When will some of these young black athletes grow up and learn that when you play with fire you will get burned.
Well evidently former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young just doesn’t understand and is having a difficult time learning the lesson. So much so that he was first given the boot from the Lions for some prior mishaps as a team member only to then be picked up then released by the St. Louis Rams shortly after. As some point you’d think he’d humble himself, get it together and focus his energy on making his way back into the league. But noooooooo, I don’t think that’s how he saw it that way because once again he’s managed to land in some more hot water.
According to reports, this past weekend, Young did the dumb deed of getting arrested not once but twice in less than 24 hours. In actuality it only took him about 15 hours to get the deed done.
Young was first pulled over and arrested Sunday morning around 12:15am for driving under the influence in which he was subsequently booked, issued a citation and released from custody. But to make matters worse, later the same day around 2:30pm, Young was again arrested at a local tow yard where he’d jumped the fence in an attempt to steal back his car which had been impounded during the earlier arrest.
Talk about adding insult to injury for yourself. I can figure this one out for the life of me. All I can say is that Young’s antics and actions are definitely what we would call a foul on the play. Well in his case it would be fouls!
While yes we’re all human and are bound to make mistakes, some of them should really be avoided especially when they are at the expense of losing money. But unfortunately for the Jackson Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon he’s made a costly on that has potential for an even bigger lost in the future.
With the start of the upcoming NFL season, Blackmon has managed to get himself suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. According to an announcement from the NFL his suspension revolves around a violation of the league’s policy on substance abuse. No details were given on exactly what substance Blackmon used that violated the policy, but he’s be known to have alcohol related issues in the past.
Blackmon’s suspension will allow him to participate in all preseason practices and games, but he will not be eligible to return to the Jaguars active roster during regular season until September 30th. During his suspension Blackmon will forfeit a portion of his salary to the tune of $289,754. The suspension also led to a void in his contract of almost $10 million in future guarantees.
In a team press release, Blackmon expressed his remorse and apologized for his action saying,
“I’ve made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and preseason with my team, and during the suspension I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return. I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.”
While members of the Jaguars’ leadership are disappointed in Blackmon’s actions, they decided to support him and forge ahead. The team’s general manager David Caldwell said in a statement,
“Coach Bradley and I have spoken with Justin, and he is well aware of our disappointment. I don’t think there is any question that Justin is embarrassed and remorseful, and Coach Bradley and I are both confident he understands the obligations ahead of him, to himself, the franchise and the fans. We will support him throughout the process and continue to work to educate him and all of our players on making the right decisions. The Jaguars have made a lot of progress over the past three months, and we will not allow this news to slow us down.”
Hopefully for Blackmon this is a lesson learned and for whatever his substance abuse issues are he can get his mind right, respect his grind and get back to the business of his stacking his dough.
In what is being deemed as an unprecedented offer, Proctor & Gamble’s Tide will hand out endorsement deals to all of the first picks at the 2013 NFL Draft.
In celebration of their new team colors and Tide’s “About Our Colors” movement, each NFL player will help increase the awareness of its products and learn more about the teams colors through interaction with the fans. This interaction will occur via Twitter using the hashtag #AboutOurColors. Fans will be contacted directly by each rookie and asked to express what that teams colors mean to them. Fans will also win prizes.
“The NFL Draft is a special moment when these rookies get their colors for the first time, and Tide is proud to help them celebrate it,” said Chris Lillich, Associate Marketing Director, North America Laundry at Procter & Gamble. “But no one in the NFL community knows what colors truly mean more than the fans. In many cases, fans are born with these colors and wear them proudly through every phase of their life. For that reason, we are asking the fans to share what the colors mean to them.”
This is the second year that Tide has partnered up with the NFL. In 2012, Tide developed several mini-documentaries that gave a bit of historical information as to how each NFL team got its colors. The series of films were a part of “Evolution of Colors”. If you would like to view those short films, go to www.nfl.com/teamcolors.
Proctor & Gamble is the “official locker room products” company. The company provides the NFL with Tide detergent, Gillette, Duracell, Head & Shoulders, and Old Spice.
