Jameis Winston

Raise your hand if you could care less that the NFL Pro Bowl is on Sunday night?! Let’s be real. Not many people on God’s green earth give a crap that the Pro Bowl is this Sunday at 7pm ET on ESPN. You know it’s going downhill when Jameis Winston replaces Tom Brady.  You add in that JJ Watt isnt playing, mind 10 Panthers are prepping for the Super Bowl and let’s face it they really don’t “play” in the Pro Bowl.

It’s kind of a joke… no seriously it is.

Since no one cares about the Pro Bowl, discount is it a surprise that the NHL will be hosting its All Star game on Sunday night as well?!? Well this is one game you should turn in for; here are a few reasons why you should.

The Blackhawks will have Patrick Kane representing them. Jonathan Toews was selected to the team. However, viagra he just pulled out this morning because of and illness (James Neal of the Predators will replace him). He will also be suspended for one game for pulling out of the All-Star game due to NHL rules. However, there are plenty of other amazing players to keep your eyes on.  I hate to play favorites, but let’s focus on the Central Division team. Including the above mentioned Blackhawks superstar Kaner, the Central division is bursting with some of the most amazing talent in the entire NHL.

Let’s start with the stacked defense. Shea Weber (Nashville Predators) and Dustin “Big Buff” Byfuglien (Winnipeg Jets) give the Central two of the toughest and big guns on defense. You add in Roman Josi’s (Nashville) advantage on offense too and this defense is definitely has the upper hand versus the other teams.

On offense the talent is even fiercer; the six Central forwards have combined over 140+ goals… Say what now?! You throw in both young guys from Dallas Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn with Kane. Sprinkle in some Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) and top it off with St.  Louis Blues Vladimir Tarasenko and you have a recipe for goals, goals and more goal scoring.

Your goalies between the pipes are Devan Dubnyk (Minnesota Wild) and Pekka Rinne (Nashville). These two are solid but I still feel Crawford should be there.

One of the things that the NHL All-Star Game does better than any other league is really focusing on changing the format and making it into a true competition, this year they are switching to a 3-on-3 format for the big game.

What does this mean you ask?

Eleven players have been selected from each of the four divisions of the NHL, and those divisional teams will compete for a winner-take-all $1 million prize, because let’s face it that shit goes down when you are playing for some coin….

How does this work, you may be asking?

The Central Division will play the Pacific Division in one 20-minute semifinal game, and the Metropolitan All-Stars will play the Atlantic team in the other. The winning conference in the skills competition gets to decide if it will play first or second in the semifinal. Then the winners of the semifinals will meet in the 20-minute championship game, to determine this year’s All-Star Champion.

Confused? I was as well, but with the always entertaining skills completion and the best of the best actually playing. Tune in and you won’t be disappointed.

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Missed a few headlines this week? Worry not, view I’ve got my finger on the sports pulse for you. Below is my weekly round-up of what’s trending or what’s coming up in sports: perfect for sports bars, ambulance cocktail parties, sovaldi board rooms, and well…just knowing your week in sports.

HOT

  • DRose’s injury: Not again. On Friday night, Derrick Rose went down with a right knee injury against the Portland Trail Blazers. It was a truly scary sight. Derrick wasn’t putting any pressure on his right knee as he got off the court and headed to the locker room. Remember folks: his ACL tear was in his left knee. On Saturday Rose had an MRI that revealed that he tore his right meniscus and he will need surgery. It’s unclear what his timetable will be for his return. I think Bulls really need to start pondering their future options and the 2014 draft class…
  • Long v. Long: The game this weekend that features the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Rams isn’t really star-stutted or glamorous. But, we will get to see a great battle if you love football and the Bears rookie offensive lineman Kyle Long. For the first time in their careers, Kyle Long will face off against his older brother Chris Long, defensive lineman for the St. Louis Rams, on Sunday. I secretly love when siblings fight…so you might not want to miss this battle.
  • Blackhawks Movember: As you might know, the Chicago Blackhawks are big fans of growing out their facial hair (or mullets in Patrick Kane’s case). Keeping track of them all can be tough in Movember…so to help you the Blackhawks put together this hilarious graphic: http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/blogpost.htm?id=22874

COLD

  • Jameis Winston issues: Florida State quarterback and Heisman hopeful Jameis

    Jameis Winston

    Winston is treading lightly at the moment. Reports this week came out that Winston had sexually assaulted a girl at FSU. Since then, more reports and different accounts from both parties have surfaced. The victim has more recently come out to say that consent was not given. It’s unclear how all these new developments have been effecting the FSU football team, the victim and Jameis Winston. Either way, not a good sign that the leading Heisman candidate is being charged with sexual assault.

  • LeBron might be getting really into soccer: Apparently, LeBron James and David Beckham are really good friends. How? Not sure, but the two might be combining their super strengths (and money) to be apart of an MLS expansion team in Miami. James has spoken with Beckham about joining the ownership of the team. If he does join ownership, it would be his second soccer club investment to already being a minority owner in Liverpool F.C. Honestly, this seems a little ridiculous. For one, the MLS isn’t popular in the United States. Two, LeBron should work on getting the fans from his own sport to like him before moving onto another league. And why is Beckham even friends with LeBron?
  • Oooh Mark Sanchez: It’s amazing that even when Jets QB Mark Sanchez isn’t playing, he’s still in the conversation of some sorts. A picture of Sanchez surfaced this week of Sanchez sporting cornrows. I think the circus may have come full circle now. Is it a coincidence that the cornrows come at the one year anniversary of his infamous butt fumble? Hmm. Still it’s no excuse for that hideous hairdo.
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