It is no secret that Dallas Maverick fans have not been in love with Lamar Odom. Odom who requested to be traded after being part of a failed Laker’s trade package in attempt for them to get Chris Paul. It is unclear if Dallas fans are reacting to Odom’s decline in playing or his connection with Kardashian reality empire. Regardless on Wednesday night he received a chorus of boos as the Mavericks took on the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant, who was never fan of the Odom trade, was supportive of Odom and said the Mavericks just aren’t utilizing him correctly. I think we all know that this has been a tough year for Odom who was apart of terrible car crash, has dealt with health issues with his father, being traded, and the pressure of reality television. I think Kobe is right, the Mavericks need to figure out to use Odom’s correctly. We all know Odom is talented maybe all he needs is some fan confidence to start playing like his old self. He’s definitely not going to get better with boos and it looks like he will be staying Dallas for awhile.
As I predicted Drew Stanton the former back-up Jets QB wants out since the team signed Tim Tebow. Just last Friday things were looking up for Stanton, who signed a contract with the Jets for $1.5 million with a $500,000 signing bonus. Then the Jets dropped him like a rock the second Tebow became available. It is amazing how Peyton Manning’s decision has snowballed to affect so many other people. The problem now is that Stanton is going to have trouble finding a new team since most of the slots have been filled. Stanton also turned down other offers to go with the Jets. Poor Stanton he thought he was moving from the Lion’s number 3 to the Jet’s number 2.
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for an entire year without pay for participating in the Saints bounty program. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been banned indefinitely. In case you have forgotten the bounty program is where players received cash for intentionally injuring opposing players. Their philosophy being if you are not motivated by the millions of dollars you are already paid to
legally hurt other players play football maybe a couple thousand in an office pool will peak your interest. And the bounty program worked because they did win a Super Bowl during this time.
Payton was expecting to be suspended from a couple of games but not the whole season. I guess the NFL felt like they should really punish them before players starting suing over this shit. (If you haven’t watched the “Good Wife” episode last week about a hockey bounty program than check it out now.) Is it shocking to anyone else that these bounty hits weren’t caught until way after the fact? Is this nasty defensive program only illegal because the players got money? I think the whole issue raise a lot of questions about the rules of football. How do you preserve both football and the health of its players?
It is my suspicion that Payton will still be influencing the Saints whether he is coach or not. And I can’t wait to see what the investigation into specific players turns up. Something tells me they are going to be giving up way more than they earned during the bounty program.
I would like to start by saying I am never going to jump to conclusion that
Peyton Manning Tim Tebow anyone might actually go with the Miami Dolphins. Tim Tebow has become a New York Jet. The Jets who were one of the many teams eying Peyton Manning have settled for Tebow. In a deal that almost didn’t happen because the Jets failed to actually read Tebow’s contract saying that they must pay $5 million in salary advances. The Broncos and the Jets agreed to split the $5 million and the deal was sealed. The Broncos just handed an ungodly amount of money to Manning but are bickering over $5 million, classy, real classy.
I know what you are thinking, don’t the Jets already have a starting QB, Mark Sanchez? Didn’t they just pay a $40.5 million contract extension for three years? And just last week didn’t the Jets give $500,000 to Drew Stanton to be their back-up QB? So why sign Tebow?
I think the Jets caught some Tebowmania. It like when you see a new hot item you just have to have even though you don’t really need it. The Jets will benefit from the publicity circus that surrounds Tebow. We all know Tebow’s passing skills are wonky so the Jets are not starting him but giving him time to
milk his fame grow as a player. If I were Stanton I would not want to stand in the shadows of Tebowmania, I would ask to be traded or released. As for Sanchez I would work my ass off to make sure you don’t become the next victim of Tebowmania.