Kansas Payday – Left Is Right http://left-is-right.com/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:24:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://left-is-right.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Kansas Payday – Left Is Right http://left-is-right.com/ 32 32 Chiefs’ Trey Smith plans to make teams regret not drafting him https://left-is-right.com/chiefs-trey-smith-plans-to-make-teams-regret-not-drafting-him/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 15:24:00 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/chiefs-trey-smith-plans-to-make-teams-regret-not-drafting-him/ By naming the Chiefs Trey Smith to his rookie squadPro Football Focus noted that he was the sixth running blocker among NFL right guards in 2021. Smith, who allowed just 2 1/2 sacks, was also on the Pro Football Writers of America rookie squad. Not bad for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, […]]]>

By naming the Chiefs Trey Smith to his rookie squadPro Football Focus noted that he was the sixth running blocker among NFL right guards in 2021.

Smith, who allowed just 2 1/2 sacks, was also on the Pro Football Writers of America rookie squad.

Not bad for a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, right?

That slide to day three of the draft proved to be fuel for Smith, who wants to make the other 31 NFL teams pay for his retirement.

Smith, who is 6-foot-6 and 329 pounds, joined the “J-Mart and Ramon” radio show in Nashville, and talked about that motivation.

“Sometimes it’s definitely a thought that crosses my mind,” Smith said. “I talked to you, Ramon (Foster), I think it was the Orange & White Game (in Tennessee). You were telling me, play with a chip on your shoulder. Let them smell you every time. These teams got into it, there’s no hate because at the end of the day, that’s the business. But at the end of the day, I know who I am as a player and I want them to know what they missed.

Smith, who played at the University of Tennessee, was diagnosed with blood clots in his lungs in 2018and that may have deterred some teams from drafting him.

But he’s thrilled to be with the Chiefs.

“You just have to trust God’s plan. That was the first thing, I just had to trust him,” Smith said. “Obviously a lot of things didn’t go the way I wanted. As you said, I couldn’t find myself in a better situation, a better organization, a place that can develop me and my growth there. I’m really excited about this. Really excited to have landed there because I could have landed in a worse situation.

Smith spoke with radio hosts on a number of topics, and here’s what he had to say about the Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomesthe departure of Tyreek Hill, the crazy playoff win over Buffalo and what makes Andy Reid such a great coach.

Tyreek Hill Trade

Smith was caught off guard by the trade that sent star receiver Tyreek Hill to the Miami Dolphins. But he can’t blame Hill for chasing the big payday ($130 million, four-year deal).

“Yeah, the coaches are going to do what they think is best for the organization and for the team. And I can’t blame Tyreek; he gets paid,” Smith said. to get paid, but he has to do what’s best for him. I’m really excited to see what he’s doing in Miami, I wish him luck.

Smith said he was blown away by Hill.

“I love watching Tyreek. He’s one of the coolest guys to watch on the pitch. I’ve never seen anybody move like that. The attitude, the demeanor, the swag he brings to the field is fun to watch, man. It was fun to be there.

Despite Hill’s loss, Smith has faith in the Chiefs’ front office and the team he’s built for the 2022 season.

“I think our front office is doing a fantastic job. I think we have one of the best front offices in the league,” he said. “I think they did a fantastic job in the draft and really charged up, so we’re ready and in a good position this year.”

On the AFC West

While much of the attention on the AFC West has focused on the big four starting quarterbacks, Smith took note of all the moves the teams made on the defensive side of the ball.

Smith will now face Khalil Mack of the Chargers, Chandler Jones of the Raiders and Randy Gregory of the Broncos.

“It’s going to be extremely, extremely competitive,” Smith said. “There’s a lot of parity in the league when it comes to finishing close games and I guess the number of d-line players in the AFC West alone, it’s going to be a big challenge this year. Something we’re ready for, but it’s going to be a big challenge. I mean, they really accumulated a lot of talent in all areas.

On Chris Jones

Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Joneswho weighs 6-6 and 298 pounds, made a first impression on Smith.

“I got into OTAs and I remember seeing him doing some exercises. He’s so big,” Smith said. “Someone that big isn’t supposed to move that well. And then going to boot camp last year, just thinking about it, hearing the stories, (people say) ‘He’s going to make your life miserable.’ Taking on this challenge but working against Chris… you won’t find many d-linemen better than this.

