But they've been teammates, too. About a year into the friendship, Kelly and Matthew Stafford invited Matt and Sarah Ryan to join their church league basketball team. The team, comprised mostly of Hall family members and friends, is the only co-ed team in an all-male league. Yet they've won two consecutive championshipsAdding the Ryans meant more athletes and competitiveness, since Sarah played http://www.greenbaypackersauthorizedstore.com/womenpoint guard at Boston College and Matt was on a high school team with future NBA players Sean Singletary and Rob Kurz. Ryan and Stafford played the wings with Hall serving as the drive-and-dish point guard. It was more deferring than the two quarterbacks were used to, but they won the majority of their games -- typically followed by celebratory dinners at Mellow Mushroom. If they lost, the postgame team meal was no guarantee. They didn't lose often. The quarterbacks wouldn't allow it"At first, obviously with anybody, when we're warming up, there's some guys looking and pointing," Hall said. "Even the guys on the other team, even at the start, they kind of probably looked at them and said, 'We'll see how they play.' Second time down the court, they are like, 'Oh, these guys aren't messing around. Let's go.' "Then it was no taking it easy on anybody. They weren't taking it easy on them. Obviously, Matthew and Matt -- we weren't taking it easy by any means. We got right into it." This meant Stafford enjoying setting hard screens. Hall said Ryan dove in a scrum for a loose ball in his first game. That endeared him to the rest of the team. The only deference Ryan and Stafford showed was a preference to pass instead of taking over games with their scoring. Unless it was close late, that is. Then competitiveness took over. "Matthew has definitely had a -- he had a big fourth quarter, it might have been the championship or semifinal game that was basically the championship game," Heyman said. "We were playing the best team. He had a moment of takeover, where he had 12 or 14 straight points. "But Matt Ryan also had http://www.sandiegochargersauthorizedstore.com/josh-lambo-jersey-elite a couple streaks where he was hitting 6-for-6, 7-for-7, and he can hit the long ball. They both can." It’s all part of a friendship between two couples who became close through mutual interests. After Kelly had twins, Sarah came to Michigan to visit. They've offered advice to one another. And that's really no different from any other friendship. The Ryans and Staffords just happen to be in the public eye. "I just gained a good friend. That's probably the biggest thing," Matt Ryan said. "He's a great guy and, really, we've got a lot of similar interests, a lot of things we like to do away from the field. So, honestly, he's just a good person. They're a really good family." -- NFL Nation Atlanta Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure contributed to this reportFive-star prospect Immanuel Quickley Junior Seau Womens Jerseycommitted to Kentucky during a news conference at his high school Friday. Before the summer, Quickley publicly declared that Kentucky was the favorite for his commitment. The Wildcats made Quickley their priority at the point guard position for the 2018 class early in the recruiting process, and hosted him for an official visit last weekend. The 6-foot-3 point guard also visited Kansas and included Miami in his final three schools. Quickley, a John Carroll School (Maryland) product, is ranked as the No. 3 point guard in 2018 and No. 12 overall in the ESPN 100. He was one of the best players on the Adidas Gauntlet circuit this past spring and summer. Quickley averaged 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Team BBC AAU program, including a 23-point first-half effort against LaMelo Ball and the Big Ballers in July. He played for Authentic Sharrif Floyd Youth Jersey Kentucky coach John Calipari on the USA Men's U19 World Cup Team in June, putting up 6.7 points and totaling 17 assists in seven games alongside mostly college players. Quickley is the first commitment for Calipari and Kentucky in the 2018 class, and the 33rd five-star prospect to join the Wildcats since ESPN began using the star system to rank recruits in 2010. Calipari has reeled in a top-two recruiting class in all nine years he's been in Lexington, and he's gunning for another one in 2018. Kentucky is hosting Zion Williamson (No. 2) for an official visit this weekend, while No. 1 prospect R.J. Barrett visited the Wildcats earlier this month. Other players on http://www.minnesotavikingsauthorizedstore.com/shaun-hill-jersey-elite Kentucky's board include Bol Bol (No. 4), Keldon Johnson (No. 7), Darius Garland (No. 11), Quentin Grimes (No. 13) and Jaxson Hayes.

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