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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?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Come follow me on twitter @TCutillo23 for live sessions and responses.

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NFL Week 1 is a Wrap: Sum of All Sports Report


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The NFL made its week 1 debut and left many question marks on this young season. Many fantasy owners were also left pondering their draft day decisions and are now wondering what to expect in week 2. Who were the surprise performers? Who disappointed? What will happen in week 2? Who will rebound and who will continue to disappoint?

* #CarlosHyde ran all over the Vikings….Will his 3rd rd ADP be a distant memory?

* #MattForte showed he still is a PPR beast…Will he prove experts wrong all year?

* #MiamiDolphins underwhelmed with their week 1 efforts…Can the offense get on track in week 2?

* #CalvinJohnson had 4 targets in week 1….How does that happen to one of the best WR’s in the NFL?

* #ChrisIvory showed his preseason wasn’t a fluke..Can owners expect him to carry RB1 status all year?

* #AdrianPeterson looked very suspect…Is this the performance owners were worried about?

* #NightofChampions is this Sunday…Can Sting win the WWE title?

* #TheRock returns to WWE this Sunday?…Is he the honorary member of the shield?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Come follow me on twitter @TCutillo23 and the Extreme Sports Addicts Fanpage on FB……..Look for the weekly Stars and Stiffs Report every Friday and the all new radio show coming later in 2015!!!!!!

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Tom Brady Starts Week 1….Sum of All Sports Report


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Fantasy Football is right around the corner and the questions continue to be asked. What is the right league for me to join? Who should I draft? Who should I target? When do leagues start? When do they end?

* #TomBrady suspension is nullified. Does his name still get tarnished?

* #TyrodTaylor era begins…..Did Rex Ryan make the right choice?

* #KirkCousins gets the nod…..Is RGIII finished in Washington?

* #CamNewton is left all alone….Who will catch the ball in Carolina?

* #ChrisIvory is ready to run the rock in New York….Can he be a RB1?

* #ADP…..What are some of the surprises in drafts so far this year?

* #JimmySnuka, aka #Superfly to be charged with murder…What brought this about?

* #TheBeautifulPeople make a return…Can they save ratings for TNA?

***Look for the upcoming and the always popular Stars and Stiffs Weekly Report beginning in September!!!!

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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?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Come follow me on twitter @TCutillo23 and the Extreme Sports Addicts Fanpage on FB……..Look for the 1st Edition of Fantasy Rankings in the upcoming weeks and the all new radio show coming later in 2015!!!!!!

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?

Come follow my weekly Sum of All Sports Report to answer these questions and weigh in on the latest news in Fantasy Sports, Real Sports and Sports Entertainment. Leave your comments below and let your voice be heard…Come follow me on twitter @TCutillo23….Look for the 1st Edition of Fantasy Rankings in the upcoming weeks and the all new radio show coming later in 2015!!!!!!

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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Lana’s New Push: Vince’s Game of Russian Roulette


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The chants of Lana can be heard loud and clear all across the WWE universe. Her character is beginning to transform and don’t think the evil genius Mr. McMahon hasn’t noticed.  There has been continuous talk of long term plans to make her the female face of the WWE. Is it too early? Will it work?

Obviously, we are all well aware of what Lana is bringing to the table. But haven’t we been fooled before with so-called wrestlers like Kelly Kelly and Candice Michelle? They both at their respective times were the most attractive women on the roster and used a very provocative style to win over the fan base. The difference with Lana is her image of intelligence, the style of her clothes and overall appearance. Well, if you are only looking at her on screen that is….

There are so many questions that remain unanswered, with one of the most important being, “What happens to Rusev? Rusev’s character was predicated on his thought provoking and highly attractive representative. Is Rusev all of a sudden going to speak clear English and cut a glorious promo?  The two have great chemistry between them and without Lana Rusev is nothing more than a big Russian with greasy hair. Yes he could still be a heel, but without this relationship it will be a hard sell at first.

So what will her role be and when will she turn face? Will it be as a wrestler or a manger of another talent? The other question is, “can she wrestle?” I personally think the Diva division has made great strides over the last several months, but to add another “all looks and know wrestle” diva to the fold could reverse its direction. I know I may get beat up for this, but I think Nikki Bella has come a long way and has held her own in the ring on a consistent basis. We all know how intriguing Paige has become and the NXT future is more than bright, it’s beaming.

I keep thinking why turning Lana right now is a good decision. Is it to get ratings because of the constant drop off on Raw? Does he think the Lana/Rusev gimmick has run dry? I personally think she is perfect in the role as a manager. If the Rusev relationship is running dry, why not pair her with someone like Neville and make her dress a little more provocative. I’m sure that would definitely give the audience a little more of what they want and also let her character build as well.

Whatever the case may be, turning Lana into the female face already seems to be in motion. We are all aware of the awkward waves to the crowd and the predictable early exits ordered from the Bulgarian Brut. I just hope this idea won’t leave us with a Divas champion who can’t wrestle again. Sometimes Vince has brilliant ideas, but tends to rush into them too soon. This could turn out be a complete bust or an upper deck homerun. It all remains to be seen. One thing is for sure though; we all will have a Ravishing Russian to admire on Monday nights for some time to come!

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Tom Brady Guilty?….Sum of All Sports Report


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  • Disaster Strikes for Tom Brady….Deflagrate investigation concluded!
  • NFL Draft is a wrap…..Surprises? Steals?…Will Winston be the answer for the Bucs?
  • Mayweather wins…Was this a staged fight for a rematch? Pacquiao shoulder injury?
  • LeSean McCoy calls Racism on Chip Kelly…Is there proof?
  • Steph Curry wins MVP…Is he the best? Has he taken the torch from LeBron?
  • WWE Raw ratings continue to dip…Is it time to go to a 2hr show?
  • GFW roster finally revealed….Will Jeff Jarret have a product worth following?

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