Thursday, April 30, 2009


STROUDSBURG, Pa. – A northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor said he's shocked that two sisters accused of selling heroin are 65 and 70 years old. Monroe County District Attorney David Christine told reporters Wednesday that to look at the suspects, it's hard to believe the charges they face.

Police said the women are believed to have been dealing heroin out of their Stroudsburg-area homes for almost six months and pulling in about $10,000 a week in sales.

WHAT THE WHAT!?!?!? Get it gramma!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's unbelievaBULL!!!

Former Chicago Bulls guard Randy Brown declared bankruptcy after being fired as a Sacramento Kings assistant coach. A federal bankruptcy judge in Sacramento has given West Auctions, of Woodland, Cal., the job of auctioning Brown's 1996, 1997 and 1998 NBA championship rings.

West said it will take a big man to wear the jewel-encrusted rings. The first two are size 12-1/4, and the last is size 12-1/2.

"Very big," said auctioneer Daniel West, one of the firm's co-owners. "If you can palm a basketball you have to have pretty big fingers."

The bidding will begin May 19 at $19,000, a price that West said is far below the rings' value in every sense of the word.

"They were appraised -- just the jewels and the precious metals -- at about $40,000, and that's not the collector's value," he said.


Any real Chicago Bull fans out there with $70,000 just laying around would buy those rings and give them right back to Randy Brown because he was a big part of winning them and he earned them.........BWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

Classic University Classic.

This is one of the best videos I have seen in a long time and it is pure genius!

This cover of the song "Stand By Me" was recorded by completely unknown artists in a street virtual studio all around the world. It all started with a base track—vocals and guitar—recorded on the streets of Santa Monica, California, by a street musician called Roger Ridley. The base track was then taken to New Orleans, Louisiana, where Grandpa Elliott—a blind singer from the French Quarter—added vocals and harmonica while listening to Ridley's base track on headphones. In the same city, Washboard Chaz's added some metal percussion to it.

And from there, it just gets rock 'n' rolling bananas: The producers took the resulting mix all through Europe, Africa, and South America, adding new tracks with multiple instruments and vocals that were assembled in the final version you are seeing in this video. All done with a simple laptop and some microphones.

Watch it from beginning to end!! YOU WILL NOT regret it!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Classic University Alumni!

Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. was born June 20th 1949 in Tuskegee Alabama. Lionel Richie is a singer, a songwriter and record producer that has sold over 100 million records. WOW!

Lionel Richie is the Sam Jackson of the record business. Like Samuel Jackson, you never know where you might see Lionel Richie, he could collaborate with Kenny Rogers or Akon(He already collaborated with both). Lionel Richie is soooo underrated and yet he continues to write and produce.

I was listening to some of his classics today and this man writes songs like no other. His lyrics are full of love and full of emotions and should you need any help swooning a lady, go google "Lionel Richie lyrics".

In my humble opinion, Lionel Richie did not just make hits, he made classics! The man wrote and sang great ballads like "EASY", "THREE TIMES A LADY", "STILL", and "HELLO". Enough said. Not to mention he wrote and sang the ultimate "belly rub" (as my cousin Ben calls great ballads) "ENDLESS LOVE", a duet with Diana Ross.

All in all the man is a Classic maker and is still continues to do his thing, much like Samuel Jackson...LOL!

I have one question...What kind of name is Lionel? It sounds like he should be driving a 1996 Lime Green Lincoln Town car with shinny rims while sporting a Jerri-curl. Wait, he didn't have one of those for a minute? Either his mother knew he was going to be famous or he was some country bama born in the 40's...well actually...

I am just glad his talent took him to the top, because the only regular dude I can see with a name like "LIONEL" is a cool, pimped out, Jerri-curl wearing janitor with like 137 keys on his hip. Walking through an empty school singing songs he wrote while mopping up vomit.

Thanks for the Classics Lionel Richie, another certified Classic University Alumni.

Captain Brokeblack!

I always think its the dumbest, most arrogant, greediest thing ever for rich people to not pay taxes.

I mean with all your millions of dollars and your tax breaks and your millions of dollars...aaaaand you have millions of dollars!!! (So what I have OCD, OCD, OCD!)

How arrogant and greedy do you have to be to risk prison for a few extra million, on top of your other millions?

Ask Martha Stewart!

But what is even more arrogant than Mesley Snipes not paying taxes for all those year...WEARING THAT RAG OF A HAT!!!!

Wesley, I know the IRS and lawyers hit you up real lovely, but you can afford a better hat than that! If not, rock the Caesar cut man!!!


Monday, April 27, 2009

Recession proof job!

In these critical times jobs are very hard to find. Folks are getting laid off, businesses are filing for Bankruptcy and companies are going out of business. It seems no company or job is safe right now. Well I found a job that will never die!

The ketchup packet maker!!!

It sounds funny but these things are EVERYWHERE! Ketchup packets are in every store, almost every restaurant, I just saw some ketchup packets in my sock drawer at home, I don't even know how they got there!!

Just think, people use them every day, there are never enough of them, yet you see them everywhere you look. Ketchup packets never seem to go bad, even in your car in the summer time.

You can use them for anything and people are always trying to keep them or asking for more and someone has to make them. So while AIG is broke and borrowing money from the government and the Fannie Mae execs are killing themselves, the ketchup packet makers are working some serious overtime and reviewing resumes for new hires as I type this post!

So you can keep your mortgages companies and your bank jobs...because when the pig spore hits the wind spinner...I want to be a ketchup packet maker!!


This game was everything that was right about sports! Excitement, energy and a never say die attitude that both teams showed the entire game!
The Bulls on the whole played good defense, even though I could not figure for the life of me how Ray Allen, owner of the sweetest jumper in the game, continually got open. Rookie of the year Derrick Rose was one dime away from a triple double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assist.
Ben Gordon still hits the big shot and has no fear taking them! Noah played some very good defense in the 4th and both OTs, while Heinrich had a great all around game. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were on fire when it counted but they did not have enough for the BULLS in the end.
Just look at the picture, you see Rose elevating over Jackie Moon...I mean Scalabrini of the Celtics. LOL!
This game was one for the ages and I am happy I was able to enjoy it with the Bulls pulling off a win.
I would however like to give some Classic University love to Rajon Rondo who has been brilliant, on both offense and defense, the entire series. Rondo is averaging a triple double in the 2-2 series and should he ever develop a knock down jumper or 3 point shot, he will be a premiere all star point guard and Boston will be unstoppable!

Friday, April 24, 2009


After losing to the Lakers in a horrible fashion in game 1 and 2 of the first round NBA series, head coach of the Utah Jazz, Jerry Sloan said...

"We're not a nasty know most the teams we've had (previously in Utah) have been pretty nasty - they will get after you from daylight until dark. We're just learning how to get after it a little bit more as we go along with younger guys"

Well last night they got nasty!!! Carlos Boozer had a big game with 23 points and 22 rebounds and a 4th Quarter highlight where he blew past Gasol to go beast on him with a left handed flush!

They also played some GREAT defense on the supposedly great Kobe Bryant. Bryant only made 5 out of 24 shots for 18 points. That does not sound like a franchise player and team leader in a playoff game on the road, does it?

