Saturday, December 28, 2013

Luminaries We Lost in 2013

As we close the door on 2013...

A look at who we lost...

From GaPeach913:


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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Heat Check

Great game...overtime...suspense.

The Atlanta Hawks...did everything...except win the damn game!

From the Miami Herald:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hump Day News & Views

'Tis the week before Christmas in this small southern college town.  Let's see what that sports world is humping about.

I think this guy is a tad upset over his team:

College Basketball Coach Goes On EPIC Rant After Loss


Is Hockey still a sport?

Flyers Center Injured After Violent Hit

Tom Wilson
What's wrong with these Giants?

NFC East Went From Beast To Least

Eli Manning
Have a great Hump Day!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Much "Ado"...About Nothing

"He raped me", the girl alleged...."It was consensual", he said.

And after more than a year gathering evidence from their mutual friends...getting DNA data...investigating details...

The prosecution could not put a case against the "he".

This really small time item made national news because...  "He" is a big time college athlete...who plays a big time position...(Quarterback)....for a big time football power (Florida State).

We don't know the truth.  For it lies somewhere between "He"...and the girl.

What we do know is Florida State will play Duke on Saturday for the ACC Championship and it's star QB...(He)....was somehow involved in all of this.

But nothing.

Again...much "ado"....'bout nothing.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Morning Headlines

For your viewing pleasure...from across the nation:

An Iron Bowl Classic

In a weekend of rivalry games...The Alabama- Auburn match-up gave us the play of the day.

Maybe the play of the year.

From YouTube:


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Good Strategy..or Bad Sportsmanship?

The Brooklyn Nets were out of time-outs in last night's game with the Los Angeles Lakers...but  Jason Kidd had a unique trick up his sleeve.   Or in his hand...As this video shows.

From the New York Daily News and YouTube:


Sign of the Times

The true meaning of Thanksgiving?  Sad but true.

From The Huffington Post:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A true track star!

Lewis Benjamin, my nephew is a true track star at Winston-Salem State University.

Lewis is #163.

A Medea Re-post

This is a re-post from a few years ago.  Enjoy:

Madea's Thanksgiving Rules


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

Sunday, October 20, 2013 Crumbling

This is so sad.   It's a long read...but worth it.

From Sports Illustrated:

The powerful Grambling football program that former coach Eddie Robinson built is in danger of falling apart.
The once-proud Grambling St. football program that Eddie Robinson built is in danger of falling apart.

These "Dawgs"...are Just..."Dogs"

The University of Georgia's football team has sank to a new low.  Bad offense, bad defense, bad special teams.

And most of all....bad coaching.

From the Athens Banner Herald:


Georgia punter Collin Barber (32) fumbles the snap on a punt attempt against Vanderbilt late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Barber recovered the ball on the play and Vanderbilt took possession on the 13-yard line and scored the game-winning touchdown on the next play. Vanderbilt upset No. 15 Georgia 31-27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Specials teams mistakes, offensive struggles plague No. 15 Georgia in loss to Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia's special teams shortcomings were too much to overcome this time.

Sunday Morning Headlines

For your viewing pleasure...From across the nation:


Sunday, October 13, 2013

A "Dog Day" Afternoon

Injuries...bad luck...bad coaching...karma?

How about all of the above.

In this small southern college town...the natives are crying today.  For the dogs of UGA lost a football game yesterday.

From the eyes of Missouri:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Nike...History Lesson

We found this extremely interesting.

Nike .... transformed the world of "tennis shoes" and "sneakers"  into a billion dollar industry.



Monday, September 2, 2013

This a Fanatic!

This had to be a Georgia fan.  


From Fox Sports:


Thoughts on a Labor Day

It is a beautiful day in the this small southern college town.  Down the road a bit,  Atlanta was rocking this weekend.   The Chick-fil-A  Kickoff Classic.   Dragon Con.   NASCAR.   The Braves.  Even Georgia Tech had a home game.

Holidays are made for family and fun.  We had a blast!  Some stuff we're following in the sports world:

Happy trails...Tim Tebow:

Patriots Cut Tebow

Tim Tebow

UGA.....just can't win big games:

Top 10 Clash: Clemson Topples Georgia

Tajh Boyd

We're already tired of "Johnny Football:

WATCH: Johnny Manziel Returns, Taunts, Wins

Johnny Manziel

Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

A Costly Celebration

They say if you live long're liable to see everything.  Well,  what we saw Saturday night in Clemson, South one for the ages.

The University of Georgia not only lost a football game...but lost their leading receiver.

Some time...some where...a long time ago....Georgia must have upset the college football gods.   This kind of thing just doesn't happen.

