Muhammad Ali’s Recipe for Life February 28, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Boxing, Sports, Video.
All Talk on All-Star Saturday February 17, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports, Video.
All-Star Saturday is something I always look forward to, mostly because of the Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout.
Shooting Stars Competition
San Antonio’s David Robinson, Tim Duncan, and Beckey Hammon were named the new champions of the Shooting Stars Competition. I thought this team was the least likely to be victorious for the simple fact that they had two 7 footers on their team.
I was shocked to see that the Detroit team of Chauncey Billups, Swin Cash, and Bill Lambier didn’t repeat. I had them repeating, but they were just off last night.
The Skills Challenge is something I think should be replaced with something like horse or one on one. Seeing these guys go through the course half speed just isn’t exciting to me.
Utah’s Deron Williams won the skills challenge beating Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, and Dwayne Wade. Williams set a new record, completing the course in 25.5 seconds, beating New Orleans Chris Paul in the final round.
I was rooting for Cleveland’s Daniel Gibson to come away with the upset on this one. Gibson hit 11 3-pointers in the Rookie-Sophomore game Friday Night, but came up short on Saturday.
The defending champion, Jason Kapono was once again victorious. Kapono tied a 22 year old record set by Craig Hodges, shooting a 25 in the final round. Kapono once again proved that it’s okay to be one dimensional as long as you can shoot.
Was it just me, or was Dirk and Peja surprisingly off this game? Dirk shot an air-ball, and Peja hit the side of the backboard.
The Dunk Contest
Apparently, it is okay to sleep on Jamario Moon. His first dunk was kind of nice though. Not sure why he had Kapono throwing him the pass on his second dunk.
I was very disappointed in Rudy Gay’s performance. I thought he was going to do something special last night. Magic Johnson made a good point about Gay. He said he’s a great in game dunker, but not so special in a dunk contest.
Gerald Green’s Birthday Cake dunk was innovative and creative. At first, I wasn’t sure that he actually blew the candle out, but after viewing the replay, he somehow pulled it off. Green should have got more props from dunking without shoes on. Just running on hardwood makes my feet hurt.
The Birthday Cake
Dwight Howard had an amazing run of dunks last night, and won the contest hands down. That was the best run of dunks since Vince Carter’s performance in Oakland. He did dunks no one has ever seen before, and what made it even more spectacular was a guy that big being so agile. His Superman Dunk was one of the best dunks I have ever seen. It almost looked unreal.
She Got Game February 13, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, Sports, Video.
Two nights ago, high school phenom Brittney Griner made SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays with some great blocks and some impressive drop step dunks. The 6’8” junior has committed to Baylor, and is expected to grow another inch by her senior year. Here is a video that goes more in depth into the legend of Brittney Griner.
DO NOT Sleep on Jamario Moon February 11, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports, Video.
With the NBA Dunk Contest coming up on February 16th, most NBA fans have no idea who Jamario Moon is, and why he’s in the dunk contest. I must admit, I was asking myself the same question. I found a video of him practicing for the upcoming contest, and the dunks he did in the beginning were good, but not great. Then, the last dunk he did in the video had me thinking… Who’s going to take second this year?
If only his teammates didn’t move the camera. Hopefully, he’ll attempt the dunk on February 16th.
Fill in the Blank: Shaquille O’Neal February 7, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, Fill in the Blank, NBA, Sports.
Shaq going to the Phoenix Suns is .
All Talk on Super Bowl XLII February 4, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports, Super Bowl.
I’m still in shock that the Giants were able to defeat the Patriots 17-14. Here are some notes on the greatest Super Bowl game I have ever watched.
Eli Manning shut-up all the critics with his performance on Sunday. Manning completed 19 of 34 passes for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns. Manning completed the game winning touchdown to Burress with 35 seconds left in the game, and was named Super Bowl MVP. Tiki Barber should officially be banned from commentating on the NFL.
Plaxico is the New Ms. Cleo
I guess Plaxico Burress can see the future. His prediction of the Giants defeating the Pats 23-17 was awfully close to the real score of 17-14. Burress clinched the game with his game winning TD from Manning and gave a big I Told You So to all the doubters.
Defense Wins Championships
You have to give a lot of credit to the New York Giants defense, especially the front four. To stop an offensive machine like the Pats is an amazing feat. Brady was never able to get into a rhythm as he was hurried almost every play and sacked five times. He took some pretty hard shots when trying to get throws off. Justin Tuck played out of his mind this game. He and the front four completely changed the game.
4th and 13?!
The Patriots lost by 3 points. They had an opportunity to kick a 49 yard field goal in the first half, as they were leading 7-3, but decided to go for it on 4th and 13. Nuff said.
Wide Receivers Were Ballin
Wes Walker was becoming Brady’s #1 target this game. Welker had 11 catches for 103 yards. Moss had 5 catches for 62 yards and what many thought was the game clinching TD. Rookie Steve Smith really stepped up for the Giants. Smith made some crucial catches and found ways to get open. Besides Burress’s game winning TD, the catch of the night had to be David Tyree’s 32 yard catch on 3rd and 5 with 57 seconds left in the game. To be able to hold on to that ball with Rodney Harrison trying to punch it out was an incredible play. Earlier in the game, Tyree recorded his first touchdown of the season off a 5 yard pass from Manning.
18-1 Has to Hurt
While I’m happy that Michael Strahan and Amani Toomer finally got their rings, my heart goes out to the Pats. To be perfect in the regular season and lose the big one has to hurt. I don’t know how a team can recover from that, and I’m not so sure if they will. I’m really curious to see if Junior Seau will return next season. The Pats are human now, and are fair game for the rest of the league. Can’t wait to see how they’ll respond.
Pats or Giants? February 2, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.
So I’m getting ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow and I can’t wait. While I think the Pats are going to win this one convincingly, I’m curious to see what others think. Pats or Giants? Feel free to give me predictions and tell me why you think the team you pick is going to win, ESPECIALLY if you think the Giants are going to win.
Randy Moss On How He Would Like To Be Remembered January 31, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports, Video.
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I think we all agree that we’ve seen a completely different side of Randy Moss this season, both on and off the field. Here is a video of Moss telling reporters and fans how he would like to be remembered.
Chris Paul Has Got My Vote for MVP January 29, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul is hands down the MVP this year. Not only is he leading the league in steals, but he’s averaging a double double with 20.6 points per game and 10.5 assist per game.
On Monday, Paul led the Hornets to their ninth straight victory, defeating the Denver Nuggets 117-93. Paul nearly recorded a triple double with 23 points, 17 assists, and 9 rebounds. He has recorded double digits in assist in nine straight games, which is the second longest streak in team history.
Thanks to the amazing play of the third year point guard out of Wake Forest, the New Orleans Hornets are in first place in the western conference with a record of 32-12. This is a far better improvement from last year’s record of 39-43. The sole reason for the turnaround is Paul simply makes his teammates better. Just ask Tyson Chandler. The two have connected for the most alley oops than any other duo in the league.
Paul has the ability to create for himself and create for others. He’s is by far this season’s MVP. I just hope the NBA gets it right this time.