NBA Lockout update, MLB news and more in this edition!

Hello everybody, it’s @TheSportzGuru back again with another update. I’ve got some homework to do and my corn dogs are almost done in the over, so I’ll try to be short and to the point.

Going back to my Week 4 picks, I went 11-5 which I think is not bad at all.

NBA LOCKOUT UPDATE

Yesterday, the players union and the owners had a meeting to discuss a new CBA for next season. It was reported late last night that the players union was offered a 50/50 split in revenue starting next season. They rejected it, with president Derek Fisher saying, “…the owners gave us an opportunity to back down. We refused” (nytimes.com). This indicates that they want more than 50% of the total revenue, and I don’t blame them for it. These players dedicate themselves to practicing and performing at the highest level possible night in and night out. They shouldn’t be denied the money that they deserve. Besides, don’t the owners already have enough money? If the two sides can’t agree on a 50/50 split, I have no idea what they can agree on. It seems that these two sides are getting farther apart (from a deal) as opposed to closer. To all you die-hard NBA fans, good luck and may God bless you.

5-time NBA Champ Derek Fisher serves as the NBPA President. (lakers.topbuzz.com)

Terry Francona Offered Job

When it was announced that the Red Sox released Francona from his contract, everybody was left wondering where he will coach next. It seems a collegiate team has took the initiative to send him a job offer. From hardballtalk.com: ” The Laconia Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League faxed a job offer to Francona’s agent immediately after he was released from his contract with the major league club last week, but haven’t heard back.” I heard the offer was $6 grand a year for Francona, which would be a huge step backwards from his $12 million (guaranteed) contract with the Sox. Do you think he would go this low to coach a team again? Comment and tell me what you think.

Will Francona take the job as the Muskrats coach? (sox1fan.com.)

Tigers @ Yankees, Game 5

Tonight at 8 o’clock the Tigers travel to the Bronx to take on the New York Yanks in a deciding Game 5 of the ALDS. Doug Fister and Ivan Nova will be squaring off against each other, competing just to stay in the playoffs. Winner goes on to face the Rangers in the ALCS, loser goes home. Who do you think will win? Comment your pick. In my humble opinion, I believe Ivan Nova and the Yankees will win this game using their explosive bats and Nova’s dirty pitching. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this guy, so I guess he’s gotta be pretty good.

Final score: NYY 6, DET 3

Ivan Nova will look to advance his team to the ALCS with a win tonight in the Bronx. (itsabout.server304.com).

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Posted on October 6, 2011, in Baseball and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. The offer from the Laconia Muskrats also included part-ownership of a burrito restaurant and a parking place. That’s gotta close that gap between $12 million and $6 grand.

  2. I know it’s after the fact, but I’m impressed that you picked the Bengals to win … something that I didn’t think they would do.

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