Story Time with Jalen Rose: Jalen Steals Patrick Ewing’s TV

Jalen Rose recounts his time with the Indiana Pacers and the Pacers vs Knicks rivalry.  That rivalry was so intense that it spilled off the court.  Jalen tells the story of how he saw a chest with Patrick Ewing’s name on it in the airport, during a playoff series, so he opened it and it was a television with the VCR attachment.  Then he said his Detroit instincts kicked in and he called his boy from Detroit to help him escape the scene.  Jalen should have a sitcom or something because he has stories for days.

Jalen Rose Stole Patrick Ewing’s TV

Being: Liverpool FC of The Premier League (Free TV Online)

Being: Liverpool FC Episode 1

Liverpool FC (Football Club) is one of the most historic Premier League franchises, but they have lost their luster lately.  We live in a  what have you done for me lately time, and Liverpool FC hasn’t done anything lately.  But being owned by Fenway Sports Group, there should have been no doubt that they were going to mobilize their fan base the same way they did with the Boston Red Sox.  So it’s no surprise that Liverpool is the first Premier League franchise to open their doors to capitalize on the reality tv craze.  This is the same franchise that gave Lebron James partial ownership for publicity and it worked, so until they start winning they are going to do what they have to.

Go behind the scenes with an English Premier League club Liverpool as they fight to re-claim past glory and become more relevant in the European football world.

Being: Liverpool is a 2012 fly on the wall documentary television series about Liverpool Football Club broadcast on Fox Soccer in the United States, Sportsnet in Canada, and Channel 5 in the United Kingdom. It follows the team behind the scenes on their pre season in North America in July 2012 and the build up to their 2012–13 season in the Premier League.

 

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Nike Air Jordan Commercials Over the Years

 

No one could have projected the success that Michael Jordan’s Nike signature shoe, ‘Air Jordan’ would enjoy.  Jordans are an ingrained part of our culture over 20 years later, and over a decade after Michael Jordan played his last game.  People who never saw Jordan play now die for his sneakers.  The sneakers became bigger than basketball and are now fashion.

For those privileged enough to see Michael Jordan play, these commercials will have a special significance.  Each commercial will relive a different period of Jordan’s domination of basketball and eventually pop culture.  Enjoy all of the Air Jordan commercials from over the years.

Nike Air Jordan Commercials over the years

Is Ndamukong Suh Out of Control in NFL?

 

I understand that Ndamukong Suh plays with a lot of anger, but after watching this hit, he is trying to hurt people, and he is out of control.  He didn’t just tackle Cutler, he put a WWE wrestling move on him.  People will say football is a physical sport, but with the concern about concussions, Suh DROVE his head into the ground.  I don’t think there is any question that Suh was trying to hurt him, and this is only going to help his reputation as a dirty player.  The sad part is that he is a great talent and doesn’t need the dirty tactics

That type of  mentality will only hinder  him in his journey toward greatness. There is a correlation between this type of attitude and the number of arrests that the Lions have had.  When you play on the edge of the rules, there will be a tendency to live the same way.  That kind of attitude is something that you can’t turn off, but when you get a penalty in real life, bad things happen like getting arrested or maybe even worse.  Hopefully Suh matures, and has a change of heart to work toward realizing his potential because football life is limited and he is wasting prime years.

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Ndamukong Suh slams Jay Cutler

 

Did Josh Hamilton Really Get a Second Chance in MLB?

 

The Josh Hamilton impasse with the Texas Rangers got me thinking, do people really get second chances? Or is it that people want you around as long as they can take advantage? For those that don’t know, Josh Hamilton is a recovering drug addict.  He returned to baseball and has been a model citizen since he returned to MLB.  He did have a few lapses where he had drinks, but that is understandable in my opinion because it was around a time that he had hand in a man dying in front of his son  I don’t know about you, but that would affect me, and it is a testament to his strength that he didn’t fall off the wagon at that point.   But he kept playing and continued excelling until the end of this season, when it became apparent that the Rangers were not going to keep him.  People will talk about how the second half of the year was bad, but I think his second half of the season is all on Rangers management because they have tried to tarnish his reputation to lower his value.  Rangers Team President, Nolan Ryan, went as far as to blame Hamilton’s second half swoon on him quitting chewing smokeless tobacco during games.  I guess that is how the Rangers support their star player, and I am sure the fact that the team didn’t want to pay him had nothing to do with it. Continue reading “Did Josh Hamilton Really Get a Second Chance in MLB?”

