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One of the dumber criticisms of Bridgewater.

In the 2013 Sugar Bowl, Teddy Bridgewater won the game and MVP honors by dissecting the Florida Gators defense for 266 yards and 2 TDs and a pick, while completing 20 of 32 passes. The Gators had one of the the best defenses in college football that year.

Florida safety Matt Elam stated that Bridgewater was the best QB that defense faced in 2012. That was quite the glowing recommendation considering UF played Zach Mettenberger, Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray, E.J. Manuel, and even the Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Teddy Bridgewater would also obliterate the Miami Hurricanes in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl for 447 yards and 3 TDs with no picks on 35/45 passing, where he again won MVP honors.

It’s clear that even when he played tougher competition, Bridgewater still shined.

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JJ Watt is easily the best defensive player in the league. The argument can be made that not only is Watt the best non-QB in the league, but that Watt is the best player in football, period.

Back in 2012, Watt had arguably the single greatest season by a defensive player of all-time. Many predicted that Watt would have a drop-off in 2013; many were wrong. Despite the Texans' struggles, Watt single-handedly carried the Texans defense, which still ranked top 10 in total yards allowed per game despite finishing a putrid 2-14.

Watt has broken the notoriously stingy PFF grading system, becoming the only player to finish a season with a total season grade higher than 100. Better yet, he’s done it TWICE.

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Of course, this is assuming that the Texans keep the #1 draft choice and make a selection.

The Texans have been linked to reports of trading down.

https://twitter.com/Gil_Brandt/statuses/458706829623578624

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A reference to the 1998 NFL Draft.

The top two quarterback prospects were Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf. The Chargers traded up to the second pick to ensure they’d land one of the two QBs — both were touted as sure fire franchise quarterbacks. Some scouts (who should be banned from the league) suggested that Leaf deserved to be chosen over Manning because of his greater arm strength and higher potential.

The rest is history — Ryan Leaf was out of the league after just 4 years of poor play, marred with controversy. Leaf also has an extensive rap sheet including burglary and controlled substance charges, and is currently incarcerated in a correctional facility in Montana.

Ryan Leaf is not only considered one of the biggest busts in NFL history, but sports history. His counterpart Peyton Manning has gone on to become one of the most decorated quarterbacks in league history.

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Heat 99 — 88 Bobcats

Series: Miami 1-0

Game 1: Sunday, April 20, 2014

This game was a bit of a roller coaster; there were numerous occasions were the game was extremely tight and other times when the game looked like an all out blood bath. Charlotte took an early lead, surging off a scorching hot Al Jefferson. However, Jefferson limped off to the locker room near the end of the first quarter. His injury proved to be a turning point in the game; the Heat took advantage of his absence and the Bobcats struggled even after he returned. Miami went into the half with a 7 point lead (49-42), despite being down by as much as 9 during the second quarter. Charlotte started the second half with a surge to retake the lead, but in the end, Miami’s talent just proved too much for the inexperienced Charlotte team. Miami sealed the deal with an 18-4 run during the fourth. It was a total team effort by Miami; The Big 3 combined for 63 points and the 3 point specialist James Jones added another 12 off the bench.

Fun Facts:

  • By scoring his 27th (and final point of the game), LeBron passed Larry Bird for 8th on the NBA’s all-time career playoff scoring list.
  • Miami is an undefeated 15-0 against Charlotte since the Big 3 was formed back in 2010, the best against any opponent.
  • The Bobcats, who have existed for 10 years, are still searching for their first franchise post-season victory. Including this game, the franchise is currently 0-5 in the playoffs.

Game Leaders:

Charlotte:
PTS: (20) Kemba Walker
REB: (10) Al Jefferson
AST: (6) Kemba Walker

Miami:
PTS: (27) LeBron James
REB: (10) Chris Andersen
AST: (5) Dwyane Wade

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It seems LeBron recorded this back in August 2013, but the release of the freestyle is perhaps apart of an April Fool’s joke.

