Not sure if that’s legal.
Not sure if that’s legal.
Happy weekend to all you fans and foes out there.
“Champagne for my real friends and REAL pain for my SHAM friends.”
And now, here’s the 1993 MTV Rock-n-Jock Basketball Game in full, enjoy:
–originally posted on http://www.deadspin.com–
Update, 5:50 p.m.: The Chargers will play in San Diego for the 2016 season, according to a statement from owner Dean Spanos. The Chargers have until Jan 26, 2017, to exercise their option to move to Los Angeles.
When the NFL approved the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles, they gave the Chargers a one-year option to make the move too. Depending on when—or if—owner Dean Spanos exercises it, the Chargers could be in L.A. in 2016, or 2017, or never. It looks like you can bank on sooner rather than later.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Rams and Chargers have agreed in principle on a plan to share Stan Kroenke’s future Inglewood stadium.
There are no details yet, but a report in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times indicates that the parameters of the deal have been in place for a while, and haven’t changed. The deal, brokered by the NFL, would make the Chargers tenants in the stadium, rather than full partners with Kroenke and the Rams. This probably would have been the case in the hearts and minds of fans anyway, but this arrangement would make it official: the Chargers would be L.A.’s secondary football team.
Nothing’s set yet—this is just a handshake stadium deal, entirely separate from the Chargers’ decision to utilize their option to relocate. That could come any time within the next year, though the Union-Trib reports an announcement is expected soon. If they want to be in L.A. for next season, the team would have to exercise that option by March 23.
The only hope for Chargers fans is not particularly palatable: that Spanos is using this stadium deal to gain more leverage to force San Diego to build him a new stadium and take on a significant portion of the cost. The city has shown no inclination to do so thus far. Nothing’s official, but the smart money is on the 2016 Los Angeles Chargers.
During his NBA tenured travels, Jason Maxiell used to dunk on guys HARDER than the mysterious and fabled donut-burglar that plagued Dunkin’ Donuts for years in the 80’s.
Maxiell always seemed a little bit scary when he was putting nuts on the foreheads of foes, and yesterday a player from Shandong, in the Chinese League, felt the wrath of a hard foul on Mr. Maxiell.
A few main points of interest in this altercation:
–Brady-Manning Rivalry is an actual topic on Wikipedia–
Manning and Brady have played each other seventeen times, with Brady leading the head-to-head series 11-6, although they are currently tied 5-5 over their last 10 meetings (which encompasses the past 10 seasons). Brady leads the Colts–Patriots series 8-4 and also leads the Broncos-Patriots series 3-2. Brady leads the series in Foxborough 8-2 (7-2 at Gillette Stadium), Manning leads the series in Indianapolis/Denver 4-3. The most recent road win for either quarterback in the rivalry was Brady’s 2007 win at Indianapolis.
The two quarterbacks have met five times in the NFL Playoffs, with Manning leading the playoff series 3-2. Four of the five matchups have been in the AFC Championship Game, with Manning having won three of the four.
The Tom Brady–Peyton Manning rivalry is a series of games between two of the greatest quarterbacks in the National Football League (NFL): Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Brady has played for the New England Patriots since 2000 when he was the 199th pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. He has been the starter since 2001, after Drew Bledsoe was injured early in the season, and has been so since, with the exception of the 2008 NFL season when he tore his ACL in the opening game. Manning was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1998 NFL Draft with the number 1 pick and played for the Colts until a neck injury caused him to miss the 2011 NFL season. After the season, Manning signed with the Denver Broncos.
Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Clips are sending Josh Smith back to the Houston Rockets for a handshake and a pat on the back. Thanks for coming, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported:
The Clippers will send cash to cover the remaining $460,000 on Smith’s $1.4 million minimum salary this season and the draft rights to Serhiy Lischuk. Houston sends the Clippers the rights to Maarty Leunen. Neither player is expected to play in the NBA.
Maarty Leunen was the 54th pick in the 2008 draft, a selection I’m sure you all remember that stunned the NBA world (not a chance in hell). Leunen was selected between fellow
basketball legends future all-stars tall guys you’ve never heard of, Tadija Dragićević (currently in Serbia) and Mike Taylor (D-League).
Essentially the Clippers paid to get rid of Josh Smith, and the only takers were the Rockets. But why would Houston want him back??
Yes…you read that tweet correctly. The word “respected” should be offended.
Russell Westbrook attacks the rim with NONE f&@ks given. No one on this planet gets to the rim with less interest for other people’s well-being than Russell Westbrook. If you get in his way, you will become a floor burned carcass with a basketball jersey….and you’ll probably be on fire too.
Last night the Denver Nuggets got the blunt end of that particular spoon of dirty-sauce from Westbrook:
Make no mistake, the Nuggets are a bad basketball team, but somehow they sparked enough energy and managed to keep this game close, losing 110-104. But honestly who really cares when Westbrook is dunking harder than a professional donuts-to-coffee-boyancey tester. That’s what the fans wanna see, proved by the fact that the home-team Nuggets fans were cheering for Westbrook after each monstrous dunk.
***sidenote: Oh, and Westbrook apparently hates the Nuggets’ mascot, Rocky, making us love his game even more. COLD-BLOOOOOOOOODED: