Preach , preacher __ preach

The NBA postseason is underway and there is a great deal to be said of the expectations of the participants this postseason. Sixteen teams vying to be this season’s NBA champions and to succeed the San Antonio Spurs . The defending champions face the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of their best of five-game series, with the Clippers holding a one-game lead as the two teams head into game two to be played on Wednesday night at the Staples Center , in Los Angeles, California. Chris Paul led the team to their convincing victory with a very commanding performance , leading all scorers with thirty-two points.

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This Western Conference Quarter Finals series is far from over , but I get the impression, should the Spurs falter in tonight’s game, then the Los Angeles Clippers would be placed firmly in the driver’s seat. Doc Rivers is not about to let his team become complacent and his opposing number , Gregg Popovich will ask his players to become more resolute on defense while playing to their strengths . The Spurs’ veteran trio of Tim Duncan , Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker are battle-tested, having witnessed the triumphs and tribulation of postseason play for the franchise . Likelihood remains, the defending champions will square the series , by looking to stymie the productivity of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford .

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LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 22: Tim Duncan ( 21) of the San Antonio Spurs handles the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 22, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Duncan was among the leading scorers for the Spurs as they beat the Clippers in overtime , 110-107 in the second game of their Western Conference Quarter Finals’ Series. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Mike Budenholzer was rewarded by being named NBA Coach of The Year having led the Atlanta Hawks to the best record in the Eastern Conference this season. While many might well have expected to see the Cleveland Cavaliers romp their way to the best record in the conference solely because of the return of LeBron James to the franchise where he began his career. This season, it has been the Hawks who proved themselves to be the “class of the East” .

Atlanta for its part as the number one seed, have yet to be tested in their series’ match-up this postseason as they take on the Brooklyn Nets. Game two on Wednesday evening will see the Hawks seek to further extend their lead over their conference rivals in a contest, that is pivotal to the Nets’ hope to prolong their stay in the playoffs. For the Brooklyn Nets and in particular team owner, Mikhail Prokhorov with the tens of millions vested in the franchise , beyond his being a majority stakeholder in the Barclays Center and its surrounding development . It is imperative for the Nets to advance deep into this NBA Playoffs’ season. The franchise beyond having moved from New Jersey back to New York and the city of Brooklyn , this organization has been hemorrhaging money at an alarming rate over the past four years. Prokhorov might well be among the wealthiest owners in the league , but one seriously doubts the Russian billionaire can continue to plow money into the franchise without seeing anything tangible in return.

The absurdity of the NFL off-season continues unabated, with the story-line now becoming one of comedic heights. Nowhere has this been more visible, than with the Philadelphia Eagles’ recent signing of Tim Tebow to the team’s roster. Tebow when last seen in the NFL , was inept at best , with their being little to his overall game, albeit, that idiots continue point to the fact the former Gators’ quarterback led the Denver Broncos to the postseason. His foray that year, led to the Broncos

The absurdity of the NFL off-season continues unabated, with the story-line now becoming one of comedic heights. Nowhere has this been more visible, than with the Philadelphia Eagles’ recent signing of Tim Tebow to the team’s roster. Tebow when last seen in the NFL , was inept at best , with their being little to his overall game, albeit, that idiots continue point to the fact the former Gators’ quarterback led the Denver Broncos to the postseason. His foray that year, led to the Broncos being brutalized against the New England Patriots and an indication that Tebow does not possess the skill-set to play in the NFL. The fact he was later acquired by the Patriots only to be subsequently shown the door, may well have been done out of pity, rather than anything else.

Tim Tebow’s lackluster years of unproductive play with the New York Jets emphasized what many knew all along, he is not good enough to play in the NFL. The fact he’s now being provided another chance by Chip Kelly and the Eagles’ organization , I believe now has more to do with Kelly’s ego and the fact the NFC East based franchise now under even more pressure to succeed might well have seen this type of publicity as a way of averting eyes away from the team’s deficiencies. If anything , it will now place the Eagles more under the microscope with Tebow and the Eagles’ head coach receiving the biggest scrutiny of all. GM Howie Roseman and team owner, Jeff Lurie could very well have blundered with this move as much as there now seems to be doubters of Kelly’s abilities as a head coach and his recent decision making with the player turnover and the departures of Nick Foles , LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson , among the players let go by the franchise.

