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Lakers Beat Bulls, Again

kobe bryant onthebuzzer.comKobe Bryant and his Los Angeles Lakers beat the Chicago Bulls again this year in the windy city, 103-91 .  I said it before, the Bulls not pulling the trigger on the Kobe trade before the year started was a huge mistake and we’re seeing the effects now. These two teams are headed in different directions, the Lakers with the 5th best record in the West and the Bulls, in the bottom half of the East. So many teams have hesitated in making trades that involve their young stars. No one wants to give away "potential" talent for a short term fix.  The Clippers didn’t trade Shuan Livingston for Allen Iverson and look where that got them?  The Angels wouldn’t trade away their talent for Miguel Cabrera and well, now they are average.  Its the same story, everyone thinks their shit doesn’t stink, they have the best talent and they don’t want to get ripped off.  Well, it seem like Kobe is happy, for now at least, and the Bulls are content with being a middle-of-the-road team.  I guess everyones happy.  For now, at least.

December 18, 2007 Posted by | nba | Leave a comment

Week 15 College Bowl Picks

top252.jpg1- BCS Title Bowl – Ohio State better than everyone thinks. LSU not as good as everyone thinks. Close throughout, but look for the Buckeye defense to be the difference. Take Ohio State +4.5..
2- The Rose Bowl – Another Rose Bowl, another USC appearance. The Trojans one of the hottest teams in the nation. Illinois with their hands full, but they did beat the number one team in the nation earlier in the year. SC more powerful, more talented, more experienced. Illinois won’t know what hit them early, may make a run late. I like USC -14.
3- The Sugar Bowlpadlock3.jpg Maybe the second hottest team in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs look to feast on some Warriors. Hawaii has their hands full. They will realize what it’s like to play a real team. Georgia routs. My lock! Take Georgia -9.
4- The Fiesta Bowl – Not a bad consolation game for a team who thought they were on their way to the national championship game. Still have a lot to play for, Kansas will have their hands full proving to the nation they are a football powerhouse. Virginia Tech getting better as the season progressed should take care of business. I like Virginia Tech -4.
5- The Orange Bowl – No championship game… no head coach either. Rodriguez leaves and so will the Mountaineer’s winning records. The Sooners, already the favorites in this one, should cruise past a West Virginia team coming off their worst losses of the season. Their coach and their last game. Take Oklahoma -8.
6- Capital One Bowl – The best three loss team in the nation, the Florida Gators look to start their national championship run for next year with this years bowl game. Michigan may have found their new head coach, but they won’t find a way to beat the faster, more talented Gators. Take Florida -10.5.
7- Cotton Bowl
– Missouri with a lot to prove, will come out with guns blazin’ in this one. Arkansas happy to be there, won’t know what hit them. The Tigers the better team, but they have to find a way to stop Run DMC. Razorbacks will keep it close early, but won’t be able to outscore the Tigers. Take Missouri -3.5.
8- Gator Bowl – Should be an entertaining game throughout. Evenly matched, the team to make the least errors will prevail. Both Texas Tech and Virginia looked good at times throughout the season, but inconsistent play prevented better records. I like Virginia +6.
9- Outback Bowl
– Badgers started off the season strong, tailed off in the middle, and finished strong. Better than their record indicates, but inconsistent play was their downfall. Tennessee should have beaten LSU in the last game of the year, but costly turnovers blew the game. Turnovers will decide this one as well. The Vols learned their lesson. I like Tennessee -3.5.
10. Chick-Fil-A-Bowl
– Two teams who underachieved this year, look for an entertaining game. Close throughout, the better and more experienced coached Auburn team will prevail over Clemson. Take Auburn +2.

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NCAA FOOTBALL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tony Porker?

parker.jpgStop the presses! Stop the presses! A professional basketball player has cheated on his wife! O.k, allegedly. Rumors are Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs has cheated on his wife, Eva Longoria. With whom you ask? How about a women he met at his own wedding! As wrong as this is, isn’t there a part of you that wants this story to be true? It’s just so funny to me! I love to hear about these “perfect” relationship going down in balls of fire. I know… it’s mean. I can’t help it. Unfortunately for me, my gut tells me it’s not true. Parker seems like a down to earth guy and the flingstress? Alexandra Paressant, the ex-girlfriend of todays best soccer player, Brazil’s Ronaldinho, who by the way is suing her. Not like she’s got the greatest track record. As for Parker? “I love my wife.” He says. “She’s the best thing in my life, and I have never been happier.”

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Atlanta-Bad Sports Town, Bad TOWN!

sheldon1.jpgAs if things couldn’t get any worse for the Atlanta Hawks, now they are getting “jacked” off the basketball court. Hawks’ forward Sheldon Williams was carjacked at gunpoint on Saturday, right before their game against Charlotte. Luckily for Williams, he was unharmed and made it in time for the game, but what is going on in professional sports? A troubling trend of professional athletes getting robbed continues, this time without any injuries. Reports say Williams was approached by two men outside a barber shop. One man pulled out a gun and demanded Williams’ keys to his 2008 Chrysler. Hours later, the two suspects were arrested, one of them being severely bitten by police dogs. He was hospitalized but will be o.k. As for Williams, he refused to comment on the situation, but did say “It’s been a long day, but I’m fine”. That’s the good news. The bad news? You still play for those Atlanta Hawks.

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Eddie, NBA BASKETBALL | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Witnessing Something Special

dscf0060.jpgIt seemed all too familiar, we start off with Barber’s interception and we’re up by 7 in the 1st minute.  In a game that we should win, Atlanta drives the ball down the field and scores a field goal and also gains some  momentum.  Fans understand that Buc Ball is always a tight game and down to the end.  At the point Spurlock hit the 30, we rose, the 50 we cheered, the 20 we jumped and teh end zone we saw history.  Most football fans say,  "it’s just a kick return" or  "Hester is better." They don’t understand  that this was a moment that will not happen again in the NFL. To Tampa, it has brought something to cheer about.  Even if you’re not a football fan, it provides a feeling within the community. To the Buccaneers and Micheal Spurlock, we the fans thank you.

This article contributed by our Tampa Bay Buccaneers correspondent and youtube collegeague, Spazpatches.

December 18, 2007 Posted by | NFL | Leave a comment