Archive for February 5th, 2014



In some interesting news, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady may be done with his basketball career, but that doesn’t mean he’s done with sports as a whole.  It appears that McGrady is going to follow in Michael Jordan’s footsteps and try his hand at baseball.  On top of that, McGrady wants to try pitching and is even working with Roger Clemens.  McGrady may get a shot with an independent baseball team in Texas called the Sugarland Skeeters.  It’s unlikely he will be pitching for the Yankees anytime soon, but over time, you never know. McGrady has said that he is taking this seriously — it’s not a gimmick.

In some other baseball news, current Heisman Trophy champion Jameis Winston has been named a pre-season baseball All-American.  Winston is pitching for the Florida State Seminoles, and had a decent year relief pitching last year with a 3.00 ERA.  He will definitely get the media attention that Florida State would like, and if he turns out to be really good, we might have our first double-sport athlete since Deion Sanders.  Winston will likely enter the NFL Draft after next season, but until then, he’s going to do his best to win some baseball games.


Finally, in some NFL Draft news, the Houston Texans are very interested in taking a quarterback with their #1 overall pick.  Sources say that they are choosing between UCF quarterback Blake Bortles, who rose to prominence after defeating Baylor in a BCS Bowl, or Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel.  Manziel  (or Johnny football as he’s sometimes called) is the hometown pick, as Houston would love to have a real Texan as a Texan.  But there are a lot of questions surrounding his height.  Then again, those same questions were asked about Russell Wilson at only 5’11, but he just won the Super Bowl.  Manziel would be the good PR pick, but Bortles might be the safer option.  Then again, a lot can change between now and May.

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