The budget crisis was the “centerpiece” of the 2012 election, according to Forbes.
That declaration was made shortly after Presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose the House Budget chair, Paul Ryan, as his running mate. Ryan already proposed his budget, much to the dismay of the left and apparently, voters, who obviously did not elect Romney.
Ryan’s proposal consisted of deep cuts into valued services for the poor and sick, as well as, cuts to the Department of Education, infrastructure spending, public safety, and research, based on a study from two people who coul...Read More
While the rest of the league was crawling to the regular season finish line, Miami was sideline sun-tanning and resting their stars on South Beach. On Wednesday night, Miami will likely close out the UnforgettaBulls season, but it may have come at a price.
Dwyane Wade's knees have been a consistent concern throughout the last two years, but in the second round against Chicago, Wade's right knee has robbed him of his athleticism and trademark ability to matriculate into the lane for baskets. As a result, he's averaging a career-low 12 points per game in the Bulls series.
As consumers we have more choices now than at any point in history. Whatever it is that you want can be selected easily, often by the click of a keyboard button. We tailor everything specifically to our needs; everything except for cable television.
Many people complain that the packages sold by cable providers are often too large and filled with channels few people give a crap about. Why are we paying for channels that we don’t want or use? Makes zero sense. Apparently, Senator John McCain agrees with you.
His proposal, the Television Consumer Freedom Act of...Read More
When Steph Curry and Klay Thompson look like mortals, the truth shines through. The Golden State Warriors have a bright future, but they currently miss having a healthy David Lee in their lineup almost as much as Kevin Durant misses Russell Westbrook. Not because of his defense, but because of his versatile scoring prowess. With the Splash Brothers went through a dry spell, Jarrett Jack and Harrison Barnes picked up the baton, the Warriors couldn’t establish an inside presence. Curry and Thompson compensated for the size disparity between them and the San Antonio Spurs their hot shoot...Read More
The New York Knicks got whooped by the Indiana Pacers in Game 4, losing 93-82 after a woeful shooting performance and an allergy to rebounding. For the third game in the series, the Pacers had a double-digit edge on the glass. JR Smith and Carmelo were awful from the field, shooting a combined 16-45. On the other hand, George Hill led all scorers with 26 and Paul George was three assists away from a triple-double. They were phenomenal and their stifling defense limited the Knicks to 35 percent shooting on the night.
The Knicks have been exposed during this serie...Read More
Former NFL running back Chuck Muncie, whose personal life was tainted by battles with coke addiction and prison, and then resurrected with a commitment to improving the lives of others, died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Tuesday. The rugged scoring machine will forever be remembered by San Diego Chargers fans as one of the integral pieces of the vaunted “Air Coryell” offense that racked up historical numbers and revolutionized the NFL in the ‘80s.
"I woke up every morning in that cell for 2 1/2 years, looking at myself in the mirror," Muncie said in a ...Read More
After months of waiting to get clearance for their tracks, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y were finally able to released their highly-anticipated mixtape, Live In Concert on 4/20. Now, Spanish producer Cookin' Soul is about to drop a remix of the entire album, Live In Concierto, for what he's calling a "Jetmix." Here's the first sample from the album, which is set to come out on Wednesday.Read More
Donovan McNabb has officially decided to call it quits –two seasons after he last played. He announced his plans today to retire next season in Philly, when Kansas City (and Andy Reid) plays the Eagles. McNabb, the greatest QB the franchise has ever had, had a rough time in his last season there (though they did make the postseason) and was jettisoned for Kevin Kolb. The Kolb experiment didn’t work and Mike Vick stepped in, and now, well, nobody knows who will be the next Eagle QB. One thing is for sure, he’ll have a hard time meeting the standard that “5”...Read More
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia are beefing. It's golf beef, but stil...it's beef. At the beginning of an icy third round that re-ignited the two golfers' animosity toward each other, Tiger pulled a 5-wood out of his bag to hit the ball out of the trees. This caused a commotion. Garcia said the commotion messed with him. Tiger, in turn, was basically like, "And what, corn? Plus, the marshals said it was cool. So kick 'em."
The only problem is that, the marshals told Sports Illustrated's Michael Bamberger that Tiger is full of it...
Well, when th...Read More
There hasn't been much news on the infamous War On Marijuana that has really piqued my interest lately, unless you count the inaction of the United States government to listen to it's constituents. Sadly, that too is an all too common occurrence and yes, gun control, I'm looking at you.
That is, until recently, when two tidbits of information caught my eye that will make it more difficult for the government to continue arresting people for crimes only the government sees as crimes.
First, a recent study shows that cannabis significantly reduces risks of bladder c...Read More
Titus Young has made headlines for all the wrong reasons during the NFL offseason, and has been the subject of several one-liners and clever headlines – including from yours truly.
