PBT Extra: Houston, Dallas simply do not like each other

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#NBAPlayoffs are going to be #epic #Dallas #Houston #ATL

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

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Houston and Dallas both went after Dwight Howard. Chandler Parsons bolted Houston for Dallas, then called downtown Houston dirty. Mark Cuban and Daryl Morey snipe at each other through the media.

This is a rivalry, and it makes for an entertaining 2/7 series between the Rockets and Mavericks. On the court, there are questions about how much Rajon Rondo and James Harden can give. But the secret may be if Dallas can control their defensive boards.

Jenna Corrado and I talk about a Western Conference series that will be more interesting than these seeds normally put together. I’ll take Houston, but it will not be easy.

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Timing of Kimbrel trade made it even worse

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@Braves trade of #Kimbrel means they are all in for 2017 . No matter what it means for 2015, 2016

Originally posted on Atlanta Braves blog:

 MIAMI – The timing was awful. Period.

And the Braves know that when they traded Craig Kimbrel early Sunday night, on the eve of Opening Day. Bad, bad, bad.

If they could have dumped the albatross contract of Melvin Upton Jr. — or B.J. Upton, since that’s what we knew him as during his two terrible seasons with the Braves – by trading Kimbrel two weeks ago, two months ago, it would’ve been far more preferable and, I’m thinking the Braves almost certainly would have done it.

Craig Kimbrel was traded on the eve of Opening Day. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo) Craig Kimbrel was traded on the eve of Opening Day. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

But when the Braves called around for months and months trying to get some team to bite, there were none willing to take on the more than $46 million that Upton was owed over the next three seasons, under any scenario. Much less a team calling the Braves to discuss…

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New law in #Indiana. Is it about #Behavior or #Beliefs ?

2 Apr FINAL FOUR Stadiumm front

There is much ado about Indiana’s new law.

From Yahoo Sports-‘The Religious Freedom Restoration Act protects the rights of individuals and businesses to express strongly held religious beliefs. Critics believe it also provides cover for discrimination against and denial of service to LGBT individuals, among other concerns,.

It has been reported on Yahoo Sports, The Wall Street Journal and news outlets across the US  that UConn coaches will be boycotting game in compliance with CT Gov.Dan Malloy’s order for CT employees not to travel to Indiana. USC’s AD Pat Haden is also not attending.saying on Twitter ‘He is the proud father of a gay son’

I have not read this law in detail yet. But the question that tit raises is how do we balance our beliefs with behavior that is contrary to them? Is GOD right or is man? Click this link to read more http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2015/04/01/final-four-indiana-law/

15“If you decide that it’s a bad thing to worship God, then choose a god you’d rather serve—and do it today. Choose one of the gods your ancestors worshiped from the country beyond The River, or one of the gods of the Amorites, on whose land you’re now living. As for me and my family, we’ll worship God.” Joshua 24:15

By Founder/Host Minister Jonathan Simmons @MinisterJSimm

@MSU_Basketball beats #Louisville. Travis Trice Thanks God

29 Mar Travis Trice

Travis Trice

@MSU_Basketball Travis Trice @Trice20 Thanks GOD for His blessings. #MarchMadness

With his parents standing behind him, the MSU basketball star guard spoke of his family having ‘gone through so much’ and giving GOD praise for helping them go through it. #MSUvsLouisville

His father and brother Dimitrik had their own triumph winning the Ohio High School  Basketball State Title last night. Follow us on @TALKSPORTSATL Twitter and IG  for more Sports videos, photos and more. For more on this great story Click HERE 

Are You Truly Productive?

27 Mar

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This is really on point

Originally posted on LeadToday:

imageAre you truly productive? That’s a question you may want to ask yourself with some regularity. We… you, me and everybody else has the uncanny ability to trick ourselves into believing that we are incredibly productive when in fact we’re merely busy.

Busy and productive are two entirely different things!

Busy is about doing stuff. Productive is about doing stuff for a purpose. Busy is about looking like your accomplishing something. Productive is about actually accomplishing it. Busy is about wondering what happened to the hours in your day. Productive is about knowing exactly how you used your time.

Busy people hope for a productive day. Productive people plan a productive day.

