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Sum of All Sports Report: NFL Free Agency Lift Off


NFL free agency is upon us and there are already numerous stories that are trending worldwide. Trades are still being talked about, releases are in the early stages, and contracts are being written all ahead of the Thursday unveiling. Who will go where and for how much is all that is left to sort out. Whether it be the Twitter GM’s, the passionate fans or the credible reporters, this continues to be one of the most exciting phases of the NFL offseason!

Fantasy Sports Expert and Real Sports Insider Tony Cutillo uses his expertise to answer the questions of who goes where and why. He offers his unique insight and opinion on what these moves all mean. Along with Free Agency, he gives us a wide variety of topics that will keep all the Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment Fans sparking up a debate.

 * NFL Free Agency….The legal tampering period is upon us and contracts will be signed in a few days. With all the players available, who do you think will sign the most surprising deal or offer the best story?

My money is on Adrian Peterson. At 32 years old and coming off an injury plagued year once again, he is already finding out the market isn’t what he expected. He will sign somewhere, but not for the money he was originally thought to receive.

* March Madness….Selection Sunday is coming up and championship week is in full swing. The NCAA tournament is the best contest in sports. From its unpredictability to its last second finishes, it reigns supreme in the world of sports.  While teams like Florida Gulf Coast and Iona are already in, who will be left on the bubble hoping for a miracle? Who is getting the (4) #1 seeds?

* FantasyBaseball….For those of you watching the Spring Training action have already noticed that Clayton Kershaw has been locked in. It’s not like he needed to give owners more of a reason why he should be the top pitcher selected, but he has decided to imprint it into their heads. He has only allowed 1 base runner this spring and still hasn’t given up a hit. Any questions? Do you take him #1?

* NBA…..Dirk Nowitzki adamantly silenced all the critics who labeled him as a jump shooter that avoids contact this week by becoming only the 6th player in NBA history to accumulate 30,000 points. After this achievement, his Mavs teammates and owner Mark Cuban mobbed him during a timeout. Is there any better owner in sports?

Kudos to Dirk for continuing to play stellar basketball for the better part of 19 seasons all with the same franchise.  In the days of the spoiled athlete and overpaid contracts, for a player to stay with one franchise for his entire career speaks volumes to the sacrifices made along the way.  Will this be his last year? Where does he fall on the all time list?

* WWE…The Undertaker has returned and looks to build on his match against Roman Reigns for WrestleMania 33. This was a scenario we all seen coming, especially with the way Roman kept eluding to the ring as his yard. We all know that is Taker’s line and it was just a matter of time before he appeared to take it back. With his documented hip issue, can the Undertaker still carry a match? Will this be his last WrestleMania? Now that the streak is over, does he offer the same appeal?

The Sum of All Sports Report has been running throughout the general media world and continues to be an integral part of this site. Its purpose is to utilize the various sports associations and bring them all into one specific theme. Debating and conversing the various opinions of the people continues to be the heart of sports media. Now it can all be done in one place.

Tony Cutillo has been using this report to gain traction all across the United States. From California to Colorado, his interviews, articles and weekly segments can be heard all across the media sector. He welcomes all opinions and debates. Now is your chance join in the fun!

 

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Golden State on Pace to Hit 73…Sum of All Sports Report


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The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a historical season. Having already set the record for best start to a season by winning 28 straight games, they are also on pace to break the NBA’s win-loss record of 72-10 set by the Chicago Bulls in the 1996 season. Will they do it? How did the Bulls fare that postseason? Is Steph Curry the new face of the NBA?

* #CalvinJohnson hangs up the spikes…Does he bolster a HOF resume?

* #ProBowl is one giant cringe fest…Is it time to finally kill it off?

* #NHLAllStarGame new format was unveiled. Was it a complete success or an underwhelming failure?

* #JohnScott named All Star MVP…How does this situation make the NHL and Mr. Bettman look?

* #SuperBowl50 will showcase age versus youth…Can Cam continue his dominance against the league’s top defense?

* #MLBSteroidEra could be making a case for Cooperstown….We the steroid class be inducted in the next class? How will that be perceived?

* #AJStyles debuts on main WWE Roster…Is he the main driver behind the rating increase?

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Has the Shake-up in the Divas Division Really Been a Revolution?


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Has the state of the Divas division really changed? Is there a new direction or are they just taking a detour? Your guess is as good as mine. The only thing we know for certain is they are trying to push this division hard behind the mind of Stephanie McMahon; not to mention the constant mentions of Ronda Rousey to create a buzz in the hopes of bringing in more ratings.

