OK, so maybe it's not that easy to turn a mediocre start into a summer surge. But Boston can do it. 8:33 AM ET Twelve years of playing in Boston have formed Dustin Pedroia's view that teams here are judged on an almost daily basis as either "whale s---," as he so
7:59 AM ET It's time to reflect on the 2017 offseason. There are a few stray veterans left in the free-agent pool, and teams could still execute something unexpected if injuries arise, but organizations have mostly closed their checkbooks and built the rosters they will take onto the field in September.
OBJ's star power keeps growing (1:40) Mike & Mike discuss Odell Beckham Jr.'s increasing popularity that helped net the WR a record-breaking Nike endorsement deal. (1:40) 9:03 AM ET After a competitive battle, Nike re-signed the most valuable football player on its roster in New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Terms were
7:30 AM ET Colin Kaepernick's journey from fresh-faced upstart to $126 million sensation to NFL pariah has unfolded without evaluators fundamentally changing what they thought about his skills. What has changed, acutely, is how evaluators perceive Kaepernick's mindset and prospects for development. Although those perceptions changed long before Kaepernick, a free agent,
May 23, 2017 Ryan McGee Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com 2-time Sports Emmy winner 2010, 2014 NMPA Writer of the Year Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Somewhere in Georgia, two college football writers sit on a bench. Both