The Worst of the Curse?

Cleveland Browns’ cover boy Peyton Hillis has strep throat.

Fans hope to see Hillis back in action for their Browns.

Every year the media, and fans alike, keep a close on eye on the player that has been featured on that years version of Madden.

Madden 2012 featured the Cleveland running back and the “Madden Curse” has officially struck once again. Or has it?

Daunte Culpepper’s knee in 2002, Michael Vick’s right fibula in 2004, and Shaun Alexander’s foot in 2007. These events occurred after these players faces graced the cover of Madden and knocked them out of games at a time.

Hillis’ strep throat has knocked him out this week against the Miami Dolphins but could this only be the beginning of worse things to come?

Cleveland fans are hoping that the worst is being dealt with this week and that Hillis will return to the backfield next week against the Tennessee Titans.

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‘Yao’ Ming Dynasty comes to an end…

Reports show that after 9 seasons in the NBA, Houston Rockets Center Yao Ming is calling it quits.

7 ft. 6 in. of China's finest

The 30-year-old’s contract expired after this past season and because of the multiple injuries he has dealt with over the years, it’s about time.

Yao only played in 5 games last season after only missing two games in his first three years in the NBA.

The Shanghai-native averaged 19 points, nearly 10 Rebounds, and two blocks per game throughout his career.

No we can only wait and see if China will still vote him in to the All-Star game.

De ja vu?

Brett Favre only took the short time it took for me to write the previous post to come out and say he will play for the Vikings next season, if he’s healthy enough.

Brett Favre hasn’t missed a start in decades so i’m assuming he will be back with his Vikings teammates once the running and other “not fun” stuff is done.

Expect to see him starting Week 1.

Favre finally finished?

Will Brett Favre return for one more season?

Reports have been all over ESPN these past days that Brett Favre is telling teammates that he will retire before the beginning of this season.

The news comes as a surprise because the Minnesota Vikings looked to have had a solid team coming into the season after narrowly missing the Super Bowl last year.

Head Coach Brad Childress said he didn’t receive a text from Favre and that he’d have to “hear it from the horse’s mouth” in order to believe the reports.

If the reports are true, this would be Favre’s third time retiring from the NFL, but will it be the final time? Is this third time still considered a charm?

Favre ended last season by throwing an interception as he did the seasons before. Has he lost his touch?

All signs point to no because Favre had an exceptional season before literally throwing it all away in the NFC championship game. The 40-year-old threw for over 4,000 yards and 33 touchdowns with a career-low seven interceptions in leading his Vikings.

The retirement would mark the end of the career of one of the greatest quarterback to ever walk to field, but is he really going to walk away?

Thoughts are that he can’t repeat the passing clinic he put on last year so he should go out on top, but Favre isn’t going to be happy until he wins another Super Bowl.

Fans can only wait and watch until the decision is officially made by Favre himself. Until then, Vegas has had betting on how long it will take for the quarterback to attend camp.

Who else has money on “within the week”.

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.

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.

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.