WASHINGTON - Everything was going fine until President Bush dropped the ball. Bush honored the Miami Heat championship basketball team on Tuesday, joking with the team in his usual manner. But Shaquille O’Neal got the last laugh when Bush tried to bounce a basketball while standing next to the 7-foot-1 star.
It thudded flat on the stage. Bush looked startled as O’Neal and his teammates laughed.So much for the president’s basketball career.
Bush lauded the Heat, the latest team to get the presidential treatment in the East Room. He noted that the team did it the hard way, losing the first two to the Dallas Mavericks before winning four
straight — a rare feat — to win the series.
“I congratulate you on a tremendous achievement. Even though you beat a Texas team.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
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Sunday, February 25, 2007
Put aside the fact that a man is lying paralyzed allegedly because of some brohaha started by him, because "Popeye" Jones is also a coward who spits on women, has a violent temper and has proven to be nothing but a nutcase ever since he came into the league. Just get rid of him. Now.
Contrary to the catchy marketing slogan, what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas.Jones hasn't been charged or named a suspect since Monday's incident at a Las Vegas strip club, but public relations experts, talk radio hosts, NFL analysts and fans said Friday that the image of the Titans - and to a lesser extent Nashville - was being damaged by the publicity.
Not when you're Pacman Jones. Not when you're at the scene of a shooting where three people are wounded.And not when your team, the Tennessee Titans, finds itself being criticized locally and nationally.
"This guy plays for the Tennessee Titans, and that looks bad for them and the entire community,'' said Dan Pinger, president of Dan Pinger Public Relations in Cincinnati, where nine Bengals were arrested in the past year. "People outside the city say, 'Look at Cincinnati, oh my gosh, they have a huge problem.' Well with (Jones), people are thinking there must be a problem there, because things keep happening with this guy and management is not getting on top of it.''
Jones has been questioned, named or arrested in connection with at least eight incidents involving police since the Titans drafted him in 2005, so his image had been under fire.
"But I don't know that Nashville's image or Tennessee's image has taken that big a hit," said Dave Mahler, host of a radio sports talk show in Seattle. "I hope people are smart enough to see this is a Pacman Jones problem and not a Nashville, Tennessee, problem.''
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
ESPN has ended its four-year relationship with studio analyst Michael Irvin, who was elected two weeks ago to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.I liked Irwin as an analyst, but knowing his history you just knew that he was going to find some way to lose his job.
The Dallas Cowboys' all-time leading receiver was involved in two controversial episodes over the pasts 15 months, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. He was arrested during a November 2005 traffic stop in Plano, Texas, after police found drug paraphernalia in his car, and in November 2006 he had to apologize for racially insensitive remarks regarding Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
Irvin claimed in 2005 that the drug pipe in his car belonged to a friend whom he was trying to help get off drugs.
He conceded it was "inappropriate and insensitive when he joked on the air that Romo's athleticism must mean Romo has some African-American heritage.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Duke's Top 25 streak is over. Saddled by its first four-game losing skid in 11 years, Duke fell out of The Associated Press poll Monday for the first time since the end of the 1995-96 season.
The Blue Devils had been in the media poll for 200 straight weeks _ the second longest streak behind UCLA.The Bruins' run lasted 221 weeks, from the 1966-67 preseason poll to Jan. 8, 1980. North
Carolina is third all-time with 172 straight weeks from the 1990-91 preseason poll to Jan. 17, 2000.
"If you do it for a long period of time, it means you've been good that long," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said of his team's streak that began in the 1996-97 preseason poll. "We never bring it up. It's a nice stat thing."UCLA and Memphis are now tied for the longest active streak at 34 straight weeks in the Top 25.
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Some former NBA journeyman center has come "out of the closet" and written a book about it. Apparently this is supposed to be some kind of "news":
Former NBA center John Amaechi, who spent five seasons with four teams, on Wednesday became the first NBA player to publicly come out as gay.His admission makes him the sixth professional male athlete from one of the four major U.S. sports -- basketball, baseball, football, hockey -- to openly discuss his homosexuality.
Amaechi details his life in his autobiography "Man in the Middle," which will be released Wednesday.
Orlando's Grant Hill, who said he didn't know Amaechi when he was with the Magic, applauded the decision to go public.
"The fact that John has done this, maybe it will give others the comfort or confidence to come out as well, whether they are playing or retiring," Hill said.
Philadelphia Sixers forward Shavlik Randolph, a former Duke player, acknowledged it's a new situation.
