Sunday, December 21, 2014

Georgia Dome...ShowDown!

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

Wow!

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?

 

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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

And....so much for that.   But it was good while it lasted.  A very good run.

Losing on a last second shot...on the road ...in 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 ...off Sports.

But....This Nicki Minaj ...has gained our attention.  For she is  a black female....in 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 TMZ.com:

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Okay...Open Your Eyes

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

So...open wide.

See Atlanta!

 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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

Okay...okay...okay!

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 admit...best 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 cold...it'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.

Enjoy!


An Arm is worth...how much?

Jon Lester's Arm Now Worth $155 Million

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

LeBron Breaks Royal Protocol

Lebron Kate
 
 
 
 
 
Ok...you 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

Putt
 
 
 
 
 
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

Michigan
 
 
 
 
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 Sunday...in 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 hard...to 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.

Please!

 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blacks...being..."Uncouth"

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!

Yes...you are really standing up for ...and making a statement for...Michael Brown...as you rush out of a looted store with 5 pairs of "AirJordans"  in your possession. 

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

For the cause...

Really?

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

Courtesy...NY Daily News:




Saturday, November 29, 2014

Never put your Fate...in Another Teams Hand

The University of Georgia did just that...put their fate....in another teams hand.

The past two weeks, the Bulldog Nation was...In the name of  "Larry Munson"...rooting for Tennessee and Arkansas!

What?  

Really?

This is where Georgia is now.   Georgia has to root for rivals 'cuz UGA  failed to take care of their own business.  Namely South Carolina...and Florida.

2 winnable games resulting in ugly losses.

Yes Georgia...you beat Missouri ...34-0.

But check this out:

 

Missouri rallies over Arkansas 21-14, wins SEC East title

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Missouri's Kevin Pendleton (67), A.J. Logan (75) and other Missouri players celebrate with their Battle Line Rivalry trophy after Missouri's 21-14 win over Arkansas on Friday, November 28, 2014 at Faurot Field.

 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Where Have You Gone...Tiger Woods?

Injuries....Missed cuts...No "Major" wins.

Eldrick?  Tiger?  

Where did you go?

Been 5 years since your world was changed...forever.

From the Huffington Post:

 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Madea's Thanksgiving Rules

A re-post... from Thanksgivings past:

 

Madea's Thanksgiving Rules

RULES FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER AT MY HOUSE



1. Don't get in line asking questions about the food. "Who made the potato salad? Is there egg in there? Are the greens fresh? Is the meat in the greens turkey or pork? Who made the macaroni and cheese? What kind of pie is that? Who made it? Ask one more question and I will punch you in your mouth, knocking out all your fronts so you won't be able to eat anything.




2. If you can't walk or are missing any limbs, sit your butt down until someone makes your plate for you. Dinner time is not the time for you to be independent. Nibble on them pecans and walnuts to hold you over until someone makes you a plate.




3. If you have kids under the age of twelve, I will escort their little butts to the basement and bring their food down to them. They are not going to tear my house up this year. Tell them that they are not allowed upstairs until it's time for Uncle Butchie to start telling family stories about their mommas and papas. If they come upstairs for any reason except for that they are bleeding to death, I will tear their butts up and you better not ask why!




4. There is going to be one prayer for Thanksgiving dinner! JUST ONE! We do not care that you are thankful that your 13 year old daughter gave birth to a healthy baby or your nephew just got out of jail. The time limit for the prayer is one minute. If you are still talking after that one minute is up, you will feel something hard come across your lips and they will be swollen for approximately 20 minutes.




5. Finish everything on your plate before you go up for seconds! If you don't, you will be asked to stay your greedy butt home next year!




6. BRING YOUR OWN TUPPERWARE!! Don't let me catch you fixing yourself a plate in my good Tupperware knowing that I will never see it again! Furthermore, if you didn't bring anything over, don't let me catch you making a plate period or it will be a misunderstanding. And why are you making plates before you eat? You never bring a dish or offer a dime do you?




7. What you came with is what you should leave with!! Do not leave my house with anything that doesn't belong to you. EVERYBODY WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A BODY SEARCH COMING AND GOING OUT OF MY DOMAIN!!!




8. Do not leave your kids so you can go hopping from house to house. This is not a DAYCARE CENTER ! There will be a kid-parent roll call every ten minutes. Any parent that is not present at the time of roll call, your child will be put outside until you come and get him or her. After 24 hours, I will call CPS!




9. BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BEFORE YOU COME INTO TOWN!! There will be no sleeping over at my house! You are to come and eat dinner and go home or to your hotel room. EVERYBODY GETS KICKED OUT AT 11:00 pm. You will get a 15 minute warning bell ring.




10. Last but not least! ONE PLATE PER PERSON!! This is not a soup kitchen. I am not trying to feed your family until Christmas dinner! You will be supervised when you fix your plate. Anything over the appropriate amount will be charged to you before you leave. There will be a cash register at the door. Thanks to Cousin

Alfred and his greedy family, we now have a credit card machine! So VISA and MASTERCARD are now being accepted. NO FOOD STAMPS OR ACCESS CARDS YET.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The "Catch"!

We saw it live!

 

For the Birds!

Leave it to our Atlanta Falcons...to lose a game.  But to lose ...the way they did?

Up 24-23 with 44 seconds left?  Calling needless timeouts?  Not able to stop Cleveland...once...on that final drive?

We're done!

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Tuskegee Salute!

Kudos...to the Atlanta Falcons organization.

With all the bad going on in the NFL these days, this is very refreshing.

Atlanta...we applaud you!

Falcons to honor member of Tuskegee Airmen on Sunday

Tuskegee Airmen Getty Images

The Falcons will honor a living member of the Tuskegee Airmen during Sunday’s game vs. Cleveland.
According to the club’s website, the Falcons will recognize 98-year-old Edward Johnson, a sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
Johnson served with the 332nd Fighter Group and 477th Bombardment Group, serving as an instrument-flying instructor, the Falcons said.
The Tuskegee Airmen were African-American members of the Air Corps and the U.S. Army Air Forces whose ranks included pilots who flew bombing missions in World War II.
According to the Falcons, Johnson is a long-time fan of the club who has never attended a game. He will be accompanied by one of his daughters.
The ceremony will occur sometime during the first half, the Falcons said.