Tonight at 7:00 Eastern time (6:00 Central), my cutting-edge sports radio talk show, “Gametime” will resume its quest to soothe the mind of every sports fan on Earth. On tonight’s show, we will discuss the NBA Playoffs, preview the NBA offseason, and analyze the MLB action thus far.
To listen, simply go to http://novaliveradio.com, and enjoy! Feel free to use the chat box to communicate with my co-hosts and I live during the show!
I hope you can all listen live and thank you in advance!
Hi all! On tomorrow’s episode of GameTime, which will air LIVE on novaliveradio.com from 6-7 pm central time, we will interview ex-Bear and Carolina Panthers’ safety DJ Moore at 6:00 pm CT. If you want a glimpse into the life of an NFL star, we hope you can all listen and tell your friends and colleagues listen to this exclusive interview with an NFL star!
After Syracuse and Wichita State (shockingly) busted more brackets and booked their tickets to Atlanta, where the Final Four awaits, Michigan, Florida, Louisville, and Duke all hope to punch their tickets to the Final Four on the second day of Elite Eight action. Now, it’s time to predict the second Elite Eight matchup of the day in Duke vs. Louisville.
After Syracuse and Wichita State (shockingly) busted more brackets and booked their tickets to Atlanta, where the Final Four awaits, Michigan, Florida, Louisville, and Duke all hope to punch their tickets to the Final Four on the second day of Elite Eight action. Now, it’s time to predict the first Elite Eight matchup of the day in Michigan vs. Florida.
In our first ever broadcast of a Division I NCAA Basketball game, the hosts of GameTime (Justin, Steven, Ryan, and I) present:
As stated on the flyer, the game tips-off at 1:00 pm (central time) in this star-studded affair, as NBA prospect Ray McCallum leads the 19-10 (11-4 Horizon League) Detroit Titans in to the UIC Pavilion to take on the 16-13 (7-8 Horizon) UIC Flames.
To listen, go to novaliveradio.com at 1:00 and just…listen (no clicking necessary)! I hope to garner as vast an audience as possible, as this is a monumental event in my young career.
On February 5, at approximately 10:12 p.m. EDT, the Patriots were denied access to the endzone in the waning seconds of Super Bowl XLVI to give the Giants another Super Bowl victory.
Now, 216 days later, we find ourselves just one day away from the kickoff of the Cowboys-Giants matchup at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. This not only will kickoff the 2012-13 NFL season, but it will reunite America with its true love: Football.
Before our nation resumes its love affair with its favorite sport, here is a preview of what to expect from the upcoming NFL season:
For a team that has posted a measly record of 126-268 (.320 pct.) over the course of its past five seasons, including a putrid 12-70 season in 2009-10,
Last season was a major disappointment for the Nets, as they managed a meager 22-44 record, leaving the team with major questions going into a new era in Brooklyn.
predicting even a decent season in 2012-13 would be preposterous, but this upcoming NBA season, the newly named Brooklyn Nets have all the pieces in place to exceed decency and surmount even our wildest expectations.
Just 37 days ago, when NBA teams began negotiations with free agents, the Nets faced a potential unloading of their current depth-lacking lineup, which would have put them in complete crisis. Star point guard Deron Williams was an unrestricted free agent, and rumors were strong that he might have been headed to Dallas. Center Brook Lopez, forward Kris Humphries and veteran forward Gerald Wallace were all free agents as well, and losing one of those pieces would have been a colossal blow to the Nets’ roster. Instead, things went in the opposite direction for the Nets, as they re-signed Williams to a five-year deal, Lopez to a four-year deal, Humphries to a two-year deal and Wallace to a four-year deal. In addition to these essential signings, the Nets delivered a knockout punch to the rest of the NBA by sending Jordan Farmar, Johan Petro, Anthony Morrow, Jordan Williams and DeShawn Stevenson to the Hawks in exchange for six-time all-star guard, Joe Johnson. This move put the Nets in prime position with a strong starting lineup including Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries and Brook Lopez. In addition to this durable starting five, a Nets’ bench that
Bringing back Williams and trading for Johnson were two moves that gave the Nets the star power necessary to flourish in the NBA.
faces numerous depth concerns now possesses C.J. Watson, who the Nets signed this offseason to a two-year deal after he cleared waivers, and MarShon Brooks, the young, energetic guard with boatloads of potential.
Even with a remodeled lineup that leads to a renewed sense of hope for the Nets, there are still some nay-sayers out there, saying that their lack of depth will catch up to them or that Williams and Johnson won’t mesh in the Brooklyn backcourt. While both of these are legitimate concerns for the Nets going forward, the positives certainly outweigh the negatives for this upcoming season.
In the past few weeks, the Nets’ dynamic combination of Williams, Johnson, Lopez and Wallace has been dubbed the ‘Core Four.’ The ‘Core Four’ is a very balanced group both offensively and defensively, as they have a top five point guard, a top 10 shooting guard, a top 10 center, and a reliable defender in Wallace. Compared to the Heat’s ‘Big 3, the ‘Core Four’ is much more balanced, as the ‘Big 3′ does not include a point guard or a center, and they still won the NBA Finals last season. The Nets’ balanced and star-studded ‘Core Four’ has the ability to push the Nets into the Eastern Conference’s elite class this upcoming season.
The entire Nets’ roster contains every trait that a winning NBA team needs: Dynamic scoring (Williams, Johnson), rebounding (Humphries, Lopez),
Hello Brooklyn! The Nets’ new, savvy look and improved sense of swagger is another aspect of the organization that can give the team the confidence it needs to contend.
defense (Wallace, Lopez, Watson), passing (Williams, Watson), outside shooting (Williams, Watson, Johnson, Brooks), and interior offense/defense (Lopez, Humphries). While the Nets seem like a choppy, inconsistent team, they clearly have all the pieces in place to succeed in the Eastern Conference and beyond.
It has all turned around this offseason for the Nets, as on paper, this is a team that can thrive against even the NBA’s best, erase its atrocious reputation in the NBA, and maybe hang up a banner or two during the process. Now, all they have to do is make it happen.
By Sam Brief
Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment, I would love to know if you think the Nets’ offseason successes will be enough to boost them into the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference!
Last night, my new radio show, “GameTime,” started off with a bang! In this episode, much was discussed, including the NBA Playoffs, the NFL Draft and the “Elbow Heard ‘Round the World” by Metta World Peace. Below is a partial recording of the first episode. Remember that we will be LIVE every Friday from 7-8 pm (Central Time) on http://novahpradio.net (to listen live you cannot use FireFox).