My family and I moved from Pennsylvania to Delaware when I was 12 and during this time I developed a political sense that has been incumbent ever since. As much of you may know, I campaigned for Jesse Jackson in 1984 and also 1988. ’84 was undoubtedly a learning experience, for I realized how crazy the political process was. ’88 was different because I knew what was going on and even though the death of my Mom derailed any passion for anything, I threw myself into the presidential election and soaked up everything. Obviously Jesse wasn’t successful in his candidacy, but I was interested in the candidate who bowed out early because of controversy, Joe Biden.
Michael Phelps is back here chillin’ and evidently has passed the torch to a Bolt of lightening. Usain Bolt and his Jamaican teammates ran a 37.10 relay–which is 30 hundredths of a second off the world record the US set in 1992. The Jamaican runners ran as follows: Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell. They won by a huge margin of .96 over the silver medalist team of Trinidad and Tobago. Japan won the bronze.
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Yeah, so Manu and Andres Nocioni got their swerve on and beat The Answer, Duncan, LeBron and Flash up in 2004. In one fell swoop Argentina helped turn a nation of media against its own. It was a sentiment that has infiltrated the psyche of those who normally wouldn’t doubt the talent, drive and dedication of players USA Basketball has assembled. Even though the US is 6-0 and blowing everybody out this side of the New York Knicks (sorry Modi and Poet), there are those who still doubt. They hear the names of Ginobli, Nocioni and Oberto and they think, “Oh my God! Those foreign cats have been dominating the league! There’s no way we could beat them right? Aren’t Dirk and Nash on this team too?”
As Son of a Bush heads into the waning stages of his dude what have I done presidency, this country is at a crossroads. A crossroads where people are speaking up and out like never before–whether others like it or not. Staunch democrats, who just so happen to be Hillary Clinton supporters, are actually saying they’d rather vote for Whislin’ Cheese boy John McCain, than see Obama in office.
That shit is wild just like Chuck said.
Let me refresh your memory on these so called democratic supporters:
The difference between On-Field Character and Off-Field Character, and why the latter doesn’t matter but the former is crucial.
This is Okori, TSF reader and The Majesty of Wrestling writer. I’m usually discussing stuff over at TMW with a little bit of a light-hearted perspective–for Christ’s sake, last week I posted 4 music videos.
Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw, former offensive guard of the Oakland Raiders and current director of the NFL Players Association passed away this morning from pancreatic cancer. Upshaw was 63.
Here’s an interesting take on Russia bombing Georgia.
Regarding McCain….sigh…no offense but…
sorry, but I can’t deal with him saying a word that starts with an s. The whistle thing is annoying as hell. I usually don’t pay attention to that kinda stuff, but daaaamn dude sounds like those big ass things running around your feet late night in NY–without the cheese.
How has Barack lost his lead and what do you think this sudden change in the polls is attributed to?
I haven’t, but has any of you ever been contacted for poll information?
The Eagles offense took a huge blow when coach Andy Reid revealed that wide receiver Kevin Curtis suffered a sports hernia injury in last Thursday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt becomes the first runner since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win both the 100 and 200m races in the same Olympics. He also becomes the first runner ever to eclipse both world records in the same games. He broke Michael Johnson’s record of 19.32 by running 19.30. There was no slowing up this time as Bolt ran hard to the finish and set the record. After he won the 100m he caught mad wreck from media pundits for coasting the last 20 meters in gold medal winning celebration.
The US team enters the quarterfinals with a unblemished record of 5-0. Dwyane Wade leads the team in scoring with just over 16 in 18 minutes. I had a real fake heated conversation last night with a writer who feels this team–evolution wise–is better than the original Dream Team of 1992. I’m still shocked. It’s difficult discussing eras, but I really don’t think this team collectively has the cojones to beat that once in a lifetime dream. How is this even a question? I don’t personally think this team is better than the 1996 collective.
Let’s get dirty as we enter the trenches of the Eagles offensive line. Shawn Andrews has returned to the team after it was revealed that he had been battling depression. It looks like Andy Reid is going to slowly work Andrews into the starting rotation as he continues his recovery.
Jason Kidd will lead the Redeem Team to GOLD
Team USA has been playing exceptionally well, however you would never know it if you didn’t watch the games. The main reason for this is because everywhere you turn, or read…the “experts” from the United States are counting this squad out.
Angelo Taylor won the 400m hurdles in 47.25 to lead the US to a sweep in the event. This is Taylor’s second gold in the event and he accomplishes the feat a full eight years after winning initially 2000 in Sydney.
He didn’t qualify for the final in Athens.
World champion Kerron Clement won the silver and Bershawn Jackson the bronze.
I’m sure you’ve heard that American Tyson Gay just couldn’t get it done because of a hamstring injury, well imagine if Michael Phelps was suddenly injured going into the Olympics and you have China’s Liu Xiang. He’s the most famous athlete in China–even more famous than Yao Ming–most likely because he’s a pioneer. He’s the first ever gold medalist in track and field for his country.
Liu Xiang is the defending Olympic champion and former world record holder in the 110m hurdles. He tried to push out of the blocks in a preliminary heat but grimaced the entire time before the set because of an apparent right Achilles injury.