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Thursday, April 21, 2016


On a day where most Americans are mourning the loss of music icon Prince, Major League Baseball found a way to get in the spotlight.

ESPN analyst Curt Schilling was fired because of a meme and comments he made about transgenders using the men's restroom.  He was given a raw deal, but we'll talk about that later.

Then later in the day Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw this seasons first no-hitter.  He struck out six leading his team to 16-0 route of the Cincinnati Reds.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Today is April 20, better known as 420 day.  If you don't know what it refers to then good for you.  If you do know then you know how people celebrate it.

The NFL celebrates in a different way then most people.  Today is the first official day the NFL starts drug testing it's players.

If a player is not in the drug program, meaning they haven't test positive before, they only get tested once a year.

Some people don't like the NFL's drug policy and there are certainly holes in the system.  Hopefully the system in place will deter future athletes from using marijuana.


The Phoenix Suns have taken the interim tag off of Coach Earl Watson.  On Tuesday, Watson was name the next head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

Watson went 9-23 this season after the team fired Jeff Hornacek.  Watson seamed to connect with his players and they seem to like him.

Watson was also praised for the way he handled the Markieff Morris situation.  The media seems to be happy with the hire.  I am not.

The Phoenix Suns are way behind the other teams in the Western Conference. They need an established Coach that has proven he can turn around a franchise.

Watson has very little to work wit has.  Devin Booker is his best player, but is only a rookie so he is not established yet.  

I hope Earl Watson proves me wrong but I don't think he's a good enough coach to turn around a team like the Phoenix Suns.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Tomorrow Kobe Bryant takes the floor for the last time as an NBA player.  The Los Angeles Lakers host the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.

Many NBA fans will bid farewell to a legend.
Kobe will leave a great legacy when he retires after tomorrow's game.

But will Kobe Bryant be missed by all?

The answer is no.  During his awesome career he made a lot of enemies.  Most ogles them came from just having great games against a certain player or team.

Suns fans especially have grown to hate Kobe Bryant, but the same reason. You hate him should be the same reason you respect him.

Kobe was great for the game.  He is a competitor and would always try and beat you.  Kobe by far isn't my favorite player but I respect his competitiveness.

Saturday, April 9, 2016


Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith has been shot to death.  The incident occurred earlier tonight.  Reports are still coming in so we are not clear on exactly what happened.

Smith was shot to death along with his wife, who appears to be alive.  Former teammate Pierre Thomas was reportedly with the couple when they were shot.

Police haven't released a motive but the incident occurred in New Orleans.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Smith family.

Friday, April 8, 2016


La.Tech Women's Basketball coach Tyler Summitt resigned due to an "inappropriate relationship " he had with one of his players.

Summitt, the son of legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, had an affair with one of his players that led to the woman getting pregnant.

Summitt,25, was 30-31 after two seasons with the team.  This whole situation makes me wonder if he even should have been a head coach at such a high level of competition.

His record was mediocre, he is young and he is the son of one of the greatest college coaches to ever coached the game.  Then you add the fact that he sleeps with his players.  Tyler Summitt had no business being a head coach in the first place.

Thursday, April 7, 2016


The preseason schedule for 2016-2017 was released earlier today for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals will open the season at University of Phoenix Stadium when the host the Oakland Raiders.  The game will be held the week of August 11-15.

Week 2 of the preseason has the Cardinals going to San Diego to play the Chargers.  That game will be held the week of August 18-22.

Week 3 is the only game that is already scheduled.  The Cardinals will again be on the road, this time they travel to Houston to face the Texans.  That game is August 28 at 1:00 P.M. Arizona time on Fox.

The preseason will end back in Glendale when the Cardinals host the defending Super Bowl Champs, the Denver Broncos.  That game will be September 1 or 2.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


The Arizona Dbacks lost their first series of the season.  They lost 2 out of 3 games to the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field.  It's just 3 out of 182 games, but should the Dbacks started to worry?

They picked up two of the top pitchers in the game during the off season.  But Greinke and Miller looked terrible in their debuts.  You also have to factor in that the Dbacks are historically bad during the month of April.

Although they play in the toughest division in baseball the Dbacks will be okay.  After another week or so the team should be in sink and be able to establish themselves as playoff contenders.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


The Arizona Dbacks open the 2016 baseball season by hosting the Colorado Rockies yesterday at Chase Field.  The scene was electric, the crowd was full of anticipation.

Larry Fitzgerald threw out the first pitch and then it was game on.  The Dbacks started their newly acquired ace, Zach Greinke.  But just 3 innings in some fans were wondering if that was a good idea.

Greinke gave up all of his 7 runs in the second and third inning.  He gave up 9 hits total in just 4 innings of action.  The Dbacks lost 10-5.

Greinke's bad start was shocking to most but the reality is it is just one game.  There were reports that he pitched with the flu, and that is certainly no excuse for his performance but Greinke is a true ace pitcher and will bounce back.  He will prove the naysayers wrong in his next start?

Monday, April 4, 2016


Villanova did the unthinkable tonight in college basketballs NCAA Championship Game.  They used a last second shot to beat the North Carolina Tar Heels to become the 2016 Champs.

Villanova led most of the way until North Carolina tied the game with 4 seconds to play.  Then a timeout was called to set up one final play.  Villanova unbounded the ball and found a wide open Kris Jenkins who nailed the three pointer as time ran out.

What a great way to cap off a great NCAA Tournament.   The buzzer beater was the first ever 3 point buzzer beater in NCAA Tournament history.