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“MICHAEL VICK” : LET THEM DOGS FIGHT

Posted by HG on July 27, 2007

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The homeboy Eskay at Nah Right put me on to this song. First things first, it’s not actually Michael Vick rapping, it’s not a Bad Newz remex. It’s more than likely this dude, and the song is idiotic to say the least. It doesn’t matter which side of the argument you’re on regarding the Vick situation, making a song about electrocuting dogs is ignorant. Don’t believe me?

“Mike Vick” Let Them Dogs Fight

Told ya… When it comes to the Michael Vick case I didn’t tell ya. I thought it was suspicious that the feds were saying an indictment was unlikely, but I believed them when they told the league and the Falcons that no indictment was coming. That was dumb. They were leaving the door open for the eventual indictment. More on this soon..

Mike Vick- Let Them Dogs Fight. Courtesy of Nah Right

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Posted in DOG FIGHT, FOOTBALL, HIP HOP, MICHAEL VICK, MISC., NFL, SONG, SPORTS | 1 Comment »

WHEN DOES WILL FERRELL MAKE MOVIES?

Posted by HG on July 13, 2007

Will Ferrell will show up and entertain anybody, anywhere, anytime. Is this a new video? No, but WF has me dying with damn near anything he does. Ronnie Lott must feel the same way. If you’re a fan of Will Ferrell movies and you want to see what his next projects will be, click here.

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Posted in FOOTBALL, MISC., RONNIE LOTT, SPORTS, TROPHY, WILL FERRELL, YOUTUBE | 2 Comments »

KOSAR VS. DAWKINS, LOCAL ADVERTISING SHOWDOWN

Posted by HG on July 9, 2007

Part of being a big time athlete are the endorsements you get. There’s the shoes, sodas, and video games. Everybody can’t be “on the cover” so that leads to athletes teaming up businesses in the local community.

Brian Dawkins seems excited about his opportunity:

I’m an Eagles fan but that’s hard to watch. Here’s Bernie Kosar slangin add-on heat pumps.

I guarantee Charlie Frye is trying to order an add-on heat pump as I type this. Bernie’s a pretty bad actor, but he nailed the “it’s pure comfort”/toss ball to self part of the commercial.

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Posted in BERNIE KOSAR, BRIAN DAWKINS, CLEVELAND BROWNS, COMMERCIALS, ENDORSEMENTS, FOOTBALL, MISC., PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, SPORTS, YOU TUBE | 1 Comment »

MICHAEL VICK BEATS THE COVERAGE

Posted by HG on July 9, 2007

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How many times have you heard a lawyer (real or fake) say “I could indict an innocent man/dead man/ham sandwich? The idea being that it’s easy to get an indictment. So when the feds come back and say that they are unlikely to indict Vick because:

The authorities have told the Falcons and league that there has not been any evidence that can be tied to Vick with the alleged dogfighting ring.

That’s a pretty powerful statement. It goes against almost everything we’ve heard during this saga. Michael Vick was tried in the media, and found guilty, because people wanted him to be guilty. There was a rush to judgment on the public’s part, but with a lot of the misinformation being given, what could you expect?

Whatever happened to the videotape that shows Mike Vick at a dogfight party? It would’ve turned up by now if it really existed. It sucks that something like that can get floated out by major outlets without consequence. Vick got done wrong in the media, Dwil has a whole lot more to say about it, and hopefully everybody has learned from it.

The news is good for Michael Vick but not for everybody in his camp. The feds still plan to indict at least 3 people, and the Surry County investigation hasn’t concluded yet. At least Vick’s name is safe from the smut for a few days.

Vick indictment seen unlikely in feds’ dogfight probe. Courtesy of ESPN.com

Michael Vick Will Not Be Indicted: Shhhhhhhh! Courtesy of The Starting Five

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Posted in ATLANTA FALCONS, DOGFIGHTING, FEDS, FOOTBALL, INDICTMENT, MEDIA, MICHAEL VICK, MISC., SPORTS, VIRGINIA | 1 Comment »

RAKIM AND JERRY RICE 2K8

Posted by HG on July 1, 2007

I like the combination of the God and the G.O.A.T. What this will do for 2K8’s sales? I have no idea. I rarely play video games anymore but in my day I was a Madden guy. There was a time in the late 90s when I experimented with NFL Gameday, and I played one of the 2Ks for an evening, but Madden was still the one.

