Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr.
Thanks again for taking the time to read Spartan Nation.Â
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Donâ€™t forget to join me each weeknight for Mid-Michiganâ€™s most sports at 6:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday on ABC 53.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â On Hondoâ€™s House Friday, I am talking Lions football and some baseball!
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Lions V.P. and Asst. G.M. Martin Mayhew is a front-runner for the Texans GM job.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Dolphins want Big Daddy Wilkinson, but he does not want to play until training camp.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Kyle Turley is going to return to the Chiefs, but they want him to bulk up and get back on the OL.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I told you on Spartan Nation that there was no way that NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue would retire according to his schedule when he first announced it.Â He simply set the date to "force" the ownership team to hurry up, he wants out.Â Now a source in the NFL office told me that they hope to have it done by Monday August 21.Â Why that deadline?Â The source told me that it was to have the new commish on hand for the start of the season.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â J.C. Watts former Congressman, and OU QB is one of the front-runners for that new Commish gig in the NFL.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Look for the Sixers to unload Iverson.Â My Sixers source told me, and it was confirmed by an NBA official that they are tired of him in Philly and he needs to go.Â My source said the issue was that no one wanted to give Philly much in return.Â Really?Â No one wants to give up the franchise for a selfish spoiled guard?Â Maybe the NBA is learning.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Larry Brown has â€œrequestedâ€ a â€œmeetingâ€ with James Dolan, the President of MSG.Â The humor here people is that Dolan asked for it but the little Hobbit Brown had to soothe his own ego by leaking that he asked for it. My source in NY just cracked up.Â You read it first here on Spartan Nation way back months ago that they Knicks want him gone, and I stand by that story.Â I have done multiple interviews after breaking that story and no one has stepped up and disputed it with any assertiveness.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Dave Dombrowski is eyeing Eric Chavez and Barry Zito from the Aâ€™s.Â I heard that late yesterday afternoon from a source in Oakland.Â The Aâ€™s want Maroth, Monroe and Maybin.Â Watch for this to develop.Â It would allow the Tigers to move Inge to catcher and get rid of in my opinion one of the worst clubhouse guys in the game:Â Pudge!
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â It is only 4 months and 13 days until the MSU vs. UM football game!
See you Fridayâ€™s on Hondoâ€™s House at 7:30 if youâ€™re in the Mid Michigan market, and of course on the news at 6:15 p.m.
Thanks everyone, hug your loved ones and remind them that you love them!Â Peace! -H