Congrats Sim Bhullar

22 03 2013

Congratulations to Sim Bhullar, Indian-Canadian basketball star, on his NCAA debut. He stands at 7’5″ and weighs in at 355lbs.

His first season on the team, Bhullar averaged 15 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in the semifinals and finals of the WAC tournament last week – leading his team to a second straight title and earning the Aggies an opening-round NCAA tournament matchup with fourth-seeded Saint Louis on Thursday.

On Thursday March 21, 2013, in the national spotlight, Bhullar posted 4 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks in 27 minutes in a New Mexico St loss. He will likely be back at it again next year.

During the game, the announcers did a brief story on his 7’3″, 16yr old brother Tanveer and his visit and warm reception at New Mexico St. Will he be following in Sim’s footsteps and attending New Mexico St as well?

Big Dancer

 

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Let Bruce Bruce hit it!

22 03 2013

NFL WR Isaac “The Reverend” Bruce is a California and NFL legend

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Bruce went to West Los Angeles College, then to Santa Monica College before transferring to the University of Memphis in 1992. In the NFL he was drafted by the LA Rams before they moved to St. Louis and then finished his soon-to-be HOF Career with the SF 49ers.

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Overview

  • 6 foot 188 lbs
  • 4 Pro Bowls, 3 All Pros, 1 Superbowl Win, 2006 National Sportsmanship Award
  • 1st NFL reception was a 34-yd TD.
  • In 1995, Bruce has 119 receptions in only his 2nd season. – the most ever in NFL history by a player 25 and under
  • He had 6 catches for 162 yards, including a 73yd TD in his first Superbowl game (Win over Tenn)
  • 7th all time in Receptions (ahead of Ward, Moss, Monk, Reed)
  • 4th in Yards (behind only Rice, Moss, TO)

Better Let Bruce Bruce Hit it!

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The Shape of Baseball

19 03 2013

Hillerich & Bradsby Company is a company located in Louisville, Kentucky that has produced the famous Louisville Slugger baseball bat since 1894.

In the early 1900s, the growing company pioneered a sports marketing concept by paying Hall of Fame hitter Honus Wagner to use his name on a bat.  Today more than 60% of MLB players use Louisville sluggers.





Photo of the Day: Nice around Mics like Pippen

12 03 2013

pippen in jordans - courtesy of dikembe mutumbo





Pros and Non Pros – Athletes and their Non-profits

26 02 2013

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Athletes, like everyone else, use non-profits as a way to stay connected to their community as well as make connections that may help them in their personal and business lives. We cannot draw conclusions on an athlete’s contribution by simply looking at their non-profit, because they do so much to help raise funds with their appearances and recommendations. Rather than assess an athletes personal character, this serves more as an insight into how they handle their business. Many athletes are broke…and so are the causes supposedly supported by their non-profits.

The Boston Globe recently published an article on athletes and their non-profits. Some athletes, like Alex Rodriguez and Josh Beckett and Anquan Boldin, have high profile non-profit organizations that spend more than 75% of the money they raise on overhead, and staging and promoting fundraising events – and only 1-25% on actually funding causes and activities related to their foundation’s mission.

A good non-profit will spend at least 65%-75% on the cause and the rest on salaries, overhead, event management etc.

3 of the good ones highlighted were:

Athlete: Alex Smith – NFL Quarterback and 2005 1st overall pick
Nonprofit: Alex Smith Foundation
Mission: Helping foster teens attend college and transition to adulthood
Funds raised 2008-10: $839,244
Percent to charitable causes: 91%

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Athlete: Carmelo Anthony – NBA player / Olympian
Nonprofit: Carmelo Anthony Foundation
Mission: Education and recreation
Funds raised 2008-10: $3.3 million
Percent to charitable causes: 87%

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Athlete: Steve Young – NFL Quarterback / ESPN Analyst
Nonprofit: Forever Young Foundation for Children
Mission: Academic, athletic, and therapeutic support for children facing physical, emotional, and financial challenges
Funds raised 2008-10: $6.2 million
Percent to charitable causes: 75%

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Break it down, Roll it up – 2002-2003 Chicago Bulls

12 02 2013

Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in America (behind only alcohol and tobacco), and has been used by nearly 100 million Americans… and maybe some Europeans

The Bill Cartwright-coached ’02 Bulls won 30 games and still had the 5th highest attendance. It was recently revealed that there were guys smoking weed before games.

Let’s look at the roster:
02 Bulls Roster

Interesting Facts
Corie “Pass the” Blount was once arrested for possession of 29 pounds of marijuana. Deputies also found another 7 pounds of marijuana, 3 guns and $29,500 in cash. Blount was charged with felony drug possession. He told the judge that it was all for personal use, in which the judge came up with a quick comeback stating “Cheech and Chong would have had a hard time smoking that much.”

Besides looking like Luda, Donyell Marshall has the permanent stoner gaze going
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Seattle’s finest Jamal Crawford starred in this video

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Overheard in the NFL

21 01 2013

Players say the funniest things