I don’t play video games anymore because I suddenly became a cool adult. No more days of sitting around for hours on end playing video games with friends or strangers online. Nope, now I hang out for hours on end in the cool confines of my parents basement, wearing only my underwear, typing about sports or the latest video game commercial. I’m all grown up now.

What up to Nah Right Lite..

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Posted in 2K8, FOOTBALL, HIP HOP, JERRY RICE, MADDEN, MISC., NFL, RAKIM, SPORTS, THE GOD, VIDEO GAMES, YOUTUBE | 3 Comments »

REGGIE BUSH KICKIN’ IT WITH BECKHAM

Posted by HG on June 27, 2007

I’m gonna have to see the commercial, but the Bush/Becks mash-up is off to a slow start in my book. The comraderie seems forced and Beckham’s leprechaun voice is irritating. The two things I did take away from this video, 1) David Beckham makes Reggie Bush look like Earl Campbell, and 2) Women will enjoy the commercial more than men.

For the long version and some uncomfortable dialogue, click here.

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Posted in ADIDAS, DAVID BECKHAM, FOOTBALL, FUTBOL, MISC., REGGIE BUSH, SOCCER, SPORTS, VS., YOUTUBE | 1 Comment »

BERNIE KOSAR PICKS CHARLIE FRYE OVER BRADY QUINN

Posted by HG on June 20, 2007

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What do you do when you’re a retired quarterback? You offer your opinion on who should be the starting signal caller for your former team. At least that’s what Bernie Kosar does:

‘‘People think because me and Charlie (Frye) are friends that’s why I feel like he’s ready. But just because I like (Frye) doesn’t make him a good quarterback. There’s no correlation. I just thought he did a great job dealing with all the problems the Browns went through last year.’’

Ok, Bernie and Charlie are friends.. That’s cool..

‘‘I think he played great to play average. There was so much that went wrong last year: The running game was non-existent, there wasn’t very good pass protection, guys dropped balls, the offensive system changed in the middle of the year — there were just so many obstacles to overcome. And I thought Charlie did a good job with it.’’

All right Bernie, it sounds like your leaning towards Frye but what about Brady Quinn?

‘‘There couldn’t be a worse-case scenario for a first-year quarterback to start. The Browns are certainly improved from last year. But with Romeo (Crennel) needing to win after a rough season, a new offensive system coming in, not to mention Brady has to learn the differences from college to the NFL — it’s just a very difficult situation.’’

I’m with Bernie when he says Crennel needs to win this year. Romeo’s gonna need a pretty good season to save his job imo. I agree that there’s an adjustment period for rookies. I’m not quite sure what a new system has to do with Brady Quinn.. He didn’t play in the old system. It’s possible Kosar means that a collective offensive unit would benefit from a more experienced quarterback when learning a new offense… Or he’s slightly hatin’. Either way, Brady played for the genius Charlie Weis in a pro style offense. Shouldn’t he be able to pick up on anything?

‘‘I was really well-coached in college. And the same could be said for Brady, coming from Charlie Weiss’ offense at Notre Dame. But you could also say that because that offense was so advanced, Brady didn’t have to deal with a lot of the problems other quarterbacks did.’’

Jeezus.. Brady Quinn should be thanking his lucky stars that Kosar wasn’t around on draft day. Brady might not have gone until the second or third round if Bernie had his say.

Kosar visits Warren, local football camp. Courtesy of the Tribune Chronicle

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Posted in BERNIE KOSAR, BRADY QUINN, CHARLIE FRYE, CHARLIE WEISS, CLEVELAND BROWNS, FOOTBALL, MISC., NFL, QB CONTROVERSY, QUARTERBACK, ROMEO CRENNEL, SPORTS | 11 Comments »

TOM BRADY RENTS, DOUG FLUTIE BUYS

Posted by HG on June 18, 2007

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After failing to sell his condo, which was listed at $16.5mil, Tom Brady has decided to lease it out. According to reports, Tom has rented the 2,910 square foot unit in New York’s Time Warner building to a financier for 60 grand a month. Brady put the house on the market 3 mos. after buying it for $14mil, and it is expected to go back on the market next year.

Not to be outdone, Doug Flutie got into the real estate game. He picked up a new house for $2.1mil in Melbourne Beach, Florida. It’s his childhood hometown, and the house is rumored to look something like this.

