The reality of Black pain is breaking American sports’ status quo

By: Howard Byrant/ESPN For the past six years, the NBA has bathed in the congratulatory spirit of compromise, the model for commissioner-player communication. In ousting the racist former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, both the players and the league could claim satisfaction. The player voice was heard so powerfully that for the first time in the sport’sContinue reading “The reality of Black pain is breaking American sports’ status quo”

Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game

By:Jack Tarrent/Reuters With their stadium devoid of fans due to coronavirus restrictions, Japanese baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks have come up with an imaginative replacement: dancing robots. Before their most recent Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) game against Rakuten Eagles on Tuesday, over 20 robots danced to the team’s fight song on a podium in theContinue reading “Japan: Dancing robots replace fans at baseball game”

No Knees at Tokyo Olympics

TMZ Olympic athletes looking to follow Colin Kaepernick lead will have to do it somewhere other than Tokyo … ’cause the IOC has banned kneeling and raising fists in protests at the 2020 games. The International Olympic Committee released its guidelines for the upcoming Summer Games … and it’s clear the committee is trying very hardContinue reading “No Knees at Tokyo Olympics”

Do not Tear down Sleep Train Arena

I was within a few feet of Sacramento’s former City Manager John Shirley, when he announced the Sleep Train could not compete with the new arena. Something about a non-competing clause. Sealing the fate of the 30 year old complex. Arco, (now Sleep Train) opened in 1988 its cost a mere 40 million (below averageContinue reading “Do not Tear down Sleep Train Arena”

Melania Trump Supports LeBron

  The Trump women seem to be slowly distancing themselves from the President.  First, it seems the first lady prefers CNN to Fox News.  Now in a statement prepare by her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham, wrote to counter his tweet suggesting LeBron isn’t bright.  “It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things onContinue reading “Melania Trump Supports LeBron”

Empty roads during England vs Sweden World Cup match shows a football-mad country as you’ve never seen it

Or go to the beach (Image: London News Pictures Ltd) Or practice your driving (Image: London News Pictures Ltd) And plenty of non-fans (and football widows) took advantage of this. In towns around the country, life seemed to grind to a standstill as fans flocked to pubs or headed home to watch the match. Went out andContinue reading “Empty roads during England vs Sweden World Cup match shows a football-mad country as you’ve never seen it”

The Golden State Warriors Have Broken the NBA

The reigning NBA champions now have another All-Star in DeMarcus Cousins, and the entire league is left to wonder: What’s the point? By: Ben Cohen/Wall Street Journal Remember when the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James? That was adorable. The Golden State Warriors responded to one of the most seismic moves the NBA has ever seen on MondayContinue reading “The Golden State Warriors Have Broken the NBA”

Who is Patrick Reed? The Masters 2018 leader branded ‘golf’s villain’ after fan clashes, allegations of cheating, stealing and gay slurs

The Texan, 27, is in pole position heading into the final day of The Masters in Augusta, Georgia – but why do so many fans love to hate him? By: Jon Livesey/uk mirror   Kinder commentators may describe golfer Patrick Reed as a divisive character. Less forgiving critics, however, would simply say he’s the mostContinue reading “Who is Patrick Reed? The Masters 2018 leader branded ‘golf’s villain’ after fan clashes, allegations of cheating, stealing and gay slurs”

Superbowl 52 Justin Timberlake “Doomed from the Start”

 There are many blacks who gave Justin Timberlake as pass   (He was allowed to emulate the black culture/music) without question.   He had a very rare card that allowed him to appropriate black music and culture. In 2004, he was one half of the firestorm at Superbowl 38, where he removed Janet Jackson’s costume exposing herContinue reading “Superbowl 52 Justin Timberlake “Doomed from the Start””

Just another Refugee from San Francisco

I saw a familiar head in line at the BelAir Market on West El Camino.  We used to call him Peanut head back in the day.   I hadn’t seen Peanut head in more than ten years.  We lost contact after my family moved to Sacramento in the nineties.   There he was, in living color, inContinue reading “Just another Refugee from San Francisco”