29 January 2011

Kevin Garnett Playing Dirty Yet Again

Now while I would not say that Celtics forward Kevin Garnett is necessarily a dirty player, one only has to search "kevin garnett dirty player" on YouTube if they needed to back up a statement that he is a dirty player. Last night against the Phoenix Suns, KG gave Channing Frye a nice tap in the groin as well as no room for Frye to land as he was in the process of coming down from his jump shot. Frye falls to the ground then yells at Garnett and a quasi-melee broke out. Let's go to the videotape.

Can the NFL dump the Pro Bowl already?

So Sunday evening is the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl, which is being promoted as the start of Super Bowl week before the big showdown between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 6th in Super Bowl XLV. And as I do every year, I will refuse to watch. In fact, I still believe that the Pro Bowl should end and never be played again.

Yankees Need Andy Pettitte For A World Series Run

Now do I think the New York Yankees are a playoff team? Absolutely, in fact of the teams in the American League I think only the Boston Red Sox are better. But if they want to win Championship #28, they're gonna need Andy Pettitte back in the rotation when the season begins.
UPDATE: Pettitte has chosen to retire

28 January 2011

ESPN Monday Night & Wednesday Night Baseball New Broadcast Teams

One of the top moves regarding Major League Baseball television announcers this offseason is the recent move by ESPN to put back the terrific Sean McDonough back on baseball coverage, which he has only done sparingly since joining the Worldwide Leader at the start of the millennium. McDonough will be teamed with the underrated Aaron Boone and the overrated Rick Sutcliffe on ESPN Monday Night Baseball.
The new Wednesday Night Baseball team on ESPN will be the decent Dave O'Brien and the mediocre Nomar Garciaparra.
Here's the press release from ESPN.

2011 NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft Results

In a new format that brings us all back to our youth playing sports on the playground, the NHL All-Star teams were not picked in the traditional East/West format but rather selected by two captains, Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and Hurricanes forward Eric Staal, chose their own teams in a fantasy draft that occurred this evening. Staal won the coin toss and had the first pick, who did he chose first overall?
Continue reading for the fantasy draft results and the rosters of the 58th NHL All-Star Game to be held on January 30th at RBC Center in Raleigh on Versus.

27 January 2011

2011 NBA All-Star Game Starters

The starters of the 60th NBA All-Star Game have been announced by the NBA today? So will your favorite player be starting on February 20th at Staples Center in Los Angeles on TNT? See below for the results.

2011 NFL Mock Draft, 4th Edition

As the 2011 Senior Bowl wraps up down in Mobile, thirty of the thirty-two NFL teams are in full preparation for the 2011 NFL Draft. As we all look upon Arlington, Texas on February 6 as the Packers and Steelers battle for the Lombardi Trophy, the other teams look to begin on their own road to the Super Bowl by drafting well on April 28-30.
It's time for the fourth edition of my 2011 NFL Mock Draft, with changes throughout the round. 

Jeff Fisher Out In Tennessee

Even after the announcement that he will back at the beginning of this month, it is appearing that Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher will no be with the club next season, according to SI.com's Don Banks. It is unknown whether it will be a resignation, a firing, or a mutual parting (i.e. firing).
UPDATE: Fisher is indeed out in Tennessee

26 January 2011

And You Thought Miley Cyrus Was Bad? Check Out The Ohio State Version Of Party In The USA

We all know the god awful song "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus. And Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, Jon Diebler, and Aaron Craft thought it was a great idea to sing their own version of the song and put it on Youtube. Let's go to the videotape.

25 January 2011

Chad Ochocinco Going Back To Being Chad Johnson

One of the most notorious attention hogs of the NFL today and (wannabe T.O.) Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals is back in the news because he is to be now referred to as Chad Johnson, which was his original name before changing it to Ochocinco before the 2008 NFL season.
Should we care? No. Do we? Yes. In fact for a while I forgot he was "Chad Johnson" originally. But I also remember referring to him as "Chad Johnson" and getting scolded for it so you know.
UPDATE: He will stay Ochocinco

24 January 2011

Rashard Mendenhall Gets Down And Dirty With Ben Roethlisberger

As the Steelers' victory over the Jets was sealed and Ben Roethlisberger took what would become a series of knees, he fell to the ground. Big mistake as Rashard Mendenhall, who had a terrific game, wanted to let Big Ben know he was there. In a very odd way. Let's go to the videotape.

NASCAR 2011 Season Preview

As we head into the 2011 season in NASCAR, a variety of rule changes have been at the forefront of the minds of the fans. They include a possible new points change in which the winner will be awarded 43 points, second-place 42 points, etc with bonus points added in as well plus the decision that drivers will be only able to run for points in one series which hopes to alleviate the Sprint Cup drivers dominating the Nationwide Series and a possible change in qualifying procedure. But one thing is still constant, Jimmie Johnson is the Sprint Cup Champion. Will he win his sixth title in a row or can somebody step up. And who will win in the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series?
It's time for my 2011 NASCAR season preview.

23 January 2011

Pittsburgh Steelers Win The AFC, Head To Super Bowl XLV

They got outplayed badly in the second half by the New York Jets but the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to hold on by a 24-19 score to to advance to their third Super Bowl trip in six years to take on the NFC Champion Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV. The Steelers jumped out to a 24-0 lead in the first half thanks to multiple miscues by the Jets but the Jets rallied big time in the second half. But a clutch goal line stand by the Steelers proved to be enough, even with the Steelers giving up a safety on the very next play.

Mark Sanchez Wipes His Booger On Mark Brunell?

Well we all know Mark Brunell carries a clipboard on the sidelines as the backup quarterback to Mark Sanchez but that also means that boogers can be wiped on him? Awesome! Let's go to the videotape.

Green Bay Packers Win NFC, Head To Super Bowl XLV

Did not matter that Aaron Rodgers had an off day. Did not matter that the Packers had no running game. Did not matter that a third string quarterback nearly rallied the Bears to a tying touchdown near the end. You know what does matter? The Green Bay Packers are headed to Super Bowl XLV to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers after defeating the Chicago Bears 21-14 at Soldier Field in which the defense stepped up, most notable during B.J. Raji's interception return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. This is the Packers' first appearance in the Super Bowl since falling to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII.

Blake Griffin Can't Be Tamed

This guy is just unreal. He throws down these ridiculous alley-oops with such ease, it isn't even fair. Here is yet another monster alley-oop against the Warriors on the feed from fellow Eric Bledsoe. Take a look.