Deron Williams was not playing well either for the majority of the night but unlike Kobe Bryant, Williams came through when it counted. Deron Williams hit a fadeaway jumper with 2 seconds left that lifted the Utah Jazz to an 88-86 win over the LA Lakers.

They got nasty and they are back in the 7 game series. I cannot wait to see game 4 in Utah.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Classic can be crazy.

Recently 0when I heard that Geico Insurance commercial, it made me reminisce. The commercial says "I always feel like somebody's watching me". For those that do not know, that was a very popular song back in 1984, the debut single of R&B singer Rockwell. The song featured Michael and Jermaine Jackson. That song made me think of some of my Classic University favorite songs.

As matter of fact, I have a little known fact about that singer Rockwell. Rockwell is the son of Motown CEO Berry Gordy. I bet you didn’t know that did you?

Well anyway…I digress. Let me get back on the subject. While thinking about those Classic songs, their lyrics came into mind and into question. The answer is…there are some sick people out here!! Let me break it down and show you what I mean.

Just look at a few lyrics to the VERY paranoid song by Rockwell, “Somebody’s watching me”.

“When I'm in the shower, I'm afraid to wash my hair
Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there
People say I'm crazy, just a little touched
But maybe showers remind me of Psycho too much,”

I don’t even want to know what that stinky hair dude was smoking! However that is just one song. To further prove my point, check out some lyrics from one of the most popular songs in the entire 80’s decade. “Every Breath you take”, by The Police…

“Oh can't you see
You belong to me?
How my poor heart aches with every step you take.
Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you.”

WHAT?!?! If that don’t say extreme STALKER, nothing does. Sting said “Every smile you fake?” Woooooow, can you say “restraining order” boys and girls?

It is one thing to think something like this…but to write it down and put great music to it is beyond personality disorder! LOL!

I am not even done yet, Huey Lewis and the News had a song called “I want a new drug”, now check this out…

“I want a new drug
One that won't hurt my head
One that won't make my mouth too dry
Or make my eyes too red…
One that won't spill

One that don't cost too much
Or come in a pill”

How crazy is that? Just out in the open with it! Back in the day songwriting was seen as more of an art so people put their heart and soul in to it. Due to this, there was a strong chance some Looney tunes (pardon the pun) were written. Real artist may well wake up in the middle of the night with a melody or a song lyric in their head and they had to play it or write it down…so it is possible to hear anything from a real artist.

Case and point, listen to the lyrics of one of the best artist of all time, Prince and the infamous song “1999”

“The sky was all purple, there were people runnin' everywhere
Tryin' 2 run from the destruction, U know I didn't even care”

Surely…Classic can be crazy.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rookie of the year!

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose has been named the NBA's Rookie of the Year, the league said in a statement on Wednesday.
Rose received 111 first place votes from a panel of 120 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada.
He led first-year players in assists (6.3 average) and was second among rookies in scoring in the regular season.
The Bulls Obviously made the right pick in the 2008 NBA draft by getting Rose. Rose is so Very explosive and his game is sooo nice, I just hope the Bulls can get some better people around him.
Paxson (Chicago Bulls General Manager) you have your cornerstone lets build this house back up!!!

What the WHAT!?!?!

GHETTO GOLF!?!?!? Yahoo news reports...
A video game developed by Illfonic and seeking a publisher, it's billed as "Billy Madison" meets "Friday." (Perhaps they meant "Happy Gilmore"?) MTV Multiplayer more accurately nails it as "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" meets "Tiger Woods '09."
And based on that screenshot above, you can get a pretty good idea of what's involved -- cruising through a blighted urban landscape using your golf club to bash the heck out of stuff. You know, just like Davis Love III and Charles Howell III used to do when they were kids.
Anyway, you're supposed to play an 18-hole "course" here, but you've got to traverse all kinds of terrain and dodge any number of bad guys to even find the freakin' holes. Plus, you get to make use of explosive golf balls, rubber golf balls and spiked golf balls, just like Stevie Williams keeps tucked away in Tiger's bag.
You shoot golf balls through dumpsters and abandoned buildings, working your way up from mean, gang-ridden, war-torn streets all the way to the country club, exactly like Phil Mickelson did.
UNFREAKINBELIEVABLE!!!! This is real people.....some one is trying to make a video game called "Ghetto Golf" to inspire black kids to play golf....3 words....WHAT THE WHAT!?!?!

When STUPID attacks!!!

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Officials said a wild hog attacked a woman in the back yard of her home. St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue reported that a 26-year-old woman was told there was a pig in her back yard Monday afternoon.

When she went outside to investigate, the 200-pound animal charged her, cutting the back of her left leg.

Rescuers were able to treat the woman for her injury at the scene. An animal control officer lassoed the hog and transported it to the Pinellas County Animal Control Office for rabies testing.


What are you investigating?!?! People make me sick!!! You mean to tell me, someone tells you, there is huge pig in your yard, and you are INSIDE and then you go OUTSIDE to look!!??!! You don’t have windows in your house?

What are you going to do when you get out there? What if you see the huge pig which turned out to be a wild hog, what happens then? LEAVE THESE ANIMALS ALONE!!! They are animals, they are not children, they are not cute, and they are not harmless. Animals bite, eat and kill people on the reg!! They don’t know the difference between you and a steak dinner! STAY IN THE HOUSE!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One Semester of Spanish Love song

After one semester of Spanish, Mike sings the perfect love song......HILARIOUS!!!

Come on Ford Family!!!

The Detroit news reports....

From the fashion statement on the front of the jersey to the end-zone decoration at Ford Field to the font on the team's stationery, the Lions are projecting a simpler, more streamlined brand.

The colors won't change -- it's still Honolulu blue and silver -- and only time will tell if the team's football fortunes will, but even owner William Clay Ford Sr. agreed last fall it was time to freshen-up the Lions' appearance…

Fans gathered at the Dunham's Sports store in Madison Heights on Monday for the official announcement, with team president Tom Lewand explaining the reasons behind one of his pet projects that began last fall.

"It's not just about a transformed lion," Lewand said after the new logo was unveiled Monday. "This is about transforming our brand." …

There will be changes to the game-day atmosphere at Ford Field as well, though you can forget about cheerleaders for next season. There are no plans currently to change that tradition, Lewand said.

So you mean to tell me the Detroit Lions don’t have cheerleaders!!! Its no wonder the half the population in Detroit Michigan has not jumped off a skyscraper!

The Detroit Pistons traded Chauncey Billips, the Detroit car industry is bleeding out like a stuck pig, Michigan State was MOLLYWHOPPED by UNC, the Detroit Lions is possibly the worst Franchise in the History of sports, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND they DO NOT have CHEERLEADERS!!!

Those fans neeeeed some cheerleaders….they need some butt naked cheerleaders to be exact! These people are paying good money to go to a Detroit Lions game to see players suck horribly and they don’t even get to see some cheerleading eye candy?!?!?!

As a matter of fact they need EXTREME cheerleaders!!! The Lions are so bad they need to pay good money to Halle Berry and few other celebrities to be out there cheering while insufficiently clothed!