NFL owners are changing up the game of professional football. During the league’s annual meeting which was recently held in Phoenix, the Competition Committee proposed six rule changes and the owners approved them all. They eradicated one rule and approved five others.
As for what they eliminated…the “Tuck Rule.” The rule which was introduced in 1999 which primarily affected the quarterback reads as follows:
When an offensive player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his arm starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble. [NFL]
Well not anymore. Going forward, if a player begins to bring the ball back to his body after an attempt to throw the ball and loses possession, it will be deemed a fumble as opposed to an incomplete pass.
As for what rules the committee proposed and the owners approved they read as follows:
- It is a foul if a runner or tackler initiates forcible contact by delivering a blow with the top/crown of his helmet against an opponent when both players are clearly outside the tackle box (an area extending from tackle to tackle and from three yards beyond the line of scrimmage to the offensive team’s end line). Incidental contact by the helmet of a runner or tackler against an opponent shall not be a foul.” Penalties for this offense will be a loss of 15 yards and an automatic first down if committed by the defense.
- Replay rules will now allow a review to take place when a coach challenges a play that is automatically reviewed by the replay official. Previously, if a coach threw a challenge flag on an automatically reviewable play, the team would be penalized 15 yards and no review would take place.
- “Peel back” blocks below the waist are now illegal in the tackle box. Penalties for this infraction will be a loss of 15 yards.
- During a field goal or extra point attempt, the defense may not have more than six players one the line of scrimmage on either side of the long-snapper. These illegal formation penalties will be a loss of five yards from the previous spot. Defensive teams cannot push their teammates into the offensive formation on field goal or extra point attempts. Violations of this “unnecessary roughness” penalty will incur a loss of 15 yards from the previous spot.
- Tight ends and H-backs are now permitted to wear jersey numbers 40-49.
While some are already in an uproar about and not in agreement meant with some of the rule changes, only time will tell how much the changes will truly affect the game.
Recently, the drunken face of Desmond Bryant was plastered all over the internet. The mugshot was warranted after being arrested for criminal mischief in Miami, Florida. Well, drunk face or not, the top defensive tackle in the nation will be popping bottles for a long time.
According to the Bleacher Report, the Cleveland Browns wasted no time during the first day of free agency. After the Baltimore Ravens announced their $40 million committment to linebacker Paul Kruger, the Browns had their sights (and $34 million) on the 2012 sixth-best defensive tackle in the NFL. The 5-year contract guarantees Bryant $15 million.
Desmond Bryant should be a valuable asset to the Browns franchise. Considering the team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2002, Bryant’s tackle abilities is much needed. Let’s just hope Bryant’s off-field antics subside immediately.
Photo: Miami-Dade Police Dept
Super Bowl XLVII was the only concern for over 108.4 million viewers last Sunday night. With a dynamic half-time performance by Beyonce Knowles-Carter (and the return of Destiny Childs), millions of people tuned in but she and the football players weren’t the only reasons why.
We all know that the most talked about aspect of any super bowl is the outrageous advertisements. Companies spend big dollars to obtain a spot during television’s most watched event. This year, it is reported that companies spent up to $3.8 million to secure an standard 30-second ad. According to the research firm SNL Kagan, the CBS network racked in about as much in advertising in 2013 as they did in 2012. In fact, CBS secured $240 million in advertising for the super bowl. At this point, SNL is not sure how much CBS pulled in profits (after money was psent to secure the rights to air the game and production costs). But, $240 million is still right on target and is clearly signifies Sunday as a successful night.
Did the 34 minute power outage cause a hick-up in ad viewership? That can be disputed due to the fact that the excitement of the second-half still garnered millions of views. Football fans (and stans of Beyonce) may have took the outage and used the time for an extra long intermission. Nevertheless, everyone still tuned in to see the Baltimore Ravens become the super bowl champs.
What was you favorite super bowl commericial??
Jennifer Hudson Does “America the Beautiful” & Alicia Keys Slow Rolls the National Anthem @ Super Bowl XLVII
Before the contenders kicked off the start of Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Superdome, two of Grammy-winning R&B greats blessed the field and lifted their voices for two of America’s most popular songs.
