Ever heard the one about a college football coach who pulled the scholarship offer to a high school player who was committed to join his program? I know you have, and the punchline isn’t funny. The joke is always on the player. It’s happening so often, in fact, that something should be done to make these schools honor scholarship obligations even when new coaches are hired. The schools are leaving kids in the lurch and often with only a few weeks until National Signing Day. This time, D.J. Charles of Orlando Dr. Phillips is scrambling to find another college option. Charles was all set to become an FAU Owl, or, so he thought. Just like Jones offensive lineman Calvin Francis thought he was headed
If we reversed the roles in " Undercover Lyft," John Elway's experience with a cab driver, Sam, in Pittsburgh the other day would come close to perfect. With Elway seated in the back seat, a cab driver decked out in Steelers gear was asked to rank his top-3 all-time quarterbacks. He had no idea that Elway was in his car, but he immediately ranked Elway at No. 1 ahead of Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger. Once Sam was told to turn around, he recognized Elway right away and was super excited to be driving the Hall of Famer. Elway agreed to take a photo with him. Good thing he ranked Elway at No. 1 because that could have gotten pretty awkward. Instead, it made for a great story for Sam.
It takes a special kind of confidence for a 21-year-old on a 24-win team to say he believes he can be the best shooting guard in the NBA, that he feels he’s “next up as far as shooting guards,” behind “Kobe [Bryant] and [Dwyane] Wade and those guys.” It’s precisely that sort of self-possession that leads