Bad karma?  Bad coaching?  Bad common sense?

From the Athens Banner Herald:

Jubilation turns to frustration as UGA's Mitchell tears ACL, out for season

Georgia must not only shake off its season-opening loss but come to grips with the absence of one of its best players for Saturday's game against No. 6 South Carolina and the rest of the season.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Things We Learned From the Week-end

In this small southern college town...the count down is on for the new football season...commencing with the epic battle of Georgia going to Clemson on Saturday.

First things first.  Here's what we learned this weekend:

Tiger so close....but still finishes second:

WATCH: Tiger Comes Sooooooooooooo Close

Tiger Woods Putt

Happy Trails....T-Mac:

WATCH: T-Mac Announces Retirement

Tracy Mcgrady Houston Rockets


Mike Tyson: 'I'm On The Verge Of Dying'

Mike Tyson

Interesting couple of days...We learned a little.
We'll be in touch!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Our Future Leaders

Sad really...Who's "responsible"?

From Yahoo Sports:


If proof was needed that the preseason is a warm-up for more than just the players, it just arrived at a scrimmage in Alabama.
Hoover High's run-through banner, in preseason form — TwitterHoover High's run-through banner, in preseason form — Twitter
As pictured on a variety of Twitter accounts and brought to Prep Rally's attention by Busted Coverage, Hoover (Al.) High, one of the nation's most high profile football programs, entered the field by bursting through a giant "run-through" banner with an enormous misspelled word during a recent preseason game. The banner, which was created by the Hoover cheerleaders, can be seen above.
Just in case you can't make out the exact words, here's what the banner says:
Hoover Football Cannot Be Held Responsable For Ruffled Feathers
Someone might want to take the time to remind the Hoover cheerleaders that it's spelled "responsible" with an "i", not an "a."
The ruffled feathers part of the message was a clever allusion to the Florence (Al.) High Falcons, who were Hoover's opponents in the preseason scrimmage.
Luckily for Hoover, the game on the field was more successful than the banner-making exercise; the Bucs pulled out a 27-6 victory against Florence.
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Friday, August 2, 2013

The Riley Cooper Video

In case you missed it...this is what the firestorm is all about.

In future posts...we will explore....this "nigger" thing.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Brave New World....Again

Okay...alright...Our beloved Atlanta Braves are leading the NL East by 9 games.  And it's almost August.

Just 56 games left.

But all of us know....what's happened in the past.  Even though Atlanta just swept the best team in all of baseball (St. Louis)...for Braves fans....we have a wait-in-see attitude.

Been here before...See you in October.

From the AJC:


Andrelton Simmons
Dale Zanine

Braves rally against Rockies

Andrelton Simmons hit a walk-off triple to give the Braves an eventful win against the Rockies. | Photos
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 Top need meet, Braves continue to monitor market
 Johnson staking claim in NL batting chase

Monday, July 22, 2013 ..."No View"

Sorry...but we just don't get it.

Atlanta's new 200 foot ferris wheel opened last week.

A 15 minute ride... for roughly $15.

They say the gondolas are air conditioned.   So is the Peach Tree Plaza Hotel...which the way towers over this little ferris wheel.

Check out the picture.  This thing is dwarfed by several dozen Atlanta skyscrapers.

Want to really see the ATL?

Try going up on Stone Mountain.   This is a ferris wheel better suited for a county fair.


We still don't get it. 

Things We Learned...From the Weekend

Tis' the rainy season in this small southern college town. 

 To borrow a quote from Forrest Gump, "We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained at night...

 It has rained so much lately...I could have sworn I saw Noah...trying to rebuild the Ark.'s what we learned over the past couple of days:

Tiger still can't find..."it":

By The Numbers: Tiger's Major Drought Continues
Tiger Woods

Sir Charles...We respectfully disagree with you:

Barkley Agrees With Zimmerman Verdict

Charles Barkley Zimmerman

Big boy college football lives in "Sweet Home Alabama:

Alabama's New $9 Million Football Facility Is Like Something Out Of MTV Cribs

Fountains, pool tables and dozens of TVs.

He must of thought it was a "Georgia Dawg":

Thought so.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Why We Love...Our President!

Unless you are a black...African-American could not...and will not ...ever know that feeling.

Most of us ...are so different from the black youths of today...them...with the sagging britches ...underwear showing..."hoodie" wearing.

But there is not a black man alive who has not gone through what President Obama said happened to even him.

Being black means we get special attention.   Walk down the street...White folks move to the other side.

Go shopping in a mall...without wearing a business suit.  See what happens.  "Can we help you?"  A clerk will ask.   What they are really saying is,  "We're watching you don't steal from us."

