Tuesday, February 5, 2019

off tha dome (Super Bowl edition)...





To say that the Super Bowl was boring… Is an understatement

Was it the worst Super Bowl ever? No. But, it was probably the least entertaining that I’ve seen

I am a diehard football fan. And it was a boring game to me. I can only imagine what it was like for the casual fan.

I think my city did a great job of hosting the Super Bowl. I speak for all of the city when I say thanks for coming and have a safe trip home. You can’t stay here… We are full!

Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL. There is no denying that. Is he the greatest quarterback ever? No. Is he the greatest football player ever? No. Please don’t let social media and ESPN fool you

The Super Bowl was so bad that it drew the worst TV rankings for Super Bowls over the past 5 years

That said… It will still be the most watched TV program this year. So, even when the NFL loses, they win

I’ll keep it a bean...the Saints would have provided a much more entertaining game. With they have beaten New England? I don’t know. But it would have been a better game. I feel pretty confident in saying that.

Rams head coach Sean McVay said that he was out coached by Bill Belichick. Duhhhhhhhhhh

Saints fans should be mad. I get it. But at SOME point, you’ve gotta move on.

Belichick ran a clinic in that Super Bowl

Allow me to let you in on a little secret… Todd Gurley was hurt. He’s been hurt since they beat the Cowboys. I’m not sure why the Rams were acting like he wasn’t hurt...he was

Other than the threat of snow on Tuesday, the weather in Atlanta for Super Bowl week was pretty good. It was 63° on Super Bowl Sunday. They even opened the roof of Mercedes-Benz Stadium during the national anthem so that people could see the jets fly over the stadium.

People are still boycotting the Super Bowl for Colin Kaepernick? I didn’t know that. I'm curious...how many DIEHARD football fans do you know that are boycotting the NFL? I mean the diehard fans who are financially invested in a team. Do you know of any? I don't. Maybe it's just me but everybody who I know that has boycotted the NFL appears to be a casual fan. 

I don’t begrudge anyone who decides to not watch The NFL because of how they have blackballed Kaep. That is their choice. I guess they won’t ever watch football again because he’s never playing in the NFL again. And he knows that.

That said… He will win his collusion case against the NFL.

Question...did Kaep ever say "Don't watch the NFL?" I don't know if he did or he didn't. He really hasn't said much. Maybe...just maybe...folks on social media decided not to watch the NFL and Kaep still watches it.

My boy, Ken, pointed this out to us in our Dead End Sports group text...






As usual...Ken is on to something...

Brady (age 41) and Belichick (age 66) are the oldest quarterback and coach to win a Super Bowl. I’m pretty sure that they will be favored to win it all next year. But the Patriots reign past to end at some point, right

How in the hell do you only score 3 points in the biggest game of your life?

Congrats to the Defensive Rookie of the Year… Darius Leonard! I am extremely proud of this young man. Like me, he is a proud alum of South Carolina State University





Also, congrats to the newest members of the Pro football Hall of Fame

Julian Edelman is not a Hall of Fame wide receiver! Isaac Bruce, who should’ve been in the Hall of Fame years ago, is still waiting to get in. Edelman couldn’t hold Bruce’s jockstrap…

Speaking of the Hall of Fame...my uncle, Harry Carson, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When he played with the New York Giants, his defensive co-ordinator was Bill Belichick. A few years ago, I asked him what makes Belichick so special as a coach. He said...
"With Bill, you were always prepared. He pays attention to every detail. We were so prepared from practice and film study that when you got in the game, there was nothing that you wouldn't see that he hadn't prepared you for." After 6 Super Bowl rings with the Patriots, I can believe that.





He also said that Bill was very funny.

Now THAT I find hard to believe!!!!





It had to be dope to be in Mercedes Benz Stadium and pay less than five dollars for a hot dog soda and some chips.

Holding someone’s jockstrap is a figure of speech… I don’t mean that literally. LOL

It couldn’t have been dope to pay $3000 for a seat in the nosebleed section and watch your team score 3 points.

