-By: Al Walsh – Twitter: @AdotWalsh / @14ASports
Me and my pal, Scott (a Lions fan), are bigger fans of Titus Young than most. It all started as we watched the first game of his career (against my Bucs) and upon hearing his name only one thing came to mind…..his name reversed- sounds like “young titties.” It started as an inside joke and became a mini-cult following.
No player has ever been celebrated so highly in our inner-circle and every time #16 caught a pass everyone shouted YT in their best deep south accent. Screaming his new nickname was the catalyst for a barrage of exciting NFL Sundays in Bayonne. That came to an end last year when he was abruptly sent home after lining up in the wrong spot purposely in a game against the Green Bay Packers.
Since then he’s been in heaps of trouble with the law getting arrested three times (including twice in one day) but his latest hiccup occurred this morning.
According to the USA Today, Young completely refused to answer questions from the judge, Andre Manssourian. Here’s what went down: (read article)
In court Friday, Young, appearing inside a protective cage while wearing inmate orange, was addressed by the judge.
“Good morning, sir.”
“Can you hear me?”
“Are you Titus Demetrius Young?”
The judge immediately called the attorneys into a sidebar, which became rather lengthy. During the next 12 minutes, Young stood at attention, his head tilted back, his eyes close most of the time.
At one point during the long private discussion between the judge and the attorneys, Young’s father, Richard Young, called out to him.
FREE YOUNG TITTIES!!!
Posted: May 24, 2013 in comedy, football, girls, hilarious, NFL, NFL Draft, NFL Picks, NFL Playoffs, radio, scandal, song, sports, sports radio, sportsbook, Super Bowl, Uncategorized, video, videos, women
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-By: Al Walsh – Twitter: @AdotWalsh -and- @14ASports
The 2013 Draft isn’t as star-studded as fans would like but there are some interesting players that can make an impact somewhere down the line.
I think Nerlens Noel is the definitive #1 pick, but as we saw in the NFL Draft a few months ago, things can change at the last minute. Maybe they go for Otto Porter? Do they trade the pick?
Orlando also has an interesting choice: Do they go with PG Trey Burke or SG Ben McLemore? Orlando’s decision WILL determine how the rest of this draft goes. If they pass up on Burke and go for McLemore, we can see a flurry of potential trade suitors to go up for Burke. That won’t be speculated here in this mock so we’ll just lay up and play it safe.
I will also go on record and say that my dark horse of this draft is the PG from Germany, Dennis Schroeder. Here’s a highlight reel of him. I would compare him to a Rondo that can actually knock it down from outside.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 NBA Mock Draft:
1. Cleveland Cavs - Nerlens Noel – C (Kentucky)
2. Orlando Magic – Trey Burke – PG (Michigan)
3. Washington Wizards – Otto Porter – SF (Georgetown)
4. Charlotte Bobcats – Ben McLemore – SG (Kansas)
5. Phoenix Suns – Victor Oladipo – SG (Indiana)
6. New Orleans Pelicans – Alex Len – C (Maryland)
7. Sacramento Kings – Michael Carter-Williams – PG (Syracuse)
8. Detroit Pistons – Anthony Bennett – PF (UNLV)
9. Minnesota Timberwolves – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – SG (UGA)
10. Portland Trailblazers – Cody Zeller – C (Indiana)
11. Philadelphia 76ers – Steven Adams – C (PITT)
12. OKC Thunder (trade w/ TOR) – Dario Saric – F (Croatia)
13. Dallas Mavericks – C.J. McCollum – PG (Lehigh)
14. Utah Jazz – Dennis Schroeder – PG (Germany)
15. Milwaukee Bucks – Allen Crabbe – SG (CAL)
16. Boston Celtics – Shane Larkin – PG (Miami)
17. Atlanta Hawks – Gorgui Dieng – C (Louisville)
18. Atlanta Hawks (trade w/ Houston) – Shabazz Muhammad – SF (UCLA)
19. Cleveland Cavs – Mason Plumlee – PF (Duke)
20. Chicago Bulls – Jeff Withey – C (Kansas)
21. Utah Jazz (trade w/ GS) – Tony Snell – G/F (New Mexico)
22. Brooklyn Nets – Sergey Karasev – SF (Russia)
23. Indiana Pacers –Rudy Gobert – C (France)
24. NY Knicks –Tim Hardaway, Jr. – SG (Michigan)
25. LA Clippers – Pierre Jackson – PG (Baylor)
26. Minnesota Timberwolves – Glen Rice, Jr. – G/F (Georgia Tech)
27. Denver Nuggets – Reggie Bullock – SF (UNC)
28. San Antonio Spurs – Lucas Noguiera – C (Brazil)
29. OKC Thunder – Isiah Canaan – PG (Murray St)
30. Phoenix Suns – Kelly Olynyk – C (Gonzaga)
Posted: May 22, 2013 in basketball, bets, betting, Brooklyn Nets, comedy, countdown, funny, gambling, hilarious, Miami Heat, NBA, news, NY Knicks, radio, scandal, sports, sports radio, sportsbook, Uncategorized, video, videos, women
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Posted: May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized, sportsbook, basketball, videos, girls, women, NBA, comedy, funny, scandal, sports, Super Bowl, video, hilarious, news, sports radio, radio
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-By: Al Walsh
With the NFL over/unders coming out last week, we begin some early debate and analysis for the upcoming season. All the teams in the AFC West and the NFC East have a favorable Strength-of-Schedule as every team in those division’s opponents combined for less than a .500 winning percentage.
The Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers are the favorites to win home field advantage in their respective as their O/U line is set at 12. The San Francisco 49ers (11.5) and Seattle Seahawks (11) are also poised to do some major damage this season, but with an increased difficulty to their schedules this year will they reach those marks?
Here’s the early favorites to get you over the top on the NFL O/U winners and losers this year…
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6.5)
They have made significant upgrades once again and it seems like the pieces are finally in place to get over the hump and into the playoffs. It’s extremely fishy that their line is at 6.5 but the only way I see that happening is if injuries ravish their roster. Josh Freeman is going into a sink-or-swim season and is expected to have a career year; if he doesn’t it’s likely Tampa will turn to Glennon or go elsewhere.
Analysis of schedule: Wins should come against teams like @NYJ, ARZ, BUF but not much else is certain. They have to play @NE, SF, @SEA and of course the entire NFC South which is becoming one of the better divisions in football. 10-6 or 9-7 seems like a realistic expectation for this team as they showed they can play with some of the league’s best last year. Seven of their nine loses were by 8 points or less last season. (10-6, NFC Wild Card)
NY Giants (9)
After missing the playoffs last year, look for the Giants come back strong and win the NFC East in 2013. Eli Manning has been playing at a high level the last two seasons throwing 55 TDs and 31 INTs. Look for those numbers to continue now that TE Brandon Myers has been added as an offensive weapon- all the guy does is catch balls. The running back committee is questionable but once they start getting some carries they’ll gain momentum- we saw that last season.
Analysis of schedule: This is a team that has a lot of winnable games on their schedule. NFC East games are always a dog fight but the Giants should emerge out of the pack as the best when the season rolls along. Dallas isn’t good and they didn’t get any better this offseason. Who knows what the health situation is going to be Washington, and can Alfred Morris avoid the sophomore slump? Philly has a rookie head coach with a system never proven in the NFL. All of these reasons should add a few more wins to the Giants record. They should beat CAR, MIN, OAK, and SD. (11-5, NFC East winner)
New England Patriots (11.5)
This is pretty simple. The Pats are probably going to run the table against their division in games against MIA, NYJ, and BUF- it’s science. That makes them 6-0 with 10 games remaining; in order to beat the 11.5, Tom Brady and the Pats would have to go 6-4 in those remaining 10- I like those odds.
Analysis of schedule: Let’s talk about those remaining 10 games outside of the AFC East- They are home against TB, NO, PIT, DEN, CLE and @ATL, @CIN, @CAR, @HOU, @BAL. The majority of their hard games are at home in that sequence while CAR, HOU, and BAL are all teams that will be taking a step back. I say they go 7-3 in that stretch and ultimately have a very successful season. (13-3, AFC East winner)
San Francisco 49ers (11.5)
This is a tough one because I don’t think it’ll be far under for the Niners, probably a 10 or 11-win team but they are most certainly not winning 12 games this year….I guarantee it! Expect Kaepernick to take a step back as teams will learn how to read the pistol. With every single team in the NFC making major upgrades to counteract the Niners, it’ll be tough sledding through the division this year.
Analysis of schedule: Their first two games are vs. GB and @SEA- they will be tested in those games so expect them to drop one of them. The next two games are vs. IND and @STL- the Rams had great games against their division opponents last year and they are only getting better. There is a good possibility that they could be 2-2 going into Week 5. Luckily for the Niners, their next four games are very winnable- HOU, ARZ, @TEN, @JAX. The second half of the season is a tough one as they will have some pretty competitive games with no obvious pushovers on the schedule. (11-5, NFC Wild Card)
Washington Redskins (9)
This team made it to the playoffs on a string of luck throughout their last 7 games in 2012 but I don’t see that happening this year. It’s still unclear whether RG3 will be able to play the entire season and the receivers haven’t gotten any better. It’s tough to argue with the success RG3 had last season but I just don’t see it being duplicated this year. The talent on this team isn’t that good, and the Skins benefited from a weak schedule to end the season last year.
Analysis of schedule: Outside of the NFC East this team plays @GB, vs CHI, @DEN, vs SF, @ATL. I don’t think the Skins win any of those games. Winning the division last year happened on accident. (6-10, 4th place NFC East)
Houston Texans (11)
Expect Houston to take a step back this season. 11 wins seems to be too much for this team especially with the emergence of Indianapolis last season, and even Tennessee will be much better this year. The last few years they have benefited from having a weak division but if last season was any indication, Houston doesn’t appear to be getting over the hump any time soon.
