Thursday, April 26, 2012

NFL Draft Must See Television Anymore

The NFL Draft many years ago was really not a big thing, but that has sure changed. The NFL Draft is now on prime time and the fans love it. This years draft though may not have as much excitement as past drafts, but you never know. The Colts and Redskins already have their picks they have decided on, so this means the third pick could be interesting to say the least. Many people do not know what the Minnesota Vikings will do or even if they will keep it. Many teams are trying to move up in the draft and that always makes it exciting for the fans.

Andrew Luck will go no.1 and Robert Griffin III will go second, but after that it is anyone's guess. The NFL has marketed the Draft very well and with great college players coming out year after year look for it to grow. The excitement this year will probably be picks 3-15 and any number of teams could move up and down the board. It will be interesting to see what teams do and who they are willing to trade to get the player that they want.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Dwight Howard Will Have Back Surgery Done For Season

The Orlando Magic got the kinda of news they did not want to hear as their superstar in the middle Dwight Howard will be done for the season. This is huge for the Magic who rely on Howard for many things, but now they must play without him in the playoffs. Orlando all season has shown they can play well, but have never put it together when they really need too. Now without Dwight Howard everyone must step up and that includes his replace Glen "Big Baby" Davis who has been play well as of late.



Others on Orlando such as Jameer Nelson and Jason Richardson will also need to play big roles. Ryan Anderson and J.J. Redick must provide offense in big numbers for the Magic. It will be interesting to see how deep in the playoffs that the Magic can go without Howard. It could be one and done for Orlando unless they come together in a big way. Only time will tell what will happen, but with playoffs approaching fast we will know real soon.

NBA Schedule April 20, 2012


Memphis
Charlotte
7:00pm ET

Boston
Atlanta
7:00pm ET

New York
Cleveland
7:30pm ET

Golden State
Dallas
8:30pm ET


LA Lakers
San Antonio
9:30pm ET

Oklahoma City
Sacramento
10:00pm ET

NBA Scores April 19, 2012


Milwaukee 109
Indiana 118
Final

Minnesota 91
Detroit 80
Final

Chicago 72
Miami 83
Final

Houston 99
New Orleans 105
Final OT

LA Clippers 90
Phoenix 93
Final

NHL Schedule April 20, 2012


Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
7:30pm ET
Flyers lead series 3-1

Detroit
Nashville
8:00pm ET
Predators lead series 3-1

NHL Scores April 19, 2012


Florida 0
New Jersey 4
Final
Series tied 2-2

Boston 1
Washington 2
Final
Series tied 2-2

Phoenix 3
Chicago 2
Final OT
Coyotes lead series 3-1

St. Louis 2
San Jose 1
Final
Blues lead series 3-1

MLB Schedule April 20, 2012



Cincinnati
Chi Cubs
2:20pm ET

NY Yankees
Boston
3:15pm ET

St. Louis
Pittsburgh
7:05pm ET

Texas
Detroit
7:05pm ET

Miami
Washington
7:05pm ET

Minnesota
Tampa Bay
7:10pm ET

San Francisco
NY Mets
7:10pm ET

LA Dodgers
Houston
8:05pm ET

Colorado
Milwaukee
8:10pm ET

Toronto
Kansas City
8:10pm ET

Atlanta
Arizona
9:40pm ET

Philadelphia
San Diego
10:05pm ET

Baltimore
LA Angels
10:05pm ET

Cleveland
Oakland
10:05pm ET

Chi White Sox
Seattle
10:10pm ET

MLB Scores April 19, 2012


Chi Cubs 3
Miami 5
Final

LA Dodgers 4
Milwaukee 3
Final

Cincinnati 6
St. Louis 3
Final

Baltimore 5
Chi White Sox 3
Final

Minnesota 6
NY Yankees 7
Final

Houston 11
Washington 4
Final

Texas 10
Detroit 3
Final

Tampa Bay 9
Toronto 4
Final

Atlanta 10
Arizona 2
Final

Oakland 4
LA Angels 2
Final

Philadelphia 2
San Diego 0
Final

Cleveland 2
Seattle 1
Final

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Is Andrew Luck A Franchise Quarterback?

