Archive for May, 2012

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Kevin Garnett bows James Jones (video)

On this Miami Heat team, there is an enforcer by the name of Udonis Haslem. “U” is a warrior, the ultimate protector for his team and his city. He is a 3-0-5 representer to the fullest.

What some folks also don’t realize is that James Jones is no pushover either. He’s a Miami boy too, playing both his high school and college ball here.

He isn’t one to mess with either, as Kevin Garnett quickly found out.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Paul Pierce destroys Shane Battier

The old man can still get up. Check out Paul Pierce barely getting airborne to dunk on “Sir Duke” Shane Battier

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Dwyane Wade’s block on Ray Allen

As soon as Ray Allen stole the ball and was headed toward the basket with Dwyane Wade in pursuit, everyone knew what was going to happen. Even Ray.

You see, Wade is the leagues best shot blocking guard and the Heat fans know this too. It’s kind of like Lebron James chasing down an opponent and you know James is going to block the shot from the back? That’s what folks anticipated on Wade’s block of Ray Allen.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Lebron James laughs in the face of Kevin Garnett

Game 1 in Miami. The Boston Celtics showed up tired and beaten down from their 7 game series with the Philadelphia 76ers. Ray Allen has no lift. Paul Pierce had not drive. And Kevin Garnett had no answer for Lebron James.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Serena Williams loses early in the French Open

WTF? I don’t know what happened to my baby, but it’s all good. I’m sure she’ll be ready for the “fort night” coming up in June. That’s Wimbledon for you tennis rookies.

No. 5 seed Serena Williams was sent packing by Virginie Razzano, who won the second and third sets of the match to advance. After winning the first set, 6-4, Williams seemingly became unglued after failing to capture a tiebreak in the second set.

Williams appeared to be caught crying on camera during the changeover between the second and third sets. Williams had jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second set tiebreak before Razzano tied and eventually won the set.

After falling behind 5-0 in the third, Williams battled back to 5-3 but could not dig out of such a deep hole in the decisive set. According to Tennis.com, Williamscommitted 47 unforced errors en route to the shock defeat.

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Official Press release for Miami Dolphins “Hard Knocks”

 

So the Dolphins fell for the banana in the tailpipe. Or maybe not.

This team needs some exposure, and it doesn’t need to be all positive. There’s too many questions surrounding the team, the front office, the coach, and the players. Maybe this will give Dolphans (like me) some answers to questions we’ve been asking.

The press release

“We are delighted that HARD KNOCKS will be returning this summer and placing the spotlight on the Miami Dolphins, a venerable franchise that had an exciting off-season activity,” says Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports. “This marks the first time that the series has featured a first-year head coach (Joe Philbin) and we are extremely grateful to both Coach Philbin and the entire organization for agreeing to participate. As always, there will be plenty on the line for veterans, free agents and rookies.”

“On the 40th anniversary of the greatest season in NFL history–Don Shula’s perfect ’72 Dolphins– it is perfectly fitting that Hard Knocks is heading to Miami to capture the start of a new era for one of the league’s proudest teams,” says NFL Films president Steve Sabol. “After Hard Knocks’ hiatus last summer, I know our team at NFL Films can’t wait to get back on the field.”

The cinema verité series will focus on the daily lives and routines of players and coaches as the intriguing Miami Dolphins, who compete in the ultra-competitive AFC East, prepare for the 2012 NFL season.  HARD KNOCKS:  TRAINING CAMP WITH THE MIAMI DOLPHINS will chronicle first year head coach Joe Philbin and an intriguing mix of high-profile veterans, free agents and rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the preseason.  Each week, players will experience drills, meetings and fun, while struggling to prove they have what it takes to make the team and make their mark in the NFL.

“We are excited that the premier company in sports filmmaking history, NFL FILMS, and HBO Sports have chosen the Miami Dolphins to appear on their award-winning series Hard Knocks,” said Joe Philbin, head coach of the Miami Dolphins.   “We are looking forward to connecting with our many fans across the country as the program chronicles our 2012 training camp.  The series will highlight the outstanding men who comprise our team and represent our organization admirably, both on and off the field, as they compete for a coveted position on our roster.

