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The NFL may need to tighten up that Twitter policy

Robert Henson (58) is untied from the goal post by a teammate during a hazing at training camp.

Redskins rookie linebacker, Robert Henson had some strong words for Redskins fans on his Twitter page the other day. Now his account is down.

After the Redskins 9-7 victory over the St Louis Rams last Sunday, Henson… Continue

Posted by Chris Wilder on September 22, 2009 at 11:30pm

NBA players must be in need of more policing

Shaq takes a call

David Stern in an interview with Yahoo! Sports, said that the NBA will be introducing guidelines for using Twitter (and presumably Facebook and others) in the near future. The NFL recently announced their own guidelines… Continue

Posted by Chris Wilder on September 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Baseball's "Charlie Hustle" - Pete Rose

Pete Rose recently made some comments about steroid use on the Dan Patrick Radio Show. We realize that many have no interest in hearing from Pete Rose about baseball because of his admitted gambling on the game and his Cincinnati Reds team as a player and a manager. We also know that the Dowd Report, commissioned by major league baseball to investigate Rose, says that there is no evidence that Rose bet against his team. Pete Rose was a gambler and… Continue

Posted by The insider on May 20, 2009 at 12:53pm

Marbury: Believe it or not, the Right Move

Photo courtesy Reuters

Marbury: Believe it or not, the Right Move

by Roy S. Johnson

The Boston Celtics had no choice, really.

When I first heard in the wind awhile back that the reigning NBA champions were looking to sign the NBA’s reigning castaway, Stephan Marbury, I laughed out loud. I mean scared-my-kids out loud. Needed a tissue and a glass… Continue

Posted by The insider on March 7, 2009 at 9:08am

Blood in the Stands

50 Cent ready to play a little baseball

This "Rap on Sports" thing is continuing. Now, in order to promote his new video game, "Blood in the Sand," 50 Cent was interviewed on ESPNews about sports issues of the day. A-Rod taking steroids... Plaxico Burress and the gun situation... even the reporter that asked Jim Calhoun about… Continue

Posted by Chris Wilder on February 26, 2009 at 4:30am

Is Phelps a Toke(n)

Michael Phelps showing breath control

Michael Phelps in all his Olympic glory was photographed taking a hit of marijuana from a bong. That’s a water pipe for those of you so prudish as to not know. The incident happened last November but the picture just surfaced last week.

In the time since, the public reaction has been mixed… sort of. USA Swimming first commended Phelps for his honesty and in his taking responsibility for the incident.…


Posted by Chris Wilder on February 12, 2009 at 5:00pm

The Fastest Man on the Planet

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He’s called the “fastest man on the planet”, and I’m not talking about Usain Bolt. I’m talking about James “Bubba” Stewart, the 2007 AMA Supercross Champion and the 2008 AMA Motocross National Champion, and he’s black. With his father, James Sr. being a motocross enthusiast, James Jr. got started in the sport early and had the most successful amateur career in American motocross history, winning 11… Continue

Posted by Proc on February 6, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

What recession?

When it comes to NBA merchandise, Kobe Bryant doesn't have to look over his shoulder, he has the most popular player jersey in the league. Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers' 11-time All-Star, regained the top spot on the NBA's list, bumping 2008 No. 1 Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics to second.

Bryant had the most popular jersey in 2007. The Lakers are a Western Conference-best 35-9 this season.

The league's rankings are based on… Continue

Posted by The insider on January 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Barack's Influence Must Be Rubbing Off Already

Florida State safety, Myron Rolle won a Rhodes Scholarship one day back in November and then raced to a game later that night making it in time for the second half. Just to be clear, being a Rhodes scholar is a big deal. This was Bill Clinton's hustle back in the day.

