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Bubba Wallace can’t keep it together after an emotional Daytona 500

In only his fifth career Cup Series start and his first at the Daytona 500, Bubba Wallace finished second.

It was an emotional race and emotional week for Wallace, and his second place finish was the highest of any African-American in the history of the Daytona 500. Several members of Wallace’s family were in attendance to watch him make history, and he was understandably overwhelmed with emotion following the race.

“It’s a sensitive subject,” Wallace said via Motorsport. “But I’m just so emotional over where my family has been the last two years, and I don’t talk about it, but it’s just so hard, and so having them here to support me is — pull it together, bud, pull it together — you just finished second. It’s awesome. “I just try so hard to be successful at everything I do, and my family pushes me each and every day, and they might not even know it, but I just want to make them proud. Second is horrible, but it’s still a good day.”

Related: Bubba Wallace has a high profile fan rooting for him

Here’s an emotional Wallace after the race:

The emotions came pouring out after a P2 finish for @BubbaWallace.#DAYTONA500 pic.twitter.com/QspZyBm0TM — NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 19, 2018

Wallace earned the attention and respect of fans and drivers throughout the sport, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Congrats to @BubbaWallace on finishing an impressive 2nd place today. Bubba carried a ton of weight on his shoulders the last 10 days. Media responsibilities that smothered him personally. But he handled it like a veteran. — Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) February 18, 2018

Wallace has improved his finish in each of his five starts, and if his performance at the Daytona 500 was any indication, it won’t be long before he makes his way into Victory Lane.

Wallace has the pressure on him driving the No. 43 car for Richard Petty Motorsports, but he’s proven he can handle the pressure and adversity on and off the track.

Photos: 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - Day 10

Check out the latest action from the 2018 Pyeongchang games.

Controversial former champion being inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Jeff Jarrett, a polarizing figure among pro wrestling fans, will be inducted into the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame.

From the WWE’s announcement, here is part of the release (you should read all of it):

“Jarrett found success between the ropes, capturing the Intercontinental Championship three times during a heated rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon and picking up countless victories with help from The Roadie, much to the dismay of the WWE Universe. Double J eventually backed up his big boasts about his musical prowess, releasing his debut single, “With My Baby Tonight,” with a music video and live performance at In Your House 2 in Nashville. However, after Jarrett’s WWE departure, it was revealed that all wasn’t as it seemed when it came to the hit single – Jarrett was lip-syncing; The Roadie was the voice behind the song.”

Jarrett, a four-time World Heavyweight Champion, has had a rocky history with WWE, which included being fired by Vince McMahon on live television during Monday Night RAW‘s live simulcast with the final episode of Nitro in 2001 while still under contract with WCW, which McMahon had — at the time — recently purchased.

Notably, in a post-WWE life, Jarrett founded TNA — which was originally a neat idea, but somewhat turned into a platform for Jarrett to literally be King of the Mountain. TNA has since gone through a million versions of itself, with Jarrett no longer being a part of it.

Born into this business, @RealJeffJarrett not only led a decorated career, but created opportunities for new talent around the world. Congratulations, Double J and welcome to the #WWEHOF. pic.twitter.com/b64xcz1TVK — Triple H (@TripleH) February 19, 2018

Jarrett was a 6-time Intercontinental Champion, as well as a one-time European, NWA North American and Tag Team Champion (with Owen Hart) during multiple stints in WWE, as well as a four-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and three-time United States Heavyweight Champion in WCW.

SEC assistant coach takes shot at Big 12 program on Twitter

Relatively new Texas A&M Aggies assistant Tim Brewster took to the mean streets of Twitter to take a shot at the Texas Longhorns.

Some schools just follow…the leader in the State of Texas is Texas A&M and the ballers know! #Facts — Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) February 18, 2018

For context: The Aggies recently offered a scholarship to three-star prospect Baylor Cupp. Shortly after A&M made the move, the Texas Longhorns followed suit by offering the tight end a scholarship.

Basically, Brewster is beefing with the Longhorns over a three-star tight end and we have reached peak petty recruiting battles.

For what it is worth, Brewster was previously an assistant coach for Texas. Despite that, even with that school giving him money for some period of time, it didn’t prevent him from going after the Longhorns by way of 280 characters or less (here being less).

Considering that this tweet is starting to gain traction, do not be shocked if Brewster ends up deleting it at some point. While the tweet was not directed at the athlete, it isn’t a great look for an adult who is employed by one university to use social media to attack another — even if in jest.

Worth noting, while Jimbo Fisher has done an excellent job in his first offseason with the Aggies, the Longhorns currently have the better incoming group of freshmen. As for the 2019 recruiting class, only time will tell.

Former NBA Champion calling it a career at age 33

Former San Antonio Spurs big man and NBA champion Tiago Splitter is calling it a career at age 33. He made a statement via SuperDeportes:

“It’s a decision I’ve made these past few months, it’s not something I want, but my hip injury is more troublesome than we thought,” he said. “You stop doing something that you’ve been doing all your life. I’ve talked to my family, my wife, everyone, and it’s really time to hang it up,” he said.

