Archive | September, 2010

It’s just those rainy days.

29 Sep

It’s only Wednesday yet this week-long rain that we are experiencing just doesn’t seem like it’s going away anytime soon.

So, visit http://www.dailypress.com/news/weather/ to check out what today & the rest of the week will look like. Sorry kids, but it will get better.

Current Temperatures across Hampton Roads

70°
HI 75° | LO 72°
Heavy rain
SUNRISE 06:59 am
SUNSET 06:52 pm
HUMIDITY 94%
PRESSURE 29.95 in.

Back to back to back?

29 Sep
Story from Lakers.com – Is a Lakers 2nd 3-Peat in the near future? Lakers started training camp Monday and while all seems to be well on the Lakers front four days into training camp, with Kobe Bryant (knee) scrimmaging for the first time Monday night, Luke Walton (back) playing well with no limitations and Steve Blake (ankle) showing no signs of soreness from an ankle tweak, Phil Jackson still has a few tweaks in mind.
“I’d like to practice them a little longer,” said the head coach. “We’re going pretty short with them right now. Their learning and conditioning are the two things that have to be worked on.
The Lakers, in fact, had only one day (Monday) of two-a-day practices, and have just two more before the team hops aboard a charter plane to London, making it a bit more difficult for Jackson to push the conditioning angle. All the better, then, that everyone on the roster looks to be in pretty good shape, and save for Andrew Bynum — out at least four weeks recovering from right knee surgery — have all gotten on the basketball floor now that the two-time Finals MVP is back in action.

“(Bryant) looked good, he said he had no significant problem,” said Jackson. “A little swollen, obviously, but I think that’s it.”

When the media was allowed into Tuesday’s practice, Jackson was sitting in his chair watching eight-minute scrimmages take place between three different teams that looked something like L.A.’s starting line up, bench group and finally training camp signees:

Purple Team: Derek Fisher, Sasha Vujacic, Ron Artest, Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol and Luke Walton
White Team: Steve Blake, Shannon Brown, Matt Barnes, Derrick Caracter, Theo Ratliff
Red Team: Devin Ebanks, Russell Hicks, Trey Johnson, Drew Naymick and Anthony Roberson

When asked who stood out, Jackson singled out the Slovenian.

“Sasha was like the hero today,” he offered. “Sasha made all his shots. Their blue team* looked good, and some of our younger guys played well.”
* Referees are required to refer to each team by a one syllable color so purple turns into blue when the team dons their road uniforms.

Vujacic wasn’t the only one hitting shots, as Blake nailed a game-winning three-pointer after focusing on setting up the White offense and getting teammates open looks in the final game against the Reds. Caracter stood out with his aggression on the glass inside, even adding a pretty reverse layup that had assistant coach Jim Cleamons crowing, while Ebanks was all over the place at both ends to help the Reds stay in the game, leading by two before Blake’s three in the final seconds.

The six-year veteran declined to pile onto Jackson’s praise, however, choosing to cite a general team effort (“We all played good”). Vujacic did at least allow that he feels good physically after struggling with various injuries in each of the past two preseasons.

“That’s the most important thing, to be healthy,” he said. “I took two weeks off after we finished the season, and I really worked on everything to try to be injury free as much as I can. I’m satisfied (so far) and am going to do my best to stay that way.”

After practice, Fisher spoke on more of a macro level, discussing his team’s mindset heading into the season, already focusing on how the Lakers can best put themselves in a position to win a third straight title. He acknowledged that the team knows how important having the seventh game of the 2010 Finals in L.A. was, and is already getting his teammates focused on having that advantage yet again. Fisher explained why he thinks the 2010-11 roster may have an early advantage towards that end over last season’s roster from an experience and hunger standpoint.

“I think when you have team dynamics in terms of individuals that whether it’s contract situations or playing time or other things that make it harder each year you try and push for a title, but that’s why I’m excited about this particular team,” he said. “The maturity and the wisdom we have on this roster, and the understanding that there is really only one purpose for us being together, I think it’s very clear early on.”

The Lakers certainly saw how an influx of hungry veteran blood could help last season…

“Ron’s desire and passion to be an NBA champion at times carried us and got us through some really good games,” the co-captain continued. “I think this season for Steve, Matt and Theo in terms of veterans, having not been in that position before where you legitimately have a chance to be a champion, I think they’re going to be excited, and they’re going to push guys when they need to be pushed. I think we all like the new faces that are here and we feel like we have a chance to be better than we were a year ago.”

Blogger’s block

29 Sep

I hope this doesn’t happen often.

Nothing interesting to talk about tonight. It’s been a pretty dull day if you ask me, with the rain & all. Please check back in the morning. I will have two new blog posts for you & trust me, you won’ t be disappointed!

Btw, The Mr. Pirate Pageant is this Friday, October 1 in Ogden Hall on the campus of Hampton University. Doors open 6 p.m. & the show begins 6:30.

Tickets are $5 now & $7 the day of the show. If you like to purchase tickets from yours truly please let me know [@nikofbaby].

