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Category — Kim Kardashian

Happy Halloween: Tricks And Treats

October 31, 2012   No Comments

Back-To-Back?

    Questions always consume NBA fans on opening night. And they will have more as the season dribbles along. Can the Heat repeat as champs? Can the Lakers win the West? Can the Thunder continue to be the best in the West after trading James Harden? Or will the Nuggets emerge? In the East, can any club seriously challenge the Heat?
    We know this. LeBron and the Heat are the favorites (7-4) to win it all again, while the Lakers (2-1) are the No. 2 pick. The Thunder (7-2) are the No. 3 choice, but after that it gets dicey.
    Vegas Insider

October 30, 2012   No Comments

We Could Always Rely On Good Old Dr. Buss To Play Games, But Not These Empty Suits

    It’s bad enough we can’t get the Pac-12 Network. Now this.
    Taking a page out of the Phil Jackson playbook, this is like 2 bad-ass kids who can’t get along in the sandbox.
    Less than a week before the NBA season tips off, Time Warner Cable and DirectTV continue their standoff. What it means for Laker fans is we can’t see games locally, unless they’re carried by TNT (hell, I wish TNT carried all of the Laker games), ABC or ESPN. So far, most of us haven’t been able to watch a preseason game because these 2 can’t work out a deal. It’s not only DirectTV subscribers being screwed by this. If you subscribe to the Dish Network, Charter, Cox, Verizon, AT&T and some of the other cable systems you’re not getting the games either. This blackout also includes many bars in the L.A. area.
    Here’s where you can lodge complaints: At DirectTV, call or email Robert Mercer at (310) 964-4683 or RGMercer@directv.com. You can call Time Warner Cable at 888.488.3368. Ask for Mark Shuken.

October 24, 2012   No Comments

Promises, Promises

    I cracked open ESPN The Magazine’s NBA Preview today. I immediately flipped to the prediction page for this season’s final showdown. Heat defeat Nuggets as Miami repeats. Seriously.
    We could see the Nuggets doing some damage. They’re deep, play an uptempo style that gives teams like the Lakers problems and they now have Andre Iguodala to lead a talented cast. But can they crack the Thunder?
    Laker fans will be annoyed to read their club is being pegged as the No. 4 pick in the West. That would be 4th behind the Nuggets, Thunder and (gulp) Timberwolves. We’re not buying the T-Wolves.
    And the Mavericks don’t even make the playoffs.

October 23, 2012   No Comments

UFC Legend Chuck Liddell Will Lead Cheers At 4th Of July Celebration At Vegas Water Hole

    UFC legend Chuck Liddell will host the 4th of July festivities at the Wet Republic, the adult pool play pen at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The eye candy is off the charts.
    Info: 702.891.3715

June 29, 2012   No Comments

Down Goes Lakers

    Series changer? We think so. There is no way the Thunder doesn’t come out of L.A. without at least a split. If they win Friday, oh doctor.

May 16, 2012   No Comments

Spin It

    The Clippers trail the Lakers by just 1 1/2 games for the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference as they try to win on the road tonight at OKC. Fat chance. They are an 8 1/2-point dog and we’re betting they lose by more than that. Anyway, the rest of the stories…
    Thug? Oh no, not Blake: Since we brought up his dirty play a week or so ago, much talk has shifted to whether Blake Griffin is a villain or not. Chris Paul plays defense attorney.
    NewsOK.com
    Kobe to miss 3rd consecutive game: The Lakers, who are 9 1/2-point underdogs, will be without the NBA’s leading scorer when they face the hot Spurs tonight in San Antonio.
    ESPN LA
    Freedom of speech: Despite being 1 of the clueless folks in Major League Baseball, columnist Rob Neyer believes nitwit Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen should not have been suspended for speaking his mind.
    SB Nation
    More Lamar Odom stink: Now if the producers of the Kardashians show wanted to hit the roof with the ratings, they would air an episode with Odom and his less than professional attitude in Dallas immediately. But of course it ain’t about him. It’s all about the fame whores. Mark Cuban, though, speaks his mind about how the Mavs tried to make it work with Odom, who couldn’t even make it to practice on time despite living across the street.
    ESPN Dallas
    Big man on campus: Folks are singing the praises of Arkansas AD Jeff Long for showing some balls and canning Bobby Petrino.
    Sporting News
    Fox, MLB object to Dodgers sale: It appears to be just a bump in the road.
    USA Today
    Typical Vegas visitor?: The snapshot here says he’s white (big surprise there), 49-years-old and from Southern California.
    Las Vegas Sun

