End The Motherf*$%&n Lockout!!!
I'm ready for the lockout to be over...like NOW!! I swear, when they get a new deal done I'm going to stanky leg all over M&T Bank stadium. I don't know what life is like without football and I'm not ready to find out (was too young to care as much about the last NFL stoppage). There are so many things we as fans have to get up to speed on. Fantasy football drafts, away game plans, home game plans, kickoff parties... and the list can continue. Please, get this deal before Ray Lewis looks like Nostradamus with his "crime will increase" prediction.Primetime Loves The Kids
I went to Atlanta this past weekend for Deion Sanders' TRUTH tournament, which involved youth football teams from TX, GA and my hometown of Baltimore. It was a great experience not only for me to witness, but for the children competing as well. Seeing athletes such as Sanders, Falcons CB Dunta Robinson, Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall and retired players Jamal Lewis and Keion Carpenter be involved in helping these kids learn about football as well as life was a beautiful thing. Whether we like it or not, children admire and even idolize athletes more and more. To have them show the children that yes, they do care about their futures and want to be a part of helping them grow from boys to men is part of the positives we don't talk about often, which is unfortunate. I had the opportunity to interview Primetime, and he mentioned that they had to reach out to the boys, because they are becoming lost and nurturing them is key. I couldn't agree more. You'll get to see the video early in the week. You won't be disappointed.Reeta <3's the Sanders!
Speaking of Sanders, he and his wife Pilar are not only a great looking couple, they are great people as well. Of course, I don't know them personally (in my mind, we are BFFs, but my imagination is a great one), but famous people don't have to fake the funk. They can be who they are because, well, they're famous. Contrary to my popular belief, Primetime is extremely soft spoken (reason #1 why vid isn't up yet, had to make audio changes), and Pilar's spirit is as beautiful as her exterior. It really is refreshing to see folks be down to earth and even be humbled. I wish them nothing but the best in their future endeavors.Women's World Cup
Am I the only one that had a bad feeling overcome them when the Women's USA team allowed Japan to score to take the game to extra time? I had a feeling they were going to lose, mainly because Japan was extremely resilient and refused to give up. Every chance USA had to keep the ball away from Japan to run the clock out and win, they failed. Japan continued to find a way to stay in the game and ultimately won the World Cup. With all Japan has been through the past year, let them rejoice and celebrate a great win, as yesterday's game was just that. Congrats to Japan. USA, keep your head up, you played damn good yourselves. And I have no idea what I'm talking about, since I'm not an avid soccer watcher, but it sounds about right so I'm gonna ride with it.
"Beats, Rhymes and Life" Is A Must-See
If you are a fan of the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, I suggest you see "Beats, Rhymes and Life" the minute it hits your city. I am a HUGE ATCQ fan and I will say it was a great documentary without any bias. In fact, I plan on seeing it again. I won't talk about it in detail, but if you always wanted to know the scoop on the popular group, this is the movie to see. Director Michael Rapaport (Remy from Higher Learning) really gives us an inside look at the group's beginning, rise to fame and unfortunate fall. Trust me when I say, you won't be disappointed.