The Force MD’s – Itchin’ For A Scratch (1985)
I watched the show this morning on ESPN First Take as Stephen A. Smith & Skip Bayless welcomed former radio & MTV personality Ed Lover on the show. Every Wednesday they invite a celebrity guest on the show to talk about any & everything in the world of sports. In this segment of the show they talked about the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend situation that’s been all in the media as of late. Personally, I don’t believe Manti Te’o's story he’s been feeding to the media. I have come to my own conclusion & drawn my own theory of what really happened that I’ve mentioned at length on twitter, but I do believe it’s about time the media moves on with it. I laughed out loud at Ed Lover’s repeated use of the word “Swag” in this segment. I found that to be rather “corny”. More behind the scenes video after the jump below…
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Okay… that happened. Never one to bite his tongue, above is video of the shot [at President Barack Obama at an Inauguration concert event] heard around the world [and the Internet] taken by Lupe Fisaco. Here below, the words of the Fiasco (pun intended):
Yep. That’ll get you kicked off the stage at an Obama Inauguration event… every time. Reports are that Lupe spent nearly half an hour on one song without moving on during the show, too. That wouldn’t help things either.
Right to free speech exercised… with consequences. Wonder if he got his bread?
RICK JAMES – EBONY EYES FEAT. SMOKEY ROBINSON
It’s the most important week in the NFL before SuperBowl XLVII takes place in New Orleans in two weeks. The San Francisco 49ers fly to battle the Atlanta Falcons here in Atlanta & the Baltimore Ravens drive up to the Boston area to see if they can muster a win for Ray Lewis for a SuperBowl return against the New England Patriots. There’s plenty of back story playing out as this maybe Ray Lewis, Randy Moss, & Tony Gonzalez’s last time in the NFL. Only Ray Lewis has one SuperBowl ring. It’s down to the wire as the drama builds! Who ya got?! The games are on later this afternoon! Make your picks now!
AFC Championship Game 6:30pm EST on CBS
I just learned that an often under-recognized civil rights figure has passed. My eternal respect and thanks to you, Mr. James Hood. Because of the courageous steps you and Vivian Malone took into Foster Auditorium long ago, I was allowed to walk the halls and earn two degrees from The University of Alabama decades later. Many of those young men who took the field to reclaim the NCAA Football Championship this year owe their right to do so to you and a faithful few who saw the battle for our civil rights through in those tough times.
R.I.P. Mr. Hood. Roll Tide!
Special thanks to Vkoot for the YouTube post embedded above. See bonus video that puts the clip above into perspective after the jump.
Talib Kweli Speaks on ‘Django Unchained’, Use of the N-Word, Popping ‘Molly’, Assisting Kanye’s Career, Black Star & More (Video)
Talib Kweli stopped by NYC’s Hot 97 & gave a very good interview on a variety of topics including his opinion of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ film & the heavy use of the word “N*gger” in the film. Kweli also discussed the recent trend of rappers talking about popping “Molly” in their music, assisting Kanye West’s early career & witnessing the level he’s climbed to now, his feelings on the legendary rap duo Outkast, & reuniting with his partner Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) for another Black Star album. This was a really good interview & discussion that took place that managed to include many of the topics everyone has been talking about as of late. They covered so much ground that Talib Kweli may have even forgot to mention he has an album “Prisoner Of Conscious” on the way. You should sit back & enjoy it for about 20 minutes…..
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If you follow Big Boi on twitter like I do then you should already have an idea of his political views. Personally I find myself having more in common with Big Boi’s political views than most people which is one of the primary reasons I do follow him on twitter. I don’t follow many artists on twitter unless they do have something significant to say or if they are able to bring my attention to something important other than “entertainment”. I’m an independent & I agree with many of the views of the Libertarian party although I don’t have any political affiliations with ANY political party. In the last presidential election my views fell in line more with candidates like Jill Stein or Gary Johnson more than President Barack Obama, but unfortunately the way the American political process works it was clear to me Jill Stein & Gary Johnson didn’t have a shot at actually winning. Although more independent voices are cropping up over the past decade the reality is until there are significant campaign reforms, independent candidates many never have a real shot. In an ideal world I would have voted for either of those two, but I feel wasting a vote on a candidate that is unable to actually win played a huge part in my personal decision & voting for Mitt Romney was entirely out of the question. In a recent interview on HuffPost Live, Big Boi sets the record straight for people who “assumed” he voted for President Barack Obama in addition to a few other hot button topics. Check out more of the interview in the videos below after the jump…..
