NCAA TOURNEY IS BUTLER'S PLAYGROUND: WIN AT BUZZER! Butler always seems to be magical come tournament time. We never hear a lot about them during the regular season but once it's tournament time, Butler always seems to shine. No. 9 Old Dominion and No. 8 Butler played with aggression and passion the entire game. Senior, Matt Howard, put the dagger in Old Dominion's hopes and dreams when he grabbed the rebound and lays it up as time expired to give Butler a 60-58 victory. Will Butler shock the world again this year? 

Matt Howard grabs a rebound and puts it back up
at the buzzer to give No. 8 Butler the win against
No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58.  Photo by ARRY E. WALKER / MCT

PUMA Faas "World's Fastest Band" Commercial

Puma's new Faas running shoe just got cooler thanks to three Jamaican gents named Rocker, Flex, and Groove. Together these men are the world's fastest band. Check out their latest commercial with a cameo from Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man. Go to for more on the shoe and the band.

Here are a couple of other videos with the Puma Faas and Rocker, Flex, and Groove.

Behind the Shoe

Puma Faas Lab

Nate Jackson on Why an NFL Lockout Would Be Good for Football

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So what we hoped would not happen happened Friday night. The NFL lockout became a reality. Now, our normal anticipation for the NFL draft, free agency movement, HBO's Hard Knocks, and the upcoming season is heightened to an uneasiness that becomes annoying when you selfishly think about yourself and your need to be entertained. We have heard the arguments/demands of both sides and have made our own opinions about who deserves what. But former NFL player, Nate Jackson, has an interesting perspective on the state of NFL football and argues that there is good that can come from a lockout. Take time to read his article in the Wall Street Journal and decide if you think he has a point. Here is an excerpt from the article.

... From the moment an athlete enters the NFL, he is told what to do, when to do it, how to do it, how to talk about doing it and exactly what will happen to him if he doesn't do it. The relentless pursuit of football perfection is all that matters. The team provides food, clothing and transportation for players virtually all year long.

A "player development" employee takes care of any off-the-field issues a player may have. Legal disputes, child-support payments, speeding tickets, car insurance—everything can be taken care of in-house. If a player gets a letter for jury duty, no worries: You play in the NFL. A call is made.

But this bubble is unrealistic. It keeps the athlete in a perpetual state of adolescence and guarantees that he will be unprepared for life outside of it. There's a reason why a majority of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress within two years of retirement, a reason why their marriages fall apart, or they get arrested, depressed, addicted. Having never been given the opportunities to learn the lessons that most adults learn, NFL athletes often fall on their faces when there isn't anyone there to catch them...

Click HERE to read the entire article.

Nike Air Foamposite One (Pewter/Black)

I will never get tired of this shoe. Nike is set to release another colorway of the popular Foamposite I sneaker. It keeps all the classic details of it's predecessors, including the Penny Hardaway one cent logo on the heel. These should hit very select Nike Retailers on March 19th. Let the shoe hunt begin..

Source: Hypebeast

Nike Air Griffey Max II (White/Grey/Orange)

Nike rerelease the 90's classic Air Griffey Max I in 2010, and are now planning a 2011 rerelease of the Air Griffey Max II. They are bringing it back with an unconventional colorway that is perfect for the spring. These are set to hit stores on April 8th and will be available at Footlocker and other sports retailers.

Source: Footlocker
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