Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
i recently surpassed 500 posts. it's a milestone of sorts. i wanna thank you for reading and showing me love. words can't express my gratitude. i appreciate you.
so CBS may bring Charlie Sheen back? guess there maybe some luck in that tigerblood
i could never wear a suit to a club. who wants to have their suit all sweaty?
ladies...tell the truth...there are MORE than a few of you who are hoping for an NFL lockout so that you can get your man back on Sundays
fellas...if there is no football on Sundays...don't you DARE watch Lifetime. that's manlaw #5673
have you ever done something then uttered those famous words...i'm too old for this shit.
if i go to india and i call the customer service department at the phone company, will i get someone who speaks english?
i like Ray Allen but he needs to tell his momma, Flo, to stop showing up at his games in his jersey. we know who she is!
happy 5th birthday to twitter. kinda hard to believe i've been on twitter for 3 yrs.
i love the spring but this pollen is a killer!
help me with this...kim kardashian is famous for what...?
there's always some idiot in the crowd who doesn't stand for the National Anthem. i don't care how bad things are in this country. there is no better place to live than in the United States
i don't like us messing with Libya but i know it's necessary
gas prices are still going up...
ladies...even tho we may give you grief about it...we love it when you get your hair and nails done
fellas...find a woman who likes to kiss all day
the Bulls are gonna be a problem
I guess it's safe to say that almost everybody and their momma has a Facebook page
follow me on twitter @12kyle
i'd like to ask one of these NBA sideline reporters who in the NBA has the stinkest breath
why does milk cost so much?
when we were kids, the dudes who could jump rope real well...grew up to be gay
sometimes the best dinner than you can have is a bowl of cereal
so...i was sick last week. i hadn't eaten food in 3 days. i woke up at 2am and guess who's on tv...BOBBY FLAY! he was talkin about shrimp and grits.
long before i fell in love with snicker bars...i ate whatchamacallit
Jilly from Philly
Monday, March 21, 2011
She stood at the door with fear.
It was the door that she thought she'd never get near.
Feeling overwhelmed...head spinning, heart flushed
Things were going fast and her blood rushed.
She had always told herself..."Never trust no man."
You don't wanna leave your fate in someone else's hand.
But he is different. He's one of a kind
A gentle caring man...who stayed on her mind
With him, she didn't have to play any games
She loved the the way he played in her hair and whispered her name
Now she finds her self in this place
You know that place...when she sees his face
So now she stands in front of door of love.
Not that fake love...but that REAL LOVE.
That love that makes you look in the sky and wonder why
You know...that love that will make you cry.
She's afraid to walk through the door
She knows not for what she's in store
She loves being in this place
Her feelings are written all over her face.
In her mind, there's no other man for her to find
Can she open the door and lay her heart on the line?
Friday, March 18, 2011
I know black people.
I know white people.
I have black friends.
I have white friends.
But I guess you may have already known that. I'm always open to a discussion of race. I am selective with whom I get into these discussions because some people can't seem to get pass their own agenda to listen to anyone else. The subject of race came up this week after Sunday night's airing of "The Fab Five", a basketball documentary on the University of Michigan's 5 highly heralded freshman, on ESPN. The documentary covered the lives of the Fab 5...Chris Webber, Jalen Rose (executive producer of the documentary), Ray Jackson, Jimmy King, and Juwan Howard. The piece was impressive and it hit close to home for me because we all graduated in the same high school year (1991). We played different sports but I knew who they were.
During the documentary, the guys were asked their opinions on Duke. It should be noted that the Fab 5 never beat Duke. They lost 2 regular season games and a national championship game to them. When asked about Duke, Jalen Rose said...
"I hated Duke and I hated everything Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn't recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms,"
Boom! When he said it, twitter exploded. Some were sending tweets of disbelief. Others were sending tweets in agreement. When they asked Jimmy King what he thought of Duke star Grant Hill..."I thought he was a bitch". Jalen also called Duke All American Christan Laettner "an overrated pussy".
Pow! Shots fired.
