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Monday, February 20, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Already LeBron James is clearly showing his ability to dominate basketball games. Though the more impressive he becomes, the more talks about him leaving Cleveland brew. It seems everyone is convinced that after the 2006-2007 season LeBron James is going to dart away from Cleveland. The media is trying to create an image where LeBron is an individual who sees himself as a high paid athlete that is ''too good'' to be playing basketball in a cold city like Cleveland. I for one, completely disagree. Yes, you can say that LeBron has lived in Ohio his whole life and that maybe being in a different setting just might be better for him. Though let me ask you this: How many championships do the Cleveland Cavaliers have? Zero. How many times have the Cavaliers even been to the NBA Finals? Zero. See a trend? If I were LeBron James, I would ultimately reside in Cleveland. I would also want to prove to the world that I am in fact a champion who can compete with the best, and build his team from the ground up. King James has a chance to leave a legacy in Cleveland. A chance to make a name for a franchise, a city, and of course...himself. 'Nuff said...
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
I attended this past Wednesday's LSU/Arkansas SEC Showdown, and to be honest I can not think of another basketball game in my lifetime with such an up and down ending. After a tough loss to the Crimson Tide, Brady's Bunch knew they had to get back on the winning track. The Tigers jumped out to a 10-1 lead and looked to be in control. Lead by Ronnie Brewer and Jonathon Modica, Arkansas came roaring back. Throughout the game, LSU was in control. Despite this impressive stat, the Razorbacks kept hanging around. Finally LSU started to pulled away, and the game looked like it would be won with ease. Tyrus Thomas just successfully pulled off another alley-oop thrown his way and the Tigers lead 72-58 with 5:16 left in the game. Before the LSU fan could grasp what was going on, the Razorbacks were making a rally. The once energetic Tigers were not playing to win, but rather playing not to lose. Tension was building in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. This second half meltdown by the Brady's team looked nothing short of the disaster that occurred against Tennessee during the football season. As terrible as it was to imagine, the unthinkable was happening. No way LSU was going to blow this game! After Ronnie Brewer nailed both free throws, the Tigers trailed 77-75 with under 30 seconds to play. Brady's Bunch still had an opportunity to pull out a win. Off of a missed Garrett Temple three pointer, Glen Davis grabbed a rebound. Big Baby attempted to go back up strong, but was taken down with some fellow Razorbacks. Foul on Arkansas, right? I mean Davis was obviously being hacked? Possession Arkansas?! You are kidding me! This is a nightmare! Arkansas had a chance to ice the game. Sean McCurdy went to the line and missed both free throws. Surprisely enough, LSU still had a chance. After dishing the ball off to every man in yellow on the court, Darrell Mitchell got a pass and an open look. Big Baby had just set a pick on Darrell's man, allowing Mitchell that split moment to get a three point shot off. The three pointer swished through the net, and the student section went nothing short of insane. With 11 seconds left Ronnie Brewer tried brewing a shot up. He lunged himself from the three point line and the ball just missed the basket. After it seemed the Tigers had blown the ball game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the lone senior star Darrell Mitchell stepped up and made the biggest shot of his LSU career. As #22 walked off the court with a huge grin on his face, would could only think: Was that three pointer payback for the one he missed against UConn in the closing seconds? We may never know...
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
I was surfing the web once again when I came across a "great" Sports Illustrated article at CNNSI.com by Andrew Perloff. The thing about Mr. Perloff's latest article is it clearly shows his lack of respect for the hard worker. Sure it was not the prettiest Super Bowl, but none the less a great amount of respect should be displayed towards the Pittsburgh Steelers who battled through turmoil and adversity to become champions. For the past year these two teams have fought through the season and playoffs to get to a shot at making history. And for 60 minutes Seattle and Pittsburgh duked it out for the ultimate prize. After a tiresome year, relief finally could be felt by Cowher's Crew. None of this is relevant to Andrew Perloff who obviously feels the more important issue is that the game was boring and a waste of time. Well I am sure everyone is sorry to have wasted your precious time. Overall, I would expect a childish remark like that from a youngster, but from a Sports Illustrated writer? Shame shame shame.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Just like that the NFL year is over. Another season has come and gone, and to tell you the truth this will be one remembered vividly as the year the underdog prevailed the victor. It really is quite amazing what the Pittsburgh Steelers had to go through for a Super Bowl title. Ever since losing to Cincinnati in early December and dropping to 7-5, the Steelers have reeled off 8 straight victories. The very idea that a 6th seeded team beat a 1st seeded team twice, a 2nd seeded team, and a 3rd seeded team is nothing short of inspirational. If anything should be gained by youngsters who watched this season, it's that no matter what the circumstances are teamwork always prevails over individualism. To see a long time head coach and future Hall of Famer get that much anticipated Super Bowl title is a pleasing feeling. Overall, watching how Coach Cowher assembled a team of guys who have always put team efforts before themselves is the ultimate lesson that the football world has learned.