Jovan Belcher, Adam Lanza and the “Manhood Crisis” at the Heart of Recent Tragedies: The Jackson Katz interview, part II

Posted in Blogroll, Bob Costas, Kansas City Chiefs, KC Chiefs, NFL, Race and Sports, Race and Sports Culture, Racial Issues, rage, Roger Goodell on December 21st, 2012 by Christian Avard

Part II of my interview with activist/scholar Jackson Katz. Part I can be read here. – CA


Kassandra Perkins with their three-month-old daughter Zoey (left) and Jovon Belcher (right)

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I wanted to ask you about the tragic deaths of Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins earlier this month. What was your reaction when you heard about the murder-suicide?

Of course I was sad to hear about yet another domestic violence tragedy. They happen all the time, though most of the time it’s just a local story, people hear about it, shrug their shoulders, and move on to the next news event. But I thought there was something about this one that made it stand out, even beyond the obvious fact that it involved a high-profile professional athlete. No one could pretend it was just a “private matter,” since Belcher killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, which means it spilled over directly into the workplace. It must have been — still must be — very traumatic for the individuals involved, not to mention for a whole lot of other people who knew the couple, his teammates, Chiefs fans, etc. Because it was just so tragic, including the orphaning of a three-month old, I thought it might spark an increased commitment from the League to address the issue of men’s violence against women more proactively than in the past.

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Ron Glover’s Week 3 NFL Power Rankings

Posted in Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Blogroll, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonvile Jags, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, NFL, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Bucs, Tenessee Titans, Washington Redskins on September 24th, 2010 by Ron Glover

I held off until after the second week of games to compile the power rankings. I considered waiting longer and rolling them out like the BCS Standings. As always I welcome your feedback.

Let’s get started.

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Michael Vick Named As The Eagles Starting QB – And The Church Says…Amen

Posted in Andy Reid, Black Sports Writers, Blogroll, Donavan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, NFC, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia Eagles fans, quarterback controversy, Race and Michael Vick, race and quarterbacks on September 22nd, 2010 by Ron Glover

In a shocking development Andy Reid has named Michael Vick as the Eagles starting quarterback Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars and for the forseeable future.

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Ron Glover’s Week 2 NFL Predictions

Posted in Blogroll, NFC, NFC East, NFL, NFL Live on September 19th, 2010 by Ron Glover

The New York Jets welcome the New England Patriots into the new and improved Meadowlands. It may be cornerback Darrelle Revis’ week to eat his words. This summer Revis referred to Pats wide receiver Randy Moss as a “slouch”. Well, Moss was kind enough to remind Revis that the “slouch” will be in town this weekend. This on the field encounter is only one battle within the war for supremacy in the AFC East.

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2010 NFL Preseason Power Rankings (26-24)

Posted in Blogroll, Jacksonvile Jags, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, NFL, Seattle Seahawks on September 7th, 2010 by Ron Glover

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We’re working our way to the top – sorting through the bottom tier of the NFL is not easy. It’s beginning to clear up now as we move towards the middle of the pack.

Let’s go.

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Fourth Quarter

Posted in Adrian Peterson, Atlanta Falcons, Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings, NFC, NFL, NY Jets on August 19th, 2009 by AXG


“I’ve been doing this for years man…my rep is legit…”

J-Live Practice

Jet Favre…I meant to say Brett Favre is back playing quarterback, and this isn’t about a legacy, or stats for that matter…this time I believe its personal.

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The Buffalo Syndrome

Posted in Andy Reid, Boston Red Sox, Buffalo Bills, Donavan McNabb, NFC, NFC Championship, NFL, NFL Week 11, Philadelphia Eagles on January 13th, 2009 by AXG


“The Buffalo Soldiers, dredlock Rasta’s…”


Lauren Hill – Ready Or Not


The Philadelphia Eagles will enter their 5th NFC Championship game (6th in team history) within the last 8 years, and what’s more surprising than the Eagles opportunity at a Super Bowl berth…is the fact that they will face the Arizona Cardinals.

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Final Four

Posted in Arizona Cardinals, Asante Samuel, Baltimore Ravens, Blogroll, Carolina Panthers, Donavan McNabb, Kobe Bryant, Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, NFC Championship, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers on January 12th, 2009 by AXG

“No one on the corner have swagga like us…”
M.I.A. – Paper Planes

This has been one of the most interesting seasons within the history of the NFL. Not only are the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship, but Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco has led…along with a top tier defense…the Baltimore Raves to the AFC title game.

