Dean Jones

The Celtics Display Team Ethic The Lakers Are Severely Lacking In TD Garden Rout.

on February 08 2013 12:58 PM
In the end, it was hardly worth Dwight Howard bothering to play at all. The Boston Celtics destroyed the Los Angeles Lakers in what was an exceptional display of teamwork and an unbelievable team spirit. A stark contrast to this Lakers team. All the talk, all day, was of Howard and Kobe again. Bryant had called Howard out for not playing through the pain of the shoulder injury he is currently possessing. This whole situation has now become a ridiculous sideshow in an already chaos-filled season for one of the Pre-season favourites for an NBA title. Bryant seems to be pushing Howard more than he's been before in his career. It is also apparent that Howard isn't responding to it at all well. Howard has had things all his own way throughout his career, he was the Centre of attention in Orlando and could basically do as he pleased there with no real repercussions, as was demonstrated with his behaviour in the Stan Van Gundy situation that saw his then Head Coach fired. The Magic chose to keep Howard in his comfort zone rather that upsetting their prized possession.

Mock Draft 1.0

on February 06 2013 6:59 PM
We are just 78 days away from the NFL Draft and already we are receiving indications as to what teams will be looking for to improve their line-ups. Here is the first Mock Draft as we look at initial needs of each team and the players who would fit them: 1. Kansas City Chiefs: - Geno Smith, QB, West Virginia. Whether it's the Chiefs or somebody else selecting number one I think the pick will be Geno Smith. Someone will fall in-love with his undoubted skill set during this evaluation process. The Chiefs Quarterbacks are terrible, Matt Cassell hasn't lived up to his large contract and now the world can see why Brady Quinn hasn't been given a prolonged start at the top level. There is also a new regime in Kansas City, with Andy Reid the coach and Smith fits perfectly to his offense. He's a mobile, strong Quarterback with an incredible deep ball and can throw on the run with ease. Like most Quarterbacks in this class he has struggled at times this year, but taking Quarterbacks are less of a risk with the new Rookie Salary Cap in place. 2. Jacksonville Jaguars: - Star Lotulelei, NT, Utah.

Joe Flacco Emerges From The Shadows To Lead The Ravens To Superbowl Glory

on February 04 2013 7:00 PM
In the end, it had to end this way. A heroic effort by the Baltimore Ravens, who were playing their last game with Ray Lewis, their inspirational leader, to clinch Superbowl 47 and give their talisman the perfect send-off with a 34-31 victory over the 49ers. The game itself had everything a Superbowl should. Excitement, controversy, intrigue and some unbelievable performances. Much of the pre-match build up was to do with Lewis, the 17 year veteran and one of the greatest players to ever play the game, was bowing out right at the top after a long and controversial career. The controversy followed him around this week in New Orleans with allegations of using a performance enhancing substance to aid his recovery from a torn bicep. Lewis denied these accusations, he's obviously heard it all before. His pending retirement bringing up that notorious incident in Atlanta after the 2000 Superbowl. It's water off a Ducks back to Lewis, who has been answering similar questions his entire career.

4 Key Matchups That Will Determine The Outcome Of Superbowl 47.

on February 03 2013 1:22 PM
So the Superbowl is upon us once again. This year has been another sensational one in the NFL and the most watched sports event in the world should continue that trend. The 49ers and the Ravens are very well matched. Both have intimidating defenses and Offenses that can score freely given the opportunity. Here are the key battles that will determine the outcome of this game. Bryant McKinnie vs Aldon Smith: Smith has been on a tear this year, his 19.5 sacks were second in the league and even though his form has dipped somewhat in the post-season he will still warrant special consideration if the Ravens are going to succeed in this game. Bryant McKinnie has been brilliant in these playoffs. He is undoubtedly a very gifted left tackle who sometimes isn't as committed as he should be. He has had problems with his weight in the past but I think he may finally realise that this is his final opportunity. He is a mountain of a man with quick feet and he will need to be focused on every play because Smith can burn you at any time.

4 Key Matchups That Will Determine The Outcome Of Superbowl 47.

on February 03 2013 1:21 PM
So the Superbowl is upon us once again. This year has been another sensational one in the NFL and the most watched sports event in the world should continue that trend. The 49ers and the Ravens are very well matched. Both have intimidating defenses and Offenses that can score freely given the opportunity. Here are the key battles that will determine the outcome of this game. Bryant McKinnie vs Aldon Smith: Smith has been on a tear this year, his 19.5 sacks were second in the league and even though his form has dipped somewhat in the post-season he will still warrant special consideration if the Ravens are going to succeed in this game. Bryant McKinnie has been brilliant in these playoffs. He is undoubtedly a very gifted left tackle who sometimes isn't as committed as he should be. He has had problems with his weight in the past but I think he may finally realise that this is his final opportunity. He is a mountain of a man with quick feet and he will need to be focused on every play because Smith can burn you at any time.

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