Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

2014 2015

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Hump Day... News&Views

On this the final day of Twenty-fourteen...

It seems only fitting that it is a Hump Day.

The 365th day.  

So Much has happened these past 12 months.

We have gained...we have lost.

Some have come into our lives...some have departed.

We have loved....we have cried.

We have endured the sorrows...and the happy times.

Let's "hump" one last time this year:

He got fired the next day:

WATCH: Texas A&M Assistant Takes Cheap Shots At Opposing Players

Texas Am Assistant
It's in the genes:

LeBron Jr. Is Already Dazzling On Court

Lebron Son
Year in Review?  Sports Media:

The Best & Worst In Sports Media In 2014

Espn Bayless Smith
They have since lifted the suspension for this fool:
 Lions' Suh Suspended For Playoff Game After Stomp
Boxing....ain't like it was:  

The Best Boxing Knockouts Of 2014

Wladimir Klitschko
Hey, have a great "HumpDay" and a  Happy New year!

A Belk Bowl Blow Out

They came...they saw...they dominated!

Enough said!


"Black Monday" 2014

First of all....

Why do they call it "Black Monday"?

What does black...have to do with coaches getting fired?

It should be "Pink Monday"...being that all those coaches got the "Pink Slip"! goes the NFL!

  1. Who Got Fired On NFL's 'Black Monday'?

    Daily Caller-Dec 30, 2014
    Black Monday” — as it's known in league circles — is infamous for teams ... coordinators and front office staff, and 2014′s version is certainly ...
    NFL Black Monday Brings Annual Wave Of Coach Firings
    In-Depth-Huffington Post-Dec 29, 2014
    Buckley: Gonna miss Rex Ryan
    Opinion-Boston Herald-Dec 30, 2014

Hired to be Fired....Again

Poor Mike Smith....Nice guy.  Winning-est coach in Atlanta Falcon history.

Hire 7 years ago...Fired Monday.

Falcons' Smith fired after seven seasons

DEC 29, 9:37a ET | Staff

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Eyes Wide Open!

You can open your eyes again...The Atlanta Hawks just won another game...against another formidable team.

This time it was the Clippers of LA.  With none other than former Hawks great guard ...Doc Rivers coaching.

I watched this from the opening ceremonies (you really have to see the new Hawks Intro) the end.

These Hawks...I think..are ...for real!

There...I said it...


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Georgia Dome...ShowDown!

Carolina and Atlanta...Next Sunday...playing for the NFC South Division Champion.


Neither team will finish with a winning record...but who cares?  This is the NFL.  Just get to the post season...and see what happens.

From the Charlotte Observer:


The Carolina Panthers will play a winner-take-all game for the NFC South title next week at Atlanta after dispatching the Cleveland Brown 17-13 on a gray Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

Box score

The Saints...go Marching...Out of the Play-offs!

For us?  This was great!   Our beloved Birds...beat the hated Saints....In New Orleans!

As bad as this season has been...this was one of those,  "It don't get no better...than this!"

These Falcons fell behind...7-0...scored the next 20....then  held on to win.  A defense that hasn't stopped an offense all year.....stopped the Saints.

On the road.

In the SuperDome!

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune... We just love to see them lose!


Saints eliminated from playoff contention after 30-14 loss to Falcons
full coverage »

Falcons stun Saints, 30-14

Trailing the Falcons by six points late in the fourth quarter with 90 yards to go to keep its season alive, the Saints failed.

Who do you blame for the Saints' home loss?

And who do you blame for this disappointing season? Tell us what you think.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba? Can We Finally Get to Know You?

Bay of Pigs...I was only a child at the time...but my Dad was there.

