In Case You Missed It... Jay-Z & Alicia Keys open the Yankee Game


Lakers as video D*cks

Is that wrong of me to call them that??? I mean they call the ladies video chicks or video hoes so we're even now. Either way, Los Angeles Lakers players Shannon Brown & Ron Artest make appearances in the new Toni Braxton video for "Yesterday." Now Shannon is definitely a looker,

but I cant imagine that Ron Artest was the only other player on the team that wanted to do this Toni. The pic is cute though. He actually looks like he has a little bit of sense.


Magic vs Isiah (again)

It was all good just a week ago...

Or at least he thought it was.

Isiah Thomas probably knew that things weren't where they needed to be but he probably considered Magic Johnson to be his friend. He found out last we (along with the rest of us) that Magic Johnson was writing a tell-all book that would paint a different view of their friendship. From afar, we all assumed that they were cool.

If you watched hoops in the 80s like me, you saw Magic and Isiah battle each other during the NBA Finals. You saw them give each other a "pregame kiss"...a peck on the cheek at mid court before the start of the game as a testament to their friendship. You saw Isiah nearly in tears in '91 when Magic announced that he was retiring from basketball after being diagnosed as HIV positive.
The book, When the Game Was Ours, is co-written by Larry Bird and author Jackie Macallum. The book details one of the greatest rivalries in sports between Magic and Bird. The book also talks about how Thomas' Piston team served as threat to Magic's Lakers and Bird's Celtics.
In the book, Magic addresses rumors of Isiah questiontioning Magic's sexuality following the discovery of his HIV status in '91. Magic also admits that he lead a group of players that blackballed Isiah Thomas from making the 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

"Isiah killed his own chances when it came to the Olympics. Nobody on that team wanted to play with him...Michael Jordan didn't want to play with him. Scottie [Pippen] wanted no part of him. Bird wasn't pushing for him. Karl Malone didn't want him. Who was saying, 'We need this guy?' Nobody."

This was a shocker. For years, we assumed that it was Michael Jordan that kept Thomas off the team. The revelation stunned Thomas.

"I'm glad that he's finally had the nerve and the courage to stand up and say it was him, as opposed to letting Jordan take the blame for all these years. I wish he would have the courage to say this stuff to me face to face, as opposed to writing it in some damn book to sell and he can make money off it."

Magic's biggest and shocking revelation is that it was Thomas who gossiped behind Magic's back and spread rumors that Magic was gay or bisexual after Magic tested HIV positive. Isiah vehemently denies the accusations. He noted that would never been that insensitive. Isiah's brother, Gregory Thomas, had HIV before Magic did. He died 5 yrs ago. It has been reported that Isiah openly questioned Magic's sexuality to Magic's agent, Lon Rosen. Thomas denies the claim.
The two basketball Hall of Famers were once great friends but that is no longer the case.

"I'm really hurt, and I really feel taken advantage of for all these years. I'm totally blindsided by this. Every time that I've seen Magic, he has been friendly with me. When he would come to New York, we would go to dinner."

I think there's a lot that we don't know. Magic has a story. Isiah has a story. And then there is the truth...and we may never know the truth.


'09-'10 NBA Predictions


The NBA Season kicks off tonight, so I figured I'd go ahead and give my predictions for the season. Feel free to chime in with yours.

NBA MVP: Kobe Bryant


Rookie of the Year: Sorry Blake Griffin, but I'm going with Tyreke Evans


Coach of the Year: Flip Saunders


6th Man of the Year: Ben Gordon


Defensive Player of the Year: Dwight Howard


Eastern Conference Playoff Teams:

Boston Celtics
Cleveland Cavaliers
Orlando Magic
Washington Wizards
Atlanta Hawks
Chicago Bulls
Miami Heat
Toronto Raptors

Western Conference Playoff Teams:

Los Angeles Lakers
San Antonio Spurs
Portland Trailblazers
Denver Nuggets
Dallas Mavericks
New Orleans Hornets
Utah Jazz
Phoenix Suns

Two teams that will meet in the Finals: Celtics vs Lakers


2010 NBA Champion: Boston Celtics


Peace & Love..

G. Mo

Open letter to the Carolina Panthers

Dear Carolina Panthers front office,

For the love of professional football, please send Jake Delhomme, aka Mr. Bojangles, and John Fox a SitChoAssDown memo, pronto!
I mean, what the hell, man?! I've been a fan of this team since its inaugural season. I remember watching the first game with my stepfather. We had so much hope and promise for these Carolina Panthers. From Dom Capers on up to Foxy, I've been a fan. From Kerry Collins to Rodney Peete to Mr. Bojangles, I've been faithful. But this season has made me question my allegiance.
What's wrong Cats? Is somebody threatening you? Are you as tired of Jake and Fox Man as I am? Are you intentionally playing horribly so that you can get Foxy fired? If so, I understand, but if not, get yourselves together. We gotta salvage the season.
Explain to me how we have one of the best receivers and two of the best running backs in the NFL and we are still 2-4. The only explanation I have is piss poor coaching and QB still choking on whatever it was he had the night before the playoffs. What's the problem, Jake?
If this dude were a QB on anyone else's team, he would have lost that starting position after he threw half the picks he's thrown this season. Seven weeks into the season, Delhomme throws on average two interceptions per game. That wouldn't be that bad if he were throwing four touchdowns per game.
And what's with the offensive line? What happened to blocking? I understand you're probably more pissed at Mr. Bojangles than I am but dammit, he's your QB. I don't expect you to get on ESPN and cry in his defense like T.O., but dayum, take care of him so he can get a good look down the field and get the dang ball to Steve Smith and Mushin Muhammad. Gah! Just do ya freakin' job!
And let's not even get started on the D-line. Julius Peppers, my future ex-husband, what's wrong honey? Are you so focused on blowing that pop stand next year that you don't even want to play well this year? I know you have to stay healthy so you'll be a hot commodity so Jerry Jones can pay you an ungodly amount of money to go to Dallas, but Gah-lee, put in some work for the team you play for now.
If you all don't start to turn things around and soon, you may force me to forfeit my fandom for the remainder of the season and I'll be a woman without a team. You guys don't want that, do you? So you either shape up or I'm shipping out.

