Former college quarterback and Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Julian Edelman
announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday. His retirement
video may give you chills, or nightmares if you’re a Falcons fan.
What a career: Drafted in the seventh round
(number 232), Edelman has the second most catches and yards in NFL playoff
No scholarship offers out of high school
No combine invite
Switched to receiver in the NFL
11 years with the Pats
3 Super Bowl titles
Off the field: Besides being a great player,
Edelman was also a fantastic representative of the Jewish community. He
called out anti-Semitism in other athletes while also offering
to teach them more about Jewish culture.
Zoom out: So far, Edelman has steered clear of all
Tampa Bay rumors. But, come December, I don’t think anyone would be shocked
if he teams up with two old friends for a run at another title.
Digitize me: Topps, the popular baseball card
company, is partnering
with Major League Baseball to create NFTs (digital trading cards)
for the league. Unlike NBA Top Shots, these cards will be mostly static.
One step at a time: A federal judge approved a
partial deal between U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team, calling
working conditions like hotels and charter flights for players.
On the big screen: Netflix is making
a movie based on the New Orleans Saints Bounty Gate scandal starring
Paul Blart Mall Cop’s Kevin James as Sean Payton. The movie will focus on
Payton’s time as an assistant coach for his son’s sixth grade team.
The best part? It’s being produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison
Times are changing: During it’s Spring Game, the
University of Central Florida allowed players to put
their social media handles on the back of their jerseys in place of
their names. Coach Gus Malzahn said, “This is a new age of personal
branding. We’re going to embrace it.”
AROUND THE LEAGUES
(26-28) Golden State Warriors 116 vs. (34-19) Denver Nuggets 107
Stat: Steph Curry has 18 games with 10+ made
threes. The next closest player? Klay Thompson with 5 such games.
Quote: “By any measure of what constitutes an
elite NFL career - wins, championships, production - Julian has it all.” -
Video: In honor of Edelman’s retirement, we wanted
to resurface this hilariously awkward
story detailing his first 1 on 1 encounter with coach Belichick.
Champions League Quarter Finals, 2nd Leg
Chelsea (2-0 aggregate) vs. FC Porto - 3:00 ET on Paramount+
PSG (3-2 aggregate) vs. Bayern Munich - 3:00 ET on Paramount+
LA Clippers (37-18) vs. Indiana Pacers (25-27) - 7:30 ET on TNT
Boston Celtics (28-26) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (31-22) - 10:00 ET on TNT
Philadelphia Phillies (6-3) vs. NY Mets (2-3) - 7:10 ET on ESPN
Cincinnati Reds (7-3) vs. San Francisco Giants (6-4) - 9:45 ET on ESPN
Philadelphia Flyers (19-16-6) vs. Washington Capitals (27-11-4) - 7:30 ET on
Tampa Bay Lighting (28-11-2) vs. Nashville Predators (23-19-1) - 8:00 ET on
D. The Bucs, who have been around since 1976, just
signed Tom Brady to a second contract this year. He’s the first Bucs QB to
ever get a second deal with the team. Imagine telling that to someone in
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