Atlanta Braves: Every media outlet brims with optimism about the local teams at the start of every season. Sure, the Philadelphia Phillies are SI cover boys, but what about the 91-win Atlanta Braves? From the AJC: “Yes, on paper, Philadelphia has one of the greatest starting pitching rotations ever assembled. But on the field, the Braves project like National League East Division champions.” I must have missed the projection. There’s more. “Adding Dan Uggla gives the lineup the potent right-handed bat it needed … Martin Prado is as good an all-around player as there is in baseball. Nate McLouth looks better …” What the hell is a Martin Prado? Well, I’m ready. I’ve got my Say Heyward t-shirt on and my favorite Sid Bream baseball card in hand. [AJC]
Brian Kelly got the dreaded vote of confidence from Notre Dame on Friday.
Odell Beckham Jr. was fined again by the NFL for his celebration.
Bill Murray crashed Friday’s White House press briefing to talk about the Cubs.
Don’t text on planes is late 2016’s “don’t email”
It’s been the #1 sport this year.
The Bears stink. The Cubs are good.