I bet the drug business is booming in Michigan!!! I am getting miserable just typing this, I cant imagine living there.

Reality check stimulus plan coming right up!!!

If ever you are feeling just a little too good about yourself and need to be humbled. Or if you ever want just a small dose of reality click here!!
On this site you can compare your annual salary to what LeBron James, Ben Wallace, Mo Williams and the other Cleveland Cavaliers will be paid this season. Enter a salary and choose a player.
If you suffer from depression in any way, do not click on that link! LOL!
(In the Picture you see Scrooge McDuck Making it Rain back in the day)

Want to see something funny?

Yes you are seeing what it is you think you are seeing!! That right there is a album cover with the 1995 No. 1 overall draft pick on it….JOE SMITH!

Yes, VA’s own, Joe Smith! NOVA UNIT (Joe Smith's own record label) IN THE HOUSE!! HAAAAAA!!

That would be Joe Smith for those foreign to the Cleveland Cavaliers' veteran power forward. The Cavaliers and about 47 other NBA teams....wait...the NBA only has 32 teams. My bad. But I am almost certain he played for 47 teams. Oh well.

Joe Smith…I mean Joe Beast released a mix tape in December called "The Beginning" is taking publicly his love of music and rapping with his playoff song and recent CD. reports…

"Primarily, though, Smith sticks to songs about life. He raps about the diamonds he wears, about how he's "the last of a dyin' breed," about his difficult upbringing in Norfolk.
In all, Smith says he's written about 400-500 songs"

Here are some lyrics from the Beast song where he raps about the Cavaliers quest for a championship…

"One team, one goal, one dream.
One thing, one quest, one ring.
Once again it's on, back on the quest for a title.
In order for us to get it we must compete with our rivals.
See the president, 'Bron James the King;
and Anderson Varejao, they call him the Wild Thing. "

That mess sound like my 3 year old son made it up!! I would tell Joe Beast to stick to basketball, but then again, he is not even that good at basketball either.
Click here to hear the HIlarity that is Joe Beast.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Stevie in the house!!

Stevie Wonder came out to watch…err…listen to the Los Angeles Lakers whup up on the Utah Jazz last night! Why he was sitting next to Eddie Murphy’s son Christian…I have no idea.


They have to shop too!

Jay-Z and Beyonce were out shopping in New York City this weekend.

Jay and Bey were shopping for some sunglasses to wear indoors! I guess that what they use sunglasses for because it was sunny in NYC...THEY ARE NOT WEARING ANY!
However "to the left", "to the left" you can see Jay-z sitting INSIDE wearing sunglasses. I guess his future is that bright!

Why does he always look like he is walking by himself and she just happen to be there? If I didn't know any better I would think he was the bodyguard and that dude behind her was her husband. Go Figure.

What the WHAT!?!?

The Associated Press reported....
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Mississippi woman who was shot in the head not only survived but made herself tea and offered an astonished deputy something to drink, authorities said Friday. Tammy Sexton, 47, remained hospitalized three days after being wounded by her husband, who killed himself after he shot his wife. A bullet struck her squarely in the forehead, passed through her skull and exited through the back of her head, authorities said. She is expected to fully recover.
"There's no way she should be alive other than a miracle from God," said Sheriff Mike Byrd of Jackson County, Miss.
Byrd said deputies were looking for Sexton's husband, Donald Ray Sexton, earlier in the week to give him a document ordering him to stay away from his wife. Court records show he was put on probation for six months on April 9 for domestic violence.
He showed up at their home in rural Jackson County in Southeast Mississippi about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday and confronted his wife as a relative ran next door to call police, the sheriff said.
"She was at her bed, and he shot her right in the head," Byrd said. "Then he went out on the back porch and shot himself."
A deputy was greeted by the woman when he arrived minutes after she was shot with the slug from a .380-caliber handgun.
"When the officer got there she said, `What's going on?' She was holding a rag on her head and talking. She was conscious, but she was confused about what had happened," he said. "She had made herself some tea and offered the officer something to drink."
Byrd said the bullet apparently passed through the lobes of the woman's brain without causing major damage. She was rushed to a Mobile hospital by a helicopter.
While such cases may be rare, a neurosurgeon who wasn't involved in Sexton's case said such an outcome is possible. Medical journals also confirm people have been shot in the head with little or no lasting injury.
"There is a space in the brain where a missile could pass without doing any major damage. Is it possible? Yes. It would be rare," said Dr. Patrick Pritchard, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
The sheriff called the case bizarre. "You just don't hear of something like this. Somebody gets shot in the head and they're dead," Byrd said.
All I can say is WHAT THE WHAT!?!?!

Classic University Alumni

Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005) was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. He won four Grammy Awards in 2004 including the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the track "Dance With My Father". (This song was very special to me)

This man in my opinion was the greatest male vocalist to ever do it. I have never heard a bad Luther Vandross song. Luther was 13 albums deep and that is not counting the holiday, Live and Compilation albums. I would to listen to his albums straight through for hours at a time!!

The lists of Luther Vandross classics are endless. My family and I would listen to the 1989 compilation The Best of Luther Vandross... The Best of Love, in the car, and in the house for hours at a time. One time my family and I was leaving the house to go on vacation and had to turn back around because we forgot to bring Luther with us. I know we probably should have been communicating with each other as a family as we drove to our vacation spot, but would you rather hear your family talk or Luther sing? WOW!! Brings back some memories!!

Luther’s only skill was not just about Luther’s voice, but Luther wrote a lot of this own songs and when he sang them, he felt them and he made you feel them. His songs were about love and life and they were done with class. I for one miss him and everything he brought to music. The old school icon and Classic University Alumni Luther Ronzoni Vandross, would have been 59 years old today.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Now for the Western Conference! Let’s start with the odds favorite to win it all, the LA Lakers against the Utah Jazz. Utah is a very good team and fundamentally sound but the Jazz has no where near enough fire power to hang with the Lake show! This one should be quick and painless; Lakers will win the series in 5 games. I have to give Utah at least one win at home, those Mormon fans are off the meter!!

Denver Nuggets the number 2 seed in the West up against the New Orleans Hornets sounds cut and dry with a 2 seed up against 7th seed, but I like the Hornets here. The Nuggets defense is soooo suspect to me that if they win the series it was have to be in 4 or 5 games. If the Nuggets let the Hornets hang around and go 7 games, they will lose this series.

The San Antonio Spurs go head to head against he Dallas Mavericks! Texas 2 step! This one to me belongs to ANYONE! Whoever wins game 5 wins the whole thing. I say that because the Spurs are hurting badly, no Ginobili, Mr. Duncan is not even 100 percent. Dallas could just run away with this thing but Dirk has never showed me the heart needed to put a team away and Popovich and Spurs are full of heart, so I cannot count them out. So my personal analysis is a reluctant Dallas will win the series in 6 games.

Last and really it is the least, Houston Rockets versus the Portland Trailblazers. I am personally torn on this one. I want Houston to win because I would love to them win the series with McGrady out. He has never been past the first round and for them to win the first round without him would give McGrady a complex so huge he would have spend his NBA pension on psychiatric help. On the other hand I would love to see the young feisty Trailblazers win a series. That team has been totally revamped, they got rid of the trouble makers and pot smokers and have a great coach, I am rooting for them. Frankly these are my personal feelings, no one really cares who wins this series, that’s why the NBA needs to go back to 5 game first round series. This one will probably go 7 games and I believe the young Trailblazers inexperience will show up in that game. Houston Rockets take it in 7 games.


