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By: Raymond “Big Play” Miller @bprunsportsmenm

The clock strikes midnight and NBA Free Agency has begun along with the wheeling and dealing.  It’s a time in the league when most franchises actually feel like they can make the moves to dethrone the champs (the Heat).  Top players such as Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and JR Smith (yea I said J.R. Smith) are almost guaranteed to change teams while CP3 will get his $107mil to live and die in LA (professionally).  However, I’m more intrigued by the second-tier stars the Andre Igudola, Paul Milsap, Al Jefferson, and  the Tony Allen’s of the world.  You know glue guys that are great for teams in there own way and I believe can help championship contending teams compete against the Heat.

Trades are a way to improve as my Knicks have acquiried Andrea Bargnani giving them a poor man’s Dirk to spread the floor, I will miss Steve “Novacaine” Novak though.  Rumors of Rajon Rondo, Luol Deng, and Jeremy Lin (already Houston? Again glad Knicks didn’t resign) being moved are out and about as well.  The next few weeks in the NBA should be very interesting with possible player movements but as far as any team beating the Heat, I just don’t see it happening, but I would love my Knicks to do it though.
Onto my thoughts….
1. Bottom Line the Nets got names in that trade if you think that makes them better than MIA, INDY, CHI your cray.
2. Did my eyes just see that the Pittsburgh Pirates are 21 games above .500 Wow!!!
3. Yasiel Puig should and must make the all-star team would be good for baseball.
4. Oh Gawd!!!! My reaction after seeing Meagan Good at BET Awards.
5. Speaking of the Awards loved the tribute to Charlie Wilson and celebration of Jamaican musican “Yeah Mon!”
6. I actually like the Tim Hardaway Jr pick and to my knowledge no Hardaway has ever been awful in the league (Tim Sr, and Penny).
7. #Salty! The look on Nerlens Noel face after not being picked 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
8. Maybe Ray Lewis knew what he was talking about “with no NFL watch how crime go up” we all laughed, but now 30 arrest since the end of the Super Bowl.  Maybe he was talking about the players doing all the crimes.
9. Speaking of NFL I hate the top 100 list it’s absolutely ridiculous a bunch of friends putting down names of people they cool with, RG III number 15? No Jimmy Graham at all?
10. July 4th #MagnaCartHolyGrail as if Jay-Z need me to advertise.  And that might be the Dopest Commercial out.

Raymond "Big Play" Miller @bprunsportsmenm

Raymond “Big Play” Miller
@bprunsportsmenm

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Welcome to the Boom Boom Room, sit back relax, grab yourself a drink, (non-alcohol depending on what time of the day it is) and enjoy the show.

So here’s how I feel about Kobe calling out Dwight Howard; I UNDERSTAND IT.  Howard hasn’t played with a sense of urgency all season and clearly doesn’t know what’s on the line playing in LA.  Los Angeles is a big market and an organization that is known for championships.  When your team is stacked with a Nash, Mamba (Kobe), Gasol, and World Peace fans expect rings.  However, you can’t question a guy’s injury (some people’s pain threshold is stronger than others), or inability to play through it.  That is where Kobe was wrong in his quote.  I personally think that a Josh Smith and Ivan Johnson for Howard makes sense for both teams, lowered expectations for Howard in regards to winning a ring and Josh would be on a team that would appreciate his talents.

Onto my thoughts

  1. Throw the Flag! Damn Dwight now your daddy speaking for you, man up son.
  2. Did Antwan Jamison say that Jordan at 50 could average double digits? “Ninja Please, If you don’t Stop Now” (in my best R. Kelly singing voice)
  3. Love @MikeHillESPN’s comment on LBJ, “LeBron has become like NEO when he figured out the Matrix.  Everything around him appears in slow motion while he dominates” true statement.
  4. John Giannone (Hockey Reporter) is the toughest sideline reporter in sports.  Puck to the face still kept working.  Let me see you do that Craig Saeger while rocking a loud ass suit.
  5. Inside the NBA is the greatest sports show out there period.
  6. As a Knicks fan, an Iman Shumpert to Suns deal makes no damn sense.
  7. I like Miami (The U) to make the Final Four.  And maybe Ray Lewis will get God on their side to win it all.
  8. Indiana what kind of defense was that at the end against Illinois?  Looked like everyone went to sleep, and wasn’t smart enough to fall asleep in front of the basket.
  9. Melo is a BEAST!  But the haters will say he’s a selfish and a chucker #Melo4MVP
  10. So if the 49ers lose in the playoffs next year, will Kaepernick get even more tats?  Unbelievable

