Riley Cooper: Dumb Bird

Posted in Blogroll on July 31st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Philly Sports Central)

Riley Cooper’s mouth has set off a firestorm in Philadelphia.

In a time where racial tempers are flared at the slightest mention of anything that looks or sounds offensive, Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper lets off at a Kenny Chesney concert.

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Tip-Off for 7/31/13 (featuring The Fugees): Pistons land Brandon Jennings in a sign and trade deal with the Bucks

Posted in Blogroll on July 31st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Complex)

The Pistons’ acquisition of Brandon Jennings was a step in the right direction.

The Detroit Pistons improved their roster by leaps and bounds when they acquired scoring point guard Brandon Jennings in a sign and trade deal with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings’ deal is said to be worth $24-$25 million over three years.

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2013 Atlanta Falcons: Will minor tweaks result in a Super Bowl run?

Posted in Blogroll on July 31st, 2013 by Ron Glover

(AJC.com)

Matt Ryan was able to talk Tony Gonzalez into making one last run at a Super Bowl.

The Atlanta Falcons lost a 28-24 heartbreaker to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Another great statistical season ended in disappointment for quarterback Matt Ryan, the NFL’s newest $100 million man.

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Tip-Off for 7/30/13 (featuring William C. Rhoden): Donovan McNabb retires as an Eagle among turkeys

Posted in Blogroll on July 30th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Sports Illustrated.com)

Donovan McNabb holds every significant Philadelphia Eagles passing record.

Donovan McNabb has officially retired. In eleven seasons, McNabb transformed the Philadelphia Eagles from division doormats into perennial Super Bowl contenders while enjoying the greatest career of any man to stand under center in Philadelphia.

McNabb remained classy from the day his name was called at the 1999 NFL Draft, until the day he was unceremoniously dumped into the lap of a division rival.

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2013 Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians hopes to bring some magic to the Cardinals stagnant offense

Posted in Blogroll on July 29th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(USATSI)

Larry Fitzgerald is very happy to have Carson Palmer in Arizona. (USATSI)

An immediate chemistry between Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald will mean good things in Arizona.

The Arizona Cardinals brought in offensive guru Bruce Arians to mend an offense slowly stripped of its potency since losing Kurt Warner (retirement) and Anquan Boldin (trade). Veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald’s Hall of Fame career could be beginning to wind down. It’s time for the Cardinals to come together in a hurry.

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Mike Trout is the future of baseball

Posted in Blogroll on July 29th, 2013 by Okori Wadsworth

(Robert Beck/SI)

The Future is Now: Mike Trout

Anaheim Angels outfielder Mike Trout is on the fast track to Cooperstown.

How long is it going to be before we start saying Mike Trout is the best player in baseball?

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Tip-Off for 7/29/13 (featuring Chaka Khan): Bodies dropping as NFL training camp begins

Posted in Blogroll on July 29th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(War Draft.com)

As the season approaches, Robert Griffin III has to be just as careful in training camp.

Several teams took huge hits as injuries became the lead story in the opening days of training camps around the NFL. What’s frustrating and unnerving is league execs are still pushing for an 18-game schedule.

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Bruce Lee: My Walk With The Dragon

Posted in Blogroll on July 26th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(DevianArt.com)

Bruce Lee is the greatest international movie star in history. An iconic cult figure whose larger than life persona still looms forty years after his mysterious death, Bruce Lee made martial arts the it thing in the United States during the 1970’s.

Find a kid in the 1970’s or 1980’s who didn’t emulate Bruce Lee in some way and I’ll show you a deprived kid.

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Tip-Off for 7/26/13 (featuring Dream Defender Phillip Agnew): Who will be (Chip) Kelly’s Heroes?

Posted in Blogroll on July 26th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Philly.com)

Chip Kelly’s frenzied system will come at teams from all directions.

I’m just as curious as the next person to see what Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has up his sleeve. I don’t believe it will be everything he unveiled in his time at the University of Oregon, but high-octane offense will have it moments this season until the right pieces are in the right place.

In the meantime, here are some players who should flourish in the 2013-14 season.

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Tip-Off for 7/25/13 (featuring Walter Payton): Colin Kaepernick: Tatted, but unfettered

Posted in Blogroll on July 25th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Malecelebbio.com)

The only ink the media should focus on is the one which will speak of Colin Kaepernick’s potential greatness.

Two years ago, Cam Newton’s game was dissected coming off a Heisman Trophy and National Championship at Auburn University before he set the standard for rookie quarterbacks. Last season, Robert Griffin III was designated as the rookie fall guy before his eye-popping season was underway.

Fresh off a great second half, which included a Super Bowl run, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was an unknown to defenses around the NFL as well as the media. While the opposition is still trying to get a bead on him, the media is doing their best to try and corner the elusive signal caller.

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James and Michael Jordan: A son’s quest for closure

Posted in Blogroll on July 24th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Tumblr.com)

Twenty years ago, the death of James Jordan shocked the world in and out of sports. Weeks earlier, his son Michael won his third consecutive NBA Championship and was at the height of his athletic and branding powers. What followed for the world’s greatest player was a sudden retirement, a run at MLB before returning to the NBA. It all culminated with a very bittersweet Father’s Day to remember.

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Tip-Off for 7/24/13 (featuring Barry Bonds): Who’s policing sexual predators in the military?

Posted in Blogroll on July 24th, 2013 by Ron Glover

A ribbon commemorating National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).

The growing problem of sexual harassment in the United States Military is an embarrassment to say the least. While recent laws have been passed to place women closer to the front line, is enough being done to make sure their male counterparts don’t cross the line?

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Russell Westbrook: No apologies necessary

Posted in Blogroll on July 23rd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Los That Sportsblog)

Petulant, Abrasive and Trigger Happy.

I believe the way we view certain people says more about us than it could ever say about them. In voicing our disdain for them, we are voicing displeasure for traits we either do not possess ourselves or fighting situations in which we have been marginalized. We hate them because we aren’t them. We hate them because we see ways that they are better than us.

Maybe one of those people is Russell Westbrook.

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Tip-Off for 7/23/13 (featuring Gary Payton): Killer Mike speaks on The Zimmerman Verdict

Posted in Blogroll on July 23rd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(XXL Mag)

Killer Mike goes in depth about fatherhood, racism and self preservation.

Stevie Wonder was the first entertainer of note to officially boycott the state of Florida following the George Zimmerman verdict. Jay Z and Beyonce attended a rally with the family of Trayvon Martin in NYC over the weekend. Outside of you normal rants on social media, I haven’t really heard anything in depth from anyone until now.

Killer Mike sat down with MTV and gave his uncensored views on the verdict and what the Black community needs to do next.

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Pssst! Ryan (Braun), about that 2011 NL MVP?

Posted in Blogroll on July 22nd, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Benny Sieu/USA Today)

Major League Baseball just blew the lid off Ryan Braun’s season.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season by Major League Baseball for violations of the joint drug and treatment program.

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