“The Miami Dolphins have long been synonymous with success on the filed as evidenced by our five Super Bowl appearances and the only perfect season in NFL history,” added Philbin.  “That heritage serves as a constant reminder to our players and staff of the great legacy that has been left for us to uphold.  Our team embraces that rich past and looks confidently to the future as we begin this journey back to the top of the NFL.

“All the decisions that have been made this off-season have had one guiding principle — will it help our players and organization reach its full potential?  This one is no different.  We are convinced that our affiliation with NFL FILMS and HBO will allow football fans everywhere an opportunity to comprehend the significant sacrifices and demands that our players endure each day along their journey in training camp as a Miami Dolphin.  We eagerly await the opening of training camp on July 26 and the 2012 NFL regular season that lies ahead of us.”

A 24-person NFL Films crew will live at the Dolphins’ training camp in South Florida, shooting more than 1,000 hours of video over the course of the series.  Camera and sound crews will be given unencumbered access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, dormitories and practice fields.

This summer’s edition of Hard Knocks marks the first time the series will premiere on Tuesday nights in prime time; previously the series debuted on Wednesdays.

HARD KNOCKS launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002.  The series resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, winning a Sports Emmy®.  In 2008, the series returned to the Dallas Cowboys, receiving a second Sports Emmy® for production excellence.  In 2009 HARD KNOCKS spotlighted the Cincinnati Bengals franchise and the show captured two more Sports Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding Edited Series/Anthology” and “Outstanding post-produced Sound/Audio.”  The most recent season of HARD KNOCKS in 2010 featured the New York Jets and the series captured three Sports Emmys®, including the trophy for “Outstanding Edited Series/Anthology.”

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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DeShawn Stevenson’s in home ATM machine

DeShawn Stevenson already gives you several reasons to hate him, at least for me anyway. He was a member of the Maverick’s team who beat the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. He was brash and cocky every time he made a 3 pointer. He’s got a tattoo of Abraham Lincoln on his throat. And now this…

Dude has an ATM in his kitchen. FML. While it may seem crazy or dumb…it’s actually smart. Why bother stopping on the way to the store or out for the evening? I can only imagine what his withdrawal fee is. Wait. There probably isn’t one!

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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David West has no time for kids

Not even one hand slap dude?

That’s why y’all lost!

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Shaq will not pursue Orlando Magic GM job

Whew! We may have just averted the most embarrassing career move of a lifetime.

The internet went nuts Wednesday with speculation that Shaquille O’Neal would go after the general manager job left open in Orlando after  the firing of Otis Smith. Dr. Diesel is currently an NBA analyst (sort of) on TNT’s NBA show with Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. Shaq released a statement basically shooting down the offer.

“When I first heard about the vacancy for the Orlando Magic general manager position, I was clearly intrigued,” O’Neal began in the statement. “I was drafted by the Magic, I have a great love for the franchise and I have made the city of Orlando my home. Additionally, I have great admiration and respect for the DeVos (ownership) family.

“However, this is not a job I have an interest in pursuing. I feel very fortunate to be with TNT and to have the best job in sports. I look forward to many more years with Charles (Barkley), Kenny (Smith) and E.J. (Ernie Johnson). I wish the best for the Magic and I am confident that they will select a great GM and coach.”

Stephen A. Smith said it best the other day. Shaq is getting paid a lot of money to basically work 2-4 nights a week. Is he ready to get into the daily grind of being a GM and building a team? Shaq needs to be an owner, not a GM.

Shaq is about the business, but I think he’s about the fun more than the business.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Robert Griffin III makes an NFL first

He’s yet to throw an official pass in an NFL game, yet he’s already making a first.

The jersey of RGIII will have his now famous roman numeral “III” on the back. He’s the first NFL player to have this distinction.

According to Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, it’s a historic inclusion. Lukas says, as far as he can tell, Griffin will become the first player in major American sports to have a Roman numeral on the back of his jersey.

The NFL changed the rule this offseason and it allows Roman numerals and Jr./Sr. distinctions. The III has a special connection to Griffin but is also a killer marketing tool.

In terms of the “marketing tool”, RGIII has signed on with Adidas aka “Three Stripes”. The roman numerals can also be seen as three stripes as well.

Good for the rookie. He’s on his way.

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.