Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless react to racist statement about Tiger Woods
Sergio Garcia, professional golfer and Tiger Woods rival was asked at a European Tour awards dinner Tuesday night, would he invite Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open? Garcia replied:
“We’ll have him round every night,” “We will serve fried chicken.”
Tiger Woods was offended by those racist remarks and so were many Americans both black and white. My favorite duo Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, reporters of ESPN reacted to the remarks. I would like for you to listen to this discuss and feel free to leave a comment below.
2013 NFL Draft Selection- Kawann Short
From the University of Purdue, The Carolina Panthers drafted Kawann Short. Short, a defensive tackle is a good second round pick up for the Panthers. His strengths are his huge wingspan and his ability to bat down passes. He will present a lot of problems for quarterbacks and their entire offense. Kawann is a disciplined and determined team player. It will be interested to see how well he fit into the system in Carolina and hopefully he will blossom as a great player in the NFL.
Skip Bayless goes in on Kevin Durant about not showing up in the Oklahoma Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies series. He says that it looks like Russell Westbrook is the new sheriff in OKC and he also says that he overestimated Durant for over the past six or seven years. Bayless says that Durant is not a superstar,
“he’s not Michael Jordan, he’s not Magic Johnson, he’s not Kobe he’s not Lebron, he’s not even the Kevin Durant I thought he was”.
Of course Stephen A. Smith got in his ass for making such an unfair statement on the young superstar. Smith totally disagreed with Bayless. I like when these two guys debate on sports. Kevin Durant, are you listening to these guys? Next year is your time to quiet all the critics!
Former Atlanta Hawk Jason Collins comes out of the Closet
Jason Collins, a Stanford alumni and former Atlanta Hawk center announced today that he is a gay man. The thirty four year old athlete and current Washington Wizards center told Sports Illustrated:
“I wish I wasn’t the kid in the classroom raising his hand and saying, “I’m different”. If I had my way, someone else would have already done this. Nobody has that’s why I am raising my hand.”
He is currently a free agent and hopes that the Wizards or another NBA team will sign him to play next season.
Do you think Collins statement will encourage other professional athletes to come out as well? My opinion is, he will not influence other players to admit that they are gay or bisexual. Jason is a reserve basketball player with average stats and minimal playing time. He is already a 9th or 10th man on the bench and his value for a team my not out weigh the team’s distraction from the media.
Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered one of the most gruesome injuries in NCAA basketball history Sunday afternoon as the Cardinals faced the Duke Blue Devils in the Midwest Regional final of the NCAA Men’s Tournament. Ware’s injury stunned the crowd, both teams and the commentators when it occurred with about 6-and-a-half minutes to go in the first half of the game. While running out to defend a three-point shot by Duke’s Tyler Thornton, Ware landed awkwardly and his right leg bent and broke at an ugly and scary angle. The injury was so graphic that CBS did not show replays after he was wheeled off the floor.
The players for both teams reacted with shock and fear. The Louisville bench recoiled in horror as several of the players on court began openly crying for their injured teammate. Louisville coach Rick Pitino was seen visibly wiping away tears.
“The bone’s 6 inches out of his leg and all he’s yelling is, ‘Win the game, win the game,’” Pitino said. “I’ve not seen that in my life. … Pretty special young man.”
“Kevin Ware” immediately became a trending topic on Twitter. Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann suffered one of the most infamous broken legs in sports history during a 1985 Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants. He tweeted his sympathy for Ware. “Watching Duke/Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware,” he said.
Matt Bryant Kicks Game Winning Field Goal – Falcons Advance
This game was not suppose to be a nail biter especially if you are a Atlanta Falcons fan like myself. I was impressed with how well the team played for the first three quarters of the game. Going into the fourth quarter and up 20 points, everything seemed to fall apart. The Falcons turned the ball over at a critical moment and put their Superbowl dreams in jeopardy. Thankfully, Matt Bryant was able to sink the 49 yard FG with only 8 seconds left in the game. For the recap, visit www.espn.com
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Seahawks Defeat Redskins – Falcons Rise Up
The Seattle Seahawks came to Washington and handled their business today against the Redskins. After falling behind by 2 touchdowns, the Seahawks scored 24 unanswered points to win 24-14. Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch did just enough to advance to the second round of the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Seahawks fans, your road to the Superbowl will end at the Georgia Dome next week. I just don’t believe a rookie quarterback and an inexperienced supporting cast will be able to win a game on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.
