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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Video Viagra

Kitoy Johnson and Esther Baxter, get our vote as MVP. Both, may be seen hanging out in ATL, on a MTV video or pinned up on a wall, near u. Sadly, one is getting married soon, so all you wedding crashers.....go all out and crash that "funeral" BEFORE it starts. Ok, Reverend Pat "The Hitman" Robertson, this offer does not apply to you! But, I know you are throwing dollars at yor computer screeen, right about now. Amen brother, there is a God.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Ice Ice Baby

Ice-T appeared on Jimmy Kimmell last night, promoting the DVD "New Jack City", the ghetto version of Godfather. Released in the very early '90's, it is lore in hip hop communities world wide. Ice T just returned from the far east, including Singapore on a music tour. One mistake, Ice-T did not bring Co-Co on Kimmell.

Down, Set... Die.

San Francisco offensive lineman Thomas Herrion collapsed in the locker room and died Sunday morning, shortly after the 49ers played the Denver Broncos in a preseason game.

Dear NFL, since you do not guarantee NFL player contracts, as TO's agent ranted about, can you at least guarantee a peaceful death? I imagine you are real nervous hoping this guy was not on stereos! Dear Philly, somebody just "died for the game", if TO dies, will you pay the rest of his contract? Dear ESPN, you are slowly, & sadly becoming a shill for your events & becoming FOX news. A football player dies, and you zoom in on his weight as the problem. They bring in experts, and researchers and any other talking head to discuss weight of a highly conditioned relatively lean offensive linemen. They have no imperical evidence that it was his weight.....he may have been on Vioxx, which just got slammed for $256 million when a marathon runner fell out and died. The NFL PR spin machine was hard at work, without any facts.

Herrion, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound guard, collapsed after listening to coach Mike Nolan address the team in a postgame meeting. Medics administered CPR on him and took him to an ambulance that rushed him to a nearby hospital. Three hours later, Herrion died, cause of death unknown until toxicology tests are performed; results return in three to six weeks. Yet, Herrion has consitently tested negative for steroids. The death comes four years after offensive lineman Korey Stringer of the Minnesota Vikings died of heatstroke during a training camp practice on a day during which the heat index soared to 110. Herrion died after he game, in 60 degree weather 50% humidity.

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Snoop Dogg Football

Snoop Dogg the rapper is normally in videos, and selling Chrysler cars with Iacocca...."But now the team is in slow meltdown, as is the league, because of what infuriated parents are describing as a dastardly end-run around them performed by Snoop Dogg. He created his own league last month, calling it the Snoop Youth Football League.

Parents in the US - fathers especially - take their children's sports immensely seriously and they don't react well when someone messes with their routine.

They are especially upset in Orange County because the field that Snoop is playing on seems tilted in his favour. Kids are defecting to his league in droves.

How can they resist, when Snoop doles out gifts, like fashion clothes, and promises rides on his new league bus? No ordinary charabanc, it is kitted out with television screens to watch rap videos (and play-backs of the game, of course) and a sound system that pumps out his songs."
Read The Independant Article

Ku Klux Shakira

Shakira is Caribbean, she likes Caribbean players. Everybody likes Shakira. Jimmy "The Greek", stop flopping in your casket, because wacko Larry Krueger, went Ku Klux Klan in San Fran. The Giants' flagship station, KNBR, fired talk-show host Larry Krueger, who ranted about the struggling team during his postgame radio show last week. He complained about too many ``brain-dead Caribbean hitters hacking at slop nightly'' and said Alou's ``mind has turned to Cream of Wheat.'' Clearly, this was stupid. Yet, it is a sign of some rebellion from MLB fans are growing weary of the over-commercialism of America's Game. The MLB has gone the way of Nike & Wal-Mart, by going after low cost, no headache, high return employees from overseas. While the All-American "Field of Dreams" kids go work the MLB's local low-budget Minor League teams---they rarely get out of that sports ghetto.

