Terrelle Pryor: It’s time the Oakland Raiders give it up or turn him loose

Posted in Blogroll on March 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Ben Margot/AP)

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (6) scrambles for 59 yards against the Detroit Lions during the second half of a preseason NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Terrelle Pryor still occupies a spot on an NFL roster in 2013. It’s more than some critics imagined for the talented quarterback two years ago. Pryor was the supplemental pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2011 after he was jettisoned from Ohio State University for his involvement in receiving improper benefits.

Pryor has been the backup to the overrated Carson Palmer — who has been extended contractually by the club. Pryor whet our appetites with his arm, accuracy and open field prowess in the 2012 pre-season.

Enough with the samplers, we’re ready for the full course.

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My dream Slam Dunk Contest field and why LeBron James should do the damned thing already

Posted in Blogroll on March 5th, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth

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Imagine seeing this in a Slam Dunk Contest?

(Author’s Note: Sorry for the delay. The power of the Little Hater is stronger than I initially realized.)

This piece isn’t some piss-poor attempt at trolling. My name isn’t Skip Bayless. I’m not going to try and heckle anyone into doing anything just so I have something to talk about on my show. Embarrassing myself to the point where people forget once upon a time, I was a writer with potential. This is about my desire to see an artist push himself — painting on an exclusive canvas where many greats before him have characterized their gifts.

I was hyped up as a young kid for watching anything and everything tangentially related to the NBA. I loved Slam Dunk Contest, and I still do. I remember being dazzled by the grace of Michael Jordan, the stunning power of Dominique Wilkins, and the creativity of anyone who decided they were going to take part.

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Tip-Off for 3/5/13 (featuring The Geto Boyz): David Lee powers the Golden State Warriors past Toronto Raptors 125-118, ending a four-game skid

Posted in Blogroll on March 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(AP/George Nikitin)

Warriors top Raptors 125-118 to snap 4-game skid

The Warriors snapped their four-game losing streak with David Lee back in the lineup

David Lee helped his teammates in a big way. Lee scored a game-high 29 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the Golden State Warriors 125-118 victory over the Toronto Raptors 125-118.

The win snapped the Warriors 4-game losing streak.

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Baylor’s Brittney Griner drops 50 on K-State; moves into second place on NCAA women’s scoring list

Posted in Blogroll on March 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Brittney Griner’s pregame dunks hold court.

She’s the lone Sequoia in a land filled with oak trees. In four years, Brittney Griner has dominated college basketball like very few have. People will debate forever whether Griner or USC’s Cheryl Miller is the best ever. Griner’s dominance in a sport at the height of it’s popularity comes at a time where she can write her own ticket to super stardom.

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