HBO’s “The Defiant Ones”

Just finished watching the 4-part documentary series “The Defiant Ones” (writing this @ 1am Wednesday morning) and I highly recommend it as a must see. Doesn’t matter if you love music, rap, or rock. It’s a great look into the minds of 2 geniuses, who paths collided to form a unique relationship/bond.

Allen Hughes (Menace II Society) directed the doc starring Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre (Andre Young) giving the audience an introspective look into these 2 brothers from different mothers rise in music industry and business.

Defiant is the proper adjective to describe Iovine and Dre. I already knew a lot about Dre’s story but did learn new things about Dre the perfectionist. As for Iovine, well I’ll be honest… the most I knew about Iovine was that he was a dude rappers would mention in interviews and songs.

At the end of the series you realize the “evil genius” (as one friend put it) of Iovine and the genius of Dre co-existing to create one of the all-time great partnerships. You can’t help walk away from the series motivated to do something, anything HAHA.

“I never celebrated a success. There are no victory laps. There’s no rearview mirror in my car. I’m always moving forward.” That’s the lesson he wants viewers to take from the film. “The most important thing I ever learned: No matter how ugly it gets, keep moving.”

My mistake was watching episodes 2, 3, and 4 at midnight (now 2am Eastern) and now I can’t go to sleep, smh.

Checkout all 4 episodes on HBO’s demand and HBO NOW

As always….

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

Credit – Toronto Sun

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Man up Wilmer Flores!

The 2017 season for the New York Mets has been a struggle due to injuries and inconsistencies with their pitching.

And after taking a beating in the first 3 games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets are about to officially be sellers at the trading deadline. With the season on the brink of being lost you would think players like Wilmer Flores would be focus on trying to show management that he should be in their future plans.

Instead Flores is worried about what Yasiel Puig is doing after Puig cracked a 3-run homer and admired his work.

Instead of being upset with his own play (currently slumping with something like 4 hits in his last 30 at-bats) and the play of his team. Flores decided he had to let Puig know he wasn’t happy as Puig made his way around the bases.

“I don’t think he knows what having respect for the game is,”

“We’re playing horrible right now. We don’t need his [behavior]. He disrespected us.” – Wilmer Flores

Seriously Flores?!?

If you don’t like the other team showing you up, how about you play better?

Flores needs to not be so sensitive, but hey what else should I expect from a guy who cried on the field in 2015 because he thought he was traded. Man up Wilmer, stop watching other players being an impact on the game and start being an impact for the Mets!

 

As always….

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

Kristaps Porzingis STILL Needs Carmelo Anthony….

Kristaps Porzingis STILL needs Carmelo Anthony

Yup, I said it, and have always believed it and Porzingis aka “The Unicorn” believes it as well.

“I think it would make life harder for me on the court (if Anthony was traded),” Porzingis told the Daily News. “He makes stuff easier for me.”

When KP and the Knicks defeated the NJ Nets Wednesday night, Knicks’ fans who have booed Melo at MSG finally saw their vision come true; KP leading the Knicks without Melo (on the bench for the 4th quarter).

As a Knicks fan I am always happy when the Knicks win, but we have to be realistic. KP is 0-8 when Melo doesn’t play, and I realize it’s a small sample size but still relevant. KP will be a very good and possibly a great player but he still has a lot to learn and prove in the NBA.

“There’s still a lot more things I want to learn from Melo,” Porzingis told The News. “So I would love to have him around for a long time. I always love playing with Melo.”

So Knicks fans, while I agree that it maybe time for Melo to be traded, at the same time we have to be careful of a couple of things. We can’t afford to get rid of Melo and get trash in return, and the organization needs a plan moving forward to develop KP and have an identity for the Knicks.

One last thing… Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday Knicks fans will miss Melo when he is gone!

 

As always….

