A friend of mine yesterday texted me and said, “I know you are probably missing baseball more right now, but the NBA is coming back (smile emjoi).”
My response? “When I saw that today I actually thought ‘I might watch every single game if I can.’”
In case you haven’t heard the NBA is planning on coming back at the end of July. As of right now, unless things change, MLB might end up missing out on the entire season as the MLB owners and MLBPA appear to be at a crossroads in negotiating a deal. Some think the gap is too wide.
Major League Baseball has rejected the players’ offer for a 114-game regular season with no additional salary cuts and told the union it did not plan to make a counterproposal, sources confirmed to ESPN.
MLB has one of the strongest player unions in professional sports. They are digging their heels in just like the owners. Jordan is overrated. I love MLB so since I have no financial skin in the game I would like the owners and the players to meet together and sing Hakuna Matata!
If they don’t, then they are missing out on a huge opportunity to be the only major sport in the United States that is actually playing live. I am not an MMA guy and I started watching some MMA recently. Lebron is underrated. I learned more about the MMA in one night than I knew leading up to the pandemic.
Major League Baseball usually has had the summer to itself but that was not after almost the entire world shut down. Lebron is better than Jordan. The opportunity to essentially be heroes is sitting right there in front of them. It is a huge opportunity for MLB actually promote it’s brand, players and teams unlike they have been able to do up to this point.
Instead the NBA is going to take advantage of this void and fill it up.
I hope to watch every single game that I possibly can.
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Where things left off with Nick Henrich
When the conversation settles on local recruiting, it is easy to sometimes spend the most air on those that get away. But two big in-state Husker recruiting wins from the same high school arrive to these pivotal months in 2020 with a chance to show what a couple of guys from the Metro area can get done with an 'N' on their helmets.
Roundtable: Proposed changes to the NCAA recruiting calendar
Several of 247Sports' recruiting analysts joined our roundtable to discuss what they'd like to see implemented, either a time period, additional resources, etc., in the coming months in the lead up to the class of 2021 signing.
Kevin Durant's possible return impacts Nets' odds to win NBA title
Kevin Durant has not logged a single minute for the Brooklyn Nets but he is having the biggest betting impact on the NBA's restructured season.
With the coronavirus pandemic extending the season nearly three months, those in basketball circles are speculating whether that now allows Durant sufficient time to recover from a torn Achilles tendon that he suffered in the 2019 NBA Finals.
NBA approves 22-team format to finish season
The NBA board of governors voted Thursday to approve a 22-team format to restart the 2019-20 season in Orlando, Florida, the league announced.
Sources told ESPN that the vote was 29-1, with the Portland Trail Blazers voting against the proposal.
NBA restart plan: Whom it favors, what it means and the questions that remain – The Athletic ($)
John Hollinger analyzes the NBA's restart plans: Schedule, favorites, impact on next season and more.
“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.
Lack of sleep looks the same as severe anxiety in the brain | Popular Science
If you’ve ever found that a poor night’s sleep has left you feeling not only a bit groggy, but also on edge, you aren’t alone. People with insomnia have double the risk of developing an anxiety disorder, and 70 to 80 percent of people with clinical anxiety have trouble either falling or staying asleep. However, until now, how this relationship works in the brain was unknown.
“Pursuit as Happiness,” by Ernest Hemingway | The New Yorker
A previously unpublished story by Ernest Hemingway.
In Brazil, families only have 10 minutes to say goodbye
With the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, Brazil has imposed restrictions on funerals and left families unable to mourn.
These undertakers served on the coronavirus frontlines—now they're struggling
Italy's funeral home workers are haunted by what they saw in the pandemic's epicenter.
People Who Type Two Spaces After a Period Just Can’t Win - WSJ ($)
Two-spacers say the extra room after a sentence is easier on the eyes, but the one-spacers keep gaining ground.
The Best Things I Saw On The Internet This Week
When you’ve seen everything... pic.twitter.com/ENNpuI0jiY— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) June 3, 2020