Archive | September, 2011

D Rose x Adidas Delivers New commercial

29 Sep

Derrick Rose is back with a flashy commercial to advertise his shoe adiZero Rose 2. In this spot “The Bull”, D. Rose symbolizes a bull in a bull fight against some matadors. Delivering his signature moves and gracefully avoiding defenders per say with crossovers and spin moves to finish strong at the basket as we’ve seen him do so many times. This commercial is exciting and well put together and not to forget the focus, the adiZero kicks are designed great and fits D. Rose perfect. Adidas definitely has a face for its shoe campaign and I’m sure fans will be buying this shoe.

Check out the video below:

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David Stern Threatening To Cancel The NBA Season

28 Sep

NBAPA Executive Director Billy Hunter and NBA Commissioner David Stern pictured here smiling, aren't all smiles at the negotiation table.

When NBA labor talks resume Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern is planning to threaten players with the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season if the sides haven’t made major progress toward a deal by the end of the weekend, according to sources close to the talks.

Although sources said the union views such an extreme stance as more of a negotiating tactic than a legitimate threat, Stern went almost that far in his comments to reporters in New York on Wednesday after a second straight day of negotiations.

Referring to meetings scheduled Friday that are expected to attract as many as 15 owners and star players such as the Heat’s LeBron James, Stern said: “I’m focused on let’s get the two committees in and see whether they can either have a season or not have a season, and that’s what’s at risk this weekend.”

In 1998-99, the only season in NBA history in which regular-season games were lost to a work stoppage, no deal was reached until Jan. 6, 1999, with a 50-game season finally starting on Feb. 6, 1999.

It remains to be seen if Stern’s remarks Thursday will have the intended “scare” effect and convince a players to accept a deal now on the premise that the NBA is not willing to stage a shortened season this time.

At a minimum, sources said, cancellation of regular-season games next week is a certainty if a deal isn’t within sight by Monday.

The league and the union did agree Wednesday to meet again Friday and likely through the weekend, but Stern warned that there are “enormous consequences at play” in coming days. Sources said that the sides need to have an agreement in principle by the middle of the next week at the latest in order to ensure that the entire 82-game regular season, scheduled to begin Nov. 1, can be played.

Two days’ worth of talks ended Wednesday to allow negotiators from both sides observer the Rosh Hashanah holiday that began Wednesday night at sundown.

Each side has summoned its respective bargaining committee to New York on Friday for the most important stretch of the lockout to date, pledging to meet through the weekend if progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement is being made.

NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter has called for his executive committee members, as well as some of the league’s superstars such as Kobe Bryant and James, to meet Friday in New York, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. Bryant, though, has been in Europe all week on a Nike promotional tour and is not expected to back in time for Friday’s session.

Sources told Broussard that Stern is also scheduled to meet with league owners Friday, with owners and players expected to end up in the same room for negotiations. If James attends, that could result in his first face-to-face meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert since James left Cleveland for Miami last summer.
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RJP COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 25: WEEK 5

28 Sep

Lavar Edwards of #1 LSU recovers a fumble against #23 West Virginia

By Chris McCoy

I’m officially starting the KILL THE PRESEASON POLL MOVEMENT. I mean serioiusly, why do we still have preseason polls THAT MATTER in the first place? So we can hype early season match ups? So ESPN can make money off of hyping an LSU-Oregon match up? We don’t truly know if these teams are who we think they are until about a month into the season anyways. Most of these teams are only going to let us down in the first place when we put such lofty expectations on them, yet we penalize them so heavily for an early loss or two.

Ranking teams based off of expectations is never a good idea. What if they had a preseason NFL poll (Top 10)? The Eagles, now 1-2 would have been #1 or close to the  top, and while they may finish better than they’ve started, they’re 1-2 and would be unranked and a disappointment now. Not saying that many Eagles fans aren’t disappointed, but injuries to Mike Vick give the team more hope than their record does.

The Harris Interactive Poll, which replaced the AP poll in 2005 when the Associated Press decided they no longer wanted any part of the BCS, has it right. They don’t even release a poll until we have a good feel for who these teams really are (Weeks 5-7).

So now that it’s Week 5, allow us to introduce you to the RJP Top 25 College Football Poll. The time is right; we know more about who these teams are and aren’t.

Will Blackmon win the Heisman?

Looking at the poll its obvious that our voters think there’s a clear divide between the cream of the crop and #4 Oklahoma State.

Only 10 points seperate #1 LSU and #3 Oklahoma, and only one between #2 Alabama and Oklahoma, but there’s a 22 point gap between numbers three and four.

OK State will have their chance to prove themselves, though; they play the Sooners on December 3rd, and if both teams have traveled the season’s journey unscathed to that point, the game will have MAJOR National Championship implications.

Another clear divide is between #9 South Carolina and #10 Virginia Tech. There are many people that think that VTech has peaked at number ten, as they haven’t played anybody… No disrespect to Appalachian State, East Carolina, Arkansas State and Marshall, but those teams are ranked 81st, 80th, 79th and 102nd respectively in Jeff Sagarin’s computer rankings, which ranks the Hokies’ strength of schedule #76 out of all 246 NCAA Division I teams (FBS and FCS).

**Some other suspect schedules from teams in our poll include #5 Wisconsin (148th), #7 Stanford (75th), #12 Florida (123rd), #15 USF (118th), #17 Georgia Tech (114th), #19 Arkansas (142nd), #19 Baylor (119th), and #25 TCU (87th).**

What the chasm between SC and Tech tells us more than anything is that out of the 22 undefeated teams, we have serious questions and or doubts about many of them. As the season unfolds, they’ll all have their chances to prove themselves to us.

Check out the poll below, and make sure you come back every Wednesday for that week’s unveiling.

Week 5

Floyd Going Ham on “Victoria” Ortiz on His Twitter Timeline

27 Sep

By RJP StaffMoney Mayweather was GOING IN on Victor Ortiz on Twitter last night; calling him Victoria Ortiz and getting inventive with Photoshop.He facetiously questions whether he wants "another rematch becuase he thinks he can win or does he want another payday", and gives him a new nickname: "Take 2 of these and call me in the morning".It's all for entertainment purposes only, hell that's what Twitter's for right? Check out the tweets and twitpics below.

 

 

Fabolous On The Grass At The New Meadowlads

27 Sep

Where's Ray J lol

By RJP Staff

From the look of Fab’s face above in the picture with Floyd Money Mayweather and Kevin Hart the weekend of the Mayweather v. Ortiz fight, this was probably taken AFTER the Ray J altercation, LOL. Anyways, Fab has a show coming up in the New Meadowlands, check him out on the grass practicing.

New York Post On Vick: Whine & Cheese Steak

27 Sep

Rhyme Rheel Week 3

26 Sep

By RJP Staff

Rapper Nick Javas is back for season two of NFL Rhyme Rheel. Javas, who does the PespiMax NFL Audible spots, secured that gig with Season 1 of NFL Rhyme Rheel. Check out his rhymes for Week 3 below; then make sure you check out Week 1 and Week 2 as well.