Don’t Be this Dad
It’s been a rough week for former Chicago Bull Rod Higgins. Not only is Rod the coach of the woebegone Charlotte Bobcats but he’s also eliminated himself from the running for Father of the Year. Higgins released his son Cory, the team’s backup point guard, over the weekend to make room for a front court player. In making Cory a former NBA player his dad has robbed him of the chance to marry a Kardashian and ruined Christmas in one fell swoop. Nice going Dad.
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Turnover Prone Terps upend Monmouth
The Maryland Terrapins men’s basketball team posted a 71-38 win over the Monmouth Hawks at Comcast Center last night. The margin of victory may look impressive to anyone who didn’t watch the game, but coach Mark Turgeon was less than pleased with his team’s effort. The young Terps, and dominant sophomore center Alex Len, simply overpowered the Hawks. Len finished the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks in just 24 minutes. Maryland won the game despite committing a staggering 22 turnovers in the contest.Pin It Tweet
Terps Prepare to Host Florida State
The Maryland Terrapins will face their biggest challenge since the season opening game against Kentucky when the Florida State Seminoles travel to College Park on Wednesday night. The Terps are riding a 13 game winning streak and coming off an impressive victory over Virginia Tech last weekend in the opening game of the ACC schedule. The Seminoles began the season ranked #25 in the AP preseason rankings but dropped out of the rankings after some disappointing early season losses. Florida State is 9-5 on the season after winning the ACC Tournament Championship in 2012.Pin It Tweet
Terps to Host N.C. State in Latest ACC Test
The Maryland Terrapins will battle the N.C. State Wolfpack tonight in College Park. Maryland will be looking to break a two game losing skid and improve on its 1-2 record in ACC play. The Terps dropped back to back ACC games to Florida State and Miami after winning their league opener against Virginia Tech.
The Terps rode the sharp shooting of freshmen Seth Allen and Jake Layman in downing the Hokies. The offense has fallen on hard times since, thanks in large part to the defensive prowess of Miami and Florida State.Pin It Tweet
LeBron James is the Cure for Post-Superbowl Blues
Because football isn’t a year-round sport.
Much to the chagrin of Jim Harbaugh the NFL season came to a stunning and sudden end last week when the Baltimore Ravens held off the 49ers to claim victory in Super Bowl XLVII. The days following the game offered a whirlwind of revelry (Ravens’ Parade), late night television spots, debate, and complaints about officiating, but actual football games weren’t on the docket. What’s a sports fan to do now that football has ended, the NCAA tournament is a month away, and baseball is nothing but a tease with its sun drenched reports for the next six weeks?
There’s LeBron James.Pin It Tweet
Don’t Be This Dad!: NBA Edition
Oh, who am I kidding, these could pretty much all be called NBA Edition. The NBA, despite employing the fewest number of athletes, seems to have the largest pool of staggeringly inept fathers among all pro sports leagues. The Association is at it again.
This time it’s Terrence Williams of the Celtics, formerly of the Kentucky Wildcats and Nets, who has garnered our attention for all the wrong reasons. Williams was arrested over the weekend in Kent, Wa. after he allegedly brandished a weapon during an argument with the mother of his child. Williams was reportedly meeting the woman in order to pick up his 10-year-old son for a scheduled visitation. Yes, that’s right, the 25-year-old Williams has a 10-year-old. Dear old dad seems to be setting a fine example. I always thought that my first duty as a father was to first love the mother of my kids. Sounds like Terrence Williams learned a different lesson.Pin It Tweet