Reluctant Fan,

Smarty P. Jones


And So It Comes Down To This...

...the Devil you know (Yankees) or the Devil you don't know (Phillies). Which of the lesser of two evils in my life will I root root root for in the World Series? Well, I'll tell ya, it's a tough decision, it is.

I have to decide if my wrath for the most annoying fans on the planet- Yankee fans- surpasses the disdain I'd feel if Rollins was allowed ONE. MORE. WIN. as a Philly.

Some would say that rooting for the Phillies will keep the Yankee fans from being all, "in your face" to us Mets fans, but the fact is they haven't been to a World Series since 2003 and it hasn't stopped them from being rude and obnoxious about their team.

And whereas the Phillies are a direct rival of the Mets, I have nothing against the Yankees; I respect their hustle. It's the FANS that make it hard for me to root for them, when clearly it should be a no-brainer because they're representing NYC. By default I should be cheering them on because, EWWWW, Philly! Who the HELL wants to rep THAT place? I should embrace the home team, always.

Still... this place gets so unbearable every time the Yankees win a championship. Oh MY GOD the ruckus in the streets... it's almost like Watts circa the 1960s. People lose their GOD-DAMNED minds. You'd think Joe Girardi was handing out $100 bills at the parade or something!

Decisions, decisions...

Either way, I will be watching the World Series and yelling at the refs, cheering for awesome plays and cursing at play errors (ERRORS? REALLY? With all the money you make you're dropping balls like you just learned the game? BOOOOO!). Because that's what I do.

"Hi, I'm The Jaded NYer, and I'm a baseball addict."
World Series Watch 2009: Game 1- 10/28/09 in Yankee Stadium


Eb's BYE WEEK Picks : WEEK 7

3rd week of bye week teams, and 3 more weeks to go. In week 7 there are a lot of teams resting. Which is extremely weird since in Week 10 only the Giants and Houston have bye's. Either way here are my picks.

Bye Week Teams : Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Seattle, Tennessee

New England at Tampa Bay
Tom Brady still doesn't seem to be the Brady he was before the injury in my eyes but in no way will he let a defense as weak as the Bucs prove that he isn't. He'll probably have a great game against them. Eb picks New England.

Green Bay at Cleveland
The Browns are terrible on both sides of the ball. Eb picks Green Bay

San Diego at Kansas City
Both teams are terrible... but since the Chiefs gave my Cowboys a run for their money a couple weeks ago, and because San Diego has been falling short again this year of the expectations people had for their season, Eb picks Kansas City.

Indianapolis at St. Louis

St. Louis is on a steady path to have the same season the Detroit Lions has last year especially up against a team like the Colts. There is no way they will get their first win today. Eb picks Indianapolis.

Minnesota at Pittsburgh
This is going to be the game to watch. A lot of analyst have taken the Steelers expecting an upset. I think offensively the Vikings are on fire right now no matter what weapons the Steelers have on defense. Eb picks Minnesota

San Francisco at Houston
Does anyone care about this game??? I sure don't! So for no reason at all, Eb picks SF.

Buffalo at Carolina
A battle of the teams that suck in the purest form. In my opinion the Panthers have more talent and even know they haven't done much with it this season, I'm going to ride with them today. Eb picks Carolina.

NY Jets at Oakland
The Jets are definitely better than they played last week and they are coming for blood to prove that they are a force so the Raiders don't have a chance. Eb picks NYJ.

Atlanta at Dallas
We're rested, we're healthy and finally my boys are starting Miles Austin over Patrick Crayton like they should have been doing all season. You can go back on my twitter as evidence that I have been saying that either him or Sam Hurd should have been starting over that dude. It's finally going to happen and I feel we'll be unstoppable on offense. Granted we still have holes on defense so I expect it to be a high score game but my boys will pull it out. Eb picks Dallas.

Chicago at Cincinnati
The Bengals have been looking really good but after the Bears hard loss to Atlanta last week they are going to have a chip on their shoulder. Eb picks Chicago.

New Orleans at Miami
The Saints cant be stopped offensively. This is a no brainer. Eb picks New Orleans.

Arizona at NY Giants
The Giants reign is over. They showed their true colors last week when they showed their defense isn't as rock hard and tight as everyone had assumed. They definitely don't have a reliable secondary and even though Anquan Boldin may not play a huge factor, Steve Breaston will be there to pick up the slack. Of course you have Larry Fitzgerald on the other side and the Giants have no answers for him. Eb picks Arizona.