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Quentin Tarantino Argues With Interviewer About The Violence In The ‘Django Unchained’ Movie (Video)
There was some great dialogue going on in this interview with director Quentin Tarantino initially regarding the movie Django Unchained, which I thought was a very good film. The real dialogue involving slavery & why Quentin Tarantino made the film began to unravel when the reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Britain’s Channel 4 News tried to steer discussion to fit whatever agenda he was attempting to push. In Quentin Tarantino’s defense he’s answered questions about violence in his films for years so for the reporter to retread the same questions was not only a bit nauseating but derailed what could have otherwise been a good & insightful interview with more answers regarding the film. I don’t believe reporters & interviewers need to be all “buddy buddy”, “Friends”, or “D*ck riders”, when dealing with their interview subjects, but they don’t necessarily need to be a douche either.
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ESPN has confirmed that Avery Johnson, named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for November, was fired by the Brooklyn Nets. Assistant P.J. Carlisemo was named interim head coach, and he will keep the rest of Johnson’s staff. A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Now eighth place in their Conference, the Nets started hot, winning 11 of their first 15 games; but only three of the last 13 in December. Simply put, the sizzle fizzled. So, Brooklyn’s management and ownership decided to fire Johnson.
Johnson’s reaction was captured in the clip above and in the clipped transcript below:
“…a really disappointing day… if I was owning the team, I wouldn’t have gotten fired today… it’s about the blame game… for the most part, in this business, the coach always gets blamed.”
- Avery Johnson, Former Coach, Brooklyn Nets
Wow… just… wow. Way to ride out the tough times with your coach, Nets! I wonder if the decision was unanimous… Somebody get Jigga on the phone… 1/15 of one percent of the money talks. Okay, okay…that was uncalled for…but funny though.
Would-be replacements for Johnson, a list of noteworthy available coaches includes Phil Jackson (good luck!), Jerry Sloan, Stan Van Gundy, Nate McMillan, Mike Dunleavy, Mike Brown, and ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy and Flip Saunders.
See? This sh!t right here? This sh!t right here, ninja… is part of why why I feel it just ain’t the same game.
C’mon… you’ve been watching “The Walking Dead” on AMC… you peeped the movie trailers for “World War Z” and “After Earth”… You cannot tell me that along with those visions of sugarplums dancing in your head… you hadn’t thought about what might happen on 12/21/2012 (the day the world was supposed to end).
Okay, you don’t have to admit it. After all, you have the luxury of being here today saying “I knew it all along.” NASA’s and other scientists took a stand on this craziness before the so-called Doomsday date arrived.
‘…there was never evidence that the Maya culture predicted the end of the world on 12/21/12 . In fact, there are Mayan texts that refer to time periods beyond 2012.’
- Anthological archeologist Sonja Schwake
NASA made a video about it. Wanna see it? Click above.
Politics: Conservative Economist Ben Stein Tells FOX News Taxes On The Wealthy Are ‘Too Low’ (VIDEO)
If anyone would endorse Fox News’s no-new-taxes stance, it would be well-known Conservative economist and friend of the Fox network Ben Stein, right? Probably in most cases… but truth is truth. And Stein declared, on Fox & Friends, that the truth is… we need MORE taxes to get the economy growing and reduce the national debt… especially on wealthier Americans’ incomes.
“I hate to say this on Fox — I hope I’ll be allowed to leave here alive — but I don’t think there is any way we can cut spending enough to make a meaningful difference,” said Stein. “Taxes are too low.”
Uh oh. Fox and the Conservatives cannot be happy about that commentary. I hope Fox and Stein can still be ‘friends’ after this. Hahaaaaa!