Category: The Rise Guys

Bob Melvin and the Oakland Athletics Pick Up Right Where They Left Off Last Year With Hot April Start

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The Oakland A's owned the American League's best record heading into Monday night's action, but Oakland has had some tough injury news of late. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes has been put on the DL and Coco Crisp has missed some time, as well. Bob Melvin is pleased with what he's seen so ...

Gary Payton Believes Lakers May Have Made A Mistake By Not Hiring Phil Jackson Again

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

It's been a turbulent few days in Los Angeles. The Lakers fired Mike Brown after coaching only five games this season and his team sporting a 1-4 start out of the gate. Dwight Howard wasn't 100 percent yet this season and Steve Nash went down with an injury, but none ...

Chris Long, St. Louis Rams Come Off Bye Week With ‘Big Challenge’ Of Taking On The San Francisco 49ers

Friday, November 9th, 2012

On paper it appears that the St. Louis Rams, at 3-5, have little chance of upsetting the 6-2 San Francisco 49ers on the road. But the Rams come off the bye week looking to start the second half off on the winning track. In order to have a chance on Sunday, ...

Leo Mazzone on Nationals Shutting Down Stephen Strasburg: “It’s absolutely pathetic. To shut him down would be totally ridiculous.”

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

There is a controversy brewing around the limit placed on how many innings Stephen Strasburg is being allowed to throw for the Nationals as the 2012 MLB season heads into the final stretch. The Nationals young ace looks to be shut down within the next month after throwing between 160 ...

Bob Melvin on Josh Reddick wearing a Spiderman Costume: “There’s always a line. We’re not the only team that celebrates.”

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The Oakland Athletics have been one of the biggest surprises in Major League Baseball this season. The A's have a league-leading 13 walk-off wins. In fact, the latest walk-off win stirred up a bit of controversy after Josh Reddick elected to pie Coco Crisp in the face while wearing a ...

Mario Manningham on Alex Smith: “I am glad we have him. Like I said I feel like he can get it done.”

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Mario Manningham was a Super Bowl hero for the New York Giants this past season thanks to his over-the-shoulder 38-yard catch between two defenders in which he managed to stay inbounds late in the 4th quarter against the Patriots. That catch keyed the winning 88-yard drive for the Giants in Super ...

Matt Barnes: “I know everyone likes to read or talk bad about situations, but Eva [Longoria] and I are just friends.”

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

We are in the 125th day of the NBA lockout as the reality starts to set in for many players realizing that real games are starting to be missed. It was announced last Friday that the NBA would be canceling games through November and would not be playing a full ...

Michael Strahan: “I got to be a very powerful man to make a guy from Mississippi lay down for me.”

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Michael Strahan is a busy man these days. He stars in Brothers, a sitcom on FOX with Carl Weathers. And he of course is part of FOX's NFL pregame show each week. Wherever he's showing his face, he's never at a loss for words, lacking an opinion, or forgetting to ...