WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Jadeveon Clowney joins Browns, teams eyeing Justin Fields, COVID-19 concerns

The Cleveland Browns suddenly have a formidable defensive line, adding Jadeveon Clowney to a corps that already included Myles Garrett and Sheldon Richardson. Add Takk McKinley and the Browns could put opposing quarterbacks on notice. That led off our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment for the week.

Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I also discussed quarterback Justin Fields and which teams might be interested in drafting the Ohio State star. Would the Carolina Panthers take him after making a deal for Sam Darnold last week? And how many players will skip offseason workouts because of the NFL’s current apathy toward COVID protocols?

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Phillies-Braves call, Joe Musgrove’s no-hitter, Victor Caratini catching history

This past weekend was an exciting one in Major League Baseball with a no-hitter being thrown by the San Diego Padres’ Joe Musgrove and a controversial play at home plate involving the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves with first place in the National League East on the line.

In addition to what’s going in MLB, Pat Ryan, Charlie Metcalf and I also take a turn into football for our WISE Sports Radio segment to discuss Phillip Adams, a former NFL player who shot and killed five people in South Carolina last week. Metcalf actually coached Adams as a high-schooler.

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WISE Sports Radio NFL talk: Bailing on Deshaun Watson, Sam Darnold trade reaction, NFL Draft rumors

Quarterback Deshaun Watson is facing bigger problems than whether or not the Houston Texans will trade him. And the many sexual assault and harassment allegations against him are now costing him endorsements.

On Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discussed Watson, reaction over the Carolina Panthers trading for quarterback Sam Darnold, and the latest NFL Draft rumors.

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WISE Sports Radio baseball talk: Atlanta loses MLB All-Star Game, opening weekend highlights, NL East predictions

The Carolina Panthers getting quarterback Sam Darnold from the New York Jets hijacked some of our usual baseball talk on Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio. Does this mean Teddy Bridgewater will play for another team in 2021?

On the baseball side, I discussed Major League Baseball moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta, early COVID-19 concerns, and highlights from the new season’s opening weekend with Pat Ryan and Charlie Metcalf.

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My phoray into photo-editing phollies

I’ve been long overdue to develop some more skills for producing online media. Sure, some of that is to be more marketable, but it’s also to make writing a bit more interesting than just churning out posts for work.

One positive takeaway from my miserable month with Heavy was being introduced to BeFunky. No, it’s not Photoshop but I think it shares many of the same elements for photo-editing. And I’ve gotten relatively adept at creating some fun images beyond game photos from USA Today that we typically use at Awful Announcing and The Comeback.

Up top is an image I created for a story on writer/director/producer Adam McKay working with Meadowlark Media, the new content venture by former ESPN president John Skipper and Dan Le Batard, who recently left ESPN himself. I didn’t just want three pictures of the guys. And there needed to be an actual Meadowlark bird in there!

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