MLB's All-Star game featured Caribbean players, waving their flags, speaking their native language and having a great time. No crime; just invite the gazillions of fans and customers whom were watching your private "on the field" party next time. We need American Flags flying, the boys in the hell hole in Iraq need the support & the kids on the South Side of Chicago need to be encouraged that #23 jerseys can be worn in Baseball. MLB is going global, all you Krueger's will just have to get over it. Me? I'm watching the Dallas Mavericks.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

MLB: Big Pimping!

Palmeiro, got punked. Dude, you are still an idiot. But, Major League, a paid drug pimp, punished Palmeiro for performance enhancing drugs. Yet, Viagra, the ultimate performance enhancing drug, is the number one sponsor for MLB! Crazier, Palmeiro is the Viagra pitchman. Once again total Hypocrisy. Hey MLB, America just wants to lose weight, stop diabetes, cut strokes and heart disease can you help? I admit Viagra, saves a lot of marriages, but,h ow about pushing Pyruvate, since it actually it is natural, over the counter and works, without the weight bouncing back. 45 minute per week of exercise & a low fat diet, and you got a great elixir for non-drug performance enhancing.

Get Ripped, Get Jolie?

Angelina Daily exercise, Red Wine (1 glass), Green Tea (cup) & a Red get a Pyruvate Pill. It works for my Vixon, & is working for me now. Research indicates that pyruvate not only has phenomenal effects on weight loss by burning fat, but also stimulates energy for higher performance in exercise. Besides fat loss benefits, pyruvate enhances the transport of glucose and protein into muscle cells thereby boosting performance levels in exercise. It works by increasing amount of ATP available to the energy engines of cells, mitochondria, as well as inhibiting fat production. Interpretation, gets you toned, cut, and have more energy without muscle loss--very rare .

Numbers do not lie. At the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Ronald T. Stanko, MD researched the effects of pyruvate intake in several studies. A recent study conducted on obese women showed they lost an amazing 37% more weight and 48% more fat after ingesting 30 grams of pyruvate per day for three weeks. These women and a control group were on a 1,000-calorie diet and consumed an equal amount of carbohydrates. In separate clinical studies, subjects taking pyruvate gained back 55% less weight after resuming a normal diet than those that did not take pyruvate. According to Dr. Stanko, pyruvate exists in virtually all cells, easily and automatically entering them. In studies conducted by a leading U.S. medical school research center subjects taking pyruvate were able to increase performance from 20-50% and they experienced less fatigue.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I Like The Way You Move

So, TO reported to camp, met wiith Big Coach, and went out and practiced. No incidents no drama. So, while TO went back to ATL he probably got a chance to see the beautiful Outcast video Vixon, Ki Toy. Really, that's why he went back, if not, he should have. If ever at Hartsfield in ATL keep your head on a swivel, you may get some eye candy from Ki. She is the #1 music video star in the world. TO is single with lots of chips & both live in the ATL. It just makes sense, to reach out.

Sharapova #1

Maria, just became the number one player in the world. The IMG client, has become the darling fo the courts and the red carpet. But, last time I checked the tube she got spanked by one of the Williams' girls. Madison Ave. is dying to recoup money out of the Russian Queen before she gets cold. Although, her pix are always hot, her game is not. TV ratings are what the big network boys are after, & as long as Maria is playing on the tube men are glued to the set---more ad revenue.Yet, men are not watching tennis. Move over on the red carpet Maria, you can bet IMG's Bolleteri or Everett Academy has some comp warming up for you. Maybe they can develop some real Tennis competition for the Williams Sisters while they are at it.

TO, Get Your Money!

The Cowboy Cheerleaders are not the only thing hot in Dallas. The NBA Mav's just cut Mike Finley & has to pay him the remainder of his $50 million Contract. He is a free agent, and is being hotly pursued by the Heat to sign a new multi-million dollar guaranteed contract.

