The Skip Bayless Interview Part II: Colorful, Conscious and Of Course, Controversial

Posted in Blogroll on March 9th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

I wrote the intro and the interview was conducted before Owens signed with Buffalo and also before ARod agreed to surgery on his hip…putting him on the shelf for 6-9 weeks.

An addendum added 3/10 follows the interview.

To our readers, I do these interviews to give you a well rounded perspective despite what is known. I would be remiss in my growth to not challenge myself where others are not comfortable. Long interviews like this take about 24 hours to transcribe and I found myself falling asleep at the keyboard, but I had to get this done. I want the definitive. Short interviews IMO are nothing but production. They feed a corporate service. I long for the real story and seek out compelling personalities who are unafraid to let the TSF audience know who the hell they are. There are many questions I had when finishing up our chat, but Skip explained himself sufficiently. It’s the perfectionist in me who strives for a sense of 100% reality even if most times we all fall short of something so powerfully unrealistic.

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Monday Morning Starting Five: March 9th, 2009

Posted in Blogroll on March 9th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Birthday was yesterday but today is bitter sweet because today is the anniversary of Big’s death. I’ll never forget where I was when I heard the news. I hope the big guy from Bedstuy would fall from the sky so his lyrics once again could change our lives. R.I.P Biggie.

Back 2 the Essence: The Notorious B.I.G. (Vibe)

President Obama about to sign a bill ending the stem cell research ban (CBS News)

Nice story about Eagles linemen Shawn and Stacy Andrews (

Sad story. Married ex cop kills girlfriend and wounds her friend (NY Daily News)

Big baby goes down in C’s loss to Orlando. Wasn’t he KG’s injury replacement? (

One more: There most likely won’t be a Watchmen sequel (MTV)

Anyone remember this? Mike is hilarious here.Must have woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

If this guy has a show, why can’t I? Listen to the questions.