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Sunday, February 28, 2016


Last night Golden State's Steph Curry made the game winning shot to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder.  And he made it look easy!  He hit a half court shot with .06 remaining to keep his team on path to win the most regular season games in NBA history.

Curry was excited, as he should be, he even danced into the ensuring timeout and high five teammates.  But why wasn't he he given a Technical foul?  Cam Newton would have gotten one.

Curry is the most popular player in the game today and for that he was given a pass.  For that I say say to the NBA and commissioner Sterling I say "Shame on you!"  Curry should have been given a tech and the outcome of the game may have changed.

I know I sound like a hater, but just think about it for a second and let me paint you a picture.

It's the last game of the season and the Warriors are one game away from breaking the wins in a season record.  It's a close game.  The other team they are playing hits a go ahead three pointer with less than a second to play.

The other team is obvious very happy and the shooter decides to "Dap" on the court.  Of course he gets a tech.  Curry makes the free throw and Golden State gets the ball back and instead of a three to send it to overtime they win the game!

Thursday, February 25, 2016


                   Photo courtesy of Fox Sports

Arizona Cardinals running Chris Johnson was on satellite radio yesterday and he expressed his interest in returning to the team.  Johnson season was ended early with an injury and with the production of rookie David Johnson many people feel the Cardinals don't need the crafty veteran.  Well they are wrong.

Bringing Johnson back would be a smart move by Arizona because he wants to be here.  He also won't cost very much.  He doesn't have to carry the work load because of the other Johnson.  Imagine that dual threat at running back for the Cardinals.  Johnson knows the playback and can help developed the younger running backs.

The 2015 season proved how important a good running game is to the Cardinals and Chris Johnson brings great skills to the table that can help the team win it's first ever Super Bowl.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016


For those of you that don't know this is post number 300 for my blog. I thought it would only be fitting to talk baseball. Just like a 300 batting average. I to have reached a milestone, but I wont stop there.

February means spring training time here in Arizona. Games starts in a few days and the fans will be out rooting for their team.

The buzz around Dbacks camp is that they now have the pitching fire power to make a run at the world series. The Dbacks Fan Fest was held this weekend and the attendance showed that the fans feel the same way.

An estimated 30,000 people showed up to the free event.

The Fan Fest was a success. fan got to meet players and coaches and had many interactive games to try. there was a live broadcast from the local radio station 98.7 AZ sports.

The Fan Fest was a perfect way to start the 2016 major league baseball season. The fans here in Arizona are ready for a fun baseball season.

Thursday, February 18, 2016


The Phoenix Suns have traded Markieff Morris!  Yes, I'll say it again.  The Phoenix Suns have traded Markieff Morris.  We are finally rid of the cancer called Markieff Morris.

Morris was sent to the Washington Wizards for Kris Humphries, DeJuan Blair and a conditional first round pick.  Yes we got all of that for Morris, I'm just as shocked as anyone. 

The move was a great move for the Suns.  When they take the floor tomorrow to start the second half of the season they can start new.  The rest of the season may not produce many wins but we don't have to worry about what Markieff Morris is going to do next.  The team can now focus on rebuilding and not second guessing themselves.

To the Washington Wizards I say thank You!  Too Markieff Morris I say grow up.  It's time to mature a little and focus on you and not what you feel people did wrong to you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Tomorrow is the NBA's trade deadline.  Teams have until 1:00 P.M. Arizona time to make deals t make their team stronger or save money for free agency.  Here in Phoenix the expectation is that disgruntled Markieff Morris will be sent packing.  Well don't be surprised if that doesn't happen.

The Suns have all the reasons in the world to trade Morris.  But we are forgetting one thing,  he is very god and nobody wants him!  Yes he needs to be gone ASAP but we as fans have to be prepared to get nothing in return for him.  The Suns front office knows that and may just hang on to him hoping his stock rises between now and the end of the season.

I have said all along that I felt they weren't going to trade him.  They had a chance when they traded his brother, Marcus and no deal.  They had all summer when he did nothing but talk bad about the organization and no deal.  They fired Jeff Hornacek and no deal.

