Monday, August 21, 2017


Sports reaction from the unbelievable events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

August 15, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Last weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia, represented a small hub for racial anger and angst which also included a terrorist attack that killed someone and injured several others. Last Saturday, white nationalists gathered together to organize in opposition to a plan by local officials to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, Confederate... [Read more...]

Pete Carroll and the importance of a support system.

August 13, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com)  When Pete Carroll made the decision to elect to throw the ball instead of giving it to Marshawn Lynch in the Super Bowl in February of 2015, he was called every name in the book; arrogant, stupid. You name it, he was called it. Indeed, it was a brash and bold move. He skipped his all-time great running back in favor of a pass... [Read more...]

Regarding NFL & Colin Kaepernick – We Can Either Stand Together, Or Bend Over One At A Time.

August 10, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Regarding the Colin Kaepernick controversy. I must be missing a gene or something, because I’ve never understood people’s fascination with sports.  What is it that’s so great about sports?  My father was the very same way.  I once asked him if he ever participated in sports, and he told me, “The only time I ever ran... [Read more...]

Is College Worth It In 2017?

August 10, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and taxpayers should ask: Is college worth it? Let’s... [Read more...]

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 delivers captivating speeches.

August 8, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Over the weekend, the Pro Football Hall of Fame gained seven new members. Former quarterback Kurt Warner, former running back LaDainian Tomlinson, former defensive end Jason Taylor, current Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, former safety Kenny Easley, former running back Terrell Davis, and former kicker Morten Andersen are all... [Read more...]

Three Ways the Game of Basketball Can Raise your Life IQ.

August 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) We play the game of life with one goal in mind: to win. For some, winning is not everything, it’s the only thing, to quote a legendary coach. But how may we improve our chances of winning every day? How do we wake up and go to bed knowing that we have won in spite of the various obstacles and challenges thrown our way? By... [Read more...]

Colin Kaepernick, Black Athletes, and HBCUs.

August 6, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The Miami Dolphins’ recent signing of former Chicago Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler seems to have provided a tipping point in the support of Colin Kaepernick. It feels like a slap in our black faces. The Dolphins’ un-retirement of a mediocre proven perennial loser quarterback in favor of a Super Bowl veteran free-agent,... [Read more...]

Here’s Really Why Colin Kaepernick Can’t Get a Job in the NFL.

August 1, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Forget all the little teases about this NFL team or that team signing Colin Kaepernick before the start of the season. Forget all the supposed informed talk about some team somewhere signing Kap out of desperation or because they’ve run out of Arena league QBs to go to. And most importantly, forget any notion that the NFL... [Read more...]

O.J. Simpson is in sports limbo.

August 1, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Approximately 13 million television viewers watched as a Nevada board approved parole for O.J. Simpson over one week ago. Those viewers were fascinated by Simpson as one of the more compelling and controversial public figures of the past quarter century. The highly acclaimed ESPN documentary, “O.J.: Made In America”, which... [Read more...]

Claire Smith’s meaningful baseball breakthrough.

July 26, 2017 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) This weekend will be an important one in baseball. Former baseball greats Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Iván Rodríguez, along with former MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and longtime front office executive Bud Selig will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Two other important contributors, Bill King and Claire Smith,... [Read more...]

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