NFL Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers is Like the NY Giants Eli Manning Not New England Patriots QB Tom Brady
Aaron Rodgers is a great NFL QB and Eli Manning is a good QB on a major decline now. Manning has two Super Bowl championships with the Giants and Rodgers one with the packers. The Irony here is that despite the greatness of New England QB Tom Brady, Rodgers is usually considered the best QB in the NFL and he has only one super bowl ring.
Eli manning has had a just an above average career with with some good years and bad years and of course two great years where he led the NY Giants to Superbowl wins twice.
The Comparisons: when they lose or throw and interception it is Never their faults. They have football analyst and sports radio hosts making excuses for them, especially Fox’s Joe Buck. If either of them throw a wobbly interception or a pick six it is just never their faults. We here excuses like the receiver did not make the right route or it was a catchable ball!
Now when their team loses it is never their fault! It is the offensive line played poorly, they have no running game, the team has no talent. Nope it is never that Rodgers or Manning are playing badly….and maybe they might be way overrated-especially Eli Manning.
The Greatest QB of all time New England Patriots Tom Brady wins with almost anybody. When he throws an interception as rare as it maybe, the announce and radio hosts never make excuses for him.
WFAN Sports Radio Mark Chernoff’s madhouse of Misfits that Entercom inherited!
Former sports radio host Craig Carton convicted of fraud
Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, emerged from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud Wednesday to say he was disappointed with the verdict, though he respected it.
“I need to let it sink in now,” Carton said. “I’m going to go home and hug my kids and let my lawyers deal with the rest of it.”
His lawyers said they planned to appeal the Manhattan federal court jury verdict. Sentencing was set for Feb. 27 on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud. Though the charges carry a potential penalty of 45 years in prison, any sentence was likely to be far less than that.
Inside WFAN’s war: Obsessive Francesa, sensitive Carlin and Gio in middle of it all
In daily texts to his boss at WFAN, Mike Francesa will weigh in on a variety of topics. While Francesa may come across as charged up on the air, this daily barrage of messages is intense and incessant.
Though Francesa has said for years he does not pay attention to the other shows on his station, he is constantly texting Mark Chernoff, FAN’s vice president, with complaints about hosts, sources told The Post.
At the top of Francesa’s target list since his un-retirement in May: “Boomer and Gio,” the station’s morning program.
The show features former Jets quarterback Boomer Esiason and co-host Gregg Giannotti, who often does a dead-on impersonation of Francesa that gnaws at the radio legend.
This week, Francesa took his private complaints public, imploring Giannotti to find new material and questioning the young host’s talent. Giannotti responded on the air Thursday morning.
“He’s an insecure bully who thinks those things are going to affect me, affect us, and it just doesn’t,” Giannotti said. “I never want to be the person who has had all the success that he’s had, all the money that he’s made, and be as miserable as he is and insecure and narcissistic and miserable, and that’s what he is.”
Radio host took bribe, never delivered: lawsuit
The author of a memoir about mental illness paid controversial radio host Sid Rosenberg $5,000 in “payola” cash to set up on-air interviews, a lawsuit claims.
Joseph DeBlasi says he gave Rosenberg the cash in June 2014 to secure a spot on Geraldo Rivera’s radio show in the hope of promoting his book, “Polarized: Sex, Lies, and Family Betrayal.”
DeBlasi says he met Rosenberg months earlier through a work acquaintance. Rosenberg is the controversial host of “The Bernie and Sid Show” and a regular on “Imus in the Morning,” which both air on WABC/77AM.
Rivera is also a WABC personality — “The Geraldo Show” airs every weekday.
When Rosenberg said an Aug. 13 date was set for DeBlasi’s appearance on “The Geraldo Show,” the publicity-hungry author told family and friends.
But a week before the planned appearance, Rosenberg walked back his promise, explaining to DeBlasi that “he was still working with Geraldo’s producer Marty Berman on securing the date,” the suit alleged.
Instead, Rosenberg featured the book on three separate occasions when he filled in as a guest host on the “Boomer & Carton” radio show on WFAN/660 AM, the suit says. On at least one date, he interviewed the author on-air.
DeBlasi said he never got to discuss his book on Geraldo.
Three months after the foiled “Geraldo Show” appearance, DeBlasi learned the deal was illegal, court papers claim.
“Sid was informed that his accepting $5,000 payment for Geraldo and subsequent plugs on WFAN violated FCC sponsorship rules, possibly subjecting both Joe and Sid to Department of Justice Penalties including a $10,000 fine and a year in prison,” the lawsuit says. “Rosenberg informed that Joe should just say he had been given the $5,000 back.”
DeBlasi alleges Rosenberg violated FCC laws that date back to the 1950s payola scandal — the practice of paying radio stations and deejays to play songs.
DeBlasi claims he called CBS Radio — which owns WFAN — and reported Rosenberg. An executive told him “he did not think a crime had been committed, but Rosenberg was dropped from WFAN’s schedule the next day,” the suit says.
Rosenberg’s attorney, Arthur Aidala, said DeBlasi “never” gave Rosenberg money.
“This is an absolute lie,” Aidala said. “It’s an attempt to extort money from Mr. Rosenberg.”
Aidala said CBS temporarily pulled Rosenberg from its schedule to investigate the claims in 2014, but found no wrongdoing.
“It’s quite telling that this allegedly happened four years ago and now that Mr. Rosenberg is in the running to be a morning show host on WABC, he files this lawsuit,” Aidala said.
Rosenberg was suspended in 2011 for “trying to sell on-air promotions” behind the backs of his former bosses at WQAM Radio in Miami, according to the Miami New Times. Rosenberg denied the allegations.
DeBlasi is suing Rosenberg and WFAN for fraud in Manhattan Supreme Court, and seeks $20 million.
TROUBLED SID OUT AT WFAN
SID ROSENBERG’S stormy four-year career at WFAN is over. The mid-day talkie resigned from the radio station yesterday after failing to appear at Giants Stadium Sunday to be the host of the Giants pregame show. Rosenberg did not call FAN executives to alert them of his whereabouts or provide advance notice of his absence. Chris Carlin stepped in as a last-minute replacement. Rosenberg, who spent a month in a substance abuse rehabilitation center in March, had not been heard from after making a personal appearance Saturday at a fantasy football seminar in Atlantic City. Rosenberg did call WFAN yesterday and spoke to program director Mark Chernoff.
Throughout his WFAN tenure, Rosenberg has been in and out of trouble. He either has been suspended, or forced to apologize, for a number of insensitive comments he made while working as a sportscaster/comedian for FAN’s “Imus in the Morning” show. He also was sued by a satellite TV company after offering an on-air discourse on how to steal satellite TV signals. Often missing in action, he was suspended by FAN brass in September 2004 after he failed to report to work. Rosenberg’s absences fueled speculation about a substance abuse problem. On March 3, speculation became fact when Rosenberg took a leave of absence to enter a substance abuse facility in New Jersey. Rosenberg returned to the Imus show, and his mid-day gig, on April 8. During subsequent shows, Rosenberg openly spoke about his problems with cocaine. He also talked about his efforts to stay clean. But six weeks after being discharged from rehab, Rosenberg again found himself in hot water. His insensitive commentary on singer Kylie Minogue’s battle with breast cancer resulted in his dismissal from the Imus show, which was a major source of income for Rosenberg.
Sid Rosenberg DUI Arrest: His Addictions, in His Own Words
Sid Rosenberg Gets Yet Another Chance To Get A Clue
The Sidster’s doing weekends and fill-ins on the number-two sports station in Miami, 790 The Ticket. Better than nothing, but nothing was all he had after he got dumped first from Imus In The Morning for thinking that Kylie Minogue’s breast cancer was worthy of a comedy routine, then from co-hosting a midday talk show for not showing up for his stint on the New York Giants pregame show.
