Jersey sales stats by state reveal interesting results

Similarly, Alaskans must not mind the 3,700-mile trek from St. Louis, as they are apparently purchasing plenty of Rams jerseys.

The Buccaneers have taken control of the state of Florida, perhaps due to the fact that they are donning new jerseys this season (certainly not because of their play the first three weeks).

Neighboring states Oklahoma and Arkansas root for teams from another pair of neighbors — Ohio and Pennsylvania — as the Browns and Steelers, respectively, have the top-selling jerseys in those two states without professional teams.

It cannot hurt to have “Luck” on the back of your jersey while in Las Vegas, which must explain why the Colts are selling so many tops in Nevada.

There is nothing even somewhat witty to say about the Raiders leading sales out of Montana, though owner Mark Davis may want to consider the state if he is unable to come to a deal on a new stadium in Oakland or Los Angeles.

?Idaho residents probably like cheese on their spuds, which has to be the reason why there are a ton of Packers fans in the Gem State.

Dick’s top jersey sellers have plenty of expected names with 12 of the top 16 being quarterbacks. As far as overall team sales are concerned, the Browns rank No. 1 (thanks to Johnny Manziel), with “America’s Team” (the Cowboys) checking in at No. 22.

Check out the rest of Dick’s jersey report, which includes charts and additional breakdowns by team and player.

Shortstop pick: Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

Lindor is incredible and Correa has enough talent to suggest that by the end of June he’ll be the pick, but Bogaerts is established as a stud after last season and has carried it over to hitting .329/.378/.476 with power, speed and smooth defense.

Third base options: Adrian Beltre, Nick Castellanos, Josh Donaldson, Todd Frazier, Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas, Travis Shaw

Third base pick: Manny Machado, Orioles

Voting for the starters in this summer’s All-Star Game has been underway for several weeks on MLB.com. The Midsummer Classic in San Diego is still pretty far off and, in fact, voting doesn’t conclude until the end of June. Still, if we can vote, we can be thinking about voting.

What we need to keep in mind in this endeavor is that we shouldn’t only be looking at the 2016 season. There’s still roughly the same amount of baseball to be played before voting concludes than there has been played to this point, so it would be a fool’s errand to vote only on what we’ve seen. No, we need to use track record in addition to how this season has been unfolding in addition to a little educated guesswork.

Why? Because you don’t want to be the person who voted for Tyler Whitewhen he was hitting .340/.404/.720 through April 20. He’s at .231/.293/.442 now and would be a terrible selection.

“If you’re playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl and you’ve got 26 seconds left and you’re down by four and it’s second-and-goal on their 1-yard line, try not to throw an interception,” Wilson quipped to a full football stadium in Madison, Wisconsin. He then got the crux of his message about finding what brings you joy, and surrounding yourself with the right people to help you get there.

At just 27, lest we all forget, Wilson was all kinds of cool and composed speaking in front of some 55,000 people, self-deprecating but also extremely confident. He casually mentioned, while reflecting on his darkest days at , the fact that his mindset, even then, was fixated on winning multiple Super Bowls and getting enshrined in Canton, Ohio. This was at a time when misguided coach Tom O’Brien was giving Wilson zero reps with his quarterbacks and trying to convert him into a defensive back or receiver or some other such nonsense. Wilson is already well on his way to proving himself right.

I’ve said it before and I will say it again: I love this kid. And he’s only still just scratching the surface.

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