I have a big question for Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, why did you allow RG III to play the entire game after watching him limp after a 14 point lead in the first quarter? Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Redskins fan, but it really freaked me out to see Robert Griffin III on the field after re injuring his leg. Of coarse he’s a competitor with a strong desire to win and a gigantic heart, I believe the backup QB would have been good enough to protect their lead.
For the recap of the game visit www.espn.com
Lebron James try to re-ignite Heat
“There is a cloud over our team because we’re not defending like we know we’re capable of defending,” James said. “We have some room for improvement. The good thing is we can be great. But right now, we’re not good. We’re not very good right now as a team and we’ve got to get to that point.”
At some point, as in life, we all must lead, follow, or get out of the way. Lebron takes the Heat upon his shoulders. Will it work? Time will tell.
A game later, Lebron went for 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, as the Miami Heat defeated the New Orleans Hornets 106-90. For details goto www.espn.com
Marquez Knocked Out Pacquiao
A battered and bloody Juan Manuel Marquez pulled off a stunning upset tonight by knocking out Manny Pacquiao. A brutal fight, both Pacquiao and Marquez received devastating blows from one another. Pacquiao was looking great in the first two rounds but in the 3rd, he was caught by a powerful right hand that sent him to the canvass. A couple of rounds later, Pacquiao dropped Marquez with a good punch which seemed to give him control of the fight again. In the 6th round both fighters exchanged devastating blows before Marquez landed a perfect right hand that knocked Pacquiao out cold for the ten count and at least two more minutes. Overall, I think this was the fight of the year! Hats off to both fighters for giving the fans a great moment in boxing history. For more details, visit www.espn.com
Don’t you just love Monday Night Football!! The Washington Redskins’ win was gigantic as RG3 proves 2 much for the (NY) Giants. Once again Robert Griffin displays a Really Good performance. RG can stand for Really Good, Rare Guy or Redskin Genius, but one constant, he is hott. RG3 led his team to a 17-16 win over the visiting N.Y Giants Monday night.
For recap visit www.espn.com
The Falcons game was NO BREES, but DREW picks around da Saints
The Atlanta Falcons avenge their only loss of the season by defeating the New Orlean Saints last night at the Ga Dome, 23-13.
Drew Brees threw a career high 5 interceptions. Brees also snapped his 54 game streak of at least 1 touchdown pass per game.
Atlanta’s quest to clinch the division and home field is a step closer. For recap visit www.espn.com
Alabama Roll into Atlanta to take on the Bulldogs
in the SEC Championship Game
Musical chairs, NCAA style, take place on Saturday December 1st at the Georgia Dome. Two 11-1 teams from the SEC square off for the opportunity to take on Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship.
Alabama has a chance to redeem it’s only loss, to Texas A & M in week 12. Georgia’s lone loss was to the hands of South Carolina, another SEC top ten team. So the music is set. Who is Notre Dame’s dance partner. Saturday night the world will know.
Atlanta Falcons Defeat Tampa Bay Bucs 24-23
Some how, some way, the Atlanta Falcons were able to improve their record to (10-1) by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-23. Matt Ryan is playing a lot better as of later while Michael Turner has struggled to run the ball. Turner rushed for 17 yds on 13 carries, with 1 touchdown. The Falcons had a total of 79 yds rushing in Sunday’s game vs the (6-5) Buccaneers. Last week, the Falcons only had 58 yds rushing in their victory over the Arizona Cardinals. In order to become a great team and hopefully win the Superbowl this year, the Falcons must improve their running attack. They will not be able to defeat the best teams in the league without running the ball effectively. For the recap of Sunday’s game vs the Buccanneers, visit ESPN.COM
49ers destroy Bears 32 – 7
Good thing I didn’t place a wager on the Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers game tonight. I would have probably grabbed the entire flat screen TV, stand with mount and literally thrown it across the building in a frantic rage. Just joking, but I am disappointed on how poorly the Bears offense played tonight. Jason Campbell, the backup QB for the Bears was sacked 5 times and threw 2 interceptions. He didn’t get any help from the offensive line tonight.
Warriors defeat Hawks 92 – 88
If you are a Atlanta Hawks fan, you have to be very patient with the team this season. With the absence of two ex-starters Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams, (both traded during the off season) the Hawks are searching for the next guy to step up as the leader of the new team. On the road last night against Golden State, the Hawks had a strong 4th quarter but still fell short at the end.