Make sure you tip your bartenders, servers, and remember these are just my thoughts right or wrong this is how I’m feeling at the time, so tell me what you think.

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 Raymond

Ray Lewis is riding into the sunset with a trophy in each hand.  Not a bad way to go.  He was the leader of the Ravens, now Joe “Cool” Flaco, or Smokin’ Joe is taking the reins (don’t doubt that he will be signed).  This will mark a significant change in philosophy for the Ravens from defense to offense.

The Ravens D has gotten old.  You saw it during the Super Bowl, as an older team they couldn’t get themselves back up after the Blackout delay.  Also they got pushed around, but credit due, when their backs were against the goal line they didn’t break.  The Ravens must get younger on defense which means growing pains or aka Joe cools time.  Keeping and developing the D is going to be the challenge, which is funny when you’re talking Ravens.

Joe was brought in when the defense carried the team and asked not to lose the game (Trent Dilfer).  Then told to manage the offense and get in position to win (Brad Johnson).  Now he is asked to be productive and win (see every elite QB and Eli Manning).  Seeing how Smokin Joe Cool is Super Bowl MVP I think he gets it.

Joe may not dance, or eat grass, but as long as he can “Just Win Baby” he should be fine.  People don’t realize that Joe is the winningest QB since 2008.  He is about to enter the elite conversation, yet the story is still to be written. In my view (which is through the windshield not the rear view, shout out to Colin Cowherd) Joe is the best young QB right now (sorry Matty Ice, it is what it is).

Seeing the Ravens as an offensive team will be different but everything evolves and so has Joe’s skill set and ability. They do need to continue the evolution and sure up the offensive line, but with Ray Rice still in his prime, they should be in the best offense talk for the next 5 years.  I’m just hoping to enjoy the ride.

I’m Just Saying.

 JD

Through the eyes of “Big Play” (My own Monday err sometimes Tuesday Morning QB)

I’m shocked as hell at how well Joe Flacco played not only in the Super Bowl, but the entire playoffs.  Elite or not 11tds 0ints is not a fluke (Matty Ice its time to RISE UP! Your game).  Flacco went through Luck, Peyton, Brady, and the new Phenomenon know as Kaepernicking (kiss the bicep), I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds like $100 million dollar contract.  Now on to my thoughts:

  1. Chris Culliver (#29 on the 49ers aka Aint wit that sweet stuff) was Beat Meat, just fall on Jacoby Jones IDIOT!
  2. Jerome Boger (NFL Referee during Super Bowl) was Deer Meat.  Remember there was a controversy about these refs, a lot of refs in the league felt that some members of this crew was unworthy of officiating this game #Gradechanging
  3. 49ers Corners got exploited! Revis to the 49ers makes a lot of sense we need draft picks (I’m a Jets Fan) and they have 13, yes 13 picks in this upcoming draft.
  4. Damn Beyonce fine.
  5. Damn Beyonce FINE!!!  And the game was cool too.
  6. I’m glad the lights went out (which saved the 49ers) before the Ravens turned it off their damn selves.
  7. I’m Happy Ray Lewis career ended with a Super Bowl win.
  8. I’m Happy Ray Lewis career ended PERIOD.  Just to much talk about him the past 2 weeks.
  9. Phil Simms was TERRIBLE calling the game last night.
  10. I thought the GO DADDY commercial with Bar Rafalei was NASTY! Man, my daughter was watching.
  11. Big J did predict the 49ers would win the Super Bowl in Jim Harbaugh’s 3rd year, so look out for that.  Big J also said that the 49ers would blow out the Ravens, so take that as you will.