The Cuban Revolution of 1952 to 1959 had seen President Fulgencio Batista, a right-wing ally of the U.S., ousted. He was replaced by a new left-wing administration dominated by Castro, which had severed the country's formerly strong links with the U.S. by expropriating their economic assets and developing links with the Soviet Union, with whom the U.S. was then embroiled in the Cold War. The President of U.S. government Dwight D. Eisenhower was concerned at the direction which Castro's government was taking, and in March 1960, Eisenhower allocated $13.1 million to the CIA in order to plan Castro's overthrow. The CIA proceeded to organize the operation with the aid of various Cuban counter-revolutionary forces, training Brigade 2506 in Mexico. Following his election in 1960, president John F. Kennedy was informed of the invasion plan and gave his consent.
Over 1,400 paramilitaries, divided into five infantry battalions and one paratrooper battalion, assembled in Guatemala before setting out for Cuba by boat on 13 April. On 15 April, eight CIA-supplied B-26 bombers attacked Cuban air fields and returned to the U.S. On the night of 16 April, the main invasion landed at a beach named Playa Girón in the Bay of Pigs. It initially overwhelmed a local revolutionary militia. The Cuban Army's counter-offensive was led by Captain José Ramón Fernández, before Castro decided to take personal control of the operation. On 20 April, the invaders finally surrendered, with the majority of troops being publicly interrogated and then sent back to the U.S.
The failed invasion strengthened the position of Castro's administration, who proceeded to openly proclaim their intention to adopt socialism and strengthen ties with the Soviet Union. This led eventually to the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The invasion was a major embarrassment for U.S. foreign policy. John Kennedy ordered a number of internal investigations across Latin America.

The aftermath?



US and Cuba

54 years
since trade embargo imposed
$1.1 trillion
cost to Cuban economy
  • Cost to US economy $1.2bn a year
  • US presidents since 1960: 11
  • Cuban presidents since 1960: 3

Why We Still Love...Michael Vick!

This is a story you will not see on any "Headlines".

Mike...we love you!  Keep making good decisions!

From NBC Sports:


Michael Vick has nearly paid off his bankruptcy debt

Michael Vick APJets quarterback Michael Vick paid his debt to society when he spent time in federal prison for his conviction on dog fighting charges.
Now, he’s paid back most of the rest of the debt he accumulated.
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, Vick has paid back most of the $18 million he owed to creditors when he filed for bankruptcy in July 2008.
Vick has been able to pay them back by living on a budget of $300,000 per year, which seems luxurious except he’s made more than $49 million from the Eagles and the Jets over that span. (OK, that still sounds luxurious).
“I feel blessed because I came out and found myself in a position where I had a lot of people that really believed in me, people who gave me an opportunity,” Vick said. “At the time, it wasn’t about trying to fulfill all the bankruptcy needs. I was trying to fulfill all the needs that I had in my life because I had nothing.”
“I had never been on a budget before, so I had to pay attention to everything that I was doing. Now I realize that I don’t need certain things I bought back in the day, like a new boat.”
Vick’s financial discipline — even if a little late — should be commended, as he could have chosen a form of bankruptcy which would have allowed him to avoid most of his debts.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

On This Day...In Sports

Today is Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today in
Sports History

1901 - The first table tennis tournament was held. It was at the London Royal Aquarium.

1915 - Jack Johnson became the first black world heavyweight champion.

1952 - The Brooklyn Dodgers signed pitcher Sandy Koufax.

1982 - Marcel Dionne (Los Angeles Kings) scored his 500th goal.

1984 - Howard Cosell retired from the NFL's Monday Night Football.

1986 - Dan Marino (Miami Dolphins) set an NFL record with his seventh 400-yard game.

1988 - CBS won the exclusive rights to major league baseball's 1990-94 seasons for $1.1 billion.

1988 - The NBA's Miami Heat won their first game. They had lost their first 17 games.

1997 - Mike Gartner (Phoenix Coyotes) became only the fifth player in NHL history to score 700 career goals. The other 700 goal scorers were Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Phil Esposito and Marcel Dionne.

1997 - Barry Sanders (Detroit Lions) ran for more than 100 yards for his 13th consecutive game.

1998 - Jerry Rice (San Francisco 49ers) caught a pass in a game against the Detroit Lions. It was his 191st consecutive game with a reception.

Okay...You Can Close Your Eyes...Now much for that.   But it was good while it lasted.  A very good run.

Losing on a last second shot...on the road a hostile environment?

It ain't the end of the world.