Recap from NBA.com:
Lou Williams led Atlanta with 18 points and poured home 12 of those in the fourth quarter to make things interesting down the stretch, but the Hawks ran out of time to complete their comeback. “I thought our guys did a great job of responding to being embarrassed on the boards the other night [being outboarded 65-54 by Denver in double overtime Saturday]. . . . We’ve got to be committed to it, because we don’t have the luxury of having one guy that’s going to go get us 20 [rebounds] every night. We’ve got to do it as a committee.”
– Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson on winning the rebounding battle without Bogut
UP NEXT: For the Hawks, Friday @ Sacramento, Monday vs. Orlando, Wednesday vs. Washington. For the Warriors, Friday @ Minnesota, Sunday @ Oklahoma City, Monday @ Dallas.
Roethlisberger has rib injury too, out vs. Ravens
It looks like Byron Leftwich will get the start Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The slow release, but crafty veteran will get a chance to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to victory due to injured starting QB Big Ben Roethlisberger. According to Yahoo,
“Right arm tucked into a black sling, weary eyes betraying a decided lack of sleep, Ben Roethlisberger tried to stay positive after the worst – and by far the most harrowing – injury of his career.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback believes he can return this season despite spraining his right shoulder and suffering what he called a dislocated rib in Monday night’s overtime win against Kansas City“.
The Steelers will definitely have their work cut out for them on Sunday night. Playing against one of the toughest defenses in the NFL, the game will be very interesting
The Lakers look to turn things around with their new look roster, after a 1-4 start and the firing of Mike Brown on November 9, 2012. The Laker’s looked lost on offense and defense, while trying to adjust to the Princeton offense and new team mates Dwight Howard, Antawn Jamison, and the now injured Steve Nash. The Lakers responded with a dominating 101-77 victory over their California state rivals the Golden State Warriors. Kobe scored a team high 27 points to continue his trend of domination on the basketball court, despite his team’s 1-4 record and playing on a bruised foot. Paul Gasol added a double double with 14 points and 16 rebounds. Jordan Hill also added 14 points off the bench. The Lakers also gained momentum with a victory over the Sacramento Kings 103-90 lead by Dwight Howard’s 23 points and 18 rebounds. The Lakers are moving forward with newly hired coach Mike D’Antoni and hoping that his system will be effective enough to get the team back to playing LA Lakers basketball.
50 Cent talks about leaving Mayweather for a new business venture, Chief Keef beef with Lupe, and more….
Big game for the Atlanta Falcons this weekend. They will try to improve their undefeated record to 6-0 by beating the Oakland Raiders. The Georgia Dome will be off the chain come Sunday afternoon. Tailgaters bring your electric grill, plenty of meat, and lots of beer and liquor for the extravaganza. Fantasy football players, Roddy White will have a big game Sunday and Matt Ryan will throw for at least three touchdowns.
I’ve been loving you since 2004, Finding Nemo. – Dwight Howard
NBA sensation, Dwight Howard has declared his love for talk show host/comedienne, Ellen Degeneres on her hit self-titled talk show(The Ellen Degeneres Show). The talk host show/comedienne/actress played the character, Dory in the computer-animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Andrew Stanton. Actually, the film was released in 2003, not 2004 as the newly Los Angeles Lakers point forward mentioned on the show. Perhaps it was quite infatuated by Degeneres and led to his error. It happens.
See Dwight Howard on The Ellen Degeneres Show. And check out his dance moves for the ladies.
Floyd Mayweather Is Out Of Jail
Boxing is back again!!! Floyd Mayweather was released from jail on Friday Aug 2, 2012 after serving 2 months for domestic violence. He originally was sentenced to six months, then it was reduced to three. He was released a month early for good behavior. Floyd was picked from jail by rapper and close friend 50 Cent.
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Jerry Sandusky Guilty: Verdict Reached In Child Molestation Trial Of Former Penn State Football Coach
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky entered the Centre County Courthouse Friday as one of the most celebrated figures in the history of Penn State sports. He left a convicted child molester.
Following two days of jury deliberations, Sandusky was found guilty Friday of molesting several young boys.
The 68-year-old could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 criminal counts related to the alleged assault of 10 boys over a 15-year period. The allegations led to the ouster of the late Penn State University president and long-time coach Joe Paterno, who died in January.
Prosecutors said Sandusky was a “predatory pedophile” and a “sick, disturbed man,” who targeted “the most vulnerable kids, kids in need.”
Defense lawyer Joe Amendola said Sandusky was the victim of a grand conspiracy and that prosecutors provided no physical evidence to prove he had molested anyone. Because of the allegations, “everything [Jerry Sandusky] ever loved, everything he’s ever built, and everything he’s ever stood for — it’s gone,” Amendola said.
