Friday Fire: Was Jemele Hill’s Hitler Remark Racist?

Posted in Adolph Hitler, Don Imus, Friday Fire, Jemele Hill, Kelly Tilghman on June 20th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Should not be fired

I have a daughter who is interested in journalism so that’s where my support for Jemele is locked. I truly feel she could ascend to the heights of Gwen Ifill (R.I.P Tim Russert) and I hope she gets there. This is about building a connection to the responsible yet foreseeable future. I want Jemele to get there. I will never give up on her…Whitlock either. That’s just how it is and how it will ever be…

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Back In Effect!

Posted in Blogroll on June 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

The one who put the satin….

Every now and again life throws you a Tyson bolo you cannot duck. You feel the brunt for days, but you must pick your weight up and keep it moving. My apologies for what should be construed as a disappearing act… but trust me, it couldn’t have been avoided.

I know I’m sicker than your average…it’s time to show and prove without all the bullshit words.

Please hold me to that.

Go cop the current issue of SLAM (CP3 cover), where I have a nice feature on Andre Miller. I’ll post his interview here tomorrow.

Hold on, be strong.

I thank all of my people who supported… So I’m back in effect and promise to give you features that halt but also challenge conventional thought…beginning almost now.

Once again it’s on

Oh…what I tell ya’ll ’bout dem Celtics?

The Big Three Crush The Lakers, Win Title No.17 For The Celtics.

Posted in Blogroll on June 18th, 2008 by Ron Glover

We knew it was going to be a special season when they appeared at their first press conference together; sporting the Celtic green and flashing those 1000-watt smiles Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett we chosen to lead the Boston Celtics back to the pinnacle of the NBA.

Last night their mission was accomplished. Read more »

Willie Randolph Out As N.Y. Mets Manager

Posted in Blogroll on June 17th, 2008 by Ron Glover

After spending weeks of uncertainty as manager of the New York Mets, Willie Randolph was relieved pf his duties by the team this morning (approx 3:15 am).

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Father knows Best

Posted in 1996 Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Finals, Pau Gasol on June 16th, 2008 by AXG

Lamar Odom

The Goods, the bad, and the NBA Finals

It has been written and said that the key to the Lakers success is within Lamar Odom. With the addition of Pau Gasol, Odom no longer had to be the force in the front court, he could play a more natural finesse power forward position, causing match-up problems for any team that opposed him. Read more »

Dad Left His Mark.

Posted in Blogroll on June 13th, 2008 by Ron Glover

 

Prior to my son’s arrival into the world, Father’s Day had become just another day since my own dad’s passing in 1992. Since I’ve become a father I’ve come to realize what Father’s Day is really about. It’s not about the Old Spice, the dress socks or the hankerchiefs (all gifts that my dad got from us at some point) It’s about the impact that you have on you’re children while you’re here and after you’re gone.

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Batman Returns

Posted in Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Henry Aaron, Ken Griffey Jr., Willie Mays on June 10th, 2008 by AXG

Junior Griffey

Junior Griffey is one of the best to ever play the game

During the first inning in what appeared to be a meaningless game against the Florida Marlins, Ken Griffey Jr. belted a 3-1 curveball off the left-hander Mark Hendrickson, into the right-field seats of Dolphin Stadium. He rounded the bases and ventured further into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Read more »

Welcome to the Terrordome

Posted in Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Eastern Conference, Kobe Bryant, Leon Powe, Los Angeles Lakers, Magic Johnson, Paul Pierce, Western Conference on June 9th, 2008 by AXG

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The Lake Show continues in LA

In the aftermath of Game 2, most of the blame went towards the officials…however the time is now for Los Angeles to regroup and play like the Western Conference champions that they are. Either that, or prepare for a bitter summer vacation. Read more »

Bury my heart at wounded knee

Posted in Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons, Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Finals, Paul Pierce on June 7th, 2008 by AXG

Game 1

It gets no rougher than the NBA Finals

Losing is a part of winning, and both are a part of the game, be it basketball, baseball, football, or life. Sometimes when you lose, you can learn how to dig deep and win. This philosophy works for both the Lakers and the Celtics. 3 members of the Lake Show have the bitter taste of Finals defeat at the hands of the Detroit Pistons, while the C’s Big Three have never stepped upon the NBA’s largest stage. Sometimes when you lose, you win. Read more »

Lakers versus Celtics: The love I lost

Posted in Blogroll, Boston Celtics, Charles Barkley, Comcast, Johnny Dawkins, Lakers, Michael Jordan, NBA Finals, Reggie Miller, Western Conference on June 6th, 2008 by AXG

Best basketball video game ever

The NBA Finals have a nostalgic flavor to it, with Los Angeles playing against Boston for all the marbles. If I didn’t know better, I would think I fell into a time portal and landed somewhere in front of a floor model color TV, circa June ’87. That last sentence alone is enough to perplex anyone younger than I, because I’m guessing, the thinking by the younger reader would be…since when did television broadcast in anything but color, and why would anyone place a TV on the floor? Nevertheless, let’s stay on memory lane, but I’d like to talk about a time near and dear to my heart…1990. Read more »

Celtics In 7

Posted in Blogroll on June 5th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Going up to Boston to cover Game 1. I’ll have a piece entitled about KG entitled Black Pharoah: Almost Now when I get back Friday.

The Empire Strikes Barack

Posted in Barack Obama, Blogroll on June 4th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Got a KG piece coming in a bit. In the interim, here you go Michelle…

It’s a Wrap: Barack Obama Wins the 2008 Democratic Nomination For President of the United States

Posted in Barack Obama on June 4th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

This is history people. Soak it up. Did any of you realistically think this was going to happen during your lifetime?

Barack has crossed the delegate threshold and in the process becomes the first African American to win a major party’s presidential nomination.

What are your thoughts on his chances in November against the Republican candidate, John McCain?

Hey Lady, Go Tell This To the Mothers of Our Soldiers!

Posted in Blogroll on June 3rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Uh…isn’t this beginning to get a bit ridiculous?

Don’t hate because next week you’ll probably see her and Ferarro giving dap to each other as they light their fifth spliff in their talk show green room.

Harriet Christian is about to be famous. Trust me on that.

Wow. What’s this world coming to?

Got grandmoms and shit snappin’…She needs to get her trunk jewelery laced behind home and tie fire to those bad ass grandkids who had her pressure up before she got there.

Talking about Back to the Future…are we in 1968 again? How am I typing this if I was born just a couple of months ago. Somebody do something and get the Kevlar on MLK double extra thick quick!

Seriously though, that footage seems a bit ’68ish–down to the glasses and the hair did.

Since she’s a future supporter of McCain, I guess she’ll stop at nothing until she’s bitchin’ in the foxhole with dirt, body parts and shrapnel flying all around her fighting next to an inadequate Black man.

Seems like there’s another one of these every week.

Barack is making people lose their g’damn mind.

What’s next?

Her last words come true?

I tell you what…my boys ain’t going nowhere.

No Iraqi ever called me nigger!

How the Shrewdness of Kobe Bryant Paid Off

Posted in Kobe Bryant on June 3rd, 2008 by Co Co

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that the Lakers are about to play the Celtics for the rights to the Larry O’Brien trophy in a few days (which feels more like a few weeks). The hype machine surrounding this situation is going to be uncontrollable, so as T.O. might say “get ya popcorn ready”!

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