Your "Pick 3" for Monday, July 10...
--- I find the following to be absolutely fascinating. Former GOP presidential candidate/New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going to filling in for the legendary Mike Francesa this week in New York. The Ringer's Brian Curtis analyzes here, with quotes from Francesa.
--- A really good read on the past, present and future of the Big 12 here from Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News.
--- Away from sports, courtesy of The Intercept: "They say, 'war is hell.' But I didn't realize they meant it literally." ... a chilling feature on the war in Syria.