Ray Allen is 3-point King

I was so glad to see Ray Allen make history last night as we played those God-awful Lakers. Yeah, they beat us, but that still didn’t spoil what went down!

Ray Allen broke the NBA 3-point record last night in the first quarter. He only needed two to break Reggie Miller’s record so we all expected it to be a breeze for Allen. It was his second of the night and 2,561st of his career. The age-old question, “Who’s better? Reggie or Ray?” can be summed up briefly: Ray Allen passed Miller as the all-time leading 3-point scorer and he’s done so in three fewer seasons and 300 fewer games.

LETS GO!

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Denver Broncos WR is found dead at 23

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson of Englewood, CO said authorities were called by a female friend of Kenny McKinley of the Denver Broncos when she found his body after running an errand with his child.  Detectives are saying it appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound but the case is still under investigation.

McKinley’s death is one of a series of tragic deaths for the Broncos over the last few years.   Darrent Williams was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2007 and few months later, Damien Nash collapse and dies after a charity basketball game.

“If you dress like a hoe you get treated like one” Do we still believe this?

“I think you put women reporters in the locker room in position to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys, and all of a sudden you see a nice woman in the locker room. I think men are going to tend to turn and look and want to say something to that woman…You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she’s going to want somebody.”

That’s a statement Washington Redskins Clinton Portis made on a radio station in the Washington area when asked about this Ines Sainz and NY Jets sexual harassment issue that’s happening now.  I’m not sure where he was going with it.  Is he saying that women aren’t professional enough to be around a group of men and not “want” any of them?  Therefore, what happened is ok?   

As we all know, Ms. Sainz is alleging sexual harassment from members of the NY Jets.  She actually isn’t the one that made the complaint.  Another reporter that was in the room is the one that lodged the complaint.  But that’s neither here nor there.  I want to discuss the belief that when women dress a certain way then they should expect to be treated a certain way.  The very old “if she acts/dresses like a hoe she should expect to get treated like one”.   I’m not saying Ms. Sainz looks like a hoe but the opinion from many people across the web stink of that very old belief about how one dresses.

This discussion is nothing new.  I can’t even count with my fingers and piggies how many times I’ve had this talk with male and female friends.  The girl that’s in the club dressed like a “hoe” is subject to the cat calls, the disrespectful comments and even being fondled. I’ve seen asses smacked and hands up mini-dresses of the brave girl who walks by a crew of liquored up men.  My position still remains the same:  a woman should be able to dress however she wants without being assaulted in the club or anywhere.  But with this Ines Sainz situation, I have to be honest and say that I almost started to ask myself when I saw some of her pictures “why does she have that on?”After reading reports and listening to Ms. Sainz on the Today show, I got this feeling that she does enjoy her job and she takes it seriously.  She used words like “professional” and “professionalism” over and over again.  That’s when I began to question my position on this subject.  As I look at her on the Today show I see two different things.  On the show she DOES look professional.  So why the change?  Why on the field is she in outfits, cute outfits I might add, that are so tight it looks like she can’t breathe but on the Today show she looks like she’s going to an office job?  Her jeans are so tight that it leaves the separation marks of her body fat (I’m not saying she’s fat but her natural body fat) on the back of her legs.  That’s a clear indicator, for me anyways when I try on jeans, that they’re to tight.  Do we see men reporters that are in great shape with tank tops, those dreadful spandex shirts and beach shorts on?  Do we see them in the same outfits that the man with the best body in the club has on that all of us ladies are drooling over?  No.  Of course there are jobs that you do not need to be suited and booted up for but is Ines really being professional with midriff shirts, low-rise tight jeans and cleavage for days showing?  She is at work.  Can we take her claims of professionalism seriously if she looks like she’s about to take part in her weekly “Girls Night Out” on the town?  Honestly, I can’t.   If it’s all about “taking the sport and the NFL organization seriously” or “taking the job seriously” or “being professional” (these are her words and words of her supporters) then one should be dressing the part.  Why does she look like she’s going on an interview on the Today show then on the other hand look like she’s going clubbing at work?   But that doesn’t mean she should be subjected to harassment. 

Sex in the workplace will always be a problem.  Once we’re no longer over sexualized in every aspect of the media then maybe it might change.  Ines choice of clothes is a part of sex.  She’s beautiful and has a nice body so feels the need to dress the part.  Now don’t sit here and shake your head and act like you don’t do the same.  We all do at some point.   But the key is to still be sexy as hell and appropriate at the same time.  That’s a lost art form most chicks haven’t learned.

Usain Bolt signs MASSIVE deal with Puma.. smdh!

If you read any of my past posts on Usain Bolt, you know how excited I am about him.   I cheered for him through the entire Olympics and don’t care that I’m not Jamaican.  The man is a prodigy.  Usain has brought that fire and excitement back to track and field that we haven’t seen since the late Flo Jo with her funky nails and track gear.  He’s the fastest man on the planet and he may have just become the richest runner on the planet too.   Reports say that PUMA, who has been backing Bolt since he was 15, put something close to $32.5 million behind him.  Along with that, they’re creating a clothing line with his infamous trademark stance he poses in  at the end of all his races as the emblem.  I love PUMA and I love Usain…I’m like a kid in a candy store right now.  Lightning strikes again.

A New Face in Gaming?

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Living most of my life in my hometown of Boston, I never got to experience a black college football game until I moved to Atlanta.  I learned immediately that there were “classic” rivalry games that take place every year in Atlanta that are a must go to event.  My first game was most definitely an experience.

The video game industry is nearly a 40 Billion dollar industry.  But the one thing that’s missing is diversity.  Less than 2% of the developers and owners are African American.

Jacqueline Beauchamp, CEO of Nerjyzed Entertainment, pronounced like “Energized”, joined this industry to hopefully change that.  Nerjyzed is the first African American owned gaming studio to create a game for a major console.  Black College Football the Experience, also known as BCFX, can be experienced on XBOX 360.  If you are a current student, former student or have just attended an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) football game then you should know what BCFX is all about.  It’s a wonderful marriage of football, rhythm based music, halftime shows that’ll blow you away and phenomenal drumlines.  Consumers can also learn more about HBCU’s and what great football players came from them such as Jerry Rice who attended Mississippi Valley State and Walter Payton who was an Jackson State University alumni.

But just because it’s a game that focuses on the black college experience doesn’t mean it’s only for African Americans.  If you love football, gaming and music, then this game is for you.  Black College Football the Experience can be purchased anywhere games are sold.  For more information on the game and Nerjyzed Entertainment http://video.blackenterprise.com/services/player/bcpid1670081878?bctid=54970702001