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Mayweather and McGregor throw down? Who cares?
Boxing interest is just about dead in 2017 and UFC is just too violent. But this watered down fight might be the most unwatchable event since the Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean king match up. Aging Mayweather should be no match for MMA champ McGregor but since it will be in the boxing venue only, Mayweather might have a very slight chance to pull off a win. I have little to no interest in watching a pay per view bill for this one. To be frank I for one may never see this one. Boxing just is not what it used to be and may never be again because of the bloodlust of MMA fighting. This fight is just like a fighter with his hands tied fighting against a Grandpa-ish past boxing great. Don’t waste your time or money on this one. It’s a lose, lose for McGregor, ya beat Grandpa his boo. Ya lose to Grandpa you are a bum.
OK gang this is why Trump’s concern on opiates is needed, because articles like this. The Stone forum writers what’s up? Jets to the playoffs? Super Bowl? You guys need to put down the pills and the booze chaser. The Jets with 3 no name QB’s are going nowhere and they could have the Steele curtain, the Green machine or the purple people eaters and with a marginal QB at the helm they are going to win four games at best. So you delusional would be Jet fans don’t get your hopes up on one preseason game. Stone forum writers you should know better opiates are not good when writing.
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NY JETS Super Bowl Bound and Other NFL pre-season notes.
Really? You might think that we are writing this on medication? No we really believe there is a remote possibility the NY Jets will be better than anticipated. Does anyone remember the 1986 Bears or the 2001 Ravens? Teams with sub par offenses with great dominating defenses. It was only pre-season game one but the Jets 1st, 2nd and even 3rd team players looked devastating against the very talented Tennessee Titans. Issues that might help the Jets? Maybe the greatest QB of all time Tom Brady slips a bit at 40? The Dolphins with Jay Cutler is what he is, a mediocre under 500 QB. And the Bill are the Bills an average football team. The Jets then come out the east like a beast and surf through the playoffs. So NY Jets there is hope for the 2017 season just if it is off one preseason game. You can all dream until the season starts.
All the rookie qb’s from the past draft fared fair to well. None of them look lost of course playing against vanilla and simple defenses.
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Kap’s Big Fro a No Go?
What is wrong with this picture? Now with 90 plus QB positions available in the NFL how in the world is Geno Smith on a roster and Colin kaepernick can’t find a team to use his skills. So the NFL owners are telling us the ticket buying fans that kaepernick is not better than any 3rd string QB in the NFL This is why I will watch very little NFL football this season. The NFL stinks on ice.
Green’s on court antics have spilled to the streets
Green Road Warrior?
Wonder if the Stone Forum approves of this? A former Michigan State football player who says he was punched in the jaw by Draymond Green last summer has filed a lawsuit against the NBA star, and Green is confident the suit will go nowhere.
Jermaine Edmondson told reporters on Tuesday that he was attacked by Green and some of Green’s friends at an East Lansing bar on July 10, 2016. Green was arrested after the incident, but Edmondson says his life has been in shambles since.
“Even though he was the one who got arrested, it was my name that got dragged through the mud,” Edmondson said, “People made fun of me online and in person. Fans of Draymond, MSU and the Warriors started threatening me, and I no longer felt safe on campus.”
The altercation between Green and Edmondson supposedly began the night before Green slapped the ex-football player. Green, a Michigan State alum who has donated a lot of money to the school, allegedly taunted Edmondson and said he paid for the football player’s scholarship.
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Tim Tebow now is hitting game-winning homers!
Tim Tebow hit a walk-off solo homer with one out in the seventh inning, as the St. Lucie Mets topped the Daytona Tortugas 5-4 in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
Tebow got such a raw deal in football. We all remember that magical run with the Broncos as he led them to miracle wins and even won a playoff game. Over 75% of quarterbacks in the NFL still have not won a playoff game (including back-ups). Tebow fans there is hope! It might not be football but baseball this time! It is doubtful the Mets will make the playoffs this season. Just maybe…Just Maybe, they will call up Tim Tebow in August and all of baseball and it’s fans will experience some form of TEBOW-MANIA. What the NFL and all America experienced in 2011! It was one wild ride. How quickly the NFL owners and coaches forgot!
Major League Keeping it WHITE!
