QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I try to do things that people said can’t be done.
My motto is, ‘Why not?’”
Introducing the new Triple-Double King.
The Triple-Double King
Russell Westbrook Breaks Oscar Robertson’s “Untouchable” 47-Year Triple-Double Record
It was only a matter of time. For months Russell Westbrook was quietly having a record-breaking season in the shadows of an underachieving team and a teammate (Bradley Beal) chasing the scoring title. It’s quiet no more. With the Wizards in the playoff picture, and another eye-popping stat line on Monday (28 points, 21 assists and 13 rebounds), Westbrook secured his 182nd career triple-double. He passed Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-long NBA record (181), and he did it in 100 fewer games. The Wizards lost to the Hawks (125-124) as Russ missed a potential game-winner, but he’s got the record, and he’s not done yet.
To put it in perspective, only four NBA players have more than 100 career triple-doubles. LeBron James (99) is not one of them (yet).
NBA All-Time Triple-Doubles List
Russell Westbrook: 182
Oscar Robertson: 181
Magic Johnson: 138
Jason Kidd: 107
LeBron James: 99
Wilt Chamberlain: 78
Larry Bird: 59
It’s Tebow Time Again
Jaguars Plan to Sign Tim Tebow at Tight End, Proving It’s All About Who You Know
He’s back! Let the media circus begin… The Jacksonville Jaguars made headlines before the NFL Draft when news leaked that Tim Tebow worked out at tight end. Multiple sources confirmed Monday that the Jags will indeed sign Tebow to a 1-year contract. The 33-year-old has never played the tight end position at any level, but the Heisman Trophy winner (2007) won two national championships as a quarterback with head coach Urban Meyer at Florida. Now, with Meyer as the signal-caller in Jacksonville, Tebow returns to his hometown where the legend first began.
A Timeline: Tebow’s Sports Career
2005: Leads Nease High School to Florida State Title
2006 & 2008: Wins National Championship at Florida
2007: Wins Heisman Trophy
2010: Drafted by Denver Broncos (25th Overall)
2011: Leads Broncos to the NFL Playoffs
2012: Leads Broncos to Playoff Win
2012: Signs With New York Jets
2013: Signs With New England Patriots
2014: Joins ESPN as SEC College Football Analyst
2015: Signs With Philadelphia Eagles
2016-2021: New York Mets Minor League Baseball
2021: Signs With Jacksonville Jaguars
Tebow has also written three NY Times Bestsellers in the last decade — Through My Eyes (2012), SHAKEN (2016) & This Is The Day (2018).
The legend continues. Once again, it’s Tebow time!
MLB Parity: It’s Anybody’s Game
What to Make of the Bizarre MLB Standings After 6 Weeks
Your guess is as good as mine. No one can really tell who’s who after six weeks of baseball, especially since we’re 30-some games into a 162-game marathon. But this year’s start to the season is particularly hard to call. And that’s because the parity is unlike anything we’ve seen before. Only a handful of teams can be considered good or bad, and everyone else is just kind of ‘meh’.
MLB Parity: Explained
A whopping 26 of the league’s 30 teams have a win percentage between .400 and .600 — or simply put, flirting with a .500 record. That means only seven games are separating 87 percent of the league in mid-May. The Red Sox (22-14) are on top with the Tigers (10-24) on bottom. The other 28 teams fall somewhere between 21 wins and 12 wins, and three of the six divisions have all five teams separated by six games or less. That’s a worst-to-first flip-flop with a one-week win streak. So if your team is bad, give it a week.
Let’s Go Deeper
All five teams in the NL East are separated by five games or less. Ironically, the fourth-placed Marlins have the best run differential (+20) despite a losing record. And if we want to look at run differential throughout the majors, excluding the Tigers (-68), the difference between No. 1 and No. 29 is less than 100 runs — White Sox (+53) to Pirates (-43).
The MLB Parity Picture
Top Teams: Red Sox (22-14), Cardinals (21-14), Athletics (21-15), Giants (20-14)
Middle of the Pack: 23 Teams Between 13-19 Wins
Bottom Teams: Tigers (10-24), Rockies (12-22), Twins (12-20)
The Montreal Canadiens round out the NHL Playoffs after an overtime loss to the Oilers (4-3, OT). Artturi Lehkonen scored the game-tying goal that gave Montreal the crucial point, but Connor McDavid won it for Edmonton in OT.
Steph Curry had 36 points and a clutch triple late in the game to bump the Warriors over the Jazz (119-116) and secure Golden State’s place in the NBA play-in tournament.
️ MLB: Reds Ring Up 14 on Pirates
With only five games at the diamond on Monday, the Cincinnati Reds get the nod with their 14-run outing against the Pirates (14-1). Tyler Naquin and Eugenio Suarez went yard, and the Reds tallied a six-run 4th inning that turned into a blowout.
By most measures, the past year hasn’t been a good one for elite sports. Curtailed seasons. Canceled tournaments. And everything from Major League Baseball to global soccer played out in empty venues. But billionaire owners are thriving, with the average value of the world’s top teams jumping 9.9%. (Forbes)
For decades, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, and Ernie Johnson have made watching hoops on Thursday must-see TV. Now there’s a new studio show on the network. The generational divide is often striking and usually very entertaining. (The Ringer)
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez earned his 58th profession win Saturday night after Billy Joe Saunders didn’t answer the bell for the ninth round in the super middleweight title tilt. His legacy has been solidified. Can he be denied the pound-for-pound crown after his latest win? (FOX Sports)