This blog will be about whatever suits my fancy. Chances are, it will concentrate on media misrepresentations of the American "Black community", Black politics, politics in general, and whatever else I want to mentally masturbate about.
The Boston Red Sox were kicked out of the baseball playoffs by the last place Baltimore Orioles in the last inning! It was one of two of nothing less than the most spectacular ****____CHOKES____***** in sports history!
Payton Manning had neck fusion surgery in the off season and had it done too close to the, then, scheduled start of the new season, as far as I'm concerned. He signed a new deal with the Colts, knowing from my stand point, that he would not be ready for the new season. But that deal signing is on the Colts.
Either way, I want to know why there is no serious criticism of Manning for pushing the deal and why there is no criticism of the Colts for doing the deal when Manning's health situation was known.
It will be intriguing to see what punishment, if any, the Rockets receive. This is not a random club, but the People’s Liberation Army team, for decades the centerpiece of the Chinese sports system. The PLA teams — called Bayi, or 8-1, for the date of the army’s founding — plucked the best young athletes from around the nation. Known for their brutal training regimens, PLA teams were so dominant in China from the 1950s through the 1980s that they were de facto national teams, and symbols of the country’s strength.
Mao’s sports system remains largely intact. But with the influx of foreign stars and commercialization in the Chinese professional league, the Bayi Rockets (the only team not allowed to field foreigners) are now just a middling squad with a reputation for pugnacious play. Even so, the players still view themselves as soldiers, the defenders of China.
The calls came as soon as Shaquille O'Neal decided to retire, all wanting to hire one of the NBA's greatest entertainers.
TNT's "Inside the NBA" studio show had been O'Neal's favorite as a player, so the choice was easy.
Get ready for the Big Analyzer, Big Commentator, or whatever other nickname he takes in the next phase of his career.
O'Neal agreed Thursday to a multiyear deal with Turner Sports to become an analyst on its NBA coverage, where he will fold his 7-foot-1 frame into the fourth chair on the TNT set alongside Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson.
"I'm just going to try to make it more fun than it already is," O'Neal said during a conference call.
The NFL owners have locked out the NFL players, so right now, it looks like there will be no NFL football for awhile.
If this lasts an extended period of time, this will be an object lesson on having "a lot" of money, some would say being rich, and being wealthy. Let's see how many football players with multi-million dollar per year contracts will face financial problems and even bankruptcy as compared to the NFL owners.
I went to, and graduated from, the University of Virginia which has an honor code. I promised not to cheat on tests as a requirement to attend the school. If I did cheat, and was reported and I was found guilty in honor court, I would be kicked out of the school.
President Obama talked with the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and thanked the owner for giving Michael Vick a second chance. Many people are losing their minds over the President's comments.
Michael Vick was voted to the Pro Bowl as a starter and is second only to Bradey in vote count. The voters for the Pro Bowl is a combination of NFL fans, NFL players, and NFL coaches. According to the NFL blog, Michael Vick was second to only Tom Brady. Michael Vick received 1,522,437 votes from fans.
Let me repeat that: Michael Vick received 1,522,437 votes from fans.
Donovan McNabb will be Mike Shanahan's quarterback beyond 2010, McNabb's agent confirmed.
"We're very happy about the situation," Fletcher Smith said. "We've been working on this for a while now, and we're obviously glad to get it done. Donovan's very happy about the situation because this is where he wanted to be all along.
"From the first day we spoke, I told you this is what Donovan wanted: to have a long career in Washington and end his career here. That never changed. And the fact that we could get this done tonight, with the Redskins playing the Eagles on Monday night and everything that goes with that, I couldn't have written a better script."
I have a feeling the second half swoon of Joe Flacco last season WASN'T due to an injury. I counted at least 5 passes that were blown by Flacco, two of which would have been touchdowns if thrown accurately
Michael Vick was named the Eagles starting quarterback after he had one heck of a game on Sunday. Who is surprised that Vick would put it together for at least one game? Who is MORE surprised Reid would name him the starter?
