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Payday For Rose

February 25, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls signed a 250 Million Dollar endorsement deal with Adidas.

Adidas will pay Derrick Rose 250 Million to wear their shoes.

Adidas will pay Derrick Rose 250 Million to wear their shoes.

From ESPN

Comcast Sportsnet initially reported the story early Saturday morning, saying that according to a source, Rose’s new deal was for 14 years and $250 million. Rose has been with adidas since he entered the league and has become a major face of the company.

“It’s great, man,” Rose said. “We’ve been trying to get it out of the way for a long time. I just remember them bringing it up to me and I couldn’t really think about the amount. I’m just blessed and feel grateful right now

Original Photos wiki, slamonline

Knicks Lose, Oh The Humanity!

February 18, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Jeremy Lin had 9 turnovers in a Hin Lindeburg like disaster against New Orleans.

At least Jeremy Lin showed his speed during the Lindenburg disaster.

At least Jeremy Lin showed his speed during the Lindenburg disaster.

From Bloomberg

Jeremy Lin’s perfect record as the starting point guard for the New York Knicks ended with an 89-85 loss to the New Orleans Hornets, who entered the game with the National Basketball Association’s second-worst record.

Lin had 26 points, nine turnovers and five assists as the Knicks’ seven-game winning streak came to an end. Lin started the last six of those victories.

Trevor Ariza had 25 points for the shorthanded Hornets (7-23), while point guard Greivis Vasquez added 15 points and 11 rebounds with three turnovers.

The Knicks (15-16) never led in the game at New York’s Madison Square Garden. They got within two points at 73-71 with 5:29 remaining in the contest, and could get no closer.

Original Photos baminvestor, oregonlive

Leafs Trying To Catch Senators

February 17, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NHL

Dion Phaneuf and the Toronto Maple Leafs are currently in a playoff spot.

Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs likes figure skating.

Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs likes figure skating.

From The Star.com

The Battle of Ontario is renewed, with Ottawa four points clear of the Leafs but having played two more games. A key stat for the Leafs to look at is the fact Ottawa ranks as the fifth-most penalized team in the NHL, averaging 13.2 minutes per game. That stat will be a factor if Ottawa doesn’t get it under control down the stretch.

The addition of Kyle Turris has been a boost for Ottawa; the club can now ice two decent scoring lines, with Turris centring the second line and Jason Spezza the first. Milan Michalek is healthy after a lengthy injury layoff and the club has found a way to give goalie Craig Anderson a bit of time off (he had appeared in 22 straight games). Ottawa was said to be in the Tuomo Ruutu sweepstakes, but it now appears he will re-sign with Carolina. Sens are not expected to be big players at the deadline; but there is a fine line there between improving the club, and sticking to the pre-season plan of continued development.

They are, right now, the Leafs’ chief target in the standings.

Original Photos Yahoo, 1.bp

Too Much Lin?

February 15, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Fact: It is not possible to have Cable TV and be unaware of Jeremy Lin.

Jeremy Lin is all over ESPN.

Jeremy Lin is all over ESPN.

From frontrow.ESPN

The Knicks have been a hot story since the Christmas Day win over the Celtics. But the story got sizzling hot with Lin. Knicks fans have hope. At ESPN NY, we have beefed up our coverage with two reporters covering practices and three at games. The reporters blog throughout the day. We constantly search for angles and columns on Lin because this Linsanity is real.

Original Photos logos journal, slate

Linconceivable! Knicks Win 5 In A Row

February 12, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NBA

The Jeremy Lin legend continues to grow.

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks? Linconceivable!

Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks? Linconceivable!

From The NY Post

The “Linderella’’ story grew again as Jeremy Lin sank a game-winning free throw with 4.9 seconds left that capped a wild Knicks comeback and an improbable 100-98 stunner over the Timberwolves at Target Center.

The win extended the Knicks’ “Linning streak’’ to a season-high five games and capped a Saturday-to-Saturday stretch that’s one of the greatest in Knicks history.

With the score tied at 98, an exhausted Lin tore down the lane one last time, got crunched by two Timberwolves, picking up the foul and won the game from the free-throw line. He also had the key pass on the game’s biggest basket — a game-tying 3-pointer from Steve Novak with 36.2 seconds left.

Original Photos blindgossip, bleacherreport

Jeremy Lin: Enter The Garden

February 09, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NBA

The New York Knicks seem to have an unlikely star in Jeremy Lin.

Jeremy Lin displays Linsanity to every opponent who dares to enter the Garden.

Jeremy Lin displays Linsanity to every opponent who dares to enter the Garden.

From The NY Times

With every game, every precision pass and every clever drive to the basket, Lin is raising expectations, altering the Knicks’ fate and redefining the word “unlikely.” On Twitter, fans and basketball pundits are using another term to describe the phenomenon: “Linsanity.”

Two weeks ago, the 6-foot-3 Lin was not even part of the Knicks’ point-guard rotation, despite their lack of talent at the position. He played sparingly in a few games, showing just enough promise to keep getting another look— a few more minutes, another quarter. But there was never any hint of what was to come.

Original Photos cinewhore, 8.mshcdn

Elite Eli

February 06, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Eli Manning may have finally put the ‘elite’ debate to rest.

The Book Of Eli is a movie about Eli Manning destroying New England.

The Book Of Eli is a movie about Eli Manning destroying New England.

From Daily Comet

Back in August, back before the season began, Eli Manning was asked whether he considered himself an “elite” quarterback a la Tom Brady.

Manning replied simply that he belonged “in that class.” He was questioned and criticized for that, and — shocking, right? — it all became quite a big deal in New York.

Hard to imagine anyone arguing about his status now.

Perfect at the beginning, cool and calm on a closing drive to the go-ahead touchdown, Manning won his second NFL championship in a four-year span — and second Super Bowl MVP award, too — for steering the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

Original Photos impawards, ongo, hesaidshesaid

Giants Win Super Bowl XLVI

February 06, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions. Again.

The New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions.

The New York Giants are Super Bowl Champions.

From The NY Daily News

Giants fans partied like champions Sunday night as Big Blue beat the hated New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI, an encore to their 2008 championship victory over Tom Brady and Co.

From the seats of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy to the streets of New York City, the Giants faithful were delirious.

“This is unbelievable,” said Victor Gonzalez, 30, who traveled to Indy to see his beloved Giants pull off the nail-biter win.

“It’s all worth it. All the heartache. Everything. I’m on top of the world right now. I never want this moment to end.”

Mario Capestany, 33, a travel coordinator from the Bronx, also danced in the streets of Indy after

Brady choked in the final minute of the game.

“I came to see Brady get stomped and this was unbelievable!” Capestany said. “Pop the champagne. We are world champions.”


Original Photos wikimedia, obtuseobserver

Patriots Ready?

February 04, 2012 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Bill Belichick says the Patriots are ready for the Super Bowl, but some in the media do not agree.

Bill Belichick will use demonic mind control on his players if necessary.

Bill Belichick will use demonic mind control on his players if necessary.

From CBS Sports

How could Julian Edelman be his nickel cornerback in the Super Bowl?

Nothing against Edelman. If I’m ranking the players in the Super Bowl, sort of like Prisco did earlier this week but with a different scale — ranking them not in terms of ability, but in terms of admirability — Edelman would be in my top 10. The guy is about 5-feet-9, weighs a buck-nothing and is playing a position for the first time since he was 12 years old. That’s impressive. That’s admirable.

That’s stupid.

How does this happen to the Patriots? That’s what I need to know, even more than I need to know the answer to another question, which is: How much will Eli Manning punish Julian Edelman on Sunday?

Original Photo Yahoo


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