Now, let me get this straight. The NBA has an Amnesty program, that allows teams to cut luxury tax debts by cutting a player. The poor cut player continues to receive his guaranteed contract, & is free to sign & play for a new NBA team under a new guaranteed contract. Thus, getting 2 guaranteed checks at the same time, in the same mailbox. Unbelievable, ESPN and all the pundits, are clowning TO for asking for a meeting, to ask for more money on his unguaranteed NFL contract. Gene Upshaw, the Union chief, should be fired. The NFL players are getting joed.

The NBA amnesty provision allows teams to remove a player's contract from its payment of the luxury tax, which is imposed on clubs whose payrolls exceed $61.7 million. Teams are taxed dollar- for-dollar on the amount they exceed the threshold.

Finley, 32, has three years remaining on a $102.2 million contract that he signed in 2001.

Finley's contract -- and those of the other amnesty players -- will still count toward the salary cap, or team spending limit, which is $49.5 million next season. Finley will still get paid by the Mavericks, and is free to sign with another team. Amnesty players can't re-sign with their teams for the length of their contracts.According to published reports in Dallas, Finley is negotiating a contract with the Miami Heat, who this offseason already added Antoine Walker and Jason Williams to play alongside Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

$20 Million Dollar Baby

For you TO haters, Ronnie Brown signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins and the NFL Players Association, on yesterday. He has never played one down in the NFL & will receive $20 Million dollar guaranteed signing bonus. Ronnie Brown was not even the best running back on his Auburn football team, and did not start over Cadillac Williams whom was drafted to the Tampa Bay Bucs. Yet, somehow TO, a constant Pro Bowler, is INSANE for simply asking for a meeting to renegotiate a deal with no guarantees. I can confirm that he spent the night in the ATL airport, after his flight was cancelled. Unlike most of us, I am sure he slept like a baby knowing the lottery ticket was waiting in MIA.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Seminole Fight

Quite Frankly is Stephen A. Smith's version of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Produced and broadcast by ESPN, Smith's daily 6:30 appointment on ESPN 2, is must see TV. In Week 1, Smith hosted AI & Larry Brown, very good TV. Today, he hosted 2 members of the Indian Nation; one in support of Indian mascots on college campuses & the other against. After a 1/2 hour, I wanted more & truly got sucked into the debate. Although, I can not honorably judge to the offense or the defense, I do know that Florida State will suffer incredible financial losses if forced to abandon the Seminole Mascot. See, the Seminole is one of the most explosive college licenses & creates millions in royalties for FSU. The latest, EA Sports College video game features FSU on regional commercials. Apparently, FSU is very entrenched with the local Seminole Tribe, has permission to use the mascot, and creates positive educational and empowerment programs to teach their students the heritage, culture & traditions of the Seminole people who lived and currently dwell in Florida. On the flip side, the Seminole members in Oklahoma, whom were forced out of Florida believe that it is offensive to portray a Seminole Chief as a strong, living legend of American history. The NCAA has marked 2006 as the deadline for removal of all Indian mascots from all NCAA member schools. So, what is the University of Illinois going to do, change their mascot and the name of the University? What Say you?

ESPN Hollywood

The votes are in & ESPN has won...again. ESPN Hollywood premiered on ESPN 2, at 6pm. It was clever, quick & had spatterings of greatness. The studio provided the Hollywood feel, and the story telling reminded me of the Entertainment Tonight, before it got dry. Usher, Matt Damon and the Dave Matthews Band were all a part of the bow, and of course EA Sports games were featured. Cheers to you ESPN Hollywood!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Tiger Being Tiger?

I sensed a hip-hop flavor to some of Tiger's recent remarks regarding his poor opening rounds at Boletsrul. He seemed edgy, hard & non-chalant all clear insignia of urbana. We know his color is Green, and in Ice-T form, Woods has the trophy wife. Is Tiger changing his stripes, or is the Tiger out of the age of Golf stoginess. Now, I'm really watching golf. I would be totally sold if he chose Snoop to caddy at Augusta. This time, fried chicken & greens will be served, and wine in iced down Pimp cups will be mandatory.

The new Chrysler ads promote Snoop is a cool golf partner for Iacocca, why not Tiger Woo?

