Lookin’ For A Fight?

Posted in Blogroll on August 26th, 2009 by Ron Glover

I never knew that Philadelphia was such a righteous city. Sports talk radio is the barometer on many issues. This became more evident as the Philadelphia Eagles signing of Michael Vick began to sink in.

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Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy Passes Away at age 77.

Posted in Blogroll on August 26th, 2009 by Ron Glover

Massachusetts Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, last surviving son of the Kennedy Family has succumbed to brain cancer, he was 77.

Kennedy, known as the “Liberal Lion” was an advocate for the poor and the working class.

He is survived by his wife Victoria Reggie Kennedy and three children, Kara Anne Kennedy, Edward Kennedy Jr. and Patrick J. Kennedy.

Emergency

Posted in Miami Heat, Michael Beasley on August 26th, 2009 by AXG

Distress

“Would you give up…or try again…”

Aaliyah – Try Again

When people have trouble in their lives it usually isn’t a big deal unless it hits close to home. However when negative things happen to professional athletes and celebrities, everyone usually pays close attention, and more often than not…they cast some type of judgment.

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Fourth Quarter

Posted in Adrian Peterson, Atlanta Falcons, Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings, NFC, NFL, NY Jets on August 19th, 2009 by AXG

Teamwork

“I’ve been doing this for years man…my rep is legit…”

J-Live Practice

Jet Favre…I meant to say Brett Favre is back playing quarterback, and this isn’t about a legacy, or stats for that matter…this time I believe its personal.

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Run It!

Posted in Olympics on August 17th, 2009 by AXG

Irie

“Bad bwoy…big talk…”

Kardinal Official – Grindin’ (Selector Remix)

The title of the world’s fastest man has become more cliche’ in track and field than ever. So much so, that whenever there is a new world record…people are almost apathetic.

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Going Green

Posted in 2007 NFL Draft, Donavan McNabb, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles on August 14th, 2009 by AXG

New Edition

“Won’t you help to sing…these songs of freedom…”

Bob Marley – Redemption Song

As the NFL season shifts gears from training camp to the preseason…a lot of talk has been about Tom Brady and his return from injury…however there is another quarterback that didn’t play last year…and he has dominated his fair share of headlines too.

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Thursday’s Starting Five: The NFL Preseason Edition

Posted in Blogroll on August 13th, 2009 by Ron Glover

It’s time to strap it on again folks – the NFL’s preseason schedule kicks off this evening. Games of note are a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl as the Cardinals and Steelers meet, the Ravens and the Redskins meet in their Battle of the Beltway and the Eagles host the Patriots. I’ll be watching the Eagles closely tonight.

What are you expecting to see from your team?

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Wednesday’s Starting Five: The Moral Fiber Edition

Posted in Blogroll on August 12th, 2009 by Ron Glover

When will so-called committed husbands and fathers like Josh Hamilton and Rick Pitino (pictured above) come to the realization that alcohol, women and a night on the town are an unhealthy mix.

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Josh Hamilton Relapses – And It’s All Good!

Posted in Blogroll on August 10th, 2009 by Ron Glover

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Alcoholic/Drug abuser turned “inspirational baseball story of 2008″ Josh Hamilton was spotted drunk in a bar with several women (none being his wife) last January. These photos were just released this past week. The Texas Rangers outfielder is also the father of three daughters.

Yeah, you know where I’m headed with this one.

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Friday Fire: What Was That Date Ya Wished Ya Forgot?

Posted in Blogroll, Kobe Bryant on August 7th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

What was that date you just wanna forget? It could be now or a fake blast from the past. Here’s mine…

There was this girl. She was a gorgeous girl. Church girl. Sweet girl. Very intelligent girl. Dee transferred to my high school in the middle of senior year.  I was geeked over another girl who really didn’t want anything to do with me outside of friendship and it was peace to have another pretty face to high school obsess over. She was the cousin of one of my boys (he died later that year in a military accident unfortunately. RIP Brent), so that gave me an angle to “push up” as we used to say back in the day. I can remember the dimples this girl had. My damn goodness! She was fly and had these eyes that bounced off ya mind the marvelous kind. Most cats were shook to approach, but hell, I had nothing to lose, so I gave it a shot. We talked, got cool…almost took her to my prom but already had a date…high school ended. In my yearbook will, I left her a phone. Didn’t see her at any graduation parties, so I thought I never would see her again.

