To cap the same week in which founder John Schnatter left the company for good Laquon Treadwell Jersey , the University of Louisville has dropped the Papa Johns name from its football stadium. Moving forward, Papa Johns Stadium will be known as Cardinal Stadium. The move comes after multiple Louisville players lobbied for the name to be changed.
Schnatter, who also has left the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, supported the move to change the name of the venue, in order to keep it from becoming a distraction.
Schnatters woes began last November, when he blamed the NFL during an earnings call for the companys financial struggles even though the call covered a period of time when the NFL wasnt in season. Some within the NFL power structure believe that Schnatter acted at the behest of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who was engaged in a power struggle over Commissioner Roger Goodells new contract.
Diminished but not excommunicated in the aftermath of the NFL misadventures, word emerged recently that Schnatter made racially-insensitive comments during a conference call aimed at trying to improve his image.
OAKLAND Lane Taylor Jersey , Calif. The Golden State Warriors hope to have Stephen Curry back in the lineup Saturday night when the defending NBA champions open their Western Conference semifinal playoff series against the surprising New Orleans Pelicans.
The former two-time Most Valuable Player practiced with his teammates Thursday and Friday but noted afterward a final decision on whether he plays for the first time since March 23 rests in the hands of Golden States medical staff after the Game 1 warmups.
Im getting there for sure, Curry claimed Friday. Ive done a lot in the last two weeks, especially with my feet, getting back to movements that I may do in a game. My knee feels pretty good. I dont have any pain.
Curry, who suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in a collision with teammate JaVale McGee in a game against Atlanta, missed the most recent game against the Pelicans on April 3.
New Orleans won that game 126-120 to salvage one win in the four-game season series.
That win was one of just two the Pelicans have managed against the Warriors in their last 28 meetings, including Golden States first-round sweep in 2015 en route to their first of two titles in the last three seasons.
What the Warriors saw earlier this month, however Adam Thielen Jersey , was impressive, as the new-look Pelicans, without injured center DeMarcus Cousins but with newcomer Nikola Mirotic, were firing on all cylinders on Golden States home court.
Mirotic hit six 3-pointers on a 28-point night, Jrue Holiday chipped in with 25 points, and both Anthony Davis (34 points, 12 rebounds) and Rajon Rondo (12 points, 17 assists) posted double-doubles in the offensive explosion.
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But that was against the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers. Now the Pelicans are up against a team that has lost a total of just two games in its last five playoff series.
We know what were capable of doing, noted Pelicans backup Ian Clark, who played a key role off the bench in the Warriors championship run last season. We like the underdog role. We know were going against (the Warriors), but why not us? Why not be able to take down the defending champions and keep moving and keep this sentimental story going?
For the second series in a row, the Warriors Steve Kerr will be up against one of his best friends in the coaching fraternity.
There were few laughs when he got the better of Gregg Popovichs San Antonio Spurs 4-1 in the first round Ramon Humber Jersey , with Kerrs former coach having missed the last three games of the series after the death of his wife, Erin.
Kerr clearly is looking forward to starting fresh against the Pelicans Alvin Gentry, who was Kerrs offensive coordinator during the 2015 championship run.
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