I will be the first to admit that those were a bad choice of words. Jalen went on to explain that he didn't feel that way today. That was how he felt as an 18 yr old kid. Jalen, a hoopster from the inner city of Detroit, knew that a school like Duke wouldn't recruit him because they don't normally recruit black kids from the inner city...and even fewer that don't come from 2 parent household. Instead of being bitter, he used this as fuel to motivate himself.
Grant Hill took offense to what was said. He took the time to post a BLOG on the NY Times website...
"In his garbled but sweeping comment that Duke recruits only 'black players that were 'Uncle Toms,' Jalen seems to change the usual meaning of those very vitriolic words into his own meaning, i.e., blacks from two-parent, middle-class families. He leaves us all guessing exactly what he believes today. I am beyond fortunate to have two parents who are still working well into their 60s. They received great educations and use them every day. My parents taught me a personal ethic I try to live by and pass on to my children...My teammates at Duke -- all of them, black and white -- were a band of brothers who came together to play at the highest level for the best coach in basketball. I know most of the black players who preceded and followed me at Duke. They all contribute to our tradition of excellence on the court..It is insulting and ignorant to suggest that men like Johnny Dawkins (coach at Stanford), Tommy Amaker (coach at Harvard), Billy King (general manager of the Nets), Tony Lang (coach of the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins in Japan), Thomas Hill (small-business owner in Texas), Jeff Capel (former coach at Oklahoma and Virginia Commonwealth), Kenny Blakeney (assistant coach at Harvard), Jay Williams (ESPN analyst), Shane Battier (Memphis Grizzlies) and Chris Duhon (Orlando Magic) ever sold out their race."
I'm a fan of Grant Hill's. Always have been. Always will be. Even when he played at Duke he seemed like a cool brutha. I've always heard great things about him. I mean...he impressed me when he went on David Letterman back in the day and played "Tender Love" on the piano.
Hole up *Jay Z voice*
Did you REALLY feel the need to respond Grant? C'mon son! Jalen said he felt that way at 18 and you wrote a diatribe like he called you an Uncle Tom yesterday! Please! I'm surprised that you took the bait. I'm not saying that what Jalen said was true. It was a bad choice of words...even for an 18 yr old. As a people, we SHOULD want the best for our kids. Duke is a great school. My best friend graduated from Duke and trust me...she's no elitist. If my sons can go to Duke, then that's where they'll go. HOWEVER, Grant sounded like a sucker. There was no need to defend yourself, your heritage, and your people. Maybe he missed the part where Jalen said he wanted to BE like Grant Hill. I'm beginning to wonder if Grant even watched the documentary. And did you feel the need to "status drop" and let the world know what your former teammates were doing? That's bitchmade right there! Who cares where these guys work?
I'll say this...I don't think Grant Hill is an Uncle Tom. When a BLACK man throws out that term, there is usually two people who get offended...white people (b/c they think you're talking about their friend) and black people who ARE Uncle Toms. Much like the N word, Uncle Tom is not a word that I use nor will you see on this blog. Do Uncle Tom's exist? Hell yeah! I went to school with a few. I've worked with a few. I live in Atlanta and I can throw a rock and hit a few. I just think this was a bit much and it took away from a very good documentary. Grant Hill is mad about something that was THOUGHT 20 yrs ago. I can't even begin to tell you what my thought process was 20 yrs ago. It comes down to this...it ain't what people call you...but it's what you will answer to...
I didn't see a blog from Laettner
Grant...I'm not calling you an Uncle Tom or a bitch...but this blog don't help.
A hit dog will holler.
