15-year-old Gymnast Afraid She’ll Age Out of Sport After Olympics Postponed to 2021

by Alex Poletti
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Tuesday marked another setback for the sports world, as the 2020 Summer Olympic Games were postponed due to concerns about coronavirus. The news hit US gymnast Sophia Butler especially hard; the 15-year-old fears that, because the games have been pushed back a year, she may age out of her chance at Olympic glory. Continue reading “15-year-old Gymnast Afraid She’ll Age Out of Sport After Olympics Postponed to 2021”

LeBron James Closing Gap in MVP Race Now That No Teams Are Playing

by Alex Poletti
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With NBA games postponed until further notice, attention turns to the MVP race, where Lakers forward LeBron James is climbing up the MVP ladder. According to some voters, the distance between season-long front runner Giannis Antetokounmpo and James is less than ever before, especially now that neither star is playing. Continue reading “LeBron James Closing Gap in MVP Race Now That No Teams Are Playing”

Nick Foles Predicts Bears QB Battle Will Come Down to THIS Metric Sooner or Later

by Alex Poletti
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Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles has something to prove this year after losing his starting job in Jacksonville to rookie Gardner Minshew. Just a year after signing a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars, the former Eagles backup has been traded to the Chicago Bears, where he intends to compete for the quarterback position with former second-overall pick Mitch Trubisky. When asked about the competition, Foles predicts that it will become a dick-measuring contest sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Nick Foles Predicts Bears QB Battle Will Come Down to THIS Metric Sooner or Later”

Houston Texans Acquire David Johnson For DeAndre Hopkins, Hopes and Dreams of Winning a Championship

by Alex Poletti
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The Houston Texans shocked the world on Tuesday with the biggest trade of the NFL offseason, acquiring running back David Johnson and a second-round pick in exchange for DeAndre Hopkins and any hope of their franchise ever winning the Super Bowl. Continue reading “Houston Texans Acquire David Johnson For DeAndre Hopkins, Hopes and Dreams of Winning a Championship”

BREAKING: Tom Brady Finds Nice Retirement Community in Tampa Bay

by Alex Poletti
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Tom Brady is officially moving on from New England, sources tell The Second String, and will enjoy the next stage of his life in western Florida, where he has found a nice retirement community called the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Continue reading “BREAKING: Tom Brady Finds Nice Retirement Community in Tampa Bay”

Duke Basketball Players Afraid They’ll Have to Go to Class After March Madness Canceled

by Alex Poletti
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Panic and terror have run rampant across the nation in light of the exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus, which has tanked the stock market, cleared the shelves of supermarkets and canceled the 2020 March Madness tournament. Perhaps no group of people is in more fear than the Duke basketball team, who may have to attend college classes for the first time because the college playoff tournament was called off. Continue reading “Duke Basketball Players Afraid They’ll Have to Go to Class After March Madness Canceled”

Tom Brady Launches ‘199 Productions,’ Finally Has Use for All That Extra Sideline Footage

by Alex Poletti
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With New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady headed into free agency, many expected the six-time Super Bowl champion to start his first foray into the open market with a big announcement. Brady delivered, announcing the launch of his new production company, 199 Productions, a platform through which the signal caller can dump all of the extra footage of other teams’ sidelines he has accumulated over the years with the Patriots. Continue reading “Tom Brady Launches ‘199 Productions,’ Finally Has Use for All That Extra Sideline Footage”