April 19, 2012

I'm sending my good vibes out there...

I pray everything goes well with your surgery.  Keep your head up throughout all of this and know that this Orlando native has never lost faith in you. It is what is it is. You've made Orlando proud and you will be remembered long after Stan Van Gundy (seriously, who is he).  I've said it before and I'll say it again, where ever you go I'll still be a fan.  Take care of your self!
Much love and God bless

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April 7, 2012

Howard and Van Gundy: is anyone really wrong

I stopped by as I infrequently do , just to see whats going on in the world of men's basketball. And who would you think made one of the top stories for today (Friday April 06, 2012)...

That's right, Dwight!  Now I'm all tuned in.  Whats going on with the Magic?  So I read this, watch that, and decided I wanted to weigh in on the matter.  Thinking this was like my other favorite blog where you write a comment and it just gets posted- magic - I decided to write my two scents on a male dominated page, under the name Queen.  My first opening sentence was I'm not a basketball guru but I do have an opinion on the matter... I spent 10 min or so making sure my post was reading to be submitted.

After I hit submit, my comment was gone and later I would find out it didn't even get posted- black magic.  So I was like fine.. They don't want to post my comment.  That's cool, that's why I have my own blog.  I should have written it here first.  Now I know.  But unfortunately, sometimes writing is like lightning.  What you said and how you said it only strikes once.   That is why you write it down.

So to the best of my abilities I will try to recreate what mysteriously got misplaced on Sekou Smith's Hang Time Blog. 
Blogtable: Van Gundy vs. Dwight
The question was asked:  In the Dwight Howard/Stan Van Gundy mess: Who’s wrong? And how do you see this thing ending up?

My comment: I am not a basketball guru, but I do have an opinion on the matter.  I am a big Dwight Howard fan thus looking at the situation subjectively I do not think he is wrong. [That's could be a reason they refused to post my comment lol... continuing... ]  Without pointing figures on who is to blame (only the persons involved really know what went down) I do not think anyone was wrong. However, Van Gundy could have handled the situation better.  As a coach the success of your team/players should come before first.  Isn't that what makes an excellent coach?  After all it really is not about you Stan.  Furthermore, Van Gundy may need to re-evaluate implying that 'no comment' is a bullshit statement.  No comment means you do not want to discuss the matter what ever it is.  It is not confirming or denying anything.  It also means you do not have to explain how you feel about the situation 'no comment' encompasses it all.   I can not say that Van Gundy was wrong for answering questions how he felt most comfortable at the time.  BUT

In the end analysis Stan, don't you think 'no comment' would have caused far less controversy and put your players, including Howard, in a better mind set to win games.... Just Saying
- my humble opinion.

or something like that... Overall I am still not pointing any fingers but I do agree with what Barkley said.  However, sometimes in a given sitution nobody is wrong, but in situations where things can get uncomfortable for most parties, one should always ask themselves - Was there a better way to handle that?

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April 2, 2012

Suburgatory: Season 1 Episode 17

Jeremy Sisto

As I have previously stated, I don't really watch TV per se, but I can't get enough of Hulu.  It allows me to get to my shows on my terms.  Thus, I know I'm mad late with this post BUT I'm going to write it anyhow.  Another one of my favorite shows to watch on Hulu, other than New Girl, is Suburgatory.  I don't know why but I just took to this show.  Though I'm ashamed to admit the casting of the hot single dad, Jeremy Sisto, worked for me. Good job ABC.  HOWEVER, after episode 17 from Season 1 was left completely baffled.

Leading me to one major question for ABC.  Why did you cast all black women for as Dallas' sorority sisters? This wouldn't have been a question if like 50% of her sister's were black, but being that 100% were black, it seemed, well... intentional.  But I couldn't figure out exactly what ABC's intentions were.  If you wanted Tulsa to be Robin Givens you still could have accomplished this without casting an all black sorority.  I have some serious questions for you ABC... Its just strange... and we all know in TV land everything is calculated.  So what message where you trying to send ABC...  Now if left to me I can come up with several theories but tying to pinpoint which one is closest to the truth is not good enough for me. SO ABC I want to know.  Minority roles on television are already in the minority yet you choose to break the mold on one show for one minor part and cast all black/minority people.... In my opinion you have some explaining to do.

Please enjoy some selected still shots of the character Dallas (played by Cheryl Hines) and her black sorority sisters.

Dallas and her all black sorority sisters

At a reunion sleep over hosted by Dallas

Dallas finger wavin' and neck rollin' with her sorority sisters... 

Dallas and sorority sisters talking over a glass of wine

Until their get together was interrupted by Tulsa, the uninvited sorority sister

Tulsa, played by Robin Givens who looks great for her age, is supposed to be the 'compare and contrast' of Dallas

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