DOES RICKY WILLIAMS WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL? BEWARE:LUTHER WRIGHT DIDN’T WANT TO PLAY HOOPS

Posted November 16, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: College Basketball, NFL

Ricky Williams, diagnosed with social anxiety disorder, is giving football another go. Maybe it’s time to admit Ricky has a football body with a mind that has no interest in the sport.

I’m here in Newark. A stone’s throw away from Elizabeth High School. With Ricky’s return, it has me thinking of former New Jersey high school hoops phenom, Luther Wright.

Wright was a 7-foot-2, 265 pound man child who led Elizabeth H.S. to multiple state title in late 80s. He went to Seton Hall and was eventually drafted by the Utah Jazz.

His life looked set when he signed a $2.5 million contract. 

In recent years, he’s ballooned to 400 pounds and has often been homeless.

I’m not saying Ricky Williams is headed toward this kind of tragedy but this Luther Wright profile back in June is a real eye opener.  

FRANK EDGAR READY TO FIGHT IN THE GARDEN STATE

Posted November 16, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: MMA, UFC

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Cofield is from N.J. and so is Edgar. That’s where all similarities end.

They chatted about sports in New Jersey and how Edgar transitioned from star collegiate wrestler to one of the UFC’s hottest prospects.

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“TALENTED” RADIO GUY HOUSTON ALEXANDER BEFORE HIS BIG FIGHT

Posted November 16, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: MMA, UFC

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The Omaha radio star/UFC fighter spoke with the king of radio mediocrity, Mr. Sunshine.

He laid out his rags to near riches story. He’s a charitable single Dad (ask his daughter who has one of his kidneys) with six kids and a guy who gets it when it comes to entertaining the fans.

Alexander is an easy interview.

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FOXSPORTS.COM’S ALEX MARVEZ, DETAILS BREAKING NEWS ON COUTURE

Posted November 16, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: MMA, UFC

Marvez was at the Thursday UFC presser where Dana White told us he received a text from UFC HWT champ Randy Couture. White said Couture wants to meet for dinner next Tuesday to discuss their impasse.

Marvez said he spoke to Couture’s agent Matt Walker. Walker stated no such dinner is scheduled and Couture won’t be in Las Vegas at that time. He’ll be on vacation.

But there is a chance, a meeting may take place in New Jersey this weekend. Marvez explains in the interview below.  

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NEIL DAVIDSON, CANADIAN PRESS TALKS UFC 78

Posted November 16, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: MMA, UFC

Canada’s authority on MMA sat down with Mr. Sunshine.

Neil questions the marketability of a Rashad Evans-Michael Bisping main event. He’s fired up to see Karo Parysian against Ryo Chonan and is intrigued by Houston Alexander fight.  

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MARCUS DAVIS IN NEWARK BEFORE UFC 78

Posted November 16, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: MMA, UFC

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The UFC welterweight is in town for Saturday’s fight card. He spoke with Cofield about his experiences in Europe, how green he was on TUF2 and the benefits of being an older fighter.

Sunshine sporting one his vintage blue plaid shirts, again!

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UFC 78 COVERAGE SCHEDULE LIVE FROM NEWARK

Posted November 15, 2007 by mrsunshinevegas
Categories: MMA, UFC

We’re back from a little break!!!

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Let’s get it going for the big event in Newark. We’re out here doing live shows on Thursday and Friday (8-10p ET) on FoxSportsRadio1460 in Las Vegas (foxsportsradio1460.com for streaming)

Scheduled guests include Houston Alexander, Marcus Davis, Rashad Evans and Clay Guida. We’ve also booked Joe Lauzon, Frank Edgar and Spencer Fisher. Media guests include Franklin McNeil (Newark Star-Ledger), George Willis (N.Y. Post) and Alex Marvez (FoxSports.com). We’ll also try to hunt down UFC VP Marc Ratner.

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We’ll have post-fight coverage as well live on Saturday night/Sunday morning beginning around 10:15p PT/1:15a ET on ESPNRadio920 in Las Vegas (espn920.com).  


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