Thursday, February 17, 2011

More #MeloTradeTalk???

The NY Post reported earlier today that the Nuggets have requested of the Knicks: Raymond Felton, Landry Fields, Wilson Chandler, Danillo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov, Eddy Curry & a single first round pick for Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups.

Nothing else to say except for #YeahBecause that makes all the sense in the world. Good luck with that request. Wouldn't even go through on 2k.


Tour Boat Sinks in Vietnam, Kills 12

An anchored boat packed with sleeping travelers sank earlier today in Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay, killing 12 people from nine different countries (U.S., Britain, Australia, Japan, Russia, France, Sweden and Switzerland) in the deadliest tour boat accident since the country opened to foreign visitors 25 years ago. The 12 were confirmed dead at the scene along with a Vietnamese tour guide.

An additional 9 passengers and six locals were rescued by other tour boats in the bay's emerald waters. The survivors reported seeing a wooden plank on their ship ripping away at around 5 a.m. as the ship was anchored for the night.

"Crew members tried to stop the water from coming in and alerted the tourists who were sleeping, but the water came in and the boat sank quickly," reports Vu Van Thin, chief administrator of Quang Ninh province.

There were 27 people total, including six crew members, aboard the boat and all have been accounted for, Thin reported. The vessel, which is owned by Truong Hai Co., was anchored alongside dozens of other cruise boats and weather conditions were calm at the time of the sinking.

All bodies were sent to Bai Chay Hospital for identification this afternoon, where survivors received treatment for minor injuries, said Ngo Van Hung, director of Ha Long Bay's management board.

The official Vietnam News Agency published the victims' names and ages, most of them aged 20 to 25, seven were women. They include a Briton, two Americans, one Japanese, one French, two Swedes, two Russians, one Swiss and one person of Vietnamese origin living in Australia.

Police have launched a criminal investigation into the cause of the accident, which remained unclear Thursday.

Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site dotted with limestone formations, is located near the Chinese border in the Gulf of Tonkin about three hours east of the capital, Hanoi.

Ha Long Bay is one of the country's top tourist attractions, drawing more than 5 million visitors a year to the province where 1,600 stunning jagged rock formations rise out of the bay, forming tiny islands. More than 100 cruise boats are licensed to offer overnight service there, and last year the province received 5.4 million visitors.

The bay has seen boats go down in the past. In 2009, a tour boat sank during a storm, killing five, including three foreign vacationers. In 2006, a powerful wind storm capsized several boats, killing 13 people, though no tourists were among the dead. In 2002, strong winds capsized two tourist boats, killing several foreigners.

As I scratch this place off my "to-go" list...


Video: Lebron Falls To Danny Granger

So, @YaBoiShizZ and I had an agreement, if I post the Lakers BIG TIME LOSS to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night, then I could post LeBron's BIG TIME EMBARRASSMENT to the Pacers the night before that no one seems to word is bond.


Video: Lakers/Cavs 2.16.2011 Recap

I hope y'all didn't think I was going to let this day go before I posted this recap...enjoy. LOL!


Video: Lil Kim - Black Friday

And just like that...


Community Service for the Upper Darby, PA Bullies?

Five of the six defendants in the widely publicized Upper Darby, PA bullying case, where a student was kidnapped and at one point hung from a fence post, have plead to lesser charges and will perform none other than "COMMUNITY SERVICE?" They've also received a curfew. Some have to wonder what message this sends to our children. "So if I terrorize another child and hang him from a fence, my punishment will be to volunteer and be home at a certain time". Wowww! Shaking my head!

Thanks Fox 29 for the update!

Michael Vick Disses Oprah???

It has been reported that the Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick has cancelled a scheduled interview with the queen of all media Oprah Winfrey. There have been many rumors about why Vick would bypass an opportunity to show the world he's reformed. However, reports have been circulating that Vick may have been pressured by the Eagles to cancel the interview. Vick released this statement. "After careful consideration, I will need to postpone the taping of the Oprah Winfrey interview. I admire and respect Oprah and hope to be able to participate in an interview in the future". The NFL's comeback player of the year is correct that he should consider an interview with Oprah as he's not fully exonerated from his wrongful deeds. We all know Michael Vick is a tremendous athlete and quarterback but his accolades on the field have nothing to do with Michael Vick the man. Oprah provides the platform for vindication which if done prematurely could give Vick a false sense of security. Any complacency on Vick's part could cause him to fall back into old habits. It's important to note that Vick's well documented fall from grace was while he was at the height of his fame and fortune. Subsequently his rehabilitation has been during the lowest part of his career. Vick was just "franchised" by the Eagles giving him a guaranteed $20 million next year and the promise of many millions more in the future. Michael Vick need to stay focused on his attitude, demeanor and actions now more than ever. We've seen how Vick has handled adversity but now its time to see how Vick handles fame and fortune a second time.