Jennifer Hudson in a touching performance of “America the Beautiful” had an extra special addition to her rendition being that she was joined by students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School choir of Newtown, Connecticut.
Following their performance, Alicia Keys took to the field, poised at a white piano and belted out a slow-paced rendition of the “National Anthem.” Keys version of the song lasted 156 seconds which set a new Super Bowl record over Natalie Cole’s 152 seconds.
Check out both ladies’ performances below…
Jennifer Hudson w/the SHES Choir Singing “America the Beautiful”
Alicia Keys Singing the “National Anthem”
San Francisco 49ers, Frank Gore, should be inducted into the Guiness Book of Records for wearing the most expensive pair of socks. If you noticed during Sunday’s match up against the Atlanta Falcons, Frank Gore experienced a wardrobe malfunction. Apparently, there are rules set by the NFL that applies to athletes and their uniforms. According to the NFL, it is a violation to wear short socks. Football players who violate this rule are automatically fined a whopping $10,500!
Frank Gore was charged with the violation and fined accordingly. This is his second time violating the socks rule. But Gore says,” he was so focused on winning the game and getting the 49ers back to a Super Bowl at last that he didn’t give his uniform all the attention he should have.”
Hopefully, Gore will follow the rules come SuperBowl Sunday when the 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens for the title.
Despite leaving school early back in 2011 to enter the draft and then becoming the number one draft pick oh and let us not forget his 4-year contract for $22 million, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he’s still going to finish his education.
Newton plans to re-enroll at Auburn University during the off season to continue his efforts at earning a sociology degree. He plans to resume classes when the school’s spring semester begins.
It’s good to see Cam going back to finish what he started and be serious about his education. Knowledge is power!
After going strong for 17 seasons, Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is throwing in the towel and ending the chapter of his life as a professional football player. Lewis made the announcement yesterday that he will end his NFL career after this year’s playoffs.
Even though Lewis hasn’t played since October 14th due to a right triceps injury, he plans to make his return to the game this Sunday when the Ravens face off against the Indianapolis Colts.
The 13-time Pro Bowler says his primary reason for leaving the game is to spend more time being a dad. In his announcement, Lewis said, “Everything that starts has an end. For me, today, I told my team that this will be my last ride. God is calling. My children have made the ultimate sacrifice for their father for 17 years. I don’t want to see them do that no more. I’ve done what I wanted to do in this business, and now it’s my turn to give them something back.”
While it can’t be argued that Lewis was definitely dedicated, determined and dependable when he put on that No. 52 and hit the field, there’s definitely no argument when it comes to him deciding to lay his uniform down and do the same for his kids. But there’s no doubt that he will be missed.
Well here we are moving into Week 15 of the regular season of the NFL. While last week’s turnout left many surprised with the results, this week just may prove to be just as jaw dropping. It’s definitely make it or break it time for quite a few teams when it comes to securing their spot in the playoffs.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
New York Giants (8-5) vs. Atlanta Falcons (11-2)
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) vs. Dallas Cowboys (7-6)
Green Bay Packers (9-4) vs. Chicago Bears (8-5)
Washington Redskins (7-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (5-8)
Minnesota Vikings (7-6) vs. Saint Louis Rams (6-6-1)
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11) vs. Miami Dolphins (5-8)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) vs. New Orleans Saints (5-8)
Denver Broncos (10-3) vs. Baltimore Ravens (9-4)
Indianapolis Colts (9-4) vs. Houston Texans (11-2)
Seattle Seahawks (8-5) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-8)
Detroit Lions (4-9) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-9)
Carolina Panthers (4-9) vs. San Diego Chargers (5-8)
Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-10)
San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1) vs. New England Patriots (10-3)
Monday, December 17, 2012
New York Jets (6-7) vs. Tennessee Titans (4-9)
While they’re not saying why, but following a serious of seeminly bashing Tweets and Instagram posts, the San Francisco 49ers suspended running back Brandon Jacobs yesterday.
