Projecting college football’s breakout players for any given season is no easy assignment. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season.
As the MLB trade deadline nears, several teams have key players that could make a great difference elsewhere. For the most part, they would be half-season rentals to be stronger playoff contenders. As part of these potential deals, these sellers will look to pick up top prospects for the near future. Take a look at some of the teams looking to trade away some of their players:
Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban still hasn’t gotten completely over losing DeAndre Jordan to the Clippers, and now he has an interesting technique in retrospect. After agreeing to the initial deal, Cuban said he should have made Jordan change his Twitter profile picture. By doing that, it would have made the deal seemingly more done.
After rumors spread over the Titans’ inability to sign Marcus Mariota, the two sides ultimately came to a resolution on a deal. The main issue at hand was having offset language, which would not require the Titans to continue paying him if he were to leave for another team. To come to terms on a contract, they met somewhere in the middle to finally get this deal done.
It was picture day at ACC Media Days 2015 on Tuesday.
There is just something hilarious about this photo of 14 grown adult men in golf shirts posing together. Some look happy, some look angry, some look like they have no idea what they're doing posing for a class photo. So here are a few captions. (Feel free to send your ideas to @AthlonSports.)
The fact that the Saints missed the playoffs by less than a game, while sporting a losing record, is simply unbelievable. But that shows how up in the air the NFC South is, and how minor improvements can have drastically positive consequences. They ranked first in total offense and in the top 10 in points, but ranked near the bottom in total yards and points allowed. The offense should continue to put up big numbers, so the real question is how the defense can improve.
Not much has been going right for the Cincinnati Reds this season, but Brandon Phillips may have made one of the top plays of the season. With men on first and second down by one, the Cubs’ Jorge Soler hit a tough grounder right up the middle that could’ve tied up the game. However, Phillips raced to the ball, slid to the ground, and flipped the ball behind his back to the bare-hand of shortstop Eugenio Suarez. Suarez then stepped on the bag to end the inning.