AARON DONALD is the best player on the Rams roster, and that’s taking into account the Rams’ stellar offensive lineup and the addition of Ndamukong Suh. Donald and the Rams have been working on a deal for the better part of two seasons now, and it finally got done. 135 MILLION, with 87 Million guaranteed and 40 Million dollar signing bonus. Donald wasn’t happy last year because he thought he was being underpaid – but he still ripped up offensive linemen like they were paper dolls.
I see a big year for the Rams SACK LEADER.
LIKE SO MANY DODGERS FANS, I had high hopes for 2018. Yes after they stumbled early, it appeared to be a lost season but they recovered nicely and lead the division just two weeks ago. With the addition Machado and Dozier I thought they were well positioned to win it all. Alas it’s all unraveling, in slow motion. From a Baez imposition to an offense leaving so many men stranded, it looks like the British army at Dunkirk, with no rescue on the horizon.
Such a shame.
I played high school football. Like every HS team in America we had Hell Week. Hell was an apt descriptor. Our coaches were awful at football and awful at managing people. They had no concept of how to manage players’ health or maybe they just didn’t care. We ran Hell Week in LA smog so thick visibility was quite literally a mile. My coaches also didn’t allow players to take water breaks outside of “water break” times which were once every hour. The good news? We were allowed to eat as many salt tablets as we wanted.
I started all three years of HS football and earned all-league my junior year. That year I played both sides of the ball and played on every special team, but I quit the team the second day of hell week because we were being tortured. I told my mom to call the head coach and tell him I quit because I couldn’t breathe. The coaches relented (other parents had also called). They shortened practice and allowed us to drink more water, It’s a miracle no one died under their watch. They thought that they were toughening us, but they were torturing children, damaging our lungs and likely damaging internal organs. If any of these techniques were tried today, they would be arrested for child abuse.
What we know now about training and the limits that one can be put through are known quantities. A player dying of Heat Stroke is unconscionable and likely criminal.
At Maryland players were put through exhausting workouts in high heat that lead to the death of a linemen named Jordan McNair. His death was senseless. Heads should roll but some people shouldn’t just lose their jobs their should lose their liberty.
Woof, the last few games have been hard to watch. With Kenley Jansen down, the Dodgers’ BullPen seems to have have lost its heart. No one seems capable of holding a lead. From the Baez to Alexander to whomever, the relief pen is a case of dynamite. It’s not a matter of if, but when…
I [try to] stay clear of the online outrage mob – too depressing. But when the Insulter in Chief tweets out a midnight insult missive at a sports mega-star who just bankrolled a school for disadvantaged kids, the timing could not be more rotten.
I won’t punch my monitor or scream at the sky when he tweets garbage. I do wonder when this president will stop acting like a potty-mouthed 4th grader, and cease stepping on rakes at midnight and, maybe, maybe act like an adult?
REMEMBER WHEN JIM TRESSEL was fired over emails related to him hiding knowledge about…memorabilia?
Yeah, good times…
Urban Meyer has presented himself as super clean and above it all. Until his longtime assistant’s ex-wife alleged Meyer knew about domestic abuse it seemed to fit.
Maybe the halo has slipped a little. Maybe it was an urban myth…