Now, Myron has decided to forgo the NFL Draft and attend Oxford University in the UK and the… Continue

Posted by Chris Wilder on January 14, 2009 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

Jim Rice Is Finally Voted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame

He crushed baseballs for 16 Boston summers, rarely pausing to take a bow, shake a hand, or play the fool for the 6 o'clock standup. When his career was over, he hung around to teach hitting and, amazingly, wound up behind a television sports desk, offering opinions before and after Red Sox games.

In 20 years of retirement, Jim Rice never acknowledged that he cared about the Hall of Fame. He wasn't going to tell us how much it hurt if he… Continue

Posted by The insider on January 13, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Many More Miles to Go

Okay this is a good one. Darius Miles who we all remember as the third overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft when the LA Clippers took him straight from high school, was waived by the Portland Trailblazers back in 2006 when it was determined that he was medically unable to play because of a micro-fracture in his knee. Well, fast forward two years and he’s ready to play. The only issue is that that poses a problem for the Trailblazers. They still owe… Continue

Posted by Chris Wilder on January 9, 2009 at 6:00pm

The Obama Effect: Sports Still has Plenty of “Firsts” to go

By Roy S. Johnson

In the days following Barack Obama’s historic election, a friend mused that the 44th President of the United States might be the “last first,” that in breaking what might be described as the ultimate color barrier, Obama might represent the last person of color whose ascension to a lofty position of power is cause for recognition, if not… Continue

Posted by The insider on November 30, 2008 at 12:00am

A Fresh Perspective on Michael Vick

We wanted to hear from an Atlanta native and Falcons fan on the case of imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick. We thought it would be important to hear a young black fan's perspective. Listen to the three minute interview.

A fresh perspective on Michael Vick from… Continue

Posted by The insider on December 11, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

What's Fair Is Fair Unless We're Talking Sports Broadcasting

There is a segment of our culture that has done a terrible job of conveying accurate and insightful information to the public. I'm talking about sports broadcasters and reporters. As a sports fan, I have been listening to sports radio for years. I was recently listening to a sports talk show on satellite radio hosted by a brash, loud-mouthed, opinionated commentator, named Chris "Mad Dog" Russo, quite a name for someone who has never “laced them… Continue

Posted by The insider on December 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Gary Sheffield Questions The Legitimacy of Baseball's "Hall of Fame."

The always out spoken Gary Sheffield, current Detroit Tiger and former New York Yankee, made a comment to reporters during spring training last year about the Baseball Hall of Fame. His point was very simple but one that is rarely ever raised when discussing the greats of baseball’s golden era. Sheffield was asked, as he enters the twilight of his career, what he thinks of his legacy in baseball and whether upon retirement he will be looking… Continue

Posted by The insider on July 4, 2008 at 12:00am — 3 Comments

Cullen Jones Sets American Swimming Record At the Olympic Trials

Cullen Jones rocketed to an American record in the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials on the Fourth of July. Jones touched the wall in 21.59 seconds, lowering the old mark of 21.76 set by Gary Hall Jr. at the 2000 trials. Jones is not the first elite-level black swimmer in the U.S. "There were a number before me. But the problem is, they didn't get exposure. Maritza Correira (2004 silver medalist in the 4x100 relay) got exposure… Continue

Posted by The insider on July 11, 2008 at 8:30am — 3 Comments


Black Coaches

Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith embrace after A historic Super BowlHistory is made at Super Bowl XLIHow soon we forget. For years, we heard little subtle attempts at justifying why we don’t have more…Continue

Started by The insider May 9, 2008.

What happened to the NBA's "rogue" referee Tim Donaghy?

Stern, Donaghy and the NBAThe commissioner of the NBA, David Stern, was recently embarrassed when it was leaked that one of his elite NBA referees was embroiled in a plot together with organized…Continue

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Started by The insider May 9, 2008.

Foreign athletes in baseball 1 Reply

American Past Time?Now that the current baseball season is just over a week old, this is a good time to talk about “America’s favorite pastime,” baseball. We remember the famous Saturday Night Live…Continue

Started by The insider. Last reply by Lance Williams May 29, 2008.


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