The absurdity of the NFL off-season continues unabated, with the story-line now becoming one of comedic heights. Nowhere has this been more visible, than with the Philadelphia Eagles’ recent signing of Tim Tebow to the team’s roster. Tebow when last seen in the NFL , was inept at best , with their being little to his overall game, albeit, that idiots continue point to the fact the former Gators’ quarterback led the Denver Broncos to the postseason. His foray that year , led to the Broncos being brutalized by the New England Patriots and an indication that Tebow does not possess the skill-set to play in the NFL. The fact he was later acquired by the Patriots only to be subsequently shown the door, may well have been done out of pity, rather than anything else.

Tim Tebow’s lackluster years of unproductive play with the New York Jets emphasized what many knew all along, he is not good enough to play in the NFL. The fact he’s now being provided another chance by Chip Kelly and the Eagles’ organization , I believe now has more to do with Kelly’s ego and the fact the NFC East based franchise now under even more pressure to succeed, might well have seen this type of publicity as a way of averting eyes away from the team’s deficiencies. If anything , it will now place the Eagles more under the microscope with Tebow and the Eagles’ head coach receiving the biggest scrutiny of all. GM Howie Roseman and team owner, Jeff Lurie could very well have blundered with this move as much as there now seems to be doubters of Kelly’s abilities as a head coach and his recent decision making with the player turnover and the departures of Nick Foles , LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson , among the players let go by the franchise.

With Mark Sanchez and the recently acquired Sam Bradford as the only players on the Eagles’ roster with any real depth of playing experience, it is hard to suggest how Tim Tebow fits into any type of role on the team. Matt Barkley , as a fourth quarterback on the depth chart, I can only surmise , any type off or preseason competition for the starter’s role will have to be looked upon with a great deal of ridicule. Bradford with limited experience in a starting role has been ineffective , but beyond that issue , he is also injury prone.

Mark Sanchez for his part, at best, is no more than an average quarterback, whose two and a half years of initial success with the New York Jets was then followed up with what can be best described as mediocrity, heightened by the infamous ” butt-fumble” incident . However, the biggest issue for the Eagles will remain the fact, Chip Kelly has no propensity for his teams to play defense . It has been their Achilles’ Heel and is likely remain so during this upcoming season , even if defensive coordinator Bill Davis has an epiphany. The Eagles are sorely in need of defensive talent, based upon their lackluster play since Kelly assumed his role as their head coach. Last season made that abundantly clear also , where they were among the lower rung of the NFL’s franchises with an inadequate secondary. NFL Draft or not, I doubt things are likely to change this upcoming season !

An eight-game winning streak seems to have sent New York Mets’ fans into an extreme flight of fantasy. Yet considering the streak, the best thing which can be said about these recent turn of events for the NL East based franchise, might be well be the fact , it has been the only tangible success the ball-club might well have had in the past seasons . As good as the Mets appear to be , I do not believe this team is capable enough of sustaining their level of play over the course of a one hundred and sixty-two game schedule !

Terry Collins and his managerial staff may well have gotten the Mets off to a fast start, but for Collins this is likely to be the season where he either sinks or swims with regard to his managerial acumen. The jury is still out on the manager and I dare say front office executives, Sandy Alderson and J P Ricciardi still remain under a great deal of pressure to steer the franchise back on the path of success. Whether or not Collins remains a part of their strategic plans is a matter of conjecture and debate, but this much we do know, failure by this team and the likelihood will be the manager is shown the door along with the managerial staff.

A 3-2 victory over divisional rivals the Atlanta Braves where the Mets simply outplayed the visiting team to Citi-Field in Flushing, New York . The two teams will meet again on Thursday with Julio Teheran on the mound for the Braves facing the veteran Bartolo Colon of the Mets. The match-up should prove to be highly entertaining between these two pitchers. .

An MLB team is said to be only as good as their current win streak might suggest. For the Philadelphia Phillies, having gone 2-8 in their last ten games, , only the Milwaukee Brewers’ current mark of ineptitude over a similar ten-game span (1-9) is deserving of even more ridicule. Phillies’ manager Ryne Sandberg is suddenly finding out his playing career by comparison is nowhere as difficult as his managerial career is now turning out to be. A 6-1 homeloss suffered at the hands of the Miami Marlins emphasized several of the issues that this Phillies’ team is having to face. Age, declining productivity from several players , who are overpaid , beyond a front office continually spinning their wheels, in search of answer to what ails this organization.

