Friday, December 31, 2010

Video: Alistair Overeem knocks out former UFC fighter Todd Duffee in Japan

Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem made quick work of former UFC fighter Todd Duffee in Japan by knocking out Duffee in 19 seconds. Strikeforce needs to book Overeem vs. Fedor Emelianenko in 2011.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Video: Josh Thomson in Japan as he prepares to fight Tatsuya Kawajiri

Here is a video of Strikeforce fighter Josh "The Punk" Thomson in Japan. He is accompanied by his coaches  Teddy Lucio and Dave Camarillo.

Tyreke Evans hits buzzer beater after O.J. Mayo thought he had the game winner

What an amazing ending last night in Sacramento as the Memphis Grizzlies played the Kings.

OJ Mayo hit a very tough shot with a few seconds left in the game to give the Grizzlies a 98-97 lead and the Kings had no timeouts left so they inbound the ball and Tyreke Evans hoists up a desperation shot that goes in as the crowd goes crazy.

Kings win 100-98. One of the best endings so far this season in the NBA.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Orlando Magic's Gilbert Arenas shoots a ball that hits the shot clock and goes in

Check out this amazing shot made by Gilbert Arenas of the Orlando Magic last night against the New Jersey Nets right before halftime. The shot didn't count but it was still an amazing shot as the ball hits the shot clock and then bounces in.

Video of San Francisco 49ers' Troy Smith and Mike Singletary yelling and arguing during the St.Louis Rams game

Here is the video of the in-game argument and yelling match between the now fired Mike Singletary and Troy Smith of the San Francisco 49ers. This argument on the bench happened after Smith threw an interception in the third quarter against the Rams last Sunday.

I listened to ESPN Radio yesterday morning and the on-air host said that Singletary shoved a towel in Smith's face but that is not what happened. The player who put the towel on Smith's face is his former high school and college teammate, Ted Ginn Jr.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Why the 49ers were unsuccessful under Mike Singletary

The San Francisco 49ers fired Mike Singletary last night much to the delight of the local Bay Area fans and media.

The fans were frustrated with losing seasons and the local sports media hated Singletary for not providing much information to them after games, and for having a combative attitude towards them.

The 49ers made a mistake getting rid of Shaun Hill and adding David Carr as the backup to Alex Smith. They should never have signed Troy Smith off the waiver wire when they had a third-string quarterback on the roster already in Nate Davis.

Drafting two offensive linemen in the first round of this year's draft was a stupid move as well. Mike Iupati has played well at times but right tackle Anthony Davis has been a complete bust.

I saw Davis play at Rutgers and saw him give up sacks in games. I was never impressed with him and I believed he had too much hype. He is still very young and has lots of potential, but his rookie year has been nothing short of a disaster.

Singletary believed in a run-first offense which does not work in the NFL In 2010. The offense was boring and very predictable. Running Frank Gore up the middle on first and second down does not work when every team knows that is your bread and butter play.

Defensive coordinators did not have to game plan much when they played the 49ers. They knew they had to just stop Gore. It didn't matter if it was Jimmy Raye or Mike Johnson calling the plays because the offense was not very sophisticated at all.

The offensive line has been horrible for years and losing Joe Staley and Eric Heitmann really hurt their depth. Having two rookies starting this season did not help matters either.

If the 49ers actually won the NFC West this season and made the playoffs, perhaps the Yorks would not have fired Singletary. They could have just fired the coordinators and brought in guys like Josh McDaniels and Wade Phillips to run the offense and defense respectively.

Singletary had a chance to keep his job but losing to the Rams last Sunday was the final nail in the coffin.

The former All-Pro linebacker should never have been hired in the first place by Jed York. Singletary had no experience as a head coach or even as a defensive coordinator before he got the job with the 49ers.

What will Singletary do now that he has been relieved of his coaching duties? He could work as an NFL analyst, become an assistant head coach again, or try to find a job as a college coach.

His coaching tenure here in San Francisco was a complete failure but you can expect him to rejoin the coaching ranks again in the future.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Part 2: Josh Thomson talks to Eucina Luks about Josh Koscheck's fight against Georges St.Pierre and Japanese fight fans

Part two of the interview conducted by Eucina Luks with Strikeforce lightweight fighter, Josh "The Punk" Thomson, can be viewed below.