Rosenberg, a recovering alcoholic, drug abuser and gambling addict, hasn’t said which, if any, of his demons came back to help show him the door at WFAN.
Not to worry, The Ticket knows what it’s getting. As program director Alan Brown told the Miami Herald: “We’re being very cautious in how we move forward.”
That’s evidenced by the fact that Rosenberg was originally skedded for a regular weeknight gig. Not so fast, Sid, who was apparently told by his new bosses that one strike and he’s out. You can hear for yourself whether he goes down swinging.
The Biggest NFL Trade That Almost Happened Between The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders
Oakland Raiders Coach Jon Gruden inquired about the availability of QB Jameis Winston near the trading deadline. The trade would have been an even swap of the young quaterbacks: Derek Carr for Jameis Winston.
Gruden has been a big fan of Jameis Winston ever since he was at Florida State and when they both did their QB study for ESPN. Gruden has an ego and feels Winston is still a big franchise QB who can be coached up. While he still likes Derek Carr, he would be removing a big salary that would enable him to re-tool.
Winston is under contract for one year whereas Carr has a longer term expensive contract. Gruden felt between this season and Next Jameis would be a star or gone after next year if things did not work out.
The Bucs were very interested in the deal but wanted a late round draft pick included because they were taking on a larger contract and a QB who had some injuries. After that was said Gruden balked at the deal.
You can bet Derek Carr will not be with Oakland next year and as Jameis Winston might lose his value as the Bucs are playing a 36 year Old Journeyman Gruden might be calling again in March with the upper hand this time.
LeBron James I guess the Stone & Digital Dave prediction is true?
It has only been three games but Stone & Digital are trending correct as usual. Thus far Lebron James to LA has been: https://youtu.be/K6K_JeyWzUU
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are off to an ugly 0-3 start this season, but James insists he’s not discouraged.
“I know what I got myself into,” James says. Does he really? is this going to be a repeat of Shaq’s early year with the Lakers which was totally awful.
NFLer’s wife fires back: ‘Crazy’ college student obsessed with us
Rachel Bush is speaking her piece.
After University at Buffalo student Summer Rae exposed several text exchanges with the wife of Bills safety Jordan Poyer online Monday, amid cheating allegations, the Instagram beauty shared her side of the story the following day.
“Last comment I will make on this situation so it is very clear to everyone. I messed up. Jordan got his feelings hurt. Lashed out wth some little h-e h-e in his DMs at the time from Buffalo,” Bush posted to her Instagram story.
“Girl is crazy and won’t stop texting Jordan or me. I read texts of her crazy ass speaking on MY CHILD and family situation. YES I got big mad. The end lol,” she continued. “Now what I decide to do with my life and my daughters from here on out is completely up to me.”
Reports of marital troubles began to surface over the summer, with both Bush and Poyer, 24, writing curious tweets in July. Though the two appear to be on solid ground now, with Bush sporting a Bills jersey on Instagram in September, Rae said she released the messages as a way to stand up for herself.
After 4 months of being harassed/lied to I finally grew a pair and am sticking up for myself … hoping this will all end sooner rather than later,” the college co-ed posted to her Instagram story.
“I’m trying to be the bigger person here … for all my friends that know the real story and what I’ve been through with this I appreciate you .. you can only take so much before it starts to affect you, & I’m sorry I’ve hit my breaking point.”
Bush also stated she didn’t owe anyone an explanation.
“When you hear one side of a story* that was completely set up to look a certain way* .. without hearing the other side. That’s not right,” she penned.
“She’s crazy. Im done. But decided I had to show the truth here.”
Eli Manning, New York Giants settle their memorabilia fraud case
New York Giant QB had tried to explain away ‘smoking-gun’ email, court documents show
The New York Giants, quarterback Eli Manning and memorabilia dealer Steiner Sports reached an undisclosed settlement Monday night to bring an end to a four-year-old civil lawsuit in which three collectors accused them of fraudulently passing off unused helmets as “game-used.”
Terms of the settlement were not released.
The lawsuit was filed in January 2014, and jury selection was to have begun this week before it was pushed back.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP insisted in a deposition that he has no idea why anyone would think he was pulling some kind of scam when he asked a team equipment manager for helmets “that can pass as game used.’’
Manning had been asked by his marketing agent for a pair of helmets to sell in 2010, prompting him to write an email to equipment manager Joe Skiba requesting “2 helmets that can pass as game used. That is it. Eli.”
Asked to explain the email, Manning said at his deposition, “Looks like I’m asking for two of my game-used helmets.”
A lawyer for the plaintiffs asked incredulously, “Why didn’t you ask for two game-used helmets? Why did you say it that way?” referring to Manning’s use of the words “pass as.”
Manning replied, “I believe I am asking for two helmets that can … satisfy the requirement of being game-used.”
The lawyer asked Manning to read how Webster’s dictionary defined the phrase “pass as.”
“To cause people to believe that one is (someone or something) that one is not,’’ the football star recited.
Manning then threw Skiba under the bus, saying that if the helmets weren’t game used, it was all the equipment manager’s fault.
“He was responsible for my helmets, and he provided me with my helmets,’’ the player said.
“If a game-used helmet — a game-used helmet of mine — was claimed to be game-used and [was] not, there would be something wrong with that.’’
Collector Eric Inselberg and others sued Manning and the Giants in Bergen County, where the team is based.
Inselberg says he bought a 2004 Manning helmet and two Michael Jordan rookie cards for $5,000 in 2015.
But he says he later learned that the helmet wasn’t actually worn by Manning — because it doesn’t have the black “RB” sticker that all of the team’s helmets bore that season in memory of Roosevelt Brown, a 1950s-era offensive lineman who died that year.
Inselberg’s lawyer, Brian Brook, is asking the judge not to allow any Giants fans on the jury, noting the possibility of “sports fan bias.’’
Manning, Skiba and the Giants have denied any wrongdoing.
Jury selection was set to begin Monday but was pushed back.
Why Tiger Woods Is Destroying Golf
The man who should not have been chosen to the Ryder Cup team is not only holding the team down but golf as well. The mainstream media members who remember the greatness of Tiger Woods refuse to realize he is just now a middle of the pack golfer.
The networks refuse to promote the successful, young and upcoming golfers. Next year how many times are we going to see the sour puss of Eldrick Tont Woods on every Major golf preview. If woods is not winning then he should be put in the background.
Woods is a mere shadow of himself. he has his core of fans. But he is not your loveable fan and media friendly player. He rarely interacts with fellow golfers. It’s time for the networks to start promoting Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler & Jon Rahm.
As Woods is holding down the Ryder Cup he is also holding down the next pahse of golfers. And if the Networks continue at this rate the future of this game and ratings will suffer. As NFL QBs & stars. NBA and MLB stars move on so will Tiger and the golf sports dept need to realize this.
Who would have thought that, after winning last week at the Tour Championship and ending a five-year winless streak, Tiger Woods would have been the weak link for the US Ryder Cup team in Friday morning’s fourball session?
And to further that, who would have thought being paired with Patrick Reed, who’s built a reputation (a 6-1-2 record) and a nickname (Captain America) as a Ryder Cup stud, Woods wouldn’t be able to produce a point for America?
That was the case, though, with Woods and Reed vanquished, 2&1, by Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood in the anchor match of the morning session.
That point was Europe’s only one of the session, preventing it from being swept 4-0 in the first session for the second consecutive Ryder Cup.
The killer was Woods and Reed were 2-up and in control after a Reed chip-in for birdie on No. 10. They saw the lead disappear as Molinari won Nos. 11 and 12 with birdies and Fleetwood did the same on Nos. 15 and 16 with long putts and demonstrative celebrations to go 2-up on Woods and Reed with two to play.
