Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stan Should Still Be the Man

Coaches are expendable. Players are not. That’s the traditional wisdom.

It’s hard to disagree with it. Someone try convincing the city of Cleveland that Mike Brown was worth more than Lebron James. Yeah, that would be impossible.

However, it’s time to do away with traditional wisdom in Orlando.

Sure, franchise players are incredibly hard to come by. These guys are your rare, one of a kind, Koh-i-Noor kind of diamonds only found in the British Crown Jewels collection. You don’t simply pick Dwight Howard’s up at the local corner store.  That’s why you have to do whatever you can to keep the gem, no matter what the cost may be. Well, supposedly. Continue reading

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“GameTime” Episode One

By Sam’s Sports Brief (http://sambrief.com)

Last night, my new radio show, “GameTime,” started off with a bang! In this episode, much was discussed, including the NBA Playoffs, the NFL Draft and the “Elbow Heard ‘Round the World” by Metta World Peace. Below is a partial recording of the first episode. Remember that we will be LIVE every Friday from 7-8 pm (Central Time) on http://novahpradio.net (to listen live you cannot use FireFox).

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Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment, I would love to know what you think about these various topics!!

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The NBA Playoffs begin, and to this fan, it’s about time. Even though the regular season was shortened to 66 games, thanks to the lockout, it felt like the season went on forever. But now the games really matter. Here are my picks for the first round.

Eastern Conference:

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Chicago Bulls

The Bulls come into the series as heavy favourites, but do have a big question mark in terms of the health of point guard Derrick Rose. Last year’s MVP was sidelined for 27 games due to an ankle injury and he’s not 100% coming into the series. That said, the Sixers don’t have the depth to match up with Chicago. Bulls in 5.

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat

The most hyped series of the first round. The Heat are under immense pressure to win the title, as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are…

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86-ing The NFL Pro Bowl? “Lack of Intensity” May Squash It

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Coverage of the 2012 NFL Draft- First Round in Review

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What's Left on The Floor

Again, this is supposed to be a hoops blog, but there are just some things that need to be discussed really. Some things that get under your skin, and that you can’t help but feel passionate about. A few days ago, I felt just this feeling. It took me a day to calm down about it just so I could write say my piece.

For those of you who aren’t keeping up with the NHL playoffs, and more specifically the Washington Capitals, the DC based hockey team defeated the world champion Boston Bruins a few days ago with a game winning goal in the waning moments of overtime. The game winning goal was scored by Capital right wing Joel Ward.

Ward, a Black man, was born in Toronto, Canada and is of Barbadian(Barbados) decent. He has had a journeyman’s career so far in the NHL playing for the Nashville Predators…

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Dubsism

1) Washington Nationals ↑ 13

What We Originally Said:

Upside: The Nationals have one of the best young rotations in baseball.  Strasburg appears ready to return to his pre- Tommy John surgery condition, and the acquisitions of Gio Gonzalez and Edwin Jackson were huge.  If Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, and Chien-Ming Wang can stay away from the injury problems that have bugged them, the Nationals should be able to stay in most games based on their pitching alone.  But the Nats should be stronger in the middle of the order since Ryan Zimmerman, Adam LaRoche, Michael Morse, and Danny Espinosa all could be 25 HR, 90 RBI guys.

Downside: The Nats have three question marks. The first is at first base; Adam LaRoche played only 43 games last year before season-ending surgery and hit just .172. Can he return to the form of his previous years? However, Michael Morse blossomed at first…

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