Stephanie McMahon sent revolutionary shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe on Raw with the introductions of three new Divas from NXT: Becky Lynch, Charlotte and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. After months of Team Bella dominance, how have these new arrivals affected the landscape of the Divas division?

Aside from the predictable tag matches or team interference, it has been nice to see a chance going forward. The only thing that puzzles me is the stagnant crowd reaction and the lackluster action inside the ring. With the exception of Paige and Nikki Bella, these divas are well off when it comes to in ring ability. For those that have followed me on here, you already know I am an advocate for Nikki Bella. I think she has worked hard on her ability and it is showing inside the ring. Natalya is a mystery, Naomi is the second coming of Jacqueline, Alicia Fox has been a disappointment, and Tamina can’t stay healthy. I know the younger generation is here to jump-start the division, but I still think they have a long way to go.

In reality, one of the main reasons why the Divas were so popular in the earlier years was because of the uncensored stunts from week to week. In a PG syndicated show all of the excitement is non-existent. It leads us to wonder if the Diva Division will ever succeed as a Wrestling Division instead of pure eye-candy inside the squared circle.

Nonetheless, all of this month’s creativity will lead nine ladies to a match at SummerSlam. The 4 hour PPV will include the Divas champ Nikki Bella and her “Army” of sister Brie & Alicia Fox battle the recently re-christened PCB of Paige, Charlotte & Becky Lynch and Team B.A.D. of Sasha Banks,Naomi & Tamina. The trios will face off in a team elimination match to determine the winner of a month long battle.

Booking it this way also means that at the least NXT Women’s champ Banks will work double-duty on the weekend, as she’s scheduled to defend that title on Saturday at TakeOver. It also means Nikki inches closer to the longest Divas title reign of all-time, since the team warfare has taken the focus off of her defending the belt. It was reported months ago that creative had chosen her to break the record held by AJ Lee and after SummerSlam she will be well on her way.

Is this what we all had in mind when Lynch, Charlotte and The Boss stormed Raw last month? Do you think they can survive on the top roster? Will this just be another failed experiment for the Divas division? There are many questions to be answered and it will take more than a month to get the proper explanations. Until then everything remains up in the air.

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Frank Gifford Passes at 84….Sum of All Sports Report


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* #frankgifford, Pro Football Hall of Famer passes away…His iconic presence was integral to the growth and popularity of the modern NFL

* #romanreigns hit with briefcase….Are wrestling stars susceptible to harm?

* #davidprice trade pays huge dividends…How as he helped the Blue Jays?

* #aldonsmith in trouble with the law….Is this another black eye for the NFL?

* #russellwilson and #jimmygraham…New NFL Fantastic duo?

* #sting to return at #wwe #summerslam?…Is this needed for a 4 hour success?

* #dezbryant suffers a hamstring injury….Does this hurt his fantasy draft status?

* #dougmartin wows #tampabay training camp…Is he still a reliable RB2 in 2015?

* Who is this year’s top overall fantasy pick? #adrianpeterson or #leveonbell?

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Chip Kelly a Racist?..Sum of All Sports Report


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  • #tombrady suspension is upheld….Will his legacy be forever tarnished?
  • #rondarousey dominance continues….Is it too early to be talking GOAT?
  • #roddypiper dead at 61…..Too many WWE legends lost this year!
  • #colehamels, #tulo highlight this year’s #MLB deadline deals…Grades?
  • #russellwilson breaks the bank….Is $87.6 million overpaid?
  • #NFL training camp starts….What are the top stories and battles?
  • #chipkelly being viewed as a racist….Over reaction or real deal?

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Warriors Win 2015 NBA Finals…Sum of All Sports Report


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  • Warriors end the drought and take NBA title….Can they repeat?
  • LeBron averaged 35.8pts, 13.3 rbs, and 8.8 assists….Why all the hate?
  • Brock Lesnar returns from suspension….Triple H vs Seth Rollins for SummerSlam?
  • St. Louis Cardinals investigated by FBI…If guilty, does it tarnish their history?
  • Philadelphia 76ers biggest fear..Joel Embid could miss all of 2105/16 season?
  • Sam Bradford headed for PUP? Evan Mathis released….Chip’s world is spinning…..
  • Cole Hamels, Johnny Cueto…Who will be the biggest prize of trade deadline in MLB.….
  • 2015 Fantasy Football….Is Le’Veon Bell the consensus #1 Pick? Demarco Murray out of 1st rd?