Jerry Sandusky Guilty: Verdict Reached In Child Molestation Trial Of Former Penn State Football Coach.
Champs! James’ triple-double lifts Heat to title
By BRIAN MAHONEY
Posted Jun 22 2012 7:28AM
MIAMI (AP) Music blared and confetti fell, the only celebration LeBron James really wanted in Miami.
Not that one two summers ago, the welcoming rally where he boasted of multiple titles, perhaps without realizing how hard it would be to win just one.
He dreamed of this moment, with teammates surrounding him and the NBA championship trophy beside him.
“You know, my dream has become a reality now, and it’s the best feeling I ever had,” James said.
James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Miami Heat in a 121-106 rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to win the NBA Finals in five games.
Ripped and ridiculed for the way he announced he was leaving Cleveland and taking his talents to South Beach, it’s all worth it now for James.
Best player in the game. Best team in the league.
And now, NBA champion.
“I’m happy now that eight years later, nine years later since I’ve been drafted, that I can finally say that I’m a champion, and I did it the right way,” James said. “I didn’t shortcut anything. You know, I put a lot of hard work and dedication in it, and hard work pays off. It’s a great moment for myself.”
And for his teammates, who watched the Dallas Mavericks celebrate on their floor last year.
James left the game along with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for good with 3:01 remaining for a round of hugs and the start for a party he’s been waiting for since arriving in the NBA out of high school as the No. 1 pick of the 2003 draft. James hopped up and down in the final minutes, shared a long hug with opponent Kevin Durant, and then soaked in the “MVP! MVP! chants during the raucous postgame.
“I wanted to become a champion someday,” James said. “I didn’t know exactly when it would happen, but I put in a lot of hard work.”
He was a choker last year, the guy who came up small in the fourth quarter, mocked for “shrinking” in the moment while playing with what he called “hatred” in trying to prove his critics wrong.
He came to Miami seeking an easier road to the finals but found it tougher than he expected, the Heat coming up empty last year and nearly getting knocked out in the Eastern Conference finals this time by Boston. Facing elimination there, James poured in 45 points on the road to force a Game 7 and the Heat won it at home.
“It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done as a basketball player,” James said. “You just put a lot of hard work into it and you hope that one day it will pay off for you.”
This time, with a chance to clinch, the Heat took control in the second quarter, briefly lost it and blew the game open again in the third behind their role players, James content to pass to wide-open 3-point shooters while the Thunder focused all their attention on him.
The disappointment of losing to Dallas in six games a year ago vanished in a blowout of the demoralized Thunder, who got 32 points and 11 rebounds from Durant.
Bosh and Wade, the other members of the Big Three who sat alongside James as he promised titles at his Miami welcoming party, both had strong games. Bosh, who wept as the Heat left their own court after losing Game 6 last year, finished with 24 points and Wade scored 20. The Heat also got a huge boost from Mike Miller, who made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points.
That all made it easier for James, the most heavily scrutinized player in the league since his departure from Cleveland, when he announced he was “taking his talents to South Beach” on a TV special called “The Decision” that was criticized everywhere from water coolers to the commissioner’s office. James has said he wishes he handled things differently, but few who watched the Cavs fail to assemble championship talent around him could have argued with his desire to depart.
In Miami he found a team that didn’t need him to do it alone, though he reminded everyone during this sensational postseason run that he still could when necessary. He got support whenever he needed it in this series, from Shane Battier’s 17 points in Game 2 to Mario Chalmers’ 25 in Game 4.
In the clincher it was Miller, banged up from so many injuries that he limped from the bench to scorer’s table when he checked in. He made his fourth 3-pointer of the half right before James’ fast-break basket capped a 15-2 run that extended Miami’s lead to 53-36 with 4:42 remaining in the first half.
The Thunder were making a remarkably early trip to the finals just three years after starting 3-29, beating the Mavericks, Lakers and Spurs along the way. With Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and James Harden all 23 or younger, the Thunder have the pieces in place for a lengthy stay atop the Western Conference.
But their inexperience showed in this series, a few questionable decisions, possessions and outright mistakes costing them in their franchise’s first finals appearance since Seattle lost to Chicago in 1996. Westbrook scored 19 but made only four of his 20 shots, unable to come up with anything close to his 43-point outing in Game 4, and Harden finished a miserable series with 19.
“It hurts, man,” Durant said. “We’re all brothers on this team and it just hurts to go out like this. We made it to the finals, which was cool for us, but we didn’t want to just make it there. Unfortunately we lost, so it’s tough.”
Nothing they did could have stopped James, anyway.