Friday Fire: Past or Present, Who Do You Want Coaching Your NFL Team?

Posted in Blogroll on January 28th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Just something I’m throwing out there because of all the coaching vacancies lately. Grambling St. was the first school I knew about. Yes, there was a house full of my Pop’s boys checking out USC and the Juice, but I was just a little lad and was appreciative to be hanging out with the fellas so I was excited only when the fellas screamed “Go Juice!”. Eddie Robinson affected me in another way during my formative years. He was more than a coach. He was a soul of legend who instilled everything missing in the mind of today’s man. I wanted to play for him and took it to heart when he passed…hard. 200 of his players went on to play in the NFL. Crazy number considering Grambling was a 1-AA team. He owned a record of 408–165–15 during his 56 years coaching at the only school he ever loved.

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Notes from TNT NBA Tip-off – January 27, 2011: All Star Starters Announced

Posted in Blogroll on January 28th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Do you remember this dunk and everything in San Antonio sick with it? It’s not usual a man gets to exact revenge on one he so idolized as a high school player years before only to get dissed the first time he meets him. Karma…hmmm. Which gets me to wonder…Who would you dunk on? Visions of sugarplums huh? Anyway, anyway, somehow, someway Blake Griffin should have been named a starter in some sort of secret balloted, fan gimme gimme, he’s gonna dunk on your whole family for all to see, type joint. (Whatcha gonna do Black Ice?) Griffin, who reminds me of The Thing, is absolutely super strato but I have to agree with what Chuck said last night that he’s not a rookie. Anyone who has the op to lift weights in a professional sports facility for a year and sit on an NBA bench for a year would be a fool to not soak up everything soul rock and still be on the clock. Ok, ok…to the voting…Fans got most of these right but of course Yao Ming’s NBA ghost continues to chew up votes in an alarming  but somehow almost extinct rate. Voting breakdown and Tracy Morgan’s TNT moment not so good close the piece.

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NFL Questions And (Maybe Some) Answers: The Pro Bowl Week Edition

Posted in Blogroll on January 26th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

After two great Conference Championship games, it all boils down to the Packers in Steelers in Super Bowl XLV in Dallas. The most compelling story this week has been Jay Cutler mailing it in during the NFC Championship Game and the fallout from players like Deion Sanders and Darnell Dockett. Even more compelling was Cutler’s behavior on the sideline basically refusing to give third stringer Caleb Haine any input on what he was facing out on the field. Also, Carson Palmer wants out of Cincy and more…

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Brand,Turner and Young Help Sixers Cool Suns 105-95

Posted in Blogroll on January 25th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

One thing Evan Turner will take from his rookie season is his play against the Phoenix Suns. Turner continued his steady progression as he was a key contributor along with Thaddeus Young off the bench in the Sixers 105-95 victory over the Suns last night.

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Ron Glover’s AFC Championship Prediction: New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted in Blogroll on January 24th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

I’ll admit Rex Ryan is far from the court jester that some of us (myself included) made him out to be. For all of the talk that he’s done, his New York Jets have cashed the checks that his mouth has written. He’s taken out Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in successive weeks. Today they go after Big Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In my opinion Mike Tomlin has done the most impressive coaching job this season. As Roethlisberger served a four-game suspension the Steelers went 3-1 during that stretch. The Steelers fought tooth and nail with the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC North title and finally disposed of their arch nemesis in last week’s Divisional Round. In Week 15 the Jets came into Heinz Field and handled the Steelers 22-17.

What gives today?

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Ron Glover’s NFC Championship Prediction: Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears

Posted in Blogroll on January 23rd, 2011 by Ronald Glover

The rivalry between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers is one that helped to shape the NFL in the days of George Halas and Vince Lombardi, while both teams faced dry spells in the 1970’s – the Bears would emerge in the mid ’80’s to claim their only Super Bowl title. The 90’s saw the Packers – while winning only one Super Bowl in the decade returned to prominence as a force in the NFL.

These two teams have previously met 182 times, but none will be as important as today’s meeting which holds the right to play in the Super Bowl.

And for the trophy that bears Lombardi’s name.

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A Shameless Bit Of Self Promotion

Posted in Blogroll on January 21st, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

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This Sunday at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, Pa., the Chikara Pro wrestling circuit begins its 10th season with a stacked card.  I hope all of you in the greater Philadelphia area would go right now to Chikarapro.com and order tickets.

Why you ask? Because I’ll be there. You can see me, holler at me for some column I wrote that you didn’t like, and have a free cupcake. I’ll be making some.  :)

TSF Friday Fire: Should AFL-NFL Championships Carry The Same Weight As Super Bowl Victories?

Posted in Blogroll on January 21st, 2011 by Ronald Glover

 

Should AFL and NFL Championships prior to 1967 (Super Bowl I – the game was still considered the AFL – NFL World Championship Game until after the 1970 merger) carry the same weight as a Super Bowl victory in today’s NFL.

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NFL Questions And (Maybe Some) Answers – The Championship Edition

Posted in Blogroll on January 19th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

With another great weekend of football in the books, there were also some movings and shakings throughout the NFL. We’ll take a look at a few of those moves as well as the Conference Championship games on tap for Sunday.

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Ron Glover’s AFC Divisional Playoffs Prediction:New York Jets vs New England Patriots

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

Maybe I’ll get one right this weekend. Here’s my look at the New York Jets/New England Patriots rubbermatch.

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Ron Glover’s NFC Divisional Playoff Prediction Seattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

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It’s a good thing that my predictions are made with Monopoly money on the table or Luca Brasi would be paying me a visit. The final two tickets to Championship Sunday will be punched today. Let’s look at the first meeting today between the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears.

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Timothy Bradley v. Devon Alexander: The TSF Fight Preview

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2011 by Okori Wadsworth

The biggest fight of 2011 so far

In 2011 – and to a lesser extent in 2010, there was only one fight that garnered any serious attention with mainstream boxing fans. It was Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. And to be honest, it’s STILL the only fight that mainstream fans care about. But if you’re a hardcore boxing fan like me there are more. And the first one of the year is Devon Alexander vs Timothy Bradley.  Also, if you’re like me, this reminds you of another great fight from days gone past. Full preview and prediction after the jump.

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Ron Glover’s NFC Divisional Playoff Prediction

Posted in Blogroll on January 16th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

While Joe Flacco continues to hand the Steelers their tickets to the AFC Championship game, I figured I better get to work on the NFC Divisional Playoff between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons.

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Ron Glover’s AFC Divisional Playoff Prediction

Posted in Blogroll on January 15th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

Last season, the Ravens won in Baltimore, the Steelers won in Pittsburgh. This season, the Ravens won in Pittsburgh, the Steelers won in Baltimore.

Last season each team won on their homefield – this season it was the exact opposite. As if the bitter rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers needed any more fuel.

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Friday Fire: Where Is Black America Headed?

Posted in Blogroll on January 14th, 2011 by Ronald Glover

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s dream was for all of humanity but it was thought of with us in mind. On the 25th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday becoming a national holiday. What road is Black America on in 2011 politically, socially and economically. Feel feel free to add onto anything I’ve missed.