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

 

Credit: NY Daily News

 

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred on Cleveland Indians Chief Wahoo Logo

While announcing the 2019 MLB All-Star game and festivities will be hosted by the Cleveland Indians; MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred took the opportunity to talk about the Indians problematic logo.

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“I’m not going to speculate about what I want the end of the process to be,”

“I think that (Indians owner Paul Dolan) has been fantastic about engaging, including a conversation this morning with Paul and (minority investor) John Sherman. I want those conversations to continue, and I think we’ll produce a result that will be good for the Indians and good for baseball. What exactly that is, I don’t want to speculate right now.” – Rob Manfred

It may not be a whole lot, in three sentences Manfred has done more than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has done in the last couple of years in addressing the Washington Redskins name and logo.

Since 2014 the Indians have scaled back the use of the Chief Wahoo logo, but there is more work to be done. As seen in this past World Series against the Chicago Cubs, Chief Wahoo was prevalent.

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You may not be able to stop fans from sporting Chief Wahoo but there’s hope that the Indians uniform and marketing staff will completely phase out the use of the logo by the 2019 mid-summer classic.

And maybe Manfred’s comments will encourage a reporter to ask Goodell about Washington’s name and logo during the State of the NFL address this week.

 

 

As always….

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

Yes, In 2011 President Obama Suspended the Iraqi Refugee Program…

Yes, In 2011 President Obama suspended the Iraqi Refugee Program for 6-months.

In response to the backlash President Trump has received since he signed the immigration executive order,  many conservatives and Trump supporters have mentioned Obama suspending the receiving of Iraqi refugees in the U.S. The problem with that comparison is that Obama’s suspension of the refugee program was in response to 2 al Qaeda-Iraq terrorists living as refugees in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

And at that time Obama didn’t restrict visa access, they slowed down the process of allowing visas and added additional security checks because of actionable intelligence. In Trump’s case he seems to be acting within a bubble that did not include anyone outside of the oval office.

The Department of Homeland Security only saw details of the executive order on Friday, the day it was signed, and basically left border patrol agents on their own to figure out how to enforce the order.

Get it together Trump!!

 

As always….

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

 

Stop Complaining About 2016 Killing People

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Yes, many stars/heroes passed away in 2016, but folks GET OVER IT!!!!

We can mourn their passing, but now it’s become automatic for people on social media to go beyond the standard #RIP and say they are so OVER 2016. And we now have an idiot who actually started a GoFundMe page to protect beloved actress Betty White from the dreaded killer 2016.

I will admit the recent meme of the Grim Reaper being the Time Person of the Year was pretty funny

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But why so angry at 2016?

No disrespect to Prince, Muhammad Ali, Carrie Fisher and many others but a simple fact of life is as time passes, people get older and they die. Why must we bastardize everything in life? I actually long for the days when people just complained about who was snubbed in the “In Memoriam” segment during The Oscars or The Grammys. 

I am over YOU being over 2016!

By the way, there are plenty of people who lost loved ones (you know people they actually know) this year that can say they are truly over 2016.

Oh yeah, Happy New Year!

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As always….

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

NFL Shows Consistency With Double Standard of Fining Odell Beckham Jr for Cleats

The NFL is always finding ways to make life for itself more difficult. For 15 weeks the NFL has made it clear it is the No Fun League with all the fines for players celebrations. So when Ezekiel Elliott jumped into a huge Salvation Army Kettle Sunday night to celebrate his touchdown, and the NFL announced it would not fine Elliott, the league once again showed its consistency to be inconsistent.

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When Odell Beckham Jr tweeted about double standards, many called him a baby and a hater.

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Hater or not, Odell was right! According to OBJ the NFL fined him approximately $18K for his tribute to Craig Sager cleats.

 

Without a doubt Odell has brought attention to himself, good and bad. But you can’t deny he’s speaking some truth in this case. And with the Thursday Night stage, if Odell scores tonight I am sure we will see something special from OBJ.

As always….

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