Russell Wilson took the league by storm last year and out-dueled fellow rookie sensation, RG3, in the playoffs. Needless to say, expectations are high, as they are for Griffin and Andrew Luck.
But Wilson is the only one with a coach hyping expectations even further, saying he's a "million miles ahead" of last year throwing the deep ball. Adding Percy Harvin to the mix added to the excitement.
The thought of those two running wild around the NFL is awesome, and might look a lot like his freestyling ways in high school.
Chicago is on the verge of becoming a failed city. Gun violence is still on the rise in the streets, the city's governement is crippled by a massive budget deficit and not even the educational system is on solid footing. On Wednesday, Chicago's Board of Education voted to shut down 50 public schools in the third largest district in the nation. The decision will result in the largest public school closure in U.S. history.
Via The Huffington Post:
The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close fifty Chicago Public schools, one of them delayed a year, in the nation'...Read More
Jose Canseco is a scumbag. To add to the laundry list of the low life accusations and schemes is now a rape charge. We know this because Jose Canseco tweeted about it. He then named the lady in the suit on Twitter, posted a photo and tried to set up polygraph tests.
According to reports, Jose hasn't even been charged and there is no apparent reason for tweeting anything about the case at all. In fact, there are rape victim protection laws that could mean he broke the law by revealing her name and photo.
But that is the kind of man he is, tweeting photos of rape victims...Read More
Snoop Dogg's passion for the game of football has been well-documented. His youth football league in L.A. was where he discovered a young De'Anthony Thomas. However, his own son has also caught the football bug, in addition to a fair share of touchdown passes.
According to Big Lead, Snoop's son Cordell Broadus has been offered scholarships by Duke, Tennessee, Washington and Cal. However, it also appears LSU, USC and UCLA have jumped into the running with scholarship offers. This isn't Romeo getting a gimmicky USC hoops scholarship from Tim Floyd as part of a package deal ...Read More
Earl Sweatshirt drops a new track with Mac Miller, the third track from his upcoming album Doris, which is still without a release date. Earl shows off his production as he and Mac slow it down for "Guild."Read More
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to protect your son from harm and keeping him on track to fulfill his potential, but RG3’s dad is treading on stage-father territory.
Dave Sheinin's Washington Post story from Wednesday include details about RG3’s father having regular conversations with Mike Shanahan about the offense, but the most worrisome development of this offseason has been RGII getting too chatty with the media.
At least, Archie Manning relinquished the reins on Eli’s career after he engineered his trade to New York on Draft Day. Maybe h...Read More
Tyler, the Creator hit the road to promote his latest album, Wolf, and the rest of the Odd Future crew (minus Paul George, who was playing basketball) went with him. You can catch more videos from the set here.Read More
Phil Jackson doesn't even pretend to think too highly of Mike D'Antoni. He's kept his opinion to himself about the Lakers embattled head coach all season. However, now that he's in the midst of a media blitz promoting his new book, Jackson is spilling the beans like an FBI informant. When asked about his reaction to the Lakers' decision to hire D'Antoni over him, Jackson was brutally honest. He then proceeded to dissect all the reasons D'Antoni is the wrong fit.
Via L.A. Times:
"I laughed," Jackson told ESPN on Wednesday. "It was humorous to ...Read More
Miguel Cabrera doesn't need any help jacking home runs out of the park. His power numbers weren't up to his standards for the first 41 games of the seasons, but in his past three games, he's smacked five home runs in 12 at-bats. In his pursuit of a second-consecutive Triple Crown, Cleveland Indians outfielder, Michael Bourn made an error that turned a pop-up out on the warning track, into Cabrera's 13th home run of the season.
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Joey Bada$$ performed a new song in New York and announced he'll have an EP on June 12, Summer Knights.Read More
Last Saturday night was a disappointing finish to the season for the New York Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. Despite his 39 points, Anthony wasn't given a pass for scoring just four fourth quarter points by fans or the media. However, according to the New York Daily News, Anthony may have found his "get out of Knicks jail free" card.