“So what a blessing it is to be able to play against them day after day in training camp and improve.”

On Coach Andy Reid

Smith was asked what it was like to play for Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

“Coach Reid, he’s a great man,” Smith said. “One of the best coaches I’ve played for. A great man. A man of his word, and he’s very fair in what he does. But when it’s time to work, you go to work, and I respect always that with him. And honestly, it’s a blessing to be able to play for someone like that, a future Hall of Famer, a legend. It’s been a great experience.

Smith said he used to play Madden NFL 06, and the intro was from Super Bowl LX which shows the Eagles playing the Patriots. Philadelphia’s coach at the time was Reid, so it’s surreal for Smith to be coached now by the real Reid.

“I remember seeing it, it’s the coach on the sidelines (in the video game),” Smith said. “It’s crazy. At the end of the day I get drafted, and here he is in a boardroom, sitting next to him, being coached by him, but it’s been a great experience.

About Patrick Mahomes

The conversation turned to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomesin whom Smith says he has complete confidence.

“We’ve all seen him do crazy throws, crazy reads, but I think what always stands out about Patrick is the type of person he is,” Smith said. “Humble. He’s a leader. Does the right things on and off the pitch every time. Great guy. Can’t ask for more in terms of a leader, and just being able to play with him, walk with Pat, I know that we have a chance. It’s my job to keep it clean and give it a chance.

Smith’s first memory of Mahomes was the Chiefs 54-51 loss to Rams on “Monday Night Football”. Mahomes threw six touchdown passes that night.

“It was a crazy performance. And then, through the University of Tennessee, through a program that we have with our sports management program, I was able to actually work on the 2019 Super Bowl,” Smith said. “I was in Miami, watched the Chiefs play and win. So being able to get drafted and boom, here I am walking around the complex, practicing with the man.

“Watching it in person is a completely different thing. … When you turn on the tape and watch the movie, the way it does it is what blows your mind. Passes in the back, below it’s crazy to watch. He’s super talented, but he’s a great human being, a great person, a great leader.

Thirteen seconds

Smith spoke about the Chiefs’ 42-36 overtime win over the Bills in an AFC Divisional playoff game in January and how impressed he was with Mahomes and Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

“I think it’s the biggest and definitely the best game I’ve ever been in playing,” Smith said. “It’s something special to watch. Two people who are elite in their craft come and go, and it was a great duel between them. But playing with Patrick, I assure you, there will be another opportunity there, there will be other (great matches) in the future.

Unsurprisingly, Smith was asked about the Chiefs’ 13-second drive to force overtime.

“One of the biggest takeaways I have from this game, and one thing I just believed was how calm we all were on the touchline. We all knew the work we had to do. We knew the situation that was presented to us,” he said. “The coaches did a great job of laying out a plan that we review every week. We just went out there and executed.

Here is the full conversation with Smith.

This story was originally published June 23, 2022 10:24 a.m.

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DK Metcalf Rumors: Insider Contract Extension Update https://left-is-right.com/dk-metcalf-rumors-insider-contract-extension-update/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 15:48:10 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/dk-metcalf-rumors-insider-contract-extension-update/ Getty Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is still awaiting a contract extension. The Seattle Seahawks, general manager John Schneider and superstar receiver DK Metcalf are all working hard to secure a contract extension. While no deal has yet been agreed ahead of training camp, a promising update recently came from one of ESPN’s top […]]]>

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is still awaiting a contract extension.

The Seattle Seahawks, general manager John Schneider and superstar receiver DK Metcalf are all working hard to secure a contract extension. While no deal has yet been agreed ahead of training camp, a promising update recently came from one of ESPN’s top insiders.

Metcalf was absent from the mandatory minicamp in early June, reporting a potential restraint as his side work on a massive contract extension. Despite the unjustified absence, ESPN’s senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler made it clear that there were no hard feelings between the two sides.

The Seahawks are hoping to get a deal done with DK Metcalf, who is also entering the final year of his contract,” Fowler said on sports center according Launderer’s report. “They’ll probably wait until training camp to warm this up… So I’m told Metcalf has been in contact with some people in Seattle, there’s no bad blood despite him missing minicamp last night. last week. It’s really just the cost of doing business at a high level and they hope they can make it to the finish line.


