Monday, July 16, 2012

Pay Day for Ray...

Ray Rice
Just in the nick of time (like 5 minutes) before the 4pm deadline the Ravens agreed on a multiyear deal with star running back Ray Rice. Yayyyyy!!!!!

The five year deal is worth $40 million. The best part of the deal is that Rice will receive $17 million in the first year of the contract...Wowsers! Congratulations to the Rice family, Ozzie Newsome (GM), Ravens' players and the coaching staff. No holdouts here!

Shout out to my boy Terrance for calling me out! I saw the news but I'm in the process of switching the blog from Blogger to my own hosting! Yayyy me! Ok, back to work!

FYI: The site will go down for a couple of hours tonight for the conversion, please bear with me. Thanks!

A Beary Happy Forte...

Matt Forte
Coming off the hem of my Tender Mercies post, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter Bears' running back Matt Forte has agreed to terms on a four year contract worth $32 million. He should be one happy camper, now if only Ray Rice and the Ravens can agreed on a deal within the next hour (insert praying hands).


UPDATE: Kicker Josh Scobee agreed to a four year deal with the Jaguars

Tender Mercies...

Raven's Ray Rice
The deadline for NFL players to sign their franchise tenders is slowly looming. Franchises have until today at 4pm ET to sign players to extensions.

Franchise tags are placed on players who are going to become unrestricted free agents. By placing the tag on players, the team reserves their roster spot while signing them to a one-year deal (which is based on the average salary of the top-five players at their position). A franchise tag can only be granted to one player per team each year.

The franchise tags were created for teams to get a chance to keep their most important players. Most players are looking for that long term deal (security!) therefore they refuse to sign them, which is where we are with some of the players below.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hi Haters...

Source: Lebron's Instagram

I love this! 

You Got It...

Seems like the Knicks have come to their senses and decided to let the Rockets have point guard Jeremy Lin....well that's the word on the street (street aka sports rumor mill).

Lin, who was released by the Rockets early last year before heading to New York, made a major splash in the Big Apple....And in splash I meant, more in the media and pop culture than on the court. Now the Rockets want him back.

The 23 year old point guard came up big for the Knicks for about a good month when they were without stars, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. In his 25 starts Lin averaged 18.2 points, 7.6 assists, and 4.7 turnovers. But everything came to an end when Lin was sidelined due to a meniscus tear in his left knee.

The Haute Post of the Day...

Canadian songstress, Melanie Fiona, rocked this Equipment Signature Leopard Print Silk Chiffon Shirt to the Ojon "Rare Blend Oil" Launch Event recently.

I love the way Fiona paired the blouse with high waisted red shorts, a vintage brown clutch and a hot red lip.

On another note...Didn't she kill her performance on the BET Awards! #random


Have You Seen Him???

These post will be dedicated to athletes that make you think, "What ever happened to..."

Vernon Maxwell aka "Mad Max" was one of the bad boys of the NBA in the early 90s. He helped the Rockets capture back-to-back championships with his tenacious defense and clutch shooting. Man, the memories! My cousin had a major crush on him when I was younger, and I really thought that he was her boyfriend...but that's neither here nor there, lol! 

The most recent accounts of Maxwell's whereabouts were a brush with the law in 2009. I hope he's somewhere in Florida coaching or giving back in some way. 

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