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I was having a conversation the other day after someone asked, is there still racism in America? This may sound like an absurd question, but it is still pops up these days. Especially since we have the first Black president in American history. It's as if the election of Barack Obama was supposed to douse the flames of 300+ years of racism in America. Unfortunately it doesn't and won't work that easily. When it came time for me to answer that question, I had a very simple reply.
Randy Shannon makes his return to Florida. Things are starting to get real interesting among the big 3 of college football in the state of Florida. Well, at least for two of the three anyway. With the Seminoles out of the national championship picture after losing to Oregon in the national semi final, and the Hurricanes season coming to a merciful end at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Duck Commander bowl, the Florida Gators were 1.) getting ready for their Birmingham Bowl matchup against
The Black Mamba has finally caught his idol at least in one category. Kobe Bryant this past weekend finally eclipsed Michael Jordan as the number three most prolific scorer in NBA history. He moved into third place behind Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Like most misunderstood and under
Even in the world of sports, Blacks are viewed differently
An interesting thing happened last week that went unnoticed. In the midst of the many protests that were occurring around the nation in response to the grand jury decisions involving the shooting of Mike Brown in Missouri and the choking death Eric Garner in New York City, something happened in sports that further solidifies how Black men are looked upon and treated differently than white men in this country. And it happened in the world of sports.
Will 'The U' ever return?
'It’s a few days removed since the Miami Hurricanes lost a golden opportunity to beat the still undefeated Florida State Seminoles, and I’ve yet to come out of this depressing lull. Most Miami fans had grandiose ideas of beating FSU and re-emerging as a topic of discussion and no longer being the butt of jokes. But as this painful sting of reality still lingers, Miami is still not close to being back to “The U”. At these dark times I often wonder will the “U” ever be back? I went into this game with such high hopes. I was excited. The team was excited. The fans were excited. After the game I felt like someone slashed my tires, stole my girlfriend and kicked my dog for good measure.
So far, so good for the Heat
With the NBA season just a week or two into the new season, some things appear to be clearly evident. The Miami Heat might really miss LeBron James, after all it is well documented that he is the game’s best player but you wouldn't know it from the way they've played to start the season. So far this team looks good. What a pleasant surprise they have been, at least to those who doubted the heart of this Heat franchise. As things look now and yes it is fairly early in this new season but the Miami Heat look more like a complete team than any of us may have thought.
Bad move, Kellen Winslow, Sr.
Before I wrote this column, I sought advice from other journalist about the fine line between being objective and being emotional when writing. I was a journalism major for a short while when I decided that the classes were too boring so I gravitated towards radio where it was much more fun. I've always had a "gift" when writing, I just never wanted to have it refined. My friend who writes for the Florida Times Union said her college professor taught that you always start with the facts, and build your story from there in hopes of bringing on emotions. Well here goes.
It’s a crazy thought once you think of it but . . . the Dallas Cowboys may very well be the best team in the NFL. Yes they could be America's team again just like the good ole days when Jimmy Johnson famously yelled “How bout dem Cowboys!!” It has been many years since the guys with the star on their helmets became the darlings of America. Cowboys fans have magically reappeared from whatever rock they have been hiding under the last 20 years or so. The shocking truth is nobody saw this coming – nobody. The prognosis was that this was going to be a historically bad defense that had just lost its best player, DeMarcus Ware, to free
Mark D'Onofrio needs to go
I’m not sure how one goes about firing one of their most loyal and best friends, but Al Golden better figure it out faster than Mark D’Onofrio can figure out that Nebraska is going to keep running the ball. It is time for a change on the defensive side of the ball. D’Onofrio’s lack of adjustments, preparation and coaching has cost the Hurricanes another victory and now it has been one too many. For too long under Golden’s regime has the thorn in the Miami Hurricanes’ side been the defensive coaching and game planning. The Hurricanes need a change and Golden needs to fire D’Onofrio — now.
NFL football is back in action
NFL football returned this past weekend and there were some fantastic finishes all over the league. Even Miami Dolphins fans here in South Florida were treated to a rout of the hated New England Patriots. Everything was festive until this past Monday when the video surfaced of the elevator confrontation between Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his then fiancee. Needless to say