After another embarrassing loss to Louisville last night, Miami Hurricane fans have seem to already have had enough with the Brad Kaaya “experiment” and with the progress of the program under Al Golden. Would Hurricane fans have the same sentiment if they lost in a closely contested battle? Does calling for Al Golden to be fired and bringing in a new coach the right approach for a program that has been floundering for the past 10 years? Read the rest of this entry »
America fell in love with a group of young african american men who dazzled the nation and the world in the just concluded Little League World Series. The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars are still the darlings of Chicago, even after a disappointing loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game. The Jackie Robinson West team put up an inspiring effort, including a late rally in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it was not to be.The magic of Cinderella’s glass slipper had worn off as the big bats and excellent pitching of South Korea was too much for even these valiant group of ballers from the windy city. The final score was 8-4 in favor of the South Koreans but there were no losers here.
According to reports the city of Chicago, widely regarded as a hot bed for black on black violence came together if only briefly to support the Jackie Robinson West All Stars. I do not have specific numbers but for a little while in this city gripped with violence and despair , folks were happy, they were cheering and filled with pride. Even though this was an all black team, this team was cheered on by all races. Chants of USA !! USA !! USA !! The beauty of sports and how it can bring us all together was on full display once again. The all-black Jackie Robinson West stars had inspired not only Chicago but the entire nation and the timing of it all could not be more perfect. While these Chi-town boys were making their first appearance in 31 years in the Little League World Series folks in Ferguson, Missouri were preparing to bid farewell to 18 year old Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager shot dead by police.
Several thousand supporters had gathered at various locations in Chicago to support this team. The rest of us including those in Ferguson were watching and rooting on TV. America needed this feel good story, black america especially needed it. Look at the history of the Little League World Series, when the only other time an all black team made it to the finals, (South Carolina, 1955), they were not allowed to play for the championship because they were black. That is why the race of this team was significant because this time, they PLAYED. They played for all of us.
Folks in New York city still angered by the recent death of Eric Garner at the hands of law enforcement. In Ferguson where the shooting death of Mike Brown was still being protested in the streets and even in Chicago where the problem of young black men killing other young black men has gripped this city in a climate of fear. The Jackie Robinson West All Stars, mere little children from Chicago’s South and Southwest sides gave all of those people a few feel good moments. No one noticed the score of the game, there were no tears just smiles even as the team from Seoul celebrated. We too, had a reason to celebrate. We had won so much more.
The Miami Central Rockets football team hit the road destined for Alabama, early Friday morning to play a game on Saturday against the local power house Hoover . However thoughts were not as much on the big game as much as a hate filled letter Rockets coach Roland Smith received the day before
An unnamed fan sent an expletive filled letter to Smith laced with racial slurs and insults about the Miami based team and it’s fans.
Central, ranked No. 8 nationally by USA Today, will play Hoover (No. 3 by MaxPreps) on Saturday at noon in Alabama in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN.
The Sports Brothers spoke exclusively with Miami Central Alumni Association President Williams DC Clark via 560 WQAM on Friday morning.
You can listen to the interview here :
Here’s something you didn’t see on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday night.
The full raw video of the match between Williams and Letterman out on the street, complete with the smashing of the window in front of the Hello Deli
HEAT SIGNS TYLER JOHNSON
MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed guard Tyler Johnson. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read the rest of this entry »
ESPN TV and Radio host and Miami Herald columnist Dan Lebatard is a lot of things. A great writer, a brilliant radio host, a funny and witty person.
One thing he isn’t though, is soft on people who don’t treat Miami with respect when they deserve it.
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When you’re marrying into Hollywood, you tend to do things different. As this video will show, I’m sure things will be a lot different after the August 30th wedding of Wade and Gabrielle Union.
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I hope that Stephen A Smith and every other analyst that works for sports giant ESPN today realizes what a hypocritical company they work for. Surely the nice paychecks make up for some of the inadequacies of said employer and Smith could be chilling on the beautiful beaches of St Thomas right now, but i am disgusted by his suspension. Read the rest of this entry »
By definition, it means “the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.”
The last part of the definition is very telling “…behavior that one does not necessarily agree with”. Read the rest of this entry »