Back in full effect! What’s good people! It’s friendly neighborhood, Skoolboi in the building. I appreciate all the words of encouragement to keep this thing going. It’s always good to feel appreciated. There are so many topics that I want to touch on that it was difficult to decide where to start. Might as well jump right in!
Cam’ron is an ass! How are you going to say that you wouldn’t tell if a serial killer lived next door? Talk about some dumb shit. Maybe it’s my suburban upbringing that won’t allow me to understand this “code of the streets” or maybe it’s the fact that it’s self-destructive. First of all, I know that a stop snitching or code of silence is not unique to Hip Hop or the hood. Police have the blue wall of silence and athletes believe in keeping it in the locker room. Nobody likes a tattletale! However, there is a big difference between witnessing and snitching. Somewhere along the way, the line has gotten blurred in the minds of some. With the criminal element running rough shot through our neighborhoods and a growing unwillingness to speak out, this is a mentality that we can not afford. Why do black folks continually react emotionally to situations and not rationally? Warning to any would-be thugs in the ATL…If I see you committing a crime, I’m tellin’ like your little sister when you tried to sneak that freak into your momma’s house.
Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the sports year. The NFL Draft has become a must see event for me. Usually, I sit in front of the television and watch the entire days events. Yeah, I’m one of those guys. The Oakland Raiders have the first pick and should use it to take the best player, Calvin Johnson (Georgia Tech). However, they have pretty much made it obvious that JaMarcus Russell (LSU) will be the player chosen. Dummies! You don’t pass on a potential Hall of Famer for a so-so QB. Besides, next year’s class of quarterbacks is going to be thick. The Falcons need to move up and get Adrian Peterson (Oklahoma) but I think they are too scared to be that bold. With the #8 pick, I am hoping they pick an offensive or defensive lineman. That how bad teams become good.
Wow! NBA Playoffs have been a dud so far. The only excitement was Golden State and Denver winning the first games of their series. However, it looks like the favorites will still win and there won’t be any upsets in the first round. The playoffs is usually the place where players make a name for themselves. Being the man when something is on the line is a much better measuring stick than looking at stats from the regular season.
Showing their ass:
Tracy McGrady - Dude is on a serious mission. Utah isn’t an easy out though.
Rasheed Wallace - Despite all his emotional issues this dude is a superstar talent. Hawks had him for one game! Dayum, Billy Knight!
Chris Bosh - The most slept-on star in the league. He maxed out too so I guess he’s staying in Toronto.
Loul Deng - Another player the Hawks passed up in the draft. I knew this kid was the truth since Duke.
Leandro Barbosa - Sweet name and game to go with it.
You need to step up, bruh:
LeBron James - Its time for him to step up and show that he has that killer instinct of a champion.
Vince Carter - His heart has always been questionable.
Dwight Howard - First time in the playoffs and it looks like he isn’t ready for prime time.
Baron Davis - Monster first game but you can’t lose your cool when the team needs you.
Let me say that you should never call your daughter a pig. That is just wrong and insensitive. Other than that, I don’t see anything wrong with the message that Alec Baldwin left his little girl. If you grew up like I did, you have been called worse things and have heard foul language that would make Alec Baldwin sound like the Flying Nun. My mom’s favorite line when I was a shorty was, “I will knock the cowboy shit out your ass!” She wasn’t bullshittin’ either. Many a day, she put fire to my behind. She did it because she loved me and wanted me to live up to my potential. If little Ms. Baldwin is being a brat or if her mom is using her to try and make her dad look like a fool, then dudes anger is understandable. There are too many spoiled kids out here that think the world owes them something.