I still have to raise $75 more dollars to reach my goal of $230 to participate. So, if you would like to donate, let me know as well. Thanks guys.

Also, the Ms. Hampton University pageant is coming up as well; October 8th. So definitely make sure you support them.

Of course, I have to leave you all with a little entertainment. Enjoy.

#nowplaying — Lil Wayne – Popular feat. Lil Twist [I am Not A Human Being Album Vers… http://t.co/ovYqRTn via @youtube

Happy birthday @liltunechi

27 Sep

#nowplaying — Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being http://t.co/8XuqDBP via @youtube

It was 9.27.82, baby dude, Charity Hospital, a.k.a the City Zoo. No pity due to no one, nobody, not all man .. – “Lil Wayne” in “Leather So Soft” 

Today is Lil Wayne’s birthday and of course the one and only @nikofbaby had to give him a shout out!

Unfortunately, Wayne is still in prison for another month and seven days, so he won’t be able to celebrate like he usually does, but just like all of his fans and supporters around the world, we here at Neekopolis are showing him mad love.

But, he did leave US with a gift today.

Lil Wayne’s eighth studio album “I Am Not A Human Being” has been digitally released today (September 27th) on iTunes.  You will be able to pick up the hard-copy of the album that will include three bonus songs in stores on October 12th.

To view album cover and tracks, and album download, visit http://lilwaynehq.com/

Are you ready for some Vick?!

23 Sep

Get ready Philadelphia Eagles fans, the “Michael Vick Project” is back!

Tuesday Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid announced that Michael Vick will be the starting QB Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

“There’s not a thing that changed with Kevin Kolb,” Reid said. “I made that very clear from the get-go. This was all about Michael Vick and the way that he has played the game. It’s that simple. He’s played it as outstanding as any quarterback in the league to this point. That’s the important part here.”

And for most of you, you’re probably asking, well, why wouldn’t he be?

He only completed 21 of 34 passes for 284 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Eagles’ 35-32 win at Detroit. This season, Vick is 37-58, 459 yards, 3 TD and has 140 Rush yds.

Vick said this came as a surprise but nevertheless, he’s ready for the job.

“I didn’t expect it, but I won’t question the blessing from God,” Vick said. “I just have to go out and give it a 110 percent effort, and we all as professionals and as grown men have to work through it and figure out what’s the most rational way to make this work.

Coach Reid still gave Kolb fans confidence that he will play again real soon.

“Kevin is fine. It’s not an injury-related issue,” Reid said. “It’s not about judging him. He’s going to be a championship-caliber quarterback.”

Kolb said he is confident about Coach Reid’s decision for this Sunday.

“You’re obviously upset because you want to be out there and you want to battle,” Kolb said. “But I hope and I trust what (Reid is) doing is best for everybody, and that’s the only way I can approach it. I have to have a positive attitude and keep the faith and keep the faith about me being here in Philadelphia.”

The Eagles will travel to Jacksonville Sunday to play the Jaguars at 4:05 p.m. only on FOX.

S-T-U-D ..

22 Sep

E-N-T-L-E-A-D-E-R-S-S .. Student , student, student, a leader leader leader leader! 

Three Student Leaders, Niko, Willie, and Gerald in the Student Center.

Many are called, few are chosen. Ha, only kidding. 

Today is Student Leader Wednesday’s; don’t you see the blue shirts & badges in the Student Center? 

Usually in suits & badges, Student Leaders are the elite on the campus of Hampton University. SLP does a plethora of activities and events, that if I started to list them now, I’d be late for class lol. 

But just to give you an idea of what we do, we put together NSO Week, Mr. Pirate Pageant, help SGA with Homecoming, Parents Weekend, Community service, Ms. Hampton, S.U.B., Black History Month, etc.

We get NO DAYS OFF! Literally ha. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. We have a love for this campus and this program like no other.

This Wednesday SLP will be wearing their blue t-shirts, and trust me, it’s hard not to notice us. We’ll be singing our songs as well as ONYX 9 songs in the Student Center from 12-2 most likely. We are here for the students and for the campus. 

Any questions please visit the Student Activities office located in the Student Center or call 757-727-5691.

Check back later tonight for more pictures from the Student Leadership Program!

“Kool Dj Law”

21 Sep

Boodah Brother Morning Show

Anyone who grew up in the 757 , if asked what is the number one Hip-Hop and R&B radio station around, no doubt the answer nine times out of ten will be 103 Jamz. 

Sunday the station lost one of its own. 

Longtime popular radio host Lawrence “Kool Dj Law” Brown died of a heart attack at the age of 40. Dj Law along with co-host Horace “Big B” Belcher began the popular morning show “The Boodah Brothers Morning Show”  in 2004, which airs Monday-Friday. Law had been working at the station since 1992. 

Fans of Dj Law & the morning show have shown their love & support all over the internet. For more information and to send your condolences please visit http://103jamz.com/main.html

R.I.P Lawrence “Kool Dj Law” Brown!
March 5, 1970 – September 19, 2010

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Photo courtesy of http://www.103jamz.com