Jared Allen Retires From The NFL
Peyton Manning wasn’t the only future NFL Hall-of-Famer on the field at Super Bowl 50 trying to have a storybook ending. Defensive end Jared Allen, a five-time pro bowler, is calling it a career after 13 NFL seasons. Allen reached Super Bowl 50 with the Carolina Panthers this past season, but eventually fell to the Denver Broncos.
Aside from that, Allen announced his retirement in one of the most creative ways we’ve seen in a long time. In a video posted to his Twitter account, Allen rode off into the sunset…despite there not actually being a sunset. Allen also released a statement via Ian Rapoport, but honestly, we we’re good on the video. Nailed it. Enjoy retirement, Jared.
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS
— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016
The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Opponent “Isn’t Currently on the WWE Roster”
Now here’s something that should pique your interest heading into WrestleMania season. One of the great mysteries surrounding The Undertaker in what is presumed to be his final WrestleMania is who exactly he’s going to face. Many believed it would be John Cena, but his injury threw a monkey wrench into those plans. The backlash backstage and fans of a possible Braun Strowman confrontation nixed those plans, and Brock Lesnar isn’t planning on facing “The Deadman” once again.
According to all-knowing wrestling insider, Dave Meltzer, the opponent has indeed been decided on and isn’t even on the current WWE roster. Let the speculation commence, ladies and gentlemen. Most folks believe The Undertaker’s opponent would be the WWE’s latest Hall of Fame inductee, Sting. However, he’s currently injured and still in need of neck surgery so you’d have to scratch him. The only names possibly big enough that aren’t on the WWE roster is anybody’s guess. Shinsuke Nakamura? Goldberg? CM Punk?
“Not on the WWE roster” could also refer to an NXT star. Will the WWE pull the trigger on a match with Baron Corbin or Samoa Joe, or a dream matchup against NXT Champion Finn Balor? With WWE’s last pay-per-view before WrestleMania airing this Sunday, it looks like we will know the answer to this sooner rather than later.
The NBA Trade Deadline Looms
It’s one of the wildest times of the NBA season. Turn on Woj’s notifications and be on the lookout for NBA players on the move, as today is the final day of the NBA trade deadline. Big names that are rumored to be on the move are Kevin Love of the Cavaliers, Dwight Howard and Ty Lawson of the Houston Rockets, Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and Rudy Gay of the Sacramento Kings.
Check out Bleacher Report’s handy-dandy trade deadline tracker to keep up with the madness.
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