*Bonus* I believe Ed Reed will retire.  Don’t know why, just have a feeling.

Thanks for reading Ray’s Boom Boom Room, these are just my thoughts right or wrong its how I was feeling at the time.  Grab a drink (non-alcoholic depending on the time) and tell me what you think.

Ray “Big Play” Miller

A great man once said “All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I don’t break them for no one.” –Tony Montana.

     We hear so many outspoken comments in sports that sometimes make you wish they never could speak.  Does their opinion change, once they apologize or does the organization (Harbaugh) make them break the words that come out of their mouths.

“Why don’t you try sticking your head up your ass? See if it fits”- Tony Montana.

     Chris Culliver of the 49ers made comments saying “We ain’t got no gay people on the team” and “can’t be with that sweet stuff” Now why would he say that?  As stupid as he sounds some people would agree with Culliver.  If there was a gay football player in the locker room some players would feel uncomfortable and maybe it would cause a distraction. The ignorant thought would be if I’m playing against or next to someone that thinks I’m sexy then that would be really gay and that would make me feel very uncomfortable.  At one point we talked about that very subject on UnSportsMenMic Conduct a month ago (Jason you need to find the episode and put it back up).

“I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.” – Tony Montana

     If your gangsta enough to say it, be gangsta enough to stand by it, Chris Culliver’s back track was almost as good as Deion in his Prime, because his comments officially made Primetime, so by apologizing and saying “that’s not what he feels in his heart” is a load.  I never want to doubt a man’s heart, but I’m not a believer.  We all know Harbaugh and the 49ers organization got in that ass and the PR made him apologize.  So are players really sorry for running their mouth?

“You don’t have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin’ fingers and say, “That’s the bad guy.”- Tony Montana

     So do athletes have to apologize for everything?  Why can’t players be like Terrell Owens and believe in what their and some of our grandmother’s told us and say how you feel?  It probably will cost you your job but it at least you’re Keeping It Real! #EvenifitGoesWrong.  If that’s how you feel then that’s how you feel.  We all can agree that sports and sexual orientation, politics, and sometime religion (Sorry Paster Ray) don’t mix.  You CAN’T make those comments ever, especially during media day of the SUPER BOWL! So in my opinion Chris Culliver gets the dumb award.  Take us out Tony:

“Say hello to my little friend”

 That friend is the ignorance of some individuals, and that ignorance hopefully will end like Scarface.

Reece Thomas

When you get SUGAR how long can it last?  In his 17th season as inside/middle linebacker, Ray “Sugar” (which his teammates call him) Lewis joins rare company as one of only three linebackers to play into his 17th year.  Lewis joins the likes of Clay Matthews Jr., who played 19 seasons, and the late great (until he played 2 seasons with my rival Patriots) Junior Seau, played 20 seasons.

Although, he is still playing at a consistent level, the defense is no longer as dominant as in years past. The Super Bowl winning Ravens that gave up only 165 points the entire season compared to last year’s team which gave up 266 pts. With the loss of “T-Sizzle” Terrell Suggs (#LeaderOfBallSoHardUniversity) and with Ed Reed aging, Lewis is faced with depending on his offense to lead him to a championship.

There is no denying Lewis’ impact to the Ravens. He’s a man that can get his teammates to run through a wall better than any coach in the league, can fire up fans just by picking up the grass before he does his dance. However, there are four things in sports that are undefeated, Retirement, Taxes, the Newssy (the reproductive part of a woman), and Father Time. So how much Sugar does Ray have left in the tank (no homo)?

The numbers show if Ray Lewis is not the best inside linebacker alive he’s in the top 5. Can Ray Lewis motivate his offense to play with the will (Joe Flacco) and determination (Ray Rice) that he has?  We will find out February in New Orleans. Sugar Ray loves to IMPACT people’s lives.

Ray”Big Play” Miller

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