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 We have all heard it: Its in the genes. Weather you wish you were taller, thinner, faster, stronger, Dye your hair black or blonde… your original genetics make up who you really are. For these  up and coming stars, its true that talent runs through their blood!

Seth and Stephen Curry:

Dell Curry is a former NBA player that happen to father not only one, but two basketball stars. Stephen Curry who is one of Golden State’s rising stars, has a younger brother Seth, that is making his way up the basketball ranks as well. Seth, 20, is a 6’1 guard that currently plays for DUKE. He was riding the bench last year, but it seems he is ready for a break out year as one of Coach K’s starting five.

Joseph and Christian Fauria:

Christian Fauria, TE, mostly known for his Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots had a long 13 season NFL career. Even with numerous injuries, Fauria stuck it out to win two Super Bowls  in his Career. He is now analysing college football on ESPN3.com, which is some what interesting, since his 6’7 nephew Joseph Fauria is making his own history playing in the same TE position at UCLA. Joseph Fauria will be a huge target for Kevin Prince this season and should have a break out year.

DaVaris and Phillip Daniels:

Phillip Daniels is known for being a 14 year NFL vet and the Redskins Defensive End, but he is now also known as the proud father of a 17 year old “ManChild”. DaVaris Daniels is a 6’2 wide out that can run a 4.5  40.  He is looking at going to Miami or Notre Dame  to continue his football career next year. Dad’s alma mater, Georgia is also in the top running.

Jacquizz and James Rodgers:

Oregon State has a great combo in a pair of football playing brothers. Jacquizz Rodgers is a junior running back whom the Beavers are touting as a 2010 Heisman Trophy candidate. He led the Beavers with 1,440 rushing yards, 522 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns last season.  His brother, James Rodgers, is a senior wide receiver whom the Beavers are touting as a 2010 All-America candidate. He caught 91 passes for 1,034 yards and nine touchdowns last season.  I would say those are some great genes! and it must be a blast to play side by side with your brother.

JC loves PINK

Posted: August 5, 2010 by amyaubrey in College Football, MLB, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, NFL, Trends

If you are anything like myself, you frequent victoriasecret.com & shop with money you do not have & buy an absurd amount of clothing.  So what happens when VS combines with my favorite thing (sports)?  I go into debt, that’s what happens.  If you are looking for something cute to wear to a game, that is the place to go.  This collection is basically what would appear if the Jersey Chasers had a clothing line.  Cute meets sporty meets girly.  Perfect for tailgating & any & all sporting events.

VS started with the PINK collegiate collection & has most of the big schools available.  They’ve got a great selection that is always expanding with new shirts, pants, sweats, etc.  After that was such a big hit, they also started PINK loves MLB & have every team.  I’m sure some teams sell better then others so if you’re a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, you’re in luck because those will probably go on sale first.  Today, they also launched their NFL collection.  I wouldn’t recommend jumping on this as the clothing is still at their highest prices nor do they have every team yet.  They will inevitably go on sale as all Vicky’s products do.  I sound like an advertisement for them right now but I assure you, I am not in fact on the payroll, just a loyal customer.  If anyone working at Victoria’s Secret reads this & would like to advertise on JC, give us a call!

THE NCAA SMACK DOWN

Posted: June 13, 2010 by NattieLiz in Fans, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football, USC

The NCAA has made its decision in the case against USC and its laundry list of infractions dating back to 2004. The Trojans will lose 30 scholarships over the next 3 recruiting seasons and cannot participate in a bowl game the next two years. U.S.C. will also be forced to vacate all victories beginning in December 2004 — including the Trojans’ BCS title in January 2005. The harshest of these penalties stem from the improper benefits said to be received by Reggie Bush and Basketball player, O.J. Mayo. The school lacked total control of its athletic program and disregarded the NCAA’s compliance rules.

The football team may have received the hardest blow, but lets not forget its the athletic program as a whole. The basketball team was forced to vacate its victories from the 06-07 season and forfeited one scholarship. The Trojan team has also been barred from the 2010 postseason. The university will also return the $206,200 it received for participating in the 2008 N.C.A.A. tournament. The women’s tennis program was also penalized because a player used a university credit card to make $7,000 worth of international phone calls….(I’d personally love to meet this idiot)

Just to put the icing on the cake, the current Junior and Senior athletes are allowed to transfer to any other non Pac-10 football program and not have to sit out, they will have immediate play…. PEACE OUT SC! The University has admitted guilt but claims the punishment received is too harsh, so they plan on setting up an appeal. Good Luck with that guys, I think its time to cut your loses and start to rebuild with integrity this time around.

