Sunday, February 22, 2009

Death and Re-birth of Skateboarding

I never ever wanted to be a professional skateboarder. I LOVE skateboarding too much to do that. I am a big fan of Lakai footwear, despite the fact that the last video they dropped should be their last. They put too much into it. They were trying to make a skateboard video, then something else happened. Why would you ever want to be the best at skateboarding? That isn't what it is about. Deadlines and skateboarding don't even mix. Why would skateboarding ever want to be the biggest and best sh*t out? I mean it will become like Hip Hop, super commercialized; and there is so much wack a$$ hip hop out that Hip Hop has lost crediblity. Why would you want everybody to skate? Why? It is to the point that cats on the very same team that put this out are over it. OG's leaving the team, young gunners leaving the team, the person with the best part and one of my favorite skaters to watch MJ, burnt on skateboarding. When the people that inspire the people are burnt, we have got issues. So, maybe that's is just what skateboarding needed in order for us to survive. This culture needs to remain underground and subversive in order to maintain originality and creativity. Cuz soon as stuff gets played you are looking for the next sh*t.

Marc Johnson from Epicly Later'd

Lakai Fully Flared Intro

Lakers @ Golden State

Wow what a game! I never saw Kobe do a 360 like that before. Super ill! If you didn't already know. I am a HUGE Los Angeles Lakers fan. I love the NBA in general.

If you live in an NBA City, take advantage! Some people don't have the luxury of watching the best ballers ball. But, since I am a player, coach, referee and fan of basketball I love to go to games. So far I went to see the Rockets, Bulls, Clippers, Blazers, and Lakers (twice!).

Life is short so do fun stuff.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Mind Field

I went to FTC last week and picked this up. This is more than a skateboarding video. It is art. It helps pass the time while the tendonitis is flaring up in the achilles. Man, this is some good work. Go get yourself one!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 6, 1958 Munich Air Disaster

The Darkest Day in Manchester United Football Club History

Roger Byrne (28), Eddie Colman (21), Mark Jones (24), David Pegg (22), Tommy Taylor (26), Geoff Bent (25), Liam Whelan (22) and Duncan Edwards (21) all died, along with club secretary Walter Crickmer, trainer Tom Curry and coach Bert Whalley.

Eight journalists died - Alf Clarke, Tom Jackson, Don Davies, George Fellows, Archie Ledbrook, Eric Thompson, Henry Rose, and Frank Swift who was a former Manchester City player. Plane captain Ken Rayment perished, as did Sir Matt's friend Willie Sanitof. Travel agent Bela Miklos and passenger Tom Cable also died.

We will never forget.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

KB24 61 in MSG

I did some foreshadowing for y'all. Putting up those videos, I knew he was going to do something special against the Knicks. I went to the gym @ 6am yesterday wearing my I "heart" NY shirt thinking about how I was skating past MSG in 2007 and what would Kobe be doing on 2/2/06...boy does he know how to play. The critics are saying my Lakers won't be able to win it all. Andrew will be back, its only a matter of time, until then its Kobe "Carpe Diem" Bryant and the whole squad doing it big. 61 points in Madison Square Garden (20-20 Free throws). MVP chants in The Garden? Even Spike Lee was part of the standing ovation.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

8 Time Gold Medalist...Pot Smoker??

Hey Michael Phelps, what gives?! Wow, this is the last person I'd ever think to smoke marijuana. He kicked everybody's butt in Beijing 2008 and now look at him...15 minutes has just elapsed. Next, they are gonna take away sponsorships, and medals. Who are the kids supposed to look up to now?

The Greatest Finals far

I have been watching the NBA for a LONG time and I have seen my teams win the whole thing plenty of times. But, this performance by Michael Jordan against Utah has to be the best I have seen in long time. I HATE the Bulls, seriously I don't like them at all, but I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE me some Jordan! Every shot he made he drained it, super butters.


T-Mac, Where you at?

report from Canadian Press

HOUSTON — Rockets guard Tracy McGrady missed Saturday's game against Golden State due to a sprained left ankle, the latest in a long list of injuries for Houston this season.

