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20
Nov
07

Jimmy Rollins is the 2007 National League MVP!

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Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Jimmy Rollins has been named the 2007 National League MVP, beating out Colorado Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday.Rollins was the catalyst in a season that saw the Phils reach the postseason for the first time in 14 years. Rollins would go on record prior to the season stating that the Phillies were the team to beat in the National League East Division. Rollins drew the ire of the rival N.Y. Mets who were picked to win the division but coughed it up in the final two weeks of the season giving the Phillies the division crown and Rollins Cleo status.

The Phillies opened the season without last season’s MVP Ryan Howard for several games and down the stretch were without Chase Utley for a month, who at the time of his injury was the leading MVP candidate. Throughout the season J-Roll was the one constant that manager Charlie Manuel could count on.

Rollins season was one of the best ever by a shortstop or anyone for that matter his numbers are as follows: 716AB (All-time record) 139 Runs, 212 Hits, 38 2B, 20 3B, 30 HR(4th player in Major League History with 20 or more doubles, triples and home runs), 94RBI’s, 41 SB, .296 Avg., .344 On Base %, .531 Slugging %.

Rollins adds the MVP award to his 2007 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards.

23
Oct
07

Hoping For A Super Day For Dungy. Archived 1/26/07

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My heart bleeds for Tony Dungy for two reasons. Only one reason has to do with football. Continue reading ‘Hoping For A Super Day For Dungy. Archived 1/26/07’

23
Oct
07

Remembering Hank. Archived 3/09/07

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Next Thursday, two words will grab everyone’s attention – March Madness.

Those two words bring me to a name, Hank Gathers Continue reading ‘Remembering Hank. Archived 3/09/07’

23
Oct
07

Sixty Years of Brothas on the Gridiron.

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I’ve been laboring for weeks on how to acknowledge the 60th anniversary of the color barrier being broken in professional football. I could go on for days about Jim Brown, Deacon Jones, and Deion Sanders. And while they deserve credit for bringing pro football to the forefront and “Prime Time” of American sports, there were those that came before the signing bonuses and sneaker deals whose only luxury came from playing the game that they loved in exchange for minimal pay and sometimes hostile treatment. The Civil Rights Movement only reached its peak in the 1960’s; it was fought in locker rooms of professional teams with as much intensity as inside any Southern diner long before protest marches became commonplace. Continue reading ‘Sixty Years of Brothas on the Gridiron.’

20
Oct
07

Birds Getting Healthier As They Approach .500.

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After last weeks step-sister ugly win against the New York Jets, the Eagles can see some light at the end of what seemed to be a winding tunnel.

A 2-3 record looks so much better than 1-4, but the opponent this week is no pushover (like the Jets proved not to be) in the Chicago Bears, who come with a banged up but still effective defense and the NFL’s most dangerous player in Devin Hester.

The Eagles can take solace in the fact that some injuries that may have hampered the team  are starting to heal and some much needed help is on the way, most notably in cornerback Lito Sheppard and safety Brian Dawkins.

Expect a  slugfest between to teams that could be headed in two different directions by Sunday night.

16
Sep
07

Oden Grounded For the 2007 Season.

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Portland Trailblazers #1 draft pick Greg Oden will be sidelined for the 2007 due to micro fracture surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee.

This brought to mind the Sam Bowie pick over Michael Jordan in the 1984 draft.
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I don’t believe that Oden will be anything like Bowie, in fact Oden will be a perenial All-Star and one of the new many faces that the NBA will market.

The only downside to this is that he will be one year behind Kevin Durant in his NBA development.

Look on the brightside Blazer fans…you could have the 76’ers as your team

16
Sep
07

Patriot Games.

57936620-9ac0-466b-821f-b0b54cba596b_thumbnail.jpgBill Belichick was caught last week stealing signs against the N.Y. Jets last week. I don’t know what’s more discouraging; the fact that he was warned by Commissioner Roger Goodell prior to last week or the fact that he was stealing signs from the not-so-good Jets.

I wonder what the reaction would’ve been if this had been Tony Dungy? We wouldn’t be so amazed at the audible capability of Peyton Manning and of course the Colts Super Bowl Championship would be called into question.