In honor of MJ’s 50th Bday , here’s his 50 top plays. Must be nice when you have a milestone birthday and sports media analysts still compare you to God. I read the other day that MJ brought over a trillion dollars of business to Chicago and the NBA in the 90′s….that’s just sick.
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After 2 excruciating weeks the Philadelphia Eagles have got their man. They interviewed 12 potential candidates and they were running out of options. Everything changed this morning when Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman decided to give Chip Kelly total control over personnel and draft picks. Chip gladly reconsidered the offer and accepted.
Eagles’ fans should be happy with their new coach as he will turn the most predictable offense in the NFL into an exciting product. Chip runs a fast paced offense that has been admired by Bill Belichick and many other NFL coaches. We can say goodbye to fat Andy and his workbelt and welcome in the visor as Kelly’s go to head piece. Kelly is 49 years old and single, what does this mean? Kelly has no distractions in is life and he can focus on football unlike our previous coach who’s family drama got the best of him.
I’m excited for his draft picks, the possibility of returning to the Kelly Green jerseys and an explosive offense that rarely huddles. His plane lands at 7:37pm tonight and I’m considering taking some signs down to PHL.
Manny Pacquiao took a hard L last night at MGM Grand in Los Vegas from Juan Manuel Marquez. The viscous right hook landed in the 6th round of Pacquiao’s 4th meeting with Marquez. Marquez dropped lumber on Manny’s little Filipino face and left him lying on the mat like a newborn babe. I know my Mexican bulls went HAM tonight celebrating with muchas cervecas, verde and some roosters. ViVa La RaSa!!
After just meeting these two heads, they’re goners for the Phils. With the trade deadline upon the MLB, it was time for the Phillies to make some moves and they unloaded a couple of big names with Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino. Even with Victorino not hitting well this season, fans are sad to see him go since he’s been a staple on the team for some of our best years. He has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two right-handers, Josh Lindblom and Ethan Martin, along with another player to be named. Pence is headed to San Fran with the Giants in exchange for outfielder Nate Schierholtz, catcher Tommy Joseph, and right-hander Seth Rosin. Hopefully some of the young blood will light a fire under the struggling team’s asses. I thought Philly had baseball on lock with the way the last few years went down. Not the case this 2012 season so far. Get it together, Uncle Charlie.
After the busy week of announcing his solo debut and playing a great set at FireFly, Ben Gibbard releases a new track in honor of Seattle favorite Ichiro Suzuki. The Mariners outfielder was traded to the visiting New York Yankees and the Gibbster felt the need to celebrate his time in his hometown. You can stream the track via the Cloud, but no MP3 is around just yet.
No heavyweight signed like we hoped would happen this off season, but the Sixers did finally make some annoucements today. They decided to amnesty Elton Brand, opening up $18 million for his fifth and final season under contract. Some of that will go towards the signing of former Clipper and Wizard Nick Young to a one-year, $6 million contract. This also comes with rumors that Lou Williams will not be returning, making Young the go-to sixth man for the 2012-2013 season. We already heard the news that Spencer Hawes signed on for another two years for a big ol’ pay day at $13 million. They sure do know how to throw some money away! Hawes will likely be on the injured list by game 20, like always, and miss a major chunk of the season. Hopefully this isn’t the last we hear of the off season moves by the Sixers management. With Dwight Howard eyeing up either the Lakers or Nets, our hopes at getting Superman are out the window. If he goes to L.A., it’s a wrap. Kobe, Nash, and Howard will be unstoppable. Let’s pray the Sixers start off hot like this past season to keep shit interesting.
I’m always interested to hear American professional athletes on the mic and this time we have a great NFL receiver spittin’ bars. For some reason these athletes can never put together a solid resume ie; Iverson, Artest, Roy Jones Jr. and maybe the best baller/rapper, Shaq, who still stunk. Stevie J has a decent spit voice but no touchdowns here.
NBA TV is premiering a documentary about The Dream Team that won the gold during the 1992 Olymplics in Barcelona. The 20th anniversary of assembling some of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game should make for an entertaining flick. It is going to include interviews with the players and coaches, as well as footage of scrimmage games, practices, and the U.S.A. boys bringing home the gold on the court. The Dream Team premieres on NBA TV on June 13th at 9pm. Set the DVR’s Radiohead fans… Check out the final trailer for The Dream Team.
The Sixers are now 5-0 after a loss in these 2012 NBA Playoffs and are going for their first consecutive wins on Saturday night in the Garden. Jrue Holiday led the “Night Shift” with 20 points, 6 assists, 2 steals. Elton Brand finally woke up from his scoring coma and put in 13 points but a more important 10 rebounds. I caught the second half of the game at the local watering hole and witnessed Jruey slashing to the hoop and putting in some fancy buckets. On the other side of the court Elton Brand was going HAM on paint defense and not letting any one of those pussies inside the lane.
Of course the statistics are severely against the Sixers winning game 7 in Beantown but they were against us coming in as an 8 seed and doing any damage. The Sixers defense is in beast mode right now and they just might shit all over the TD Garden. There will also be the sweet bonus of beating the Celtics and that loss being the last game that Pierce, Allen, and Garnett play together. The improbable playoff push continues…….
Great to hear Kelly Rowland saying that whenever she sees Wale he’s got a drink or a joint in his hand. One day I’ll be doing hood rat shit on the Sixers court. They better win tonight or Maretea is gonna run over a human being outside the Well. That’s one curb-hoppin’, cone-hittin’ nigga right there.
