With exactly seven days until the top of the 2014-2015 NBA season, the Orlando Magic have come to terms with their center of the future, Nikola Vucevic. Vuc, who was sent to the Magic from Philadelphia as part of the Dwight Howard trade two years ago, has averaged a double-double for the team in his two seasons.
As a Jaguars fan, I was more than ecstatic to learn the team drafted Bortles with the third overall pick over the summer. Bortles proved that he was the most NFL-ready quarterback to come out of the draft after opting to throw at the Combine and there was hope for Jaguars fans.
Wes Welker has been the topic of debate in NFL circles for the past few weeks after suffering his fourth concussion in less than a year, with some calling for him to retire from the NFL. Well the NFL has given Mr. Welker a break for the first four games of the NFL season, but it has nothing to do with his concussions.
The 2014-2015 NFL season is right around the corner and Super Bowl XLIX will be here before we know it. February 1, 2015 will be here sooner then you expect which leads to the question, “Who will be performing at the biggest concert of the year?”
If they are going for current acts there are four artists who I could legitametely see performing at “the big game.”
Before Ronda Rousey took over the MMA scene in the UFC, Gina Carano was the face of women’s MMA in the United States. The former Strikeforce champion was on a similar path as Rousey; undefeated with a budding movie career, until she lost to Christine “Cyborg” Justino back in 2009. Carano hasn’t had an MMA fight since then, but according to UFC President Dana White, that is going to change soon.
It’s been less than a week since Carmelo Anthony opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks, and while teams can’t make their official pitches for his services until July 1, celebrity fans of those teams have a green light to pitch as they please. Cue R. Kelly, who was being interviewed after performing at WGCI Chicago’s Summer Jam concert and got down on his knees to to beg for Melo to sign with the Bulls.
Were less than 12 hours from the NBA draft, and the landscape of the league possibly changing again. Between what is being heralded as the deepest draft since 2003 and Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James already opting out of their respective deals, with the possibly of Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh doing the same next week there are a lot of moving pieces over the next few weeks. It looks like Kobe Bryant might have put his two cents in, as the Lakers are rumored to make a pitch for both James and Anthony.
Soccer fever has swept the United States because the World Cup is currently taking place, well we have a bit of negative soccer news to report. One of the most recognizable soccer players in the US has been arrested for domestic violence.
After failing a drug test which got him pulled from the upcoming UFC 175 pay per view Chael Sonnen has announced his retirement from MMA.