Prepare for a week’s worth of ridiculous takes over the not-at-all controversial awarding of the NBA Summer League MVP

But don’t worry, we have some other actual sports stuff to get to as well in our Tuesday morning edition of The Cheat Sheet.

Kirk Cousins and Redskins still not on the same page

Kirk Cousins
Clearly, Kirk Cousins did not like the deal offered to him by Washington.

The Washington Redskins had until Monday afternoon to cut a long-term deal with quarterback Kirk Cousins, but the two failed to reach a deal on any long-term arrangement. That means Cousins will be playing under the franchise tag and looking to prove himself worthy of a big money contract on par with what some other passers are getting around the league. That may end up being a good thing for the Redskins, who may realize investing big money in Cousins may ultimately come back to bite them. Afterall, it’s not like Washington doesn’t know what it feels like to get burned paying a quarterback more money than he is ultimately worth, right?

The NFL now has a few notable players entering the last years on their respective contracts, which makes for quite the interesting free agent period a yera form now. Among those on the final year of their contract: Le’Veon Bell, Drew Brees, and Jimmy Garoppolo, to name a few.

Lonzo Ball won summer league MVP and FS1 blowhard is upset about it (and another FOX Sports broadcaster

Lonzo Ball got an early jump on his professional hardware collection.

Lonzo Ball was named the NBA’s summer league MVP, which apparently is an award that is awarded to the top player in the summer. Is he basketball’s answer to Tim Tebow? Although Ball did not play in the Lakers’ summer league final game due to a mild calf strain, he was there to accept his award.

But this being a sports world in which every thing must be debated, the awarding of Ball as summer league MVP was met with one of the hottest offseason takes we have seen in some time. You’ll never guess who delivered it. Oh, you did guess it, didn’t you?

You know this will lead to FS1 bringing LaVar Ball back in the studio for some back-and-forth soon. Remember this the next time you get frustrated over how FOX Sports has eliminated all actual worthwhile content from their home page. That includes Tim Brando, who was upset over the lack of college football coverage for some reason on Monday, July 17.

Quick Hits

Brian McCann played the role of the priest as the Astros paid their last respects to Carlos Beltran’s glove.

– Speaking of LaVar Ball, he was too busy shouting at his son LaMelo in front of an AAU team in a tournament, because LaVar Ball is probably a horrible coach.

– With the way this offseason is going for the Cavaliers, can anyone really blame LeBron James if he is frustrated, as reported?

– Scary moment on the baseball diamond last night with home plate umpire Chris Segal getting hit by a wayward bat.

– Mike Vick has become the expert on rebuilding a character image, and he’s now lending advice to Colin Kaepernick because some people think Kaepernick has an image problem.

– More details about the dognapping of Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead’s dog had some bizarre updates. Give the man his dog back. That’s not your dog.

– A Michigan player transferring to Ohio State? That’s weird. Oh, and it’s Dan Dakich’s son.

– The Houston Astros held a memorial service for the glove of Carlos Beltran because they were tired of seeing it go unused for so long.

– Subway is changing the way you order sandwiches, and it’s awesome.

– There may be a push to bring professional cricket to the United States.

Notre Dame was covered yesterday as our college football Top 50 countdown continued.

– I am interested in trying out Atari’s next home console. You read that correctly, and the year is still 2017, not 1983.

– Hard to believe it, but Robocop is 30 years old. I still have never seen it. But then again, I still haven’t watched Game of Thrones. I have a massive backlog to binge through.

One last gratuitous moment of procrastination

Kitten vs. human foot, round one, fight!

View post on

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.