OK, let’s dig in. Kobe Bryant is the best basketball player on the planet. And as Chris Rock safely stated sometime ago when he both agreed and disagreed on a topic, he seem to have always “understood” the decision. No, I would not have given a recovering Achilles injured player a 24 million dollar contract but, I do understand. After all it is a pay cut ~23% and it is Kobe Bryant so let’s work it out – nuf said and again, I do understand!
On August 16th Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel went under investigation for allegedly accepting money for signing autographs on memorabilia such as jerseys, helmets, etc. He would face a one half suspension in the first game of the season.
“We’re not talking.” Michelle Manziel said as reporters rushed her door.
Ray’s been after me for a while to write a boxing column.
I said “OK. How often? He said “Whenever.” Now is whenever.
It isn’t that I haven’t had anything to say or that nothing is happening in boxing. On the contrary, the boxing business is booming right now. HBO, though to be dead because of it’s loss of the Al Haymon stable of fighters (most notably Floyd Mayweather, Jr and Adrien Broner) is in the middle of it’s end of the year blitz.
So far, we’ve been treated to appearances by Mikey Garcia, Gennady Golovkin, Timothy Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez, Vasyl Lomenchenko, Miguel Cotto, Terence Crawford, Wladimir Klitschko, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Adonis Stevenson, Tavoris Cloud, Daniel Geale, Darren Barker, Sergey Kovalev, Zou Shiming. This is only since fall has been upon us!! At the time of this writing, We still have another month and a half to go!
ESPN released its list of the NBA’s top players for 2013 a little shy of a month ago. To no one’s surprise, Lebron James and Kevin Durant were ranked as the top two players, and since James’ number one ranking in 2012, he’s developed quite the fan base. Even those hesitant fans from Cleveland are changing their minds and reconsidering James. Durant experienced no change in ranking from 2012 either, maintaining his spot at a solid second in the league. Many people are expecting a repeat of last year’s NBA Finals, where both Durant and James shined. Its no joke that almost everyone who watches the game will predict the Heat to be in the finals, but OKC traded one of its vital players, James Harden, to the Rockets this year. Harden was the third overall draft pick in 2009, and the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, and his absence might take a toll on Oklahoma City.
What’s up folks? This is the first installment of “Rolling with Rowland! After many years of following the NFL, this is the first time
that parity reigns supreme. Yeah there are some clear favorites, (Denver comes to mind first) but most teams are mediocre at best. You got a team like Kansas City who is undefeated, but clearly not a serious threat to win a super bowl much less make it to Met Life Stadium in February. One thing I have learned about the NFL, at some point the quarterback position has to make plays. More importantly make THE PLAY!
I don’t believe Alex Smith is that dude, mainly because he is a mediocre qb. Take a look at the standings and all you will see is mediocrity. If it was up to Roger Goodell would have every team finish 8-8 and flip a coin to see who goes to the super bowl. When you can say that any team can win their division at 8-8 or a sorry 7-9 we have a problem.
Kevin Dixon talks with Albert Eugene Chambers a former Major League Baseball player from 1983 to 1985 for the Seattle Mariners. Chambers was the first pick overall in the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school. Listen to the interview live on Talk 2 Me Sports Radio with Kevin Dixon, Monday from 6:00pm -7:00 pm http://www.blogtalkradio.com/talk2mesportsradio
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Washington over Minnesota-The Redskins played a good game this past weekend and I can see them following up last weeks victory with another win against the Vikings.
Seattle over Atlanta-The Dirty Birds are looking real bad and the Seahawks should have no problems against them in this battle of the birds.
Detroit over Chicago-Megatron and the cowardly Lions will be too much for the Bears without Jay Cutler. I’m rolling with Detroit in this division rivalry.
Philadelphia over Green Bay-I really don’t trust this Eagles team, but maybe with the 76’ers getting off to a hot start it has inspired the Beagles to step up their game and play to their potential. The injuries are starting to take a toll on the Packers.
NFL Week 9
I was 10-3 last week!
Cincinnati over Miami-It is looking like the Bengals will be the team to beat in the AFC North. They looked great in their pounding of the New York Jets. The Dolphins are really starting to look like the Dolphin team of the past few years.
Kansas City over Buffalo-Happy Days is here again in Kansas City. They are no longer playing like the Kansas City Royals. I guess the Andy Reid and the U. of Missouri has motivated them to step up their game. The Bills are a puzzle to me and I don’t know what team will show up every week.