Unpopular Opinions:The First In A Series

Posted in Blogroll on December 30th, 2010 by Okori Wadsworth

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There are a lot of perceptions that people have which I find terribly insulting. Here, I’ll try my best to break one of those down. The opinion after the jump.

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Tucker Carlson: “I Think Personally (Michael Vick) Should Have Been Executed”

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

From Mediaite:

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NFL Questions And (Maybe Some) Answers For Week 16

Posted in Blogroll on December 28th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

Raised glasses to everyone in TSF Family. I hope you all are enjoying this holiday season, whether it’s visiting and/or spending time with relatives or just enjoying time away from work – make the most of it.

The NFL playoff picture is becoming a little clearer and should come into full focus by next Sunday night. But for now, here’s this week’s Q&A.

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UConn Women’s Basketball Team Wins 89th Consecutive Game

Posted in Blogroll on December 22nd, 2010 by Ronald Glover

Connecticut's Caroline Doty, left, Tiffany Hayes, center, and Maya Moore, right, celebrate the team's 93-62 win over Florida State in an NCAA basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010. Connecticut set the NCAA record with 89 consecutive wins.

Congratulations to the 2010 University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Team on the record-breaking 89th consecutive victory.

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NFL Questions And (Maybe Some) Answers For Week 15

Posted in Blogroll on December 20th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

 

Week 15 was a week for miracle comebacks, spoilers and shockers. The playoff picture is beginning to come into focus but many of the division races remain cloudy. Brace yourselves for some anxious days ahead as the regular season builds itself up to a memorable crescendo.

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Ron Glover’s Week 15 NFL Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on December 19th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

David Garrard David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars scrambles for yardage during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 18, 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Garrard

Separation Sunday is here – of today’s 15 games, 12 will have a direct impact on the current playoff picture. In the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars are in a prime position to knock the Indianapolis Colts out of the division title race and quite possibly the playoffs. The Ravens want to slow down the Saints and hope for help from the struggling New York Jets, who face the Steelers. The Packers will be without Aaron Rogers today as they look to keep their dwindling playoff hopes alive against the Patriots.

Finally in the New Meadowlands the Giants have stated that they will look to inflict bodily harm on Michael Vick today as they face the Eagles –  I guess desparate times call for desperate measures. 

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Vote For The Starting Five’s Sportsperson Of The Year

Posted in Blogroll on December 17th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

 

Feel free to vote for TSF”s first annual Sportsperson of the Year. It can be an athlete, coach or an executive. Voting begins today and will end on December 29th at midnight. The winner will be announced on New Year’s Eve 2010.

Cast your vote today!

NFL Questions (And Maybe Some) Answers For Week 14

Posted in Blogroll on December 15th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

Last week’s Q & A was excellent – plenty of feedback and great information to feed off of as always.

Here we go again, on three…

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Answers From Around the Web Regarding LeBron and the Miami Heat: Change the Narrative

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

I will never apologize for attempting to capture lightening rod moments with an alternative eye. History is very important and judging how some events have passed through time documented by writers of superficial pen, those scribes with a fearless passion for the truth must step up and  do what’s right or history will be a lie. It’s obvious the Miami Heat will dominate most discussions this NBA season so I thought it would be interesting to have something archived now for what is to NBA be. I recently spent three weeks in Cleveland and was honored to cover LeBron’s return. That piece will be posted at a later date because I saw things that night that haven’t been reported. The questions below were sent out all over the web to mainly writers of diverse ilk and a few insiders who have my tremendous respect. There has to be different voices in an age where media giants mold the 24 hour news cycle and create perceptions of events simply to further their brand. I understand the concept, but much gets lost in an era where readers want copy quick, Quick, QUICK. LeBron James is a polarizing sports figure. He’s as gifted as any athlete who has ever lived and as he finds his prime there is some business he has yet to accomplish. Unfortunately, his career will be seen by some as a failure if he fails to win a ring. He along with Dywane Wade and Chris Bosh put the sports world on notice when they decided to link up  with hopes of doing just that and form South Beach Soultron (as I call them). The season has been difficult and it appeared the scrutiny wore on the three twenty something stars before the Heat caught fire and now have a current winning streak of nine. The questions were sent out on December 1…a day before the big game…things have changed since then huh? You all know me, I ask a lot of questions and some were simply asked to gauge the response as the season moves forward…

