Anthony Carter: The Reason Why I’m a Michigan Fan

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

AC was my dawg back in the day. I loved seeing that maize and blue #1 streak up the sideline. I gave Chris Webber one of his Anthony Carter’s football cards and the look on his face said it all. Here’s one of the biggest plays in Michigan football history.

The Time Is Right: Magic Defeat the Sixers on a Rashard Lewis Three

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

The Time is Right

Only the true Talib Kweli fans appreciate the power of this track off Liberation. Short, sweet and when the initial beat goes boom…instant gratification.

Wednesday night, a Rashard Lewis shot went bang precisely when his team needed the rock to knock. His three was the game-winner in a nationally televised contest. The Magic went up early, the Sixers took the lead late and the

Magic finished what they started.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, November 27, 2008

Posted in Blogroll on November 28th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Marc Fein, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley

Smith on Knicks guard Stephon Marbury declining to play against the Pistons on Tuesday: “The Knicks handled it wrong.  You should never ask a player before the game, ‘do you want to be a part of something?’ When you ask guys before the game what should they do, you give them an option.  When you’re asked before the game and you’re already told you’re not part of the team and you’re not part of the plan, you give a guy an opportunity to say you’re not part of the team.   You’ve got to tell (Marbury) to play.  You don’t give him that option, he’s on your payroll for $22 million.”

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Ron Glover’s NFL Thanksgiving Day Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on November 26th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Thanksgiving and Football. Whether you’re taking in your high school game, for me it’s Central vs. Northeast (Alma Mater). Maybe you’ll chose to take in the Detroit Lions around noon and the Dallas Cowboys a while later as the tryptophan kicks in. My favorite is the annual Turkey Bowl, every neighborhood has one, it’s the one day of the year where guys that have done nothing all year come out to try and recapture some gridiron glory and bragging rights.

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In Search of Post-Racial America By Tim Wise

Posted in Blogroll on November 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Tim Wise’s satirical riff on a “post racial America”

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Eric MC Breed Dead at 36

Posted in Blogroll on November 25th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Sorry I’m late on this. This has been a bad year for the entertainment industry. Eric MC Breed died in Ypsilanti, Michigan at a friends house of kidney failure at age 36. He’d been sick for awhile so at least now he can rest. He had a couple of knockers and released 12 albums since debuting in 1991. RIP brothaman…

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Ron Glover’s NFL Recap: Week 12

Posted in Blogroll on November 24th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Yesterday was a day of movement in the NFL, the N.Y. Jets officially moved the Tennessee Titans from the ranks of the unbeaten with a stunning win on the road. In Baltimore, Eagles coach Andy Reid moved his quarterback Donovan McNabb one step closer to the door by benching him with the Eagles down only three points at the half. Finally the Giants continue to move closer to the division title with a hard fought win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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The Sixers Hold on to Defeat the Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on November 24th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Brand's back.For those who have pushed the rock, made a big block or swished a shot at the end of the clock, there are some things you notice when a team walks in the gym. Some look intimidating and some do not. Some are physical and some are not. Some yell and play with passion to win and again, some do not. The Golden State Warriors are a team full of horses. They come at you in waves to catch you off guard and hopefully frustrate you to not have it in you to guard an open three or defend a cut. Nellie’s bunch has historically been of this ilk and just because he’s a little shorthanded (Al Harrington/Jamal Crawford trade) means nothing. His teams go and fight with full intentions of winning. They came up short against the Philadelphia 76ers last night 89-81, but after being dominated for most of the game, they almost pulled it out.

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Elton Brand and the Sixers Defeat Baron Davis and the Clippers

Posted in Blogroll on November 23rd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Waiting for the EL on a Friday is something different. People’s personalities are on display in full flavor, adding to the excitement waiting to happen.

This one cat in particular set the mood right. I knew what was playing on his iPod because as he rapped the lyrics loud enough for those in Mt. Airy to hear. The track happened to be Once Again It’s On by State Property—more specifically, Hov and Beans. I thought to myself, It’s cool, he ain’t hurting anybody. But what he did was giving the night hype. Yeah, the hype where I knew this night would be right.

This was a night I circled because Baron Davis, Al Thornton and the Los Angeles Clippers were coming into town. This would be the first night Elton played against his former team—and the coach who thought Elton bounced on him without so much of a word.

Click the pic to read the entire story on SLAM.


Friday Fire: What Soundtrack Do Ya Movie To?

Posted in Blogroll on November 21st, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Menace II Society

Remember, these are mine. Please list yours without prejudice. Educate me. This has been fun the last few weeks. I’ll finish up when I get the chance later on tonight or early tomorrow after I return from Sixers/Clippers.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 12

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

Ted Ginn Jr. and the rest of the Miami Dolphins are going for the season sweep of the New England Patriots which would put the Dolphins in sole possession of second place in the AFC East.

Other games of importance include: N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, Carolina at Atlanta, N.Y. Giants at Arizona and Green Bay at New Orleans.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Power Rankings: Week 12

Posted in Blogroll on November 20th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Alright TSF Family the argument was brought to me last week that the New York Giants should be ranked number one instead of the Tennessee Titans due to the impressive wins that the Giants have mounted both in and out of the Conference. What I am going to do today is allow you, the fan decide who sits at the top of the NFL food chain this week.

But for now I’ll list the top two as I see it.

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Homecoming King

Posted in Blogroll on November 20th, 2008 by AXG

“I got it sewn, I’m so authentic…and you’re not official like a ref at a scrimmage…”

Wale – Daytona Squared

Tuesday I drove to DC to cover the Wizards versus Heat game. I picked up Michael and we were on our way. Once we got on I-95 near the Chester exit, we were greeted with some traffic and a host of snow flurries. It’s been really cold lately, just how I like it, nevertheless it would take more than some precipitation to deter me from a trip home.

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The Heat Cook the Wizards

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

Anthony Gilbert and I checked in at the Heat/Wizards game last night. I idn’t get a chance to speak with any of the Wizards because both teams showered quick and shot on the road. Spoke with Dwyane Wade about criticism, Shaun Livingston about his comeback from a devastating knew injury, Michael Beasley about Kevin Durant and comparing his class to the class of 2006, Mario Chalmers about that Manhattan dagger, Daquan Cook on Dwight Anderson and Big Tigger on the demise of Rap City. Pearl was there…so was Serena and the usual overabundance of Chocolate City’s finest. Click on the pic to dig it on SLAM.

Don’t Ever Tell Rasheed Wallace He Sucks

Posted in Blogroll on November 18th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

That’s my dawg. Thanks to Todd Cooper for the video.

Gives me a chance to post that pic AG.

I wonder what Sonny was talking about. They both seem amused.