Whenever the English Premier League is discussed, it is often referred to as the singularly most entertaining competition in the world of football. It’s so-called product, which is backed by billions of pounds worth of broadcasting money and investment, features some of the best talent in world football and an infrastructure that encourages fast-paced, attacking play.Follow paulmbanks
Jahlil Okafor gives the Duke Blue Devils a very different look this year. They runs their offense from the inside-out as they’re light years more efficient when the ball goes through Okafor. He is the best big man, a true post player, a real inside presence that Coach K. has had since Elton Brand. He’s not a big that will be buried in the corner to shoot baseline jumpers like Jabari Parker sometimes was last season.
Jahlil Okafor is a totally different kind of Duke player. He can play in the low lost like Carlos Boozer. Both Mike Krzyzewski and Jay Bilas have already compared the Whitney Young product to both Brand and Boozer. Since Brand came out in 1999, so technically my headline is without hyperbole.Follow paulmbanks
There’s a lot of snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, and the winter weather is expected to get much worse in the coming days. As reports indicate, most of Buffalo is under more than six feet of snow, so according to a recent announcement, if Jets and Bills can’t play in Buffalo on Sunday, Week 12 game could be moved to Detroit, Toronto or New Jersey.Follow paulmbanks
Coach Cal on his ground-breaking platoon system following the 72-40 destruction of Kansas:
“This’ll all be decided on the court. And I’ve told these guys, it’s not communism. If someone deserves to play more they will play more.
“If someone is playing themselves out of time I’ll deal with that. If one of the platoons is playing so good one game, they’ll play 25 minutes or 30, and the other team’s not, they won’t.Follow paulmbanks
Oliver Stone and Martin Sheen have nothing on John Calipari when it comes to the Platoon concept. Coach Cal doesn’t have “subs” or “reserves,” he has platoons. Two full teams where everyone stays fresh.
“We kind of bum-rushed them a little bit, and every time they looked there were more tanks coming over the hill. It wasn’t substitutes, it was reinforcements. Here they come,” said John Calipari after utterly destroying #5 Kansas 72-40. (The game was even more lopsided than that sounds)
Much like the movie “Platoon” owned Oscar night in 1986, Calipari’s platoons will own this college basketball season.Follow paulmbanks
Here are the latest Manchester United transfer rumor stories circulating in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. The level of actual truth to these stories? Well, that’s anybody’s guess. However, these narratives are always interesting to talk about.Follow paulmbanks
It appears both Angel Di Maria and David de Gea will be available for the big match Saturday as Manchester United visits Arsenal. So it’s time for our Man United Starting XI prediction. This season, Arsenal looks a lot like United. They’ve spent a lot of money in the transfer window, yet results have been lackingg. Mostly for the same reason- too many injuries in the back line.Follow paulmbanks
With Manchester United visiting Arsenal on Saturday it’s time to for another Manchester United Starting XI prediction. In the Gunners, United face another team that spent a lot of money in the transfer window only to be under-achieving. Mostly for the same reasons; injuries. Coincidentally, injuries have hot both teams the hardest in the same position group: defense.Follow paulmbanks