Like George W. Bush, maybe English is Barack Obama’s second language as well?
President Barack Obama was at it again with more sports gaffes. The Hoopster in Chief and so-called biggest NBA fan managed to mangle the praising of the newly crowned NBA champs. Obama referred to the champs as the “Miami Heats”. Oops, sounds a bit like GWB and the “Internets”. The MSM was all too quick to pounce on that misspeak and brandish GWB a stumbling boob, but not when it comes to Obama. Of course it was an “apparent” slip if the tongue by the bias, liberal media all too ready to defend their Obamamessiah. As Jamie Wearing Fool opines, why cant the MSM just call it for what it was? However, when your all in and in the tank for a President, what else is a liberal media complex to do?
Unfazed by a partisan spat sparked by his comment on former Red Sox player Kevin Youkilis, President Obama tonight again opined on a professional sports team, publicly praising the NBA champion Miami Heat at a campaign fundraiser in the city.
The only problem this time was that Obama mispronounced the name of the team – referring to it as the “Miami Heats” in an apparent slip of the tongue.
At the top of his remarks at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach, Obama said his public recognition of dignitaries and special guests would be “incomplete if I did not congratulate the city of Miami for having the world champion Miami Heats here in town.”
I guess Obama made an apparent slip of the tongue here too (VIDEO) when he said that he did not have the power by executive order to change illegal immigration policy as well?
It was just a couple of days ago when Obama found himself in hot water, or a hot bowl of New England clam chowdah, when he made the foolish comments at a Boston, MA fundraiser thanking the Red Sox fan favorite for Kevin Youkilis. The Yookster was traded to the White Sox, compelling Obama to say … I guess he is going to have to change his socks. Obama received a round of boos from the crowd. Even though White House Press Secretary tried to deny what your ears heard and say they were saying “YOOOK”. Sure they were [eye roll].
Welcome to NBA Thug Life: Because Metta World Peace has Nothing to do With Peace … Lakers Ron Artest Violently Elbows Thunder’s Harden in the Head (VIDEO) (Update: No Major Suspension, No Peace)
PEACE (definition) – a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations.
You can take the Metta World Peace out of the Ron Artest, but you can’t take the Ron Artest out of the Metta World Peace.
If it’s the NBA, it must be thug life. This afternoon the LA Lakers Metta World Peace, formerly known as the artist called Ron Artest, viciously elbowed the Oklahoma City’s Thunder James Harden. Metta World Peace was then ejected from the game for the flagrant foul and overall uncalled for thug behavior. After the violent elbow, he was seen on the court trying to BS his way out of the violent and uncalled for elbow. Look for a suspension to follow and then some in an era when concussions are such an issue.
World Peace had just dunked on a fast break and was celebrating his basket while running upcourt when he ran into Harden. While World Peace pounded his chest with his right arm, he threw his left elbow right over Harden’s shoulder and into the back of his head.
Does not look like much has changed since last year’s classless LA Lakesr display from the NBA playoffs when they were swept by the Dallas Mavericks.
We can all remember the Brawl in the Palace from Detroit, MI when the Indiana Pacers played the Detroit Pistons and all hell broke loose. Ben Wallace initially hit Ron Artest and then Artest went into the crowd and attacked a fan.
UPDATE I: No
Justice elbow , no Peace!
The NBA should come down as hard on “No Peace” as his elbow did on Harden’s head. How about suspending “No Peace” for the Lakers’ final regular-season game plus their first-round playoff series?
Anything less would mean the NBA tolerates on-court assaults of its players from thug ballers such as “No Peace.”
Lin-Sanity Finished for the Year … Knee Lin-Jury & Surgery for Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin Out for the Season
The meteoric ride of LIN-SANITY has come to a crashing end …
It has been one of the best, fun and uplifting stories of the NBA season, one mired in the aftermath of the bitter owner-players strike and lock out that nearly ended the entire season. Sadly for Knicks Guard Jeremy Lin his season is over as he suffered a knee injury and will require surgery.
What makes Jeremy Lin such a compelling story? He is a real life “Rocky” story of an undrafted, unheralded player who thanks God for his chance to play in the NBA. In a sport where we hear so many unflattering stories, there is now one that all can be proud of. He has become a role model to so many.
LINSANITY captured the imagination of many, including many that really did not follow the NBA that closely. How does an undrafted guard out of Harvard become the media focal point and most covered player in the NBA with such stars stars as Dwayne Wayne, Lebron James, Kobie Bryant and Kevin Durant? Add in the fact that he plays for a struggling Knicks team in the huge media market of NYC and you have … LIN-SANITY!!!
Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the regular season because he needs knee surgery that will sideline him six weeks and could leave the Knicks without their star point guard in the playoffs – if they make it that far.
Lin had an MRI exam this week that revealed a small, chronic meniscus tear and he has elected to have surgery next week in New York.
With the regular season ending April 26, the biggest story in basketball this season is done unless the Knicks make a deep postseason run.
The birth of LIN-SANITY:
The Knicks were under .500 and looking like a mess when Lin was given a chance to play extended minutes at point guard for then-coach Mike D’Antoni on Feb. 4 against New Jersey.
Lin, the first American-born player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent to play in the NBA, scored 25 points with seven assists in that New York victory, was inserted into the starting lineup two days later against Utah, and took the Knicks on a seven-game winning streak that gained world-wide attention.
GET WELL SOON JEREMY.
