Houston Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale Discusses Jeremy Lin on NBA TV

Posted in Blogroll on July 19th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

Gotham City no more…

Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale joined NBA TV’s Joel Meyers and Brent Barry to discuss the team’s acquisition of Jeremy Lin during the Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls Summer League game last night in Las Vegas.

Okori has a Lin piece coming first thing in the morning.

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Tip-Off for 7/19/12 (featuring Marvin Gaye): Guardians of Deceit

Posted in Blogroll on July 19th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(CS Monitor)

On Tuesday an airplane banner flew over Beaver Stadium where the statue of Joe Paterno now stands. The banner simply read: “Take down the statue or we will.” Since the revelation of Paterno’s involvement in the sexual abuse scandal there has been heated discussion as to whether the statue should be removed.

Almost on cue, a group of Penn State students have formed a nightly vigil to protect the statue from vandals. While they continue to hide from the truth.

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NBA TV Programming Updates for NBA Summer League, USA Basketball and Top 10 Games of 2012

Posted in Blogroll on July 18th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

NBA TV continues its comprehensive Summer League coverage with four consecutive live games Thursday, July 19, from the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas beginning with the New York Knicks facing the Toronto Raptors at 4 p.m. ET.  NBA TV will televise 14 live games over the remaining four days of Summer League action.  The games will also be available via NBA.com and NBA Mobile through NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND.  NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BROADBAND is a subscription service offering fans a full slate of live and archived Summer League games via NBA.com and iTunes.  

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Tip-Off for 7/18/12 (featuring Schooly D): With hellhounds in constant pursuit, Michael Vick continues his self-liberation

Posted in Blogroll on July 18th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick’s new book, “Michael Vick: Finally Free, An Autobiography” will be released soon (available for pre-order). The book chronicles Vick’s involvement in the dogfighting ring and time in prison that nearly cost him his NFL career. The title seems fitting as Vick reveals himself beyond speculation. 

What doesn’t come as a surprise are those who continue to enslave him to his past transgressions, no matter how he tries to free himself.

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Tip-Off for 7/17/12 (featuring Morris Day & The Time): Has time run out on Penn State Football?

Posted in Blogroll on July 17th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Since the Freeh Report was dropped last week, there has been wide speculation about the future of the Penn State football program. On one side you have those who say this isn’t a football issue and the program should be allowed to move forward. While others feel that Jerry Sandusky used The Second Mile program as well as his status as a member of the Penn State coaching staff as a lure for young men.

There is more than enough evidence proving that Sandusky’s actions were covered up to protect the football program above all else. And for that, Penn State football deserves the NCAA imposed “death penalty”. 

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Tip-Off for 7/16/12 (featuring Slick Rick): Note to Graham Spanier: A suit never comes before a shower

Posted in Blogroll on July 16th, 2012 by Ron Glover

As more sheets are pulled back on the once-admired Penn State football program, you’ll begin to read and hear more stories like the one below.

Stories of deception, false integrity and the almighty double standard. Most pf which were overseen by former PSU president Graham Spanier.

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After moving on from the Sixers, Elton Brand lands with the Mavericks (a chat with EB and I on move included)

Posted in Blogroll on July 14th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

EB was the glue guy here since his arrival from LA…

Interviewed Elton Brand when he landed in Philly. He’s one of the best locker room guys in sports. Professional, open and realistic. Didn’t matter if I was running from locker room to locker room and catching him late…he always gave me his time. Maybe it didn’t show up in the box score to fans’ liking, but his defense was top notch and his passion along with loyalty to Philadelphia can’t be questioned.

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Tip-Off for 7/13/13 (featuring Gerald LeVert): When Babylon Falls

Posted in Blogroll on July 13th, 2012 by Ron Glover

Joe Paterno spent the better part of his career at Penn State as one of the most ethical men in sports. Now after yesterday’s released reports. I wonder if Paterno knew exactly who he was getting when he hired Jerry Sandusky.

The most powerful and revered man in college sports enabled a predator access to our most natural resource and looked away. This is without a doubt, the greatest scandal in the history of American sports.

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NBA Summer League Action from Las Vegas Begins Tomorrow on NBA TV

Posted in Blogroll on July 12th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

NBA Digital continues its extensive Summer League coverage with NBA TV airing 38 live games in 10 days from the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. The network’s action tips off Friday, July 13, at 4 p.m. ET with the Atlanta Hawks playing the Washington Wizards. Coverage will continue through Sunday, July 22. Following is the updated Summer League schedule.

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Freeh report states Joe Paterno, others covered up Jerry Sandusky’s actions since 1998

Posted in Blogroll on July 12th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(Delco Times)

What has been assumed and feared for months has come to light in the Freeh Report. Joe Paterno and other school officials knew of Jerry Sandusky’s inappropriate behavior with children and didn’t do a damned thing about it.

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Tip-Off for 7/12/12 (featuring Mary J. Blige): Kobe Bryant, Charles Barkley, and the Dream Team debate

Posted in Blogroll on July 12th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(NBC Olympics)

The ever confident Bryant would welcome this challenge

We knew one day this would happen. At some point, the supremacy of the 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team would be challenged by a player a member of Team U.S.A. 

Kobe Bryant’s statement about the 1992 and 2012 teams opened a great platform for debate. No one was more willing to respond than Charles Barkley.

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Tip-Off for 7/11/12 (featuring Wu-Tang Clan): Can the Orlando Magic still make a deal for Dwight Howard?

Posted in Blogroll on July 11th, 2012 by Ron Glover

According to a spokesperson for the Brooklyn Nets, the Orlando Magic have until today to complete a deal with them for Dwight Howard or they are pulling out of the running for the all-star center.

Now the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets are in the mix but Lakers center Andrew Bynum wants no parts of Orlando.

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Philadelphia 76ers trade for Golden State Warriors swingman G/F Dorell Wright

Posted in Blogroll on July 10th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(Getty Images)

This evening the Philadelphia 76ers completed a trade with the Golden State Warriors. The Sixers acquired 6’8″ swingman Dorell Wright for a future draft pick.

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Tip-Off for 7/10/12 (featuring Robin Harris): The Yankees put the freeze on Mr. October

Posted in Blogroll on July 10th, 2012 by Ron Glover

First things first. Let’s all say Happy Birthday to long time TSF reader Miranda! Happy Birthday Miranda! Thank you so much for everything from start to present. 🙂 – Mizzo

Reggie Jackson as a member of the New York Yankees is one of the few sports figures that I remember from my early childhood. I watched on the couch with my dad in out new house the night Jackson hit three home runs in Game 6 of in the 1977 World Series. Reggie’s best years were probably as a member of those great Oakland A’s team in the early 1970’s. But it seemed fitting that such an iconic figure would end up in a Yankees uniform.

With Jackson’s recent comments this week about Alex Rodriguez and some former players, the Yankees have asked Jackson, who is an advisor to the team to stay away until further notice.

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Tip-Off for 7/9/12 (featuring N.W.A.): The Williams Sisters: Compton’s G’s

Posted in Blogroll on July 9th, 2012 by Ron Glover

(Hamish Blair/Getty Images)

Saturday, Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon women’s singles championship, tying her with sister Venus. It was her first victory of a major title in two frustrating years.

Serena and Venus came together Saturday night to win their fifth Wimbledon women’s doubles title. Floyd Mayweather aside, the Williams Sisters have been the most dominant athletes in their respective sport for well over a decade.

It’s time that the world takes notice, again.

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