25 08 2010

Forbes Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2010

#1. Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – $63m
#2. Sean “Diddy” Combs – $30M
#3. Aliuane “Akon” Thiam – $21M
#4. Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter – $20M
#5. Andre “Dr. Dre” Young – $17M


Hey Punter!

18 08 2010

Meet the NFL’s Most Interesting Man

Story by David Walter Banks for The Wall Street Journal

The wonderfully named Zoltan Mesko speaks five languages and grew up dreaming of being an aerospace engineer before graduating from Michigan with a business degree and a master’s in sports management. He got lured into football only after he smashed a ceiling light with a kick ball in his Twinsburg, Ohio, junior-high-school gym.  Yet this spring, the New England Patriots selected Mr. Mesko in the fifth round of the NFL Draft, with the 150th selection. He now finds himself training with the team in Foxboro, Mass., where he rubs elbows and trades barbs with stars like Tom Brady and Randy Moss.

Pretzels anyone?

17 08 2010

Kobe back in the stu

16 08 2010

Kobe is playing with a new US dream team (Kanye West, Swizz Beats, Mos Def)

Reminiscing on the time when Kobe sampled Nas…

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“My client wants a raise, or a trade,” SHE said

11 08 2010

In the USA’s major revenue generating team sports, the athletes are of course all male, as are the coaches.   But what about their agents?

Former pitching great John Smoltz, basketball champion Doc Rivers, and NY Mets’ Jeff Francoeur all started their careers in Georgia, and are all represented by one of ATL’s finest – Molly Fletcher .  Get em girl!

Check her out!  SI Story – Molly knows best

Chicks dig the long ball

10 08 2010

Whats the problem with PEDs?  Seriously?

Babe Ruth never faced the best pitchers from the Negro League, let alone the star pitchers from DR and around the world.  Hank Aaron, 25-time All Star, played on a field in Milwaukee that was 315 ft to Left Field and 315 ft to Right Field.

Times were different, competition was different, of course steroids, the clear, the cream, dust, juice, or dropping squares of Acid may all help increase performance, reduce anxiety, speed up recovery, but they only help great players realize their full potential.  The same way well informed training staffs, studying game film, improving workout regimes, encouraging healthier diets also help players – they dont make bad players great.   Nobody is putting Bret Boone in the Hall of Fame because of his 3 great years.   Bonds and McGwire are legends.   Period, no asterisk.

Here’s a classic Nike commercial.

props: The Stabbing Pen