The Starting Five NFL Week 12 Recap: You Dig How Vince Young Threw it In This Time?

Posted in Blogroll on November 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Vince Young is a winner. Period. Anyone who still doubts this kid is smoking crack. Straight up. 3 fourth down conversions? 99 yards? Had to score a touchdown? I don’t have to say anything else. Mercy.

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The Starting Five Week 12 NFL Picks: The Saints Are Going Down! Book IT!

Posted in Blogroll on November 29th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

I was wrong last week. Hey, you can’t win them all or if we are speaking of Week 11 picks, even some in my case. I’ll wear that but remember, that was Tampa Bay…not the Patriots. In the next edition of the game of the year, this is the perfect match up of young and old…rings and no rings…new hype vs. old hype. This goes way deeper than the obvious…the glaring…footprints of the Pats legacy are ubiquitous…the Saints are right now omnipresent.

If it comes down to who makes the stop to win the game…and it won’t…it appears to favor the Saints because they are home and have the better defense correct?

Don’t be so sure.

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Friday Fire: Why Allen Iverson Needs to Come Back Home and Retire a Philadelphia 76′er

Posted in Blogroll on November 27th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

As I begin to read When the Game Was Ours, I’m reminded how my sports formative years were dominated by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. This was a particular frustrating time because my NBA hero was Julius Erving. Just when I thought Doc would dominate the NBA, Larry and Magic took over the game with a versatile exotic flair rocked by disparate personalities.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, November 26, 2009: Orlando Gives Atlanta its First Home Loss

Posted in Blogroll on November 27th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Gregory Smith)

TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage continues Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Boston Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs followed by the Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls.

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The Starting Five NFL Power Rankings Week 12

Posted in Blogroll on November 25th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Every NFL player is numb to pain this time of year. The reason why teams separate themselves from the pack is off season conditioning combined with mental toughness. The pic is deceiving. I would never want to wish pain on anyone but get a couple of beers in me and get ready for some serious Cowboys expletives and lack of sympathy. Getcha earmuffs ready kids. Anyway, this week will say a lot and if the Saints are real, they will take care of business. I don’t care if it’s one point or fifty, a win is a win. Show and prove or shut up. Lets go!

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Notes from NBA TV’s Fan Night – Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Oklahoma City Thunder (104) @ Utah Jazz (94)

Posted in Blogroll on November 25th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/George Frey)

Voting is open on NBA.com for next week’s Fan Night match-up that will air on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Fans can select between the following games:

Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Bobcats, Washington Wizards @ Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns @ New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors @ Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat @ Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Hornets @ L.A. Lakers

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Vince Young: “I Love Ya’ll Too!”

Posted in Blogroll on November 24th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

Straight up, I wanted to name this Vince Young Sticks it to the Man, but there hasn’t truly been any sticking. Vince is just taking the NFL out on a date. The brotha hasn’t even met Moms. He’s still a little nervous sitting down at dinner with the fam. He’s crisp, quick of wit, makes the hometown sick.

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The Top 10 Physiques in Pro Sports

Posted in Blogroll on November 23rd, 2009 by Okori Wadsworth

I made this pro because to be quite honest we could be here all night. Besides…I don’t watch nearly as much NCAA action as I should.

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The Starting Five Week 11 NFL Recap: McNabb Has Just as Much Class as He Has Soul

Posted in Blogroll on November 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Yeah, I ate crow, but I’m still not sold on NO. We’ll see how good they are this week. I’ll tell you now, I’m picking the Pats. As far as the Colts, I picked the Ravens strictly because I couldn’t see them continue to lose big games at home. Joe wasn’t so cool with that last pass. Gary Brackett suckered him slow right thurr. Indy showed and proved. For the most part, it was an entertaining week. Stafford got rocked on that second to last play and still got it done. Speaking of getting rocked, the word concussion has never been said as much as it will be this week in Pennsylvania. Lets hope Brian and Big Ben get better soon. Forget the football…it pales in comparison. In other news, TO pads his stats and passes Marvin Harrison…he’s now third on the all time receiving yardage list and still loses. Oak claims another contender and like I said…watch out for the Patriots. Sleeping giants are now awake and are definitely out to getcha…

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The Starting Five NFL Week 11 Picks: NO and Indy Will Go Down. Ya Heard?