The Euros clinched the match on 17 and cut the 3-0 US lead to 3-1 entering the afternoon foursome matches.
As Tiger should not have been on the Ryder Cup team he should no longer be the face of golf for the networks.
A forum for Man hating Bigots:
Billie Jean King comes to Serena Williams’ defense, calls out ‘double standard’ in tennis
Why is this man hating bigot lesbian given a forum to spew her inane dislike for men? In spite of this she has become a huge icon for the liberal media. Yet President Trump is bastardized for any and all comment by the liberal media.
Just listen to the latest thing King said. If Trump many any comments about lesbians it would be front page news and on every network.
When a woman is emotional, she’s hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ and there are no repercussions. Thank you, Serena Williams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same,” King wrote.
I wan’t King to answer this why do men still play five sets and women play three sets for the same Pay?
Woman who made false rape claim sentenced to prison
The 19-year-old Long Island woman who filed a bogus rape complaint against two Sacred Heart University football players was sentenced Thursday to a year behind bars — and got a tongue lashing from the judge.
Nikki Yovino first told cops in October 2016 that the two players from the Fairfield, Connecticut, college forced her to have sex in a bathroom at a booze-filled party.
She later admitted that she made the charges up so her evident promiscuity wouldn’t alienate a potential boyfriend.
But during a pre-trial hearing, she went back to her original version of events before finally pleading guilty in state Superior Court in Bridgeport to two counts of second-degree falsely reporting an incident and one count of interfering with police, the Connecticut Post reported.
“I just hope you spend the time reflecting on what you did,” Judge William Holden told Yovino. Holden sentenced her to three years but suspended the final two.
One of her victims — both of whom left the school — read a statement in court as the defendant rolled her eyes, the paper reported.
“I went from being a college student to sitting at home being expelled with no way to clear my name,” Malik St. Hilaire told the courtroom as Yovino started smirking.
“I just hope she knows what she has done to me, my life will never be the same. I did nothing wrong, but everything has been altered because of this.”
Lawyer Frank Riccio read a statement from the second victim, who remained unidentified.
“The last almost two years have been definitely my most difficult of my life,” the statement read.
“The roller coaster of emotions; fear, anger, sadness, embarrassment, depression, anxiety and the list goes on. She accused me of what I believe to be a horrendous, horrific crime out of her own selfish concerns. I lost my scholarship, my dream of continuing to play football and now I am in debt $30,000 and I’m simply trying to get ahead as best as I can.”
Yovino’s mother, the only relative in court to back her, was kicked out of the courtroom after her cellphone went off, the Connecticut paper reported.
Ex-NBA star snaps after bar patron’s brutal taunt
It appears being a local legend doesn’t buy you much stock with Arizona fans – at least not if you’re ex-NBA star Tom Chambers.
The former NBA All-Pro is staring down assault charges after allegedly attacking a fan who became verbally abusive in a Scottsdale, Ariz., bar, according to a report by TMZ.
Witnesses reportedly told the police the victim told Chambers he was “tall and scrawny” and said to Chambers, “You’re not s—t.”
Chambers, however, said he snapped over one particularly pointed remark, telling police the other patron said, “Your mom should have killed you when you came out of the womb.”
While the victim claims Chambers grabbed him by the throat and threw him back, Chambers said he “absolutely put my hands on [him]” but did not punch him. The victim reportedly had a mark on his neck and a bruise on his lip, according to the police.
Chambers played 16 seasons in the NBA, including five in Phoenix, and retired after the 1997-98 season.
While with the Suns, Chambers made three All-Star teams and helped lead the team to the postseason all five years, including Phoenix’s last appearance in the NBA Finals in 1993.
Chambers might be best known to Knicks fans, however, as the one who put Mark Jackson on a poster with an incredible two-handed dunk.
After a police investigation, Chambers was charged with assault, while the other patron was charged with disorderly conduct.
Reports: James Harden linked to investigation into alleged nightclub incident
Reigning NBA MVP James Harden is being investigated after an altercation outside a Scottsdale, Arizona, nightclub, police confirmed to The Arizona Republic. TMZ Sports first reported the alleged incident.
According to TMZ Sports, a woman filed a police report claiming she was filming a fight between a member of Harden’s entourage and a third party outside The Mint nightclub around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Harden allegedly grabbed the woman’s wrist and threw her phone on the roof, hoping to avoid grainy footage of the alleged incident finding its way to a celebrity gossip website.
The woman reportedly told police that she accepted $500 from Harden and his associates. She visited a hospital to treat her wrist, according to TMZ Sports. She also recovered her phone from the roof and shared the footage with the online publication. Harden’s face is difficult to decipher on camera.
It is “far too early in the investigation” to determine any role Harden may have played in the incident, and the Arizona State University product was not initially considered a suspect, according to reports.
James Harden’s history with nightclub fights
This is not the first time Harden’s name has surfaced in relation to a nightclub fight. Moses Malone Jr., the eldest son of the late Pro Basketball Hall of Famer, accused Harden of orchestrating an aggravated robbery outside the now-defunct V Live Houston strip club in June 2016. Malone sued Harden, alleging the Rockets guard paid a bouncer at the club $20,000 to retaliate for Malone’s critical Facebook post.
The bouncer, Darian Blount, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the alleged incident.
James Harden’s history with smacking phones
Harden is also no stranger to getting upset about unwanted video footage. At halftime of a loss to the Utah Jazz in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals this past May, Harden took issue with a heckler on his way into the locker room, and then smacked the heckler’s phone on his way out.
Jim Irsay: Colts on the verge of ‘a great renaissance’
Boldly predicting that “a great renaissance period is about to unfold upon us,” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay spent 24 minutes after practice Friday night listing a litany of reasons why he believes his football team is ready to break out of its three-year, playoff-less slog.
It starts, of course, with No. 12, the franchise quarterback Irsay ambitiously – and rather recklessly – repeatedly vowed would be ready for the 2017 season. Andrew Luck never took a snap, and Irsay’s Colts slumped to 4-12, their worst record in six years.
Now, the owner is confident the hard lessons of last season will start to pay off. It starts with Luck.
“Trust me when I say this,” Irsay said, “it’s made him a better football player, and a better man, a guy in the end who is going to give us even a better chance for greatness.
A Multi-Billion Dollar Business That Does Not Support Their Employees the ..NFL! The Jameis Winston Case!
So Jameis Winston gets suspended by the NFL for allegedly groping an Uber driver in a drunken stupor. It sounds like to me they took the female Uber driver’s story completely. In his apology Jameis Winston never admitted to doing it just that he was drunk.
Espn’s Tallahasse Jeff Cameron.
I hope he reads the stories of the many of the Tampa and national writers who berated him and wanted him ostracized from the Tampa Bay Bucs and NFL. He did have some supporters though!
If Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger can make a comeback after two rape allegations than Winston can.
Unlike many of the writers who condemned him we want view it as a polemicist. Did this accuser have any motivation?
A. She was an Ueber driver they pay is not that great as interviewing some.
B. If she is an Ueber driver she is trying to supplement her income.
C. She was already told by her supervisor or dispatcher that she would be driving around famous people.
D. Once she met Winston she knew who he was if she was not told already.
E. He was an easy target because he was in a drunken stupor.
F. Once again she knew of him and then once the NFL sided with her she said she was not a fan of Winston’s because of the quote he said below to students a while back
“But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!”
F. And it is amazing how fast she got an attorney to represent her. Oh of course because he is famous and it all can lead to a possible payday.