I have seen it...I have lived it.   And so happy to have a President...that understands it.

From the Huffington Post:


Obama Addresses Race In Surprise Speech... 'If Trayvon Martin Was Of Age And Armed, Could He Have Stood His Ground?'... Discussed Speech With Friends And Family For Days, Gave It Without A Teleprompter... FULL TRANSCRIPT


We know it has been a while...

For that ...we apologize.   There have been some computer problems...problems with the google blogger...Firefox problems...Internet Explorer problems...

You name a problem? 

We had that problem!

Hard to believe our last post was over two weeks ago.

And that post came from North Carolina...on one of 6eVoices's many computers.

Well...well....well....What's been going on in this crazy world we live in?  When we last spoke....Our girl, Paula Dean was getting into trouble for using the "N" word ...30 years ago.   She compounded the situation by stupidly appearing on all those network morning shows.

Some good news...Paula?  

My brother and my daughter...didn't throw away their Paula Dean cookware.  Them still some good pots and pans!

The other major story we have missed commenting on is the George Zimmerman case.

Out take is simple.   Trayvon Martin...would still be alive today...if Mr. Zimmerman had heeded the police dispatcher's call for him to stay in his vehicle....and not pursue.

 Now...a young life is gone...Mr Zimmerman's life is pretty much gone.   We have a country divided.  

Should have stayed in the car...George!

And with that.....

We're back!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

This is no Longer your Father's Boston Celtics!

First Doc Rivers leaves....then the Celtics trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets... top it off Boston announces the hiring of a new coach.

Wow....we didn't see this coming.

From the Huffington Post:


Friday, June 21, 2013

A Remember

A funny thing happened last night.  I watched...along with millions all over the world...a basketball game.

Of course this was not any ordinary game.   This was game 7.  This was for the championship of the world.

An even with the late start...after 9 pm on the east coast, my eyes stayed wide open for this masterpiece.

We applaud the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs for putting on quite a show in 7 grueling games.

A tale of the two city's newspapers:


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

When Sports "Talkies" Try to be Funny

Even in the year...2013...There is a line drawn.   You can make jokes...tell jokes.

But you must remember your format.

These 3 clowns at 790the Zone in the ATL ...forget their audience.  Made a stupid joke...had some laughs...and now join ...the world or the...unemployed.

News for 790 the zone

SB Nation
  1. 790 The Zone fires Mayhem in the AM crew for Gleason “joke” ‎- 16 hours ago
    The now-former hosts of Mayhem in the A.M. probably suspected that, at some point, the name of their show would have literal meaning. 790 ...

Friday, June 14, 2013

It's a 2 out of 3 Series...Now!

Great game last night...If you are a Heat fan.

From the Miami Herald:


LeBron James attempts to get around the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard in the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center on Thursday, June 13, 2013.


Big 3 helps Miami Heat level series with Spurs

Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, LeBron James added 33, and Chris Bosh chipped in 20 as the Heat assured at least one more game in Miami.

And from the San Antonio Express News:

nba finals

Finals, final: Heat 109, Spurs 93

Heat 109, Spurs 93 (final): The Heat executed a 52-point turnaround from Game 3, rebounding from the third-worst beating in Finals history to even the score with an emphatic victory in Game 4. Miami’s triumvirate of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh were dominant, combining for 85 points. James had 33 to lead all [...]  More »

Friday, June 7, 2013

This Could be ....A Sweep!

Yes, it's just one game....out of a 7 game series.  But watching last night's San Antonio's leads to an awful lot of questions regarding the Miami Heat.

Great game.  Close....But here's what we saw.

Miami has no answer to Tony Parker.  He drove into the lane with ease....Passed to open men...and hit crucial after crucial jumpers.

Team defense.  San Antonio did not shut the big three down (LeBron, Dwayne, & Bosh)...but their team oriented defense limited those Miami runs...those 10-0....15-2 runs.   Miami could not get out on the fast breaks.

Yes, it's just one game....but the Heat is in big trouble.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hump Day News & Views

Wow, where the hell did May go?  That was the fastest 31 days fill in the rest.

"Anywho"....let's visit some things we're "humping" about:

Can't keep a good "liberal" down:

He's Back

Keith Olbermann

Any Serena!

Serena Finally Back In French Open Semis

Serena Williams

R. I. P.....Deacon Jones:

NFL Legend Dies

Deacon Jones
Update on Mookie:

Former NBA Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge

Mookie Blaylock
Famous last words...

Vonn: 'We're Happy'

Vonn Tiger Woods
Have a great Hump Day!