Soon-to-be top pick Jared Goff said Wednesday he’s excited for the NFL Draft, which starts today.
That’s not exactly news since the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles traded for the top two picks, all but assuring that Goff and Carson Wentz will be the first two names off the board.
“I think our careers will kind of be linked together for forever,” Goff said, according to the Associated Press.
Golden Bears fans are no doubt hoping he ends up on the Peyton Manning side of the link — not Ryan Leaf.
San Francisco-based Fantex bought 10 percent of the future earnings of three major league baseball players, the company announced Wednesday.
Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco traded 10 percent for $4.35 million; Baltimore’s Jonathan Schoop got $4.91 million for a tithe; and Houston pitcher Collin McHugh received $3.96 million for his 10 percent.
Fantex sells securities to investors and already has deals with former 49er Vernon Davis and several other pro athletes.
I think it’s a great idea. The Earth’s environment is past saving: Might as well cash out sooner than later.
Supply and demand
The Los Angeles Clippers have been ravaged by injuries in their series against the Portland Trail Blazers.
They’ve already lost Chris Paul and Blake Griffin for the rest of the postseason, and LA fans were already jumping off the Clip Ship before Game 5 on Wednesday. Two hours before tip-off, tickets were being sold on second-hand online ticket market TiqIQ for $26.
For perspective, the cheapest ticket available on the site for Game 5 of the Warriors vs. Rockets series was $148.
Mexico City picks
The Raiders will make their draft selections on Day 3 of the needlessly long pageant from Mexico City, where they’ll play on Nov. 21 this upcoming season.
A fan fest at Azteca stadium will coincide with the picks and it should amount to a cool gesture from the NFL’s vagabond franchise.