After only producing one playoff team last season, the NFC East will be looking for a better outcome this year. The top two teams finished with mirror records of the bottom two, as they look to close the gap between them. There is certainly room for improvement among all the teams, as the Cowboys look to take the division for the second straight year.
The Phillies have baseball’s worst record with no sign of improvement. And now they’ll be without Hall of Fame manager Ryne Sandberg. After replacing Charlie Manuel as the manager late in the 2013 season, he became the permanent manager later in the year. However, the team has struggled over his tenure, going 119-159, finishing in last place in his only full season.
After finishing his storied career in 2014, Derek Jeter is finally celebrating his birthday without baseball, probably for the first time since he was a teenager. Jeter has stepped outside the public’s view since his retirement, as he often tried to avoid during his career. Now, however, he finally has the ability to enjoy life outside the limelight.
The good people over at ESPN have released the online ballots for the annual ESPY Awards — the only true all-encompassing awards show in sports. As always, I voted. As always, I took it seriously — even if the show itself doesn't always do the same.
The New York Knicks surprisingly drafted Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick in the NBA Draft, prompting boos from the Knicks fans in attendance. New Yorkers have a long history of booing their teams, especially against the Jets in the NFL Draft. With one of the worst records last year, they were in line to have their pick of high-caliber athletes to build the future.