Will the Utah Blaze of the Net10 Wireless Arena Football League be leaving the state of Utah? Our source close to the situation says “Its Probable” that the team will be leaving. With average attendance down to just over 6K from over 15K in 2006 and from looking at their un-finished uniforms (perhaps lack of funds to pay their seamstress) both make for a good argument to relocate the team. This looks like, Unless something drastically changes in the front office, that somewhere in the very near future the Utah Blaze will be no more.
We’ll post more info as it comes available .
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Today on the Show the Squad welcomed Jayson Jones from Utes in the NFL We talk about the development of his new website and also the development of former Ute football greats. Jayson’s knowledge is deep and we could have talked for hours. Clearly we are Ute homers. Special thanks again to Jayson and be on the lookout for his new website UtesInTheNFL.com. Should be available before the start of football season.
We also talk NBA Playoffs and John Paul can’t believe some of the stuff Chanse says. Also, we agreed that we all want Dwyane Wade’s publicist.
Here’s the rundown :
George Karl Denver Nuggets drama : http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_23454878
A Ku Klux Klan rally kept Patrick Ewing from going to the University of North Carolina : http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/ku-klux-klan-rally-kept-patrick-ewing-going-221522599.html
NCAA may play bowl games in international locations : http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/report-bowl-games-could-coming-dubai-dublin-bahamas-173707695.html
Sex abuse charges dropped against Utah Utes swim coach : http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/56454814-89/winslow-charges-coach-abuse.html.csp
Ranking PAC 12 stadiums : http://espn.go.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/57742/a-ranking-of-pac-12-stadiums
Tim Tebow signs with the Patriots. Here we go again ESPN : http://deadspin.com/espn-mentioned-tim-tebow-137-times-in-120-minutes-512618294 and http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/deadspin/full/~3/d3AwmsmgNgc/thats-just-sic-512583217
Episode 19 : Dipshidiots
Candidate #1 : Newlywed Busted On Federal Sex Offender Charge
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Why is it that when a big event occurs we as human beings feel compelled to dress or attempt to dress nice? With the 2013 NBA Draft coming up I wanted to talk about Draft Day Attire. Now, I’m not at all one bit a “Fashionista” and I still have no clue how to match my own clothes (thats why I got married) but I do think I know what looks good and is acceptable whilst in public or World television.
heres Tim Thomas, 7th overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft:
If too big a gust of wind comes by as he walked down the road Tim may have left us.
Recognize this guy?:
yup, The “Mailman” Karl Malone on Draft Day 1985
White on White? Ugh!
for the sake of laughter here is Brett Favre on Draft Day 1991
I can only assume this was taken in his home in the state of Mississippi
Speaking of people from Mississippi:
This is everyones favorite Tweep, Rick Aaron, getting ready to accept his 2013 Chappy Award. Only Rick can pull this off.
so in closing just to offer my two cents, if you or anyone you know is getting drafted in any sport, please, wear something that you won’t look back on and shake your head at in disappointment, shame or embarrassment, I’m not saying that any of these people pictured do that, but all of us that have to look at them do.
The only one dressed appropriately is Rick Aaron.
So, Heres to a great 2013 NBA draft where hopefully all will be dressed and dressed nice or better than those previous.
all NBA, WNBA, NFL photos from google images
photo of Rick Aaron used with permission.
Our Friend Of The Podcast (FOTP) and 2013 Chappy Award Winner Rick Aaron will be throwing out the first pitch of the Ogden Raptors Baseball game on August 17th. at Lindquist Field aka Jurassic Park, in Ogden Utah, The game starts at 7:00pm so arrive early to make sure you don’t miss this historic event.
We want everyone that reads this, is a friend of Rick’s, or follows (Stalks) Rick on Twitter to be in attendance for a major “tweetup” event.
Our FOTP Alan “Jedi” Zaugg had the fantastic idea for a pre-game meal, we’ll be meeting at the Burger Bar in Roy (5291 South 1900 West) at 5:00pm then we’ll make our way over to Lindquist Field for Rick Aaron Night.
As for the game itself, there are discount ticket vouchers available at Little Caesar’s, Red Robbin and Sizzler. These vouchers are good for 10 people to get into the game, 1st 5 tickets are $2.00 and the next 5 are free. you cant beat that price! If you cant find time to get your voucher I’ll have some for your use the night of the game. a huge thank you to Alan “Jedi” Zaugg and Rick “RSLTID” Walker for getting me this ticket info.
We’re working on more details for in-game activities, as those details become more clear we’ll pass them along.
After the game, for those of you brave enough, we’ll be having our own Ghost Hunting Adventure at the Ogden City Cemetery to visit “Flo”.
