Atlanta Hawks should not be overlooked next year

It’s hard to call a season that sees a team win 60 games a disappointment, especially when it’s a 22-win improvement over the previous season and the most in franchise history.  And most might not be disappointed with the Atlanta Hawks season: they had the stellar record, topped the Eastern Conference standings by seven games over their closest opponent and had a killer 19...
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For Virgil, the million dollar quest continues

"Where are the hot dogs at?" Mike Jones is feeling optimistic. The performer wrestling fans remember as Virgil --€“ the buff, scowling man-servant of "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase from 1987 to 1991 --€“ stretches in a cut-off World Gym shirt on a patch of 42nd Street in Manhattan, in front of Grand Central Station. It's just after midday, and Virgil's feeling a little hungry...
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Kyle Korver's cold streak in the playoffs has an explanation, but is there an answer?

There's no question that the Atlanta Hawks are sunk without a healthy DeMarre Carroll. But even if the Junkyard Dog is able to come back strong, offer his offensive versatility and defend LeBron James, the Hawks are still in trouble as long as Kyle Korver continues to struggle from the floor.After a regular season in which it was more surprising when a Korver 3-pointer missed than...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

To save the Hawks, DeMarre Carroll must shut down Wizards' Paul Pierce

His star is on the rise, and Atlanta's Junkyard Dog is set to get paid this offseason. But if the Hawks want to keep playing in the postseason, they're going to need DeMarre Carroll to unleash his tenacious defense on the mouth and soul of the Washington Wizards, Paul Pierce.Pierce is lighting the postseason on fire from the power forward position, as Washington's offense has turned...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wizards were tougher than Hawks in Game 1, and Atlanta must respond

The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards seem primed to do the Eastern Conference's history of rough and tumble playoff bouts proud if Game 1 is any indication.The Wizards' win had it all -- big shots, tough defense, gut-wrenching injuries, big-time returns and a road team snatching home-court advantage from the talons of its hosts just for good measure. And if Paul Pierce is to...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself. He knows there's so many other ways he can help the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks, whether it's playing shutdown defense, banging for a rebound or diving to the floor to grab a loose ball. Besides, Carroll knows a thing or two about...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Best of Mania Series: 31 WrestleMania Matches From The Golden Era

We’re just about a month away from WrestleMania 31 from Santa Clara, California. You guys may remember the top 5 series we had here on Between The Ropes where we would go over the top 5 matches from a certain era whenever there was going to be a major pay-per-view coming up. We’re going to do something a little different here as you see on the title above. We’re are going to...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WWF Spectrum Wrestling June 28, 1986 Review

We are going back in time today and taking a look at WWF 1980s wrestling from the Philadelphia Spectrum. Hulk Hogan headlines a stacked show featuring Randy Savage, Paul Orndorff, Harley Race, and yes Miss America.
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The Forgotten First WWE Royal Rumble

WWE history is a funny thing. World Wrestling Entertainment history can often at times be just as scripted as the matches. The first Royal Rumble match and winner would be an example of this as the event promoted as the first Rumble was really not the first Rumble at all.
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Stats Machine, Week 5: The Full Nelson

In the 1980s, Hulkamania was running wild in almost every household in America. Even today, nearly 30 years later, when my iPod shuffles to "Real American", I get transported back to the days when I believed in "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan. I am far from ashamed to admit that the Hulkster was one of my childhood heroes. Back then, it was practically impossible not to be captivated...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Interview with Jerome ‘Junkyard Dog’ Williams – NBA Nation 2014, Halifax

Jerome Williams enjoyed a nine year career in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and New York Knicks. Toronto Raptors.  Affectionately & aptly known worldwide as the ‘JunkYard Dog’ due to his tenacious style of play on the court, he was and continues to be a fan favourite! He currently serves as a Legends Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hoops Talk with Jerome "The Junkyard Dog" Williams at the #NBANation tour in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquinoThe #NBANation Tour presented by Samsung rolled into Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia this past weekend and  former Toronto Raptor, Jerome Williams was in attendance for a Q&A and autograph session for all of the NBA fans in attendance. It was a jam-packed afternoon at Mic Mac Mall with multiple NBA events/activities...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

(Recap) NBA Canada’s ‘NBA Nation’ presented by Samsung – Halifax Tour Stop 2014

NBA Canada, The Raptor, and Jerome Williams have officially helped us kick off Hoop Heads North’s coverage of the upcoming 2014-15 season. On Saturday September 6th, 2014, NBA Canada rolled into Halifax and set up a fun filled day for fans of all ages at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth. Generous sponsors Foot Locker, Adidas, Samsung, Skullcandy, Sprite, and NBA2K all represented with...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hoops Talk with Jerome "The Junkyard Dog" Williams (Teaser) - Talking Nik Stauskas

posted by Romy Aquino (@romyaquino)Follow @romyaquinoFormer Raptor, Jerome Williams, has always been know for his hustle and heart when he suited up for the Toronto Raptors and that's why he continues to be a Raptors fan favourite even after retirement. Sean Francois and myself had the opportunity to interview JYD on Saturday afternoon at the #NBANation presented by Samsung event...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Former WWE Superstar Brodus Clay Talks About Why WWE Wrestlers Are Called Superstars, Social Media, Favorite Gimmick, More

Former WWE Superstar Brodus Clay made his second VOC Nation appearance of the week, this time joining Nani and Kevin on Wednesday night’s “Pandemonium” show. Pandemonium can be heard every Wednesday at 7:30PM ET in the VOC Nation Radio Network. You can hear the whole interview here at http://vocnation.com. Below are some highlights from that interview. Brodus has had a lot...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Georgia Bulldog, Bill Goldberg, Wanted to be a “Junkyard Dog”

When asked by a sports radio host why he chose to leave the state of Oklahoma to play his college football—at a time when Barry Switzer was king, the Sooners were as reviled as ever, and he surely would have…Read more →
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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