Both parties are optimistic about the conclusion of the agreement

Although an agreement has yet to be reached, the Seahawks and Metcalf have been very public about their expectations for an extension in the near future.

During the mandatory minicamp, head coach Pete Carroll made it clear that he hoped a deal would be reached so Metcalf could stay in Seattle.

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“These are crucial weeks to do something and we will see what happens and hopefully we can find a solution,” Carroll told reporters at minicamp. “[We’ve] really intend to do so.

Metcalf has also been very public about his desire to stay in Seattle. Appearing on Shannon Sharpe’s show Club Shay Shaythe 24-year-old has made it clear he expects a deal to be reached, saying he plans to stay in Seattle for the next two years.

Although the Seahawks wide receiver could face fines for missing minicamp, Metcalf and Carroll are hopeful he can return to the team and enjoy long-term financial security with a new contract.


How much money could DK Metcalf make?

While Metcalf is still awaiting his contract extension, the 24-year-old has a clear idea of ​​the kind of money he could make with his contract extension given some of the other receiver deals on offer this offseason.

Davante Adams was the first star receiver to be paid after the Green Bay Packers traded him to the Las Vegas Raiders. Its $141.25 million five-year extension included $67.5 million guaranteed money.

Former Kansas City Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill also received a huge payday after being traded to the Miami Dolphins. The cheetah received a four-year extension for $120 million, with the Dolphins hoping Hill can be a top weapon for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

Other receivers to receive major extensions this offseason include Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp, Raiders slots catcher Hunter Renfrow and former Metcalf teammate and new Philadelphia Eagles point guard AJ. ​Brown.

Considering all the money receivers have received this offseason, Metcalf is likely hoping for a nine-figure deal before the start of the 2022 season.

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The KC Chiefs’ Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes share their thoughts on Orlando Brown Jr. contract talks. https://left-is-right.com/the-kc-chiefs-andy-reid-and-patrick-mahomes-share-their-thoughts-on-orlando-brown-jr-contract-talks/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:28:12 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/the-kc-chiefs-andy-reid-and-patrick-mahomes-share-their-thoughts-on-orlando-brown-jr-contract-talks/ As the Kansas City Chiefs continue their offseason, Organized Team Activities (OTA) and mandatory minicamp are on the books. Next comes training camp in St. Joseph, MO, but not before more speculation about contract extension talks between the team and left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. Brown, who recently hired an agent to help with this […]]]>

As the Kansas City Chiefs continue their offseason, Organized Team Activities (OTA) and mandatory minicamp are on the books. Next comes training camp in St. Joseph, MO, but not before more speculation about contract extension talks between the team and left tackle Orlando Brown Jr.

Brown, who recently hired an agent to help with this procedure, is in line for a big payday in the very near future. He’s earning over $16.6 million on the franchise tag for this year, however, that doesn’t come with any long-term stability. Brown wants to be a long term leader, and the franchise is motivated to strike a deal with him before the July 15 deadline. Head coach Andy Reid spoke at the Chiefs’ end-of-minicamp presser on Thursday, and he gave a vote of confidence to general manager Brett Veach to finish the job.

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Who is NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer? https://left-is-right.com/who-is-nascars-clint-bowyer/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:06:00 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/who-is-nascars-clint-bowyer/ CLINT Bowyer made a name for himself as a professional stock car racing driver, competing in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. Now he often spends his days working as a commentator for NASCAR on Fox. 2 Clint Bowyer is a former professional motor racing driverCredit: Getty Who is NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer? Born […]]]>

CLINT Bowyer made a name for himself as a professional stock car racing driver, competing in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing.

Now he often spends his days working as a commentator for NASCAR on Fox.

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Who is NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer?

Born on May 30, 1979, Bowyer, 43, is known for his successful career in NASCAR.

Prior to joining Fox, the veteran driver won multiple races in the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series.

In 2008, he also won the Xfinity Series Championship.

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Bowyer made his NASCAR debut in the early 2000s after being discovered by Richard Childress Racing.

He then raced for Michael Waltrip Racing, HScott Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing, where he replaced three-time champion and team co-owner Tony Stewart after his retirement.

Is Clint Bowyer married?

Since 2014, Bowyer has been married to Lorra Bowyer.

Lorra is known for her career as a jewelry designer and often posts about her work on Instagram, where she has over 28,000 followers.