The NBA playoffs start at noon:30 today!
Here are my personal Eastern Conference analysis!
There are some very good matchups!!! I am sooo looking forward to more than a few of them! Let’s start with my personal favorite to win it all...The Cleveland Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons. Trading Billups hurt the Pistons but Stuckey and Hamilton give Pistons nice tandem. However the Cavs have a nice blend of veteran experience and young legs on the bench, not to mention they have this guy…ummm…I can’t remember his name….ummm….oh yeah…Lebron JAMES!!!

Lebron’s leadership and and newly discovered defensive skills have propelled the Cavs to the best team in the NBA with a home record of 39-2. I am a witness! (Literally) Either way, this will be just as quick and painless as the Lakers first round. The Pistons' chances of making their seventh straight East finals end at LeBron's feet. Cavs will win the series in 5 games.

Boston Celtics versus my beloved Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have made great strides this season, with a great rookie PG in Derrick Rose, however even with out Garnett the Celts are just going to be too much for the Bulls. The Bulls have a rookie coach and young players with NO playoff experience. So even though the Celtics are hurting right now, they still take advantage of the inexperience and youth of the Bulls, sad to say. Celtics will win the series in 6 games.

The Orlando Magic versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Are Turkoglu and Lewis healthy? That could be a big factor, but either or, the 76ers have NO answer for Dwight Howard. Van Gundy is a very good coach and the Magic are just too nice for Philly in the end. The Orlando Magic will win the series in 4 games.

Last up in the eastern conference is the Miami Heat versus the Atlanta Hawks. Dwyane Wade has clearly re-established himself as one the NBA's top players and MVP candidate.
The Rookie Michael Beasley is starting to develop into the player he was drafted to be for the Heat. Frankly even though the Hawks have home court advantage, I just would not bet against Wade right now. He has been straight unconscious with it this year, I have to go with the HEAT. Miami Heat will win the series in 6 games.
I personally see no team capable of defeating the Cavaliers in 7 games, but as a wise man once said, "that is why they play the games". If it was that easy we could just give the Eastern Conference to the Cleveland Cavs right now. But no, they will have to take it!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Somebody call Maury!!!

MONTCALM COUNTY, Mich. – A western Michigan man helped deliver his wife's baby boy despite not knowing she was pregnant.
The Grand Rapids Press reported the man called 911 early Thursday as his wife was in labor. The man told the dispatcher that he had not known his 27-year-old wife was pregnant. He said they recently quit smoking and thought her recent weight gain was related.
The couple has two children, and the mother has an additional child from a previous relationship.
Following the successful delivery, the dispatcher talked the man through post-birth procedures. The child was taken to a local hospital.
Ok I can believe that the husband not knowing his wife was pregnant, maybe she is big girl. However I am not buying that she did not know she was pregnant. She knew but just didnt want to tell him because....well....somebody need to call Maury!!!

He's baaaaaaaaaaak!!!

After years of waiting, Maxwell is finally going to release his long-awaited album, BLACKsummers’night (the 1st installment from the TRILOGY) on July 7th.
Maxwell announced on his twitter page this week that there will be a press conference on April 28th about the album at the Sony offices.
Maxwell has a new song and video called "Pretty Wings", which he said will be premiering sometime soon.
I personally cannot wait!!! I am a huge fan and Maxwell is one of the reasons I have not totally given up on this music industry.
I know Maxwell's new album BLACKsummer'snight will be worth the wait.


AGAIN!?!?!?! The Associated Press reports....

Heidi Klum’s three kids will soon have a new sib: the supermodel and her husband Seal are expecting a baby in the fall, sources tell PEOPLE. Seal, 46, confirmed the news from the stage of his Radio City Music Hall concert Thursday night in New York City.
This latest addition to the Klum clan – Leni, 4 (whose dad is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore), Henry G√ľnther, 3, and Johan Riley, 2 – shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Klum, 35, herself has hinted that she might still want more kids. “So many people say, ‘I am so done.’ That hasn’t come out of my mouth, and it hasn’t come out of Seal’s mouth either,” she told Redbook magazine last July. “I feel like we still have one coming.”
The supermodel, who was spotted shopping for toys at FAO Schwarz in New York City Wednesday, told the magazine her life was “kind of perfect” but insisted, “It’s not like I’m this glamour diva who hands everything over and I just sit on my throne at home,” she says. “When we’re home, we’re cooking and doing things with the kids, driving them to school. We do the things that everyone has to do.”
These 2 are not waisting any time!!!! More power to them both, they seem like a happy couple and every time you them you see the kids, so I am happy for them. And even though she is a human pez dispencer, she bounce back every time and keeps herself looking good.

What the WHAT!?!?!

BOULDER, Colo. – Police say a Colorado woman wrapped her boyfriend's dog in packing tape and stuck the animal upside down to a refrigerator because he wouldn't get rid of it.
Abby Toll was arrested Tuesday after police say she got into a fight with her boyfriend. She was charged with felony cruelty, drug possession and other counts and is free on $12,500 bond. She has declined to comment.
Toll's 21-year-old boyfriend, Bryan Beck, faces lesser charges including a misdemeanor cruelty count.
Police say Toll, 20, used packing tape to bind the legs, snout and tail of Beck's dog, Rex, a Japanese breed called a Shiba Inu. She told police she stuck the dog to the refrigerator because she was angry Beck wanted to keep it.
Rex was taken to a shelter and will be put up for adoption.
Mike Vick has a soulmate!! AWESOME!!!!!!! This is hilarious!!

The Classic Lil Rudy coming back to TV!

Yahoo news reports....

Rudy from "The Cosby Show" has grown up, and she's about to show off her life on cable TV.

Oxygen said Wednesday that it's developing a reality show about actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and her live-in boyfriend, Atlanta area entrepreneur Kaseem Penn. It will explore what it's like being young, rich, single and co-habitating. No air date is set for the show, titled "Keshia and Kaseem."
I cannot wait to see this....should be interesting....hope its better than Deion Sanders' show.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Don't mess with THE Dallas Cowbys!!!

Check out this story from the Washington post.....

A man who grabbed a Dallas Cowboys flag from a car in downtown Washington was punched in the face yesterday, startling passersby in an area that is home to lawyers, lobbyists and expensive shops and restaurants.
It occurred about 6 p.m. in the 1700 block of L Street NW, at a site just west of Connecticut Avenue, where few expect fisticuffs. Commuters were hurrying toward the Farragut North Metro station, and the car was stopped in traffic, police and witnesses said.
"It's crazy," said D.C. police Lt. Eric Hayes of the 2nd District. "It doesn't make sense."
But, he said, someone snatched the flag from a car, apparently threw it down, and crossed the street. "By the time he got across, someone exited the car" and struck him in the face, Hayes said.
It might have been motivated by team loyalty, he said. Or the motorist might have been particular about who touched his car.
One witness said she saw a "big tall man walk up to this guy and hit him across the head." Then, she said, the tall man "got back in his car and drove off."
She said that the motorist "just hit the man and walked off" and that he picked up an object from the ground, which might have been the flag.
The man who was hit fell and struck his head on the sidewalk, she said. Ringed by the concerned and the curious, the man lay facedown on the pavement.
"He was out cold for a good five minutes or so," the witness said.
Police said a man was taken from the scene for treatment of a bruised forehead.
I have 4 words.....FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!!!!

