Friday, December 30, 2011
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade kisses the glass for a game-winning shot against the Charlotte Bobcats and flashes the Superman symbol to spectator Cam Newton, QB for the Carolina Panthers and former Heisman Trophy winner.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls basketball superstar and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, is engaged to 32 year old Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model he's been dating for three years.
48 year old Jordan was previously married to Juanita Vanoy in 1989 and divorced in 2006. They have three children, Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose Game Winning Shot Over Los Angeles Lakers to Win Season Opener Christmas 2011
Derrick Rose Hits the Game-Winning Shot
Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers
TNT'S NBA Opening Day Montage
Christmas Day 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
2011 Year in Review of Sports | Penn State, Dallas Mavs, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals, NBA / NFL Lockouts, Japan World Cup, Dan Wheldon, Tim Tebow
Our friends at Yahoo Sports say the Penn State college football scandal was the biggest sports story of 2011, a tragedy that will continue to unfold in 2012.
On the brighter side, 2011 saw championships for the Dallas Mavs, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals and even Japan winning the Women's World Cup soon after their nation was devastated by a tsunami.
With labor lockouts from the NFL and NBA, fans were stuck in the middle of disputes on finances.
What's your choice for the top sports story of 2011? If your choice isn't listed, let us know in the comments.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd was arrested by federal law enforcement for intent to sell and/or distribute drugs, including cocaine and marijuana.
Hurd, who joined the Bears from the Dallas Cowboys in July, was taken into custody at a Rosemont, Illinois restaurant on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to purchase drugs from a North District of Texas supplier to "possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine" according to the complaint filed (see below for copy).
With the charges filed in Texas, Hurd will be transferred from Chicago and then have a bail hearing. His attorney, Brett Greenfield of California, says "Sam stands ready to fight this case, and we're going to take it step by step and we're going ot take it day to day."
Reports say Hurd was attempting to expand a drug distribution system he already had in place in the Chicago area and that he already was distributing four kilos of cocaine per week, but it wasn't enough.
Teammates from both the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys expressed shock, with the Bears issuing an official statement "we are aware of Sam's arrest and are continuing to gather details. We are disappointed whenever these circumstances arise."
"It appears he was a full time drug dealer and a part-time football player if you believe what the feds say, said Lester Munson, an attorney and sports analyst.
Hurd was scheduled to be released on $100,000 bond to then appear before a federal judge in Texas for arraignment. The Chicago Bears have placed Hurd on waivers, which is a preliminary step to releasing him from the team. His attorneys have stated he denies distributing any drugs to any NFL players.
Chicago Bears superstar running back and NFL legend Walter Payton, also known as Sweetness, is considered one of the best football players in history. Payton, loved in Chicago and across sports, died at the young age of 45 in 1999 due to liver cancer.
Author Jeff Pearlman's new biography on the superstar covers the life of Payton, the good and not-so-good and it's the not-so-good parts that have created controversy because of the natural reaction by many to avoid any negative commentary on someone who meant so much to Chicago, football and sports.
Watch the interviews below with Pearlman on Payton, the book, controversy and reaction. Pearlman says as more people read the book in context, they will still see a superstar legend, but who also had flaws and had challenges like many others.
* Walter and Connie Payton Foundation
* Jeff Pearlman's Website
* PBS (WTTW) Interview with Jeff Pearlman
Friday, December 9, 2011
MotorTrend put 11 supercars together for the ultimate drag race...because they can :)
- BMW 1-Series M
- Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca
- Porsche 911 GT3 RS
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06/Z07
- Ferrari 458 Italia
- Nissan GT-R
- Audi R8 GT
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
- Lexus LFA
- Porsche Cayman R
- Lotus Evora S
Thursday, December 8, 2011
NBA Slam Dunk Champion Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, who's been exciting to watch since his sensational rookie year, has been occupying himself in various "interesting" ways during the NBA lockout.
But, it appears he finally met his match...with ping pong.
Watch as Blake battles professional ping-pong star Soo Yeon Lee.
Indianapolis Colts are on a streak, but in the wrong direction, going winless thus far in 2011.
Currently 0-12, ould they end up 0-16?
