RACIAL INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

RACIAL INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.     At one point in all our lives we must stand up for something we believe in. There’s massive racial inequality still very much alive in the United states

Colin Kaepernick by Jason Figueroa

Colin Kaepernick by Jason Figueroa

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave /From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave / And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave / O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” The Star Spangled Banner, America’s National Anthem, elicits pride in its citizens. We rise,

CANDLESTICK PARK

CANDLESTICK PARK

Before the San Francisco 49ers open their new home in Santa Clara, California. I think it’s more than appropriate to praise Candlestick Park and not bury it. I will start with a quick intro and then get into depth with the people and events the stadium has given to us all. I’m usually a pure

Streakers!

Streakers!

In a world where those who finish second are often forgotten, it only seems right to compare a man who is tired of finishing second, with the man who he has often finished second to. Kevin Durant and LeBron James. Except more specifically, the two historic streaks that these NBA juggernauts have recently cemented in the

60 steps on the road to homeostasis

60 steps on the road to homeostasis

Join 5 time world champion arm wrestler, Carolyn Fisher, for the second half of “60 steps on the road to homeostasis” . At age 51,  Carolyn believes the secret to looking and feeling younger is in the everyday details of what we do and what we think. Show date: Feb 3rd,2014 6:00 pm pacific.  

RHOD'S CORNER - Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can't lose !

RHOD’S CORNER – Clear eyes, Full hearts, Can’t lose !

Earlier this week I watched the film Remember the Titans for about the 217th time and got that same shiver of inspiration I had the first time I saw it. For those that haven’t seen it, It’s the true story of T.C Williams high school football coach Herman Boone and the struggles he had coaching

RHOD'S CORNER - INCOGNITO

RHOD’S CORNER – INCOGNITO

There is something truly poetic about this time of year. My heart has been on a roller coaster these last few weeks but I do my most creative thinking and writing when I’m tested emotionally. I am used to physical and emotional trials in both love and life and I always find a way to

RHOD'S CORNER - UPRISING

RHOD’S CORNER – UPRISING

The autumn leaves are turning as is much in the pro football world. It was the beginning of December last year and I was awaiting a subway train at Canal street station in the lower east side of Manhattan, New York City. I was headed uptown to enjoy a night out with friends when I heard

RHOD'S CORNER - INHERITED TRAITS

RHOD’S CORNER – INHERITED TRAITS

My mother wrote this poem during her treatment for cancer a few years ago. Her courage during her illness is something that has and always will inspire me and something that speaks volumes of the person and mother she was. Growing up as a promising athlete, I went through many of the trials and emotions

RHOD'S CORNER - NFL CHANGE

RHOD’S CORNER – NFL CHANGE

In both football and life so many things are uncertain, but one certainty in both is change. How effective that change is comes down to the individual or people in control of the thing or circumstance that is changing. In the NFL, Every franchise goes through a certain amount of change during each off season

Ready Talent > Raw Talent

Ready Talent > Raw Talent

  How many athletes have possessed such elite talent to not only surpass the college level , but to remain relevant in their sport when they reach the professional level? The answer…not many. When considering the number of athletes that have jumped from high school and gone directly into the pros, Basketball has felt the

Ray-Sing Cane...

Ray-Sing Cane…

Today on January 2nd 2013 Ray Lewis has stated that he will be hanging his football cleats up at the end of the season.  Ray has had to sit out majority of this 2012-2013 season due to injury of his triceps.  This also probably was the main reason Lewis has been on the fence about

RHOD'S CORNER: ROOKIE WATCH - THE GOOD, THE BAD AND BRANDON WEEDEN

RHOD’S CORNER: ROOKIE WATCH – THE GOOD, THE BAD AND BRANDON WEEDEN

WEEK 1 The 791 points scored since the Wednesday opener has set a Week 1 record and with five teams breaking the 40 point barrier on Sunday and Monday it was pretty easy to get creative when I sat down to write my first blog of the season for sportcitychefs.com. Until Monday night I was going to write about how the replacement

Season Obituary 2011-2012 Indianapolis Colts

Season Obituary 2011-2012 Indianapolis Colts

Here lies the season of the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts have been,perennially, a playoff team since Peyton Manning came into his third season with the team. Now this year’s Colts team has secured the worst season record in the team’s history and nearly joined the 2008 Detroit Lions and the expansion Bucs as the third team to go winless in a full season.

