D Original: Interview With dream hampton

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Brothas let me just say that dream’s voice is oh so sexy. She has one of those cool, late night, sultry DJ voices flowing to the chill sounds of a summer wave crashing whisper in a Coltrane not yet frantic breeze.

But this is not about that…

dream is way more than an appetizing and objectifying sound bite. She’s a woman’s woman with a conscience of empowerment who is committed to the cause of eliminating any and every social injustice that has continued to mire those unfortunate in a quagmire of astounding misery. dream is matter of fact knowledge and peace disposition who sings to the beat of a soul enriched by those who fell down inside the gun smoke.

This sentiment has translated to a rap game blessed to have her pen as its camera. Access is yes, a good thing. Access gets the real flick, not the popular one. You know, the one that everyone gets six months too late thus prohibiting the advancement of thought.

No sir.

dream is the advance copy who understands the culture she nods her head to. Eyes closed but open enough just to get the peek we seek without burning the relationship bridges that mean more to her personally than journalism.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 29, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/John Raoux)

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. ET with an exclusive doubleheader featuring the Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics followed by the Dallas Mavericks @ Utah Jazz.

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Guy Torry Comes To Helium Comedy Club In Philly Jan. 30th and 31st

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

I know we have some Philly readers so if you aren’t doing anything tonight come see my boy Guy Torry for that get away from the work week laugh I know you all need. Guy will be cracking jokes on everyone and ya momma at Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. As you probably are aware of, he’s also an actor and one of the deepest brothas I know but it ain’t about that this weekend. I want to fall out of my chair tonight in front of everybody. I don’t care if I break every bone in my body, I’ll still be laughing in that full body cast thing checking out all the nurses and getting smacked by my sister…who is a nurse as well. Guy is also appearing tomorrow January 31st. Philly, represent!

Just to refresh your mind, check out these clips:

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Friday Fire: Who Wins the Super Bowl and What’s the Score?

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

It’s been a busy week. My apologies for posting the bare minimum. I really worked hard on transcribing interviews, providing links within a very compelling interview to be posted later and securing other interviews I hope you will enjoy. Of course this gets me more exposure, but trust that I do it for you as well. Anyone you want to see next on TSF, hit me up here. Now to the game…

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Notes from TNT NBA Tip-off – Thursday, January 29, 2009: All Star Reserves Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 30th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

TNT NBA Tip-off presented by AutoTrader.com

Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Chris Webber and Gary Payton

I’ll have the notes from the game up when I get a chance. Congratulations Jameer! I just heard a roar from Chester.

TNT exclusively announced the 2009 NBA All-Star Reserves. TNT will air the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 15.

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Mizzo’s NBA Top 5: The Champs Are Back!

Posted in Blogroll on January 28th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

1. Boston Celtics 37-9 6-0 week

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

They’ve won 8 straight against pretty good teams. What else can I say. I told ya’ll things would shake back into place as soon as people began to jump of Black Pharaoh’s bandwagon. KG is the glue and no, he ain’t crazy like it. His will is something you just have to see, hear and yeah…feel. His is not losing. Detroit and Lakers upcoming.

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TSF Exclusive: Phillip “Hot Sauce” Champion Signs With the College Park Spyders of the ABA

Posted in Blogroll on January 27th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

College Park Spyders add excitement to the ABA Franchise by signing Phillip “Hot Sauce” Champion for the 2009-2010 Season.

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Shane Mosley/Antonio Margarito Full Fight

Posted in Blogroll on January 26th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Shane gave a lot of ya’lls mans the business…early.

The Monday Morning Starting Five

Posted in Blogroll on January 26th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Eddie Curry’s ex girlfriend murdered in the South side of Chicago. Son witnesses, but thankfully is unharmed.

Michael Redd out for season after tearing knee. Pic linked to my interview with Redd before Olympics. Big loss. Redd is the epitome of professionalism and class.

School fires coach after team wins 100-0, refuses to apologize.

Kirk Radomski says he took urine tests for Doc Gooden. Doc says LOL.

