Your 2008 NFL Draft Day Drinking Game

Your 2008 NFL Draft Day Drinking Game

If the NFL draft is about anything, it's the shirking of any Saturday responsibilities in favor of all day drinking. With that in mind, we've put together a Draft Day Drinking Game. The list is by no means complete, so feel free to chime in with your own suggestions.

•Drink every time the commissioner takes the stage

•Half your drink if there's a trade; finish it if it involves the Eagles, pour a shot if the Eagles move up in round 1

•Drink if a pick is booed

•Half your drink for every Eagles pick, finish it if anything but a lineman is taken in the first round

•Drink if the Dirty 30 booing McNabb is mentioned (thanks again for that, guys)

•Drink if Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay are shown at the same time

•Drink every time Marques Colston, Brian Westbrook, or Tom Brady is mentioned as a draft day steal

•Half your drink if Mike Mamula is mentioned. Finish it if they show footage of him in Eagle green

•Half your drink every time they show Brady Quinn in agony

•Drink if God is thanked; half your drink for Jesus

•Half your drink if Matt Ryan falls past 8

•Finish your drink if a team lets their time expire (Go Vikings!)

•Half your drink for every Eagles pick; finish two drinks in 5 minutes
if they take a QB; commit arson if they take a QB in the first two

•Drink any time Mel Kiper Jr reacts as though a pick is incredibly stupid (Ted Ginn...)

•Drink any time someone is shown crying

•Drink if Chris Berman makes reference to a song written before you were born

•Drink if "character issues" are mentioned in connection to Darren McFadden

•Drink if there's a shot of a draftee shown talking on his cell phone

•Drink if a first round pick is selected but is not at the draft in person

•Drink if Mario Manningham's Wonderlic score is mentioned (6!!)

Temple Men’s Basketball adds two players to 2016-17 roster

Temple Men’s Basketball adds two players to 2016-17 roster

Temple men’s basketball coach Fran Dunphy announced that the team has added two players to its 2016-17 roster. 

The Owls will announce the two new transfers, junior’s Isaiah Lewis and Steve Leonard, Thursday night at the Liacouras Center at the team’s Cherry and White Night. 

Lewis comes to Temple after playing for Casper College in Wyoming last season, where he averaged 5.5 points and 2.2 assists per game. Before his stint at Casper College, the 6-4 guard also played at Lee Junior College in Texas, and averaged 10.0 points and 4.7 assists per game.

Leonard, a 6-6 guard from Collegeville, Pa., played two seasons at Ursinus College. He averaged 5.6 points over 43 games during his career at Ursinus. 

Brett Brown: Sixers' Nik Stauskas set for 'breakout year'

Brett Brown: Sixers' Nik Stauskas set for 'breakout year'

CAMDEN, N.J. — The irony of Nik Stauskas’ reputation as a three-point shooter is that he doesn’t view himself that way.

Stauskas was drafted eighth overall by the Kings in 2014 after shooting 44.1 percent from three over two years at Michigan. But that’s not how he envisioned himself being in the pros.

“It’s crazy,” Stauskas said after practice Thursday. “I know I was a great shooter coming out of Michigan, but I don’t consider myself a shooter. I consider myself a gamer. I don’t think I’m an effective NBA player when I just stand and spot up and shoot threes. That’s really not my game.”

Stauskas has struggled to find offensive consistency in the NBA. The third-year two-guard averaged 32.4 percent from long range in his first two seasons. He wasn’t reliable as a knockdown shooter and bounced in and out of the starting lineup last season.

Rather than being a finesse player, Brett Brown encouraged Stauskas to get aggressive. Brown wanted to a see an edge from Stauskas and not hold back at the basket.

Stauskas displayed that side to his game on opening night against the Thunder. In 23 minutes off the bench, he scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting. His only miss came on a three-point attempt. His 83.3 shooting percentage was a single-game career high.

“He was cocky,” Brown said. “He was in attack mode. He was not afraid to put it to the floor and get to the rim. I feel like he’s got a real chance to have a breakout year. We need him to have a breakout year.”

The Sixers picked up the options on Stauskas, Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor on Thursday.

“I think the statement the club made on his contract lets him probably have a little bit more comfort on what we think of him,” Brown said. “I was really happy with his swagger last night.”

Stauskas is figuring out his role on the Sixers this season. It is one that can change often given injuries. A key to being successful, whether he is on the perimeter or at the rim, is feeling confident and in a rhythm on the floor.

“I had fun out there,” Stauskas said. “More than anything, I think yesterday was the first time in a while that I’ve really enjoyed myself out there and had a smile on my face.”