Come on Ike, what was that?!?!

Chris McKendry was awesome woman who interviewing Thomas, and she was not interested in skirting any issues. McKendry asked Isiah directly about his sexual harassment allegations, and then grilled him about his rumored suicide attempt a few months ago at his home in New York.

Isiah’s answers were honestly kind of strange and disturbing. He had several opportunities to deny attempting suicide (McKendry outright asked him), but he never did.

Check out the video….

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Ever so often on this site you will see the title “tirade”. Tirade is defined as a long angry speech, usually criticism. THAT’S WHAT I DO BEST!!!!!

However let me preface this by saying, I do not hate hockey, I do not hate the NHL, I have been to a few hockey games and have thoroughly enjoyed myself.

(Call me sir mix-a-lot because there is a big “but” coming…)

BUT…how is it that NHL highlights constantly, time after time, and without fail plug up the Sportscenter Top 10 plays of the night?!?!?

I hate it!!! Night after night there are 3 or 4 NHL highlights on the Top 10 plays. I can’t even see the freakin hockey puck!!!! ESPN has to replay the highlight 7 times in super slow motion for you to even realize what just happened!!!


This is has been an exceptional year for the NBA, the MLB is back in full swing and all you can do is clutter up the top 10 plays with that NHL crap!!!

Is this not the same sport that was gone for one full season and no one cared?!?! I challenge the average person to name 3 hockey players not named Gretzky!! I bet the average person to could not even recognize the players if they saw them.

Three NHL superstars could walk right up to me right now and I would probably ask them for directions to the nearest Banana Republic, little preppy looking punks!!

They don’t even look tough!! If you are a big dude, people say wow, he must play football, if you are tall, people say, woow he must play basketball…does anyone ever say he must play hockey? As Darth Vader would say… NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

I would rather see a golf highlight over a NHL highlight. I would rather see a WNBA highlight, over a hockey highlight. I would even rather see a 8 year old child’s Pop Warner highlight over a NHL highlight.

When there is a vicious dunk highlight they replay it because it’s awesome! When the shortstop makes a great stop and throw to get a player out, they replay it because it’s amazing. When there is a NHL highlight they replay it 10 times because we have no idea what happened or where the actual object of the game (the puck) is currently located!!

It is horrible to watch, I will either digitally video record (DVR) Sportscenter so I can fast forward thru all the NHL garbage or I will actually change the channel, while they replay it 15 (notice the replay times keep going up...) times.

There have actually been nights when a hockey highlight has been the NUMBER ONE play of the night. Yawl don’t hear me!!! I said THE NUMBER ONE play of the night!?!?!

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!? You mean to tell me that there were no buzzer beaters, no homeruns, no hole-in-ones, no touchdowns, no mascot humping a fan or nothing better than a dude catching a hockey puck with a glove to size of my head!?!?! (You have to see my head to appreciate what I’m sayin….LOL)

NHL season runs parallel to the NBA season, the NFL season even crosses its path, NCAA March Madness is on during hockey season aaaaaand the MLB starts up during some of the NHL season and you mean to tell me that a NHL highlight can be the NUMBER ONE play of the night!!! PLEASE!!!

Come on ESPN…stop it….just stop it!!! I bet hockey players own FATHERS don’t want to see that crap!! Hockey dads probably tell their friends that their son is a correction officer for a women’s prison because they are ashamed that he plays for the NHL!

As THABEET goes on....

Hasheem Thabeet decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the 2009 NBA Draft on April 14th, 2009.

Here are a few details about Hasheem....

Hasheem Thabeet (born Hashim Thabit Manka on February 16, 1987 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) is a Tanzanian college basketball player for the UConn Huskies in the USA. At 7'3" and 263 lbs, Thabeet is the tallest player ever to play for the Huskies.
As a junior at UConn, Thabeet emerged on the national scene, averaging 13.6 points and 10.8 rebounds.
Thabeet earned his first career triple-double against Providence on January 31, 2009, with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks.
He finished with 152 blocks on the season, and he is also known for the shots he prevents from ever being taken.
He was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was co-Big East Player of the Year with Pitts DeJuan Blair. He was also named Second Team All-America and National Defensive Player of the Year.
Thabeet surpassed the 1,000 point mark against Purdue on March 26, 2009. He was the 3rd UConn player that season to do so (Jerome Dyson and AJ Price were the others).
So who would you take first? A seven foot defensive stopper and team anchor like Thabeet, a 6 foot 10 inch 250 pound manchild juggernaut like Blake Griffin or the seasoned "possibly overated" 4 year hustle man Tyler Hansbrough.
If you had the first pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, who do you take?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rookie of the Year?!?!!

The chicago tribune reports.....
Poll of voters indicates Rose likely to join Michael Jordan, Elton Brand as Bulls' only winners
Many league observers from Vinny Del Negro, who's obviously biased, to Mike D'Antoni, who's not, have said it: Derrick Rose is the NBA Rookie of the Year.Kevin Durant, last year's winner, joined the chorus in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine.But those voices, while obviously informed, don't decide who wins the award from an extremely deep rookie class. Writers and broadcasters do.So the Tribune sought out voters to gauge what they are thinking. And while nothing is official, Rose's chances to win the award appear extremely strong based on feedback from roughly one-third of the 123 voters across the United States and Canada.
In fact, of the 42 people who revealed their balloting decision to the Tribune, all planned to vote Rose first. That's 210 points right there in a scale that awards five points for a first-place vote, three points for second and one point for third."As much as this class is unsung, I don't understand how there's any debate," said Ric Bucher, who covers the league for ESPN and is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine."Without Rose carrying the Bulls through the first half of the season, they wouldn't have been in position to make a playoff run. Then he seamlessly keeps everything rolling despite the introduction of Brad Miller and John Salmons. And does Tyrus Thomas become a factor without Rose as his point guard?
"This may be the best rookie debut from a basketball IQ standpoint that we've seen since Magic [Johnson."That's high praise, but Bucher wasn't alone in offering it."This will be a no-brainer, right?" said Chris McCoskey, Pistons beat writer for the Detroit News."Rose not only put up incredible numbers, helped his team survive a first-year coach and several roster and rotation alterations and got his team into the playoffs, he did it at the hardest position for a rookie to master. He's the guy."Brian Windhorst knows a little about greatness covering LeBron James and the Cavaliers for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
He's voting for Rose from a deep class that includes O.J. Mayo, Brook Lopez, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love, Eric Gordon, Marc Gasol, Greg Oden, Michael Beasley and others."From almost Day One he looked comfortable, which is rare for such a young rookie playing point guard," Windhorst said. "His speed with the ball and his size instantly reminded me of Deron Williams and Jason Kidd"When I vote, I don't just consider what he did this season but what he'll become. Watching him, he has the tools and talent to be an All-Star.
"Marc Berman, who covers the Knicks for the New York Post, offered some humor while supporting Rose's candidacy: "Rose is the more valuable player now than Mayo and for years to come. And Rose is still a bigger deal in Memphis."Indeed, Mayo seemed Rose's strongest competition as he came to Rose's college town and averaged 23.1 points per game for the Grizzlies in November. But while Mayo still leads all rookies at 18.3 ppg, he tailed off to 14.7 points in March.
That's when Rose won his third Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month award, averaging 16.9 ppg. Overall, Rose ranks second in scoring and minutes to Mayo (16.6 and 36.9), first in assists (6.2), first in assists-to-turnovers (2.47) and has seven double-doubles.Plus, he's playing the most prominent role of any rookie on a playoff team."I remember when the last Bull to win the award put up some very good numbers in 2000," the New York Daily News' Mitch Lawrence said of Elton Brand.
"But the Bulls won all of 17 games, a mere four-game improvement, so what exactly did Brand do?"To me, the great rookies make their biggest impact on their team's record. Rose has done that, befitting a No. 1 overall pick."The Bulls already have won six more games than last season. Do the math.Any way you crunch the numbers, Rose appears poised to join Brand and Michael Jordan as the only Bulls to win Rookie of the Year.
I am pulling for you young blood!!!

