The NFL Network launched its sixth annual ‘Top 100 Players’ countdown on Wednesday. And it’s unique because it’s voted on by the players themselves, not some random 65-year-old ‘analyst.’
So far, they’ve only announced the bottom 10 . . . #91 through #100. And the most interesting entry so far is Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who’s #92. That’s pretty low, since a lot of people would consider him one of the league’s best.
In fact, just last year the players ranked him #7.
Luck didn’t have a good season last year. He struggled with injuries . . . missing nine games due to rib, shoulder, kidney, and abdominal issues. But even when he played he was out of sync . . . committing 13 turnovers in just seven games.
He also had the lowest quarterback rating of his career. Still, he’s only 26, and there’s no indication that any of his injuries will carry over into next season.
CAVS ARE ROLLIN
Game Three between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks is tonight . . . and even though the Hawks are down 2-0, they have a little extra motivation, because they didn’t like how the Cavs won Game Two.
The Cavs SCORCHED them from beyond the arc, with 25 threes. That’s an NBA record. Two teams have hit 23 in a game before, Orlando in 2009 and Houston in 2013. The Cavs did it in 45 attempts, which is an impressive 56%.
18 of the Cavs threes came in the first half, but even though they were up by about 30 points, they kept shooting them in the fourth quarter, clearly going for the record. The Hawks players did NOT like that.
Paul Milsap called it unprofessional, and classless. He said that if they were in Cleveland’s position, they would NOT have continued to shoot threes and run-up the score. Al Horford agreed, and said, quote, “We wouldn’t do anything like that.”
(It was silly watching the Cavs shoot three after three trying to get those last few at the end of the game, but to insinuate that it’s unsportsmanlike is B.S.)
(It’s the NBA playoffs, not Little League baseball. You don’t stop trying to score as much as you can so that the other team can make it closer and less embarrassing. Hey guys, if you don’t like it . . . PLAY SOME DEFENSE.)
Johnny Manziel has been ordered by a Texas judge to stay away from his ex-girlfriend. He shouldn’t have a problem with that, since she isn’t beer.