“I’m fallin’ apart here, man!”
In October, Allen Iverson signed a two-year, $4 million deal with a Turkish basketball team after no NBA squad was willing to take a chance on him. It was an opportunity for the former Sixer to put himself in a better situation professionally, personally, and financially.
Yet every time we’ve heard his name since, it’s been in a negative light… and the news continues to worsen. It began with a leg injury that forced him to return home to United States for potential leg surgery.
After visiting Dr. James Andrews in Brimingham in the beginning of the month, Iverson found out he wouldn’t need surgery, Instead, he had to rest for the next six to eight weeks before returning to his team for the playoffs.
Seems pretty simple…. take the free time to rest up and get back to work, right?
Not so much. A series of tweets compliled by Sports by Brooks this weekend tells us exactly what AI has been up to. He hasn’t been resting, that’s for sure. More after the jump.
A “tweet timeline” tells us the real story, and more than anything, it’s sad. Check out the rest at Crossing Broad.
The Four Aces simply aren’t enough.
That’s what Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro may have insinuated on Tuesday when he spoke with Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. When asked about the possibility of trading the 30-year old rightie, Amaro responded.
“I don’t feel comfortable doing it,” Amaro told FOXSports.com. “He’s going to pitch for the Phillies, probably for the entire season.”
The statement all but completes the five-man rotation for the Phils in 2011. Blanton will likely join Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels. Together, they will be R2C2 and C3P-Joe… and no, I did not come up with that. View full article »
"Come on, we're not gonna have a lockout! I mean.. what would we do with all of these balls?!"
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a letter to fans of the NFL on Monday, stating that the league and players union “can and will reach an agreement.” This is the full text of the letter, which can also be found on NFL.com.
With one of the most exciting regular seasons now completed and the playoffs about to begin, let me first thank you and all NFL fans for your incredible support. Many fans have been asking me where we stand on signing a new collective bargaining agreement with the player’s union. Let me update you and be clear at the outset:
I know we can and will reach an agreement. View full article »
"Good luck, Homer. See ya in February."
TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will need 4-6 weeks to recover from surgery to repair a break in his foot. The news comes after a positive week for the team, where they defeated two strong Eastern Conferences foes in the Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens to lead the NHL in points.
This is some pretty bad luck for a very good team. The positive that can be taken from this is the Flyers are four months away from the playoffs. It’s better to lose someone like this now than it is to loss them at a more crucial time down the road. Last year, the Flyers lost Jeff Carter for a month with a foot injury going into the playoffs. Carter led the team in goals at the time, but the Flyers offense was still able to produce in his absence.
It’ll be tougher to replace Pronger on the defensive side. Oskars Bartulis is no Chris Pronger, but he’ll be joining the team to try and help hold the fort down. We’ll see how the absence affects the team in the coming weeks, but it is encouraging to know the team currently leads the league in scoring. Hopefully, they’ll be able to stay productive without their
captain …um, top defenseman.