How and why Reuben Amaro still remains the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies is a question that many seem to have no answer for . Other than their 2008 success in the World Seriesand a subsequent appearance in the “Fall Classic” , pickings have remained stark for this franchise. Ryan Howard , once a productive player for the Phillies, has now become more of a liability, rather than an asset to this team. Howard’s teammate , Cole Hamels , a former World Series’ MVP winner has not shown the form that once made him one of the most feared pitchers in the NL, let alone the rest of baseball.

Hamels’ $25 million salary might well appear cheap in comparison to his peers within the game, but given today’s ambivalence and the preponderance of the ball-clubs to overpay for talent. Some might well believe the Phillies are getting a bargain with the services of Cole Hamels. Sandberg and his beleaguered Phillies will face the Miami Marlins once again at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia, with David Phelps of the Marlins facing off against Dustin McGowan of the Phillies.

Five years too late , but the press junket has already began, with world titlists , Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao . doing their nationwide appearances to conjure up enough excitement for their upcoming welterweight title fight on 2nd May, 2015 at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel & Resort Complex , in Las Vegas , Nevada. The fight is set to break all gate receipts and PPV records for a title and non-title bout. If the reported purse splits are anything to go by, the estimated take home pay for Mayweather will also be record-breaking , with the undefeated boxer receiving a gargantuan pay-day exceeding $125 million. Gross revenues are expected to top $300 million , with the possibility , the figure could very well exceed $450 million to $500 million u>, when taking into account residuals and the merchandizing revenues.(7)

Manny Pacquiao ,left, is seen here with Floyd Mayweather at an NBA game played at AA Arena in Miami , Florida , earlier this season. The two welterweight title holders will meet on the 2nd May, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas , Nevada , in what is likely to be the most lucrative fight in the sport’s history . Getty Images North America / Paul Evans

For Manny Pacquiao and his promoter Bob Arum , this offers the pairing a chance to prove Pacquiao’s recent losses over the past three years were simply an aberration. This might well be the bout which will either seal his legacy or hasten his retirement , leading him to fulfill his obligations as a Filipino Congressman.

Once an avid fan of the sport boxing , I now find it tedious , boring , lacking depth in terms of truly talented boxers and where fights more often than not have conjured far more controversy, than than expectations of a thrilling bout ! How else can you explain the sport’s rapid decline into mediocrity ? Inasmuch , as its supporters still believe boxing has something to offer their most avid fans, there is more excitement and competitiveness to be found in five rounds of Mixed Martial Arts’ bout.

The international governing bodies for this sport (IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC , WBO & WBU) are so far behind their combat counterparts, that the image from the MMA rear-view mirror has become a complete embarrassment. For those who seem to be under the belief , MMA has no place in the world of combative or professional sports , they should consider the fact , the IOC might well be considering to dropping the sport of boxing from the Summer Olympics due to its declining popularity on the global stage.

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25 thoughts on “Preach , preacher __ preach”

  1. Well the NBA Playoffs have really now began to take shape with a number of series now becoming very competitive.

    Tim Tebow on an roster and believing he can now play in the league , is like having a three-legged gelding race in the Kentucky Derby . Who the #uck actually believes Tebow has the skill-set to play any position in the NFL successfully ?

    Reuben Amaro has to be among the worst general managers in all of baseball . Overpaid , overrated and without an ounce of intelligence when it currently comes to assessing baseball talent on any level.


    “Hey man, know what’s funny ? I asked your mother if she liked @nal sex and her reply was ___ it’s not my first time at the rodeo. So stop asking me stupid $hit about how the Phillies are going to do this season ” .

    Phillies’ GM Reuben Amaro

    If this fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao goes beyond eight rounds I will be pleasantly surprised ! Pacquiao hasn’t really fought anyone of significance since winning his rematch against Tim Bradley . Mayweather has been padding his stats over his last eight fights, merely to make money .

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  2. Kevin Durant is lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder during the latter part of the regular season and the decision is made by GM Sam Presti and franchise’s executives led by managing partner Clay Bennett to fire the team’s head coach Scott Brooks ? I hope this decision comes back to bite the Thunder in the proverbial @ss !

    GM Sam Presti , right and Scott Brooks

    Brooks , Durant and Westbrook .

    It’s not Brooks’ fault for their failures over the course of the season and the loss of the reigning League MVP would hit any team hard . Imagine the Golden State Warriors without Steph Curry , the Houston Rockets without James Harden or even the Cleveland Cavaliers without LeBron James . You cannot tell me there wouldn’t be an immense turn-down in the productivity of those teams.

    If this decision had the blessing of Durant, then clearly the player is as big a fool as the general manager and the executives who make up the Thunder ownership group .