Wayne Gretzky is a hunk and his daughter Paulina is a freakin’ flamer. She’s young, blonde, and loves to party. She has been posting twitt jawns in lingerie and I’m sure Hall of Famer Wayne is not happy. Wayne def has some crazy girls in his fam from his hot gambling wife to his exhibitionist seed. Daddy’s money is going to beach houses and whiskey handles.
Details are still unconfirmed as to how the former NFL linebacker died. Junior Seau was a beast back in 90′s and played professionally up until 2010. TMZ reported that Seau was found dead in his Oceanside, California home by his maid, while other reports mention his current girlfriend. Early reports coming out are saying it was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Adjusting to normal life after a career in sports may be difficult, but I would think Seau made enough dough over his 20 year career to live a pleasant life. Sad news for the sports world and the close friends & family of Junior.
Phillies Spring Training: The Phils had an eventful offseason… J-Roll inked a new 3 year/$33 million deal. Ibanez’ free agency took him to the Big Apple. To fill that void, Lance Nix was aquired. Spring training invitees include speedy Juan Pierre and Scott Podsednik. Jonathon Papelbon signed a big deal and will be our new closer, countering Mad Dog Madson’s departure to Cincy and Brad Lidge to Citizen’s Bank South (Washington). Phillies will be platooning Jim Thome and Ty Wigginton at first and third base. Howard’s healing well, although no timetable has been set for his return. Chase Utley’s rehab has hit a snag and Polanco’s health remains questionable. We still have our ACES taking the mound. As long as we score runs, the Phils should win another hundred games this year.
Flyers Playoff Hunt: The Fly Guys have had an incosistent year thus far. Rattled with injuries and lousy goaltending, they are finally beginning to get it together. They have aquired a few large defenseman to beef up the blue line. Bryz is gaining more confidence on a daily basis. Rookies Matt Reid and Sean Couturier have added a nice dose of offense. But the biggest surprise by far is the performance by Hartnell. Amongst the league leaders in goals, he is being fed by hall of famer Jaromir Jagr, and crafty centerman Claude Giroux. Let’s hope the Flyers stay HOT en route to Lord Stanley’s Cup.
Sixers’ Revival: New ownership is getting it done for the Sixers this year. There have been major improvements made both on and off the court. They are filling the seats and adding victories at the same time. Currently, they are in first place in the division. Led by legendary coach Doug Collins, he is certainly getting the most out of his young group of players. First time all-star Andre Iguodala and a quality bench, “ The Night Shift, “ help the team contend in every game they play. However, if the team cannot close tight games, they will not make a deep run in the playoffs.
Eagles Off-Season: Surprisingly, both Andy Reid and Juan Castillo will be returning to the squad this year. Hopefully, with a full pre-season to prepare, they will fare better than last year. The Eagles have the 15th overall pick this year. Their major needs include a middle linebacker, offensive tackle, and a saftey. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson finally inks his long term security he has been seeking. A five year deal worth 51 milion bucks. Also extending their contracts were DE Trent Cole adn OT Todd Herremans. GO BIRDS!
March 2nd, 1962 is the date that Philadelphia 76ers legend Wilt Chamberlain dropped 100 points single-handedly on the New York Knicks. That was 50 years ago today. Chamberlain set the all-time record for most points scored in a single game that night and it stands til this day. The closest to breaking the record was Kobe back in 2006 when he scored 81 points. Jordan’s high was 69. These are the top 3 names that come up when arguing over the greatest of all-time in the NBA, but the other two have never touched Wilt’s record set on March 2nd.
Tonight, the Sixers are going to pay tribute to Wilt’s most remembered accomplishment. They were able to obtain the original court from that night in Hershey, PA and are giving away a 2″ x 2″ mounted piece of the court to all ticket holders tonight. There is a big halftime show to commemorate the career and achievements of Chamberlain, with his family and former teammates there to celebrate his memory. The game against the Golden State Warriors starts at 8:00pm tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. That’s gotta be one of the best giveaways in the history of sports. Too bad it wasn’t at the Thunder game on Wednesday or the Bulls game coming up on Sunday. Who wants to see the Night Shift dominate Golden State?
Stevie laid low for a bit but always took care of his bizz and reps PHL tough. Speaks on growing up fighting the bumbs at skate spots, getting sponsored and nazi street meets. DGK is getting their name out their on mixtapes, clothing and a strong team.
DGK is also sponsoring some dope hip-hop shows……
Didn’t hear about this til just now, but looks like it was from the Chicago Bulls game against the New Orleans Hornets at their home game on February 8th. Will Ferrell introduces the starting lineups for both squads and it’s classic. “He doesn’t speak a word of English, but we still love him.” They should let Will introduce every NBA game’s starters. Shit is hilarious.
Jimmy Fallon nails another impression with his version of David Bowie, but this time he takes on the alter-ego Tebowie. The hybrid of Tim Tebow and David Bowie remix the classic “Space Oddity” into a conversation between the Broncos quaterback and Jesus. This shit is hilarious. Fallon has the best late night show on television. Sorry Conan fans.
Lucy Pinder is one of several dimes that has been rumored to be the girlfriend of Jesus’ disciple and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. If Tebow isn’t busy throwing bombs, he might as well get his hands on these cannonballs. Pinder isn’t exactly a brand new face to the world of fame. She was a contestant on Big Brother UK in the past and has made some lists for being one of the hottest babes out there previously. Lucy’s face is nothing to sneeze at, but it’s pretty obvious what her biggest assets are. She doesn’t usually go full nude for her many topless photo shoots, but it does look like she would be down for a little girl on girl action. Once Tebow’s season comes to end and he realizes that bible thumping is no way for a NFL quarterback to go thru life, he should capitalize on some of these false girlfriend claims and lose his V-card pronto. God bless fame whores.