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Dusty Rhodes: Farewell to the True American Dream


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The wrestling world was hit with some saddening news of the passing of Dusty Rhodes. His death was unexpected and the ripple will be felt for years to come. He revitalized the art of professional wrestling and was continuing his trait through NXT. His presence was felt throughout the next generation of WWE superstars who looked to him daily for guidance and feedback.

If you were any kind of a wrestling fan during the 1970s and 80s, you already know the talents and traits of the American Dream. During this time is when the legend of the Common Man was built. He was one of the biggest names in the industry and left a long lasting legacy no matter what territory he was associated with.

Dusty displayed his legendary status every time he stepped into a wrestling ring and each time he had a mic in his hand. The distinct sound of his heritage along with the vision of a creative genius opened up our eyes to a man whose passion would outweigh his athletic stature. He has a litany of classic matches to his credit and a list of creations that stretch miles around the globe.

His legacy will live on through his two sons, Cody and Dustin, but there will never be another American Dream. The flood of heartfelt condolences have been pouring out around the world. You do not have to be a sports fan to know who The Dream is, which is a credit to his character and reputation that only he could have built.  In honoring his life and career, let’s take a moment to look back at some of The American Dream’s defining moments throughout his legendary Hall of Fame life.

Hard Times….

Let’s start with one of, if not the most iconic wrestling promos in the industry’s storied history. As a master on the mic, there are dozens of interviews to choose from, but this one stands above all the others. It’s a promo that should be required viewing for any wannabe pro wrestler.  It’s a creative masterpiece and is the moment that truly defined Rhodes as the blue collar hero that won him undying crowd support for decades. The promo was his answer to Starrcade 1985 and his match with the champion, Ric Flair. Dusty was a man of the people, and thirty years later the message remains relevant and this promo still resonates.

Master of Creative

Despite the fact that Vince McMahon is given the credit as the man who revolutionized the industry, it was The Dream’s vision that gave us unforgettable events like War Games, and his brilliant reputation that brought to life huge events such as Starrcade and The Great American Bash. Not to slight Vince, but for an extended period of time there was no greater mind in the business than Dusty Rhodes.

Moreover, while Vince was trying to monopolize the PPV business, Dusty came up with the brilliant vision of the free Supershow know as Clash of Champions. This was one of WCW’s premier events that not only created a newfound buzz about the company, but gave an infinite amount of defining moments that will last a lifetime.

Battles With The Four Horsemen

Is there any battle in wrestling more memorable than the Four Horsemen and Dusty Rhodes? This was an ongoing battle that was the focal point of the NWA (and, eventually, its cable-friendly successor, WCW)  and achieved legendary status due to the amount of high class personalities it took to keep the storyline flowing. The feud consumed the airwaves for some time, but always left us in suspense. This is the same kind of suspense that is greatly missed in the WWE today.

The rivalry got kicked into high gear after an incident in Charlotte, NC, when Dusty Rhodes attempted to aid Ric Flair in the August of 1985.  Flair had just defended his World Title in a steel cage against the Soviet Union’s greatest export, “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff.  Koloff’s Uncle Ivan and fellow Russian, Krusher Kruschev were beating on Flair, when out of nowhere, Dusty Rhodes comes down to the clear the cage of the evil Soviet attackers and save Flair from more punishment.

Suddenly, Ole & Arn Anderson come into the cage and proceed to attack Dusty in the middle of the ring.  The attack ended up breaking the ankle of Dusty Rhodes and led to the special boot that will go down as a piece of wrestling history. This incident led to the main even match at Starrcade ’85, for the NWA World Heavyweight Title pitting Dusty Rhodes versus “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

In 1986 the Four Horsemen and Dusty Rhodes were involved in a segment that cemented a legacy of confrontation that still lives on today. The segment that happened to be filmed in a parking lot was an old school attack and left the fans feeling the pain of Dusty’s broken arm. Remember, this was a time where a big percentage of the sport was thought to be unscripted and the fans wore their emotions on their sleeve.

All of us wrestling fans can probably still see the vision of the shaky camera chasing the action that seemed to be real. There were literally fans crying while the video was being aired. The Four Horsemen were vividly popular because of segments like these. But without the willingness of Dusty to be instrumental in putting them over, their quick rise to fame may have been stalled.