    Clay Bennett, lead managing partner in the Thunder ownership group

    As to the idiots suggesting Mark Jackson would be the ideal candidate to replace Scott Brooks , you idiots really do need to get a goddamn clue. This league does not need a bigoted homo-phobe within its midst . Jackson and his antics with the Warriors where his personal beliefs and his making them known, not just within the locker room, but also to the ownership, even after their dislike of his comments, shows the former head coach to be not only a selfish bast#ard , but also selfless and hypocritical @ssshole .

    Mark Jackson was never that good a coach to begin with , his tendencies simply being about offense and very little defense.

    Steve Kerr has come in , succeeded in instilling discipline into the Warriors, made them a better all-round team than they were last season . The statistics bear this out and absolutely no one can deny that very fact.

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  3. Baseball is slowly moving along during the first month of the season and it’s far soon to try and equate who the best team in the game is meant to be .

    Five players got ejected from the game played on Thursday evening at r US Cellular Field in Chicago between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals . Adding to the excitement was the very fact the fracas between the opposing players proved to be far more entertaining and an exciting than the game itself between the two AL Central based teams. Kind of makes me wonder , if either team will be good enough to actually pose enough of a challenge to the Detroit Tigers this season within the division ?

    The New York Mets appear to be the best team in baseball, having been on an eleven game a winning streak , but it’s way too early suggest this Terry Collins’ managed team has what it takes to win the World Series .

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  4. ESPN’s on air NBA analyst , Stephen A Smith is is a little bit irked that Tom Brady didn’t attend the New England Patriots’ gathering at the White House , to meet Barack Obama ? Why do I get the feeling , Smith has nothing better to do with his time , than whine like a proverbial @ss ? This being same guy, whose own statements concerning male athletes and their treatment of women, simply shocked many noting concerning domestic violence , when he stated ‘ a woman as a victim domestic violence, does at times, have what’s coming to her and somehow , deserves it’.

    Smith is and will always remain an a#shole, with little intelligence on a variety of subjects including the NBA .

    If Brady choose not to go , then it is his right and I have seen or heard any complaints coming from his teammates , let alone team owner , Robert Kraft concerning the player’s non attendance .

    Stephen A Smith along with his sidekick Skip Bayless while being accredited journalists are nothing more than narcissistic self-absorbed morons , sinking to the lowest common denominator to make themselves heard , rather than seeking to be informative when on the air or in print.

    Two peas in a pod ____ dumb fu#cks . Smith and Bayless (right) .

    Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have all but wrapped up their series with a less than strenuous game three victory over the hapless New Orleans Pelicans . Unless Anthony Davis is given more and surrounded by more players who are also inclined to play defense , then the Pelicans will never have any chance of winning a divisional title , conference title . let alone an NBA championship . At no point during this series were the Pelicans ever in with a chance of winning a game . Inexperience , and even less postseason coaching experience led to their demise as well as the Warriors being a better and a far superior team .

    Dwight Howard pulls down 26 rebounds , while James Harden scores 42 points in the Houston Rockets’ victory over the Dallas Mavericks . Dirk Nowitzki and his teammates are on borrowed time and they’re simply not good enough to beat Rockets at their own game.

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    1. Chris Humpherys (SportsChump)

      Why was the Los Angeles Clippers’ loss to the San Antonio Spurs said to be such an embarrassment ? The Clippers have never been or ever will be that great a defensive team .

      DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul are the only Clippers’ players on the roster who actually show a propensity to play defense during the regular or postseason . Has Doc Rivers ever made it a prerequisite for the team much less at any time during his coaching career with the Orlando Magic , Boston Celtics and now the Los Angeles Clippers ? Ask yourself that and then look at the stats to see if it bears any significance .

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  5. It now looks as if Josh Hamilton could be rejoining the Texas Rangers, as Los Angeles Angels’ GM Jerry Dipoto and team owner , Arte Moreno look to get rid of the outfielder . Can’t say that I blame the duo after Hamilton’s idiocy and the very fact his act of contrition has been less than convincing !

    The Los Angeles Angels simply do not need a player who has proven to be less productive and more a damn nuisance off the field , rather than being a leader and contributing on the field of play.

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  6. Golden State ” sweeps” the New Orleans Pelicans out of the NBA Playoffs with utmost ease in a four-game shellacking where they hardly broke a sweat.

