Let’s be honest, no one knows what’s happening with LeBron James. Not even the oddsmakers.
Throughout James’ free-agency saga, we have stayed up to date on what the odds from various sportsbooks around the world have offered on where he would sign. Here’s a new slant, no more odds.
Popular online sportsbook OddsShark has flat out given up at the moment and for good reason. With all the uncertainty, OddsShark doesn't want to lose money.
With free agency officially opening up today, reports have been swirling about a number of teams, including the Sixers (see story), and oddsmakers see great risk in offering odds.
The Sixers have been up-and-down the oddsmakers boards, but what matters most is that we will soon find out where James will be taking his talents.
Here’s a story that has a happy ending.
Remember the guy who ran into the pole in the infamous viral video from before the NFC Championship Game? Of course you do. Well, things have turned out alright for Jigar Desai because he’s going to see his favorite football team play in London ... for free.
“From ‘mind the pillars’ to ‘Mind the Gap’… London, here we come!” Desai told the Associated Press.
Due to the wildly popular viral nature of the video, the NFL reached out to Desai and got him involved with a short film where he returns to the scene of the crime, talks about his love for the Eagles, makes peace with the pillar he is famous for colliding with and is awarded free tickets to see the Eagles play in London from Swoop and the cheerleaders.
So, there you have it. We hope Jigar and his family have a great time in London and cheer the Eagles to victory. He posted a little more insight on social media in response to NBCSPhilly's Tweet.
Have a safe trip.
Philly fans probably remember Erik Kratz most for his pretty funny commercials promoting Godshall's Quality Meats, specifically their turkey bacon.
But Kratz's name found his way back onto our radar this MLB postseason due to his surprising performance for the Milwaukee Brewers in the postseason.
We wrote about his unexpected turn in the spotlight this October about a week ago. You can check that out here. The Brew Crew face elimination this weekend at the hands of the Dodgers, but we're here to talk about a Kratz story that took place way back on opening day in 2016 down in Texas when Kratz played with the Houston Astros.
ESPN's Buster Olney posted the video today of Kratz stumbling out of the dugout, taking a header into the ground, and says it was on purpose.
"Heard a classic story about the highly respected and greatly appreciated Erik Kratz today: When the Astros went through Opening Day intros in 2016, an Astro offered $1,000 to anybody who would do a face plant. Kratz: I'll do it."
Kratz responded to Olney's tweet pointing out that he actually did it for $2,000 but would have settled for $250.
Long live #TurkeyBacon.
You can enjoy the trip below.
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