Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Minor League Baseball Team Has "Rest The Vest" Night

With the vultures circling around Columbus,Ohio, more specifically the Ohio State campus, a minor league baseball team in Florida has decided to run a promotion "honoring" Jim Tressel's resignation.

The Fort Myers Miracle is running a "Rest The Vest" night on June 6.

- The Fort Myers Miracle feel the disappointment and anger of the Ohio State University football fan today and want to help ease the pain. So the time to move on from the Jim Tressel era is now!

The new coach of the Buckeyes presumably will not wear sweater vests on the sidelines; so it's time to retire them. Fans are encouraged to bring their sweater vest and place it in the retirement bin near the front gate of Hammond Stadium.

I'm sure the fans in Columbus won't be too pleased with this when they get wind of it. It wouldn't surprise me if some of them went down there to crash the party.

Also if you don't have a sweater vest, you can show a tattoo, Ohio State related or otherwise and receive some Miracle gear to keep or sell.

How creative.

Horace Grant Chips In About The LeBron/Jordan Debate

When Scottie Pippen came out and offered his opinion about the greatest NBA player of all time and said LeBron James is better than Michael Jordan, that ignited a firestorm of criticism. Much like Pippen has hit the current edition of the Chicago Bulls with.

LeBron came out and basically told Pippen thanks but no thanks. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote an open letter to the L.A. times and said don't forget about the old school. And now former teammate, Horace Grant is letting Pippen know that he's wrong. 

In an interview on Sportsradiointerviews.com, Grant let his feelings be known about this debate. 

“WOW! Pip is my man and you know we will always be close, but I totally disagree. LeBron is gonna be one of the top players to ever play the game but Michael Jeffrey Jordan, who we bump heads at times is I think in my era the best basketball player to ever play the game.”

And when he was asked if Scottie was holding a grudge against Jordan he had this to say.

“(Laughing) I hope not, I don’t think so, but you know to say that somebody, I mean listen, I’m mean I’m kinda at a loss of words cause Michael Jordan I mean when you win numerous MVPs and you’ve taken the team to six championships and probably could have been eight if he didn’t retire those two years. You know MVP’s and the playoffs and the championships I mean man he made us better, he made believe me, he, myself, Scottie, BJ, even Bill Cartwright who I still love, he made us better players. He gave us that confidence, but first we had to earn his trust and once we earned his trust man you know you saw championship after championship and as far as talent wise, that’s no man. Who do you want to take that last shot when three seconds are left in the game? Who do you want the ball in their hands the last 3 seconds? He proved that he can score the last few seconds of a ball game or if he gets double teamed that Steve Kerr or John Paxson are right there so you know I love Scottie, but I totally disagree.”

“You know this is a great country we live in. You’re entitled to your opinions but your uhh uhh…[Waddle: YOURE WRONG!] Yeah, yeah he’s wrong on this one.”

I gotta agree with Horace on this one. And he said it best when he said Jordan was the best in his era. Which is what i say all the time since it's so tough to compare different eras. Jordan was a truly great player, but there were many before him, so you really can't crown him or anyone for that matter as the greatest of all time.

Monday, May 30, 2011

It Might Go From Bad To Worse At Ohio State

If things were bad at Ohio State now, it's looking to get significantly worse if the NCAA has it's way with the Buckeyes.

After Jim Tressel's resignation earlier today, the NCAA will be starting an inquiry about quarterback Terrelle Pryor's dealings.

Ohio State spokesman Jim Lynch wouldn't confirm whether Pryor is being investigated.

"The university continues to work with the NCAA as they investigate matters involving our football program, and we will continue to do so until the conclusion of the investigation," Lynch said. "We are unable to comment on specific players' situations because of federal law."

Sounds like a roundabout denial to me.

Pryor has been questioned before by OSU, specifically surrounding the cars that he has been tooling around campus with since he became a Buckeye. Pryor has been linked to Columbus area car salesman Aaron Kniffin.  Kniffin reportedly has sold cars to Pryor's mother and brother as well.

Right now it looks like Ohio State's cover up might tumble like a house of cards. If it's anyhting like what happened to Michigan's basketball program, not even having Tressel step might not help them.

If Pryor is guilty of more than penny-ante infractions, this will be a bizarre case of what goes around comes around.

Tressel chose to cover up Pryor’s shenanigans, which came to light anyway. Once they came to light, it cost Pryor five games. The only reason he’s here to serve his five games is because he promised Tressel he wouldn’t go pro. But now Tressel is gone, and if anything else comes out, Pryor will probably have to sit out the season. That will hurt his NFL draft prospects.

If Pryor had held off on selling the trinkets, none of this would have happened and he’d either be looking forward to signing a lucrative NFL contract or making an NCAA championship run.

If Tressell had told the truth, Pryor would have served a one- or two-game suspension that wouldn’t have harmed his career, and Tressel would still have a job.

If everyone had agreed to Pryor being suspended for the Sugar Bowl–as he should have been–he could have gone pro after the season. Then he could spend the 2011 season locked out by the NFL instead of suspended by the NCAA. At least he’d have a job when the lockout ends. Instead he stays at OSU out of respect for a coach who won’t be there. And if these reports are right, he’ll wind up with more than a five-game suspension. So his draft stock, if he comes out at season’s end, will plummet.

This is like an Aesop’s Fable with a moral on the importance of truth-telling.

Michigan fans should consider themselves lucky that he didn't end up with the Wolverines. In a strange way it's almost like had got two coaches fired.


Oregon Freshman Linebacker Ran Down By Bicycle Cops

I don't knock police officers for doing their job and upholding the law. Personally it is kind of comical when you see officers on their bikes making sure justice is served. What's more funny is a college football player being ran down by the cops on their bikes. I don't mean motorcycles either my friends.

Now out of the Pacific Blue files comes this. 

According to multiple reports, freshman linebacker Tyson Coleman was arrested late Saturday night and charged with a minor being in possession of alcohol and interfering with police officers. The Eugene Register-Guard has the pertinent details.

Coleman, 18, was walking near campus with a can of the alcoholic energy drink Four Loko when he was spotted by officers at the intersection of 16th & Patterson on Saturday at about 11:15 p.m. A report of the incident said the can appeared to be unopened, an EPD spokeswoman said.