I am sure the NFL took little thought in this. They were just more embarrassed by Winston being a knuckle head as being in a drunken stupor. They wanted it over. of course the case above you’ll never see by sports beat writers, Columnist, sports guys like Jim Rome, Stephen A. Smith, WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Scott Van Pelt or the gutless Tallahassee ESPN sport show host Jeff Cameron who broke the story because they do not want to lose their jobs! And take note Cameron claims he is a friend of Winston’s and his circle of friends and offered no support for him.
Winston did not get pulled over for a DUI he chose to get an Uber driver. I am sure next time he will bring a designated driver. Even though he claims to have given up drinking.
NFL players beware keep the positive image you are suppose to keep. If you take a fall I am not to sure how much the NFL will support their employees.
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Jameis Winston’s friend offers dramatic new details in Uber suspension case-Do the NFL Supports Their Players
Jameis Winston is the most underrated QB in the league! He has set records for most yards and TD’s in the NFL by a QB in his first years. Critics claim he turns the ball over to much. Yes he does fumble , but his TD to Interception rate is number 53 of all QBS who ever played in the NFL. Better than: Troy Aikmen, Eli Manning and Dan Marino.
Another fact? He has put these numbers up with a very bad team. Last year of his over 300 passes thrown only 60 were thrown when his team had the lead. Playing catch up all the time with a bad defense skews numbers in a negative direction. Despite this he was still one of the higher rated QBs in statistics.
NFL writers have tried to keep a stigma on him. While he needs a choice of friends (see below) to socialize at this point he is one of the top 15 QBs in the league. Do the nFL support their players. Sources like ESPN’s outside the lines, NFL.com do not have the guts to do stories on women who prey on rich athletes. There are many out their. When will the NFL start listening to and protect their players. But back to Jameis Winston.
Darby Banks didn’t speak to the NFL may have been because the NFL didn’t know he was the third passenger. The former Vanderbilt football player is currently serving 15 years in prison. In June 2017, Banks was convicted of aggravated rape and sexual battery for a crime that took place back in June 2013.
Jameis Winston was originally accused of groping an Uber driver back in November, Winston’s initial defense was that the driver’s story.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, the driver, “Kate,” alleged that Winston grabbed her crotch while the two were waiting in the drive-thru of a Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 13, 2016. According to Kate’s story, Winston was the only passenger in the car at the time of the alleged incident. As Kate tells it, a small group of Winston’s friends placed the quarterback in the passenger seat of her car around 2 a.m.
As soon as the allegations came out, Kate’s story was contradicted by both Winston and Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby, who both said thatin the car on the night of the alleged incident.
Although we’ve heard from both Darby and Winston, one person who had yet to tell his story was the mysterious third passenger, but that changed on Friday, when the passenger’s lawyer, Mark Scruggs, spoke with ESPN’s Outside the Lines.
The third passenger, former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Banks, offered some damning details to the case. According to Banks, at least part of the driver’s story is accurate, because Winston was definitely alone in the car with her in the early morning hours of March 13. Through his attorney, Banks said that Winston had become “unruly” after getting drunk at a club in Scottsdale. At that point, several friends decided to call an Uber for Winston, and he left the premises by himself in the car.
“What happened after that, they cannot say,” Scruggs said.
According to Kate, what happened after that is that Winston “reached over” and “grabbed” her crotch while the two were waiting for food at a drive-thru. Kate also added that Winston kept his hand in place for three to five seconds and didn’t remove it until she asked him, “What’s up with that?”
Although Banks was never interviewed by the NFL as part of its investigation, the league apparently came to a similar conclusion. According to NFL.com, the league investigation found that the Uber ride consisted of multiple legs and that Darby and Banks weren’t in the car for all of them.
Banks actually had an explanation for that. According to him, the three men — Winston, Darby and Banks — had all taken an Uber earlier in the night with a different female driver.
“Brandon was never in the car with this victim [Kate],” Scruggs told Outside the Lines. “They were two different events, two different Uber drivers.”
Basically, the group went out partying in Scottsdale and the three men were together for Uber ride one. However, according to Banks, Winston was the only person in the car for Uber ride two, which took place much later in the night when Winston was “unruly” and intoxicated.
There’s still a lot of questions to answer and there’s a good chance the NFL will answer those when they release the findings of the league investigation, which has gone on for more than seven months. The new details from Banks may help shed some light on why Winston was hit with a multi-game suspension.
While we still don’t think Winston will get suspended, we are hoping next time he takes his money and get a limo. If he does this there will very little interaction with the driver.Should NFL players or Athletes us Uber?
The Lebron James Tour Continues as he contacts Anthony Davis.
Lebron James is determined to win another championship no matter what. After holding a meeting with Kevin Durant he has now contacted New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis. Despite his one championship with Cleveland, James needs a third superstar in place to sacrifice their elite status.
Chris Bosh is probably a Hall of Famer but would have been a total lock if had not sacrificed his talents for Lebron James who was so desperate to win. Bosh got money and two rings but was basically Lebron’s caddy/rebounder on those days James would shoot 12 for 32.
James desperately wants a third superstar in place. James Hardin in Houston wants nothing to do with Lebron James, but Chris Paul is open to it. At this point Lebron James is doing the inquiring, only one team beside the Cavs have had contact with him.
JR Smith changes tune on blunder but ready to turn page to Game 2
A humble JR Smith who is never for a lost of words finally took partial responsibility for his game game 1 NBA Finals Game 1.
admitted Saturday that he was not aware of the score at the end of regulation in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 124-114 overtime loss in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, but he said he won’t let the mistake affect his play in Game 2.
“After thinking about it a lot after the last 24 hours and however long it’s been since the game was over, I can’t say I was sure of anything at that point,” Smith said.
That was different than Smith’s story after Game 1 on Thursday, when he said he believed the score was tied when he grabbed an offensive rebound in the lane with 4.7 seconds remaining off a George Hill missed free throw and dribbled the ball out, expecting someone on his team to call timeout.
Smith was asked if he remembered telling an irate LeBron James, “I thought we were ahead,” after the clock expired, as it appeared he said in a camera angle captured by the ABC broadcast of the game.
“I might have said that,” Smith said. “I’m not for sure, but I might have.”
Activist Harry Edwards: NFL’s failure to learn from history on protests will prove costly
It would be a shock if Harry Edwards were not appalled by the revised national anthem policy that NFL owners pushed through this week with hopes of squashing player protests.
Of course, Edwards, with undoubtedly the most powerful voice for more than a half-century linking sports and society, is livid.
“This is the dumbest move possible,” Edwards told USA TODAY Sports of the policy, which mandates players who choose to be on the sideline stand during the anthem. “They put the protest movement on blast. They just created a bigger stage than ever.”
Edwards should know. Fifty years ago, he was in the midst of organizing what was then considered a radical movement, the Olympic Project for Human Rights. That effort fell short of the initial goal of a boycott of the 1968 Olympics by African-American athletes, but it raised consciousness about societal injustices – much like Colin Kaepernick in 2016 when he kneeled during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner – and led to the iconic image from Mexico City when sprinters John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised black-gloved fists while on the podium during the anthem.
It’s almost like ’68 has come back through the mirror, including the same issues, including police killings of African-Americans,” Edwards compared.
As Kaepernick contemplated and carried out his protests nearly two years ago – which led to him remaining unsigned since the end of the 2016 season and his subsequent pursuit of a pending collusion grievance against the NFL – Edwards consulted the quarterback. He has long been engaged with 49ers ownership that is clearly among the most progressive in the NFL (CEO Jed York declared that the team intended to pause concession stand operations and other money making ventures during the anthem). And as the crisis has escalated with the league embroiled in politics, he’s given advice to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The recommendations to Goodell, outlined in a letter that Edwards shared with USA TODAY Sports, involved three key themes that are boiled down as such:
• Work in collaboration with the players in addressing the issues that fuel the protests, rather than focusing on retribution and punishment.
