I got accepted to write for a new sports blog: ProSportsTalk.com

I got accepted to write for a newer sports-website called: “Pro Sports Talk.com” so I may not be updating my blog on here as much, but you can read my columns there: http://prosporttalk.com/author/thomas-brunt/  Yesterday, I was “let go” from them, but not to worry; I have recently sent in another writing application for another new sports-blog. 

I will still keep this blog, because it has my work on it, so I can show it off to a job I may apply for someday. 


REPORT: Torry Holt to retire as a member of the Rams

The last time any of us saw Torry Holt play was before he left the Patriots after suffering a knee injury during training camp in 2010, but word out of St.Louis is out that he’s about to sign a contract with the Rams.  Note: It’s kind of like one of those contracts Jerry Rice signed at the end of his career to still end up as a 49er.  

So with that being said, there will not be any comeback attempt, or so a source claims.  The source with the information that says Holt will sign a contract with the Rams so he can announce his retirement is  Tony Softli of ESPN 101 Radio in St.Louis.    Holt had a legit first  8 years in the league (99-07) which were with St.Louis, than he went to Jacksonvillein 09, where he wasn’t much of  an impact in, than of course, the 2010 training camp knee injury.

Note: Holt one of  few NFL players who in their rookie season were pretty big contributors, and aside from Isac Bruce (teammate WR, and Kurt Wurner teammate QB), help led his team to a Super-Bowl victory vs. the Tennessee Titans

Holt as a rookie member of the 1999 St.Louis Rams


Thomas Brunt covers all sports, a lot of NFL coverage though on his own sports-blog, which is pretty awesome if you ask the Sportsguy, who you can email here: thesportsguy.brunt2@gmail.com 




COLUMN: Lamar Odom is the Mavericks’ own problem

DALLAS:  Lamar Odom is the Mavericks’ own problem.  It was (besides) the lockout, one of the NBA’s biggest off-season buzzes, but that didn’t stop him from not contributing to the veteran squad Mavericks who already lost a few of their championship team key pieces in Tyson Chandler, J.J Bareja, and the retired Peja Stojakovic, who ultimately made his voice heard in the Western Semi Finals vs. the LA Lakers, and had a pretty quiet rest of the playoffs after that. 

Odom didn’t do much to help Dallas’s case as the defending NBA Champions.  Statistically, this is Odom’s worst season he’s ever played, Odom hasn’t even averaged ten points a game this season.  The Mavericks, who thought wrong, also lost more than they bargained for in Odom, who ironically played his last-game as a Laker vs. the Mavericks in the previous season’s NBA playoffs,  Odom and  Ron Artest (formally known as Ron Artest, now Metta World Peace) were both ejected for the Lakers in that game. 

When the Mavs started losing their key pieces, that’s when skepticism rose for the defending champs.  Yes, no NBA team, except for the Lakers (2008-2011) have really done their job in defending the Larry O’Brien Trophy for the past 10 years.  

Come the (delayed opening day of the 2011-2012 season), on Christmas day, the Dallas Mavericks hosted the Miami Heat in a rematch of the previous seasons’ NBA Finals.  

The Heat came to play in that game, and the Mavericks, well, they left their game in their championship victory over Miami in the previous season’s game 6 which decided the winner of the season. 
That Christmas day game was a sign that the newly acquired Maverick Lamar Odom who was 1-6 from the field in the loss to Miami could be headed for a struggling season if he didn’t turn his game around, and so far, Odom hasn’t really changed that yet.
The Mavericks are just another team, that fails to repeat in the competitive world of Pro Sports.   

 The NBA though, has had more success defending it’s Championships than the NFL who hasn’t had a repeat Super-Bowl championin almost 11 years. — Odom’s respect for Dallas is questionable, and some are wondering if he will even remain apart of the defending champions basketball team the next season.


Thomas Brunt is a blogger/hopeful future sports-columnist email him here: thesportsguy.brunt2@gmail.com

Facing The Giants: “New Team Philosophy”

This is a great clip from a great, inspiring, christian movie: “Facing The Giants“, (yes, a Sherwood Pictures film) it’s the “new team philosophy” scene, which is probably if not my favorite scene of the movie, one of my favorite scenes from the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6QggC5QqiM

Thomas Brunt is a religious Sports-blogger, you can email him here: thesporsguy.brunt2@gmail.com  (yes, Thomas reads the bible) 

BLOG: Coughlin to be rewarded for second Super-Bowl victory

Tom Coughlin will finally be rewarded for earning his second super-bowl victory as head-coach of the New York Giants.

Giants owner John Mara told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post the Giants expect to complete a contract extension in the next month to six weeks at the most.

Note: Tom Coughlin is 65, and isn’t thinking about retirement, and he said that leading up to Super-Bowl week, he’d bill wiling to sign a contract with them that would keep him there until he’s 70 or older. 


Thomas Brunt covers all sports, especially the NFL on his own sports-blog


COWBOYS BLOG: Cowboys Giants on NBC to open 2012 NFL Season

As originally reported by Pro Football Talk’s Micheal David Smith (NBC Sports.com Blog) the first game of the 2012 NFL football season will be the same matchup as he end of last-seasons regular season game (Cowboys at Giants). The NFL announced today that the Giants, in the traditional role of the Super Bowl champions, will host the first game of the season at MetLife Stadium, and they’ll do it against the Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5, on NBC.  Note: It’s the third consecutive Cowboys/Giants game to air on NBC prime-time. 

Thomas Brunt covers the NFL for his own personal sports blog. Email him here: thesportsguy.brunt2@gmail.com


Eli Manning Giant's beat Tony Romo's Dallas Cowboys to win the AFC East in the 2010-2011 NFL regular season

BLOG REPORT: Chipper Jones undergoes successful knee surgery

The Braves  announced just a short while ago that Chipper Jones underwent successful arthroscopic surgery earlier today to repair a torn miniscuis in his left knee.

This is the sixth surgery of  Jones’s career and comes just days after the  39 year old baseman announced his intention to retire after the 2012 season.  Jones missed three weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last July.  

Thomas Brunt covers all SPORTS on his personal sports-blog, you can email him here: thesportsguy.brunt2@gmail.com