With a handoff from Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden and a few nudges from running back Trent Richardson, 5-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Encinas covered the 40 yards as fast as he could.
With the recent scandals such as Major League Baseball’s PED investigation and the NCAA looking at Johnny Manziel’s possible violations, it’s great to finally see some uplifting news involving sports!
The Cleveland Browns gave everyone a reminder that sports should be about having fun with 5-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Encinas playing out a dream play that any Browns fan would love to reenact with a 40 yard TD run. This is truly a great read.
Cool story that I read from Yardbarker. Larry bird picks up a ball at a Pacers’ practice and casually drains shot after shot. I guess when you were an elite shooter in the NBA, you’re an elite shooter for life.
Nike said it has removed an embarrassing geographical error from circulation. The T-shirt, which started to gain traction after it was pointed out on Twitter, had a Carolina Panthers logo with the letters NC inside an outline of South Carolina.
I don’t know the process at Nike products being approved but maybe they should strengthen the relationship between their own product managers with the NFL representatives to make sure errors like these don’t happen in the future. Or maybe they want South Carolina feel a little more involved since the Panthers play in North Carolina.
As a sports fan, it goes with with territory that T-Shirts will be made to totally insult your favorite team, but seriously there should be a line when it comes to shirts like this. Words cannot describe how much this has been done in poor taste- It’s one thing to capitalize on a big sporting event like the Stanley Cup to sell alot of shirts, but to take a phrase like “Boston Strong” (a phrase that is being used to unite a city and country in the face of adversity) is just classless.
Remember this moron? The one who decided to re-purpose the city of Boston’s mantra after the Boston Marathon bombings into cheap heat at a Toronto Maple Leafs playoff game against the Bruins? The outcry over the “Toronto Stronger” sign was … Continue reading →
Jason Kidd gives his final assist by helping the Knicks with saving cap space.
Jason Kidd will retire from the NBA, the point guard announced Monday. The decision comes with two years and a little more than $6 million left on his contract with the Knicks. Given his waning production and the team’s salary-cap problems, Kidd may have helped the Knicks. More »
Dwightmare: The Sequel coming to an off-season near you! Does $100+ million and the allure of L.A. really not enough for Dwight Howard? Maybe he really does care about winning more than entertaining if he is interested in joining either the Rockets and/or the Mavs. When Kobe, Gasol, and Nash are healthy, the Lakers would still be a contender but how can you not be intrigued by the Rockets with Harden, Lin, Asik and Parsons or a Dallas team with Nowitzki and the prospect of Chris Paul joining you?
Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng and guard Kirk Hinrich are most likely out for Monday’s Game 4 against the Miami Heat, coach Tom Thibodeau said.
If there was any time for Derrick Rose to make a triumphant return to the Bulls now’s the time. Even if he claims that he’s not ready to play (contrary to the past couple of months of reports that he’s been practicing quite well), the Bulls’ roster is lacking depth with Deng and Hinrich out. He should at least give it a quarter to see how much he can either help or hurt the team. What does he have to lose other than more respect the more he declines to play?
Manti Te’o is coming to San Diego, courtesy of a second-round pick. And, if the above cartoon from his newly-adopted hometown paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune, is any indication, old jokes about Te’o won’t die easily. The combination of poor … Continue reading →
I’d expect a joke like this from a rival team’s city Newspaper like the Boston Herald (New England Patriots) or even the New York Post (New York Jets), but seriously from the city that drafted you? Way to make Manti feel right at home. Stay classy San Diego!
A good read. Boston and New York Sports fans are very brutal towards each others teams and players but something like this should not ever be tolerated. It’s one thing to boo a player like Paul Pierce because of what team he plays for, but when the New York Knicks set up a classy pregame ceremony to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, there’s no need for fans to be acting in that manner.
Michael Jordan’s former personal trainer Tim Grover said it was food poisoning, rather than the flu, that affected Jordan during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, which has come to be known as ‘The Flu Game.’
It doesn’t matter if Michael Jordan had the flu or ate a bad pizza - If you’re that sick and can still deliver in one of the biggest stages in sports then you are one of the greats. But I don’t think MJ would’ve won that game if he had a bad burrito though.
