Can someone please explain to me how you FIRE the greatest basketball player of all time. Michael Jordan, successful businessman, indescribable player, and avid golfer was let go by the Wizards owner Abe Pollin earlier this week. Sadly it may have been his golfing ability that got him fired. Pollin and company questioned Jordan's work ethic, saying Jordan was in the Wizards front office for about two years and didn't really do much at all as far as the advancement of the team and that left Pollin unsatisfied creating a divide between the two parties.
Coming up on April 26 and 27 is the much-anticipated NFL Draft. This year's lot is full of raw talent and is stocked full of franchise quarterbacks. Draft headliners include DC's own quarterback Byron Leftwich, Heisman trophy winning quarterback Carson Palmer, and stud defensive end Terrell Suggs. These three are locks to be in the top five picks of the draft.
The boys' basketball team fell to a tough Damascus High School team 76-51 in the Nelson H. Kobren Memorial Gymnasium on Mar 1.
Every day, metro-area sports fans can catch highlights of former Terrapin Juan Dixon lighting it up for the Washington Wizards. But most fans never hear about Chris Wilcox rotting on the bench in Los Angeles or Lonny Baxter averaging only 12.5 minutes a game with the Bulls. And nobody mentions Byron Mouton, who was once the starting small forward for a national championship team but has disappeared into oblivion.
On Wednesday afternoon, instead of sleeping or sitting around and playing Madden 2003 with a bag of Lays in my lap, I actually did some exercise. I didn't just hop on the stationary bike, pop Skittles and drink Sunkist. Instead, I spent my afternoon getting poked, prodded and pounded by big, hairy men.
In a season full of disappointments, Monday night's game against Whitman High School offered little reprieve. The Blazers, still unable to put together four solid quarters of basketball, fell 48-44 despite playing a riveting final quarter, in which they came back from a nine-point deficit to within a basket of winning.
In a season full of disappointments and losses Monday nights' game against Sherwood offered little reprieve. The Blair Blazers fell yet again in what seems an all to familiar fashion, 48-44, still unable to put together four solid quarters of basketball. The Blazers played a riveting first half and final quarter in which they came back from a 9 point deficit to get within a basket of winning.
Tonight the Blazer basketball team put forth a dismal effort falling to the Sherwood Warriors 65-36. The Blazers had more turnovers than points in the first half of play only managing to score 11 points. The Blazers were utterly dominated on the boards and the Warriors' suffocating defense left the Blazers begging for reprieve.
The Blair Blazers' three game win streak came to a sudden halt tonight against the B-CC Barons with a 53-64 loss. The Blazers played a tough first half but like so many games this season could not put together a full four quarters.
The Blair Blazers once again fell short of putting together a full game, but still managed to escape with a narrow 72-68 victory over the Churchill Bulldogs. The Blazers let an 11-point halftime lead slip in the closing minutes of the game and were forced to rely on senior leadership with under a minute remaining to pull out the victory.
The Blair Blazers boys' basketball team played a familiar tune with tonight losing to Walter Johnson dropping to 0-3 on the season. The Blazers gave up a 25-20 halftime lead and a significant lead in the final minutes of the game.
The Blazer basketball team came out Tuesday night, December 10, against a decent Paint Branch team and played horribly in a 48-68 loss to the Panthers. The Blazers had trouble rebounding against a slightly bigger team and had a lot of trouble running their offense, only managing to score 48 points. This game was definitely a season opener to forget.
The girls' basketball team tipped off its 2002-2003 campaign Friday night in the Blair gym, opening the season with two tough days of tryouts over the weekend. Due to the small number of players that tried out, few or no cuts will be made.
The Blazers' 2002 season came to an end on a sad note Friday night at Sherwood Stadium as the team lost 13-6 to a tough Warrior squad. Sherwood, which spanked the Blazers 42-0 a year ago, had its hands full trying to stop the hellacious Blair running game. However, Sherwood was able to sneak by the Blazers, who have a final record of 5-4, to improve its record to 8-1.