All of these signs point to one conclusion.  Markieff Morris will be in a Suns uniform the next time the team takes the court and Friday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


By now everyone has hold the newest allegations against Peyton Manning.  He was accused of sexual harassment when he was a sophomore at the University of Tennessee.  The worse part, if the story is true, is the cover up that occurred after.

Peyton Manning is known as a nice polite and funny person.  He is thought to be of good character.  But I ask you this.  Do you you believe the stories?  And if so how does that affect your view of him?

Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.  You can't take that away from him.  But what would his reputation be if those allegations were released some 20 years ago?  Would Manning even have made it to the NFL?

It seems strange to me that all these stories are coming out now that he is at the end  of his career.  It makes me think people waited for the end of his career to say something.  But why?  Could it be because they felt like now they would be believed?  Now you get to decide weather or not to believe Peyton Manning. 

Friday, February 12, 2016


It seems that every year during Super Bowl week somebody gets themselves into a lot of trouble.  This year was no different.  Instead of the trouble happening in San Francisco where the Super Bowl was played it happened in Philadelphia, with someone that wasn't even in the game.  It was Buffalo Bill's running back LeSean McCoy who found himself in deep trouble.

Over the weekend McCoy and a few of his friends were at a Philadelphia night club when they made a decision that make affect the rest of their lives.  For what ever reason they thought it was a good idea to take a bottle of champagne from the group of guys next to them.  They figured they could do what ever they want since they were all athlete's.

What they didn't know was the group was full of off duty police officers.  A fight then ensued and McCoy and his friends ended up beating the offers so bad that hey needed medical attention.  The incident was caught on several cell phone videos.

McCoy will now likely be arrested for aggravated assault.  Not only is there a chance that McCoy could go to prison there is also a chance that he will never play anther snap in the NFL.

Another life lost due to a bad decision!  The NFL needs to come down hard on McCoy, not just so he will learn a lesson, but so that young players will also learn to stay out of trouble.  

Thursday, February 11, 2016


The Phoenix suns are statistically the 3rd worst team in the NBA. they are only better than the Lakers and the 76er's, who have beaten them twice.

They have become the laughing stock of the NBA. It's not because of their record. It's not because of their current nine game losing streak. It's not even because they fired a new game, soon to be great coach and replaced him with a guy with very little experience.

The suns are the laughing stock of NBA because of the way they have handled Markieff Morris. Morris has dine everything imaginable to show that he doesn't want to be in Phoenix.

Morris has damaged  a trade, publicly bashed the organization and threw a towel at former coach Jeff Hornacek and that's not all ! Last night during the suns loss to the Golden State Warriors, Morris shoved teammate Archie Goodwin during the first quarter.

All this drama doesn't even include his pending aggravated assault case. where he and twin brother Marcus and two other men beat up another man. Through all of these issues Markieff Morris is still a member of the Phoenix Suns. Owner Robert Sarver has done a terrible job handling this situation.

The Suns have been looking to trade Morris all season. For whatever reason he is still on the team. The fact that Hornacek was fired and Morris has not been traded tells me that they are not planning to trade him if this happens this is a big mistake for Robert Sarver.

Suns fans are already upset because Morris hasn't been traded. Morris has been allowed to disrespect the organization with little to no conscience.

This is not how you run a team. The suns will never win until players are held accountable for their actions, Sarver needs to support his coach. He should have done this by trading Morris before the season even started. 

Sunday, February 7, 2016


The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 at Levi Stadium to become Super Bowl 50 Champs.  The 50th edition of the big game wasn't as exciting as most had hoped, but it possible did provide a story book ending to a fabulous career. 

The game was dominated by the defenses, particularly the Denver defense ends.  Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware had their way with the Panther's offensive line.  Von Miller was the games MVP and he most certainly deserved it.  He finished the game with 6 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

The major story of the night was Peyton Manning.  Was this his last game in the NFL?  He didn't have a great performance tonight but he did what he needed to help his team win the game.  He finished with 141 yards off of 13-23 passes.

