‘For what it’s worth’ — Von’s proclamation; Andrew who?

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Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Broncos celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, Calif. (Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

By Bruce Haertl

My 17-year-old son is fore-caddying as a member guest at a very nice club this weekend. His favorite pair of players, so far, have been a couple of grandpas (his word) who arrived at green in their cart blaring Fetty Wap.

Dancing with Von

It seems like a more interesting twist than it probably is:  Von Miller claiming via Instagram, “…there’s no chance that I play the 2016 season under the franchise tag.” With a month to go before the deadline to strike a deal, does anyone really think that Von Miller will sit out next season?

Personally, I’m beginning to wonder if Miller is a little too public in his reactions to these negotiations. He goes on Netflix with Chelsea Handler on Wednesday and says there’s no way he would sit out next season, less than 24 hours later—he threatens to do just that. Which is it?

If Miller were to sit out the season, the Broncos could still tag him for 2017, but it would be non-exclusive and that would allow other teams to come in and outbid the Broncos. I’m not sure how it benefits the Broncos to allow that to happen, especially if you believe, as I do, that their defense can’t be great without Miller. Good, but not great. One things for sure, with Fletcher Cox getting $63M guarantee earlier this week–the price tag for Miller continues to creep up.

As is usually the case with such matters, and I’m really not sure why this is, an agreement will probably be struck right before the deadline, as if not parting with your money until the very last second somehow makes things better.


One of the things I love about major golf tournaments, is the inevitable flirtation with the lead from someone we’ve never heard of. I’m a pretty good fan of the game and I was Googling Andrew Landry on Thursday.

Turns out he’s a three-time All American out of Arkansas, who’s been bouncing around satellite tours for the last five years. Don’t think I was the only one doing a double take on Landry, after all he is ranked 624th in the world. I know the world’s a pretty big place, but #624 is leading the U.S. Open?

Hot Rocks

It’s great to see the Rockies winning–four in a row and six of the last eight, but the rub is that they haven’t gained any ground on the division lead. The Giants have ripped off five straight wins and still lead Colorado by eight games, it may not quite be swimming in quick sand but it probably feels like it–as we start to wonder whether the Rox will be buyers or sellers at the end of July trade deadline.

It’s well known that Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu hits about .100 points higher at home than he does on the road. Elias Sports Bureau points out that LeMahieu is the only player in the Big Leagues to have batted better than .300 at home and under .300 on the road in each of the last three years.

NBA blahs

Game six had its moments, mostly by LeBron James, but I’m hard pressed to think of a championship series locked at 3-3 that’s been less interesting to watch.

For all the considerable star power the Cavaliers and Warriors deliver—their matchup has been mostly uninteresting and generally forgettable. Maybe a game seven can save it … maybe.