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Archive for February, 2011

Juwan Howard Says Derrick Rose in the NBA MVP Right Now

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

When LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach he was aware that the odds of capturing his third straight MVP trophy would take a hit because his number would be down across the board. However, with just over 20 games to go in the NBA season, LeBron ...

Mark Ingram Is A Legit First Round NFL Running Back

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Alabama’s Mark Ingram is clearly the top running back in this year’s draft class. For those living under a rock for the last two years, Ingram won a National Championship and Heisman Trophy in the same year after setting an Alabama single-season school record when he rushed for 1,658 yards ...

Lane Kiffin Reflects on a Grueling yet Fruitful Recruiting Season: “We went 8-5, there’s no time for a vacation.”

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Year one of the Lane Kiffin era at USC was hardly a disappointment. Not considering the uphill battle the former Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Volunteers head coach faced in the wake of the sanctions placed on the program by the NCAA. Don't tell that to Kiffin though. The Trojans coach, ...

The Boston Red Sox Expect Big Things Out of Carl Crawford

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Carl Crawford was the best player in Rays’ history, but now plays for the division rival Boston Red Sox after Tampa Bay neglected to offer him a contract this past offseason.  The former Sox killer, who signed a seven-year deal worth $142 million, now joins forces with the team that ...

With Back Against the Wall, Erik Bedard is Eager to Finally Stay Healthy and Contribute to Seattle Mariners’ Staff in 2011

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

When the Seattle Mariners traded away five players to land Erik Bedard prior to the 2008 season, they surely thought they had landed a pitcher in his prime who might not light up the league, but would at worst be a solid left handed addition to their staff. Well, Bedard ...

Utah Jazz GM Decides Keeping Deron Williams Isn’t Worth The Risk

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Deron Williams simply wasn't worth the risk, and it didn't have anything to do with the fact that he didn't seem to get along with former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. It had much more to do with his current contract. Williams had one year left on his three-year deal, one ...

Raymond Felton “I’m just glad the whole situation is over with. It was non-sense from the beginning.”

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

We've often heard the phrase "That's just the business of being in sports." Being on the block or potentially being traded at any moment can be filed under the unfortunate side of being in the business of sports. Raymond Felton happened to be on the wrong end of the stick ...

Lack of Carmelo Anthony Doesn’t Keep New Jersey From Making Blockbuster Deal

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

If at first one blockbuster trade does not succeed, try try again. At least that appears to be the philosophy of the New Jersey Nets. The Nets, and general manager Billy King, were once hopeful they'd find a way to bring in Carmelo Anthony from Denver. Then the team declared itself ...

John Mozeliak On Adam Wainwright Injury “We’re still gonna play baseball. We’re not going to fold up the tent and go away.”

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

There will be no-self pity party in St.Louis according to Cardinals GM John Mozeliak after the devastating news that star pitcher Adam Wainwright will most likely need season-ending Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his injured right elbow. The official decision may not come for another twenty-four hours, but the chances ...

Mike D’Antoni: “If you want to win a title and New York wants to be great you’ve got to get (superstars)”

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

It has been clear for months that Carmelo Anthony would not remain in Denver and it was just a matter of where he would end up prior to the trade deadline. It really came down to New Jersey and New York. While the Nets had an enticing offer for the ...