Personal Reflection: Kanye’s “The College Dropout” turns 10 today

It’s been quite some time since I contributed anything to this blog. However, I feel compelled to acknowledge the fact that Kanye West’s debut studio album, “The College Dropout,” was released 10 years ago today: February 10, 2004. It was that album and a track titled “Through the Wire” that introduced me to the wonderful world of hip-hop and music as a form of entertainment.

I wrote a brief piece about two years ago detailing my affection for West’s music and I thought I would share it with you all.

Enjoy.

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Thoughts on rumor of Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried

This week I decided to fire up NBA 2k13 (I can’t afford 2k14, gimme a break) for the first time in a while. I figured if the Knicks were doing so poorly in real life, I could at least start the Association Mode and make them a contender. One of the first moves I made was trading Iman Shumpert for Kenneth Faried.

About a day later, trade rumors began swirling around Shumpert and Faried.

Either I’m psychic or this is a total coincidence, but I won’t pass up the opportunity to toot my own horn.

So why do the Knicks feel compelled to make a move? Let’s examine their season so far. Read More…

Why not Jason Collins? I’ll tell you.

Today I went on a mini-rant on Twitter to vent some of my frustrations regarding the Jason Collins-New York Knicks connection. Yes, the Knicks could use a big man after losing Tyson Chandler for 4-6 weeks to a broken leg. However, the Knicks decided to pass on Collins, and have reached out to other big men. One rumored interest is Lou Amundson, who the team looked at last year before bringing in Kenyon Martin.

But for some, this is more than the Knicks passing on a free agent. Why? Because Jason Collins, after coming out at the end of last season, hasn’t received much interest from NBA teams–besides working out for the Pistons this summer–since he told the world he is gay.

At first glance, one almost has to assume that the reason no team has brought Collins on board is because he is gay. But to me, there’s something incredibly wrong with that thinking.

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Pumping the Brakes

With the school semester nearing its end and the consequent effect on my schedule, as well as the addition of several personal endeavors, I am finding it difficult to carve out time to blog as much as I used to.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love doing this. I love putting my thoughts on paper–and in this case, online–but my time must be devoted to activities that are of a more pressing importance at this time.

For those of you who do keep up with my blog and take the time to read, thank you. I can assure you there will be more to come. However, I will be pumping the brakes a bit for the foreseeable future until my schedule becomes a bit more palatable.

I will still try to write a bit here and there, but maybe not in the way I have up until this point.

To Giants fans: the season isn’t over yet! Go Big Blue!

To Knicks fans: don’t allow yourselves to get absorbed by the constant negativity that surrounds your team. We’ve got a good bunch, and it’s only been a few games. It’s only November.

For now, I will say goodbye, although it is more of a “see you later.”

And again, thank you for taking the time to read.

See you soon.

Week Eight Review

It wasn’t the prettiest performance, but hey, a win’s a win.

The Giants failed to score a touchdown for the second time this season, but it didn’t matter as Josh Brown went 5-for-5 on field goals to give Big Blue a 15-7 win, their second of the season.

Now sitting at 2-6, the Giants are only two games (tiebreaker not included) behind the division-leading Cowboys, who sit at 4-4. With the team finally gaining some momentum, a division title doesn’t seem so farfetched as it was just a few weeks ago.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s take a look at what happened against Philadelphia on Sunday. Read More…