Thursday, April 28, 2011

612 Sports.Net-Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State-The Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Pick

Here is my latest post for 612 Sports, taking a look at the Minnesota Vikings first round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, #12 overall, QB Christian Ponder out of Florida State.


Fan Baseball-San Francisco Giants P Madison Bumgarner

Here is my latest post for Fan, taking a look at the fantasy baseball merits of San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner going forward.


Bruno Boys Fantasy Football-2011 NFL Draft: Wide Receiver Rankings

Here are the wide receiver rankings I put together for Bruno Boys Fantasy Football ahead of the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft on Thursday night.


612 Sports.Net-2011 NFL Draft: Possible Middle Or Late-Round Targets For The Minnesota Vikings

Here is my latest post for 612 Sports, taking a look at some possible middle or late-round prospects for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2011 NFL Draft.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bruno Boys Fantasy Football: 2011 NFL Draft Prospect Preview/Rankings-Kicking Specialists

Here is the first of the series of 2011 NFL Draft Prospect Preview and Rankings we're putting together at Bruno Boys Fantasy Football, focusing on kickers and punters. 

Link: Will Albert Pujols Wind Up in 2012?

Here is a link to the Sports/Recreation section I contribute to on, where I will be covering baseball:

I will be contributing opinion pieces on a regular basis, and my first takes a look at some potential destinations for St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols if he chooses to test the free agent market after the season.
Here is the link to that article:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sports Should The Minnesota Timberwolves Trade Ricky Rubio?

Here is my latest post for Sports, taking a look at the possibility the Minnesota Timberwolves should consider trading Spanish point guard (#5 overall pick in 2009) Ricky Rubio now, when his value may never be higher.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Dennis Rodman: NBA Hall of Famer?

Former NBA forward Dennis Rodman has been announced as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 to be inducted in Springfield, Massachusetts in August.  Rodman himself let the proverbial cat out of the bag when he announced he was being invited to Houston, site of the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four and where the Hall of Fame announcement was made.

Rodman's brash personality, bizarre behavior and ever changing hair color later in his career likely overshadowed a fairly solid career.  During 14 NBA seasons, he was part of five NBA champions (two with the Detroit Pistons and three with the Chicago Bulls).  He was most noted for his rebounding prowess, leading the league in rebounds per game seven times (13.1 rebounds per game for his career) and total rebounds four times.

As part of the "Bad Boys" Detroit Pistons' squads of the late 1980's and early 1990's, Rodman won NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice and was elected to both of his career All-Star games.  For his career, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team seven times.  After leaving the Chicago Bulls, he would end his career with one year stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks.

Some may question Rodman's Hall of Fame worthiness saying he was only a supporting player, and that assessment would be correct, but I am not one of the naysayers.  I think the fact he played a key role on teams that contained some of the greatest players of his era can not be overlooked.  He possibly could have looked to be more of a scorer (7.3 points per game for his career), but he had a role and did it well during his peak.

Those that say Rodman is not a quintessential Hall of Famer in part to his myriad of issues and headlines on and off the court are missing the point.  The Hall of Fames across the major sports have inducted players that would not have been deemed among the "good guys" in their sport.

One thing is for sure, Rodman's Hall of Fame induction speech is likely to be memorable. 

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I am a sportswriter based in Minnesota, and I contribute currently to a few sports related websites. I intend to use this blog to create visibility for my work.