Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Welcome to the Mile High City! [that's Denver for you slow ones.]
A little extra altitude never hurt anybody, right? Plus, my Lakers play on a high level, not eye level.
Let's turn now to the top play of the first half. Remember, the top play is not always the score which garners the most points. It's not always a shot by the best player.
Sometimes it's the assist that leads to the score that makes you say - I LOVE THIS GAME!
[Que the dramatic music]
The art of the pump fake.
Never have I seen the pump fake used with such finesse.
Seven minutes and 15 ticks on the clock till halftime.
Kobe Bryant beyond the arc. [Nahara on D.]
Bryant looks for the outlet pass. [Nahara takes the bait, yet doesn't waiver.]
Bryant with the double pump fake. [At this point, Nahara is about to get dizzy by triple ocho, Kobe Bryant that is.]
Then, he slips into a pirouette prettier than one of Kristi Yamaguchi's triple axles.
The dish to Mbenga [Andrew Bynum, who?] for....the....SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAM!
Monday, April 28, 2008
- Find a role model in the field you aspire to excell in.
- Hold your achievements close to you, b/c it will help you build confidence faster.
- Continually work on your skills.
- Be thankful for what you do have
- Give yourself a pat on the back. Having an ego is not illegal. In fact, it's essential.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Black Entertainment Television, better known as BET. I think at one time, this network was relevant. However, I can't recall exactly when that was. Maybe it was back when Joe Clair was hosting Rap City, or when Dajour and Ananda Lewis hosted Teen Summit. Either way, I can't stand the network. BET does not represent me. Nor does it uplift our youth or teach them anything. If you're bored, College Hill might keep your attention...or there's always Hell Date! Now that's quality television programming!
Here's the good news: The Black Television News Channel (BTNC) has announced plans to start up the nation's first 24-hour cable news network dedicated to the African American community. It's expected to begin in 2009, and will be offered in Philly, D.C, Atlanta, and Baltimore. No love for the West coast I see...but I guess they are trying it out in areas heavily populated with "us" first to see how it is received.
The mastermind behind the BTNC is J.C Watts, a former republican congressman from Oklahoma.
I think BTNC will be welcomed, because it fulfills a certain niche that has yet to be tapped. For those of you who remember, the only news programming BET ever offered was BET Nightly News with Jacque Reid. Now while Miss Reid is a Clark Atlanta University grad, a diva of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, a former CNN news anchor, and gorgeous to say the least - the show was pretty irrelevant. It came on at 11pm and the presentation was simply not appealing. For lack of a better term it looked "BOOTLEG!" Even though the black-owned TV One boasts a substantially better television programming lineup than BET, it still only offers small news briefs throughout the day - which doesn't suffice.
BTNC's move comes right on time. With Senator Barack Obama vying for the title of President in the White house, 24-hour coverage will be essential. Owners of BTNC say it's formatting will mirror the like of CNN and Fox News Channel, but will hold a different point of view. This means not only will there be Black on-air talent, but there will also be talented Black producers, directors, and editors making magic behind the scenes. Let's just hope they pay better than BET! Word has it that I could make more working at 7-Eleven! I'm just saying...
It's a known fact that African Americans exponentially make up the majority of TV watchers. However, news is the one arena where we are underrepresented. It's not that Black folks don't engage in seeking out news, it's just many times the "majority" tend to only pay attention to news that affects them. For example, the Jena 6 movement where everyone wore black for a day, or the presidential debates.
I'm not sure who they plan on recruiting as anchors and reporters for the network, but standby...
My resume is a send button away. ;)
I hear Michael Baisden is also interested in BTNC's effort. Michael Baisden is popular for his self-titled radio show: The Michael Baisden show. His ultimate goal is to host his own late night show. Baisden has not only become a familiar voice on the radio, but he's also a political activist too. I wouldn't mind seeing him do his thing on the TV side. Plus, he'd have a good following that would draw people to tune into the network. Name/face recognition goes a long way.
I look forward to seeing where J.C Watts' vision for the network goes.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
It's a saying that we've all heard one too many times...but what does it really mean?
When you visit the Crossy Classifieds, I want you to kick off your shoes and relax your feet and try on my shoes for the day.
The Classifieds is My ad...
and I'm selling you on my opinion...
Are you buying? ;)
So the inevitable question I have to answer in this post is: Who am I?
Many of you who know me, know that I am a huge Kobe Bryant fan. Yes, he is easy on the eyes, but it's not a physical attraction that draws me to him. It's his hunger to win and the passion he puts into everything he does. With that said...I'll let Kobe do the talking for me in the commercial below.
Someone wise once said...if you give it all up in the beginning, then there's nothing to come back for. ;) So as I ration it out for y'all, here's a sprinkle of what Crossy is about in this video...Enjoy!