Chris Paul: Moral Ruggedness

Posted in Blogroll on February 29th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Unrelated, here’s a short q + a I did with Rashard Lewis for SLAM.

What can this cat not do?

SLAM published my updated version of this in issue 117. LeBron is featured. Go get it!

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Friday Fire: What Happened To Music?

Posted in Blogroll, Friday Fire on February 29th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Old School Friday at The Commission: The D is in Seventh grade edition (All bangers).

Yo you look like a straight rockhead in the pic bruh! Sure my fam of those of me I’m sure.

Miss you Miles

Daaaaaaaamn we actually get another day to celebrate our existence? You mean one more day to get down get down with what we’ve given to this society in terms of power, education, athleticism, journalism, music (Stevie killed this drum solo with ridiculous passion, but so did this 12 year old), entertainment, inventions, swagger, fashion, politics, innovation, hard work, comedy, consciousness, intelligence, history, love, etc.,? Thank God for the leap year or you would never know Plymouth Rock landed on us huh?

Do something different today signifying some sort of deep down consciousness as a result. Maybe the chuldrun might hear ya.

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NBA On TNT Notes: Jason Kidd Makes Everyone Around Him Better

Posted in Blogroll on February 29th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo:AP/Eric Gay)
Get off me Timmy!

Barkley on Jason Kidd’s impact on the Dallas Mavericks: “It’s too early, because you still have to sit back and wait (and see what he does). Jason Kidd is the best leader that we have in the NBA (and) he makes everyone around him better.”

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TSF Fam Links Feb 26: The “Good Times Is On” Editon

Posted in Blogroll on February 27th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Thelma, Thelma, Thelma!

Some PM links to the TSF Fam. These are talented folk.


Anyone want to get down, hit me up. I’ll be posting and interview with either Dwight Howard or Rashard Lewis on SLAM tomorrow. Off to the game…Be Peace.

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Charles Barkley and TNT Agree On Multi-Year Extension

Posted in Blogroll on February 27th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Shouldn’t be a surprise. Inside the NBA has no equal

Just sent this release. Thanks T.

TNT NBA studio analyst Charles Barkley, who provides analysis on the Emmy-Award winning Inside the NBA studio show alongside Emmy-winning host Ernie Johnson and co-analyst Kenny ‘The Jet’ Smith, has agreed to a multi-year contract extension.

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The Horrors of the Middle Passage

Posted in Blogroll on February 27th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Peeped this from AOBS and had to post it here.

Very graphic but mos def accurate depiction of The Middle Passage

Man it was all bad back then.

This is the Black History we must not ever forget.

The ones who made it oversea are the true soul and strength of our people.

And to think…some of us just give our life away…dismissing the past like a dumb ass.

A Thank You To David Aldridge and Some TSF Fam Links

Posted in Blogroll on February 26th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Out for season with stress fracture

Before linking to the devastating news that Yao is done for the SEASON, I had to mention this:

Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post sent me an email earlier about an exchange between Tony Kornheiser and David Aldridge on Tony’s radio show this morning regarding blogs and TSF got a mention

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Minnesota Not So Nice

Posted in Blogroll on February 25th, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

McHale’s gift

There are only so many times you can leave me. Only so many times I’ll open my heart to you and let you break it. Eventually I’ll learn and I’ll change. In time I’ll stop falling in and out of love with you.

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Lost in Translation

Posted in Blogroll, Michael Tillery, Scoop Jackson, on February 25th, 2008 by AXG

Scoop and AG
The one who hit TSF off with true inspiration, Scoop Jax, and AG do a Nike pose

When you think about translating one thing to another, you often ponder about language, or mathematics. However when I entitled this “Lost in Translation”, I was referring to the need of more journalists of color in general, and more specifically black, or African American journalists in this world of mass media.

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Dominique Did Not Like the Celtics

Posted in Blogroll on February 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Just so everyone knows, we’re posting interviews with L. Z. Granderson, Henry Abbott of TrueHoop, B.J. Armstrong, boxer turned businessman Leland Hardy and AUC Magazine editor as well as Hip Hop artist Jacinta Howard next week. Crazy busy getting things done outside of TSF, but will have stuff as promised posted next week. If anyone has any questions, concerns or suggestions with the new site, hit us up here. If you are having problems logging in, delete your cookies and try again. Thanks for bearing with us during this time of transition. We hope to have all the bugs out very soon.

In the meantime, check out the Human Highlight Film bang it on EVERYONE.

Dig the hop step thunder. OMG!

Hey Larry…getcha ass up off the floor and go help Chief get boofed on too.

NBA On TNT Notes Feb. 21: Trade Thoughts

Posted in Blogroll on February 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by

The big fella will have a hand in who gets that June shine

TNT NBA insider David Aldridge joined the pre-game show with the latest trade deadline news.

Barkley on the Bulls-Cavaliers-SuperSonics 11-player trade that resulted in Delonte West, Ben Wallace and Wally Szczerbiak going to Cleveland: “Great trade for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They get a point guard in Delonte West (from Seattle), which they’ve needed for the last two years. They get an outside shooter which they’ve also needed in Wally Szczerbiak (from Seattle). Ben Wallace (from Chicago) is going to play well with LeBron (James). Then you get a guy coming off your bench in Joe Smith (from Chicago). Great trade for the Cavaliers, they didn’t give up anything.”

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Isiah’s Nightmare

Posted in Blogroll on February 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Run by The Commission for Old School Friday

Ya gotta feel for the brotha. He’s definitely going through it.

Let me preface this with saying I do not condone beating women or children (unless they are mine) for something as ridiculous as this next thought. It is just a light hearted sequence of what Isiah might be going through people. Don’t make anything else out of it.

Especially you Poet 😉

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Friday Fire: What Sparked Your Love For Sports?

Posted in blog roll, Friday Fire on February 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Did it start here, or through your own experience? 

What did it for you? Was it a game on TV or an event you witnessed in person? 

Throwback Thursday: Marvin “Bad News” Barnes, The Free Spirit

Posted in Blogroll on February 21st, 2008 by Ron Glover

(Celtics excerpts from

Marvin and the Doctor do the sweet compete

I’m too young to remember the heyday of the now defunct ABA, but from what I’ve seen in photographs and press clippings it gives off the impression that it was a microcosm of the “free spirited” early 1970’s. The ABA was up there with the lava lamp and the glow-in-the-dark zodiac posters (love that Virgo!!!). Besides star attractions such as Julius Erving, George McGinnis, Connie Hawkins, David Thompson, Moses Malone and others, the fashion statements made by some players throughout the ABA looked like something out of the annual Player’s Ball scene in The Mack.

Then there was Marvin Barnes, the ABA’s man o’ the times, the most free of the ABA spirits, Barnes was an enigma to those that loved the league and the era that it thrived in. Whether it was the fur coats, the Rolls-Royces that he drove depending on the weather that day, or his thoughts on time travel. Barnes was one of a kind to say the least.

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John Chaney Remembered For His Stint at Cheyney University

Posted in Blogroll on February 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

“College is the fountain of life. You have to drink from it.” – – John Chaney

Former Cheyney Head Hoops Coach Gets Call From the Hall

February 20th, Coach John Chaney was inducted into the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his contributions to small college basketball during his days as head coach at Cheyney University (then Cheyney State). Coach Chaney was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001.

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