Thursday, January 23, 2014

TBT: Dominate Breakfast

This is the ingredient to having a good start to the day.

Cereal. Killed it. No spoon! Carpe Diem.

Turning Over A New Leaf at Milan

Dexter Williams is no stranger to West Tennessee basketball. 

"That was one of the toughest decisions I ever had in my life," explained Williams. "To step down as head coach at Liberty Tech."

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Say Hello to the Bad Guy

Hello World! Meet Richard Sherman.

Before I delve into the greatest soundbite EVER, I would like you to read some of the responses that ensued after Sherman's interview. 

But I'm not aghast. 

I could start with "isn't this 2014" spiel, but that's boring. I could mention that Sherman, a graduate from Stanford University, is actually very intelligent, but should that really matter. Or should I mention that the Compton native went back to school to complete his masters. But how much depth would that really add.

Where I will start is how quick we forget WHAT (done in my best Lil John impersonation) the sport of football embodies. 

Let's think of this gridiron competition as a cake with four layers. The first layer is the inhuman activity.

Football is barbaric.  Every Sunday (and unfortunately Thursday, but let's not go there), players put their life on the line. They fight, scratch and claw to put on the arguably greatest reality show. We love it. We yearn for it. It makes us feel good.

Until this happens.

Sherman certainly had one of these moments tonight.

Here's a guy who didn't curse or use any lewd language. His words instead were passion.

Layer 2 can be labeled as Tipping Point.

Football is unpredictable. You don't know what players are going through. You don't know how they actually feel. We moan when they give mundane answers to the media. Then express chagrin when athletes keep it real. No one is in control. It is an inconvenient truth about football.

Yes, Sherman's actions after the interception were inappropriate. I hope he didn't think Michael Crabtree was going to give him a hug. But I digress...

Every NFL player is cut from a different cloth. You have Russell Wilsons and you have Richard Shermans. Call him a cocky-braggadocios-high payed ape-senseless monkey if you like. Trust me there are a lot of other words that ignorant people called him that I could use. What fans must understand, is the NFL has and will always have spontaneous flair or as I like to call it panache.

In other words, raw human emotion. DO IT LIVE!

The upper half of the cake is were all the chips are stacked. Literally in this case.

Sherman, like every other NFL player, plays with a chip on his shoulder. He can be pompous. He can also be articulate. He can be both at the same damn time. That's who he is.

Sherman felt disrespected. His response: make a extraordinary defensive play and let the world know how you feel. This is the biggest play in his NFL career and his emotions are through the roof. Rather than label him for 30 seconds, let's actually view the big picture.

Now to the last layer.

There is no I in team, but there is a me.

Athletes have and will always make a comedy of errors. Just insert your most memorable one here ____. Sometimes they snowball into complete dilapidation or are used as a stepping stone for maturity.

When an athlete does something we don't agree with, we raise our head like a cobra and attack him immediately with the most heinous thoughts possible. That's completely unfair. Let's eradicate this please.

Sherman talks thrash. If you don't like it, okay. If you can relate, share empathy.

Every game, Sherman goes out to prove he is the best cornerback in the NFL. He was taken in the fifth round of the NFL draft. He worked hard to hone his craft and continues to shutdown the best in the game. He walks with his chest out. He plays in a malicious sport. He hails from Compton. And he's taking his talents to the most watched sporting event. Yeah, I think he earned the right to talk candidly.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Welcome Back

HELLO there. Yes, it certainly has been a while since I've posted any new content. Too LONG.

I won't make any excuses tools of the incompetent. Just wanted to share one simple message with you.