From the Rich Forever mix tape. Enjoy. **warning explicit content**
Archive for January, 2012
I don’t quite understand it. Everyone that has some sort of vision in their two eyes can see that the biggest problem with the Miami Dolphins is there lack of a credible playmaker at the quarterback position. Dolphins fans know it, I know it, you know and the people in charge know it. Don’t believe me? Read on.
Jeff Ireland says “We need a quarterback that can get us over the hump”- click here
Stephen Ross (aka “the check writer”) is openly wondering about what Peyton Manning would do for his team- click here
Even the new coach Joe Philbin knows what it takes to win in this league- Click here
So why is it an issue when your pro bowl wide receiver stands at the podium receiving his MVP trophy for the Pro Bowl, and gives praise to the qb’s he played with in the pro bowl that helped him get the MVP and continues to say how great that would be in Miami, it’s considered throwing your present qb (Matt Moore) under the bus?
He’s the 3rd or 4th person to say it publicly and it seems as if he’s getting the backlash. Yes it’s different when one team mate says something about the other, but he’s in the business of the NFL just like Ireland, Ross and Philbin are.
Folks need to step off the criticism of Brandon and remarks.
The chatter today on the internet and local radio is about Blake Griffin’s dunk over Kendrick Perkins in Monday nights OKC/LA Clippers game.
Lebron James even got into it after seeing the dunk tweeting
Dunk of the Year!!
@blakegriffin just dunked on Kendrick Perkins so hard!! Wow!! I guess I’m #2 now. Move over #6
Referring to himself as “move over #6″, now folks are comparing Lebron’s dunk over tiny John Lucas III and Griffin’s posterization of Sam Perkins here
So…who’s was better and why?
Right on cue, Basketball Wives is about to crank out another season.
The cast has come such a long way since the first year. Friendships have ended and started. New members have come while old members have gone.
But enough of that drama. Here are cast pics of season 4
Lebron James and Dwyane Wade lead all players with 22 points each and both sat out the entire fourth quarter. 4 other Heat players scored in double figures as the Heat used the 2nd and 3rd quarters to outscore the Hornets 60-39.
This is the 3rd time in the Heat’s history that they have started 16-5. They also held their 9th straight opponent under 100 points.
The Heat showed the effects of a playoff type game in January from Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bulls. They had no energy, were slow getting back on defense and couldn’t even get the crowd into it. But after a series of points scored by Dwyane Wade late in the second quarter the Heat started to get it together.
After scoring 10 of their first 11 shots, the Hornets seemed to be in cruise control and leading 45-33 in the 2nd quarter. Then the Heat woke up. New Orleans now are amongst the leagues worst at 4-17 and are facing another shake up of their roster before the trade deadline. Center Chris Kaman has been told that he will not play as the team is looking to trade him and SG Eric Gordon sits out with a knee problem (wink).
While all eyes are on Indianapolis for this weekends Super Bowl rematch between the NY Giants and the New England Patriots, a dominating topic during the week of super hype has nothing to do with the game. Rather, it has to do with the immediate future of Peyton Manning and the Colts. Things reached a boiling point last week as some of the uneasiness played out in the media. How do you say goodbye to an all time great? How do you say goodbye to a guy, who was a model citizen, who gave his heart and soul to a franchise and basically became the face of it for more than a decade? Not an easy thing to do. We have seen it done before, the great ones at some point in thier careers have to move on. It is never pleasant. Who could forget the great Jerry Rice ending his career in Bronco and Seahawk uniforms, OJ Simpson’s battered knees trying to hang on for just one more run in San Francisco. Emmit Smith a Cardinal? Joe Montana in a Chiefs uniform even though he enjoyed moderate success. There are so many examples, even in other sports and there is always that familiar sour taste. So the impending divorce between Peyton Manning and the Colts will be just the latest in a long line of historical break ups between great, hall of fame type athletes and the teams or cities they once called home. What makes this particular case even more tragic is the Peyton dilemma is taking place in his city, as his brother Eli is about to play the sport’s biggest game against a great rival in Tom Brady. We should be talking about Eli-Tom Terrific 2, instead we’re talking about big brother Peyton who has not taken a snap this season. Furthermore, and even more troubling is Peyton may not take another snap, ever again in an NFL game. The final verdict is not in, but the speculation is rampant that we may have seen the last of Peyton Manning in an NFL game as his injury is simply not getting any better. While teams are lining up with hopes of obtaining his services in Miami, San Francisco, Tennessee, Arizona and others. The writing may be on the wall, we will all know soon enough. Regardless of how it all pans out one thing is certain,Peyton Manning is without a doubt a first ballot hall of famer. Whenever the conversations are had in relation to the best that ever did it, Manning’s name will be mentioned several times during that discussion
“Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”
This team can beat other respectable teams in the NBA like the Spurs, Lakers and Sixers (a team that is on the rise) by 42 points and analyst will scream that the Heat are ready to run rampid through the NBA. Yet when this team beats another very good team like the Chicago Bulls, the excuse machine cranks up on behalf of the loser.
Jon Barry say’s the Bulls should “feel good about this loss” because they didn’t have CJ Watson or Luol Deng and still kept it close with the Heat. But the Heat should be “concerned” about losing to a Chicago team by such a close margin and because of the failure of Derrick Rose to convert two free throws in clutch time.
In ESPN’s Power Rankings, Marc Stein gives the Heat the #1 slot, but takes away from them at the same time. Saying they are in the number spot “by default”.
They want to point at this team not being able to “close out teams in the fourth quarter”, but they fail to mention that when this team does it on a consistent basis. And against good teams.
Folks in South Beach have come to the realization that hate is greater than objectivity when it comes to this team. And no time was it more obvious than last year and the run to the finals. The only way for the Heat to shut up the critics is to win and to do it convincingly. Until then the Miami Heat faithful will just have to do with the unfair and unbalanced criticism of this team.