    Not only are the Dallas Mavericks ” overrated “ , but the addition of Rajon Rondo to the roster has now been a monumental bust . Under head coach Rick Carlisle the team shows no propensity to actually play a lick of defense as just about every player on the roster believes their primary role appears to be, to provide offense . Is it any wonder the Houston Rockets are kicking their @ss all over the court during this series ?

    When Dwight Howard can pull down twenty six rebounds in a game . as he did against the Mavericks , then you know the opponent has to be #hit , if not worse .

    On Sunday the San Antonio Spurs will have the chance to take a pivotal 3-1 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in their best of seven-game series .

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have the chance to close out their series against the Boston Celtics. Brad Stevens and his coaching staff should be commended on an improbable run in taking the Celtics to their first playoff appearance under his reign with such an inexperienced and young roster .

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  7. So here we are at a point in the MLB season and the New York Mets’ fans have their pants all hunched with them crowing like cocks . If only the team’s record at present , was an indictment as to how good they were said to have been over the last six years .

    The Mets have been a complete embarrassment during that time-span and now because of their impressive start fans are meant to be jumping up and down with joy ? Such a crock of #hit , but you would be hard pressed to convince Mets’ fans otherwise.

    Granted . the Mets have been able to deal with the New York Yankees with ease over their recent series which ends today with a game at Yankees Stadium where the two opposing pitchers will have a lot to prove . Jon Niese will be on the mound for the Mets against the Yankees’ Nathan Evoldi .

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  8. In what turned out to be the best game of Sunday’s schedule in the NBA saw Chris Paul lift the Los Angeles Clippers on his back and will the team to a win over the San Antonio Spurs .

    San Antonio for its part , needs more productivity from their bench both on offense and defense , alongside both Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli upping their respective games during this series .

    Spurs’ coach Gregg Popovich and the coaching staff must review this game two loss and make the necessary changes needed to prevent the defending champions from bowing out of the playoffs this season .

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  9. The loss of Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the remainder of the NBA Playoffs will likely hinder the Cavaliers’ chances in their next series.

    Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics should be facing some type of disciplinary action from the NBA hierarchy , rather than the fans seeing the inaction of the officials during game four of the first round series between these two teams . It was a deliberate act by Olynyk and had nothing to do with the physicality of the play , which led to the dislocation of Love’s left shoulder .

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  10. It would appear fans can’t get enough of the NFL Draft and all of the likely implications for so many teams . Here is what we do know , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cannot afford to screw things up with the first pick in this draft. If they chose Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota , that player will be placed under a great deal of scrutiny right from the get-go .

    Buccaneers’ GM Jason Licht and the head coaching staff had better get this right , because there is no turning back after the choice is made , never mind the first game played by team and their draft pick.

    Given the ineptitude shown by this team last season , the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be lucky to win more than five games this upcoming season . Head coach Lovie Smith still remains clueless as to what he expect of or even from this team . It’s a sad indictment of a totally inept organization from its very top right down to the coaching staff and the players themselves .

    Fans of the Buccaneers are still delusional , naive and still living in La-la- land.

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    If that’s the case I’d really like for her to get on the end of my rod or better yet, the tip of it with her lips !

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  11. Jason Kidd seems to have found redemption while in Milwaukee and he now has the Milwaukee Bucks giving the Chicago Bulls more than than they could have ever bargained for in their first round NBA Playoff Series .

    Even with the return of Derrick Rose , this Bulls’ team is suddenly making life difficult for themselves with their not taking the opportunities provided and have now allowed the Bucks back into the series , with an inevitability about this whole match-up not going as previously thought with the higher seed being the victors in the series.

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  12. I tried watching the NBA playoffs- not into it at all. A total waste of time. KC is fighting their way through the American League. Base brawls are more like a bunch girls pushing and shoving each other. They are selling wolf tickets- Jeaze guys at least learn how to fight. Detroit and KC are playing well. Let’s see what happens with the stinko Eagles. this could work then again it could be an abject failure.

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  13. bobby

    I still trying to figure out what Chip Kelly is trying to do after all of these recent trades and the thought process behind it all with regard to the Philadelphia Eagles and their cap room availability in the lead-up to the NFL Draft .

    Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman and team owner , Jeff Lurie , have deferred way too much authority to a head coach , who has yet to prove himself in the NFL. One playoff appearance and they imploded at the first sign of adversity and then they implode, as was the case last season when the Eagles merely had to win three of their last five games to make sure the Dallas Cowboys failed to make the postseason . Instead Kelly’s players were like a multitude of deers caught in the headlights of no more than three of four kids’ pedal cars, because that’s how afraid and gutless they were .