• Take a long-term view, recognizing that the movement could coalesce into another wave of athlete activism.
• Realize that retaliation would turn protesting players into martyrs while positioning the league as an entity opposing the merits of the issues that are of concern to the players.
Joe Flacco denies holding ‘grudge’ over Ravens’ selection of Lamar Jackson
The Baltimore Ravens selected their quarterback of the future and seemingly put their signal caller of the present on notice when they took Lamar Jackson in the first round of the 2018 draft last month. But regardless of what you may have heard, Joe Flacco says he harbors no ill will toward the franchise or his potential successor.
“People want to act like I’m holding some grudge, but that’s not how it is,” Flacco said on Thursday following the Ravens’ offseason practice session. “We welcome Lamar here with open arms, and that’s the same for me. My approach doesn’t change. I want to go win football games this year and we have a lot of new guys I have to get ready to play and help us win those games. That’s the reality of it.”
Thursday marked the first time that Flacco had spoken to the media since Baltimore traded up to draft Jackson – the former Heisman Trophy winner out of Louisville – with the 32nd overall pick.
“I want to say I was surprised,” Flacco said when asked about his reaction to the selection. “Listen, when you pick a quarterback or pick anybody in the first round, it means something. I don’t know what it means, but it’s not my job to worry about what it means. It’s my job is to keep the same approach that I have the last 10 years and help us win football games.”
Lebron James Secret Meeting With Kevin Durant!
Lebron James is at it again. First he convinced and tarnished the potential hall of Fame career of Chris Bosh to selfishly win his first of two titles with Bosh and the Heat. He is now at it again.
The so called greatest player on the planet is trying to recruit Paul George and more importantly Kevin Durant who has a player option with the Warriors. James is looking to bring these two to the Knicks, Lakers or the Atlanta Hawks to create another super team to win another title. It is almost 100% that he will leave Cleveland this year.
However, unlike with Chris Bosh, Lebron might have to be Kevin Duran’t second fiddle.
Of course Tim Tebow starts his season with some magic
Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first at-bat with a Mets minor league team for the third time, with the outfielder connecting on a three-run shot on the first pitch of his Double-A Rumble Ponies debut Thursday. Tebow homered in his first plate appearance in April of last season with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies, before repeating the heroics in June with High-A St. Lucie.
The latest bomb earned Tebow loud cheers from the crowd and gave the Rumble Ponies a 5-0 cushion in the second inning of the home game.
Tebow, signed by the Mets in 2016 after flaming out of the NFL, had a disappointing major league spring training, when he batted .056 with 11 strikeouts in 18 at-bats, while battling an ankle injury. GM Sandy Alderson had escalated the team’s expectations for the 30-year-old, saying he believes Tebow will make it to the majors.
Another Tiger Woods breakup is getting ugly
The Masters isn’t the only thing Tiger Woods has to worry about this week.
Kristin Smith, who dated golf’s emerging comeback star from 2015 to 2017, is in arbitration with Woods, 42, over a non-disclosure agreement, sources tell TMZ.
Smith is said to have ended the romance after suspecting Woods had been unfaithful. The golfer, who sought treatment for sex addiction in 2010, allegedly offered his former lady love money to sign an NDA in hopes of avoiding another public scandal. According to the gossip site, stylist Smith accepted it but is now hoping to break it, claiming it cannot be enforced.
Woods, it appears, won’t go down without a fight, as insiders note to the site that the father of two is threatening to unveil curious photos of Smith should she not adhere to the terms of their prior agreement. Legal teams are now reportedly involved.
Woods’ first marriage, to Elin Nordegren, crumbled in catastrophic fashion, as a result of his infidelity in late 2009. The pair finalized their divorce in 2010.
Jonathan Martin reportedly hit with five charges over threatening Instagram post
Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin is facing multiple charges followinglast month.
According to TMZ, the Los Angeles County District attorney has hit Martin with a total of five charges stemming from a Feb. 23 incident where he posted a threatening picture to Instagram. Martin is facing four counts of making criminal threats, along with one count of possessing a loaded firearm.
The loaded firearm charge was tacked on because policein Martin’s car when he was detained back in February. Authorities also found a large knife, an ax and a cell phone, according to the court documents obtained by TMZ. Martin was detained by police less than 24 hours after he shared a disturbing photo on Instagram.
The picture included the names of two of his former Dolphins teammates — Mike Pouncey and Richie Incognito — along with the names of two of his former high school classmates. Martin also specifically named his former high school (Harvard-Westlake School) and the Dolphins in the photo.
JEFF HARDY ARRESTED FOR DWI After Crashing Car
WWE superstar Jeff Hardy — one half of the Hardy Boyz — was arrested Saturday night after cops say he drunkenly crashed his car in North Carolina while THREE TIMES the legal limit.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the 40-year-old was involved in a single-car crash and admitted to being the driver of the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V sedan.
Cops say he submitted to a breath test and blew a .25 — more than three times the legal limit. He was immediately booked for misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated and is due back in court in April.
WWE addressed the arrest, saying … “Jeff Hardy is responsible for his own personal actions. We are investigating the matter and awaiting information from local law enforcement officials.”
Hardy has a history with the law … back in 2011, he served time in jail stemming from a 2009 cocaine and prescription pill arrest.
As Odell Beckham Jr. continues to be Giant distraction, the organization needs to consider trading their star receiver
Just when you think Odell Beckham Jr. has had a quiet offseason … a video pops up on social media featuring one of the best receivers in the NFL. In the video, which was first tweeted by the Fameolous, Beckham is in bed with a woman, pizza, a credit card, and a white substance. Beckham is holding some type of brown cigarette.
Ricky Pittino ” It’s wrong to strip Louisville of Win & Titles and I am 100% innocent”
Little Ricky Pitino always the victim and always innocent no matter what the charges are. He is part of controversy after controversy. This is the reason why The Stone & Digital Dave Show declined to have him on a few years back.
You see Little Ricky has the propensity to woo radio and especially Sports talk hosts. They allow him to plead his innocence on their show, no matter what the charges are . Stone & Digital Dave refused to allow that to happen past and present.
Little Rick also likes to job hop. He turns around a team and in most cases wears out his welcomes or jumps ship.
July 2003: Pitino meets Karen Sypher at an upscale Italian restaurant in Louisville, where the two engage in a sexual encounter after the business has closed for the night.
April 2009: Pitino announces he’s the target of an extortion attempt by Sypher.
July 2010: Pitino testifies against Sypher during her extortion trial, prompted by accusations she tried to blackmail the Louisville coach by requesting millions in cash, a home and expensive vehicles to stay silent about their affair. “Some unfortunate things happened,” Pitino testifies at Sypher’s trial. “She opened up my pants.” Pitino also says the sex lasted “15 seconds” and denies Sypher’s accusations, which she reported to Louisville police, that Pitino raped her on two occasions.
Pitino admits to giving Sypher $3,000 after she told him she was pregnant and planned to have an abortion but lacked health insurance.
A judge sentences Sypher to seven years in prison after she’s convicted of extortion, retaliation against a witness and lying to the FBI in the aftermath of her tryst with Pitino.
Pitino appeals for fans to move on from the scandal, saying it’s been “pure hell” for his family.
“I’ve been blackmailed seven months ago and these allegations were proven false,” Pitino said. “I’m asking all university fans that if any of you put this on the news anymore, if you’re fans of anything we’ve accomplished, just change the channel. And if the newspapers want to write about it, just read something else.”
