Posts Tagged ‘Derrick Rose’

NBA Lockout Vs. NFL Lockout: If you had to pick one…

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Do we really want to miss out on watching these guys play together next year?

With the prospect of both the NBA and NFL being locked out for the 2011-2012 year, with girlfriends and wives in blissful anticipation, we could see a very depressed North American sports scene next year. ESPN may be reverted to concentrating on the NHL (Canada rejoices) or the baseball off-season.

PTI with Wilbon and Kornheiser with neither league in action could be interesting to say the least; dragging limited sports stories over a half hour show. Who knows, rich NBA and NFL players running around with no responsibility to their leagues could create enough news stories to keep ESPN and TMZ busy throughout the winter. Read more…


2010-2011 NBA Players Awards: Through Matt’s Eyes

April 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Ok, so before the NBA season officially ends, before the individual player awards are handed out, and before the First Off The Bench Playoff Preview Podcast is released, I thought that I should let you know who I thought was at the top of the class for the 2010-2011 season.

I will start with the least obvious/controversial picks and go from there.

Rookie of the Year:

Blake Griffin

Do I even have to waste any of your time explaining this one? DeMarcus Cousins proved that he can play the power forward position that everyone thought he could, but also proved to everyone that he was the head case everyone thought he was. John Wall was injured for most of the season and when he did play he was turnover prone on a horrible team. Read more…

Mr. Sunshine and the Upcoming NBA All-Star Game

February 9, 2011 1 comment

Big relief this week.  My first attempt at an article did not get me fired from this voluntary position, and that means that I get to talk about a couple topics that are of much more interest to me than the Super Bowl.

To start off, I want to say how much I’m looking forward to Mr. Sunshine debuting on Wednesday night at 9:30PM ET on ABC.  (Attention ABC and all other media sources: I am always open to shameless, disgusting sponsorship inserts for very little monetary compensation.  Think about it…the 100 glazed eyeballs viewing this are probably more than FlashForward ever had.)

The premise of the show is that Matthew Perry plays a middle-aged manager of a mediocre sports arena in San Diego.  I know for many of you this idea probably sounds boring or unmemorable, but I’m telling you it could be the breakout series of the year if this idea is handled properly. Click here for the full rundown