How are things, my good people?
On Monday, Marquise Brown and his Baltimore Ravens teammate Jaylon Ferguson were honored at the Orioles game by throwing out the first pitches.
Baltimore loves their Birds!— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 7, 2019
Thanks to the @Orioles for having @Primetime_jet and @SackDaddy45! pic.twitter.com/Rj62jnNtzd
Before they could come out to the field to pitch, you know they had to fuel up first. I’d have to sit down to knock a meal like that out. More power to them.
When in #Birdland... pic.twitter.com/pDyz0R1dVD— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 6, 2019
Also, check out the sweet custom jerseys made for the Ravens rookies. Brown has his “Hollywood” nickname on the back of his, while Ferguson is known as “Sack Daddy” after setting the NCAA record for career sacks while at Louisiana Tech.
Peep those jersey names though. pic.twitter.com/TZ6mPPNStT— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) May 6, 2019
It’s really a great thing to see Brown having such a fun time in his new home. His story of overcoming tremendous odds every step of the way just to get where he is today will always be one of my favorites. Stay fly with your new flock, Hollywood!
Now for today’s Hot Links! The Oklahoma Sooners continue to dominate the college softball world, OBJ sees a certain Hall of Famer in Baker Mayfield, Arya and MJ are one in the same and more!
- Have you ever seen a video that shows Oklahoma student-athletes singing karaoke while riding around the OU campus in a golf cart? If you answered no, you ought to change that right now.
Taking the stress out of finals with a little golf cart karaoke.— Oklahoma Sooners (@OU_Athletics) May 6, 2019
Good luck this week #Sooners! pic.twitter.com/yqaAd16ddj
- OU long snapper Kasey Kelleher has announced that he is now a scholarship football player at the University of Oklahoma. Congrats, Kasey!
Blessed! As of today I have been put on full scholarship at the University of Oklahoma. Can’t thank the people who helped me get here enough! A lot of hard work went into this and I’m proud to be a sooner! @OU_Football @LincolnRiley #boomersooner #oudna pic.twitter.com/MWObFkFgyP— Kasey Kelleher (@KaseyKelleher) May 7, 2019
- Oklahoma has topped the softball charts for about a month now, but this is the first week the Sooners are the unanimous choice in the NFCA poll. Well deserved, ladies.
#Sooners selected as unanimous No. 1 in this week's @NFCAorg poll. ☝️ #ChampionshipMindset pic.twitter.com/yuTz9JeolJ— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) May 7, 2019
- Speaking of the softball team, Caleigh Clifton and Giselle Juarez swept the Big 12 weekly awards for Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
#Sooners sweep the final Big 12 weekly awards! @caleigh_20 - Player of the Week— Oklahoma Softball (@OU_Softball) May 7, 2019
No. 2 in league in AVG (.500), OBP (.600) & SLG (1.125)
Team-high 3 runs & 3 RBIs@ggotgame45 - Pitcher of the Week
One-hit shutout vs. No. 12 OSU
➡️ https://t.co/2Xujdc8kJO pic.twitter.com/oexPpR4QoG
- The Norman Transcript’s Tyler Palmateer looked into Oklahoma’s upcoming baseball series against Oklahoma State. The Sooners are looking to rebound from suffering a sweep in the Texas Tech series this past weekend.
- I really believe Ben Powers eats nails and souls for breakfast. Keep up the great work, big fella! Just try not to scare the defensive linemen on your own team.
Dreams became reality! #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/LaQ5sawKfM— Bennett Powers (@BigBen_72) May 6, 2019
- Odell Beckham Jr. likened Baker Mayfield to Brett Favre in an interview at the 2019 Met Gala, and he also said he plans on being in Cleveland for at least the next five years in order to turn the Browns into a dynasty much like the New England Patriots.
- In case you missed it, 2020 four-star offensive lineman Nate Anderson out of Frisco, Texas verbally committed to Oklahoma after officially visiting over the weekend. This news is a great sign of Bill Bedenbaugh’s machine continuing to roll.
Around the Sports World
- Ronald Ollie from the first season of Netflix’s hit series ‘Last Chance U’ is seeing his dream of playing in the NFL come true. To this day, he’s probably my favorite person from the show. Congratulations, man!
From Shubuta To Oakland ‼️ Proud To Be A Raider #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/sZSo1Yl4zq— Ronald Ollie YA DIGG!!! (@RonaldOllie) May 6, 2019
- Joe Namath’s new book All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters was released today, and in the text he opened up about his struggle with alcohol. The turning point for him he says was his infamous interview in 2003 when he attempted to kiss ESPN reporter Suzy Kolber.
- The Boston Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy delivered a violent blow to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets right winger Josh Anderson, and many who watched it live thought the night was over for Charlie. Not so fast. Officials ruled it a minor penalty, and by the letter of the law, it seems to have been the correct call. So does this mean the NHL’s rulebook needs another look?
- I don’t believe Giannis Antetokounmpo was intentionally trying to disrespect Marcus Smart, but him checking the box score before deciding on how much the Boston guard impacted the game kills me. For the record, Smart scored a whopping three points on 1-7 shooting with one rebound and two assists. So yeah, not a very impactful performance.
This is what Giannis said after being asked if Marcus Smart made an impact in Game 4: pic.twitter.com/I2qxFtiqis— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 7, 2019
- Michael Jordan is the G.O.A.T. of basketball. His supreme talent combined with all the championships back that up. However, think about this: Arya Stark is the Michael Jordan of Game of Thrones. At first, you might not draw that parallel, but SB Nation’s James Dator will convince you like he convinced me.
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