When questioned by the officers, who were on bicycles, Coleman said he was 21 but could not produce identification. Coleman then threw the can and ran off; it took the officers a “considerable time” to chase him down, the spokeswoman said, during which Coleman repeatedly glanced back to see if they were still in pursuit.

Not trying to be funny but maybe if he had a better 40 time he would have been able to evade the cops and could have gotten away and we wouldn’t have heard about this… Speed drills in the off season for all underclassmen!

In all seriousness, it's not a major crime and it shouldn't be that big of a deal. Coleman shouuld be made to got to alcohol abuse classes and get some kind of suspension. Another thing that gets me is why did he run? he would've got the same ticket that he got if he didn't run. Hopefully Coleman will learn and grow from this mistake.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sooner Nation Has Had A Rough Few Weeks

The Oklahoma Sooners football program has had a rough couple of weeks. First starting linebacker Austin Box died from an apparent overdose. Then the brother of defensive coordinator Brent Venables passed away.Now former Sooner All-American safety, Brandon Everage has died from a reported drowning.

According to Sheriff David Greene of the Milam County Sheriff’s Office, Everage, 30, drowned in the Little River about 80 miles northeast of Austin.

Authorities received a call late Friday about a possible drowning and commenced a widespread [search] into the night. Everage’s friends told police he had been swimming, went under water, but never resurfaced.

Everage’s body was finally found by a dive team about 10:50 a.m. Saturday, and he was immediately pronounced dead. His body has been sent to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Everage was an All-American in 2001 and a member of the Sooners’ 2000 national title team. He played for the Sooners from 1999-2003.

The Sooner family has had a lot ot endure this offseason. Man alive, this has been a tough few weeks for the Sooner family. Condolences and thoughts to all the families and friends that have been impacted the past few weeks.

Let's hope the Sooners will be able to bounce back from the string of tragedy.

Terrell Owens Taken For $30,000 By An Ex-Employee

 A metro Atlanta man is accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from NFL star Terrell “T.O.” Owens.

Atlanta police helped T.O. track down Antonio Edwards, an ex employee of Owens. What kind of work Edwards did is unknown, but whatever he did, it allowed him access to Owens' bank account.

Edwards used Owens' Bank of America account to pay rent for an Atlanta apartment. The documents also stated that for more than a year, Edwards used Owens’ account to pay more than $2,000 in rent at the Post Alexander Apartment Complex. The rent payments were made through an online system, the documents stated.

On May 13, a Fulton County judge issued 13 arrest warrants for Antonio Edwards, charging him with felony theft by deception.

Message to T.O. Keep a closer eye on your money and never allow anyone access to any accounts.

Tim Brewster Sounds Kind Of Bitter

 In Florida, former Minnesota Golden Gophers football coach Tim Brewster is down there checking out some of the local talent along with fellow ex-coaches Mike Leach, Mark Mangino and Rich Rodriguez .

The Naples News got a hold of him and Brewster offered a few interesting nuggets.

“One of the worst rules NCAA has is not letting head coaches be out in the spring,” Brewster said. “The past few I wasn’t able to get out and that was disappointing because you can really learn a lot evaluating them in the spring time.”

I have to agree with that, since all states aren't holding football workouts in the spring and the ones that do you can't get any proper evaluation on them.

“I want to get back into coaching but I’m using this break to just take some time and take a deep breath,” Brewster said. “I poured my heart and soul into that situation in Minnesota and I was disappointed with how it ended. But I’m a positive guy and you’re not going to keep me down long. … It’s been a really great spring being around these high school kids and just appreciating the game again.”

Brewster may get back into college coaching on a lower level, but not at a Big Ten level. To me it sounded like ther was a little bitterness. Minnesota adminstrators should realize how hard it is to win there and attract major talent. Brewster did have a highly rated recruiting class in his first year there, but it just didn't work out.

He was 15-30 in four years and you are what your record says you are. But in his defense he is enthusiastic about football and has shown to be a good recruiter. I think he should have gotten another year, but I'm not the one making the decisions in Minnesota.


Pippen Calls Carlos Boozer A Liability

Scottie Pippen has a lot of time on his hands. I guess that's what happens in retirement and not having a job after being let go by the worldwide leader. In his idle time Pippen has found time to analyze the NBA from afar and have a forum to speak on his observations. He seems to still love his former team, the Chicago Bulls, but seems to take issue with the team when he thinks that certain players aren't carrying their weight.

Of course we know that the Bulls never won until Pippen matured as a player and became a solid number two behind Michael Jordan. But he never won after he left Chicago, so trying to paint himself as the ultimate winner kind of puzzles me. If he was the Portland Trailblazers and Houston Rockets would have a few more Larry O'Brien trophies.

Pippen, the king of idle time and criticism, found more time to bash Bulls forward Carlos Boozer . First during the playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, Pippen called out Boozer specifically and his teammates for a lack of toughness and not standing up for star player Derrick Rose.  Now he called Boozer a liability. This after igniting a firestorm for saying that LeBron James is the greatest player of all time and Jordan was the greatest scorer. 

Pippen said that Boozer is the key reason the Bulls didn't advance to the Finals.

"When you're playing at this stage of the playoffs, the best of the best are still there and you have to have guys stepping up," Pippen told ESPNChicago.com. "And I just felt like it finally caught up with the Bulls, who didn't have consistent play from guys who needed to play big down the stretch. When those pieces are not falling into place, you're going to fall out of it.

"You can't have two of your top high-paid players sitting on the bench in the fourth quarter," Pippen said. "And that isn't just last night's game. We have seen this the whole season. So for us to think the Bulls are going to go farther when your high-priced players are not going to carry you and finish games for you ... you're not talking about a championship team.

"You can't hide at this stage of the season. At this point, you have to be able to play through everything because if you're trying to hide a guy or a guy is not performing for you, it's going to show offensively in the playoffs and it's going to be magnified ... We all know Carlos did not play at the level the team needed him to and that that hurt them more than anything because they couldn't rely on him.

"The flagrant foul, the pushing calls, the inability to finish strong around the basket. Now you're a liability. We can't hide you and now we have to take you out of the game."

