Rock On: Peace out for Jazz's Favors (6 items)
The Jazz and Derrick Favors have agreed on a four-year contract extension averaging about $12 million per year.
Thus general manager Dennis Lindsey did himself a few favors (Rock On isn’t above stooping to puns).
The Jazz big man told Utah media: “The main thing I like about Salt Lake City is that it’s peaceful. It’s not loud with a lot of stuff going on. You can go home and get peace of mind. I hope to make this my home and I hope to retire here.’’
Sorry to inform him, but if the Jazz again miss the playoffs, “peace” isn’t likely to be the operative word around here.
1 of 6. JOHNNY FLYBOY
If true, adding Manziel was a nice touch.
But shouldn't A&M be looking for ways to keep his feet on the ground and his head out of the clouds?
2 of 6. ON THE DEFENSE
Rock On Sources say Russell only had the gun because he has felt vulnerable and unprotected since first meeting Wilt Chamberlain in the paint.
3 of 6. HEALTHY CONTEMPT
"With the two titles, they're still like the bad guys," Cuban told Texas media last week. "There's a confidence bordering on arrogance that is good for them as a team and good for us as a league because it also makes them the team that everybody wants to knock off.”
As for hating Cuban, well, there’s an argument for that, too.
4 of 6. ZERO SUM
What better way to describe a sport in which a scoreless tie can get you into the playoffs?
5 of 6. AIRING GRIEVANCES
Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti called Leach’s move “classless.”
Arena Football League officials allegedly yawned and called it “another day at the office.”