I think the commentary from Tony Romo kept people awake

I saw pieces of the halftime show. I’m not sure what it was that I was looking at. It wasn’t that good

That was another thing… People were mad at Big Boi for performing at the Super Bowl in his hometown. I wasn’t mad at him. But that was an underwhelming performance.

I don’t really pay attention to commercials during the Super Bowl. But this is the only one that I really liked that I can actually remember seeing. This was pretty dope...






Speaking of halftime shows, the best performances that I’ve seen were prince and BeyoncĂ©. Unfortunately, neither of them will ever perform at another Super Bowl

For as great as Tom Brady is, that performance in the Super Bowl was pretty awful.

Hey Jared Goff... you stunk too. You were worse than Brady

The Rams were one of the highest scoring teams in the NFL this season. And yet they only scored three more points then me and you

With 16 combined points, The Rams and the patriots set a Super Bowl record for the fewest points scored

The patriots are losing their linebackers coach, Brian Florez, who will become the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins #probrutha





I think it’s pretty cool when they drop the top on the Benz. I went to a few games this year for the Falcons. When the top is open, it looks pretty dope






There was talk about the roof being opened for the entire game. I don’t know if that can happen when you are having the Super Bowl in February in Atlanta. is it possible going forward? Maybe. It will be 76° tomorrow. Go figure!





Josh Gordon, even while being suspended by the NFL for substance abuse, will get a Super Bowl ring from the New England Patriots

Pepsi is the official sponsor for the NFL so it was funny to see their billboards all around the city because Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola

If I told you before the game that New England would only score 13 points, you would think that they would lose the game. The Rams defense was stellar! Their offense didn’t help them out at all

It’s an old saying… But it’s true…
Defense wins championships

And just like that… The season is over. My girlfriend is gone until July what are we gonna do now???









Monday, February 4, 2019

coming 2...





I'm not sure who came up with this idea.

Maybe they THOUGHT that it was a great idea.

I'm sure that's what they thought.

It's not a good idea...at all


Last month, it was announced that Eddie Murphy would be returning to the big screen as Prince Akeem for the sequel to Coming to America. The original smash movie made it's debut 30 years ago in 1988. In a released statement, Eddie Murphy said...

"After many years of anticipation, I'm thrilled that Coming to America 2 is officially moving forward... We've assembled a great team that will be led by Craig Brewer, who just did an amazing job on Dolemite, and I'm looking forward to bringing all these classic and beloved characters back to the big screen."

It was also revealed that Kenya Barris, the creator of black-ish (one of my favorite shows), will be writing the screenplay.

When I heard this news, I immediately slumped in my seat. Anybody that knows me...knows that this is my favorite comedy of all time! I remember going to movie theaters back in '88 to see the movie. I also remember watching it a gazillion times on HBO. Like most fans of this movie, I know EVERY line from this movie. This movie was a cultural event. Even to this day, when this movie comes on tv, I will sit and watch it as if I've never seen it. To say that I love this movie, it's an understatement.

That said...

They don't need to make a sequel. This movie is perfect just the way that it is. I really don't know that you can "re-create" the magic from 1988. While Eddie Murphy is one of the greatest comedians we've ever seen, I don't know if he can pull this off. I mean...when is the last time we've seen Eddie Murphy be REALLY funny? It's been a minute. I'm all for nostalgia but I just don't know about this one. Sometimes things can be better the second time around when it comes to movies. I don't think that can/will happen here. If I think this movie was perfect, how do you duplicate perfection. You can't.

Who am I fooling? I'll probably go to see it. My expectations will be very low but I'll go. Can a movie that was dope 30 years ago be dope the 2nd time around????

We'll see...

Thursday, January 31, 2019

PODCAST: because of social media






On this week’s episode of The 12Kyle Podcast, we’re talking about social media. Is it all that it's cracked up to be? I'll explain...

because of social media...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

PODCAST: cutting people off...




