Mack Warbuckz and Matthew Maurer TSF Live Interview Part 2

Posted in Blogroll on October 18th, 2016 by Michael Tillery


Here’s the link to part 1 that aired on RAPstation. Part 2 is posted below. We talk the free agent decisions of LeBron James vs. that of Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Ben Simmons and also a little more Colin Kaepernick.  Read more »

Cincinnati Bengals Great Reggie Williams TSF Live Full Interview

Posted in Blogroll on October 2nd, 2016 by Michael Tillery


RAPstation link (first 30 minutes)

I’ve known Reggie since 2008, and he is someone I’ve learned from tremendously via his tempered wisdom. We originally spoke of his multiple knee surgeries here.

Check out our full interview from last night below.

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@TSFSports Week 3 NFL Picks: Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Josh Norman: The Rematch

Posted in Blogroll on September 24th, 2016 by Ron Glover

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Washington’s Josh Norman prepares to square off against Gotham’s Odell Beckham Jr. in their first of two divisional meetings this season. 

In Week 15 of the 2015 season, the New York Giants faced the then-undefeated Carolina Panthers. It became clear from the outset the match-up between Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Panthers cornerback Josh Norman would be closely monitored. The normal physical and verbal jousting between the two Pro-Bowlers turned borderline dirty as personal foul penalties were assessed and threats of ejections were issued. The Giants posted a furious rally, but fell short to the Panthers 38-35 as Beckham Jr. and Norman were both levied fines and Beckham Jr. was issued a one-game suspension for launching himself at Norman, making helmet to helmet contact.

Since signing with Washington in the off-season, Norman has continued to chirp, while Beckham Jr. has remained relatively quiet about their two scheduled meetings as new division foes. Norman comes at the Pro Bowl receiver in his book “Panthers Rising” as told to Charlotte Observer writer Scott Fowler:

“Now don’t get me wrong, he’s a good player or whatever, but he’s not what he thinks he is. If you hit guys like that, if you completely jam them and shake them up, they can’t relate to that. So they start making excuses like, ‘Oh, he touched me.’ They don’t know how to respond because they never got hit like that. So me, every time I see him, I’m going to hit him in the mouth. I don’t care. Until he stops crying and b—-ing.”

Time to put up or shut up.


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@TSFSports Week 2 NFL Picks: Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz Impress In Their Debuts

Posted in Blogroll on September 16th, 2016 by Ron Glover

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It was two thumbs up across the board for Philly’s Carson Wentz in his NFL debut.

It was a great day for two quarterbacks in the NFC East despite different results. Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has the opportunity to ultimately win the starting job from veteran Tony Romo as he heals from injury (Back). In Sunday’s 20-19 heart breaker against the Giants, the rookie was 25 of 25 for 227 yards. Prescott failed to pass for a touchdown, but was also turnover free. If not for Terrence Williams’ failure to get out-of-bounds in the game’s final moments the Cowboys could be one up in the win column.

The Eagles moved up several spots in the draft to select quarterback Carson Wentz. Last week as the team prepared for their home opener against the Cleveland Browns, starting quarterback Sam Bradford was traded to the Minnesota Vikings, opening the door for the young signal caller from North Dakota State. Wentz didn’t disappoint going 22 for 37 for 278 yards and two touchdowns for a QB Rating of 101.0 in the Eagles 29-10 over the Browns. Ironically, it was the Browns who traded their No. 2 pick to the Eagles largely in part because the team acquired veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III in the off-season. Griffin was injured in Sunday’s game and will miss several weeks.

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@TSFSports Week 1 NFL Picks: The Pittsburgh Steelers Are Looking For Seventh Heaven

Posted in Blogroll on September 11th, 2016 by Ron Glover

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When healthy, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Bryant give the Steelers arguably the NFL’s best 1-2 offensive punch.

