But the enthusiasm that everybody has for college basketball thats the same.BR: Was there a particular player that you remember as a lock-down defender who always seemed to push you to the limit Someone you had to go full out against when you played himKareem: I did very well against everybody I played I dont think anybody ever was able to control me I played against some very good defensive players. I think Nate Thurman probably was the best defensive player I played against.A lot of guys beat on me and said that they played defense, but they actually didnt play good defense.BR: Changing hats for a moment, besides having been one of the greatest basketball players of all time, youre an historian and an author. You have researched various subjects in your books from a Black American tankbattalion during the Battle of the Bulge to the culture of the White Mountain Apaches and more recently the Harlem Renaissance in On the Shoulders of Giants. I know one of the subjects you would like to investigate in the future is the Underground Railroad. His family actually ran a station on the Underground Railroad in Central Illinois Very few people have even discussed this whole issue. He accompanied his dad and uncle helping fugitives get to Chicago and Southern Wisconsin.
Why did you feel compelled to start itKareem: I actually have an advantage just because people understand who I am. If I can bring a good cause to people, a lot of them will rally around it.BR: Can you briefly describe the work that the Skyhook Foundation doesKareem: Basically to use sports and education to better our disadvantaged youths. The whole idea for me was that sports made me understand that I had a way to get my education. Coaches and other mentors told me I should pursue my education, and sports facilitated that.
A lot of kids dont see themselves as being, lets say, an electrical engineer But they do think that they can run a football. By taking the avenue of sports they find that the mind is something they can develop and sharpen, and yes, they can be electrical engineers. Hopefully one facilitates the other. The crowd was getting anxious for Abdul-Jabbar to join them for photos. ,201936 I am a little behind on this, as it is from a few weeks ago. However, I just have to get this off of my chest. I cannot stand the media whore known at the moment, as Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, from the NFL'sCincinnati Bengals. I watch the NFL as religiously as I watch MMA. I do not have to go over Chad and his antics. The fact of the matter is that he is a mid to high level player, with serious problems simply concentrating on being a good teammate, and NFL player. Recently, he pulled a "cute" little ruse, pretending to bribe an official. On Sunday, the clever trick of the week was to pull out some clowny sombrero, and poncho, and begin walking around. Oh, the hilarity indeed. To me, the worst OchoNono transgression was putting on a phony, yellow, hall of fame Suit Coat, with the "HOF 20-" emblazoned on the back.
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06/11 Buy Sheryl Crow Tickets performing in Orpheum Theatre Sioux City, Red Butte Garden. Sheryl Crow is performing in Sioux City, Salt Lake City and Joliet. Sheryl Crow ticketsIf I knew Chad, I might had said to him..."Sir, your numbers, and career are nowhere near the Hall Of Fame. Perhaps if you focused MORE on the team game of Football, and LESS on foolish antics, they might. If you were to poll every member of the hall of fame in the NFL, right now, they would tell you the same thing. What an insult to the pioneers of the game. OchoNono, you couldn't shine the shoes of Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, or hell, even Clifford Branch." And that is how I legitimately feel. The vast majority of football fans feel this way. But, despite his best efforts, Marvin Lewis has been unable to get Chad to quit this nonsense. Neither has several thousands in fines from the NFL. The bribing of the official, while a joke, and only for one dollar, should have carried a 500 thousand dollar fine, and multi game suspension. That might have tamed the antics. But, as it would turn out, Ocho himself has come up with the "million dollar idea". He is saying that he wants to fight. He actually is saying that he wants to fight Anderson Silva, and he is begging Dana to hook it up.Dana, is not one who wants MMA to be too much of a side show. We may need Gary Shaw here.Dana, if you are reading this, I implore you. Let this happen! Actually, though, can we make it Thiago or Wanderlei, instead I mean, lets make it someone who is not really in on the joke. Lets make it someone who might let it go a little while too, and methodically inflict a few good shots, and maybe a submission, or choke out. Chad is saying that he boxes, and so, I say, lets pump him up, and give him the cheers he so craves. Yay! Chad OchoNono! Fight, fight, fight! Chad, you can do it man. You could be a top contender, and heck, we will give you a UFC hall of fame coat, to walk to the ring in, complete with question mark on the back. This could be awesome. Chad, you could be a "real" contender! Please, man, get in the cage! And for the love of god, do not show him the video of Jose "puts the can in" Canseco against Hong Man Choi. . India Vs Sri Lanka T20-20 HighlightsIt was an exciting game as Sri Lanka tour of India at Nagpur for the cricket match and here are the India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20i Highlights and Match notes below.For this game, Sri Lanka won by 29 runs India won the toss and chose to field. The player of the match was KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka.Highlights and Match notesSri Lanka innings Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 6.4 overs (42 balls), Extras 4 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (TM Dilshan 20, KC Sangakkara 29, Ex 1) Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 11.2 overs (70 balls), Extras 5 KC Sangakkara: 50 off 21 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6) Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 15.5 overs (97 balls), Extras 6 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (KC Sangakkara 21, CK Kapugedera 29, Ex 1) Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 19.2 overs (118 balls), Extras 6 Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 215/5 in 20.0 overs (AD Mathews 15)India innings India: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (28 balls), Extras 1 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 22 balls (G Gambhir 43, MS Dhoni 6, Ex 1) G Gambhir: 50 off 19 balls (10 x 4) India: 100 runs in 9.3 overs (61 balls), Extras 5 India: 150 runs in 15.6 overs (100 balls), Extras 6 Watch here India vs Sri Lanka T20-20 Highlights Streaming . Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips has worn the face in the picture above a lot this season.