L.A. Pride is a true sports enthusiast. A former youth, and division II assistant basketball coach, who studied the martial arts, he enjoys and follows all sports, even hockey. His quick wit and insight brings a fresh view to the world of sports. You may not always agree with him, but you will enjoy his highly opinionated thoughts.
Is it me…
Or is the Darrelle Revis situation a perfect example of why the Jets are so bad? The Jets have told injured cornerback Revis he must return to NY to participate in mandatory workouts and/or rehab. Yet they are still trying to trade him. Why not leave him alone until you trade him. He’s doing his work on his own and appears to be making good progress. But typical of the Jets, they have to make a mess of things. If Revis refuses to show up to the mini camps, he will lose a 3 million dollar bonus. The Jets have him by the purse strings, which hurt more than the short hairs.
This is sure to make Darrelle a happy camper. NOT!
NFL teams continue to adjust and shape their rosters;
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Is it me…
Or are we getting too excited, too soon over the New York Knicks. Going into last night, the Knicks had won twelve straight games. Yes, they are on a roll, and Carmelo Anthony is playing superbly, but they have won ONE playoff game in twelve YEARS. It has been my experience that teams revert to character in the playoffs, which doesn’t bode well for the Knicks (or the Lakers’ opponent, if they make the playoffs).
Additionally, the Knicks are an older team, with nagging injuries to several players. Amar’e Stoudimire is out, again, because of surgery on his ‘good’ knee. Rasheed Wallace injured his foot and is probably out for the season. Tyson Chandler, Kurt Thomas, and Kenyon Martin are nursing nagging injuries. As you will note, the Knicks are banged up and old, down on the blocks. In the playoffs, the game slows down and you need an inside presence, which they are lacking. Hmm!
Lastly, there is the lineup; how do you successfully mix the healthy players with those returning from injuries and not mess up team chemistry?
That roll the Knicks are on may turn down hill.
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Is it me…
Or is Rutgers University a mess, athletically speaking? By now, we have all seen the shocking, and abusive video of Mike Rice, former men’s head basketball coach at Rutgers. How could the former A.D., not know what was going on. Rice was a wild man during games, that should have been the first clue that something was not right. Where there is smoke, there is fire. Additionally, people talk, and whispers regarding his behavior were out there. For the University to suspend him earlier in the season, and allow his return was criminal.
The President of Rutgers, who was aware of the video, but not did view it until it was made public, should resign, due to his lack of leadership.(His job is probably safe, because they hired him to oversee the merger of the university with the medical school of New Jersey, and the governor wants this to happen.)
The rest of the athletic department is now under the microscope. Practice tapes will be reviewed, budgets audited, salaries looked at, etc. It is going to be a true cleansing as the world watches.
Is it me…
Or is Rick Pitino having a good week? Pitino the head coach of the University of Louisville Cardinals, men’s basketball team is having the type of run a gambler could only dream of. He coached the basketball team to he NCAA championship, defeating the University of Michigan, 82-76 (two in a row for the state of Kentucky, University of Kentucky won last year). Pitino is the first coach to win a NCAA championship with two different schools. He had previously won a title at the University of Kentucky seventeen years ago.
Coach Pitino tied legendary coach John Wooden, UCLA, on the wins list.
He was elected into the Basketball Hall of fame, along with Coach Tarkanian, of UNLV fame, Gary, the Glove Payton, Seattle Supersonics, and Bernard King, Knicks and Nets.
Pitino’s son was hired to coach the University of Minnesota’s men’s basketball team.
His racehorse, Goldencents, won the Santa Anita Derby, thus qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.
And he is getting a tattoo. He promised his players he would get a tattoo if they won the national basketball championship. Ouch!
Congrats Coach Pitino!!!!!!!!!!
Is it me…
Or was it touching to see the Fab Five in the stands together cheering for Michigan at the NCAA championship game? The Fab Five who played for a championship twenty years ago in the infamous ‘time-out’ game showed up in Atlanta. Yes Chris Webber was there to support Michigan and his former teammates. Class act Chris , way to go.
The Louisville women played last night against Uconn for the women’s championship. With luck. Louisville could be the center of college basketball’s universe. Go Cardinals!!!!
Edited by D. Pride.