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The Four-Point Play (Dallas, That's My Hood Edition)

ONE - How The Hell You Gon’ Get Fired…On Your Day Off?!?!: The Dallas Cowboys Release Terrell Owens

I didn’t think Owner Jerry would do it, because in doing so, he would have to admit (openly or otherwise) that he made a grave mistake by bringing this man into the organization in the first place. I’ll be the first to say that it probably won’t make the Cowboys better right away, but it’s not like, how can I say this??? It’s not like we made the playoffs last year any damn way. Sometimes, you have to weed out the crap in order to get better, and while Eldorado Owens wasn’t nearly as toxic as he was in Philly, he was still toxic enough to be a distraction, and for that, he can take his foolery elsewhere.

TWO - Crap or Get Off The Pot: More Dissension in Big D

Usually when you see a sports-related story in Dallas, it’s about the Cowboys, but this one is about the Mavericks and the recent tirade from Mark Cuban. He basically let everyone know he won’t put up with a garbage effort, and if it continues, they won’t be around next season. Say what you want about Cuban, but this man wants to win. He does everything he can to put a winning team in place, and while it’s one thing to lose, it’s another to play with a lack of effort, or, as the great philosopher Pedro Cerrano (Major League II) said, “no marbles.” If the Mavs drop games they have no business losing, they can forget about the playoffs. They got it together last night, and beat San Antonio, and we’ll see if this same effort and urgency can get them through the rest of the season. Hopefully, they’ll take Cuban’s words to heart, because he certainly aint playin’.

THREE - Is Duke/UNC the best rivalry in College Sports?

This Saturday, Duke and North Carolina will take their rivalry to the Dean Dome, and I couldn’t be more excited. For some people, it may be the best rivalry in all of college sports, and while I disagree (my personal one is OU/Texas football), this one ranks in the top-five, easily. They’re both having great seasons, the first game was pretty good, and I expect more from this one. As much as I hate to say it, Duke will find a way to pull it out.

AND 1 - What’s the Fate of the Allen Iverson Experiment in Detroit?

Ed thinks Iverson should go to bench, while I strongly disagree, but I can’t act like Detroit hasn’t been playing better ball lately in his absence. They’re currently on a three-game winning streak, and it has to be mentioned that Rip Hamilton is starting in place of Iverson, who’s out with a back injury. For someone who happens to be a life-long Allen Iverson follower, what I am seeing lately bothers me deeply. At the same time, it doesn’t surprise me, because a lot of people had reservations about making this trade for him in the first place. The Pistons are playing well enough now to where more people are asking if Iverson should come off the bench. The thought of The Answer coming off the pine absolutely sickens me, but it’s beginning to become a reality.

Be easy.

-K. Masenda


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