Thursday, August 30, 2012

She Got Game: Fantasy Football 101

There has been a recent boom in the number of woman participating in fantasy football. Some who  actually know what they are doing (like meJ) and others who  do it just because they have friends that play and said it would be fun to create a league. If you are reading this page, then you are at least thinking about joining the wonderful, addictive world of fantasy football. Brace yourself - you will never watch football the same way again!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Basketball Star Collapses After Receiving Prison Sentence


A top 100 high school basketball recruit collapsed in court after he was sentenced to 3 years in prison. Cameras in the courtroom caught Tony Farmer, 18, mouthing the words “Oh, no,” just before he collapsed as the Judge read his sentence.

In April 2011, Farmer was caught on tape assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Lane, in the lobby and parking lot of her apartment complex.

The judge sentence Farmer to prison, even though his victim asked the judge not to send Farmer to prison.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Gabby Douglas: I Am Not My Hair....

Gabby Douglas
As we all know by now, Gabby Douglas made history Thursday night. But instead of letting her (and her family) live in that moment and enjoy….many chose to focus instead on….her hair?!
It was a historic night for Gabby Douglas, but on social networks, her hair was just as hot a topic as her performance.
While Gabby was busy making her dreams come true and paving the way for other little girls by leading the U.S. to team gold and then off to a historic individual gold in the all-around competition, black folks (yea I said it) chose to debate her hair instead. The rest of the world didn’t notice….or at least didn’t care to make it an issue. However, 100% of the tweets or Facebook status’ that I read came from African Americans.
There were all types of jokes and mentions of how her mother should of combed her hair, and how the camera shouldn’t zoom in on her, she used too much gel, etc. I even had someone call me just to ask if I saw Gabby’s “kitchen” (that’s what black folks call the hair at the back of the head”. I could not believe that of all things to focus on in that moment they were calling to discuss her hair!