Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 8 (10/30/11 – 10/31/11)

Posted in Blogroll on October 28th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Not much in the way of glamour matchups this weekend in the NFL. There are plenty of games that will effect some division races and probably some playoff positioning down the stretch. Tim Tebow faces a huge test against an angry Detroit Lions defense. The Bills are looking to keep pace in the NFC East when they take on the Redskins. The Cowboys and Eagles renew their rivalry. And the Steelers host the Patriots in a possible playoff preview.

Byes this week: Bears,  Buccaneers, Falcons, Jets, Packers and Raiders

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Ron Glover’s NFL Questions And (Maybe Some) Answers: Week 7

Posted in Blogroll on October 25th, 2011 by Ron Glover

If we learned anything this week it’s that some sleeping dogs need to be left where they are. The acquisition of Carson Palmer can be considered an aggressive move by the Raiders but the price was too steep considering his three interception performance on Sunday. Cam Newton’s critics have suddenly turned in to an “I-told-you-so” chorus. Is it too early to say the Green Bay Packers can run the table. And finally how long will the Tim Tebow Era lasts in Denver?

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Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 7 (10/23/11 – 10/24/11)

Posted in Blogroll on October 23rd, 2011 by Ron Glover

There are some new faces going under center this week as injuries and decisions have caused some teams to make changes. The Colts and Dolphins are still in pursuit of victory number one this season. LaDanlian Tomlinson faces his ex-Charger teammates for the first time as they travel to the Meadowlands to face the Jets. There are also a couple of recent Super Bowl rematches as Larry Fitzgerald looks to get a win against the Steelers and the Colts travel to N’Awlins to meet the Saints.

Byes this week: Bengals, Bills, Eagles, Giants, Niners and Patriots.

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Transcript from NBA TV’s David Aldridge Interview with NBPA President Derek Fisher

Posted in Blogroll on October 21st, 2011 by Michael Tillery


NBA TV’s David Aldridge spoke with NBPA President Derek Fisher following the conclusion of this week’s meetings…

As you can plainly see in the above link, the player’s stance is locked and true. This is a very serious matter from their POV. Let me say this…for the players to move anywhere south of 53% would be absolutely stupid. Think people. Read between the lines. I have to reiterate…this is not a strike but a lock out. Looks like it’s way past time for the NPA. Outside of that piece, you haven’t seen much of a comment this way have you? Hmmm…

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Ron Glover’s NFL Questions (And Maybe Some) Answers: Week 6

Posted in Blogroll on October 18th, 2011 by Ron Glover


The Donovan McNabb story may be coming to an end, none of us hoped it would be like this. The Tim Tebow era begins in Denver minus one key component. The Shanahans finally have their man in John Beck and who will fill in for Jason Campbell for the next six weeks?

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Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 6 (10/16/11 – 10/17/11)

Posted in Blogroll on October 16th, 2011 by Ron Glover

There are plenty of games of note on the NFL schedule for Week 6. For starters the Bills head town I-95 to take on the Giants, the Eagles try to keep their season alive when they take the same route to Washington to take on the Redskins. The Lions and 49’ers do battle in a matchup of improbables, the Texans will be tested when the meet they Ravens in Baltimore. The Bucs try to get back on track against the Saints at home. Finally, the Cowboys travel to Foxboro in a rare meeting with the Patriots.

Byes this week include: Broncos, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Seahawks and Titans

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Transcript of NBA TV’s David Aldridge And NBA Commissioner David Stern’s Lockout Conversation

Posted in Blogroll on October 14th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

We all know the story and also know what’s been reported, so it’s good these interviews are going down because at the very least the public can begin to distinguish what is real and what is “right”. I would hope someone out there (put me in coach!) will get NBAPA head Billy Hunter on the mic soon as both sides enter the mediation phase in the upcoming week. David Aldridge is that dude, and as you’ll see (or have seen) in the video link, the right questions were asked with everything professional in mind. We’ll all know in due time if a season will become a this year reality, but if not, as Amar’e Stoudemire suggested to ESPN, get on my NPA plan (also besides the above Aldridge link, the NPA gets a mention here in an article by David Leonard) so fans of basketball get to see the game as it ever was…

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The Starting Five Diva Debate: Pam Oliver vs. Jayne Kennedy

Posted in Blogroll on October 13th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Here at The Starting Five we’re always looking to improve as a site while remaining  true to our values and core readers.

Very rarely do we focus on women of color and their impact on sports, entertainment, media and our everyday lives. So what I’ve decided to do is have a weekly Diva Debate.  I will select two women from the same field and allow our readers debate on whatever they choose, body of work, contributions to that field or just sheer beauty. It will feature current women in these industries as well as some from the past that we may have forgotten about – don’t worry I have a decent list in hand. Improvements will be made as we gain feedback and thanks as always.

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Turner Sports Teams Up with Executive Producers Grant Hill and Christian Laettner For New Documentary on Duke’s Famed ’91 & ’92 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Teams

Posted in Blogroll on October 13th, 2011 by Michael Tillery

Press release from Turner Sports:

Former Duke All-Americans Grant Hill and Christian Laettner are teaming up once again, this time with Turner Sports, to offer viewers an inside look at one of the most-storied college basketball programs in the history of the game. The new documentary Duke ’91 & ’92 will air on truTV in advance of Turner Sports’ and CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship, which airs exclusively on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 5

Posted in Blogroll on October 9th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Al Davis and John Madden

I’m sure that the NFL familiy will do it’s part as a whole to remember NFL pioneer and Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis who passed away yesterday.

The Raiders will be playing with heavy hearts as they are in Houston to take on the 3-1 Texans. We also get two divisional playoff rematches from last season as the Green Bay Packers take on the Falcons in Atlanta and the NY Jets look to defeat the New England Patriots in Foxboro. Bye weeks for the Browns, Cowboys, Dolphins, Rams, Ravens and Redskins

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Al Davis: Rebel, Innovator, Advocate for Minorities and Women, Dead at 82

Posted in Blogroll on October 8th, 2011 by Ron Glover

It’s safe to say that Al Davis place in the historic annals of the former AFL and the current NFL are secure. Davis realized early on that every man and woman for that matter deserved an opportunity – sometimes more than one. Davis made  it his life’s work to offer chances to those that others had given up on or had been shunned all together. Al Davis unwavering commitment to Black and other minority athletes in the 1960’s is only rivaled by that of former Boston Celtics owner Red Auerbach.

And for that, we are grateful.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Questions & Answers: Week 4

Posted in Blogroll on October 5th, 2011 by Ron Glover

Ladies and Gentleman, the Detroit Lions are for real, a comeback win against the Dallas Cowboys has convinced me. How about you? I’m officially calling for Andy Reid’s head. The Pittsburgh Steelers have become a M*A*S*H* unit. And how good are the Green Bay Packers?

On three.

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Ron Glover’s NFL Predictions: Week 4

Posted in Blogroll on October 2nd, 2011 by Ron Glover

It’s Show n’ Prove Sunday for some teams that have been pleasant surprises so far in the first month of the season. The  undefeated Detroit Lions travel to Dallas to take on a Cowboys team that has been inspired by the play of quarterback Tony Romo. The Bills, Bucs and Chargers will try to avoid trap games on the road, today’s opponents have a combined record of 1-8. Other games of note are: Pittsburgh at Houston (I know they’re the Titans now, but  remember those late 70’s early 80’s matchups), New England at Oakland and the NY Jets at Baltimore.

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