Yet another: Mascot FAIL

Posted: June 11, 2010 by NattieLiz in Fans, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Football

The latest college football news is: Expansion. The University of Colorado at Boulder has since decided to join the Pac-10, Nebraska is flirting with the Big Ten and is probably going to diss the Big -12, while The Big Ten is still trying to woo Notre Dame. WOW and I thought girls were drama!  With all that said, there is something in the Big Ten that is getting slightly over looked. Purdue is giving its Mascot, Purdue Pete, a very overdue make over. Why you ask?? Because Purdue Pete is a creep and  scaring young children.  Just look at him:

Scared yet??  Athletic direct Morgan Burke, gives good reason for finally giving him some new swag, “Look, I’m the one who gets the phone calls from parents who say that big face scares their 3-year-old. It’s been 25 to 30 years since he got a makeover. At some point, the poor old guy has to come into the 21st century.”

Purdue has hired designers to give Pete a new look, which the school will unveil before the 2010 football season. The school’s official mascot, The Boilermaker Special, remains part of all athletic events, but poor ol’ Pete is gonna be on the operating table until at least September. Maybe we can get some Dr. 90210 out there for em.

The Passing of a Legend

Posted: June 5, 2010 by NattieLiz in coaches, NCAA Basketball, UCLA

There are only a handful of legendary coaches in history, and if some one ever ask you about college basketball, Ucla’s John Wooden should be at the top of that list. Wooden is a God to All UCLA fans. His passing, last night at the age of 99 is not only a loss to the entire community, but to the world of college basketball.

Known as the “Wizard of Westwood”  he lead the UCLA men’s basketball teams to win 10 NCAA titles between 1964 and 1975 and recorded a record of 88 consecutive victories between 1971 and ’74. He won 7 of those titles in a row, so it’s not a surprise that in 1989, Sports Illustrated described him as, “the greatest basketball coach ever”.

He not only leaves us with a historical record, but a plethora of mottos and quotes about life. We can all take something from the wisdom of John Wooden.

“Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.’’

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.’’

The best way to improve the team is to improve ourself.’’

If I am through learning, I am through.’’


Why We Love: John Wall

Posted: May 11, 2010 by NattieLiz in NBA, NCAA Basketball
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Freshman Kentucky Basketball Star, John Wall, has decided that he will not be coming back for a 2nd year of college.. instead this young stud is headed for the NBA draft on June 24th, 2010. This is pretty bold decision for an 19 year-old, but let’s be honest, John Wall isn’t the least bit shy… BOLD is his middle name!

1. THE JOHN WALL DANCE: EPIC!!!  check it out, and start practicing.. cause its taking over!

2. Wall was a one-and-done No. 1 overall NBA draft pick from the time he arrived on Kentucky’s campus last fall. He single handedly brought Kentucky basketball back to its standards.

3. Watching John Wall play for just one collegiate season was a blessing to not only Kentucky fans, but all college Bball fans. Watching him play has been described as “intoxicating”… and let me tell ya, if I can get intoxicated from just watching basketball.. I am SO THERE!

4.  Next Tuesday, if the Nets win the draft lottery, it looks like John Wall will be kickin’ it with Snookie & Co. in Jersey… but even with that said, this young man will be going as the #1 Draft pick. (Pistons also hoping to win that Lottery on May 18th)

5.  Both coaches and fans can respect his early decision to leave Kentucky and head to the NBA: “I sat back about a week and a half and just realized we could win it (if he returned next season), But there’s no guarantee what would happen next year. I just feel like it was an opportunity to go. After I talked with my family and the coaching staff I just felt like it was time to go.”

6.  He has become close friends with The King.  Lebron James is a self admitted John Wall fan. The two became friends at  Lebron’s  all-American camp. James has traveled to UK games and the two have been spotted hanging out with the Oh-so-popular rap star DRAKE.

7.  Wall’s father died when he was 9 of liver cancer, and since it has been a struggle for him and his mother. He attended 3 different high schools in 5 years, had differences with players and coaches alike, but he remained dedicated to the sport. His hard work has CLEARLY paid off in full.

8.  He Loves his MAMA!!: “People ask me what I’m going to do with my money,” Wall said. “I’m just worried about getting my Mom a house and a car, just to let her relax and show her I love her so much for all she’s done for me.”

9.  Even though I am slightly ACC bias, I have to give Wall some credit  for being  from Raleigh, NC and deciding against all four ACC schools in the region. He chose Kentucky over Memphis, Miami, N.C. State, Baylor, Duke and Kansas…. (Miami would only be so lucky!)

10.  And always last but not least: His stats ladies…. 6’4, 195 lbs, but a youngin!