Next 4 games:
>at Baltimore (9-3)
>host Tennessee (7-5)
>host Houston (9-3)
>at Jacksonville (3-9)
With Peyton Manning injured, the Colts are not the same team.
At the same time, not all is sad for Indy fans. They will be the host city of the Super Bowl and are in line for the top college draft pick, likely to be Stanford QB Andrew Luck.
Can Manning and Luck co-exist? Stay tuned...
The Green Bay Packers are the defending Super Bowl Champions, but their encore season is currently undefeated at 12-0.
Can they go all the way?
Next 4 games:
>Host Oakland Raiders (7-5)
>At Kansas City Chiefs (5-7)
>Host Chicago Bears (7-5)
>At Detroit Lions (7-5)
AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner explains.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
"It's not the disability that defines you; its how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. We have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability."
- Jim Abbott
former Major League Baseball Pitcher
for the Angels, Yankees, White Sox and Brewers (1989-1999)
born without a right hand...threw a no-hitter against the Indians at Yankee Stadium
Chicago Cubs legend third baseman Ron Santo has been inducted into Baseball's Hall of Fame, about one year after he passed away.
Santo, a nine-time All-Star who hit 342 home runs and won five Gold Gloves, is the first third baseman to be elected since the Wade Boggs in 2005.
He played with diabetes, which he continued to battle for many years, raising millions for diabetes research even as he lost both his legs. His love for the Chicago Cubs continued as he did radio broadcast commentary.
Over 15 major league seasons, Santo had a lifetime .277 batting average, with 2,254 hits in 2,243 games with 1,331 RBI's and 365 doubles.
Santo will join the newly elected class of 2012, which will be announced on Monday, January 9th.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Robert Bazell of NBC reports on research at Stanford University
on reducing concussions and the impact to athletes
FINALISTS FOR 2011 HEISMAN TROPHY:
MONTEE BALL (University of Wisconsin) is leading the nation with 1,759 rushing yards as well as 32 rushing touchdowns for the Badgers. He holds second place all-time at UW with 60 career touchdowns and 54 career rushing touchdowns. He has the opportunity to join two other Badgers in this elite fraternity: Ron Dayne (1999) and Alan Ameche (1954).
ROBERT GRIFFIN III (Baylor University) has the opportunity to become the first Heisman Trophy winner from Baylor. The junior quarterbak is ranked second in the nation in total offense with 387 yards per game. This season he threw 36 touchdowns and passed for 3,998 yards. Griffin and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow are two of four players in major college history with at least 9,000 yards passing and 2,000 yards rushing in a career.
ANDREW LUCK (Stanford University) could become the first Cardinal to win the Heisman Trophy after Jim Plunkett won in 1970. The red-shirt junior passed for 3,170 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2011. Luck leads the Pac-12 in passing efficiency at 167.5 and broke Stanford's records for career touchdown passes and single-season. While leading Stanford to an 11-1 record, he also rushed for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns.
TYRANN MATHIEU (Louisiana State University) is looking to be the second LSU Tiger to win the Heisman Trophy since Billy Cannon won the honor in 1959. The sophomore cornerback had 71 tackles, 5 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions along with 420 yards and 2 touchdowns with punt returns during LSU's perfect 13-0 season. Charles Woodson is the only other cornerback to win the Heisman Trophy (1997).
TRENT RICHARDSON (University of Alabama) rushed for 1,583 yards and 20 touchdowns for the 11-1 Crimson Tide, including rushing for over 100 yards in 9 of 12 games. If awarded the Heisman, Richardson would be the second player from Alabama to win after Mark Ingram, Jr in 2009.
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Honey Badger Punt Return | Heisman Trophy Finalist Tyrann Mathiew of LSU 62 Yard Touchdown SEC Championship Game
They call him Honey Badger. He's a cornerback and yes, he is an offensive weapon, too.
Watch Tyrann Mathiew score a 62 yard punt return for a touchdown for top-ranked LSU in their 42-10 win over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.
Tyrann Mathieu has been named a finalist for the Heisman Trophy along with quarterback Andrew Luck of Stanford, quarterback Robert Griffin of Baylor, running back Trent Richardson of Alabama and running back Montee Ball of Wisconsin.