Archive for July, 2012

jeremy lin

Have you ever loved someone or something so much, that even after they’ve hurt or disappointed you in an extremely cruel fashion….it doesn’t matter. You find yourself going back to them. No, no, no, no. Scratch that. You are compelled to go back to them. You know them, understand them, and you are familiar with them. It doesn’t matter how deep the wound is sometimes. The love is deep and it’s claws are firmly entrenched into your soul. This is how I feel about the New York Knicks. Every. Fucking. Year. Since 2001. (sigh) What’d they do this time? Read the rest of this entry »

The Browns will rely heavily on 1st round draft picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden

By Ryan Liszeski

History has told the Cleveland faithful to be patient in player development. This year might show to be the most difficult. With a strong draft the hopes are up on Lake Erie, but they are always waiting for the rug to be pulled out from under them. With the youngest projected offensive starters, they will fail and succeed together. This year is going to hold a lot of firsts for this young team.

It starts with the drafting of a Heisman trophy winning bowling ball of a running back. Richardson has to prove he is going to be durable enough to take the pounding of the AFC North. He is going to be the workhorse and he will show it. The quarterback platoon has plagued this franchise for over a decade. It now seems to rest on a twenty-eight year old ex baseball player. He have already heard he has a cannon and great accuracy, but will the game speed be too fast? Will he make more mistakes under pressure or scramble well and make the big play? Only time will tell. Read the rest of this entry »

Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR

Five days before the running of the Brickyard. That’s how long currently suspended driver, A.J. Allmendinger has to wait before his B urine sample can be teste at the Aegis Sciences Corporations in Nashville, Tennessee.

Per Tara Ragan, Allmendinger’s business manager, July 24th is the earliest date the lab and the toxicologist could coordinate. As you may recall Allmendinger said last week via a press release that he would like his own toxicologist available at the testing.

Allmendinger was pulled hours before the Coke Zero at Daytona International Speedway and informed of a positive drug test. NASCAR has not released the cause of the positive results. Read the rest of this entry »

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If the inverse of my favorite quote from the movie Moneyball is true, “ugly girlfriend means no confidence,” then Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill must have balls of steel.

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There were reports going around that the Boston Celtics had re-signed Kevin Garnett for a three year deal, and now the news has been confirmed. They have also re-signed Brandon Bass and Chris Wilcox. A press conference was held to officially announce the news, with all three players present, along with general manager Danny Ainge. They were also joined by Jeff Green and Jason Terry, two players who are reportedly also moving to the team but have yet to be confirmed. However, Ainge has said that they are well on their way to resolving this issue as well, hoping to make an announcement soon regarding those particular players.

The re-signing of Garnett, Bass and Wilcox is an attempt by the Boston Celtics to keep the team strong and together. This is necessary, in light of Ray Allen leaving them in order to join Miami Heat. The Heat are rivals of the Eastern Conference and have recently become NBA Champions, something which their own fans will be proud of, having watched the deciding game either from the court itself or at home after eating dinner or playing poker online. However, when Allen left it made a whole in the Celtics, one that the manager will be hoping to fill. Read the rest of this entry »

When you remove the constraints that society has placed upon you, are you a purer human than everyone else or are you someone that has lost touch with your humanity? I found myself asking that question while watching the last 2 episodes of last season and then watching last night’s season premiere of “Breaking Bad”. Read the rest of this entry »
Review by Matt Harris (@matt__harris)
In my eyes, there are two kinds of people in this world: people that like Katy Perry’s music, and people that don’t.  I will admit, I am a big fan of her music; along with other fun/cheesy pop music, it makes me feel good.  The beauty of this movie is that I believe if you can tolerate her hits (Firework, California Gurls, Last Friday Night, etc), you will enjoy this movie thoroughly.

First things first, this isn’t a non-fiction movie;  it’s a documentary style film.  You go along with her during her year long, worldwide tour, and that is where you learn to appreciate what’s behind Katy Perry.  Yes, she is a hot chick, with Christian parents who ‘went wild’.  She is also someone who was dropped by a few labels, had people trying to fit her into the cookie cutter pop star mold, and had very few people who believed in her.  With a lot of footage from before “I Kissed a Girl” launched her into pop stardom, you feel her pain. Read the rest of this entry »

by Jorel Petree (@JorelPetree)

There is a lot of talk about how The DREAM Team would beat todays Team USA.  I generally think it would be a good game, and I will break down how I think a 7 game series would go.

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Kasey Kahne celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 15, 2012 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Kasey Kahne started from the front row for the Lenox Industrial Tools at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and stayed in the top five all day but it was a miscommunication between another driver and his crew chief that caused a break for the No. 5 team.

The Joe Gibbs Racing duo of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin dominated the race until Busch had an issue on pit road on lap 67 and Hamlin had a miscommunication with his crew chief, Darian Grubb on Lap 236. Hamlin told his crew chief he need tires, and Grubb made the decision to take four instead of two which is what the rest of the drivers on pit road did. Hamlin would end up restarting 14th, but would quickly come back to the front.

Kahne would end up winning his second race of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and 14th of his career. The win would was his first at Loudon. Read the rest of this entry »

Kyle Busch was fastest in practice and starts Sunday’s race on pole (Getty Images for NASCAR)

Luck was on Kyle Busch’s side this Friday the 13th as he won the pole for Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 after being the final driver to take a lap around the 1.058 mile oval. Busch captured the pole with a lap of 28.548 seconds, 133.417 mph for his first pole of the 2012 season and ninth of his career. Busch, who was the fastest in the morning practice session, tapped the wall during the qualifying session but caused no damage to the No. 18 Toyota Camry. He will share the front row with Hendrick Motorsports driver, Kasey Kahne. You can catch the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday on TNT beginning with Countdown to Green at 12:00pm EST. This will be the last race TNT will cover for the season.

Starting Lineup:

  1. Kyle Busch
  2. Kasey Kahne
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Clint Bowyer
  6. Ryan Newman
  7. Jimmie Johnson
  8. Jeff Gordon
  9. Tony Stewart
  10. Greg Biffle Read the rest of this entry »