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Archive for July 3rd, 2009

Will Ron Artest Screw Up The Lakers?

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

The Lakers were the best team in the Association last season.  So, why would they take a risk and sign the personality of Ron Artest?  Because Ron has a greater calling than basketball people!  He has daydreams of hitting the big screen, doing some acting, saving cats from a burning ...

Ben Gordon: Chicago Didn’t Pursue Me At All

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Much like Trevor Ariza leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for Houston, Ben Gordon wanted to feel wanted.  He never felt the love from the Bulls despite giving them five solid years.  It was never a great fit in Chicago simply because Ben and the Bulls never really saw eye-to-eye in ...

The Beckham Experiment: Fail

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

You would think that a book written about soccer's biggest star (and some would argue biggest star regardless of sport) would be a fluff written novel, about how wonderful it is to be David Beckham. Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl has written a tell-all book of Beckham's trip to America to ...

Orlando Hudson On Eve of Manny’s Return

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Hard to believe that Manny Ramirez will have fulfilled his obligatory 50 game suspension as of Friday. When Ramirez was sidelined for being caught using performance enhancing drugs, the Los Angeles Dodgers were streaking out of the gates to start the 2009 season. Since then, the Dodgers have had their ...

Aaron Rodgers Discusses Being In The Public Eye Including TMZ

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

All it takes is one year as the starting quarterback for any NFL team, and the paparazzi will swarm to you anytime you’re out in public. It doesn’t hurt to be young and attractive either. Aaron Rodgers had been rumored by a local TV station in Milwaukee to have gotten ...

Inside the NFL Rookie Symposium With Chargers Rookie Vaughn Martin

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Even casual fans of the National Football League have some sense of just how much the league is 'big business'. Whether it's how players are shuffled around the league by teams adjusting to the constraints of free agency or how commissioner Goodell takes a no nonsense approach to player conduct ...

Don’t Talk To Paul Pierce When He’s Playing Craps

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

So it's 2:52 in the morning Vegas time on Friday morning and I was heading back to my room at the Wynn in Las Vegas.  I've seen dozens of superstar athletes gambling over the years in Vegas from Dennis Rodman to Sammy Sosa to Joe Pesci to the cast of Beverly ...