Philadelphia at Washington
 For division purposes I wish both teams could lose... but since they can't I'm rooting for the Eagles to lose since they have the better record. Eb picks Washington.


Is it just me?

Baseball is the boringest (yea, I made it up) damn sport to watch in the history of sports. It trumps baseball. It trumps soccer. Hell, it even trumps golf. I can't watch it. I can't. Whenever I decide that I'm gonna sit down and watch it, I get through the first inning and then I want to watch something else.
Don't get me wrong, baseball is very fun to play. And it's even fun to watch in person. But on TV, with commentators who sound like high school biology teachers, I can't watch it and stay awake. Baseball on TV is so boring, doctors should prescribe it as a sleep aid.
Got a problem sleeping? Stress keeping you up at night? Damn Ambien. To Hell with Lunesta. Fuhget Rozerum. A baseball game is what you want. You got nine dudes on the field with one from the opposing team trying to hit a little white ball, with a long wooden bat. Usually, the ball is hit to one player, so he is the only one moving. Other than that, the other eight are standing around watching the game.
Why in hell would I watch that on TV? Nobody's running routes. Ain't nobody gonna get hit. We're just waiting for one dude to throw the ball toward another one while the other guy tries to hit it. I'd rather watch paint dry. At least if I do that, there's a good chance I'll be high when it's over.
Watch baseball, I wish I would. I don't even like baseball movies. As far as I'm concerned, the best thing about baseball is A Rod and I ain't talking about his game. Look at him. Just look at him. I would have all his babies with NO epidural.
But watch him play? I can't do it. I can take three naps before one of those games is over, wake up and they'll still be in the ninth inning. Please, how soon until it's over? I swear, I don't think I can take anymore. I hear the Phillies have already made it to the World Series. Can the Stankees please speed up the inevitable and just beat the Angels already? Sheesh! I'm gonna lose my mind if my SportsCenter doesn't stop being inundated with these damn baseball "highlights."
It's football season dammit! Why can't you show me some random quarterback I don't like getting the brakes knocked off his ass on a sack? I'll even take a dunk from Shobe Cryant, but please, for the love of all things sporty, stop showing me baseball!


Dammit All To Hell!

So. I see the god-damned Phillies have made it into the god-damned World Series again, huh?! What happened, Colorado? Los Angeles? Y'all couldn't do me that ONE solid and crush those mofos?


Dear Colorado Rockies: I thought we had an understanding. Were you or were you not put in charge of sending the Phillies home with their tails tucked beneath their jock straps? I'm pretty sure that's we agreed upon.

*checks contract*

YUP, right here in black and white letters... you were supposed to CRUSH THEM.

For you treachery, you are now dead to me. DEAD I say.


Dear LA Dodgers: Are you kidding me? Like, for real? You kick ass all season to let the god-damned Phillies steal your glory? Really? Joe, I expected better from you, I really did. You broke my heart.


So now we wait. Will the Yankees remind the Phillies that last year was a fluke? Or will the Angels hand them an easy win?

And YES that sentence is the equivalent of me stating: If the Yankees make it to the world series the Phillies are toast, but if the Angels make it they will need more than those bitchass halos to get that trophy!


PS- As I write this, Yankees are losing to the Angels in Game 5, 4-0, in the first inning with NO OUTS. Is it a full moon? Am I on PUNK'D? Ashton??

Athletes & Flu Shots

After a dozen Cleveland Browns missing practice with flu like symptoms, the NFL decided to change some policies. If a team has at least six players unable to play because of the illness, it can promote players from the practice squad to replace them. A club can receive a maximum of eight of these roster exemptions. The NBA, NHL, and MLB currently do not have policies of an entire team being hit with with flu like symptoms but things may change, especially in the NBA since the six of the 20 Cleveland Cavaliers players in training camp missed practices or exhibition games at various times because of flu-like symptoms. Right now there are no exemptions in place that would allow teams to put swine-flu sufferers in that category to free up cap space.

With the Swine Flu outbreak should the leagues change their policies???

Should they make it mandatory that every player take the vaccine especially after a Washington Redskins Cheerleader was crippled after being vaccinated???



Eb's BYE WEEK Picks : WEEK 6

In Week 6 my beloved Dallas Cowboys are one of the teams on a Bye Week after Miles Austin had the best performance of his professional career. The Bye Week definitely couldn't have come at a better time. There is no reason we should be struggling to beat a team like Kansas City. We definitely have some reworking to do on both offense and defense, and hopefully this week off will give a chance for these keys injuries we have in our offense a chance a heal up. Now enough about my boys, on to the picks.

Bye Week Teams - Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, San Fransisco

Houston at Cincinnati
The Bengals are on a roll and its going to take a team that has a stronger defense to stop them and the Texans definitely aren't it. Eb picks CINCINNATI.

Detroit at Green Bay
I think the Lions make me on a quest to beat their record of the most games lost in a row since. Eb picks Green Bay.

Baltimore at Minnesota
Right now the Ravens defense is ranked 16th in the league and they are going against one of the best offenses in the league. Eb picks Minnesota.

