Friday, March 23, 2012

Dear Mr. Kardashian,

Ok. After my last letter I thought I had gotten through to you. I tried to give you a chance. I didn’t want to be the ultimate naysayer….but now I must react. I’m fairly disappointed in you. Maybe it’s my fault for setting my expectations so high. I mean…..what was I thinking?!  However, at this point my expectations or zilch ,zero, nothing. This is my defense mechanism so that when you do nothing……I can say I expected nothing anyway.
So  I wasn’t surprised when you produced a quadruple-uno versus the Lakers on Wednesday. That’s 1 more point, rebound, assist, and steal than I had. Your effort was lackluster even by the low standards you have established this season.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Brackets Shot, Busted, and Disgusted say that my bracket is busted would be an understatement. Although my picks did include upsets by #12 VCU over #5 Wichita St, #11 NC State over #6 San Diego St., #12 South Florida over #5 Temple, and #10 Purdue over #7 St. Mary's....those were not enough to keep my bracket afloat! I would love to meet the guy (or gal) that had both Duke AND Missouri losing as #2 seeds in their opening matchups! They have something "special" and I need to know when I'm going to get married, how many kids, and if I'll ever meet Beyonce and Micheal Jordan!

We saw NINE upsets over the past two days where double digit seeds defeated single digit seeds. Twitter was on fire with disbelieve. But this is what March mad(as hell)ness is all about. About the upsets and the teams who, before the tournament, the world paid no attention to. #15 LeHigh?? Nope didn't know them (I attended Lee High School tho!) but yet they put a permanent look of shock on the face of Coach K and the Duke Blue Devils. #15 Norfolk State??? Nope didn't know them either, but they eliminated the team I had coming out of the WEST and into the Final Four.

VCU is by far one of the best double digit seeds ever and they picked up were they left off from last year when they came into the tournament and stunned the basketball world by making it to the Final Four. In 2011, VCU's journey to the Final Four began in one of the four opening round games, commonly called "play-in" games, intended to narrow the field from 68 to 64 teams. They became the first team to advance from the "First Four" to the Final Four. I wouldn't take them lightly this year either.

I won't make another stab at who will make the final four. I still have North Carolina winning it all. If they go out any sooner my bracket will officially be retired!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

NCAA Tourney Kickoff: My Picks

First round was qualifyng games only

Ladies and gentlemen it's about that time! The kickoff to March Madness officially begins today and The BOS has set her first round picks! Basketball fans wait every year for - the excitement - ,the upsets and Cinderella stories that make up the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament and there are many in the first round (according to me). I have highlighted my chosen upsets and the team I name first in the matchup is the team I chose to win between the two. I have UK, Ohio State (originally Syrc but with the lose of Fab Melo..smh ain't gon happen), Missouri, and UNC in the final four. I have UNC winning it all!

Let's get it started (fist pump)!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Trade Watch: Chicago Bulls Eye Gasol!

The trade deadline is tomorrow at noon, and the Chicago Bulls are having discussions with the Lakers about Gasol.

The Bulls offered PF Carlos Boozer and G C.J. Watson, according to the Chicago Tribune, but Boozer’s  contract (three more years, $47 million) would not be attractive to any team, yet along the Lakers.

According to sources, the Lakers countered asking for at least two first-round picks, center Joakim Noah and another player believed to be Watson.

There's always room for improvement on any team, but I can't see the Bulls giving up Joakim Noah. It wouldn't be logical for them to make any major moves.  Afterall, they do have the  best record in the NBA.

While it appears now that the deal itself is a longshot, anything is still possible (insert Lebron taking his talents to South Beach).

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dirkalicious aka Dirty Dirk Lin some, you lose some!

While Linsanity is coming to a slow decline in New York (finally!), Mr. Clutch himself came thru for the Mavs again last night as they faced the New York Knicks. Dirk did what Dirk does and put the team on his back and we rode off with a 95-85 win! Nowitzki scored 28 points (24 of those in the 2nd half) and bailed out the Mavericks after they lost the lead after going over 7 minutes without a point to start the fourth quarter.

"This was a much-needed win. It was a big character win," Mavericks guard Jason Kidd said. "We responded with some stops and Dirk made some big shots."

Nowitzki made his signature 14-foot fade away jumper with 4:34 left, starting a 14-0 run where he scored nine points.

That was right after the Knicks, who had trailed by as many as 19, scored the first 15 points of the fourth quarter and went ahead 78-77 when Stoudemire hit a shot with about 5 minutes left. It was their first lead since scoring the game's first four points, and didn't last long.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hair versus Health: Why Some Black Women Don't Workout

WARNING: The U.S. Surgeon General has determined that hair relaxers can be hazardous to your health.

Not because of the toxic chemicals, but because a woman who spends $60 and four plus hours in the stylist's chair is not going to be eager to hit the gym and mess up her hair.  For a lot of women, getting your hair done is not cheap. “It costs me $80 to get my hair pressed, and it only lasts until I sweat it even with a headband or a ponytail,” wrote a commenter in response to a story about this topic. “When I get my hair [done], it means I’m not working out for 4-5 days. I do not have money to throw away like that.” Touché  my sista, touché…..and if you don't get that, well, you're probably a guy.

Everyone encourages working out as way to a better, healthier life. You hear it from your doctor, your co-workers, your fit friends, and your boyfriend. But nowhere in any of those conversations about working out do any of these well-intentioned people mention what happens to our hair or what to do with our hair after we work out. Many women struggle with this, particularly black women (this may be an issue amongst other races but I can’t speak on that because 1. I’m black 2. My gym stays full of white women so *kanye shrugs*).