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Sports Forum / Re: The Battle of the Bay (Hampton/Norfolk State)
« on: September 28, 2015, 04:19:48 PM »
Have to understand the Norfolk State fans mindset. I'd love for a crowd of 20,000 to  showed up. Not going to happen in Norfolk when there is a forecast rain most of the day.  :shrug:


Sports Forum / Re: MEAC Basketball Jan 17th and 19th
« on: January 19, 2015, 02:44:23 PM »
The Eagles are in the driver seat right now. I see them not losing a conference game this season. My Spartans won't see them again unless both teams make it to the championship game of the MEAC tournament.

Sports Forum / Re: Norfolk State Alum Honored by NCAA
« on: January 19, 2015, 02:38:27 PM »

Sports Forum / Re: MEAC Basketball Jan 17th and 19th
« on: January 18, 2015, 11:09:36 PM »
Congrats Eagles, my Spartans had their chances. Just couldn't seal the deal in the end.

Sports Forum / Re: Morgan State Lone HBCU In FCS Playoffs
« on: November 26, 2014, 06:02:49 PM »

Sports Forum / Re: I am truly Devastated.... Jesus get me through it....
« on: November 17, 2014, 05:12:58 PM »

Maybe next year getupram. Have a nice day. ;D

Sports Forum / Re: NSU Brings back Labor Day Classic
« on: October 09, 2014, 01:10:33 AM »
I am all for it because right now we're playing an entire slate of difficult OOC games against top FCS or Bowl Subdivision PWCs. Until we're a "top" team there's very little benefit to us. When we play teams like Liberty or Maine in Norfolk it's not like they bring a ton of fans or exposure otherwise. The FBS beatdown paydays aren't all that, plus they are about to end anyway.

Not to mention this game brings fans in the stadium.


ECSU vs Norfolk State ... it's been a long time. 

Fish Bowl!!!


No disrespect to the B.E.T. awards show, but I haven't watch the award show for a while now, I must be getting old. :no:

"Peace Be Still" sung by the Emotion.

Jim Kelly, 'Enter the Dragon' star, dies at 67
   Jim Kelly, right, with John Saxon in "Enter the Dragon." (Warner Bros.)
July 1, 2013, 9:51 a.m.
Jim Kelly, an African American actor and martial arts expert who starred opposite Bruce Lee in “Enter the Dragon,” has died at the age of 67.

Kelly, whose credits also included the "blaxploitation" films “Black Belt Jones” and “Three the Hard Way,” died Saturday in San Diego, said his ex-wife, Marilyn Dishman. No cause of death was disclosed.

"I broke down the color barrier -- I was the first black martial artist to become a movie star," Kelly told the Los Angeles Times in 2010. “It's amazing to see how many people still remember that, because I haven't really done much, in terms of movies, in a long time."

Distinguished by an oversized Afro, Kelly played college football but believed he had a better chance at becoming a karate champion than making it into the NFL.

Raised in Millersburg, Ky., and San Diego, where his father ran a locker-rental service for Navy personnel, Kelly excelled at sports in high school and attended the University of Louisville on a football scholarship, but he abruptly quit school in protest of a coach's racist treatment of a fellow player.

He discovered karate by chance in the mid-1960s and quickly made it his life's focus. By decade's end, he was living in Los Angeles, studying and competing with prominent martial artists and teaching at his own karate school.

"My ultimate goals were to get into the movie business, to become famous, to make a lot of money and motivate and inspire young people, people of all nationalities and colors," Kelly said.