NY Giants at New Orleans
This is going to be the game to watch. 2 undefeated teams and The Saints being one of the highest scoring teams in the league. Don't think they will put up numbers as high against the this tough Giants defense, but I don't think the Giants offense has the talent to keep up with whatever their defense allows the Saints to get on the board. Eb picks New Orleans.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh
Both teams have been painful to watch this season but The Browns have absolutely nothing going right for them right now. Plus Troy Polamalu will be back on the field. Eb picks Pittsburgh.

Carolina at Tampa Bay
Carolina finally got their first win last week. Now its the Bucs turn to get their first win. Eb picks Tampa Bay.

Kansas City at Washington
After damn near giving me a heart attack last week taking my Cowboys into overtime, I have absolutely no love for the Chiefs. I always root for the Redskins to lose but Eb picks Washington.

St. Louis at Jacksonville
This would be the perfect time for The Rams to get their first win of the season up against a far from stellar Jaguars team but since you never know who is going to start at QB, I doubt they'll be able to pull it off. Eb picks Jacksonville.

Arizona at Seattle
The Cardinals definitely haven't performed as well as I thought they would this season but they've had some major injuries in their offense. Now that everyone is back and healthy I expect them to go on a good winning streak. Eb picks Arizona.

Philadelphia at Oakland
With all the inconsistently and changes to the Eagles offense since the beginning of the season you'd think they'd be very far gone from making any kind of splash in the division but they are right in the thick of things. The Raiders don't stand a chance. Eb picks Philadelphia.

Tennessee at New England
 The Patriots are on a quest to prove that they are still a force so I expect them to take all of that out on a Titans team where nothing is going right for them. Eb picks New England.

Buffalo at NY Jets
With rumors that T.O may get traded, I'm sure the little bit of chemistry that the Bills offense had, is now strained. Plus The Jets are coming for blood after their loss last week. Eb picks NYJ.

Chicago at Atlanta
So mad I'm going to miss this game tonight but I'll be at a comedy show. I love watching the Bears play. Both teams are 3-1. Devin Hester is back on offense, Matt Forte had a slow start but recently has been looking like the back he was last year. This game is definitely going to come down to Defense. The team whose defense has a stellar game is going to win this game and I believe that defense with be those Bears Monsters of the Midway. Eb picks Chicago.

Denver at San Diego
Denver has really surpised me. I thought for sure after they got rid of Cutler and all the problems with Brandon Jacobs that they wouldn't be close to being a "team to beat" this season but they proved me so wrong. Plus I'm starting to think that the Chargers will never be that team. All the talent they have and time after time they fall short. Eb picks Denver.

Feel free to chime in in the comments with your picks!


Crab Dribbles & Bunny Hops

The NBA is now on record with the fact that they'll be allowing 2 steps before the player has to stop, shoot or pass the ball.


In all honesty this changes absolutely nothing. All they've done is corrected the written rules to match how games have been officiated for the last 2 decades. Under the letter of the law players weren't really supposed to take 2 steps, but the refs never called it. Now that 2 steps are official, does this mean star players will get 3 steps unofficially? Cats have been taking 2 steps since I can remember anyway. It's the 3 step taking jokers and the ballers who continually switch pivots 2 or more times that need to be penalized . I don't know about 2 steps to a complete stop though, that's definitely a walk. What about moving your feet before you put the ball down? Is that still gonna be called a travel? The fact remains that traveling needs to be called much more than it is. Superstars won't like it, but that's just too bad. There's 4th graders out here who are more consistent not traveling than a lot of NBA players. You know I'm on point. David Stern is turning the NBA into a silver spoon fed, corporate, heartless league full of Mr. Whipple "Don't squeeze the Charmin" type ball players.


Now, he's accommodating the rules so they don't look so bad for NOT calling traveling. The game would be so much better if they actually enforced basic principles like you know...traveling.


Just imagine it now, both Shaq and Lebron coming through the lane like Usain Bolt with the basketball. They both already get away with murder. Guess now you can call it the Cleveland Track Meet. Lebron cries enough as it is and gets his way.


Is David Stern conspiring to 'assist' in getting the Cavs to the NBA Finals? That 2 step, plus the hop step and the crab dribble that Lebron does is just taking the game a step back in terms of basic fundamentals. Stern is giving to much leeway to players just for the sake of entertainment. But with the current economy I suppose they gotta keep selling tickets. It is what it is. Now if they could only determine a way to enforce the rules against flopping and Academy Award acting performances. Shaq & Lebron would be really exposed then. LOL!!!!

Peace & Love..

G. Mo


Music in the name of basketball

I really hate that basketball season starts so close after football season. If Eb had it her way it would run from January - August. Either way, getting some new music in the name of basketball is always a good thing. Here are the tracklists and download links for the NBA Live 10 mixtape and the NBA 2K10 mixtape.

