31 March 2012

Watch CBS blow the ending to Kansas's victory over Ohio State

Jared Sullinger was disappointed too, just not at CBS
As we already know, Kansas defeated Ohio State 64-62 to advance to the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship Game. The Buckeyes still had a shot late down three with Aaron Craft at the line for a one and one. Craft nailed the first and missed the second to have a chance to tie but a correct lane violation call was made after Craft left too early before the ball hit the rim and he got the rebound. But watch how CBS blows the ensuing inbound by Kansas where OSU inexplicably did not foul while still arguing with the refs and thus Kansas won. Take a look (courtesy SportsGrid).

Kansas defeats Ohio State 64-62, advances to 2012 National Championship Game

Somehow, someway, Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks find themselves in the National Championship Game. They have seemingly had their backs against the ropes all tournament long and certainly did in the second National Semifinal against the Buckeyes from Ohio State, as they trailed OSU by as much as thirteen points, nine points at the half, and led for less than four minutes all game but they led when it counted the most, at the end of the game. The final was Jayhawks 64 Buckeyes 62 down in the Big Easy. The Jayhawks had four scorers in double-digits with noteworthy performances being from Thomas Robinson (19 points, eight boards), and Elijah Johnson (13 points, ten boards).

It will be Kansas and Kentucky in the 2012 NCAA Tournament Championship Game on Monday night in a coaching rematch of the 2008 championship game, where it was Self that came out on top of John Calipari, who was coaching Memphis.

Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr called the game for CBS Sports from the Superdome and they have the game recap.

Stan Van Gundy out in Orlando after the season?

It appears that the Orlando Magic may looking for a new head coach following this season and Dwight Howard seems to be a big reason why, according to Hoopsworld. Let's break this down.

Kentucky defeats Louisville 69-61, advances to National Championship Game

The Cardinals of Louisville certainly were game tonight in the first Final Four game of the evening against their hated rivals but it was the talent of the Kentucky Wildcats, led by a brilliant performance from Anthony Davis, that proved too much as the top seeded team in the 2012 NCAA Tournament will advance to the Nationak Championship Game on Monday after winning tonight, 69-61. Louisville never really seemed out of the game but ultimately, their feistiness proved futile. Davis had 18 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks and he was a guy tonight that the Cardinals had no answer for.

John Calipari's club will take on Kansas on Monday night in a coaching rematch of the 2008 championship game, where it was Bill Self that came out on top.

Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr called the game for CBS Sports from the Superdome and they have the game recap.

Watch Anthony Davis's killer alley-oop finish against Louisville

Right now it is halftime in the first National Semifinal game of the Final Four and Kentucky is up 35-28 at halftime in New Orleans. However, we may have had the play of the game already when Marcus Teague threw up an alley-oop to Anthony Davis, who finished it hard. Fantastic stuff, let's go to the videotape.

Is Donovan McNabb really the most unfairly criticized QB ever?

Donovan McNabb, remember that guy? Yeah he has been whiny of late. A few days ago, he said that Robert Griffin III was not a good fit in Washington with mostly poor reasoning and then saying, when asked if he had an axe to grind with Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, for whom McNabb bombed in 2010, "I do but I don't." And then on Friday, on that pitiful program First Take, McNabb said that he, not Tim Tebow, was the most unfairly criticized quarterback in history. Let's go to the videotape.

Watch John Calipari and Rick Pitino "say" they have no beef

Both John Calipari, head coach of Kentucky, and Rick Pitino, head coach of Louisville, sat down for an interview with the newest member of the CBS Sports family, Jim Rome. They discussed both of their programs, the state of the rivalry in the Bluegrass State and that they really do not have the enmity for each other as everyone thinks. Let's go to the videotape.

Stephon Marbury is a champion, a Chinese champion that is

Stephon Marbury has seemingly reinvented himself while playing in China. He has been accepted with open arms and has been playing like he was when he was a youngster, or at least the non-selfish part. After a dominant season in the Chinese Basketball Association, he led the Beijing Ducks to a championship over Guangdong Southern Tigers, led by former NBAer Aaron Brooks. Here's the great video of the team winning, it's actually something.

30 March 2012

Doug Gottlieb wants the Kansas State job in what could be the worst idea ever

ESPN college basketball analyst, radio show host and overall hack Doug Gottlieb has thrown himself into the vacancy at Kansas State, whose prior head coach, Frank Martin, left a few days ago to take the head job at South Carolina. In my opinion, this could be one of the worst ideas in years.

Watch Ron Burgundy call into the Dan Patrick Show

The big news in the world of entertainment was the announcement of a sequel to one of my favorite movies, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundyby Burgundy himself on Conan O'Brien's TBS program. The news legend then called into The Dan Patrick Show earlier today and discussed why there is a sequel. The DP Show is obviously a sports show so I can put this video on the blog. Let's go to the videotape.