From Celticslife.com : Kevin Garnett gets photobombed by teammates - NBA photobombing hits an all-time high
After this past weekend’s Celtics-Wizards game, Kevin Garnett did a post-game interview where he was photobombed by Jeff Green, Courtney Lee, and Avery Bradley. It was very amusing but I’ve got to know one thing: Are NBA players trying to one-up each other in photobombing?
Looking back this past season, it looks as if Lebron James and Chris Bosh were the photobomb originators (if anyone can find anything earlier let me know). This must be a new trend among the players I guess but I really want to see coaches photobombing players. If anyone has seen this shoot me a link!
L.A. Clippers’ forward Blake Griffin would be happy if his team won the Pacific Division but doesn’t like the idea of hanging a banner for that accomplishment.
As reported by ESPN:
"I kind of have bigger goals than that for the team," Griffin said. "I think the team has bigger goals than that. We expected to win the division. We didn’t come into this season thinking, ‘Oh, it would be great if we could win the division.’ We expected it. It’s something to be proud of and maybe there’s a banner that goes up (in the training facility), but it’s not something that needs to go up in Staples [Center], and we don’t need to hang our hat on that."
Of course Blake and his teammates have aspirations to win it all (I think it’s pretty safe to say that all the NBA teams want to win a championship year in and year out) but I don’t see what the problem is to hang a banner. Just because you hang a division banner doesn’t mean that your team is jinxed for the rest of the year. It’s up to the coaches and players to win those other banners and if an owner want to hang banners to celebrate the accomplishments of a team so be it.
The only way that I see hanging division banners becoming a problem is if the Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Lakers start hanging them. If those two teams hung all of their division and conference banners alongside their championship banners then it would like Paul Bunyan’s giant laundry line.
Gotta hand it to Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban - he does not shy away from speaking his mind in front of the media. Baylor’s Brittney Griner is a very gifted Athlete and she has a bright future ahead of her whether she plays in the WNBA and/or internationally.
Mark Cuban does bring up a very good topic for debate among basketball fans: Could Brittney Griner hold her own in the NBA? While most may say no with the only reason that she is a woman that would be playing in a very physical league like the NBA, it’s not like it’s the NFL where brutal hits happen. I think it would be possible based on her size. She 6’8” and with a frame that would be perfect for a large shooting guard or small forward. Although her game is mainly in the paint from what I’ve seen in the games I’ve watched the past couple of years, it could be possible that with some outside shooting help she could add being a spot up shooter to her already impressive skill set.
I say draft her Mark Cuban! Low risk while being a trailblazer for giving women the opportunity to play in the NBA.
This is why he will never be at the same level of Michael Jordan - rather than seeing his team’s recent struggle this season as a challenge to elevate everyone around him, he finds more excuses. You can only blame Mike Brown, Mike D’Antoni, Pau Gasol’s lack of fire and age so much. At the end of the day you have to just find a way to make it work.
Baltimore Ravens mainstay and future NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis announces that he will retire after this season. Football fans: make sure to relish his playoff run one last time. A player like this is rare. Congrats on a great career Ray Lewis and I hope that you don’t run into the New England Patriots during your playoff run.
Well then isn’t that some sh*t? Sam Bowie should give the Portland Trailblazers all the money that he took from them and give every Blazers fan a chance to kick him in the nuts for lying and costing them a chance at landing Michael Jordan.
Michael Jordan is the ultimate competitor on and off the court - he played basketball with tenacity, his business savvy has given him a big Jordan Brand shoe empire, and his legacy as one of the NBA greats will never be tarnished (well unless people start including his current position as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats).
But what makes him a champion? What fuels his greatness day in and day out? Apparently steak and potatoes. Michael Jordan apparently ate a big steak and potato meal four hours before every game. Here is an article from thepostgame.com that talks about the pre-game meals of pro athletes.
Sad to see Mehmet Okur retire. The big fella had some great seasons and his game was sound but when injuries plague your body, it’s better to cash in your chips and still be able to walk with the least amount of pain.