SportsNet - October 2012
The Denver Nuggets are on the road this evening in the City of Brotherly Love to take on the 76ers, in what should be a good opening night game. Andre Iguodala is back in Philly after being involved in the blockbuster trade that sent him to Denver and sent Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson to Philadelphia. Iguodala had an up and down eight seasons with the Sixers, and never really garnered the Sixer faithful's trust during his tenure. But now he is starting anew with a young Nuggets team led by future hall of fame coach George Karl.
Both teams are relatively young and both also are looking to make some noise in their respective conferences. Denver has made some huge roster moves during the offseason, and brought in JaVale McGee from the Wizards, Danilo Gallinari from the Knicks and Iggy from the Sixers. Grouped with Ty Lawson at the point and Ken Faried at power forward, the Nuggets have a starting five that is young and will be looking to capture a spot in the playoffs come April.
There hasn't been this much anticipation for an NBA season since Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were ballin' in the mid-80's.
The Los Angeles Lakers were tired of getting bounced in the second round of the playoffs in back-to-back seasons so they acquired Steve Nash and Dwight Howard.
The Miami Heat might not get to the eight titles Lebron James was hoping for, but they have a very good chance at repeating this season.
The Boston Celtics lost Ray Allen, but they brought in a nice group of guys to add some depth to a team that was one win away from competing in the NBA Finals last year.
The Oklahoma City Thunder made a surprising move shipping James Harden to Houston, but it made them that much better for the future and they are still good enough to compete for an NBA championship this year.
The San Antonio Spurs still have the old three coming back to go with a nice mix of youngsters to help get Tim Duncan one more title before he hangs it up.
LA Lakers Lose To Dallas Mavericks And Resemble 2000 Redskins And 2011 Philadelphia Eagles In Process
Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Well it seems that the Lakers and the mainstream media are insane. The Los Angeles Lakers made big splash deals over the summer to acquire the great Steve Nash and the man formerly known as SuperMan...Dwight Howard.And of course mainstream media can’t get enough of the Lakers now, hyping them up to be one of the best teams ever and to be the top challenger to dethrone the Champion Miami Heat. The Lakers should be good, but they won’t be what their being hyped up to be. They won’t be an all time great team, they won't break or challenge the 96-97 Chicago Bulls record winning season of 72-10, they probably won’t even be the best team in the West...Oklahoma City and a guy named Kevin Durant has a big say in that.I know what you're saying to yourself right now “the Lakers have Kobe, Dwight, Nash, Gasol, hell they even have World Peace...of course they’ll win it all”. I know you're asking how could I possibly come to the conclusions that they’ll disappoint?
The National Football League is seriously heading towards an expansion in London. The amazing success of the International Series established firmly on their calendar, and on the British sporting one as well, since 2007 has confirmed their initial thoughts that a franchise here would flourish.
Will it really be in the best interests of the NFL to award the British support with a team of it's own? Would they be reacting in a strike-it-while-then-iron-is-hot attitude?
The boom of the sport is no doubt bigger than what it was when the game was first exported back in the 1980's. This has been helped by the media boom, television, radio and the internet carry the game around the world like never before.
The United Kingdom fan base is a well educated one, and anyone new to the game is soon swept up in the tidal wave of excitement that the game generates,. The simple matter of knowing the rules comes later.
Arsenal News: Theo Walcott Makes Case For Central Role After Inspiring Gunners To Amazing 7-5 Capital One Cup Comeback vs. Reading
Arsenal just completed a sensational comeback in the Captial One Cup fourth round against English Premier League strugglers Reading. In one of the craziest and most emotionally-draining matches this author has ever had the priviledge to witness, Theo Walcott inspired an Arsenal team that trailed 4-0 in the first half, to an eventual 7-5 triumph.
Walcott's performance showed what he is capable of when he decides to combine intelligent movement with his lightning pace and natural authority in front of goal. He provided evidence of the kind of damage he can do in central areas.
Playing through the middle is something Walcott has clamoured for and is a sticking point in his current negotiations concerning a new deal. Arsenal needed Walcott, who has still not signed a new contract, at his best after they were ripped apart during the first half an hour.
Reading mauled a sluggish and tentative Arsenal team and beat them to the ball in every area of the pitch. Manager Brian McDermott's plucky team moved the ball quickly and confidently and exposed Arsenal's frailties dealing with an aerial threat.