Tom Brady pulls his Time Warner unit off the market, reportedly rents it out for half-year at $60k/month. Courtesy of Berg Properties.com

Doug Flutie Buys a House in His Childhood Town. Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal

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Posted in CONDO, DOUG FLUTIE, FLORIDA, FOOTBALL, HOUSE, MISC., NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, NEW YORK, NFL, QUARTERBACK, REAL ESTATE, SPORTS, TOM BRADY | Leave a Comment »

THE BIG THREE

Posted by HG on June 14, 2007

MLB

Bud Selig wants Jason Giambi to talk to the MLB steroid busters “or else”. Or else what Bud? You’re gonna suspend Jason Giambi for talking about something that happened in the past, that he already kinda admitted to, for what? I’m not even sure where this steroid scandal investigation is going. If every player that ever used steroids came forward today and admitted it, then what? Nobody is gonna shutdown MLB.. And MLB officials might not have been doing the roids, but they were well aware of what was going on. The new rules are in place, so it’s time to focus on current steroid users, the dummies that slip up now. Threatening punishment for Giambi is lip service that really serves no purpose. Let’s look forward instead of living in the past.

Selig may reportedly suspend Yank’s slugger Giambi. Courtesy of ESPN.com 

NBA

Baseball is known as the “numbers” sport but Jason over at Ball Hype has picked up where Bill Simmons and John Hollinger left off for basketball statistical analysis. Breaking down who was the best player for every ten year period of the league from ’51-’61 to ’97-’07 was a great idea and produced some interesting results. The rankings are based on Hollinger’s PER formula and most of the names you would expect to see there are there. If you take a look at the total number of ten year spans dominated by MJ, only centers Chamberlain, Jabbar, and O’neal are in his class. Guys like Olajuwon, Malone, and Garnett have the misfortune of playing in eras dominated by bigger stars.

Passing the torch: From Dolph to Duncan. Courtesy of Ball Hype 

NFL

Pacman Jones’ ill-fated trip and “rain making” at a strip club during the NBA All-Star weekend was one of the reasons he ended up being suspended for the season by new NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Yesterday the news broke that Jones’ DNA tested negative, twice, when compared to DNA obtained from a stripper that was bitten during the February fracas. So the DNA doesn’t match and you have Lt. George Castro saying that the police still have not connected what happened inside the club to the shooting that took place outside of the club. If Adam Jones is cleared of everything except for being a 81k idiot, will/should the NFL reduce his suspension?

Agent: Pacman samples come back negative. Courtesy of ABC 7

2ND THOUGHTS

The Wild Wild Central. Courtesy of The Houston Chronicle

Robert Horry says 2007 Spurs better than 80s Lakers, Celtics. Courtesy of Larry Brown Sports

Jet: Dog fights equal horse races. Courtesy of the NY Daily News

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Posted in ADAM JONES, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, BOSTON CELTICS, DNA, DOG FIGHTS, FOOTBALL, LAS VEGAS, LOS ANGELES LAKERS, MISC., MLB, NBA, NEW YORK JETS, NFL, PACMAN, ROBERT HORRY, SAN ANTONIO SPURS, SPORTS, STRIPPER | 1 Comment »

STEPHON MARBURY’S FATHERLY ADVICE

Posted by HG on June 12, 2007

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I admire what Stephon Marbury is doing with his $15 dollar shoes. People talk about “keepin it real”, that’s keepin it really real. Some of the on the court criticism of Steph is of his own creating, but I think he takes a lot flack just for being Stephon Marbury. When I think of Starbury, I think of Georgia Tech, what could have been with a Marbury/Garnett combo, and New York City.. The one thing I don’t think of is parenting advice. 

A potato in the bed with a sick kid? String on the head for hiccups? I hate getting the hiccups.. I wonder if the string thing works for grown folk?.? Anyways… I found a list of some more Marbury medical tips for parents.

  1. An empty glass next to the bed stops bed wetting.
  2. “Hair of the neck of Gooden” is wonderful for pink eye.
  3. Driving a child around in a Bentley clears up Chicken Pox.
  4. Scoring 30 against the Bucks helps in the fight against childhood obesisty.
  5. Playing X-Box reduces swelling.

Steph caught up with Randy Moss 3 days before Moss was moved to New England. Think that had anything to do with Randy saying Tom Brady is the quarterback he most wanted to play with? Naaahh..

I have never seen Marbury’s show  even though it was first brought to my attention (The Stephen A. diss) a few months ago by True Sports Fans via Deadspin.

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Posted in ADAM SANDLER, BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, INTERVIEW, KOBE BRYANT, MARK CUBAN, MISC., NBA, NFL, PARENTING ADVICE, RANDY MOSS, SPORTS, STARS ON STARS, STEPHON MARBURY, YOUTUBE | 9 Comments »