Falcons' first-round pick drops F-bomb in emotional live TV interview
In the wake of ESPN’s mass firings, news of which continued into Thursday, some joked that it might be easier to list network employees who weren’t fired. Others took the next step by pointing out certain ESPN figures who they would have preferred to see laid off. Given that Stephen A. Smith is arguably ESPN’s best-known personality and, less arguably, its most polarizing, it was inevitable that his would be a prominent name pointed out by those arguing that, if the network had to let some people go, he should have been among them. On his ESPN radio show Thursday, Smith took issue with one source of criticism in particular: Jeff Pearlman, an author and former writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
The San Francisco 49ers made a savvy trade with the Chicago Bears early in the NFL Draft to acquire three extra picks to move back one spot. According to reports, the Bears gave the 49ers their No. 3 overall pick, 2017 third- and fourth-round picks, and a 2018 third-round pick to move up to No. 2. As a result, the Bears pulled a stunner, taking UNC quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, considered to be the target of the Cleveland Browns with the No. 12 pick, at No. 2.
Brock Osweiler isn’t on the Houston Texans‘ roster anymore, but the Texans are still paying for his horrendous contract last season. The Texans gave Osweiler a four-year deal worth $18 million a year a year ago. Osweiler was so bad, the Texans basically gave the Cleveland Browns a second-round pick