Jackie Robinson Day

69-years ago, Jackie Robinson made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

In celebration of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball, all MLB teams retired the #42 and April 15th is now known as ‘Jackie Robinson Day’. On this day all players, coaches, and umpires wear Robinson’s #42.

If you have not seen the Ken Burns‘ documentary on Robinson you can check it out online

Jackie Robinson Part 1

Jackie Robinson Part 2

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Taylor Swift’s New Apple Commercial

In 2015 Taylor Swift made headlines when she used her influence to pressure Apple into making sure writers, producers and artist were being going to be paid when Apple dropped their streaming service with a free trial period.

Well it looks like  Swift and Apple are cool again with the release of this new Apple Music commercial starring Swift.

HAHAHA, it’s always a good look when those in the lime-light can make fun of themselves.

When can we see Swift rapping Kanye West lyrics?

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My bad Taylor…..

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Kristaps Porzingis #HotlineZing

Kristaps Porzingis has taken the NBA by storm in the first half of the season, so be prepared for Porzingis mentions during NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto. Having the 4th most sold jersey in the NBA will get you a lot of love from the media, and apparently it will also make you the feature of a song parody of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’….

As a Knicks fan I am cool with all this attention, just at the end of the day… Stay Focus my man, Stay Focus!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

F-A-Natic Fridays – Why I Hate Lana Scolaro’s 15 Minutes of Fame…

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So this chick Lana Scolara who was felt-up and sucked face with Robin Thicke is soaking up her 15 minutes of fame this week. Usually I wouldn’t give nonsense like this attention, but I could not resist as I have a real problem with this chick.

So what’s my issue?

Is it that because of the unnecessary attention Scolara has received when there are more important issues in the world like Syria… Nah!

Or could it be that I am appalled by Robin Thicke’s actions; he’s a married… Yeah Right!

So why?

Man, I’m made because this chick is talking way too much!!!

EVERY chick wants to shine now! You just can’t be content that Robin Thicke was trying to smash and Paula Patton either didn’t mind or possibly may have wanted the three of y’all to get down.

But Lana haddddd to give an interview and talk about this???

Come on Lana!!!!!
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Whatever happened to the “walk of shame”? I guess “shame” has been replaced with “fame”, smh.

Seriously, I don’t know why this is bothering me, I don’t care about Thicke, Scolara or Paula…. Nah, hold up Paula Patton can find me in the club and make-out with me all she want.

AND I WOULDN’T TELL ANYONE!!!!

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As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

F-A-Natic Fridays – There is no Rocky without Apollo Creed….

Yup I said it!

There is no Rocky without Apollo Creed, or should I say Carl Weathers!!!

Now before all the Rocky/Stallone fans get on me just hear me out; I have a perfectly good explanation behind my statement.

Stallone did a great job portraying the character Rocky Balboa; a down and out struggling club fighter that has been hit in the head one too many times.  But in order to draw the contrast between Rocky and his opponent; you need an antagonist that you love to hate and who other than Carl Weathers could have pulled that off?  Not only did Rocky’s opponent had to look the part (boxer) but he to able to act the part.

I would go as far to say that Without Weathers Rocky would not be the hit movie it was, it was the perfect combination of showing how hard work pays off and walking the thin line of America’s need of a Great White Champion.  Now before you write me off as being a racist and example of the Great White Champion theory just think back to the hype around Gerry Cooney.   Also, remember Eddie Murphy‘s Rocky bit? 

With the desire to root for the underdog and you add Carl Weathers’ over the top cockiness and you got the perfect movie, and there was no one else at that time that could have pulled off that role.  Who else could have played Creed, Billy Dee Williams???

HAHAHA!!!

You all might be asking, why write about Carl Weathers and his impact on Rocky???  Well, recently they have been showing Rocky 1, 2, and 3 and it got me thinking how great Carl was and how Stallone really owes Weathers for his success.

So when ‘Expendables’ came out with Stallone, Schwarzenegger (who also owes Carl for ‘Predator’), and Bruce Willis where was Carl Weathers?  Where is the love???

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

F-A-Natic Fridays – Doin’ the Landry

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HAHA, there is nothing better than NYC when you are winning.  This is especially true when it comes to the Knicks, New Yorkers love the their Knicks and we love players that work hard.

And in NY the admiration can come in many forms, fans giving you a standing ovation in Garden, Spike Lee wearing your jersey front row at home and away games during your rookie season,

Or…..

You can have a rap song made about you

Not bad MC Jin, pretty sure Landry Fields will think that is pretty cool.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

F-A-Natic Fridays – Jay-Z’s Occupy All Streets???

Jay-Z has decided to support the Occupy Wall Street (#OWS) movement with a new shirt that his clothing brand Rocawear will distribute; Hov recently wore the Occupy All Streets shirt at the MSG Watch The Throne performance.  Jay-Z getting behind the Occupy Wall St is sort of a BIG DEAL; this attention will bring a crowd not typically interested in social issues.  Of course the attention will be superficial at first as people will be more into looking cool wearing the t-shirts, but there will be an effect (positive and negative).

BUT, I do have 1 problem with Rocawear’s Occupy All Streets t-shirts

“The ‘Occupy All Streets’ T shirt was created in support of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. ‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.” 

Sooooooo, you support #OWS, BUT you only support to a certain point????

Come on Rocawear, you have to do better than that; the #OWS movement is about the 99% tired of the 1% building their fortunes on the backs of the working man.  And here we have Rocawear profiting off the backs of #OWS!!!

Hmmmmm…….

As Jon Bershad wrote in an article on Mediate

If the shirt is just designed to be cool and “of the moment” or something, then, fine. Do whatever you want. However, if they actually intend it as support, then they should be supporting in a more tangible way.

What Jay-Z’s doing isn’t wrong, per se, it’s just kind of tasteless and jerky seeming. If he wanted to lend his support, he could have shown up at the protests…  Or he could have made the shirts say something clearer like “Jay-Z, a rich man, should pay more taxes!” Or he could just give the movement some of the darn profits.

I agree with Bershad on these points, basically Rocawear is profiting off the backs of #OWS!  Jay-Z needs to call up whoever at Rocawear and tell them to do the right thing.  I realize there is a cost of production, Rocawear should keep what money they need to cover cost and give the rest to support #OWS.

Put the mic down for a second Hov and do the right thing!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!