The Oklahoma City Thunder Search for An Identity

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

The Sixers have won three straight after losing three. The OKC game (110-85) was a game they should have won and they took care of business. Since the game wasn’t really a focus, I wanted to give you a look into some of the personalities within the Oklahoma City Thunder locker room as this young team in transition (1-9 record heading into tonight) looks to make its mark in not only the city, but the league. I also get 5 minutes with Assistant General Manager Troy Weaver to get a sense of the team’s pulse. There’s also some quick Sixers quotes at the end. To access the link on SLAM, click on Durant’s pic.

Leading off, I had to get with reigning ROY to see what was going on with his young career The Sixers pretty much locked him up-he definitely was the defensive focus-but even in defeat, the player I call Smooth Jazz was very eloquent speaking to the media.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Week 11 Recap

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

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Seattle, Washington November 16, 2008.

Anquan Boldin is playing like a man possessed, in yesterday’s contest against the Seattle Seahawks Boldin recorded 13 receptions for 186 yards. The Arizona Cardinals were able to hold off a late rally from the Seahawks to win 26-20 and keep their division title hopes alive.

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Ron Glover’s Week 11 NFL Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on November 16th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Uh…well…not technically, but I’m subbing for the master prediction, TSF football, expert dude…yeah this week. Don’t panic folks, he’ll be back next week doing what he does.

Let’s start this thing off right.

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Friday Fire: Who are the Men in the Top Five?

Posted in Blogroll on November 14th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Continuing the musical and cultural current vibe of Friday Fire, The Starting Five highlights the greatest men of musical soul.

I’m only going five here but you all can go ten. Obviously there are others (Al Green, Barry White, Teddy, Bobby Womack, Isaac Hayes, Gerald Levert, Smokey Robinson–to name a few–but these five are the ones who have hit me the hardest personally. Educate me. Ladies I did the best I can here so please do what you do and blow up this post like all those hound dogs (You Bow wow wow yippy yo yippy yays) did the ladies. Where you at J?

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Football Friday: Complete Your Own NFL Jigsaw Puzzle

Posted in Blogroll on November 14th, 2008 by Ron Glover

This idea was brought on by a post a week ago about how the Pittsburgh Steelers have produced some of the best linebackers in NFL history.

What I’ve decided to do is allow you to pick a team and chose one position that you feel a particular team has excelled at over the years. Here are my choices:

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Jimi Hendrix and the Ghetto Fighters Rock the Past and Soul into the Future

Posted in Blogroll on November 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery


The Aleem Brothers discuss with Michael Tillery of The Starting Five the release of original material recorded with the legendary Jimi Hendrix before his passing. This deal, coordinated with the twins, Hip Hop artist and producer Spyda D and Jimi’s estate, has been in the works for over a year.  This comes a day after Jimi Hendrix’ drummer, Mitch Mitchell, died.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, November 13, 2008

Posted in Blogroll on November 13th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

TNT’s NBA Thursday Coverage Continues Thursday, November 20 at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Detroit Pistons @ Boston Celtics followed by the Los Angeles Lakers @ Phoenix Suns

(AP Photo/Ben Margot)

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by

Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley

Barkley on the Detroit Pistons getting the better of the trade with the Nuggets: “It’s a better trade for Detroit because they are going to have cap space (after the season).  (Rasheed Wallace and Allen Iverson) understand this is their last year in Detroit.  (The Pistons) just signed Rip Hamilton to a big contract.  They aren’t going to give another big contract to another 30-something year-old guy and they are going to get rid of Rasheed Wallace after this year.  The Pistons have to win a championship this year.  That’s why I love the trade for them; it’s a great trade by (Pistons GM) Joe Dumars.”

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Ron Glover’s NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

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

 In this Jan. 3, 2008 file photo, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth stretches during practice in the team's indoor facility in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans kick off a minicamp Thursday, May 8  2008 but they will not have Haynesworth, who continues to work out on his own with contract negotiations going slowly. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

After Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field, the inevitable question has surfaced; Can the Tennessee Titans run the table? Five of their next seven opponents are teams still in the playoff hunt, we’ll find out beginning Sunday in Jacksonville.

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Programming Note

Posted in Blogroll on November 12th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Mike Tillery is currently experiencing some problems with his modem and his home network. Things should be resolved by three this afternoon.


Mike Singletary: Leader Of Men

Posted in Blogroll on November 11th, 2008 by Ron Glover

The eyes that peered into those of Joe Montana, Phil Simms and John Elway are now bespeckled, but his heart and those same eyes still rage with the fire and intensity that made Mike Singletary the force behind arguably the greatest defensive unit in NFL history.

Today, Singletary has the unenviable task of bringing the San Francisco 49ers back among the elite of the NFL. In an age where coaches are being coached, Singletary has let it be known he’s in charge – and can care less who’s watching. 

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Broncos Wideout Denied Chance To Honor Obama

Posted in Blogroll on November 10th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Although President-Elect Barack Obama is a Chicago Bears fan, I’m sure he can appreciate this.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Recap: Week 10

Posted in Blogroll on November 10th, 2008 by Ron Glover

New York Jets' Thomas Jones (20) crosses the goal line for a touchdown in front of St. Louis Rams' Oshiomogho Atogwe as Jets' Laveranues Coles (87) and Brett Favre, far right, celebrate during the first quarter in NFL football action Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Thomas Jones has been a huge reason for the resurrection of Gotham’s “other team.” Jones’ day consisted of 26 carries for 149 yards and three touchdowns as the 6-3 Jets pounded the Rams 47-3.

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How You Gonna Save Yourselves?

Posted in Blogroll on November 10th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

Question: Does the election of Barack Obama help?

Malcolm and James Farmer debate

Can I get a show like this? The work I could do…

Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions:Week 10

Posted in Blogroll on November 9th, 2008 by Ron Glover

For 75 years the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants have waged some of the most epic battles in the annals of NFL history.  The names etched in the history of this rivarlry are as legendary as some of it’s battles: Chuck Bednarik, Frank Gifford, Herman Edwards, Lawrence Taylor, Randall Cunningham, Brian Westbrook and Plaxico Burress. The names may have changed but the hatred remains.

In Sunday night’s 152nd meeting, I’ll expect no different.

Byes this week: Cincinnati, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Washington

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President Elect Barack Obama Addresses the Nation

Posted in Blogroll on November 8th, 2008 by Michael Tillery