The NFL has made a major rule change aimed at safety, banning all plays on which a player lowers his head to initiate contact. More In hopes to improve player safety the NFL announced a rule change that will ban all plays on which a player lowers his head to initiate contact with his helmet. Disciplinary aspects of the rule hope to be finalised by the spring league meeting in May, according to NFL Media. The new rule comes after NFL’s research showed a 13.5 per cent increase in diagnosed concussions from 2016 to 2017.
For one, we are three or four years away from entering the second generation of youth-sports specialization in this country. Kids are encouraged — often by those who stand to profit from it — to pick one sport early and focus on it. And in baseball, especially with pitchers, there is specialization within the specialization. Many kids who show an aptitude for pitching stop hitting in high school. For some, it’s even sooner.
Here’s Jackson during an interview this morning, telling reporters how impressed he was by Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s ability to rile up his teammates with weird sounds: Now, are we really supposed to believe Mayfield was walking around the locker room going Hee hee! My working theory is that he was doing something much cooler, but Hue Jackson, as an old person, was unable to translate it properly. My current guesses for what Mayfield was actually doing: the Yeet, Lil Uzi Vert’s Yah! Yah! Yah! part from Bad And Boujee, or Future’s La dee da dee da, slob on me knob part from King’s Dead.
When you watch a guy like that pitch — especially if you’ve seen it enough — you realize that guys like that are built differently. When you see them do it, it doesn’t surprise you, but you’re still in awe and appreciative of what they bring.”
George Springer bounced back quickly from setbacks on his way to winning the World Series MVP award. After going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in the opener against the Dodgers, he set World Series records with eight extra-base hits and 29 total bases. Springer hit a huge, tying homer in Game 5 after misplaying a Cody Bellinger line drive into an RBI triple.