In a major shock to the audience in attendence, Anthony Johnson destroyed and knocked out Alexander Gustafsson atUFC on Fox 14. The event took place in Stockholm, Sweden and Gustafsson was the hometown (home country, actually) favorite. The crowd did not even seem to mind too much that Gustafsson poked Johnson with a finger in the eye early on.
Johnson got major payback in round two.
As Dave and Brit Morin know, there were three Swedish fighters on the card that night and, unfortunately for the crowd, they all lost. Unlike professional wrestling, you cannot script the endings to a mixed martial arts bout. That is just the way it goes. Gustafsson just could not recovery from a powerful right that Johnson delivered.
And where is Johnson going? Looks like he is next in line for a title shot against Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones, one of the biggest stars in UFC history, has his own troubles these days. After testing positive for cocaine, the fighter has entered into rehab. Whether or not he will be in proper shape for his upcoming fight remains to be seen.
Whether or not Johnson can defeat Jones remains to be seen. Attempting to dethrone a healthy Jones is most assuredly not an easy task. How much of an effect rehab is going to have on Jones will factor in his performance in the Octagon.
The official stats on the bout with Gustafsson are a second round TKP at the 2:50 mark.
Richard Sherman Gives Thoughts on Patriots
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has always been known for being a trash talker on the field. His latest bash is now aimed at the New England Patriots.
During the first media conference on Sunday, fans like Brian Torchin watched as Sherman was asked about the scandal aptly named “DeflateGate” involving the New England Patriots using deflated footballs during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts the week before. Sherman responded by simply calling out the Patriots, team owner Robert Kraft and the NFL front office as a whole.
Sherman went on to say that “will they be punished? Probably not. Not as long Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are still taking pictures at their respective homes. [Goodell] was just at Kraft’s house last week before the AFC championship. Talk about conflict of interest. As long as that happens, it won’t affect them at all.”
This is not the first time the Patriots have been accused of cheating or bending the rules. In 2007 the Patriots were involved in the “Spygate” scandal, where they were disciplined by the league for videotaping opposing coaches’ hand signals and play calls in the middle of a football game. This occured before Sherman was a member of the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will face off in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February the first.
Regardless of whether Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots knowingly deflated their footballs in theAFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts that resulted in them heading to the Super Bowl, there has been an outpouring of speculation with everyone around the league weighing in with their opinions. To Zeca Oliveira, it seems like people are truly divided evenly on the matter, as two distinct sides have popped up. One side is condemning the Patriots without even seeing the results of the investigation, due to the fact that this is becoming a pattern with the Patriots and not a single team has been accused of cheating in professional football in recent history. This vindictive mentality is understandable, especially the teams like the St. Louis Rams, who are convinced that the Patriots cheated their way to beating them in the Super Bowl years ago. The other side simply thinks that the New England Patriots are a ridiculously good team and that people are just making these claims because of how good the Patriots actually are. Now this is a valid opinion as well, as it seems like people will try to cut you down when you rise to prominence at anything in life. Regardless of whether the New England patriots deflated the balls or not on purpose, there undoubtedly will be a big red mark in the history of the franchise, Tom Brady and especially Bill Belichick.
With seemingly everyone that has anything to do with football weighing in with their opinions on the controversy in theNational Football League this week involving the deflation of the footballs in the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, it is hard not to break down the facts and try to figure out if they really had an unfair advantage. Zeca Oliveira watched as Sports Center tried to get to the bottom of it yesterday, when they had a handful of former players in the studio, Jerome Bettis and Mark Brunell tested a regular football next to a deflated one and see which they would prefer. Brunell was the first person to weigh in on the difference and he said he could throw the deflated ball at least ten yards further due to the fact that it was easier to grip and he stated that he would absolutely want the deflated ball. He also stated that the cold conditions in New England would have given them even more of an advantage, due to the fact that it is even harder to play with a cold and fully inflated football. Jerome Bettis added to the discussion by saying that he could tuck the ball into his chest and actually grip it in a way that would be almost impossible to fumble. The clear consensus after testing the balls was that the New England Patriots did in fact have an advantage due to the deflation of the balls.
