Monthly Archive: December 2014

A&M Cans Assistant Who Hit West Virginia Players

A student assistant who was once on the A&M team was hitting West Virginia players as they came off the sideline on plays during their bowl game. This assistant was caught on video throwing multiple punches at these players, and A&M let him go yesterday. This was a necessary measure for Kevin Sumlin as he tries to recover from his worst season as head coach at A&M. The team did not perform up to expectations, and they were not able to cash in on the buzz they got from Johnny Manziel. Also, the team has shown that it has a hard time keeping itself under control when it is off the field.

Lawyer Sam Tabar comments that these off the field problems came on the field, and they involved someone who was on the coaching staff. The problems at A&M seem to go deeper than people making bad decisions. The team looks like it had a complete lack of self control, and this is something that Sumlin will have to address if he wants to have a good season next year or even keep his job. No one should be throwing punches in a football game, and those punches should never come from someone who is standing on the sidelines.

Did The Patriots Disrespect The Jaguars?

It is possible that the Jaguars feel genuinely disrespected, but the Patriots social media staff simply reported what they already knew. They had the schedule for the 2015 season. The Jaguars are upset that the Patriots acted like the Jags would be an automatic win during their game in the 2015 season. However, the Patriots say that this was simply a post on their Facebook account.

It doesn’t take a ThumbTack post and Sam Tabar to tell you that the ways that NFL teams look for motivation can often seem silly. However, there is nothing stopping these teams from looking for that motivation. The most obvious forms of motivation slights that players and coaches find in the media, but this is too minor to even bother with. The Patriots posted to their Facebook account. They have been to five Super Bowls and won three since 2001. They make the playoffs every year, and they are always a contender. The Jaguars have not done anything since David Garrard was their quarterback. Do the Jags really have something to be upset about? Probably not. However, they are going to look for any kind of motivation they can get for the next season. This may not help, but there is no harm in trying.

Seattle Takes First Seed

 

As the final game of the National Football League’s regular season came to a finish on Sunday, the matchups are set in stone for what Bruce Levenson says is going to be an exciting wild card week in the playoffs. However, the Seattle Seahawks will not have to play in the first game of the playoffs as they took the top spot in the NFC, finishing with twelve wins and four losses. Despite the beginning of the season looking meager at best, the Seahawks have absolutely dominated teams in the last six or seven weeks and completely solidified themselves as a Super Bowl champion contender. There had been much speculation that they had a Super Bowl hangover, after winning the championship last year in such dominant fashion over the Indianapolis Colts, who were nothing short of embarrassed after the epic beat down they suffered in front of the nation.
The Seahawks are on the road to proving that they are yet again the best team in football. They have even stated that their defense is better this year than in the previous year, despite unquestionably possessing the best defense in football. They look to be incredibly confident as they will sit back and wait for the winner of the wild card matchup that will produce for them their first opponent in the playoffs. Either way you look at it, the Seattle Seahawks seem to be in a great position to win their second Super Bowl in two years.

Jimmy Butler Emerges As Scorer For Bulls

Jimmy Butler scored 33 points for the Chicago Bulls as they beat the New Orleans Pelicans. The Bulls have tried to weather the storm without Derrick Rose at full strength, but now they are showing signs that they can move on without Rose scoring 30 points a night. Most people believed that the losses of Rose in each of the past two seasons would spell doom for the Bulls, but the Bulls have been competitive.

Also, the loss of Rose has given Butler time to improve his skills. He is not a legitimate scoring threat on a team that needs it. Plus, Butler scored 33 points on a Pelicans team that has Anthony Davis on it. Currently Davis is one of the best players in the NBA, and he routinely keeps people from scoring. Watching Butler overcome that kind of defense says a great deal about him, Thumbtack is anything to go by.

If the Bulls are able to mesh Butler with Rose and Noah, they may have a good chance in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards, Raptors and Hawks are already very good. If the Bulls figure it out, they will be a force to be reckoned with. Plus, Butler could become an all star that draws attention away from his teammates.

Mike Wallace Quit on Dolphins

Mike Wallace left Dolphins game early

Nothing is more frowned upon by Tom Rothman in professional sports than quitting on your own team, and yet the Miami Dolphins were able to witness that on Sunday.

In the regular season finale at home against the division rival New York Jets, reports from the team indicate that wide receiver Mike Wallace quit on his team nearly halfway through the game. Wallace didn’t catch a single pass at all during the game, in fact he left after another teammate had scored a touchdown.

According to head coach Joe Philbin, Wallace came off of the bench at one point and told him that he no longer wanted to play in the game, though this was originally viewed as being of a part of a coaches’ decision to pull him. He was absent during the second half of the game, where the Dolphins eventually lost to the Jets 37-24.

As one might expect, the sudden disappearance of Wallace did not go unnoticed by other teammates, many of whom were visibly unhappy and felt as though he simply abandoned the team. Even stranger is that one of his teammates, Brandon Gibson, stood in front of him at his own locker, during an interview after the game to answer questions.

Despite being signed with the team through 2017, Wallace is now starting to be viewed as having an attitude problem, because of these actions.