Andrew Luck has been told he will be the Indianapolis Colts No.1 pick, but is he a franchise quarterback the Colts need. That question is a tough one to answer for a number of reasons. Andrew Luck has all the tools to be great in the league, but so did many other quarterbacks coming into the league. Another thing that Andrew Luck will have going against him is he will always be in Peyton Manning's shadow no matter what he does. The only chance he will he will have to escape it is win multiple Super Bowls and that is many years away even if he wins any at all. The Colts are not very good and I think Luck will have a hard time to find his groove. Yes, Luck is a franchise quarterback, but the question is will he have enough talent around him ever to see that happen.

Pregnancy

Guest post of the week by Val Flores My sister is pregnant and she is talking about how all she wants to do is lay on the couch and watch TV. She keeps feeling guilty about this, but I keep reminding her that she is growing a human and she should be proud of that. Even is she does nothing but lay around all day, she is still accomplishing so much! She is doing much more work than anyone I know. I told her to go to direct-tv.com because there are so many more channels she can get with that. I am really trying to encourage her to just relax and not worry about doing everything that she used to do. Things are going to have to change when she has a newborn, so she needs to get used to being around the house. She is the type of person that likes to be going somewhere all the time, but I don't think she will be able to do that with a newborn. I am hoping that she will realize this and take it easy after he is born.

Dwight Howard Does He Really Want Stan Van Gundy Gone?

It seems everyday or every other day another story comes out of Orlando about the Dwight Howard and Stan Van Gundy saga. In fact, the newest rumor that was shot down was that Howard call the Magic owner and told him he will not play for Gundy anymore. This is a departure from what both Van Gundy and Howard agreed to in a recent meeting. Howard is out right now with a bad back and this news came as a shock, but not to Orlando fans.

Orlando have been dealing with stories like this most of the season and this is nothing new. Over the last few years stories have trickle out about this rocky relationship. This is probably just another installment in that relationship. I look for Orlando to get bounced from the playoffs quickly and then Stan Van Gundy will be fired. I do not see any way they can bring him back into the fold with all the stories going around.



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pat Summitt Steps Aside As Vols Coach And Leaves A Special Legacy

When you talk about Tennessee Vols women basketball the name Pat Summitt will be forever linked to it. Today, she stepped down as head coach and will be a special adviser to the program. Summit leaves with eight National Titles to her credit and over 1,000 wins as a head coach. 


Pat Summitt diagnosis with early onset dementia-Alzheimer's type and everyone knew it would be just a matter of time before she stepped down. Her legacy will be one of a great coach that did things the right way on and off the court. She molded young ladies into leaders and taught them a lot. She will be missed by her players, but it is good that she will still be around it. Pat Summitt was one of the good ones and will be missed as a coach, but most of all as a mentor on a daily basis to her layers.

