Verlander Goes Hard in the Paint; Extra Sports Edition

In all of our 53 posts so far, we’ve written about 1 sport specifically. I feel that our horizons need to be expanded. We can do this by writing about a variety of sports in 1 post, covering the most important stories from the “Big 4” of sports. I’d love to know if you guys don’t like this idea; comments are welcome! I plan to switch up the sports I write in these “variety” posts.

This idea was brought to my mind by @jstar1973, follow him on Twitter at!/jstar1973.

This post is sorta like his show, minus the unnecessary arguments :). Photo credit


The lockout is still on, but most NFL fans have hope that the 2011 season will happen. Just ask @Sports_R_Me_MP3, @MrStats11, or anybody from #SportsBlogMovement on Twitter. To find us, follow @Sports_R_Me_MP3, go to his lists, you’ll see a list with that name. There’s also a rumor lurking that tips off the 4th of July as a day the new CBA will be signed. We’ll just have to wait and see; if you got any news on it, message me on twitter at @TheSportzGuru or comment below.

In other football news, Big Ben might need surgery to repair his broken foot. This announcement brings a huge blow to the Steelers, mainly because he’s the face of the franchise and they really don’t have a good enough replacement for him should he miss a couple weeks to start the season. I think if he needs surgery, he’s gonna have to miss a minimum of 6 games, which would render the Steelers a bit vulnerable.

Madden 12 Looks awesome this year; you can play as Goodell, or Smith! Photo Cred

Baseballl: Justin Verlander is becoming a joy to watch. Last night, he struck out a career-high 14 batters as he won his 10th game of the season.For Christ’s sake, in his last six games he’s 6-0 with a .72 ERA. He leads the Majors with 124 strikeouts and has an ERA of 2.38 this year. The fans would be stupid to not let this guy start in the MLB All-Star Game. Glad I have him on my fantasy team!

In related news, CC Sabathia was officially the first MLB pitcher to reach the 10 win mark this season, beating the Rockies last night 8-3. I really don’t like the Yankees, but you gotta tip your hat to CC, he’s pitching great.

Verlander's looking great this season. Photo Cred

Basketball: Not too much basketball news to report, besides of course the NBA Draft that took place Thursday night. It was a weird draft, with some players going where they were projected, some that fell through, and some that were picked much higher than expected. Besides the first 15 picks or so, the draft this year really lacked talent. The most “complete” player in the draft was easily Kemba Walker because of his ability to score, pass, and win; 3 very important skills to take into consideration when drafting him. Walker was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats with the 9th overall pick. In addition, Targuy Ngombo, taken with the 57th overall pick, was found to be lying about his age. He is actually a 26-year-old forward (instead of 21) and his real name is Tanguy Alban Harrys Ngombo (he switched out the “n” in Tanguy with an “r” to make his name Targuy). This makes him ineligible to be drafted. We will see what happens to him in the near future.

In other related basketball news, Scottie Pippen said on Friday that Michael Jordan is the greatest to ever play in the NBA. No duh, right? Well, last month after the Heat wiped the Bulls during the Eastern Conference Finals, Pippen said that “Michael Jordan is probably the greatest scorer to play the game.  But I may go as far as to say LeBron James may be the greatest player to ever play the game because he is so potent offensively that not only can he score at will but he keeps everybody involved” (Credit He’s in big trouble now; he just totally contradicted himself. Now he’s got nowhere to hide.

Walker's gonna have the "best" NBA career of the NBA Draft Class of 2011. Photo Cred

Hockey: Ryan Smyth has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers, The full story is at

Comments, concerns, all are welcome!

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Posted on June 27, 2011, in Baseball, Pro Basketball, Pro Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I question whether Kemba Walker was the most complete player in this draft. Matter of fact, I don’t think there were any complete players in this draft. Kemba only shot good for one year, so his shot is still a question to me. He also reminds me of former Syracuse PG Johnny Flynn in the sense that he’s an undersized PG that has a scoring mentality. I don’t know how that plays out in the NBA. I just know it hasn’t played out well for Flynn so far.

    • footballnutz17

      Well Mike I kinda thought he was the “most” complete player, not A complete player….but ur totally right

      • I’d say Kemba is pretty complete for what you’d want from him. I don’t think he’ll ever be a lock down defender, but you know you can trust him to score, and score during crunch time. Two things that are always hard to find! As far as nobody being a complete player in this draft. I think Derrick Williams is. I saw him play a few times live, and he is truly a man among boys…

  2. Nice idea. I like it. Man, Verlander is pitching out of this world. He can easily be the best pitcher any day of the week, he’s got so much ability and skill.

  3. I think Walker will be the best player in this draft I got Verlander as the All Star starter and Cy Young if he keeps up his pace I don’t see the Steelers winning with or without Ben and Pippen is a bitter old man trying to stay in the news so I don’t pay attention to what he says

    • footballnutz17

      Agree on all fronts, esp. that Pippen is a bitter old man trying to stay in news lol
      Who’s the Steelers backup QB?

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