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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Brandon Spikes has developed a reputation as a big, physical linebacker as well as "heavy hitter" out on the football field. But when it comes to the hardwood, apparently there's finesse to his game. Spikes, who in two-plus seasons with the Patriots has become one of the better middle linebackers in the NFL, revealed on Thursday that basketball, not football, was always his real passion. "That was my first love," Spikes said of playing basketball. "But I stopped growing," leaving him destined for a life of physicality in football. While Spikes was never able to reach his...

Patriots LB Brandon Spikes Fined $21,000 For Illegal Hit…

Patriots LB Brandon Spikes Fined $21,000 For Illegal Hit - Earlier this week, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was asked about his aggressive nature on the field. “Absolutely. A lot of guys, they know the new rules. I don’t think I’ve done anything illegal,” Spikes said, via the Patriots website. “I’ve tried to keep it legal, but I just want to kind of try to make a...

Charles Barkley naps during NBA TV's Open Court (Video)

After having worked in television before, I can understand that recording episodes can take multiple hours of the day and people can doze off from time to time.During an episode of NBA TV's Open Court, Charles Barkley got the sleepy eye and appeared to fall asleep for a few brief seconds:(Courtesy of Holdout Sports)

Charles Barkley snoozes on 'Open Court' set

NBA analyst Charles Barkley dozed off on the set while filming the second season of NBA TV's Open Court, much to the enjoyment of fellow NBA analysts including Reggie Miller, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber. The first episode of the new season of Open Court premieres this Tuesday, October 9th. No word yet if this scene will be included, but something tells me it will. Video...

Nap time: Charles Barkley falls asleep on the set of NBA TV’s ‘Open Court’ (video)

The second season of NBA TV’s critically acclaimed series Open Court does not premiere until Oct. 9, but video has surfaced of some behind-the-scenes hilarity that occurred when Charles Barkley dozes off on the set, much to the delight and hooting and hollering of his cohorts, Reggie Miller, Kenny Smith and Chris Webber. Round Mound of Rebound? [...]

Report: LB Bobby Carpenter coming back

According to a report by Comcast Sports New England, the Patriots will re-sign LB Bobby Carpenter soon. He was released on September 1st. The move comes as the Patriots are looking for a warm body to fill in some depth after rookie LB Dont'a Hightower injured his hamstring early in their game against the Bills Sunday. No word on the severity of Hightower's injury, but for...

Charles Barkley: LeBron James “can be better than Michael”

  Charles Barkley has to be one of the honest, and loud-mouthed, NBA players to play the game. He doesn’t hold back, which is many respect and hold the legend in high regard. NBA TV has an “Open Court” series and in the next episode — which will return next Tuesday — where Barkley joins [...]The post Charles Barkley: LeBron James “can be better than Michael” appeared...

Charles Barkley dozes off during taping (video)

During a recent filming of the NBA TV show “Open Court,” Charles Barkley was caught dozing off, much to the delight of colleagues Reggie Miller, Chris Webber and Kenny Smith. From the postgame (watch video at link)   Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports, an official Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago...

Barkley: LeBron can be better than MJ

Charles Barkley thinks LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan.

Barkley thinks LeBron can be better than Jordan

Charles Barkley thinks LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan. Jordan is considered by many to be the best player in NBA history. Barkley says he would never compare anyone to the Hall of Famer and six-time NBA champion. But Barkley also says that James is ''just bigger, stronger, faster.'' Barkley makes his comments on the first episode of NBA TV's...

Brandon Spikes: "sky's the limit"

As the Patriots prepare for their big matchup with the Denver Broncos and their opportunity for the winning record they haven't had since week one, linebacker Brandon Spikes is full of confidence, but also firmly grounded. "We're playing one of the greatest to ever do it in this league," Spikes told USA TODAY. "But every Sunday we want to come out and prove...

Charles Barkley: LeBron can be better than MJ

NEW YORK (AP) -- Charles Barkley thinks LeBron James can be better than Michael Jordan. Jordan is considered by many the best player in NBA history, but Barkley believes his teammate with the Dream Team can be surpassed by James. "I do think he can be better than Michael," Barkley said. "I thought I would never compare somebody to Michael Jordan. But this guy, LeBron...

Charles Barkley morphs into Mike Francesa with a Snooze on NBA TV's Open Court

Oh Charles Barkley. 'Caught' taking a snooze on NBA TV's Open Court. **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz. Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Round Table: First Quarter Impressions

With a quarter of the season now complete, what area of the Patriots' performance has you the most optimistic and which has you the most concerned? Jason: I'm happier than Christopher Columbus with speedboats regarding the play of the linebackers. That was an area of weakness last year, but the growth of Spikes and the addition of Hightower has turned that into...
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