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Thursday, October 2, 2014


ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith: Great Voice Wrong Message: Fighting Against the NFL’s N-word Policy.

September 30, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) During the course of a nationally-televised football game on September 14, 2014, the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick called Chicago Bears’ defensive end Lamarr Houston the n-word (n**ga). It was then that a referee (who happened to be white) penalized Kaepernick for use of the vitriolic; the penalty... [Read more...]

Is Manny Pacquiao Overrated? No Way, No How.

September 26, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s next fight is against American Chris Algeri on November 22. Considered the (barely) disputed pound for pound the best boxer on planet Earth next to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Pacquiao heads into that match with no stones unturned and all beefs settled.  He defended a split decision... [Read more...]

Thy Fate and Future of Black Athletes: It’s On Us.

September 25, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In 2009, Sports Illustrated reported that 78% of NFL players file for bankruptcy or face financial hardships two years after playing their last game and that 60% of NBA players face a similar fate within five years of retirement. Black athletes are the overwhelming majority of players in both leagues. A year ago, a University... [Read more...]

Thy NFL Keeps Fumbling.

September 23, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy swirling around pro athletes and the National Football League (NFL) in particular. With all the accusation about domestic violence and child abuse consuming the NFL, I wonder why the public wants to hold athletes to a standard that they don’t want to live by. If you work in the private... [Read more...]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Needs To Do Better Than Win by Decision This Weekend.

September 13, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Floyd (I’m not calling him “Money”) Mayweather Jr.’s opponent this weekend really doesn’t matter-the fact that it’s Marcos Maidana again after only four months speaks more to how the boxing game is suffering for quality matches than anything else. Back in May Mayweather won the first fight... [Read more...]

Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson: An Honest Face of Racism in Atlanta.

September 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Business, News, Opinion, Sports, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) A two year old email was leaked and all hell broke loose over the weekend as Atlanta Hawks majority owner Bruce Levenson was found to have made some racist comments in correspondence to General Manager Danny Ferry and two other members of the team’s ownership group. Levenson complained that the games were attended by too... [Read more...]

Ray Rice: How the media pulled off a modern day lynching.

September 9, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) The recent release of a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running-back Ray Rice pummeling his then girlfriend inside of an Atlantic City elevator has sent shock waves through not only the sports community, but through the round of non-sports related talk shows as well. What can be seen is completely and totally despicable... [Read more...]

Bruce Levenson, Atlanta Hawks – Dirty South, Dirty Money.

September 8, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) In this episode of the “Dirty South,” Bruce Levenson believed that white people were uncomfortable attending Hawks games at Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta. He believed that the Hawks’ fan base contained too many Black People. He believed that there weren’t enough affluent Hawks fans of color to buy season ticket packages.... [Read more...]

NFL Domestic Violence; Did Commissioner Roger Goodell Just Fumble on 4th and Goal?

August 31, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) On Thursday, August 28 National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a new league-wide policy for players accused of domestic violence. The Good: There needs to be stronger and more professionally detrimental circumstances for what is a heinous crime. Note: there is no excuse for domestic violence despite what... [Read more...]

Robert Griffin III, quarterback of the Washington, D.C. Professional Football Team will have a huge season, don’t doubt that.

August 28, 2014 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Robert Griffin III or RGIII as he is sometimes better known as, will begin the 2014 N.F.L. season as the starting quarterback of the Washington Professional Football Tea,m. There’s no doubt about that, the doubt however is more or so aimed at his current status as Mr. Football in the nation’s capital. Yes, the same... [Read more...]

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