Sir Charles Said What?
Long retired Charles Barkley was on a TNT
channel T.V. show and called the Washington
Wizards "dumbest team in the history of
civilization", refering to the Wizards
recently talking trash about their 1st round
playoff opponent Lebron James and the Cleveland
Cavaliers. Barkely was upset that they would
call out a player of Lebron James' caliber,
who single-handedly took his team to the NBA
Finals and to the first round of this year's playoffs.
Vick Still Playing Football.
Micheal Vick, who was convicted on federal
dogfighting charges, is serving his 23-month
sentence in prison and is apparently playing
football for the inmates. He reportedly has a
strong fanbase in prison and plays quarterback
for both sides in the same game. Vick does take
some hits in these games, putting his NFL career
which is already in jeopardy even more on thin ice.
Patriots NFL Favorite.
Ever since September 11th, the NFL has seemed to
show a sort of favoritizm to the New England
Patriots to me at least. If football fans can
remember "The Tuck Rule", an infamous play from
Janurary 2002 (2001 AFC Playoffs), where the
Raiders defense made Patriots QB Tom Brady fumble
the ball to the Raiders sealing the game for Oakland,
but the NFL Officials reversed the decision and
propelled the Patriots to a Super Bowl Championship.
Ever since, the Patriots have won 3 championships in
4 years, have appeared in the playoffs the last 7 years and
most recently completed an undefeated regular season,
but lost their very last one in a most honorable game
played by the New York Giants the current NFL Champions.
Now the NFL has released the 2008 Season Schedule and the
easiest schedule goes to who? You guessed it, The New England
Patriots. ESPN reviewed all the team's 2008 schedules and made a
"strength of schedule" mathematical review using averages of
last season's team's records, and the Patriots who went
undefeated in the regular season last year receive the
easiest shedule. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost their
first playoff game at home last year will recieve the
league's hardest one.
Oh No Carmello....
Carmello Anthony, who plays for the NBA's Denver Nuggets was
pulled over for Driving Under the Influence this past Monday
morning and received preferential treatment from the Denver
Police Department, reports say. When pulled over, Anthony was
transported to his hotel room at the Ritz Carlton-Denver by
police as he was supposed to go to to detox and jail, and
another officer drove his car to the police station parking
lot when it should've been impounded. Anthony apologized later
in the week.
Storm? What Storm? It's Not Even Raining!
OK, let's face it Arena Football fans, the most decorated team
in AFL history is in shambles, sitting at the bottom of their
division after a promising 2-0 start at 2-5. Losing the last 4
games and losing to the Arizona Rattlers this last weekend by
one point 67-66 really has to have head coach Tim Marcum's
blood boiling. The Tampa Bay Storm hold 5 Arena League Champioships
and very seldom have a losing season under Marcum and this
season has the Storm looking doormant. It'll be very hard for
the Storm to get to the playoffs sitting three games under a
.500 winning percentage.
This Tiger Won't Be Jumping.
Tiger Woods, considered the best golfer in the world will
miss somwhere between four to six weeks of golf due to a
knee injury, the same knee that's been nagging his career
as of late. Tiger should be back in time for the Torrey Pines
tournament, the same tournament he won after his last knee
Well, I thank you all for reading, and please check back next
week for a new edition of Sports Talk.
"Sports Talk" is ©2008 by Christopher Munger.
All contents of Nolan's Pop Culture Review are ©2008 by Nolan B. Canova.