Georgetown vs. Villanova: The Opposite of a Rival’s Mind

Posted in Blogroll on January 18th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Checked out the Georgetown/Villanova game on Sunday and stepped into a classic match up of evenly skilled rivals. Nova is deeper in the back court with what seems like a bunch of quick slick guards who are fearless. Scottie Reynolds is an amazing player and might go down as one of the best players in Philadelpha collegiate history. He fights! Georgetown relies on Monroe to do what he does and Freeman and Clark to be steady in support. This piece was more about the two stars and how they represent the very disparate philosophies of their very talented head coaches, John Thompson III and Jay Wright.

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Mike Greenberg Says Martin Luther Coon King On Air

Posted in Blogroll on January 18th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

There’s simply no way for this combination of words to be said without previous use. White folks are slipping in their inside Black jokes with their outside voice now? Miiiiiiiike, ya got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Reminds you of another time huh?

What’s the intent?

Let’s see if ESPN suspends Mike like they did Jemele or make him apologize like they did Jemele? Wait? What’s the deal here? You notice something? Why is Jemele punished when others just haven’t been? ESPN needs to check that trash. Seriously. I guess censoring Jemele Hill is a lot more…shall I say…”convenient” because she’s a Black woman?

Cue Chuck: “Made the call, took the fall, broke the laws, not my fault they’re fallin’ off”

The Starting Five 2010 NFL Divisional Round Recap: Remember, Brad Childress Is An Eagle

Posted in Blogroll on January 18th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Three blowouts and one shocker. It just never works out the way it’s supposed to huh? Look for some mad heat to be applied in San Diego this off season. A text from Temple3: “Ironically, Romo appears to have vindicated McNabb.” My response: “So has Rivers and Palmer.” Yeah, it’s all Philly here all the time. Anyway, here’s some short commentary on what went down yesterday, highlighted by Keith Brooking’s Minnesota Nice tears. Dig the looks on the player’s faces on the sideline. I’m sorry Cowboys fans, but ya gave it to me last week despite a brotha being really humble after two straight blowouts. I even offered you congratulations which was kinda crazy. Now ya sitting home with me. At least the NFL got one game in the long battle to pay off that crazy priced stadium. 75 bucks to park is a farce. I’ll have more on this tomorrw in an interview with David Goodfriend. Be peace my friendzzz.

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Gil Scott-Heron Is Back on the Scene

Posted in Blogroll on January 18th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

If you are a fan, you’ll dig this…

The Starting Five 2010 NFL Divisional Round Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Sorry the picks are up so late. Sick as hell the last few days. In need of some sneezing, coughing, sore throat, stuffy head, so I can rest sugar and spice medicine. Ya heard? Anyway, down to the final 8 teams of the NFL season. These are the teams that belong here. Nothing wishy washy with any of these match ups. Don’t be surprised if another shootout or two develops. I hate the Cowboys…

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Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the NBA – Thursday, January 14, 2010: Sundiata!

Posted in Blogroll on January 15th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune )

TNT’s NBA Thursday coverage continues with a special MLK tripleheader on Monday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. ET featuring the Phoenix Suns @ Memphis Grizzlies (5:30 p.m. ET), Dallas Mavericks @ Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET) and Orlando Magic @ L.A. Lakers (10:30 p.m. ET)

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Friday Fire: What’s Ya NBA Buzzer Beater All Time Great?

Posted in Blogroll on January 15th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

After Sundiata Gaines (what a movie name) hit the game winner last night, I had to ask this question. There’s been some legendary daggers…Kobe has some sick ones and so does Bird and Magic, but I gotta go with Mike Jordan havin’ none of that Jazz.

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The Soul of a Buzzer Beater: Sundiata Gaines Makes NBA Hero

Posted in Blogroll on January 15th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

I’ll have more on this later in the notes.

You can do anything. Do not ever doubt your talent. Fight until the last breath leaves your soul. Yes, it was the game of basketball once again to shake up sports and to see Sundiata Gaines hit this shot at the buzzer gave me chills. What a moment. The game winner was his first NBA three. One practice with the Jazz and he hits a bomb to send LeBron and the Cavs home? This is why I love sports. These are the moments I want to see.  Congrats young fella. Can’t stop, won’t stop. The look on Mo Williams’ face will help make this legendary moment shine.

Here’s how this all played out just days ago…

Teddy Pendergrass Dies at Age 59

Posted in Blogroll on January 14th, 2010 by Ron Glover

R&B Legend Teddy Pendergrass, known for love ballads such as “Love TKO”, and “Turn of the Lights” has died after a lengthy illness according to publicist Lisa Barbaris.

His family did not reveal details about his illness, but said it was related to complications from a 1982 car accident, Barbaris said. Pendergrass was left paralyzed from the accident.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa. Pendergrass affectionately known as “Teddy”  started in music with a group called the Cadillacs in the late 1960s and was still with the group when it merged with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.

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Lane Kiffin Leaves Tennessee for University of Southern California

Posted in Blogroll on January 13th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Save a moment for Haiti please. They need our help. Donate if you can here. (the number is 501501 not 510510). A quake of this magnitude hasn’t hit the Caribbean in two hundred years.

I respect Lane Kiffin’s gangsta. There’s not a coach in the world that would have turned down such a high profile cushy job in his position. He was at Tennessee for fourteen months. The head coaching position at USC is one of the top positions in sports and remember Kiffin was the recruiting/offensive coordinator/receivers coach at USC in 2005-2006. The classes ranked number one in the nation.

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Branson Wright Talks With Shaquille O’Neal

Posted in Blogroll on January 12th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

TSF fam Branson Wright speaks with Shaq on paying for the funeral expenses of a child slain in church on New Years Eve and also about the great centers.

Donovan McNabb: The End of a Philly Era?

Posted in Blogroll on January 10th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

In 1995 after 11 seasons and a blowout 30-11 playoff loss to the eventual champion Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles got rid of Randall Cunningham. Crazy as it may seem, history could repeat itself this off season and Donovan McNabb, arguably the best player in franchise history, could be outta here and doing his dance somewhere else next year.

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This Is It!

Posted in Blogroll on January 9th, 2010 by Ron Glover

Tonight’s wild card meeting against the Dallas Cowboys will not only go down as one of the most important games in this blood feud – but maybe the most important game in the star-crossed history of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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The Starting Five 2010 Wildcard Weekend Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on January 8th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Anyone else find it incredibly wild three of this weeks matchups ended in shutouts last week? What are the odds? Do you think the losing coaches decided to pull off the throttle early and keep those pocket aces in hand? There’s a lot of star power on display in a week that could spell the end of Donovan McNabb’s career in Philly. The road teams have the most difficult shot t going all the way, but it does happen, so fans of underdogs should not give up hope. Make sure your wings and favorite beverage are close by because these games will be exciting.

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Friday Fire: Who Stole the Soul?

Posted in Blogroll on January 8th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Can I be honest with you family? The soul of sports is gone. Yes, there will be dramatic moments but everything leading up to game day is a bunch of junk. Can this change? I don’t know.

These situations are wearing on me. Outside of watching a couple of movies with my sister, the TV does not come on except for Sundays (since Thanksgiving…the day the TIger Woods debacle). In my best Allen Iverson voice, “I just wanna watch the games maaa.” I have kids who play sports and I can’t help but to think what would happen if writers slammed them at every turn because of corporate and fan idiocy. All this bullshit is so unnecessary. Why are these stories blown so far out of proportion you actually get sick of hearing about it?

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