But Young may not be categorized as simply another selfish, young, rich athlete who can't get out of his own way. According to his father, Young has a mental illness that was exacerbated by a concussion he suffered during his rookie year. Recently he has been off his meds and failing to fall the treatment plan.
Brandon Marshall – categorized in a similar vein as Young for his outlandish beha...Read More
EDM is slowly but surely been creeping it's way into hip hop music, much to our EIC Vince Thomas' dismay. In the latest example, an Australian dubstep producer Dead Battery flips the beat on Biggie's "Everyday Struggle" and adds a dope choir to the mix. Let it ride, see what you think.Read More
There are few artists, if not people, who have had a more interesting career arc than Cee Lo. Starts out as a member of the legendary Goodie Mob, receives media props because of his immense lyrical talents, releases a couple of critically-acclaimed but commercially ignored albums, forms Gnarls Barkley, becomes star, releases another album and becomes a superstar and finally, joins a singing completion show and becomes a mega-star.
It would be unbelievable if this was a movie, and be relegated to the “almost seems too good to be true” category. Now that he’s fi...Read More
For all of the good that social media provides us (instant news, intimate discussion from various people with divergent backgrounds, etc.) there are tons of negative. One of the unfortunate developments of social media is that people seem to forget that’s, basically, it’s a public forum. Especially Twitter, where it seems the concept of over-sharing is lost on the majority of the people on the site.
When people tweet freely, they often reveal a lot about their personal character and even racial bias. Humboldt State University created a map for a class called Advanced Ca...Read More
DJ Hudson Mohawke was in Poland for the Free Form Music Festival, and played two new tracks from Kanye West. There aren't any great recordings of either song, or names for either, but you can catch the second, EDM-inpsired track here.
If that doesn't satisfy your Kanye craving, check out this fan-made 45 minute documentary using clips and footage of Kanye during his rise.Read More
Kevin Durant tried to play hero ball for the fourth consecutive game, but ultimately, the Grizzlies henchmen attack tired him out. Although, Durant was able to lay-in the game-tying fingeroll Gervin-style, but Memphis outlasted him with a total team-effort. Memphis' low-post duo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph decimated the Thunder defense and dominated the offensive boards.The Grizzlies didn't score a single basket in transition, but Gasol and Randolph combined for 46 points and 23 rebounds. Defensively, the Grizzlies switched out Tayshaun Prince and newly-minted 2013 All-NBA First...Read More
The Chicago Bulls put up an incredible effort in Game 1 to steal a victory in Miami, but haven't been able to duplicate the performance since and appear to be heading for a predictable exit. Though their defense remains strong, they are simply out of options offensively. Nate Robinson was woeful, and Joakim Noah hasn't been able score. They were blown out in Game 4 and will have to win two games in Miami to win the series. That doesn't appear likely to happen All that really remains to be seen is how much time the Heat will have to rest until the conclusion of the Pacers Kn...Read More
I don’t know what to make of Buddy Nix stepping down as Bills’ general manager. As a native Buffalonian and long-suffering Bills fan, I can tell you that this was the first offseason that Western New York wasn’t calling for his gig.
In years past, it was the opposite. We had sat through too many drafts where we selected Aaron Maybins and Marcell Dareuses that didn’t meet expectations, and saw drafts where didn’t fill needs and instead picked luxury pieces (C.J. Spiller, despite his inspired 2012 play). We shelled out $ 24 million guaranteed dollars to a b...Read More
The always-busy Curren$y stopped by the Shade 45 studios for a live performance of "Mary" from his latest mixtape, New Jet City.Read More
When Laura Robson was 14 years old, full of teenage immortality, she declared she would one day “take down” Venus Williams.
It's probably fortunate for Robson that the two didn't meet until she was 19. Williams, now 32 and largely inactive due to injuries and ailments since the dominance she displayed in her prime, wasn't much of a match for Robson in Rome. The two played in a clay court tournament to prepare for the French Open, with the young up-and-comer trouncing the Hall of Fame veteran, 6-2, 6-3.
The match was difficult to watch and play in, with gusts of...Read More
Kendrick Lamar released another video from his critically acclaimed debut album, good kid m.A.A.d. City, this time for "B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe." Despite a hectic schedule that currently involves a nationwide tour, he also stopped by a school in Rhode Island after the school won a national attendance contest. The former student with a 4.0 GPA spoke about his education and how it influenced him to become a rapper.Read More
Lance Stephenson attacked the rim like it insulted his mama.
This was a dope promotional strategy.
Wu-Tang bangs out a new record.
JR Smith is living up to his high school expectations —off the court