Doug Baldwin: Seahawks miss veteran leaders, but new faces bring new energy

Seattle has only six starters remaining from the 22 who started Super Bowl XLVIII, and who knows how much longer Earl Thomas remains on the roster.

Doug Baldwin is among the last starters standing.

That being said, I am excited about the new faces and the new energy, the fresh vibe that you feel. There’s a youngness to it, a sense of urgency that I’ve got to prove myself.

For the third consecutive year, Forbes ranks the Cowboys as the world’s most valuable sports franchise. It estimates Jerry Jones’ team is worth $4.8 billion. Forbes said the Cowboys have the highest revenue ($840 million) and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ($350 million) of any franchise.

The Cowboys are the only NFL team ranked in the top five, with three soccer teams and the Yankees rounding out the top of the list.

The NFL, though, did have all but three of its teams ranked in the top 50. Only the Bengals ($1.8 billion), Lions ($1.7 billion) and Bills ($1.6 billion) failed to make the cut of the league’s 32 teams.

Before Trae Young’s name had even been called at Thursday’s NBA draft, his wardrobe had drawn plenty of attention thanks to his avant-garde, LeBron-like choice to don burgundy suit-shorts. But by the time he strode smiling into his post-selection press conference, it was his headwear that was most conspicuous: a bright-red Hawks cap where a navy Mavericks one had rested minutes before.