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Basketball Hall of Fame [Sep. 11th, 2009|08:36 pm]
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littledrummrboy
Anyone watching the inductions?
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Super Bowl thoughts [Feb. 1st, 2009|11:24 pm]
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littledrummrboy
Tomlin just became the first black head coach to win the Super Bowl when it wasn't already a forgone conclusion that such was going to happen.

Put another way, he's the first black head coach to beat a white one.
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What To Watch [Jan. 28th, 2009|09:19 pm]
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littledrummrboy
So as you anxiously await the start of the 2009 collegiate lacrosse season (surely I'm not the only one!) check out The Morgan Lacrosse Story, a great documentary about the Morgan State lacrosse team, which is to date the first and only varsity lacrosse program at an HBCU. Good watch.
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Boxing Forum [Jul. 30th, 2008|05:50 am]
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balistik94
Hey wassup guys. It's common knowledge that most of the greatest boxers ever were black so if some of you are interested in a sport that's part of the black culture then check out this place : http://www.boxingforum.com/ we talk about current fighters bu we also have a history section and a training section for those who wanna practice and have questions. See you there!
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Sherman L. Maxwell, 100, Sportscaster and Writer, Dies [Jul. 22nd, 2008|03:45 pm]
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littledrummrboy
Sherman L. Maxwell, a chronicler of Negro league baseball and, some believe, the first black sports broadcaster, died on Wednesday in West Chester, Pa. Maxwell, known as Jocko, was 100 and had lived most of his life in Newark [NJ].

The cause was complications of pneumonia, said his son, Bruce Maxwell.

A lifelong sports enthusiast — those closest to him said he was sports-obsessed — Mr. Maxwell made his living as a postal clerk in Newark and, according to his sister, Berenice Maxwell Cross, was rarely paid for his radio work.

He reportedly began his radio career in 1929 at the age of 22, and although accounts differ on where, most point to WNJ, known in the 1920s as “the voice of Newark” and owned by Herman Lubinsky, later a co-founder of the jazz and gospel label Savoy Records. Many who have written about Mr. Maxwell and that radio era said he was the first black person to broadcast sports.
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source: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/sports/19maxwell.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries&oref=slogin
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ESPYs [Jul. 21st, 2008|09:06 pm]
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littledrummrboy
Did anyone watch the Espy awards? The highlight of the night was the Arthur Ashe Courage Award going to Tommie Smith and John Carlos the two US track athletes who displayed the fist on the podium at the medal ceremony during the 1968 Olympics (they serve as the background of this community page).
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Season tickets [Jul. 15th, 2008|09:50 pm]
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littledrummrboy
Are any of you season ticketholders, at any level (college, pros, major, minor leagues, etc.)? Have you been or do you aspire to be?
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America's Pastime past its prime for American blackfolk? [Jun. 30th, 2008|09:41 am]
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littledrummrboy
Just thought I'd ask here, because I was reminded of a trend that I know has been discussed before. Has baseball passed American blackfolk by, or vice versa? This morning, when listening to the sports report on my local hip hop/R&B station, I realized that despite it being the presumptive sport of the summer, they had nothing to say about baseball, and haven't in recent memory on that segment (when I get to listen to it). Today's talk was tennis, track and field, and fantasy football. In contrast, during football or basketball season, they will often come back with updates on notable games from the night before, especially coming back from a weekend. On the one hand, we don't have a local team, as we do with basketball and football, but beyond that, is Black America over baseball? Are you over baseball?
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And somewhere, David Stern is changing his jizz-filled pants [May. 30th, 2008|10:35 pm]
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freezer
It's Lakers/Celtics in the NBA Finals.

My prediction: Anti-climactic Lakers in 5.
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Flopping (or, European Basketball) [May. 29th, 2008|06:43 pm]
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papi
The NBA is going to impose fines on players who blatantly flop, starting next season.

I love it.
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