Saturday, August 28, 2004
U.S Mens Hoops Pulls It Together For Bronze
America beat Lithuania 104-96 for the bronze medal Saturday night. Shawn Marion had 22 points while Iverson had 15 points and Odom and Marbury both shared 14 points. Dispite missing their first five 3-point attempts, they came back and hit 8 including 4 in the fourth quarter. They closed the night off by scoring 21 of 35 points scored in the fourth quarter. Allen Iverson said he was very disappointed of how the team played and conducted themselves. He said being chosen for the team should be a great honor and that every person should play the best. I totally agree with Iverson. Look at how much money they are being paid. They should play their hardest at least for that, but then they have another reason to play hard; their country.
Friday, August 27, 2004
U.S Mens Hoops Falls To Argentina
After the past few games, the Americans looked like they were playing up to potential. But Friday night everything fell apart again. They lost to Argentina 89-81 in the semifinals round. Manu Ginobli lead Argentina with 29 points. As I said in my last article, the U.S had to hit their shots, stay out of foul trouble, and not make any mental mistakes. They completed not one of these tasks. They missed most of their 3-point attempts and they lost Duncan to foul trouble early on. Tim Duncan had 10 points after only playing 19 1/2 minutes during the game. Stephon Marbury lead the American with 18 points. This is the first year the United States will not be eligable for the gold medal since 1988. They will play Lithuania for the bronze medal.
Thursday, August 26, 2004
U.S Mens Hoops Turns Up Intensity
Larry Brown told everyone that the U.S would start hitting their jump shots and that is exactly what happened Thurday. As proof of that, Stephon Marbury scored a record 31 points in the victory over Spain. Spain stayed with the United States the whole game but couldnt hold on losing 102-94. The U.S knocked down 12 3-pointers, hit free throws when they needed them, and werent rattled over one foul. The games that they lost in were the ones where they would make mental or stupid mistakes. Allen Iverson added to the Americans win with 16 points. Carlos Boozer had 12 points and Lamar Odom scored 11 points.
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Contenders For The MLB MVP
Everyone knows that Barry Bonds is going to contend for this years MVP. Scott Rolen and Albert Pujols will give Bonds a run for his money. But how about Adrian Beltre of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is hitting .334 and is the first player this year to belt 40 HR. Beltre has also led his team to first plave in the NL West by five games. Adrian is going to have to beat out Bonds who is batting .369 with 35 HR, 79 RBI and a .612 on-base percentage. Gold Glover, Scott Rolen is batting .326 with 30 HR and an amazing 110 RBI to help lead the Cardinals along with Albert Pujols. He is batting .323 with 38 HR and 96 RBI. I dont think Pujols will win it at this point but that might change. If the Giants get a playoff spot, you know that anyteam in their right mind will try to pitch around Bonds which will take away his hitting in the playoffs. The Cardinals are going to make it into the playoffs. I dont think their opponent will try to pitch around him because their whole lineup is filled with great hitters. He will have a very good chance to show what he is really made of. But I still think that Adrian Beltre has the best chance to show everyone what he really can do in the playoffs. The Dodgers dont have the lineup that the Cardinals have which will help Beltre stickout a little more than Rolen and Pujols. Those two will have to do a little more work.
Dampier Traded To Mavs
Tuesday was a very busy day for the Dallas Mavericks and the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors sent Erick Dampier and Dan Dickau to the Mavs for Christian Laettner, Eduardo Najera, rights to two guards and two future first-round draft picks. Dampier signed the seven year contract worth $73 million dollars. Last year, he averaged 12 points and was fourth in the NBA in rebounding averaging 10 rebounds a game. After the Mavs lost some big men in the offseason, Dampier was much needed. Najera only averaged 5 points and 4 rebounds last year but he was limited because of season long knee problems. Over a 12-year career, Laettner has averaged 13 points and 7 rebounds.
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Quincy Carter Is Back
After the surprising release of Dallas quarterback Quincy Carter, the New York Jets signed Carter to a one-year deal Tuesday as a backup to Chad Pennington. Jets head coach, Herman Edwards said not giving Carter a second chance was a crime. This was the second time that Carter has failed a drug test. "I was even shocked!"Quincy said in a press conference. Now that the Cowboys have Vinny Testaverde as their starting quarterback, these two teams pretty much just swapped quarterbacks. Last year, Carter led the Dallas Cowboys to ten regular season victories which also was his first full season as a starting quarterback. The Jets believe he will be a magnificent fit into the organization.
Monday, August 23, 2004
Some of you can't wait till the NFL regular season starts or maybe even college football. If you have opinions on certain teams or predictions on a season, click on the "e-mail me" and I will be glad to put them on my site. I will also answer any questions that you might have.
U.S Men's Hoops
After the devastating loss to Lithuania, the Americans finally played the way they should have from the beginning beating Angola 89-53 on Monday. Tim Duncan had a team high 15 points and the U.S dominated the boards with 52 rebounds, Angola had just 17 rebounds. Carlos Boozer and LeBron James each had 11 points and Allen Iverson added 10 points.
NFL Blockbuster Deal
In the NFL pre-season world, the Miami Dolphins chose to trade Adewale Ogunleye to the Chicago Bears in return for wide receiver Marty Booker and a 2005 third round draft pick. Ogunleye was last years AFC sack leader(15). On the other hand, he also boycotted all of the Dolphins training camps and practices. Adewale signed a 10 million dollar signing bonus and a 5 million dollar roster bonus.
Sunday, August 22, 2004
I want to welcome everybody to this sight. It will be full of sports new such as trades, important injuries you should know about and reviews on how certain teams are doing. I would also encourage anybody who has a feeling on a peticular subject to right to me. I hope you enjoy this sight!