Month: June 2011
I’m really glad the NBA playoffs are over. Maybe, I’m one of the few that sees nothing exciting about cheering for teams, other than The Cavs, just because LeBron is involved. LeBron is from Akron, he left Cleveland. Let him be gone. I’m more concerned with the team that is still here and the future players that are coming,especially the pending 1st round draft picks. What does a jilted lover usually do after being dumped?=They find another lover. It’s time for Cleveland fans to move on, and I mean- REALLY move on. LeBron leaving is merely a continuation of fan frustration that existed before LeBron was ever thought of. Cleveland fans have been let down with players being traded or leaving on their own for decades. The names, Rocky Colavito, Jim Brown, Ron Harper, Jim Thome, Albert Bell, Manny Ramirez are all equated with some kind of let down or disappointment in Cleveland sports history. Jim Thome seems to be the most interesting case. Thome made a decision to go for the money when he left Cleveland. The Indians put forth an offer that was fair and he chose to go elsewhere. His “decision” as a fan favorite,to leave, was viewed by most fans as a move that was good for his family. This, of course, was a bunch of bullshit. Thome was getting older and didn’t want to be part of a rebuilding process AND he went for more cash. He didn’t leave by way of a shitty smack to the face of the city, but he STILL LEFT
Whoever ultimately advised LeBron to stage that disaster of a production known as “The Decision”should never be part of any marketing endeavors anywhere….ever again. The concern for ratings overrode any issues concerning brand image. Personally, I don’t think LeBron James has ever recovered from the images of his jersey being burned in the streets and alley’s of Downtown Cleveland. He can say it didn’t bother him, but the camera didn’t lie, when it projected the look in his face as he went from hero to zero…faster than O.J. Simpson. The people who praised him one minute, wanted to literally kill him the next. The young man had a right to leave, and twenty years from now, he will realize he could have done it differently. How many of us, in our forties, would like to redo some of the knuckle headed things that we did half a lifetime ago? Championship(S) or not, one day LeBron will look back in the mirror of his life with the maturity of a middle-aged man. Here in Akron, we think he will be proud of the reflection.
UPDATE: The rumored return of LeBron James has more than just a little bit of smoke-rising from a future fire. I wanted to repost this from a couple years back. Can “The Chosen One” come back home and finish his career where he started? Check out some of the links below and STAY TUNED!!!!
- Fans divided over LeBron Cavs rumors (newsnet5.com)
- Report: Cavs Are Saving Cap Space For Potential Run at LeBron James in 2014 (slamonline.com)
- Report: Cavs may target LeBron in 2014 (newsnet5.com)
- PBT: Karl sees LeBron returning to Cavs one day (probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Why LeBron James Will Opt-out of Miami Heat Contract in 2014 (bleacherreport.com)
What a fucking joke=These 2 worthless pieces of shit “could” end up receiving a prison sentence of up to 55 years each. There are some truly scary individuals lurking the streets of Northeast Ohio. In recent years, We’ve seen everything from a jealous woman cutting a fetus out of a pregnant woman’s belly(Ravenna, Ohio) to sick demented cannibalism(Jeffery Dahmer-Akron). Cleveland Crackhead Anthony Sowell kidnapped, murdered and buried several women within the walls of his “palatial” Imperial Avenue home. Now comes this story about these evil, dregs of humanity. They don’t deserve to breathe one more second. Put these cocksuckers on the back of a garbage truck and feed them through the compactor to see their humanity and bodies CRUSHED into their real net worth=ZERO. This story makes me absolutely sick to my stomach!!!!!
This piece correctly identifies Ronald Reagan and his bullshit presidency. This walking caricature, and his eight years in office, did more damage to this country than any other President in recent history. It’s crazy that “rationale” members on the right continue to praise this fake assed wannabe champion of good old American values. This asshole, did more to grow a version of government that benefitted the wealthy and destroyed the middle class in ways that his worshippers still admire today. The Republican party incorrectly uses this miscreant as a barometer for their mantra in 2011/2012. Reagan talked about government being the problem, yet he actually increased its influence. He taxed the shit out of people and actually tripled the budget deficit before riding his old ass off into his “cowboy” sunset. He increased the divide between rich and poor, as well as black and white. I remember being at The Ohio State University and being accused of only being there because of affirmative action. The backwoods peckerwood, that made the statement, didn’t take into account that my parents worked their asses off to send me to college. He also hated the fact that I went to private school and had better ACT results than his dumbass. He hung up Reagan posters and banners as well as The Confederate flag, yet he was too fucking stupid to last beyond 2 quarters of college. Face it Reagan Lovers, this President was hardly “great” at anything, but talking out of both sides of his wrinkled neck.
It would help, if she would not follow the mistakes that fellow “road-kill” scholar Sarah Palin has made over and over again. Idiot candidates, like Michelle Bachmann, might want to be in the same hurry to get their facts straight as they are to run for office. So far Republicans, are in crisis for a candidate capable of defeating President Obama. The individuals that have declared their intentions thus far…are clearly not up to the challenge. In fact, they suck harder and deeper than the infamous Linda Lovelace.
The classic 8-minute war of Hagler and Hearns. One of the best fights of all time. Probably the most exciting middleweight title fight the last 30 years.
Damn, Carol Brady was REALLY a freak. The wholesome mom, on The Brady Bunch,was a jizz-guzzling, philandering chicken head. The image of this show has been shattered in the eyes of those that looked at this program as a barometer of “good old American” values. The bible bouncing lunatics, who really are the biggest perverts, must be having a field day with all of the behind the scene info that has “cum” to light in recent years. Robert Reed came out as gay, and issues of drug abuse, promiscuous sexcapades etc. have made this iconic program a lot less wholesome. It reminds us that what we see… from Hollywood, is merely an edited version of “real life”
It’s a shame that music has been relegated to this type of discussion. The record companies are to blame for the state of music today as it relates to distribution and profit. Their greedy reluctance to lower the prices of compact discs as new technology was emerging forced them into a box. By “forced” , I also mean that consumers were made to consider other alternatives to get their music. Computer technology made it possible for ripping and burning cd’s. Someone could buy a cd and use their personal computer to make limitless copies to pass on to their friends. Of course, this pissed of the recording industry as they began suing people for illegal digital downloads as well as putting laws into place that restrict how people can burn and distribute copied music. They began to see their profit margins threatened so they suddenly became “concerned” enough to make a stance.These are the same blood-sucking scoundrels that would front countless dollars, to new acts, without actually letting them know, they were becoming enslaved to bogus contracts. Many performers, didn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell of surviving, due to starting out in drowning debt that they didn’t fully understand. By addressing pricing concerns earlier, the industry could have offset a lot of the bullshit while adapting to the inevitable rise of technology and its influence on music. An icon like Prince Rogers Nelson CAN make a stance against the issues by refusing to ever record another album. His impressive body of work existed way before the digital influence on music. Acts, with far less tenure and credibility, will have no choice,but to navigate the new frontier of music… in far less familiar ways.
Music by Prince, from the ‘Crystal Ball’ album