By Tessa Jackson
When is Tom Brady going to retire? Well, at 44, he is currently the oldest active player in the NFL and you’d think that would be motivation enough to retire. However, Brady just got a little more incentive to call it quits, a 10-year $375 million deal from Fox Sports to become their lead analyst whenever he retires. Brady is currently under a one year contract with the Buccaneers. and according to a tweet from Brady he has “a lot of unfinished business on the field with the Buccaneers.” I’m not sure what unfinished business he is talking about, he already won the Super Bowl. Brady also lead the league in passing yards last year and shows no signs of slowing down. Who knows, he could just finish this year and be done, he could have a few more years left in him. The dude already retired one time and decided to change his mind, so who knows what is going to happen. The 2022 NFL schedule comes out Thursday, May 12, so we can all get a little excited for the new season.
Checking the MLB standings, things are not looking good for the Oakland A’s; they are in dead last place in their division. But, things are really looking interesting over in the National League West, the five teams in that division, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Diamondbacks, and Rockies are all within four wins of each other.
The WNBA season started last Friday, May 6th, and the Phoenix Mercury lost to the Las Vegas Aces, 106-88, without their star center, Brittney Griner, who is still stuck in a prison in Russia after being detained in February by Moscow police for allegedly having a vape cartridge containing hashish oil in her bag. The U.S. State Department reports that Griner was “wrongfully detained” and the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs is working on getting her released. She is scheduled to have a hearing on May 19th and could face a decade in prison if convicted. It’s unfortunate the WNBA pays so little the players had to go overseas to supplement their income. Not only are they scared for their friend and colleague, they also don’t know how they are going to make money now that playing in Russia is not really an option.