Monday Morning Starting Five: The National Final Edition

Posted in Blogroll, Ernie Johnson on April 6th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Crazy how sports changes in a year. Last year this time, Derrick Rose and Memphis lost dramatically to Kansas on a legendary Mario Chalmers bomb. Depending on my work schedule, I would love to live blog tonight as well. We’ll see. Hope you all had a decent weekend. I’m covering a panel this morning discussing high school drop out rates that’s moderated by Stephen A. Smith. Hall of Famer Charles Barkley, future Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins, Keith Russell, Ken Shropshire and Gary G. Cobb are among the panelists. I’ll have a report this week. Have a good Monday.

Dante Stallworth was already in a substance abuse program. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Gary Washburn comments on Geno Auriemma discussing race. (Gary Washburn’s Sports Blog)

Ashley Fox’s excellent series on North Philly: Bernard Hopkins. (

Africa for the Africans. (The Nation)

Jamie Foxx fights off crazy dude in Philly. (

Earthquake kills at least 50 in Italy (NY Times)

What is the value of an African American life? (Powahatan Today)