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08
Mar
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Brandon Marshall moves across town

Brandon Marshall Contract

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

2015 New York Jets MVP Receiver Brandon Marshall, has signed a new contract with the team across time the New York Giants.  Second year man Sterling Shepard and the miracle man Odell Beckham, Jr. will be joined by the good hands man Marshall. 

The 32-year-old has repeatedly requested to be traded and the Jets has granted his request while saving themselves $7.5 million against their salary cap. 

While Marshall has a banner 2015 season he had a setback year in 2016, making only 59 catches, three touchdowns and 788 yards.  

Tue
07
Mar
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The Lakers Saga Continues

Jeanie Buss and Company

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Dr. Jerry Buss built and empire with the Lakers franchise that’s envied around the world.  Recently the team has been divded as Jeanie Buss the daughter of the late Dr. Buss was appointed by him to be the operational manager of the company, began to make major changes. 

She hired Ervin “Magic” Johnson as the President of Basketball Operations, and fired her brother Jim Buss who is also a co-owner as Lakers Executive VP of Basketball Operations.  Jim Buss, had a horrible time managing operations, allowing the team to amass several of the worst seasonal records in franchise history.  When Ms. Buss demoted him he decided along with his brother Jim to sue his sister forcing her out of the operations chair, but she is now fighting back. 

Mon
06
Mar
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Knicks vs. Warriors: Quiet first half

Knicks

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The New York Knicks took a loss on Sunday in a contest with the former world champions Golden State Warriors 105-112.  In a different twist of events an announcement was made declaring for the first half there would be no multimedia available so that the live fans could experience the game in its purest form. 

Coach Steve Kerr of the Warriors said of the unusual quite, “you sort of take it for granted.” He continued, “It was weird.  It was really weird.” Other teams might now employ the silent first half strategy, due to the Warriors low scoring first half on Sunday. 

Steph Curry, warmed up a bit in the second half and closed the game with a game high of 31 points.

Mon
13
Feb
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Durant faces boos at OKC

Warriors vs. Thunder

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Many die hard basketball fans would never consider the lengthy NBA veteran Kevin Durant a cupcake, but on his first visit back to Oklahoma City he received that reception, Cupcake, cupcake, cupcake.   

The Golden State Warriors put on a clinic last night as they walk away with a win 130.-114 on Saturday night.  Every Durant touch elicited boos and every missed shot cheers from the crowd became hackneyed. 

Durant ended the night with 34 points, 9 rebounds and three assists.  While Russell Westbrook didn’t do bad himself chipping in 47 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.  Steph Curry added, 26 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists.  

Thu
02
Feb
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Julio Jones will be ready

Julio Jones

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Just when the Patriots thought they were having a lucky break, the Falcons announced that “it would take an awful lot, an act of nature for him not to be 100 percent rolling on Sunday.”

The Falcons receiver has been bothered by an injured toe and was listed on Wednesday as being limited.   Jones never limped with the toe injury and is expected to play full out on Sunday for the 51st Super Bowl. 

Mon
16
Jan
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Dallas Cowboys end Impressive season 13-3 with a 34-31 Packers loss

Dak Prescott

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Despite the Dallas Cowboys impressive performance in Sunday night’s game versus the Green Bay Packers in a 34-31 defeat; the team with the star on their helmets came to play. 

In the second quarter the Cowboys were down 21-3, at the half some progress had been made leaving the Texas team down 21-13, at the top of the fourth quarter they trailed 28-13 in a competitive contest in the drive to the championship game. 

Rookie Dak Prescott impressed even Packers fans tossing for three touchdowns with a single INT in the fourth ending the day completing 24 of 38 passes for 302 passing yards.  The session ends for an impressive offensive unit with two rookies in the back field. 

The Dallas Cowboys will certainly be back for an even stronger season next year.  The season ended with a 13 – 3 record and a .813 winning percentage.  

Mon
12
Dec
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New York Giants pull off the Improbable: Cowboys 7 - Giants 10

Odell Beckham, Jr.

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email;  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The Dallas Cowboy’s 11 game win streak is broken.  On Sunday, the New York Giants snapped the longest running streak in professional football with a 10-7 win over their divisional rivals. 

In a much-needed win over ‘America’s Team,’ the Giants are proving to have what it takes to bring home the big wins.  Despite offensive woes Eli Manning had this to say, "We know we still have a long journey ahead. We're still fighting for a playoff spot. We have some tough games ahead."

Wunderkind Dak Prescott threw two interceptions in Sunday night’s game while Manning dittoed the effort with three turnovers of his own. 

New York has a lot to improve upon on the offensive side of the ball, but the Football Gods smiled in the Giants Sunday keeping hope alive for the 9-4 giants, pushing the Cowboys to 11-2 for the season.  

Mon
21
Nov
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Five Straight for the Giants: Playoff Contenders?

Sterling Shepard

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The New York Giants are on a roll after a rocky start.  Eli Manning and his cast of receivers are making every defense that faces the big blue question their ability. 

While Odell Beckham Jr. has to be considered the primary target, both Victor Cruz and Sterling Shepard forces the opposition to stay on their toes.  Shepard caught a TD pass for the second consecutive contest proving he is a man among men as the rookie continues to learn the ropes. 

The running Chicago defense proved to be a challenge early on for the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.  New York earned the “W” 22-16 in their fifth straight victory. 

The Giants face Cleveland next Sunday looking for six straight wins. 

Tue
15
Nov
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LeBron James no long respects Phil Jackson

LeBron James

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Phil Jackson president of the New York Knicks have lost the respect of one of the best players in the league, Cleveland’s LeBron James over an interview with a sports network.   The following is a partial transcript that has led to the pushback from James and his friends. 

JM: It all started when LeBron left, right? Could you have ever imagined Earvin Johnson leaving Riley, or Michael Jordan leaving you?

Mon
14
Nov
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Promising potential NFL draftee Scolded by Pregnant Girlfriend

Jonnu Smith

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Senior tight end at Florida International University, Jonnu Smith who is expected to be a late round call for the 2017 NFL draft is out for the rest of the season. 

According to reports his girlfriend poured a pot of boiling water on Smith, he suffered severe burns on his head, neck, back and shoulder and on one arm.  Mary Gasper, is 5-months pregnant with his child and is now charged with aggravated battery. 

Gasper was reportedly frustrated because Smith was not paying enough attention to her and their relationship.  She said she was “feeling extremely emotional and stressed.”  Police reports cite she said that after dossing him with hot water he didn’t react strongly enough for her and she then starting hitting him with her open hands. 

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