Tip-Off for 8/8/13 (featuring @skyzoo): What do you want from Sports?

Posted in Blogroll on August 8th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

uh beans

That’s what it’s gonna feel like when Beans proves y’all wrong from sea to shining sea…

Yeah, I’m back in effect…

Don’t sleep on Skyzoo…

So…what is up people? How y’all be? Having a good week? I’m all good. Smiling thinking about my baby girl’s smile. Tell your kids you love them. Word. OK, let’s get to it then…

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Tip-Off for 8/7/13 (featuring Bruno Mars): Open arms optional as Riley Cooper returns to the Eagles

Posted in Blogroll on August 7th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(CBS Sports)

Linebacker DeMeco Ryans welcomes back teammate Riley Cooper.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to practice after missing three in four days as a result of racial therapy sessions and time with his family.

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Tip-Off for 8/6/13 (featuring David Robinson): What should the Miami Heat expect from Greg Oden?

Posted in Blogroll on August 6th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Getty Images)

The Miami Heat and Greg Oden are praying for a productive relationship.

Greg Oden is persistent, if nothing else. We’ve waited to see something, anything from Oden, but his ailing knees have been less than cooperative.

After a three-year absence, the No.1 overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft has been signed by the Miami Heat. How realistic should our expectations be for him?

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez suspended through 2014 season

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

(UFRS.com)

Of all the hands in the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod’s may be the dirtiest.

Major League Baseball will announce at 3 pm EST the suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season for his involvement with Tony Bosch and BioGenesis. Rodriguez has already proclaimed he would appeal the decision — which means he could possibly be in the Yankees lineup tonight against the Chicago White Sox.

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2013 Philadelphia Eagles training camp: Speed comes in shifts

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

(Philly.com)

Michael Vick and Nick Foles have played to a standoff in the first week of camp.

The Philadelphia Eagles veterans and rookies survived what was a forgettable week. This is a franchise looking to put their best foot forward for new head coach Chip Kelly, and as the second week of training camp at Novacare got underway, the team is finally settling into the speed of Kelly’s practices and more importantly, getting back to focusing on football.

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Tip-Off for 8/5/13 (featuring Patrick Ewing): Johnny Manziel: Is the NCAA’s problem the NFL’s answer?

Posted in 1984 Georgetown Hoyas, 1990 UNLV Runnin' Rebels on August 5th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Guardian.com)

Is Johnny Manziel’s reputation being stripped down in college only to be rebuilt in the NFL?

Another week, another incident involving Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. The quarterback’s high profile summer has taken yet another turn down a darker road. The most recent episode is a probe into the Texas A&M star signing over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia during a stay in Miami. Approximately 999 of the items were sequentially numbered and authenticated.

A.J. Green and Terrelle Pryor were both suspended for signing items while still at Georgia and Ohio State, respectively, but nowhere near the number Manziel has reportedly signed.

What will Manziel face as this story unfolds?

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Sculptor commissioned to complete Joe Frazier statue has died

Posted in Blogroll on August 3rd, 2013 by Christian Avard

 

Larry Nowlan at his Windsor, Vt. studio. Nowland died Tuesday at his home in Cornish, N.H. He was 48 years old.

Christian Avard, Rutland Herald photo

A renowned Upper Valley sculptor known for life-size bronze statues of famous people and places died Tuesday, according to family members.

Lawrence Nowlan of Cornish, N.H., was the bronze sculptor who created statues of former Philadelphia Phillies broadcaster Harry Kalas, the Wildland Firefighters National Monument in Boise, Idaho, and the War Memorial in downtown Windsor. He was 48 years old.

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Rajon Rondo: Rebuild it. One pass at a time

Posted in Blogroll on August 2nd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Devian Art)

Only Rajon Rondo remains…

No one is left. No one else is coming. The exquisite loneliness felt when everyone around you vanishes cannot be aptly described. Where there was once brotherhood and camaraderie, a solitary figure stands.

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Tip-Off for 8/2/13 (featuring James Baldwin): What is Roger Goodell really protecting?

Posted in Blogroll on August 2nd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Fanduel.com)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has become a walking contradiction.

Roger Goodell has dealt with some pressing issues as NFL Commissioner. However, in the last two months, he has failed to set a precedent on two racially sensitive issues. The Commish has proved to us all he’s only about making a dollar.

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Tip-Off for 8/1/13 (featuring Chuck D): The NFL takes a fantasy approach to the Pro Bowl

Posted in Blogroll on August 1st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Queen Bee Tickets)

The new Pro Bowl format benefits players like Adrian Peterson.

The NFL Pro Bowl is dead as we know it. League officials have taken a fantasy football-like approach. Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders will serve as honorary captains and select teams with the help of fans on NFL.com.

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