Sports Athletes Who Died in 2011 … Harmon Killebrew, Macho Man Randy Savage, Bubba Smith, Al Davis and Joe Fraizer to Name a Few: REST IN PEACE
In Memoriam …
Sadly we lost some real icons in the world of sports this year. Among some who died were MLB Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, WWE Pro-wrestling great Randy “Macho Man” Savage, NFL football greats Bubba Smith, Chester McGlockton, Dave Duerison, Ollie Matson and John Macky, PGA golfing legend Seve Ballesteros, Oklahoma State women’s basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna, NFL icon Al Davis and Boxing great Smokin Joe Frazier.
No death was probably more tragic than the terrible Indy car crash and the death of race car driver Dan Wheldon at the season-ending Las Vegas Indy 300. Weldon was just 33 years of age.
Sadly, boxing great and former heavy weight champion of the world, Smokin’ Joe Frazier passed away at age 67 after to battle with liver cancer.
The NFL lost its Commitment to Excellence … NFL Oakland Raider Owner Al Davis Dies at Age 82 … JUST WIN BABY!!!
More athletes who passed in 2011 can be seen here at Sports Illustrated. What is the most tragic thing after reviewing the far many athletes who died in 2011 was sadly the amount who died due to suicide.
Talk about Priorities … President Barack Obama Says he is “heartbroken that the NBA season is getting delayed”
WITH PRIORITIES LIKE THIS, NO WONDER THIS COUNTRY IS IN SUCH A MESS.
Once again we are witness to the priorities of President Barack Obama. At a fundraiser he stated that he is “heartbroken that the NBA season is getting delayed”. I guess if the PGA went on strike as well Obama would be in a complete depression. Talk about a lack of priorities. DUDE, you are the President of the United States … who cares whether a bunch over overpaid, spoiled basketball players are not playing. If you are heartbroken over a work stoppage in the NBA, you should be paralyzed with dismay and devastated by the millions of unemployed Americans in the US at the hands of your economic policies. GET YOUR ACT IN GEAR OBAMA AND FOCUS … I wonder how the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd feels about you sympathizing with millionaires?
President Obama said Tuesday that he’s “a little heartbroken that the NBA season is getting delayed” at a fundraiser in Orlando with Magic star Dwight Howard.
NBA commissioner David Stern announced Monday that at least the first two weeks of the basketball season would be cancelled after players and owners were unable to agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. Obama said he had discussed the situation backstage with Howard, and hopes to see players back on the court “soon.”
The president is an unabashed basketball fan, often playing pickup games with staff and friends. The president attended an NBA game between the Washington Wizards and his hometown Chicago Bulls. Last August, Obama invited a dream team of NBA greats to play basketball with him on his birthday.
Now if Obama was only as heartbroken over the fact that millions are out of work, record number of people on food stamps, record number of people in poverty and a failed economy. What else would one expect under this President but a work stoppage?
Lakers Bloods … The Lakers used to be ‘Showtime,” today they were “THUG LIFE”.
Los Angeles Lakers embarrassed themselves today in their loss to the Dallas Mavericks 122 – 86 and were swept out of the NBA playoffs. However, the embarrassment was not because they lost by 36 points in what was Lakers coach Phil Jackson’s last game, it was the thug, bush league play by the Lakers in the 4th quarter.
First the Lakers did this … as playing with any dignity was lost in the process of LA being beat by the Maverick’s bench. So much for losing like a champion.
And then it got worse … as the Lakers decided that trying to injure another was more important than just losing with class.
While getting beat by 30+ points, the Lakers could not lose as champions, they lost like street gang thugs. First Lamar Odom was tossed from the game due to a flagrant foul against the Maverick’s Dirk Nowitzki. Then to make matters even worse, Laker’s Andrew Bynum inexplicably forearmed and shoved Maverick guard J.J Barea to the court as he was attempting a layup. Bynum was thrown out of the game as well. It was summed up by Laker, Hall of Fame Great Magic Johnson, the Lakers embarrassed the organization by getting blown out and classless acts.
TNT should be ashamed for even bringing up the topic … like they didn’t think the answer would digress to vile piggery. Isn’t it something that the age old question of “Ginger or Mary Anne” would in 2011 digress to the gutter of a “masturbation” comment. We’ve come a long way baby, not.
The TNT network has apologized for the cruse and disgusting comments made by 30 Rock and SNL cast member, Tracy Morgan. The uncalled for comment was made during TNT’s “Inside the NBA” pregame show between the the Miami Heat and the NY Knicks. Tracy Morgan was asked by co-hosts Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley, ” “[Morgan's] the only one who can settle it. Tina Fey or Sarah Palin?” Morgan’s lack of judgement response was the following … “Yo, let me tell you something about Sarah Palin. She’s good masturbation material.”
The statement from TNT was as follows:
“It’s unfortunate Mr. Morgan showed a lack of judgment on our air with his inappropriate comments. We apologize for any embarrassment or offense it may have caused.”
Yet another example of why not to give a live microphone to some one with no jusgement
During yesterday’s live broadcast, co-hosts Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley handed 30 Rock‘s Morgan a microphone and asked him to settle a bet: Tina Fey or Sarah Palin? “Me and him have this argument all the time, ” crowed Smith, referring to Barkley. “[Morgan's] the only one who can settle it. Tina Fey or Sarah Palin?” They were clearly not asking which woman was smarter or faster in a race.
Just curious TNT, you are a sports network doing a pre-game show in Madison Square Garden with a much hyped game between the Heat and the Knicks and you felt the need to delve into raunch? Lebron and Wade against the surprising Knicks who have suddenly found game this year and this is the direction you took the conversation? Shameful. It’s rather a lame apology when you had to have known that the direction of one of your hosts asking Sarah Palin or Tina Fey would lead into the gutter. In many respects I have to Agree with Anne Althouse, Tracy Morqagn did exactly what one would expect of him. It is your two co-hosts and your director that should be apologizing for taking the TNT pregame show into the gutter. Shameful indeed.