Tip-Off 8/12/13 (featuring @ScHoolBoyQ and @kendricklamar) @KingJames does it for the kids

Posted in Blogroll on August 12th, 2013 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo)


What began as a bike giveaway two years ago is now a full education initiative…

After The Decision drew so much hatred, what wasn’t reported as thoroughly was how much the ESPN broadcast positively affected schools and education in Akron, Ohio (we touched on it after LeBron won his first NBA ring). Building renovations, computer rooms, bike drives and an overall morale boost amongst the city’s youth have become Akron fixtures since LeBron James and his foundation have consistently been a presence in the Miami Heat star’s hometown. This is why I never had a problem with The Decision because many of those kids will be inspired just by interaction with James, and Saturday during the I Promise Family Reunion event was just another opportunity for LeBron to give back and more importantly, keep a promise.

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2013 Baltimore Ravens: Is Joe Flacco ready to assume the reigns?

Posted in Blogroll on August 12th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(USA Today)

The Baltimore Ravens return to glory will rest once again on the play of Joe Flacco.

It’s fitting the first AFC team we look at is the reigning Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens rode an emotional wave generated by their inspirational leader Ray Lewis all the way to the Lombardi Trophy. The Ravens have lost seven players from their championship team, but have retooled with youth and speed.

Don’t look now, but the Ravens are poised to make a legitimate run back to the big game.

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