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Today’s sleepy sports news cycle: 2 Jones and a Braun


As the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament bores us all to death, the NFL talk of the day focuses on whether the new helmet rule was passed so the league doesn’t find itself in litigation – it’s not exactly exciting stuff for the top stories of this slow sports news cycle.

But then things really kicked into gear – yeah right – Ryan Braun, the Milwaukee Brewer known for pounding the ball over the fences for home runs, made headlines when he circled the bases against the Chicago White Sox in a spring training game before the ball could be relayed home for an inside-the-park home run.

We remember a game last year when Braun had another inside-the-parker cinched last summer when he tripped rounding third and was thrown out after trying to recover. At least he’s got things down in that department – though we would rather see Aaron Rodgers’ best friend power them over the fences.

Then we heard that Georgia Bulldog Jarvis Jones, a linebacker that has been projected to be a first round selection in next month’s NFL Draft, disappointed at his pro day. Whether that affects his draft standing and drops him into the latter part of the first round remains to be seen. We all know that everyone has bad days every now and again. Maybe this was Jones’s. Maybe because of it there will be an NFL team that strikes gold by selecting him. Time will tell.

To end the day, the Green Bay Packers stunned the NFL (well, maybe that’s not quite the right word) by re-signing one of their own and another Jones – this one by the name of Brad.

Just so this slow news day isn’t a total wash we can only hope that there may be an exciting finish between Belmont and Arizona tonight or maybe Brian Urlacher announces his retirement or maybe Charles Barkley says something stupid.

Either way, we can only hope for something better in the next news cycle …

Stay tuned.

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