Down Goes Frazier!!!

This is a dead beat dad squared, multiplied by 21 and divided pie (3.14). Check this out....
FLINT, Michigan -- Fourteen children by 13 different women in Genesee County and more than $530,000 in unpaid child support.
Even in a county with $700 million in uncollected child support, Thomas Frazier may hold the unenviable title of biggest deadbeat dad.After years of dodging support payments, Frazier was thrown in jail this week and given the choice of doing 90 days or coming up with about $28,000."This guy gives fathers a bad name," said Genesee County Friend of the Court Jack Battles.
Thomas FrazierBefore leaving the Flint area in 2002, Frazier amassed court cases for 14 children born since 1989 and has not paid any money on any of his Genesee County child support cases in at least the past six years, according to court records.Frazier, 42, portrays himself as the victim.The victim of a system that he says saddled him with debt for children he claims aren't all his and the victim of a poor upbringing that he said caused him to seek affection from older women."I tried to find someone who would love me for me," said Frazier, who believes he may have fathered his first child at age 15.Authorities say Frazier is a serial womanizer who bounces from state to state and hasn't paid child support in years.Frazier owes Talisha Tyler about $40,000 for a 14-year-old daughter. Tyler said he has never even bought so much as a diaper."Thomas has never been involved in her life -- period," said Tyler.A Genesee County judge on Thursday ordered Frazier to spend 90 days in jail unless he comes up with $4,100 for Tyler.Even if he comes up with that money, the judge ordered him to spend 90 days in jail on another case. On top of that, the judge gave him 45 days jail on six other cases.In all, Frazier is looking at three months in jail unless he comes up with at least $27,900.Tyler would just as soon see him go to prison for much longer."He's a fast talker," she said. "He's not going to pay it."Frazier doesn't dispute that he owes a sizable amount, but said it was unrealistic for the county to expect him to pay so much support."At one point, I owed like $3,000 (a month)," he said. "Nobody makes that much."He said he believes in his hear that only three of the children -- two daughters and a son -- are actually his.The rest, he says, were born of women he may have slept with but who lied and claimed he was the father, giving the court false addresses for Frazier so that he could never show up to contest paternity.Local officials, however, say Frazier has a story for everything.In October, Friend of the Court officials said Frazier gave them a false Social Security number and tried to convince investigators he was someone else.He remained under the radar until late last month when he got pulled over in Iowa for a broken taillight on his Mercedes Benz.In his pocket, police found $5,000 in cash and plane tickets to Florida.Frazier said he is unemployed and local officials said they do not know what he does for a living.Frazier said he was actually on his way back to Flint and planned to use the $5,000 as a good faith payment on his child support.The cop tossed him in jail on child support warrants and then had him delivered Wednesday to the Genesee County Jail.Frazier says he "messed up" and wants to take care of his mistakes, but hopes the Friend of the Court will knock down his bill to a more manageable $200,000 and set him free."There's not a lot I can do in jail," Frazier said.Frazier's plan for freedom won't get a lot of support from the Friend of the Court."We will seek prison," said Battles, who says he's heard a litany of excuses from Frazier.Battles said he's willing to work with Frazier but said it's going to take a lot more than $5,000."It will take six digits," said Battles.His current jail term aside, Frazier is also looking at further legal woes for his probation violation cases.Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is not in a forgiving mood, noting that Frazier was rolling around in Mercedes Benz with thousands of dollars and plane tickets at the same time he wasn't paying his child support."Shame on him for abandoning his children while he lives 'The Life of Riley,'" said Leyton.Frazier, who has already spent five years on probation for attempted non support of a child, does have one piece of advice for his children."Use a condom," he said. "You don't want to end up like your dad."

Daddy Dearest

An Azeri immigrant in Russia’s northern city of Saint Petersburg has been charged with hiring hit men to kill his 21-year-old daughter for wearing a mini-skirt, police said today. The man’s arrest follows the detention last week of two other citizens of Azerbaijan, a majority Muslim state in the Caucasus, who confessed to murdering the girl, a university medical student.

“They admitted to being paid 100,000 rubles ($4140) by the girl’s father. They said he wanted to punish his daughter for flouting national traditions and wearing a mini-skirt,” a police source told said today. The girl was abducted on the street in Russia’s second city on March 8, taken to the outskirts of Saint Petersburg and then shot twice in the head, the source said.

Russia has experienced a revival of conservative religious tradition since the fall of the Soviet Union both within its Russian Orthodox and large Muslim communities. The Saint Petersburg Mosque – the largest and northernmost in Europe when it was built in 1913 – now counts mostly migrants from ex-Soviet Azerbaijan among its worshippers.

Dallas Cowboys Schedule released tonight

The Dallas News reports.....

The schedule release like the draft and combine is now officially a TV event. The NFL Network, which could use the programming, will do the honors beginning at 6 pm. In addition to the 16 Cowboys games, NFL Network will also fill in the league's other 240 games on the two-hour show..
Because NFLN penetration is limited, ESPN will be there to write down the schedules when it hears them on NFLN or sees them on and then report them. ESPN's coverage also begins at 6 pm. The schedule show will start at 6 pm on ESPN2 before sliding over to ESPN at 7 pm for two hours
Here's a mock Cowboys schedule:
Cowboys @ Broncos -- Fox

Giants @ Cowboys -- NBC

Falcons @ Cowboys -- ESPN

Cowboys @ Redskins -- Fox

Cowboys @ Saints -- Fox

Chargers @ Cowboys -- CBS

Eagles @ Cowboys -- Fox

Redskins @ Cowboys -- NBC

Cowboys @ Packers -- Fox

Seahawks @ Cowboys -- Fox

Cowboys @ Bucs -- Fox

Raiders @ Cowboys -- CBS

Cowboys @ Eagles -- NBC

Cowboys @ Chiefs -- Fox

Panthers @ Cowboys -- NFLN

Cowboys @ Giants -- Fox


What the WHAT!?!?!