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Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys Live Chat 8:30 PM EST

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

With the Packers going down after Aaron Rodgers reported concussion and the Patriots making the Bears hide their chains from Deebo as I type (36-7 in the 3rd) the Eagles look to get a firm grasp on a bigger part of the NFC if they do what they need to do and beat up on their hated rival, the Dallas Cowboys. Should be a high scoring game even with Dez Bryant out with a broken leg…cancelled out with Asante Samuel sitting because of a nagging knee. Michael Vick looks to change more minds with a superior performance tonight against a Cowboys team definitely looking to spoil. Garrett has Dallas playing well, but gimme the Birds 38-28. Vick will take a couple of DeMarcus Ware pops but will also go 300/100 with 5 combined TD’s. Yeah, “The Rattler”, as I call him because of his elusive running style yet poisonous cannon armed bite, is due for such a game. The Boys’ emotion train gets derailed because only the Eagles have that sick Vick  juice speeding up the NFL track. Chat box after the jump. Feel free to comment on the games today as I crack up that Sam Bradford runs down Roman Harper in a play that didn’t count. Bradford will get slobbed on all week for that as much as Harper is clowned. Another thing, what is up with the Jets bench tackling Dolphins players?

Until the game tips off, do what you do family…

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Friday Fire: Bottom Line, Will Cam Newton Win The Heisman Trophy?

Posted in Blogroll on December 10th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

I haven’t been this nervous about another Black Man winning anything since the 2008 Presidential Election. And I know after Cam Newton swept through the College Football Awards last night I should sleep a little easier – but I can’t.

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Why Do People Look At Championships As Birthrights?

Posted in Blogroll on December 10th, 2010 by Okori Wadsworth

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Watching the Jets/Patriots on Monday night along with LeBron James’ return to Cleveland made me think. LeBron has thought it, and Rex Ryan clearly thinks it. So why do people assume a championship is a birthright? My theory after the jump.

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NFL Questions (And Maybe Some) Answers For Week 13

Posted in Blogroll on December 7th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

 

For all intents and purposes the Brett Favre era should’ve ended Sunday – but according to coach Leslie Frazier if Favre can throw, he’s out there. Tavaris Jackson made the most of his time yesterday and continues to show maturity throughout the situation. Peyton Manning is looking more like his kid brother Eli each week. How is the NFL MVP race shaping up? Cam Newton is the number one pick in next April’s NFL Draft – so why isn’t anyone talking about it?

This week I’ll  pose the questions and await your feedback.

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Ron Glover’s Week 13 NFL Predictions

Posted in Blogroll on December 5th, 2010 by Ronald Glover

The bulk of this weekend’s games are divisional matchups – while some teams are battling for the first place and their respective division and conference others are looking to better their playoff chances and some are out to spoil the chances of both.

The day begins with the Jaguars facing the reeling Titans, the Redskins are looking to keep the Giants out of first place as they meet today in The Meadowlands. The Lions and Bears meet in what should be a physical matchup at Ford Field and the Bucs get a second crack at the Falcons. The Raiders and Chargers meet in a battle for second place in the AFC West. The Ravens and Steelers meet in what will most likely determine the winner in the AFC North. Tomorrow night in Foxboro, the Patriots and Jets square off in a grudge match for the Patriots who were defeated 28-14 by the Jets in Week 2.

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Friday Fire: The Black Athlete and the Obama Effect

Posted in Blogroll on December 3rd, 2010 by Ronald Glover

One hundred years ago Jack Johnson thwarted James J. Jeffries attempt “to reclaim the heavyweight championship for the white race”. In their July 4,1910 bout dubbed “The Fight of the Century” Johnson pummeled Jeffries for 15 rounds – only a white towel of submission saved Jeffries from being knocked out by Johnson.

Johnson’s victory set of an unprecedented chain of events across the country which left 25  people dead (23 Blacks) and hundreds others arrested and injured. There were riots, attempted lynchings and shootings. The  peaceful celebrations held by Blacks around the country were interuppted by humiliated white supporters of Jeffries who sought to avenge their fallen hero at the expense of anyone the same hue as Johnson.

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