So we're still with you...Hawks!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nicki Minaj? We Just Had to See!

This is ...just a little Sports.

But....This Nicki Minaj ...has gained our attention.  For she is  a black an industry run by both black and white males.

She is different.   She has set herself apart.   From what?

We have no idea.

But....A lot of people seem to think....she has crossed the line.  

The Trashiest Video ...of all time?

From our friends at


Okay...Open Your Eyes

We first said...just wait and see with these Atlanta Hawks.  Now...they have won...nine in a row. wide.

See Atlanta!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Another Cam Newton Drive...Ends in a....Turnover!


We can make light of this incident/accident now....because no one was seriously injured.

And no...we did not come up with this line...heard on the radio today.

You gotta line you've heard this year!?!

We still love you Cam!

From goggling Cam on the net:


  1. Panthers' Cam Newton released from hospital following car crash

    USA TODAY-3 hours ago
    CHARLOTTE -- Cam Newton was sore but in good spirits after being released from a Charlotte hospital just after 11 a.m. ET Wednesday ...
    Cam Newton not at fault for crash
    Blog-ESPN (blog)-4 hours ago

Hump Day News & Views

Another Wednseday....another Hump Day!

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.   Lights, trees...decorations.

No....we don't have snow.   But it's's damp...and it gets dark by 4:30!

So let us do some Humping.

Sports world Style.

 From our friends at The Huffington Post....these are some of the news which got our attention.


An Arm is much?

Jon Lester's Arm Now Worth $155 Million

Jon Lester
You can look....Just don't Touch!

LeBron Breaks Royal Protocol

Lebron Kate
 win!  Hockey Players...are Tough!

BADASS: Hockey Player Loses Part Of His Ear, Wins Game

Kevin Klein
"Bad Behavior" starts....real Early!

Little Boy Misses Putt, Throws Tantrum For The Ages

And finally....Why We Watch Sports:

Whether Playing Or Watching, Sports Make Us Happy

Happify Sports

Monday, December 8, 2014

Things We Learned From the Week-end

In this small southern college town, it is a cool damp Monday in December.  The college football regular season is over.  The NFL is down to it's final 3 weeks...and the NBA is off and running.

Some things we learned over the past few days:

And the final 4 is?

4 Teams Revealed For 1st College Football Playoff

Alabama Football
Who is NJIT?  And why are they beating Michigan?

Michigan Shocked By Little-Known School

Cam Newton is an Idiot!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

On Any Given...Sunday!

All we can say is...."Wow"!   Carolina goes into the SuperDome...and cold cocks the New Orleans Saints.

Who would have ..."thunk-it"?

The best news for our Atlanta Falcons?  Even if the Birds lose in Green Bay tomorrow night...they will still be in first place.  

Go figure.

On any given the NFL!

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:


New Orleans Saints fall to Carolina Panthers, 41-10
full coverage »

Saints humiliated at home

The Saints hadn't lost by 28 or more points at home since 2003.

After Newton's 'taunting,' Saints' Lofton doesn't regret response that led to brawl

The feud didn't provide any fuel for the Saints.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Don't Look Now....But...

It is so get on that Atlanta Hawk bandwagon.  We have seen this before.  A flash!  A tantalizing win!  

The reality of it all?  These are the Hawks.   The Atlanta Hawks.

But...they have won 4 in a row now.

Just don't look.



Monday, December 1, 2014


Everyone has an opinion...regarding what happened in Ferguson, Missouri.

A grand jury refused to bring charges against the police officer who shot an un-armed  black teenager.

Most black people I know...while we don't necessarily agree with the decision...We applaud the process.

The legal process.   The legal process many blacks gave their lives...for us to benefit from.

It's the "Niggas"...and the thugs...who don't get it.   They are the ones burning cop cars and  businesses....Some even black owned! are really standing up for ...and making a statement for...Michael you rush out of a looted store with 5 pairs of "AirJordans"  in your possession. 

And it's real burn police cars...which your tax dollars paid for.   Burning down your own neighborhood....

For the cause...


Here's what out dear friend,  Charles Barkley had to say...

Courtesy...NY Daily News: