Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA Playoffs – Tuesday, May 5, 2009: LeBron Gets His MVP Trophy and Dirk Gets Called Out by the TNT Crew

Posted in Blogroll on May 6th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

TNT’s “40 Games in 40 Nights” NBA Playoffs coverage continues on Wednesday, May 6th with the Orlando Magic @ Boston Celtics (Game #2) at 8 p.m. ET followed by the Houston Rockets @ L.A. Lakers (Game #2) at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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Wednesday Morning Starting Five: The Brett Favre Take Your Ball and Go Home Edition

Posted in Blogroll on May 6th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Look, the NFL has to do a better job of marketing young Black quarterbacks (Thanks Anthony McClean). With their collective winning records in tow, Jason Campbell and Tarvaris Jackson are in danger of losing their jobs. Jackson’s ineffectiveness aside (they did lose to a better Eagles team by a damn eyelash), what the hell is the difference between Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, Campbell, Cutler and Jackson. When the Vikings asked Jackson to pass more than 30 times they usually lost. I’m not saying Jackson is a better quarterback, but why the hell are people saying this team is a Super Bowl contender waiting to happen if only they had a better quarterback? The same with DC. Do you know how many teams both would have to leapfrog to become an elite team? So, you ask an aging quarterback with a million interceptions to his credit and with an arm that STILL needs surgery to come in and make Minnesota an elite team?


Stop swinging…What is this Brett Favre attraction? What will be the answer if Favre comes in and the Vikings suck? Who will be to blame? There’s always someone to blame right? Isn’t that how this works?

On a more serious note, US airstrikes killed “dozens” of Afghan civilians this week. (BBC)

Congrats to Dave Bing for winning Detroit’s special mayoral election. (Freep)

Police are snooping into the records of Paul Pierce and other stars? (Boston Globe)

Black America’s discomfort with mental illness. (Ebony/Jet)

Old Dirt Dog to be immortalized in documentary. (Reuters)

Stacked like a Tupac vocal…