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The NBA Playoffs are in full swing, but once they’re over, it’s all about Ice Cube’s BIG3 league. Fans will get the benefit of watching former NBAers showcase their skills in the 3-on-3 format. Plenty of big names will be strutting their stuff on the court, including Allen Iverson (coach), Gary Payton, Chauncey Billups, Charles Oakley, Latrell Sprewell, Mike Bibby and others
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Ice Cube’s BIG3 League schedule released
Highlights: The San Antonio Spurs rallied from behind to defeat the Dallas Mavericks 102-89 in a battle of the benches as the Silver and Black dressed just eight players for the game. San Antonio was without Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol, Danny Green, and Dejounte Murray.
We all remember when Tony Romo gave that incredibly moving speech about how he was passing the torch to rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, after having previously been the team’s signal-caller since 2003. Romo said all the right things, and had fans feeling bad for him, and also having a lot of respect for Romo in the way he handled the situation. But it sure looks like he was just trying to avoid being a distraction with the season going on, and the Cowboys looking to make a playoff push.
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Cowboys need to trade Tony Romo before situation gets ugly
The race for first place in the Western Conference boils down to two teams—the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs. After today, both teams will have 10 games left in the regular season, and the Warriors currently hold a 2.5 game lead over the Spurs for the top spot. To best determine which team will finish first by the end of the season, let’s take a look at the remaining games for Golden State and San Antonio.
Wednesday was a camp day. The intrasquad games were moved up to 11:45 and almost over when I got to the Complex at 12:45. So, I went to Legends with a friend and talked baseball while watching the Phillies and Yankees game. When I got home, I saw the announcement about Dallas Green’s passing. I … Continue reading 2017 Spring Training, 3/24 →
2017 Spring Training, 3/24
The Dallas Cowboys made a move that on the surface looks like an insurance move for the offensive line when they signed free agent offensive lineman Bryon Bell . However, this move will have more weight that some may think. Firstly, the Cowboys will not just hand over the starting right tackle position to Chaz Green , and he will battle for the position with Byron Bell
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Cowboys Sign Byron Bell ; Chaz Green Will Have to Earn RT
MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 04: Colin White #18 of Team United States celebrates his second period goal during the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship semifinal game against Team Russia at the Bell Centre on January 4, 2017 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) If you’ve been reading Bruce Garrioch’s work over the past number of days, you have assuredly seen some of his writing detailing how Senators blue-chip prospect Colin White’s NCAA career may be nearing an end . Even though the Senators’ second first round pick from 2015 (21st overall) is close to completing his sophomore year and is eligible to play two more seasons at Boston College, speculation persists that White will forego his final two years so that he can pursue a professional playing career
We’ve reached March which means free agency is days away and we’re fast approaching a serious opportunity for the Saints to make their roster better. Retaining their own players is obviously important, too, and depending on who they lose it could create new roster holes to consider the need for filling. Until then, though, let’s focus on who out there is realistic for the Saints to target that could truly help the team
After an embarrassing string of unsuccessful drafts extending from 2007 through 2014, the New Orleans Saints brought in ex-Miami Dolphins’ game manager, Jeff Ireland, to act as their assistant general manager. Unlike Loomis, the general manager, Ireland’s expertise is based on his scouting knowledge and draft strategy. Although the entire Saints’ scouting staff received a massive overhaul in 2015, Ireland’s presence has undoubtedly been felt. Ireland has only been with the team for two offseasons but both the 2015 and 2016 draft classes have shown promise. Before we jump into my overall takeaways, let’s recap the previous 4 drafts that Ireland has participated in (two in Miami and two in New Orelans). 2013 Players Drafted (Miami) Pick 3 – Dion Jordan – EDGE – Oregon Pick 54 – Jamar Taylor – CB – Boise State Pick 77 – Dallas Thomas – T – Tennessee Pick 93 – Will Davis – CB – Utah State Pick 104 – Jelani Jenkins – LB – Florida Pick 106 – Dion Sims – TE – Michigan State Pick 164 – Mike Gillislee – RB – Florida Pick 166 – Caleb Sturgis – K – Florida Pick 250 – Don Jones – SS – Arkansas State SUMMARY : Ireland has admitted that he didn’t expect Oakland to accept his trade offer for the 3 rd overall pick and he and his scouting staff were still undecided on the player they would select when they made the move. I find it pretty irresponsible to propose a trade to move from 12 all the way up to 3 without much of a game-plan or player in mind. However, only giving up a 1 st (12) and a 2 nd (42) to make that move was a bargain simply based on pick value. Dion Jordan was an extremely gifted prospect but injuries and performance enhancing drugs wrecked his career. This was one of Jeff Ireland’s riskiest picks and it did not pay off. Jamar Taylor never lived up to his physical capabilities in Miami, although he did become one of the league’s more promising corners when he was traded to the Browns. Dallas Thomas was a solid prospect heading into the draft with 4 years of starting experience for North Dakota State. Injuries were a concern and in retrospect, warranted. Although he occasionally flashed potential, Thomas has not developed as well as the Dolphins would have hoped. Next, Ireland traded up and selected Will Davis out of Utah. Davis has since been cut and is currently without a team. Once again, Ireland traded up to select Jelani Jenkins. Jenkins has been a solid contributor starting 33 games over the last 4 seasons. Dion Sims, used mostly as an in-line tight end, has been a consistent presence for the Dolphins starting 22 games over the last 4 seasons. Gillislee, Sturgis and Jones are no longer on the Dolphin’s active roster.
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2017 NFL Draft: Jeff Ireland’s Influence on Saints’ Draft Tendencies
The 2017 season will go as far as the starting rotation allows it to. That bold statement certainly can, and has, been argued by both fans and pundits this offseason.