Oct. 2, 2015: Katina Powell, a self-proclaimed escort, publishes a book titled, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” which details sex-for-pay for 22 parties for Louisville recruits from 2010 to 2014 that she says she arranged at Billy Minardi Hall, which houses Cardinals basketball players. Of course little Rick claims he knows nothing of this.
June 3, 2017: Brian Bowen, a five-star prospect from Saginaw, Michigan, surprises analysts when he commits to dark horse Louisville via Twitter. The commitment moves Louisville to No. 7 overall in ESPN.com’s rankings for the 2017 class.
Pitino tells Lexington WHAS-AM radio host Terry Meiners: “We got lucky on this one. They had to come in unofficially, pay for their hotel, pay for their meals. We spent zero dollars recruiting a five-star athlete who I loved when I saw him play.
October 16th 2017 – Little Ricky Pitino Fired As Louisville Basketball Coach Amid Massive Bribery Probe
The FBI alleges an unnamed Louisville staffer worked with high-ranking Adidas representative Jim Gatto and others to lure an elite prospect to Louisville with a $100,000 bribe. Per the FBI’s documentation, the player committed to the Cardinals in early June, “or almost immediately after the illicit bribe scheme.”
The corruption scandal, which led to the arrests of four Division I basketball assistants, adds another blemish to Pitino’s legacy and the Louisville program.
HBO releases trailer, premiere date for Joe Paterno biopic
The name of former Penn State University football coach no longer can include one of the greatest coaches in college football history without the name Jerry Sandusky and the enabler question mark attached to it.
An HBO biopic starring Al Pacino as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will premiere April 7.
HBO tweeted the premiere date of “Paterno” on Friday, along with a trailer to the film directed by Barry Levinson.
HBO has said the film will focus on Paterno dealing with fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky’s 2011 arrest and died two months later at age 85.
A report commissioned by the university and conducted by a team led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh concluded Paterno and three administrators hushed up the allegations against Sandusky.
The three administrators were sentenced to jail. Former university President Graham Spanier is appealing his conviction.
LeBron James blasted Donald Trump again, and Fox News couldn’t keep its mouth shut
The same night LeBron James’ comments that President Donald Trump doesn’t “give a f*** about the people” were published and picked up on social media, Fox News pundit Laura Ingraham called those very comments “ignorant” and ended her segment with four summing words: “Shut up and dribble.”
Ingraham’s comments were in response to an appearance by James and Kevin Durant in ESPN anchor Cari Champion’s new miniseries, “Rolling With the Champion.” You should watch the entire video, but James and Durant specifically begin discussing the president at the 5:20 mark
Boston radio host suspended for racist impression of Tom Brady’s agent
What Howard Stern has been doing and Mark Chernoff Of WFAN radio has allowed for years this guy get’s suspended for. So should Sirrius’s Howard Stern and Mark Chernoff and his merry men of racist impressionist all be suspended?
It was just weeks ago where the new WFAN morning host Gregg Giannotti did a racist impression of Todd Bowles. Both stations are owned by the same company. No such action was taken against Giannotti.
As reported by the NY Post,Christian Fauria, a former NFL tight end who is a co-host of “Ordway, Merloni and Fauria” on WEEI, mocked Tom Brady’s agent, Don Yee, with a racist Asian accent Friday during the show. The radio station has suspended him for five days.
“Earlier today I made a horrible attempt at humor,” Fauria tweeted Friday. “In a segment during the show, I impersonated agent Don Yee in an insensitive and regrettable way. I want to publicly apologize to Don and anyone in the audience who heard it.
“I have also reached out to Don directly to personally apologize. I have been disciplined by WEEI management and I fully support their decision.”
The show was discussing a column that ran in the Boston Herald by Ron Borges. A random fan, reportedly a guy who calls into WEEI as “Nick in Boston” duped Borges by making the columnist believe he was Yee in a text conversation. The con artist told Borges that Brady, in light of the five-year, $137.5 million contract signed by former Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo with the 49ers, wanted a better deal and was willing to sit out offseason team activities until he got one.
America’s Team may not have made the Playoffs or Superbowl But Their Player’s Team Jerseys still are the Top selling.
The NFLPA announced on Monday that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott led all players in merchandise sales from March 2017 through November 2017. Prescott was followed in the top five by his teammate Ezekiel Elliott, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Prescott and Elliott were not the only Cowboys on the list. They were joined by Dez Bryant (11th) and Jason Witten (14th). Despite their disappointing 9-7 season that ended with them spending the playoffs at home, the Cowboys were still one of the most popular teams in the league — if not the most popular. That’s why they’re called America’s Team, folks.
Other jersey’s of note: Rob Gronlowski #12th, JJ Watt #16th, Ben Roethlisberger 18th, Deshaun Watson #21th, Clay Mathews #35th, Jamies Winston #40th, Marcus Mariota #44th and Kareem Hunt rounding out the top 50.
‘Papa John’ abruptly out after blasting NFL leadership.
Papa John’s founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players — comments for which the company later apologized.
Schnatter will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie on Jan. 1, the company announced Thursday. Schnatter, who appears in the chain’s commercials and on its pizza boxes, and is the company’s biggest shareholder, remains chairman of the board.
Earlier this year, Schnatter blamed slowing sales growth at Papa John’s — an NFL sponsor and advertiser — on the outcry surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had kneeled during the national anthem to protest what he said was police mistreatment of black men, and other players started kneeling as well.
Papa John’s apologized two weeks later, after white supremacists praised Schnatter’s comments. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company distanced itself from the group, saying that it did not want them to buy their pizza.
Ritchie declined to say Thursday if the NFL comments played a role in Schnatter stepping down, only saying that it’s “the right time to make this change.”
Shares of Papa John’s are down about 13 percent since the day before the NFL comments were made, reducing the value of Schnatter’s stake in the company by nearly $84 million. Schnatter owns nearly 9.5 million shares of Papa John’s International Inc., and his total stake was valued at more than $560 million on Thursday, according to FactSet. The company’s stock is down 30 percent since the beginning of the year.
Jimbo Fisher Off To A Rough Start: Texas A&M football player arrested after threatening to kill several people with rifle, police say!
The regime of Big Money Jimbo Fisher is off to a rough start. A Texas A&M football player was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly pointed a gun at several people outside an apartment complex and threatened to kill them, officials said.
The College Station Police Department said in a news release that starting defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson, 23, and Terry Florez Jr., 24, were arrested after officers were called around 2:30 a.m. to the Campus Village Apartments.
“Officers learned that the passenger [Henderson] in the vehicle pointed a rifle at one of the victims and also threatened the other two victims by stating he would kill them,” police said in a release.
Authorities were originally contacted after several residents reported two men in the apartment complex pointed a gun at them.
Officers then pulled the pair over as they were driving out of the complex and found marijuana in their possession, in addition to a discarded rifle in the nearby woods. The firearm matched the exact description given by the victims, KXXV reported.
Henderson has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana, while Florez Jr. is charged with possession of marijuana.
A Texas A&M spokesperson told The Dallas Morning News that Henderson has been suspended indefinitely per athletics department policy.
The Stone & Digital Dave Show tried to reach out to Jimbo Fisher to no avail!
Giants general manager search: Mike Francesa of WFAN-AM Lobbying To Be A candidate?
According to sources retiring sports talk show host Mike Francesa of WFAN -AM of NY radio is lobbying to become the next General Manager of the NY Giants. The Giants’ general manager search has already begun, but it’s unlikely to be completed anytime soon.
Like with a head coaching search, the Giants cannot interview any individuals currently employed by other teams until after the regular season is over. Unlike the head coaching search, the rules for securing the ability to interview those candidates can be trickier.
