Originally posted on Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith | NBA.com:

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VIDEO:Jamal Crawford scores 27 as the Clippers beat the Nuggets on Dec. 21

HANG TIME WEST – It was the first quarter of his first game back in the opening lineup, Dec. 14 at Washington. Jamal Crawford remembers the specific time and place because he doesn’t exactly have a long history of people telling him to shoot more.

“It was kind of weird,” Crawford said. “It was encouraging to hear it, though.”

Coach Doc Rivers called him over to the Clippers bench during a dead ball. Crawford seemed too concerned about fitting in with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Yes, the same Crawford who spent all last season as their teammate, the same Crawford in his 14th season, the same Crawford who every other day seemed eternally aggressive as one of the premier bench-scoring threats of his generation.

“C’mon now,” Crawford recalls Rivers telling him, “I didn’t…

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Sport’s blogs, a tough tough arena in which to make your name on the internet.  And hey I’m doing it right now, well sort of anyway. 

I don’t class myself as a sport’s blogger or do I think I will ever be a successful one (as you will find in my grammar!).  But what I do want to blog about is how tough it is to rise through the pack of sport’s bloggers, all blogging about the same topics, games, teams and players.  There are thousands of posts about the same things, on very similar sites by very similar writers.

So how do you get noticed by the big guys?  We have started a discussion on our site in our Bloggers and Writers group, so feel free to have your say: http://www.sportcodex.com/index.php/add-your-club/viewgroup/268-the-sportcodex-sports-bloggers-a-writers-group

As a sport’s fan, where do you go for your sport’s news and opinion?  Do you stick to the big sites like ESPN or Bleachers Report?  Or do you follow some amateur bloggers that have great things to say?

Wouldn’t it be great to have one place on the internet where you could get all of that in one….

 

The Code Master

 


Follow TurtleD27 our Tennessee Titans Ambassador on Twitter: @TurtleDeLoach27

And keep tuned for his comments and opinions on Sportcodex.com

 

Titans Add WR Walter; Now What?

 

With the addition of WR Kevin Walter to the Titans, it really makes me wonder what moves are coming in the near future. Here are a couple of questions I have that will be answered this month.

What will the Titans do in the draft?

It is now looking like the Titans will go ahead and take the best available offensive lineman with their first round pick. I had stated earlier that I thought the Titans might get creative with their pick and possibly take WR Cordarrelle Patterson if he made it to them. Now that Walter has been signed, I do not see this happening. They will most likely take a RB at some point in time in the draft as well.

Does this mean a WR will be cut?

I do not see how a WR does not get cut from this team. I doubt the Titans are ready to give up on Kenny Britt, and they just drafted Kendall Wright last year with their first round pick. The Titans didn’t sign Walter to cut him, so that most likely means that Nate Washington is the odd man out. He is scheduled to make $4.2 million this year which the Titans could use to sign their draft picks. It would be a shame to see him get cut after seeing what he has done for the franchise, but lets face it, we have seen the Titans do this many times to players that have been great to them. It is just part of the business.

Is this Locker’s last chance?

My guess is yes. If we do not see major improvement this year then the Titans will most likely look somewhere else. This will hands down be the best team they have given Locker, and he has weapons around him that can make plays along with a MUCH better offensive line.

Is this CJ’s last year as a Titan?

This will depend on his production this year. Shonn Greene was not added to the roster just to touch the ball twice a game. Coach Munchak said if Shonn is and there and is producing, then he is going to stay in. This will not sit well with CJ. I can definitely see some controversy in the future if Chris Johnson is not getting the ball as much as he wants. The Titans could opt out of CJ’s contract after this year and stick with Greene who would cost less than half of what they were paying Johnson.


The Code Master reporting in on The Sportcodex Blog.

I just want to talk about the Wizards, yes the Washington Wizards, the team I picked as a Dark Horse to sneak into the playoffs at the start of the season. But that was before I knew John Wall was going to miss 8 weeks while recovering from a stress injury to his left kneecap.

The Wizards went 5-28 without Wall from the start of the season until early January. Since then the Wizards have gone 21-16! Thats a turnaround, this is just about MVP level criteria for carrying a team. His March statline reads, 21.8 Points per game, 8 Assists per game, 4.5 Rebounds per game (that’s with Nene & Okafor on the team) and 1.9 steals per game.

If only the season went for another month! In saying that though the Wizards are going to get another high pick and should be another piece to a hopeful future.

Check out Wall’s 47 Point Perfomance against the Memphis Grizzlies from yesterday.


Here is a piece from one of our Founder’s, The Code Ninja, he is a big fan of American Sport and a Sporting Wiki, so keep an eye out for his opinions!

 

NFL 2013 OFFSEASON REPORT – THE WINNERS 

A lot has happened in the NFL this offseason. We have seen multiple eras ended, including Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in Baltimore and Brian Urlacher in Chicago. Today, I will report on who I think has been a winner this offseason.

