Will Tiger Be Ready For The Masters?

This has been the question regarding basically every tournament Tiger Woods has played in well over two years. Tiger Woods won the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational last week for his first victory tournament victory since 2009. In preparation for the Super Bowl of all golfing events, The Masters, this served as a confidence booster for Tiger and I am hopeful that come April 5th, Tiger will start the beginning of a successful run. It will be good for him, and good for golf.

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Randy Moss Back In The NFL

This is an interesting off-season in the NFL simply because of Peyton Manning. Plenty of franchises are trying to lure him to play for their respective franchises. One guy who I’d hope he would be throwing the ball to this year is Randy Moss. Moss retired after a very disappointing 2010 campaign in which we saw Moss play with three different franchises in one season. Randy Moss though decided to come out of retirement because he simply wanted to just “play some football” and I’m excited about it. After working out with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Moss signed a one year deal with the team. I like this pickup for the 49ers because Moss can stretch the field and be the top option for the team. Moss is an all-time great talent with a spot in Canton when he officially calls it a career. I sure hope the 2012 NFL season brings better fortune to Moss rather than that of the last time we saw him.

Interview w/ Roy Jones Jr.

I had the honor of interviewing one of the greatest boxing talents of all-time

Congratulations on your recent victory over Max Alexander. How long does it normally take you to heal up after a fight?

Week

At this stage of your career, can you see yourself moving down a weight class or two?

No, only of great opportunity and budget is superb.

Outside of boxing you have been involved in tv, music, and film. Will we see you continue any of these ventures?

Would love to

How do you feel about the state of boxing?

It’s in horrible distress

When people ask why is Roy Jones Jr still boxing, what do you say to those critics?

Because I have one title that has eluded me an I want to try and get that title before I retire. 

There was a rumored potential battle between you and Bobby Gunn, that fell through as Gunn is scheduled to fight James Toney. Who do you want to fight next?

I can care less. I don’t pick names, I like to fight for the fans and I would chose any cruiser weight champ

Who is a boxer today that possesses some of the qualities that made you such a great fighter?

Andre Ward

If you had the opportunity to fight anyone past or present in any weight class, who would you choose?

Sugar Ray Robinson

Why should inner city kids start choose to box rather than play basketball and football?

Boxing is more closely related to life than any other sport. Wouldn’t say they should chose over basketball or football, but I don’t see anything wrong with trying. With boxing it teaches you in life if you get knocked down, you need to get back up

Everyone knows who you are as a boxer, but Who is Roy Jones Jr the man?

A philosophical guy that is very passionate and considerate about his actions. 

Thanks for your time. Any last comments for your fans, supporters, naysayers?

Fans: Thanks for the support you have given me throughout the years.

Supporters: thanks for being behind me, you give me the push to get up and go when days I don’t feel it.

 Naysayers: I’m sorry you feel the way you do. The ones that are concerned, thanks for your concern. The ones that are just a naysayer go do something positive in your life, so that someone can be a naysayer about you. 

NBA All-Star 2012 Blowout Pt.3

The final day for my NBA All-Star preview is here and on Sunday we shall see a very entertaining game. It is hard to argue the chemistry that Lebron, Bosh, and Wade have but I predict that the west will win simply because of the point guard play of Chris Paul and Steve Nash. I’d hope that Kobe Bryant would be MVP if the West wins the game but Kevin Durant may end up with that honor.

East Roster

Carmelo Anthony, Lebron James, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, and Rajon Rondo

West Roster

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Andrew Bynum, Lamarcus Aldridge, Marc Gasol, Kevin Love, Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook

 

 

NBA All-Star 2012 Blowout Pt.2

I’m back again with more of a preview of the NBA All-Star Weekend down in Orlando this weekend. Yesterday I talked about the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and today will be about the multiple events happening on Saturday Night. These events include Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Contest to finish the night off.