Hall Of Fame Induction

The WWE Hall of Fame is seen nationally by some as an afterthought or an unnecessary occasion. After all Vince McMahon may have welcomed this opinion by coming out and fueling the Wrestling is Sports Entertainment message.

However, it’s still a coveted honor by many of the industry’s stars and it gives them a chance to break character and thank those who helped make their legendary careers possible. Seeing Dusty inducted in 2007 by his sons Cody and Dustin was an awesome moment and will forever leave in imprint on the true life of a common man. It is always a pleasure to see a performer who meant so much to the business get the accolades and appreciation he deserves.  In classic Dusty fashion he decided to give an updated version of “Hard Times” before ending with an interpretation of his classic line of “I have wined and dined with kings and queens and I’ve slept in alleys and dined on pork and beans.”

The American Dream Meets The Nature Boy

Was there ever a greater feud in wrestling? The abundant amount of rivalries throughout the years can compile a mile long list, but the way in which they formulated a weekly saga cannot be understated. We can all look at Austin/McMahon rivalry as the elite, but the numerous battles between these two Halls of Famers belong on its own rating scale.

Dusty and Ric were so much alike in terms of character that they quite possibly could have switched places at any given time. They were so good at what they did, so convincing in their roles, that while it may be hard to imagine Dusty in a three-piece custom made suit wearing the Rolex, there is no question that he had the ability to pull it off. Fortunately for The Nature Boy, Dusty gave him some of the best advice he’d ever receive and told him “instead of trying to be the next Dusty Rhodes, focus on being the first Ric Flair.” And we all know how that turned out.

Flair and Rhodes main-evented in practically every wrestling arena in America at one time or another and always managed to add something different to keep their battles fresh. They played off each other so well and were the perfect enemies to win over the interest of the wrestling world.

Obviously, this is just a sample of some of the greatest rivalries, promos and matches of a true legend of wrestling. Dusty Rhodes was a creative genius in and out of the ring. He will be forever remembered and responsible for ideas that haven’t even been implemented yet. Yes, he was that good. Whether it was wearing Cowboy boots with Babydoll or Polka Dots with Sapphire, the American Dream was always a pleasure to hear. The fans of America have lost a great person and a true legend. Rest in peace Dusty. You will be forever missed by the millions of fans you entertained for decades and will never be forgotten.

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Warriors Take Game 1….Sum of All Sports Report


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  • Warriors take Game 1…..LeBron and Steph did not disappoint…Predictions?
  • Pharoah takes aim at Triple Crown….Who will take Belmont?
  • WWE shake up…Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe to main roster….
  • Surprise…Adrian Peterson shows up for work….
  • Tom Brady appeal set for June 23…4 becomes 2? 0?
  • Panthers lock up Newton….5yr/103 million extension…Right move?
  • St. Louis Cardinals find another gem…Michael Wacha 8-1….
  • 2015 Fantasy Football….Have PPR Leagues finally taken over?

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NBA Finals Set: Curry vs. King James…Sum of All Sports Report


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  • NBA Finals set…..Curry vs. King James…Who takes the trophy?
  • A-Rod passes Lou Gehrig for 3rd on the All Time RBI list with 1,995….
  • Ring of Honor (ROH) strikes TV Deal with Destination America…TNA fate sealed?
  • NFL OTA’s begin…..Who’s there, who’s not? Peterson? DeSean?
  • Samoa Joe invades NXT…..Will he continue to work the Indies?
  • Roger Goodell the Devil? What does Ex WR Joe Horn think?
  • All eyes on Johnny….How is Manziel adjusting to his return?
  • NY Mets mission….Keep Matt Harvey healthy…Is a 6 man rotation working?
  • 2015 Fantasy Football….Who’s the #1 RB?…#1 Overall Pick?

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Timberwolves Notch #1 Pick….Sum of All Sports Report


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  • Toronto Maple Leafs find their Coach….Mike Babcock signs 8yr/50 million
  • Blackhawks edge Ducks in Triple OT….Series tied 1 -1….Who has the advantage?
  • NBA Draft Lottery concludes…Timberwolves notch #1 pick…Who will it be?
  • Ryan Tannehill signs massive extension …6yr/96 million…QB market affected?
  • Automatic Extra Point no more…NFL votes to push back XP to 15yd line…
  • WWE Raw ratings rise…Elimination Chamber exclusive on WWE Network May 31…
  • Kraft drops appeal and accepts punishment…Tom Brady battle ensues…
  • Houston Astros take MLB by storm…Best record in Baseball 24-17…What changed?

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