She is also the mother of Bowyer’s two children, son Cash and daughter Presley.

Although little information is available about the Bowyer children, Cash actively followed in his father’s footsteps.

In November 2020, Cash won his first go-kart race and received praise from his father.

“Probably the proudest I’ve ever been,” Bowyer wrote in an Instagram post.

“Different level to watch your child listen, watch, learn, and then be determined to pursue what they want. Winner!!!.”

The Bowyer kids also make regular appearances on their parents’ social media accounts.

After retiring, Clint Bowyer worked for Fox

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What is Clint Bowyer’s net worth?

A career in NASCAR often comes with a big paycheck, and Bowyer’s career is no exception.

As of June 2022, he had an estimated net worth of $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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This number comes from contract negotiations, sponsorship deals, and other business ventures.

Bowyer also owns Clint Bowyer Autoplex, a car dealership in his hometown of Emporia, Kansas.

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Price-Miller wins $10,000 All Star Payday in Fremont https://left-is-right.com/price-miller-wins-10000-all-star-payday-in-fremont/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:53:01 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/price-miller-wins-10000-all-star-payday-in-fremont/ Parker Price-Miller (photo by Frank Smith) FREMONT, Ohio — Seven years ago, Parker Price Miller won his first 410 sprint car feature at Fremont Speedway, followed by his first career victory with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions a week later. On Saturday, the driver had a pep talk from Hall of Famer and […]]]>



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FREMONT, Ohio — Seven years ago, Parker Price Miller won his first 410 sprint car feature at Fremont Speedway, followed by his first career victory with the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions a week later.

On Saturday, the driver had a pep talk from Hall of Famer and former crew chief Rick Ferkel who told him to be grateful for the wins of his young life – Miller is currently being treated for a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The hall of fame rider’s wisdom worked as Miller took the lead with just eight laps to go on night two of the 40th annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

He made it to the $10,000 payday at the Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products party.

“Seven years is too long, I can tell you. My very first 410 win was with Rick Ferkel here in 2015, and then the week after we won our first All Star race together in Wayne County. I I’m just happy to be here,” Miller said. “Man, that thing was choking good tonight. That’s probably one of my wins that I’m most proud of. I was really patient, I stuck the bottom line, i stayed committed there, i didn’t let anything else bother me and just kept riding, i’m really proud of this one and will remember it forever.

Craig Mintz, a former track champion from Fremont, took the lead from Chris Andrews with 15 laps to go, ceded the lead to Miller with eight laps to go and had two shots on Miller in two late restarts before retiring. settle for second place.

“The second sucks. We come here to win races, but to be second to Parker… it’s a very good team. My team busted their ass…sorry I can’t beat it but they were really thrilled and anytime I can make those guys happy and make my sponsors happy and put on a show for you guys…c that’s what we’re here for,” said Mintz, standing beside his Real Geese Decoys, KS Sales and Service, Modern Woodman of America, Design Graphics Group backed by No. 09.

“I was good in the middle, but I just couldn’t do without a few cars. That’s the bad part of directing… you don’t know where someone is and Parker snuck up on me and that’s all she wrote.

Current All Star points leader and reigning Speed ​​Week Champion Tyler Courtney put some bad runs behind him with a third-place finish.

“Statistically one of our worst tracks, so to come here and improve and run third on a pretty slick Fremont like we’re used to is encouraging. Kudos to Parker and this team. They broke their heads and had kind of a season of ups and downs like us. It’s good that our NOS Energy Drink car is going in the right direction and I hope to have a good rest of the week,” Courtney said.

Fremont’s Jamie Miller took the lead with eight laps to go in race leader Ben Clapp’s Burmeister Trophy Dirt Truck feature. Jamie survived two cautions with just two laps to go to claim his third division win of the season and his fourth at Fremont.

The victory is the 34th of his career on the track.

“This thing is so easy to ride, anyone could win on it,” Miller said next to his No. 4M-backed Fostoria Mod Shop.

Chris Andrews led the first 20 laps of the 35-lap All Star A-main before Mintz took control for six laps when Miller moved forward. Miller hit his marks and picked up the win over Mintz, Courtney, Cap Henry and Chris Windom.

