San Diego Chargers Great Junior Seau Dies In Shooting At His Home

Posted in Blogroll on May 2nd, 2012 by Ron Glover

Longtime San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau has died at a shooting at his home the team is reporting.

Details is the shooting surrounding Seau’s death have not been released but it’s suspected Seau shot himself. The investigation is ongoing. Previously in October of ’10, Seau drove his car off a cliff after a domestic abuse arrest. Sadly, he’s the 9th San Diego Charger to die off the ’94 Super Bowl squad.

Seau was 43 and survived by three children.

The 10 time All Pro and 12 time (consecutive) Pro Bowler was one of the most competitive linebackers of his era and known as a consummate teammate. Drafted 5th overall out of USC, Seau played for the Chargers, Dolphins and Patriots before retiring in 2010. He left the game amassing 1.849 tackles, 56.5 sacks, 18 picks, 21 pass deflections and 3 forced fumbles.

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Saints’ Jonathan Vilma suspended for 2012 season; Others will miss considerable time as well

Posted in Blogroll on May 2nd, 2012 by Michael Tillery

According to NFL.com, Vilma is done for the year. Anthony Hargrove (now on Packers. 8 games), Scott Fujita (3 games). Now on Browns) and Will Smith (4 games) will also miss considerable time this season because of the bounty scandal that has rocked the league. All without pay. Goodell is making sure this punishment is felt throughout the league and the ramifications will be evident this season. Everything was all good just a season ago for New Orleans considering Drew Brees obliterated the single single passing record previously held for almost 30 years by Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins.

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NBA Playoffs Last Night (5/1/12): Paul Pierce is a Sixers 3rd Quarter (TNT Notes follows)

Posted in Blogroll on May 2nd, 2012 by Michael Tillery

36 and 14…the same number that was the deciding 3rd quarter Sixers/Bulls output

Yesh, Yesh Y’all…it’s a dreary day in Philly but it’s still jiggy.  Seems like a just about that time for the leaves to fall day…sans the yellow seed bearers of poetic measure. Let’s get in to what happened last night in the NBA playoffs. Beans went off, so did the Truth. Iguodala grabs highlights walking on the ceiling…Jeff Teague too…

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TSF Tip-Off for Wednesday May 2, 2012: Matt Kemp and Ryan Braun Renew MVP Race, the Great Derek Jeter, Baseball Returns to the Beltway and Where’s Albert Pujols?

Posted in Blogroll on May 2nd, 2012 by Ron Glover

Last season the Milwaukee Brewer’s Ryan Braun closed fast in September to win the National League MVP over the Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp. Braun would test positive for a performance-enhancing drug, only to have the decision  overturned on a technicality. Braun insisted he was innocent and said that his play would restore his good name. In April, Braun hit .292 with 7 home runs and 17 runs batted in. Three of Braun’s home runs came in the Brewers April finale against the San Diego Padres.

Matt Kemp’s month of April can be summed up in one word…torrid. Kemp is playing like a man on a mission his .409 batting average and 12 home runs lead the majors, he is two RBIs shy of the  MLB lead as teammate Andre Ethier has 27.

Buckle up, we may be in store for a great wire to wire MVP race.

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