*A Minnesota legislator sees nothing racist about his tweet suggesting that the NBA, (in which three-fourths of the players are black), is full of criminals.
Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, tweeted Sunday night: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.”
His post has drawn hundreds of comments — some branding him a racist and others using statistics to rebut the idea of rampant violations in the NBA compared to American society in general — and been retweeted more than 1,100 times. Ken Martin, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Party, took to his own Twitter account to call Garofalo’s post “incredibly racist.”
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is hopeful Michael Vick will make the Vikings cut!
Peterson wants to be on the same team as Philadelphia Eagles Vick.
*Looks like Jennette McCurdy is the latest celebrity to join the “ratchet ho” club. At least that’s what Charlamagne tha God says.
According to the Charlamagne, the “iCarly” star earned her new label by simply playing NBA star Andre Drummond like a fiddle to boost her celebrity status.
Charlamagne’s declaration comes amid McCurdy publicly engaging Drummond on Twitter after he named her his “Woman Crush Wednesday.”
Bernard Hopkin & Beubut Shumenov
*Washington, D.C. is known as a city where history is made.
On Saturday, April 19, another historic event will take place in the nation’s capital when IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins faces WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov in an attempt, at 49-years-old, to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify world titles.
The DC Armory, the site of several championship boxing matches in the last year, will host the return of the future Hall of Famer to the capital for the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event (9 p.m. ET/PT delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading
*If the old adage about heroes not living up to the hype in real life is true, then Ken Griffey, Jr. passed with flying colors Wednesday during an interview on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
The future Hall of Famer seemed to be totally disinterested as he laced his interview with one-word answers for veteran broadcaster Linda Cohn, who immediately cut short the segment once she noticed Griffey’s declining attention span.
Griffey’s SportsCenter interview comes as baseball card maker Upper Deck celebrates its 25th anniversary and teams are in the midst of spring training for MLB’s 2014 season. Continue reading