An MRI of Anthony’s shoulder revealed a partially torn labrum, according to a Knicks source, and he may need surgery. The Knicks are hopeful that the injury will heal on its own and the club has told Anthony to rest for the next ...Read More
For all the ridiculous, back-and-forth action between the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat, none will be more scrutinized than Miami's inbound pass with 2.2 seconds remaining in overtime. LeBron James caught the ball, realized Paul George slightly overplayed him and immediately drove to the basket. It was a fantastic play call from Erik Spoelstra, as LeBron had several options for open shots when the Pacers were forced to crash down upon him. As it turned out, he was quick enough to get to the basket for a layup to put the Heat up 1-0 in the series.
The question for the Pacers is ...Read More
The Black Hippy crew is getting ready to head out on tour and put out a quick promo video while playing ping pong with Mac Miller to get the word out. They also dropped a quick track, jumping on Future's "U.O.E.N.O." There have been about 16 remixes of this track. This is the best one.Read More
Of all the Philadelphia Eagles fans waiting for Chip Kelly to revolutionize NFL offenses, don't count Ron Jaworski as one of them.
Jaworski is a noted optimist and an ex-Eagles quarterback, however, he's not feeling the Kelly genius hype talk.
Via Pro Football Talk:
“It’s going to be interesting to see if this style of offense projects to the NFL,” Jaworski said, via Phillymag.com. “I’m going to say no.”
Jaworski says there are fundamental differences between the way Oregon could exploit weaker defenses in college and the way an NFL ...Read More
Cash Money is a lot like any other record label in the sense that they claim to be the best, greatest, richest, whatever. That's basically been the way of hip-hop for a long time now.
Because music is so subjective, that kind of thing is really impossible to say (which is also why they can all say it). What I am certain is true is that YMCMB leads the industry in "what the hell?" headlines that force a casual observer to immediately hit Google for confirmation.
For example: Limp Bizkit re-forming to sign with Cash Money, making a Big Tymers album without...Read More
Even if you've never been a big fan of Superman, this is an action-packed trailer that'll get you hyped for the upcoming Man of Steel motion picture.Read More
DJ Jazzy Jeff takes us behind the curtains to his rise in the game, and dropped an interesting nugget about Will Smith and Eminem. The two met for the first time in Philly, and Will told Eminem, "You're either going to be the biggest flop in hip-hop or the biggest thing in hip-hop." Eminem didn't forget it, and from what we know about Slim Shady it pushed him to make sure he did, in fact, become the biggest thing in the game.
He also explained that the game is the game, and there aren't any ill feelings between the two, despite some of Em's lyrics. These g...Read More
After firing his agent last month, it didn’t take Geno Smith long to hire new representation. On Wednesday, the New York Jets rookie quarterback signed his name on the dotted line as Roc Nation Sports’ newest client. While he was criticized for firing his agents after the draft, this ultimately was a savvy move and in the long run, the Jets may be a better fit business-wise than Kansas City or Jacksonville. New York’s media market will allow his brand to expand and with a first name like Geno, he'll fit in well.
Hopefully, he can translate his college...Read More
For the second time this year, the NFL is bidding adieu to a future Hall of Fame middle linebacker. While Ray Lewis walked off into the sunset with a Super Bowl for Baltimore, Urlacher's tenure with the Chicago Bears ended less amicably.
After the Bears abruptly cut off negotiations for a new contract for Urlacher, the slighted linebacker excorciated the Bears front office and new general manager Phil Emery while vowing to return next season. However, on Wednesday morning, Urlacher did an about face and announced his retirement via a statement posted on his Twitter account.
Kanye West season is heating up on the heels of Daft Punk's album, and The Hood Internet combined some of the new DP with some old Kanye.Read More
Goodie Mob is back together and getting set to release their sixth album on June 18th, a hot date for hip-hop albums this year (J. Cole and Kanye are also planning to drop albums on that date). They recruited Janelle Monae for "Special Education" as they try and separate the followers from the leaders.Read More
And it might be flashes of what he and Percy Harvin will be up to.
West Coast rappers are the next great college football pipeline.