Posted on: May 13, 2008 4:32 pm
Edited on: May 13, 2008 4:50 pm
 

Karl the Pedophile Malone

I heard this story over the weekend and found it unbelievable, not only for the facts but also because I hadn't heard it before.  ESPN jumps when a high school girls basketball player makes a half court shot or when there is any type of misconduct whatsoever, so that makes it more unbelievable.

Karl Malone impregnated a 12 year old girl when he was in college.

Karl Malone, who made $100 million in the NBA, refused to pay any child support.  The child's mother was asking for $200 a week and Malone was court ordered to pay $175 a week after DNA proved paternity.

Karl Malone told his son when he was entering college, it's too late for me to be your father you need to make your own money.

Now, the cast off son was just drafted by the Buffalo Bills as an offensive lineman.  I believe his name is Demarcus Bell.

Just wanted to see if others had heard of this I have no idea why the media would sweep it under the rug.

After quite a bit of searching I found this article on ESPN.com, nice they put it on page 2.

 

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page
2/story?page=hill/080507

Category: NBA
Tags: Jazz, Karl Malone
 
Posted on: April 29, 2008 10:04 am
 

Clemens, 360 degrees of cheater

Well well, MLB's most notorious a hole has just been busted for having a decade long affair.  This couldn't be happening to a better guy.  I don't really care about someone elses personal business, but it just goes to show that this guy is a cheater in every aspect of his life.  Cheater in his profession, cheater in is personal life.  Looks like the Rocket's world is crumbling.

Karma sucks eh Roger.

Category: MLB
Tags: Clemens
 
Posted on: April 22, 2008 10:24 am
 

Flip Flop

I'm getting really sick of the flopping going on in the NBA these days.  It's actually getting very frustrating to watch.  I understand that players are doing what they feel is needed to win but give me a break.  Don't you have any integrity and pride?  This isn't soccer.  The flopping used to be confined to European and other international players, now it has infected the American players.  US players stand strong, don't be a puss.  The league needs to crack down on this bs.  In hockey if you take a dive trying to draw a penalty you get the penalty.  And the shame of being a puss as you sit in the penalty box for two minutes while your team fights to fend off a power play.  Maybe the NBA needs to take a lesson and gain some pride back.
Category: NBA
Posted on: March 21, 2008 10:29 am
 

The year that was

Only a handful of games left, a bit of a stumple in the last week, and giving up 5 goals in regulation to the ugh, (insert vomiting sound here) Kings last night, we Coyotes fans probably won't be seeing the return of the white out.  But, this was a good season and the team made a lot of progress.  Here are some of my highlights from the season.

From Russia with Love:  Ilya Bryzgalov has come to mind the net, and finally the Coyotes have a bonafide #1 goalie.  I am still amazed that the Coyotes got him, but he was, without a doubt, the turning point for the season.

The Kids are all right: Peter Mueller really had a great rookie year, and while he may not get it, he could be in consideration for the Calder.  Martin Hanzal had a very respectable season as well and appears that he will be filling a more supporting role on the team.  When he learns to use his size he will be a big challenge for opponents.  Daniel Carcillo is proving to be a great power forward and has learned to control himself more in the last few months.  Maybe sometime off for injuries and a brief stint in San Antonio cooled him off.  I'm looking forward to when we finally get to see Turris, Porter, and Wheeler suit up for the Yotes.

The Great One Coacheth:  Wayne Gretzky seemed to find his nitch this year for coaching.  Many people, including myself, were questionning whether or not he should be behind the bench.  Now, five months later, had the Coyotes made the playoffs he would have been a legitimate choice for the Jack Adams award.

A sniper in our midst?  Radim Vrbata has not done much the last few weeks, but at times he was unstoppable this season, and he may or may not reach 30 goals, but at 27 he is knocking on the door.  And Shane Doan is already at his career high in points and has 26 goals.  While 30 goals is not by any means an exceptional season, the Coyotes have only had a handful of 30 goal scorers in the new millenium so I consider it progress. 

