Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Look Back at the Best

Phil Jackson is the greatest NBA coach of all time, period. There is no argument, no dilemma, no confusion. Some argue that Jackson only won because he has great talent on his team. Yes, this did help, but every championship team has great talent. Saying his wins should not count because of his players is like saying Ray Allen's three pointers shouldn't count because of his amazing shooting stroke. 

During his time coaching the Chicago Bulls, from 1989 to 1998, he won 6 NBA titles. In 9 season, 6 championships…that's pretty amazing! He ran Tex Winter's triangle offense, that he later ran with the Lakers as well. 

He vowed to never coach again after his tenure with the Bulls…a year later he was back.

He decided to give it a try in Los Angeles with the Lakers. In his first year in L.A., Jackson coached the Lakers to a 67-15 record in the regular season(1st place). That same year, he won his first championship with the Lakers. He did the same the next two years, making it his third three peat. 

He would again retire and then return on June 15, 2005. He coached an at best, mediocre, Lakers team to the 7th seed in the Western Conference. For the first time his team would lose in the first round of the playoffs. 

On January 7, 2007, Jackson won his 900th game. He reached that number faster than any other coach, doing so in only 1,264 games. On December 25, 2008, Jackson won his 1,000th game. Again being the fastest to do so.

Jackson won the NBA title in 2009 tying Red Auerbach's coaching record of 11 championships. The following season, Jackson's Lakers won the title again giving him the most championships among any coach, ever. 

Jackson also passed Pat Riley to become the most successful coach in Lakers franchise history. Moreover, he tied Lakers original head coach John Kundla's record for most championships won by a coach in franchise history.

Basically, history proves Jackson = championships. Not just one, but more often than not three in a row. 

He has coached arguably the two best in the world(Kobe, MJ) and who knows where the two would be without the "Zen Master." Jackson will also be remembered in basketball history, not just for every record he set, but the way he did it.

Is he really not coming back this time? And if he doesn't, will there ever be another Phil Jackson?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Lacrosse: America’s First Sport

Lacrosse: America’s First Sport

I thought America's first sport was Baseball...I was VERY wrong...check it out!

Let me know what you think please!

Kutcher Makes it Two and a Half

Ashton Kutcher is now officially the new Charlie Sheen on the hit comedy "Two and a Half Men" that airs on CBS. This is a big break for the producers of the show to find a new, extremely well-known star. Kutcher has over 6 million twitter followers, has produced a hit TV show, "punk'd," starred in on the TV sitcom "That 70s Show," and lately been all over movie theaters. 

Kutcher seems extremely excited about his new roll and had this to say about Charlie Sheen, "I can't replace Charlie Sheen but I'm going to work my ass off to entertain the hell out of people."

Sheen, in a written statement, said "Ashton Kutcher is a sweetheart and a brilliant comedic performer. Oh wait, so am I!!! Enjoy the show America. Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there." Sounds a little bitter to me, what do you think?

So lets be honest, is Ashton going to bring in the laughs that Sheen did? I laughed out loud all the time during this show…I don't want to get punk'd this time around. 

By: Brandon Gumaer

Saturday, May 14, 2011


The Twitter News Network

The days of hearing a news break from CNN, FOX News, ABC News, etc. are pretty much over. Now these news powerhouses have assigned Twitter correspondents that search Twitter for breaking news stories that are being tweeted by the people that are actually there. Twitter has become the fastest form of distribution. Anyone can tweet something right from your phone that the masses can see immediately. You are getting live, raw, honest and unfiltered information.

Why isn't Facebook doing the same? On Twitter you can sort by trending "hashtags" and avoid confusion that all other Facebook statuses cause. You can search what is trending now on Twitter and avoid seeing your friends baby pictures for the 100th time like you do on Facebook. 

Sohaib Athar(@ReallyVirtual) accidentally live tweeted about the raid of Osama bin Laden. Keith Urbahn(@Keithurbahn) tweeted the first credible report that he had been killed.

Twitter is making the world a much smaller place. In less than 12 hours, there were 2.2 million tweets talking about Osama's death. Moreover, there were 40,000 blog and news posts about the subject. 

Osama bin Laden's death was by no means the first news break to occur on Twitter. On January 15, 2009, a tweeter by the name of Janis Krums not only tweeted the Hudson river plane landing, but uploaded a picture of it as well through TwitPic.

Janis Krums - There's a plane in the Hudson. I'm on the ferry going to pick up the people. Crazy.

Now people get to see and read exactly what is happening with minute to minute information from the people that are there first. What else could bring this world closer together? Maybe one day we will see live streaming video of events happening on Twitter…

Friday, May 13, 2011

Could Kevin Love Do the Same with Winners?

Could Kevin Love Do the Same with Winners?

Is he that good or is his team just that bad?!?


How to Create Good Content...

How to Write Good Content?

Content means success! In order to write a good, successful and sticky blog, you must fill it with meaningful content. To gain and maintain readers, your blog has to be both unique and helpful. Useful content all depends on the blog. Although you may be trying to get as many readers as possible, the truth is knowing your customers is more beneficial. Find out what your readership wants and give it to them. 

One of the most important things about the internet is to make sure people stay on your home page. People get overwhelmed by too much content just as they get turned off by too little content. To make money online you need information. Getting customers to purchase your goods online now is more competitive than ever. It is a known fact that content drives traffic, so the more content you have and the more relevant the content is, the more people from your target group will see your product. 

The better the content is structured, the more your readers will click through your pages. Instead of having all of your information on one page, use main ideas as links to your in-depth content.

Writing long intros and adding a lot of fluff is not useful online. People go online to find quick information that is directly to the point. Make sure the information you are posting is accurate. The internet is filled with gossip and guesses. If you write something that is new and exciting, you will get a lot of readers. If that information is found to be false…they are gone forever. 

Keep your content hip and up to date. Readers go to the internet to find the newest and most interesting information. If they want a day old story they would read the newspaper. See what is the hot story on news sites, twitter, or ESPN and tell your audience your thoughts and opinions on it. People have incredibly short attention spans on the internet with all the links, postings, and banners that they can click on. So get your ideas out there and fast. 

Success on the internet is all about publishing. As a publisher, you must know what your main objective is and understand your target group. Who is coming to your site and why? Distinguish yourself from your competition. There is very rarely a field in this world that not one of the other 6 billion people on this planet have not been involved with yet. The best way to do so is understand your niche, your competition and do it better. 

And always remember…Content means success.