After the announcement of Jacobs’ suspension for the final three games in which no other details were given, the team’s head coach Jim Harbaugh invoked his ‘fifth amendment’ right when asked to comment on the situation.
So like I said, while they’re not saying why, check out a few of Jacobs’ social media antics about not getting enough playing time and we’ll let you be the judge.
On Instagram, this past weekend after posting a series of photos of himself playing for the Giants, of which he did for the first seven years of his career, and of his two Super Bowl rings, he said in one of the posts, “I am on this team rotting away so why would I wanna put any pics up of anything that say niners. ”This is by far the worst year I ever had, I’ll tell you like I told plenty others.”
He later tweeted, ”I don’t understand why people are angry at me because I wanna do what I am paid to do, I am a competitive person, I think people should be mad if I didn’t wanna play. As for all of my Instagram photos I don’t have any niner pics, if you’ll find me some pics I’ll put them up.”
Well there you so you be the judge and let us know what you think. Was this a Foul on the Play? If so…on whose behalf? If you ask me, it doesn’t sound like he wants to be on the team anyway. It’s seems as him going to the playoffs with the 49ers may be a little iffy.
While there’s still plenty of football left, the NFL’s regular season is sooner than later nearing an end. So therefore, it’s crunch time for quite a few teams who are hanging on the borderline when it comes to a spot in the playoffs. With that being said, here are the matchups for Week 14…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Denver Broncos (9-3) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-9)
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Pittsburgh Steelers (7-5) vs. San Diego Chargers (4-8)
Atlanta Falcons (11-1) vs. Carolina Panthers (3-9)
St. Louis Rams (5-6-1) vs. Buffalo Bills (5-7)
Dallas Cowboys (6-6) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (7-5)
Kansas City Chiefs (2-10) vs. Cleveland Browns (4-8)
Tennessee Titans (4-8) vs. Indianapolis Colts (8-4)
Chicago Bears (8-4) vs. Minnesota Vikings (6-6)
Philadelphia Eagles (3-9) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6)
Baltimore Ravens (9-3) vs. Washington Redskins (6-6)
New York Jets (5-7) vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10)
Miami Dolphins (5-7) vs. San Francisco 49ers (8-3-1)
Arizona Cardinals (4-8) vs. Seattle Seahawks (7-5)
New Orleans Saints (5-7) vs. New York Giants (7-5)
Detroit Lions (4-8) vs. Green Bay Packers (8-4)
Monday, December 10, 2012
Houston Texans (11-1) vs. New England Patriots (9-3)
NFL Sunday Football went down yesterday as it normally does this time of year. While quite a few teams managed to keep their winning streaks going, others got the short end of the stick and increased the number to the right of the dash. Here how the results panned out…
Week 13, Sunday, December 2nd
Pittsburgh Steelers 23
Baltimore Ravens 20
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23
Cleveland Browns 20
Oakland Raiders 17
Cincinnati Bengals 20
San Diego Chargers 13
Dallas Cowboys 38
Philadelphia Eagles 33
St. Louis Rams 16
San Francisco 49ers 13
Indianapolis Colts 35
Detroit Lions 33
Buffalo Bills 34
Jacksonville Jaguars 18
Seattle Seahawks 23
Chicago Bears 17
Green Bay Packers 23
Minnesota Vikings 14
Houston Texans 24
Tennessee Titans 10
Kansas City Chiefs 27
Carolina Panthers 21
New England Patriots 23
Miami Dolphins 16
New York Jets 7
Arizona Cardinals 6
The New York Giants will face off with the Washington Redskins in Thursday night’s game on ESPN.
Here are the results, from yesterday’s NFL games. While some teams did what they’ve normally been doing and stood their ground, some of the underdogs stepped up to the plate and sent their opponents home with a L.
