Tag Archive: NFL


For Every Action, There’s a Reaction

 

Ever remember going to the doctor and getting your reflexes checked? You know…when the doctor would tell you to relax, as he/she used their reflex hammer and hit your knee.  Then your knee would automatically jump or buckle!!!

Well that’s what’s happened in the latest update in the Ben Roethlisberger saga.  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Big Ben for 6 games in this upcoming season, for what he calls  “conduct detrimental to the NFL” and saying it was “the best step for your personal and professional welfare.”  For those that don’t know, Big Ben was facing allegations of sexual assault after supposedly forcing his way onto a young lady at a local bar.  Some stated that his security guards did nothing after friends tried to pull the young lady away from being 1-on1 w/ Roethlisberger. 

Although he wasn’t charged w/ anything in the courts, this is the second time that these type of allegations have come about w/ his name in the mix.  NO MEANS NO. Let this be a lesson though, for every action, there’s a reaction.

-Ron

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Real Talk: Weekend Sports Wrap Up

Kobe signed his extension with the Lakers worth reportedly $90 million

It’s been an exciting weekend for anyone who loves sports.  U had Butler and Duke both advance in the NCAA tournament and will go head to head tonight, to see who will be the 2010 NCAA Champs!!! Drop a comment and let us know who will win tonight?

Also, there was a big shake up in the NFL this weekend and future Hall of Famer Donovan McNabb now has a new home, but didn’t go too far.  He’ll stay in the NFC East division but will start the 2010-2011 season as a Washington Redskin.  Redskin fans have to be jumping w/ joy after the moves they’ve pulled off so far.

In NBA news Gilbert Arenas managed to dodge a jail stint for bringing loaded guns into the Washington Wizards locker room.  The judge instead ordered him into a halfway house.  Smarten Up people!!!  But he will go to jail for two days for medical screening & classification.  Also, the department wants him “to see a jail and understand what they have avoided,” according to ESPN .

And as if he already didn’t have enough to smile about, Kobe Bryant signed his extension w/ the Los Angeles Lakers worth reportedly $90 million over 3 yrs.  WOW, gotta love the NBA!!!

-Ron

When Will Professional Athletes Ever Learn?!?

Thats the question I ask myself everytime I hear about an athlete (male or female) getting caught up in legal troubles.  The latest athlete to do so is no other than Big Ben Roethlisburger.  He’s the Steelers leader, their quarterback, Superbowl MVP, and the latest athlete to get caught up w/ a sex scandal.  Here’s the kicker: It’s the second time he’s faced these accusations. 

According to reports, Ben and friends were partying at a local bar.  A 21-year old woman claims that the Steelers QB sexually assualted her while the two were at the club or later that night.  While the details are sketchy and no former charges have been brought up, I have to ask the question when will these athletes learn?  After the first incident, you would think Big Ben wouldn’t place himself in situations such as these…You would think he’d make better judgements, but I guess a little alcohol and a good party can blur anyone’s vision (MESSAGE).  Atheletes have to be smarter, make better choices so they aren’t in situations where their character and actions are on trial.

-Ron

Last night, if you love high scoring games full of explosive big plays and alot of offense, this was the game for you.  If you’re a fan of defense, well let’s just say you didn’t have too much to smile about.  The Arizona Cardinals faced off w/ the Green Bay Packers in a historic wild card matchup which featured 1,024 yrds of offense and 62 first downs.  Oh yeah, the two teams combined for a score of 96 total points as the Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45. 

What more could football fans ask for!!! Kurt Warner seemed to turn back the hands of time throwing 29/33 for 379 yrds and 5 touchdowns, while Aaron Rodgers was 28/42 w/ 422 yrds and 4 touchdowns. Talk about an epic QB matchup.  The run games of both teams weren’t much of a factor in this one but it didn’t matter.  We even had a missed FG in the final seconds of regulation, causing an overtime stir.  The play of the game wasn’t after Rodgers lost the ball on a fumble which resulted in Karlos Dansby touchdown run, but when Rodgers had Jennings wide open behind the Cards D but overthrew him.  That’s the play I know Rodgers wants back but ultimately decided this one for the Pack.  Let’s just say Arizona played all the right Cards last night.

Will the Arizona Cardinals make it to the SuperBowl?

-Ron

Paula Deen catches the Ham

I believe this particular pass play is called the Ham Mary.  During a charity event yesterday in which celebrity chef Paula Deen was helping to unload 25,000 pounds of meat at an Atlanta food bank, one of the workers needed a football break. He threw a ham to her. Actually, at her. He hit Deen in the face.

“I haven’t met the ham that could stop me yet!”

-Ron

Dolphins Williams Sisters Football

Fresh off a Wimbledon win against her big sister, Serena Williams and Venus are now owners in the NFL Miami Dolphins organization.   The two sisters live in Palms Beach Garden, Florida and now own a small stake (or portion) of their favorite NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.  The sisters are the first female African-Americans to hold an ownership stake in an NFL franchise.  Other celebs apart of the Miami Dolphins ownership include singer Jimmy Buffett; musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Marc Anthony.  This is how the rich get richer…investments!!!

Yahoo Sports

-Ron

Madden ’10

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of trying out the new Madden ’10 and lemme start by saying things have improved w/ this year’s Madden as opposed to Madden ’09.  The gameplay is better (more free-flowing on both offense and defense, while not affecting the essence of football), and its harder to actually pick off the ball or throw the deep ball unless you have great receivers.  Also running the ball is alot easier than before while stopping the run is even harder this year. The most improvement though, comes from the online play b/c w/ this year’s Madden, there’s no lag time in between matches.  Finally, Madden ’10 has added “fight for the fumble” mini-game this year.

-Ron

When Will Athletes Learn: Burress Gets Sentenced

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Today Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced.  As a result, he now faces a 2 year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in a New York club.  For those that didn’t know Plaxico Burress was a former NY Giants Wide Receiver and caught the Superbowl winning touchdown for his team.  Today though, he took a huge loss financially (losing his salary and future endorsements) & on the field.  He’s interrupted his life and future b/c he didn’t think about the trouble he’d face if he got caught.  I know celebrities are easy targets for their attackers but c’mon we gotta be smarter than that people.  With all the money he’s making, he could have easily hired security or bodyguard.  SmartenUp!!!

Did Plaxico make the right decision?

Was it worth it?

ESPN

-Ron