Rodger is a recently graduated Northwestern journalism student whose expertise is sub-par basketball on the college, pro, and intramural levels. He likes Ghostface, Left Hand Milk Stout, and has been featured in the New York Times.
The Sacramento Kings traded away Thomas Robinson - the No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft - for Patrick Patterson at the deadline, a financially-motivated deal that received universally negative reactions.
It's not pretty, but the Golden State Warriors did the job they set out to do at the trade deadline, getting under the luxury tax threshold by dealing some little-used pieces in Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler.
The good news for the Oakland Raiders after a 37-6 whipping by the Denver Broncos is that it doesn't seem like any major injuries occurred during the game.
The San Francisco 49ers absolutely dismantled the New York Jets in a 34-0 romp. The 49ers opened up the playbook, allowing Colin Kaepernick to show his potential, and scored touchdowns on defense and special teams.