The TEN: 6/12/2020

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1. Former USC running back and Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush was welcomed back to the school after a 10-year NCAA mandated disassociation. Bush was part of the major penalties USC received from the NCAA in 2010.

2. Former MLB outfielder Claudell Washington passed away of cancer at the age of 65. Washington played 17 years in the majors and was part of the Oakland A’s 1974 World Series championship team.

3. USC safety C.J. Pollard has transferred to Utah State to play his redshirt senior season.

4. The Detroit Tigers selected Arizona State slugger Spencer Torkelson with the number one pick in the MLB draft.

5. “We’re going to play baseball in 2020, 100 percent.” – MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

6. MLS announced an “MLS is back” tournament that will begin July 8 in Orlando, Florida with all 26 teams participating.

7. On this date in 2002 the Lakers beat the New Jersey Nets 113-107 to wrap up a four-game sweep in the NBA Finals. Shaquille O’Neal was named Finals MVP. For the Lakers it was their third straight NBA championship.

8. With the final pick of the first round, #29 overall, the Dodgers selected right-handed pitcher Bobby Miller from Louisville.

9. Seattle Seahawk head coach Pete Carroll says that he regrets not signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2017 but that they considered him a starter and they already had one in Russell Wilson.

10. “Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.” – Shaquille O’Neal.

2 Comments to "The TEN: 6/12/2020"

  1. Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man's Gravatar Ron Vrooman, AHS stat man
    June 12, 2020 - 7:27 pm | Permalink

    @ #9: Kaepernick could’ve been a great backup for Russell Wilson in Seattle. He’s an excellent runner, like Wilson, and has a lot of arm strength as a passer. I believe they would’ve been a complementary pair at the quarterback position.
    Wilson is probably the better passer in terms of touch and accuracy, so that’s why Wilson would’ve remained the starter and Kaepernick could’ve been his backup.
    A man who could possibly be the best second-string QB in the NFL has been out of football since 2016. I have faith that the league’s blacklisting of Colin Kaepernick will come to an end whenever professional football is played again.

  2. Nine's Gravatar Nine
    June 12, 2020 - 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Pete Carroll is a marvel of political correctness. His alternate statement would be that Kaepernick is the greatest quarterback in the sport’s history.

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