Via John “Hennry” Harris @ Your Black World: Freeway Ricky Ross ran a criminal drug enterprise that earned him more than $600 million distributing cocaine that was used to sponsor CIA-backed Contra Rebels in Central America. Released from prison in 2009 for good behavior, the Real Rick Ross now backs more laudable causes.
Elham Asghari: ”Swimming is Not Exclusively for Men”
Elham Asghari is an Iranian swimmer who began swimming at the age of five. She holds several national open-water swimming records. Elham swims wearing a full-body swimsuit she designed that fully adheres to Iran’s [...]
WWE star wrestler Darren Young stunned a TMZ reporter when he casually came out as gay when asked if a gay wrestler “could be successful within the WWE”. The video is below.
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News comes in this week that Oscar Pistorius will be indicted for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but ESPN viewers may have missed it. The AP generated story was only a few sentences. There were no attached [...]
Via Derek Thompson @ “The Atlantic”: “This is the chart I was talking about. This is powerful.”
Artie Bulgrin, ESPN’s director of research, is hunched over an iPad in a wood-paneled conference room at the network’s New York City headquarters, on West 66th Street, swooshing through the [...]
Via BlackBlueDog: As the Johnny Manziel “autograph scandal” once again throws into the national spotlight the NCAA’s insistence that college athletes not profit from their individual popularity. I can’t help but think of all the players whose collegiate athletic careers and reputations have [...]
Cross-Posted @This Week In Blackness: Anyone following the NFL and specifically the Eagles is aware that Riley Cooper, starting Wide Receiver for the Brids, had what can only be termed a racial incident in May at the Kenney Chesney Concert in Philadelphia.
Over the weekend the Eagles and the New England Patriots took [...]
This past week may have been a critical step in the fight against the NCAA’s exploitation of Athlete-Students. ESPN’s Jay Bilas has been aggressive in calling out hypocrisy, the NCAA’s online shop will be closing down, and even Newt Gingrich has jumped in for paying players? Is this the [...]
Cross-post @ TheESPNWatch: I will be returning to this subject a whole bunch, I imagine. Jay Bilas got a lot of attention yesterday because he went to the NCAA’s apparel website and even though none of the jerseys being sold include player names, when he typed individual player names into the search [...]
Slate announced today that it has joined a growing list of publications and websites to stop referring to The Washington team name. Which journalistic outlet will be next to drop the name? The ones that assume the will and leadership. From David Plotz at Slate: “The Washington _________: Why Slate will no longer refer to Washington’s NFL [...]
“Johnny Manziel ate Skittles, drank beer, won the Heisman. Trayvon Martin ate Skittles, drank ice tea, got murdered. #Truth”—Charlton Jimerson a k a cjimerson25; former Major League Baseball Player
No two people [...]
Philadelphia Eagle’s Wide Receiver Riley Cooper who stated at a July concert. “I will jump that fence and fight every ni–er here, bro.” After the clip was made public, Cooper issued an apology. B. Austin from War Room Sports reacts to Cooper below.
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Every player on Game Elite’s 17U squad from Atlanta were wearing “I AM TRAYVON” T-shirts during warm-ups, didn’t remove them until tip-off, and wore the shirts before and after games for the duration of their stay in the prestigious Fab 48 Las Vegas tournament. CBS Sports reports:
“We all wanted to wear [...]
Mike Ilitch is the owner of Little Caesars Pizza, The Detroit Tigers, and The Detroit Red Wings. His estimated net household worth is 2.7 billion, but he apparently can not afford to pay for a new $650 million hockey arena. The City of Detroit had just filed for bankruptcy, and thousands of current and former workers [...]
“I keep thinking how strange it is … I kill a man and most people understand and forgive me. However, I love a man, and to so many people this is an unforgivable sin; this makes me an evil person. So, even though I never went to
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