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The real story of the “beef” between Harper, Wells and Jones

This morning on the Today Show, Lolo Jones was interviewed after yet another loss in the Olympics 100 meter hurdle.She got emotional when talking about a media scrutiny surfaced about her two days before her run. You can read that story here

Here’s the video of Jones on the Today Show

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At another studio the winners of silver and bronze in the 100m hurdle Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper appeared with Michelle Beadle, and spoke about their discontent with they way they have not been covered the last four years in contrast to how Lolo Jones has been covered.  Here’s their conversation

Did they come off a little catty? Yes. The looks, the curling of the lips, the “boom…just like that” at the end, weren’t necessary. But Harper and Wells have a case, that I will get to shortly.

There’s been a lot of dialogue on social media on who is salty, who is to blame and why is Lolo Jones crying about attention. But I would like to get to what is the root of this whole discussion. Black skin vs. Light skin in the African American community.

Before you scrunch up your face and say “ugh…here we go talking about race again”, don’t forget that the two parties in question are Black. The media will take what they feel is the more marketable face and run with it. Lolo Jones has been homeless. She’s been on tv and was asked about her relationships and why she is still a virgin. She’s gotten the big endorsements and the “airtime”. Wells and Harper haven’t, and they are Olympic medalist, while Jones has struggled in her last two Olympiads. You heard Harper said she has had struggles to, and her story was pushed to the side.

I do believe it’s an issue of the more marketable look or face being put in front of the story. This is the Anna Kournikova thing happening in track. Lolo Jones can’t control that the media wants to focus on her (positively or negatively). Kellie Wells and Dawn Harper may or may not know this, but the hate towards them should be tempered in my opinion.

Hopefully this latest schism can begin the dialogue about whether or not media gravitates towards the pretty lighter skinned face, rather than the pretty darker skinned face.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Sprinter sent home after meeting with wife

Much has been reported about the Olympic Village in this and every olympics and what goes on there. It’s basically an orgy. Hundreds of single men and women, who for the most part are all in their athletic prime of their lives. Housed up in a dorm type setting for a couple weeks with nothing but downtime between training and their competition, have nothing else to do but sex and sex some more. Hundreds of thousands of condoms were sent to the village in hopes that the men and women will protect them selves no matter the cost.

Kim Collins is a sprinter from St. Kitts and Nevis, a tiny island nation in the Caribbean. He carried the flag during the opening ceremonies.  He was set to perform in his 5th olympiad this summer participating in the 100 meter dash. Unfortunately he won’t get to do so, because he’s been sent home. Why? Because he may have spent too much time with his wife and kids, huddled up in a hotel away from the Olympic village, which is against team rules.

He tweeted the news to his followers

“My fans. I won’t lie. Won’t be running later tonight.”

Another message read

“Even men in prison get their wives to visit.”

Kim is still eligible to perform in the 200 meter and the 4×100 meter, but hasn’t indicated if he will as of yet.

If he clearly broke team and country rules by visiting his wife for an extended period of time, then he has to deal with the punishment. They could have sent him home and not let him have the opportunity to participate in the other two events. However we could look at why he stayed away for those few days. Was it because of the lamp breaking that was going on at the village? Is something wrong with his wife or kids?

We may never know.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Serena Williams wins first singles gold, c-walk’s in delight

Serena Williams has done what not many women before her have done in the world of Tennis. She won gold.

She beat Maria “Covergirl” Sharapova in straight sets 6-0, 6-1 to win her first ever gold medal in women’s singles.

She’s also the 1st woman to win all four Grand Slams and a gold medal in both singles AND doubles.

And she’s not done yet. Sister Venus and her have a doubles gold medal to defend later this afternoon.

After the victory, Serena breaks out into a dance made popular by Snoop Dogg, called the “C-Walk”. Here’s footage courtesy of SB Nation.

 

 

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Don’t look for Gabby Douglas on a Wheaties box

She’s taken her talents to Corn Flakes!

According to Sports Business Journal, Douglas signed a sponsorship deal with Kellogg’s after winning the gold medal. She had already signed on to do the Kellogg’s Tour of Champions, a 40-city tour where she and other Olympians will perform for screaming throngs of tweens and their parents. (Parents, buy ear plugs. You’ll thank me later.)

 

GD is set to make millions over the next four years in endorsements. The Corn Flakes deal was her second major endorsement deal, after signing with Proctor and Gamble before the London games.

Not bad for a girl who was not even remotely looked at getting a gold in London because of Jordyn Wieber.

Go Gabby!

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Serena Williams advances to singles gold medal match

All that moaning for nothing.

I’m speaking of course about  Victoria Azarenka, known for her tennis skills, and her orgasmic moan each time she hits the ball. On Friday afternoon, Serena Williams vanquished Victoria and her moaning, as she beat her in straight sets 6-1, 6-2. Williams will now advance to play Maria Sharapova in the gold medal match. She is 8-2 versus Sharapova.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Nike “Find Your Greatness” commercial for Olympics

The bright minds at Nike have done it again. Here’s another one of their commercial gems set to make it’s debut during the Olympics.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEzW1WRFTg&feature=player_embedded

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.

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Nike tweets USA Basketball Team Pic

I will admit this looks nice. Intimidating. Patriotic. And just plain ole mean.

This picture was tweeted out by Nike, giving us a glimpse at the new uni’s that the team will wear in London this summer.

Notice Lebron James positioned in the forefront of all the other players. I’m just saying. No question who is the best player in the NBA…with or without a ring. For now anyway.

About Ed

Ed is one half of the Sports Brothers. He has been in the radio industry for 14 years working in several formats including urban and talk. Upon returning to Miami in 2006 and working at WTPS, he and Jeff Fox were paired up and started The Sports Brothers.