Here some things I bet you didn't know about the so-called great Scottie Pippen.

Game 6, at home against the Pistons in 1989: Scottie leaves the game after a run in with Bill Laimbeer. He did not return. Bulls lost. Pistons swept the Lakers for the championship.

Game 7 against the Pistons in 1990: Scottie claims to have a migraine. He goes 1-10. Bulls lose. Pistons go on to annihilate Portland for the championship.

1992- Knicks get into Pippen's head for the entire series. MJ comes to his rescue against Oakley, Starks and Xavier McDaniel.

1994- MJ is playing baseball (well, trying to). The Bulls are down 0-2 to the Knicks. In Game 3: 1.8 seconds left, Bulls losing by 2. Pippen refuses to go back into the game after Phil Jackson calls Toni Kukoc's number to take the last shot. Kukoc made the shot and went on to win in OT, keeping the Bulls from going down 0-3. Yet it is Pippen who gets credit for taking the Knicks to 7 games.

Pippen shot 34% in the 1996 Finals

Pippen shot 38% in the 1997 Finals

Pippen shot 36% in the 1998 Finals.

Some sidekick. I could argue that the Bulls won those championships in spite of Pippen rather than because of him. Did Pippen help MJ win. Of course. Because no player wins without help.

Although Pippen was one of the greatest sidekicks of all time, he had moments where he went into "hiding".

From a personal opinion I think Pippen should keep his mouth shut with the rap sheet I just listed above.

The Bulls need another creator on the perimeter ( O.J. Mayo?) to team with Derrick Rose and I think they would be able to keep pace with Miami's big three.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dolphins' Davone Bess Spending Time Digging Ditches

Out of all the things that some NFL players have done to kill time during the lockout, Miami Dolphins receiver Davone Bess may have picked the most physically grueling assignment although it is for a cause.

Bess has spent the last two weeks in Costa Rica chopping trees with a machete, digging 200 yards of drainage ditches, and laying tile for the people of Canitas as part of a Global Volunteers crusade.

Bess and others have been helping prepare the town of Canitas for the rainy season.

"I had an epiphany one night. With all I've been through on and off the field God has put me in a position to be a difference maker and to change lives," said Bess, who signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension midway through last season.

"If I can help someone make a difference and impact someone's life I want to do that to the best of my ability."

Davone Bess in Costa Rica
From what I've read, Bess does a lot of charity work so it really comes as no surprise. Just when you hear of someone going to Costa Rica you don't think of them going to dig ditches or knock down some trees.

"We've all been doing an incredible amount of physical labor, and Davone and the guys have been leading the way," said Cathy Cunningham, a Arizona native who befriended Bess on the missionary trip. "They've been chopping down trees, digging the drainage ditches and all kinds of stuff. Davone hasn't been a celebrity. He's not on vacation. He's been one of the hardest workers."

Bess also brought down soccer and football supplies for the children of Canitas through his sponsorship with Adidas.

Kudos to Bess and hopefully he can have more success on the football field.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shawn Marion Trying To Land A Reality TV Show

Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion is the latest athlete to try to get a reality tv show. According to a report from TMZ.com, Marion will be shooting a pilot for his show which will be called "The Ladies in My Life".

It will not be how Marion is a playa off the court. It'll be based on his mother, sisters and publicist. The most important women in his life.

I would like to say that Marion should concentrate on basketball, but with a possible lockout looming, he may want to expand his horizons as far as getting paid. Like trying to get after that tv money. 

Charlie Manuel Loves Him Some Bernard Hopkins

Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel isn't one to watch boxing or talk about it. But if you ask him about Philadelphia boxing champion Bernard Hopkins, he may never stop talking about him.

He's crossed paths with Hopkins once before, but was so impressed by him that he would like him to make a stop by Citizens Bank Park and have a conversation with him.

"I absolutely love listening to him," Manuel said. "That's one tough guy who wants to be a champion. I know in baseball, that's what separates the average guy from the real good one."   

If you've ever listened to a Hopkins interview the guy can talk for days. He'll also let you know he has the same drive and determination he had when he got out of prison. That's what Manuel likes about him. It seems like an odd pairing, but Manuel likes hard nosed players.

"It's about being a champion," Manuel said.

And in my eyes Hopkins is what being a champion is all about.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quote Of The Week: Cam Newton

Cam Newton isn't the most quotable person around, but this one caught my eye. Here's Cam speaking on his upcoming NFL career.

 "It's not something that's going to be instant, like instant grits. It's more like collard greens that need to sit and wait." 

Don't take this the wrong way, bu you can tell he was raised down south.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stromile Swift Arrested For Stalking

When someone gets out of a relationship, both parties usually move on. No matter how they feel about each other all parties agree to move on. Somewhere along the line, Stromile Swift missed the memo about that little nugget of life. And this isn't his first run in with the law about this type of crime.

Swift, the former number two pick in the NBA draft, nine year vet, and Vancouver Grizzlies bust, was arrested for stalking an ex-girlfriend, according to KTBS television in Shreveport, La.

Shreveport police said they arrested the 31-year-old Swift about 9:40 p.m. Thursday after officers were called to a domestic dispute on the west side of the city. Police said a woman told them she had been arguing with Swift and he was following her in a vehicle as she tried to get away from him.

Patrol officers got a description of the vehicle and eventually arrested Swift without incident in the 3300 block of Ivy Lane. Police said they found a shotgun and a handgun in Swift’s vehicle.

As an average man tring to make a living, I would think that Swift would have some NBA/China basketball money in reserve and he wouldn't have to resort to such tactics with women. This is a situation that he should've played "do you know who I am?" card with the woman. It doesn't carry much weight, but you can still throw it around.

As I stated earlier, this wasn't his first run in with this kind of problem. Back in February he was arrested on aggravated assault charges with the same woman. He should've got the hint that this might not have been the woman for him.

Police said they were investigating a report of vandalism at the 28-year-old woman's southwest Shreveport residence when Swift showed up there with a gun. 

If Swift can get past these legal issues, he needs to leave this woman alone.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FSU's Singleton To Start A Clothing Line

With the NBA draft looming as well as a possible lockout, it would be wise for potential draftees to find other avenues of income. That advice would be wise to current players as well.

