Derek Jeter National Baseball Hall of Fame

Happy Jeter Day, sports fans!

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A quiet Monday meant we were desperate for anything interesting. There were a few solid college basketball games, but it was a quiet night for the New York scene.

With an incredibly limited schedule of events again today, here’s what we’re watching:

  • NHL: Islanders @ Kraken — 10 PM ET
  • CBB: #16 Tennessee @ Missouri — 7 PM ET
  • CBB: #10 Villanova @ #24 UConn — 8 PM ET
Derek Jeter Hall of Fame
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Deuces are wild

Since today is 2/2/22 we thought we’d officially name today Jeter Day. Happy Jeter Day, folks!

Future Devil superstar

Luke Hughes was a top by the New Jersey Devils, where he will someday join (at least) one of his brothers. Over the weekend he danced the Ohio State defense and scored a highlight reel goal for the University of Michigan. Get excited, Devils fans!

Will he stay or will he go?

The state of Wisconsin, when not hating Juwan Howard, is busy waiting for Aaron Rodgers to make a decision about his future — and the future of the Packers. And the newly single quarterback loves him some cryptic social media posts.

No bubble, no boycott

On Monday we shared the report that agents for 150 players headed to the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis were threatening a boycott if the league didn’t loosen COVID restrictions on players participating. That threat came, and the league heard it. Monday evening the changes the agents and players wanted were made.

Who’s the Champ?

During the Super Bowl celebration, we all saw Rams receiver Van Jefferson rush away from the stadium. We later learned that his wife went into labor during the game, and he was headed to meet his new baby boy. Jefferson shared the news that his son received an all-time great name from mom and dad. His birthday will be remembered by that family — and Rams fans — for a long time.

Still no baseball

Representatives from Major League Baseball and the Players’ Association met in Florida on Monday. They were in the same building for five hours… but reportedly only spent about 90 minutes together. And while there has been some movement, we’re still waiting for an announcement that pitchers and catchers (and everyone else) can start reporting for duty.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.