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By:  Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas

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Why is the smallest position in football talk the most?  Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman have this twitter war about who’s the best corner in the league.  Of course ESPN loves it!  But notice corners and receivers do the most talking.  From The Playmaker (Michael Irving) to T.O., even PrimeTime, to DeAngelo Hall.  Is being on the outside make you king of your own football Universe?

Notice quarterbacks don’t say anything (you make get Jay Cutler vs Philip Rivers beef, or a very confident Tom Brady) and they have every right to talk.  They are steady trying to prove themselves as an elite. Even guys on the line of scrimmage going thru the trenches have a right, because they maul each other every play.  Yet corners and receivers have this swag (imaginary or real) about them as if their “god” of football.  But some receivers are not even physical. Some receivers don’t block.  Some receivers only run one route (Randy Moss). So dare I say some receivers aren’t really football players?

You can make the same case for Corners.  Some of them don’t play the run, refuse to get off blocks, whiff on easy tackles (Asaunte Samuels), we are not going to mention bad technique or blowing coverage because you bite on a underneath route.  Imagine if other positions were allowed the luxury of these mistakes?  Oh yeah they aren’t because they would get benched.  Sad thing is most corners are overrated like Revis (yeah I said it).

If your team didn’t win the Super Bowl then STOP TALKING!  Although I’m with Sherman on this topic.  Sherman has 12 int in two seasons while Revis 16 ints in 6 seasons, and I’m sorry, but Revis has been acting like a diva lately.  Did he really expect the Jets to call him? After this ninja was nowhere to be found 2yrs ago from holding out.  To quote Richard Sherman “You mad brah!”   Sherman might be running his mouth like a girl but they all suffer from little man syndrome or the “I’m insecure so I need to make myself feel better”. The people with arguably the biggest Hero, or Goat possibility (Chris Culliver in the Super Bowl) need to learn to stop talking SHIT! And just play the game.  What do you think?

Maurice "Cool Reece" Thomas @CR_UnSportsMen

Maurice “Cool Reece” Thomas
@CR_UnSportsMen

Welcome back to the Boom Boom Room, where the drinks will have ladies falling on there face like Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars. Grab you a nice glass of that Maple (crown) and please ninjas no chaser we take it straight round here.

So the NFL had its Scouting Combine this weekend in what some people claim is the underwear Olympics.  Although, I think it’s overrated in all the coverage of it, I definitely understand its importance for scouts, GMs, and coaches, to get the exact height, weight and medical on these players like Jarvis Jones and Star Loutiteli.  Teams are on the verge of giving these players multimillion dollar contracts so you better cover your ass especially on the medical before you pick one of these guys.  However, I’m not the late Al “Just Win Baby!” Davis a 4.25 40 would make me go back and take a look at some more tape on the player, but not automatically pick you (Darius Heyward-Bey anybody).

At the end of the day what you do on the field is what you should be judged by; not what you ran in the 40, how fast you do other drills, how high, or long you could jump.  I wanna know why you dominated weak competition but struggled so badly against elite competition as a JETS fan we already been GHOLSTONED once.

Onto my thought:
1.  Mel Kiper Jr knows all the players, don’t know what Todd McShay is good for but Mike Mayock is the best in the damn business period.  Yea I said it!
2. Dion Jordan of Oregon won’t get past Gang Green at 9 take it to the bank.
3.  Michael Irvin said and I quote when speaking of Mantei Te’o “I’m not worried about the girlfriend hoax, I wanna make sure that Alabama game was a hoax).” Classic.
4.  I don’t like any of the QB’s coming out, if it’s my pick I take a mid round guy and develop him.
5.  Surprised Josh Smith didn’t get traded.  He already looks like “Game” the rapper so he would have been good in L.A.
6.  For what Bill Russell had to go through back in the day you would think he’d keep a clean cut.  #ThrowTheFlag
7.  I’m tired of the Danica Patrick talk, but James Franco she is a driver at least respect that.
8.  Season already starting bad for the Yanks (Granderson out 10 weeks damn)
9. My final four going into March is Miami, Indiana, Michigan, and Florida
10. How does Daequan Bowers go into a NYC airport with a loaded gun, are you serious have you forgotten about Plaxico #dumbninja.  At least he wasn’t doing the Stanky Leg and shot himself, I guess.