Imagine this. You go to open up your monthly mobile phone bill and you discover to your amazement that the bill is for $4756.25. When you investigate why you find this.....

13-year-old Cheyenne resident Dena Christoffersen managed to send 10,000 text messages in the span of a month, leaving her father with a bill for $4,756.25 due to a lack of a texting plan and the belief that it was not able to send them at all.

"It just hit us like a rock, like you're stepping into a bus," said father Gregg. "She went from A's and B's one semester to F's in two months." Soon after he got the bill he smashed her phone with a hammer. Dena is also grounded until school ends.

"I felt really bad, and I have learned my lesson." An improvement in her grades has occurred since the texting stopped. Verizon knocked down the bill which is now more reasonable. Her parents want to see a crackdown by the school on cell phone use.

Ok, problem number one….THE FATHER is partly trying to blame the school. Problem number two….if your child is sending over 300 hundred text messages a day, how do you not notice that?!?!?!

Last but not least….somebody has a $4800 whuppin coming!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Can't take a pill for stupid!!

CNN reported that....
BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- A polar bear attacked a woman at Berlin Zoo Friday afternoon after she climbed a fence and jumped into its habitat during feeding time, police said Saturday.

The bear attacks the woman during feeding time.

One adult polar bit her several times after she plunged into the moat, police said.
Zoo workers tossed rescue rings toward the woman to hoist her out and distract polar bears swimming nearby, said Goerg Gebhard, a Berlin police officer.
At one point the woman fell back into the water and was grabbed by a bear before she was eventually hoisted to safety.
"They saved her life," Gebhard told CNN.
The woman was severely injured and was being treated at a hospital, police said.
It's unclear why the woman entered the bear habitat, but police issued her a citation for trespassing.
Berlin Zoo is home to Knut, the first polar bear to be born there in over 30 years. The bear became a huge talking point in Germany when his mother gave birth to him in December 2006.

Let me start by quoting CNN...they actually said..."It's unclear why the woman entered the bear habitat". I have a pretty good idea of why she jumped in there!!! CAN YOU SAY "BATPOOP CRAZY"?!?!!

Then CNN had the nerve to name the story "Polar bear attacks woman at Berlin Zoo ". Thats like saying you broke into my house while I was eating and I attacked you.

Those bears were eating and minding their own business and some psycho jumps in the water and swims TOWARDS the bears!!! I bet a paycheck the bear said to himself..."Hey fool don't you know I AM A bear aaaand a hungry bear.....I am eating!?!?! I should bite you just on general purpose"!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Even Mike Vick can't kill this dog!!!

This is not the actual dog but check this story out...

A pet dog swept off a sailboat in choppy seas off Australia was found alive four months later on a remote island — and returned to her family, who'd thought she was dead.

The 4-year-old blue heeler, named Sophie Tucker, was captured by rangers last week on St. Bees Island in northern Queensland state, nearly 6 miles (10 kilometers) from where she was washed off the sailboat in November, owner Jan Griffith said.

Rangers initially thought they'd captured a wild dog, but friends who heard about the canine contacted Griffith and suggested it might be Sophie.
Griffith and her husband met the rangers' boat as it arrived back on the mainland last Tuesday and were shocked to find their long-lost pet on board.

"We called the dog and she started whimpering and banging the cage and they let her out and she just about flattened us," Griffith said Monday. "She wriggled around like a mad thing."
The dog had been spotted by several people on both St. Bees and nearby Keswick Island, leading Griffith to believe she swam back and forth between the two, which are separated by a narrow channel.

Queensland wildlife official Steve Fisher told Monday's Daily Mercury newspaper that three rangers trapped Sophie in a cage, using dog food as bait.
"The day Sophie was trapped she was nervous because she'd been separated from human contact," Fisher said. "But after a while she settled down."
Sophie appeared to have survived by eating goats, as rangers found several baby goat carcasses around the island, Griffith said. This week, the plucky pup was back to her usual diet of ground meat and dog biscuits.

So let me get this straight....this dog fell off a boat...did not die. While not dying the dog swam 5 miles thru shark infested waters to a deserted island and stayed alive for FOUR months eating baby goats.

UNBELIEVABLE!!! But is the link...

Pot Luck Wednesday!

Does this happen in your office??!?!!?

Homeschooling does not work for everyone.

This kid is hilarious!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Two turntables and a microphone...

Run-DMC was inducted in to the Rock and Role Hall of Fame this weekend. Run-DMC is only the second hip-hop group to be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
Run-D.M.C. was an influential hip hop group from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. Founded by Joseph "DJ Run" Simmons, Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels, and Jason "Jam-Master Jay" Mizell, the group is arguably the most important and influential act in the history of hip hop. They were the biggest act in hip-hop throughout the 1980s and are credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music.
The Academy Award and Grammy-winning American rapper, record producer and actor Eminem had this to say:
"Two turntables and a microphone, that's all it took to change the world," The accomplishments by the “three kings from Queens” included the “first rap group to go platinum, the first rap group to sell out arenas and the first group to fuse rock and rap.” "Again, Run-DMC changed my life. Without them I wouldn't have met one of my closest friends." Eminem closed by saying that the group's impact can be felt everywhere. Echoing one of the group's most famous couplets from "King of Rock," Eminem concluded, "There's three of them, and if you grew up on hip-hop like I did, they are the Beatles."
Run-DMC is oldschool perfection!!! I loved them then and I love them now!

Monday, April 6, 2009

THE G.O.A.T!!!