On Monday night at Blazer Stadium the Blair Blazer football team defeated the Magruder Colonels 21-14 en route to its second homecoming victory in a row. The win secured another winning season for the Blazers. With standout performances from the O-Line and the backfield the Blazers physically whooped the Colonels.
They bicker like little kids fighting over a single piece of candy. They argue like high-paid lawyers defending a client. They are constantly at one another's throats and never seem to agree on anything, yet on camera, they come together like a Broadway production. They're old, bald men with every sports almanac ever written tattooed on their brains. They are Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon of the popular sports show Pardon the Interruption (PTI) on ESPN.
On Sept 11 we were told not to let the terrorists change our everyday lives. We were told to continue on as normal because they wanted to disrupt our way of life, and if we changed, we would be giving in. Once again, the time came when some psychos were trying to force us to change how we live our lives—-but this time, we gave in.
The 2002 Blair Blazers began this season with tons of promise. With a successful campaign a year ago the Blazers entered the season all prepped for the playoffs. After graduating only a handful of seniors from last year's team the expectations were high.
Saturday evening at Patriot Stadium the Blair Blazers resumed action once again, defeating the Wootton Patriots 23-10. After a three week hiatus between their last game against Northwest and this one, the team came out sluggish.
The Blazer football team has been inactive since Oct 4 when they beat the Blake Bengal's. The game against Paint Branch High School was cancelled and the decision about the Quince Orchard game will most likely be the same. Whether or not to play the game that is scheduled for this Friday against Wooton High School, has yet to be decided.
On Friday night, the Blazers bounced back from a tough one point loss to Seneca Valley to slaughter the Blake Bengals 22-0. The Blazers were much bigger up front and dismantled Blake in every facet of the game.
SEPT 28, SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL— The 2002 Blair football team came out this year looking to prove to the county, to the school and to itself that last season's success was no fluke. The Blazers made their point clear today, losing by just one point to the Washington Post's top-ranked Seneca Valley High School Screaming Eagles to even Blair's record at 2-2.
On Oct 30, the Washington Wizards will start their run for the seemingly elusive NBA playoffs. With the departure of Rip Hamilton, Hubert Davis and Bobby Simmons, the Wiz will begin this season with three new starters. They have a young, inexperienced frontcourt consisting of Kwame Brown, Eton Thomas and Brendan Haywood, so the Wizards' playoff hopes lie mostly in the hands of newly added superstar Jerry Stackhouse.
On Saturday the Blair Blazers suffered a heartbreaking defeat by the hands of the Washington Post's top ranked school 14-13. In a game in which the Blazers were supposed to be slaughtered they played with heart and emotion and if it were nor for two questionable calls, one by Coach James Short and the other by the referee the Blazers would have had the chance to go home victorious.
On Friday night, the Blair Blazers will face their toughest challenge of the season. They will play the legendary Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles, in their house for their homecoming. At one of the toughest High School football arena's in the nation the Blazers are looking for an upset.
On Friday evening, Blair football fans were pleasantly surprised to see their Blazers lay a 35-0 smack down on Einstein. The Blazers ran the ball down their throats and even scored their first passing touchdown of the year. Senior running backs Jermaine Jack and Felix Ruiz ran hard and combined for almost 250 yards rushing.
In a game full of missed opportunities, controversy, and unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, the mighty Blazers fell 22-14 to the Northwest Jaguars. At the end of the slugfest Coach Jimmy Short got into a heated verbal brawl with the Jaguar's head coach. Short erupted when the other coach called Blair's team an "embarrassment”. With those words there was a showdown in the middle of the field with each coach shouting obscenities and opposing players looking for confrontations, protecting their respective coaches.
School is back in session, the leaves are starting to fall, and the Blair football warriors are getting ready to start their 2002 campaign. After an astonishing 5-4 season last year this year fans are prepped for an encore. These Blazers are out to prove to the school, the county, and most importantly, themselves that last year was no fluke.