I love camouflage, especially cargo shorts. If you wear it right, your swag will be at a high level, but if you wear it wrong, you’ll just end up with a bunch of people wondering, “what the hell was this guy thinking?” In this case, I’m doing the same after I saw photos of the Toronto Raptors camouflage jerseys they’ll be sporting in four games this season in order to show support the Canadian Military (nice gesture, though).
The Raptors are terrible — even some went as far as to say they were the worst franchise in the league — but lets not get that carried away. These uniforms are terrible and I don’t see them helping the Raptors in hopes of trying to fix being the somewhat of the league’s laughingstock. It might be a showing of respect, but most will choose to overlook that and try to hold in a few giggles when the world lays their eyes on these uniforms March 21 against the Bulls.
Joe Budden’s rap career has been well, eh. He can spit, no question, but other than Pump It Up, what other track of his has really taken over the radios for a couple months? One thing is for certain, though, is that Budden’s been with the baddest, thickest women on the planet (Tahiry, Esther Baxter and Yaris Sanchez). His true love, Tahiry, he dated for 5 years and it was a media roller coaster. They were publicly blasting each other and whatnot, but recently, Budden’s been trying to get her back. He posted this video earlier of the both of them discussing what their relationship was like and what Tahiry wants from him now. Trust me, I was in tears from laughing so hard at what these two were saying .. Give it a listen.
Would you expect anything less creative from Game? Dude always puts out solid videos. This definitely gives you that creepy vibe so, if you’re under the age of 12, I suggest you watch this with a parent.
Tip’s second mixtape, F-ck Da City Up, is set to drop on New Years Eve, which I’m geeked up for. I might have to sneak in my Kindle Fire at the bar I’ll be at, download it, then give it to the DJ so he can bump it. Trust me, as you can tell my the sneak peek track in the video, this tape will be something legendary ’cause the old T.I. is back.
Peep the new video off of Berg’s new mixtape, Reality Check (and check out Mia).
Can’t help but think about what’s going through Skip Bayless’s mind after he heard John Elway’s interview this morning. But before we get into that, that’s get to some particulars: Since Kyle Orton took over the QB position with Denver at the start of the season, they went 1-4, and he was ultimately benched. The entire state of Colorado cheered and rallied to have head coach John Fox start former Heisman trophy winner and 2x national champion at Florida, Tim Tebow, and he ended up giving them their wish (in somewhat of a “You want him? Here you go” kinda way).
End results? An 83.6 QB rating, 1,405 passing yards, 10 touchdowns (2 INT’s) and a 7-2 record.
For a guy who supposedly couldn’t play QB or wouldn’t last in the NFL because of his style of play and was shamefully passed up by his own hometown team, the Jacksonville Jaguars (How’s Blaine Gabbert working out by the way?). Thus far, I’d say Tebow has done wonderful things for not only himself, but for his team.
He brought a revitalized energy to the offense and lit a fire under the guys on defense. These guys are professionals, but when your team is 1-4 to start the season and not producing plays on either side of the ball, emotions tend to fade and hope starts to get lost. I’m not saying Tebow is the reason the defense is playing better (Von Miller has a lot to do with it), but I am saying that when those eleven guys are sitting on the bench, watching him make plays and get his team out of late 4th quarter jams (4x), it makes them want to back him up, to scratch his back so-to-speak.
John Elway, the Broncos team president and easily Tebow’s biggest non-believer, finally saw the light. According to ESPN, Elway had an interview with the Associated Press where he stated that come April 2012, they will not be drafting another QB (although guys like Robert Griffin III & Matt Barkley are highly appealing) in this year’s NFL Draft:
“Tim Tebow’s not going anywhere,” Elway said. “I mean, he’s going to be a Bronco and we’re going to do everything we can and hopefully he’s that guy.”
