Breaking: Jameis Winston to sit out entire game against Clemson

Posted in Blogroll on September 20th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Jameis Winston will be a spectator for the Florida State Seminoles meeting against the Clemson Tigers.

In a not so surprising development, the Florida State Seminoles have decided to sit Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston for today’s game against the Clemson Tigers.

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@TSFSports NFL Thursday Night Football preview and prediction: Bucs need more than a good showing against the Falcons

Posted in Blogroll on September 18th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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The Buccaneers pass rush may have to get to Matt Ryan minus the disruptive Gerald McCoy.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) head to Georgia to take on the Atlanta Falcons (1-0). The Bucs are looking to post their first win of the season after losing their first two contests by a total of eight points. The Falcons are looking to rebound after taking a physical pounding from the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.

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When will Jameis Winston get it?

Posted in Blogroll on September 18th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Since winning the National Championship, Florida State’s Jameis Winston can’t get out of his own way.

In 2013, Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston pulled off an improbable trifecta by becoming one of 14 players to win the Heisman Trophy and follow it up with a National Championship. Most shocking was the 20-year old beating a sexual assault rap in the midst of the Seminoles BCS championship run.

While no defense in the country has found an answer for the multi-faceted quarterback, Winston has become his own worst enemy and needs to take a good hard look at himself before it’s too late.

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Hoop Dreams Deflated: When you realize your pro athlete ambitions are going to come up short

Posted in Blogroll on September 16th, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax

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In elementary and middle school I had a dream of playing in the NBA one day. That’s how I envisioned making a living once I got older. I played in various basketball leagues and attended a few basketball camps during my youth, thinking I was climbing the ladder towards pro-athlete status.

I wasn’t.

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@TSFSports Week 2 NFL Picks: Throw Richard Sherman the damn ball

Posted in Blogroll on September 14th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

Throw him the damn ball? Hell nah…

Do you see this man here? Richard Sherman has now become the kid in the playground no one wants to play with because he’s so damn good. Be nice to him. He’s not a bad dude. All he wants to do is play football with everyone else. Look at his face. Do you really want to piss off such a good guy?

Phillip Rivers it’s your move bro…

Picks begin with Pittsburgh at Baltimore tonight. Could be a long year in the DMV…

Question: Is Roger Goodell facing his NFL mortality?

The very talented Elisabeth Epps talks Ray Rice, Chauncey Billups and the Denver Broncos with host Michael Tillery on this week’s edition of The Starting Five Live. Tune in Saturday to RAPstation Saturday, 8:30 pm ET.

TSF contributor Nigel Broadnax and TSF EIC Ron Glover appeared last week. Please comment great people. Enjoy your weekend.

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Roger Goodell’s audible on Ray Rice results in a turnover

Posted in Blogroll on September 12th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Ray Rice came clean to Roger Goodell about his actions, but the commissioner made it their own dirty little secret.

When Ray Rice stepped into an elevator with then fiancee Janay Palmer, little did he know his career was headed straight for the ground floor. Rice’s actions to the woman he would marry six weeks later were deplorable and unacceptable.

Rice spoke to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in July and informed him of his actions that evening. Goodell responded with a two game suspension followed by a six-game ban. Rice was released by the Baltimore Ravens and banned indefinitely by the NFL after the complete video of the incident went viral.

After this latest turnover, it may be time to sit Roger Goodell on the bench.

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Friday Fire: Should Roger Goodell be fired?

Posted in Blogroll on September 12th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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When we wrote here many times over that Roger Goodell’s insistence of “cleaning up” the NFL was straight bogus, few agreed. Now that his feet are heavily in the fire because of his horrible handling of Ray Rice, folks are calling for his job. This with full knowledge that he — like every other pro sports commissioner — is essentially employed by those owning teams.

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NFL Kickoff 2014: Will the Green Bay Packers stun the starry-eyed Seattle Seahawks?

Posted in Blogroll on September 4th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Marshawn Lynch saw little action in the preseason, but should get his share of carries tonight.

