Monday Morning Starting Five: The President Better Go Get Our Daughters Edition

Posted in Blogroll on June 8th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Laura Ling and Euna Lee sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea. Go get ’em bruh. Go get ’em. Not to be insensitive, but whatever type family life they have is irrelevant, this is just GP. Could this be something deeper? (AFP)

China wants PC’s to come with anti-porn software? I guess they better not read this huh fellas? Yeah, ya’ll got crazy at the end. Funny stuff. (AP)

Mayor Ray Nagin and wife are quarantined in China. (NY Times)

All-black battalion that landed in Normandy, France on D-Day to be honored on anniversary of siege. (NY Daily News)

New film brings A-game to black youths. (Medill Reports: Chicago)

BART officer admits Oscar Grant III posed no threat before Mehserle shot him. Duh. (Inside Bay

Tim Henman says Roger Federer is the best ever. I have no idea. Dwil would be the better man to ask in this instance. (BBC)

Speaking of the best ever, did you see Tiger get out of the bunker oh so nicely? (NY Times)

Reggie Williams hit me off to this. One of the baddest tracks I’ve ever felt. Who fights for fighter who writes for the writer. Hang in there ladies.

Spencer Haywood interview Wednesday.

Lakers 101, Magic 96: Orlando Almost Does All It Can and Still Loses Game 2

Posted in Blogroll on June 8th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

20 turnovers. Courtney Lee’s miss at the buzzer is irrelevant. A mere afterthought considering Magic spotty play. Don’t hang ya head young fella because you and your team knows it shouldn’t have come down to that.

Yeah, they almost played well. Almost, but are still down 0-2.

Hear me out here. Any of you who have played sports should be able to understand what I’m about to say. As a writer, I have to see the game differently. You read defenses and see movement beyond the pick and roll at the top of the key. You notice the mannerisms of coaches and bench players. You even pick up when a ref is gonna T somebody up by how quick he puts the whistle in his mouth.

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