TheStartingFive Launched Feb.1: Come On Over

Posted in on February 1, 2008 by thebrotherreport

Be Peace

It’s time to do some renovations.

They’ll also be subtle changes to the new site as we settle. Any questions, complaints or concerns, hit me up by email.

Our previous posts will be archived here if anyone wants to check ’em out, but there won’t be any new posts. We are also working on a redirect regarding the url you are used to using to make the transition seamless.

The site now offers our readers an opportunity to be more interactive. There’s no charge–we ain’t all that–but you do have to sign up at the top left of the page.

The instructions are pretty much self explanatory. After you sign up, you’ll see TSF has been introduced to a new Internet space. You can create your own profiles and post our pieces to any other social networking sites such as Myspace, Facebook or any of the other popular alternatives.

They’ll be a podcast tool implemented very soon to give a more well rounded feel to our interviews.

We are also working on some other very exciting things. Stay tuned.

Thank you all for your contributions and incredible insight over the past year. As we enter a new stage of development, we hope you all continue to visualize our goal of providing a formidable alternative to the present media construct.

Things are about to change….


Where Were You When Doug Williams Shocked The World?

Posted in on February 1, 2008 by thebrotherreport



Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Doug Williams successfully leading the Washington Redskins to victory in Super Bowl XXII. In the process Williams became the first Black quarterback to do so.

I’ve asked a few friends of mine (high quality products to sports fans) to recall that day and relive what was truly one of the great events in sports history.

I am also extending this invitation to you – TSF readers to share your thoughts as well.

One of the questions asked was where were you, how did it make you feel and how have things changed for the Black quarterback in the last 20 years?

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Throwback Thursday: Doug Williams, Soul Survivor

Posted in on January 31, 2008 by thebrotherreport

The position of quarterback has been a microcosm of the Black struggle in America – a door supposedly “open to all” – except for us of a darker hue who continuously knock, kick and scream until an answer comes.

For eighty years, the Black man has fought tooth and nail to be in a position to lead a professional football franchise to glory. Many came before Doug Williams some may have even been better skilled. But looking back on the life of Douglas Lee Williams -none were better prepared.

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Five Questions To Take Advantage of a Black Sense of Urgency

Posted in on January 29, 2008 by thebrotherreport


I sent out five questions to folks (writers, bloggers an athlete or two) of all races–including The Starting Five collective–and I received 21 responses. To those who didn’t get an email I apologize, but please comment. Many respectfully declined and others simply ignored my request. I have to say maybe some didn’t receive my email or were too busy. The questions were worded to elicit candid thoughts of whom I consider conscious peers. I thank those from the bottom of my heart who chose to participate. My mind constantly wonders why this and why that, so this is a way of expressing my true concern of how we can all can move forward in a productive sense while also respecting the experience of our collective past.

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Chris Webber and Don Nelson Reunion? Tiger Dominates Buick; Roger Clemens Goes Damage Control; LeBron James Sends Kobe and the Lakers On A Slide

Posted in on January 28, 2008 by thebrotherreport

Calm yourself Michelle. Be EZ.

Coming out of Michigan in ’93 it seemed Chris was headed for the same success he’d had in college. The second sophomore drafted first overall (Magic), was in a position early to contend for a championship with the passionate Warriors. Remember how Spreewell was dunking on everyone?

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Ron Artest Bangin’ In Salt Lake: “No Layups!”

Posted in on January 28, 2008 by thebrotherreport

Hat Tip to Hardwood Paroxysm

This is what every team needs–a cat that won’t take any smack down low.

Ron Artest is my dude. Utah past, present and future is the wrong place for Ron Ron to bang like we do summer time in the hood talking trash on every possession–mouth all dry. They just ain’t havin’ it. Even Bennett Salvatore knew the whole scene was foul. His crew had no control.

Sixers trade for him pleaaaaaaaase. Ron would give me the best quotes.

Remember when Chuck used to do this?

Barack Obama Wins South Carolina 2 to 1 Over Hillary Clinton

Posted in on January 27, 2008 by thebrotherreport

We’re in uncharted waters politically. Blacks are getting out to vote and Whites are making a statement never before seen in the South.

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