The game literally fell into the hands of the officials last time the Packers and Seahawks met in prime time. The decision came on a replacement official’s call (accurate or inaccurate, depending on who you ask) which awarded the Seahawks the victory off of a Hail Mary on the game’s final play. The controversy brought back striking officials and launched the Seattle program into championship mode. Quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the game’s most efficient signal callers with an all-world defense at his back. The Packers have re-tooled with 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy and acquired pass-rusher extraordinaire Julius Peppers.

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Chicago Hope: Jackie Robinson West wins U.S. Championship of Little League World Series

Posted in Blogroll on August 24th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West squad has advanced to the championship game of the Little League World Series.

The fantastic run of South Side Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team has taken them to the championship game of the 2014 Little League World Series. Today, the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars defeated the team from Las Vegas, Nevada 7-5 and will face South Korea in Sunday’s final.

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Make the Leap: Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill and Matt Cassel look to spark a charge

Posted in Blogroll on August 19th, 2014 by Jerold Wells Jr.

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Robert Griffin III has to put a tumultuous 2013 behind him.

Make the Leap. Progress from run of the mill to remarkable. From uninspiring to unforgettable. From throwaway to thrust into the forefront. The 2014-2015 NFL Season will unveil the stars and excitement we  have come to expect from the autumn beginning of Professional Football. None the less, there are many questions that need to be answered. Here are three teams with legit chances at making the playoffs this year, based solely on roster moves in the off season and a solid year from their starting quarterback.

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Final Call Assistant Editor/Investigative Reporter, Ashahed Muhammad, Comes on The Starting Five Live

Posted in Blogroll on August 18th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Ashahed on left. Here pictured with our man NYOIL

In the second part of my conversation with Ashahed, we talk Hip Hop and specifically Jay Electronica…

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The Mike Brown Killing: It’s Much Too Late for Angry Words by Kobie Colemon

Posted in Blogroll on August 17th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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This image will be an iconic reminder of  how the people of Ferguson, MO, responded to Mike Brown’s cold blooded killing. 

A few things I think I know about the police violence and Black protest in Ferguson, MO. First, when Black people are the victims of police brutality and murder, it is the murderers who are humanized and the Blacks who are dehumanized. There is a strange equivocation where the same rhetoric is used to exonerate one group of people (the police), while denigrating another (Black people). You all know the rhetoric; on the one hand it speaks of “flawed individuals” in police departments everywhere – but especially in areas with a large Black demographic. Racist people who happen to be police officers and thus they are able to practice their personal prejudice and racism with power and impunity. Thankfully, so the rhetoric goes, these racist cops are in the minority, and thus not representative of the police force as a whole, which is full of “good” people who are simply trying to do their jobs.

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The Uncharacteristic Behavior of the NBA by Nigel Broadnax

Posted in Blogroll on August 13th, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax

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The NBA might have a public relations problem on its hands…

This week, the NBA came down quite hard on the Toronto Raptors. The league fined the team $25,000 for tampering allegations.

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NBA TV Televised Schedule for the 2014-2015 NBA Season

Posted in Blogroll on August 13th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Black Mamba and the King both have returns that will be much publicized.

NBA TV will televise 97 live games during the 2014-15 regular season with the league’s biggest stars and top teams in action including up to nine appearances by the NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs and Tim Duncan, the Cleveland Cavaliers and four-time league MVP LeBron James, the Oklahoma City Thunder and 2014 NBA MVP award winner Kevin Durant, the Chicago Bulls and Derrick Rose, the Los Angeles Clippers and Chris Paul, the L.A. Lakers and 16-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant, the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade, the Houston Rockets and Dwight Howard and the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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TNT NBA Televised Schedule for 2014-2015 Season

Posted in Blogroll on August 13th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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TNT to Feature Marquee Primetime Christmas & MLK Day Doubleheaders. Network’s 53-Game Regular Season Schedule to Showcase NBA’s Biggest Stars with Multiple Appearances by League’s Top Teams.

 

Turner Sports, entering its 31st consecutive year of NBA coverage, will feature a 53-game schedule during the 2014-15 NBA regular season including 10 appearances on TNT by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, nine appearances by the Los Angeles Clippers, L.A. Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors, seven appearances by the San Antonio Spurs and six appearances by the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.  TNT will televise 19 Thursday night NBA doubleheaders during the regular season.

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