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Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis are appealing their suspensions but doesn’t it seem odd that the person that hears the appeals, Roger Goodell, is the man that handed down the suspensions in the first place?

Those with interest in the NFL are anxiously awaiting the unveiling of the new Nike apparel on Tuesday, although Nike has said not to expect drastic changes. That’s just too bad because that Tampa Bay creamsicle and Seattle neon green deserves to be phased out.

5 foot 9 inch James Justice owned the NCAA slam dunk contest.  Why is this SO much better than the pros?

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

It’s the end of the Manning era in Indianapolis. Now we get to play the “where will Peyton land” game until he signs with another team.  This feels like Brett Favre all over again. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Alba, Basketball, Football, Golf, NBA, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

The New Orleans Saints and their former defensive coordinator were caught in a bounty scheme that paid players for hard hits.  Their defense was pretty terrible, I doubt they paid out much…or at all.

The media has put a lot of emphasis on the bounty story and the NFL is allegedly going to make an example of the Saints but is anyone foolish enough to believe this is isolated to one team or group of players?

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

David Stern and the NBA were smart to figure out a way to get Jeremy Lin involved in the All-Star weekend.  The Rookie/Sophomore game was the most watched since 2004.  A few guys named Wade, Bosh, James, and Anthony participated in that one.

It really is a shame that Slam Dunk Contest got top billing on All-Star Saturday Night. Do you even remember who won and why?

In case you forgot, Jeremy Evans (Utah Jazz) won by jumping over Kevin Hart in the final round.  Yes, that Kevin Hart.  The one we can all jump over.

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Posted by on February 27, 2012 in Alba, Baseball, Basketball, Football, MLB, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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Let’s Be Honest…

Our unfiltered thoughts on the past week in sports…

Let the bowl games begin! Did you know you missed three bowl games last week? Do you even care? (pic from Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)

As if Penn State hasn’t had enough problems their QB, Matt McGloin, suffered a seizure and was hospitalized due to a locker room fight with Curtis Drake, WR. What’s really good?

Quietly the NCAA has decided to hold off on plans to pay student athletes an additional $2,000 stipend. Let’s hope they can agree to enact this, it’s the least they can do.

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, Football, NBA, NCAA, NCAA, NFL, Robin

 

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He’s the Best Ever, But Not at What You Think

As is often the case when a superstar retires, analysts, fans, heck everyone begins to analyze where that particular superstar fits in the pantheon of all-time greats. When Shaquille O’Neal announced his retirement from the NBA this week after 19 seasons discussions of his place in history among centers began almost immediately (personally I have him as #5 behind Wilt; Bill, obviously Russell and not Walton; Kareem; and Hakeem). But there is one thing Shaq did better than any of those players and better than any player thus far in NBA history: manipulate and manage the media. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, NBA

 

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Out With the Old

In 1999, Michael Jordan retired (we are going to just pretend that whole debacle of a comeback with the Washington Wizards never happened, ok) and a big deal was made about who among the current crop of NBA players would replace him.  Many acted as if the NBA would shrivel up and die without his presence.  Considering Jordan was the preeminent player of his time (and to some the best NBA player ever) his absence left large shoes to fill.  Many thought the heir apparent was Kobe Bryant who was three years into his career and seemed to pattern his entire game after Jordan.  Kobe never quite lived up to those lofty expectations but built his own great career and 12 years later, the NBA is undergoing yet another changing of the guard. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in Alba, Basketball, NBA

 

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