1 » San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner hopes to win his second professional championship as his team begins participating in the 2013 NBA Finals on Thursday. Chances are, while Bonner is in Miami, FL, he will also have a bit of fun eating. As pointed out by OGGOA reader Malik Grady, Bonner loves sandwiches and chronicled his tasty treats for the Spurs website back in 2010. Titled “The Sandwich Hunter: The Quest for the Hoagie Grail,” Bonner’s feature includes 26 sandwiches that he has reviewed that year. You can check out his favorites by clicking here. Additionally, Bonner recently discussed (through his brother) his favorite all-time sandwiches with the Deli Fresh Threads blog. He religiously eats a sandwich for lunch on game day.
2 » Safety Matt Elam seemed like the perfect fit for the Baltimore Ravens heading into the 2013 NFL Draft, and the team obviously felt the same way, using its only first-round selection on the Florida Gators product. Speaking with veterans inside the Ravens’ locker room, The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson uncovered that Elam is already drawing rave reviews from his peers. “Matt looks good. You can tell he’s a young, hungry rookie. He just wants to run around and make plays. He’s a smart guy, tough and physical. He’s definitely going to make plays,” said position-mate Michael Huff.
4 » After recently announcing his decision to transfer, Gators sophomore guard/forward DeVon Walker changed his mind a week later and was accepted back into the fold by head coach Billy Donovan. Walker has since expanded on his initial decision to transfer, telling the Florida school website that he felt everyone in his life was pushing him away from the Gators. He eventually realized that he was in control of his life and Gainesville, FL was where he wanted to remain. “I’m here and I’m excited,” he said “I’m sure there are people out there saying, ‘Man, this guy doesn’t know what he wants to do.’ But I do know. I want to be here and I want to work to become the best player I can be.” Donovan told Walker that taking a redshirt for his true sophomore season may be in his best interest for 2013-14 considering Florida’s depth chart, and the player understands that may be a reality, one he is ready accept if need be.