Sunday, November 18th
Atlanta Falcons 23
Arizona Cardinals 19
Dallas Cowboys 23
Cleveland Browns 20
Green Bay Packers 24
Detroit Lions 20
Cincinnati Bengals 28
Kansas City Chiefs 6
New York Jets 27
St. Louis Rams 13
Washington Redskins 31
Philadelphia Eagles 6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27
Carolina Panthers 21
Houston Texans 43
Jacksonville Jaguars 37
Denver Broncos 17
San Diego Chargers 7
New Orleans Saints 38
Oakland Raiders 17
New England Patriots 59
Indianapolis Colts 24
Baltimore Ravens 13
Pittsburgh Steelers 10
Monday, November 19th
Chicago Bears (7-2) vs. San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1)
The teams of the NFL are a little over half way through the season and are headed into Week 11 of upsets, turnovers, fumbles and much more. But hopefully we won’t have to endure anymore foul on the plays of tie games. I’m still shaking my head about that one! Anyhow, here’s the teams that will face off this week and how they fair as far as wins and losses.
Thursday, November 15th
Miami Dolphins (4-5) vs. Buffalo Bills 3-6)
Sunday, November 18th
Atlanta Falcons (8-1) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-5)
Baltimore Ravens (7-2) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
Cleveland Browns (2-7) vs. Dallas Cowboys (4-5)
Green Bay Packers (6-3) vs. Detroit Lions (4-5)
Cincinnati Bengals (4-5) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (1-8)
New York Jets (3-6) vs. St. Louis Rams (3-5-1)
Philadelphia Eagles (3-6) vs. Washington Redskins (3-6)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-4) vs. Carolina Panthers (2-7)
Jacksonville Jaguars (1-8) vs. Houston Texans (8-1)
New Orleans Saints (4-5) vs. Oakland Raiders (3-6)
San Diego Chargers (4-5) vs. Denver Broncos (6-3)
Indianapolis Colts (6-3) vs. New England Patriots (6-3)
Monday, November 19th
Chicago Bears (7-2) vs. San Francisco 49ers (6-2-1)
Well, well, well, it looks like the chopping block is at it again. First the Lakers fire head coach Mike Brown and now the Atlanta Falcons have chunked defensive end Ray Edwards the deuces. That’s right, they let Ray go!
While the organization originally had high hopes for Edwards when they signed him following his outstanding performances during his previous five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, their dreams never came true. With a measly 3.5 sacks last season and only nine tackles (no sacks) out of the team’s nine games this season, it’s clear while the Dirty Birds are cutting their losses.
The 27-year-old was signed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Falcons last year but it doesn’t look like he’ll see that through. However, he is guaranteed $2 million stacks of the $3 million base salary he was scheduled to earn this season.
What now Ray? What now?????
This past weekend, Young Money boss Lil Wayne made his debut as a guest correspondent on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown”. His feature of the moment granted him the opportunity to go one on one with 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss. During the interview Moss talks about his retirement and return to the NFL, his personality and what he’s learned. Check out Lil Wayne and Randy chat it up below…
Here are the NFL team match-up for this upcoming Sunday’s football…
Atlanta Falcons (5-0) vs. Oakland Raiders (1-3)
Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) vs. Cleveland Browns (0-5)
Saint Louis Rams (3-2) vs. Miami Dolphins (2-3
Indianapolis Colts (2-2) vs. New York Jets (2-3)
Detroit Lions (1-3) vs. Philadelphia eagles (3-2)
Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)
Dallas Cowboys (2-2) vs. Baltimore Ravens (4-1)
Buffalo Bills (2-3) vs. Arizona Cardinals (4-1)
New England Patriots (3-2) vs. Seattle Seahawks (3-2)
New York Giants (3-2) vs. San Francisco 49ers (4-1)
Minnesota Vikings (4-1) vs. Washington Redskins ( 2-3)
Green Bay Packers (2-3) vs. Houston Texans (5-0)
BYE WEEK: Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints
The Denver Broncos (2-3) will face the San Diego Chargers (3-2) during Monday Night Football at 8:30pm on ESPN.
The NFL’s Sunday football went down yesterday as only the Sunday football ticket does. Twenty-four teams went head-to-head in an effort to gain an edge in their divisions. Here’s the outcome of who came out on top and who returned to their locker rooms defeated.