Monday, March 14, 2011
do yourself a favor and attend next year's CIAA Tournament/festivites in Charlotte, NC. it was bananas this year...
dear NFL owners & players...get this deal done and stop cryin to the media about why it didn't get done.
to the people who say black kids "don't play baseball"...they should come to my city and see what I see.
gonna do a bracket this year...I guess
fellas...throw away those throwback jerseys. you're too old for em
ladies...sundresses aren't meant for EVERYBODY. keep that in mind
it's scary to know that Japan is one of the FEW countries that are prepared for a massive earthquake...and they are barely hanging on. pray for them
what ever happened to Alexander O'Neal?
is life simple and we just complicate it? or is life complicated and we must simplify it
I heard a man tell his son..."You're about to get ran over." <----we must understand the English language before we can speak it
after last weekend's CIAA trip, I've realized that I can't go hard like I'm 18 anymore. I won't go that again...until next time!
we miss you Biggie
speaking of Biggie, what has happened to the trainwreck that is Lil Kim?
100M lawsuit for Charlie Sheen? maybe he aint a crazy as we think he is!
maybe somebody can explain Lent to me. I mean...you give up something for 40 days to prove that you DON'T need it...only to return to it 40 days?
congrats to Dwayne Wade for winning custody of his two sons over his crazy ex-wife. i'm happy for you!
I would remiss if I didn't mention the passing of Mrs. Singleton. She was my boy JFresh's mom. Unfortunately, she left this earth on Saturday. His mom was like a 2nd mom to me. She was my music teacher when I was in the 8th grade. JFresh has no siblings and we've been friends since the age of 6. I spent countless hours at his house growing up. His parents always treated me like a son. All he had was his parents and our crew. Now that they are both gone, we got your back! RIP Mrs Singleton...God Bless your soul
Bria Myles...nuff said
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tune in to 12 RADIO every tonight at 9PM EST. 12 RADIO is the BEST and most interactive show on BlogTalkRadio...TOPIC...Sports Wrap Up...Co-hosted by DivaDee and OJ from the Way Off Base Sports Show on BlogTalkRadio...
Sports Wrap Up
We will be covering different topics and asking questions like...
1. Do you think that the NFL Players Assoc and the owners can get a deal done by Friday's deadline?
2. If you could play on a team with any NBA player...past or present...who would it be?
3. Who do you think will win the NCAA Tournament?
4. With social media sites and reality tv, should athletes be concerned about groupies?
Friday, March 4, 2011
He's cool. Very cool.
He's coming into his own.
For the first time in his life, he has TWO females fighting over him.
They aren't physically fighting over him but they are fighting for his "like" and "attention".
Here's the scenario...He's in class one day and he's chilling. Female #1 passes him a note. She asks him to be her boyfriend. He gladly accepts. He doesn't know what being a boyfriend means but he's cool with it b/c he likes her
A week later, he gets a note from Female #2. She tells him that he "should quit Female #1 so that SHE can be his girlfriend". He likes Female #2 more than he does #1 but he doesn't wanna hurt her feelings. As it turns out, both females were cheerleaders for his rival team. Female #2 stepped her game up by telling him that she "likes the way he dances and she likes his smile." He's flattered.
Before he can make a move, his note was snatched by his teacher.
And the teacher gave ME the note when I picked HIM (my 8yr old son, Kameron) up from school. I asked him to give me his version of the story and I almost crashed the car on our way home. I was laughing inside and trying my best not to laugh at him. It was one of the moments that I was supposed to be coaching/teaching him but I was laughing at the innocence of the moment. I liked girls when I was his age but it wasn't like this. He does it effortlessly. I asked him who did he like and he said he liked Female #2.
Him : She wants to go with me
Me : Go where?
Him : Go out
Me : Go out where?
Him : I dunno *blank stare*
This conversation (or the lackthereof) reminded me that he ain't my lil man no mo. He's growing up.
And these lil girls are growing up fast, too. Maybe too fast!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Tune in to 12 RADIO tonight at 9PM EST. 12 RADIO is the BEST and most interactive show on BlogTalkRadio...
Topic - Hip Hop 105...Past and Present...
Co-hosted by C-Recks from Lyric2Go.com...
We'll cover a few topics like...
What’s the difference between hip hop and rap?
What is the BEST hip hop concert you’ve ever been to?
Based on lyrics and flow, name your top 5 MCs of all time.
Who in hip hop is overrated?
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