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Smack right between the Cheeks


The 76ers fired head coach Maurice “I ain’t so rosy” Cheeks this past Saturday. The lackluster Philly squad had lost 8 of their last 10 with a record of 9-14 under Cheeks so the blame goes to the coach. I understand the technique is widely used to shake things up and inspire the uninspired (Elton and friends, in this case)  because they didn’t produce. Now, the big name free agent pickup hasn’t meshed well with this team and is averaging a career low in points (15.9), while his counterparts haven’t established an offensive game plan to work with Brand. At the end of last season, I was a little worried for my hometown C’s to maybe be contested in the east by someone other than “Clap the powder” Lebron and Co. Iguodala was flying high in the transition game as well as in the playoffs, pushing Detroit to the limit with Miller managing games well enough to be a threat. This year, the team is dealing with a new offensive presence down low and, in turn, learning a new offense. This could be the reason for the struggles, but this is another case of “rid the coach, right the ship.” They pulled the trigger on Cheeks way too early in the season, setting them back even further than before. In the past few years, they’ve started slow and put it together down the season, but the front office couldn’t wait. Tony Dileo took over as head coach and came out to boos from Philly fans Saturday night, but he did pull off a W. Maybe traitor Brand just needed another fresh start.

Cheeks was the 5th coach fired this season along with the Randy Wittman from the Twolves.W hen Minnesota fired him, you could hear Pitino screaming, “Larry Bird ain’t walking through that door, Kevin Mchale ain’t walking!” Wait a second here. Maybe Pitino was wrong. Only time will tell. Philly can only hope Dileo brings back 76er pride or else they’ll be waiting for Sir Charles to come stomping through.


December 15, 2008 Posted by | Major League Baseball, NBA | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekend Review Sure Shot

Another weekend’s come and gone, now we all face the week.  Let’s live in the past before the present and future kick our *sses.

Sam Bradford, OU QB, won the Heisman beating out Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow.  Is it me or did the Heisman mean more back in the day.  Maybe it’s the fact that no Heisman winner since Carson Palmer has been remotely decent in the pros.  Bradford may succeed on the next leverl, but the odds are against him.

The Pittsburgh Steelers continue to win exciting games.  They took out Baltimore in a physical matchup that had both teams punching each other in the neck for four quarters.  There may be better teams in the league, but is there a tougher team than Pittsburgh?  No.

The Dysfunctional Cowboys beat the Giants in Big D.  What will happen this week?  Will T.O. throw another tantrum or cry or do pushups on his lawn.  Quiet as kept, the FlyMaster hopes Big D disintegrates.

The Detroit Lions are still blazing that trail to an 0-16 season.  Good luck fellas!  This one is for history.Geico commercials have jumped the shark.  My disdain for neanderthals is at an alltime high.  I’m glad cro-magnon man beat out the neanderthals some 50,000 years ago. 

Waking up on Saturday and not seeing football left a void that Professional Bull Riding and meaningless golf tournaments really can’t fill.

Back to the Heisman.  Tebow wins the most first place votes, but comes in third?  That’s ridiculous. 

President Bush deserves a Heisman vote for his ability to juke Iraqi journalists out of their shoes.  First of all, how did the guy even get a chance to throw the second shoe?  Looks like the Secret Service doesn’t really mind some zapato hurling at the Lame Duck. 

Adrian Peterson ran for 165 yards yesterday.  He may not win the MVP awards, but name one player who’s better than All Day.  Go ahead.

FlyMaster Signing Off…For Now!


December 15, 2008 Posted by | College Football, Features & Opinions, General, NFL | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment