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Fran “White Magic” McCaffery to be named Iowa basketball head coach

Posted by RichieZ23 on March 28, 2010

Before today I had never heard of a basketball coach named Fran.  Then this morning, not only had I never heard of a coach named Fran, but I learned he is going to be hired as the head basketball coach at the University of Iowa.

You kidding me?  Who?  Fran McCaffery?  It gets better too.  His wife Margarete has been ejected from games along with her husband for arguing with officials.


So we got a dude named Fran and his wife gets ejected from games for yelling in the crowd.  Sweet.

I was about ready to sever all emotional ties and investment from Iowa basketball and jump off a building before I learned that his nickname was “White Magic” back during his days ballin’ in college playing the point at Wake Forest and Penn.

Fran McCaffery will be named the head coach of Iowa basketball on Monday(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America)

That’s more like it.  I can put up with the fact that his name is Fran, his wife gets ejected from the stands, and he looks like a science teacher — I’ll put up with that if the dude’s nickname was White Magic.

I’ll take White Magic for a coach’s nickname all day.  Now he just needs to bring a little of that magic to Iowa basketball — a program that has been magic-less for quite some time.  Iowa has not won an NCAA Tournament game since 2001 when it defeated Creighton in the first round, only to get worked by Kentucky 92-79 in the second round.  Mr. Magic has won two in the last three years while at Siena.
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Babe Ruth: Just How Great Was He? A Look Back at the Sultan of Swat.

Posted by RichieZ23 on March 10, 2010

Babe Ruth.  The Great Bambino.  The Sultan of Swat.  Whatever you want to call him, George Herman Ruth is one of the best baseball players to ever step foot on a baseball diamond, and by far the most influential.  Quite simply, no one has ever revolutionized the game of baseball like Ruth has.

Ruth signed his first professional contract with a minor league club on Valentine’s Day 1914 that was that start of one of the most game-changing careers in sports history.

Babe Ruth revolutionized the game of baseball like the world had never seen

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Allen Iverson Proves Yet Again Why He’s Not A Champion

Posted by RichieZ23 on March 8, 2010

I’m not usually one to kick a player when they’re down. In all honesty I have, over the last few seasons, become a somewhat fan of Allen Iverson. The same Iverson who I disliked more than any other professional athlete for a good ten years or so.

But now comes reports of Iverson having gambling and alcohol issues, after taking a leave of absence from his team, the Philadelphia 76’ers to aid in his ailing four-year old daughter.

There are more important things than basketball to Iverson -- like drinking and gambling.

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Top-Five Losers of NFL Draft Combine

Posted by RichieZ23 on March 5, 2010

We already discussed the five winners of the combine, now lets take a look at the five that came into the combine with higher expectations, and saw their draft stock take a dip due to their performance.


Joe Haden will hope scouts look at the other aspects of his game and look past his poor 4.58 time in the 40.

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Top-Five Winners of NFL Draft Combine

Posted by RichieZ23 on March 4, 2010

Every March comes the NFL Combine which allows the media and scouts to ooh and aw over players measurables such as height, weight, or 40-yard dash times, and foolishly file actual game scouting of them on  the back shelf for awhile.  Regardless it is an extremely important step in the draft process for collegiate athletes wishing to extend their football career in the professional ranks.

Here are the a few of the players who saw their stock rise due to their performance, and while several players will have to impress again at their respective school’s pro-day, below are the five that may have gained the most out of the combine.

The Winners:

Dorin Dickerson saw his draft stock rise more than any other participant of the combine.

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