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Fair and Balanced

Posted in Mike Vick, NFL, Pac Man Jones on December 5th, 2008 by T-Time
Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Fair and balanced.

I know FOX uses this moniker to describe their news coverage. But this article has little, if anything, to do with the media giant.
This is about justice.

Quick question: Did anyone know that Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Matt Jones faced felony cocaine charges in the off-season?

Did you forget? Because I CERTAINLY did not.

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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2008: Fullbacks and Tight Ends

Posted in Andy Reid, Blogroll, Brian Westbrook, Dononovan McNabb, NFC, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles on August 5th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Today we will take a look at the fullback and tight end positions for the Philadelphia Eagles. The fullback position seems to be wide open for Jason Davis and Luke Lawton. Last season’s incumbent Thomas Tapeh is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The tight end position is L.J. Smith’s to lose as Brent Celek, Matt Shoebel and newcomer Kris Wilson are all fighting to climb the depth chart.

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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2008: The Runningbacks

Posted in Nebraska, NFC, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles on July 28th, 2008 by Ron Glover

Welcome back to the position-by-position breakdown of the 2008 Philadelphia Eagles. Today we look at the Birds running game heading into the 2008 season.

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Posted in Anthony Gilbert, Brian Westbrook, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Ken Griffey Jr., Larry Johnson, LeBron James, Malcolm X, Michael Tillery, MLB, NBA, NFL, UNLV on July 18th, 2008 by AXG

Black Power

“Why is the American black man so complacent about being trampled upon? Why doesn’t the American black man fight to be a human being?”

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Fight the Power

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TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 17-20)

Posted in 2008 NFL Mock Draft, blog roll, Blogroll, blogrolll, Brian Dawkins, Cal, DeSean Jackson, Devin Thomas, Donavan McNabb, Houston Texans, Ike Hilliard, Jeff Otah, Joey Galloway, Leodis McKelvin, Lito Sheppard, Michigan State, Minnesota Vikings, NFL, NFL Draft, NFL Mock Draft, Philadelphia Eagles, Pitt, T.R.O.Y., Tampa Bay Bucs, Tavaris Jackson on April 18th, 2008 by Ron Glover


Day 5 of the 2008 NFL Mock Draft is where things get interesting; the four teams selecting today could all use help in the secondary or at wide receiver. It will be interesting to see how this stanza plays out for Minnesota, Houston, Philadelphia and Tampa Bay.

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TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft (Picks 5-8)

Posted in 2008 NFL Draft, Baltimore Ravens, Bill Belichick, Blogroll, Boise State, Boston College, Glenn Dorsey, John Harbaugh, Kansas City Chiefs, Keith Jenkins, Matt Ryan, Mike Jenkins, New England Patriots, New York Jets, NFL, NFL Mock Drafts, Ryan Clady, Sedrick Ellis, South Florida, Tennessee State on April 15th, 2008 by Ron Glover

This is Day 2 of the 2008 NFL Mock Draft and the Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock, followed by the New York Jets, New England Patriots. and Baltimore Ravens.

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TBR’s First Annual 2008 NFL Mock Draft

Posted in 2008 NFL Draft, Al Davis, Arkansas, Atlanta Falcons St. Louis Rams, Bill Parcells, blog roll, Blogroll, blogrolll, Chris Long, Darren McFadden, Jake Long, JaMarcus Russell, Jason Taylor, Justin Fargas, LSU, Marc Bulger, Matt Ryan, Miami Dolphins, Michael Turner, Michigan, Mock Drafts, NFL, NFL Draft, NFL Mock Drafts, Oakland Raiders, Orlando Pace, Vernon Gholston, Virginia on April 14th, 2008 by Ron Glover

The 2008 NFL Draft is once again approaching and for the second time in three years, there isn’t a consensus #1 pick. This year the Miami Dolphins hold the first choice after finishing the 2007 campaign with a 1-15 mark. The ‘Fins are in need of help just about everywhere starting at quarterback. With the future of defensive end Jason Taylor up in the air, incoming GM Bill Parcells has his work cut out for him.

For the next 12 days leading up to the Draft, yours truly will pick the first round according to team needs and potential. The Miami Dolphins are on the clock…

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