"As long as you don't bring your gayness on me I'm fine," Randolph said. "As far as business-wise, I'm sure I could play with him. But I think it would create a little awkwardness in the locker room."
Grant Hill is an idiot. Ameachi was a scrub center who waited until he was retired to announce that he was gay. If he was so "confident" he would've announced that he gay while he was still playing. Nobody even remembers this guy, but he has a book to promote and what better way to sell some than to suddenly announce to the world that you was a gay pro athlete.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
I know that he doesn't have much talent besides Paul Pierce, but Doc Rivers needs to go.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers knows that his team would struggle to beat anyone in the NBA at the moment.
Webber had 17 points and six assists as the Pistons put on a passing clinic for three quarters while handing the Celtics their 15th straight loss, 109-102 on Tuesday night.
"We really didn't have a chance," Rivers said. "We played a better team tonight. They had some matchup advantages, and they went right at us. The problem is that, with Webber in the middle, there's not much you can do. He might be their best passer."
Thursday, February 1, 2007
Subj: Serena's Interview -Ms. Williams we are all interested in your new boyfriend.
There is no new boyfriend. I stopped playing with boys when I stopped dating black guys. I have a new man in my life and yes, he's white.
- So you prefer to date white men instead of black guys?
let's be real. If you are a successful black female you only have two choices....date outside of your race or date other successful black females.
-Are you saying there are no successful black men to date?
Of course not but lets face it, if Oprah would date outside of her race she would be married with children now. The state of most black men is so low the only thing you can do is love them. Like a poor homeless dog. You can't expect it to protect you. You can only offer shelter and love and watch as our neighbor's pitbull protects his home and family. I, unlike Oprah, am not forced to stay within those boundaries. I was born into a new generation of black women.
-So Oprah is being forced to date Stedman?
All I can say is when you find a successful black women who is not married and does not have children it is because they refuse to accept the two choices. Some may go as far as marriage to a black guy but they realize divorce is inevitable so they do not have children. Or they have children with one and don't marry in order to preserve their wealth and good credit. Oprah is one of many who silently protests being stuck with such poor choices by refusing to marry and reproduce but you can see how much it hurts her. She's always giving away money to children's charities. I hope she makes the choice to marry a non-black soon so she can have a child of her own.
-But you have decided to accept the two choices?
Yes. I grew up in California around the two extremes of wealth. If I could only get myself to try the bisexual thing I would have been much happier in my relationships. Instead I dated black men. I loved many of them but they were just not suitable for marriage. Many of them were raised by
women and had warped mentalities. So I finally had to date outside my race. When I moved to Miami, I accepted my status and dated men on my level.
-What do you mean by warped mentalities?
Well, where do I begin? Many of them were raised predominantly by women and had this feminine/bisexual complex. Where they wanted to be treated like a female sometimes. For example, I would have the money & they would have the sex. I would teach them things. You know, all the things a woman likes a man to do, I would end up doing for them. Then if we would get into an argument, there would be a role reversal. All of a sudden, they would be the man wanting the respect of a king in his castle. Black men over the years have become less and less of value to black women both rich and poor. I predict in 10 years they will be obsolete. Now they serve little to no function and what little they can do, they don't want to do. Why 10 years? That's when going to a fertility clinic to get impregnated by a sperm donor will become as common and accessible as the flu shot. Women who want sex will do it with whoever they want (girl, guy, rich, poor, white,black)and go to the bank (the sperm bank) when they are ready to have children. Even those who waited (like Oprah) will have fertilized eggs placed inVitro. That's the day the secret organization of women is waiting for. The day when men are 100% dis-empowered.
-Are you apart of that organization?
No. They're a mostly white group. Plus that day for black men is practically here already. Black women are already raising 75% of the black population without a man. When fertility clinics become more affordable Black women will be standing in line. It will be just like plastic surgery. Everyone laughed at Michael Jackson but its becoming so popular now,that even poor blacks are getting work done...mostly breast reductions and liposuction.
-So do you want men to be dis-empowered?
Heck, no! That's why I am with a white man now. I want a man to be a man and I am not going to settle for less just to stay within racial boundaries.
Damn! This is just a flat-out diss! But also pretty ignorant on her part. I wonder what she thinks about her dad, who from my understanding taught her and her sister Venus (who from what I hear also only dates white dudes) how to play tennis?
I say Serena not only gets cast out of the Black community for good, but falls in love with Kevin Federline, gets married and they have two kids before he dumps her for the bitch really she is and makes her pay him alimony for the rest of his life.