Season Obituary: Miami Dolphins

Season Obituary: Miami Dolphins

Here lies the season of the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins were a promising team back in 2008 when the “wildcat” offense was new and the phins were in the playoffs. But, since then they have fallen back into the den of inequity from whence they came and this year seems to be the franchises worst

BEST OF THE REST

BEST OF THE REST

With the NFL lockout over I thought I would take a look at the players that went undrafted back in April’s NFL draft and pick a few I think can still be very successful at the next level. On opening weekend of the 2010 regular season, there were 59 undrafted free agents on 53-man rosters.

Undrafted Free Agent Signings! Part 1

The lockout is over now there will be a rush of new information coming of teams resigning their players as well as one of the most under rated parts of the NFL off season, undrafted free agent signings.  There is a long, long, list of players over the years who were undrafted free agents who

Super Bowl Winner Bryant McFadden comes on the Grid Iron Chefs

Super Bowl Winner Bryant McFadden comes on the Grid Iron Chefs

Bryant McFadden started fast as a Pittsburgh Steeler after getting drafted by them in 2005. McFadden played in Superbowls XL, XLIII which were wins as well as the most recent super bowl as a starter for the Steelers. Join Chefs TP and Broth as we dive into the James Harrison situation as well as wax

NFL Draft Grades: Cincinatti Bengals

Round 1, Pick 4 (4) A.J. Green WR 6’4″ 211 Georgia Grade: A AJ Green is the best player in this draft in my opinion with Patrick Peterson a close second. He is the best WR to come out since Calvin Johnson and the second best since Andre Johnson.  He has great hands and the

NFL Draft Grades: Miami Dolphins

Round 1, Pick 15 (15)      Mike Pouncey OL      6’5″      303      Florida Grade B: Pouncey got a huge jump in his draft stock from the success of his brother but he is the best guard or center in this draft strong and can get a good push off the line this was

NFL Draft Grades: Oakland Raiders

Round 2, Pick 16 (48) Stefen Wisniewski OL 6’3″ 313 Penn St. Grade: B I Really like Wisniewski as a player he is technically sound with a nasty demeanor. Has good weight to him and gives a good punch at the point of attack I could easily see Wisniewski starting day one at center for

NFL Draft Grades: Detroit Lions

The 6-10 Detroit Lions have become relevant once again in the NFL.  Head Coach Jim Schwartz and GM Martin Mayhew has purged the stink of the Matt Millen era to the point where national analysts are starting to talk about the Lions being a playoff contender in the 2011 season.  The last time the Lions

NFL Draft Grades: Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers did not enter the offseason with many glairing needs so depth was the top thing on the menu for the current Super Bowl Champions. That is what they got. I would expect one starter in 2011 some depth and a good returner and some special teams talent out of this draft. When picking 32 overall that isn’t anything to sneeze at.

Scott & Jeff's 2011 Baseball Predictions

Scott & Jeff’s 2011 Baseball Predictions

On our podcast last week, Jeff and I stated our predictions for the upcoming baseball season.  If you haven’t downloaded it yet, below is a recap for each of us: Jeff’s 2011 MLB Predictions: AL East: Red Sox AL Central: Twins AL West: Rangers Wild Card: Yankees ALCS: Red Sox vs. Rangers ———- NL East:

Draft Profile Buffalo Bills

Having trouble with mocking a pick to Buffalo? Worried they may make the wrong choice? Do you wish you knew what was going on in the mind of Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey? Well, no worries James “Broth” Greenwood is here with an article about the draft history of the two big decision makers in the the Bills organization.

