REEBOK SAYS “NO” TO OCHO CINCO!

10 09 2008

 

 

 

When  Chad Johnson legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco, I thought it was a brilliant move for several reasons. First of all,the sales of the the new Ocho Cinco jersey will sky rocket…We all know how Johnson has grown frustrated with the Bengals as an organization, that a few seasons ago seemed to be on a verge of a Super Bowl berth. With a myriad of arrest, waiving key players, and a consistently inept offense, I see why Chad wants to get out of dodge. 

 

Now the NFL (a.k.a. the NO FUN LEAGUE) is hating, once again. Ocho, is not yet allowed to wear his new name on his jersey according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello , “He has a financial obligation to Reebok, which produces the jerseys available to fans. That has to be resolved before the on-field jersey can be changed. “The same obligation exists for any player that changes his number or name.”

 SOURCE: AP NEWS

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VINCE YOUNG HAS A NEW BUSINESS VENTURE…THE TITANS MAY SIGN JOEY HARRINGTON?

10 09 2008

 

 

While most NFL players file for bankruptcy shortly after they retire, Vince Young is being proactive preparing for his life after the game. Young who is used to slangin’ pigskin on Sunday, will now be tossing swine that everyone can catch. Vince Young is now in the meat business after launching his new company Vince Young Foods featuring smoked sausage, brisket, and ribs. http://www.vinceyoungsausage.com/

 

 

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VINCE YOUNG DISAPPEARING ACT?

10 09 2008

 

  

After Vince Young left Sunday’s game after a knee injury has he gone AWOL? According to WKRN-TV,  the Titans are concerned about the “mental state” of their field general after suffering a knee sprain against the Jags, that may keep him out for up to four weeks. I am sure Vince is upset over suffering an injury in the first game of the season, but that is no reason for Jeff Fisher to call the police. Young apparently left his cell phone at home when he left his house on Monday.  When Fisher was unable to reach Young, he decided the best plan of action was to call the “po-po”.  The story goes on to mention that Young had an unloaded handgun in his car (Tennessee law permits unloaded handgun in a vehicle as long as no ammunition is present). Why would they allow you to carry a weapon with no ammunition…what’s the purpose? I digress. Anyway…the way this incident was reported, you would think that Vince Young was trying to kill himself over a knee injury. Just because a team can’t get in touch with their star player, doesn’t constitue them getting the law involved to find him. Fisher, should have just called Young’s agent instead of the police. According to Vince’s agent, he was doing what most men in America were doing Monday night, watching football and eating wings.

SOURCE: espn.com

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THE TOP 8 SUPRISES OF THE 2008 NFL SEASON

7 09 2008

  

1. Michael “The Burner” Turner will have a breakout season and make the pro-bowl. He was a career back-up to one of the best RB’s in the game. He has been waiting for an opportunity so show what he can do, and trust me he will deliver this season. Turner will have 1,000+ yds, 10 tds and a Pro-Bowl selection.

2. Adam “Pac-man” Jones will have the ultimate redemption year (similar to Ray Lewis after he did time on Rice St.).  Jones will return a few punts and and take at least one pick to the house. He will be selected for the Pro-Bowl and have a shot to be a Super Bowl MVP. Yeah I said it…Dallas will be in the big game this year. 

3. Atlanta Falcons will make the playoffs. Most NFL experts predict the Falcons to win a game or so this season. The Falcons always do well after a horrible season. They have a new staff and lots of new players. I think the offense will do well as long as they can keep Ryan on his feet. They have a good running game with Burner and Norwood. Receivers White and Jenkins have something to prove this year. Defense is solid, the only weakness I see is in the secondary. The schedule is not that tough, and we know that the NFL south is always unpredictable.  Outside of Calvin Johnson scoring 3 Td’s on them in week one, the Birds will finish the season with 9 wins and make the playoffs.

4. Tatum Bell will get a contract from a team with a void to fill at RB, most likely the Texans, or the Bengals. More importantly, Bell will team up with Disturbing the Peace (Ludacris’ label), and will do a song with Playaz Circle called, “Duffel Bag Boys Part 2”. It will be a club banger, son!

5. Manning/Harrington TD Combo  just destroying people on Sunday is over. Manning has been injured and not able to practice, and his success is based on his rhythm and timing. Harrison is aging, and showed his alter ego this off season by popping caps on someone near his store in Philly. Sorry Colts fans this will be a long season for you guys.

6. Donovan McNabb is playing his last season in Philly. His contract expires in 2009, and he has missed 20 games in the last four seasons. McNabb has never had the support at WR that is needed for Andy Reid’s “pass all the time” offense. You would think that the GM would acquire the best receivers to compliment his coaches scheme…I digress. Hopefully, McNabb can play for a team that will contend for a title and redeem his performance in the Super Bowl where we last saw him calling ‘Earl’ in the huddle i.e. Willie Beamon. Kevin Kolb will be promoted to the starting QB, and put up big numbers with DeSean Jackson. Philly fans will be bitter as always and say, “how come McNabb couldn’t be as good as Kolb?”