In the past professional athletes weren't very smart in their business endeavors. Plans that weren't well thought out, trusting the wrong people and investing in lousy deals are just some of the problems that have plagued current and former athletes when they enter the business world.

Florida State's Chris Singleton seems to have a well planned venture underway. Free from the shackles of the NCAA prohibitng student athletes from having any kind of earning power, Singleton and teammate AJ Yawn and a couple of other friends from FSU, are starting a clothing line called Doughpe Clothing. It's pronounced "dope", a hip-hop term meaning fresh or cool.

Yawn gave a brief overview of the company.

[AJ Yawn]: The uniqueness of the company name, paired with the familiarity of the term as it relates to the common phrase ‘dope’ meaning cool, and socially acceptable in the hip-hop culture, will attract customers within the target demographics. Consumers in our target audience won’t have a problem accepting the name because the word “dope” is used in daily slang describing something that is fresh, new, or cool. Doughpe is a creative spin on this word and places the customers in a mindset that even before they see the product, they are assured that the clothing will be something they would like and desire to purchase. 

Singleton, who will most likely be a first round NBA draft pick, will be the biggest name affiliated with the company. It was a good decision to be involved with a small group that you know well to start off. He won't be involved in the day to day, since he'll be playing basketball. It's more of a Tallahassee based venture for now, but I'm sure they'll try to take it to another level. Most of the company's sales will be carried out online at Doughpeclothing.com.



Tyson Chandler Won't Be On Kendick Perkins' Christmas List

Anyone that watches the NBA knows that Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins is one of the meanest, if not the menaest players in the league. So it should come as no surprise that he came out after game 1of the Western Conference finals and made it no secret that he doesn't like Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler.   

"Me and Tyson never got along. I'm serious," said Perkins, whom the Thunder acquired in a trade deadline deal with the Boston Celtics. "He don't like me, I don't like him and that's pretty much how it's been. Everybody always looks at me as kind of like a dirty player if you're on the opposite team, but he's just as dirty as anybody else."

The two got tangled up 70 seconds into game1 and both were assessed a technical foul. The thing is Chandler doesn't harbor the same feelings toward Perkins.

"I have nothing against him," Chandler said of Perkins. "He won a championship with the Boston Celtics, and that's where I'm trying to take my team. I mean, I've got respect for him, what he was able to accomplish. But all the chippy stuff, the after-the-ball stuff, that's all nonsense and I'm not going to get involved with it."

"Honestly, my motive is not to get into it with Kendrick Perkins," Chandler said. "My motive is to make my team better when I'm on the floor and give my team an opportunity to win. My team is not going to be better with me off the floor, so there's no reason for me to get into it with him. The only benefit that's going to have is me off the floor and giving them a better chance to win, so I'm not getting into it with him."

Perkins needs to watch himself since he already is the owner of four technical fouls. Three moreand he's gone for a game and the Thunder need his defense and rebounding. The officials will be watching the paint a little closer with this coming out. Just chill and stop trying to out-macho your opponent.

On the other hand it is good to see someone just flat out hate their opponent. There's not a lot of that these days in te NBA. It's kind of refreshing.

It's safe to say that Chandler won't be getting a Christmas card from Perkins anytime soon.   

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Rafer Alston To Coach High School

After having no NBA offers on the table, former Houston Rocket point guard Rafer Alston is going to coach high school basketball. Personally I think Alston still has some game left but I'm not an NBA exec, and they're the ones that say he's done.

Alston will be the new coach at  Humble (Texas) Christian Life Center.  Alston has no previous coaching experience, feels he can get the job done and wants to give back to the kids.

“We have about four or five guys that played [last year],” he said. “Some kids that didn’t play that much. There are a good amount of people coming back and then we have to add on. But it should be no problem getting the kids to play together and work together.”

Alston harbors no regrets over his NBA career and feels that he could get some overseas offers but would rather be stateside.

“I’ve had a good career, long career, 11 years,” Alston said of a career that included stops in six NBA cities and a stint in China. “I had fun. I can’t complain about my NBA career. It’s been wonderful.”

“I’ve had offers,” he said. “Overseas is always an option. This summer some offers are going to come along at some point. People can always use a point guard.”

Still, he added, “Getting one more year older and doing this job, the chances are slim to none.”

A least he's still doing what he loves and that's being a part of basketball in some capacity.

Marcell Dareus Can't Wait To Play The Panthers And Broncos

Buffalo Bills first round draft pick, Marcell Dareus, is a little pissed about being taken number three in the draft. To me and many others that's not to shabby. Anyone would be happy to be chosen that high. Marcell should remember that Detroit Lions great Barry Sanders was selected at number three. Don't try to tell that to Dareus.

He was specific in an interview about what teams passed him over in an interview with Michel Irvin on   WQAM in Miami. It doesn't take much to figure it out either since he was selected at number three. And he was hot about it.

When he was asked whether he should have been picked number one, his answer was "Yes". Then he let the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers know that he's going to bring the pain.

“If I ever get a chance to play Carolina I’m going to make them pay for passing up on me,” said Dareus. ”Denver I’ll get a chance to play them in the regular season (this year) and I’m going to make it hell for them every time I play against them.”

“I worked my butt off to the point where I’m not going to give you a reason not to pick me,” he said. “You’re not going to look at me and be like, ‘Well he’s good, but…” That ‘but’ word is never going to come up when you mention my name. My sole focus was for me not to give you a reason to not pick me and you still don’t? Okay, I understand you have needs somewhere else, but if you need somebody to control your front and be a commander across the front and not let anything happen? I work my butt off to do that, and you pass me up still? Okay, I’ve got something for you.”

This is something I may keep an eye on if there is an NFL season.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Jim Irsay And Jeff Saturday Can End The Lockout

In the world according to Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, he and Colts center and NFL Players Association executive member, Jeff Saturday could bang out a labor agreement by themselves.

Based on what Irsay said on Twitter, he's obviously frustrated by all the shenanigans going on with all the labor talk going on. It's all meaningless until they come to an agreement.

