Floyd Mayweather: An Appraisal

Posted in Black Athletes, Blogroll, Boxing on January 29th, 2010 by Okori Wadsworth

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

This was not necessarily a hard article to write. Some of them have been, but this one wasn’t. You see… Floyd Mayweather is a polarizing figure on our little corner of the sports information superhighway. You mention his name and there are a whole bunch of people who freak out one way or the other. Some people think he can do no wrong, and others think that he is the biggest fraud in boxing today. I have watched most of, if not all of, Floyd’s fights and I’ve come up with a few things both positive and negative.

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 28, 2010: All Star Game Reserves Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 29th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage continues on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. ET with a doubleheader featuring the Miami Heat @ Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Antonio Spurs @ Portland Trail Blazers.

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Friday Fire: Where Does Kobe Bryant Sit in Sports History?

Posted in Blogroll on January 29th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Yeah, Julius Erving’s basketball grandson is in town tonight (will he get 50 against one of his top career competitors in Allen Iverson? I say yeah).  Gonna try and pick his brain on some legacy points…time permitting of course.

As he climbs the Lakers all time scoring list (He’s second with 25121behind Jerry West’s 25192) and looks to defend another Lakers title, where do you think he belongs not only in the NBA, but sports in general historically? Who is his peer outside of the game? Why does Steve Nash have more MVP trophies? See how history is forever distorted for those not yet born?

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Outta Here!

Posted in Blogroll on January 26th, 2010 by Ron Glover

It’s happened here to Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, Reggie White, Randall Cunningham, Allen Iverson and most recently Brian Dawkins – athletes traded or released from Philadelphia sport franchises while they were in their prime or still productive players.  So it should come as no surprise that after 11 seasons Donovan McNabb is facing a similar fate.

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The Supplements Open Thread

Posted in blog roll, Bloggers, Blogroll, blogrolll on January 25th, 2010 by Okori Wadsworth

A whole bunch of pills. Which one is right for you?

Any question you might have about supplements I will try my best to answer. Keep in mind I’m not a doctor, so you should consult your physician (or KevDog) before starting any of these.

Other than that, fire away.

You gotta go to the doctor….. trust.

Posted in Blogroll on January 25th, 2010 by Okori Wadsworth

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The Starting Five NFL Championship Sunday Recap

Posted in Blogroll on January 25th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

First off, congratulations to fans of the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. It’s been a while since two number one seeds faced each other in the Super Bowl.

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The Starting Five 2010 AFC and NFC Championship Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Championship Sunday!! Who do you want to see get to the Bowl? How much of a fallacy that Jim Caldwell is practically receiving no credit for Indy improving after the iconic Tony Dungy took off the headset? What about Peyton? Manning is the best regular season QB of all time, but is only .500 in the playoffs. Can he get it done? Who is under more pressure? Brees or Favre? I guess Favre made the right choice huh? I feel you Miranda. All slobber is gonna break loose if a Manning/Favre Super Bowl goes down. Rex Ryan told the world the Jets should be Super Bowl favorites. Was he right? Let’s take a look…

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1969 or 2010?

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2010 by Ron Glover

From the moment he donned the cap of Gotham’s second team on draft day, Mark Sanchez has been placed in the shadow of Joe Willie Namath. If the Jets can pull off the upset today against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts, Manhattan Mark may be on his way to creating his own legend in N.Y.C.

Where would a Jets win today rank among the great upsets in NFL playoff/championship history?

Branson Wright Interviews Celebrities At Troy Smith Haiti Relief Benefit

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Branson does his thing. I hope you are checking these out family. There are good brothas out there. I know you know this.

Branson Wright attends the Haiti releif benefit at the Barley House

Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 21, 2010: All Star Game Starters Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 22nd, 2010 by Michael Tillery

What are your thoughts on Allen Iverson’s election as a starter? Who deserves to start if not Chuck? Does his career merit celebration as others have been afforded in the past? Where does he sit in history without the last few years factoring in?

TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage continues on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. ET with a special one hour pre-game show featuring the exclusive announcement of the 2010 All-Star reserves followed by a doubleheader with the Boston Celtics @ Orlando Magic and the Dallas Mavericks @ Phoenix Suns.

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Friday Fire: How Would You Like the Media to React?

Posted in Blogroll on January 22nd, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Word is Mike Greenberg will not be suspended or even kissed on the wrist. In my opinion he should receive the same punishment as any of his peers who messed up.

Let me preface this by stating I could give a damn about Mike Greenberg. I never use slurs when describing another race. Never, so there’s no way I would slip.  He said one of the most disgusting things you could ever say about a Black man in my opinion. His response he garbled his words is straight bogus. There is no shot of coming out with “coon” when saying King. Sorry, it just doesn’t add up. If I could guess, ESPN most likely feels there isn’t any intent with Greenberg because there wasn’t a history of using slurs. Do they have a point? ESPN is trying to protect their product. They hype Mike and Mike every chance they get, so I get it but I sure as hell don’t like it and I’m going to speak on it.  Again, it’s the same old backwards ass house nigger mentality that Black writers just don’t get it. The bottom line is all some care about is the money and that has become obvious. Some could care less about Black legacies. You just wanna go with the status quo flow and create this idea there has to be some sort of built in excuses when it comes to Whites slipping up. I’d challenge any of you clowns on this issue. When things even out, I’ll shut up about this. Trust me, I can’t stand writing about race, but if some of us don’t then who will? If folks don’t write it, then it won’t be discussed. If it’s not discussed, then the sheepherders win and history will say so. I’m speaking to a larger issue here and that is because of minute incidents like this, the entire field is affected incident by incident until we will have nothing left. Who stole the soul?

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The Earthquake In Haiti: 5 Year Old Boy Found Alive After 8 Days

Posted in Blogroll on January 21st, 2010 by Michael Tillery

These are the stories you hope to hear. I hope there are more.

2010 Sprite Slam Dunk Participants Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 20th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

TNT announced the challengers to the dunk competition. Will LeBron participate? My gut feeling says yes. Right now, it’s no. I think he should do it after saying he would, but that’s my opinion. There are usage restrictions on the video. All rights are reserved. Contact me for the doc.

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Can The Rooney Rule Be Trusted?

Posted in Blogroll on January 18th, 2010 by Ron Glover

In 2003, the Rooney Rule was adopted to ensure minorities an equal opportunity at head coaching and front office jobs in the NFL. Since the rule was put in place Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin have won Super Bowl titles in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh respectively. And while these are historical accomplishments, the promotion of successful Black and Latino assistants to the head coaching ranks in comparison to their White counterparts can be described as questionable at best.

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