@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 Ron Glover


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

roger goodell

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 Ron Glover


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 Ron Glover

(Rob Carr/ Getty Images)

Little League World Series - USA Final


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.


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


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


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


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


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




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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The Multi-Paralleled Impact of the Paul George Injury by Nigel Broadnax

Posted in Blogroll on August 8th, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax


There are certain moments in life that you immediately know could alter the course of history (or in this case, NBA history). You’ll be able to recall where you were during these moments for a long time. The latest moment is the gruesome breaking of Indiana Pacers star Paul George’s leg last Friday during a Team USA scrimmage.

I was in Boston for the NABJ Convention when George’s injury occurred.  I had the game on while getting ready for the Sports Task Force Jam; a party thrown by sports media members. It was hard to bring myself to leave for the party, since it meant missing the rest of the game. Especially with Derrick Rose looking like he was back in his 2011 form. But, I eventually made my way out.

A little later, I was in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel with Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com and some other friends, and I waited for them to hit the ATM before we got in our cab. We look over at the TV that was showing the game, and all we saw was George lying on the baseline; then we saw the looks of awe and terror painted on the faces of his teammates; then we saw the stretcher come out.

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Friday Fire: Would you have traded Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love?

Posted in Blogroll on August 8th, 2014 by Michael Tillery


Win now or cry later?

I’ll speak on it in the comments.

DeMarcus Cousins: Don’t blame it on the Boogie

Posted in Blogroll on August 7th, 2014 by Ron Glover


DeMarcus Cousins survived the first series of cuts for Team USA.

Before Paul George’s leg injury became the story of the Team USA/FIBA tryouts, word in the camp was Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins could be cut in favor of Brooklyn Nets center Mason Plumlee.

If Cousins fails to make the roster, the only ones to blame are those who continue to cast his rising star into utter darkness.

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Byron Scott is Not the Man for the Job

Posted in Blogroll on August 4th, 2014 by Nigel Broadnax

bs The Los Angeles Lakers recently hired Byron Scott as their latest head coach. This comes after the Mike D’Antoni era in LA — that lasted a little under two seasons and ended with his resignation. This is Scott’s fourth head coaching position — following stops with the New Jersey Nets, New Orleans Hornets and Cleveland Cavaliers. Prior to working the sidelines, Scott played 11 seasons with the Lakers and averaged 15 points. He made up half of the Showtime back court alongside Magic Johnson that won three championships in the mid and late ’80’s. VP of basketball operations Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak have done a good job hiring a guy who “knows what it means to be a Laker,” which seems to be important to them. They also succeeded in hiring a guy loved by long time Lakers fans, so this means everything will trend skyward as they recover from an out-of-character 27-win season, right? No. This pairing is not a sure thing, and Byron Scott will become the third straight non-interim Laker coach scooped off the scrap heap filled with other team’s throwaways.

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