Thursday, August 28, 2008

Will Ron Artest launch the rockets to the second round?

How happy is Ron Artest? Decide for yourself.

Ron Artest - "Right now, I'm playing with two all stars, two future Hall of Famers in their prime. And I've gotten better. I'm better now than I was five years ago, even than when I got defensive player of the year. Everybody's in their prime. This is my best opportunity to put a ring on my finger and help Houston get another championship"

Sound pretty happy right? I mean why wouldn't a guy going into the last year of his contract, not say all of the right things? It's not exactly going out on a limb when you won't get any of the blame for not winning. If they don't get out of the first round of the playoffs, Tracy Mcgrady will hear it all over again. He should be hearing it. Maybe he'll wipe that sleepy look off of his face and wake up in the 4th quarter. Yao, Alston, Landry, Battier, Scola...they all do their part. Then they look to "T-Mac" to put them over the top, except that he disappears. But i'm getting away from my original point which is - Ron Artest adds nothing to this team. Some might say his toughness is what the rockets lack. I love toughness, but it has to be the kind that doesnt head into the stands. All Ron Artest has to do is not be involved in any fights, and be a good teammate. If he does that, he'll probably collect alot of money on what will most likely be the final "big money" contract of his career. Unless they go to the finals, the trade will be a failure. T-Mac and Yao have two more years together. If there's no championship after those two years, get ready for rebuilding time.

Dallas Cowboys Update!!!

Quick Update:

  • Miles Austin and Isaiah Stanback will miss some time. Austin about a month, and Stanback might play the opening or second regular season game.
  • Adam (Pacman) Jones has been reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell. Making him eligible to play in the regular season, starting week 1.
  • Most important starters likely won't see the field thursday. This game will be to determine the backside of the roster. I will report anything important that comes from the game. Hopefully neither team will suffer a severe injury.
  • Doesn't that bobblehead make you wanna just eat Romo up. Looks like a big stick of vanilla. Just pour some chocolate syrup and grap a spoon. Jessica Simpson might try it with a fork though.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Return Of Shawn Kemp

During his career with Seattle and Cleveland, Kemp averaged 16.9 points and 9.5 rebounds a game. He is remembered more for his incredible leaping ability rather than his 17 and 10 a game. I like to think of him as the original Dwight Howard. After a three year stop at Cleveland, his career fell far. He no longer had the high leaping ability and had problems keeping his weight down. His career on the court is often overshadowed by his life off of it. He's been arrested a couple of times for drug possesion and is the father of at least 7 children. (which means he has more that he does and doesn't know about) All these children might be the reason why he has signed a contract with the Premiata Montegranaro of the Italian League. Either he needs the money, or maybe he just misses playing. At 39 years old, it's hard to imagine that he is in good shape and still has amazing ability. His last year in the NBA was 02-03 and he averaged 6.8 points and 5.7 rebounds a game. Fast forward to 5 years later, i'd say those numbers can only go down. No matter how much i think he will fall on his face while attempting this comeback, i can't wait to see it. He was so much fun to watch everytime he stepped on a court. He had this tenacity about him that no other player had. He lacked so much skill from not going to college or developing his game, but his ability will WOW you. Once the season starts in Italy, i will be on youtube everyday to get a glimpse of Shawn Kemp playing basketball again. Never thought i'd say that.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dallas Cowboys:Preseason Game VS Dever

A quick wrap up from the game saturday night.

The Good:

  • Zach Thomas looks like a man ready to get his career back on track. He had four tackles in just a few series.

  • Pacman Jones also showed alot of improvement by wrapping up on his tackles and getting up to game speed.

  • First team offensive line looked amazing. They stayed in the game the whole first half, giving both Tony Romo and Brad Johnson lots of time in the pocket.

  • Two Words: Felix Jones. He seems like he will become our WOW factor.
The Bad:
  • First team offense. Didnt put any points on the board. Had a few passes that were just a little off, otherwise we wouldve had two touchdowns.

  • First team defense. On paper the Cowboys defense is hands down the best. Saturday they showed their biggest weakness-not wanting to play. When they show up on gameday looking like they dont care and get down on themselves, it's a loss. Remember the playoff game last year?

  • Miles Austin. He has had a great camp and some spectacular catches, but he sprained his mcl. Looks like he might miss opening day. Hopefully he can come back and be a third option at wide reciever.
The Ugly:
  • Special Teams. Can someone call Bill Parcells and get Keith Davis back? Doesn't look like there will be anyone who will step up and make plays on returns. Everytime they kickoff or punt, hold your breath.

  • Brad Johnson. Now i know he had a great game, but it still looked awful. Without some great catches, everyone would be on his back again this week. Should've held on to Matt Moore or brought in Chris Simms in the offseason.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Beginning: World of Professional Sports

How would you feel if you had just won 8 amazing races in a row? What if after every win was a ceremony followed by a gold medal and your national anthem? I wanna ask Michael Phelps how he feels. My thought would be accomplished. I wish i could do something one tenth as important. Watching him brings people together. Watching any sort of amazing achievement makes you feel some sort of amazing feeling. I can tell people that i watched one of the greatest athletes collect alot of gold medals, while watching the accomplished look on his face while listening to the national anthem. Chills

A little information of the future of this blog. Alot of Dallas Cowboys stories followed by anything else sports. Any topic is fair game. Tomorrow night i will update with a wrap up of the Dallas Cowboys exhibition game. Stay Tuned and be sure to comment. Feel free to email me at