After the release of the song, LeBron tweeted that’d he’d be releasing a mixtape entitled King Me, before announcing it as an April Fool’s joke a half hour later.

https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/451065069581770752 https://twitter.com/KingJames/status/451077193301364737

You fooled us, King!

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Like the old saying goes, if you can’t beat them, join them.

LeBron knows that at this point in his career, he’s unstoppable. So, LeBron is inviting all his foes to stop trying to take him down him and instead take a pay cut and join the Miami Heat in order to win infinite rings with the King.

If you don’t join LeBron, you’ll wind up dead — the phrase six feet under refers to being dead and buried. Also note that LeBron’s number since joining the Miami Heat (and his Olympics number) is 6.

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LeBron is an ambassador for the famous Audemars Piguet watch brand. Back in September 2013, AP and LeBron teamed up to release a limited edition watch, costing $51,500.

LeBron embellishes the price of the watch slightly in the rap, because 60 racks sounds better than 51 and a half racks.

It seems like LeBron recorded this freestyle back in August 2013, because the watch was released 7 months ago and he was spotted taking a trip to AP’s headquarters in Switzerland right before he docked in South of France.

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A call back to the start of both Rick Ross‘ and Jay Z’s verses on the original version of this song:

I just landed in Europe, nigga
— Ross

Hov just landed in Rome, nigga
— Jay

LeBron keeps the Europe theme going here. He enjoyed a pre-wedding vacay in St. Tropez with his wife in August last year.

Again, in order to keep up the kid-friendly nature of the freestyle, Bron replaces the N-word with “killa”.

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Like most people, King James knows that the Miami Heat is the best team in the NBA — and he’s inviting everyone to come join the winning team. Miami is known to get criticized for coasting, but Bron knows when the stakes are highest, you’d be a fool to bet against the King.

The night before this freestyle was released, the Heat had finally claimed the top seed in the East, for the first time in the 2013-2014 NBA season — it’s entirely possible this song was released on purpose after the Heat got the #1 seed in the East.

Also, LeBron’s trying to make his freestlye kid-friendly, which is why he’s replaced the F word with “roll”.

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"She thinking Phillipe's, I'm thinking Wing Stop" (Rick Ross – MC Hammer) | pending

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAV ROSS LINES, THANKS FOR DOING THIS ONE!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH FAT MAN

"Mink coats make your woman wanna fornicate" (Drake – Lord Knows) | accepted

"I'm addicted, canary yellow diamonds" (Rick Ross – Audio Meth) | accepted

So addicted to yellow diamonds, he made a song about it.

"When he ran his mouth, me I'd rather smoke" (Rick Ross – Ashamed) | accepted

"Fuck your insinuation," (Rick Ross – 911) | accepted

I think this line refers to the fact that most Ross haters insinuate that he’s a fraud because of his CO past, so Ross is saying “fuck your insinuations of me being fake”

"And my chain it may slow me down" (A$AP Rocky – Ghetto Symphony) | accepted

^ exactly, cuz he’d probably have to do illegal things to get his chain back, which would get him even more trouble than he already is

"12 gauge, shotgun, chest full of carbon (boom-boom)" (Rick Ross – 100 Black Coffins) | accepted

what the hell does the rapper 12 gauge have anything to do with this?

Teamwork make the dreamwork are wise words, also one of Rick Ross' slogan back in 2006 who is a close personal friend of Pusha T. Ross is a confirmed guest on Pusha’s upcoming debut. http://instagram.com/p/OkbspKBvD5/

"Fuck your investigation, study my elevation" (Rick Ross – 911) | accepted

Also, “study my elevation” refers to his elevation to the top of the rap game. Ross started out as a highly-sought free agent after his hit single “Hustlin”, and has now become one of the biggest names in hip-hop. Like Ross wrote in the liner notes of the GFID booklet: