Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Different Kind of Pay-stub

In case you missed this...we did.   Seems a Major League baseball Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates left his pay-stub in a locker room.

Of course this social media of a world we live in...someone found it...photographed word..."interneted" it.

But this is not your average pay-stub.  Mr. McCutchen makes $10,208,333 a year.  And...he gets paid every two weeks.

The gross pay...for these two weeks was $820,659.88....  Yes...and it will be this way 26 times this year.

The net?   $427,098.49.   Look this stub below.  These ball players have to pay taxes in every state they play in.  It is amazing what comes out of that gross!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We Came...We Saw...We Lost

In a perfect would have been ..."We came...we saw...we conquered".

But for our Atlanta Hawks...We came ...we saw...we lost. 

This Atlanta team won 60 games.   This Atlanta team was the best of the East.  This Atlanta team won 19 straight games.  This Atlanta team...was a "team".

So...what the hell happened?

What got Atlanta to 60 superstars...eventually was their downfall.

For in the the play-offs...a team....a team...must have a superstar.   A star who can take you down the that all important 4th quarter.  A superstar that can put the dagger in.  Can make a 3...Can get a call.  

These Atlanta Hawks...well...there are a lot of good players....they play hard.

But when all is said and superstar emerged.

Atlanta....good regular season story.  Play-offs?   Just an average team...that just got swept!

So Atlanta.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Things We Learned....From A Very Long Week-end!

And was.   Memorial Day Week-end.   3 glorious days.  Family...Food...Fun!

And now it's over.  What did we learn?

Read it!

We James Harden (beard and all) one helluva basketball player:

James Harden Showing Why He Is Everything You Thought He Was And Then Some

Mr. Curry is one tough...SOB!
Steph Curry Takes Hard Fall, Leaves Game With Head Contusion

Our Atlanta Hawks....were robbed!
The Most Controversial Call Of The NBA Playoffs

R.I.P.   Marques Haynes...You made us laugh...and admire your skills:
Marques Haynes, Harlem Globetrotters Legend, Dies At 89

This is the end...for our Kobe:
Kobe Has 'Indicated To Me That This Is It,' Says Lakers GM

Smarter now?   We are.   And are you!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Remembering....on Memorial Day

From Bing....just remembering.

Have a great Memorial Day!

Hawaii floating lanterns.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Started From the Bottom...Now We Here!

Go ahead...admit it.  We have.  Way back in September of 2014....If you told us...If anybody told us...

The Atlanta Hawks...of the "Association"  would be playing in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals...We would all have begged to differ.

Fast forward to  For the Atlanta Hawks...have come from the bottom...

Now we here!

We....the ATL...are in the final 4 of the best basketball teams on the planet.

We here.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

An Emotional...RollerCoaster!

Game the NBA Conference Semi-Finals...In Atlanta...At the "High-Light Factory".

This was ....a game!   If you are...a Hawks fan?   You felt...what we felt.   A game in which our beloved Hawks at times looked unbeatable....At times you wondered why they were even in the play-offs.

The Hawks would reel off 10-15 straight points....only to go into a funk.  Not score for 5 to 6 minutes.

Up 9 early....down 6 at the half.  Down 12 in the 3rd quarter....up 1 to start the 4th.

8 seconds left...Paul Pierce hits a 3!   Washington up by 2.  Atlanta comes down and scores with under 2 seconds left.

Hawks win!

What a game!

From FoxSportsSouth:


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stephen Curry — the NBA's MVP!

Congratulations, Steph!  You deserved it!

Impressive stats!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

And the winner is Mayweather!

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Defeats Manny Pacquiao in Boxing’s Big Matchup!

Major League Baseball...Is Too White & Too Old Fashioned!

But don't just take our word for it.  Personally...I enjoy baseball.  I can actually say,  I can watch an entire game.  My daughter likes baseball.  

Unfortunately...we are in the minority.  Major League Baseball...has lost an entire generation.  And 90 % of that with the black folks and young folks.

Our friend,  Chris Rock is on the money with this HBO Real Sports episode.



Saturday, May 2, 2015

2015 NBA playoffs: First-round Series is History!

Golden State Warriors win 4-0, sweeps New Orleans Pelicans
Cleveland Cavaliers win 4-0,  sweeps Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards win 4-0, sweeps Toronto Raptors
Houston Rockets win series 4-1 over Dallas Mavericks
Memphis Grizzlies win series 4-1 over Portland Trail Blazers
Atlanta Hawks win series 4-2 over Brooklyn Nets
Chicago Bulls win series 4-2 over Milwaukee Bucks
Los Angeles Clippers win 4-3 over San Antonio Spurs
 Second-Round Series Starts Sunday, May 3rd.

Time to Get ...Serious!

It's time...time to get serious...very serious.

To our Atlanta Hawks,  "You played with Brooklyn for 5 games".  

Game 6?

This is why you won 60 games.  It was truly ...awesome!