MLB Schedule April 18, 2012


NY Mets
Atlanta
12:10pm ET

Pittsburgh
Arizona
3:40pm ET

Minnesota
NY Yankees
7:05pm ET

Houston
Washington
7:05pm ET

Tampa Bay
Toronto
7:07pm ET

Texas
Boston
7:10pm ET

Chi Cubs
Miami
7:10pm ET

Baltimore
Chi White Sox
8:10pm ET

LA Dodgers
Milwaukee
8:10pm ET

Detroit
Kansas City
8:10pm ET

Cincinnati
St. Louis
8:15pm ET

San Diego
Colorado
8:40pm ET

Oakland
LA Angels
10:05pm ET

Cleveland
Seattle
10:10pm ET

Philadelphia
San Francisco
10:15pm ET

MLB Scores April 17, 2012


Houston 0
Washington 1
Final

Minnesota 3
NY Yankees 8
Final

Tampa Bay 3
Toronto 7
Final

Texas 18
Boston 3
Final

Chi Cubs 2
Miami 5
Final

NY Mets 3
Atlanta 9
Final

Baltimore 3
Chi White Sox 2
Final

LA Dodgers 4
Milwaukee 5
Final

Detroit 3
Kansas City 1
Final

Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 2
Final 10

San Diego 3
Colorado 5
Final

Pittsburgh 5
Arizona 4
Final

Oakland 5
LA Angels 3
Final

Cleveland 9
Seattle 8
Final

Philadelphia 2
San Francisco 4
Final

NBA Schedule April 18, 2012


Philadelphia
Cleveland
7:00pm ET

Milwaukee
Washington
7:00pm ET

Chicago
Charlotte
7:00pm ET

Toronto
Miami
7:30pm ET

Detroit
Atlanta
7:30pm ET

New York
New Jersey
7:30pm ET

New Orleans
Memphis
8:00pm ET

Orlando
Boston
8:00pm ET

Houston
Dallas
8:30pm ET

LA Clippers
Denver
9:00pm ET

San Antonio
Sacramento
10:00pm ET

Utah
Portland
10:00pm ET

Oklahoma City
Phoenix
10:00pm ET

LA Lakers
Golden State
10:30pm ET

NBA Scores April 17, 2012


Indiana 102
Philadelphia 97
Final

Cleveland 77
Detroit 116
Final

Boston 110
New York 118
Final

Memphis 91
Minnesota 84
Final

San Antonio 112
LA Lakers 91
Final

NHL Schedule April 18, 2012


NY Rangers
Ottawa
7:30pm ET
Rangers lead series 2-1

Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
7:30pm ET
Flyers lead series 3-0

Vancouver
Los Angeles
10:00pm ET
Kings lead series 3-0

NHL Scores April 17, 2012


Florida 4
New Jersey 3
Final
Panthers lead series 2-1

Nashville 3
Detroit 1
Final
Predators lead series 3-1

Phoenix 3
Chicago 2
Final OT
Blackhawks lead series 2-1

Sunday, April 15, 2012

NHL Schedule April 15, 2012


Nashville
Detroit
12:00pm ET
Series tied 1-1

Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
3:00pm ET
Flyers lead series 2-0

New Jersey
Florida
7:30pm ET
Devils lead series 1-0

Vancouver
Los Angeles
10:30pm ET
Kings lead series 2-0

NHL Scores April 14, 2012


Washington 2
Boston 1
Final 2OT
Series tied 1-1

Ottawa 3
NY Rangers 2
Final OT
Series tied 1-1

San Jose 0
St. Louis 3
Final
Series tied 1-1

Chicago 4
Phoenix 3
Final OT
Series tied 1-1

NBA Schedule April 15, 2012



Miami
New York
1:00pm ET

Dallas
LA Lakers
3:30pm ET

Chicago
Detroit
6:00pm ET

Boston
Charlotte
6:00pm ET

Toronto
Atlanta
6:00pm ET

Portland
Sacramento
6:00pm ET

Orlando
Cleveland
6:00pm ET

Memphis
New Orleans
7:00pm ET

Houston
Denver
8:00pm ET

NBA Scores April 14, 2012


Golden State 104
LA Clippers 112
Final

Cleveland 98
Washington 89
Final

Boston 94
New Jersey 82
Final

Oklahoma City 115
Minnesota 110
Final

Utah 98
Memphis 103
Final

Indiana 105
Milwaukee 99
Final

Phoenix 91
San Antonio 105
Final

MLB Schedule April 15, 2012


Baltimore
Toronto
1:07pm ET

Houston
Miami
1:10pm ET

NY Mets
Philadelphia
1:35pm ET

Milwaukee
Atlanta
1:35pm ET

Cincinnati
Washington
1:35pm ET

Tampa Bay
Boston
1:35pm ET

Cleveland
Kansas City
2:10pm ET

Detroit
Chi White Sox
2:10pm ET

Texas
Minnesota
2:10pm ET

Chi Cubs
St. Louis
2:15pm ET

Arizona
Colorado
3:10pm ET

Pittsburgh
San Francisco
4:05pm ET

Oakland
Seattle
4:10pm ET

San Diego
LA Dodgers
4:10pm ET

LA Angels
NY Yankees
8:05pm ET

MLB Scores April 14, 2012


Chi Cubs 1
St. Louis 5
Final

LA Angels 7
NY Yankees 1
Final

Texas 6
Minnesota 2
Final

Cincinnati 1
Washington 4
Final

NY Mets 5
Philadelphia 0
Final

Tampa Bay 5
Boston 13
Final

Baltimore 6
Toronto 4
Final

Detroit 1
Chi White Sox 5
Final

Cleveland 11
Kansas City 9
Final 10

Houston 5
Miami 4
Final

Milwaukee 1
Atlanta 2
Final

Arizona 7
Colorado 8
Final

Pittsburgh 3
San Francisco 4
Final

San Diego 1
LA Dodgers 6
Final

Oakland 0
Seattle 4
Final

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Orlando Magic Must Win Without Dwight Howard

The Orlando Magic got the bad news that Dwight Howard will be out for some time with a herniated disk in his lower back. This is a blow to the Magic who have been struggling without him in the lineup. This means everyone else on the team will need to step up. I seriously doubt if others will step up as they have not done that all season long, so why would they start now. Without Howard in the middle it means Glen Davis will be the guy in the middle for the Orlando Magic. I will admit Davis has played well as a starter, but it's the others around him that have not done the job.


