If you were asleep by 10 PM last night you probably missed the Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Electronica freestyle. Kendrick killed it – Listen here.
After the 2013 NFL draft, questions were raised over Geno Smith’s leadership yet no one at West Virginia would own up to them. At the time, most thought this was typical draft chatter that would die down immediately after Geno went to the Jets — and it did, until today. Geno’s former teammates and head coach Dana Holgorson said “We have to develop leaders,” Holgorsen said. “It was a big issue in last year’s team — in a bad way.” Was this a Direct shot at Smith? No, but everyone knows the team revolves around the quarterback. Not every play caller is vocal like a Peyton Manning, others lead by example – but either way the team goes as far as the man under center.
Geno Smith made Holgorsen and the rest of his staff over half a million dollars when you take into account victories in bowl games and other triggers in the head coach’s contract. Shortly after the leadership comments were made, Rex Ryan fired back at the University “It tells me I’m glad my kid never went there, I can tell you that much.” After hearing the quote from Ryan he couldn’t be more accurate, but this should be evident to the three and four star recruits that West Virginia is going after right now, including four star Quarterback William Crest. Holgorsen’s comments represent everything that’s wrong with college football. A player worked his tail off for a coach (for free–which is a whole other story) and all he gets in return is negative comments six months removed from college. Recruits seriously considering West Virginia should seriously consider other Big Twelve schools with coaches that will fight for their players, a good example – Mike Gundy.
I’ve been fairly successful in picking winners based on the spread as of late. I’ve recently begun to write a weekly column on the five biggest games of the college football weekend. Check out the list here and hit me with any comments you have.
If you’re looking for my sneaker posts you can find them here.
And for anything else you need in life, check out the Complex website.
Carolina is on Nike’s mind with the latest drop of the Stefan Janoski sneaker that we are so accustomed to seeing this season. This sneaker is dressed mainly in a carolina blue suede, contrasted with black piping around the upper and a white patented swoosh. All of these components add up to a perfect combination for the warm summer months approaching.
Quack, Quack. Nike releases a new, yet surprising colorway for their latest Pegasus ’89 release. Why is it surprising, that’s easy. The new green and maize colorway was once worn by the Oregon Ducks in the late eighties and early nineties. Enough with the history lesson, lets get to the sneaker. The upper is comprised of mainly green with mesh paneling, and a white and gray midsole, complemented by a black outsole. And let’s not forget the finishing touch, the maize swoosh. Fly over to JD Sports to cop this Oregon classic.
Nike continues to roll out different colorways for the Air Max 2011. This pair of 2011’s is dressed in all black and adding a chlorine cushion air bubble sole. The white swoosh adds a full contrast to the dark black sneaker. Get over to eastbay now to grab a pair.
If you think the Nike SB account should be renamed after Stefan Janoski then you’re with me. There seems to be a new colorway released of the Janoski sneaker everyday and today, off of Janoski’s twitter account we receive another gift. This sneaker is a mid cut and is wrapped in an all white clean leather with a black swoosh, and like many others from Nike and Janoski these have taken on the boat look, perfect for summer. No word yet on the release, but judging by the white I’m hoping we’ll see these by mid summer.
Remember when people thought New Balance was only for your grandfather, and when you wore them you got made fun of? Those days are long gone, and just as your grandfather might walk-slow and steady, new balance has been turning out sneakers. The re-release of the grey M996 is no exception. This sneaker is wrapped dominantly in grey, with a white sole and a touch of bone on the C-Cap midsole, and last but not least the signature reflective N on the base. These sneakers have dropped so run over to your local sneaker shop like Nice Kicks.
There has been no shortage of colorway releases this year for the foamposite and the latest from Nike might be the most vibrant. The retro colorway which sits on top of the classic foam icy sole and is contrasted with a black swoosh as well as black laces. Mark your calendars for July 2011 to cop this foam masterpiece.