The NFL Draft is Tonight – So What Goes Down?

Posted in Blogroll on April 28th, 2011 by Ron Glover

 

Ok Miranda, I got it right.

Tonight is the NFL Draft and I’m wondering if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will receive a round of  boos at Radio City Music Hall at around 8pm when he approaches the podium to announce the first round of picks.

So what happens tonight, we know there will be 25 potential first-round picks in attendance (a record), unfortunately, only picks can be traded which removes a large portion of the drama. But who goes where in your opinion and why? Time’s Yours

The NFL Lockout Has Been Lifted – Or Something Like That

Posted in Blogroll on April 26th, 2011 by Ron Glover

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ordered an immediate end to the NFL lockout yesterday siding with the players over how to divide $9 billion with NFL owners.

But don’t start planning those in season road trips just yet…

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Iguodala Sparks A Backcourt Young Gun Charge: Sixers Defeat Heat And Stave Off 1st Round Elimination

Posted in Blogroll on April 25th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

I walked out the house a very beautiful Easter morning on the way to the Wells Fargo Center and immediately thought the Sixers would win and it had nothing to do with growing up a Philly fan. Don, a neighbor who lives two doors down and is die hard everything Philly said “They have to win one right? Why not?” His voice and face exuded nothing but pride. Who wants to be swept despite everything great that awaits a professional athlete in the off season? The 76’ers were down 3-0 in the first round of the NBA playoffs to the Miami Heat in Doug Collins’ first season and hadn’t beaten the vaunted contingent from South Beach in the last 10 tries. Last time the Sixers were swept was in ’99 to Reggie Miller, Jalen Rose and the eventual NBA runner up Indiana Pacers. That series was demoralizing in particular because Miller and Rose both tossed in 40 in the first game and never looked back on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. That team was a veteran outfit led by Indiana legend Larry Bird. We all know about the origin of this Miami Heat team and the scrutiny their young coach has weathered…so far. What stood in the way was a Doug Collins team not ready to go home.

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The New York Knicks, And An Embarrassing Performance

Posted in Blogroll on April 24th, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

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A few words before this gets going, which I hope will help you to understand the line upon which I am taking this from.

1: I am not a journalist, or an athlete save for a brief flirtation with high school basketball (where I was the Paul Mokeski\Kurt Thomas of private school hoops.)

2: I am a fan of good high-quality basketball where I can find it. This occasionally means you will find me watching Arvydas Sabonis highlights on YouTube because I like to see what Saba might have become save for injuries.

3: I live in New York City. This will become important later.

With that said, I have never been as embarrassed to watch a team in their playoff home opener as I was to see the effort that the New York Knicks put out on April 22nd, 2011 if you happen to be reading this a few days past that.

Why the embarrassment? Full explanation after the jump.

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Heat Withstand Energized Sixers 100-94 In Game 3 of NBA Playoffs 1st Round

Posted in Blogroll on April 22nd, 2011 by Ron Glover

   Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade holds his left shoulder during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA playoff basketball series against the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, April 21, 2011, in Philadelphia. Wade had ice applied to it on the bench and resumed playing. Miami won 100-94.

The Miami Heat knew that the Philadelphia 76’ers were going to push back in front of a sold out Wells Fargo Center crowd.

So they waited until late to land the potential knockout blow.

Dwayne Wade fought off a nagging shoulder to score 32 points and grab 10 boards in the Heat’s 100-94 victory in Philadelphia to go up in the series 3-0.

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The 2011 NFL Draft Is In One Week – Will You Be Watching?

Posted in Blogroll on April 21st, 2011 by Ron Glover

All of the suspense surrounding where Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton ranks in the 2011 draft class ends in a week. And what are the New England Patriots going to do with six picks in the first three rounds.

The question is who will be watching…

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NBA Playoff Weekend Recap: Stakes Is High!

Posted in Blogroll on April 18th, 2011 by Ron Glover

  Ray Allen #20 Of The Boston Celtics Celebrates

Ray Allen’s three pointer with 12 seconds remaining in regulation gave the Celtics a 87-85 victory over the New York Knicks in Game 1 of their opening round series. This weekend featured some great matchups and even some surprises

Below are the recaps and my predictions.

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Barry Bonds Guilty On Obstruction Of Justice Charges, Baseball Is Guilty On All Counts

Posted in Blogroll on April 14th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Barry Bonds was found guilty on obstruction of justice charges but was not convicted on any of the more serious three alleged perjury charges.

Baseball on the other hand…

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1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels: The NCAA’s Unwanted Champions Part II

Posted in Blogroll on April 11th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Dating back to his days at Long Beach State, Jerry Tarkanian has been in the cross hairs of the NCAA for alleged violations. But it wasn’t until he arrived at UNLV where Tark really became the NCAA’s Most Wanted. Even in the glow of his first national championship, the NCAA sought to keep the Rebels from defending their title because of the violations dating back to 1977. In the summer of 1990, a deal was made to have the Rebels defend their title as they agreed to forgo the 1992 tournament. An attempt at sabotage by UNLV President Robert Maxson, put Tarkanian’s job and the basketball program that he took to mystical heights in dire straits.

With history at stake – neither Tarkanian or the Rebels could trust anyone outside of their own locker room.

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1991 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels – The NCAA’s Unwanted Champions Part I

Posted in Blogroll on April 7th, 2011 by Ron Glover

The “Establishment” has a way of dealing with those that go out of their way to “Buck the system”. It countered the braggadoccio of heavyweight Jack Johnson with police harassment and Jim Crow Law that was at the root of his untimely death. It attempted to douse the spirit that burned in the souls of John Carlos and Tommie Smith with corporate racism, and closed opportunities that would’ve been afforded to other Olympic champions.

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