Analysis of schedule: Games @BAL, vs SEA, @SF in Weeks 3-5 will be a tough stretch for this team. That could put them in a funk early that they might not get out of. They also play NE and DEN but both of those games are in Houston. (9-7, 2nd place AFC South)
Posted: May 21, 2013 in Uncategorized, football, bets, betting, sportsbook, gambling, NFL, NFL Picks, NY Jets, Jets, NY Giants, Giants, girls, Texans, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, MLB, funny, NFL Playoffs, scandal, countdown, sports, Super Bowl, video, NFL Draft, sports radio, radio, Mets, Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins
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Posted: May 20, 2013 in baseball, comedy, funny, girls, hilarious, news, NY Mets, NY Yankees, radio, scandal, sex, Uncategorized, video, videos, women, World Baseball Classic, Yankees, Yanks
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While there were no first round running backs this season in the NFL Draft, a lot of talented players found themselves drafted by teams with opening. Barring a barrage of injuries, at least a few rookies will get the start in Week 1 and beyond.
The offense in Denver revolves around Peyton Manning, but even one of the best passers in NFL history can’t do it all. With injuries to other running back options, Ball should get a chance to start right away. He is a dependable running back who had an amazing career at Wisconsin, but some doubt his longevity. In fantasy football, only one season matters. When it comes to a sure thing, Ball is about as close as you can get among this batch of rookies.
Lacy has so much talent that many figured Green Bay would take him in the first round. They gambled and passed on him, but it paid off as he was still available in the second round. Jonathan Franklin might steal some touchdowns from him, but he will get the bulk of the carries as long as he’s healthy.
The Pittsburgh Steelers struggled last season, and a lot of that had to do with their lack of a running game. He relies on his size durability, but he isn’t a running back capable of breaking off huge plays. That’s why he can’t be any higher than third on this list.
Bernard’s fit in Cincinnati seems perfect, as the dynamic running back from North Carolina has all the tools to be a strong NFL player. Perhaps his biggest issue in 2013 is that the Bengals are too loaded on offense already. Not only do they have a ton of passing options, but he will split time with BenJarvus Green-Ellis as well. He could be a sleeper late in the season, but for now he has to be here.
Posted: May 20, 2013 in bets, betting, countdown, Denver Broncos, football, news, NFL, NFL Draft, NFL Picks, NFL Playoffs, radio, scandal, sports, sports radio, sportsbook, Super Bowl, Uncategorized, video, videos, women
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By: Michael McCord, 14ASports.com Writer
Before the start of the 2013 season, Sandy Alderson made a statement, “If this isn’t a winning season this year, I’ll be very upset.” Of course, he is talking about the dysfunctional New York Mets franchise. For him to make that statement is now biting him on his posterior. This was the guy who didn’t help his bullpen or his outfield. And now, he has other issues that have come crumbling down on him this season.
A major concern has become Ike Davis. Last year, he did come back as a late bloomer and finished with over 30 HR’s and 90 RBI’s. Now this year, Davis has started worse which comes to question, is this your First Baseman for the future?
John Buck came out firing from the bat. Now, he has come back to Earth and hasn’t hit in weeks. Buck was possible trade bait in order to bring up Travis d’Arnaud. Wait! Travis d’Arnaud is about 6 weeks due to injury.
Colin Cowgill showed grit and pop during spring training. On Opening Day, he had a great performance and looked as though the outfield wasn’t a bad product. In fact, Sandy Aldersen was pushing him and was trying to sell him. But hold on, Colin Cowgill hasn’t performed in a long time and now was sent down back to the minors!
In the latest despicable act from the New York Mets as a team, the team turned on Jordany Valdespin. Now, I do not condone hitting a home run down 11-1 and hot dogging it. Valdespin’s character is poor. He reminds me of how Lastings Milledge was when he was brought up during the Willie Randolph era. Back on topic, the next day he was asked to pinch hit and Valdespin knew he was getting hit by a pitch. He put on a lot of protective armor to absorb the hit. After the game, the Mets were talking to the media saying how it was good and it was a lesson for Valdespin.
Now if you ask me, he is part of the team. A comment by those players should have kept it in-house. Now, you have a player who feels betrayed by his own team and wouldn’t be surprised if he winds up getting moved somewhere else. Why not? The way things look for this organization, they are going to try to sell.
Although just maybe, hope isn’t gone just yet! When a couple of people, like Johan Santana’s contract is over and the money is back in the payroll, the Mets could see a good future. However, the Mets still need a lot of help in other areas.
There is still time to show the fans that this organization is stepping in the right direction in one of the toughest divisions in baseball today. But, as a fictional character named Marty Huggins said, “Get out your brooms because IT’S A MESS!”
Posted: May 15, 2013 in baseball, comedy, countdown, funny, girls, hilarious, Mets, MLB, music, news, NY Mets, NY Yankees, radio, scandal, sex, song, sports, sports radio, sportsbook, Uncategorized, video, videos, women, World Baseball Classic, Yankees, Yanks
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