Elon Musk was fresh off the sale of PayPal and starting another business, commercial rocket service Space Exploration Technologies Corp., when he met kindred spirit JB Straubel. Their shared belief that consumer electronics advances could be applied to more earthly modes of transport is a cornerstone of Tesla Motors Inc.
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the former Most Valuable Player who hasn’t returned from a knee injury two months after doctors declared him fit, needs to get on the court and play, said the former trainer of Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Geno Smith has no assurance of a starting job and is one of five quarterbacks on the New York Jets’ roster. Still, he’s favored by oddsmakers to win the 2013 National Football League offensive rookie of the year award.
It’s a familiar scene to National Football League fans: beaming young athletes in tailored suits sitting awkwardly in the green room, ready to go on stage at a moment’s notice to hoist up their new jerseys. It’s also a gamble: Will the player in attendance hear his name called first? Maybe 12th? What about not at all?