Thursday, July 27, 2017

WWE: Why Watch Everything?

For the first time in a very long time, the WWE product is definitely worth watching. The wait for lifelong wrestling fans to watch their favorite wrestlers in the same promotion has become a reality with WWE's signings over the past few years. Have you ever dreamed of watching John Cena go one on one with Shinsuke Nakamura? You're now able to see that happen. How about Kevin (Steen) Owens continue his long running feud with Sami (El Generico) Zayn on the grandest stage of them all, Wrestlemania? You're wish will come true in due time. And have you ever dreamed of seeing the Demon (Finn Balor/Prince Devitt) go one on one with the Deadman (The Undertaker)? Well, that might be a long shot but it's still possible. Then why are the ratings getting even lower?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The City of One Year Deals

The past off-season for three of the four major sports franchises in Philadelphia (Phillies, Eagles and 76ers) has seen their biggest transactions made through one year deals. The Phillies had signed Michael Saunders, outfielder, to a $9 million, one year deal and Joaquin Benoit, relief pitcher, to a $7.5 million, one year deal. The Eagles had signed Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver, to a $14 million, one year deal and LeGarrette Blount, running back, to a $2.8 million, one year deal. And the 76ers signed J.J. Redick, shooting guard, to a $23 million, one year deal and Amir Johnson, power forward, to a $11 million, one year deal.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Predicting the Philadelphia 76ers Starting Lineup

The recent signing of J.J. Redick has brought even more attention and intrigue to the Philadelphia 76ers. Not only does this give them a veteran presence but it also gives them the shooting threat that they desperately needed. Another thing that this does is put into question exactly what the starting lineup will look like for the Season Opener. Assuming that Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are locked in as starters, which is a safe bet as long as they are healthy, who fills in the other 3 spots? Looking at the roster the way it is currently constructed (and it is pretty much set the way it will be minus another veteran signing or two), there is 3 starting spots open for 5 players to potentially fill them holes. These 5 players are Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Markelle Fultz, J.J. Redick and Jerryd Bayless. All 5 of these guys have strong cases for them to start as well as reasons why they should be coming off the bench.