Tag Archives: Hall of Fame

Pay for Play?

Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Ray Allen (left) and Dwyane Wade (right) feel that Team USA players should get paid for their services in the upcoming Olympic Games. Both future Hall-of-Famers are way out of line.

By Josh Kramer

Through the majority of the 20th century, only amateur athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics.  Then the Dream Team arrived in 1992.  American superiority in basketball was demonstrated to the fullest.  Eventually, European countries began to catch up.  Now winning the Olympics is somewhat of a challenge for the United State every four years.

Dwyane Wade currently is making over 15.5 million dollars this season.  Ray Allen is currently raking in a meager 10.5 million this year. Yesterday, both said that they feel Team USA basketball players should get paid for their services in London this summer.  Is representing your country not enough?  A chance to play basketball in front of thousands of Europeans fans and millions watching on television in London not enough?  Is likely adding a gold medal to your collection not enough?  Is being a part of Olympic history not enough?  I have always been a fan of both Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen.  Wade’s very hard-nosed style of play since his Marquette days has always been admirable, while Ray Allen’s amazing three-point stroke dating back to his days at UConn has always been a thing of beauty.  Both are way out of line here. Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer The sun is shining.  The birds are chirping.  Spring is in the air (at least in some parts of the country).  All 30 MLB franchises are beginning their trek towards hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy at the end of … Continue reading

Food for Thought 1-10-2012

Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com. One of the greatest Cincinnati Reds of all time, Barry Larkin (pictured above), is heading to Cooperstown.

By Josh Kramer

Just because we have entered a new year does not mean that the sporting world is going on a break.  Actually, it feels like sports have really picked up the intensity if anything.  Often, especially during 2011, sports news has been heavily focused on the bad.  Many controversial things occurred that we all wish never would have never happened.  Today though, we focus predominantly on the good.  The state of Colorado has converted from “Mountain Time” to “Tebow Time” (thanks ESPN).  A Cincinnati Reds great has been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.  And we are only just beginning the jam-packed week. Here are the items that have caught my attention.

Larkin heads to Cooperstown Continue reading

An ode to Randy Moss

Photo courtesy of somethingcatchey.blogspot.com.

By Nick Craddock

“A Dandy Randy Moss Haiku”

Receiver Randy;

He runs fast and catches balls.

Shame, he was lazy.

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Randy Moss was largely unstoppable during his 13-year NFL career.

Defenses changed schemes because of the wide receiver and still Moss would zoom past members of the opposing secondary for a score.

His coaches tried to reign in his vivacious personality and still Moss managed to dictate how and when he was going to play, or otherwise scorn a franchise.

The NFL attempted to punish Moss through his pocketbook, but you knew Moss was still going to be able to take care of his fines with “straight cash homey.” Continue reading

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Photo courtesy of fingerfood.typepad.com. By Josh Kramer Baseball has always been a game about the numbers.  It is a sport where up until the steroid era, numbers and milestone markers such as the 500 home run club or the 3,000 … Continue reading

Muscle weighs more than fat

Photo courtesy of thesportsbank.net.

By Josh Kramer

Have you ever heard the saying, “Muscle weighs more than fat?”  I am not sure if it is actually true, but I have always been under the impression that it was.  Anyways, we appear to be in for what may be an epic season in NCAA Hoops.  Finally we will get to see some truly dominant teams battle it out in March for the title.  Granted, it may be the only basketball that we get to witness this year.

One of the college games biggest stars has been making some headlines lately.  And not necessarily for his on-court conquests or for any off-the-court indiscretions.  Ohio State’s golden boy, Jared Sullinger, has trimmed down.  Sullinger apparently has been killing himself to lose some of the extra weight this offseason that rests on his 6 9, 280 pound frame.  Sullinger took the college basketball stratosphere by storm last year and did it via old school fundamental post-up basketball. Continue reading

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By Josh Kramer Derek Jeter has often been referred to as “Mr. November” over the years for his uncanny ability to make clutch plays in the post season.  Now they may need to start referring to him as “Mr. 3,000.” … Continue reading