Friday, November 30, 2012

Does The San Antonio Spurs Deserved To Be Punished?

The San Antonio Spurs have done this in the past without much fanfare, but this time around the punishment could be severe. It seems that David Stern is not very happy with the Spurs coach Greg Popovich sending home four players. Now this would not have been a big deal if it was not a National televised game against the Miami Heat. It was a high profiled game and the NBA wants their best players on the floor.

The real interesting part is what David Stern will do as Popovich really did not break any rules. I'm sure Stern will come up with something as he does not want other teams to do this kind of thing in the future. It hurts the game and fans who pay to see these superstars. It also gives the NBA a black eye as they want to be as fan friendly as possible and they cannot do that if they let coaches send home players.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Maryland To Join Big Ten In 2014 As Money Talks

Maryland will be heading to the Big Ten in 2014 as the lure of television contracts and big money was too much to turn down. Right now, Maryland is looking for cash as they are strapped and can use the extra revenue that they could get from joining the Big Ten. Maryland recently had to cancel several sports, so the money will help them out a lot. Maryland is giving up the tradition of the ACC for cash and they understand that and so should their fans.

What does the Big Ten get from this partnership? It would seem that the Big Ten does not benefit, but that is far from the truth. They are expanding their base and Maryland can help them reach that and they know it. The revenue they can earn from adding Maryland could be substantial if everything works out for the Big Ten. If the Big Ten did not think they could not make money off of Maryland they would not have been included in the Big Ten simple but true. Even though the Big Ten is a school conference it still is about the money.

The Big Ten wants to be one of the elite conferences and wants a big television contract and the only way to do that is add more teams and bigger markets for their product to reach. Maryland is just one of those steps to get that done. Look for the Big Ten to add at least one other team before it is all said and done.


Does The Dallas Cowboys Still Have A Chance At The Playoffs?

It has been a up and down season for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys so far in 2012. This does not mean you should count them out just yet. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns in overtime by a score of 23-20. Yes, it was not really very impressive, but a win is a win. People never judge you on how you got the end result as long as you got it. The Dallas Cowboys head into Thanksgiving week at 5-5 and a chance to improve on that Thanksgiving Day when they play the Redskins.

The Cowboys have a tough upcoming schedule, so it will not be easy to make the playoffs, but you never know. Another loss could really hurt their chances, so they need to remain perfect to make the playoffs. Everyone knows the Dallas Cowboys are talented, but they just never are able to produce on the football field like they should. If they did we would not be talking about making the playoffs, but winning a division title.

The Dallas Cowboys are a team that sometimes is hard to figure out that's for sure. At times, they look like they can beat anyone, and other times they cannot beat the worse teams in the NFL. If they ever could come into a season dedicated to winning they would be very good. I don't know why it is such a struggle for them, but with all the egos that could have something to do with it. Right now they will be happy to sneak into the playoffs and so will Cowboy fans as well.


NBA Schedule November 19, 2012


Milwaukee
Charlotte
7:00pm ET

Indiana
Washington
7:00pm ET

Orlando
Atlanta
7:30pm ET

Denver
Memphis
8:00pm ET

LA Clippers
San Antonio
8:30pm ET

Golden State
Dallas
8:30PM ET

Houston
Utah
9:00PM ET

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Notre Dame Finally Gets To The Top Of College Football Heap


Notre Dame Fighting Irish have not got much respect this year, but they finally have reached the College Football apex this past Saturday. Oregon and K-State got bit by the upset bug making way for Notre Dame to be rated No.1 and a chance to play for a BCS Championship. It has been a long time since the Irish has been in this position, but they still have some work ahead of them before a title game. Notre Dame still has a dangerous USC team that would love to upset them in a season they have struggled.

Right behind Notre Dame is the one loss Alabama Crimson Tide whom would give the Irish a real challenge if they happen to face them in a BCS Championship game. Oregon and K-State and a number of other teams are hoping one of the two top teams stumble so they can sneak back into the championship hunt. Right now though it is Notre Dame's and Alabama's to lose. You never know as no one expect K-State or Oregon to get beat this weekend either.

