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
NBA Stories to Watch
The NBA season is getting underway and basketball fans can obsess over various storylines. Here’re a few I’ll be keeping tabs on this season.
Can Greg Oden and Michael Beasley contribute in Miami?
The defending champs haven’t had much in the way of cap space over the past three seasons. In the offseason Miami cut the oft-injured Mike Miller and made a pair of low-risk, potential high-reward signings. Beasley is a proven scorer who has traditionally preferred weed and tattoos to playing defense. After burning out in Minnesota and Phoenix, Beasley is back with the team that made him the #2 overall pick in the 2008 draft. Beasley should give coach Erik Spoelstra another big wing on the second unit and may even allow LeBron James and Dwyane Wade the chance to hit the bench simultaneously on occasion. If Beasley can steer clear of South Beach he could offer Miami a dynamic scorer off the bench to pair with Ray Allen.Pin It Tweet
Terrence Jones Tops NBA Early Season Breakouts
The Houston Rockets have been big winners in each of the past two NBA offseasons with the trade for James Harden prior to the 2012-13 season and the signing of free agent big man Dwight Howard last summer. Harden and Howard have made the Rockets relevant but the emergence of second year forward Terrence Jones has solidified Houston’s starting lineup. After spending most of his rookie season in the NBA Developmental League Jones has been one of the league’s early breakout stars this seasons. The 2012 first round draft pick was inserted into the starting lineup replacing Omir Asik in the fifth game of the season and has scored in double digits in six of his eight starts. After averaging just 5.5 points in 19 games as a rookie Jones is averaging 9.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and shooting a robust 54% from the floor. Jones has teamed with Howard and small forward Chandler Parsons one of the NBA’s most productive front courts.
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