Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Sugar" Ray Emery comes back swinging.

Oddly enough, this is not hoops related, heck it's not even a ball that does or doesn't bounce, but yours truly has done another column for the fine folks at AOL Sports Canada. The subject? The goalie everyone loves to hate... Ray Emery. It's interesting how he gets booted out of the league for doing less than Sean Avery, but I don't touch on that in my piece. I'll use the intro that they put in front of my piece to speak on it. Feel free to rate, hate, vote, comment or what have you, thanks.

For Ray Emery, an underdog that no one is betting on to come out on top, a successful return to the NHL would be sweet redemption. But to quiet his doubters, the new Philadelphia Flyers goaltender can’t rely purely on his physical skills. Mentally the decisions and choices he makes on and off the ice, as opposed to the catlike instincts he utilizes in the net, will be far more important, writes Duane Watson.

Read it here.

Monday, June 8, 2009

If The NBA Had Late Night TV Writers Instead...

Every time I see NBA players on late night television it's hilarious. Why? Likely as they generally have some great writers to make sure it's as funny as it should be. We all remember Chris Bosh on Jay Leno during last year's playoffs, this year Jimmy Kimmel steps up. With an NBA version of the Dating Game pitting Amare and Grant Hill of the Suns against Dahntay Jones and Chris Andersen of the Nuggets, it's The Team Mating Game in a battle of who knows their teammate better.

No need for me to break it down any further as you can just watch, but could you just imagine Kobe hosting SNL and doing some funny skits? Could he ever let it go for once and just have fun?


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

For my pre-draft workouts I'm training with Leroy Smith.

I wonder if Tim Grover and the folks at Attack Athletics can compete with this?