On this week’s episode of The 12Kyle Podcast, we’re talking about cutting people off. Most people who are in your life that deserve to be cut off...normally fall into a few categories. We’ll discuss the categories and more on the podcast!


cutting people off...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

off tha dome...



random thoughts...

hey man...it's mid January, you can take your Christmas tree and lights down

i'll start caring about a border wall once Flint, Michigan gets clean water. they STILL don't have clean water. smh

speaking of Christmas, why don't we ever hear Christmas songs AFTER Christmas?

some kid in China sold his kidney for an iPhone. it would have been easier (and less painful) if he actually stole an iPhone

i wasn't surprised that Clemson beat Alabama for the National Championship. however, i was surprised to see Clemson throw Alabama down a flight of stairs the way that they did

i didn't need to sit through 6 episodes of a docu-series to realize that RKelly is a piece of shit. i didn't plan to watch it nor will i watch it. i stopped listening to him years ago. some people say that they "can separate the man from the music." I can't. i can't support that pedophile.

do people still smoke cigarettes?

Facebook has your data. it has everybody's data. even if you aren't on Facebook

if you had to rate Beyonce's skill as a singer (on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest) where would you rate her?



as i've gotten older, i'm more cautious about what i watch and i hear. the things that you see and the things that you hear have an effect on what your mindset. don't mess with your mindset

i'd say Beyonce is probably at 6.5 or 7

with the invention of GPS on phones, road maps are obsolete. tell the truth, if someone gave you a road map today, would you know how to read it?

Michael Jordan NEVER called himself the greatest of all time

years ago, i told one of my friends "One day...we as a people...will figure this out. We will get it right." I remember saying that back when I said it. Now? I'm not so sure.

everybody should be off on MLK's birthday

where would Steph Curry be if he believed those who doubted him





always bet on yourself

i've never been to Vegas. maybe this is the year that i make it

i brought in the new year watching The Roots at the Roxy here in Atlanta. Phenomenal concert!

when is the last time that you mailed something and had to buy a stamp?

why do women wear open toed shoes in the winter?

you know what happens to EVERYBODY but they never want to admit it? the fact that you've been dumped. it happens to us all.

yeah, i was dumped before. you wanna hear the story? well...it's like this...

how is it 70 degrees in the winter and NO kids are outside playing? smh

nah, i ain't telling you how i got dumped and who dumped me. why would i do that??? lol

sometimes i'll record a podcast and just let it sit for a few weeks. then when i think i'm ready to release it, i listen to it and i'm like "nahhhh, i can do this better." maybe that's me...or maybe that's just weird.

the Super Bowl will be played here in Atlanta in less than 3 weeks. if you're thinking about moving here, then let me advise you...don't move here. Atlanta is full 



Monday, January 14, 2019

tomorrow...






Here's a recent conversation that I had with my 7 year old daughter, Skyler...



Me: As of right now, we don't have any plans for the weekend. So, we can go to the movies on tomorrow.

Skyler : You shouldn't say that, Daddy

Me: Say what, Skyler?

Skyler: You shouldn't say "on tomorrow".

Me: Why not? We're going to the movies on tomorrow. Do you not want to go?

Skyler: That's not what I mean, Daddy. Yes, I want to go tomorrow. But you said it wrong.

Me: Huh? I'm confused

Skyler: You said we were going "on tomorrow". You shouldn't say "on tomorrow". You should just say "tomorrow." You should have said "We can go to the movies tomorrow."

I paused for a second. I had to really think about what she was saying. I was surprised that she said it but i was also wondering why a person like me, who loves the English language and speaks it well, was being called to the carpet by a 7 year old. My first thought was "Is she right?" Then, I thought "Where did she learn this?"

I gathered myself after a few seconds and I replied...

Me: You're right, Skyler. There's no need to say "on tomorrow"...it's just "tomorrow". The word "on" is negated or cancelled by the tense of the word "tomorrow". So, you're right

Skyler: Actually, it just sounds better, Daddy.

