Earlier this week we watched the release of 2 of the greatest running backs of the modern era. Both Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson have been staples of NFL running games for the past 7 years. Now Charles, 30, and Peterson, 31, have found themselves in the unemployment line. Considered washed up and used goods. On the exterior they have to feel as if they have lots of life left in their bodies. The reality is that very few runners are productive past their 30th birthday.
Why? The reality is that the wear and tear of a running back is extreme. All it really takes is one max carry season and the next season will be riddled with injuries. There are many that subscribe to the thought that the curse of 370 is just a hoax. I’m here to tell you that the curse of 370 is real. Just ask Demarco Murray, Larry Johnson, Terrell Davis, Jamaal Lewis, Curtis Martin, Earl Campbell, Barry Foster, and Shaun Alexander. Continue reading
One of the worst things in the world you can get is the flu. I’ve been down and out for over a week now and let me tell you this flu bug is no joke. I don’t know how people who are sick for extended periods of time do it. I’m not built for this.
Hopefully by the end of this week I can find my way back to the old me. Because right now this is the worst. I feel like I just went 8 rounds with 19 year old Mike Tyson and all he did was throw body blows. Continue reading
I’ve been in the blog game since 2010 and there are always a lot of different challenges out there for bloggers. Some of them I accept and others I don’t. Well since this one is about me and this blog is about me, I thought I would partake in this one. I was tagged by Body and Mind to do this A – Z descriptive challenge, so I will give it a run.
Here we go:
A – Athletic (been a baller all my life. Sports is a way of life for me)
B – Bold (I love taking chances)
C – Chicken wing connoisseur. Continue reading
The other day we were watching NBA games and realized that there just weren’t many white players on the court. Even looking at the teams benches, it became apparent that there just aren’t that many white players in the NBA. Most of the white players in the NBA who contribute at a high level are not of American decent.
Looking closer, I got more interested in who were the top white players in the NBA. Here is the Top 10 list that I came up with. Continue reading
A few times in our lives we get a chance to stand for something great. Whether it be something political, moral, or something that provides self gratification. Sometimes we have to let go of something we love in order for the stance to take on the meaning in which we intended.
The CIAA Tournament is a tournament of pageantry, tradition and celebration. While attending the CIAA Tournament you are guaranteed to find yourself in a good time. Fun ranges from step shows, concert entertainment, to day parties and fish fries within minutes of the basketball action. Continue reading
All star weekend is upon us and it’s officially a bust for me. Why? Because it was supposed to be played in NC. It was supposed to be an event that would allow me to pay homage to my favorite era of players (classes of 02 and 03) as they get ready to pass the torch on to the next generation of great ball players.
Chances are this year will be the last one that any of those guys are All Star worthy with the exception of Lebron James. When you look at the roster, Melo was a late addition, D Wade didn’t get enough votes, Chris Paul is notably absent, Bosh no longer hoops, and D Howard is no longer the elite big man in the NBA. Continue reading
What is the American Dream? Why can’t we achieve it? Every day we wake up and 80% of the people in America dread going to work. We work our whole lives to position ourselves to do what it is that we want to do and yet 80% of us are still unsatisfied with working the hours we have too.
I went to college for 4 years and got a degree in political science. I was sure I wanted to be a lawyer. It would have probably been a great move right out of college but my experiment at professional football failed miserably and by the time I returned to school things had changed for me. Continue reading