Month: September 2020

Why Sportscaster Dan Patrick Took a Stand on Coronavirus

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In late March, the lieutenant governor of Texas, Dan Patrick, did the unthinkable. During a Fox News appearance, the Republican politician—and Trump water boy—said that America’s elderly should be willing to sacrifice their lives to help boost the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the America that all America loves for your children and grandchildren?’” said Lt. Gov. Patrick. “And if that’s the exchange, I’m all in… I just think there are lots of grandparents out there in this country like me.”

The other Dan Patrick—legendary sportscaster and radio personality, formerly of ESPN and now The Dan Patrick Show—started getting notifications and texts galore.

“Oh God,” Patrick tells The Daily Beast. “Whenever someone says, ‘Hey, you’re trending!’ I say, ‘What

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Wild Heat-Bucks ending was eerily similar to this 1974 Celtics playoff finish

Wild Heat-Bucks ending eerily similar to this ’74 Celtics finish originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The fiasco that was Game 2 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat had fans from both teams up in arms.

But somewhere, the late JoJo White is looking down and smiling knowingly.

The Heat defeated the Bucks 116-114 on Wednesday after Jimmy Butler was literally fouled at the buzzer and sank two free throws with no time on the clock.

A team winning a game on a “walk-off” free throw is extremely rare, especially in the postseason.

A club clinching a series on a walk-off free throw? That’s even more rare — and it happened to the 1974 Boston Celtics.

Forsberg: Cardiac Kemba hasn’t missed this postseason

The Celtics were tied with the Buffalo Braves in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series when Braves star Bob McAdoo fouled White in the act

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Nuggets star Jamal Murray immediately ran over and consoled Donovan Mitchell after a chaotic final sequence that ended the Jazz’s season

Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray embrace after the Nuggets beat the Jazz in Game 7. 

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Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray embrace after the Nuggets beat the Jazz in Game 7.
  • The Denver Nuggets escaped the first round of the playoffs when the Utah Jazz turned the ball over, then missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the final seconds.

  • After the final buzzer, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray ran to Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and consoled him.

  • Murray and Mitchell had an historic battle, combining for 475 total points, the most by two opponents in a series in NBA history.

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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray showed some good sportsmanship after the Nuggets squeezed by the Utah Jazz to advance in the NBA playoffs with a wild, 80-78 Game 7 win.

After Jazz guard Mike Conley’s buzzer-beating three-point attempt rimmed out to seal the Nuggets’ win, escaping after a wild final

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