Who's the best dunker in college basketball?

Try a 5'10" guard from Martin Methodist College, an NAIA program. Last night was the college basketball dunk contest and the winner, who threw done some nasty-ass dunks, was James Justice from MMC. This is epic, let's go to the videotape.

29 March 2012

Should the Clippers fire Vinny Del Negro?

Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro has been on thin ice. There were rumors abound that Del Negro lost his locker room and that he was about to be fired but owner Donald Sterling overruled, saying he wanted to see the team one more time in person before a decision and the next game was a big win over the Memphis Grizzlies. He then received a vote of confidence a couple days later. The question is, however, should Del Negro get the axe?

Charles Barkley dressed as a woman? WHY?

This morning, the great Extra Mustard from SI.com, run by the legend that is Jimmy Traina, uncovered the above photo of Charles Barkley dressed as a woman for a new slate of Weight Watchers commercials. I don't know what else to say. Let's go to the videotape.

South Park shows that Tebowing will result in getting hit by a train

You know what Tebowing is, if you don't, look at the picture above. So in the fresh South Park episode last night which tackled to internet memes, it discussed the dangers of Tebowing. Specifically in front of trains. You get the drift, let's go to the videotape.

28 March 2012

Glen Davis dived into the stands for, well, really no reason at MSG

Glen Davis, he who drops pants during a game to protest a call, decided that he was going to try to save a ball already going out of bounds by diving into the crowd at Madison Square Garden in his club's 22 point loss to the Knicks. Not sure really why considering the ball was hopelessly out of reach but maybe he wanted to crowd surf? Or take out some fans? Don't get it. Let's go to the videotape.

Is FOX looking to create an all-sports network?

The big news in the world of sports was a report by Bloomberg saying that News Corporation, the parent company of FOX, was looking to start an all-sports cable network to compete with ESPN. This is similar to to what NBC is trying to do with NBC Sports Network, formerly Versus, and to a lesser extent what CBS is trying to do with CBS Sports Network, formerly CBS College Sports. The Bloomberg report speculated that FOX would turn Fuel TV, which covers action-sports and has started to show some UFC action, into their sports network while John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reported that the plan is to flip SPEED, which is in more than 50 million more homes.

2012 Final Four Predictions

And then there were four. The 2012 NCAA Tournament is now down to the Final Four as Kentucky, Louisville, Kansas and Ohio State are what is left of March Madness and one of those teams will be crowned national champion. But first they have to win their game this Saturday. Who will advance to Monday's National Championship Game?

Watch Craig James "Discuss" Texas Tech

Craig James, what a guy. Crappy college football analyst who conspires to get a coach fired because of his whiny kid being a little wiener and the coach takes none of it. Classic. Now he's running a spirited, but predictably terrible, campaign for the United States Senate. So he decides to tackle the elephant in the room, as his daughter puts it, the Texas Tech case. Of course, James sidesteps the whole thing and talks about how he will always step up for his family from a bully, like he says Mike Leach was, just as he will do for Texas. That would be like scheming to get America taken over by China because it disrespected Texas (and yes that was a terrible metaphor). Let's go to the videotape.

Group led by Magic Johnson to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers

The long nightmare that has been the ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise by Frank McCourt is about to be over. A group led by Lakers legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and former Braves and Nationals President Stan Kasten was announced on Tuesday night to purchase the club for $2 billion, a record price for an American sports franchise. The transfer in ownership of the once-proud franchise is set to take place by the end of April. The controlling owner will be Mark Walter, who is the CEO of the financial services firm Guggenheim Partners and the acquiring group is known as Guggenheim Baseball Management. Read the full Associated Press report here.

This is a huge day not just for the Dodgers but for baseball as a whole. Finally it appears that one of the top franchises in baseball, even as one that has not found great success in the recent years, has found stable ownership that will not drive the franchise into the ground and in bankruptcy. Now we, as baseball fans, can hope that the Dodgers can be brought back into prominence.

27 March 2012

Who should be the Saints' interim coach?

So we all know that Sean Payton has been suspended for the 2012 NFL season as a result of the bounty fiasco. But the question is that who will be the interim coach, especially because the coach the Saints would have immediately gone to, Joe Vitt, was also suspended?

26 March 2012

Al Trautwig and the "bulging dick" of Amar'e Stoudemire

The big news regarding the New York Knicks is that star forward Amar'e Stoudemire is out indefinitely with a bulging disc. But Al Trautwig of MSG read it differently, by accident. You know what I'm talking about. Let's go to the videotape.