Splitter has been battling through injuries the last few years after leaving San Antonio and he has just not been able to get past his most recent hip injury. He was originally drafted in 2007 by the Spurs, but he did not come over until the 2010-11 season. He would average 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds during his time with them.

Of course, he is fondly remembered by Spurs fans as the center who helped the team get revenge on the Miami Heat in the 2014 Finals after losing in 2013. He then signed with the Atlanta Hawks and only appeared in 36 games for them. He was then traded to the 76ers before the trade deadline last year and has appeared in eight games for them.

[h/t News 4 SA]

WWE talent takes aim at creative, claims they’re overlooking “pure talent”

WWE talent Dana Brooke is back at it, calling out the organization’s disrespect of the former bodybuilder and fitness competitor.

Ahead of the final Monday Night Raw before the Elimination Chamber, Brooke called out how the men will field a historic 7-man chamber match, but the women will stick with six.

HELLO! ACCORDING 2 MY NUMBERS, the men have 7 superstars in their chamber; therefore I should be included! 7 WOMEN! Oh wait, invisible woman again?, or just overlooking PURE TALENT!? #numbersdontlie #wwe #raw #TitusWorldwide @WWE pic.twitter.com/UApYAiwYEv — Dana Brooke WWE (@DanaBrookeWWE) February 19, 2018

This isn’t the first time Brooke has called out WWE while she gets left in the shadows of the women’s revolution, or stuck alongside Titus Worldwide as the numbers guru.

She previously tweeted criticism of a WWE poster which left her out of the picture of the first-ever Women’s Royal Rumble.

Brooke has worked in a managerial role with Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews over the last month or so, and has actually had more onscreen time than before. If her calling is stepping inside the squared circle though, she has every right to be frustrated as Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville have leapfrogged her for wrestling time, and that’s even before Ronda Rousey really gets going.

Pro wrestling legend, former NWA champion shares injury news that may end his in-ring career

Legendary pro wrestler Great Muta admits that his career might be finally coming to an end. Muta, 55 , announced on Monday that he would be undergoing a double knee replacement surgery next month.

本日の会見で一大決心を発表させて頂いた。両膝を人工関節にする。果たしてプロレスラーとしてリングに戻ってこれるのか不安と恐怖だが頑張って打ち勝ってみせる。 pic.twitter.com/g329iwOlPT — 武藤 敬司 (@muto_keiji) February 19, 2018

Muta is a former NWA champion, IWGP Heavyweight champion, All Japan Pro Wrestling Triple Crown champion and NWA TV champion — among about a billion other accomplishments.

From a domestic point of view, he is likely known as not only the former NWA champion, but one of the first performers to popularize the moonsault.

Muta’s reach is largely international, however. So much so, in fact, he’s gotten work as an actor.

In 1995, the Great Muta (using his real name for the credits) starred in the Japanese thriller Yajuu Densetsu: Dragon Blue, as Ryusaki. In 2004, he played the role of Harold Sakata in the movie Rikidōzan, a film based on the real-life story of a wrestler.

He’s also made countless television spots and been in various video games.

Obviously, we won’t know if he’s actually done as an in-ring performer until after he has surgery. As it often is in the pro wrestling business, never say never and all that jazz.

ESPN analyst says former Heisman winner should make position change at the next level

Former NFL executive and current ESPN talker Bill Polian said top quarterback prospect Lamar Jackson is better suited as a wide receiver.

Again.

This time it happened on Golic and Wingo.

I’m tired pic.twitter.com/bRIe9CTz6Z — Brandon Howard (@bhoward_81) February 19, 2018 “I think wide receiver,” Polian said. “Exceptional athlete. Exceptional ability to make you miss. Exceptional acceleration. Exceptional instinct with the ball in your hand – and that’s rare for a wide receiver.” “This guy is incredible in the open field…and again, short, and kind of slight, and clearly not the thrower that the other guys are,” Polian added. “So I would say, don’t wait to make that change. Don’t wait to be like that kid from Ohio State (Terrelle Pryor) and wait until you’re 29 to make the change.”

On ESPN LA back in September, Polian said nearly the same thing:

“I don’t think that Lamar, the Louisville kid’s in that discussion, in fact there’s a question that he may be, he might be a receiver.” Polian said, as transcribed by The Big Lead. [loud yelling from the hosts, including “are you kidding me?”] “No, I’m not kidding you. And that has to do with girth and skill set as well.”

In that ESPN LA spot, Polian also said, despite Drew Brees being physically smaller than Lamar Jackson, that comparing the two’s frames isn’t a good idea. You know, even though he brought up the issue of Jackson’s frame.

Lamar Jackson is 6-foot-3.

It appears Polian had his mind made up about Jackson well before the college football season even really got going since he first made the WR comments back in September, a full college football season happened, and he’s still singing the same tune.

Lamar Jackson, a former Heisman Trophy winner, had a higher competition percentage than presumed top pick Josh Allen last season. He also threw for nearly double the amount of yardage, had 11 more touchdown passes and only threw for four more interceptions despite 160 more pass attempts.

But yeah, he’s totally a wide receiver, Bill. No code here.

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