This season Orlando just has been to inconsistent and you cannot win an NBA Championship that way. With Dwight Howard out for an extended time do not look for the Magic to go very deep in the playoffs. They could be out after Round one and if that happens Stan Van Gundy could be out as well. These next two weeks will be interesting for the Orlando Magic and it will tell us a lot about the players they have on the roster right now. 



MLB Schedule April 14, 2012


Chi Cubs
St. Louis
1:05pm ET

LA Angels
NY Yankees
1:05pm ET

Texas
Minnesota
1:10pm ET

Cincinnati
Washington
4:05pm ET

NY Mets
Philadelphia
4:05pm ET

Tampa Bay
Boston
4:05pm ET

Baltimore
Toronto
4:07pm ET

Detroit
Chi White Sox
4:10pm ET

Cleveland
Kansas City
7:10pm ET

Houston
Miami
7:10pm ET

Milwaukee
Atlanta
7:10pm ET

Arizona
Colorado
8:10pm ET

Pittsburgh
San Francisco
9:05pm ET

San Diego
LA Dodgers
9:10pm ET

Oakland
Seattle
9:10pm ET

NBA Schedule April 14, 2012


Golden State
LA Clippers
3:30pm ET

Cleveland
Washington
7:00pm ET

Boston
New Jersey
7:30pm ET

Oklahoma City
Minnesota
8:00pm ET

Utah
Memphis
8:00pm ET

Indiana
Milwaukee
8:30pm ET

Phoenix
San Antonio
9:00pm ET

MLB Scores April 13, 2012



LA Angels 0
NY Yankees 5
Final

Tampa Bay 2
Boston 12
Final

Detroit 2
Chi White Sox 5
Final

Chi Cubs 9
St. Louis 5
Final

Cleveland 8
Kansas City 3
Final

Pittsburgh 0
San Francisco 5
Final

Cincinnati 1
Washington 2
Final 13

NY Mets 5
Philadelphia 2
Final

Baltimore 7
Toronto 5
Final

Houston 4
Miami 5
Final 11

Milwaukee 8
Atlanta 10
Final

Texas 4
Minnesota 1
Final

Arizona 6
Colorado 7
Final

San Diego 8
LA Dodgers 9
Final

Oakland 4
Seattle 0
Final

NBA Scores April 13, 2012


Cleveland 83
Indiana 102
Final

Boston 79
Toronto 84
Final

Atlanta 109
Orlando 81
Final

New Jersey 95
Philadelphia 89
Final

Charlotte 82
Miami 105
Final

Washington 65
New York 103
Final

Phoenix 112
Houston 105
Final

Sacramento 89
Oklahoma City 115
Final

Milwaukee 113
Detroit 97
Final

Utah 85
New Orleans 96
Final

Denver 97
LA Lakers 103
Final

Dallas 97
Portland 94
Final

NHL Schedule April 14, 2012


Washington
Boston
3:00pm ET
Bruins lead series 1-0

Ottawa
NY Rangers
7:00pm ET
Rangers lead series 1-0

San Jose
St. Louis
7:30pm ET
Sharks lead series 1-0

Chicago
Phoenix
10:00pm ET
Coyotes lead series 1-0

NHL Scores April 13, 2012


New Jersey 3
Florida 2
Final
Devils lead series 1-0

Philadelphia 8
Pittsburgh 5
Final
Flyers lead series 2-0

Detroit 3
Nashville 2
Final
Series tied 1-1

Los Angeles 4
Vancouver 2
Final
Kings lead series 2-0

Friday, April 13, 2012

NHL Schedule April 13, 2012


New Jersey
Florida
7:00pm ET
Series tied 0-0

Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
7:30pm ET
Flyers lead series 1-0

