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In The Neutral Zone:
Rants- Mike Rice Scandal for anyone who thinks this is a isolated case, go on line and read some of the shear horror stories of swimming coaches, track coaches and football coaches at all levels, that were abusive toward their athletes and those around them that were afriad to say nothing for fear of reprisal. Mike rice is just the tip of the Iceberg.Still Rutgers handled it poorly and only after it became public did it cost Rice and others their jobs.
Rants-To the Top recruits entering college who believe they would have beaten Michael Jordan one on one in his prime two words …Dream on. Dakari Johnson saidI’m taking him to the post every time. He’d stop me a couple of times, but I’d just keep going back down there. I’d just contest his jump shots and pray that he’d miss. I think in the end, I’d get him though. I’m too big down.
Andrew Harrison said:I think he’d get a couple buckets here and there, but then I’d start to lock him down and give him buckets. Yeah, I think I’d get him.”
Neither of these kids are run of the mill players they are elite players, but to think they could have beaten Michael jordan is his prime well…Dream on.
Rants- Richard Sherman I believe he could be correct about Adderall use in the NFL but since when is he the spokeman for the league? If Darrelle Revis didn’t get hurt last year, would you even pay attention to Richard Sherman? Would there be any discussion as to who the best cornerback in the league is?
Raves- Louisville Cardinals for a thrilling comeback against a Michigan team that came firing and then made the mistake of missing. Louisville put together a thrilling second half took control of the game and gave Rick Pitino his seocnd national championship. He has won one at Kentucky and now Louisville.
Raves- To the New York Knicks for winning their first division title since 1994.This is the deepest team that the Knicks have put together in sometime. If the matchups work in their favor it will be nice to see the Knicks and the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals.
Raves – Bernard King for make the Basketball hall of fame he is added to the list of ball players fromm Brooklyn to make the Hall of fame and the first to come from the Fort Green Projects to make it. Great job Bernard!
Raves yes an extra Rave goes out to the women of the University of Connecticut (UConn)for winning the national title in a rout of the Louisville Cardinals women’s team. 93-60 the Huskies would not be denied a championship on this night. Congratulations Huskies!
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JUST SO YOU KNOW...
Shane Rector, a once-potential Rutgers recruit, said Mike Rice personally warned him about the now-infamous video a few days before it was released.
Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings says he has an effective way to get his players' attention when he's frustrated without doing something stupid, like putting his hands on them.
He kicks a basketball as hard and high as he can inside Memorial Gym to make his point - without touching anyone.
Stallings was one of a trio of coaches who took part Wednesday in a panel discussion...
A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed by the school after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice after becoming aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
The university last week announced that John Wolf, who had been serving in an interim basis...
Apparently not. Rutgers finally canned him, but he will live in infamy.
WOULDN'T PUT UP WITH IT
Sometimes we get Funny Kobe, Honest Kobe, Vulgar Kobe and today we get Thug Kobe. While speaking to Jim Rome about the Mike Rice situation, here is what he had to say. This is grown man Kobe talking of course, who knows what he would have done, when he was 20 years old. Chris Childs doesn’t think Mike Rice should be that worried. It is easy to say what you would do, if you...
A Rutgers University lawyer resigned Thursday amid growing anger that he was still employed after approving a decision in December to suspend rather than fire basketball coach Mike Rice, even though he was aware of a video showing the coach hitting, kicking and taunting players.
Meanwhile, the school's board of governors plans to discuss hiring an adviser to report on Rice&...
We had to know this was coming, right? Now-former Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice was exposed as a brute and a bully when this video landed on ESPN's Outside the Lines less than a week before Louisville beat Michigan in the national championship game, which gave one jokester just enough time to take Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "One Shining Moment" from 2011...
Thankfully for former Rutgers coach Mike Rice he did’t have to deal with a young Kobe Bryant on any of his rosters — or else he would’ve been “smacked.”
Bryant tweeted his feelings, just like many athletes did, when the video of Rice chucking balls at and kicking players was released. On Tuesday, the Lakers guard made his feelings very clear on what he would have done to...
There have been a number of different reactions to the video clips that surfaced last week of former Rutgers men’s basketball coach Mike Rice physically and verbally abusing his players. One of Rice’s former players, Mike Coburn, said that Rice took it too far at times but that the team understood him. Chipper Jones said he thought the players should toughen up and that he has...
In an interview with Jim Rome, Kobe Bryant was asked how he would’ve reacted to former Rutgers head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior if he were a player at Rutgers. Bryant response? “I would’ve smacked the hell out of him.”
Rice was fired from his head coaching position after footage surfaced of him abusing his players during practices. While that is easy for Bryant...
We all know that at this point in his career, Kobe Bryant says and does what he wants regardless of what others think about. So when he joined Jim Rome for an interview and was asked his views on fired Rutgers coach Mike Rice, he offered this:
Mike Rice’s loss appears to be Eddie Jordan’s gain.
According to CSN Washington’s Chick Hernandez, Jordan is going to be the next head basketball coach at Rutgers.
The Rutgers job became available after Rice was fired in the wake of practice videos showing his abusive behavior towards his players went viral. There was tremendous backlash for Rice, and both he and athletic...
Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., would consider taking over the Rutgers basketball program on a caretaker basis for a year or two.
The 65-year-old Hurley told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday that his wife, Chris, and his daughter, Melissa, have encouraged him to take the job if approached, and he indicated he would do it...