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The big news out of the sports world is Kobe Bryant’s announcement he will retire from the NBA. Kobe put a posting on the Internet titled “Dear Basketball” in which he told the world “This season is all I have left to give. My heart can take the pounding. My mind can handle the grind but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.” Kobe had a unique career and will go down as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The game will miss him.
In the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers are both trying their hardest to shake off a bad start to the season and secure a playoff spot. The Steelers headed to Seattle this weekend and in the midst of the battle, the Seahawks lost tight end Jimmy Graham to a season-ending injury. Oddly enough, once he went out, the Seahawks played better, and even though it was a scoring feast from both teams, the Seahawks came away with the victory. Seattle 39, Pittsburgh 30.
In prime time, the Denver Broncos hosted the unbeaten New England Patriots. Even though the Pats entered the game undefeated, they team is completely banged up and it seems like every week they lose one of their stars. They first lost Dion Lewis, then Julian Edelman, and now… Rob Gronkowski. In the 4th quarter, Gronk went down and had to be carted off the field. We don’t know the seriousness of the injury yet, but it didn’t look good. The Broncos were behind most of the game, but they surged back for a late lead. Not surprisingly, the Pats tied the score to send the game into overtime. The Broncos, led by QB Brock Osweiler battled the weather and got the ball to back-up running back CJ Anderson who scored the game winning touchdown. The Pats are no longer undefeated. Denver 30, New England 24.No comments
Adrian Peterson has stirred up some drama this off-season. There were claims that he said he wanted to be traded, that he never wanted to play for the Vikings again. There may have been some shred of truth to these rumors, but the fact remained that if Peterson didn’t report to camp, he would sacrifice close to $13 million. So it was no big surprise that Peterson reported to the Vikings’ facilities on Tuesday, and said that “It felt good to be back in the building”. Surprise. Surprise.
Elsewhere in the NFL, Antonio Cromartie, cornerback for the New York Jets, has decided to stir the pot with the Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman. Sherman publicly calls himself the best cornerback in the NFL. Cromartie has said that he’s not among the best, but his success is merely a part of the Seahawks’ system. Cromartie said he would like to see him achieve greatness without two all-pro safeties behind him (Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas). He also said Sherman is more of a zone player and doesn’t follow his receiver all game like the “greats” do.
Finally, in the NFL, if you haven’t seen enough of Rob Gronkowski this off-season — all the videos of him partying, at the Kentucky Derby, NASCAR events, and basically every other pop culture shin dig, you get to see more of him on TV soon. His whole family, The Gronkowskis, will be appearing on Family Fued. The family is pretty boisterous so should be a fun show to watch.No comments