Archive for May, 2012

Four players in three different sports have now fell victim to ACL tears these last few weeks.

We all know what happened to Derrick Rose in game one of the Bulls v.s 76ers series. Rose came down very harsh and awkwardly on his left leg and tore his ACL. Rose is out for the remainder of the playoffs. The injury to Rose, basically killed any chances that the Bulls had of going to the NBA Finals. Then, Iman Shumpert tore his ACL in the first game of the Knicks v.s Heat series when he tried to crossover Mario Chalmers. That didn’t help New York at all.

Then came the biggest hit to New York sports when Yankees closer Mariano “sandman” Rivera was trying to catch fly balls, and fell. Mariano released a statement to the press when asked if he would ever pitch again saying this,” At this point I don’t know, at this point I don’t know. If he decides to not come back, his career will go down as the best closer in the history of the MLB. Truly, do I think he’s going to come back? No, I know its sad and we all want him to, but he’s already towards the end of his career. An ACL tear is one of the most devastating injuries a player can have. They almost never come back to 100%. He sounds doubtful now and he knows that he’s getting old. I’m just thankful I got to see him pitch once.


Earlier today Chris and Adrienne Bosh became a family! At about 3 am this morning Chris and Adrienne welcomed Jackson Bosh into the world.

Bosh is listed as a game time decision, but is expected to fly back up to New York and play in game 3 of the Miami Heat vs New York Knicks series. Heat coach Erik Spolstra had this to say about the situation,”Having his presence would help even if he isn’t 100 percent, when we left we knew it could be any day (talking about when the baby would be born).” All of Miami’s big three now have children, and  this time last year Heat forward Shane Battier and guard Mike Miller had children. Lebron had his son back when he appeared in the NBA finials with the Cavs in 2007. James then said this on the situation of the Bosh’s,”This is a great way to get away from it, to come back here and play the game of basketball, to get away from the kid and get away from everything that’s going on with that. I mean that’s what I did, I got away from my family and I was able to go play in the Finals. … I would bet he’d be here, this is a huge game.”Congrats to Chris and Adrienne on having their child.

Don’t forget to catch the Heat duke it out with the Knicks in the first game in the garden tonight at 7pm!

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Sad reports have come in today saying that future football hall of famer and TV star from Jobs with Junior, Junior Seau has passed away at the young age of 43.  Junior’s girlfriend discovered his body with gunshot wounds to his chest in his California home this morning. Police suspect suicide, but everyone says that he wasn’t depressed and has been in a good mood lately. The sadness of this loss has shaken the entire sports world. Junior left behind three kids and an ex wife. If you were to listen to Junior’s mothers speech its the saddest thing you’ll ever hear in your life she pleads repeatedly, “take me, leave my son.” She also says that she had just spoken to him yesterday and he was joking around with her; he was in a great mood he even called her “homegirl.” Seau played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots. He recorded 545 tackles, 56 and 1/2 sacks, and 18 interceptions during his career. Dolphins CEO Mike Dee released a statement say,”Junior was one-of-a-kind. The league will never see anyone like him again,” and that’s the truth. Chargers President Dan Spanos said this,” He wasn’t just a football player, he was so much more. He was loved by everyone in our family, our organization and throughout the NFL. This is just such a tragic loss. One of the worst things I could ever imagine. My prayers go out to Junior’s family. It’s heartbreaking.” It is so hard for me to believe he is gone because I’ve seen him play before; many times live in person.  I send my condolences to Junior and his family. We have truly lost someone great.

After the 10 point loss to the Miami Heat, The New York Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire decided to take out his anger on the glass cover for the fire extinguisher. Amare was seen leaving the stadium with a sling on, and is believed to have stitches. What a dumb move on Amare’s part, he could miss the rest of the series. Not only did him punching the glass hurt him, it hurt his team. New York is down two games to none to Miami and is on the verge of getting swept. Although, Mike Woodson, coach of the Knicks strictly told the media after the game that he wouldn’t take about the subject of what exactly Stoudemire did and If he though he was going to miss any time; Woodson did say that Amare’s hand didn’t appear to be broken. Tyson Chandler who has been playing through the series with a flu said this about Stoudemire, ” I do think he’ll (Amare) will miss time.”If  Amare misses any playing time, it would be the second blow to the Knicks since they lost Iman Shumpert due to a torn ACL. But could him missing Amare actually benefit the Knicks? Carmelo Anthony seems to do a whole lot better when Amare isn’t on the floor with him. Even with the major blow I think the Knicks can pull a win in at the Garden on Wednesday, but Miami will take the series.