In a society with an unlimited passion to rank, to quantify, to compare and contrast everything, Michael Jordan became the universal measuring device for judging greatness. Jordan the athlete, as well as cultural icon, had such an effect on the world that descriptions of standout athletes in other sports, as well as top artists and elite achievers in any field, began with: "He/she is the Michael Jordan of ... "
The person being described was never quite "the Jordan of ..." but it was a point of reference almost universally understood.
Jordan so dominated the basketball world that, for the second half of a pro career that spanned 1984-98, there was no debate about the game's supreme player -- an astonishing distinction in a time when superb athletes proliferate. Previous eras argued Wilt versus Russell, Robertson versus West, Magic versus Bird. But Jordan stood alone, so far ahead of his peers that individual rivalry came to an end.
Today Michael Jeffery Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Here are some of his accomplishments...I have highlighted a few of my favorites
NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996)
Member of six NBA championship teams (1991-93, 1996-98)
Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1988, 1991-92, 1996, 1998)
Six-time NBA Finals Most Valuable
Player (1991-93, 1996-98)
Ten-time All-NBA First Team (1987-93, 1996-98)
All-NBA Second team (1985)
Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team (1987-93, 1996-98)
NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
NBA All-Rookie Team (1985)
Two-time IBM Award winner, for all-around contribution to team's success (1985, 1989)
Three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
Participated in 11 NBA All-Star Games (1985, 1987-1993, 1996-98), starting 10 times, and missed another due to injury
Holds the NBA All-Star Game career record for highest scoring average (21.3 ppg)
Recorded only triple-double in All-Star Game history, with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, in the 1997 NBA All-Star Game in Cleveland
Won the Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk in 1987 and 1988, also participating in 1985
Passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA's all-time leading playoff scorer (5,762 points) during the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals
Passed Dennis Johnson into fourth place on the NBA's all-time playoff assists list (1,006), in an 88-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in 1997-98
Scored his 29,000th career point, posting a game-high 41 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, in a 107-93 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on 4/3
Broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA record by scoring in double-digits for the 788th consecutive game, scoring a
game-high 33 points, against the Minnesota Timberwolves on 12/30/97
Scored a career-high 69 points in a 117-113 overtime win at Cleveland on 3/28/90
Chicago Bulls all-time leader in scoring (29,277 points), assists (5,012) and steals (2,306)
Holds the NBA record for most seasons leading league in scoring -- 10; highest points per game average (minimum 400 games or 10,000 points) -- 31.5; most seasons leading league in field goals made -- 10; and most seasons leading league in field goals attempted -- 10
Shares the NBA career record for most seasons with 2,000 or more points -- 11; and most consecutive seasons leading league in scoring --7 (1986-87 through 1992-93)
Holds single-game records for most free throws made in one half -- 20 (December 30, 1992, at Miami); and most free-throws attempted in one half -- 23 (December 30, 1992, at Miami)
Shares single-game records for most free throws made in one quarter -- 14 (December 30, 1992, at Miami); and most free-throws attempted in one quarter -- 16 (December 30, 1992, at Miami)
Holds the NBA Finals record for highest single-series scoring average -- 41.0 ppg (1993)
Holds NBA Finals record for most three-point field goals made -- 42; and most consecutive games with 20 or more points -- 35 (June 2, 1991-June 14, 1998)
Holds the NBA Finals single-game record for most points in one half -- 35 (June 3, 1992 vs. Portland)
Shares NBA Finals single-game records for most field goals made in one half -- 14; and most three-point field goals made in one half -- 6 (June 3, 1992, vs. Portland); most free throws made in one quarter -- 9 (June 11, 1997 vs. Utah); and most free throws attempted in one half -- 15 (June 4, 1997, vs. Utah)
Holds the NBA Playoffs record for most points -- 5,987; highest points-per-game average (minimum 25 games or 625 points) -- 33.4 ppg; most field goals attempted -- 4,497; most free throws made -- 1,463; most free throws attempted -- 1,766; and most steals -- 376
Scored a career playoff-high 63 points against the Boston Celtics on 4/20/86, setting an NBA record for most points in a playoff game Holds single-game playoff records for most free throws made in one quarter -- 13; and most free throws
attempted in one quarter -- 14 (May 21, 1991, vs. Detroit)
Shares single-game playoff records for most field goals made -- 24 (May 1, 1998, vs. Cleveland); most field goals attempted in one half -- 25 (May 1, 1988, vs. Cleveland); and most three-point field goals made in one half -- 6 (June 6, 1992, vs. Portland)
Recorded two playoff career triple-doubles, both against the New York Knicks (May 9, 1989 and June 2, 1993)
Notched 28th career triple-doubles, the last being a 30 point, 11 rebound and 10 assist effort against the Toronto Raptors on 4/14/97
Member of the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic team (1984, 1992)
As a freshman at the University of North Carolina, hit the game-winning shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game
Named College Player of the Year by The Sporting
News in both 1983 and 1984 and won the Naismith and Wooden Awards in 1984

"The Game" may go into overtime!

They just may get it right this time. Check out what may be happening to "The Game".

"The Game""The Game": an hourlong dramedy? With the CW expected to complete its exit from the half-hour comedy genre at the end of this season, the creator/executive producer of one of the network's two remaining comedies, "The Game," is mulling turning it into an hourlong series. Mara Brock Akil is expected to pitch the idea to the CW brass this week. A show switching genres is extremely rare. (In 1999, Fox launched the short-lived "Ally," a half-hour version of David E. Kelley's hit hourlong dramedy "Ally McBeal.")

However, for "Game," such a transformation would actually make sense creatively. As a hybrid multi/single-camera series with no live audience, "Game" has a single-camera feel and already plays like a half-hour dramedy as it mixes comedy with drama more than a traditional sitcom does.Still, keeping the three-year-old "Game" on for another season is considered a long shot.

Once a promising newcomer airing behind "Girlfriends," the series that spun it off, "Game," as well as CW's comedy "Everybody Hates Chris," have been relegated to the low-rated Friday night, where "Game" has averaged 1.9 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in adults 18-34 this season.

Additionally, an hourlong "Game" wouldn't necessarily mesh well with CW's other dramas, which are skewing younger and far less urban, and a format switch after three seasons also would complicate a potential syndication run of the show.

Very Interesting...I cannot wait to see how this pans out. This show is actually already pretty dramatic and entertaining and they do not pull punches.

Friday, April 3, 2009

THE King of Comedy

THE King of Comedy turns 48 today.
Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, comedian and singer. Eddie Murphy is one of the highest grossing actors in motion picture history. In first place is Samuel L. Jackson with $7.42 billion in 68 films. Harrison Ford is second and Eddie Murphy at $3.46 billion in 34 films is third. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984, and has worked as a stand-up comedian.
Here is a list of just a few of his classics...


Yes I said it….they all lose. The Denver Broncos, the Chicago Bears and Jayesha Cutler.

Here is why! The Denver Broncos have lost one of the most consistent coaches of our time in Mike Shannahan and they are getting yet another installment of the failures that are Bill Belichick’s coordinators. When are people going to learn, Belichick is the genius here! Not one of Bill Belichick’s coordinators turned head coach have worked out yet, in college or in the pros. Not to mention Josh McDaniels handled the whole trading of Cutler situation horribly, and this is in no way excusing the female that is Vajayjay Cutler.

Denver loses a pro-bowl QB, their star Wide Receiver will not be happy until he is either locked up or suspended from the NFL altogether and the defense was the worst in the league last year. Yet the Broncos bring in an OFFENSIVE Coordinator to be head coach and then that genius immediately pursues a 16 game…I’m sorry 15 game starter over a seasoned young Pro-bowler. AWESOME! Broncos…you lose!!

But how did the Chicago Bears lose? I’m not done! The Bears do get a very good QB, however although she is very pretty and overcame diabetes to have a pro-bowl season, she does have extreme PMS. So what happens if Lovie Smith or Brian Urlacker should hurt her feelings? The Bears have also have an aging, injury prone defense and pretty much no draft picks to fill the voids. They do have an exceptional running back in Matt Forte BUT Ms. Cutler and her great arm have to throw down field, but to whom? Bears you lose too!!!

Jaylisa Cutler you lose as well. You went from having an All Pro ex-con horse Wide out in Brandon Marshall to Devin Aromashodu, do you know him? Me either. In fact Devin Aromashodu’s mother tells all her friends her son is a drug dealer because she does not want to admit her son is a Chicago Bears WR.

Jayveka Cutler your rookie 3rd option slot WR Eddie Royal would be the first option in Chicago. So get used to a lot of dropped passes and bad route running and plenty of handing off to Matt Forte because Jaydonna Cutler…YOU LOSE!