Posted in Blogroll on November 21st, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Picked some pretty ones last week but also picked some ugly ones. I made these same picks sans scores on the Two Guys and a Mic Show with JD and Geno Tuesday. You know how I feel about pink socks and flip flops…so there’s no turning back. Does anyone in the NFC East want it? Are the Chargers playoff contenders. Indy and New Orleans? Teams are catching up on the Saints (Darren Sharper pick six’s does not a defense make) and Baltimore will play inspired ball against the Colts by exploiting their depleted secondary early and then feeding them a lotta lotta Ray Rice. Ya heard it here first. It’s been a cojones mas grande week right. Nothing changes…

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Straight Abs Homey

Posted in Blogroll on November 20th, 2009 by Okori Wadsworth

Try imagining a rock-hard set of abs. Like Janet Jackson, or LL Cool J.

(Author’s Note: Yeah i know i said I would come back with the conjugated periodization explanation. Couldn’t find a good one. Still Looking. The top 10 physiques in sports though will be at the end of this.)

For most of the TSF readers that’s what your motivation for working out would be. For most people it’s what their motivation for working out is. To have those Bruce Lee Abs, or those LL Cool J abs. It’s what people go there to do. But how often do you have a clue what you’re doing? Or are you just doing what you heard was a good idea? Well, today, I can help with this.

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Friday Fire: Excluding Kobe of Course, Who Wins the NBA Championship Next?

Posted in Blogroll on November 19th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Got a nice column idea speaking with a writer earlier today that I’ll work on over the weekend. The conversation made me wonder, of this crew right here…and excluding Beans for obvious reasons…who goes June shine strato first? Does this current crop of NBA stars with all their talent have what it takes off the floor to take what should be everyone of theirs? Who will separate themselves from the pack?

Michael Jordan Responds to LeBron James and 23: All Access with Ahmad – Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on November 19th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

LeBron and the Cavs were blown out last night, so I didn’t get to do my thing with him post game. In this game, you want the marquee to win so you get your stuff but sometimes this just doesn’t happen. I  wanted to ask LBJ about Mike and some other things, but that will have to wait. Here’s a response from Mike himself:

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Notes from NBA TV’s Fan Night – Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Golden State Warriors (108) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (114)

Posted in Blogroll on November 18th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

Voting is open on NBA.com for next week’s Fan Night match-up that will air on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Fans can select between the following games:

Indiana Pacers @ Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers @ Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors @ Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets @ Denver Nuggets, Oklahoma City Thunder @ Utah Jazz, New York Knicks @ L.A. Lakers

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Cavs/Wizards Wednesday: Questions for LeBron?

Posted in Blogroll on November 16th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Covering Wizards/Cavs for TSF Wednesday and this time Gilbert Arenas will be a major factor. One of our most peace road trips. Anthony Gilbert, Jeff Young and I will do our thing. Trust. The sights…the sounds. LeBron never disappoints. He gave us this real rap…which is rumored to have led to the State Farm commercial (Somebody bring me back some money please) and also this nice chat in the infamous crab dribble game where LeBron was pulling up from Akron. This is an interesting season and of course LeBron and the Cavs will be at the top of everyone’s mind throughout the year. How will he respond after such a disappointing loss in the playoffs? Is this the right fit? Is Mike Brown the answer? Is the loss of offensive coordinator John Kuester as big as it seems early? Are there any questions you have in mind for LBJ? If they’re good, I’ll ask them. Oh, yeah…Shaq is there too…

I want to have a more reader interactive year so players have more of a fan connection. It ain’t all about us and corporate media production…it’s about you the fan. Make ‘em good.

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