And the last highlight, beating the crap out of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night in Canada.

Category: NHL
Tags: Coyotes
 
Posted on: February 6, 2008 8:49 am
 

Suns get Shaq

It's a done deal.  Shaq is on his way to Phoenix to meet with the Suns and take a so called physical.  This trade came out of nowhere and right now is bringing a city to its knees.  On one hand I can see they maybe had to do it to off set the Lakers acquisition of Pau Gasol.  The Suns were backed into a corner and had to make a move.  Shawn Marion has pretty much been a malcontent for the past two years and after last years playoff loss to the Spurs it came out that there were more clubhouse problems that the fans were led to believe.  It's been reported that Shawn Marion actually wants to go to the Heat, a 9 win team.  So maybe there is a lot of truth to the chemisty problems talk.

On the bright side, Shaq will get an opportunity to face off against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers and take them out.

On the dark side...uh, Shaq has only played in 5 games since the start of the year.

Category: NBA
Tags: Shaq, Suns
 
Posted on: January 30, 2008 5:08 pm
 

Meet the Mets

With the Mets adding Johan Santan yesterday the talking heads are declaring them the champions of the NL.  Johan Santana is a great pitcher, he will not doubt continue to dominate at Shea.  But is this the final piece that the Mets have been missing the past 7 years, could he take them back to the World Series?  The Mets do have the most potent offense in the NL.  David Wright and Carlos Beltran provide not only power but have respectable speed as well.  Jose Reyes is one of the most exciting players in baseball and combines a hearty OBP with amazing speed.  For all intents and purposes, if he's on first, he's on second.

Offense was not the problem with the Mets last season, the absence of pitching was.  With the departure of Tom Glavine and the addition of Johan Santana the rotation is better, but the remaining four pitchers will no doubt be as hittable as they were last year.  For all the teams in the NL thinking about mailing it in, think again...if your team can pitch and field on an above average level there is still hope for you. 

Category: MLB
Posted on: January 18, 2008 1:33 pm
 

Bud Selig signs extension

Bud Selig signed a contract extension through 2012 yesterday, giving him the second longest tenure as commissioner in MLB history.  Quite an accomplishment for a man who has only looked out for the interest of the owners his entire reign.  Isn't it time for a change in baseball, wouldn't it have been a fitting time to end Bud Selig's career as commissioner with the Mitchell Report serving as somewhat of a conclusion to the steroid era?

Baseball is more popular today and makes more money than it did when Bud started.  The popularity has nothing to do with anything that Selig did however, and really his only claim for the betterment of baseball was the addition of the wildcard.  And is the fact that baseball now rivals the NFL in terms of revenue really something that we as fans should be happy about?  I can tell you that during the past ten years the Diamondbacks ticket prices go up what seems like every year, as do the beer prices.  Maybe the food does too, but I have been hit harder by the beer prices.  I just would have hoped that the powers that be would have thought to themselves it is time for some new blood, but it is after all the owners that are voting and Selig is always looking out for their best interests.

Category: MLB
Tags: Bud Selig
 
Posted on: January 17, 2008 8:50 am
 

Coyotes on a Roll

The Phoenix Coyotes pulled off a great victory last night, topping the San Jose Sharks 5-3.  This was a big win for the young team because the Sharks have got the best the Yotes most of the time this season.  Captain Shane Doan showed up to play and demonstrated his leadership on the ice with 2 goals and one assist. 

The Coyotes, picked by many to place dead last in the Western Conference are sitting at the half way point of the season in a dead heat for the number 8 spot and a playoff berth.  There is a soft mumbling of Wayne Gretzky winning the Jack Adams Trophy should the squad make the playoffs.

The Coyotes are very similar to the Diamondbacks.  Both teams are very young, both teams play hard with what they have while not having a bona fide star, and both have been the beneficiary of great coaching.

Win of lose, this team plays hard end to end every night, and their efforts are paying off. I am excited to see what happens in the second half, there is sure to be some great hockey to be played.

Category: NHL
 
 
 
 
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