Carnival Barking: The Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Fight

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls: Gather 'round and witness the amazing Fightin' Irishman do battle with the Undefeated, Untied Champeeeeeen of the World in a 12-round bout of fisticuffs! Fought under Marquess of Queensberry Rules, this showdown pitting two titans of the fight game is unlike anything your eyes have ever seen... ...And your…

How Good Can Lonzo Ball Be in the NBA?

Barring something completely unforeseen in the next six weeks, Lonzo Ball will be one of the first two prospects selected in the 2017 NBA draft. This is hardly a revelatory statement; neither is the suggestion that a layer of uncertainty shrouds Ball's pro basketball future. Such is the case for all draftees, though a player…

Isaiah Thomas: Mr. Relevant

Irrelevant? Not Isaiah Thomas. The last selection in the NBA draft doesn't get an official Mr. Irrelevant label like his NFL counterpart. So, since the final pick of the 2011 NBA draft is not irrelevant in a recognized capacity, a few official titles for Isaiah Thomas: • NBA All-Star. • The Eastern Conference's leading scorer…

Rutgers Roots: Steven Van Zandt’s Commencement Message Resonates for Scarlet Knights Football

Few things are as synonymous with the state of New Jersey as Bruce Springsteen. Thus, it stands to reason E. Street Band member Steven Van Zandt would implore graduates of the Garden State's largest university to "stay true" to their Jersey roots. Van Zandt's Rutgers commencement speech delivers a message that resonates for the direction…

Kings of Leon and Getting Cheap Heat

Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill may not enjoy professional wrestling -- that seems abundantly clear from a tweet he fired off Sunday evening. https://twitter.com/youngfollowill/status/861382517219373057 The irony is twofold: Firstly, Kings of Leon sounds like the kind of the 2000s rock band that would provide the opening theme music for RAW. Secondly, Followill unintentionally mastered…

New Arizona QB Donovan Tate Has The Ideal College Situation

An already intriguing quarterback competition at Arizona added another layer, with the Wildcats welcoming aboard former MLB first-round draftee, Donovan Tate. A coincidental twist to Tate joining Arizona's football program as a walk-on after he spent seven years in the San Diego Padres organization? The Pads have a track record for acquiring prospects *after* they've…