Knowing this we are told that’s where Francesa is lobbying to the Giants of his so called high football IQ and his past relationships with a few former and present winning football head coaches. Many folks think he is delusional but some thought it was delusional for him to have become a highly paid sports talk show host.
Maybe he will shock us and get the job, then shock us more by hiring Mr. Steroids( Alex Rodriquez) as the Giants football coach.
Jimbo Fisher Resigns! A STONE & Digital Dave Special on Sunday December 10 at 5 PM on WVFT 93.3 FM. Why Winning and Tradition Blinded FSU Authorities From This Football DEFECTOR?
There’s a new Best Job Available on the block, and it’s Florida State. With Jimbo Fisher high-tailing it out of Tallahassee the job is now open, and it’s going to be an attractive option to a lot of coaches around the country.
It’s one of the premier programs in one of the nation’s best conferences, and you can win national titles at Florida State. But who will be the coach Florida State tabs to try to win them?
Eli Manning Benched By The Giants…….Boo Hoo..hoo!
One of the most overrated QB ever, gets benched. Some Giant fans and the biggest Eli Manning fan Radio host Mike Francesa cry foul. Look at Eli’s body of work. Yes, he has two Superbowl rings. However if you analyze those two Superbowl games the Giants had a monster defense and great receivers. Eli who is an slightly above avg was also the benefactor of some good fortunes, flukey plays and bad ref calls.
Is this Eli’s treatment the big payback for him and his Daddy being a baby and saying they would refuse to play for the San Diego Chargers years back at the draft? And what is up with Mike Francesa? The way Francesa was balling and babbling you would Thing Eli Manning is the greatest QB or best Athlete in the world? Oh, we forgot Alex Rodriguez is!
Baker Mayfield True Thug and Hoodlum. Good for the Browns? Giants? The NFL?
This guy is your street thug! One GM compared him to Johnny Manziel. This is true! However the big difference in the comparison of them both being duel threat qb’s is unlike Manziel he looks to throw before he runs
Recently, 49ers G.M. John Lynch compared Mayfield to Johnny Manziel during a visit to the Haberman & Middlekauff podcast. In the good way.
“He’s got some special qualities to him. He reminds a lot of people of Manziel and kind of has those qualities, he’s a good football player,” Lynch said. “I see a little Favre in him, I think the passion he played the game with. You always get yourself in trouble when you say ‘I see a lot of Favre in him.’ No, he’s not Brett Favre yet but that guy loves the game of football, people seem to gravitate towards him so he’s got that special skill set both the tangible things he can do — he throws the football extremely well, he can move around — but he also, there’s something special about that kid, you can see it.”
Mayfield has some comparisons to Manziel, whose competitiveness morphed into obscene gestures during his first nationally-televised performance in the 2014 preseason, against Washington. Mayfield surely hopes to undo any short-term or long-term damage to his football career with his lay-it-on-thick/say-all-the-right-things apology.
The incident and the aftermath nevertheless will become a red flag for Mayfield during the pre-draft process, since any team that rolls the dice on Mayfield and in turn sees him do the kind of things he did on Saturday won’t be able to say they didn’t know he might act that way.
Mayfield will can be a very good player in the NFL for the right team and right coach. He would be a better fit for no nonsense coaches with teams who need a qb!
Jameis Winston To Be Rejoined with Florida State University Coach Jimbo Fisher?
University of Florida? U of Tennessee? Texas A & M? How About The Tamapa Bay Buccaneers?
Despite the following quotes by Florida State University president John Thrasher made it clear head football coach Jimbo Fisher will keep his position as long as he desires.
“Jimbo’s here forever,” Thrasher said, per Tia Mitchell of the Florida Times-Union (h/t Dane Belbeck of The Score). “You know, as long as he wants to be, he’s good. He’s as good as gold. He’s going to be here.”
The comments come after Dan Wolken of USA Today reported Wednesday Texas A&M is expected to eventually part ways with head coach Kevin Sumlin and “inquire about the interest level” of Fisher.
Wolken clarified “Fisher has never given serious consideration to leaving Florida State previously, rebuffing interest from LSU the last two years.”
However, a source noted the coach has a relationship with current Texas A&M athletics director Scott Woodward, who was an administrator at LSU in 2000 when Fisher was hired as an offensive coordinator for the Tigers.
Wolken noted they have remained in touch since.
The speculation comes during a disastrous 2017 campaign for Fisher’s Seminoles. They are a mere 3-6 and need to win their final three games just to ensure bowl eligibility. The team hasn’t bounced back from the season-ending injury quarterback Deondre Francois’ suffered in the opening contest against Alabama.
Still, Fisher has amassed an 81-23 record at the school and won the final BCS championship game in the 2013 season. He also led Florida State to the College Football Playoff the following campaign and won the Orange Bowl against Michigan last season.
Jimbo Fisher has many clauses and options in his contract. And one of them is opting out to the pros. The Buccaneers will more than likely be looking for a new coach soon. Who can argue with a Winston Fisher reunion to make Tampa good again.
Why the New England Patriots Bill Billichick Traded Jimmy Garoppolo!
Bill has done it again! He gets the 49ers second round pick which is like a late 1st round as bad as the 49ers are playing it should be the 34th pick. Why the trade? The Patriots see a QB they like in the 2018 draft. They have have more to offer for a higher pick to get him. They will draft the QB they like while Brady plays for at two more years.
Peyton Manning Accuser Speaks Out! But Where is the Media Uproar of Kevin Spacey Allegedly Molesting A Young Boy?
The new wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations has inspired Peyton Manning’s accuser to again speak out. The war on celebrity men is here unless they molest a young boy and there name is Kevin Spacey.
Jamie Naughright, who was an athletic trainer at the University of Tennessee while Manning was the star quarterback, spoke to CBS’ “Inside Edition” about the 1996 incident in which she alleges Manning exposed himself to her, then placed his genitals on her face.
Manning has admitted to “mooning” a teammate as a 19-year-old with Naughright present, but for decades has denied making contact with her, denials that his lawyer continued issuing Monday.
Asked about Manning’s contention that he never touched her, Naughright said, “That’s a lie.
Harvey Weinstein, Steven Segal, Bill Cosby, Bill O’Riley, and TV Male Sexual Harassment! Is there a Double Standard? A Gay Double Standard?
ESPN has a openly gay male host on one of their shows call Sports Nation. We all know he is gay because he usually tells the world daily that he is. Any gay theme issue he makes his presence known as LZ Granderson gay advocate! On his show he is the first one to make light of sports figures but is uptight if someone questions his lifestyle.
The point here,remember the backlash and uproar over Brent Musburger going Zooxie over, at that time, the Alabama’s QB’s girlfriend Katherine Webb looks. Musburger was nearly salivating while he was on the air about her. . He mentioned how pretty she was! Yet this LZ Granderson constantly goes Zooxie and salivates about how he feels some of the male athletes good looks he is covering. He has even done so, about upcoming male guests stating he thinks they are good looking.
When Bill O’Riley did this to some of his female co-hostess and female guests he was called a pig, a sexist and even bordering on sexual harassment? Why the double Standard?
NCAA Football TOP 5
Penn State- They beat good teams badly.
Alabama- They beat bad teams badly.
Georgia – A team that is great or because they play in the WEAK SEC.
Miami- playing in probably the best division (ACC) in football.
TCU a slight edge over Wisconsin who has not played a very good team yet,
Just Shut the Heck Up!!!
Colin Kaepernick shut your trap and you just might get back in. Let’s face it if Kaepernick really wanted to play he could have given back the 18 million he got this year for not playing and played for the Canadian Football League. But no! He would rather sit and keep the money. I don’t blame him but shut up and spend your money. Now in his defense the ignorant haters need to stop, Kaeper is better than any 2nd or 3rd string QB in the NFL and maybe quite a few of the starters. So you guys shut up too.