Irsay made these comments on his Twitter account:

"Jeff Saturday and I could get this thing done,on cocktail napkins,over a long lunch at Rick's Boatyard," Irsay wrote on his Twitter account today. "it's not that hard! Everyone's so damn serious,suits,briefcases,lawyers! Let's put on jeans n golf clothes,players/owners remembering we're friends,hang a little."

"Every time we argue about who's fault it is and who did that and who said this..spin,spin,spin..who cares! Get something done!"

"I ain't riding no bull like Chad thou,not even 4 new C.B.A.!!!!!!"

"For every week after july 15 that's there's no new CBA,self-imposed players/owners fines 2 fan charities..get out of the courts!"

"Drop all lawsuits,waste of time n $,get 2 collective bargaining,have equally,self-imposed fines on players n owners going 2 fan's charities"

"The mantra is not end lockout,it's get new collect. bargain. agreement.We have no CBA at this point,an obvious fact that gets lost n shuffle"

Maybe if the owners thought a little more like Irsay there wouldn't be a lockout. Send him to the bargaining sessions instead and see if something can get done. 

There's A Buyer For Carson Palmer's House

Considering the way the housing market has been, it's been hard for anyone to get rid of their home. Carson Palmer didn't have such difficulty in selling his Cincinnati area home.  

Comey & Shepherd Realtors lists the Indian Hill property as under contract. The five-bedroom, two-story property in Indian Hill had an asking price of $2.1 million. That only took two months after it was listed. The realtor must have done a good job on selling this house.

The house sits on five acres, has 5 1/2 bathrooms, a swimming pool, spa, and golf green. I'm sure they didn't have to try too hard to sell it. The real estate listing describes Palmer’s house ”an exceptional home that exudes comfort, character and privacy.”

If I'm Bengals president Mike Brown, I take this as more than a subtle hint and deal Palmer to the highest bidder. I'm sure he can get a nice haul from a team that is staving for a quarterback (Cardinals, Vikings, Seahawks). Go ahead and pull the trigger when the lockout is over. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sam Bradford Gets A Statue At Oklahoma

Former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback Sam Bradford is the latest to be immortalized for his collegiate feats. At the Sooner Spectacular gala event Saturday night inside Cox Pavilion at State Fair Park, Bradford's official Heisman Trophy statue - the one that will stand alongside Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Billy Sims and Jason White in OU's Heisman Park outside Memorial Stadium - was unveiled.

Bradford seemed to be in awe of the whole ceremony.

"I never thought I'd be standing here giving a speech in front of a statue of myself," Bradford said, with confetti still in his hair. "Pretty cool, though."

He also feels that he's too young t be seeing a statue of himself.

"You know," Bradford said, "I'm pretty young to be walking around looking at a statue of myself."

Bradford won't be the last to be bronzed at Oklahoma.



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Charles Oakley Sues Vegas Resort

Ex NBA tough guy and current Charlotte Bobcats assistant Charles Oakley, is suing a Las Vegas resort after suffering a beat down back in May 2010. Oakley described it as a "gang style beatdown" by security at the Aria hotel-casino at MGM Resorts International's CityCenter complex.

Obviously this was far from the Tyrone Hill incident.

Oakley was an invited guest for a May 28 event in Aria's VIP pool area. When he left and attempted to come back security refused Oakley re-entry.

After a "verbal altercation" with officers, Oakley attempted to return to his room when he was "assaulted" by them in a secluded area of the resort, the lawsuit alleges. The complaint says that the officers wrestled him to the ground and punched and handcuffed him.

Message to the security department of said resort: It's not that serious.

Oakley was taken to the hospital with injuries to his neck, back, and wrist and says that the injuries "may be permanent and disabling."

I wasn't there and didn't know what words were exchanged, but this could've been handled a whole lot better than what is being alleged. If what Oakley says is true, the Oak Man stands to receive a nice check for the damages.



Former NHL Player, Matthew Barnaby, Arrested After Domestic Violence Incident

Former Buffalo Sabres forward, Matthew Barnaby,  is scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Amherst Town Court on multiple charges stemming from a domestic violence incident this evening in Getzville, Amherst Police said.

Barnaby was charged by Amherst Police with criminal mischief, criminal trespass, harassment, criminal contempt and aggravated harassment. The domestic incident involved two victims. Something must have been terribly wrong for Barnaby to go off the deep end. This is sad for all involved, especially the victims who had to go through this ordeal. I'm not taking sides it's just that nobody wins in these kind of situations.

The incident happened around 6:15 pm at a Getzville home and Barnaby was arrested a short time later. He was expected to spend the night in the Amherst Town Jail.

Barnaby is currently an analyst for TSN and ESPN. I wonder how the worldwide leader is going to handle this. Will they fire him ala Harold Reynolds or will they give him time off to get this cleared up like they did with Jalen Rose. I'm betting on the former more than the latter.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Scot Pollard Calls Phil Jackson Overrated

It didn't take long for the Phil Jackson haters to come out after the Los Angeles Lakers were ousted by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA playoffs. Scot Pollard, formerly of the Sacramento Kings and other NBA squads, voiced his opinion on the all time championship coach.

“Oh man. I just think he’s one of the most overrated coaches of our time. He’s only had the greatest players of our era on his teams. Put him in charge of the Sacramento Kings this year, and I don’t mean to offend Sacramento fans, but put him on a team with no Hall-Of-Famers on it at least no one that has established themselves as a Hall-Of-Famer already, put him as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers right now and let’s see how he does next year with no Hall-Of-Famers on the team. That’s all I’m saying.

I respect his championships, I respect his ability to get egos in line and get them in the same direction, but I just think he’s overrated because he’s only had the greatest players of our generation.

All I’m saying is I would like to see Phil Jackson coach a team that doesn’t belong in the playoffs. … I think if you put him in charge of a team without at least one or two future Hall-Of-Famers on it and I’m not sure he’s going to get you a championship ring. I doubt that.”

I see where Pollard is coming from on this subject and has a good argument. When Michael Jordan had his two year hiatus, the Chicago Bulls were competitive but not a true championship contender. On the other hand they weren't thought of as a true contender until Jackson got to Chicago. You can also argue that    

Carlos Boozer Throws The First Stone

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer should pay attention to that old adage.