Green Bigot Revolution

The Eagles booted TO out of training camp, & is set to return on Wednesday. OK, he acted like a the girl scout selling cookies or the girl who turned you down for a prom date, who knew she was super hot. By Wednesday, the Eagle players will have made a decision on whether to keep or boot TO from the team. It will not be the coaches or the check writers. who make the call. The Eagles are contract neo-cons, the players know it. Remember, last year Pro-Bolwer Trotter, got joed by the Eagles during his negotiations, extending the Eagle's poor reputation. Simply, they hate paying for value, unless its the QB. I wonder would they have treated McNabb that way? It must be in the Allegheny because the Steelers are giving their Wide Receiver Hines Ward the TO treatment, and he refused to report to camp. Yet, Hines did not cop the MNF ad. with the desperate house wife, which has created many haters.

The Steelers let Wide receiver Plaxico Burris, due to money, go to New York during the off season. The Philadelphia Phillies nor the Pittsburg Pirates are liked by pro players, & all considered very "cheap". McNabb & AI are the only Pennsylvania players making big chips, and that's because deep-pocket Comcast, a corporate parent, is footing AI's bill.

Could the blue collar state, be prejudiced against green money? PA Folks made money in the steel mills, got dirty and came home to watch their heroes. Those same fans are probably members of a union, fully understand negotiations, hold outs and walking off the job. So, as the fans become more informed about the TO contract & the ridiculous NFL contract structure, they are going to relate to TO. For instance, NFL players can get cut, for any reason at anytime without pay. Steel workers and union membes in Philly, would never sign a NFL Collective Bargainnig Agreement that had such harsh stipulations. See, it will hit home soon since most of their union jobs are moving to Alabama or sent overseas.

Clearly, the fans understand that a man whom played with a broken leg in the biggest show on earth, deserves a raise. Since most of them would be sent home by the employer and the union if they were hurt. Yet, media and management muddy the waters by cranking the PR machines spewing that a millionaire is too rich and spoiled and does not deserve to even have a meeting to discuss a raise. I mean guys, a meeting would not hurt!

But giving TO a raise, may inspire these union member fans, to ask for raises on their jobs. In a union laden state I am sure that CEOs of manufacturing companies simply want TO to go away, beofore he starts a revolution. Well, maybe even sparking conversations about "what is a fair wage" is dangerous in a global economy that now includes China.

Rock Hard Sports

Today, I watched Indy & NASCAR. At the end I heard "the car was not fast, strong or good enough t o win". Ok, but how do I know that it was the car's fault. Like horses, they can not talk. I mean really, it's very reasonable that the driver choked on the the last lap. I guess, his sponsors feel "better" that they did not win because of the car. He would lose a gig, if he jumps out and says "It was my fault we lost, the car was the best on the track".

In hoops, a guy can miss a shot to lose. We boo, or understand. In Football, a dropped pass can cost the game. We hiss or cheer.Maybe, that's why I am addicted to not watching the "performance enhancing sports". Horse Racing, Auto Racing, Golf or any sport that so heavily relies on equipment, that they can blame the outcome on the poor performance of "machines or animals". Nobody cares, if sports gear gets sent to the nearest Play It Again store or sent to junk, its inanimate. Yet, an athlete will get cut or lose his job and certainly scarred by fans. Even TO can't get a raise, and he played in the Superbowl on a broken leg.

Like most conundrums in the world, technology can enrich life & solve this problem. Car sports have GPS technologies, that read and report speed, throttel, fuel and other cool stats that enrich the viewing experience. To hook me, they have to start monitoring the performance of the driver, and report it to me in real-time so that I can be sure this driver is not throwing a race. I mean put it on the scoreboard "He just screwed up" in flashing lights. Sure, they can send it to my mobiile phone. But surfing those stats is hard work and I watch the sport becasue I want to watch and not participate. Well, on second thought I would have liked to been in Detroit during the brawl. There is something stimulating about clocking a multi-millionaire in his grill on TV. I could think of 5 friends whom would've gladly bailed me out, paid the fine and then took me out for a few cold drinks.