Last night on ESPN, X-Games 13 kicked off it's event by having the sickest bail out on a skating ramp I have ever seen in a competition. Now I am by no means a hardcore fan of this shit. But I know whats going on and do have a slight interest. What Jake Brown did last night would blow the minds of anybody. Fan or not. I happen to be watching this live and.... well words do not describe it. WATCH!!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Because talks are slowing down between Oakland and JaMarcus Russell, the Raiders went ahead and signed Daunte Culpepper to a one year deal on Tuesday. Word is he will have every chance to earn the starting job. Him signing is actually a good thing for the rookie Russell. He now has that veteran QB that rooks need to show him the ropes. It would have been scary for Russell to start with Josh McCown and Andrew Walter teaching him the game.
However, if Daunte Culpepper starts the season, or plays at all for that matter, he is going to be absolutely murdered out there on the football field. His mobility has been shot since he blew out his knee in '05. He was sacked 21 times in 4 games last year when Miami brought him back to early. He says he is back to full form after the past 2 seasons.
All I have to say is we will see how back to form you are when your immobile ass is getting sacked left and right playing behind that shitty offensive line. That knee will not be able to keep him moving the way he is going to have to move. Especially when those shady receivers cannot get open it time for him not to get killed. It is going to be ugly. I mean I can't blame Culpepper for signing with them. He wanted a contract and no one was biting. But Oakland is the worst place for him to be. Mark my words, If Culpepper plays in at least 4 games....he will have a season ending injury. Possibly a career. He was, after all, on the cover of Madden before.
An interesting trade was made in the NBA yesterday. Kevin Garnett was sent to the Celtics to Minnesota for a record amount of players traded for one guy. Gerald Green, Al Jefferson, Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff, Ryan Gomes, two 1st round draft picks and cash. That's a lot of shit for one guy. But both sides needed to make this deal.
Here are the Pros and Cons for Boston.
Pros- Well they finally are relevant again. With the 3 headed monster they now have in the weak east, they believe they have a strong shot at the Finals. Think about it. Garnett demands a double team every time he touches the rock, he just does. Only two big men in the east can guard him one on one. Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace. Maybe Dwight Howard. That said, for the first time Garnett will have legit scorers to kick the ball out to. Both Pierce and Allen can are deadly shooters and slashers. These guys will be even more lethal with a big man of Garnett's skills. When they get hot, it will be a scary sight for opponents.
Cons- They got rid of some really good young talent. Al Jefferson is really starting to come into his own. By making these moves to a more veteran team, it really only gives them a 3 year run. It is really hard to make it all happen in this first year. These guys are all going to have to learn to play the game with each other. Each of them has had to be the "MAN" for their teams their entire careers. Also, the bench is NOT going to be deep. Doc Rivers made it clear that the work isn't done to make the team complete. However, what can they possible do to become a deep team? I have a feeling Garnett, Pierce and Allen are going to be exausted by years end. The pressure and expectations to win might be too much for them in the first year.
PREDICTION-Garnett will suffer another 1st round elimination.
As for Minnesota...See Boston's 06-07 season record for prediction.