Seattle: Level up
🏈Seahawks: Mayors (yes, mayors) are adding their two cents to the latest wrinkle of the tumultuous relationship between the Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson. On Thursday, Wilson indicated he wants to stay (thank goodness), but is also open to to four teams, including the New Orleans Saints.
- New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell made a pitch to Ciara and Ciara’s husband, but Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan , saying Seattle is the couple’s home. You tell ’em, Jenny.
- In other Seahawks news, shared yesterday indicate the Seahawks added three members to the coaching staff, including Carl “Tater” Smith, who previously worked for head coach Pete Carroll and the ’Hawks from 2011 to 2018. Stay tuned.
🏀Men’s basketball: With Saturday’s win, No. 1 Gonzaga are literally perfect, finishing the regular season without dropping a game. Even better, the Zags are the only undefeated team in the nation, after their closest contender, No. 2 Baylor, was upset on Saturday. Heck yes.
- As the top seed in the WCC tournament, the Zags have a bye until March 8th’s semifinal. Lots of time to rest, recover and stay hungry.
Women’s basketball: The Washington State Cougars and UW Huskies concluded the regular season yesterday, with the Cougs defeating the Huskies 61–52 in the Apple Cup showdown. The Cougs, led by (pronounced YO-HA-NUH TWO-DAR) 23 points, improved the team’s with this hard-fought victory.
- But first, the Pac-12 tournament awaits both squads, with the first round scheduled for Wednesday. Bring it on.
Dallas: Everybody 1, 2 step
- The Celtics are back in action tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. ET against a tough LA Clippers squad. Cross your fingers for the return of Jaylen Brown — who missed yesterday’s game due to left knee soreness — and another C’s win.
🏒Bruins: Thanks to two goals from Charlie Coyle, the Bruins bounced back from their tough 6–2 loss to the New York Rangers on Friday night to earn a 4–1 win over the Rangers yesterday. Don’t call it a comeback.
Dallas: Déjà vu
🏈Cowboys: Thanks to pandemic life and Dak Prescott’s still ongoing contract negotiations, we’re having serious déjà vu. Just like the last two offseasons, Dak and the Cowboys have yet to agree to a long-term contract. And with about the current status of their negotiations, we’re thinking the coming days will bring more of the same.
- As a reminder, is the deadline to reach an agreement. If there’s no deal by then, the Cowboys will use the on Dak. Either way, here’s hoping they figure it out soon...we’re not .
🏒Stars: Due to scheduling changes, the Stars are getting real familiar with the Florida Panthers. The Stars played their second game in three days against the Panthers last night, earning the 3–0 win thanks to some by goalie Anton Khudobin.
- They’ll try to make it two in a row when they face off for the third straight time against the Panthers, tonight at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT.
🏀Mavericks: Luka Doncic continued to show us why he’s an All-Star when he to 31 points and a win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Seriously, what can’t this guy do? The Mavs will look to extend their win streak to three tonight at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT vs. All-Star starter Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Philadelphia: Like a box of chocolates...
Starting from the bottom: Even though rookie Jalen Hurts started the last four games in 2020, his performance was inconsistent. While we expect Hurts to be the top contender for the starting spot, we wouldn’t be that surprised if the Eagles use their to pick up another QB.
- The trade also has us wondering what’s next for Wentz’s preferred target, tight end Zach Ertz. The Eagles are looking at a few , but if nothing works out, he might end up being released. Buckle up, Philly: we’re in for a rebuild. Sigh.
🏒Flyers: The Flyers, who were still without a number of players due to NHL COVID-19 protocols, lost to the Boston Bruins 7–2 in their outdoor matchup in Lake Tahoe last night. Welp, at least there were ...and .
Dallas: Let’s make a deal
🏈Cowboys: We knew the weeks leading up to would bring even more drama in the Dak Prescott contract negotiations, but who knew the two parties would be at odds when it came to this unprecedented weather emergency? (Spoiler alert: .)
- While Cowboys owner Jerry Jones celebrated hitting the “” thanks to surging gas prices, Dak was stepping up to help, donating meals to impacted by the storm. That’s our quarterback.
- Given this moral divide, it’s no wonder both sides have yet to agree to a long-term contract extension. Thankfully the drama will come to a close by March 9th at the latest, when the Cowboys will to Prescott if they have yet to sign him.
🏒🏀What to watch: Both the Stars and Mavericks will be back in action tonight, with the Stars taking on the Florida Panthers at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT and the Mavs tipping off against the Memphis Grizzlies at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT.
And a special shoutout to the Mavs’ Luka Doncic. Not only was he for the upcoming NBA All-Star game, but Doncic also led off the court, joining Mavs owner Mark Cuban to to the city’s winter storm relief fund.