Detroit
Nashville
7:30pm ET
Predators lead series 1-0

Los Angeles
Vancouver
10:00pm ET
Kings lead series 1-0

NHL Scores April 12, 2012


Ottawa 2
NY Rangers 4
Final
Rangers lead series 1-0

Washington 0
Boston 1
Final OT
Bruins lead series 1-0

San Jose 3
St. Louis 2
Final 2OT
Sharks lead series 1-0

Chicago 2
Phoenix 3
Final OT
Coyotes lead series 1-0

NBA Schedule April 13, 2012



Cleveland
Indiana
7:00pm ET

Boston
Toronto
7:00pm ET

Atlanta
Orlando
7:00pm ET

New Jersey
Philadelphia
7:00pm ET

Charlotte
Miami
7:30pm ET

Washington
New York
7:30pm ET

Phoenix
Houston
8:00pm ET

Sacramento
Oklahoma City
8:00pm ET

Milwaukee
Detroit
8:00pm ET

Utah
New Orleans
8:00pm ET

Denver
LA Lakers
10:30pm ET

Dallas
Portland
10:30pm ET

NBA Scores April 12, 2012



Detroit 109
Charlotte 85
Final

Miami 86
Chicago 96
Final OT

LA Clippers 95
Minnesota 82
Final

Memphis 97
San Antonio 107
Final

Dallas 112
Golden State 103
Final

MLB Schedule April 13, 2012


LA Angels
NY Yankees
1:05pm ET

Tampa Bay
Boston
2:05pm ET

Detroit
Chi White Sox
2:10pm ET

Chi Cubs
St. Louis
3:15pm ET

Cleveland
Kansas City
4:10pm ET

Pittsburgh
San Francisco
4:35pm ET

Cincinnati
Washington
7:05pm ET

NY Mets
Philadelphia
7:05pm ET

Baltimore
Toronto
7:07pm ET

Houston
Miami
7:10pm ET

Milwaukee
Atlanta
7:35pm ET

Texas
Minnesota
8:10pm ET

Arizona
Colorado
8:40pm ET

San Diego
LA Dodgers
10:10pm ET

Oakland
Seattle
10:10pm ET

MLB Scores April 12, 2012



Cincinnati 2
Washington 3
Final 10

Tampa Bay 2
Detroit 7
Final

LA Angels 9
Minnesota 10
Final

Seattle 3
Texas 5
Final

Milwaukee 0
Chi Cubs 8
Final

San Francisco 4
Colorado 2
Final

Miami 1
Philadelphia 3
Final

Arizona 3
San Diego 1
Final

Pittsburgh 2
LA Dodgers 3
Final

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dwight Howard Can His Image Be Repaired?

Dwight Howard wanted his coach fired, and now he's trying to do damage control on the situation. Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard have agreed to put the team first and try to go deep into the playoffs. I really do not see that happening with the circus that surrounds the Orlando Magic. Dwight Howard has become a coach killer and he knows it. The perception of Dwight Howard is he has not grown up yet pulling power plays when he is not happy with something. Hey Dwight try playing for Pat Riley and see how much power plays you pull.

Everyone now knows that the reason Dwight Howard stayed with the Magic is he was promised input on many different things. I guess the next coach was one of them. Yes, Dwight Howard is a talented basketball player, but that does not mean he should be running the Orlando Magic. It goes to show you when you let players make decisions like this the team struggles. If you do not believe that look at the Orlando Magic the last month of the season. They have been horrible, and the sad part they will get no better.


Warren Sapp Files For Bankruptcy

Warren Sapp who has thrilled many people on and off the field with his bright smile has filed for bankruptcy. It is hard to believe Sapp is in financial trouble, but according to his filing that is the case. Sapp was the anchor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line for many years, but apparently he was not good with his money. Sapp lists  $6.45 million in assets includes 240 pairs of Jordan athletic shoes worth almost $6,500, a $2,250 watch and a lion skin rug worth $1,200. He also reported losing his 2002 Super Bowl ring with the Bucs and his 1991 national championship ring from the University of Miami.

He has an average monthly income is $115,881, according to the filings, and includes $45,000 for a final contract payment with Showtime, $48,000 for an appearance with CCA Sports and $18,675 as an advance for a book deal. His contract with the NFL Network ends in August, the filings show, and it was unknown if the contract will be renewed. It's just another case of a former NFL player who should have took money management courses in college, as he could use them right now. For most fans it's hard to understand how a former NFL player could lose it all so fast, but it happens.


NBA Schedule April 7, 2012



Boston
Indiana
7:00pm ET

Minnesota
New Orleans
8:00pm ET

Atlanta
Charlotte
8:00pm ET

Orlando
Philadelphia
8:00pm ET

Dallas
Memphis
8:00pm ET

Portland
Milwaukee
8:30pm ET

LA Lakers
Phoenix
10:00pm ET

Denver
Golden State
10:30pm ET

Sacramento
LA Clippers
10:30pm ET

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