01. Mick Boogie “Intro”
02. Mick Boogie featuring Kidz In The Hall, Donnis & Daytona “Class Of Our Own”
03. 88 Keys featuring Colin Munroe “Wake Up Call”
04. Dead Prez “Still Bigga Than”
05. Afrika Bambaataa featuring Why G, Mickey Factz & The Fort Knox 5 “Zulu!”
06. Snoop Dogg “Lodi Dodi 2010″
07. Pete Rock “When I Need It”
08. Matt & Kim featuring De La Soul “Daylight”
09. De La Soul “La La La”
10. Mickey Factz & B.o.B. “Mind Got Blown”
11. B.o.B. “Champion”
12. Zion I “Go Hard”
13. Murs featuring Kurupt & Jay Rock “We Ballin’”
14. Laza “Crank It Up”
15. Grand Puba “Get It”
16. David Banner & GQ “S.P.I.T.”
17. Xzibit featuring BJ The Chicago Kid & Poo Bear “Fanatic”


01. Kobe Vs. Lebron – Intro
02. Slim Thug – I Love This Game (Prod. By Don Cannon)
03. Mickey Halsted – Hello (Prod. By Don Cannon)
04. Cool Kids – Champions (Prod. By Don Cannon And Chuck English0
05. Pac Div – We The Champs
06. Nippsey Hussle – Roll The Windows Up
07. Block Xchange – Open Wide (Feat. Ludacris)
08. Big Kuntry – Above The Rim
09. Rick Ross – Throw Em (Feat. Triple C’s)
10. Currensy – Top Of The Money
11. Mims – Ballin’
12. Sean Faylon, Bone Crusher, And Joe Scudda – Goin’ Away
13. Smallworld And Freeway – On Paper
14. Wale – Champ



Sweep, Sweep, Sweep...

YOWZA! Are y'all watching these post-season games? Too, too exciting. Granted I don't have a TV and can only watch the highlights here and there on the MLB's website but STILL.

Yankees SWEPT Minnesota. Angels SWEPT the Sox. And Joe Torre's tryna remind y'all what his muthafuckin name is by having his Dodgers SWEEP St. Louis (sorry, Pujols; I was rooting for you, boo!).

Now all I'm waiting to see is if the Rockies will do me a solid and CRUSH THOSE PHILADELPHIA BASTARDS TO THE GROUND LIKE THE SWARMY COCKROACHES THAT THEY ARE!! Whew it felt good to get that out.

Two things I want to note about the games already played:

1- Hi, Andy! I love me some Andy Pettitte. Talk about having HEART. That dude is a pitcher through and through and when he left the Yankees* way back when he looked so lost and hurt. When they took him back it just felt right. He's home now. And even though his season was so-so (14-8) it's ANDY, and I will always have much respect for him. Not more than I do for Johan, but respect nonetheless.

2- No, Manny, NO! I'm torn when I think of the Dodgers because on the one hand I want to applaud Torre (listen- he's just a good dude, OK, and knows what he's doing in that clubhouse) but on the other... MANNY *side eye*. Let's just see what happens w/ Colorado and Philly and then I'll know how to feel during the league playoff games.

And I just want to say that on my last post I was leaning towards a St. Louis/Yankees World Series, but on Sista Sports Radio (you did listen, right?) I changed my mind and put my vote behind a Dodgers/Yankee meet-up at the end of the month. Both teams just came a step closer to that grand finale and I don't know about you but I'm *in Jessie Spano voice* soooooooooooo excited.

Except- I hope this doesn't restart any East Coast/West Coast beef. We already lost Biggie & Tupac to that mess...


*If you're wondering why I know so much about the Yankees when I'm a die-hard Mets fan, here's all you need to know... First, my ex-husband was a die-hard Yankee fan and second he worked at a school in the Bronx full of die-hard Yankee fans so guess what? During our stay in Riverdale (a swanky section of the Bronx) I was only allowed/able to go to Yankee games. When in Rome, right?

And lastly, I just LOVE baseball & NYC, so why wouldn't I know facts about other teams and players that are reppin' my home town? Stop hatin' on me, DAMN!


Celebration time, c'mon!!!

My Carolina Panthers won the first game of the season against the Washington Redskins!!!

Ya'll have NO idea how awesome it is to be a Panthers fan right now. To get our first win at home was phenomenol. It has taken five weeks for us to get our win and it is so sweet!
It wasn't pretty, but a dubya is a dubya! I'm still not totally convinced that Jakey D is the right QB for us, but he was able to pull a win outta his ass to save his and John Fox's job for another week.
So grab a glass and let's pop champagne, my boys got a win!!!


Eb's BYE WEEK Picks : WEEK 5

I'm not even going to mention how my Cowboys were jipped last week when the officials didn't call pass interference on Denver because they were all over my homie Sam Hurd but its all good. Not going to dwell on the past. Everyone is hating on my boys. Why won't they let the Cowboys be great?

Here are my picks for week 5
Bye week 2 teams are : Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans, San Diego

Cleveland at Buffalo
Both teams suck but since Braylon is now on the Jets and because I have no idea who they have on their team to throw to now (even though I know they got Chansi Stuckey from the Jets) I'm sure he didn't learn their offense in a week so I'm riding with the Bills. Eb picks BUFFALO.

Dallas at Kansas City
We have to win this game and Kansas City is a terrible team so we shouldn't have any problems. Eb picks DALLAS.

Minnesota at St. Louis

If the Vikings are going to be stopped this season, it definitely wont be this week when they see the Ram. Eb picks MINNESOTA.

Oakland at NY Giants
A repeat of my last commentary. If the Giants are going to be stopped this season, it definitely wont be this week they play Oakland whose coach will probably be arrested before kick-off anyway. LOL. Eb picks the NYG.

Tampa Bay at Philadelphia
I don't think the Bucs are as bad as their record is eluding to. The Eagles are coming off a bye week so are fully rested but are still pretty banged up. Both Brian Westbrook and Donovan McNabb will be back but neither are 100%. I think its the perfect time for the Bucs to get their first win of the season. Eb picks TAMPA BAY.