NFL Football Sunday (Oct. 7)
Atlanta Falcons 24
Washington Redskins 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 16
Philadelphia Eagles 14
Miami Dolphins 17
Cincinnati Bengals 13
Indianapolis Colts 30
Green Bay Packers 27
Baltimore Ravens 9
Kansas City Chiefs 6
Cleveland Browns 27
New York Giants 41
Seattle Seahawks 16
Carolina Panthers 12
Chicago Bears 41
Jacksonville Jaguars 3
Minnesota Vikings 30
Tennessee Titans 7
New England Patriots 31
Denver Broncos 21
San Francisco 49ers 45
Buffalo Bills 3
New Orleans Saints 31
San Diego Chargers 24
The Houston Texans (4-0) and the New York Jets (2-2) will face off tonight at 8:30pm at MetLife Stadium in New York. The game will be televised on ESPN.
*courtesy of ESPN
Once a very talented athlete rises to sports stardom and rake in millions, these days he’s more than likely going to eventually hit rock bottom. This is apparent for former NFL star, Vince Young.
News stories of the University of Texas grad hit this week claiming that Vince Young is now broke. After once reaching his pinnacle, by signing a $26 million football contract, his talent on Tennessee’s field didn’t quite live up to the hype. Traveling eventually to the Buffalo Bills, his career was cut short when the team decided to let him go. So, what’s a out-of-work athlete to do? The next best thing…file a lawsuit.
Young is now taking his former financial planner and agent to court. Trey Dolezal, Young’s attorney, says the lawsuit is seeking $5.5 million in missappropriated funds. In the lawsuit, Major Adams (agent) and Ronnie Peoples (financial planner) are being suspected of forging Young’s signature on documents, impersonation via email and business calls, and mismanagement of money.
“They conspired to take Vince’s money,” Dolezal said. “It’s that simple.”
But the alledged frauders are disputing these claims. “This is a person scrambling helplessly and pointing in all directions to blame others to get out of debt,” Adams’ attorney, Charles Peckham, told the Associated Press.
Who’s side do you believe? As the story develops, you can’t help but wonder how in the H*LL did Vince blow through $26 million dollars!! SMH. Clearly, the NFL (nor the entertainment industry) does not properly educate rookies on the importance of financial management. You can’t trust half of these financial planners, managers, or agents. This is why everyone should educate themselves in order to prevent this sad situation.
As of late I’ve been putting some thought into athletes and some of their decisions to have part-time or second careers as musicians or actors. I was listening to Stephen Jackson’s mixtape which actually doesn’t sound bad and has pretty good features and started thinking how many epic failures preceding athletes had with their music careers. Shaquille O’Neal did have gold and platinum albums but only off his name. Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Chris Webber to name the major ones that come to mind.
Anyone else noticing a common theme? Why does it seem as if only really good NBA players want to pursue a rap career. Deion Sanders and Oscar De La Hoya both tried their hand at music unsuccessfully. The only true successes I can think of are Wayman Tisdale and Bernie Williams both who have had solid Jazz careers and actually have talent. How about these players you probably never knew had rap stints, may never even knew them as pro athletes? Like, Isaiah Rider, Troy Hudson, Ron Artest, Chris Mills, Walt Williams, and even Jason Kidd. I mean really who is giving these pro athletes advice?
How about the pro players who try acting? Howie Long and Rick Fox; don’t we all wish we could forget? The best probably are from 70’s Fred Williamson and Jim Brown. I am not counting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because he never played pro football and Wrestling is not a sport… its men play fighting in leotards. I believe Terry Crews made a couple of NFL teams and has turned out to have a pretty decent acting career. My question is can someone name me a talented and successful athlete who actually had a talented and successful acting or music career?
Submitted by contributing writer J. Darien Stokes
Michael Vick’s career has truly did a 360 degree turn. After returning to the league with great praise, showing us all that he’s stil got skills on the field, and recently wedding his longtime girlfriend Kijafa Frink, Mike Vick’s life is blessed. But the buck will not stop there. He’s just launched a new clothing line, called V7.
During his Atlanta Falcons days, Mike Vick’s name and number garnered one of the highest-grossing jerseys ever to sell. So it may be safe to say that the V7 line stands a great chance at becoming a real money maker.
