The Lions aren’t going to apologize for their schedule, especially if it helps them get into the playoffs.

As resourceful and resilient as the Patriots continue to prove themselves to be, let it not be forgotten that they needed the break of the year (the touchdown reversal at the end) to beat the Steelers. Being just as resourceful and resilient should be good enough against the Bills, who are not laughingstocks lately. They might not break a lot on defense, but Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy should be able to bend them a few times.

The first fan vote returns for the 2018 NBA All-Star starters are out. Giannis Antetokounmpo, banking on his rising star stateside and heroic stature in Greece, is the leading vote-getter overall, edging LeBron James. That indicates that, assuming the players’ and media votes will keep Giannis as a starter (they will), Giannis might end up as one of the two captains picking All-Star teams. That’d be weird! We all just assumed it’d be LeBron and either Kevin Durant (who is in fact the No. 1 in the fan vote in the West), Stephen Curry (who is in fact No. 2), or James Harden (who is in fact No. 3).

Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins currently hold the other two starting slots for the West, though Draymond Green and Paul George aren’t far behind. What’s most notable is that Zaza Pachulia’s two-year insurgent run for All-Star appears to be over: He is not among the top 10 in voting for the West frontcourt. The nation of Georgia and fans of Hayes Grier have apparently moved on.

And casting an even longer shadow on Koetter’s future: The head coach that brought the Bucs their only Super Bowl championship is now a viable candidate to return. The bad blood from when Jon Gruden was stunningly fired after the 2008 campaign ended earlier this year with his induction into the team’s Ring of Honor. Gruden, too, has admitted he would entertain the possibility of coaching again under the right circumstances.

The Bucs would make the most sense of all potential Gruden suitors provided the Glazer family gives him the salary and front-office juice needed to lure him away from ESPN.

In late August, the Lakers were fined $500,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rules and initiating in contact with George against the NBA’s guidelines. The league said the tampering stemmed from inappropriate communications between Lakers general manager Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Rob Pelinka and George’s agent, Aaron Mintz.

PG-13, though? Per The Los Angeles Times’ Tania Ganguli, George NBA Jerseys For Sale thinks it started with his conversations with Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw and said those conversations were mostly about fishing.

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