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Dark Cloud Over the Bronx Zoo

yankees_stadium_ballpark_1369719_lA black cloud hovers over the great city of New York. George “The Boss” Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, died today of a massive heart attack in Tampa, Fla. "George was 'The Boss,' make no mistake," Hall of Famer Yogi Berra said. "He built the Yankees into champions, and that's something nobody can ever deny. George and I had our differences, but who didn't? We became great friends over the last decade and I will miss him very much."

In nearly four decades, Steinbrenner has led the Yankees to seven World Series championships, eleven American League pennants and sixteen AL East titles. Steinbrenner bought the Yankees from CBS Inc. on January 3, 1973. He has transformed a team that cost him $10 million to a $1.6 billion franchise. He did anything he could to make sure his team came out on top, even if that meant paying for the best athletes, yelling at maintenance, or firing managers for not winning. “I don’t like losing! Winning is important to me, its second to breathing. Breathings first, winnings second” says Steinbrenner.

The Deuce Really Is On The Loose!

The Deuce Really Is On The Loose!
The Deuce Really Is On The Loose!

As of January 2010, Dulymus “Deuce” McAllister announced his retirement from the New Orleans Saints. Deuce was drafted as a running back for the Saints in 2001. Anyone who has had the opportunity to meet this young man will probably say, “There is more to Deuce than meets the eye.” He is not only a record-holding running back (the first Saint to have twenty-two 100-yard games, and the first to rush over 1,000 yards in 3 straight seasons) but also a business-minded, caring and giving individual. On February 7, 2010, the New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV and therefore, Deuce was a recipient of a Super Bowl Ring.

Deuce founded the Catch 22 Foundation in 2002. This foundation has been a blessing to many children and families. The motto for the foundation is: “Dedicated to enhancing the lives of under-privileged youth in the Gulf South Region.” The foundation provides meals to families at Thanksgiving, provides school supplies as well as school uniforms, sponsors Christmas shopping trips for children, etc. De’Shundra McAllister is the director for the Catch 22 Foundation www.catch22foundation.org

Spain Brings Home The FIFA World Cup

soccerMany may think that Football, as we know it in America is the number one sport in the world. Maybe, Basketball or Baseball. However, Futbol, as we say in English, Soccer is the number one sport in the world.

Recently, The Spanish national football tean brought home the FIFA World Cup. Keep in mind, when I say football or futbol, I'm referring to soccer. Here's a clip from the Associated Press of the celebration as the team arrived back in Madrid, Spain.

The Dutch team came close, but no cigars. This win marked the third time evr hat a team has held both titles: The Euro-title and the FIFA World Cup. The Netherlands must be commended though for such a great showing.

The Boston Celtics -vs- The LA Lakers

The Boston Celtics -vs- The LA Lakers
The Boston Celtics -vs- The LA Lakers
The NBA Finals Are Here:

The Boston Celtics vs The LA Lakers once again. Both teams are more than qualified to win. This is the best of the best throw down for the showdown.

For Boston, the regular season leaders are:

Scoring: P. Pierce - PPG: 18.3, FG%: .472, PTS: 1296

Assists: R. Rondo - APG: 9.8, AST: 794

Rebounds: K. Perkins - RPG: 7.6, REB: 595

Blocks: K. Perkins - BLKPG: 1.69, BLK: 132

Steals: R. Rondo - STLPG: 2.33, STL: 189

 

How Sweet It Is

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March Madness is getting down to the nitty gritty. Sixty four programs around the nation had dreams of being crowned the collegiate king. Now the list is down to sweet sixteen! Brackets all across the nation are without doubt marred with erasure marks and/or cross outs. But here are the schools that remain alive in the Men’s NCAA’s Tournament.

George F. Grant (Black Inventor)

George_F._Grant Black inventor George F. Grant knew what most of us have come to recognize. The average golfer is a hacker. They destroy grass courses, terrorize other golfers, homeowners, and passersby with wild, dangerous drives.

Although he loved the game, he grew frustrated trying to keep the ball from rolling away from him as he attempted to tee off. Grant did not want to swing at the ball while it was moving, thus sending off a wild shot.

Is Tiger Out Of The Woods

Tiger Woods Recently, Tiger Woods came forward making a public apology for his extra marital affairs. He said, "I'm deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior that I've engaged in. My wife, Elin, and I have started the process of discussing the damage caused by my behavior. The real apology to her won't come in words. It will come from my behavior over time."

It was quite ironic that this story remains headlining the news for Tiger to continue his apologetic speech with, "However, what we say to each other will remain between the two of us. Eventhough, I've always tried to remain private."

Perhaps Tiger Woods forgot that he's the best golfer that the world has ever seen? Maybe he forgot that he's a multi-millionare? Or maybe he forgot that a married man in his position could never be discreet in anything that he indulges in. The car crash and the golf club through the rear window just opened a can of words for him.

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