The interesting thing would be if Notre Dame did get beat the BCS would have a real mess on their hands with a lot of one-loss teams. I can see the people of the BCS praying Notre Dame does not lose or they could have a real hornet's nest to deal with in the coming weeks. It will be interesting to say the least for the BCS.



Saturday, November 17, 2012

NBA Schedule November 17, 2012


Toronto
Boston
12:30pm ET

Utah
Washington
7:00pm ET

Memphis
Charlotte
7:30pm ET

Dallas
Cleveland
7:30pm ET

New Orleans
Milwaukee
8:30pm ET

Denver
San Antonio
8:30pm ET

Miami
Phoenix
9:00pm ET

Chicago
LA Clippers
9:00pm ET

NBA Scores November 16, 2012



Utah 93
Philadelphia 99
Final

Dallas 83
Indiana 103
Final

Orlando 110
Detroit 106
Final

Golden State 106
Minnesota 98
Final

Oklahoma City 110
New Orleans 95
Final

New York 95
Memphis 105
Final

Houston 117
Portland 119
Final OT

Atlanta 112
Sacramento 96
Final

Phoenix 102
LA Lakers 114
Final

Friday, November 16, 2012

Concussions Killing The NFL

Concussions lately have been the talk of most NFL fans and people in the know. The NFL has taken a lot of negative press for concussions, but I am here to say it should not all be on the NFL. Yes, it is a problem and the NFL does need to do more, but players have to be honest as well. I will bet you that many NFL players are not truthful with doctors so they can continue playing. It has always been that way and I do not see that stopping anytime soon.

The truth is players are putting their futures in jeopardy and they do not seem to care either. That is sad, but a reality that we are facing right now. The NFL does need to do more, but the players have to be honest as well. If players are not going to be honest about their injuries the NFL has its hands tied. Hopefully, NFL players will not hide information from doctors as in reality they are hurting themselves later in life.


NBA Scores November 15, 2012



Boston 97
Brooklyn 102
Final

New York 104
San Antonio 100
Final

Miami 98
Denver 93
Final

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Did The Lakers Hire The Wrong Coach?

The Los Angeles Laker fans wanted Phil Jackson, but ownership went a different direction. Did ownership make a mistake? Phil Jackson was the logical choice as he has proven to be a winner and probably could have won another NBA Championship with the group the Lakers have right now. Ownership though went a different direction which was kind of strange. In the end, this could be a big mistake for the Los Angeles Lakers. Yes, they hired Mike D’Anton I and he is an excellent choice, but not the one many people wanted.

 Phil Jackson in my opinion would have been the best choice by far. He could work with Dwight Howard and get him to become a better player. Kobe Bryant knows Jackson real well and I think they could have worked well together, but we will not find out. If the Lakers win the NBA Championship this year no one will remember that they did not hire Phil Jackson. If the Lakers do not win a championship the backlash could last for a very long time that’s for sure.

Monday, November 12, 2012

With Alabama Losing Who Has The Inside Track To BCS Championship Game

After Alabama fell to Texas A&M there are many questions on how this will all play out now. Alabama was a lock, but with their loss it opens the door open for three teams. Oregon,Kansas State, and Notre Dame all have a shot at the big game now. Right now it looks like we could see Oregon and K-State in the BCS Championship if both teams win out. Where does this leave Notre Dame? Notre Dame is a good team, but will have a hard time getting past Oregon or K-State to play in the BCS Championship game. The one thing that Notre Dame has going for them is they are a great drawing card for any Bowl game. That still will not be enough to get them in the BCS Championship game though. The BCS system is not a good way to do it and Notre Dame could go undefeated andand get nothing for it, but that’s how it works. Notre Dame will probably find out how Boise State has felt the last few years. Even though Alabama has a loss they still could be the best team in college football. This is why we need a college football playoff. Hopefully, we will get it soon and not have to worry about teams getting screwed anymore.

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