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What You Missed While You were Watching the Super Bowl

 

Santonio Holmes looks for things other than himself going on in sports. Oh, look at this article!

Santonio Holmes looks for things other than himself going on in sports. Oh, look at this article!

 

 

Now, if you were watching the Super Bowl last night, which I’m sure you were, you probably missed the following events:

1. Michael Phelps Apologizes for Marijuana Pipe in his Mouth

michael-phelpsA British tabloid showed a picture of Phelps inhaling from a marijuana pipe Saturday, although it did not say specifically that he was smoking marijuana, but instead stated that the pipe was generally used for that purpose. Continue reading

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | College Basketball, NBA, NFL, NHL, Olympic Sports, Tennis | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Boston Three Party… Or a Party of Four? Maybe Even Five! Or Six, Seven…

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When Mike D’Antoni drafted Rajon Rondo to be a Sun with the 21st pick in the 2006 draft, he just traded, with fears that his inability to shoot a jump shot wouldn’t fit in with the Suns. And, honestly, Rondo should be happy that he was traded on draft day because he could have never reached his full potential backing Steve Nash up. 

However, it wasn’t a good move for the Suns, with Rondo now stunning the sports world as point guard for the Boston Celtics.

He nicely complemented the Celtics’ Big Three last year, but he was that and only that: a complement. Now, however, he has fit himself into the mix, with the first triple- double since Ryan Gomes for the Celtics and rising thoughts that the Celtics might not only have a Boston Three Party but a Boston Three Party plus One. Continue reading

December 23, 2008 Posted by | NBA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Surprise Players this Year in the NBA

rudy-fernandez1This year in the NBA has been full of surprises, mainly the players. Some surprise players this year include:

1. Danny Granger, SF, Indiana Pacers

Granger has 23.7 PPG, 5 RPG, and 3 APG this season, and if not for the team he’s playing on, I believe he would be in MVP consideration. All his stats except rebounds are up from last year.

2. Rajon Rondo, PG, Boston Celtics

Are we going to have to change the Big Three to the Fantastic Four? I mean, seriously: 10.9 PPG, 7.4 APG, 5 RPG, and 2.3 SPG? Not to mention the fact that he got the first Celtics triple double since Ryan Gomes got one in 2006. Outrageous for a guy who is lost in a team with three of the best players in the nation! Continue reading

December 17, 2008 Posted by | NBA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NBA Rookie Report

O.J. Mayo

*Note: these statistics may be a day or two late. I’m sorry about the inconvenience.

My NBA Rookie Report rankings are as follows:

1. O.J. Mayo- 21.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, .471 FG%, .398 3PT%, .878 FT%

Why above Rose- 1 reason: only guy since Magic Johnson to start a career with 20 straight games with double figures in points. Pretty good company, don’t you think? Continue reading

December 15, 2008 Posted by | NBA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yankees Making Big Deals with Big Pitchers

In the NBA, it’s the Suns who make big moves.

In the NFL, it’s an assortment of teams who make big moves.

And, as we all know, in the MLB, it’s the Yankees who make big move.

And boy, have they made big moves in Free Agency Season 2008-2009. We all know about their predicament on the pitchers’ mound, but they’re ready to change that.

Just a few days after Baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Yankees have already made deals with big name pitchers C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett. The deal with Sabathia is worth $161 million dollars over 7 years, and the deal with Burnett is worth $82.5 million over 5 years. Continue reading

December 13, 2008 Posted by | MLB Off-season | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments