Posts in category "Sports"

NBA All Star Weekend 2013: Does Houston Have a Purple Drank Problem?

NBA All Star Weekend 2013: Does Houston Have a Purple Drank Problem?
HOUSTON, Texas – The National Basketball Association kicked off arguably American sports’ most celebrated All Star weekend Friday. A plethora of offerings on the court include the Sprint Celebrity All-Star Game, BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Sears Shooting Stars, Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, Sprite Slam Dunk Contest and the unsponsored D-League All... Read more »

Why National Signing Day May Be Forever Changed

Why National Signing Day May Be Forever Changed
National Signing Day arrives to cheering auditoriums, dorm rooms, and college administration offices as high school seniors sign their National Letters of Intent and pledge to play NCAA football. The National Letter of Intent is a contract. Players accept financial aid from schools they attend for the right to play intercollegiate sports. Players are bound... Read more »

Why Rutgers Joining Big Ten Was School's Second Big Score

Why Rutgers Joining Big Ten Was School's Second Big Score
Rutgers accepting an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference was not the only big score associated with the birthplace of intercollegiate football. Yesterday Rutgers University’s two governing boards approved the transfer of the majority of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to the school. Although the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences... Read more »
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Lakers Hire Mike D'Antoni Over Phil Jackson: Why Money Was Not the Deciding Factor

Lakers Hire Mike D'Antoni Over Phil Jackson: Why Money Was Not the Deciding Factor
Money was not the issue with Phil Jackson rejoining the Los Angeles Lakers as its head coach. In a stunning move, Mike D’Antoni was named the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers late Sunday night, taking over for interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff after the 16 time NBA Championship team fired its previous full time... Read more »

Monday Night Football Fallout Was "Heidi Game" For Mitt Romney

Monday Night Football Fallout Was "Heidi Game" For Mitt Romney
It had all come down to this. Two bitter rivals squared off, with an embattled home team vulnerable to defeat after numerous losses and taking shots from opponents squarely on the chin. The visitor appeared primed to win, ever looking the part as if Hollywood created the perfect sculpture. The visiting opponent rode a wave... Read more »

3 Consequences if Replacement Referees Are Here to Stay

3 Consequences if Replacement Referees Are Here to Stay
Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson evading the rush of Green Bay Packer defenders to launch a Hail Mary pass to attempt to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat would normally elicit excitement from the uncertainty of the impending result synonymous with the crescendo of a symphony orchestra in the hearts and minds of... Read more »
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New Orleans Hornets Sold to Saints Owner Tom Benson

New Orleans Hornets Sold to Saints Owner Tom Benson
NEW YORK – There is a cloud to the silver lining of the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal after all. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgit reports from New York Tom Benson will be the sole owner of the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, buying the team for $338 million, after getting approval at the NBA’s Board... Read more »

Super Bowl Odds 2012: Why New York Giants v. New England Patriots will be Most Bet on Super Bowl of All Time

Super Bowl Odds 2012: Why New York Giants v. New England Patriots will be Most Bet on Super Bowl of All Time
Super Bowl XLVI pits the New York Giants against the New England Patriots, arguably the most intriguing and fortuitous pairing for the National Football League’s annual championship contest this year. This year’s game is the highly anticipated rematch of the very recent Super Bowl XLII, where the 13 1/2  point underdog Giants upset the then 15-0 undefeated Patriots in dramatic fashion. The Patriots also seek to avenge a... Read more »

New NFL Overtime Rule Fails to Solve Problem it was Created

New NFL Overtime Rule Fails to Solve Problem it was Created
Tim Tebow’s penchant for Mile High Miracles won out again with a scintillating 80 yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime on the Broncos’ very first pass on their very first possession. Before everyone watching could fully digest the new overtime rules instituted by the NFL 20 months... Read more »
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Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro Sexual Assault Accusations: 3 Legal Steps to Consider First

Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro Sexual Assault Accusations: 3 Legal Steps to Consider First
Starlin Castro became the face of the Chicago Cubs organization when new general manager Theo Epstein accepted the job to turn around a perennially losing franchise.  Starlin Castro proved he deserved “the man” status when he made his first All Star appearance in only his second year in the majors at age 22. Controversy has... Read more »