7. Tony Romo will finally break up with Jessica Simpson and lead the Cowboys to the Super Bowl. If a loser like Nick Lachey can kick Jessica to the curb, why is Tony having such a difficult time shaking her? Dude, you are the starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys. That means you have rock star status, and can pull any top notch chick anywhere in America. Stop acting like Babyface and act more like Snoop and stop loving dem hoes! Dallas should have been in the last two Super Bowls, but thanks to Romo’s botched snap and his Mexico vacation with Simpson, I was denied another Cowboys championship banner on my wall.

 

8.DALLAS / SAN DIEGO will play in SUPERBOWL XLIII

Both teams have been hanging around in the playoffs the last few years. The Giants won’t be as tough, and the Pats and Colts are on the decline. Cowboys-Chargers (who should have played in XXIX, but Steve Young had the best game of his career beat Dallas in the NFC Championship game) will be an exciting SBXLIII match up.





BUN B PAYS TRIBUTE TO PIMP C

29 08 2008

AUG. 28TH

 

BUN B RELEASES SHOE DEDICATED TO PIMP C

   

 

 

BUN BA AND GREEDY GENIUS COOL BREEZE

BUN B's VERSION OF THE GREEDY GENIUS COOL BREEZE "R.I.P. PIMP C

Whenever you see Bun B, he is always rockin’ some of the latest street fashion. That’s why I am glad to see him hook up wit Greedy Genius to do his own shoe. Bun played a role in designing this exclusive version of the Greedy Genius ‘Cool Breeze Vador High Top’. Having creative input on the shoe, Bun could have just made the shoe about him. Instead, he was a ‘G’ about the situation and decided to dedicate the shoe to his beloved friend and partner in rhyme, Pimp C.
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ADAM JONES OFFICIALLY REINSTATED

28 08 2008

Aug. 28th

ADAM JONES HAS 7OO,OOO REASONS TO SMILE!

 

JONES IS ALL SMILES NOW THAT HE IS AN OFFICIAL TEAM MEMBER.

JONES IS ALL SMILES NOW THAT HE IS AN OFFICIAL TEAM MEMBER.

SOURCE: DALLASNEWS.COM

While eating lunch at Hooters, Adam Jones got the phone call from league officials announcing he was fully reinstated. “It feels good man, you know, to get a second chance and I just have to take advantage of it. First and foremost, I don’t want to let myself down, definitely my little girl down. I’m thankful for Jerry, the fans in Dallas and my teammates for believing in me. I need to keep doing what I’ve been doing to get reinstated staying with myself and my teammates and staying away form those knuckleheads and just stay focused.”  Jones will receive 700 stacks this season, part of his 4-year $13.3 milli contract with no guaranteed money.

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FORMER BLAZERS CENTER KEVIN DUCKWORTH FOUND DEAD AT 44

27 08 2008

EVEN KAREEM DIDN'T WANT NONE OF THE DUCKWORTH PATENTED SOFT TOUCH!

 

LINCOLN CITY, Ore – Former Portland Trailblazers Center Kevin Duckworth was found dead at a lodge in Oregon.  The cause of death was to be determined by a medical examiner but the Lincoln County sheriff’s office said there was no indication of foul play.

Hailing from Chi-town, Duckworth played college ball at Eastern Illionois University before being drafted by the Spurs in the 1986 NBA draft. Kevin was an intregal part of the Blazers NBA Finals teams in 1990 and 1992. The 7-foot Duckworth averaged 11.8 points and 5.8 rebounds over 11 seasons in the NBA. The two-time All-Star also played for San Antonio, Washington, Milwaukee and the Los Angeles Clippers.

As a young basketball fan, I admired Duckworth’s game in the paint. His trademark box fade with the widows peak will live in infamy.  I can recall playing Tecmo basketball on Nintendo with the Blazers and Duckworth, along with Drexler, and Porter helped me to be a beast at that game in the 90’s. I am still a beast today in 2k8, just find me on-line and I will give you the business.

During Duckworth’s playing days, Portland had one of the more balanced teams in the League. Porter ran point and buried 3’s from anywhere, Drexler had a sick all around game. Jerome Kersey was the other enforcer down low. They even had a young Cliff Robinson, who went on to play almost 19 years in the NBA. They just could not get past Magic and the Lakers, or Jordan with the Bulls…but what team really could beat the Lakers and Bulls at that time anyway? 

Duckworth remained in the Portland area after he retired in 1997, doing woodwork, fishing and hunting. He ran a construction company in Northern California for a time, and a restaurant venture in Vancouver, Wash., with former NBA player Kermit Washington went out of business.

“Within the world of basketball, within those Trail Blazers teams, he was a jokester,” said Phoenix Suns coach Terry Porter, who played with Duckworth. “He was a big loving teddy bear. At times guys got frustrated because he didn’t have a mean streak. He was just a great guy. He loved the team atmosphere, loved being a teammate in those successful Blazer teams.

August 2008 has taken away alot of talented people; Bernie Mac, Isaac Hayes, Julius Carry III, and now Kevin Duckworth. All true NBA fans will all miss the gentle giant Kevin Duckworth. My prayers go out to him and his family.