You wanted the bulls-eye you got the bulls-eye. It was only a preseason game but it lead off Sportscenter. The NFL dream team the Philadelphia Eagles got beat by the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-14 in a game where Michael Vick threw 3 interceptions in the first quarter. It's only preseason though right? Kinda like Allen Iverson n practice.
The Miami Heat of the NFL is showing us something, even if it is preseason. They are showing us there is a pretty good chance they are not going to handle the pressure of being the most hated team in the NFL.
I am going to say it loud and clear; the Eagles are overrated. Take it from a Dallas Cowboys fan who had to hear for the past 3 of 5 years that the Cowboys are going to be Super Bowl favorites only to see that star get smacked off the helmet year in and year out.
The Eagles come off as such douchebags that the Patriots are being ignored and loved, all at the same time. Tom Brady gets the supermodel wife and Ocho Cinco? Michael Vick was already in hot water this week when Vick said he wanted to sign with other teams and not the Eagles, but Goodell lead him to Philly. Sounds fishy. What if they actually win the Super Bowl? Already karma is working against them.
The Green Bay Packers are built to get back into the playoffs and defend their championship. The NFC East where the Eagles are at? It will be the Cowboys coming out in that division. They have a new head coach in Jason Garrett who has 2 super bowl rings to motivate Romo, Whitten, Austin, Dez, Felix, Choice, Ware, Spears, Ratliff and more.
It was only preseason but if you can't handle a preseason game being the target, how can you handle the regular season? See me in January and let's see if the Eagles are still being talked about in the Super Bowl.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Keep Dreaming
Tony Romo married Candace Crawford at a private event in a tent in Dallas over the weekend. The couple have been together for 2 years and Romo proposed late last year. Candace is the sister of Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford....
Shaquille O'Neil announced his retirement via Twitter yesterday 19 years in the game. Shaq, who started his career in Orlando and came to the Los Angeles Lakers and won 3 championships with Kobe Bryant before their relationship exploded and Shaq was traded to the Heat where he won 1 more ring. He finished his career in Clevelend and Boston. Although Shaq wore enemy jerseys, The Lakers announced they will be retiring Shaq's Jersey next season....
LeBron James is just 3 games away from winning his first ring and from the looks of what the Miami Heat did to the Dallas Mavericks in game 1, they may already be sizing up their ring finger. Dirk Nowitzki tore tendons in a shooting finger and aside from Dirk, Dallas's offense was stagnant. The NBA Finals continue tonight with game 2, where Miami is looking to take a 2 game lead over the hurting Mavericks......Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Only A Week Away Til You Can't Use Lebron's Ring Jokes
Looks like it is not just Kobe Bryant that has a gay slur problem when angry at NBA Games. Joakim Noah may have just done the same thing tonight at an NBA playoff game as his Chicago Bulls took on the Miami Heat.
Check out the short clip above as TNT cameras caught Noah but this time, the commentators did not..comment about it.
Since Kobe's comment, there have been several anti-gay slur ads run by the NBA. Noah is not in them.
So did Noah yell a gay slur and will he get fined and suspended since this is the playoffs?-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: What Would Kobe Do?
Coolness. Prince's live version of "Laydown" from the George Lopez Show is now being used for the NBA Playoffs on TNT. TBS, where the Lopez shows airs, is a sister network to TNT, and was able to obtain the rights and obviously, a deal was worked out.
The song is from his still yet to be released in the U.S. CD 2010. I always thought this song should have led off the CD.
Regardless, it's nice to see him getting face time during the playoffs as the Bulls knock off the Heat. Er..I mean attempt to.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: The Purple Bounce Bounce Invades The NBA
It was in July that Lebron James announced he was" taking his talents to South Beach" making enemieseverywhere withhis decision. It's a decision that he needs to live with and the only way to do it is to dominate. Easier said than done however.
"Did you hear that Lebron James is getting his own I-Phone? The phone will only be able to vibrate though? Why? Just like Lebron, it has no rings."