A LOOK AHEAD : Quarterbacks

A LOOK AHEAD : Quarterbacks

With the new NFL regular season only a few weeks away we are all focused on how our teams are going to start the season. We are excited about what players are going to perform and which rookies are going to make an impact. Here in sport city we love all things football related and

Offensively Speaking : Carolina Panthers

Offensively Speaking : Carolina Panthers

Quarterbacks After a brutal start to 2009, the Carolina Panthers sat Jake Delhomme and started Matt Moore towards the end of the season. Moore did well enough to where the Panthers felt comfortable releasing Delhomme this past off season. In five starts, seven games total, Moore passed for just 1,053 yards but he did toss

Offensively Speaking : Baltimore Ravens

Offensively Speaking : Baltimore Ravens

Quarterbacks While some fall into the realm of the sophomore jinx, Joe Flacco just shrugged his shoulders at such a thought and went on to take a huge leap forward as the quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens. Last year Flacco passed for over 3,600 yards, adding 650 yards from his rookie year while throwing for

Offensively Speaking : Atlanta Falcons

Offensively Speaking : Atlanta Falcons

Quarterbacks The Atlanta Falcons Matt Ryan is one of the better, young quarterbacks in the NFL. Yet that success hasn’t translated well into the realm of fantasy football. Having fallen short of expectations last season, Ryan tossed up over 2,900 yards while passing for 22 touchdowns and surrendering 14 passes to the opposing defenses. Ryan

Offensively Speaking : Arizona Cardinals

Offensively Speaking : Arizona Cardinals

Quarterbacks The quarterback position for the Arizona Cardinals took the biggest hit as far as fantasy football terms goes this past off-season. With the departure of veteran quarterback Kurt Warner, there is a changing of the guard in the desert and there is no one who could benefit more from this than Matt Leinart. Entering

"The Boss" George Steinbrenner Passes At 80

“The Boss” George Steinbrenner Passes At 80

The late-Yankees owner George Steinbrenner passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 80 years old from a massive heart attack. Celebrated as an owner who was very passionate about his team earned his nickname “The Boss” by having a short fuse with his managerial staff who would come and go as quickly as night

South Beach Party!!!!!!

South Beach Party!!!!!!

Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade focused their attentions toward Miami, FL to start a new regime in the NBA.  Some how or some way these two significant players enticed “The King” LeBron James to actually come to the Beach and PARTY.  Now the new question is, who can stop the Heat from burning the Eastern

Sport City Chefs NFL Round Table - AFC North

Sport City Chefs NFL Round Table – AFC North

Can you smell what is in the air? We are not talking basil or sage here; we are talking about some good ol’ blood and sweat. That is right folks, it is football season and with that it brings a certain pristine fall warming to all of the NFL souls in the land. We here

Happy Fourth Of July

Happy Fourth Of July

We wanted to wish everyone a fantastic holiday weekend from yours truly, the Sport City Chefs. We would like to remind you that freedom ISN’T free, so if you see someone passing you by that is either a current or former military member, please give them thanks for what they have given up to allow

Hinch, Byrnes Fired, Gibson Takes Over

Hinch, Byrnes Fired, Gibson Takes Over

The Arizona Diamondbacks, stuck in a downward spiral that they are desperately seeking to get out of, has fired A.J. Hinch after one year of service coaching the team as well as general manager Josh Byrnes whose contract runs through 2015. Taking over the managerial duties is former MLB player Kirk Gibson who was serving

Randall Cunningham's Son Passes At 2-Years Old

Randall Cunningham’s Son Passes At 2-Years Old

Ex-NFL star quarterback and current ordained minister and pastor Randall Cunningham and his family have suffered a significant loss as his son has passed away after a backyard accident. The former Philadelphia Eagle was out of town on Tuesday, but it is being reported that the boy was found by a hot tub and was