In the video, Thomson talks about the Japanese fight fans, his thoughts on Josh Koscheck's performance against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 124, and if he plans on fighting on the January 29 Strikeforce show in San Jose.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Part 1: Strikeforce's Josh Thomson being interviewed by Model Eucina Luks

Here is part one of an interview with Strikeforce lightweight fighter,Josh "The Punk" Thomson. The video interview was conducted by a popular and attractive model in the Bay Area named Eucina Luks.

In part one of the interview, Luks asks the San Jose-based fighter about his training camp for his fight against Tatsuya Kawajiri on New Year's Eve in Japan, how he feels about getting the fight on short notice, and why his workout regimen doesn't include lifting weights.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mississippi State's Renardo Sidney Fights with his Own Teammate Elgin Baylor in the Stands

Here is the video clip of Mississippi State's Renardo Sidney getting into a brawl in the stands with his own teammate, Elgin Baylor. Sidney is a big time prospect that many colleges wanted, and he just became eligible to play recently until his coach suspended him for one game for an outburst during practice.

Washington Wizards' Andray Blatche Loses Ball On His Way to a Dunk

Andray Blatche of the Wizards had a clear path to the basket and was going for a slam dunk when he somehow lost control of the ball. He is being trailed on the play by Chicago Bull Carlos Boozer who wasn't even running full speed after Blatche.

This is the kind of play I see often at the local YMCA gym but it doesn't happen too often in the NBA.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis Behind the Back Circus Layup Against the Kings

Here is a circus shot by Monta Ellis of the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors were up 113-109 in overtime against the Sacramento Kings when Ellis sealed the victory with his behind the back left handed layup which kisses off the glass and goes in. The game was played in Sacramento but you couldn't tell as Warrior fans were cheering wildly thanks to Ellis' amazing shot.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

New England Patriots Lineman (Right Guard Dan Connolly) Returns Kickoff for 71 yards against Packers

This is New England Patriots' offensive lineman, Dan Connolly, returning a kickoff return 71 yards against the Green Bay Packers earlier tonight.

DeSean Jackson's Game Winning Punt Return Touchdown Against the New York Giants

Here is the video of Eagles' WR DeSean Jackson scoring the game winning punt return against the Giants earlier today. Punter Matt Dodge of the Giants is in big trouble with Giants' coach Tom Coughlin after this.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

UFC 124 Post Fight Press Conference Notes and Quotes

UFC President Dana White said there were 23,152 fans in attendance.
The Submission of the Night went to both Jim Miller and Mark Bocek. They both get $50,000.
Mac Danzig got the Knockout of the Night and gets paid $100,000.

The Fight of the Night went to Georges St.Pierre and Josh Koscheck. Koscheck was not at the press conference as he was taken to the hospital.

White said the GSP/Koscheck fight was a good fight. "He (St.Pierre) picked apart someone who is a great athlete. He pitched a shutout without wrestling.

St.Pierre: "I wanted a knockout or submission. I closed his right eye so I was going with a hook and high left kick. He's very tough. I wanted to beat him with wrestling in the first fight and now boxing. My opponents don't know what's coming. MMA is like a chess game."

He was not satisified with his performance because he did not finish Koscheck. He was disciplined with his game plan and did not fight an emotional fight.

The welterweight champion wanted to knock out Koscheck more than hurt him for five rounds. He said he could possibly see Koscheck in the cage once again in the future.

St.Pierre said he has to be careful about playing with his weight and that if he moves up to 185, he won't come back down to fight at 170 pounds. He said he is currently 190 pounds but would want to pack on at least ten more pounds of muscle in order to fight at middleweight.

Someone in the media asked him about Jake Shields and St.Pierre praised Shields by saying that he likes to watch Shields fight. He said Shields is amazing and he likes seeing him beat guys in two different weight classes.

He also mentioned that he is happy for his training partner, Sean Pierson, who won a prelim fight tonight against Matthew Riddle.

Jim Miller: "I wanted to gain respect. I didn't understand why he (Charles Oliviera) was the favorite coming into the fight.I knew he was talented and dangerous with a big future ahead of him. I fought tougher guys than him."

Mac Danzig:"It feels great to win. I'm happy with my performance but I can't rest or relax even though I won. I need to bring in a streak of wins."