Spreading love the Brooklyn way; Nets to sit six players against the Bulls

The Chicago Bulls control their own destiny. If they beat the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, they are in the playoffs. Well, Brooklyn may have given the Bulls an “assist.” Brooklyn will sit the following players for Wednesday night’s game: Trevor Booker, Jeremy Lin, Brook Lopez, Quincy Acy, Joe Harris and Sean Kilpatrick.  I guess this how you “spread love the Brooklyn way.”

The Nets actually beat the Bulls last Saturday 107-106 in Brooklyn. However, this game will be in Chicago.

Three teams (Pacers, Bulls, Heat) fighting for the final two spots in the Eastern Conference. Bulls and Pacers control their own destiny. In order for the the Miami Heat to make the playoffs, they need to win at home against the Wizards, and hope that either the Bulls or Pacers(play Hawks) lose.

Expect the Bulls and Pacers to be in the playoffs!

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Tony Romo got game?

Maybe Tony Romo could have saved the Mavericks’ season. Romo is all suited up and ready to sit on the bench.

Here is Romo in warm-ups:

49ers’ RB Carlos Hyde: ‘I’ve seen some quarterbacks who got signed that, in my opinion, Kap is way better than’

Colin Kaepernick has received a lot of support from players around the NFL. Today, his former 49er teammates came to his defense.

“He’s proven that he can play at this level, but he made a choice that has some backlash,” said 49ers’ LB NaVorro Bowman.

“I’ve seen some quarterbacks who got signed that, in my opinion, Kap is way better than,” Hyde said. “But I’m not a GM. I’m not a head coach. So that’s out of my league,” said 49ers’ RB Carlos Hyde.

With Tony Romo now retired, you would think Houston and maybe even the Browns would have a level of interest.  As I said from the beginning, it will happen for Kaepernick, but just not sure when.

NFL announces pre-season schedule; Cowboys-Cardinals play in Hall of Fame Game

The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals will kick off the pre-season schedule as they play in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, OH on Thursday, August 3rd.

Here is the complete pre-season schedule below:

2017 NFL PRESEASON NATIONAL TELEVISION SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

DATE GAME NETWORK (TIME)
Thursday, August 3 NFL/Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH:

Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals

NBC (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 2 (August 17-21)
Thursday, August 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jacksonville Jaguars ESPN (8:00 PM)
Monday, August 21 New York Giants at Cleveland Browns ESPN (8:00 PM)
Preseason Week 3 (August 24-27)
Friday, August 25 Kansas City Chiefs at Seattle Seahawks CBS (8:00 PM)
Saturday, August 26 Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams CBS (8:00 PM)
Sunday, August 27 Chicago Bears at Tennessee Titans FOX (1:00 PM)
Sunday, August 27 Cincinnati Bengals at Washington Redskins FOX (4:30 PM)
Sunday, August 27 San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings NBC (8:00 PM)

2017 PRESEASON WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 3

Dallas vs. Arizona (NBC, 8/3)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 10-14

Atlanta at Miami

Dallas at LA Rams

Denver at Chicago

Detroit at Indianapolis

Houston at Carolina

Jacksonville at New England

Minnesota at Buffalo

New Orleans at Cleveland

Oakland at Arizona

Philadelphia at Green Bay

Pittsburgh at NY Giants

San Francisco at Kansas City

Seattle at LA Chargers

Tampa Bay at Cincinnati

Tennessee at NY Jets

Washington at Baltimore

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 17-21

Atlanta at Pittsburgh

Baltimore at Miami

Buffalo at Philadelphia

Carolina at Tennessee

Chicago at Arizona

Denver at San Francisco

Green Bay at Washington

Indianapolis at Dallas

Kansas City at Cincinnati

LA Rams at Oakland

Minnesota at Seattle

New England at Houston

New Orleans at LA Chargers

NY Giants at Cleveland (ESPN, 8/21)

NY Jets at Detroit

Tampa Bay at Jacksonville (ESPN, 8/17)


WEEK
 3 – AUGUST 24-27

Arizona at Atlanta

Buffalo at Baltimore

Carolina at Jacksonville

Chicago at Tennessee (FOX, 8/27)

Cincinnati at Washington (FOX, 8/27)

Cleveland at Tampa Bay

Green Bay at Denver

Houston at New Orleans

Indianapolis at Pittsburgh

Kansas City at Seattle (CBS, 8/25)

LA Chargers at LA Rams (CBS, 8/26)

Miami at Philadelphia

New England at Detroit

NY Jets at NY Giants

Oakland at Dallas

San Francisco at Minnesota (NBC, 8/27)


WEEK 4 – 
AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 1

Arizona at Denver

Baltimore at New Orleans

Cincinnati at Indianapolis

Cleveland at Chicago

Dallas at Houston

Detroit at Buffalo

Jacksonville at Atlanta

LA Chargers at San Francisco

LA Rams at Green Bay

Miami at Minnesota

NY Giants at New England

Philadelphia at NY Jets

Pittsburgh at Carolina

Seattle at Oakland

Tennessee at Kansas City

Washington at Tampa Bay

2017 PRESEASON TEAM-BY-TEAM SCHEDULE

AFC

Buffalo                               Miami                              New England                   NY Jets
Minnesota                           Atlanta                             Jacksonville                      Tennessee
at Philadelphia                    Baltimore                         at Houston                         at Detroit
at Baltimore                        at Philadelphia                 at Detroit                            at NY Giants
Detroit                                 at Minnesota                    NY Giants                         Philadelphia