Bill Belichick is hands down one of the slimiest people in the National Football League. He was caught several years ago in a huge scandal that involved the New England Patriots secretly filming other teams in an attempt to read their play calls, giving them the knowledge of what plays were coming in big games. This is so shady that it is disgusting and the Patriots really don’t care that they got caught because they only got slapped on the wrist and they know that there are not rules written in the rule book that can cause them much harm if they are caught. Bill Belichick should be permanently banned from the National Football League, or else we are setting the precedent for other coaches and teams to press the rules in an attempt to get an unfair advantage. Even if he was not involved in this new case of cheating regarding the deflation of balls in the AFC championship game, he should be kicked out for what he has already done in the past. Belichick got even slimier in his press conference held to address the situation, when he threw his quarterback Tom Brady under the bus. He basically stated that it is up to Tom Brady how he wants his balls and that he will have to be the one to answer the questions. From what Sergio Lins Andrade understands, they even moved his interview up so he can take the brunt of the questions sooner.
Superstar quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots did exactly what everyone around the country thought he would do when he addressed the media in a press conference on Thursday regarding the allegations that have been inflicted on the Patriots after they were caught with deflated balls after their win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game. Brady wore a smug look on his face throughout the entirety of the press conference, looking tight lipped and like he was holding back laughter, while he continually stated that he had nothing to do with what transpired and that he has no idea how the balls could have been deflated.
No matter what question was asked of him, he had absolutely no response except to say that he doesn’t know what happened and that the inflating and deflating of the balls prior to the game does not have anything to do with him. It was pretty obvious that he was going to come out and flat out deny that he had anything to do with it, even though the majority of people around the country think that he did. If he truly did not have anything to do with it than he did a terrible job of looking like a liar in his press conference. My friend Sultan Alhokair is right. Anyone with half a brain could tell that Tom Brady was holding back information and was lying about his involvement in the deflation of the balls.
The Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association have made the decision to call up one of their promising young players from their D-league team the Santa Cruz Warriors. James Mcadoo was called up and has signed a ten day contract with the organization. He made his NBA debut against the Denver Nuggets in a game in which Golden State absolutely smashed Denver.
The score was one of the biggest gaps in the 2014-2014 NBA season and finished with the Warriors winning by forty-three points. That is a score that is most typically seen in a high school game when a powerhouse private school comes in and dominates a low level public school. There just shouldn’t be games with that big of a gap in the National Basketball Association, but it was a good game to take my friend, Gianfrancesco Genoso, to while he was here visiting from Brazil. James Mcadoo to get his first taste of the best basketball league in the world.
He was very impressive when he made his debut, posting eleven points along with five rebounds in just thirteen minutes of play. If he had played for the entirety of the game you would have seen him stacking up insane numbers. Then again, the Warriors were absolutely thumping the Denver Nuggets, but it shows that Mcadoo is for real and looks to have a bright future in the NBA. The Warriors are no strangers to rookies putting up big numbers, however, as Anthony Morrow debuted for the Warriors a handful of years ago and put up 37 in his first game.
Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers has gained quite a reputation around the league for shooting his mouth off and making bold statements and claims about people on his social media accounts, as well as getting into arguments and scraps with other players on and off the court. He recently had a public feud with his ex-wife when he started calling her out for not being a good mother when he saw her on television at a red carpet event when he felt she should have been home with her kids.
Barnes got at it again in a game that superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather was at after Mayweather started taunting him. The whole exchange was kind of weird according to my friend Dan Newlin as it almost looked like the two were kids arguing on the playground. After Floyd yelled something at Barnes, Barnes turned around and confronted him, leading Mayweather to grab at his groin and yell back at Barnes. Barnes turned back and mocked him by saying how scared he was, in which Floyd shot back by grabbing at his groin yet again.
Floyd Mayweather is known to have heated feuds with other celebrities and seems to almost enjoy them. He got into a heated debate with 50 cent recently, which was actually really funny. 50 cent officially won the argument by saying he wanted to hear Floyd read a page of Harry Potter, due to the fact that tapes came out showing that Floyd Mayweather can barely read a sentence.
There have been immense amounts of media controversy in the National Football league surrounding the head injuries and other major injuries that players are sustaining while playing the game they love. Over the last several years there have been countless amounts of former players that have come forward stating that they suffer major brain injuries that have destroyed their lives. Some of these cases the players are able to maintain a normal life, but some are completely wrecked by the injuries inflicted in their playing days. Even more so, fan Gianfrancesco Genoso is seeing that common injuries are getting more and more common and the game in general is just being played at a harder and faster pace. There’s no two ways about it. Football is far more risky in this day and age than it was several decades ago and the National Football League is struggling to figure out a solution to the mayhem. Former superstar player and head coach Mike Ditka has come forward and stated recently in an interview that if he had a son he would not want him playing football. This is a man that dedicated his entire life to the game, but he has stated that he thinks the risks outweigh the rewards and it is honestly hard to argue with him. The rate that players are getting injured is absurd, but it has transcended in recent years from regular injuries to career ending and life changing injuries.