Sunday, February 15, 2009

So it is time once again for the best festivities of the year. . . the NBA All-star weekend! This is my favorite weekend of the year, and as I get ready to watch the second half of the all-star game (72-67 West) and thought I would recap the weekend. First of all, I will say that while this was a good all-star weekend, it was a step down fro the past two. Two years ago it was in Vegas, which was a place it had never been before, and it was fun. The dunk contest became relevant again, and the other contests were good as well. Dwayne Wade lit up the skills competition.

Last year it was in New Orleans, the first time since Katrina hit, so everyone stepped up their game some. The skills contest featured amazing guards like Chris Paul, Steve Nash, Dwayne Wade and champion Deron Williams. Jason Kapono, last year's champ, put on a clinic shooting 3s, he just destroyed the competition and has one of the best shots in the league. The all-star game was great too, but the highlight was the Slam dunk competition. Dwight Howard was absolutely amazing! Look up his superman dunk, among others. The best dunk contest of this decade, even better than the 2000 competition with Vince Cater.

So now onto the highlights of this year's competition. Kevin Durant dominated the Rookie Sophomore game this year. He also was great in the HORSE tournament. Everything else was down this year. The Slam dunk contest was good, but not great. Howard had some good dunks, but the dunk of the night belonged to Nate Robinson.

And as I finish the score in the 4th quarter is 124-108 West, so all in all it was a good All-star weekend, but not great. Still love it though.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

CNN Report

So I recently watched a video on CNN tonight and it really upset me. Watch it and let me know how you feel. I mean seriously?? How can this happen?? I suspect that Saudi Arabia is not the only country doing this, just the one that got covered. I would love your opinions on this. Thanks.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Greetings from DC!

Hello my friends. I hope you are all having a good day and have a wonderful weekend planned, whether that be relaxing or full of fun activities. I am currently residing in one of my favorite cities, Washington DC. Maybe its because I love history, but you can not beat DC or Boston, there is just too much history to ignore. I am visiting the city tomorrow with my good friend Andy, so I am excited about that. I have been here 5 times now, and each time I have found something new to enjoy. Plus I love seeing Andy and Janet, so it's a win-win for me. 

However, this is not the only reason I am here. I also am visiting with two churches and a few friends for support while I am here. I'll be honest and say that support raising is stressing me out, and I am wondering about what the future holds. I decided tonight, after freaking out for the last couple of days, that this is all in God's plan and that I need to prepare the field, aka continue on the support trail, and trust that God is going to do what he has planned to do. I'm going to stop complaining to God and start trusting him more. I'm going to trust in the plan he has for me.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

What a game

Some observations from the most amazing Super Bowl ever. I would probably actually say this was 1a and last year's Super Bowl as 1b. Both were phenomenal. 

I feel bad for Kurt Warner. He has been in three Amazing Super Bowls (2000 against the Titans, 2002 against the Patriots and this one) and come out on the losing end despite three amazing performances by him. The guy is a stud and Hall of Famer. 

The Cardinals did not lose this game. The Steelers won it. I was actually hoping for OT, but that catch by Santonio Holmes was amazing. Once again 1a while David Tyree's catch is 1b.

If the Steelers would have lost this game, it would be because they choked AND lost their composure in the 4th quarter. They had I believe two personal fouls (one by harrison that didn't amount to much because the ball was downed at the one) and a holding in the end zone. Plus their #1 defense suddenly forgot how to play and allowed the Cardinals to light them up. But none of that matters now because they won.

The Cardinals defense is for real. I think this was their coming out party. They bended but did not break (with the exception of the Holmes catch) and allowed the Cardinals to stay in the game. 

Harrison's 100-yd INT return was amazing, yet it was only the third best play of the game. That's how awesome this game was. Oh and the Cardinal Offense needs to learn how to tackle. There is no way Harrison should have gotten a TD, but it was still amazing.

While I hate the fact that the Steelers won, I am happy that another black coach won a Super Bowl. Kudos to Mike Tomlin. I hope this does two things: 
1. It aspires more black players to become coaches and gets rid of the Rooney rule because GMs realize that by passing on talented black coaches they might be missing out on the next Tony Dungy, Mike Tomlin, or Lovie Smith. 
2. That the myth that black people can't coach is finally squashed. I still think it is a travesty that College Football has such a low number of black coaches. Seriously?? Get out of the stone age. At least the NFL has dispelled that myth somewhat.

The Office tonight was amazing! The opening scene was probably one of the funniest scenes ever!

My Super Bowl pick for next season: Browns vs. Cardinals. You heard it hear first :)