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Thank God For 2016! 2015 hands down was the worst year of my life! * *Lost the women I loved,the mother of my kids, my Dogg.. I had to walk away from the only thing I've wanted, MY OWN FAMILY! "They call that karma" To being traded away from a team...
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I feel sorry for Matt Barnes and the Charles Barkley’s and other of African American decent who feel they have a right to use the N-word. Just because something is said or done by others and is popular does not make it right / useful/ helpful. Fortunately you guys have the attention of national media so at least this gets discussed. Unfortunately your celebrity status has co-signs others feeling justified perpetuating an age-old derogatory stamp/ curse. No “we don’t have to get use to it!” The power of the WORD matters. The mindset of Nigga is a disease that for too many of young, poor African Americans is a negative part of our identity or how we have been taught to see ourselves. The toll this mistaken identity has taken on people in this country African Americans in...
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Dear Kendra and Alexa, Beyond the heroics on the field, and say, a Super Bowl victory, why a young fan takes to any one football player is a mystery. A personal attraction. In Oakland, the capitol of Raider Nation, the years I was a kid there we had everyone from the Black Panthers, the Hell's Angels, the Zodia Killer, and Charley O. Finley. And, we had the Raiders... Your father, with his left-handedness and those two bad knees, displayed a permanent smile of bemusement that said -- win or lose -- "ain't this fun?" I really did see in him the honor to be found in playing the game, of using one's god given talent, of taking pleasure in the effort. That Ken Stabler came from the likes of Alabama yet played right there in my home town helped me understand the variety found in...
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Dear Mike Woodson, Let me start by saying I’m sorry. Last season, I wrote (endlessly) in this space that you were the main culprit of the Knicks’ failures. It was your switching defense that turned New York into one of the worst units on that end of the floor in the NBA. It was your inability to hold all your players accountable in the same way without playing favorites that killed chemistry. It was the isolation offense that put too much onus on Carmelo Anthony that stagnated the offense. It was your late-game play calls, or lack thereof, that often ended in contested Melo 22-foot jump shots after a boring isolation play that turned potential wins into losses. It was terrible to watch, and all those things were, in fact, your fault. But it was better than the first 24 games we’...
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Dear Dr. Rabinowitz, Last Thursday afternoon, a good friend died and a piece of who I am went with it. When you shut down the football program with no warning; no cries for help; no rallying of the troops…all I have left is a burning empty feeling that used to be Hofstra University. After it sunk in, I was shocked at whose hands were on the killing trigger. What you did was equivalent to a mafia hit. We all know you did not give the Hofstra football family a chance to “save” the program because maybe you knew we would have been able to keep this program a float, even if we had to fund it ourselves. There are too many great people who Hofstra football calls as alumni that would not let this program die; you obviously never connected with that group. I regret your...
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Mr. Mark Emmert, I am a current senior at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. I am about to enter my final season on the Allegheny Women’s Lacrosse Team this upcoming semester. My experience with this team has seen its ups and downs but they are my family and I wouldn’t trade my experience with this team for the world. Only one thing has hindered me from having the truly amazing experience that every collegiate athlete should get—injuries, of which I have had my fair share; a separated shoulder, a broken hand, two stress fractures, and two very awful concussions. The first concussion I received was my freshman year in one of my first conference games against the College of Wooster; I was out for almost the rest of the season because of this concussion. And my second was...
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Florida has long been considered a state for racial discord and racial injustice. In October of 1920, there was the racial injustice of four Black men being lynched in Macclenny, Florida under suspicion of being connected to a man who potentially killed a White farmer. Due to the lynch mob continually seeking justice, most of the Black citizens in Macclenny deserted the area for fear of further violent attacks. In January of 1923, another racial injustice was the massacre of the predominantly Black town of Rosewood, Florida after a White woman made rape accusations against a Black man, which led to the violent riots and the murder of several innocent African Americans. In 1946, while playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers Triple A team, the Montreal Royals, Jackie Robinson was ran out...
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A tell tale sign that things aren’t right at a football club is the emergence of supporter open letters being published in local newspapers and club-related websites. MOMS has had a few emailed in during the past month or so. This very thorough one by Andy McKeon is certainly a great example of the kind of concern Villa supporters are feeling right now and it’s certainly makes some valid points. UTV With Aston Villa lumbering from one crisis to another I think it’s time that the owner and board were finally held to account for the disastrous state the club currently find themselves in. In any other walk of life in a failing organisation those in charge would at least be expected to explain themselves, yet at Aston Villa the continued silence and lack of communication continues. Not...
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Dear Basketball, From the moment I started rolling my dad’s tube socks And shooting imaginary Game-winning shots In the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was real: I fell in love with you. A love so deep I gave you my all — From my mind...
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I write to you regarding an alternative proposal for the changes to the Formula One technical regulations for 2017 and beyond. I have been employed as an engineer within various F1 teams for ten seasons now, so am aware of the political manoeuvring that can be involved in the process of changing regulations; I do not expect anything to come of my writing but hope that it may raise a few questions or result in some lateral thinking in the minds of those who are deciding the future technical direction of the sport, for the good of the sport. Instantaneous power of a Formula One car's internal combustion engine is currently limited by the installation of a mandatory, homologated FIA fuel flow sensor; a value for maximum allowed fuel flow is set, dependant upon engine speed, and if...
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