The return of mohawks, boxes, bibs and patterened shirts are proof that the ‘80s and ‘90s are back. In NBA circles, folks are discussing tanking so much that it makes me want to grab my old woofers out of the garage, toss them back in the trunk, fish out a Master P CD and say “Ugh!” all the way to work. Towards the end of every season, fans and sportswriters examine the merits of teams losing games intentionally to better their chances at getting a high draft pick. For general managers, tanking by assembling the crappiest roster of players possible is sometimes a necessary evil. However, players willing to lose on purpose for any reason are worthless and indicative of a team that will never win.
There is no way to handicap what plans the St. Louis Rams have in store for the 2015 NFL draft. Head coach Jeff Fisher and General manager Les Snead have perfected the poker face. We’ve gotten a chance to see it, not just on the field, but off the gridiron as well.
The East St. Louis School District administration is preparing to make one of the most important hires in the history of its athletic program. Not since legendary head football coach Bob Shannon and East Side departed ways 20 years ago has the athletic program been faced with such an important decision.