Haier Shooting Stars Challenge

 Team Orlando: Current Magics  Jameer Nelson, WNBA All-Star Marie Ferdinand-Harris; and former Magic great Dennis Scott

Team Atlanta: Current Atlanta Hawks star Joe Johnson, WNBA star Lindsey Harding, current NBA Tv analyst Steve Smith,

Team New York: Current guard Landry Fields, Liberty’s Cappie Pondexter, former Knicks perennial shooter, Allan Houston,

Team Texas Houston Rockets’ Chandler ParsonsSophia Young, and 2x NBA champion  Kenny Smith

Team New York looks good here especially when Joe Johnson will not be participating. His replacement should be announced soon.

Taco Bell’s Skills Challenge

*Stephen Curry  Kyrie Irving  Tony Parker  John Wall  Russell Westbrook  and Deron Williams will participate in the Skills Challenge.

*Defending champion Stephen Curry is injured and will not compete. His replacement will be announced soon. I hope Jeremy Lin is the replacement. If not then I see Deron Williams winning.

Footlocker Three Point Shootout

Reigning champion James Jones, Kevin Love, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Morrow, Mario Chalmers, and Kevin Durant will compete.

I’m expecting Durant to win this.

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest

Chase Budinger, Paul George, Jeremy Evans, and Derrick Williams.

The jury is out on this one. My choice is Jeremy Evans.

So there we have it, tomorrow I will reveal my predictions for the main course, the All-Star game.

 

NBA All-Star 2012 Blowout Pt.1

The NBA All-Star Weekend is almost upon us. It officially begins this Friday starting with the Celebrity All-Star Game on Espn. All-Star Weekend takes place in the beautiful tourist- friendly city of Orlando. As a fan of the game, this is one of those moments you are excited for each year hoping to see if it can top the previous year. This is Blended Entertainment’s 3-day preview of NBA All-Star Weekend.

Basketball legends Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley each took a turn drafting between a select number of rookie and sophomore players in the league.  Their teams will play each other on Friday in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Charles Barkley has the more complete team but I suspect that Team Shaq will pull out the victory.

Shaq’s team includes:

Blake Griffin, LA Clippers
Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks
Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves
Markieff Morris, Phoenix Suns
Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats
Landry Fields, NY Knicks
Norris Cole, Miami Heat
Brandon Knight, Detroit Pistons
Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
Greg Monroe, Detroit Pistons

Charles Barkley’s team includes:

Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers
DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings
Derrick Williams, Minnesota Timberwolves
Paul George, Indiana Pacers
MarShon Brooks, NJ Nets
John Wall, Washington Wizards
Tiago Splitter, San Antonio Spurs (out with injury)
Evan Turner, Philadelphia 76ers
Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs
Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz (replacing Splitter)

Thursday I will cover the events including the Three-Point Contest and Slam Dunk Contest that will take place on Saturday. On Friday I will provide my prediction for the All-Star Game itself that will take place on Sunday.

Super Bowl XLVI

Today is the day sports and entertainment fans have all been waiting for. Whether it is to root for your favorite team, the halftime show, or tuning in for the commercials, this evening will special to many. The New England Patriots are led by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick who can only move higher to the next plateau  with  a win in this game. Everyone wants to talk about legacies, well four legacies are serving as the main ingredients for this Super Bowl. Those legacies are the aforementioned Brady/Belichick legacy and also the Tom Coughlin/ Eli Manning legacy. The Super Bowl takes place right in Indianapolis where Eli’s older brother Peyton has been the man of that city for many years. This game is a rematch of the match-up that took place at the Super Bowl just four years ago. This year’s halftime show will feature Madonna and many surprises. I expect the halftime show to be visually exceptional.

Prediction

Patriots 34 Giants 24

MVP

Tom Brady

Dark Horse MVP

Chad Ochocinco

Also I want to extend my congratulations to the six newest inductees to the NFL Hall of Fame:

Curtis Martin(RB)

Dermonti Dawson(C)

Chris Doleman(DE)

Cortez Kennedy(DT)

Jackie Butler(CB)

Willie Roaf(T)