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On a football field no one is safe; just ask Jason Campbell. As shown by this weeks’ antics the sidelines are just as dangerous; just ask Sean Payton and his broken leg. The Saints coach wasn’t the only coach that got caught up in the game. Andy Reid of the Eagles took a punch to the gut from his own player. Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers and Jim Schwartz of the Lions almost came to blows after the contest between their two teams. Thanks to Michael Vick, not even the cheerleaders were safe. But fanns, players, coaches alike need still be weary; as the “monster” plays tonight.
Brandon Marshall is hardly one to shy away from the headlines. This week was no exception. He was quoted admitting that he has been too unemotional this season and has vowed to change that beginning tonight against the Jets.
“I need to turn the switch on,” the Dolphins Wide Reciever said after practice Thursday. “I’m going to turn it on Monday night. You watch.”
The finals begin tomorrow, will the Heat continue their hot play and win the first of the six championships that Lebron wants? Will Jason Terry justify his championship trophy tattoo? Both teams have endured a lot during the regular season and throughout the playoffs. Each has a legitimate chance of taking home the hardware. These aren’t the same groups that met in 2006 when Miami bested Dallas for it’s first championship, but will it have the same results? Perhaps, both teams could win, we will look at what each team would need to be crowned the NBA’s best.
For Dallas it’s all about Dirk. No one has been able to stop him, and he knows it. His devil-may-care attitude only increases with each person who fails to meet the challange. When faced with doubles and triples, he dumps off usually to the post for easy baskets. If this keeps up, then the Mavs will be hard to beat.
One win, that’s all the Miami Heat need to return to the finals for the first time since 2006. One win, that’s all it will take for “the King” to get his second chance at his first ring. One win. But judging by last night’s game, that may be easier said than done. While it was true that the Heat emerged victorious during the game, it wasn’t without quite the fight from the Bulls. The game was extended in to overtime and for a large
part of regulation the Heat seemed to be on the ropes.
For much of the game, the big three of the Heat weren’t exactly lighting it up on offense. One may look at the box score and see that they all ended with at least 14 points, but there were long stretches where they proved ineffective. This was especially evident with former finals MVP Dwayne Wade, who did not score the entire second half. But there were signs that might prove discouraging for those looking for a Bulls comeback.