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Shocker: C.C. Wins the Cy Young; Lloyd Carr Done At Michigan; Sup With These Young Boys? Posada Reportedly Signs; Braun, Pedroia Rookies Of the Year

Posted in Blogroll, Brandon Jennings, C.C. Sabathia, Cy Young Award, Delmon Young, Derrick Rose, Dustin Pedroia, Eric Gordon, Fausto Carmona, Gaylord Perry, Jonny Flynn, Jorge Posada, Josh Beckett, Lloyd Carr, Michael Beasley, New York Yankees, O.J. Mayo, Ohio State University, Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, University of Michigan, USC on November 13, 2007 by mizzo

First off, I have to say Happy Birthday to my lil sis. Thanks for all you’ve done Gina. I love you very much :)

Birthday wishes also go out to Ron Artest. Happy Birthday brotha. Thanks.

Props to Dwil for his SOMM mention in Jemele Hill’s latest.

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C.C. Sabathia wins Cy Young Award

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Wasn’t a surprise to me brotha

I’m shocked. Beckett second.

Sports writers were swinging on Beckett’s jock the last two months of the season. There is no denying Beckett was a monster during the playoffs. Anyone outside of Cleveland who seriously entertained the notion Sabathia would win this award is a liar. Straight up. If anything, I thought his teammate Fausto Carmona would takes some votes and Beckett would win in a landslide. He’s the first Indians pitcher since Gaylord Focker Perry won the award in ’72. Does it make up for Albert Belle not winning in ’95? Of course not.

C.C. was 19-7 with a 3.21 earned run average. Maybe the reasoning behind Sabathia winning was he pitched 40 more innings than Beckett. Becket was on the dl–most likely to rest the ace–and maybe durability was a question.

Sabathia received 18 of 29 first place votes.

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Flight of the Phoenix: Interview with Grant Hill

Posted in Alex McKechnie, Amare Stoudemire, Bill Walton, Blogroll, Chris Webber, Chuck Daley, David Stern, Detroit Pistons, Dream Team, Duke University, Etan Thomas, Grant Hill, Jerry Colangelo, Julius Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ken Griffey Jr., Kevin Garnett, Lakers, Leonard Tose, Michael Jordan, Michael Tillery, Mike D'Antoni, Mizzo, NBA, New York Knicks, O.J. Mayo, Pan Am Games, Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Suns, referee scandal, Sacramento Kings, Sean Livingston, Slam Magazine, Steve Kerr, Steve Nash, Tamia, Tim Donaghy, UCLA, USA Basketball, Washington Wizard, Zach Randolph with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2007 by mizzo

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Many athletes are not afforded a second chance and ultimately languish among the has beens and what ifs. Grant Hill has become the soul model for athletes that haven’t the courage to fight and find their true sense of career satisfaction in the midst of adversity. He’s overcome injuries that normally cause freakishly talented pros to run from the sights, sounds and once in a lifetime heights of glory associated with super stardom. Legends primitive who become hood stars that saunter apprehensively and settle diminished into a lost world of sitting on stoops and embellishing past stories to any admirer who used to love them.

A new day has dawned. The signing of Hill by Phoenix proves how serious the Suns are in their quest of obtaining the title forever elusive. Playing at Duke, where his Blue Devils were the first team to go back to back since Walton dreams and Kareem teams energized the UCLA dynasty, Grant was able to perform in a comfort zone that most athletes only dream of.

Initially when Grant entered the NBA, he was one of the most gifted ballers to grace the scene. His unique combination of athleticism, intelligence and modesty was instrumental in Grant becoming the first rookie to lead any American sport in fan all-star total balloting. It wasn’t anything unusual for Grant to rack up multiple triple doubles per week as he positioned himself to become a true basketball icon. He was one of the first to be proclaimed the next Jordan and had the classiness and ambassador like presence of one Julius Erving.

GHill was the truth before this generation’s definition of truth ever existed. His African American art has been on tour to give those not accustomed an inspiring renaissance of cultural thought. Grant and his R&B songstress wife Tamia are fam first, and committed to giving back to raise up those who live by means less amid socially distorting life distress.

Simply put, Grant is a winner. This cannot ever be questioned.

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