After adding Dirk Koetter as the new offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team has turned to Mike Bajakian to become the team’s quarterbacks in 2015. It may be a sign that the team intends to draft a QB fairly high and with two Heisman Trophy winners in this year’s college class it is likely one may be a Buccaneer.
My friend Dave Morin, (you may know him if you were in Harvard Physics), noted that Tampa Bay needs the fresh start that their new coaching staff will bring. A team that finished last season with 2 wins and 14 losses, compounded by its offense being rated as 4rd worst in points scored and 3rd worst for total offense, it will take all the help it can stand.
Whether the next Bucs QB is Marcus Mariotta or Jameis Winston or an unknown kid from Montana they will be called upon to lead the team to victory and it will be Bajakian coaching them to get there.
Bajakian is coming from the University of Tennessee where he also coached young QB’s through the ranks of college. However, as many Quarterbacks learn in the NFL it is a different level that the defenses play at in this league. You will not get by with luck and personal skill alone. Even though he has coached in the NFL previously under coach Lovie Smith (eight years ago), Tampa Bay fans are hoping that whoever the QB is next year and Coach Bajakian are not going to take forever coming up to speed. Otherwise the offense will not improve and the team will waste another season trying to rebuild its franchise.
If the season ended today and we went chalk all the way to the Finals the Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Hawks would be in the Finals. One tea, has never been past the second round of the playoffs and the other cannot remember the last time it was this relevant. The best player in the history of the franchise has been retired forever, and it has been even longer since he scored 100 points in a game.
This is a new day in the NBA because shooting and team basketball is winning over half court offenses.
However, according to my super hardcore NASCAR buff friend Sultan Alhokair Gordon was the person that brought NASCAR into the mainstream, and he was the person that made it the sport that moved to number two in the public ratings in America. He is a four-time champion, and he has flirted with titles a couple other times. However, he is becoming one of the elder statesmen of the sport, and he cannot compete with the younger guys like he used to.
He is hanging them up now so that he can devote himself to other things. He has been able to gain an equity partnership in his own team, and he will be able to run the occasional race in the same way that Mark Martin has over the years. He will be missed on the track, and maybe Chase Elliot will get his 24.
My friend from law school, Sam Tabar is a rising star in the world of hedge fund management and business development, making news again with CNBC on his latest wisdom on 2015 investing He first delved into the field of law at Oxford University, where Tabar graduated with honors in 2000. He went on to pursue his master degree in the legal world by graduating from the Columbian Law School in 2001. The highly qualified student also acted in the capacity of associate editor for Columbia Business Law Review during the academic year.
After Columbia, Sam Tabar bagged a coveted position as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP, which is one of the top law firms in New York. During his tenure at the esteemed law firm, he advised many clients in areas, such as hedge fund formation, investment agreements, private placement memoranda, side letters and employment issues.
After 3 years of service, he left the law firm and plunged into the financial world despite a promising law career. Sam Tabar joined Sparx Group/PMA Investment Advisors in September, 2004 as a counsel but was promoted to the position of managing director and co-head of business development after proving his skills and expertise in the business development field.
Sam Tabar proved his worth in the company by managing a $2 billion hedge fund, building and managing investor relations and taking care of the company’s global marketing efforts. He also advised his investors on key decisions pertaining to their investments. He was instrumental in attracting more than 2,000 investors for the company. By the time he left the company, the company bagged an additional 400 investors on its portfolio. Sam Tabar’s business acumen unparalleled planning skills assisted him in raising more than $1.2 billion in assets for the firm.
In September 2011, Tabar left the firm to commence his equally promising financial career in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch as director and head of global strategy for Asia-Pacific region. In the capacity of director, he assisted the company’s hedge fund clients, attracted new institutional investors and managed the capital allocation cycle. The role also involved frequent communication between fund managers and investors. During his tenure at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sam Tabar provided the company with more than 1,250 institutional investors.
In September 2012, he left the company to become the Director of Adanac LLC. At Adanac, he invested in various American start-ups. Tabar also joined Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP as senior associate a year later. He combined his experience in hedge fund management and knowledge of financial law to counsel clients on investment management agreements, fund formation and structure, employment issues, side letters, private placement memoranda, compliance issues and other key areas. He left the law firm in March 2014.
The New York based attorney’s unique experience in the financial world and knowledge in legal matters makes Sam Tabar the perfect counsel for any investor.
With the New England Patriots of the National Football League under fire yet again under allegations of cheating, it is starting to infuriate people from every corner of the league. Super-fan Igor Cornelsen has learned that although an investigation is under way in regards to the New England Patriots deflating balls in their AFC championship win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, there is not concrete proof that the organization intentionally deflated the balls to gain the upper hand. What is making a big stink around the league is that the Patriots continually seem to be as sneaky as possible, trying to get any edge that they can get their hands on. They are being compared to the Eddie Haskell of pro football, as they look so slimy that you would want to wash your hands off after making contact with one of them. Bill Belichick is one of the best coaches of all time if you actually break it down statistically and he will undoubtedly be going to the hall of fame if he does not get any more red marks for cheating on his record. What is really offensive about the allegations that have plagued this organization is the fact that Bill Belichick absolutely knows what is cheating and what is legal in the National Football League. He is too talented of a coach to not understand the rule book and it has become very apparent that it is only cheating to him if he is caught.
The Nashville Predators announced that Pekka Rinne had suffered a strained knee, and as a result he might miss the next three games.
The goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak will participate in All-Star game, said the ‘New York Islanders’ on Thursday noon. He will replace the Red Wings goalkeeper Jimmy Howard Detroit, who has got a groin injury.
Slovak goalie was Price’s teammate from 2007 to 2010 and they could again be united on January 25 provided they are selected by Toews Team or Team Foligno. Halak had a record of 23-8 in 31 games with goals against average of 2.22 and an efficiency rating of 91.7 percent. He is tied with Price for third in the NHL.
It is worth mentioning that on Thursday, another goalkeeper supposed to participate in the All-Star game was forfeited. Now, goalie of the Pittsburgh Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury will replace him on 25 January. While the team and fans like Sultan Alhokair are worried that his departure will probably mean some trouble for the club, they believe that they will be able to go on.
Meanwhile, Rinne will not be in action against the Washington Capitals, the Red Wings and Canadiens.
He suffered the injury in the third period of the match that ended 5-1 in favor of Predators against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. The health of Rinne, who was supposed to participate in the All-Star game, will be reassessed after the break-Star Game.
No third-string college quarterback has had as good of a three-game stretch as Cardale Jones. He came in when the Ohio State Buckeyes’ second-string QB went down with an injury—they’d already lost their starter earlier in the year—and he won the Big Ten Championsinhip Game, the first college playoff game, and then the National Championship Game.
Instantly, there was talk about whether or not he should go pro. This was a guy who was sitting on the bench at the start of the year, but suddenly he might be able to make it in the NFL. Instead, he decided that he did not want to go pro, and he has chosen to go back to Ohio State. While it may be the right decision, it is also a huge risk.
The gamble is that no NFL team is going to take Jones in the first round of the draft after just three starts, and that’s where he wants to go. First round picks get a lot more money than guys who go in the second or third round. The risk, though, is that he may never again play as well as he did in those three games. He was on the bench for a reason, after all. He does not even know if he will be the starter in 2015. If he does not play well again, his stock could fall dramatically, which is bad news for fan Gianfrancesco Genoso.