And no, this isn’t more news regarding his deal with Jockey.
• The former Florida quarterback isn’t officially a holdout just yet, but Denver Broncos first-round draft pick Tim Tebow did miss the first day of camp. Tebow and the Broncos appear close to reaching a deal, but with each day that passes, the QB gets further behind. Further behind Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn.
Tebow isn’t expected to start right away. He’s probably more likely to end up firmly in the third spot on the depth chart for a good part or all of his rookie season. But he is expected by the Broncos and head coach Josh McDaniels to do big things either sooner or later.
On Wednesday, Denver went through the playbook and took snaps. Tebow missed all of that. With a good frame work for Tebow set when the Dallas Cowboys signed their first-round pick Dez Bryant, a deal is expected soon. Don’t think Tebow will be out much longer.
• Admit it. You laughed when you heard Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive tackle Terrence Cody couldn’t pass his conditioning test. Admit it. You laughed even harder when you heard his new nickname – Cheeseburger.
Third time was the charm for Cheeseburger Cody. The massive defensive lineman and former Alabama star finally passed the conditioning test on Wednesday morning and is now permitted to practice with the Ravens. Expect a solid rookie year from Cody and of course plenty of fun pictures for us to laugh at over the years.
• Seem like Mark Brunell – who just signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets – has been in the league for a while? His rookie year with the Green Bay Packers was Brett Favre’s third as the team’s starter and fourth in the league.
• Remember when Stephon Marbury was supposed to be one of the next big things in the NBA? Me neither. It was a while ago. In fact, Marbury didn’t play in the league last season instead opting to play in China.
Marbury will stay in China after signing a three-year deal to remain. The deal includes the team creating a company to produce “Starbury” athletic products and a possible opportunity for Marbury to be an assistant coach in the future. You can’t make this stuff up.
• Unhappy team management is always humorous when they express their unhappiness well after a situation occurs. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was quick to bash everything possible about LeBron James after the star announced he was signing with the Miami Heat. Gilbert was timely in his response. Toronto Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo? Not so much.
Colangelo recently said in an interview that he believes former Raptor Chris Bosh may have mentally checked out toward the end of last season. Bosh was cleared to play after an injury, but at times chose not to and Colangelo isn’t happy. It’s time to move on Bryan. Bosh isn’t in Toronto anymore and you’ve known for at least the last year that he wouldn’t be.
• Waiting patiently for a milestone to occur isn’t something I care for. When the milestone is the breaking of a huge record, I’m on the edge of my seat. When it’s a milestone that doesn’t break a record and frankly just isn’t all that impressive considering the era of baseball we are in, wake me when it’s over. I’m looking right at you Alex Rodriguez and your quest for 600 homeruns.