Shaq Should Be in Those MasterCard Commercials January 26, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
Shaq’s Monthly Expenses:
Clothes, Dry Cleaning, and Laundry: $23,950
Child Care: $46,500
Mortgages for three homes: $468,345
Spending all this money, and it doesn’t even put a dent in your bank account…
All Talk on the Miami Heat January 25, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
The Miami Heat are by far the worst team in the NBA. On Thursday, they lost their 15th straight game, losing to the San Antonio Spurs 89-90. With a losing streak that began on December 22nd, I only see things getting worse for the Heat.
I’ve always been a fan of Shaq, and I never thought I would see the day that he wasn’t dominating, but it looks like that day has arrived. I went to a game last month when the Heat were playing the Golden State Warriors, and Shaq barely played! He’s out now with a leg and hip injury, but as a fan, I hope he comes back strong and in shape.
To make matters worse, the Heat have a horrible supporting cast. You know you’re in trouble, when your fans wish Antoine Walker was back on the team. They lost Alonzo Mourning to an horrific knee injury, and he was arguably their best defender. Beside Wade and Shaq, Ricky Davis is their next scoring threat, which presents a problem within itself. With Jason Williams as their starting point guard, Wade often has to play both the point and shooting guard. They acquired Smush Parker, but apparently he’s not even allowed near the team facility.
I have to give credit to Dwayne Wade. You can tell that he isn’t at full strength, but he leaves it all on the floor. My only concern is his health. Other than Allen Iverson, I can’t think of another guy who takes more of a pounding every night. A few weeks ago, Pat Riley gave hints that Wade is hurting more than people think. The Heat can’t rely on an injury riddled Wade to carry the entire team on his back, although he has most of the season. Wade needs help quick or his career is going to be cut short.
It’s a wrap for the Heat this season. I was never a really big fan, but I can’t help to be dissapointed at a team that won the NBA championship two years ago. Hopefully, next season they can rebuild the team and become contenders again, because that flame on the logo has been put out by the rest of the league this season.
Top Five: ESPN Programs January 24, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Sports, Top Five.
If you walk into my dorm room, you can always count on two things: My room is always going to be a mess and ESPN will always be on my television. I don’t know what I would do without the worldwide leader in sports, and there are programs that I never miss. Here my Top Five ESPN programs.
5. Pardon the Interruption:PTI is a great show with a great concept. They don’t ramble on the latest news and headlines. They keep a set time limit for the argument and get straight to the point. Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornhieser are two of the best hosts working for ESPN. Although the show is laid back with constant jokes being thrown around, both Wilbon and Kornheiser make great points regarding sports and athletes.
4. First Take- As much as I like this show, I liked it better when they had Woody Paige going against Skip Bayless. Woody was kind of crazy, and Skip was a no nonsense type of guy, although he has loosened up these days. Still, the show provides heated debates between Skip and whoever dares to take him on. Overall, it’s a great show, but no one can ever replace Woody.
3. Mike and Mike in the Morning- I usually catch this show when I’m cramming for a test. It comes on at 3:00 am on the west-coast. What makes them different truly does make them great. With this show you get a fan point of view and a former player point of view. Mike Greenberg is an announcer that really knows his sports, while Mike Golic refrains from giving the typical opinions that we often get from former players.
2. Jim Rome is Burning- I’ve always been a fan of Jim Rome. Although he’s not as harsh as he was in past years, and no longer having athletes attack him, Rome definitely doesn’t hold anything back. When athletes and coaches do dumb things, Rome lets them have it in the segment called Rome is Burning. Another segment I like is The Forum where Rome discusses the latest sports headlines with two other sports journalists. What makes this show so great is the fact that Rome is often saying things that we sports fans wish we could say.
1.SportsCenter-C’mon, you knew this was going to be #1. What would the sporting world do without that familiar sound of duh-duh-da-duh-duh-da? SportsCenter gives sports fans everything and anything they need. Their commercials are classics and their commenators have fun. From highlights to interviews, this is the program to turn to. The show is virtually flawless. The only thing I would change is the Top 10 Plays. There have been too many times where a basketball highlight gets robbed by a hockey or baseball highlight for the top play of the night.
