Friday Fire: Why Aren’t QB Rushing Totals Given More Respect?

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

Just wanted to get a discussion going on quarterback rushing totals and why the numbers aren’t given much respect. When a quarterback scrambles for a first down, that doesn’t factor into the result? How about a qb sneak at the goal line late? Doesn’t have an affect on the game? Does running the ball actually hurt quarterbacks in respect to career perspective? I tell you what, you really learn to appreciate John Elway researching his stats.

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Thursday Evening Starting Five: The Leave Emmett Till’s Grave Alone Edition

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

Because my comp was on the blink, Ed Hill’s conversation about McNair’s Alcorn State days, a McNair column and a Michael Jackson piece to be posted tomorrow. Have a peace Thursday evening. Wake up nice and chill on Friday. It’s the weekend baby!

4 charged after bodies dug up at Ill. cemetery. Hundreds of graves disturbed at final resting site for many famous Blacks…including Emmett Till. (MSNBC)

Racist swim club director now says club doesn’t discriminate and that he never heard any racist comment and doesn’t know why the group’s membership was rescinded. OK dude. (Philly.com)

Raptors finally add Turkoglu in 4 team trade. Marion to Dallas. Uh…Toronto. Portland.Toronto. Portland. Uh…Portland! I know, I know, he just wanted to play there because of larger presence of Turkish culture. (NY Times)

Steve McNair had taped suicide prevention video. (Chicago Sun Times via AP)

Will the Lakers be able to resign Lamar Odom? (LA Times)

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade tries to clear the air over a reported rift with Riley (Miami Herald)

Michael Jackson resolution faces GOP opposition. What are you thoughts on this? Are you really pressed? (Huffington Post)

Dedicated to all you backstabbers…

Branson Wright Talks to Coaches Jeff Capel, Isiah Thomas, John Calipari, Sean Miller and Bobby Huggins at the King City Classic

Posted in Blogroll, Kobe Bryant on July 9th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Having some computer issues today. I almost have everything back in order. Until then, dig this here from our man Branson Wright. He’s another link in the chain. Try to support him on Cleveland.com daily. Here, he speaks with Jeff Capel of University of Oklahoma, Isiah Thomas of Florida International, John Calipari of Kentucky, Sean Miller of Arizona and Bobby Huggins of West Virginia. This is where LeBron James got in the poster shot that was erased from the face of the earth by Nike.

Some of the best high school players in the nation and many of the top college coaches in the country are all in attendance at The LeBron James King City Classic. The championship game is at 11:30 AM (Thursday) today at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center.