The Broncos are paying Super Bowl MVP Von Miller big money — $114.5 million over six years. That includes $70 million guaranteed. The numbers are eye-popping, but they illustrate the power gap between the football and baseball player unions. Yes, Miller is now super rich, but he's still making less per year than Joe Mauer and Ryan Howard.
Todd Frazier lost the finals of the Home Run Derby when he had to bat second. That meant no pressure for Giancarlo Stanton, who "led off" and put on a memorable show (61 dingers in three rounds). And once Frazier hit a couple just beyond the fence in the finals and they're weren't counted, he was done mentally.
Made the huge mistake of watching some of the All-Star celebrity softball game. A swimsuit model hit a ground ball and ran to first. She ran past the bag, missing it to the right by about three feet. She couldn't figure out why she was called out. I turned off the TV shortly thereafter.
Trending up: Portugal soccer, Andy Murray, Jeff Mercer. Portugal upset France, in France, to win that big soccer tournament in Europe. I flipped over late in the match, because I heard it was a big deal. The score was 0-0. Shocking. I missed Portugal's lone goal, which must have been quite a thrill. The highlight of that tourney was the great welcome home for Iceland's squad.
Trending down: Draymond Green, Brock Lesnar, Tom Brady. The Warriors star is in trouble for punching or slapping, depending on who you believe, a Michigan State football player at a bar. Green's entourage apparently played a role in the incident. Green should have enough self control to walk away. Surprised he didn't jump up and try to kick the guy.