Here the Cowboys are now, on a three-game win streak and with Elliott back. Dak Prescott is no longer an anchor around the offense’s neck. Dez Bryant keeps popping up and resembling his old self. The Seahawks, meanwhile, have been a shadow of their old selves the last two weeks. If they’re going to find themselves, this is their last real chance.
NBA head coaches are hired, fired, and generally judged based on their ability to win basketball games, but the public facing nature of their job makes it useful to have a sense of humor, too. Some great coaches range from awkward to uninteresting while in front of a camera, but there are notable exceptions everywhere.
And Luke Walton, by my book, is one of the funniest people in the league right now.
You might have heard the Ball drama that happened over the weekend, where LaVar Ball criticized Walton for supposedly losing control of the team. It led to harsh rebukes from Rick Carlisle, Mavericks head coach and president of the NBA’s head coaching association, while Walton and Lonzo Ball both demurred there were any issues.
Tirico: The season after the hit, Clowney was under a different microscope and seemingly trying to preserve his draft standing. It is hard for a college player to be labeled as the No. 1 player in the next draft for an entire season and receive the full attention of everyone on the opposing offense, let alone observers around the nation. No matter what Clowney did, we were expecting the Outback Bowl hit on every play. It was unfair to him.
Savage: I think the downfall anytime you’re tied to a singular play is that it’s such a spectacular moment that it’s hard to live up to that on a down-to-down basis.
Spurrier: Seems like all over the country, all over the world, people watched that video.
Holloman: I’m sure he goes back to watch that play. I still like to go back and watch my highlights. If I had one like that, I’d probably have it replaying in my house all the time.