Their Brother’s Keeper

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

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No four walls can compare to the mental prison Josh Brent lives in.

Last week, the Dallas Cowboys were placed in the unenviable position of burying teammate Jerry Brown and wondering how to deal with the person responsible for his death.

Under normal circumstances the answers vary, but when the man responsible is teammate Josh Brent, the Cowboys chose to circle the wagons.

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Tip Off for 12/18/12 (featuring Boyz II Men): Serge Ibaka goes off as Thunder win 11th in a row

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

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Serge Ibaka was cleared for takeoff last night against the Spurs.

In three short seasons Serge Ibaka has become the NBA’s top interior defender. Last season, Ibaka’s offensive game opened up as he improved his perimeter game.

Last night Ibaka was huge against the San Antonio Spurs as the Oklahoma City Thunder dumped the San Antonio Spurs 107-93.

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Manhood Crisis At The Heart of The Newtown Tragedy: Part I

Posted in Blogroll on December 18th, 2012 by Christian Avard

As Mizzo always says, “Change the Narrative.” The Starting Five takes a critical look at the Newtown, Conn. shootings and how gender affects complex social problems. – CA

 

Newtown, Conn

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The tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut shocked America to its core. On Friday Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, of Newtown killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, 52, before carrying out a horrific shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He forced his way into the school wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying three semi-automatic weapons. Lanza walked into a classroom, killing 20 children and six teachers and administrators, and turned the gun on himself.

The question on everyone’s minds is why did Lanza do this? People want to see action to prevent mass shootings. The common suggestions are: stricter gun control, greater mental health evaluation and treatment, enhanced school security, or even arming school administrators.

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Tip-Off for 12/17/12 (featuring Miguel): Jose Calderon grabs another Oscar; Kobe, Lakers shoot down 76ers

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

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Unheralded veteran Jose Calderon handily outplayed free agent big fish Jeremy Lin last night.

For years Toronto Raptors point guard has been one of the NBA’s most underrated point guards. Blame it on his quiet disposition and playing for a Raptors team that has little star-power. Last night against the Houston Rockets, Calderon became the first player to notch his second triple-double of the season.

Kobe Bryant always it as hard on the 76ers when he returns to Philly as the fans are hard on him. Whether it tearing their hearts out in the NBA Finals or grabbing the All-Star MVP on Philly’s home floor. Bryant led all scorers in the Lakers 111-98 win over the 76ers.

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Ron Glover’s Week 15 Recap: 49’ers, Broncos and Falcons have statement wins; a three-way dance in the NFC East

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

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After scoring, Randy Moss made sure those in Foxboro remembered his name.

The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos went into hostile environments and came away with impressive victories against the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, respectively. Meanwhile in Atlanta, the Falcons have just about had it with the talk of them not being tough enough. Yesterday, they took their frustration out on the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, shutting them out 34-0.

The drubbing at the hands of the Falcons dropped the Giants into a three-way tie with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys — who both won yesterday.

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Ron Glover’s Week 15 NFL Picks: Man up or move on

Posted in Blogroll on December 15th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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The Baltimore Ravens will have to move on without the fire of Ray Lewis.

Week 15 has been dubbed “Showdown Sunday” for a dozen teams in the thick of the playoff hunt. Honestly, there are a dozen games with at least one team still alive to make the playoffs.

Games of note for Week 15: Packers vs. Bears, Giants vs. Falcons, Broncos vs. Ravens and 49ers vs. Patriots.

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Tip-Off for 12/14/12 (featuring Public Enemy): A Melo-dramatic performance dooms the Lakers

Posted in Blogroll on December 14th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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Carmelo Anthony shoots over Metta World Peace for two of his 30 points.

The matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks didn’t live up to the billing unless you were counting on another MVP-type performance from Carmelo Anthony.

Anthony scored 30 points in 23 minutes of game time as the Knicks led by 19 points at the half. Anthony would leave the game with an ankle injury, but the Knicks were able to cruise to a 116-107 victory.

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Ron Glover’s Thursday Night NFL Pick: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Eagles are out to step on Bengals’ tail

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

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Nick Foles confidence is just what the team needs as the season winds down.

The Philadelphia Eagles ended their 8-game losing streak that lasted 70 days. The Cincinnati Bengals missed out on a chance to pick up a game on the division-leading Baltimore Ravens in a 20-19 loss to the grieving Dallas Cowboys last week.

Nick Foles is finishing out the season for the Eagles who are missing a chunk of their offensive stars due to injury. Last week many of the lesser knowns on the depth chart shined in their 23-21 win in Tampa. Tonight, these players will have another opportunity to shine in what has been an otherwise dark season.