Baltimore                           Cincinnati                       Cleveland                        Pittsburgh
Washington                        Tampa Bay                       New Orleans                     at NY Giants
at Miami                              Kansas City                     NY Giants (ESPN)            Atlanta
Buffalo                                at Washington (FOX)       at Tampa Bay                    Indianapolis
at New Orleans                  at Indianapolis                  at Chicago                         at Carolina

Houston                             Indianapolis                   Jacksonville                     Tennessee
at Carolina                          Detroit                              at New England                 at NY Jets
New England                      at Dallas                          Tampa Bay (ESPN)           Carolina
at New Orleans                  at Pittsburgh                    Carolina                             Chicago (FOX)
Dallas                                 Cincinnati                         at Atlanta                            at Kansas City
Denver                               Kansas City                    LA Chargers                     Oakland
at Chicago                          San Francisco                 Seattle                                at Arizona
at San Francisco                at Cincinnati                     New Orleans                      LA Rams
Green Bay                          at Seattle (CBS)              at LA Rams (CBS)             at Dallas
Arizona                               Tennessee                       at San Francisco                Seattle
NFC
Dallas                                 NY Giants                       Philadelphia                      Washington
vs Arizona * (NBC)             Pittsburgh                        at Green Bay                     at Baltimore
at LA Rams                        at Cleveland (ESPN)       Buffalo                                Green Bay
Indianapolis                        NY Jets                            Miami                                  Cincinnati (FOX)
Oakland                              at New England               at NY Jets                          at Tampa Bay
at Houston

Chicago                             Detroit                             Green Bay                        Minnesota
Denver                                at Indianapolis                 Philadelphia                       at Buffalo
at Arizona                           NY Jets                            at Washington                   at Seattle
at Tennessee (FOX)          New England                   at Denver                           San Francisco (NBC)
Cleveland                           at Buffalo                         LA Rams                            Miami

Atlanta                               Carolina                          New Orleans                   Tampa Bay
at Miami                              Houston                           at Cleveland                     at Cincinnati
at Pittsburgh                       at Tennessee                   at LA Chargers                 at Jacksonville (ESPN)
Arizona                               at Jacksonville                 Houston                           Cleveland
Jacksonville                        Pittsburgh                        Baltimore                          Washington

Arizona                              LA Rams                         San Francisco                 Seattle
vs Dallas * (NBC)               Dallas                              at Kansas City                  at LA Chargers
Oakland                              at Oakland                       Denver                              Minnesota
Chicago                              LA Chargers (CBS)         at Minnesota (NBC)          Kansas City (CBS)
at Atlanta                            at Green Bay                   LA Chargers                      at Oakland
at Denver

Former NBA player Gary Trent on rest: ‘The thing is they are just being real about it now’

Rest has been one of the biggest conversations in the NBA this season. Many have come down hard on superstars like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James for taking games off. However, former NBA player Gary Trent thinks it’s unfair.

“The thing is they are just being real about it now. I’ve seen guys rest, but they might put it on the injury report as back spasms or flu-like symptoms. That’s some rest, but now guys are saying rest,” Trent told goforitgantsports.com.

Also, Trent defended LeBron James and explained why he would need rest:

“LeBron is in his 13th, 14th year; you weren’t hearing this rest stuff in his second, or third, or fourth year. When I came into the league, the average NBA career lasted three years.  So, when you see a guy sitting here playing 14 years of intense minutes of 25 points or better every night, of six or seven rebounds or more every night, has to be on the floor to lead his team every night. Man, it wears on you, its not physically, its mentally.”

Trent makes some an interesting points. If there is any player in the NBA who deserves rest, it’s LeBron James.

The debate will continue on!

Gary Trent talks about “rest” at 42:37

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pgant/2017/04/07/nfl-draft-prospect-ken-ekanem-former-nba-player-gary-trent

Westbrook gets triple-double number 42; breaks Oscar Robertson’s single-season record

Russell Westbrook has down the impossible. Westbrook recorded triple-double number 42, and hit a game-winning three at the buzzer, as OKC beat the Nuggets 106-105 in Denver.

Westbrook would hit a three-point shot from 36 feet away to win the game.

Westbrook breaks Oscar Robertson’s record of 41 triple-doubles set in the 1961-62 season. He finished the game with 50 pts, 16 rebs, and 10 asts.

Hawks come back from 26 points to start the 4th Qtr to beat the Cavs in OT

The Atlanta Hawks were able to win in Cleveland on Friday without Paul Millsap, Dwight Howard, Kent Bazemore and Dennis Schroder. What they did today at Phillips Arena was even more improbable. Down 26 points to start the 4th quarter, the Hawks scored 44 points in quarter to take the game to OT, and ultimately win 126-125 in OT.

Paul Millsap hit a corner jumper at the buzzer to take the game into OT.  In OT, the Hawks were able to come back from a five-point deficit.

Kyrie Irving scored 45 points. LeBron James, who fouled out in OT, had a triple-double with 32 points, 16 rebs, and 10 asts. Millsap scored 22 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21.

Cavaliers and Celtics are now tied for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Texas A&M star Myles Garrett on sacking Tom Brady: ‘He is supposed to be the GOAT, so I want to take him down’

Former Texas A&M DE Myles Garrett is expected to go number one(Browns) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Garrett had a great career at Texas A&M, a great combine, and pro day.  Now, he is setting his sights on Tom Brady. When asked by ESPN THE MAGAZINE which quarterback he is looking forward to sacking, Garrett had this to say:

“Tom Brady. He is supposed to be the GOAT, so I want to take him down, show him the best can still get humbled sometimes. Also because I’m a Peyton Manning fan.”

If Garrett becomes the player that many think he could be, he should get a sack or two on Brady at some point.