August 18, 2009
I am so tired of this Brett Favre media circus. Every few months we finally start to think it might be over, and then Favre comes out of nowhere with some announcement that sets the sports world on fire. Favre has reportedly agreed to sign with the Minnesota Vikings, pending a physical.
This is his final F You to the Green Bay Packers as he’ll now be with a division rival. Favre will play in Lambeau Field against the Packers and hopes to get his revenge on being poorly treated 2 years ago. Well let’s not forget the mistreatment of Favre’s team last year, the New York Jets. The Jets lose their star QB due to “retirement” and get absolutely nothing in return now that Favre is BACK in the league.
This is a nightmare and Roger Goodell needs to enact some sort of requirement or legislation to get this type of thing to stop. You can have any unhappy player “retire” only to come back the next year for a new team and better attitude? That’s just not right and the exact opposite of being a good sportsman. Favre will be a BUST for Minnesota. His shoulder is NOT healthy enough for a 16 game season not to mention anything in the post season. Vike’s can enjoy their press, ratings, and merchandise cash now, but come December they’ll most likely be watching the playoffs from home like Favre’s last team the Jets were in 2008.
July 12, 2009
Brock Lesnar defended his heavyweight title in his uniquely brutish style at UFC 100 Saturday night, capping the sport’s landmark weekend with a second-round stoppage of Frank Mir.
Georges St. Pierre defended his welterweight title with a showcase of his inimitably well-rounded mixed martial arts skills in an unanimous decision over Thiago Alves, while Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping with a single punch in a middleweight upset as the UFC rolled its odometer into triple digits on a celebratory night for the proliferating sport.
Lesnar (4-1) ended the main event with a relentless series of right hands into the face of Mir, who handed Lesnar his only loss nearly 18 months ago.
Lesnar, a hulking former pro wrestler with a mercurial temperament, then taunted his opponent while Mir still was on the ground. He added a two-handed obscene gesture to the booing sellout crowd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, putting an entertaining but unflattering end on the highest-profile show in the sport’s history.
There were no theatrics or poor sportsmanship from St. Pierre, the classy Canadian star considered the UFC’s pound-for-pound best. He was the superior fighter from the start, steadily punishing Alves with punches, kicks and repeated takedowns in his third title defense.
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July 4, 2009
Former Titans and Ravens quarterback Steve McNair has been killed. Police said McNair suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head in downtown Nashville.
The incident happened near 2nd South & Lea Ave. Police said it looked like a double homicide. A female victim was also found dead.
June 14, 2009
What an intense playoff season for the NBA. Starting out with great match ups like the bulls/celtics and spurs/mavs.. it was the Los Angeles Lakers that held tough and perservered against every opponent. So much of the spotlight was split between Lebron and Kobe, but thanks to a certain “Superman”, the Cleveland Cavaliers hopes and dreams were dashed.
This finals series will certainly not go down in history as the most exciting basketball ever played. But it showed a huge underdog team with a ton of heart go up against the most solid team in the game. The Magic should not walk away defeated, but proud of how far the team has came in such a short period.
Congratulations to Phil Jackson, the coaching staff, and the players of the Los Angeles Lakers for their 15th championship title.
oh and we can’t forget the 2009 NBA Finals MVP… Kobe Bryant.
June 12, 2009
Dwight Howard has been named the cover athlete for EA Sport’s upcoming NBA Live 10. The Magic Center is making his video game cover debut and its certainly well deserved as he got his team to the finals. I think 2k Sports should take notice from this video, this is how you debut a cover athlete! A bad Spike Lee tv spot is not the way to go.
June 4, 2009
Kobe Bryant will be on the cover of NBA 2k10 this year and the fans can choose which picture will be used for the game. Bryant is an obvious choice as Lebron was bounced out of the playoffs last week and Kobe will undoubtedly go down as the biggest star of the offseason, especially if the Laker’s win the championship. Hopefully this means more details on 2k10 are right around the corner.
You can check out the different cover art versions here.
May 18, 2009
In what is surprising but not shocking news, Tony Kornheiser has stepped down from his post in the announce booth at Monday Night Football. Quite frankly I have not been a major fan of his on there and think his skills are better utilized on PTI, in print, and on radio. His replacement has already been named, Jon Gruden former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buc’s will be taking over this spot.
Gruden is known to be pretty outspoken so this will be interesting to see how long it takes before we see blow up’s between him and Ron Jaworski. Here’s Korny’s official statement about Gruden being named as his successor:
“If I could handpick a replacement of a football guy, I would cast a net and drag in Jon Gruden,” Kornheiser said in a statement released by the network. “He is the two things you most want — smart and funny — and has the two things I don’t — good hair and a tan.”