And in Memphis-which has exactly one major-league sports team -there are three games that drive season-ticket sales: the one visit from the Cavs and the two from the Warriors.
One NFL executive is reportedly not a fan of star players not playing in their team's bowl game. If coaches like Tom Herman, who left Houston for Texa$$ before the Las Vegas Bowl, are opportunists, then McCaffrey and Fournette deserve the same label.
After leading the nation in all-purpose yards for the second straight year, McCaffrey announced Monday on Twitter that he will not play with his teammates in the Hyundai Sun Bowl against North Carolina on December 30. A monster game in the Citrus Bowl would only reinforce to National Football League scouts that he is back to his outstanding, sophomore-season form. I spent 20-plus years in draft rooms, where every year there was grumbling about players who passed up all-star games or did not do all the drills at the Combine. What's next, a projected first-round starting quarterback quitting after his team's second loss in September knocks it from playoff consideration? He missed four games after initially injuring the ankle in LSU preseason practice and finished the season with 843 yards and eight scores in seven appearances. One bowl trip isn't worth risking injury.
So we might not agree with his decision necessarily, but I certainly think most of us understand it.
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Maybe they have. The only difference is they're not castigated like players. McCaffrey and Fournette have both been leaders for their teams and both have the respect of their teammates as they move into their next phase in life. He added in separate tweets: "there is a difference between not coming back for your a year ago and not finishing your last season". This afternoon he used his platform to rail against college players skipping Bowl Games. "That's why most of these kids come out early when they play that position, running back". "But (McCaffrey) was a very unique player.Very talented young guy, that made great cuts and has great vision".
The support teams for these players - family, advisors and agents to be - have allowed or directed them to make a miscalculation. After all, there was no guarantee that Fournette would play anyway. Do you really want to see the Boca Raton Bowl, or even the Quick Lane Bowl, with the scrubs playing?