Published May 30, 2007
Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant went on the radio and demanded to be traded.
He also had his agency call Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and reaffirm his commitment to get out of L.A.
The Mavericks must find a way to make a 3-team trade and explore how they can get Kobe on their team, if and only if they can pair him with Dirk Nowitzki.
I expect the Lakers will try to trade him within the West, but unlike the Shaq deal, Kobe has a no trade clause. He is in the driver’s seat. He can veto a deal to say, Washington.
The reason I say you need a third team is because then the Lakers have a chance of getting some real talent back. They got nothing in the Shaq deal from Miami. The Sixers got nothing back from the Suns in 1992 for Charles Barkley.
A 3 team trade would work.
Who do the Mavs give up? The Lakers would start with Josh Howard, DeSegana Diop, and maybe Mo Ager as names they’d want.
Mark Cuban will not offer the Lakers Dirk Nowitzki, nor should he. Dirk needs a player to compliment him and Kobe Bryant would be a great player to put next to him.
Kobe has a rep of trying to run things off the court, but Cuban and Avery Johnson will nip that in the bud if he wants to win a championship.
Kobe needs the Mavericks and Dirk needs him.
I might be dreaming, but why not dream big?
Published May 29, 2007
Man, the stats back up with we all know. This Rangers team stinks!
How about this stat:
The Rangers’ starters’ ERA is now 6.32, higher than any team in the past 50 seasons but the ’96 Tigers.
Nine times in 51 games — essentially, at least once every trip through the rotation — starters have pitched three innings or less.
Nothing left to say…it’s just a season gone horrible and it’s all over…and it’s not even June yet.
Published May 25, 2007
Texas fans should be very happy QB Ryan Perriloux reneged on his commitment and signed with LSU.
He’s been suspended from the team and this kid may never play again for Les Miles.
He was recently caught trying to sneak into a casino with his brother’s ID. Perriloux had already made a deal with the Feds, yes the Feds, to stay out of trouble after getting caught up in a counterfeit money scan.
Next thing you know he’ll get caught smoking weed with Quincy Carter.
If Ryan would have stuck with his orginal choice and gone to Austin. He would have red-shirted behind Vince Young the year Texas won the national title and last year he would have been in the exact same offense they used for Young….for the next four years.
Texas is doing just fine with Colt McCoy as its signal caller.
Published May 25, 2007
Look for my Star-Telegram column on Jerry Jones in Saturday’s Page 2 of the sports section.
I talk about Jones’ legacy here in DFW.
3 Super Bowls should have sealed it, but we all know there are a lot of fans and others in the sports world who don’t like Jerry Jones.
Please check it out.
And have a safe Memorial Day Weekend.
Published May 25, 2007
Jerry Jones is hot. Somebody take that man to Las Vegas.
The Big 12 is giving the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington the championship games for 2009 and 2010.
Jones got Super Bowl 45 on Tuesday and got the Big 12 Title football game two days later.
Now if he can go land a BCS title game he’ll be the man.
It’s a matter of time before he lands some Big 12 team to come play a game there every year. He’s already flown out to Lubbock to talk with Texas Tech.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he found a way to get Notre Dame to play in his new home.
Published May 24, 2007
Yep, I said it. Superstar!
Cowboys tight end, Jason Witten, should put up some sick numbers this fall.
I was at the team’s OTA’s and Witten was catching everything and he was getting down the field as well.
He caught one very nice TD pass from Tony Romo down the middle.
In the locker room Romo said, “Me and J..we understand each other. We talk about football a lot. And I almost understand what he’s gonna do before he does it. I think he understands what I’m doing.”
Now that’s should make every Cowboys fan happy. You think Eli Manning can say that about Jeremy Shockey? If those two guys ever developed some chemistry Shockey would be on the Kellen Winslow type of level.
Witten only caught one TD pass in 2006. He’s better than that. My fantasy team took a hit because Witten was not utilized more. Gee, another player Bill Parcells didn’t get enough of.
The sign of a great passing game comes with chemistry. Just look at the Colts. Peyton Manning has it with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne.
If Romo and Witten get that chemistry going this fall lots of linebackers across the NFL are in trouble.