TOP Five in College Football
- Penn State
- Ohio State
Oh Where oh where is Clemson? Hmmmm Stone Forum!!!
THE STONE FORUM!
Making progress: Tiger Woods tweets video hitting a driver! But Who Cares!
Tiger Woods continues to work on his golf game in the wake of his return from rehabilitation following his DUI arrest in May.
On Sunday, the 14-time major champion posted a video of him hitting his driver, with the caption “Making Progress.” It followed an Oct. 7 post that touted “Smooth Iron Shots” and an Aug. 31 post that read: “Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching.”
Tiger Woods continues to work on his golf game in the wake of his return from rehabilitation following his DUI arrest in May.
The video clip shows Woods in his customary Sunday red shirt, with black shorts swinging a club. The Legend of Tiger Woods is about finished. At One time despite he seemed like a Superhuman, and we were all in awe even folks who rarely followed golf.
Despite treating many of his fans like horse crap (*Stone & Digital Dave exposed the way he treated fans way before the incident with his wife see our videos). When you play beyond belief you can continue to be a nasty person and still have fans beyond belief.
Tiger now is an average golfer. He is considered a rogue in some circles. Now some of those adoring fans you walked by, yelled at, refused to sign autographs and pushed out the way are hoping you continue in misery. His fan base has shrunk. Maybe when he comes back he’ll treat the loyal fans that still support him better!
* 2009 Classic STONE and Digital Dave exposing Tiger Woods: https://youtu.be/F3P_oZC4518
Fake! Phony! Counterfeit! Spurious! Sham! Fagazie! A true Bogusity!
I will never forget this event it was 6pm a cold day in November and at the dinner table parents tell a little 8 year old boy with blue eyes, sandy brown hair with blond highlights that Santa Clause was not real and they were placing our toys under the Christmas tree. To make things worse they also told him the Easter Bunny didn’t really lay colored eggs. With tears in his eyes from this deception he yelled NOT TRUE! Sorta like you will be yelling when you finished reading this article. Well that little boy was me and what they told me was true and I hate to be the bearer of the BAD NEWS! But! The NFL is Fake! A scripted sports event!
Not since the last time I saw a bad episode of M.A.S.H have I seen a more poorly scripted fiasco as the Patriots v. the Buccaneers game it made WWE look like a Vietnam documentary. Where in the world can a 40 year old man out play a 23 year old boy in anything? Chess maybe! And a professional place kicker miss 3 field goal tries from a makeable distance. No Where! But the NFL will have you believe just that. Between bad calls and obvious dropped makeable catches the Bucs fell short just as scripted so these band of bums can make it to the playoffs. Shocking I know but someone has to let you all so you know the truth. I know you are all saying say it aint so Digital Dave but sorry it is! Years from now I will be expecting a public apology saying I was right all along. Thank You in advance!
Hey! Put my job where your mouth is!!!
If and I say if the NFL was serious about unity then why is Colin Kaepernick still out of a job? Let’s face it he was the one that started this protest and every team shunned him and black listed him. So now that all teams are on board with the protest why is Colin still out of a job? You can’t have it both ways he should be able to play in the NFL. Ya think?
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Rick Pitino Let Go By Louisville! And Another Scandal Is Investigated! The Call We Refused To Accept!
They wanted to plug his book. They wanted to promote his career. They wanted him to use us to have exposure in the markets we worked in. Despite our competitors promoting his causes and celebrating his successes as a coach we always felt that Rick Pitino was tainted in his ways.
This is not to say that being in this business that we have not had tainted people and celebrities on our radio show. In Pitino’s case we just did not feel good having him on our show.
Ric Flair! Woooooooooah!
Wrestling legend Ric Flair may have once commanded the ring – but after the cameras turned off, things “just got out of control.”
Decades of “social” drinking finally caught up with the 16-time pro wrestling world champion this year, landing him in the hospital and near death last month.
“I crashed in an airplane and broke my back, I’ve been hit by lightning,” Flair tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “But this is totally different. Anything I’ve been through before is nothing like this.”
On Aug. 11, the 68-year-old was rushed to the hospital with stomach pains. Within hours, Flair was in the early stages of kidney failure and on the verge of congestive heart failure – the result of years of alcohol abuse.
Digital Dave’s Top 5 College Picks Week 3
Top 5 college
- Penn State
NFL Offices to the NY Jets, Minnesota Vikings, and Several Other Unamed Teams: “At Least Give Colin Kaepernick A Tryout!”
The NFL fearing some backlash from a few fans, players and now even white players are urging the Jets and Vikings to at least give Kaepernick a tryout. The Jets are in a QB chaos and Sam Bradford’s injury might be worse than thought.
Colin Kaepernick may be the victim of “black-balling” after protesting the national anthem last season, but a quarterback crisis on a losing team or QB injury ridden teams could pave the way for his return to the NFL or at Least given a tryout! Roger Goodall is in a tough position his contract is up and he wants to keep harmony with the players but realizes a few owners have not been enamored by Kaepernick’s antics.
NFL Power Rankings Week 2
Pats #1 Brady 3 TD’s in the first quarter. Digital Dave Said this guy was on the downside? Falcons #2 blowing out the Pack. Bucs #3 Takeaways, dominating defense and Jameis Winston. Lions #4 Strattfod is looking the MVP and the defense is good. Steelers # 5 Big Ben and improved defense.
Coming Soon the Annual STONE & Digital Dave List of the Most Overrated QB’s in the NFL! You will be surprised by our picks and order.
The Old Guard may have to move over?
With basically no pressure from KC, Tom Brady, Stone’s Mr. Wonderful, Mr. Perfect and according to Stone the best QB that ever played fell short in Pats season opener. With a three man rush all game Brady may have made 50% of his throws and only 1 down field completion. Even the signature Brady dinks and dunks were not working. The fact there were no down field phantom calls may be why they didn’t get the win. What happens when a sacking defense comes in and Brady ends up on his seat 5 times in a game. Answer, games lost my prediction no return to the Super Bowl and maybe Brady will not finish the season. Tom you are too old retire before you get hurt!
Digital Dave’s Top Five College Football Picks
- Ohio State
- Penn State
Colin Kaepernick’s Mom breaks Her Silence!
Colin Kaepernick has been making headlines recently for his refusal to stand during the National Anthem. He has publicly stated that by sitting, he was standing up for minorities who are oppressed every day. It has caused a lot of public outrage, and perhaps the harshest response came from his own mother.
Colin’s birth mother is Heidi Russo, who happens to be white. She had him at 19 years and could not afford to provide for him and raise him properly. Colin’s biological father was an African American who had already left Heidi before Colin was even born.
Heidi has actually made headlines along with her estranged son, by criticizing Colin of embarrassing himself and shaming America and his family by his actions. She took to Twitter to lecture her son, tweeting at him directly and using hashtags like #besmarter and #berespectful.
Does anybody really think that the Alabama really Has A Chance Of Beating Florida State On September the 2nd?
Facts show that here’s one conference that had a winning record versus Power Five teams [in 2016]: the ACC,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said at the ACC Football Kickoff. “One conference had a winning record versus ranked teams: the ACC. We had 11 bowl teams. We were 10-4 versus the SEC.
There’s a reason why we have played so well. We’ve won five bowl games in a row, and you know, I mean, it’s not because I’m some great coach. I’ve got a good staff and all that. We’ve had good players. It’s what we practice against every day, and it’s what we play against week in and week out.” Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher shares those same sentiments! Checkout the Stone & Digital Dave show starting in September on WVFT, and they will give you more reasons why the ACC is the supreme conference in college football!
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.
STONE & Digital Dave Back on the Radio!
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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.