The NFL’s 97th season opens with a rematch of Super Bowl 50 as the Carolina Panthers meet the World Champion Denver Broncos. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be taking a seat for four games for his role in the Deflategate Scandal. Out in the Bay area, San Francisco 49ers signal caller Colin Kaepernick will take a knee during the national anthem for the foreseeable future in protest of injustices to minorities and then a seat on the Niners bench as he waits for named starter Blaine Gabbert to cough up the starting job.

A new day has dawned in Philadelphia as quarterback, No. 2 overall pick Carson Wentz and new head coach Doug Pederson hope to put the nuclear tenure of Chip Kelly behind a scarred fan base. In The Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t miss a beat as the air and ground attack featuring Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Bryant anchored by Ben Roethlisberger will put the Black and Gold in prime position to hoist their seventh Lombardi Trophy this February in Houston.


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The Execution of Alton Sterling: Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting for Justice

Posted in Blogroll on July 6th, 2016 by Ron Glover


Alton Sterling is the 558th person killed by police in 2016.

The hushed cries of two Black women echo inside the car where a witness recorded the execution of 37-year old Alton Sterling in the early morning hours of July 5th. Smith was selling music CD’s outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, LA. before being confronted by police after an anonymous caller notified authorities that Sterling had a gun. After being physically detained by two officers, Sterling was shot and killed.

Sound familiar?

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2016 NBA Draft Live Blog: Will the Celtics, Nuggets or 76ers Rule the Night?

Posted in 1983 Philadelphia 76ers on June 23rd, 2016 by Ron Glover


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Ben Simmons is dressed to the nines as he waits to be selected by the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 2016 NBA Draft tips off at 7:30 pm and while the only certainty is Ben Simmons donning a Philadelphia 76ers cap, there is so much more anticipation looming on this night. The 76ers along with the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets each hold three first-round picks. The Celtics hold a commanding eight picks overall. Will Philly be able to move Nerlens Noel and/or Jahlil Okafor to gain another top ten pick? What will the Nuggets do to get back into contention in the West? Can Boston take another step toward the Eastern Conference Finals?

Who will own the night?

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Will the Philadelphia 76ers Continue to be Prisoners of Draft Day History?

Posted in Blogroll on June 23rd, 2016 by Ron Glover

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Not even the great Moses Malone could explain the events of June 17, 1986.

Thirty years ago, the Philadelphia 76ers won the NBA Draft lottery with the opportunity to select North Carolina big man Brad Daugherty. The Sixers were coming off a 54-28 season with solid veterans Maurice Cheeks, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Andrew Toney and a budding star in rookie Charles Barkley. In what was undoubtedly the most confusing thirty minutes in NBA Draft history, the Sixers traded Brad Daugherty to the Cleveland Cavaliers for forward Roy Hinson and in a shocker dealt two-time NBA MVP Moses Malone to the Washington Bullets for center Jeff Ruhland — who played a whopping five games for Philly.

The potential frontcourt of Barkley, Daugherty and Malone will always be a painful footnote in Sixers history.

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Michael Tillery, Ron Glover, Matt Mauer, Montez Roberts and Karl Morris Talk LeBron James and Cleveland Winning the NBA Championship

Posted in Blogroll on June 20th, 2016 by Michael Tillery


I said it all when LeBron James won his first title, but since ya’ll just don’t get it…

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Muhammad Ali: Forever Undisputed

Posted in Blogroll on June 8th, 2016 by Ron Glover

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

Muhammad Ali, the greatest and most beloved athlete in human history now rests with the ages. As a Black man in the turbulent 1960’s, he was so much more. It’s never easy to write about your heroes in the past tense. I’ll give it my all, even as I navigate through red, watery eyes.

I owe my Undisputed Life Champion that much.

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Is Brandon Ingram or Ben Simmons the Key Piece to the Sixers Puzzle?

Posted in Blogroll on May 24th, 2016 by Ron Glover

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Owning the No.1 pick, the 76ers have the burden of choosing between Duke’s Brandon Ingram or LSU’s Ben Simmons.

