Denard Robinson (WR) was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 5th round with the 135th overall pick. When NFL Network went to his draft party, Robinson got photobombed by his brother:
Another take, via NFL Memes:
The best Robinson-related photobomb since David's, which still takes the Robinson photobomb belt:
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This video from Nik Stauskas, in which he makes 70 of 76 three pointers in the rain, has drawn the attention of the NBA's greatest shooter, Stephen Curry:
@stephencurry30Thanks for the s/o bro! Im always down fot a 3pt contest, wouldn't mind going up against the best shooter in the world!!— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) April 25, 2013
I love waking up to a challenge by the best 3 point shooter in the world!!! Today might be a good day HA!— Nik Stauskas (@NStauskas11) April 25, 2013
After throwing out the first pitch for the Tigers and spiking it into the ground, Denard Robinson had a chance to kind of redeem himself before a Michigan baseball game on Tuesday. Not donning jeans and wearing Jackie Robinson's No. 42, @DenardX made it to home plate with his throw this time ...
... at maybe 40 miles per hour. Totally redeemed himself.
H/T Freepno comments
College basketball's National Player of the Year, Trey Burke, announced Sunday afternoon that he will forego his junior and senior seasons at the University of Michigan to enter the 2013 NBA Draft, where he will likely be made a lottery pick by some lucky team (hopefully the Pistons).
Shortly after making the announcement, Burke posted twice on his Facebook page, discussing the decision and ultimately thanking his fans for all the support. The second message also linked to a fan video commemorating Burke's legendary two-year college career, which I have embedded for your pleasure below:
Thank you for the memories, Trey Burke.no comments
Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Tigers game -- and it was terrible. The ball traveled maybe 45 feet out of sympathy and bounced the rest of the way into Drew Smyly's glove. Honestly, it looked more like a spike than a toss.
You be the judge:
Lucky for us, an anonymous NFL scout broke it down:
11W: So, with an arm like that, what is he capable of?
Scout: Well, I think he’s got a future doing anything that requires tossing something a short distance. I know for a fact professional Jacks leagues are already banging down his door. It's not hard to see Robinson transitioning into a casino dealer after his playing days are over, either.no comments
When you're NBA-Jam on fire, why not take a shot from full court? Or in Spike Albrecht's case, a shot at Kate Upton on Twitter after making the All Final Four team:
@kateupton hey saw you at the game last night, thanks for coming out! Hope to see you again
Get 'em, Spike.
That's it folks.
If you want to vent about the game, the refs, or something else negative, take it somewhere else. I'm not going to have it. I have as many problems with all of that as you do, but tonight is about something else. It's about this team.
You just watched the best Michigan team in 20 years put together a furious tournament run. Appreciate it.
And, as Maize n Brew so aptly put it, that's what we're going to do. Michigan gave their fans an incredible, unforgettable run to the Final Four in Atlanta and a thrilling performance in the National Championship game. They came up short, but the fun levels in experiencing it all were through the roof, and the Michigan players handled defeat with the utmost class and admirable dignity [Grantland]:
"It's definitely difficult; it's definitely tough. But as a Michigan man — the type of character you have for yourself — you have to be able to handle that. You have to be able to lose with pride and win with pride. That's what we did. After losses like this, it definitely hurts. But you have to be able to talk to the media and get it off your chest. You know, not really express your emotions that may be in your head. You can't really — you might be mad, you might be sad, things like that — but you have to reflect on the season you had, you have to think about the good times and things like that. That's the only way you're going to be able to grow from it and learn from this experience." - Trey Burke [...]
That sense of composure, even amid the tears and the reality of the loss, was what stayed with me after I left. The situation in the locker room was not ideal, but the sport makes money because people care, and because people care, journalists have to ask their questions, and the players have to answer. And even though the players aren't compensated like professionals, this particular bunch behaved like them. There's strength in that, and you can't help but be impressed. It's a measure of their character and John Beilein's, as well, and the same could be said for the winners. The first move Peyton Siva made, with two seconds left and Michigan having sagged its shoulders in concession as the refs adjusted the time on the clock, was to hug Burke in the backcourt. Chane Behanan followed, and so did Hancock. They moved from him to the other Michigan players, consoling them before the celebration. They had just played one of the best games in recent tournament memory — and the best first half of college basketball I've ever seen — and now they were proving something a little deeper.
Nobody puts it better than Brian at Mgoblog:
It sucks they lost, of course, but mainly I just think about how goddamn awesome the last three weeks were. Michigan took down VCU, Kansas, Florida, and Syracuse and played one of the all-time classic finals. It didn't work out; I could talk to you about rebounding and refereeing but I mean seriously that's beside the point. So beside the point. Tomorrow or the day after I will take those items on. At the moment, I'm all about whichever side of the brain is all about verbs and unicorns.
This team was awesome and the worst thing about all of this is now it's over, and that was going to happen anyway. We just talked, on the roof, about my world-spanning naiveté when I was a freshman in '97 and thought I should wait for a senior-year Rose Bowl. I 'm old enough now to have few illusions about how common a thing like this is. Boeheim's been to four Final Fours in 37 years. Massive all-encompassing basketball power Louisville last won in 1986. A thing like this does not come along often, and six points short pales in comparison to four people cementing themselves to each other on a cool Atlanta morning.
Go Blue. Thank you, 2012-13 Michigan Wolverines.
Michigan is 20 minutes away from a trip to Atlanta for their first Final Four appearance in 20 years (1993).
On this Easter Sunday, Nik Stauskas has 19 first half points and the Wolverines are up on the Gators by 17, 47-30.