Randall Cunningham’s Son Drowns in Hot Tub

Posted in Blogroll on June 30th, 2010 by Ron Glover

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The two-year-old son of former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham drowning in a hot tub Tuesday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

A woman at Cunningham’s Las Vegas home found the little boy floating in the backyard hot tub. She got him out and started CPR. When paramedics got there, they rushed him to the hospital, but were not able to revive him.

“It appears that it’s just a complete tragedy,” Lt. Dennis Flynn told Fox5 news. “It only takes a brief minute for someone to take their eye off the child.”

Story was reported by Ashley Arnold and Karen Araiza for NBCPhiladelphia.com

Muhammad Ali: 50 Years Of “The Greatest” Round 2

Posted in Blogroll on June 30th, 2010 by Ron Glover

“I don’t have to be..what you want me to be.”

After Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston to capture the heavyweighht title, reports were confirmed that he had joined the Nation of Islam, and would now be known and referred to as Muhammad Ali.

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The Starting Five 2010 NBA Draft Preview

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

C’mon, you know I had to go with a Fab Fiver.

Ahhh, the NBA draft…

It’s Christmas time in MSG…trades, LBJ and CP3...

Speaking of trades…

Miami traded Daquan Cook and the 18th pick to Oklahoma City for the 2nd pick in round 2 (32nd) and in the process frees up nearly 3 million in cap space. The Thunder are loading up and now have 4 second round picks. The New Jersey Nets have traded Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Milwaukee Bucks for a second round pick in 2012.

All this Chris Paul talk is interesting. If he is in fact traded to the Nets…Cleveland fans should start buying their Tito tissues.

Paul George out of Fresno State seems to be the sleeper pick.

Let’s get it! Just going lottery here. I’ll have a report from New York after the draft.

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USA 1:0 Algeria: Landon Donovan Scores Dramatically to Push the USA into Round of 16

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

Donovan’s goal helps USA win group for first time in 80 years

Tshwane/Pretoria – Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Group C

Watching this match, and given our history in fútbol, one could only pray USA would score a late goal and advance to the next round. A earlier goal by Clint Dempsey was disallowed because of a bad off sides call and after so many chances that just couldn’t hit the back of the net, it appeared a draw was imminent.

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Portugal Puts Up a Cris Carter on North Korea 7, Nil

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

Where’s the flag for excessive celebration? Commissioner Goodell?

All he does it catch fútbols?

Nah, Cris Carter doesn’t do soccer but Portugal does. There really isn’t much to say about this match other than what happened inside of 8 minutes into the second half. The 1, nil score in a close played first half left no indication of what was to come. Obviously Portugal was the more talented team, but North Korea played it close early and I thought we were in for a fascinating finish.

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What Was The Best Fatherly Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Posted in Blogroll on June 19th, 2010 by Ron Glover

In honor of Father’s Day, I would like to hear some of the wise words that came from your father or another strong male figure in your life. It can be something that we’ve heard before or something unique. If you can, give us a time where you had to fall back on those words to get through a situation.

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The Los Angeles Lakers Outlast the Boston Celtics in Game 7 to Win the NBA Championship

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

From now on, when I write his name it shall read BEans [sic]

How the hell can a team shoot 27-83 (.325) from the field, 25-37 (.676) from the line and 4-20 (.200) from Inglewood and win the NBA Championship?

You got me, but your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Kobe and co. really did it. After all the Lakers have been through this year, they now are the wearer of the rings. Congratulations to the Lakers, the city of Los Angeles and Lake Show fans.

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Epic Game 7 on Tap: Lakers and Celtics

Posted in Blogroll on June 17th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Right where we want ‘em. Right where we thought they’d be. Sweat. Work. Epic. Legacies. Injuries. Team. Bubbly. Pressers. Laugh. Vic the Brick. Rings. History. Magic. Bird. Anything’s Possible!! Truth. West. Riley. Red. Jackson. Jones. Cowens. Hondo. Perkins. Gasol. Dennis Johnson. 81. Finals MVP. Home. Away. Kareem. Russell. Rondo. M.L. Carr. Rambis. Forum. Garden. Game 7. Johnny Most. Chick Hearn. Jack Nicolson. Sam Jones. Jesus. Beans. Black Pharoah. Time. 60’s. 70’s. 80’s. 90’s. 00’s. Now. Who? Pierce. Big Baby. Lil’ Nate. Bob McAdoo. Cornbread. Haywood. Noise. Sheeeeeeeeeed! Ron Ron. Tradition. Rafters. Jerseys. Love. This. What’s. Next? Rock. Soul. Ainge. Scott. Defense. Showtime. McHale. Moves. Worthy. Unit. Plays. Timeouts. Crowd. Refs. MCL. Chief. Baylor. Chamberlain. Hate. 24. 33. 32. 6. 34. 5. 9. 44. Champions. Rivers. Triangle. Montana. Hollywood. Steal. Call. Tinseltown. Stars. Celebration. Entertainment? Mychal Thompson. Cooper. Ooooops. Generations. NBA. Stern. Who. Wins?

