JaVale McGee, CFB Fans, and Jason Garrett all contracted the Sunday Scaries this week after what was a sad week for the trio.
The seven-foot, Los Angeles Lakers center caught a minor strain of Sunday Scaries after being dunked on ferociously. The former runner-up for in the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is typically on the giving end of posterizing dunks, but this week McGee was jammed on by James Harden and Donovan Mitchell just days apart. SportsCenter even ran a compilation of McGee being dunked on during Friday’s shows. Teammate LeBron James ironically stated in November that McGee was a defensive player-of-the-year candidate. Fortunately, McGee has thick skin and a healthy immune system, so the Sunday Scaries should not keep him from playing tonight against the Cavaliers.
This will be the first week since July that a D-I college football game will not take place. The 2018 season came to a memorable end when Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Tigers stormed the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP championship. It was the first time a team went 15-0 in over a century and Clemson evened its CFP Championship series against Alabama to 2-2. Some advice for CFB fans who may be feeling particularly under the weather from this Sunday Scaries: drink plenty of water, watch the NFL playoffs for withdrawal relief and remember that the transfer season has just begun.
Jason Garrett has been the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys since 2010. In that time, Garrett has lead “America’s team” to an unimpressive 2-3 post-season record, missing the playoffs altogether six out of his nine years as head coach. After another divisional round playoff loss on Saturday against the Rams, Cowboys GM Jerry Jones has received scrutiny from fans and former players alike, many of which calling for Garrett’s removal. It is rumored that Garrett will actually receive a contract extension, but not if the Sunday Scaries have something to say about it. Extension or not, Garrett has a difficult recovery period ahead, and plenty of antibiotics in his future.