The end of the NFL regular season has finally reached and its “Black Monday” largely known for when coaches and people from the front office get fired. So far today people who have been fired are:
- San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh part ways
- New York Jets fires G.M. John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan
- Chicago Bears fires G.M. Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman
- Atlanta Falcons fires Mike Smith
- Washington Redskins and Jim Haslett have mutually agreed to part ways.
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Today the Toronto Raptors revealed their new team logo with a video:
The Logo looks good and I like the “WE ARE THE NORTH” phrase they have. Of course Drake helped with all this he is always active with the Raptors. The only issue I have with the logo is it seems to really be close to the Brooklyn Nets logo and Brooklyn wasn’t too happy about that, Brooklyn ended up responding back to the Raptors via Twitter
Last Night Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks finalized a trade that is sending Rajon Rondo and rookie Dwight Powell to the Mavericks and in return Boston is getting Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder,Jameer Nelson, 2015 first-round pick, and a future second-round pick.Boston Celtics basically gave Rondo up for very little they didn’t get enough for his value but as reported this was the best deal they could get so it was either this or let him walk in the off-season and obviously Boston wasn’t going to let that happen they needed to at least get some value out of him. Dallas got the better end of this deal as seeing they just got one of the top point guards in the league.Rajon Rondo is far from being a good shooter but what he does bring to the team is being an ultimate floor general he see’s everything on the floor before something happens and he creates shots for other people, Rondo leads the league in assist at 10.8. One other thing that Rondo is good at is rebounding, he leads all guards in rebounds per game at 7.5.What makes Rondo different from every other player is in big time games he rises to the occasion and plays big, in words of Santana Moss,“Big time players make big time plays in big time games.”
This defines Rondo all the way. Rajon Rondo on the Mavericks is one of the best pick ups this season, an already good team just got even better, the only thing that would take a while is the chemistry between the team, and how will Rondo and Monta Ellis co-exist? The potential starting line up would be Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parson, Dirk Nowitzki, and Tyson Chandler. We all know Dirk is big time and at the same time he is a team player and is willing to do anything to win. If this works between them and everything is running smooth with the Mavericks I believe Dallas could end up in the western conference finals I don’t necessarily believe this makes the Mavericks the team to beat just yet because they have no bench. In all this makes things even better in the already hard west.
Ten years ago today a Brawl went down in that would have forever changed the NBA. The Indiana Pacers visited the Detroit Pistons, everything was going well during the game it was a good game, the Pacers were winning 97-82 then late 4th quarter with 45.9 seconds left in the game Ben Wallace gets the ball and goes up to a lay up he gets fouled hard by Ron Artest, Ben Wallace didn’t like that foul and pushed Ron Artest which led to both teams coming off the bench to defend their teammates.After the coaches separated the two teams everything seemed like it was going to be good until someone in the crowd threw a beer at Ron Artest when he was on the scorer table, and that led to Ron Artest going into the crowd punching a fan and Stephen Jackson joining him to help him out. This started another fight with the fans running on the court throwing punches and throwing drinks and food on the Indiana Pacers. I believe the Detroit Pistons fans started this fight when many people try to blame Ron Artest for this but he played his part in this brawl.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been off to a rough start of the season going 1-3. Recently LeBron James called out his teammates after the blowout loss against Portland Trail Blazers saying:
“There’s a lot of bad habits, a lot of bad habits been built up the past couple years, When you play that style of basketball, it takes a lot to get it up out of you.”
LeBron James and Kyrie also had a one on one talk with each other after the game on Tuesday but reports are saying they were healthy words being exchanged which is very good news, the last thing you want is turmoil in the locker room and everyone isn’t getting along. After losing last night to the Utah Jazz everyone started wondering what’s wrong with the Cavaliers and everyone is looking at Kyrie Irving who scored 34 points last night but zero assist and hasn’t had an assist in last six quarters but has found a way to throw up 36 shots in that six quarter span. I believe this is a learning process for the Cav’s they are going to have to learn to defer to LeBron and let the offense run through him LeBron James is most effective with the ball in his hands and letting him run the offense.
Saturday night Adrien Broner dominated the boxing match, winning with a unanimous decision victory over Emmanuel Taylor.Adrien also got a textbook uppercut on Emmanuel sending him down to the ground in the final round to cap off the win Adrien Broner improves to 29-1. What better way for Adrien Broner to end the night with his post-fight interview in Adrien Broner fashion.
Kenny Hill is the new quarterback for Texas A&M who had beat out a 5-star recruit for the starting quarterback job. Kenny Hill has to fill the shoes of Johnny Manziel and week one of College Football he didn’t disappoint, Kenny looked poised in his first start of the season. The new star Completed 44 of 60 passes for 511 yards with three touchdowns connecting with 12 receivers. “I just wanted to get the first press conference over with,” said Hill which was his first time talking with reporters. Texas A&M may have found their quarterback for the next two years maybe three if he wants to stay in school his whole four years but if he keeps playing like this he will be a top NFL prospect and he will probably forgo his senior year and If this keeps this keeps up Texas A&M will be looking like a top team in SEC which is bad news for Alabama. Kevin Sumlin said “We aren’t a one-trick pony,”. Texas A&M defense looked really good but also South Carolina was missing a main part of their offense Mike Davis who was hurt going into this game and ended up not starting but got six carries for 17 yards. But in all Texas A&M has a lot of good things to take away from this game. Final score was Texas A&M 52-38 South Carolina.