Pittsburgh at Detroit
The Super Bowl champs, no matter if you believe in that curse that after you win you have a terrible season or not, there is no way they will lose to a team like Detroit. Eb picks PITTSBURGH.

Washington at Carolina
I really do think this will be the week of first wins and since The Redskins aren't really a force for anyone right now, this is the best opportunity of any for the Panthers to get their first win of the season against them. Eb picks CAROLINA.

Cincinnati at Baltimore
This is going to be the game of the week. This is going to decide whose real and whose fake (in my Swizz Beatz voice.) I'm riding with the Bengals. I think they finally have that chemistry as a whole that they have been claiming to have for the past couple of year. Eb picks CINCINNATI.

Atlanta at San Francisco
With the Falcons coming off their bye week, rest is always a good thing. SF is looking good but I'm not convinced they are really good since I haven't watched them play yet this season. Eb picks ATLANTA.

Jacksonville at Seattle
This game doesn't peak my interest in the least bit so no explanation. Eb picks JACKSONVILLE just because.

Houston at Arizona
Arizona rested last week and gave all their banged up receivers a chance to rest and all are looking to play this week. Eb picks ARIZONA!

New England at Denver
I'm extremely bitter that Denver beat us last week, so even though I hate the Patriots with a passion, I'm rooting for them to win. Eb picks NEW ENGLAND.

Indianapolis at Tennessee
 The one team I have no faith will get their first week of the season in week 5 is the Titans. Eb picks INDIANAPOLIS.

NY Jets at Miami

The Jets are looking to good to go against at this point. Eb picks NYJ.


Sista Sports Contributors featured on RBW RADIO

Just in case you haven't noticed that tab at the top to get to know the wonderful writers we have here at Sista Sports, tonight all the writers will be featured guests on Eb the Celeb's BTR Radio.

Click on the pic above to go to the show page and get more info and
Make sure you tune in tonight at 9pm.

Its going to be a great show! Battle of the sexes of sorts and talking about everything sports and how men and women view sports differently. The show will bring this blog to life. Feel free to get in on the chat where interesting side bars are always welcome, and definitely call in with questions or comments!


The Boys Of October, Sans The Mets

Yup, here we are. Another MLB post-season without The New York Mets. *wipes frustrated tears* But lets not dwell on that, okay? Let us now focus on the teams that are poised to take it all the way to the World Series.

American League:

New York Yankees. It's nice to see that at least the other New York team is repping for our city. I'm no hater; I'll tip my hat to the Yankees for the tremendous effort they've put forth this season with team captain Derek Jeter at the helm. And while I'm at it- congratulations to Jeter for surpassing Mantle's HR record. Bravo, dude. I've always admired you as a player- you know how to carry yourself with class on and off the field. Just wish more of your teammates *coughA-RODcough* would follow suit. So, New York, what's it gonna be? All the way or CHOKE city?

Minnesota Twins. Yankees have taken game 1 of their divisional series so far, but if I've learned anything from watching baseball all these years is to NOT discount the underdog EVER. Hell, did I forget to mention that THE NETHERLANDS beat Team DR in the World Baseball Classic?? I'm sure I have. So yeah, the Twins have as good a chance as anyone else to move forward in the series. Will the Yanks allow it?

Los Angeles Angels. WEST SIIIIIIDE! I didn't pay any attention to this team at all during the regular season but dammit if they didn't make it to the show. Hello, fellas. That's a very nice 97 wins and 65 losses you've got there. You think maybe you can send your coaches to Flushing, NY right quick? Pundits are saying this team is very reminiscent of the 2002 Angels- the ones that won the World Series. Can they do it again?

Boston Red Sox. The wild card. The team that's been riding the Yankees' ass the whole season. The team meeting their other rivals- The Angels- in game 1 of their division game this very night. And they have a point to make (as usual). They want you to know that Ortiz started out shitty but he's RET'A GO now. And that Jason Bay, J.D. Drew, Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell are key players to be reckoned with. But will it show on the field?

National League:

Philadelphia Phillies. GRRRRRR! My arch nemesiseses... I HATE that they are STILL in contention and The Mets are not. It's EATING ME INSIDE. Rollins, you jerk-off, UGH!!! Only you can make me root for the goddamned Rockies *spits* I hope the Phillies fail miserably and go home with NOTHING. There, I said it. Hmpf!

Colorado Rockies. Another team that's remained below my radar of teams to watch out for this season. They get my attention now ONLY because I need for them to pull it together and SMASH PHILLY TO BITS AND PIECES. Smash the Phillies like they ran up your momma's light bill and ruined her credit. So far it appears that the Rockies are playing very intelligently on the offensive, forcing Philly's hand and I LIKE it. Keep it up and the next stage towards victory is yours!

St. Louis Cardinals. Mmmmmmm. Albert Pujols. You are so deliciously yummy that... wait... that's not what we're talking about right now... So St. Louis has been pegged as the favorite team right now. Odds are they will meet up with the Yankees for the final showdown at the end of the month and I'm kinda leaning that way, too. Still, anything can happen, even with powerhouses like Pujols and National League Cy Young Award candidate Adam Wainwright on this team.

