Archive for May 10th, 2013



In the NBA, the New York Knicks have evened the series with the Indiana Pacers, and now it looks like they will be getting a new addition for Game 3. The Knicks had a phenomenal season thanks to the play of Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, and Tyson Chandler. But after all this time has passed, people forget that Amar’e Stoudemire is also on the team. It was actually Stoudemire’s team before Carmelo came along. After a long recovery from knee surgery, Stoudemire will make a reappearance with the Knicks in Game 3. They don’t expect much from Amar’e, and will limit his minutes to around 15 in the game, but if he’s back in true form, this could be truly significant for the Knicks. If they manage to get past the Pacers, they’re going to need Amare’s presence in a likely conference finals match-up with the Heat.


And in the NFL, there has been a ton of controversy around the Redskins lately. They are being hounded to change their name. This is an issue that dates back almost 30 years, as American Indians (and many others) feel that the name Redskins is simply too offensive and should be changed. Other names like the Blackhawks and Orangemen were also under attack, and Syracuse actually made the switch to just “Orange”. But Thursday, Redskins owner Dan Snyder said that the Redskins name will never change. He told the press that the name “Redskins” is deep in the fabric of the city, that it represents the spirit of the area.  Back in the early 90s, former Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke said that the Redskins would change their mascot to a potato before they changed the name Redskins.


Finally, in the soccer world, after long-time Manchester United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down, Manchester was up in arms trying to find a replacement for him. Alex Ferguson is widely considered one of the greatest coaches of all time. He is the Phil Jackson/Red Auerbach/Vince Lombardi of the soccer world. Regardless of his retirement, Manchester had to move quickly and found their man. They signed Everton head coach David Moyes to a six-year deal. Fortunately for Moyes, Manchester has the budget to be completely loaded on the talent level year after year. It will be a nice advantage coming in, and make replacing a legend that much easier.

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