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General Discussion Forum / Re: Had a Colonoscopy Today
« on: December 23, 2020, 03:30:06 PM »
I have my first colonoscopy scheduled for December 29th. COVID test done, prescription filled. Just waiting for the appointment.
Our health is very important and I’m really glad to hear that we can openly discuss this important health screening.

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Exceptional acting and a well written screenplay. Viola Davis and Chadwick Bozeman were phenomenal!

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He’s the worst kind of narcissist. He wants all of the praise (Even undeserved praise) and doesn’t want any blame for the mess he’s created.

November 3rd and January 20th cannot come soon enough!

If he pulls this s**t off November 3rd and January 20th aren't going to matter. :no:
He’s trying to create chaos and present himself as the law and order president. We have to get out and vote in numbers that sends a clear message that the country wants a leadership change.

He’s the worst kind of narcissist. He wants all of the praise (Even undeserved praise) and doesn’t want any blame for the mess he’s created.

November 3rd and January 20th cannot come soon enough! 

« on: September 09, 2020, 08:34:04 AM »
Strike, David Pollack is from Snellville which isn't far from Athens that played for Georgia. As I stated in my initial start of this thread, I wasn't surprised by his stoic facial expression during that entire moment of emotional flood gates by Kirk Herbstreit and Maria Taylor. Yes, Desmond was crying. He was wiping away his tears in his subtle way. I thought Rece Davis went to Alabama. I could've sworn he mentioned it on ESPN one time that he went to BAMA, but never brings it up because of any biases. I maybe wrong. I've watched it 3 times and every time I found myself shed a tear because it was heartfelt and genuine. Also, Kirk was on Paul Finebaum yesterday and Paul asked him about that moment. Kirk stated that he didn't know what he was going to say, but he did know he wanted to say the quote from Coach David Shaw of Stanford. He stated that it wasn't planned nor rehearsed when it happened. He just watched the segment live like everyone else and hit him hard.

that's all...
I watched the video several times and I found myself fighting back tears also. 

« on: September 08, 2020, 11:51:42 PM »
^^^thank both you bruthas (EB and YOGI) for your responses.

I was completely unaware of this whole issue involving Maria Taylor’s round table with the Power 5 ballers, and the ESPN analysts discussion of same, until YOGI started this thread. I normally would have actually seen the season opening episode of Gameday live, but have just not been able to work up the interest and enthusiasm this season with Covid and all.  :shrug:

What REALLY disturbs me about all of this is that along with the ANNUAL exploitation of these young black ballers, now they’ve got to deal with a deadly virus floating around, and the possibility of infecting other students, family members, and friends.

Ok, now your humble poster feels like crying as I mentally attempt to absorb all of these issues.   :'(

The blood that Jesus shed for me....
Thank you Brutha. We have had to absorb a lot this year as a community. These last four years have been a weight on all our shoulders. It doesn’t help that president has politicized everything that related to the safe reopening of the country.

Nothing but respect to you!!!!

« on: September 08, 2020, 07:46:09 PM »
Eagle Banker^^^read every word of your post. And was not inclined to respond until I read the very last sentence of your post, specifically requesting me to do so. And so here goes:

1) When I mentioned the name of the sistah broadcaster whose name you could not remember, I was simply providing that information for you. There was no other motive involved. Your response reeked of a tad of sarcasm which I did not understand given the reasons I offered the name that I just stated. At a minimum, it illustrates one of the problems with a forum like this where the inability to actually SEE the poster invites unnecessary and unmerited  snide- like comments. But I am ALWAYS pleased when a poster on this board provide information I couldn’t remember at the time of my posting, OR, correct inaccuracies.

2) My comment about not seeing Des Howard “crying” on the clip was NOT intended to impugn your observations, it was simply to state that in the clips I saw of the “zoom” discussion, I simply didn’t see it. So, without question, I accept what you state that you observed Des crying. And I even mentioned in my earlier post^^^that it would be “understandable” if he was “emotional”. To disabuse you of any notions that I was putting forth the typical black male objection to seeing black men “cry,” that was the furthest thing from my mind. During these very trying times for black men (and women) in this country, it is therapeutic and constructive for bruthas TO cry. The alternative is to engage in wanton and violent behavior which, in the aggregate, does not serve black folks best interest. And, finally.........

3) NOTHING in my comments about KH should have been construed to conclude that I questioned his “sincerity”.  I was just STRUCK bY his display of emotions, juxtaposed with the other three white males on the zoom panel. I just wondered, for example, if there was something specific about KH’s background that made him develop some affinity to black people and our hopes, fears and causes. Anyway, at a minimum, Kirk definitely gets the “invite” to the barbeque.

