Weekend Roundup: Timberwolves Sweep And The NFL Draft Concludes

By Michael Goldman | Posted 1 month ago

OK sports fans, it's Monday... are you still perplexed by the Falcons selecting Michael Penix Jr.? I watched some pretty smart football minds question this decision and then walk it back, but I'm still on the fence. We will get to that later.

It was a pretty big sports weekend with the Lakers finally beating the Nuggets to stay alive in the series. D'Angelo Russell miraculously remembered how to put the ball in the basket and LeBron was LeBron dropping 30 points. The Lakers still don't have an answer for Jokic and it's going to be damn near impossible to win 3 more in a row. Can the Lakers stay alive tonight? 

The Phoenix Suns got swept by the Minnesota Timberwolves and I'm convinced Anthony Edwards is going to be better than Kobe and Jordan. He's 22 years old and he hasn't hit his peak yet. He dropped 40 last night and did it with ease. 

The New York Yankees had a hell of a weekend scoring 30 runs in 2 games against the Brewers. I guess coach Aaron Boone's decision to switch up the lineup on Saturday paid off. In the two games the Yankees tallied 37 hits and only 4 of them were homers. 

The NFL draft concluded and the first few picks went as planned. That is until...The Atlanta Falcons were up with the 8th pick. Just to recap, the Falcons signed Kirk Cousins to a 4 year deal worth $180 million a few weeks back. So one would think with the 8th pick they'd draft a weapon to help Kirk or an edge rusher to bolster the defense. Well...They didn't do wither of those things. They drafted University of Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. Yes, they drafted a QB after committing $180 million to a QB. I totally understand planning for the future. Stashing a QB on the bench to learn from a veteran is a smart move. Look at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. It makes sense. Best case scenario for the Falcons is Penix sits for 4 years because Cousins is balling and takes them to Super Bowls and dee playoff runs.

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