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Tip-Off for 12/13/12 (featuring The 12-12-12 Concert): Jazz and Warriors win on last-second heroics

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

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Mo Williams’ three at the horn dropped the Spurs to 11-3 on the road.

Draymond Green took a backdoor pass, scoring on an unsuspecting Shane Battier with 0.9 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors stunned the host Miami Heat 97-95.

In Salt Lake City, Mo Williams nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Jazz a 99-96 win over the visiting San Antonio Spurs. The win moved the Utah’s home record to 9-1.

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Bobby Petrino hired at Western Kentucky: Victories over values

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

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Hog Wild: Petrino’s relationship with Dorrell (above) cost him his job and nearly his marriage.

Eight months ago, University of Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino disgraced himself, his family and the coaching profession. It was the latest scandal to stun college football fans still reeling from the horrific developments at Penn State University months earlier. Petrino’s fling with Jessica Dorrell cost him his job and the trust of his family. If it were not for the motorcycle accident that could’ve killed Petrino and a woman young enough to be his daughter, who knows if his wayward behavior is ever brought to light?

An up and coming Western Kentucky program has thought enough of Petrino and his baggage to offer him a seven-figure deal to lead their impressionable young men.

Hopefully not in his image.

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Tip-Off for 12/12/12 (featuring Average White Band): Knicks blow past Nets behind Melo’s 45

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

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Jerry Stackhouse had a front row seat for the Knicks celebration last night.

Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks continued their tear through NBA defenses last night. The early season choice for NBA MVP lit up the host Brooklyn Nets for 45 points in an entertaining 100-97 victory.

The Los Angeles Lakers season continues to spiral out of control with an embarrassing 100-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Tip-Off for 12/11/12 (featuring Sean “Diddy” Combs): Tony Parker grabs first career Oscar in Spurs overtime win

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

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Tony Parker got the best of his matchup against Jeremy Lin last night.

When looking at the career of San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker it isn’t hard to assume somewhere among his great games is a handful of triple-doubles. Not so.

After 800+ NBA career games, Parker tallied his first career triple-double last night as the Spurs pulled away in overtime of a tightly contested matchup against the Houston Rockets 134-126.

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Ron Glover’s Week 14 NFL Recap: Grieving Cowboys and grateful Redskins increase the pressure on the Giants in the NFC East

Posted in 1986 Boston Celtics on December 10th, 2012 by Ron Glover

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The Cowboys are mourning for one teammate and praying for another.

The Dallas Cowboys franchise was jolted with grief when linebacker Jerry Brown died in a car accident. Their sorrow turned to disbelief when it was revealed that teammate Josh Bryant was driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash early Saturday morning. The Cowboys circled their wagons and won an improbable game on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals 20-19.

A collective sigh of relief is coming out of the nation’s capital as tests have revealed no damage to the right knee of quarterback Robert Griffin III. Griffin’s knee was hyper-extended when he collided in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens. Griffin would eventually give way to fellow rookie Kirk Cousins. Cousins would continue the Redskins final drive in regulation by throwing a touchdown and running in the two-point conversion. The Redskins would defeat the Ravens 31-28 in overtime.

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Tip-Off for 12/10/12 (featuring Rick James): The Lakers struggles continue; Brandon Jennings wins duel against Deron Williams

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

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Utah’s Paul Milsap was a low post catalyst against the Lakers.

Injuries, trade rumors, internal strife and a lack of overall team chemistry. These are not the things we expected from the Los Angeles Lakers this season. Their woes continued last night as the visiting Utah Jazz shot 54 percent from the floor in a 117-110 victory.

Two of the NBA’s best point guards went head up as the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Milwaukee Bucks. Brandon Jennings won his duel with Deron Williams as the Bucks outlasted the Nets 97-88.

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Ron Glover’s Week 14 NFL Picks: Will the NFL cream rise closer to the top this week?

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

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In order for the Houston Texans to make a Super Bowl run, all things not football must be tuned out.

The Denver Broncos took care of business on their end last night by dumping the Oakland Raiders. The pressure now falls on the Houston Texans — who face a tough four-game stretch beginning Sunday in Foxboro. The order is the same for the Patriots and Ravens.

In the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons face the Panthers, Giants, Lions and Bucs in December. They are well aware that home field advantage can still be lost. The Packers, Bears Giants and 49ers are still in the hunt. Teams like the Buccaneers, Seahawks and Vikings are looking for an invite to the playoff party with hopes of spiking the punch.

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