Remember Derrick Rose?

Posted in Blogroll on July 17th, 2013 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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The look on LeBron James’ face says it all.

Did we forget? What makes us remember? Are we prisoners of the moment more than captives of pleasant memories?

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One final cry falls on twelve deaf ears

Posted in Blogroll on July 17th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Associated Press)

As the world watched the seconds and minutes accumulate to agonizing hours during the deliberation period in the George Zimmerman trial, many rested on the morals of six female jurors (5 white, 1 minority). Five mothers who we thought knew the value of a child’s life, sans color or association. We valued motherly intuition over what was their instinctive thinking. The disbelief of the final verdict was feeble in comparison to what took place during the deliberation and after the stunning verdict.

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Tip-Off for 7/17/13 (featuring Diahann Carroll): Mariano Rivera helps shut down NL in final All-Star appearance

Posted in Blogroll on July 17th, 2013 by Ron Glover

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Called in during the eighth to make sure he would pitch in his final All-Star Game, Mariano Rivera soaks up an ovation. He tossed a perfect inning and was named MVP in the AL’s win.

Exit Sandman.

As the opening chords of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” ripped through CitiField, Mariano Rivera trotted from the bullpen to an empty field. Players from both teams left their dugouts to join the 45,186 in attendance in a lengthy salute to one of the all-time greats.

The American League shut out the National League 3-0 in the 84th edition of the Midsummer Classic.

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