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Sat
27
Feb
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A Fall Up for Warriors Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The NBA hype is building between the anticipated 2015-2016 finals competitors; the top seed team in the east vs. the top seed in the west.

In a recent interview Golden State’s Andrew Bogut told a tale during a podcast, want to hear it here goes. 

Anderson Varejao, who obviously was picked up by us a couple of days ago, was sitting on the bench in the Atlanta game toward the end of the second quarter and he looks at me and was like, 'Man, this is so different to where I was. You guys move the ball so well. Everyone passes up a good shot to get a great shot.' And it kind of hits you that this is normal to us, but from someone from the outside looking in, or on a different team, it's like, 'What are these guys doing? How are they doing it?' We kind of see it as normal now.

Fri
26
Feb
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Johnny Manziel Scrambling from Legal Woes

Johnny Football

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel Otis

 

Embattle Cleveland Browns wunderkind is now facing legal trouble.  Johnny Manziel is facing criminal charges of domestic violence against a former girlfriend.   The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner has had a number of personal issues that have affected his public image and professional performance. 

The Dallas police department announced on Thursday they have referred the Cleveland quarterback’s case to the District Attorney.   The department declined comment citing, it won’t comment on the case while DA Susan Hawk prepares the case for the Grand Jury.     

Colleen Crowley, 23, a former girlfriend of Manziel, says the man formerly known as Johnny Football, hit, restrained and threatened her last month during their alleged altercation.    The accusations found the light of day in early February as media reports of the incident surfaced.  Manziel denied ever hitting Crowley.

Wed
17
Feb
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Ronda Rousey on a Trademark Frenzy while Contemplating Rematch

Ronda Rousey

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Ronda Rousey has had some missteps perhaps the first was to compare herself to the great Floyd Mayweather after just a few years in the fight game.   No we see that maybe there is something to the Mayweather legacy – I suppose it’s not as easy as it sounds to sit on the throne for nearly 20 years without a break.    In addition ‘die hard’ boxing fans would probably not consider mixed martial arts akin to boxing. 

The former UFC champion has trademarked the phrase, ‘Rowdy Ronda Rousey’ and ‘do nothing bitch’ the former is said to be the title of an upcoming movie with Tina Fey.  The newest trademark coming from the Rousey camp is FTA-f**k them all. 

What do you think about that?   Personal ownership gone too far?

Tue
16
Feb
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Manny Pacquiao apoligizes for insensitive Statement

Manny Pacman Pacquiao

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Manny Pacquiao issued an apology on Tuesday for a verbal attack against homosexuality.  He described homosexuals as “worse than animals”.  After public blowback, the 8-time boxing champion reneged and asked for forgiveness.

The 37-year-old boxer is in the twilight of his boxing career and has announced retirement after a contest later this year.   He is currently running for a Philippine Senate seat.   In a video message the boxing champion said, "I'm sorry for comparing homosexuals to animals. Please forgive me for those I've hurt."

The Philippine Islands are 80 percent Catholic that is nearly 80 million people.  He currently serves in the House of Representatives for the province of Sarangani.  The boxer has developed a reputation of training over legislating, racking up chronic absences in the house.

Mon
15
Feb
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Kobe Bryant's Farewell Tour Continues through All-Star

Kobe Bryant

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Kobe Bryant is patiently inking his final chapter as a professional basketball player.  Sunday marked his final All-Star game as a Lakers Guard, and a future Hall of Famer. 

The game was a high scoring contest with teams collectively knocking down 369 points.  Russel Westbrook walked away with the game’s MVP for the second consecutive year.   

The final count for 2016’s All-Star contest was 196-173.

Bryant’s final season has been dubbed the Kobe Bryant Tour; a fitting tribute for a twenty season veteran. 

Mon
08
Feb
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Super Bowl 50; In the Books 24-10

Super Bowl 50

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Not one conversation or article that I read last week suggested the fiftieth NFL Championship game would end 24-10 in an almost lackluster contest.  The stage setting was maybe too perfect, the young qb with new ideas and strategies, for less sophisticated viewers, the black quarterback vs the white; perfect. 

The accoutrements of the game were perfect while raggedy plays and shaky passes happened on the field of play. 

The star quarterback on the winning side was Peyton Manning, Archie’s boy.  He completed 13 of 23 in the air for 141 yards, an interception, a fumble and no touchdowns.  In total the Denver offense earned 194 total yards the lowest in Super Bowl history – 50 yards lower than the previous record. 

Mon
01
Feb
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Frank Bruno announces Boxing Comeback

Frank Bruno

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Aging former Heavy Weight champion of the world frank Bruno announced his intentions to return to the ring after a two decade layoff. 

54-year-old Bruno in a recent interview said, “I haven’t got a choice. I train every day.”

The former WBC champion retired in early 1996 after loss number two to Mike Tyson – a contest that handed the WBC to a young Mike Tyson. 

George Foreman became the oldest heavyweight champion in 1994, at the age of 45 when he downed a 26-year-old Michael Moorer.   Moorer, a formidable champion with a record of 35-0 going into the fight was stunned. 

Mr. Foreman dedicated the fight to “all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail.”

Tue
26
Jan
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Warriors School Spurs in 30-point Blow out

Warriors

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

San Antonio walked into Monday night’s game minus 19-year-veteran Tim Duncan and a 13.5 game advantage on the number two team in the Southwest division and a 13 game win streak.  I would not have mattered if the Spurs recommissioned David “the admiral” Robinson for last night’s contest.  Stephan Curry and the Golden State Warriors proved why they boast the best record in the league. 

The final count was 90-120 in a game that was billed as mandatory viewing for even the casual basketball fan. 

The Spurs did not pick a good game to have a less than mediocre outing.  The San Antoniaoteam was limited to 44 percent from the field and 17 turnovers in the first-half of play. 

Curry knocked down 37 points putting on a scoring clinic, shooting on 12 of 20, amping his game against the Spurs who have traditionally held his shooting under .400.  

Fri
22
Jan
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Quinnipiac Mens Basketball Heads to Rider

Bobcats Basketball

Scribe: Staff

Email: staff@thethinkering.com

 

The Quinnipiac men’s basketball team will play rival Rider on Sunday in Lawrenceville, New Jersey in their second meeting of the year. 

On 4 January, the Bobcats pulled off a 64 to 60 win against the broncos at home at the TD Bank Sports Center.  Quinnipiac pulled out a “W” despite Riders Teddy Okereafor knocking down 30 points on the night, and hit 13 in the final 2:30 in regulation.   For the QU, Junior forward Donovan Smith, (6’9”) scored 15 points and 14 rebounds leading all scorers, including two clutch shots from the charity stiripe to push the game out of reach for Rider. 

Quinnipiac will return home for a three game stretch against Monmouth on 28 January, at 7:30pm. 

Thu
21
Jan
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NBA's Top 5 Richest Teams

Knicks

Scribe: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The National Basketball Association knows how to put on a show.  The league’s 30 teams generated $5.2 billion in revenue last season a $900 million in operating profit.  Both are records.

According to a new report the New York Knicks returned to the top of the heap for most valuable teams for the NBA.  The Knicks are worth a reported $3 billion, with the LA Lakers coming in second with a net worth of $2.7 billion.   The average net worth for an NBA franchise is not $1.25 billion up 13 percent from the 2014-2015 seasons. 

The only NBA team that did not turn a profit last season was the Brooklyn Nets owned by the Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire Russian, according to Forbes. 

Rounding out the top five richest teams are the Chicago Bulls $2.3 billion, Boston Celtics $2.1 and the Los Angeles Clippers $2 billion respectively. 

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