Justin Fields took some heat last week. ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky said he’d
“heard” from multiple teams that Fields is a “last-guy-in, first-guy-out
type of quarterback.” He even said he’d heard questions on Fields’ desire to
be a great quarterback.
Pretty heavy accusations to throw at a 22-year-old preparing for potentially
the biggest moment of his life.
As a Clemson alum, I watched Fields take
a massive hit to the ribs, get back up, and proceed to tear up my
team during last year’s College Football Playoff to the tune of 385 yards
and 6 TDs.
He seemed to have plenty of desire and passion to play.
Off the field: While the BIG10 moved to cancel the
2020 college football season, Justin Fields spoke out on behalf of players
a petition to play which was signed by over 230,000 people.
The Ohio State captain said:
“The guys that have come back for their fifth year — coming back off
of injury — I think we owe it to those guys the most.”
Bottom line: After leading Ohio State to two
College Football Playoffs and fighting for his team’s season, Fields should
be a top 5 pick in the upcoming draft.
AROUND THE LEAGUES
Justin Rose (-7) leads after day one
Lee Elder, who paved
the way for future Black golfers, joined Jack Nicklaus and
Gary Player as an Honorary Starter
Rory McIlroy pegged
a spectator with an errant shot. Of the 12,000 people there,
he managed to nail his dad
(2-2) New York Mets 3
vs. (1-6) Miami Marlins 2
With bases loaded in the ninth, Mets’ Michael Conforto leaned into a
called strike for the controversial walk-off
(4-4) Chicago White Sox 6 vs. (3-3) Kansas City Royals 0
The White Sox won easily thanks to the MLB’s first complete game
shutout of the season from Lance Lynn.
(27-25) Miami Heat 110
vs. (32-20) LA Lakers 104
The injury riddled Lakers look lost after falling to fifth in the
(29-22) Dallas Mavericks 116 vs. (32-19) Milwaukee Bucks 101
Luka Doncic (27 pts, 9 reb, 9 ast) and Kristaps Porzingis (26 pts,
17 reb) have been one of the NBA’s top duos since the All-Star
(27-9-3) Carolina Hurricanes 3 vs. (26-11-4) Florida Panthers 0
Hurricanes’ goalie Alex Nedeljkovic notched his third shutout in the
last twelve games to help sweep the Panthers.
Friday: 3:00-7:30 ET on ESPN
Weekend rounds: 3:00-7:00 ET on CBS
Masters live stream: CBSsports.com (and app)
LA Lakers (32-20) vs. Brooklyn Nets (36-16): Sat. 8:30 ET on ABC
Boston Celtics (26-26) vs. Denver Nuggets (33-18): Sun. 3:00 ET on NBATV
San Diego Padres (4-3) vs. Texas Rangers (3-3): Sat. 7:05 ET on ESPN+
Philadelphia Phillies (5-1) vs. Atlanta Braves (2-4): Sun. 7:08 ET on ESPN
(49 pts) Liverpool vs. (44 pts) Aston Villa: Sat. 10:00 AM ET on NBCS
(38 pts) Crystal Palace vs. (51 pts) Chelsea: Sat. 12:30 PM ET on NBC
NY Rangers (18-16-5) vs. NY Islanders (26-10-4): Fri. 7:00 ET on ESPN+
Tampa Bay Lighting (27-11-2) vs. Nashville Predators (22-18-1): Sat. 8:00 ET
WATER COOLER TALK
⛳ Stories of Michael Jordan’s new hush-hush golf course, nicknamed
Slaughterhouse 23, include a drone
delivery service to bring you food and beer mid round.
🏈 After rehabbing from a gruesome ankle injury, Cowboys QB Dak
Prescott is back throwing
⚽️ English club Swansea City is boycotting
social media following a series of online abuse and racist attacks
⚾️ Trevor Bauer clapped back after reports
surfaced of the MLB investigating several balls from his last start
for a banned substance.
🎾 The French Open has been delayed
one week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’ll now finish just two
weeks before Wimbledon begins.
Stat: Only 3 players shot in the 60s yesterday at
the Masters. In last year's 1st round, 24 players did so.
Quote: "If you're talking about a body of work
over one year — an unbelievable work ethic, competitive, toughness — I'm not
sure there's someone out there better in the country." - Ohio State head
coach Ryan Day on Justin Fields
Highlight: De'Aaron Fox drops
Dennis Smith Jr. with the hesi.