Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:22 am
After reading through articles about the NFL, college football, and other sports, I have found that the commenters on the articles make some sensationalist claims. To call college kids, namely Terrelle Pryor, a thug just because he sold some jerseys and got a deal on tattoo's is arrogant and childish. When the NCAA reports 18 year old kids are taking money for some jerseys, helmets, or things like that, people get all up in arms and demand the death penalty for the players and the schools they attended. Listen here sports fans because I won't be the last to say this, nor am I the first. Accepting money for selling a jersey to help finance a social life, has no effect on the outcome of any game, stats or records and thus are NOT A BIG DEAL. Why should I care if Reggie Bush accepted some money to go to USC? So what? What is the difference between that and USC offering $20,000 more in scholarship funds than say LSU offered him? There is none! It had no effect on his play on the field, and he should NEVER have been stripped of his Heisman Trophy. In the same breath, Terrell Pryor should not be crucified for accepting money for memorabilia not should the Raiders be bashed for signing him to a four year deal worth next to nothing in NFL standards. Yes there is a rookie cap now, but after JaMarcus Russell, do you think the Raiders would have signed Pryor to a multi million dollar year deal? I could have seen 4 years, $1.5 million a year loaded with incentives, but nothing more. I think those who bash and critique KIDS for selling jerseys for money are jealous they don't have the opportunity to do it themselves. Would I have sold a jersey for $200? Would you have sold a helmet for $150? The answer is yes because in actuality, it has no outcome on the game itself whatsoever and is done on eBay constantly. Now if Bush or Pryor had used HGH or Steroids, then there is a problem. However, until a report comes out like that, I will continue to scoff at reports over accepting money. I mean really, these kids get scholarships towards school and make NO MONEY at all from football or other sports. Let them sell a jersey here or there to make a couple hundred bucks. What if it's going into a savings account because they know they won't be in the NFL? Hell making the most of your situation I'd say.
Posted on: May 22, 2011 11:11 pm
LeBron is a great player and is one of the best in the league today. However, he is nowhere near a king as he proclaims himself to be. A true king does not need two other Kings to help him get past an aging team and to try and win a title. A true legend will work with what he has and will fight until his last dying breath to achieve his goals. Now those that see me as a hater need to look at my posting history and see how many times I have defended James in Cleveland and in his move to Miami. From there, look at James ever since he arrived in Miami all the way to tonight. He makes a driving layup on Kyle Korver, and acts like he is a champion. LeBron James I have a message for you. Until you can prove you don't need Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh to get past the second round of the playoffs, your crown is forever tarnished and all the smack you talk further ruins your reputation. The King has fallen
Posted on: May 22, 2011 10:58 pm
This series is a great one, and although my team (The Bulls) is on the losing end of the spectrum, I can't help but continue to notice the growing cataclysm that is NBA officiating. When I see LeBron James take 6 steps to the basket without a travel when Taj Gibson is called for taking exactly three, then everything opens up. Now this isn't the only reason for the Bulls' troubles, but it sure is a pretty piece of it. On both sides of the floor the officiating needs to pick itself up and learn when to blow their whistles. I bet any NBA fan out there is tired of seeing ridiculous calls that not only slow down the game, but cost teams victories. Bulls, Heat, Mavericks, or the Thunder. These four teams are in for even more officiating fouls and are not going to see relief any time soon especially with David Stern at the helm. As a fan, this sickens me to my core to know that the men that have an all to great effect on the outcome of a basketball game, are nowhere near qualified to officiate any level of basketball.