The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals brawled in their joint practice, and Atlanta Dream rookie sensation Rhyne Howard won the WNBA rookie of the year award. PLUS: What exactly did the Rams and Bengals expect from a joint practice a few months after playing a Super Bowl against each other?
- What happens when you put two teams who faced off in last year's Super Bowl in a preseason joint practice?
- Total disaster.
- Exactly. A brawl between the Rams and Bengals broke out, where helmets were being used as clubs, and superstar Aaron Donald went flying.
- I believe I can fly.
- What did the NFL think was going to happen when this joint practice was scheduled? Sportsmanship? Kumbaya? No. [BLEEP] no. It was destined to be a whole lot of trash talking and cheap shots. And now comes the headaches of teams figuring out player punishments.
- I think I'm just coming down with a migraine.
- Atlanta Dream rookie sensation, Rhyne Howard, has won the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award.
- She won with 53 votes out of a possible 56, and becomes the second Dream player to win the award. If you remember, the Dream traded the number three pick for the number one pick in last year's draft. So needless to say, that trade more than paid off.
- With interest.
- So just how dominant was Howard this season? She finished 12th in scoring with over 16 points a game. She also finished fourth in 3-pointers taken and made. Oh, and she won every Rookie of the Month honor from May to August, along with being named an All-Star reserve.
- An underachiever.
- The future is bright and the ceiling is high. So I'm going to call it right now. Howard will be named the All-Star Game MVP, and the trophy will be 3 times bigger. Which wouldn't be hard because the current size of the trophy is like what, and ice cream cone? Actually, they should keep that going. Just make it smaller. Everybody got big trophies, the Stanley Cup, the Lombardi Trophy, the WNBA MVP trophy just smaller and smaller to a point, you can put in your pocket.