Ryno In The Crosshairs

Posted in Blogroll on May 11th, 2010 by Ron Glover

(Carnegie and Culture)

Ryan Howard was the Big Piece in the Phillies rise to the World Series Championship.

The last brutha in this town to make over $100 million became the arguably the greatest player in the franchise’s history and set a standard that will stand for years before he was unceremoniously traded to a grateful rival. Pretty self serving for a franchise that still dreams about that float ride down Broad Street.

Unlike Donovan McNabb, Ryan Howard has an MVP and World Series title to his credit, as for that $125 million extension he recently signed  – well let’s just say that those once appreciative guppies have  just turned into a school of piranhas waiting to skeletonize Philly’s newest cash cow.

Could he become the Dick Allen of our lifetime?

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA Playoffs –Monday, May 10, 2010: You Are A Fool If You Sleep On The Orlando Magic

Posted in Blogroll on May 11th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Can we get some cot damn respect?

Dwight Howard shoots 84% for the series. Jameer Nelson plays out of his mind. Matt Barnes gets in the head of Joe Johnson. Stan Van Gundy does what he does. Vince Carter steps up. Magic sweep Hawks. Do. Not. Sleep. On. Orlando. It seems like they haven’t lost a game since Mike was getting ripped by Penny…

Los Angeles does the same to the Jazz. Kobe averages 30. Pau Gasol the sidekick. Phil Jackson wins again. Ho hum. Up next are the Suns. If the Lakers beat that ass I wanna hear something regarding the Suns underachieving. Period.

Don’t be surprised if we have a Finals repeat because it’s looking that way.

TNT’s coverage of the 2010 NBA Playoffs continues on Tuesday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) with the AutoTrader.com Pregame Show followed by exclusive coverage of the Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers (Game #5). TNT’s exclusive coverage of the Western Conference Finals begins on Monday, May 17 at 9 p.m. (ET) with the Phoenix Suns @ L.A. Lakers (Game #1)

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