THE LAST BLACK MAYOR STANDING:
MAYOR FOR LIFE END OF AN ERA?
1st DC MAYOR WALTER WASHINGTON & MAYOR FOR LIFE MARION BARRY
THE WORST & THE BEST
RG III NUMBER 2 QB AS PRE-SEASON ENDS
RGlll RGlll COACH GRUDEN COUSINS KIRK
Cousins has won the starting job hands down. The truth of the matter, Cousins should have been the starter in 2013. Dan Snyder and the fans are still looking for the RGlll of 2012--I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the rookie RGlll is long gone from the NFL. The wheels (legs) that made him one of the most exciting and most dangerous players in 2012 disappeared with the knee injury suffered against the Baltimore Ravens at the end of the regular season. The injury suffered in that game and his early return in 2013 doomed his NFL career.
Joe Theisman is the former Washington Pro Football team quarterback turned broadcaster/cheerleader on the team's Broadcast Network. Early in the 4th quarter of Friday's game he declared that Cousins has severely outplayed RGlll this preseason.
He also, opined in the Washington Post, "Kirk Cousins would be the man I believe (coach Jay Gruden) would have to go, because of the efficiency with which he has run (the offense)." It would be interesting to hear the second greatest quarterback in team history Sonny Jurgenson's opinion (Sammy Baugh is No. 1). I am betting he agrees with Theisman.
The problem, Gruden is the new franchise coach and you best believe he has his marching orders from owner Dan Snyder via VP/General Manager George Allen, "Start RGlll even if you have roll him on the field in a wheelchair!" The truth of the matter is a NFL team needs two first string quarterbacks in case theNo. 1+ QB goes down with an injury. No. 1 would be able to take charge without missing a beat. But RGlll's ego would not allow him to just plain old No. 1.
From the outside looking in the Washington Pro Football team has one of the league's most elite group of receivers. They are considered thoroughbreds with speed to burn. And then there is the savy vet Santana Moss who no longer has speed to burn but has a nose for the end zone. The backfield has All-Pro running back Alfred Morris and talented back-ups keeping the defense honest. It makes little sense to have all of these thoroughbreds with a donkey running the show at quarterback.
While they’re an unlikely duo, LeBron James and Warren Buffett have been seen together. The two dined together (along with Bill Gates!) in Las Vegas and have been spotted golfing in Sun Valley together. LeBron wants to become the richest man in the world. He could not have asked for a better mentor.
MAYWEATHER SURROUNDED BY PIMPS & HOES
Floyd Mayweather's problems are in living color, black, white and green. His problems have everything to do with Green (a dollar bill), Black is his former friend and side kick 50 Cents aka Curtis Jackson seen holding holding the championship belts of Mayweather before their nasty divorce and during a press conference before a fight. And to 50 Cents' right is the White trailer trash of Golden Boy Productions, Kelly Swanson and directly behind Floyd is Don King wannabe Al Hayman. Who in all likely hood could care less if Floyd ever learned to---advantage Hayman.
The split between Mayweather and 50 Cents should not be a surprise in boxing or any other professional enterprise where black folks congregate. With 50 Cents you have a brother from the streets who has been there and done that. He was shot 9 times during a drug beef and lived to tell about it. He turned 50 cents into a multi-million dollar enterprise using entertainment as as a vehicle (rapper), a clothing apparel line and flavored water to build an empire.
Mayweather came from humble beginnings he was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and eventually moved to New Jersey to live with his mother who was a drug addict. He says his biggest influence was his grandmother who encouraged him to stick with boxing. He comes from a family of pro boxers that include, his father Floyd Sr. and uncles Jeff and Roger.
Mayweather claims his father was never there for him because he was selling drugs and in and out of jail, but his father disputes his account of their relationship. Floyd would eventually drop out of school and never go back.
He says, "When I was about eight or nine, I lived in New Jersey with my mother and we were seven deep in one bedroom and sometimes we didn't have electricity. When people see what I have now, they have no idea of where I came from and how I didn't have anything growing up. People don't know the hell I have been through." ( CONTINUED @ PROFILE)