2012 NFL Mock Draft: 12th Edition

We are officially in the one month window until Roger Goodell opens the 2012 NFL Draft and put the Indianapolis Colts on the clock. As free agency begins to wind down (and the league is focused on one certain player moving to New York), here is the latest edition of my mock draft, which is at twelve editions and counting.

Tim Tebow is really excited to be a New York Jet

So, Tim Tebow's first press conference as a member of the New York Jets was earlier today and it was a big deal. My father was covering the event in Florham Park and when he's covering an event, it's news. And you could tell that Tebow was very excited to be a member of Gang Green. Very excited. The fine folks at Buzzfeed put together a video of every time Tebow said exciting or excited. Let's go to the videotape.

What makes the Kentucky-Louisville Final Four showdown so good

Although Kansas-Ohio State matchup in the Final Four is a very good one and should make for a better game, I'm more excited for the Louisville-Kentucky game and here's why.

How CBS/Turner can improve their coverage of March Madness

As we head into the 2012 Final Four, we note this is the second year that CBS and Turner have worked together to cover the NCAA Tournament. While I view that the combination has been a success, most notably showing games on four networks so that fans can watch every game, here is what I think can be done to improve the coverage.

25 March 2012

Could Sean Payton be working as an analyst on FOX?

As we all know, Saints head coach Sean Payton is suspended for all of the 2012 NFL season as a result of the penalties levied on that franchise by the NFL for the controversial bounty system that had been apart of the defense a couple years back. While Payton cannot work as a coach this season, he can work as a television analyst. The New York Times reported that CBS, NBC and ESPN all are not interested but the network that is interested is FOX. Here is why this is a bad idea brewing.

Can anybody beat Kentucky?

The best team all season in the world of college basketball has been the Kentucky Wildcats, who have only lost twice all season. They are the overwhelming favorite going into the Final Four down in New Orleans and it must be asked, can anybody beat them?

2012 Final Four TV Schedule

There are four teams left in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and they are Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State and Louisville. Here's is when they will play on Saturday, with the winners playing on the following Monday for the National Championship.

Kansas defeats North Carolina 80-67, advance to 2012 Final Four

After closing the game on a 12-0 run to claim the Midwest regional, Tyshawn Taylor and the Kansas Jayhawks were able to come out on top of the North Carolina Tar Heels for an 80-67 victory to advance to the 2012 Final Four down in New Orleans. The Jayhawks got great performances from Taylor (22 points, six rebounds, five steals), Thomas Robinson (18 points and nine rebounds) and Jeff Withey (15 points, eight rebounds and three clutch blocks) as well as some clutch shots from Elijah Johnson to lead them past the Kendall Marshall-less Tar Heels, who late in the ballgame really missed their star point guard.

Now the Jayhawks will take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State on Saturday with the winner advancing to the National Championship Game.

Tiger Woods wins the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, first win since September 2009

Tiger is back, ladies and gentlemen. For the first time in 924 days, golf's biggest name has won, taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge by finishing at -11 for the tournament, closing with a final 70 at two-under, and besting Graeme McDowell by five strokes for the win. This performance came two weeks after pulling out early at the WGC-Championship Championship with an Achilles' injury as well as this is his first victory since the major controversy surrounding him and his marital troubles.

The Masters are only two weeks away and with Woods peaking at the right time, it appears he may be the favorite going into Augusta National to get his fifth green jacket.

Watch here the folks from Golf Central analyze his victory.

Watch the Amway Arena in Orlando get imploded

This morning, the Amway Arena, the home of the Orlando Magic from 1989 to 2010, was imploded. Because we love when things get blown up, let's go to the videotape.

Kentucky defeats Baylor 82-70, advances to 2012 Final Four

Save for an early lead by Baylor in the first half, it was smooth sailing for the top overall seed today in the South regional final in Atlanta as the Kentucky Wildcats defeated the Bears 82-70 to advance to the 2012 Final Four as the overwhelming favorite. The Wildcats got great performances from their stars Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (19 points), Anthony Davis (18 points and 10 boards) who got through a scare when he left the game after banging knees with Perry Jones early in the 2nd half, and a great performance from Terrance Jones who had a double-double and did all the little things brilliantly. The Bears were never in the game save for the early minutes. Now the John Calipari-coached Wildcats head to New Orleans, and a showdown with intrastate rival Louisville in the Final Four, with a great chance to get their first title since 1998.

Watch the Knicks pull off a double alley-oop against Detroit

Who doesn't love the alley-oop? But how about upping the degree of difficulty with a double alley-oop? I have not seen one of those in a game ever before here, excluding video games and when I used to dunk in my pool back in my prime. The Knicks pulled it off last night when J.R. Smith threw a lob to Iman Shumpert, who was too far under the hoop to finish so he then threw it back to Smith for the finish. Beauty. Let's go to the videotape.