The end:

410 Sprint A-Main Feature (35 laps): 1. 11-Parker Price Miller [3]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 4. 4-Cape Henry [7]; 5. 19-Chris Windom [6]; 6. 23-Chris Andrews [1]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [8]; 8. 97-Greg Wilson [12]; 9. 17-Carson Short Film [5]; 10. 16-DJ Foos [13]; 11. 13-Justin Peck [22]; 12. 49X-Ian Madsen [11]; 13. 22-Cole Duncan [17]; 14. 26-Cory Eliason [16]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [18]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [24]; 17. 17B-Bill Balog [25]; 18. 18-Cole Macedo [14]; 19. 49i – John Ivy [15]; 20. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [23]; 21. 101-Lachlan McHugh [19]; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak [21]; 23. 10-Zeb Sage [10]; 24. 35-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 25. 5T-Travis Philo [20].

Dirt Truck A-Main (20 laps): 1. 4M-Jamie Miller[5] ; 2. 67-Ben Clapp[3] ; 3. 7b-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 25-Jeff Babcock[6] ; 5. 8-RJ Cornet[4] ; 6. 8KB-Kent Brewer[8] ; 7. P51-Dave Gumby Jr.[12] ; 8. 11H-Jim Holcomb[14] ; 9. 28-Dustin Keegan[16] ; 10. 26-Kyle Lagrou[2] ; 11. 4s-Keith Sorg[10] ; 12. Brad Mitt 23m[15] ; 13. 8S-Brandon Stuckey[13] ; 14. 3-Devan Mc Ewan[20] ; 15. 9-Curt Inks[11] ; 16. 7X-Dana Frey[9] ; 17. 83-Butch Latte[18] ; 18. Horn 7H-JT[17] ; 19. 32H-Dan Hennig [1] ; 20. 6-Cody Truman[19].

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Crowded podium as boxing hall of fame inducts three classes https://left-is-right.com/crowded-podium-as-boxing-hall-of-fame-inducts-three-classes/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:55:50 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/crowded-podium-as-boxing-hall-of-fame-inducts-three-classes/ FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, punches Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY on Sunday, June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File) isaac brekken PA The International Boxing Hall […]]]>

FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, punches Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas.  Mayweather Jr. will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY on Sunday, June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, punches Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather Jr. will be inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY on Sunday, June 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

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The International Boxing Hall of Fame may have to build a new wing to accommodate all the inductees after the ceremonies this weekend.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. single-handedly makes Sunday’s event one of the most anticipated in years. Add fighters like Roy Jones Jr., Andre Ward and Bernard Hopkins — along with trailblazing women — and the boxing gym in tiny Canastota, New York, will quickly fill up.

The last two ceremonies have been canceled due to the pandemic. So there’s a three-year-old class of 27 fighters — and 36 winners overall — that should please even the most casual boxing fan.

This includes a new female category led by Laila Ali and Christy Martin, who rose to fame when she appeared on some of Mike Tyson’s fight cards in the 1990s.

Organizers say all fighters should be there except one. Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is in Ukraine alongside his brother, Vitali, helping rule the capital Kyiv during the ongoing war against invading Russia. Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Kyiv and also a former heavyweight champion, was inducted in 2018.

There are so many fighters that the event will be held at a nearby casino rather than Canastota. Instead of battling it out, inductees will find themselves battling to buy time for their acceptance speeches in the biggest induction ever for the small venue that honors boxing’s greatest.

Here’s a look at some of the inductees:

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. – One of the greatest of all time, and certainly one of the best defensive fighters of all time. His 50-0 record suggests perfection, but Mayweather will probably be best known for how he capitalized on his career better than any fighter before him. He invented the character of Money May, but the money was real, including the estimated $200 million he earned for fighting Manny Pacquiao in the richest fight ever. Mayweather also banked similar cash to fight UFC’s Conor McGregor, and his record as pay-per-view king could last a long time. Is he the greatest fighter of all time as he claims? No, but that doesn’t stop him from being in the conversation.

BERNARD HOPKINS — The Executioner was certainly one of the greatest middleweights of all time, with a record 20 straight defenses of the middleweight title he won in 1995. Hopkins would later drop to 175 pounds and set a record as the oldest champion when he defeated Jean Pascal at the age of 46 to win the light heavyweight title. Two years later, he won the title again at the age of 48. Hopkins made his biggest payday when he stopped Oscar De La Hoya with a punch in their 2004 showdown, then won again when he joined De La Hoya as a shareholder of Golden. Boy specials. Not only a great fighter, but a great talker, especially when it comes to his career.

