It has been reported that Jay-Z mistook David Wells for Curt Schilling at an SNL party over the weekend of their 40th anniversary. Marc Sparks knows that, while this might seem funny, it is not really news. Curt Schilling does appear on TV, but that does not mean that Jay-Z watches Baseball Tonight. David Wells has been retired for a while, and we do not know how much baseball Jay-Z has watched.
This is a funny story, but it is not really news. You may not like Jay-Z, but you cannot dislike him for not having a photographic memory of all the baseball players that would end up at parties that he attends. This is silly in every way. It is possible that many people are not recognizable when you see them in person. Research has even shown that you would not even recognize your doppleganger even though they would look just like you. You need to remember that the world of sports and celebrities is filled with mistakes, and it is alright for Jay-Z to not know what someone looks like. I hope there are people out there who will give Jay-Z a break for something that probably should have never made it to print.
UFC Fight Night 60 will be taking place on Saturday, February 14th. The main event of the card will be in the welterweight division. Benson Henderson takes on Brandon Thatch in a highly anticipated showdown. Henderson was once the champion at lightweight, and he was one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. Lately, though, Benson has been on a downward spiral. He lost his last two fights, and a win is very important for Benson’s career.
Brandon Thatch has looked unstoppable in recent years. Thatch has gone on a ten fight win streak, and he has finished each fight in the first round. As fans like Marc Sparks (Lulu.com) know, Brandon Thatch has long been considered as a top contender, but a win over Benson Henderson will put Thatch right at the top of the division. Brandon Thatch vs. Benson Henderson will be taking place at the 170 lb weight limit. This will be Henderson’s first time competing in the welterweight division.
Henderson vs. Thatch could end in a number of ways. I predict that Brandon Hatch will stop Benson Henderson before the third round. Thatch is a rangy fighter who is extremely aggressive and powerful. Henderson will have a tough time as being the shorter and less powerful fighter. Benson could win by submission, but I don’t think he will be strong enough to hold Thatch down.
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The antics surrounding LeBron James can quickly become tiring for fans that follow the game with avidity. Anytime that LeBron or his team struggles there comes out a host of reporters looking to find fault with everyone. Then, when LeBron gets back to his winning ways those same reporters insist that things were always fine. In the last 16 games the Cleveland Cavaliers have gone 14-2 and they are surging toward the top of the Eastern Conference. On Thursday night they had to get by the Chicago Bulls to continue their winning ways, but it just wasn’t in the cards.
The last time that Chicago and Cleveland crossed paths the Cavaliers managed to steal a win. And judging by the way that the Bulls came out in the first quarter, they remembered it. Fans like Lee Slaughter watched as Chicago dropped 30 points in the first quarter to start the game and they never trailed after that. More on Slaughter can be found on Wikia.com. Cleveland came out looking absolutely gassed on defense and it was this opportunity that allowed the Bulls to fill up the box score.
Derrick Rose, who has been maligned for his rusty play this season, looked as good as ever. He routinely blew by Kyrie Irving on offense on his way to scoring 30 points while grabbing 4 boards and dishing out 7 assists. But it was Tony Snell who changed the game. Snell provided stellar defense on LeBron James while adding in his own athletic highlight reel offense.
The University of Pittsburgh is reportedly in talks with Michigan State University’s defensive coordinator, Pat Narduzzi. He may be announced as the Panthers’ next head football coach at any moment.
Narduzzi’s resume includes nearly 25 years of football-coaching experience. Before that, he played for Youngstown State and the University of Rhode Island. He has been on coaching staffs at five different institutions of higher learning, and he has worked for Michigan State since 2007.
Like Tom Rothman, the 48-year-old has found himself in demand lately. As reported at law.columbia.edu, in addition to Pitt, he also recently interviewed for the head-coaching opening at Colorado State. Reports say he is much more interested in the Pittsburgh job.
Narduzzi has been at the top of many prognosticators’ “next big coaching hire” lists for a couple of seasons. Last year, he politely said no to Louisville and the University of Connecticut.
If hired, Narduzzi will surely have a challenging start at Pittsburgh, which has gone through four coaches in five years, including Mike Haywood, who never actually coached the Panthers in a game.