Recent Posts by gilcintron

January 31, 2005

Fight of the year??: An early candidate for FOY will be the proposed June 11 bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Arturo Gatti.

Gatti dispatched "Jesse James" Leija on Saturday night clearing the way for the June superfight.

But, Gatti and Mayweather may have to outdo the Tito-Winky superfight in May.

Should be a good year for the sweet science.

posted by gilcintron to boxing at 10:03 AM - 4 comments

Even after a loss : Lleyton Hewitt gets the girl."

I wonder if he would have preferred a win.

posted by gilcintron to tennis at 09:43 AM - 5 comments

August 26, 2004

U-S-A, U-S-A: Jason Whitlock, of ESPN's Page 2, thinks the hatred goes a bit deeper than many people are admitting when it comes to the Mens Olympic Basketball Team. I almost agree. I have a co-worker who was getting sheer joy from seeing the team struggle. I asked him why and he said that they were a bunch of selfish, rich NBA stars who didn't know how to represent America. When I explained to him that the selfish guys stayed home and that this team actually wants to there, he fumbled for a sec. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is more to this backlash than their paycheck. The original Dream Team made huge money as well.

posted by gilcintron to other at 02:20 PM - 47 comments

July 13, 2004

Some NBA rules regarding Free Agents, rookies, trades and signings: from Mark Cuban's weblog. An interesting one... "If you acquire a player in a trade, you may trade that player straight up for another player immediately. If you wish to package that player with another and make a trade, you must wait 60 days."

posted by gilcintron to basketball at 08:55 AM - 4 comments

May 19, 2004

The best explanation I have ever read about why young players entering the NBA is a problem, how it became such an epidemic and what can be done to help curb it was on Mark Cuban's blog.

I stuck around and read some of the other articles and followed some of the links and have to say that it quickly became one of my favorite new blogs. I have always guessed that Mark Cuban's image isn't true to what he is really and like and the blog definitely proves it. The little he lets you in lets you know a bunch about how he thinks and where he's coming from. It isn't from left field the way some media outlets would have you believe.

posted by gilcintron to basketball at 02:29 PM - 13 comments

May 18, 2004

Joe Pa will be back for four more: years. I'm sure the folks in Happy Valley are loving this decision. Some say he deserves the chance to go out on his own terms because of all that he has done for Penn State, but I say that the times have passed him by and he needs to do what is best for the school he claims to love and not for himself.

I'm sure Joe Pa has a few million stashed away, I'm sure he gets comped everywhere he goes in the state, he should retire and become an "advisor" for the program. Penn State and the kids they recruit don't deserve to be part of his sideshow.

That being said, it is pretty cool to see the old guy still out there calling the shots and yelling at refs.

posted by gilcintron to football at 12:06 PM - 12 comments

May 17, 2004

Tarver going for broke...:

Antonio Tarver filed for bankruptcy just days before his stunning upset of Roy Jones, Jr. His $2 million payday and the opportunity that now lies before him could not have come at a better time.

My only question is will he demand to make more money than RJJ if there is a rematch. Despite the win, I think it is safer to say that RJJ will still be the bigger draw...if he doesn't retire.

posted by gilcintron to boxing at 11:53 AM - 2 comments