ROY JONES JR. – At his peak, he was a masterful blend of speed and power, so devious that opponents had a hard time hitting him. Jones was robbed of a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics, but won titles in four different weight classes. One of those titles came at heavyweight when he beat John Ruiz in 2003, but the drastic move up to light heavyweight took a toll on Jones, who would lose three of his next four fights at 175lbs. . His legacy was further diluted because he fought another 15 years after that with lackluster results.

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO — One of two big heavyweight brothers who grew up in the Soviet boxing system, Klitschko’s career nearly ended in 2004 when he was stopped by Lamon Brewster. He would come back from that loss to dominate the heavyweight division for nearly a decade, fighting mostly in Germany, where he had a large fanbase. More casual fans didn’t like his cautious style, but Klitschko showed he could put up a fight too when he dropped Anthony Joshua in front of 90,000 people in London before being arrested in 2017 in what would be his last fight. Klitschko has been in Ukraine with his brother Vitali since Russia invaded their country.

CHRISTY MARTIN — His story was as compelling as his fights, and Martin had a big stage on the undercard of some of Tyson’s pay-per-view fights. She was a brave fighter who moved forward steadily and her bloody match with Deirdre Gogarty on a Tyson undercard in 1996 made many boxing fans realize that women’s fights were real. Martin would later be shot and stabbed by her husband and trainer, who is currently serving a prison sentence. Laila Ali was also inducted into the women’s side, which carried the weight of her famous father’s name as she campaigned for a 24-0 record at a time when women’s boxing was not taken seriously.

OTHERS – Choose from a group of deserving candidates, including Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto, Andre Ward, Shane Mosley and James Toney. All are top fighters who could headline any other ceremony that didn’t include some of the all-time greats.

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Report: Steelers status with Diontae Johnson revealed https://left-is-right.com/report-steelers-status-with-diontae-johnson-revealed/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 20:28:06 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/report-steelers-status-with-diontae-johnson-revealed/ JACKSONVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 22: Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball as Joe Schobert #47 of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on November 22, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) As he heads into the final season of his rookie contract […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, FL – NOVEMBER 22: Diontae Johnson #18 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball as Joe Schobert #47 of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends during the first half at TIAA Bank Field on November 22, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

As he heads into the final season of his rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Diontae Johnson is looking to earn a big payday like many of his fellow receivers in the league.

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2022 Enjoy Illinois 300 odds, picks: NASCAR projected to Madison standings, predictions from proven model https://left-is-right.com/2022-enjoy-illinois-300-odds-picks-nascar-projected-to-madison-standings-predictions-from-proven-model/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/2022-enjoy-illinois-300-odds-picks-nascar-projected-to-madison-standings-predictions-from-proven-model/ The NASCAR Cup Series schedule continues Sunday with the 2022 Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. The green flag drops at 3:30 p.m. ET. Kyle Larson is the 6-1 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s 2022 Enjoy Illinois 300 odds. Our proven projection model simulated the 2022 […]]]>

The NASCAR Cup Series schedule continues Sunday with the 2022 Enjoy Illinois 300 at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis. The green flag drops at 3:30 p.m. ET. Kyle Larson is the 6-1 favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s 2022 Enjoy Illinois 300 odds. Our proven projection model simulated the 2022 NASCAR race in St. Louis 10,000 times and came up with a surprising leaderboard.

Developed by Fantasy pro and SportsLine predictive data engineer Mike McClure, this proprietary NASCAR prediction computer model takes into account a multitude of factors including track history and recent results.

In the 2021 season, McClure nailed Martin Truex Jr. to win at Martinsville for a solid 3-1 win. Then he called Chase Elliott to win at Road America for a 5-2 payout. McClure’s model also called Larson’s win at Texas for an 11-4 payout and his win at Kansas for a 9-4 payout in consecutive weeks. before nailing Larson to win the season finale in Phoenix to claim the 2021 NASCAR Cup championship.