According to the Associated Press, the V7 line will include t-shirts, shorts, and tank tops. The prices range from $12.99 to $19.99. Also to continue his philanthropic efforts, proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.
Day in and day out, celebrity after celebrity is being hit with one lawsuit or another. Well finally the tables have turned. This time around, a celebrity by way of NFL star Randy Moss is about to cash in…maybe. After recently winning a lawsuit filed against a former business associate, Moss has been awarded the $160K he was originally owed plus $62K in interest, fees, and penalties.
The lawsuit stemmed from a business deal gone bad after Moss loaned his associate Kelvin Jones the $160 grand to open a hair salon. The agreement reached between the two called for 96 monthly installments from Jones to repay the loan. Well according to Moss, Jones never paid him a dime and eventually stopped answering his calls. Now it looks like Mr. Jones is blowing him off again considering he brushed the lawsuit off and didn’t even bother showing up for his scheduled court appearance. With that being said, the judge ruled in Moss’ favor but who really knows when or if he’ll ever really get his money. To that we say…Good Luck!
Who says your life have to be over once you go into retirement? Well that’s what many football fans were thinking when Randy Moss decided to go into retirement. But, the wide receiver is making a comeback. After only a few hours of working out with the team and coach Jim Harbaugh, the San Fransico 49ers picked up Moss and signed him to a one year contract.
“I’m not a free agent. I’m a guy straight off the couch, straight off the street,” Moss said. “One thing I want the sports world to understand is the love and passion I have for football.” – AP
In conjuction with “personal issues”, Moss initially left the game in 2010 after suffering from a shoulder injury while playing with New England.
“It was a decision to get back in the game because I still love the game and think I can play at a high level,” he said. “It was obvious they liked what they saw. I don’t want to let them down.”
At age 35, do you think Randy Moss still has the skills?
“I hope you, you’re wife, kids and family die, you deserve it,”
“(San Francisco coach) Jim Harbaugh, please give @KyleWilliams_10 the
game ball. And make sure it explodes when he gets in his car”
Above were a couple of tweets sent out by a couple of beside themselves San Francisco 49ers’ fans in response to the team’s wide receiver Kyle Williams’ detrimental fumbles during their loss to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game.
While yes it was bad, well actually it was terrible and some would even argue that it was a downright disgrace. But no matter what the case, it surely doesn’t warrant death or even the mere thought of it. We could go back and forth all day about the hows, whys and the WTHs and I’m sure more than anybody, Kyle has. But nonetheless, it is what it is and it was what it was. It happens…it’s football… geez, that’s how the game goes!
In true fashion of good sportsmanship, Williams took the high road and full responsibility for his mishaps. In his first interview after the 49ers 20-17 overtime loss to the Giants, Williams said “You just bounce back and move through it. It’s one of those things you have to learn from. You have to take full responsibility for it, which I do. It’s something I made a mistake on. I’ll move through it.”
It’s amazing the lengths some will go in expressing their anger and what appears to be obvious disregard for life! Good thing their just internet gangsters!
Falcons player, Ray Edwards, may have found his side gig if the league ever enters a lock-out again. TMZ recently released photos of Edwards scantily clothed and modeling for an upcoming calendar pictorial. No word yet on when the calendar will be published and ready for sale. But until then, here are a few shots for your viewing pleasure:
DAYUM, HE FINE! I think the ladies should petition for a full-on NFL Calendar. That calendar will be smoking hot and would sell over a million copies!
Monday we gave you some of our contributing writer J. Darien Stokes’ all time basketball favorites. Well here’s who he shared with us as his all-time top favorites from the NFL.
O. J. Simpson
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Check out play #4 of contributing writer J. Darien Stokes’ five most memorable plays in sports. If you’re just checking in, the links to plays 1-3 are after the vid. Enjoy!!!
Reggie Bush 3QTR run against Fresno State 2007
Last week we gave you play #1 of our contributing writer, J. Darien Stokes’ five most memorable plays in sports. Here’s the next one!
Cal Pitchback game against Stanford 1982
In case you missed the first one… you can check it out here.