Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Baby: Why Hip Hop’s Young Royalty is Dangerous

Nepotism in entertainment, and life in general, will always exist. In this life, it really is all about who you know. But are the children of rap’s elite poised to ruin the music?   Beyonce stole the show at MTV’s 2011 Video Music Awards, announcing the upcoming birth of her first child. She and hip hop…

Hilltop Lanes is Best of Three Roanoke, Virginia Bowling Spots

These three Roanoke, Virginia bowling spots are sure to please any enthusiast. Be early for their Friday and Saturday night specials. If you like to bowl and are in the Roanoke Valley, these are the best local alleys. The daytime prices for a game is usually under $4. Those who want to take a break…

Chasing Idols: Hall of Fame, Junior Seau, Dangerous Trends

There was blowback in July 2015, when the Football Hall of Fame said that the late Junior Seau’s family couldn’t speak (live, in-person) at Seau’s induction ceremony. In a First Take episode, one of the show hosts said the Hall should be ashamed of themselves for not breaking their own rule because of this situation….

UnOfficial Endorsement: Dextro Energy

Bought this in the Hong Kong airport, because I needed a pick-me-up and didn’t want a stomach full of coffee in economy class. DEXTRO ENERGY. These caffeine pills, are little bars stuck together in pairs, kind of like KitKat candy bars. Verdict: About as good as a NoDoz or Vivarin, but easier on the system. But…

Eli v. Tom? Eli v. Phil Is More Interesting

A lot was made of Eli Manning’s response to ESPN Radio host Michael Kay’s question, Are you in the same class as Tom Brady? Eli hemmed a bit, then admitted that, yes, he considers himself on that level. It is true that Brady’s statistics, quality wins, and titles outweigh Manning’s. The numbers come first in…

NBA G.O.A.T: Do We Adjust For Era?

Gerald Wilkins, Michael Cooper, Orlando Woolridge, Xavier McDaniels, Mitch Richmond, Dennis Rodman, Joe Dumars and Gary Payton. (feel free to add more in ‘comments’) Those are a few of the Michael Jordan-era NBA players that served as competition for “His Airness”. Superb professional basketball defenders, among their other talents. There is a movement afoot to claim that the…

Should Children Be Exposed to the Limelight? Why Stop Now?

Young athletes have been entertaining adults for centuries. Some of them even got paid for it. Every year that the Little League World Series rolls around, the question comes up: Are we exploiting these kids? Should we be putting this pressure on preteens? Can they handle the increasingly intrusive media, which the average blogger or…