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In our newest segment, Sportsgrid’s senior weirdo correspondent Jake O’Donnell manages to get past security and ask professional athletes, get this…five questions. This week, Jake spoke with Victor Cruz at a Kellogs sponsored event at Citi Field in Flushing Queens, about football, fashion, the NBA Finals, and getting food thrown at him — the basics, pretty much. Jake has concluded Victor is pretty much the coolest dude on Earth. Sorry Nick Cage, there’s a new sheriff in awesome town.
The Giants are dancing around Cruz’s new contract. Victor is Cruzin’ for other offers. NFL free agency is filled with esoteric terms like “first round tender” and everybody pretends like they know what it means. A breakdown of the whole situation after the jump. Who knows, you might learn something…
You might have heard how J.R. Smith beat the Bobcats with a buzzer-beating jumper last night, and managed to get it done in the most distinctly J.R. Smith way possible. But that wasn’t all: his celebration of said buzzer-beating jumper was also very J.R.
Hakeem Nicks is having an injury-plagued season in 2012: Through nine games, six of which he’s played in, he’s only amassed 27 receptions for 390 yards and 1 TD. This is well off his pace from last season, when he finished with 76 catches for 1,192 yards and 7 TDs. But Hakeem Nicks is a team player, so he doesn’t mind that Victor Cruz is the one owning the stat sheet in the Giants’ receiving corps.
Who’s ready for another four years of Obama? Some of your favorite athletes are. Some definitely aren’t. Some hate Roseanne. Read on and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Now, on to our morning words of wisdom.
ESPN’s SportsNation filmed a battle between the Rob Gronkowski-led “Team Gronk” against the Victor Cruz-led “Team Cruz” in various online game modes of Halo 4, and it was pretty cool, surprisingly. Team Cruz came out on top because the Giants just have the Pats’ number these days, but the competition was fierce. And yes, this is the one time when watching someone else play video games is actually fun.
Some metro area athletes were fortunate enough to still have some sort of Internet during Hurricane Sandy and expressed concern for their contingent on Twitter. Instead of our usual tongue-in-cheekyness, take a look at some of the concerned athletes of New York. Read on and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.. Now, on to our morning words of wisdom.