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Thursday Morning Starting Five: The It’s Time For Vince Young To Step Up Edition

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

“I don’t know when I’ll start again. But I will be the next black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. And I will be in the Hall of Fame.” Step ya game up young fella. No more excuses. Oh…Triple 5 Soul better have something to say about that (on the field). (Esquire)

Falcons 2nd yr. receiver Harry Douglas out for year after knee injury. (AJC)

The NBA, where forced retirement happens. (It’s Just Sports)

After guilty verdict, the career of William Jefferson, Louisiana’s first Black congressmen since Reconstruction, is most likely over. (NOLA)

Illinois sues Wells Fargo for biased lending after state DA says firm charged blacks and Latinos much more for mortgages than white borrowers with the same income – and even with lower incomes. (Courthouse News)

Shyne to be released from the pen in October. (MTV)

Wednesday Morning Starting Five: The Is Hank Aaron Right Edition

Posted in Blogroll on August 5th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Publish the names of all major-league baseball players who tested positive for steroids and let Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame? Huh? Hank you are being exploited bruh. (NOLA)

Eli Manning signs richest current NFL contract 7yrs./107 million. Damn…is he worth that?

John McCain Says No To Sonia Sotomayor-What is the GOP Thinking? (Davey D’s Hip Hop Corner)

Man turns lights off and fires 50 rounds into a gym outside Pittsburgh, killing 3 and then himself. All within a minute. He kept a journal/blog for a year that included his date of birth and also his date of death. Ominous. (CNN)

Man who shot Vernon Forrest to death turns self in, is arrested. (CNN)

USPS may close hundreds of post offices. Glad I got outta there. Good luck people. (Atlanta Biz Journal)

The very beautiful Naomi Sims, the first Black supermodel, died over the weekend. She was 61. (The Root)

Underground and On the Roof: DC’s New Cultural Spirit. (Ebony/Jet)

Black Water’s founder, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. (The Nation)

My Pop used to bang this and it’s always stuck with me. Thanks Pop.

Michael Vick and the Saga of Confusion

Posted in Blogroll on August 5th, 2009 by ltma

Guess spot by ltma of leavethemanalone.

The Michael Vick saga has been bogged by confusion.

Vick was confused and thought it was okay to fight dogs.  Then felt it was acceptable to lie to his employer and fans about it…unsure of how to betray his so-called friends the same way they betrayed him.  Then, he still wasn’t clear that he needed a competent and aggressive legal strategy if he had any hope of beating the federal charges facing him.

But Michael Vick was bogged down in confusion.  Hence his plight.

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2009-2010 NBA TV and TNT NBA Regular Season Television Schedule

Posted in Blogroll on August 4th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

NBA TV Tips Off 96-Game Regular Season Schedule Nov. 1 with

New Orleans Hornets vs. Boston Celtics

Fan Night Returns Tuesday, Nov. 3

Turner Sports and the NBA announced today the 2009-10 NBA TV regular season game telecast schedule, which will open on Sunday, Nov. 1, with the New Orleans Hornets vs. Boston Celtics at 6 p.m. (ET). NBA TV will televise 96 live games this year, the most of any network, with multiple days a week of live game coverage throughout the regular season.

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Tuesday Morning Starting Five: The R.I.P. Baatin Edition

Posted in Blogroll, Charles Barkley, Ernie Johnson, LeBron James on August 4th, 2009 by Michael Tillery

Chris Webber Part IV later today or early tomorrow. This happened over the weekend. Posting it now because of no Monday links.

News on Twitter spreads fast and I think it was Dwele who broke the passing of Baatin on the social network. There was great tribute and respect given after the news struck. I immediately was upset because Slum Village was one of my favorite Hip Hop acts. Grown folk smooth, hardcore rough I used to say about the group because nothing was off limits lyrically and the beats were always Dilla tight. Yeah, anything else just won’t do. I dig that smooth stuff because life is tough enough. When it’s time to chill, I want it easy. Music is peace to me in this particular form. Slum Village speaks to my mind. I could bang Dilla every minute of the day and not listen to anything else.

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