The Talented Tenth

Posted in Michael Tillery, North Philadelphia on April 9th, 2008 by AXG

North Philadelphia
The inner-city way

There were/are not many options for those of us that grew up within the lower social economic class cities, like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Camden, Chester, DC, Detroit, etc.In my childhood, if and when the question was asked…what do you want to be when you grow up….I knew in my heart that I wanted to play basketball professionally. That dream shifted by the time I turned 15. It was then I realized that I wasn’t going to be good enough, so I put my energy into creative writing, and sports media.

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We’ve Forgotten Our Negro League Past Part 1: Interview With Senior Writer Justice B. Hill of MLB.com

Posted in Blogroll on April 9th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Gone and forgotten? It’s up to us to make it right and document these moments

When you read this I want you to let Justice’s words seep into your psyche. He speaks so much truth here it’s stunning for we have forgotten about our Negro League past. Do we realize the importance of the rich history we are dismissing through simple ignorance?

As I look over at a Buck O’Neil signed baseball sitting on my desk next to Mays, Reggie Jax, Reggie Smith and Bobby Thompson (damn right I want more) I think to myself that we all should be upset he didn’t get into the Hall of Fame while he was alive.

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Congratulations to Candace Parker and the Tennessee Vols

Posted in Blogroll on April 9th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Expected to be the first pick in todays draft by the LA Sparks

Candace Parker played the last three games with a separated shoulder, united her Tennessee team with a deft sense of urgency and led them to the 2008 National Championship with a 64-48 win against the Stanford Cardinal last night. Pat Summitt picked up her 8th title. Tennessee has at least made it to the Sweet Sixteen all 27 years of the tournament. It’s simply an amazing program led by one of the best coaches–man or woman–of all time regardless of sport.

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Do You Ever Do Something That Just Takes You Back?

Posted in Blogroll on April 9th, 2008 by Co Co

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T.R.O.Y.

Damn, the people at the Coca Cola Company really are geniuses! Either they know how to profit off memories, or they know that there’s a large group of people who prefer drinking from glass as opposed to aluminum or plastic.

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Jimmy Super Fly Snuka vs Don Muraco Cage Match October 1983

Posted in Blogroll on April 9th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Back in the day this was the jumpoff

I don’t know how this happened, but searching for the Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth classic T.R.O.Y., I happened upon something that did take me back Co Co.

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