After Tragic Explosion, J.J. Watt A Savior To Wisconsin Family
Sports2Nite anchor Mike Lefko breaks down what’s “Hot Or Not” in the current sports landscape, discussing the positives of J.J. Watt’s recent donation, the enticing matchups at Wimbledon, and the negatives of a seemingly violent NFL culture.
HOT: J.J. WATT
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year recipient J.J. Watt continues to be an ambassador of change in the NFL. Yesterday, the Houston Texans defensive end donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe page supporting the family of a Wisconsin firefighter who was killed in an explosion. Watt, a former UW Badger and Wisconsin resident, was raised an hour from the incident and was one of many contributors to chip into the cause.
England losing in the World Cup semis was the grass court Major’s gain. If the Three Lions advanced against Croatia, the game would have taken place during the same time as the men’s singles championship. Instead, the Wimbledon crowd gets to witness Serena Williams on Saturday; on Sunday, the winner of tomorrow’s Nadal-Djokovic match will play for the title for the first time in over three years.
NOT: THE NFL
The interregnum between mini-camp and training camp has led to an awful stretch of incidents involving NFL players. LeSean McCoy is currently being investigated for assault and robbery on his ex-girflriend. Former Seahawk and Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner was charged with the attempted murder of his ex-girlfriend. Maligned Pacman Jones was caught on video getting into a fight at the Atlanta airport. The series of violent actions is not a good look for the NFL – an organization that needs a rapid image shake-up.