April 11, 2012   No Comments

Straw That Broke Cuban’s Back

Maybe Lamar Odom, as he mentioned earlier this season, should have taken a year off from the NBA after an off-season filled with tragedy. We feel bad for the dude, but at some point you have to be a professional, like Derek Fisher. Regardless, Odom has plenty of “me time” to think about how the past few months turned into a train wreck, resulting in the frustrated Mavs cutting ties with him Monday.
A heated exchange between Odom and Mark Cuban at halftime of the Mavericks-Grizzlies game Saturday night precipitated his release. After backing him all season despite his horrible play, Cuban’s patience ran out. Can’t blame him.
ESPN Dallas

April 10, 2012   No Comments

Spin It

    Grounded: Lamar Odom and wife Khloe can work on making babies 24/7 after the Mavs cut their losses today.
    Dallas Morning News
    No Kobe: The Lakers star, who didn’t speak to reporters again, will miss his 2nd consecutive game tonight because of a painful shin injury.
    ESPN LA
    Can’t bear the load: Dwight Howard will sit out the next 2 games because of back spasms. Guess he’s weary of carying all of that baggage between him and Stan Van Gundy.
    Orlando Sentinel
    General soreness: Can we just put Bobby Knight out to pasture?
    USA Today
    Pitching a bitch: John Paul Morosi says there are good reasons the Yankees and Red Sox are off to 0-3 starts.
    Fox Sports
    I’m sorry: Nutcase Ozzie Guillen will return to Miami after today’s game in Philly and apologize for his love of all things Fidel Castro.
    Miami Herald
    Well duh: Kansas forward Thomas Robinson will skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft.
    Kansas City Star
    All eyes on Yu: The Rangers pitcher will make his debut tonight against the M’s.
    MLB.com
    Blair Kiel dead at 50: The former Notre Dame quarterback reportedly died of natural causes.
    ESPN.com

April 9, 2012   No Comments

Letter Perfect

    What’s that saying about a picture being worth a 1,000 words?
    From Scott Grieve of Carpinteria in today’s letters to the editor section of the L.A. Times:
    “As I surveyed the wreckage from the Sunday night Lakers meltdown in Phoenix, I formulated a 5-point plan to put them on track to contend for the world title.
    1. Hire Derek Fisher as head coach under the condition that he retires as a player. He’s intelligent, experienced, competitive and a true leader. He played under some of the best basketball minds in the game. He is respected by all NBA players, something that Mike Brown can only dream about. Besides, I am tired of seeing people blow by him like he was a greeter at Walmart. Derek, think legacy.
    2. Annul the Lamar Odom trade. Everyone knows that Kardashian arrangements last only 72 days and we just passed that number since this ill-conceived trade. Lamar, just tell the Mavericks that you are vastly different people and that you want different things in life. Or have Khloe tell them.
    3. Hire Mike Brown as your video coordinator. That way he and Ron Peace can sit around and discuss stats before every game.
    4. Trade Jimmy Buss to the Warriors for Jerry West or any other person from West Virginia that has actually played in or coached a basketball game.
    5. Trade Stu Lantz to another NBA team. There must be someone out there that hasn’t heard Stu’s clichés … over and over again. “The goal is to win the game” … really Stu?
    It’s just my opinion, but the status quo won’t get it done.”

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February 25, 2012   No Comments