As a fan and as a sports talk host, these are the days you live for.
There's nothing I love more than being on the air reacting to significant breaking news in the world of sports that holds the interest of a majority of my listeners.
Although I was off minding my own business this past Saturday, it was one of those days that had my head spinning with the insane amount of sports news that circulated throughout the day.
To think, I thought it would be a nice relaxing Saturday with the return of Major League Baseball.
I thought wrong.
At around 2 p.m., I saw the “Woj Bomb” on Twitter reporting the Knicks had landed former Bulls and Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau to be the team's next head coach.
Thibodeau was hands down my number-one choice for the job. He's 100-plus games over .500 for his career, and his ties to the glory days of the late 90's Knicks as an assistant for Jeff Van Gundy makes him understand what the Garden can be like when the Knicks are relevant and a factor.
It's the Knicks, so you're never quite giddy, but the hiring of Thibodeau is a start. After all, he was the best possible coach they could have landed for the gig.
I thought a new head coach at Madison Square Garden would highlight the day. Not quite.
About an hour after news of Thibodeau’s hire became public, I saw a report that the Jets had finally traded disgruntled star safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.
No surprise when Adams expressed his displeasure with just about everyone in the organization. He was a guy who simply had no interest in being a Jet.
Considering the circumstances, the Jets and general manager Joe Douglas did a great job of fetching a return for the 24-year-old Pro Bowler. The Jets received two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and plug-in safety Bradley McDouglad.
The Jets are not a better team in 2020 by making this trade, but they maximized the value for somebody who didn't want to be here.
Just when my head wasn't spinning enough, I watched Edwin Diaz with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning surrender a game-tying home run to Marcell Ozuna of the Atlanta Braves.
I knew I was returning to some sense of normal watching Diaz pick up right where he left off in 2019, and not in a good way.
If I ever needed a reminder of why I love doing what I do, remind me of July 25, 2020.
It's nice to see the sports gods trying to make up for lost time!