DeAndre Hopkins is widely considered a top five wide receiver in the NFL. There are a decent amount of people who will argue he's the best in the league. When you consider the numbers he put up with the quality of quarterback the Texans had before Deshaun Watson there is a legitimate argument to be made he's the best WR in the NFL.
When DeAndre was traded to the Cardinals in a head scratching deal back in March, a lot of people were confused why they would trade him for a washed up running back? After the Mookie Betts trade my eyes have been wide open when it comes to poor ownership and front offices, but I'll try to stay on track.
Mookie wears #50...definitely an unusual number for a right fielder. I am kind of obsessed with jersey numbers. I've always been fascinated why athletes wear the number they do; Ray Bourque switched to 77 after they retired Phil Espostio's #7; Michael Jordan wore 23 because it's basically half of his brother's number and he wanted to be half as good as he was; Joba Chamberlain was 62 because he wanted a jersey that's digits added up 8...there's a million unique stories why athletes chose their number and I want to know them all.
Today DeAndre shared why he wears #10.
Definitely not as fun of a story as why I wore 58 in high school football**.
Ask yourself this? Why is it when black people were going through the crack epidemic in the 80's they were criminals, but today with mostly white people & opioids it's about getting them help and treatment?
I don't know the entire story behind DeAndre's cousin so it would be unfair for me to speculate, but less than $1,000 worth of drugs should not cost a person a decade of their life. Our prison system is a major part of the problem in this country. For profit prisons should be illegal.
If you have Netflix, I highly suggest watching Grass is Greener to get more informed on the "War on Drugs".
P.S. We need something light. Here is the story of how I became #58.
So my freshmen year I got #90 for my practice jersey, but since that is somehow an eligible receiver number I couldn't rock it as my real number. We were like the NFL before the 80's....nobody's game jersey was in the 90's.
I wanted to be #75 in honor of my favorite player in the NFL; Vince Wilfork.
When we were getting our numbers assigned towards the end of double sessions I was originally given #74 and wanted no part of that number. After everybody got their number our ass hole head coach asked if anybody wanted something different and I was the only freshmen who said something. I asked if I could be 75 and was told that it wasn't available because they only had one #75 (I don't remember if it was the home or away) jersey. He then said I could pick 57 or 58. I almost went 57 because it was 75 backwards, but I didn't like it. With Jonathon Papelbon in the heart of his amazing rookie year with a sub 1.00 era, I chose 58. That is how my OG alter ego: Dozah58 was born.
Notice how I've nearly already finished pulling before our tight end was even out of his stance. No wonder why we went 1-7 my senior year.