Ralph Sampson’s son instrumental in Minnesota’s win at Bloomington.

One more: Book says ARod “developed a ‘Single White Female’-like obsession with Jeter and asked for a personal clubhouse assistant to run errands for him.” Uh..wow? Former Yankees skipper Joe Torre apparently criticizes Brian Cashman as well. Anything for book sales huh?

Steve Nash is Not Allowed to Take a Charge Again

Posted in Blogroll on January 26th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

I guess some cats are gluttons for punishment. I’m a big boy but I’m not trying to get kneecaps and all that all over my mug like Little Stevie got from J Schmooooove.

Yeah, I’m posting it again. The little guy should learn to keep his hands to himself.


Posted in Blogroll on January 25th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

MsRo pays tribute to the late, great Lyn Collins with her rendition of two classics: Think and Mama FeelGood. Johnny Juice hooks the track and “Johnny Specials” makes that special appearance.


North Carolina State Head Coach Kay Yow Dies At 66

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Doing what I do with the interview, I have literally hundreds of people on my radar. If it wasn’t for the transcribing process, you definitely would see a lot more interviews than you already do here on TSF. Of course there are the biggest and the baddest: Mike, Tiger, Barry…as well as the last but not least: doctors, teachers or any other genuine public servant. I’m inspired by their love and dedication to not only what they do, but to people in general. I do this as a fan first to give you a perspective most are not interested in giving. It’s never about me.

One person in particular I definitely had in mind was Kay Yow and sadly, I won’t get the chance. Initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987, Kay fought the disease long and hard until she finally succumbed this morning.

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Herm Edwards Out as Kansas City Chiefs Coach

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Damn! Another one of the good guys are gone. Yeah Herm was 15-33 and had the worst two game stretch in Kansas City Chief history, but he was one of the few engaging coaches left. Always good for a quote, Herm would give it to you straight every time. After Carl Peterson abruptly resigned and Scott Pioli was brought in, the writing was on the wall. Coach Herm had one year remaining on a 4 year 12 million dollar contract. Larry Johnson was banged up, but it didn’t help Herm that his franchise back couldn’t make up his mind to play football or not. Edwards will definitely land on his feet somewhere but he might have to take a coordinator job first. In Kansas City, you have to win. It’s as simple as that. Maybe Herm didn’t get enough time to turn it around and was too loyal to his players, but the man can coach. Before the Chiefs, Herm guided the New York Jets to a 39-41 record from ’01-’05. 2-3 in the playoffs.

My man…

Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 22, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. ET with the exclusive announcement of the 2009 NBA All-Star reserves, followed at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers @ Orlando Magic followed by the San Antonio Spurs @ Phoenix Suns.

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Grand Nubian, here’s the link to the show.

Game 1:  Boston Celtics (90) @ Orlando Magic (80)

Announcers: Kevin Harlan and Doug Collins with Craig Sager reporting

Collins on Celtics guard Rajon Rondo being one of the best rebounding guards in the NBA: “When you play against a team (that shoots) a lot of three’s, there are a lot of long rebounds.  That’s why your guards have to come back (and rebound).  (Rajon) Rondo is one of the best rebounding guards in the NBA and when he gets those rebounds he can push it into automatic fast breaks.  (Celtics head coach) Doc Rivers has talked to his team about getting those long rebounds and getting to loose basketballs.”

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Friday Fire: Should Black Men Be Sparked to Action Because of President Barack Obama?

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2009 by Michael Tillery

An interview with Dream Hampton will be posted later today. I wanted to give you something to talk about while I transcribe.

Attended a symposium at the University of Pennsylvania last night featuring Jemele Hill, Kenneth L. Shropshire and moderated by Jay Rosner of the Princeton Review. Very informative and students had great questions. Rosner stated the symposium was likely one of the first in the nation asking questions of Black athletes in light of President Obama’s election (still crazy to write President Obama isn’t it?). The main question was this: Now what? What do Black athletes do now in a post-Obama world?

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