Friday Fire: Will Candace Parker Singlehandedly Elevate WNBA Popularity?

Posted in Blogroll, Friday Fire on April 10th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: JOE RANZE / AP)
Check out the cheese on WNBA President Donna Orender’s face

This was sent to me by Nate Jones after he checked out this article by Percy Allen of the Seattle Times:

“Basically, is Candace Parker more marketable than any of the guys coming out of the NCAA this year? And can she prop up the WNBA to a level it’s never been before?”

Can the top 5 all time NCAA talent do the trick?

Please discuss.

What Is Your Cause?

Posted in 1968 Mexico City Olympics, Black Athlete, blogrolll, Chris Jackson, Craig Hodges, John Carlos, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, Race and Sports, Starbury, Stephon Marbury, Tommie Smith on April 10th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos

I was speaking to someone in regards to the political situation in China and how it may effect the Olympic Games this summer. From what I understand about the situation, Hillary Clinton has proposed that American athletes boycott the Games entirely. We also discussed the 1968 Mexico City Games, where Tommie Smith and John Carlos brought the atrocities of the Civil Rights Movement in America to a world stage giving us a lasting image in history.

From there I was asked, “What has happened to the social and politically conscious athlete? Why do today’s American athletes leave these things up to politicians, why is everyone afraid to take a stand?” Later that night I thought in terms of the Black Athlete and asked the same question.

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I Don’t Care for the Masters

Posted in Blogroll on April 10th, 2008 by Jerold Wells Jr.

How far have we really come? Can you name one other Black player on the PGA Tour?

I’m not trying to rain on the parade or spoil the party here. My intent is not to put a damper on the pageantry of one of the most celebrated golf tournaments of all time. Something just doesn’t sit well with me.

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