This past weekend, the NFL released a document on their website that outlined a plan to get more minority coaches and front office members into the NFL. The problem: not having enough people of color and minorities running the scenes, was a valid one, however, the solution is flawed.
Avi Paulson is a student at the College Preparatory School. He lives in the Bay Area, and is an avid viewer of baseball. He plays various sports, and is a writer for At the Buzzer.
Late Wednesday night, in Miramar Florida, there was a robbery at a house party. And the suspects are two NFL players. Giants, Deandre Baker and Seahawks, Quinton Dunbar both have arrest warrants hanging over their heads and have been charged with a combined 12 counts of robbery and assault.
As everyone knows, the 2020 Summer Olympics have been postponed, however, the individuals who had been training for the Olympics cannot stop now. Professional rower Kyle Flagg, who has spent the last year training at the Olympic Rowing Center in Oakland, CA, talked to me about how he has been continuing his training through the pandemic.
Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers returned a $4.6 million loan that they had received from the federal government. The Lakers acquired this loan through the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, which is a program put out by the government in order to curb the financial effects of COVID-19. Clearly, the Lakers are not a small business.
With the NFL draft passing by last week, there is no foreseeable future for when sports can come back. The NFL and MLB have both made plans on what their season will look like, but no one can be sure that the seasons will happen, and no one knows when the coronavirus epidemic will be over. However, the NBA, who played their last game on March 11th, was the first major sports organization in America to begin to start again.
Thursday night, the first round of the NFL Draft kicked off and it lived up to the hype. Despite the new and awkward virtual draft, the first round happened with no hitches, and it is safe to say it satisfied many sports fan’s needs for something to talk about. And 49ers fans have plenty to talk about.
Thursday night, the NBA’s first-ever HORSE tournament was completed, and Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley came out on top. Conley utilized his ambidextrous abilities to get a HORSE – HO win over Bulls guard and former dunk champion Zach Levine.
Last Friday, the Los Angeles Rams agreed to trade wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Houston Texans in exchange for a second-round 2020 draft pick.
On April 8th, the lawsuit against Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was dropped. He was being sued for a vandalism and misconduct charge that was filed against him in January when Beverly Hills police saw him jumping on the hood of a car.
In early March, former Jaguars offensive lineman Tony Boselli was at a social gathering with his wife. On March 29th, he was experiencing the “lowest scariest moment” of his life. He is yet another sports star with coronavirus.