Boozer, who has been called out for his subpar playoff performance has started the war of words between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. In a tweet to Shandel Richardson from the Sun Sentinel , Boozer said the Heat had two great players. Boozer doesn't see Miami's big three as a big three. He clearly sees it as a big two and a third wheel.

Now Bosh wasn't having the greatest playoff against Boston, but stepped it up when he had to. Bosh will have to continue his high level of play if Miami is to beat Chicago. On the other hand Boozer will have to be big in this series, especially since he let off the first verbal shot in the series.   

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Quote Of The Week: Charles Barkley

Once again Charles Barkley takes the quote of the week award. Honestly he could probably take it for teh year.

Here's Sir Charles on Kobe Bryant and the aging process from sportsradiointerviews.com. 

“Well he’s older. He’s older now. I’ve said the last year that he’s slowed down. You know, Tim Duncan has slowed down. I mean, listen, Kobe Bryant has been in the league a long time. He’s on my list…I made up a list, and he’s the sixth greatest basketball player ever in my opinion. He’s been a great, great player. But I tell you, the ain’t but two things in life that are undefeated — Father Time and those Las Vegas casinos.”

Ndamukong Suh To Participate In Gumball 3000

When I hear of the Gumball 3000 or Gumball rally, I usually think of something along the lines of "The Cannonball Run". Detroit Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh will be participating in the Gumball 3000 to promote a new video game by Ubisoft called "Driver." 

I for one would not lik Suh to participate in such a race, even though it's all in fun. That's just my biased opinion as a Lions fan. On the other side of the coin he does have to make a living since he's not being paid due to the NFL lockout.

Suh is looking forward to the race.

"Being able to drive at a high speed and not get in trouble for it is great. When it comes to driving on the street, if the speed limit is 65, I might go 73, but in this race I'm going to go as fast as I can while at the same time being safe. My health and my co-pilot's health is the most important thing to me. One of my good friends who plays for the Colts is going to be in there with me, Cody Glenn, so we're going to go out there and enjoy it and split the driving duty."  

Happy trails to those two as they embark on a new challenge. Just keep it safe.

No Bull

Still a Cincinnati Bengal at the moment, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is backing up his Twitter bravado. Ochocinco has accepted an invtiation from Professional Bull Riders chief operating officer Sean Gleason.

Ochocinco will pocket $10,000 if he rides a bull, if he stays on for eight seconds he gets a ne Ford F-150 and gets to rename the bull. That's a tall order for Ochocinco who also practiced a little soccer Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City.

This is definitely a task that's easier said than done, but if anyone is up to the challenge it's Ochocinco. He has probably been the busiest, most interesting player during the NFL lockout. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

Lloyd Carr Told Ryan Mallett To Leave Michigan

Up here in Michigan country, Wolverine fans figured Ryan Mallett to be kind of jerky. But as long as he was going to lead Big Blue to a bunch of wins fans would've looked past whatever misgivings he may have had in Ann Arbor. 

Mallett's stay in Ann Arbor didn't last long, and what it seemed everyone knew was true. New coach Rich Rodriguez didn't want Mallett. What no one knew was that outgoing coach Lloyd Carr told Jim Mallett, Ryan's father, that Mallett should leave.

Jim went into detail about Mallett's Michigan exit and choice of going to play for Bobby Petrino at Arkansas in a story in the Boston Herald.

“At the Capital One Bowl, we were trying to smooth things out, and we talked to Coach Carr,” Jim Mallett, Ryan’s dad, said. “I asked him, ‘Coach, next to my dad, you’re the classiest person I’ve ever been around. What would you do if Ryan was your son? He said, ‘If I was in that situation, with a different offense, he needs to leave.’ ”

“Ryan’s the one who called (Rich Rod),” Jim Mallett continued. “He said, “Can I talk about the offense?’ And then he told me, ‘Daddy, (Rodriguez) never looked me in the eye.’ He never visited with the family, he didn’t talk to us. I never met the man. But hey, it wasn’t a fit. Let’s move on.”

Bobby Petrino was the polar opposite of Lloyd Carr, who is the warmest, sweetest man,” Debbie Mallett said. “Petrino was all business. That was a turn-off for me. I was used to Coach Carr. I knew Ryan wanted to be there, but I was opposed to Coach Petrino. So, I said, “Get me Brian Brohm’s parents’ phone number (because he played for Petrino at Louisville). So, I explained who I was and said, ‘If you had to do it over again, would you want your son to play for Bobby Petrino?’ (Brohn’s parent) said, ‘Hell, yeah. If you got soft ears, you’ll hear some ugly words. But we were actually pissed he wasn’t staying Atlanta (so Brohn could play for him).’ I said, ‘What else can I say?’ After the season, I wrote (Petrino) a note and said, ‘If any parent wants my phone number, feel free to give it to them.’

We all know how everything turned out. Rodriguez had three uneventful seasons at Michigan, Mallett is going to the NFL, and Carr and Petrino look pretty good in this whole mess. 

Vikings' Jared Allen Disappointed With Incoming Rookies

To sum up the Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen, all he wants to do is play football. He wants a fair shake, but he just wants to play. He's not about the money or fancy things that go with it.

That's why he's disappointed with the NFL incoming rookies spending money they haven't earned yet. I myself don't understand that one myself. I know there are going to be some future earnings involved, but with this economy and the current lockout they should be thinking of ways to save money instead of blowing it right away.

In an interview with KTAR in Phoenix, Allen lets the listeners know how he feels about it. He also clues in on other things like the lockout and players that were drafted ahead of him.

“I don’t like anybody who was drafted ahead of me. Kind of pisses me off. You know it did. I honestly think it would’ve been cool to see none or all of the players elect to not show up. I think that would’ve given a really big sign to the NFL. You want us to appease you guys by coming to this show, because that’s what the NFL Draft is on TV, it’s a show for their fans and a show for the league, you want us to do that than let’s get this deal done, let’s quit locking us out, and let’s get back to work. I think the bigger disappointment was to see the jewelry on these kids’ arms and ears. Are you kidding me? You haven’t played a down in the league yet and thousands and thousands of dollars on these kids arms and I’m like you guys understand you’re getting drafted into a lockout where you don’t know what rules you’re playing under or how much money you possibly might get.”

