top dawg

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  • Birthday 07/08/1967

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  • Interests I certainly bleed my Panther blue, and have followed the team so long, that I'm beginning to feel like history as opposed to remembering history. That being said, I follow the Panthers very closely and am truly a Panthers fanatic in the best sense of the word.

    In addition to following the Panthers and the NFL, I also write poems and essays regarding different aspects of race relations in America, and sometimes the world. You can see some of my poetry at blackpoems.net, and perhaps more importantly read my essays on race at racerelations.net. Yes, I know that dealing with racial issues can seem somewhat taboo at times, but my goal is to provide forums where people can at least open up a dialogue and discuss racial issues forthrightly, but respectfully. It is my dream that people will get to a point where, like Dr. martin Luther King expressed, people will be judged by their character and not skin color. Moreover, I have been known to write reviews and opinions on different aspects of the wireless industry, and other issues that affect consumers.

    Lastly, I am a family man who works a penny ante job, enjoys sports and very few TV shows, and plays video games. I am in some ways the quintessential "starving artist", who somewhat revels in being a rebel and covets a Bohemian lifestyle.

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  1. By now we are all pretty aware of what Cam Newton said earlier in the week as pointed out by NFL.com's Albert Breer:   Although I didn't believe we'd tank, back in August I never believed that the receiving corps would bring us this far. After September, it was obvious to me as a Panthers fan that our receiving corps would be better than advertised, and by December I really thought that we could go all the way. What bothers me most is that you still have some hacks out here in February questioning the group's quality (i.e., Rodney Harrison). You know that the guys have picked up on this, and the unit will continue tomorrow what they have done all season long, and that's perform when the ball comes their way, and win! http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000632521/article/carolina-panthers-receivers-embrace-the-hate-enjoy-last-laugh  
  2.   People will debate which team was best 'til the cows come home because that's an answer that is not provable. Of course there may be some distinctions between a single season and a dynasty. One thing about it though, when most people think of great teams in relation to history, the team is always preceded by the year (i.e., the '85 Bears). The '15 Panthers will always be in the conversation, and that's all that one can ask for. That is reward enough. 
  3. Poor babies! Someone can't lick their own wounds because of all the salt. I guess that this is a case of letting  a Fox in the henhouse. :) At least as it pertains to our side, there were many dynamics in play for our 2010 season, and I can't put it all on John Fox. It is what is is, and he has been the furthest thing from my mind this week, and the last five years.
  4. "And that's what you hate!" That was a term we used to use coming up as a teen in the early to mid '80s. People can't stand it when someone talks the talks and walks the walk.  Cam is a big, black and beautiful thorn in many a white conservative's craw. 
  5. "Egging" someone on is a far cry from hack journalism. In fact, there is an argument that it is good journalism.
  6. Why is This Guy still employed

    I hope that the whole organization stonewalls this guy. This is professionally unacceptable behavior in my opinion,
  7. Well, at least we now know what the work of a real "hack" looks like. This is my "socially unaware" opinion.
  8. I kinda wonder why it's just being reported now... Perhaps it just wasn't the right time or political climate. It's fitting for this Super Bowl week.
  9. One good story that I hadn't heard about, which is being reported today is how Cam Newton idolized Steve McNair. Sure,  many of us knew that Cam attended Steve McNair's football camp as a child, but apparently his appreciation for McNair went a little deeper.  Some people may make comparisons to Cam and McNair for obvious reasons on the field, but McNair's early influence on Cam has helped Newton to become the man he is off the field as well. I am sure that McNair would be proud and appreciative of the role that he played in Cam's life, and the role model that Cam has developed into today. http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-4/Panthers-QB-Cam-Newton-idolized-Steve-McNair/171d662f-ad6e-4b4a-8fd5-abac34286471  
  10. That's what reporters do (and more). So, no, I'm not assuming anything. Furthermore, I am sure that Jerry Sullivan did not get where he is from being a hack. Moreover, if you look closer at his career you will see that he has at least one award. Saying that a fan from an area thinks that someone is a hack goes along with the business. Anyone who knows the industry, and life in general, knows that you can't please everyone all the time.  To me it's really a non-story, the real story being the larger issue that was addressed in his article---which in my "socially unaware" opinion is worth reporting about.
  11. Some Huddlers were saying it, that's for sure.
  12. Asking someone to back it up is asking for elaboration in my book, but what do I know? I'm socially unaware.
  13. The entire problem caused by this pseudo outrage on a misunderstood reporter that admittedly could have done a better job with his terms belies a lack of social awareness. Point blank!