Here we go, about 10 years ago my friend who happens to be black told me a shocking tale. He said don’t be surprised if in a few years Major League Baseball will be all but completely made up of white Americans and some foreigners. I said he was crazy and he was paranoid about racism. He said no it was going on at the grassroots level and black youths were being dissuaded to play in the little leagues and at the grammar school level and high school. He said the coaches would put in inferior white players and bench black players even though they were more talented. I told him he was crazy and didn’t think about any more until now.
Watching the Major League all-star game I was shocked of the line ups and the white players, black players and the Latin Players ratio. It was amazing because in most pro sports aside hockey black players usually dominate and might be in the majority. The powers that be did their job on keeping it white. Not since the Negro league has the black player suppression done its job on keeping black players out of the majors. Well one might ask but there are a lot of Spanish speaking players, right? Well that is because those players learn the game in their countries and they are not held back because of their African blood line. You would think in this day and age this could never happen in America.
Jackie Robinson must be spinning in his grave to the fact American Pro baseball has reverted to the racist olden days. I am ashamed to admit it but my friend was right MLB has squashed the black players at the lowest entry level and they may be out of baseball for good. Black people who want to get their kids playing, start up your own leagues and eventually start a new Negro League or Black Baseball League. If the players are better the people want to see greatness and they will come to see them. I hope this article has open some people’s eyes and let them know racism is alive and well in America. It’s a shame we are better than that!
The Stone Forum, Stone has been drinking that Patriot Kool-Aid for years, hey Stone put the drink down. When Brady was suspended for Deflate-gate he cried for weeks no he really cried tears. Those Pats bums can do anything and Stone will swear to it. Get the duck butter out your eyes and re-watch those games. Keep a box of Kleenex with you when you see the truth through those tears. Deflate-gate, cameras stealing signs and plays the Pats are dirty and Brady is the biggest dirtball of all. Truth hurts!
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Tom Brady Best QB of All -Time!
Why I have the utmost respect for my radio/TV buddy Digital Dave, his latest column must have been written when he fell asleep in front of the TV and woke up to the scary sight of Rosie O’Donnel on the new Match Game. It might have been because he forgot when he took a dose of Nyquil and accidentally overlapped them. What he saw in the last three super bowls were outstanding games, human error in judgement, possibly the best NFL coach of all time and clearly the greatest QB of all-time in Tom Brady. He was at his greatest when he picked a part a defense that befuddled him for one half of football. Digital Dave this isn’t the fake WWE, Fake Reality TV or even the fake news of CNN.
This the NFL. The league men play for pay. When a NFL team has Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as coach and QB, most times they are in every game until the clock runs out. In contrast to DD you will see great in depth and analysis from this writer Stone.
OK gang football season is about 6 weeks out and I don’t know about you but I am disgusted with the last 3 super bowls they just plain stunk the place up. I don’t know if it is the illuminati, greedy owners or just plain scam-duggery. But when 2 phantom holding calls called down field and non-calls for the prevailing team smells to high heaven. When the previous year the bowl goes to the old warhorse and not the high powered stud something is amiss. Not to mention when the QB throws a pass on the 1 yard line with 10 seconds to go with the winning score on the line for an INT. Even when he had the best back in the league and failed to use him for the win. Wilson was throwing something and I think it was the game.
That is why Digital Dave is boycotting this season and will turn my writing attention to the college football season. At least I know it is too hard to plan and throw games.
I am very disappointed in the NFL to allow these obvious game fixing shenanigans to go on in their most sacred game. Not since deflate-gate have I been so miffed with the NFL. Don’t look for any coverage from me DD on the NFL until they get their act together and make the game about the best wins on any given Sunday. And not the old-guard players get to go out on a win on the biggest pro game in the world.
NFL Stinks on Ice!!!
NBA not again when will this STOP!
The Rockets guard signed a four-year extension with the organization, team owner Leslie Alexander announced Staurday.
“Houston is home for me,” Harden said. “Mr. Alexander has shown he is fully committed to winning and my teammates and I are going to keep putting in the work to get better and compete for the title.”
According to ESPN the deal is worth a whopping $228 million. Previously, Warriors star Stephen Curry had the biggest contract extension after he recently signed a four-year deal worth $201 million.