Los Angeles Dodgers. Ugh; Manny Ramirez is in the freakin' postseason. GREAT. I really cannot stand how good a player he is because his attitude sucks balls. But *sigh* the Dodgers have had a really good season, better than anyone in the National League, so it is very likely that they will stomp the Cardinals like roaches. Because lets please not forget- LA has Torre now. And dude knows how to lead winners. (It took a lot for me to write that. Can someone bring me a drink?!?!)

Good luck to all the teams. *side eyes Mets*

But as a native NYer, you already know where my loyalty HAS TO lie. I have no choice. Mr. Jeter, tell your friends to do their thang. See you at the finish line!

MetsWatch '09: Season Stats W70-L92-GB23
"There's always next year..."


ESPN the Magazine : Body Issue Preview

6 different covers that feature Adrian Peterson, Dwight Howard, Serena Williams, Gina Carano, Carl Edwards, and Sarah Reinertsen will be on newsstands October 9th. The only complaint I have is that none of the men are fully nude. Whazup with that??? I mean if the women can take it all off, why can't the men? Either way, take a peek inside the issue with the pictures below... plenty of eye candy for the sistas as well as the brothas.

Adrian Peterson

Dwight Howard

U.S. women's soccer team star Natasha Kai

Ironman World Triathlon Champion & Amputee Sarah Reinertsen

MMA fighter Gina Carano

Lola Jones one of the top hurdlers in the world

U.S. women's softball team members - From left to right, Natasha Watley, Cat Osterman, Jessica Mendoza (who was eight months pregnant), and Lauren Lappin


Here is the complete list of athletes that participated in the issue:

A rundown on athletes appearing:
•Tennis: Serena Williams, James Blake
•NFL: Adrian Peterson, Casey Hampton, Torry Holt
•NBA/WNBA: Dwight Howard, Cappie Pondexter
•Major League Baseball: Nelson Cruz, Joba Chamberlain, Ivan Rodriguez
•NHL: Zdeno Chara, Chris Higgins, Sheldon Souray, Bill Guerin, Mike Komisarek

•Nascar: Carl Edwards, Mark Martin
•Olympics: Jessica Mendoza, Susan Francia, Shawn Johnson, Allison Baver, Johnny Weir, Cheryl Haworth
•Boxing: Manny Pacquiao
•LPGA: Christina Kim, Sandra Gal, Anna Grzebien
•Mixed martial arts: Carano, Randy Couture
•Surfing: Claire Bevilacqua; Laird Hamilton
•Soccer: Natasha Kai, Chris Pontius, Bryan Namoff, Clyde Simms 
•Skiing: Kristi Leskinen, Julia Mancuso
•Track and field: Lolo Jones, Michelle Carter
•Horse racing: Alexis Solis

UPDATED : 10/8/09

So you know your girl did some more digging and guess what I found...some guys that took it all off for the issue. Now I have to go pick this issue up and you should too to see what other goodies they are hiding!

Oguchi "Gooch" Onyewu

MLS Players

Sidenote : I'm still kinda salty that Dwight Howard & Adrian Peterson didn't take it all off though. HMPF!


Dangerous Game

Football is a violent game to say the least.

If you've never played the game, you can't imagine the phyiscal toll that it takes on the body. Just imagine being in a car accident every 35 seconds and that's what it feels like being in an NFL game. Over a period of time, it takes it's toll on the body. Those who play the game rarely think about the long term affects that it'll have on the human body.

A study came out last week that talks about the links between concussions and their long term effects. It also talked about the link with dementia. Some of the former players are feeling the effects of years in the game. Last week, CNN's Lou Dobbs addressed the issue on his show. The panel of guests included my uncle, Pro Football Hall of Famer Harry Carson. They discussed the links to the long term affects of years of football will have on the human body. My uncle and I have had many discussions about it. He was once diagnosed as having post-concussion syndrone. He suffered many concussions during his 13 year Hall of Fame career. Unlike nowadays, teams would hurry to get a player back on the field.

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Eb's BYE WEEK Picks : WEEK 4

Yeah I know I've been slipping. I've forgot to post my picks the 1st three weeks of the season but the bye weeks are the best time to start anyway. This is when all fantasy football teams start looking extra thin and only the strong survive. So I will make sure I post my bye week picks every week, then rest for the final weeks of the season, and then come back with my play-off picks. Feel free to play along with me in the comments. You never know, I may have some prizes for those that participate.

And here are my picks for Week 4
Bye Week #1 - Atlanta, Arizona, Carolina, Philadelphia

Detroit at Chicago
Everybody's all hype about Detroit finally getting their first win but I think it was a fluke. They still suck as a team overall and no way are they going to come into the Monsters of the Midway territory and run all over the Bears. Eb picks CHICAGO!

Cincinnati at Cleveland
This is a no brainer. Cleveland is just terrible. They haven't won a game yet this season and looking at the lack of talent they have on their team and the week to week QB changes they don't have a chance against the Bengals. Eb picks CINCINNATI.

Seattle at Indianapolis
I wasn't a believe in the Colts after barely beating 2 sorry teams in the first 2 weeks. But last week after killing Arizona, I think they may have their mojo back. Eb picks INDIANAPOLIS.

NY Giants at Kansas City
No explanation behind the pick needed. Another no brainer. Eb picks NYG.

