Posts tagged: Shaq

0-2 Start. LBJ Looks Good. Cavs Look Unprepared

Not what anyone thought the start of the season would look like.

Shaq boxes out Robot-Leg

Shaq boxes out Robot-Leg

LeBron has looked good or better than he ever has to start a season, but the Cavs as a whole haven’t looked prepared. They ran out of gas quickly against the Celts and Toronto looked like a better, more talented and better prepared team then us (which they CAN’T be… right?).

Brown is still figuring out the rotation and learning to play with (and use effectively) the “Big Witness Protection Program” is going to take some serious thinking.

One thing all Cavs fans in the webisphere have agreed on: No one knew how much we would miss Delonte.

But the season is early – don’t freak out.

New Shaq vs. Tonight at 9 EST on ABC

Tonight he takes on Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, arguably the best beach volleyball tandem in the world.

Dwight Howard Talks Shaq and Cavs – (and does Shaq impression)

via ESPN

TMZ Has Video of “Huge” Shaq Fighting “Tiny” De La Hoya

So  we already know that one of Shaq’s challenges is fighting Oscar De La Hoya (who is a hell of a boxer and a legend in his own right), but the size difference

Id look worried too

I'd look worried too

in this video is insane.  Shaq is easily more than twice De La Hoya.  Oscar is listed as 5′ 10″ and had to move up to make middleweight (160 lbs), The Big Baryshnikov is a legit 7’1″ and is LISTED at 325 (but is probably more like a 350).  Why Oscar would sign up for this, I don’t know. But its like me saying: “Sure I’ll fight a bear”

Shaq vs. Series Premiere Tuesday, August 18th at 9:00 pm ET

Shaq vs. (link at abc.com) starts tonight.  Set your DVR!

Each week, you can watch as Shaq takes his top-level skills and athletic prowess from the basketball court and transfers it to a brand new sporting event. Does his skill with double pivots or crossover dribbles transfer to the infield or the grid iron? You’ll see Shaq take on Olympic and World Champion Michael Phelps in the swimming pool (will Shaq wear the form-fitting one-piece swimsuit?); throw footballs with Ben Roethlisberger, Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers; hit the courts with reigning U.S. Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams in tennis; throw punches with championship fighter Oscar de la Hoya in boxing; hit the baseball diamond with two-time NL MVP and St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols and get sand in his feet, going against Olympic gold medalists Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor in beach volleyball.

You’ll watch Shaq as both he and his weekly competitors go through rigorous training and pre-game hype with press conferences and interviews all leading up to the big competition. To be fair, of course, Shaq will be able to negotiate a handicap each week and will have a coach giving him tips for each of these challenges.

“Shaq vs.” Has a Host

from a site I’ve never been to (http://www.mmawaves.com) come the report that Shaq’s super athlete challenge show has wrangled a host (its the shouty guy from the UFC)

This Dude

“UFC play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg will host the new reality series Shaq Vs. on ABC, which features NBA star Shaquille O’Neal.

In each episode of the show, O’Neal will go head-to-head with athletes in their own sports.

 

From Shaq vs. Roethlisberger

From Shaq vs. Roethlisberger

“Shaquille O’Neal just turns people into a mush,” Goldberg told UFC.com. “He has such a way about him, he’s such a big kid. He’s playful and people look at him like a big teddy bear. They just want to see and touch him. Plus, he’s so approachable, which is why I think this show will work.”

O’Neal, who is a big mixed martial arts
fan, has been training in MMA with Jonathan Burke for 10 years and has stated that he would like to fight.

“I think if Shaq has his way, it’s only a matter of time before he fights somebody,” Goldberg added. “When I saw Shaq in Pittsburgh, we were talking about UFC 100 and (UFC heavyweight champion) Brock (Lesnar) and could anybody beat him, and then he said ‘I keep telling (UFC President) Dana (White) I want to fight. I want to fight Hong Man Choi. Seriously, I’m coming.’ And one of the episodes planned is for him to work against (former boxing champion) Oscar De La Hoya, so we’re only a step away from it, and if Shaq has his way, because of his love for the sport, that will certainly happen in the future, unless we see him fight for real in the future.”

Shaq Vs. premieres Tuesday, August 18, at 9/8c on ABC.”

 

Shaq Throws Out First Pitch for the Cardinals Yesterday

wade through the commercials and the highlights to see it

link here

Site Outage this Weekend / Upgrade Announcement

Hi loyal CavsFans,

This weekend the old site (the current one) will be moved to the URL www.cavshistory.com/v2 and there will be a brief site outage. This is to make way for the beta testing of the new site (if you want to be a beta tester email me at contact@cavshistory.com or msg me a twitter.com/cavshistory).

The current site has been in this format for almost 7 years and it is time for a change.  The homepage will be updated to the blog temporarily. Then in the coming weeks, we will slowly be rolling out the new format (lovelingly dubbed CavsHistory 3.0).  The new features should make you guys happier (and let bloggers/tweeters link directly to pages). Basically, we are getting all web 2.o when its almost time to get web 3.0

The old format will live on forever at www.cavshistory.com/v2, it won’t be deleted just in case anyone just can’t bear to live without it.

Be patient with us, there will be bugs and hiccups.  But I guarantee the new format will be a pleasant experience and will hold up better against the upcoming LeBron/Shaq-led title run as well as the impending LeBron free-agent-to-be craziness.

Go Cavs

Shaq to Host WWE's Monday Night Raw

On Monday July 27th, Shaq will be the guest host on World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Monday Night Raw” in Washington, D.C.

The show airs at 9 p.m. on the USA Network.

The Shaquillier

The Shaquillier

Shaq to Get His Own Reality Show

The “Witness Protection Program” will apparently be starring in his own sports-themed reality TV Show, and its not filled with some “B” list athletes.  It co-stars some of the biggest names in each of their respective sports.

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The Witness Protection Program

Here’s what ESPN had to say:

Shaq Vs.,” which is set to premiere Aug. 18 at 9 p.m. ET, begins filming Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq will take on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football.

Future episodes of the hour-long show will feature Shaq against Olympic swimming sensation Michael Phelps, boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, tennis star Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.

Shaq told USA Today that he came up with the idea as a way to train for the NBA season. Shaq figured Americans “would really want to see an athlete play another sport,” according to the newspaper. The Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq’s new team, have cleared the 37-year-old O’Neal to take part in the show.

He is scheduled to report for the Cavs’ opening of training camp on Sept. 15.

According to USA Today, the episodes will feature preliminary challenges, news conferences, quality time with needy kids and negotiations of a handicap between Shaq and his competitors. Each episode will climax with a main event.

There’s no cash prize for the winner. “Bragging rights are always better than any monetary prize,” O’Neal told USA Today.

Shaq will train with a coach for one week leading up to each challenge.

“These athletes may be on top of their game, but I am up for the challenge,” O’Neal said. “I plan to train hard and win, so look out.”

Maybe this is why he said he wanted to fight Brock Lesner (that can be the only sane reason to do so)