Once the extension starts in 2019, Harden will start earning $37.8 million, with his annual salary going up to $40.8 million, $43.8 million and $46.8 million over the next three seasons.
He averaged 29.1 points, 11.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds per game while helping the Rockets secure the third seed in the NBA playoffs last season.
Houston, which had a 55-27 mark last season, has also made the playoffs each of the five years Harden has been on the team. But He still not worth 40+ a year.
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The Next Great White Hope? Gordon Hayward Signs With the Celtics?
It is already happening! In some communities of Boston they are referring to Gordon Hayward as the next Larry Bird. One fan who was white even said the great White Hope is here. While Gordon Hayward is an all-star player he is no Larry Bird! His best stats are pale in comparison to Larry Bird’s with this seasons best 21.9 points, 3.5 assists 5.9 rebounds a game.
Hayward might be getting paid better than Larry Bird ever did. But he is clearly does not have the talents of a Larry Bird! Boston should leave race out of it and realize Hayward is not Bird, just because he is white. He is a major talent. Unlike Bird who had Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale, Hayward needs much more talent around him than Bird for the Celtics to get past the Warriors or even the Cavs, Wizards and Pacers.
The NBA owners have lost their collective minds
I know salaries are relative to the times we are living in but 40 million a year for shooting a ball through a steel hoop. Insane reasoning! We pay our leader of the free world who has the nuke codes a little over 400k a year. Seems the old adage that the clowns and the jesters will be paid more than the Kings. Hey it is their money but is it really a ticket for a good seat at a simple pro basketball game is over $100. Who can afford that and not to mention the high price of snacks? A family of four ends up paying over $500 for one night of possible fun. The last time I went to a game the superstar player didn’t even play. I guess it will be a night with remote and some popcorn to see these 100 million dollar players. To tell the truth the games are better on TV anyway.
No and I mean no sports star is worth 40 million a year in my opinion.
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Steph Curry Signs A Record $200 million Extension With The Golden State Warriors!
The 2nd Greatest Basketball Player on the planet has just signed a record deal with no options. There is a 5 yr commitment by the Warriors to play out what could be a few more titles in the team’s future by extending the 29 year old Curry. And if you are familiar with the thoughts of Stone of the Stone and Digital Dave show you should know that methinks Kevin Durant is the best player on the planet!
Curry (25.3 PPG, 6.6 APG, 4.5 RPG) He’s been in three straight Finals, he’s won two titles and two MVP awards, and he’s missed only five games in each of the past five seasons. Now the focus will be on Durant and they have already just resigned Andre Iguodala. The Warriors can build on a dynasty providing they are able to make sure Klay Thompson’s role does not diminish even more. It was Curry and Thompson’s crazy three point shooting that helped the Warriors to win at playing small ball prior to Durant’s arrival.
Chris Paul to the Rockets ummmm, I don’t think adding Paul to the Rockets makes them that much better, it might just hurt them. Harden is the general of the Rockets and bringing in another general might water down the other. Harden needs the ball in his hands and Paul will cut that control in half. I feel the Clippers are a better team if Paul couldn’t get to the promise land with them how will he do it with the Rockets?
Who is the best NBA player in history? According to mister know it all Digital Dave
Now that the NBA season is over arguments arise on who is the best player in NBA history? Well that is a loaded question for discussion. Why? You ask, because there is no real genuine answer only opinions. But for my two cents there only five that fit the bill. And on my list you won’t see the likes of Durant, Curry, George, Paul or even King James (maybe in a few more years). No, on my short list there are the true juggernauts of the game. Check out my list in descending order.
- Bill Russell – Tenacious defense and the ability to change the league makes him a legit argument for top dog ever. Although his scoring capacity wasn’t there he was the key lynchpin in all those Celtic championships. He was the real reason the Celts dominated in that era. Knock and it might be true there was no real high power NBA talent in those days.
- Pistol Pete Maravich – For showmanship alone the Pistol belongs at least on the list of contenders. He was the real beginning of NBA ShowTime. But with him it was watching a scoring machine and he did it from everywhere on the court. The Pistol made every defender look silly playing against him and most nights he was unstoppable avg. 44pts in a season. Knock he played very little defense and he was a ball hog.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – To be honest he is tied for second because he changed the NBA game also. His dominate force in his college years made the dunking of the ball outlawed in college and high school basketball for years. But his ability to make any team he played for almost instant contenders maybe why he should be number two on this list. The total package! We are talking “D”, “O” and he was an unstoppable force and played well into his forties. Knock he was a head case and that is why he was never an NBA coach.
- Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain – Wilt revolutionized the game of basketball. Like the dinosaurs and the dodo bird we know they existed but will never see them again. The only reason he is not number one is, well, the talent and size of the league did not match his stature. A guy who averaged 50 points and 20 rebounds a game for a whole season in this day and age it is supernatural. The NBA had to widen the lanes and move back the foul line because he could leap from behind the then 10 foot foul line and dunk his foul shots. His most herculean feat was scoring 100 points in one game. Knock he was a varsity player playing against the freshman team.
- The best player in NBA history – Michael Jordan – Yep I said it! At a questionable 6″6″ he was all the other four mentioned rolled into one. A showman, scorer, rebounds, defense, clutch game winner and he did it against top notch talent. He also was a team player who made average players better. I believe he could have played on a top 10 college team and beaten any NBA team during his prime playing years. Knock there isn’t one.
- Honorable mention – Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and John Havlicek
- Digital Dave’s list of the arguably best NBA player in NBA history. Send SnDD your top pick for our review and critique.
Now some of the trades may have been of his own doing he wanted to be traded but most superstars find a landing place and stay there and dominate.
Dwight Dwight Dwight, there is no reason in the world that Dwight Howard is not the best center in the NBA. He is like a builder trying to build a house and he goes in his truck and gets a shovel to hammer nails when the hammer is in his tool bag. Now it may be too late for the journeyman center. He has all the tools but can’t quite use them right and no coach in the NBA can figure out why. A snowball in hades has a better chance than he has in turning his floundering career around at 31. Poor Dwight is a few seasons from becoming a rich bench bum just picking up a check and getting a cup of coffee with any team that will take him. What a colossal waste of talent and potential. His only hope is to get picked up by one of the power house teams and contributing as a marginal role player. Maybe for the past few years he has been playing hurt I can’t figure this guy out. I am afraid to say it might just be a wash and his career is over. Sad just plain sad!
I hear the sound of screeching brakes. Here come the bandwagon people, Durant the best player on the planet! Hmmmm I don’t think so! One of the stars of the league, I agree but the best player, pleeeeeease! If he was even close he would have stayed on the Thunder and won a championship with his old team. But Durant knew he wasn’t good enough with that team even with Westbrook to get the job done. At best Durant is a poor man’s Scottie Pippen. The best player on the planet can take a marginal team and make them champions in a few years. Don’t get me wrong but if you take one key player off that GS team we would be back to King James is the best player. Durant is a role player on the team at best, a gun slinger. If I were starting a team from scratch Durant might not make the starting five. He did a LeBron and was tired of losing switched squads and fit into a championship team. Durant is no LeBron who took a team and willed them to a championship. I don’t think he has the cache to be the best player in the league. My starting five on my dream team would be, King James, Kyre Erving, Steph Curry, Anthony Davis and Lenard. Durant might crack seventh because I would take Westbrook as my sixth. Hey what do you think write us and tell us your starting five on your dream team.
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Who is the Greatest Basketball player on the Planet? Does He Play for the Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors?
The torch has finally been passed. Our view of the NBA finals clearly show that when the most dominant player needed to step up for a team victory it was Kevin Durant. Durant scored inside, outside and played very good defense. Durant was an unstoppable force he made the big shots while Lebron James played steady basketball.
Durant’s skills are far superior than Lebron’s I would rate Lebron James as a better passer but since Durant’s play with the Golden State Warriors his passing has improved. The Cleveland Cavaliers have the talent to match the Warriors just to silence the naysayers who say Lebron has no help.
Lebron James is now 3-5 in championship Finals series. This is not a good record for the so-called former greatest player in the world. As for Kevin Durant you take him away from a selfish Russell Westbrook and he turns into a champion.
In order for Kevin Durant to build on his legacy, the coaching staff of the Warriors is to make Durant an even better passer and less selfish player. If Klay Thompson’s role continues to lessen than teams will back off and do more double teaming.
The torch has been passed right now I would rate Lebron James just below Kevin Durant and Steph Curry.