The Surya Bonaly ‘Backflip’ #WinterOlympics #IceSkating #BlackHistoryMonth

Surya Bonaly was not the typical “Ice Princess”, she was a Rebel On Ice that had spread and power that was unprecedented at the time in the sport of figure skating.


Who remembers Surya Bonaly hitting her ‘Backflip’ during her performance at the 1998 Nagano Olympics???

Yoooo, that is crazy!

I recall Bonaly and thinking she’s not American but proud to see another Black figure skater after Debie Thomas.  Unlike Thomas and other skaters during that time Bonaly was very athletic from a gymnastic background. She had a combination of speed and power, but she did not fit the typical mold of the “Ice Princess” skater, and it hurt her scores at times. This all came to a head in 1994 at the Ladies World Championship.

For the judges Bonaly was just a jumper and the judges from the ISU went with the Ice Princess. Bonaly in defiance, refused to stand on the podium for 2nd place and even took off the medal during the ceremony.

That moment basically set the stage for the 1998 Olympics. The odds were already against Bonaly as she was recovering from an Achilles injury going into 98 Olympics, but she wanted to leave her mark as she was closing out her ice-skating career.

In her final performance, Bonaly struggled thru her short program and a slow start to her free skate put any chance for a medal out of reach.

“That was my last Olympics, and pretty much my last competition ever,”

“I wanted to leave a trademark.”

“I wanted to do something to please the crowd, not the judges,”

“The judges are not pleased no matter what I do, and I knew I couldn’t go forward anyway, because everybody was skating so good.”

Props to Bonaly, for standing up for herself and for being a damn good figure skater that deserves more props for what she accomplished in the world of figure skating.

If you get a chance, checkout the ESPN short ‘Rebel On Ice’

As always….

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


Yoenis Cespedes Gets His Yoga On #Mets #LGM

NY Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes got his yoga on this winter after suffering with leg injuries the past 2 seasons.

In 2016 Cespedes dealt with pulled quads and went into that offseason with the idea of strengthening his legs by lifting HEAVY weights. And it showed as Cespedes came in the 2017 Spring Training rocking tree trunks for legs. Unfortunately for Yo and the Mets, the heavy weightlifting only resulted in more leg issues. In 2017 the Mets saw their slugger only take the field for 81 games. After a frustrating 2017, Cespedes declared he needed to make a change in his workouts.

Encourage by Cespedes wanting to change his workout regiment, there was reason for optimism for Mets fans. Except the offseason came and went and no word on how Cespedes was doing.

Well Mets fans the wait is over!

Reporting to Spring Training Yo talked about what a difference this spring has been from previous years.

“Yoga has been working for me. Last season, the last couple of seasons, when I showed up down here, my lower back and body was very tight,”

“and I haven’t felt that yet. Yoga has been working for me.”

Cespedes will always be a muscle-bound beast,  but the addition of running and yoga can only help.

“So this year, I did three things differently. I ran. I did weight lifting, but not so heavy weights, and also did yoga trying to be ready for this,”

“With yoga, the muscles are more flexible right now. When I used to work out with heavy weight-lifting, I was strong, but I wasn’t flexible. Right now I am flexible because of yoga.”

For the Mets to be successful, they will need a healthy Yo as he is the main cog to the Mets lineup. No disrespect to Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, and Michael Conforto; but Cespedes when on puts a charge into the lineup and team overall.

With all the leg injuries Cespedes has experienced over the past 2 seasons, I can imagine he may look to pick his spots to bust it out of the box or in the outfield in the early part of the season. And to be honest I am ok with that, as its more important to me to see Cespedes playing in August and September than trying to beat an infield hit in May.

Well, while we wait for Opening Day, does anyone have any suggestions for yoga classes in NYC for Yo??


As always….

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

Source: NY Daily News

San Fran Giants to Retire Barry Bonds #25

The San Francisco Giants have announced they will retire Barry Bonds #25, and he will become the first Giant to have his number retired who is not a member of the Hall of Fame.

“No other Giants player has worn number 25 since Barry’s final season. It’s time to officially retire his number in honor of his remarkable 22-year career as one of the greatest players of all time and for his countless achievements and contributions as a Giant. Barry grew up with the Giants and followed in the footsteps of his Godfather Willie Mays and another Giant legend who also wore number 25 — his late father, Bobby. By officially retiring number 25, we will not only pay tribute to Barry as the greatest player of his generation, but also honor the legacy of two of the greatest players to ever wear a Giants uniform.”

For 15 seasons, Bonds put up numbers like no other for the Giants and whether or not you believe PEDs played a role in his ability to play until he was 43-years old, it was still his God-given ability that made him great.  And while Bonds may never get the call to hall, there will never be another #25 in the history of the San Fran Giants.

It has been 11-years since Bonds last played, his retirement was not on his terms and he never received the fond farewell he probably imagined. On August 11th Bonds and the fans of San Fran will have a chance to say goodbye the right way.

“I’m both honored and humbled that the Giants are going to retire my number this season. As I’ve always said, the Giants and Giants fans, are a part of my family. Growing up, Candlestick Park was my home away from home, and it is where my dad and godfather Willie played. For me to have played on the same field as them, wear the same uniform and now have my number retired, joining Willie and the other Giants legends is extremely special. Number 25 has meant a lot to me throughout my career and it is even more special that I got to share that with my dad.” – Barry Bonds

As always….

