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Derrick Rose, professional athletes, and the “life we live”

Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose’s season-ending injury and surgery on his meniscus wasn’t necessarily a shock considering what we know about ACL recoveries — but most reaction was generally pretty dramatic, and “shocked” is a word that could describe it. For the first time in a while, basically every journalist, fan and commentator forgot about their fantasy teams or click-grabbing #HotSportsTakes and simply felt bad for the talent that any true basketball fan loves watching fly around the court like the ethereal phenomenon that Rose is.

Is Michael Jordan the Worst NBA Exec of all time?

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It is quite the paradox indeed that a professional sports best ever player could, in fact, be its worst administrator. However that appears to be the case when it comes to Michael Jordan. Viewed by many as the greatest player to wear a pair of Nike’s or any other type shoe for that matter, it is quickly becoming the opinion of those same individuals that he is a terrible boss. 

History it seems shows us that bad players make for better coaches & execs and vice versa. …

D.J. Stephens 46-Inch Vertical Jump Record

By R. Hoyal

D.J. Stephens

When D. J. Stephens jumps, the record books ask how high. From his humble beginning in Killeen, Texas, D.J. has grown to a rising star in basketball. At his recent workout with the Brooklyn Nets, this 6’5” small forward leapt to the amazing height of 46-inches during his vertical jump. His leap bested the records set by Kenny Gregory (45.5-inches in 2001) and Miami’s Shane Larkin (44-inches), while setting the record for the highest recorded vertical jump by the NBA. …


Cleveland Browns and AFC North's Superbowl Chances 2


Written by: Matthew Blunk

For years, the AFC North was a proud, dominant division in the National Football League. In 2013, the AFC North seems quite pedestrian. Sure, the Cincinnati Bengals seemed poised to finally take "The Leap" and become an elite team and champions of the North, but that was before Geno Atkins tore his ACL. Atkins is perhaps the premier defensive lineman in football, and the team's most important player. Quarterback Andy Dalton has been uneven, but still shows flashes of brilliance. A. J. Green has developed into one of the best receivers in the league. …

NFL Week 7 Power Rankings Part 2


Written by: Matthew Blunk

17) Tennessee Titans (3-3): If not for an injury to improving quarterback Jake Locker, the Titans could easily be a top 12 team. The defense is carrying the load for now, waiting for some production from the elusive CJ2K.

18) Arizona Cardinals (3-3): Bruce Arians has done a respectable job, but Carson Palmer is not the answer in the present or future. The Cardinals still have numerous holes to fill on their roster.

19) Houston Texans (2-4): Matt Schaub's meltdown isn't all his fault. Gary Kubiak has to take some of the blame, and it may only be a matter of time before Wade Phillips is a head coach in the state of Texas again.

NFL Week 7 Power Rankings


Written by: Matthew Blunk

We're just about a touchdown into the 2013 season now (Get it? Week 7? Well, with a PAT. Heh.), so what better time to assess all 32 teams and where they stand today? I vote there's no better time! And since I'm the one writing here, whatever I say goes! On with the show.

1) Denver Broncos (6-0): Peyton Manning looks better than ever, and now has a chance to go 2009-Brett-Favre-against-the-Packers all over the Indianapolis Colts and loquacious owner Jim Irsay.

2) New Orleans Saints (5-1): A last-second loss in Foxboro should fool no one - Sean Payton is back and he may have a respectable defensive counterpart in Rob Ryan (with even more respectable hair).


The Official Rules and Regulations of the UFC

Ever wondered what rules and regulations the UFC has in place? Wondered what the referees have to memorize? Well his is the official rules and regulations of the UFC inlcuding the UFC's weight classes. I post this to spread the word, to enlighten the many so that people can actually realize what is going on in the cage. This is a public service announcement. 

1. Definitions


“Mixed martial arts” means unarmed combat involving the use, subject to any applicable   limitations set forth in these Unified Rules and other regulations of the applicable Commission, of a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including, without limitation, grappling, submission holds, kicking and striking.

Why Junior Dos Santos lost at UFC 155


Written by Kevin Early

For all of you who tuned into UFC 155, you saw a good card including a fight of the year candidate, Lauzon vs Miller. What you also saw was Junior Dos Santos get dominated like never before. While most people probably came away impressed with Velasquezs' performance, I, on the other hand, was not blown away but was disappointed with how Dos Santos fought. 

Junior Dos Santos made one critical mistake which cost him the fight; he kept his hands low. …

UFC on Fox 5 Results - Henderson vs Diaz


Main Card

-  Lightweight:
Benson Henderson def. Nate Diaz      

    Decision (unanimous)    (50-43, 50-45, 50-45)

-  Light Heavyweight:  Alexander Gustafsson def. Mauricio Rua 

    Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

-  Welterweight: Rory MacDonald def. BJ Penn                   

    Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

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