In total, he took five of Larson’s wins in a historic season and also went 15-10 on his head-to-head matchup predictions to start the 2022 season. Then earlier this season, Ross Chastain was on top to win in Austin, giving him a much better chance of winning than his odds of 40-1 didn’t imply it. The model was also high on Joey Logano before winning as a 15-1 underdog at Darlington. Anyone who has followed his lead on these games has seen HUGE returns.

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Why Byron Pringle looks like another Akiem Hicks-type signing https://left-is-right.com/why-byron-pringle-looks-like-another-akiem-hicks-type-signing/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 12:36:59 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/why-byron-pringle-looks-like-another-akiem-hicks-type-signing/ When the Chicago Bears signed Akiem Hicks in 2016, they got him for a whopping $10 million over two years. Most analysts thought he was a decent signing at the time. Hicks had played well for the New England Patriots the previous year and might be able to help their defensive line retool. Then he […]]]>

When the Chicago Bears signed Akiem Hicks in 2016, they got him for a whopping $10 million over two years. Most analysts thought he was a decent signing at the time. Hicks had played well for the New England Patriots the previous year and might be able to help their defensive line retool. Then he racked up seven sacks and 17 QB hits in his first season, playing at the Pro Bowl level. Suddenly, that contract the Bears got him for felt like theft. There is a chance that Byron Pringle will follow a similar path.

One reason to think this comes from their paths to getting to this moment. Hicks had to work his way into the starting lineup with the New Orleans Saints before being traded to New England. He only played 399 snaps in 2015 but was still productive. Then his workload grew to 930 shots the following year, and he took off. Pringle can be seen in the same way. He played 586 snaps at wide receiver last year. Nowhere near the 926 Travis Kelce or the 867 Tyreek Hill played.

This will change in Chicago.

It’s clear from the way general manager Ryan Poles spoke a few months ago that the Bears plan to highlight Pringle on offense. He is already developing a strong connection with Justin Fields in practice. He passed for 568 yards and five touchdowns on 586 snaps last season. Imagine what he could have accomplished with 250-300 more shots. People could speak of him with much more optimism than they have so far.

He may not end up being the Pro Bowl-caliber player Hicks has become, but there’s every reason to think Pringle can play that No. 2 role behind Darnell Mooney in the Bears’ passing game. It’s a great slot option, to say the least, with the ability to play outdoors too, thanks to its sneaky speed.

Byron Pringle also has a lot of motivation.

Many people see him as nothing more than a solid secondary option made effective by a superstar quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. Outside of the Kansas City Chiefs umbrella, he’s likely to flounder. Then there is the matter of money. Remember, Pringle only signed a one-year contract worth $4.125 million this offseason with Chicago. At 28, this is probably the last and best chance he will have to earn a major salary.

He is therefore very motivated to be much more than he was for the Chiefs. It’s his first real chance to be a primary contributor in an offense during his NFL career. If he plays like he did in 2021 with more snaps to go, it’s possible he’ll finish with the best numbers of his career across the board. Enough to place him in the conversation among the top No. 2 receivers in the league.

It will look like a robbery at that time.

Another sign that the Poles knew what he was doing. Like Ryan Pace in 2016, he knew exactly what kind of player he was getting. Far more than any other GM in the league. Pace helped draft Hicks in 2012 for the Saints, don’t forget that. The Poles helped sign Pringle as an undrafted free agent in Kansas City. He had more information about the receiver than anyone else. This is why having high expectations is not unusual.

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US Open’s $10m purse offers hope for gender pay equity https://left-is-right.com/us-opens-10m-purse-offers-hope-for-gender-pay-equity/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 04:22:15 +0000 https://left-is-right.com/us-opens-10m-purse-offers-hope-for-gender-pay-equity/ Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot from the fourth tee during a practice round for the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) Chris Carlson PA SOUTH PINES, North Carolina Dottie Pepper recalls being paired […]]]>

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot from the fourth tee during a practice round for the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her shot from the fourth tee during a practice round for the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Dottie Pepper recalls being paired with Meg Mallon for the final round of the 1991 US Women’s Open with what she considered an impressive $110,000 first prize on the line.

Things have changed, but Lydia Ko is not saying enough.

Mallon would win this tournament and earn the record salary.

“It was the first time a winning check was in six figures,” Pepper said. “It was a big deal.”

Pepper finds it hard to believe that just over three decades later, the world’s best female golfers will be vying for a record $10 million purse, including a $1.8 million winner’s share at the US Women’s Open which begins Thursday at Pine Needles, after the USGA secured major sponsorship from ProMedica.