Baltimore at New England
I'm riding with Baltimore even though they are going to be in New England territory. NE is not that Super Bowl team and powerhouse of old. Every week they have looked a little shaky and Brady is definitely going to have a time with this Ravens defense. Eb picks BALTIMORE.

Tampa Bay at Washington
2 teams that suck equally the same... I'm going to ride with Bucs on this one. They are coming to the DMV looking for blood trying to get their 1st win of the season and I think they get it today. Eb picks TAMPA BAY.

Tennessee at Jacksonville
 What I just said above this I'm going to ditto right here for this game. The Titans have to get that first win and the Jaguars performance this year has been well below stellar. Eb picks TENNESSEE.

Oakland at Houston
I have no faith in either one of these teams but since the Raiders have been playing better than they've played the last couple seasons, I'm going to ride with them. Eb picks OAKLAND.

NY Jets at New Orleans
This is going to be the game to watch. The stellar rookie QB against the QB the is leading in passing yards. I think this game is going to come down to defense and I feel the Jets have a better defense than the Saints. Eb picks NYJ.

Buffalo at Miami
Another game that no one cares about. So I'll keep it short. Eb picks BUFFALO.

St. Louis at San Francisco
The Rams don't have a chance. They are another team that is having that tag team QB situation from week to week. Plus I hate to say this but SF might be that sleeper team this year. Eb picks SAN FRANCISCO.

Dallas at Denver
Denver's record definitely does not reflect their talent. I'm riding with my Cowboys all day. Eb picks DALLAS.

San Diego at Pittsburgh
The Steelers have to get it together and quick. They definitely aren't they team they were last year but I don't think the Chargers are a definitive force either. Eb picks PITTSBURGH.

Green Bay at Minnesota
Another game I am looking forward to watching. GB defense can't do anything with Adrian Peterson. Eb picks MINNESOTA.

Now hit me in the comments. Who you got???


NFL Goes Pink


During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month the National Football League will support the fight against breast cancer. A number of players will be sporting pink attire while in action on the field. You’ll see pink cleats, pink gloves, pink wristbands, pink helmet decals and pink towels.



The idea of pink cleats came from Panthers RB Deangelo Williams, who’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and is now in remission. However, 3 of her sisters died from breast cancer. He created the Deangelo Williams Foundation dedicated to seeking an end to breast cancer. Chad Ochocinco has said that he will wear a pink chinstrap on his helmet, but the NFL does not list that item as one of the approved. Thus Ochocinco has stated that if fined, he’ll match the amount and donate to the breast cancer charity of his choice. Coaches, refs and sideline personnel will don pink hats, polo shirts & ribbons as well as pink coins used for the coin toss. Can’t but help to wonder if we’ll see Bill Belichick rockin’ a pink Patriots hoodie… LOL. Anyway, games played from Oct 5-27 have been designated as NFL Breast Cancer Awareness games. Items worn during games will be auctioned off at the NFL Auction Network and benefits will go to the American Cancer Society.


Aside from the Williams story, I’ve read a number of accounts from NFL players who have similar stories close to their heart and who felt the need to participate in this show of support openly. I reflect upon the female family members & close friends that I’ve have lost from breast cancer and those survivors who are currently dealing with it. It’s hard when I recall some of the struggles that a number of these women have gone through. The women who are survivors are true warriors. Let’s continue to give them the support that they need. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease in 2009 alone. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States.

I think what the NFL is doing is great. However let’s not limit awareness of breast cancer to just one month out of the year. Let’s educate the women that we love and care about. Let's encourage them to get screened early in an effort to curb the rise of breast cancer out here.

Peace & Love…

G. Mo

"You Can Stuff Your Sorries In A Sack, Mister!"

That's right- I'm REBUKING The Mets' "Sorry" for the shittious season they made me sit through. Cheaper prices in 2010 by 10-20 percent? So the fuck what? That's supposed to make me forget the HUMILIATION of wearing a Mets T-Shirt through NYC in 2009? Of having to cheer for a team that played like the kids in the first 30 minutes of The Bad News Bears?

If anything prices need to come down AT LEAST 35 percent if they want to see me present in the stands during the 2010 season. Money is TIGHT and I'll be damned if I will throw it away just to watch a bunch of over-payed, under-coached babies that can't seem to get it together.

I love them but I'm not accepting this apology. Not this year. Not until they make a few key changes.

1- GET BETTER TEAM DOCTORS. The amount of injuries suffered by our players were ri-DAMN-diculous, especially Santana's, which was left "undiagnosed" for way too long. I get that my boo wanted to play through the pain and get some wins for the team, but the docs should have put their foot down and said NO. If for no other reason than to get him healthy for 2010.

2- GET RID OF MINAYA. He's a catty little bitch-boy and I hate him. HATE. HIM. And I don't care if he's Dominican; that will not get me to be on your side. Just ask that poopie-faced Manny & that arrogant mo-fo A-Rod. He is not an effective leader and that's what this team needs NOW more than ever.

With that said, I will thank you kindly, Mets.com, to STOP sending me emails filled with "sorries" and "thank you for your support" videos because I ain't having it. I believe in tough love so here's a bit of Jaded-ness for you:


That is all.

MetsWatch '09: W67-L92-GB25
Next game: 10/02/09 VS. HOU @ CitiField, John Maine (#33, 6-6 for the season) pitching