The T.Ochocinco Show

The Cincinnati Bengals have made their passing game a little more feared with the new addition of Terrell Owens.

Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens look to take over the NFL...together.

Owens will reportedly sign a one-year contract that can possibly earn him $4 million and have him playing side-by-side with fellow all-star receiver Chad Ochocinco.

The Bengals had already been busy this off-season, acquiring receivers Matt Jones and Antonio Bryant and running backs Cedric Benson and Larry Johnson in hopes of returning to the playoffs this season.

The real question is if the two media hungry receivers can coexist on one field. Both are used to being the No. 1 option for their quarterback to look for in the clutch and this may cause unnecessary drama in Cincy.

The two rely on being the star and having the camera on them at all times but can they come together and share the spotlight for the better of the Bengals?

The Bengals front office seems to think so, the Cincinnati fans hope so, but this blogger is banking on “not a chance.”

Both will want the ball in the red zone and once the team fails to capitalize by trying to go to the other, the fireworks will be sure to follow.


‘They ain’t done nothing yet’

Rajon Rondo doesn't agree that the Heat are the favorites to win it all next year.

Everyone has the “Miami Thrice” penciled in as the NBA champions of the upcoming year.

Rajon Rondo simply doesn’t buy into the hype.

“They ain’t done nothing yet,” Rondo said in an interview.

His thoughts are that the combination of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh might look good on paper but actually playing the game is different.

“They still have to come together as a team. I’m not saying they won’t, but who knows if those guys can jell?”

Rondo’s lack of concern for the newly built Miami Heat also came with his concern for the defending back-to-back champion Los Angeles Lakers.

Rightfully so. The Lakers have used the off-season to strengthen their defense by acquiring Matt Barnes and also kept the core of the succesful team together in hopes of a run at a three-peat.

What Rondo did was good for his Celtic fans as well as other team’s fans around the NBA. Although the world has the Heat winning the title, NBA players aren’t afraid to go out and prove everyone wrong.

The pressure is on for the Heat to win a championship. Anything else just won’t cut it and the NBA is out to claim the heads of the three-headed monster in Miami.

Hornet worries…

The New Orleans Hornets now have to worry about losing their star point guard in Chris Paul.

The all-star has expressed interest in being traded to a contender before the season begins. He is reportedly even willing to option out of his contract in order to make a run at a championship ring this season.

We can only thank LCD (LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade) for the new trend in the NBA for teams wanting to build the next “super team” of the future.

Sources say that Paul is interested in younger teams with a chance to win now, rather than a team in rebuilding mode. These teams include Portland, Chicago, and New York.

If Paul can make his way to Portland, fans will have to make them one of the many teams-to-beat in the 2010-2011 season.

Brandon Roy and Paul as Trail Blazers would seemingly give him the best chance at winning now. Andre Miller would come off the bench for the all-star while Greg Oden and Joel Przybilla would give him nice options under the boards.

Many would like to see Paul go to New York and join Amar’e Stoudemire, but the fact is, the Knicks are still a weak team and aren’t quite ready to make a run at the title.

Chicago might have been a great choice after signing Carlos Boozer this off-season, but both Paul and Derrick Rose play the same position. Adding a player with the same characteristics could throw off a team that looks to be able to contend without the help of Paul.

In the end, Paul’s only hope is to join the Blazers. If this does happen, fans of the NBA will be in for one exciting year.

Where’s the All-Star mentality?

It’s 2010 and the MLB All-Star game is upon us again.

Anaheim has been buzzing for the past week. Fans enjoyed the Fanfest as many fans did in Los Angeles when the NBA All-Star game was held at the Staples Center.

Once the first pitch is tossed tomorrow, the mood will change because “this one matters”. The MLB is the only sport that makes the All-Star game more than just an exhibition with the best athletes in the game.

Players and coaches alike know that if they would like home-field advantage they will need to take this game seriously rather than enjoy the break in the 162-game season.

Although the NBA and the NFL don’t make their all-star game worth something, the competition is still relevant and the games are still entertaining. Putting something as important as the World Series on the line isn’t smart and hasn’t been smart of Bud Selig and Co.

Years have passed and every year people stop and wonder why this game is still important and impactful on the World Series.

Fans will still enjoy seeing so many stars in one place, but, come playoff time, they will wish that exhibition game back in July didn’t potentially put the dagger in their team’s back.

The fall of “The King”…

Lebron James decided that he belongs in Miami. James decided he wants to win rings and that he couldn’t do it in Cleveland. James decided it would be easier in Miami with two all-stars by his side.

Millions of fans decided that James is narcissistic and attention hungry for allowing his hour-long special and the media circus to go on even though it seemed he knew what he was going to do the whole time.

It’s hard to believe that he truly decided to go to South Beach Thursday morning. Friday’s concert-like introduction to the Heat fans seemed more like a championship parade than a simple picture with the players new jerseys.

With all the frenzy behind us, fans are beginning to realize that they really don’t like King James. They would like to believe he was the chosen one, but many have to second-guess whether or not they wanted to really “witness” any on this.

He tried to win a ring in Cleveland and failed on multiple occasions. Rather than strap himself in for more years he decided to quit on his hometown and move to Florida for what seems to be a easy championship road.

Many are hopping onto the bandwagon but the “Miami Thrice” isn’t an instant dynasty because it looks good on paper.

Kobe Bryant had the opporunity to leave his beloved Lakers but he stayed and simply tried harder rather than take an easy way to a ring.

His decision was a good one because he is now the proud owner of five championship rings and heading into next season with a team that can only get better.

Past legends, including Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, stayed with one team their whole careers. James said he knew NBA history but he was obviously confused with world history and Benedict Arnold.

Slowly but surely the fans around the U.S. will begin to dislike James more and more and all he will be left with is Heat fans and Laker haters.

The once hated Bryant will begin to get some respect from his haters for his loyalty to Los Angeles. He is living proof that sticking with your team is almost always best in the end.

It seemed the day where Kobe Bryant is more likes than King James would never come. The day is coming soon, if it isn’t already upon us.

To tune in, or to not tune in…

Lebron James finds himself comfortable in the spotlight.

There will be a whole hour special on television for all the fans and journalists to finally find out where Lebron James will play next season.

Will he stay in Cleveland? Will he join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami? Will he surprise everyone and pick Chicago, or even the Clippers?

The only thing that is certain is that I won’t play into his popularity games and watch this hour special.

King James is getting a lot of flack for pulling such a stunt in order to get even more eyes on him. Not only can he disappoint his hometown Cavs fans but he can slap them in the face and wave goodbye at the same time. Or he can decide to stay in Cleveland and have wasted an hour of millions of viewer’s lives.

This move can tarnish his career and truly show the lack of class he possesses as well as add on to his off court antics when he neglected to shake hands with the other team after his playoff loss in 2009. Or it can simply show that he is indeed addicted to the cameras and the limelight and would do anything for attention.

The King is slowly making himself out to be the jerk of the NBA and everyone is watching the downward spiral of Cleveland’s golden child summed up in one hour.

Silently dominating…

Rafael Nadal won his second Wimbledon title of his career yesterday against Tomas Berdych.

The ATP No. 1 ranked Nadal made quick work of Berdych in straight sets in front of a record crowd of 32,036 spectators.

The thousands of fans watched Nadal and are now witnesses of his greatness. Roger Federer needs to watch his back now because Nadal is playing the best tennis of his career so far.

Although Nadal has dominated these past few months, fans are slow to realize that he is the man to beat nowadays even though Federer, and all his titles, are still on the court.

Nadal is looking to do big things and no one will stand in his way. Not even Federer.