephen A. Smith. After watching Cerrone get smashed up in 40 seconds by the former two-division UFC champion, Smith didn’t mince any words when delivering his … Continue reading Who really deserves an apology: Stephen A. Smith or Donald Cerrone?
by Jordy McElroy New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has earned the right to ride off into the sunset as a Los Angeles Charger if he so chooses in the offseason. But the Patriots would do good to stay away from any Freaky Friday-like experiments that would send Brady to Los Angeles and Philip Rivers to New England. Stay the hell away. Rivers had a … Continue reading Patriots should stay away from Philip Rivers
One vote. One. Vote. Derek Jeter is going into the Hall of Fame one vote short of being the second player ever unanimously sent into immortality. He would have joined his teammate Mariano Rivera. Yet one person decided to make a statement about Jeter. A protest? Maybe. An oversight? Nah. A Red Sox fan? Possibly. Right now, we don’t know because Major League Baseball hasn’t … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | Derek Jeter… One Vote.
by Jordy McElroy The stampeding herd of the San Francisco 49ers’ ferocious defensive front can be heard galloping off in the distance. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes would do well to start running right now to ensure he gets a head start for Super Bowl LIV. The bull is rapidly approaching, and there will be no hiding in that red jersey wrapped around his … Continue reading Patrick Mahomes may have to run for his life at Super Bowl LIV
by Jordy McElroy Jimmy Garoppolo could have followed in the footsteps of Tom Brady if he opted to stay with the New England Patriots. That towering shadow as the successor of the greatest quarterback of all time would have blotted out the warm rays of sunshine in San Francisco. Beaches, money, palm trees and a Super Bowl-contending team with electrifying talent on both sides of … Continue reading 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo proving he’s better off for leaving the Patriots
by Jordy McElroy UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov already has business with Tony Ferguson, and it’s time for Jorge Masvidal to take his shot at real UFC gold by challenging welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. That leaves the most anticipated trilogy in all of combat sports as the only plausible fight on the table. Yes, the UFC needs to give us Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. … Continue reading Forget about titles, it’s time for Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to Complete the Trilogy
by Jordy McElroy The clock struck midnight and the Cinderella Tennessee Titans had to leave the dance on Sunday. An improbable AFC Championship run came screeching to a halt in the rollicking madhouse at Arrowhead Stadium, where even fairy tales pale in comparison to the might of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But there were teachable moments that could help the Titans close the … Continue reading Remember the Titans: How Tennessee can Build off their Failed Cinderella Run
by Ken Napzok “That escalated quickly.” – Ron Burgundy, legendary newsman. We all saw this storm forming far off the coast, but we just didn’t know how hard it was going to smack the shoreline. Then it hit and the winds of scandal, drama, gossip, and good ole fashion conspiracy theories slammed into the sport with the speed and ferocity of Pete Rose breaking Ray … Continue reading THE BIG HIT | So Much for a Quiet Offseason
by Jordy McElroy The last thing anyone needs to see is former NFL All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown tossing on a pair of boxing gloves and stepping into the ring with YouTube megastar Logan Paul. Some guilty pleasures are better left alone, including the ones that would draw copious amounts of attention and an enormous payday. Brown, who can no longer set records on the field, … Continue reading Logan Paul fight could end disastrously for Antonio Brown