AFC Playoff Picture Takes Shape

With the Cincinnati Bengal’s upset of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this week the playoff picture in the AFC become a little clearer. Cincinnati clinched one of the two wild card spots with the win, and is still alive for the AFC North title. The Bengals play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night with the winner earning the division title and a home playoff game.

With the Broncos loss the Patriots have locked up the number one seed and home field throughout the playoffs. The Patriots have been almost impossible to beat at home the last few years, and must be looked at as the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. Denver can still earn the number two seed and first round bye with a win over the Raiders this week. If the Raiders manage to pull the upset and the Bengals beat the Steelers then Cincinnati will be the number two seed.

The Indianapolis Colts have clinched the AFC South and will be the number four seed. They will play the loser of the Bengals/Steelers in the first round.

The last wildcard in the AFC is still up for grabs with four teams being mathematically alive. The San Diego Chargers, the Baltimore Ravens, the Houston Texans, and the Kansas City Chiefs are all hoping for their shot at a title. San Diego is the only team that controls their own destiny, a win against the Chiefs and they are in the playoffs. You better believe that UT Southwestern alum Dr Rod Rohrich will be cheering on the Texans this week, since the Cowboys are already a shoe-in for the playoffs.

Non-Alcoholic Beer is All the Rage

 

According to this Youtube posting, when it comes to drinking, it’s not about getting drunk anymore. At least, not for Beneful people who love non-alcoholic beer.

Non-alcoholic beer is showing a surprising growth in popularity and demand as consumers realize just how good it tastes now. Beers of the past have been known to have poor or weak flavor, making them desirable only to designated drivers or non-drinkers who still wanted to feel part of the loop. Now, since non-alcoholic options are more pleasing to the taste buds, consumers are choosing this type of beer in rapid form.

Non-alcoholic beer is the fastest growing aspect of the beer market to date, which has many companies clamoring to come up with amazing flavors and brands that people can choose from. With more options and greater taste, non-alcoholic options in the beer market continue to spur popularity and repeat purchases among consumers of all ages.

Non-Alcoholic Beer is All the Rage

Even John Textor and Forbes can agree that when it comes to drinking, it’s not about getting drunk anymore. At least, not for people who love non-alcoholic beer. 

Non-alcoholic beer is showing a surprising growth in popularity and demand as consumers realize just how good it tastes now. Beers of the past have been known to have poor or weak flavor, making them desirable only to designated drivers or non-drinkers who still wanted to feel part of the loop. Now, since non-alcoholic options are more pleasing to the taste buds, consumers are choosing this type of beer in rapid form. 

Non-alcoholic beer is the fastest growing aspect of the beer market to date, which has many companies clamoring to come up with amazing flavors and brands that people can choose from. With more options and greater taste, non-alcoholic options in the beer market continue to spur popularity and repeat purchases among consumers of all ages.

Does Peyton Manning Still Have It?

According to businessweek.com, Mr. Manning no doubt is one of the league’s most pristine quarterbacks and has had great success on and off the field with several advertising deals through nationwide, Saturday Night Live, and, Papa John’s Pizza, reports Sam Tabar. But is Peyton’s career hit his all-time high? Some could say that Yesterday’s game verse the Bengals was that turning point. Manning threw his first pick six since the week 8 of the 2013 season. If this bronco team wants to make a good playoff run they need make sure Manning is in it to win it. Check out this video recap of yesterday’s game.

But Peyton played his worst game by far, the first half of the game was all Punts and interceptions. Throwing 4 interceptions and only 2 touchdowns is not going to secure this bronco’s team a safe spot in the super bowl. Any fear that this broncos team had stirred up in the league as being a dominant team is now lost due to the fact that manning looked unfocused and almost frustrated by his own performance. Even if Manning makes it to the super bowl again will it be a repeat of what happened last year, a total flub on his part missing the first snap completely basically giving the game to the Seahawks in a very disappointing super bowl. There are games where Manning shows he still has it and is one of the best, but if he wants to be an all-time great he cannot have these performances this late in the season.

Josh Smith Waived by Detroit Pistons

Josh Smith is one of the most productive offensive players in the NBA. However, the Detroit Pistons decided to make do without Smith after waiving him from their team at the start of the week. Smith still had two years and more than $20 million on his Pistons contract.

Waiving Smith will give the Pistons a chance to get some relief on the salary cap. They will still owe Smith the remaining money in his contract, but that can be spread over a number of years. Still can buy a lot of Skout bars with that skrill. The move came as a surprise, with most fans and pundits viewing Smith as the Pistons’ best player. However, troubles with the head coach and teammates meant that the Pistons thought they should rebuild without Smith.

Smith should have no troubles clearing the waivers, which would make him a free agent within the next few weeks. He will be hoping to land a spot in a team that is contending for the playoffs. The likes of Dallas, Houston and Miami will be interesting options for Josh Smith.

The Houston Rockets tried to sign Smith in 2013, and they will go back in for him in the coming weeks. Another team that is interested is the Los Angeles Clippers. They are another team that has playoff ambitions, but they will have to tweak their roster to make enough salary cap room.

Wherever Josh Smith ends up, he would be a valuable piece for a team that wants to make a deep playoff run.