In 2014, former Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Sam Hinkie set out to change the fortunes of the one of the NBA’s great franchises through an unconventional method. The “Tanking” process was adopted to put the 76ers in the best position to draft Kansas freshman standout Andrew Wiggins. After failing to land the top pick needed to acquire the talented swingman, the 76ers ended up drafting his teammate, center Joel Embiid with the third overall pick. Embiid has yet to play in an NBA game due to a nagging injury to his right foot. Last season, the team once again landed the third overall pick and selected Duke center Jahlil Okafor. Okafor was selected largely in part because of the uncertainty of Embiid’s basketball future.

The third time was a charm as the 76ers won the NBA Draft Lottery for the first time in 20 seasons (Allen Iverson). Mysterously, Hinkie, the mastermind behind “The Plan” resigned in April. The team’s new GM Brian Colangelo now has the task of finishing what Hinkie started. It begins with the selection of scoring swing man Brandon Ingram, the multi-faceted Ben Simmons or (GULP) trading the pick.

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Barry Bonds: The Prize Catch of the Miami Marlins

Posted in Blogroll on May 17th, 2016 by Ron Glover

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Barry Bonds’ return to baseball has produced a smile we haven’t seen in years.

Nine seasons ago, Barry Bonds walked away from baseball with more questions attached to his name than answers. Allegations of using Performance Enhancing Drugs, the threat of jail time stemming from perjury and obstruction of justice charges clung to him like a five-game hitting slump. Bonds ultimately drew a walk on both, but when it comes to his Hall of Fame induction in Cooperstown, the greatest player of the last four decades may strike out looking.

Just when many had become used to not seeing Barry Bonds around, he appears reincarnate as a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Ushered in by new skipper Don Mattingly, Bonds is looking to pass along invaluable knowledge to a young roster, most importantly to a talented star rightfielder named Giancarlo Stanton.

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Who is Ben Simmons?

Posted in Blogroll on May 3rd, 2016 by Ron Glover

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Did Ben Simmons place his game on cruise control at LSU only to go full throttle in the NBA? 

Throughout the 2015-16 college basketball season, LSU Tigers freshman forward Ben Simmons served out mouth-watering appetizers from his smorgasbord of talents. Even in the delight of watching the 6’10” phenom’s array of skills, we’re left wondering why the more-than-likely first pick in June’s NBA Draft didn’t force feed more of his showmanship upon us.

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The Starting Five Live 130: Deon Taylor talks his movie Meet the Blacks; Matt McVey talks Villanova Wildcats

Posted in Blogroll on April 10th, 2016 by Michael Tillery


Check out the all star cast of Meet the Blacks. 

Interviewed movie director Deon Taylor for his now-in-studio film, Meet the Blacks. Deon was on TSF Live previously to talk his incredible movie Supremacy. Check that. For now, listen to the interview posted below. Following Deon Taylor, Delaware County resident Matt McVey talks the Villanova Wildcats winning the National Championship on Kris Jenkins game winning shot. Thanks for tuning in, and we hope you enjoy the show!

We’ll be back on RAPstation soon as the kinks are ironed out after the recent revamp.  Read more »

The Starting Five Live #129 with celebrity boxing trainer, Eric Kelly

Posted in Blogroll on March 26th, 2016 by Michael Tillery

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Chuck D and crew are revamping the RAPstation site. Check it out when you can. Tonight’s show will air here on TSF. We’ll be back on RAPstation next week.

On tonight’s #TSFLive 129, Eric Kelly and I have an uncensored talk on training, boxing where he calls out Ukrainian boxers for alleged steroid use. Eric also takes down DJ Khaled for something unrelated to music, and today’s Hip Hop in general as well.

It’s a candid convo.

Explicit language indeed.

Thanks for tuning in, and we hope you enjoy the show!

Check it out below.

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