We all heard the joke. Now, what will Lebron do about it?
I said he made enemies and he made them everywhere. In Cleveland, in Chicago, in New York, In Orlando, and even in Los Angeles. The defending champions feel disrespected. All the attention on Lebron, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade when they have not won anything yet. However, the move is actually good for Kobe. Why?
The Los Angeles Lakers along withthe Boston Celtics are beloved franchises..and also the most hated. That day in July, both teams became less hated. The Lakers were now baby faces. A friend of mine who hates the Lakers with a passion says he will be rooting for the Lakers when they play the Heat on Christmas day and other games. I am not sure everyone who plays in the Lakers division feels the same way.
Kobe's arrogance is now seen as part of his game. His love. His determination for it. The NBA wants to see Kobe and the Lakers knock off the Heat. Well, aside from the South Florida area. Last year at this time? Lakers were hated. Here they were bringing in thug Ron Artest and the decision did not sit well with Laker faithful. Kobe along with Phil Jackson and GM Mitch Kupcheck said they brought Artest to handle the Celtics. I thought it was BS but in the end, Artest was the one who put the nail in the coffin against the Suns and then stepped up in Game 7 to beat the Celtics in the NBA Finals.
Everyone was expecting a Cavs/Lakers match-up in the Finals, with the Cavs taking the 2 regular season games against the Lakers. I knew it was not meant to be. How? In a regular season game against the Celtics, the Cavs had a 20+ point lead going into the 4th quarter. They lost by 10 to an aging Celtics team that had no business winning. They had what Lebron lacked then and that was the heart of a champion. I got flack for that comment but guaranteed that the Cavs would not make it to the NBA Finals. They didn't.
Lebron still has yet to show me he has heart or even a heart of a champion. He said it flat out in Sports Illustrated that he hates the "pressure of taking the last shot" and is relieved "that Wade will be the go to guy at the end of the game." Doesn't sound like heart to me.
The NBA has a true team to root against right now in the Heat. The Celtics will be their main rivals and the Lakers the pot of gold at the end of their journey if they actually can make it.
Last season, I did not watch a single game until the NBA Finals. I did not care. I knew what was going to happen. Until the Finals. The Celtics had heart and were not going to lay down for the Lakers. The regular season was boring to me. This season? Not so much. I plan on watching the Lakers get their rings tonight. I didn't do that last year. Again, I did not care.
This season, I do care. I will follow every Laker game and from time to time, check my Blackberry to see who I am rooting for against the Heat.-Dr.FB
The new Nike ad featuring Lebron James "Who Should I Be" has debuted and he takes on his critics including a donut slam to Charles Barkley.
The ad is good and perhaps Lebron is all the things he should be. "The Decision" has ruined his legacy but when he is inducted into the Hall Of Fame, it will not be empty.
Who should James be? Himself. Understand though, by being himself, he is hated. Get over it and prove everyone wrong. Prove me wrong. If you can.
What do you think of the commercial?-Dr.FB
We were almost not going to call Lebron James Lebum James today..until we read the GQ cover article featuring him and him talking in the 3rd person.
When talking about Cavs Owner Dan Gilbert Lebum said:
“I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron. My mother always told me: ‘You will see the light of people when they hit adversity. You’ll get a good sense of their character.’ Me and my family have seen the character of that man.”
Despite him turning into the wrestler "The Rock" in these comments, he is somewhat right. As much I think James TV special announcing his decision to leave Cleveland, Gilbert's comments were too much.
He also talked with GQ if he would ever return to Cleveland:
“If there was an opportunity for me to return and those fans welcome me back, that’d be a great story.… Maybe the ones burning my jersey were never LeBron fans anyway.”
That would be something. The burning of the jerseys was too much as well, even if you do feel betrayed as a fan.
So far it seems his friends and family are his biggest fans still;
“They’re happy to see me happy. That’s what they can see in my face. They say: ‘It’s been a while since we’ve seen you look like that.’”
Are you over James decision yet?-Dr.FB