Author: Brooks Melchior

SHOOTING THE 3: COLLEGE HOOPS NEWSBREAKER JEFF GOODMAN

Shooting The 3 is an exclusive SportsbyBrooks.com feature in which a sports media figure fields three questions posed by SbB.Today’s sports media figure is Stadium Basketball Insider and Twitter powerhouse Jeff Goodman. Prior to his all-encompassing coverage of basketball for Stadium and at WatchStadium.com, Goodman worked his magic at CBS Sports, Fox Sports and most recently ESPN – where he was a multi-platform basketball insider for five years.Onto the questions for the top newsbreaker in the college basketball biz …

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DEREK CARR DOESNT NEED TO GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

Early Monday morning Albert Breer reported that the Oakland Raiders, led by head coach Jon Gruden, would be holding a private workout in Dallas later in the day in order to evaluate quarterback prospect Kyler Murray. Five hours after Breer’s initial break, NFL scout Gil Brandt began to fill in details on Murray’s workout, noting on Twitter that: Jon Gruden and (Raiders General Manager) Mike Mayock had dinner with Kyler Murray at Al Biernat’s last night in Dallas. Murray’s father, agent and 5 receivers are waiting for Gruden to …

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NEW COLIN KAEPERNICK PASSING HIGHLIGHTS YOU HAVEN’T SEEN

In the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn Sunday, hip hop artist Quavious Keyate Marshall held his second annual “Huncho Day” free flag football event.Kaepernick and Quavo “Huncho” MarshallMarshall, better known today as Quavo, was nicknamed Huncho back when he played quarterback for Atlanta-area high school Berkmar.Marshall was the captain of one of the squads while former Atlanta high school football star and current New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was captain of the opposing team …

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SHOOTING THE 3: FRANCESA’S TWITTER “FUNHOUSE” ANTAGONIST

Shooting The 3 is an exclusive SportsbyBrooks.com feature in which a sports media figure fields three questions posed by SbB. Today’s sports media figure is the anonymous mastermind behind the wildly entertaining, two-year-old @BackAftaThis Twitter account also known as “Funhouse.“ When asked to describe himself to SportsbyBrooks.com, the man who has, at least for now, all but dedicated his current existence to chronicling the on-air life and times of WFAN radio host Mike Francesa responded thusly: …

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MLB AWARDS “THE BELT” FOR PLAYER ARBITRATION BEATDOWNS

If you’ve wondered if Major League Baseball players will strike in the near term, thanks to a story recently published by the increasingly compelling THE ATHLETIC, you can stop now. Clearly MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred are MLB owners are spoiling for a labor disruption when they confirm to The Athletic’s Marc Carig that every year Manfred and Major League Baseball owners are responsible for the awarding of a “replica championship belt” as “informal recognition of those club’s salary arbitration departments that did the best.” …

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