Sport City Chefs NFL Round Table - NFC North

Sport City Chefs NFL Round Table – NFC North

Can you smell what is in the air? We are not talking basil or sage here;  we are talking about some good ol’ blood and sweat. That is right folks, it is football season and with that it brings a certain pristine fall warming to all of the NFL souls in the land. We here

Lady Gaga Has To Go-Go

Lady Gaga Has To Go-Go

There is no doubt that celebrities are in their own world and their own reality for the most part, but when they decide to interact in a strange and lewd way just to garner publicity while overshadowing a particular event, then there is no doubt that they have gone too far. This was the particular

Detroit Lions President Arrested For DUI

Detroit Lions President Arrested For DUI

During this past weekend Tom Lewand, who is the president of the Detroit Lions, was arrested in Roscommon County for suspicion of DUI, or other wise known as driving under the influence. It is being reported that his breathalyzer tests resulted in a .21 and a .20, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Draft Day!!!!!!!

Draft Day!!!!!!!

All eyes are on John Wall as we get this NBA Draft going today. This will be a really interesting draft as there is good potential coming out of college. There are many notable names other than Wall that can be impact players in this upcoming season.  Greg Monroe, DeMarcus Cousins and Evan Turner to name

Another Setback.....

Another Setback…..

Wide Receiver Steve Smith had another unfortunate accident occur.  The All-Pro Wide Out ended last year’s season in New York with a broken arm in which this specific play he scored a Touchdown.  Now as a defender in a pick up flag football game he re-breaks the injured arm again going into the new season. 

Manute Bol the 7'7" Legend Passes... R.I.P.

Manute Bol the 7’7″ Legend Passes… R.I.P.

Manute Bol the NBA’s tallest player at 7 feet 7 inches has passed away today on June 19th at the age of 47.  He played with several teams including: Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, and the Golden State Warriors to name a few teams that he was actually noted as playing for and he may have

A Legendary Rest....

A Legendary Rest….

John Wooden was pronounced deceased yesterday after entering the Los Angeles area hospital with an illness that was gravely taking over his body.  He fought through the illness the last few years of his life living a tremendous 99 years being a mastermind of basketball for the UCLA Bruins he was also well known as

Upset!!!!!!!!

Upset!!!!!!!!

After a well played game last night in Oklahoma City the Thunder had a one point lead late into the fourth quarter against the Lakers.  As we all know the Lakers get the ball to one place in this moment in time, and Kobe Bryant was the shooter and Russell Westbrook was the defender.  The

It's ShowTYYYYYYME!!!!!!!!  The Slogan is Who R U Picking?????

It’s ShowTYYYYYYME!!!!!!!! The Slogan is Who R U Picking?????

The long awaited battle of Shane Moseley and Floyd Mayweather is here and now its only a matter of time before we are all at the edge of are seats.  Either seeing history continuing on or history coming to a hault.  The fight is in Floyd’s new backyard of Las Vegas but the Michigan born

Number 2 is Suh!!!!! Time for Some Action in Detroit..... Finally!!!

Number 2 is Suh!!!!! Time for Some Action in Detroit….. Finally!!!

The second pick in the 2010 NFL Draft is Ndamukong Suh from the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Lions new rookie will contribute as soon as the season starts.  The one major problem the Lions had was on the defensive line. The Lions select a player that has tremendous power and can put constant pressure on quarterbacks

Sam's A Ram!!!!!!

Sam’s A Ram!!!!!!

With the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft the Saint Louis Rams select Sam Bradford, quarterback from the Oklahoma University.  The Sooner now has a home in the NFL. He is going to one of the teams that were at the cellar of the whole league. Bradford has a good arm and is very

The Hoops Prodigy

The Hoops Prodigy

I am sure you have heard about him on YouTube, ESPN, or Facebook. By now the country is writing articles every day about Jaylin Fleming. He is being labeled the next young basketball wizard. He is a 10 year old, 5th grader in Chicago. The kid can no doubt ball. He can dribble, drive ,