Black Belt Jones........,0,852055.story



Spartans Take Home 3 Top MEAC Football Awards; 10 Named All-Conference

Matt Michalec, SID

11/22/2011 5:46:00 PM

2011 All-MEAC Football Teams
NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State claimed three of the top five MEAC postseason awards as the conference released its 2011 honorees on Tuesday. Senior quarterback Chris Walley (Tallahassee, Fla.) was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Pete Adrian was named MEAC Coach of the Year, and junior right tackle Blake Matthews was selected Offensive Lineman of the Year in voting by league coaches and sports information directors.
Walley and Matthews were two of NSU’s school-record seven All-MEAC first-team performers. In all, the Spartans had 10 All-MEAC selections, tying the 2007 team for most in school history. Other first-team honorees include senior left tackle Kendall Noble, junior receiver Xavier Boyce, senior nose guard Josh Turner, senior linebacker Corwin Hammond and senior placekicker Ryan Estep. Second-team picks were junior tight end Joe Hawkins, senior defensive lineman Joey Christine and senior free safety DeVonte Reynolds.
Walley is NSU’s first-ever MEAC Offensive Player of the Year. He led the MEAC in passing yards (2,309), completion percentage (69.2), efficiency (148.54), touchdown passes (17) and total offense (235.0 yards per game). He was a three-time MEAC Offensive Player of the Week selection and earned national FCS Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors from The Sports Network after the win at Savannah State. Walley accounted for 22 touchdowns this year, including a team-best five on the ground. His 2,309 passing yards are third-most for a single season in school history. He shared the award with running back Mike Mayhew of N.C. A&T.
Adrian earned his second MEAC Coach of the Year honor. The Spartans won a Division I era record nine regular-season games, second-most in school history behind the 1984 team that went 10-2 in the CIAA. NSU claimed its first-ever MEAC football title in 2011, the program’s highest-ever FCS national ranking (No. 19 – this week) and will make its first-ever FCS playoff appearance this Saturday. Adrian also won the award in 2007.
Matthews, a first-year starter, started all 11 games at right tackle and was a consistent standout on a line which allowed just 13 sacks in 11 games, second-fewest in the conference. Matthews and his line mates also helped NSU rank second in the MEAC in total offense (392.6 ypg), second in pass offense (225.1) and third in rushing offense (167.5). Matthews was named MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the win over Howard.
Noble earned All-MEAC honors for the third time, but is making his first appearance on the first team. Noble has started 43 straight games and teamed with Matthews as a formidable pair of bookend tackles.
Boyce led NSU with 65 receptions for 725 yards. Boyce, who also caught four touchdown passes, led the MEAC in receptions most of the year before being limited to one catch after a finger injury in the season finale at Morgan State. He ranks 18th nationally with 5.9 receptions per game, and his 65 catches are the most in NSU’s Division I era and second-most for all eras.
Estep led the MEAC and ranks third in the nation in field goals made (1.8 per game). He finished the regular season 20-for-21 on field goal tries and a perfect 33-for-33 on extra points. Estep established a new school record for field goals in a season, breaking Justin Castellat’s record of 15 in 2007. He also led the MEAC in scoring this year with 93 points (8.5 per game).
Turner earned All-MEAC honors for the third time, and a first-team nod for the second time. Despite facing double and sometimes triple-teams as the nose guard in NSU’s 3-4 defense, Turner finished fifth on the team with 44 tackles, including five tackles for loss and two sacks. He also forced a fumble.
Hammond led NSU and tied for fourth in the MEAC with 108 tackles. He also had a team-high 13 tackles for loss to go with 2.5 sacks, two pass breakups, four quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Hammond and his teammates helped NSU rank first in the MEAC and rank in the top five nationally in total defense (266.0 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (15.5 ppg), both the best in NSU’s Division I era.
Hawkins emerged as a standout in his first year as a starting tight end at NSU. He caught 14 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns. Hawkins averaged 14.9 yards per catch, second-highest on the squad for players with at least 10 receptions.
Christine capped off his second full year as a starter with his first All-MEAC honor. Christine started all 11 games and made 44 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, second-most on the team and tied for ninth in the conference. He forced two fumbles and recovered one.
Reynolds was a steady presence for NSU’s No. 2 ranked pass defense. He was fourth on the team with 50 tackles and led the Spartans with three interceptions. Reynolds also broke up three passes for a total of six passes defended.
Bethune-Cookman lineman Ryan Davis was named Defensive Player of the Year and Howard quarterback Greg McGhee earned Rookie of the Year accolades.
NSU led all MEAC schools with 10 total All-MEAC selections and seven first-teamers. Florida A&M was next with eight total All-MEAC picks, Bethune-Cookman and Howard had seven each, South Carolina State had five, Morgan State, North Carolina A&T and Hampton four apiece, and North Carolina Central one. 

I have  two gas grills, one with larva rock to help bring out and the favor. I also have charcoal grill just to change the pace.

I just purchase this one last week

With all the accessories

Gil Scott-Heron spoke on the condition of the times during the Seventies and Eighties. Most of us old heads can relate to the words/ lyrics of the Gil Scott.  Peace Gil Scott your music raised my consciousness to a higher level.

Gil Scott-Heron "B- Movie"

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