Do People Really Get 2nd Chances??

The Josh Hamilton impasse with the Texas Rangers got me thinking, do people really get second chances? Or is it that people want you around as long as they can take advantage? For those that don’t know, Josh Hamilton is a recovering drug addict.  He returned to baseball and has been a model citizen since he returned to MLB.  He did have a few lapses where he had drinks, but that is understandable in my opinion because it was around a time that he had hand in a man dying in front of his son  I don’t know about you, but that would affect me, and it is a testament to his strength that he didn’t fall off the wagon at that point.   But he kept playing and continued excelling until the end of this season, when it became apparent that the Rangers were not going to keep him.  People will talk about how the second half of the year was bad, but I think his second half of the season is all on Rangers management because they have tried to tarnish his reputation to lower his value.  Rangers Team President, Nolan Ryan, went as far as to blame Hamilton’s second half swoon on him quitting chewing smokeless tobacco during games.  I guess that is how the Rangers support their star player, and I am sure the fact that the team didn’t want to pay him had nothing to do with it. Continue reading “Do People Really Get 2nd Chances??”

Reggie Wayne Honors Chuck Pagano

Chuck Pagano was at the University of Miami during their glory days, so he and Reggie Wayne have had a long and strong bond.  Pagano reached out to Wayne when he got the job expressing how important he was to the organization.  So it’s no surprise that Wayne was so motivated and played so hard for the Colts during their improbable regular season run.  It’s kind of a shame that Pagano had this happen so early in his coaching career, but right how it’s not about football, it’s about Pagano’s health.

 

Reggie Wayne honors Chuck Pagano

 

 

Dr. Cornel West Calls Out Jay Z on Ownership of Nets

Dr. Cornel West is a brilliant man, but this type of stuff makes my blood boil.  Whenever a black man experiences success other successful blacks get jealous.  Due to his aptitude, I am sure that West knows that what’s on paper, especially with corporation owned by a Russian gangster as he put it, doesn’t necessarily tell the true story.  Besides it’s not about a percent of the stadium that he owns because there may be numerous corporations that are part of the Nets.  Jay Z is obviously the face of the franchise.  He designed the uniforms, the color scheme, and helped facilitate the move of the team to HIS hometown.  He was the only reason that free agents even considered the Nets before.  Do you think Lebron would have even met with them when he was a free agent if Jay Z wasn’t part of the ownership team? Again, West is a smart man, so he knows this, but he is preying on the people that don’t know, and basically hating on Jay Z.   Continue reading “Dr. Cornel West Calls Out Jay Z on Ownership of Nets”

New York Yankees Lose Maybe It’s Time for Alex Rodriguez to Retire

 

I have long been an Alex Rodriguez fan, so it is especially sad for what he has become.  A-Rod has become a $30 million joke if that’s possible.  It was bad enough that he was pitch hit for in Game 3 against the Baltimore Orioles, but he couldn’t come up with a sacrifice fly in the 8th inning to take the lead in game 4, so Girardi pitch hit for him again at the end of Game 4.  This has to be a very humbling experience for A-Rod, and to think he is signed through 2017.

I know there is a lot of money at stake, but I don’t see how his pride will let him continue this.  All money isn’t good money, and I can only imagine the type of hatred he will start getting in 5 years when he will be much worse.  He has nothing else to prove, and I think retiring would be a selfless team act that may repair his image because it would benefit the team.   A-Rod has a lot of money, so that shouldn’t be an issue.  Right now he is hurting whatever was left of his legacy.  It seems like so long ago that he was in Seattle, and he was a great player.  If he keeps playing, pretty soon we will forget that he used to be great.

When he signed the contract it was believed that he would be going after the home run record, but it’s safe to assume that won’t happen, so what is he playing for? He got his World Series ring, and now it’s time to ride off into the sunset.  If the Yankees get by the Orioles, I think they have a good shot of winning the series, but if they do win it will be in spite of A-Rod and not because of him.  I don’t think its the same feeling for a superstar to win a title when they aren’t a major contributor.  This is not to blame A-Rod for the loss to the Baltimore Orioles because no one besides Derek Jeter is doing anything, but Alex looks so over matched like he doesn’t even belong in the major leagues.  He looks disinterested, slow, and scared.  I hope he can get it together and have a good game, but this isn’t looking like a slump, it’s looking like the end.