Their plan is based on their goals and objectives. They determine what they will do and when they will do it based on priorities that come straight out of their goals. They strive to be doing the most…

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Want your SEC spring game schedule? Here’s your SEC spring game schedule

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@SEC @ESPN Are you ready for some football? #Springpractice #CollegeFootball

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

ESPN announced the 2015 SEC spring game schedule on Thursday. You are aware of the business relationship between the SEC and ESPN, aren’t you? Anyway, all 11 remainingSEC spring games (Kentucky and Texas A&M will not hold spring games, Vanderbilt’s was on Saturday) will be shown on SEC Network properties but, interestingly enough, none of them will actually be on SEC Network properties.

Instead, SEC Network+ – the digital home of SECN, basically the network’s version of ESPN3 – will show most games while SEC Network Alternate – the network’s overflow channel – will provide whip around coverage. All games will be shown on replay on SEC Network throughout the following week.

Here’s the schedule:

April 11
SEC Spring Whip Around (noon-4 p.m. ET) – SEC Network Alternate
South Carolina (noon ET) – SEC Network+
Florida (12:30 p.m. ET) – SEC Network+
Ole Miss (1 p.m. ET) – SEC…

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Hawks win. Answer critics and panic stricken fans with Fierce 4th Qtr vs Magic

26 Mar Jeff Teague

Jeff Teague

The Hawks unleash a blistering 24-3 run late in the 4th quarter to erase a 7 pt Orlando Magic lead to beat them 95-83.

After a poor start and 2 1/2 uninspired quarters, the Hawks went back to playing their brand of basketball: Active hands & communication on defense, hot shooting from behind the arc, and taking advantage of any lapse by the Magic. The win also exhibited a toughness shown by Paul Milsap’s dominance in the 1st half and Jeff Teague taking over the game in the 4th quarter

Hawks return to take on the Miami Heat. They are partnering with rapper and potential mayoral candidate 2 Chainz to provide fans with a pregame and half time entertainment. Very interesting

Mike Vick changes to Falcon Uniform on Twitter profile. Is he about to retire?

22 Mar

Mike Jets Mike Eagles

Mike Falcons

Twitter is ablaze with speculation on why the avatar on Mike Vick’s profile changed to him in a Falcons uniform. He can’t be coming back to the ATL..right? Sure he can.To retire from football as a Falcon. Stay tuned for more.

Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick sees NCAA split coming

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College FB and NFL less than 1 generation away from falling from their perch as premier Sports in US

Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

Who would’ve thought the guy from the football independent would be at the forefront of the Great College Football Reclassification (name pending)?

Speaking to CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd Wednesday, Notre Dame athletics director Jack Swarbrick envisioned a future where there are the Football Bowl Subdivision is further splintered into two sub-subdivisions. “There’s going to be Congressional intervention (in college athletics) or there’s going to be more than one intercollegiate athletic association ….” Swarbrick said. “You don’t like these set of rules? Go play in that association.”

Rather than the fancied have/have-not divide many envision, Swarbrick sees a split coming between public schools and privates.

“Forget the economics, the cultural divide in college athletics is getting too big. Any business association requires commonality of interests to hold together,” he said. “The Oregon and Stanford economic models are similar. Their approach to sports couldn’t be more different.”

The Great Divide is a lot like the Four…

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SWAC, MEAC announce creation of Celebration Bowl

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Originally posted on CollegeFootballTalk:

Yep, another bowl game is on the horizon. Don’t worry, though, this one won’t get us any closer to a 5-7 MAC team playing a 5-7 Mountain West foe in Missoula, Mont., or anything like that.

No, this one actually has a good reason for existing beyond dollar signs. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) jointly announced with ESPN the creation of the Celebration Bowl on Wednesday, pitting the two historically black leagues’ champions on an annual basis.

“This is a great opportunity for our schools and student-athletes to compete on a national stage and showcase the talent that exists within HBCUs. And to have it during bowl season, the most exciting time in college football, is a bonus,” said SWAC commissioner Duer Sharp in a statement.

In conjunction with ESPN Events, the inaugural Celebration Bowl will be held Dec. 19 at the Georgia Dome…

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