McGrady, Houston's third-leading scorer, was hurt in Thursday's practice. McGrady had played the last three games after missing the previous six with soreness in his left knee, an issue that's kept him out of 16 games this season.

Houston coach Rick Adelman said McGrady was "day to day." The Rockets next play Chicago on Tuesday.

"He won't play today and we'll see what he feels like after today," Adelman said. "There's nothing on the X-rays, so it's going to be a day-to-day situation, I guess."

T-Mac NEVER plays these days. He is the most injury prone NBA player that I have ever seen. In his 11 seasons in the NBA he has NEVER played a full season. Check out his "Fantasy" headlines from the past few months:

Jan. 31, 2009
Out for Saturday's Game Jan. 31, 2009
Leaves Friday Practice with Ankle Sprain Jan. 30, 2009
Scores 20 Jan. 27, 2009
Returns to the Court Jan. 25, 2009
Could Return Sunday Jan. 25, 2009
(Knee) Practices Jan. 22, 2009
Could Return to Practice Thursday Jan. 22, 2009
Out at Least Two More Weeks Jan. 12, 2009
Solid Game for McGrady Jan. 10, 2009
Sits Out Wednesday Jan. 8, 2009
Tracy McGrady: Back in Action Jan. 7, 2009
Sits Out Saturday Jan. 4, 2009
Status for Friday Unclear Jan. 2, 2009
Out with Sore Knee Dec. 27, 2008
Struggles Against the Cavs Dec. 24, 2008
Knee is Feeling Okay Dec. 15, 2008
Struggles in Loss Dec. 14, 2008
(Knee) Returns to Action Dec. 13, 2008
Traveling With Team Dec. 10, 2008
Knee Will Keep Him Out for Three Weeks Dec. 2, 2008
Will Miss At Least One More Week Dec. 1, 2008
Out With Sore Knee Nov. 26, 2008
Struggles to Play on Sore Knee Nov. 20, 2008
Will Play Against Mavs Nov. 19, 2008
Could Play On Wednesday Nov. 18, 2008
Leaves Game With Knee Injury Nov. 17, 2008
Off Night for McGrady Nov. 15, 2008
Fined by League Nov. 14, 2008
Solid Game for McGrady Nov. 13, 2008
Rough Game Nov. 10, 2008
Lackluster Game for McGrady Nov. 8, 2008
Strong Game for McGrady Nov. 7, 2008
Solid in Defeat Nov. 5, 2008
Solid Game for McGrady Nov. 2, 2008
Logs 35 Minutes in Opener Oct. 30, 2008
Ready to Go Oct. 29, 2008
Feeling Better Oct. 28, 2008
Will Play Thursday Oct. 22, 2008
Encouraged Oct. 20, 2008
Status Still Uncertain Oct. 19, 2008
(Knee) Sits Friday Oct. 18, 2008
Doubtful for Wednesday's Game Oct. 15, 2008
Sees Action Against Celtics Oct. 12, 2008
Final Hurdle is Mental Oct. 11, 2008
Might See Action Soon Oct. 10, 2008
Won't See Much Preseason Action Oct. 8, 2008
Will Sit Out the First Preseason Game Oct. 7, 2008
Full Practice Session Oct. 4, 2008
Feeling Okay Oct. 1, 2008


Genres: Action/Adventure, Art/Foreign, Drama and Thriller

Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min.

Release Date: January 30th, 2009 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox Distribution

This is a good action flick! It was a way better story than I expected and the character development was well done for the most part. It had lots of action: shootouts, explosions, car chases, etc. But, it also had believable characters (except for the daughter). Liam Neeson didn't make this as cheesey as I thought it was going to be. I wanted to see it just because of the preview, when he is on the cell phone with the kidnappers and he got all grizzly and told them that he'd hunt them down and kill them; he sounded pretty gully. Overall, I'd reccomend this to anybody who likes action movies. It is worth a trip to the movies!

3.5 Conquering Lions (out of 5)