 

Thank you for attending the Boom Boom Room.  Tip your bartenders and get home safel.  Remember these are just my thoughts right or wrong its just how I’m feeling at the time.  What do you think?  Don’t forget to follow me at @bprunsportsmenm

 

Raymond

As a Fan we are all passionate about the sports, but there are those fans that are truly Fanatics and go too far.  I wrote this article especially for around Super Bowl time, because as a fan base I think we are sometimes off base and OUT of line.  This is not directed to the majority but at the minority of knuckleheads out there.  Soccer hooligans, NBA fans fighting with players during a game, riots when a team wins/loses a title, or has a parade.  NFL fans throwing batteries on the field or purposefully vomiting on other fans.  It’s in baseball, hockey, and golf at every level.  It is almost like a world wide epidemic.

As I researched this article I found far more then I planned.  It’s not just pro sports, its college, high school, and kids games.  The research showed me things like a Brazilian soccer goalie being murdered because his team lost the world cup, 70 plus people dying in Egypt at a soccer riot, and a stabbing after the  2012 NFC title game (yes it happens close to home too).  During research I even found sites listing the top 10 riots of all time, yes glamorizing idiotic decisions (you think we would get enough of that on the 5 or 6 o’clock news). You can even breakdown the riots by sport and if it’s pro or amateur.  The poor display of fandum (emphasis on DUM) is not just violence and riots, that’s just the headline grabbing worst part.

The pro sports are the worst at rowdy behavior.  We have extreme examples of poor sportsmanship and loyalty.  Booing the team and players you paid to see (Kansas City Chiefs), throwing debris on the field because you don’t like a call (Atlanta Braves), cheering career and life changing injuries of rivals #MichaelIrving (Philadelphia Eagles), the beating of a fan outside a stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers), or a shooting after a preseason game (San Francisco 49ers). There are just so many cases, but where did these people learn or become this?

Breaking it down, we just can’t say “some people are just too passionate, obnoxious and rowdy” most of the time they learn this from the Parents! Charles Barkley may not be a role model but as a parent, especially at a kid’s game, YOU ARE! You hear about parents being banned from little league games, yes Little league, because of arguing or fighting with a umpire, coach, or other parents. Some parents talk about keeping their kids out of sports because of how other parents act.  This aggressive mentality has made some organizations stop keeping score as to not incite bad parent behavior.  You may not like something that happened, but you don’t have to throw a temper tantrum.  Imagine how your child feels or what they are learning from your behavior.  These young people are the future of our country (we are in trouble) when they are finally away from their parents guess what they learned while watching you in little league.

Like Michael Irving said “take losing like a man”, most lessons are learned in sports by losing, and learning how to win or lose with Sportsmanship.  As a fan show the same level or higher standard of class and respect for the sport that the players and organizations show.  I think the common attitude prevails is “I paid for this ticket so I paid for the right to act a fool.  These sports have tried everything to curve this behavior there are more police at games, and alcohol sales end earlier but things haven’t changed.  It will take us policing ourselves, but since no one will listen or speak up in fear of violence, we are stuck in a cycle of stupidity.

So as you go out and watch the Super Bowl, by all means enjoy yourself go crazy and get loose, especially if you’re a 49er or Raven fan.  Just try to remember that your decisions and actions ripple and affect others and teach our future.  No matter who wins or loses just remember Sports are something to enjoy and be shared that’s why I played and why I am a fan.  Oh yea Beyonce is the halftime show if you want to riot because of how fine she is I’m down! Just Sayin’

James “JD” Davis

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