Also you can join in on the conversation on Twitter by using #RickAaronNight
LeBron has never mentioned his father and no one seems to know who his father is. There has been a ton of speculation, but no one knows for sure.
But, here comes the artist formerly known as Ron Artest saying LeBron’s father is or was in jail.
As a fan, sometimes to see LeBron not take over, I’m kind of like, ‘Come on, let’s do it.’ His pops went to jail with my older brother. My brother spent 10 years in jail, they were locked up together. I’m a fan of LeBron, so I always want to see him do well and sometimes I’m like, ‘Step it up! Start playing.’ “
MWP also says that the Heat want a championship handed to them and questions LeBron’s heart.
“Chalmers, he wants it,” World Peace said. “He gets it. He’s not as talented as LeBron, but he has more heart. That’s those Derek Fisher type of players. Players that have more heart that are not as talented and play hard.”
Lot of shots being fired, but the question begs is anything MWP saying unture?
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Can we see a reunion in Kansas City? WR Terrell Owens, a former player under head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia, has been looking to get another shot in the NFL. He recently was a member of the Seattle Seahawks last year during training camp, but the team released him before the regular season. So Owens did not play in 2012 and is still seeking to play football. At age 39 and with the position he plays being a young man’s position, the opportunities for T.O. are not much, if any. But recently in an interview with the NFL Network’s show “NFL AM” Owens talked about where his mindset is at and if there has been any interest in his services.
“Nothing as of right now. So I understand the process. Obviously teams are really taking a closer look in evaluating their younger players. Being a free agent, I understand that later in the months as training camp starts, they’ll start looking for veterans.”
Owens is right in the fact that teams do look for veterans as training camp and the preseason progresses. But that doesn’t necessarily mean teams will be interested in him. But he sure is remaining optimistic. He also mentioned on the show that he would fit best on a team that runs the West Coast offense, naming the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings as examples. Playing under coach Reid in the past has given Owens the idea of possibly reuniting in KC. Whether Reid and the Chiefs would look into that idea is another story.
At one time T.O. was arguably one of the best, if not the best wideout in the game. However, controversies and distractions he’s caused with his previous teams gave Owens the reputation of a bad teammate and a cancer in the locker room. While in San Francisco, he had issues with QB Jeff Garcia and took some personal shots at him while also having shouting matches with his receivers coach. In Philadelphia, Owens claimed that Donovan McNabb was sick during the Super Bowl and the reason they did not win. And in Dallas, he had some opinions about QB Tony Romo and wanted the ball thrown to him more.
T.O. has the rep of dividing locker rooms and causing headaches for coaches and front offices. Although he is a workout freak and always keeps himself in great shape, teams are wary about bringing him in. His age also has something to do with that and with the amount of talent in the league, general managers are not desperate to take a chance. But that can always change.
Chiefs Nation: Would you want the Chiefs to give Terrell Owens a shot?
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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll have had an ongoing dislike for each other since Harbaugh was at Stanford, and Carroll was at USC.
That dislike has ratcheted up a ton since both teams are rivals in the same division, and both teams engaged in an arms race this off-season via the draft and free agency.
Both teams will enter the 2013 season with Super Bowl aspirations. While Harbaugh’s team has taken on the personality of their coach, Carroll and his Seahawks have come under fire the past few seasons for several performance enhancing drug suspensions.
Bruce Irvin became the sixth Seahawks player since 2010 to be suspended, and several of those suspensions were for Adderall use as well.
Harbaugh was asked Tuesday about the Seahawks PED issues, and according to Yahoo Sports, did not hold back when unleashed his own dose of ether on Pete Carroll’s team.
New on Shutdown Corner — Jim Harbaugh on Seahawks: ‘If you cheat to win, you’ve already lost’ http://t.co/j3N0QgBXvo
— SC_DougFarrar (@SC_DougFarrar) June 11, 2013
”Is it a concern? I’ve definitely noticed it,” Harbaugh said of the Seahawks. ”You don’t know what it is. Even when people say what it is, you don’t know that that’s what it is. I’ve heard this thrown out or that, but that’s usually the agents or the players themselves saying it’s, for example, Adderall. But theNFL doesn’t release what it actually is, so you have no idea. You’re taking somebody at their word that I don’t know if you can take them at their word, understanding the circumstances.”
”It has no place in an athlete’s body. Play by the rules,” Harbaugh said of substances prohibited by the league. ”You always want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’ That’s always going to be a knee-jerk reaction in my experience, ever since I was a little kid. We want to be above reproach in everything and do everything by the rules. Because if you don’t, if you cheat to win, then you’ve already lost, according to Bo Schembechler. And Bo Schembechler is about next to the word of God as you can get in my mind. It’s not the word of God, but it’s close.”
These two teams will matchup twice this season, and don’t be shocked if they lock horns for a third time during the postseason.
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