Sorry for the wait (thank you Tunechi), but your (hopefully) favorite sports/video game nerd has returned with his thoughts on the upcoming NBA season. If you remember back to the beginning of the year, my first post highlighted some of the most surprising teams of the 13-14 NBA season (including my home-region Wizards, who did pretty well for themselves), and I predicted the Spurs to win last season. So, I’m not just talking for the sake of padding my post stats.
But, enough of that foolishness, let’s get into some predictions!
Stick with me here, since I know this is a bit off-the-wall. For those unaware, Johnny Manziel is a rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in the NFL. He started his career with Texas A&M, amassing a slew of records and awards. He is also affiliated with OVO and TOPSZN. Drake’s even immortalized the guy in the cover art for “Draft Day” (along with his custom-made sweatshirt). But, is greatness destined for the man they call “Johnny Football?” I’ve gone back and reevaluated his play and have come up with the following:
Manziel is a smaller-than-average quarterback (about six-feet-tall and about 210 pounds) who’s quick on his feet. He’s playing on a team that has a set starter in Brian Hoyer at the moment. However, as we saw last week against Baltimore, Cleveland’s not afraid to showcase Manziel in other ways. Yes, the play was illegal, but it was still awesome–even for a Ravens fan like myself. (more…)
After my last post on the Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier fight’s postponement, I’ve been asked by a couple of people (artists, friends, and so on) my thoughts on Floyd Mayweather. And now that he’s defeated Marcos Maidana for a second time and is now undefeated in 47 fights, I’ve got to ask “what now?” This is strictly from a sports-centric standpoint with a bit of hip-hop interspersed, so views on Mr. Mayweather’s personal life aren’t going to be discussed here (that’s for my personal blog and such forth).
People are starting to lose interest in him, bettors more so because it’s almost a foregone conclusion he’s going to win. Fans are still plentiful and powerful, with Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, and Justin Bieber standing with Floyd. (more…)
In what may be the biggest news out of the UFC since Chael Sonnen’s, the fight between Jon “Bones” Jones and Daniel Cormier has been moved from the upcoming UFC 178 PPV due to a leg injury Jones sustained recently. This move has shaken up the MMA world as Jones vs. Cormier was slated to be one of the biggest fights in recent memory. Between their SportsCenter arguments and their skirmish at a media day event, Jones vs. Cormier has all but dominated the MMA headlines.
It seems like LeBron James gets all the luck these days when it comes to teammates. First, he took his talents to South Beach and teamed up with the equivalent of an 82-game-a-year Dream Team. Today, there are reports indicating that LeBron’s new (read: original, but revamped) team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, have (all but) completed a deal to bring in center/power forward Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Love, one of the most statistically-sound centers in basketball, is coming off a career year. He averaged a double-double, but the ‘Wolves ended last season with a 40-42 record. When this trade is finalized, the Cavs become the de facto team to beat this upcoming season (not named San Antonio). To make this happen, the Cavs are reported to trade two Torontonian basketball sensations (Last year’s number-one-pick Anthony Bennett and this year’s number-one Andrew Wiggins). There’s a moratorium in the NBA which prevents Wiggins from being traded right now; players can’t be traded within the first thirty days of signing a new contract (unless we’re talking sign-and-trades, but that’s something different). However, since no one really knew of Love’s love of Cleveland until recently…well, you see where I’m going.
With Drake set to host the ESPY Awards July 17th (9PM EST), the official promo video for the night has been released. Take a sneak peek at what’s happened in the past year in the world of sports, and get ready for the excitement to pour over into the night. (more…)
After Lil Wayne appeared on ESPN’s ‘First Take’ earlier this week, 50 Cent and Trey Songz were put in the hot chair with Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless. While 50 stuck to speaking only about sports, Trigga also promoted his upcoming album. (more…)
Last week, the NBA Finals began with the battle of Big Threes. On one side, we’ve got Miami, a team forged by trades, decisions, and The Decision. On the other, we’ve got the Spurs, a team that’s pretty much been the same since George W. Bush was in office–and LeBron James was in Cleveland. In Game One, San Antonio scored a decisive victory, 110-95, with Tim Duncan leading the Spurs with 21 points. In Game Two, LeBron un-cramped (again), scored 35 and helped the Heat eek out a 98-96 win. (more…)