▪ Carolina’s third-string quarterback Joe Webb has had a couple of unique teammates at the position over the years: Brett Favre and Cam Newton.
Webb played in Minnesota with Favre at the tail end of the three-time NFL MVP’s career. “I went down to Mississippi and worked out with him one summer, so we’re really good friends,” Webb said.
His comparison of the personalities of Favre and Newton? “Very similar,” Webb said. “Brett is a jokester, a prankster, and Cam’s the same way. Big personalities. They just love to have fun and enjoy life.”
▪ As another year of high school begins, congratulations to all the prep athletes – even if you’re not a star and no matter what sport you play. Study after study has shown that high school athletes tend to live longer than their peers – and often get better jobs following school, too.
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▪ Robert Griffin III got a concussion in an exhibition a couple of days ago. Although Washington’s protection was terrible in that game, in general Griffin still relies on his legs too much. I don’t think he will ever be a top-flight NFL quarterback again.
▪ The North Carolina-South Carolina game in Charlotte Sept. 3 has plenty of good seats available and has little chance of reaching sellout status. Game organizers say they have sold about 50,000 tickets for Bank of America’s 70,000-seat stadium.
▪ Before you decide it would be great to be famous, think of a few of the pitfalls. For instance, this is creepy. Steph Curry had to tweet out a warning a few days ago (he called it a public service announcement) to fans going too far to try to get his autograph – as in 30 miles too far. As in what I would label borderline stalking.
Curry’s tweet: “PSA. Noticeably following my family’s car on the road for nearly 30 miles & tailing me the whole way is not the best way to get an autograph”