The Steelers are going to kick butt and take no prisoners
Colts vs Giants.... Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....
The Redskins have a quarterback, but what happened to the defense?
McNabb, it seems to me, will benefit from the change in scenery. I was
agitating for the Arizona Cardinals, McNabb's hometown team because he
has a home there, to do this the moment Kurt Warner, 38, retired, but
they instead settled for Derek Anderson. The Chicago Bears, McNabb's
real hometown team, should have gotten McNabb last offseason instead of
giving up the farm for interception machine Jay Cutler; it would have
been so much smarter. McNabb, at 33, isn't a long-term solution, but
these days the smart teams play to win now, which is why the Jets and
Vikings took a shot with old man Brett Favre, 40. Look at the success
Warner had with the Cardinals.
And I've hoped Campbell would leave the management-coaching dysfunction
that undermined his career and find a professional situation. That could
have happened with Shanahan now in charge. But Campbell, no matter how
hurt he probably is now, should drop to his knees and feel his prayers
have been answered. With McNabb and Rex Grossman here, the Redskins
don't need Campbell anymore and couldn't possibly match an offer he got
NBA Commissioner David Stern on Wednesday suspended Washington
Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas indefinitely, calling the three-time
all-star "not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game." Arenas
admitted to bringing four unloaded guns to Verizon Center, which
violates D.C. gun laws and league rules that prohibit weapons in NBA
When you do something stupid, you'll pay the price. When you compound it by rubbing it in people's faces, you REALLY are going to pay the price!
"I appreciated the opportunity to meet with law enforcement officials
today. As the person who caused this trouble in the first place, I
thought it was my duty to be the first witness to come forward and meet
with the prosecutors and detectives. I told my attorney I wanted to get
in for an interview as soon as we could arrange it, and that was today.
I told the detectives and prosecutors the whole story about my storing
the unloaded guns at the Verizon Center and what I was intending to do
when I took them out of my locker on December 21st.
As I have said before, I had kept the four unloaded handguns in my
house in Virginia, but then moved them over to my locker at the Verizon
Center to keep them away from my young kids. I brought them without any
ammunition into the District of Columbia, mistakenly believing that the
recent change in the DC gun laws allowed a person to store unloaded
guns in the District.
On Monday, December 21st, I took the unloaded guns out in a misguided
effort to play a joke on a teammate. Contrary to some press accounts, I
never threatened or assaulted anyone with the guns and never pointed
them at anyone.
Joke or not, I now recognize that what I did was a mistake and was
wrong. I should not have brought the guns to DC in the first place, and
I now realize that there's no such thing as joking around when it comes
to guns -- even if unloaded.
I am very sorry for the effect that my serious lapse in judgment has
had on my team, my teammates, the National Basketball Association and
its fans. I want to apologize to everybody for letting them down with
my conduct, and I promise to do better in the future.
I also want to thank the detectives and prosecutors on the case for the
professionalism and courtesy they showed me during the interview today.
I stand ready to continue to give my full cooperation to them and to
the League as they investigate this incident."
I was over an in-law's house enjoying the New Year's Day festivities and watching Penn State Football (ugg) when I saw a crawl across the bottom of the screen which stated Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton had pulled guns on each other(!) in the locker room(!) because "Agent 00", the man who can't defend a blind man, owed Crittenton money on a bet and wasn't going to pay up. (If that fool was going to pull a gun on someone, it should be Shaq who has been smashing Arenas' fiance for YEARS. Gil? Whose the baby daddy? Better call Maurey)
I understand athletes carrying guns. I DON'T understand them going Wild Wild West in the locker room.
Both should be permanently removed from the league.
George Michael, a high-rated and hyperanimated Washington sportscaster
whose use of game highlights on his syndicated sports program became
the model for successful broadcasters such as ESPN, died Thursday
morning at Sibley Memorial Hospital, according to a statement issued by
his former employer, WRC (Channel 4).