Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cowboys, Eagles Trash Talk Via Twitter

Are you ready for some footbaaaaaall?! Well, I am and apparently so are the Dallas Cowboys. I know it’s only June and training camp hasn’t even started, but you gotta love a little pre-pre-pre-pre season trash talk to get you amped for the upcoming season!
The Dallas Cowboys' official Twitter page wished Eagles quarterback Michael Vick a happy birthday Tuesday with a photo of DeMarcus Ware sacking him last year (in one of the 2 games the Cowboys lost might I add!). The Eagles came back with a #POW by responding on their twitter page “Did someone burn the tape from 2011?”.
Touché!  However, teams and fans of teams like this are easy to rub off because you can hit them with that one liner…”Ya’ll don’t have a ring”!
The teams meet Nov. 11 at Philadelphia and again on Dec. 2 at Cowboys Stadium. Will you be there?! #Witness
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Tie In 100 Meters To Be Broken By Coin Flip or Runoff

We use overtime and extra innings in most sports if there is a tie at the end of regulation. We use the coin toss to determine who kicks and who receives at the beginning of overtime in the NFL. We use the jump ball to decide who will get the ball when there is a “tie” for the ball in the NBA. In swimming, ties are settled with swim-offs between the two opponents. There are rules in place for instances like these and they are in place JUST IN CASE. Well….. USATF has found itself in a doosy after this weekend’s Olympic Trials. Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh finished in a dead heat for third place and the final U.S. spot for the women's 100-meter Olympic team. Both women leaned across the finish line in 11.068 seconds.

I said repeatedly after the race that there was no way they could call a winner on was just to close. They were even (the decision is based on the torso).Track has tiebreaking procedures for many of its events, but in this case there is no written solution -- a tie for the last spot on the Olympic team.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Dear OKC, Beware of South Beach

The 2006 NBA Finals is one of those few events that I have avoided discussing in detail for the last 6 years. I considered the 2006 playoff run of the Dallas Mavericks to be one of the most exciting times of my sports life, but then the 8 days from Game 3 to Game 6 brought about the most depressing days of my sports life. The next week was a blur. I sat for days trying to figure out how in the heck did it come to this. They were so focused, so poised, so great in games 1 and 2. What happened?
......Then I took a trip to South Beach and had an epiphany. I had figured it out. The Mavericks were consumed by the topless tanning, thongs and night life taking place on South Beach. There was no way that a group of young men could compose themselves in such an atmosphere. I frequently saw many of the players out on the town here in Dallas and they always seemed to be having the time of their life so I knew that they were probably…no…they were on South Beach acting like a group of sheltered children who had finally been let out to play. Josh Howard, Marquis Daniels, Jason Terry, and Devin Harris were (are) all party boys. There was no way they weren’t going to indulge in ALL that South Beach had to offer them. Coach Avery Johnson was so upset with how the team played in game 4 that he had the team pack its bags and move from their downtown hotel in Miami to a hotel in Fort Lauderdale. He figured his players were having too much fun soaking up the appeal & temptation of South Beach and weren't focused enough on the business of basketball. Johnson made them eat, drink and sleep at their Fort Lauderdale hotel and not leave the property. If he knew Miami like I know Miami…that would have been his move before game 4. It was too late….they had already been bit by the South Beach bug and there is no coming back from that.
That brings me to my fair warning to the kidos of OKC Thunder. The Thunder are a lot younger than those 2006 Mavericks were. They are about to spend the next 7 days in a city that is nothing like where they spend most of their year….in OKC. Bricktown doesn’t have anything on South Beach! I see some maturity on the court from Durant. I can probably trust that he will stay focused. Plus Mama Durant looks like she don't play that. However, South Beach does not discriminate. It will take the most laid back guy on the team and bring out a side of him that even his teammates didn’t know he had. James Harden is dating female rapper Trina…who is a hottie from Miami. I’m sure she has some friends lined up to cop them an NBA star. Parties will be popping. Lil Wayne will have one (inspite of how OKC has treated him), then Uncle Luke, Trina will take them to King of Diamonds and OKC will official lose its mind!
Is this wishful thinking on my behalf? Am I hoping that OKC is consumed and distracted by all the beautiful women, the delicious food, the parties, the beach? Yes, somewhatJ
My advice to Scott Brooks is this….take a page out of Avery Johnson’s book but do it today. I know they’re adults and no one should be telling them what to do, but this is business. They have a boss and their boss is going to have to pull on the reins if he wants his young guns to have a chance to leave South Beach with another game left to play in OKC.

You have been warned!
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Monday, June 11, 2012

Dress to Impress With New NBA High Heel

Lala Anthony, Kim K, and Ciara are some notable names that we have seen on the sideline of an NBA game in some of the most fashion forward outfits and shoes that are strictly meant to be seen in and not walked in. Well, has created a high heel that will allow us all to turn heads when we show up to our favorite sporting event and rep our team. It’s ok to rock a jersey, but you can only do so much to make that look sexy. has combined the love of sports and footwear together, allowing female fans another way to display their passion for the game.
It's about time someone recognized that women love their shoes and that attending an NBA game is an opportunity to do more than watch basketball!
With the NBA finals this week, you can dress up your outfit with one of two different designs of high heels with your team's logo etched across it.
One pair has a 6.5-inch heel, sparkles in Middle Eastern crystals and cost about $250. The other pair has a lower heel — about 4.5 inches — and has the team logo designed in micro-suede. That design goes for about $100. Both styles are available for all 30 NBA teams, too!
“We're really excited about the launch and we're really hoping that the female fan is as excited as we are,” said Lisa Piken, vice president of licensing for the NBA, in a phone interview on Friday.
HERSTAR, the women's fashion footwear and apparel company, designed the shoes and approached the NBA about licensing the team logo heels.
“It was something we had never seen before,” Piken said. “Our women's fans are really fashionable and it made sense to partner with (HERSTAR).”
 In a news release, Holly Joffrion, founder and CEO of HERSTAR, called the partnership with the NBA a “slam-dunk.”
“We understand how much women love their shoes and recognize that going to an NBA game can be an event beyond the hardwood. We're able to combine the love of basketball and footwear together, allowing female fans another way to display their passion for the game,” she said in the release.
These heels are not only fashionable but also perfect for the savvy female sports fan. I can’t co-sign on how comfortable they are, but once I get my pair I will let you know!
To buy your heels, go online to

Monday, June 4, 2012

Quickie: All I Gotta Say Is

......That offensive foul against Lebron that fouled him out of the game was bogus as H.E double hockey sticks.. Amazingly it was only the fourth time in his NBA career and the first time since April of 2008, that LeBron James fouled out. And, understandably, he wasn't thrilled about it. Neither was I.
James got whistled for an offensive foul with 1:51 remaining in overtime as Mickael Pietrus stepped up and took a charge when Boston was clinging to a one-point lead.
First it was the double foul call which was horrendous. And then he gets called on an offensive foul because Pietrus was holding him around the waist and then tripped over his own feet and pulled LeBron down with him?
The officiating was whistle-happy all night but I won’t go down that well traveled road.
James summed it up like this….“It's very difficult because I know how to play the game of basketball and I don't need an advantage of holding somebody or pushing somebody down, but whatever, we lost."
I don't think he fouled him either. -David Stern
And, Chris Bosh face says it all (although it wasn't at the time of the was fitting)!