 

HOUSTON TEXANS 

The Texans haven’t done a whole lot this offseason. What they did do is sign two of the greatest players to ever play their respective positions. First was Safety, Ed Reed, who comes over after 11 seasons in Baltimore to replace Glover Quin, who signed a five year deal with Detroit. Reed signed for three years and $15mil. The other signing was punter Shane Lechler. We all know punters in football have about as much use as a salad bar at Warren Sapps house, but Lechler is an exception to the rule. Lechler is second all-time in average yards per punt and will help the Texans a great deal by pinning opposing teams down in their own 20.

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

The Seahawks needed to get more weapons for Russell Wilson and they got arguably one of the most explosive players in the NFL in Percy Harvin. Seattle sent a 1st round pick to the Vikings for Harvin and personally, I don’t think there’s anyone in the draft who can help Seattle more than Harvin. The Seahawks also made their pass rush more deadly by signing Michael Bennett from Tampa Bay and Cliff Avril from Detroit.

 

TENNESSEE TITANS

The Titans haven’t made any moves that will wow anyone but they have made very, very solid signings (with the exception of cutting Hasselbeck and signing Ryan Fitzpatrick). But Andy Levitre was one of the best guards available in FA, Shonn Greene leaves the craziness of the Jets to be a perfect compliment to Chris Johnson’s crazy speed, Delanie Walker will be a cheaper version of Jared Cook and opposing Wide Receivers will fear going deep with George Wilson and Bernard Pollard lining them up.

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

The Eagles have followed the same plan as the Titans this offseason. No awe-inspiring signings but all decent moves that make sense. The Eagles improved their pass rush by signing Connor Barwin from the Texans. They lost defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins and then promptly replaced him with former 49er Isaac Sopoaga. The Eagles also cut Nnamdi Asomugha, an excellent CB in the right defensive set but not a good fit for the Eagles. The guys they signed to replace Asomugha and Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, while not as good, are still solid replacements; Cary Williams from Baltimore and Bradley Fletcher from St. Louis. Philly also added safeties Kenny Phillips and Patrick Chung and offensive utility player James Casey.

 

DENVER BRONCOS

The clear cut winners of the offseason so far, the Broncos made the best signing in Wes Welker. Not only is Welker the perfect compliment to Peyton Manning due to Manning’s love of slot receivers, but the signing also hurts Denver’s AFC rival, New England, and Peyton Manning’s biggest rival, Tom Brady. Everybody wins except the Patriots, which is an extra win in my book. The Broncos also made two very nice under-the-radar signings; getting CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie and DT Terrance Knighton. Both should help Denver on their quest for being Super Bowl bound.

 

Check in tomorrow for part two…the losers! And no, I’m not writing a column about Mike Vick…ooh burn!

Code Ninja out!

Link to original article here: http://www.sportcodex.com/index.php/american-football-news-archive/351


Just want to share our page for all sport’s bloggers and writers to share thoughts, create discussion, ask questions and of course share their work.

The Code Master, a founder of Sportcodex, had this to ask about getting noticed:

With the thousands of writers out there and every fan giving it a shot, what’s the best way of standing out?

Social media has been great in revolutionizing the industry but it has also created a massive flux of people giving it a go.

Is a blog the better way to go or creating your own website?

What do you think?  Have your say by registering for free at www.sportcodex.com

Look forward to seeing all you Sport’s writers and bloggers on there!


Another initiative we have is helping out up and coming sport’s writers and bloggers.  Our site is unique when it comes to sports online.  We want to use this uniqueness as a platform for writers and bloggers to expand their portfolio and get noticed.

So we came up with an idea called, “Sportcodex Ambassadors”.

We already have 6 Ambassadors and are looking to add more, so keep reading if you want to know what it’s all about…

Become a Sportcodex Ambassador

We are looking for passionate sports fans out there who live and breathe their sports club or team. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved with your club and promote their success to like-minded fans especially if you are an aspiring sports writer or blogger.

So do you have 15 – 20 minutes a day to update news, upload videos and discussions about your sports team or club?

If it is a yes to the above, we are want you to become a Sportcodex Ambassador for the team or club that you love. This role will have one Ambassador per team so we will be looking for a quality person to take on an ambassador role..

And that is basically all what we are asking from you, to be active in updating the Group Page and/or Forum of your chosen club with news announcements, videos, photos or discussions on Sportcodex.

*So this is what Sporcodex will provide in return*

*As a Blogger or Sports Writer*

- A different platform in which you can launch your work. We are not like any old sports news or blog site, we are a sports social network and you will be able to receive feedback in many different ways. We stand out from the rest and provide something unique for a wide array of sports fans worldwide.

- Your blog or articles featured on our main page, the “Sports Hub”.

- We will promote your work via other Social Media, for example Twitter.

- Help in building your sports portfolio and online presence.

*As a Sports Fan*

- You will be the person people turn to for information or feedback on that club.

- Help promote your team or club’s online presence.

This is an opportunity for you, the ambassador of your club, to update your team or club’s page so that every fan can find the latest news, blogs and reviews for the team you are so passionate about.

If this sounds like you, please send an email to:
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Along with the reasons why you should become the Sportcodex Ambassador of a chosen Sports Club or Team.

We look forward into getting to know some great sports fans who will get involved, hopefully you!