I have to agree with Allen. I know the agents are fronting you with money and you want to look good on draft night, but they know the situation, keep that money. Buy a nice suit or whatever but stop with some of the unnecessary expenses.  


A Full Moon

Saturday night Evander Holyfield will be taking on Danish heavyweight Brian Nielsen in Germany. The same night Manny Pacquiao will be taking on Shane Mosley. Guess which fight most will be watching.

There's nothing good coming out of that fight between the two aging fighters that probably shouldn't be setting foot in any kind of ring. What I call a stunt to try to sell the fight Nielsen thought it would be a good idea to 'moon' the audience at the weigh-in. I guess any interest in this fight is good since no one really cares about it. You know the question, "If a tree falls in a forest?"     

That's probably the last we'll hear anything about this fight.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Luke Scott Still Challenging President Obama's Authenticity

Since President Barack Obama ran for office many have questioned his place of birth. I'm not going to go into my personal thoughts about this topic, except that no one has ever had their authenticity questioned more than President Obama.

Luke Scott of the Baltimore Orioles still think that the President of the United States is a phony. In an article by Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Scott voices his opinion on the recent turn of events where  President Obama's birth certificate was produced.

“(President Obama’s) birth certificate has yet to be validated,” he is saying.

“If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it’s a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me,” Scott says. “So, all it is, let’s just see if it’s real. Anybody can produce a document, so let’s check it out.”

This is a story I would like to see die.


Aroldis Chapman In Cinco de Mayo Commercial. He's Not Mexican

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman was involved in a Pepto-Bismol commercial recognizing Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo.

There was only one small problem. Chapman is Cuban, not Mexican. I don't mean to nitpick but shouldn't the makers of the product (Proctor and Gamble) get their facts straight.


Not a bad commercial though.

Lions May Pursue Nnamdi Asomugha

ProFootballWeekly.com cites various of reports saying that the Lions will go hard after free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha.

Here is an excerpt from that article…

Some reports say the Lions will go hard after free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha to fill the need for a starter opposite Chris Houston, but the team naturally will have lots of competitors for his services and might not be able to match the financial package Asomugha could be seeking.

This all comes after the Lions failed to address some pretty considerable needs in the secondary during this years draft. In the second round the Lions opted to go offense drafting Boise State WR Titus Young and Illinois RB Mikel LeShoure.

Now there are two potential huge hurdles that could prevent the Lions from signing Asomugha. First Asomugha will demand a huge contract on the open market. So big that it may be out of the Lions’ price range or prevent them from addressing other needs on their roster. The excerpt in a way touched on this. Second is there is no guarantee that we will have free agency going into next season. Lions fans need to keep in mind the NFL lockout and ongoing CBA negotiations that could end up changing the landscape of the entire NFL in terms of trades, contracts and free agency. It is because of that reason alone that it was important the Lions do everything they could to take care of their needs via the draft which they obviously didn’t do.

Source: ProFootballWeekly.com

Absolutely Heartless

This story is just out and out horrible. Except for the part about the police catching the person behind the crime.

Pittsburgh police arrested a 17 year old boy for robbing an usher after an extra innings Pirates game. Whe you read that part you figure it's your normal everyday robbery. But the victim in the crime was robbed after he pulled his car over while suffering a heart attack.

Police aren't identifying the suspect because of his age. They said Tuesday he approached the car and pulled out 58-year-old driver Michael Schacht, who had been slumped over and in distress. They say he stole the man's wallet and drove off in his car, leaving him on the ground.

That's just foul, no pun intended. The suspect doesn't qualify to be charged as an adult, but he deserves whatever punishment is doled out to him.

Gonzaga's Goodson Leaving To Pursue Football

Gonzaga's Demetri Goodson is the latest to trade in his high tops for football cleats. A few weeks ago Tennesee's Melvin Goins was trying to make the transition to the gridiron, now Goodson is doing the same. Goodson informed coach Mark Few of his decision on Tuesday. He also could have two years of football eligibility left.

“I have decided to pursue football next year,” said Goodson, who would have been a senior on next year’s Bulldog basketball team. “I would like to thank my coaches and staff for the opportunity to play here. I also want to thank the city of Spokane and all of the Zags fans who have supported me over the years. It’s been an awesome experience.”

A report on KREM.com  says the signs point to him joining Texas A&M, where his brother Mike starred and is now a current Carolina Panther. Demetri last played in his sophomore year in high school. 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Charlie Bell Had A Rough Weekend

Former Michigan State player and current Golden State Warrior, Charlie Bell had a rough weekend. His estranged wife Kenya Bell was charged with assaulting him with a box cutter at his home in Grand Blanc Township home.

There aren't too many details about the case, except that their two children were present at the time of attack. The Genesee County prosecutor says Kenya Bell was released from jail Monday, one day after her arrest in Grand Blanc Township.

Charlie referred to it as "the longest day of his life". He suffered minor injuries in the attack. 

Kenya Bell, 35, faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence.

Renaldo Woolridge aka "Swiperboy" Releases Song Praising Troops

Tennessee Volunteers basketball player, Renaldo Woolridge aka "Swiperboy", is an aspiring rap artist. With the turn of events surrounding the death of Osama Bin Laden, Woolridge released a song praising our American military.

Pretty good song. I can't even say anything cynical or critical about it. Good job Renaldo.

Chris Douglas-Roberts Has A Different Perspective About Bin Laden's Death

When the death of Osama Bin Laden was announced plenty of Americans took to the streets in celebration. It was for good reason, as our military finally took down the 9/11 mastermind. Milwaukee Bucks forward Chris Douglas-Roberts wasn't one that was celebrating.

CDR took to Twitter to voice his opinion and it wasn't well received to say the least.

Is this a celebration?? Is this the beginning of a huge religious war? I hope not. (shaking my head)

It took 919,967 deaths to kill that one guy.It took 10 years & 2 Wars to kill that...guy. It cost us (USA) roughly $1,188,263,000,000 to kill that...........guy. But we #winning though. Haaaa. (Sarcasm)

Since Douglas-Roberts is a basketball player a lot of people think he's just a dumb jock. And others let him know it. . He was called "stupid", a "moron" and told to "shut your dumb [expletive] mouth" because he is "not intelligent enough to speak on the subject." Actually that's how some people look at it. I'm not taking sides, I'm just going on what I've heard from the average American citizen.