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

Source: Yahoo Sports


I’m Begging for the Yankees to Lose, LOL!

It is well-known that I hate the New York Yankees, and I have no shame in displaying my hatred for the Yanks.

While watching Derek Jeter‘s last game, I booed the Yankee icon, which led to a Yankee fan to call me “Classless” and I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, until Jeter in classic Jeter fashion won the game in his last at-bat.

Moving on…

It has been a couple of years since the Yanks did anything good so my Yankee hate has been dormant, until now.

SMH, the Yanks are once again tormenting me with their winning ways and postseason miracles. After losing the first 2-games to the Houston Astros, they have come storming back winning 3 straight games in New York and are now 1-game away from the World Series.

Needless to say, I am sick to my stomach with all the Yankee love around NYC. All of sudden everyone is wearing their Yankee hats and jackets; where have all this paraphernalia been over the past couple of years?!?!?

But there’s still hope, the Houston Astros can save me by winning Game 6 & 7. So I am pretty much begging, lol

I love Houston, I consider Houston my 2nd home. I don’t believe I am asking for much. Just beat the Yankees and break the hearts of all Yankee fans, that’s it LOL!!


As always….

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


Ray Lewis tells Kaepernick to stop getting “caught up in some of this nonsense…”

If you missed it Monday, Shannon Sharpe verbally assassinated Ray Lewis debating the Ravens handling the Colin Kaepernick on FS-1’s ‘Skip and Shannon Undisputed’.

Ray Lewis must think we are all fools, as he tries to convince Shannon, Skip Bayless, and anyone else who will listen that the Ravens not bringing in Kaepernick is more than just his activism.

After being slammed on social media Ray attempted to clean it up with the following video via Twitter.


According to Lewis, Kaepernick should be quiet and just play football. Is that the kind of advice Lewis would have given to Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Bill Russell and Muhammad Ali? And when Lewis refers to Kaepernick being “caught up in some of this nonsense” is he calling police brutality and unfairness in the criminal justice system nonsense?

At this point Lewis is tripping over himself, trying to clean up his ridiculous take on this matter. He says he doesn’t know Kaepernick, but this is a brotherhood. If that’s the case contact Kaep, stop going on TV and posting videos about Kaep being in your prayers.

Come on Ray, do better!


As always….

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

Credit – Skip and Shannon Undisputed





Mike Vick’s “Clean-Cut” Comment is Way Off-Base…

Mike Vick knows what it is to be a pariah, and his recent comments while on FS1’s ‘Speak For Yourself’ about Colin Kaepernick were well-intentioned…

“First thing we’ve got to get Colin to do is cut his hair,”

“Listen, I’m not up here to try to be politically correct. Even if he puts cornrows in there, I don’t think he should represent himself in that way in terms of just the hairstyle. Just go clean-cut. You know, why not? You’re already dealing with a lot of controversy surrounding this issue. The most important thing that he needs to do is just try to be presentable.”

“I just think perception and image is everything. This is not the Colin Kaepernick that we’ve known since he entered the National Football League,”

“I’m just going off my personal experiences. Listen, I love the guy to death. But I want him to also succeed on and off the field. This has to be a start for him.”

The problem is that Vick is using his experience as a false equivalent to what is going on with Kaepernick. Vick was a convict, Kaepernick has not broken any laws or served any time. Vick was trying to not only get back into football, he also needed money to pay off debts. The only thing Kaepernick is guilty of is exercising his right to protest and have an afro.

As Vick mentions he is going off his own “personal experiences” when he almost lost everything after serving time for his role in a dog fighting ring. When Vick was released from jail he had to rebuild his image and he ditched his signature cornrolls for a clean-cut look, and that’s fine, but you cannot compare the 2 situations.

Kudos to Eric Davis (former NFL player) for stepping up and challenging Vick in saying that he doesn’t believe Kaepernick cutting his hair will change anything.

In the meantime Kaepernick Tweeted the following

Not sure if Vick will be able to fully grasp what Kaepernick is trying to say here.


As always….

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

Credit – ESPN & Speak For Yourself podcast


WTH Sammy Sosa!

When Sammy Sosa left baseball in 2007 he was a brown-skin kat from the Dominican Republic who hit 609 homers during his career.

And now Sosa is doing interviews and his skin severely bleached and it’s not a good look at all.

Sosa has stated the following,

“It’s a bleaching cream that I apply before going to bed and whitens my skin some,” Sosa said on Univision’s “Primer Impacto” program. “It’s a cream that I have, that I use to soften [my skin], but has bleached me some. I’m not a racist, I live my life happily.

“What happened was that I had been using the cream for a long time and that, combined with the bright TV lights, made my face look whiter than it really is. I don’t think I look like Michael Jackson.”

Ummmm, yeah Sosa, MJ never looked as bad as you do right now. I don’t know what Sammy can do to help himself but at this point you know you losing when Rachel Dolezal is blacker than you!


As always….

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

Credit – Washington Post