Anyway, boss, am always delighted and cherish the opportunity to “chop it up” with you or any other peep on this board.

Blessings on your day!
Banker to Lawyer, I read your response and appreciate your thoughtful and carefully worded reply.
I also reread your first response and recognize the difference in tone. Perhaps my interpretation was based on some of the implications in your statements or based on the sensitive nature of this topic but non the less my perception is my reality.

Be well my friend!!!

« on: September 08, 2020, 03:32:38 PM »
Eagle Banker^^^the sistah’s name is Maria Taylor, an analyst/commentator for ESPN college football and other sports, and she is very good at her job. She hosted the round table discussion with football players from Power 5 schools, a discussion of which precipitated Kirk Herbstreit’s emotions.

I was aware of this thread the day it was posted three days ago, but wanted to first hear from other peeps before chiming in. I am a big fan of ESPN College Gameday, and therefore am familiar with all of the people joining Kirk and Maria on the discussion.

I didn’t think that Des Howard was crying when I saw the video of the discussion, but being the only black male among the analysts, and having balled for Michigan and winning the Heisman, it certainly is understandable if he was emotional.

As another poster mentioned^^^, David Pollack, whiteboy who balled at Georgia, just sat there on the panel looking in as if he didn’t have a CLUE what the conversation was all about. I honestly don’t think dude gives a rat’s a.z.z about the issues the ballers discussed with Maria. Sorry, but he has always impressed me as just a prototypical good ole fashioned southern whiteboy.

Coach Lee Corso is rather the old curmudgeon on the show. But he was one of the main ones who pushed for Des Howard to be a regular panelist in Gameday some years back, so he gets big props for that. Rece Davis is the anchor for College Gameday and, bless his heart, he tries very hard to overcome the fact that he is a whiteboy from Mississippi and an Ole Miss alum, and all the racial garbage tied up in his heritage. He appears to have even consciously softened that ole Mississippi whiteboy twang.

So that leaves, then, Kirk Herbstreit, the subject of this thread. I literally CRINGED the first time I saw the video of Herbstreit crying discussing the round table. I could not - and still don’t - understand why the subject matter upset him so much. The other white males barely seemed moved by the topic. Why was Kirk so upset?

Someone please explain.  :shrug:
I watched the broadcast live, I guess I was looking for anything that resembled football this fall. ESPN College Gameday was the best that I could do on a Saturday morning. Typically I’d be driving from Charlotte to Durham for an NCCU football game.

Perhaps you didn’t see the entire clip in which Desmond wiped his left eye much in the way that we men wipe our eyes when we don’t want others to notice us crying.

In my statement I was clear that I didn’t know her name and apologized for it. But thank you for sharing her name. I’ll be sure to make a note of it for future reference

In terms of Kirk’s empathy. While I am angry, tired and frustrated with how our community has been treated, the purpose of the Black Lives Matter movement and peaceful protests are to get others to join us in our fight for equality.  Kirk remarked that White people should join arm in arm with us to protest the injustice. His expression wasn’t behind closed doors where most express their disgust in how we are treated, it was on national television in plain view by millions.

I don’t know how you could watch the full video and not feel some level of sincerity from Kirk. It was clear that his peers felt that his remarks were genuine. Maria was moved to tears and was visibly crying on set.

So help me understand what your opinion was of the  video?  Help me better see your point of view.

« on: September 07, 2020, 11:29:07 PM »
I watched this broadcast live and Desmond Howard and the young African American lady (Sorry I don’t know her name) were both in tears. 
Kirk spoke from his heart and I hope millions of Americans felt it in the way that I did.

Bless Him..!!!!

His acknowledgement that he benefited because of his race is a step in the right direction.

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I've been reduced to watching the show for the female eye candy :shrug:. The writing has dissolved to laughable levels and the acting is worse.
The female eye candy is quite nice.

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College basketball has a much better chance of survival in this pandemic if they follow the NBA blueprint.

College basketball teams have to create the same bubble around their players as the NBA did around their teams.

Sports Forum / Re: NCCU Releases 5 Year (2020-2025) Strategic Plan
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:13:05 PM »
Exceptional plan. Ingrid and team did a phenomenal job in preparing a plan for NCCU’s athletic future!

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Sports Forum / Are you letting your child play sports this fall
« on: July 31, 2020, 08:53:28 PM »
I may allow my 9 year old son to play fall baseball as long as I feel confident that I can keep him out of the dugout.
What will help me make my final decision is what safety protocols the league requires  on and off the field.

It was entertaining.

They didn’t have to kill her daughters boyfriend. . Shameful.

Ever hear about posting SPOILERS?
Sorry M&G

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