    The NBA Playoffs are proving to be a real obstacle in more ways than one for a number of the teams .

    Personally , I cannot see the Kansas City Royals challenging the Detroit Tigers within the AL Central for divisional supremacy , much less being a credible contender for AL Pennant or the World Series . Last season was simply an aberration for Royals , with team owner , David Glass now reverting to ways of old , by paring down the team’s payroll and doing things again on the cheap.

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  14. I don’t what Kelly is thinking. I haven’t really followed it that much. The NFL is a bore. Heck I didn’t even watch the Super Bowl. For I have lost interest in the sport. I can’t muster up really any emotion about it. It is what it is. I see the demons that are haunting the people who run it. the players and the rest. The NFL is demonized and it needs help

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  15. bobby gee

    The hiring of Chip Kelly will end up being a monumental bust . He’s done little to improve the team in terms of their play and all of these idiotic trades have not only decimated the team roster, but also the spirit of the Philadelphia Eagles’ fans . If they’re still coming to the support of the head coach , then they are a bunch of blithering idiots , likewise also for team owner , Jeff Lurie and GM Howie Roseman !

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  16. Tuesday’s results in the NBA shed light on how good we some of the teams to be . End result , it’s going to be hard to < determine this season’s champions and to differentiate between the good , the bad and the ugly .

    Having lost game five last night the Los Angeles Clippers will certainly have to win game six , forcing a game seven to save their playoff hopes and ambitions for the season .

    As if to emphasize how bad the Dallas Mavericks are , look no further than their loss to the Houston Rockets and the fact their aging roster can’t keep up with any team left in the playoffs within the Western Conference.

    Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle has a group of players who are simply disinterested in the outcome of this series from a competitive standpoint .

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  17. The Eagles and what they are doing or not doing is really on the front burner for me right. The NFL is drag. For that fact this is the case for most of the professional sports in America. I have tried to watch the NBA. After three minutes if that it is click – turn off the TV. I can’t get fired up about it.

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  18. bobby gee

    If the Philadelphia Eagles’ fans are not perturbed by the idiocy now taking place with the franchise then there is certainly something wrong .

    There is no way in hell , anyone can convince me Sam Bradford is an upgrade over Nick Foles as a starting quarterback . Even if as is now being rumored , Chip Kelly will use Bradford as bait to move up in the first round draft order , it simply makes no real sense in terms of such a deal .

    Sam Bradford is far from being a good starting quarterback , let alone an average one to begin with .

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  19. It has all been but confirmed with Billy Donovan set to leave the Florida Gators’ Men’s Basketball program to join the Oklahoma City Thunder as their next head coach .

    Billy Donovan , new head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kevin Durant seems to be pleased with the decision made by GM Sam Presti at the behest of the franchise’s ownership group . Donovan leaves behind a basketball program he lead to back-to-back national titles and multiple NCAA Tournament appearances .

    The Thunder’s new head coach will now be faced with the task of persuading Durant to remain with the franchise as well as getting players to buy into his coaching philosophy .

    For the Florida Gators , AD Jeremy Foley is now left with the unenviable task of seeking out a new head coach to succeed Donovan and placed the Gators back on a solid footing after a rather disappointing season last year .

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  20. After last night’s results in the NBA an argument could be made that the number one seeds in the East have been far from convincing , albeit, they dealt with the Brooklyn Nets by coming away with a victory .

    Mike Budeholzer and his team have literally stumbled their way to their lead within their first round series against the Nets .

    The Atlanta Hawks will still have a long way to go to justify their status as the best team in the Eastern Conference based on their regular season record and standings in the conference .

    Tonight the San Antonio Spurs led by Tim Duncan will seek to close out their series against the Los Angeles Clippers .

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  21. The San Antonio Spurs have decided to make life extremely difficult for themselves , having lost game six to the Los Angeles Clippers, wherein they allowed the visiting team to dictate the pace of the game .

    From midway through the third quarter , it was the Clippers controlling the flow and effectiveness of this contest .

    Gregg Popovich has to implore the defending champions to play above the level of their opponents rather than beneath them , , as was the case in this game .

    The Chicago Bulls to my mind, still provide the most dangerous obstacle to both the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers in their chance to win the Eastern Conference title this postseason !

    The Bulls have now taken control of their series against the Milwaukee Bucks . Chicago’s fifty-four point demolition (120-66) of Milwaukee was by far the biggest margin of victory seen during these postseason contests .

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