So yall know Im obsessed w/ the Sunday Times Marriage Section.
I was looking through that sh*t a coupla weeks ago and
came across and an old school homies' wedding announcement.
I BE HELLA JUICED when I see negroes up in that sh*t.
Congress is going at Gene Upshaw regarding the
I stand by the notion that what happens to the players
matters to All of us.
Whether Congress will ultimately consider action, or whether the hearing served merely as its public relations warning to the league and union to improve a disability system that the panel depicted as drawn-out and draconian, remained unclear one day after the hearing. But three members of the committee reasserted in telephone interviews yesterday that they would consider legislation should they not see improvements to the treatment of retired players, of whom 317 received disability payments of about $63,000 apiece last year.Health care is a human right that YOU WILL HAVE TO FIGHT
Its f*cking expensive and necessary.
Football is a violent, brutal sport. It's even more violent and more brutal when played by the biggest and best players.
The retired players should have understood that when they joined the league. They didn't. Because when you're 25 you think you're indestructible, and the future seems a long way away.
That future is now for some 10,000 former players, and it's more painful than they ever imagined. Just 317 are receiving disability payments, and most of the others believe they should be getting far more in pension pay than they do.
I love the fact that current players don't really give a f*ck about the OG's.
Upshaw knows where his loyalties lie, even though he falls in the same group of retired players the union is so wary of giving money to. He's employed by current players, who have made it clear they are more concerned with keeping money in the fund for their future than paying it out for those who went ahead of them.The thing about it is, the current players may one day in the future be pickled and crushed in the cranium. And who are they gonna ask for help then? The same retired
players union that they thought was irrelvent when they were active
in the league?
This effect is augmented by the soundtrack, much of it by the Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean (who appears in the film and takes an executive producer credit), and also by Mr. Leth’s slick, speedy editing.
Bily and 2Pac, who aspires to be a rapper as well as a warlord, live a gangster lifestyle that exceeds the wildest fantasies of an American hip-hop video. Their mixture of nihilism and sentimentality — the way they combine loyalty to home turf with a ruthless appetite for violence — is undoubtedly authentic. Whether they deserve to be treated as outlaw pop-culture heroes is a question Mr. Leth declines to explore.
I could think of only few other BETTER ways to spend
a Friday night.
Oh and speaking of sports.
The NBA draft is upon us and the one and done "high schooler's must sit out a year rule"
gets analyzed by
One and done” is a dramatic change from the system put in place in 1976, when the “Oscar Robertson rule” — a court settlement between the N.B.A. and its players association — removed all restrictions from the N.B.A. draft. I believe that policy should still be the case. If an 18-year-old can fight and die in the military, why can’t he pursue an N.B.A. career if he’s good enough and someone is willing to offer him a contract?-------------Raises hand. MEME ME ME MEMEMEMEE. I have an answer. Because, a dead n*gga in Iraq is much less of a threat than a rich young n*gga in the NBA.
American sports are crazy paternal to young black men.
Think about it.
What other sports have an age pre req before one is eligble to turn pro?
Here is a nice tidbit that I really trip off of all at the same time,
There are hundreds of other teenage athletes who have been mistakenly led to believe they’re ready for the N.B.A. Once they enter the draft and find out they’re wrong, it’s too late: they’re not allowed to attend or return to college on an athletic scholarship.
In no other line of work is someone penalized for leaving or delaying school and returning later. Besides, college coaches — who can make millions of dollars — negotiate with other colleges, or with N.B.A. teams, all the time. They don’t forfeit their employment if they decide to stay put.Penalized if you leave, eh?
Damned if you do. Damed if you do.
Given how big hip hop is around the world,
shouldn't their be more documentaries?
How many wedding invitations you got for this summer?
Is the NFL players union scandless, or just keepin' it real?
Should young bucks be able to leave high school and go to the Lakers?