Karl Malone on Magic’s Return to the NBA (’91/92)

Stemming from the great article Magic Retires (1991) written by Lex,  I decided to further touch on the topic.  After the Dream Team run Magic decided he was ready and more than willing to return to the NBA to continue in the sport which he loves so dear. Mind you, not everyone in and around the league were as willing to embrace a man w/ the HIV virus but some were more vocal.

Just Because he came back doesn’t mean anything to me, I’m not no fan or cheerleader. It may be good for basketball but you have to look far beyond that. You have a lot of young men who have a long life ahead of them. The Dream Team was a concept everybody loved. But now we’re back to reality. –Karl Malone

When Sir Charles Barkley was asked how he felt about Magic playing with the virus he said, I was with him all summer and never once thought about it, NEVER!

Now in 1991/92 I can understand Malone’s comments to an extent but I mean c’mon b you played on the Dream Team with this man now you running your mouth about one of the best to ever do it???? I can’t ride with Karl on this one b, I can’t! Karl should have done more research into the virus before opening his mouth and saying shit he obviously know nothing about. So is he saying the Dream Team run was a fluke??? That teams didn’t play the USA hard cause we had a player with the virus?? C’mon b!Karl aint the mailman he pony express…..slow minded muthafucka……..still one of the best PF’s of all time though.

Never to Late (Buffalo 24 – New England 25)

Football Season Has Officially Begun!

Bills Patriots Football

Many thought this would be an easy game for the Pats, then again is anything ever easy in the game of football? One thing I love about football is that its unpredictable, the top team last year could be the flop team next year it’s simple as that. Monday night football showcased the Buffalo Bills vs. The New England Patriots; The Bills came out hard with amazing defense rushing Brady at every chance. Watching the game I was kind of shocked to see New England struggle but Brady kept on and started to show signs of his true greatness charging down the field with short passes hitting heavy on the corners. Brady hit Watson with 2 TD passes in the 4th quarter in the span of 1:16, it was truly spectacular! If you didn’t see the game then shame on you, you missed one of the best games this season.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTER

BUF

NWE

  TD 02:58 Shawn Nelson 11 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)

7

0

SECOND QUARTER

BUF

NWE

  TD 06:22 Fred Taylor 1 Yd Run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick)

7

7

  TD 03:29 Aaron Schobel 26 Yd Interception Return (Rian Lindell Kick)

14

7

  FG 00:00 Stephen Gostkowski 20 Yd

14

10

THIRD QUARTER

BUF

NWE

  FG 02:32 Rian Lindell 40 Yd

17

10

FOURTH QUARTER

BUF

NWE

  FG 11:43 Stephen Gostkowski 28 Yd

17

13

  TD 05:32 Fred Jackson 10 Yd Pass From Trent Edwards (Rian Lindell Kick)

24

13

  TD 02:06 Benjamin Watson 18 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Two-Point Conversion Failed)

24

19

  TD 00:50 Benjamin Watson 16 Yd Pass From Tom Brady (Two-Point Conversion Failed)

24

25

 scoring summary courtesy of ESPN