Fill in the Blank: Tiki Barber January 23, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Fill in the Blank, Football, NFL, Sports.
Now that Eli Manning has led the New York Giants to the Superbowl, I think Tiki Barber should .
Roger Clemens Comes Clean January 22, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Baseball, MLB, Sports, Video.
My friend sent me a video of an exclusive interview with Roger Clemens coming clean and admitting he used steroids. Clemens holds nothing back in this interview. Although this is not a real video, it’s certainly good for a laugh.
A 360 Double Between the Legs Dunk?! January 19, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, Sports, Video.
On Wednesday, I posted a video of this dunker named T-Dub doing a 540 dunk with two hands. Many people regard T-Dub as the best dunker in the world, but there is another dunker named The Air Up There that has been getting recognition the last few years. His signature dunk is the 720 dunk, but if The Air Up There is able to get this dunk down, he is sure to become the best dunker the world has ever seen. The fact that someone would even attempt this is scary.
Randy Moss Denies Battery Allegations January 17, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports, Video.
On Wednesday, Randy Moss had an informal press conference denying that he physically assulated a woman in Florida. Moss was doing a great job staying out of trouble and not bringing any distractions to the team, and this is by far the worse time to have distractions. After viewing the press conference however, I honestly believe Moss on this one.
5’9” Guy Does a 540 Dunk with 2 Hands January 16, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, Sports, Video.
The guy in the video below goes by the name of T-Dub. T-Dub stands only 5’9” but can do some amazing dunks, one of them being a 540 dunk with two hands. Some people call him the best dunker in the world.
Pacman Jones Accused of Punching a Woman January 15, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.
Our good friend Pacman Jones is back in the news. According to ESPN.com Pacman has been accused of punching a woman at an Atlanta Strip Club:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A woman is seeking an arrest warrant against suspended Titans cornerback “Adam Pacman” Jones claiming he punched her at an Atlanta strip club.
Fulton County Magistrate Court officals told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Wanda S. Jackson asked for the warrant after a Jan. 3 altercation at the Body Tap Strip Club.
Jackson, an attorney, says she was in the club’s office when an angry Jones accused managers of stealing his money and bracelet.
Jackson said Jones lunged at her numerous times and then “sucker punched” her in the left eye.
Jackson did not immediately return a phone message requesting comment. Jones’ attorney Manny Arora said no warrant has been issued against Jones.
Last month Jones pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge related to a strip club shooting in Las Vegas last February that left one man paralyzed. He agreed to a year of probation, random drug testing, community service and anger management classes.
Jones has been arrested six times since being drafted sixth overall in 2005, including two arrests in Georgia in 2006 that the Titans did not learn about until 2007.
In April, Jones was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for the entire 2007 season for his role in inciting the Las Vegas incident.
At the time of his suspension, one of the changes Jones told Goodell he intended to make was to stay out of clubs and to avoid situations in which he might be compromised. Goodell has said that he has apprised Jones that he will ultimately be judged by his actions, not his words.
In mid-December, the NFL rejected an appeal by the players’ union on behalf of Jones to have him reinstated for the final two games of the regular season.
Kobe Will Have to Carry the Lakers… Again January 15, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
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Just when the Lakers were playing team basketball and it seemed like they were clicking on all cylinders, the team was dealt a devastating blow. Lakers center Andrew Bynum is expected to miss 8 weeks with a knee injury.
Bynum was having a great season. His 13 points and 10 rebounds per game were making Laker management seem like geniuses. Bynum’s play was taking the load off of Kobe Bryant who had to carry the Lakers almost every game last season. Now, there is going to be a big void in the middle, especially on the defensive end.
On Monday, the Lakers pushed their winning streak to seven games, beating the Seattle Supersonics 123-121 in overtime. Bryant had a season high 48 points, but took 44 shots. Hopefully, someone on the Lakers will step up for the Lakers and fill the void until Bynum gets back, but with those players most likely being Kwame Brown and Ronny Turiaf, it’s going to be a long 8 weeks for Kobe.