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“H2F Minute” segments are 1 min recordings designed for IG to give you bite-sized clips of what’s going on in the sports world.

NFL network analysts have USC qb Sam Darnold as the number one pick in 5 of 6 mock drafts.  In a surprising move, Darnold has elected not to throw at the NFL combine (March 2-5) in Indy.  Instead, he is choosing to focus on athletic testing and interviews, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, per a source who informed of his plans.

Rappaport reports that Darnold is healthy and will throw at USC’s pro day on March 21st.

With all of the other top quarterbacks out on the field for the combine, one has to wonder if this is a smart move.  We’ll see come April at the draft!

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Had a great interview with Logan Jayson Johnson.  He is fresh off of a workout with an NFL team and took the time to sit down with us to talk about it as well as some of the obstacles he’s faced while chasing his dream, some of his mentors and how he gives back in his community.

We also get him to dish a little bit on his time playing with Cam Newton.

Check it out!

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The NFL combine is on the horizon! The event is slated for Feb 27-March 5, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The NFL Combine Experience will take place at the Indiana Convention Center from Thursday, March 1 – Sunday, March 4.  According to NFL.com, the NFL Combine Experience allows fans to watch the bench press up-close, listen to interviews by your favorite NFL prospects, collect player autographs, dive into virtual reality, get an up-close look at the complete display of Super Bowl rings and more!  Better yet, the experience is FREE!

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The workout schedule set as

» Friday, Mar 2: RB, OL, PK, ST
» Saturday, Mar 3: QB, WR, TE
» Sunday, Mar 4: DL, LB
» Monday, Mar 5: DB

Who are you excited to see?  Full list of participants

Artists often take creative risks. Fergie decided to take one when performing the national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. If you did not see it, see it here:

To say it did not go over well is a gross understatement. Social media was relentless in her roasting. I have heard some amazing renditions of the Star Spangled Banner including Whitney Houston’s famous performance at the 1991 Superbowl

I appreciate a good performance of our national anthem. Unfortunately, Fergie’s risk did not pay off.

I’m going to be honest.  I am very sentimental when it comes to some of the finalists for the next class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Some of these names.  You don’t even need an explanation.

Ray Allen.

Jason Kidd.

Steve Nash.

Grant Hill.

Chris Webber.

In the spirit of full disclosure, my memories of Hill and Webber are encompassed in their college years.  I mean, The Duke Blue Devils of the early 90s.  You loved ’em or you hated ’em.  And how could you forget Webber, the Fab 5 and his infamous “time out”?  You don’t.

As a Boston girl I still have love for Ray Allen.  He provided so many amazing memories for the Celtics including a championship in 2008 as part of the Big 3 (Allen, Pierce and KG).  Allen’s 2,973 3-pointers made are the most in NBA history.

Steve Nash was always exciting to watch.  His ball handling skills and passing were entertaining to say the least.  Nash ranks third in NBA history with 10,335 assists.  Though that spanned over an 18 year career it remains impressive.  A two-time NBA MVP, Nash is only the second point guard (along with Magic Johnson) to win the MVP award multiple times and the third guard in NBA history to earn back-to-back MVPs (joining Johnson and Michael Jordan). Only ten other NBA players have won back-to-back MVP awards: Johnson, Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Moses Malone, Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, LeBron James, and Stephen Curry. (1)

Other finalists for the 2018 class of the Hall of Fame include coaches Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey. Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Maurice Cheeks and longtime NBA official Hugh Evans are also finalists. The 1954-58 Wayland Baptist University women’s team rounds out the list of finalists.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will unveil the 2018 class during the Final Four on March 31 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.  Finalists must receive 18 votes from the 24-member honors committee to be enshrined.

 

 

(1) Steve Nash Wikipedia 

5 Feb 2018

Jason joins me to wrap up Superbowl LII.  The ups, downs, and of course, our opinions lol While there is a lot we still don’t know, including the reason for the benching of Malcolm Butler, we take a few minutes to give our thoughts on key points of the game, top performers, coaching and fandom.

It’s been a great football season.  Can’t wait to see what goes on with trades, acquisitions and the draft!

#Hands2theFace

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2 Feb 18

Following the Nuggets’ buzzer beater against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook shoved a fan who stepped onto the court.

Video shows the man walking onto the court and screaming in Westbrook’s face as Russell was walking off the court.  The fan was pushed in the shoulder but a ref and arena employee intervened and told the fan he had to leave.  The NBA will be reviewing the incident.

Asked whether he felt that shoving the fan was the only way for him to protect himself, Westbrook responded, “Of course.”

“You gotta be able to protect the players, man,” he said. “The fans are obviously there to enjoy the game, but they can’t come onto the floor. That’s totally unacceptable.

Now, let’s get down to business.  Fans.  Please please stop acting like fools.  Just because you pay for a ticket to watch a sport, it does not give you the right to step onto the court and get in a player’s face.  Nor is it ok for you to throw things at them from the stands.  How many times have we seen a fan at at NFL game get a little mouthy to a player on the sideline or leaving the field?  Not only that, but then to THROW THINGS at them.  Let’s be civilized, people.  It is a game.  These are people.  And you’re being ridiculous, to put it nicely.

For more:  http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/22295026/russell-westbrook-oklahoma-city-thunder-shoves-fan-steps-court-loss-denver-nuggets

Y’all!  I just stumbled upon this company while researching prizes for my show.  Her stuff is AH-MAZING.

The company is Bella Artistry and the owner/artist is Leah Miller.  She will bling out everything from custom jerseys, bags, shoes, pacifiers…basically anything.  These pictures do not do these items justice.  Visit her sites if you want any custom work done. I am not sponsored or affiliated with this brand, I just love her stuff lol

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All photos courtesy of Bella Artistry/Leah Miller/The Diamond Duchess Instagram