Tony Dungy giving out instructions during a Steelers practice in 1986. Dungy began his coaching career with the Steelers, first as a defensive back coach in 1984, then promoted to defensive coordinator on 85'.  (Chuck Solomon/WireImage)

Tony Dungy giving out instructions during a Steelers practice in 1986. Dungy began his coaching career with the Steelers, first as a defensive back coach in 1984, then promoted to defensive coordinator on 85'.  (Chuck Solomon/WireImage)

Tony Dungy made the headlines recently after he said that he wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam because of the media circus that follows behinds him. That didn't fit well with the many Michael Sam supporters. Dungy later backed up his statements saying that Sam deserves to be in the NFL but he just wouldn't have drafted because of the media attention he is receiving. I have nothing negative to say about Dungy's comments because as a fan, I'm already tired of hearing about Sam being a "Gay Football Player". I truly don't care what his sexual preference is but the media seems to think I and every other fan cares. Sam coming out expressing his sexuality was very courageous but don't force it down my throat. At this point. all we really care about is can he play football. Everything else really doesn't matter. 


Kevin Love will turn 26 in September, which could be considered old in this era of the NBA, but he still hasn't reach his peak. Put into the right situations, K-Love has the abilities to put him alongside some of the greats. He has to win though. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kevin Love will turn 26 in September, which could be considered old in this era of the NBA, but he still hasn't reach his peak. Put into the right situations, K-Love has the abilities to put him alongside some of the greats. He has to win though. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

As the hectic free agency period  slows down, the Kevin Love sweepstakes seems to get bigger by the day. Right now, the Cavs are supposedly the front runners and all the rumors indicate that Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett are the ones that will be shopped for Love, but I don't see that happening for 2 reasons. One, because that would be stupid to give away your future, and two, the Timberwolves are going to want much more than two young players for Love who averaged 26 points and 12 boards last season. 

Whether it be this season through a trade or next summer through free agency, K.Love will not be with the Timeberwolves. In order for a team to aqcurie Love through a trade, I think they will have to give up the house. I think this will be similar to when the Knicks traded 7 players and a few picks for Melo.

 If I had to make an educated guess on where he might land, I would say the Lakers. He is from Santa Monica California, he attended UCLA, and he grew up a Lakers fan. Then you add the fact that Kobe is on his way out the door and the Lakers need a new face of the franchise. Love being a big man would be perfect, especially when you factor in the Lakers history of Big Men. This is only a guess though. 


EA Sports marketing team hit it on the nose with this video. Player ratings are already anticipated but the rookie player reactions are going to make you wonder how bad or how good their rating is. Unfortunately, Clowney rating on twitter, he has to be the highest rated rookie on the game with an 83 overall. I think that might be a little too high, but he was the #1 pick so it's understandable. I choose not to look at the other ratings just because I don't want to spoil the fun, I challenge everyone else to do the same thing. 

All players aren't money hungry. Instead of saying Dirk should have left, appreciate his loyalty, it's not many out here that would so that. (Getty Images)

All players aren't money hungry. Instead of saying Dirk should have left, appreciate his loyalty, it's not many out here that would so that. (Getty Images)

This is a great story of sacrifice. The Dallas Mavericks made two good moves this off-season. One, they were able to get their Superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, for cheap so they can have room to sign a good role player in the form of Chandler Parsons. Obviously Dirk could have bargained for money and with reason but he took less money. He even reportedly turned down a max contract from the Lakers to take less money (3 years 25 million) with the Mavericks,  in order to make deals like the Chandler Parsons one. It can be argued that Dirk financially can do this because he amassed so much money in his career, however, there's a lesson that can be learned from this and that lesson is sacrifice. Dirk wants to win and is willing to be paid cheap to achieve winning. Think about it this way, Dirk will be making Less money per year than Kyle Lowry, Chris Bosh and Chandler Parsons. Anyway, Dirk made an admirable decision that should be followed by other players.


Bosh was rewarded for his loyalty, simple as that. He was willing to take another pay cut, even with another team offering him big money, therefore, the Heat had no problem breaking the bank for Bosh. (Getty Images)

Bosh was rewarded for his loyalty, simple as that. He was willing to take another pay cut, even with another team offering him big money, therefore, the Heat had no problem breaking the bank for Bosh. (Getty Images)

After LeBron Decided to go home to Cleveland, people thought that the Heat where now in a rebuilding stage because one by one members of that group would go elsewhere (except d-wade of course), however, that is not the case Chris Bosh signed a lucrative 5 year $118 million dollar deal with the team, wade signed a deal and the Heat managed to acquire a good two way player in Luol Deng. This make the Heat at least a top five team in the East on paper. Not sure if they're championship contenders just yet but they can definitely continue to make some noise.


With the signing of Pau Gasol, the Bulls needed some cap space, meaning someone had to go and that someone is Carlos Boozer. It is safe to say that Carlos Boozer did not regain his All-Star form in his time with the Bulls, however, he is a great addition to at least 20 NBA clubs. Sure he's on the downside of his career but he can still get you 15 points 10 rebounds a game and best part is he is a cheap acquisition. Whoever can pick Boozer up will most likely be very happy with what they get out of Boozer.