Muhammad Ali: 50 Years Of “The Greatest” Round 1

Posted in Blogroll on June 16th, 2010 by Ron Glover

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He has inspired everyone from royalty to the common man, his likeness is recognized in the most remote corners of the earth. He would usher in what Dr. Harry Edwards would term, “The Golden Age of the Black Athlete.” He is part Jack Johnson, part Joe Lewis and all mouth. He is the first cultural icon of post World War II America, the innovator of trash talk, signature moves but more importantly, one who transcends race worldwide.

My appreciation for him goes far beyond his God-given abilities – more for his selfless spirit and desire to see the human race run on an even track during a time when many of his contemporaries wouldn’t suit up. He is many things to many people of all colors, creeds and faiths.

But to this scribe – Muhammad Ali is simply The Greatest.

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In Game 6, Kobe Bryant and His Lakers Teammates Destory the Celtics 89-67 to Force Game 7

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

Ron Artest can smile after an all out team win. He’s got that QB Ether look

Much was made about how Kobe Bryant admonished his teammates within earshot of the press after a Game 5 loss. He was called everything from selfish to childish to whatever else was thought but not said. His words “Man up and do your job” were really all he had to say for his teammates to get the reason behind his ire, but the message somehow got misconstrued in a press smelling blood.

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World Cup Scores June 15th 2010: Drogba Plays, Ronaldo Excites, But Portugal and the Ivory Coast Go Nil, Nil

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

2 of the best

I went back and forth with futbol aficionados regarding Didier Drogba potentially playing vs. Portugal.  He’d was on the field just 10 days after surgery to repair his broken arm and in my eyes I couldn’t fathom why a star of such significance was even considering the prospect knowing the potential of further injury. What most told me was that because of who he was and how he has represented his country so well, he had to be on the field. That he was going up against arguably the best player in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo heightened the reasons why he had to play.

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World Cup Scores Monday June 14th, 2010: “Italy Got Outta Jail!”

Posted in Blogroll on June 14th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

After Nelson Mandela’s great granddaughter Zenani Mandela was killed in a one car crash shortly after attending the FIFA World Cup™ Kick-off Celebration Concert in Johannesburg, there was a somber beginning to the first World Cup on African soil.  Mandela has worked tirelessly to make this event happen in South Africa and one could only imagine what he and his kin are going through in what should be a most joyous time for his homeland. His health is failing and our prayers and thoughts undoubtedly go out to his family.

Tim Howard, USA’s goalkeeper, has been cleared to play Friday vs. Slovenia. Today’s scores, recaps and the incomparable Alicia Keys after the jump. Bear with me people, this is something totally new for me but I’m committed to learn and provide as much insight as a novice possibly could.

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Paul Pierce and the Celtics Out Scrap Kobe Bryant and the Lakers to Win NBA Finals Game 5 92-86

Posted in Blogroll on June 14th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Pierce battled for his 27; His best effort of the series

92-86. Game 5 Boston victory. On the brink of title number 18. 4 players are beating up on 2.

Boston has never lost a Finals series when leading 3-2 (11-0). Kobe has 38 of Lakers 86 (44% of team total). The rest of his team shot 35%. Odom and Artest have an unacceptable 15 points and 10 rebounds combined in 60 minutes play and Pau Gasol was only other Laker in double figures with 12 points…Gasol also had12 rebounds. Such a team effort by Los Angeles is not gonna get it down. Is it just about Andrew Bynum’s ineffectiveness? Naaaah.

Boston becomes first team to win 2 straight games in the Finals.

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Diaper Man and Strong Man Mighty Hero Boston Over Los Angeles 96-89 in Game 4 of NBA Finals

Posted in Blogroll on June 11th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

Big Baby and Lil Nate got down got down

On October 29th, 1966 an animated series debuted entitled The Mighty Heroes. Strong Man, Rope Man, Cuckoo Man, Tornado Man and Diaper Man protected (or tried to) Good Haven from a very formidable (if not comedic) super villain every episode. The heroes would escape after finding themselves on the brink of destruction to ultimately defeat the enemy and save the day. The most intriguing and captivating (yes I’m speaking of a captivating cartoon character) heroes were Strong Man and Diaper (Di-ah-per) Man. Guess who was who last night?

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Stephen Strasburg and the 14 K’s of Time

Posted in Blogroll on June 9th, 2010 by Michael Tillery

(Charles Dharapak – AP)

Strasburg’s LeBron like start will be remembered forever no matter what happens

There are debuts where a kid from a small town has a 5 year minor league stint and out of necessity somehow finds himself on a major league mound to start a game. As he makes his way through the club house to well wishes and spots his crying Mom and proud Dad from the bullpen, he’s both anxious and appreciative.

Nothing is really expected of the kid and he makes it into the 5th before he finally gets his first K. The inner smiles of “Yes! I made it!” consume him and subsequently the next batter hits a bomb he knew was gone before he tipped his pitch in overconfident measure. Before the umpire reaches in his bag to retrieve a new ball, he sights the manager, who called him the wrong name, place his foot on the bottom step and heads out of the dugout.

“Damn!” he says disgusted in himself because his Pop just this morning warned about tipping his pitches. Still, he’s appreciative and exits to a warm ovation led by his proud Mom and crying Dad.

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