If this was Manning's last game he went out the way every player in the NFL wants to.  A winner.  Manning will be in the Hall Of Fame one day and will be considered one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.



Super Bowl 50 is finally here!  The Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers face off for the right to call themselves the best of the 2015-2016 season.  The game is always big and this years version shouldn't be any different.

There are plenty of story lines for the big game.  Will this be Peyton Manning's last game?  Are the Carolina Panthers as good as they seem to be?  Can the Denver defense contain the high powered offense of the Panthers?  Will Cam Newton and his dap be the highlight of the Super Bowl?  These are just some of the stories to watch for when the two teams take the field in San Francisco.

Now on to the game. The key to victory for both teams is the quarterback.  Peyton Manning Vs. Cam Newton is truly going to determine the outcome.  The QB with the best game will be Super Bowl champs.

I think the Broncos will come out on top.  It will be a tough battle but I feel Peyton Manning will go out on top 29-27.    

Friday, February 5, 2016


TNT analyst and former Phoenix Suns forward Charles Barkley publicly ripped the Phoenix Suns last night during his show Inside The NBA.  He bashed every part of the Suns organization down to the concession stand.

Barkley, like most fans, is upset with the direction the team is headed.  They fired coach Jeff Hornacek o Sunday and promoted Earl Watson,  a guy with no head coaching experience, to head coach.  The situation sounds familiar because the same thing happened when Alvin Gentry was fired a few years ago and replaced by Lindsey Hunter.

Barkley had every right to tear in to the Suns.  What I don't agree with is how scripted it looked on TV.  His co-hosts seemed to be setting up his every punchline.  I also don't like how Barkley rips his former team every chance he gets. 

Sir Charles this city was great to you and helped you become what you are today.  Yes you did compliment the fans, but us die hard fans couldn't stomach you laying into everyday people like us just trying to make a living selling hotdogs.  I'm sure you never even ate at the concession stand all those years you played here.

So open your eyes and view your former employer for what is is,  a struggling franchise that will turn things around as soon as Robert Sarver let's a basketball mind take control or sells the team. 


We have all heard the controversy of Deflate Gate and most of us are tired of hearing about it. But by far it is the top sports story of 2015.

The New England Patriots were caught using under inflated footballs in the AFC title game against the Indianapolis Colts. The funny part is that it didn't affect the outcome of the game.  But cheating is cheating.

What made this such a big story is how the NFL handled it. Roger Goodell, the Commissioner of football, and the NFL spent a lot of money on an investigation that when all was said and done offered very little repercussion to the Patriots for their actions.

The Patriots were basically slapped on the wrist for allowing this to happen. In the public eye they were guilty and there was plenty of evidence to prove that. But the NFL only suspended quarterback Tom Brady for four games. The suspension was eventually taken away and Brady was allowed to play the entire season.

Deflate Gate was a huge scandal that rocked the NFL and the Patriots organization. The Patriots were able to rebound from the incident and had a successful season, falling just short of Super Bowl 50.

Monday, February 1, 2016


The top sports story not involving football definitely has to be Steph Curry. The Golden State guard truly made his mark on the NBA in 2015.

Curry is the son of a former NBA player. He was always a popular player but he became even more popular when his Warrior team defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to capture the 2015 NBA title.

The Warriors took that great team from the 2014 - 2015 season and made it even better. They started the 2015 - 2016 season 24-1 and didn't lose a game until December 12th.

With his talent and shooting ability Steph Curry has quickly become a fan favorite.  Many fans feel he is the best player in the NBA today.

Now, for those same people to say Steph Curry is the best, is such a compliment. If he continues his great play it's only a matter of time before Curry starts being compared to the great Michael Jordan.


The Phoenix Suns have fired Coach Jeff Hornacek.  The team has won only 2 of its last 21 games and has become unbearable to watch.

Hornacek was in his third season as coach and after two decent seasons Suns fans had playoff hope for this team.

Hornacek looked like he couldn't handle his players and a lot that has to do which Markief Morris.

Morris was allowed to stay in a Suns uniform longer than he should have and it cost Hornacek his job.