Mr. 3000 (Getty Images)

Mr. 3000 (Getty Images)

Yesterday evening was almost a curtain call for an All time great Derek Jeter. Tuesday was Derek Jeter's final All Star game and he did not disappoint. He went 2 for 2 and is the leader in hits in an All-Star game by a Yankee. Of course this stat is meaningless in the grand scheme of things, however, what is meaningful is Derek Jeter'career. He is the quintessential example of how working hard can get you anywhere including the Hall of fame and it was a very nice moment to witness his last all star game. 

 Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring the winning goal in extra time. (Photo: Manu Fernandez, AP). 

 Angel di Maria celebrates after scoring the winning goal in extra time. (Photo: Manu Fernandez, AP). 

This World Cup has honestly been one of the best in history and this game did not disappoint. Although it was a low scoring affair, the game was filled with game theatrics that saw Argentina edge out the Swiss 1-0 in the dying minutes of extra time. Angel Di Maria scored the Goal for Argentina and it was assisted by who else other than Lionel Messi. Let's also not forget that Switzerland competed and were about two inches away from tying it up and thus applause to Switzerland.

For those who bet on the World Cup and took Argentina, you might be thanking God for their victory. Argentina as a team hasn't played particularly well but we all know that this tournament is a tournament of survival. Argentina in the past looked like a team that can score a lot against a bad team but fold against an elite team. Now Argentina looks like a team who knows how to win no matter how ugly it looks. In other words despite how close this game was, this game made me more confident in Argentina's chances.


Tim Howard kept Belgium scoreless for 92 minutes with some incredible saves, 

Tim Howard kept Belgium scoreless for 92 minutes with some incredible saves, 

On Tuesday, Belgium beat USA in a close 2-1 affair. The score didn't say it but USA got a  beating that seemed like the game was 7-0. Good holy Lord, the USA has work to do and lots of work. Had it not been for Tom Howard's out-of-body performance (which isn't really a step up from usual because he is amazing) the USA would have been bounced from this tournament in an ugly fashion. I mean Belgium took 38 shots and 27 were on goal, that looks like a hockey stat. With that being said, we all knew that USA were a team that is not as talented but keep the defense tight and find a way to win. By the way, I know here at Fan-I we don't write about soccer much but Hazard can not play the game of soccer anymore and it's a shame considering he plays on my favorite team (for now).


With all the drama going on in South Beach, there is something going on north of the border that may actually involve the Miami Heat. Fresh off a career year, Kyle Lowry is going into free agency with looks, and I've been saying for weeks, the longer this goes on the more nervous I am for the Raptors Faithful. Well fast forward to Monday night and we learn that not only are the Heat interested, so are the Rockets and Lakers. To be honest, location wise, talent wise, and cap space wise, the Raptors can not measure up with these teams. However, the Raptors have something that means something to Kyle, the team dynamic in Toronto is actually amazing. Let's not forget the Raptors are the same team that transformed Kyle Lowry from a headcase to a leader and a potential all star (should have been one in my opinion). Basically look out for where Kyle Lowry goes because it may not be LeBron but it pretty astounding what teams want him.


(via MLB.com)

(via MLB.com)

We are past the halfway point of the MLB season and the one thing about this season that has grabbed my attention for all the wrong reasons is the American League East. Granted it is picking up but if someone told me by this point in the season the Blue Jays were in first I'd ask "what happened to the other four teams". Well funny you asked, Red Sox have become a shell of their former team, Yankees when Tanaka isn't on the mound are not good, Tampa Bay has been gutted by injuries and Baltimore's starting pitching is terrible. This is entertaining to me because I'm sitting here wondering if this is going to keep up or is every team going to make a late season push. Either way it's must see TV.


What seemed like to be an all-star cast on paper, turned out to be a shamble of a season.Even though the Nets mad it to the playoffs, they still did reach any expectations the world had for them. First year head coach, Jason Kidd, only spent 1 season in Brooklyn, proving that a hall of fame career on the court does not translate to a great coach on the sideline. (Al Tielemans/SI)

What seemed like to be an all-star cast on paper, turned out to be a shamble of a season.Even though the Nets mad it to the playoffs, they still did reach any expectations the world had for them. First year head coach, Jason Kidd, only spent 1 season in Brooklyn, proving that a hall of fame career on the court does not translate to a great coach on the sideline. (Al Tielemans/SI)

This story actually makes me weep for society and how human beings conduct themselves. Larry Drew was the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, and currently, Milwaukee is terrible, hence they had the 2nd pick in the draft. Larry Drew should have his job in question because quite frankly, the Milwaukee Bucks sucked this past season. So in comes Jason Kidd who has one year of coaching experience under his belt, which his now former team, the Brooklyn Nets, made the playoffs. He wanted a promotion but doesn't get it so the Nets allowed him to talk to teams and Milwaukee picked him up. But wait it gets better, Milwaukee does not tell drew they are looking for a new coach and they do not tell him he's fired for a guy who squeaked by the first round even though he had a team of former all stars and all stars. Instead, he has to find out via his Twitter timeline. This is terrible business by the Bucks organization and now I'm not saying that Jason Kidd is going to be a bad fit because I do not know, l what I am saying is an organization should look a guy in the eye and say "you're fired and we are looking for a new coach" before the search and get one