Ko, the No. 3 ranked golfer in the world, said players should be grateful for the progress towards equal pay, but added “there is still a long way to go”.

There are.

Even though the scholarship is up $4.5 million from a year ago, women still lag behind men.

The 2021 US Open men’s purse was $12.5 million, including $2.25 million for champion Jon Rahm. The prize money for this year’s tournament is expected to increase significantly when announced next month. The Masters purse went from $11.5 million to $15 million this year and the Men’s PGA Championship went from $12 million to $15 million.

This is a gender pay gap that is reflected in many professional sports.

In basketball, the average NBA player earned $5.3 million per season, according to Basketball Reference, while WNBA stars Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd and Breanna Stewart earned a maximum of $228,094. That’s just a drop in the bucket for Golden State’s Stephen Curry, whose annual salary is $45.7 million.

Female basketball players, including Brittney Griner, who the US government says is being wrongfully detained in Russia, are playing overseas in the offseason to supplement their income.

Professional female athletes’ paychecks are lower in various sports, according to research from Adelphi University published in 2021:

– The average salary for a Major League Baseball player was $4 million, compared to $6,000 for those with Women’s Professional Fastpitch.

— Female players in Major League Soccer earned an average of $410,730, compared to $35,000 for their female counterparts in the National Women’s Soccer League.

— Male tennis players earned an average of $335,946 last year while women earned $283,635.

— Male golfers earned an average of $1.25 million compared to $48,993 for their female counterparts.

Among Forbes’ 50 highest-paid athletes in 2022, tennis player Naomi Osaka was the only woman to make the list at $59.2 million – the vast majority coming from sponsorship deals.

But progress is being made.

Earlier this month, the US Soccer Federation reached a landmark agreement to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally, making the US national governing body the first in sport to promise both genders equal wages. It came after fans chanted “Equal pay!” after the women’s team won the 2019 World Cup and the team filed a discrimination complaint.

In tennis, there have been equal payouts for men and women at all four Grand Slam events – Wimbledon, the French Open, the US Open and the Australian Open – since 2007, the result of the boycott threat from Billie Jean King in 1973. However, men win more than women at other smaller tennis tournaments.

“I think the women weren’t paid as much because the predominantly white male executives saw less value in women’s sports,” said Richard Lapchick, director of the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in the sport. “Furthermore, sport is a reflection of the society where women are underpaid compared to men.

“Now attendance at women’s games and TV viewership are increasing dramatically. This, coupled with a better climate for social justice over the past two years, is finally accelerating discussions about equal pay. At the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, I hope sport can help pave the way for equal pay for women everywhere.

Female golfers are working hard to close the pay gap.

Australian Minjee Lee says winning the trust and support of a major sponsor like ProMedica is “a huge step in the right direction” for women’s golf. And professional female athletes in general.

“I think it’s going to get better and better,” added Lee.

When Annika Sorenstam won this event in 1996 at Pine Needles, she took home $212,500 and became the first golfer to exceed $1 million in career earnings.

On Sunday, the champion will earn nearly double for winning a tournament.

“I think it’s fantastic,” Sorenstam said. “It’s a huge change. It’s a massive boost. It gives women a lot more credibility and respect. … I hope other tournaments will follow, and let’s continue to work in this direction to other women.

With support from ProMedica, the US Women’s Open purse is expected to grow each year to $12 million over the next five years.

“To see the sponsors we have here on the LPGA Tour, to see the purse go up, the TV coverage, that’s what we want,” said American Lexi Thompson, the world No. 6 golfer. “We want to develop the game and leave it in a better place.

Karen Stupples started playing on the LPGA Tour at a time when women were struggling to make a living.

Her first career tournament paycheck was $1,306 in 1999 when she finished tied for 58th at the Phillips Invitational.

“I just can’t fathom what difference it would make to anyone,” said Stupples, now a commentator for NBC covering this week‘s US Open. “I can’t even talk about it properly. I mean, my God, what a move this is.

Jin Young Ko, the world’s No. 1 player, said it was a lot of money at stake – and she planned to give some of it back if she won.

“I want to help kids who want to be LPGA players,” Ko said. “I want to help them. If I win, I will. »

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AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this report.

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