Wow — those are BIG words coming from a guy who Bayless said would NEVER approve of Tebow. That just goes to show that it’s easy to judge a book by his cover. What was the guy supposed to do? Say that Tebow is their QB of the future because he won them a couple games? No, at least not right away. Elway’s made some great moves during the offseason to help get this team to where it’s at right now (the re-signing of Champ Bailey, drafting Von Miller, bringing in Willis McGahee, re-signing kicker Matt Prater and hiring John Fox), and that’s why they’re on their way to their first playoff birth since 2005.
As of right now, the ceiling is endless for Tebow and the Bronco’s because teams still aren’t completely sure on how to plan for them. Tim’s becoming a lot more comfortable than he’s ever been (way more than college) playing in the pocket. He’s becoming a Michael Vick (not talent wise) — a lot quicker with developing patience in the pocket and not instantly thinking “run!” — and that, ultimately, could be the most dangerous thing Tebow can obtain because if teams are seeing him make great throws from the pocket, then, well …
he becomes feared.
He becomes a bigger threat.
We all knew this was coming, it was just one of those situations of when it was going to happen. Derrick Rose, the NBA’s reigning MVP, blew up last season with career highs in nearly every statistical category, minus FG percentage (25 points per game, 7.7 assists, 85.8% from FT line and 33 percent from 3s (still mediocre).
According to the Chicago Tribune, both Rose and the Bulls agreed to contract terms of a five-year, $94 million extension to stay in Chicago making roughly around $18.9 million a year (the Tribune also reported that by becoming the youngest MVP in the league history, an additional $10 million was added).
Luckily for Rose, he’s going to benefit from his own rule — the Derrick Rose Rule –, which allows a player to receive a larger percentage of his team’s salary cap money if he has been voted to an All-Star game twice, twice been voted All-NBA, or won an MVP award during his rookie deal. He might have deeper pockets, but he’s also going to have a lot of work to do this season in hopes of coming out on top in the Eastern Conference because as of right now, the Knicks have the best front-court in the league with the addition of Tyson Chandler while both Miami (who relatively stayed the same but still have their Big Three) and Boston (who upgraded, but lost Jeff Green for the season), remain in the Top 3 out east.
Peep Stoudemire’s new Nike spot while French Montana vibes in the background ..
Ross might live a gangster lifestyle, but he doesn’t forget about the kids and other folks that need help during the holidays. Peep Ross host his 6th annual food and toy giveaway at Scott Lake Park in Carol City, Fla with DJ Khaled, Stalley and Senator Oscar Braynon II after he shows you his Jay-Z knowledge in a Benz while cruisin’ passed his old middle school (Carol City) where he says, “That shit made a lot of real n*ggas boy .. goddamn.”
I’ll tell you guys one thing that’s for certain: A lot of rappers aren’t feelin‘ Drake. At all. I’m a fan of Drizzy’s and he’s certainly put out some hits but a lot of rappers who’ve been in the game for a long time don’t like his approach to hip hop, they think it’s too soft for what they’ve built. Maybe they’re right, but the times are also changing. When Common dropped the single “Sweet” from his latest album The Dreamer/The Believer, a few of his lyrics were interpreted as a jab at Drake:
“Yall n*ggas man, y’all soft motherf*ckers/Singing all around me man, la la la/ You ain’t motherf*cking Frank Sinatra/Uh, lil’ bitch…./Sweet ass motherf*cker.” ..
During a recent show in Las Vegas, Drake reportedly reacted to Common’s jab, saying, “I might sing, but I ain’t no bitch. If Common got something to say, say it to my face.”
Well, Drake’s manager (Noah Shebib) took it to his Twitter account when he first heard the diss:
In hip hop, this is out it goes: If guys hear something on a song and feel like it’s about them, then it usually is. You know what you do and how you sing or whatever the case may be, but I understand how it can come to somewhat of a surprise when it’s a diss out of nowhere (what’s up with Pusha T not liking Drake, anyway?). Common is a real rapper so I was actually kind of shocked when he decided to throw that out there. Is it because Drizzy’s on top or because he was with Serena Williams at one point? Who knows. Common Sense is my guy though so I ride with his music before I do Drake’s. Peep the video after the jump to see Common address the situation on Sway in the Morning.