Wow...i just got schooled by a 7 year old!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

PODCAST: Jordan, AI, & LeBron w/ @dluvhall & @eazyduzitva





On this week's episode of the 12Kyle Podcast, we take a look at three of the biggest influences on the NBA and American culture over the past 30 years... Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, and LeBron James. The podcast is co-hosted by @dluvhall & @eazyduzitva. This is part 1 of a two part episode. 

We are 3 basketball fans who all have interesting perspectives on Jordan, AI, and LeBron. On the podcast, we discuss our first memories, favorite moments, our thoughts on how these 3 changed the culture, and much more. During the podcast, EazyduzitVa shares a hilarious story about the time he went head-to-head in a pickup game against Allen Iverson! Check it out!

Jordan, AI, and LeBron


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

PODCAST: top 5 diss records in hip hop history w/ @77th_wonder






On this week's episode of the 12Kyle Podcast, we will discuss the top 5 diss records in hip hop history. The homie, @77th_wonder , stops by to co-host this podcast. Listen to our top five (surprisingly...we only agreed on one song) and let us know what you think.


top 5 diss records in hip hop history


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Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Year in Review (pictures)...








2018 Year in Review (pictures)




January





It was a busy month. Kameron, Skyler, and Brandon all performed at their piano recital.




Sherice had several sorority events










Deion was back in the ATL and the whole family got to see him perform in the band at the Honda Battle of the Bands. This was the first time that his grandparents saw him play in college. The band had Mercedes Benz Stadium rockin'









Skyler and I hit the annual Daddy/Daughter dance. We had a ball!!!!


February






Brandon completed his basketball season






The whole world traveled to Wakanda to see Black Panther






Skyler was named Scholar of the Week at her school





She also attended the first of many coding workshops. She loves coding. I'm not sure what coding is but she can tell you about it. LOL



March





Sherice turned...a year older






Brandon hung out with the Falcons at the fan fest

April



The proverbial car selfie...


May



Deion finished his first year of college on the Dean's List.





Brandon graduated from the 5th grade. Time to move on to middle school





Skyler learned to roller skate. Now she skates better than me


June



Kameron completed his first year of service with the Black Rhinos






Mom turned 70 years young! And we surprised her for her birthday



July




Time to head to South Carolina for the family reunion and fun





I took the boys on an excursion to the record store.





Then it was time to take Deion back to school for band camp. Skyler wasn't happy about that...


August



Deion turned 19 & Kameron turned 16








These 3 stepped got fresh for an event...





First day of school pictures



September



Sherice & I walked, strolled, climbed to the top of Stone Mountain





These 2 kids celebrated 18 years of marriage






Skyler turned 7. She had a skate party and one of her best friends, Kai, came to hang with her.

October






Back on the Hill for Homecoming. It was lit...as the young folks say...






Made it to the Queen City to kick it with the crew and watch our boy represent with the Giants. Unfortunately, the Giants lost but we had a great time.


November



Back on the Hill for the last home game










They dropped the top at the Benz & we watched the Falcons take on those stinkin Dallas Cowboys. Great times...other than the Falcons losing on a last second field goal. Smh


December





Skyler and I hit the Daddy/Daughter dance again. She spent more time dancing with her friends than she did dancing with me...






I turned another year older...







One of my birthday gifts was a surprise trip to the College Football Hall of Fame. If you know me, you know that I'm a HUGE football fan. While at the Hall of Fame, I spotted some familiar faces...my uncle, Harry Carson...my college football coach, Willie Jeffries, and the legend Donnie Shell. All of them, like me, played at South Carolina State University. This was a proud moment for me.




Brandon turned 12



Skyler and I celebrated Kai's birthday party at the bowling alley






Me and the boys hit the final Falcons home game vs the Cardinals. The Falcons won...






Skyler is chillin 



Sherice & I will close the year out with one of my favorite hip hop groups of all time...The Roots. If you know me, you know how much this means to me. 



2018 was filled with memories. I never get too caught up in the thought of whether it was a "good year" or a "bad year". Ultimately, if you got to SEE 2018...it was a good year. 


May 2019 be filled with blessings and prosperity!