Douglas-Roberts went on to clarify his statements.

What I'm sayin has nothing to do with 9/11 or that guy. I still feel bad for the 9/11 families but I feel EQUALLY bad for the war families. Whatever happened to our freedom of speech? That's the problem. We don't want to hear anything that isn't our perspective. People are telling me to get out of America now b/c I'm against MORE INNOCENT people dying everyday? B/c I'm against a 10 year WAR? Same people going nuts on me are the same people saying "bring the troops home". Right? Right?!

Reading yall's tweet AT me (pun intended) & shaking my head. This is what I get for not wanting innocent people to die daily. Shame on me. What I've learned tonight, athletes shouldn't have perspectives. But I don't care. We feel certain ways about things TOO. #FirstAmendment To everybody supporting me, I'm fine. I have very thick skin. How I feel hasn't changed the least bit.

Anyway, "God bless America"

I can see both points of view here, but CDR does make a lot of sense. It shouldnt've taken millions of dollars and thousands of American lives to catch one man. And if you think they've only been trying to nail Bin Laden, they've been after him since Bill Clinton was in office. It's just that the government ratcheted up their efforts in the past 10 plus years. I'm celebrating, but in my cynical world I look at this a lot differently than some.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

It's Back On Between Michigan and Ohio State

The Michigan football Wolverines or their fans haven't had much to talk about lately, especially when it comes to the rivalry with Ohio State.

Now with Rich Rodriguez being blown out of town and Brady Hoke providing a breath of fresh air it looks like the rivalry won't be as one-sided as in years past. That remains to be seen, but the Ohio State University has been reeling from an NCAA investigation.

Now there is a billboard in Michigan on I-94 poking fun at Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel.  

It looks like it's on now between these two bitter rivals. For Michigan's sake lets hope they put together a better effort on the field than they did in the Rodriguez error, I mean era.

Former NFL Player, R.W. McQuarters Shot

Former NFL player and vetran of many teams, R.W. McQuarters was shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma early Saturday morning.

McQuarters was visiting a friend and as he was leaving saw a man in a ski mask. McQuarters got into his car and heard several gunshots. He realized he was hit and drove himself to Hillcrest Medical Center. McQuarters had been shot in the back. The reports say the injuries are not life threatning.

McQuarters played for the Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, and New York Giants.

Here's to a quick, speedy recovery for McQuarters.

Tyrod Taylor: ‘I’m the most dynamic quarterback in the draft’

You know what they say, if you don't believe in yourself, no one will. Well, Tyrod Taylor has plenty of belief in himself. More than what you would hear from a sixth round draft pick. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that at all. It's just that he has a long way to go to help the Baltimore Ravens.

Taylor was the ACC offensive player of the year and doesn't lack confidence coming into the NFL.

“I believe I can do it all,” Taylor said after being drafted in the sixth round by the Baltimore Ravens. “I believe I’m the most dynamic quarterback in the draft. I have the ability to move the pocket and keep the play alive, and I also have the ability to stay in the pocket and make every throw that they ask for. My style is kind of a mixture of all.

"I want to do whatever it takes to help the team and in the best situation. Most teams have talked to me as a quarterback. I’m evaluated as a quarterback. After talking to the Ravens’ coaching staff, they look at me as a quarterback and want to mentor me and mature me as a quarterback.”

You know what that means don't you? Wildcat package.

If Taylor is developed properly and is eager to learn, he could be a productive backup. He does have some skills as he passed for 24 touchdowns against 5 interceptions last season at Virginia Tech.

“I’m going to reach out to Flacco,” Taylor said. “We’re teammates now, so hopefully we can get some study sessions on and just help my progression. The lockout is difficult for a quarterback because you’re not able to get the playbook as soon as you can, but everyone is in the lockout. I’m going to try to reach out to Flacco, get in the playbook and learn it as quickly as possible."

Right now he's saying all the right things. Personally I would like to see him some success at the NFl level since there are a lot of doubters out there about him.



Millwood Opts Out Of Yankees Deal

I guess Kevin Millwood didn't have the patience to stay with the New York Yankees. He officially opted out of his deal that kept him in the minors. Millwood's minor league deal called for an opt out if he wasn't called up from the minors by May 1. That day has came and he's gone.

Millwood is now a free agent and I know of a couple of teams that could use his services,even though he lasted only two innings in his last start.

Millwood went 2-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts at Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Millwood isn't the greatest thing going, but he should be signed by someone before long.

Quote Of The Week: Kristin Cavallari

After hearing that the Chicago Bears drafted offensive tackle Gabe Carimi in the first round of the NFL Draft, Jay Cutler's fiancee' Kristin Cavallari couldn't mask her excitement.

Cavallari tweeted "Yay we got an offensive lineman!!! Go Bears".

I guess she didn't get the memo about the Detroit Lions drafting Nick Fairley, pairing him up with Ndamukong Suh for at least the next five years. I wouldn't be too excited about that. Maybe Carimi can help keep Cutler upright instead of being accused of prematurely exiting games.

Jim Schwartz Clowns On Nick Fairley

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz did a little clowning around on Nick Fairley after the Detroit Lions drafted Fairley with the 13th pick in the NFL Draft.  It was more of a welcome to the team kind of moment than anything, but it was still kind of funny.

"First, if we had seen what he was wearing yesterday with those glasses, we might have passed on him at 13," Jim Schwartz said. "I got more texts yesterday after we picked him that said, 'Why did you pick that big guy that looks like Urkel?'

"Well, none of those people are here, and I think if they were here, none of them would say the same thing, and I know no quarterbacks said that last year."

See, no harm, no foul there. Just a little fun at Fairley's expense. If Fairley performs anywhere like he did at Auburn there will be some sore quarterbacks in the NFC North.

A Knock On The Lakers

If the series with the Dallas mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers needed a little spice, here it is.


You gotta love the animated Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki, looking like they belong in "Toy Story".