Friday, July 31, 2009

WOWOW........Emenim just took this Mariah-Nick Fued to the NEXT LEVEL! (Viewer Discretion Is Advised)

I Understand Man, When I was 7 I Hated Goin to Church Too! LOL!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

Check out this story from the Washington Times by Tim Lewke:

Former UCLA basketball standout Ed O'Bannon has filed a class action lawsuit seeking to stop the NCAA from licensing the images and likenesses of former college athletes in DVDs, photographs and other products.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, says the NCAA has improperly benefited from using former Division I football and basketball players' images even after they stopped playing and seeks an injunction to stop the practice.

It also seeks damages and an accounting of the money made by the NCAA from past licensing. In addition, the lawsuit says the NCAA has violated antitrust laws by not allowing athletes to negotiate their own licensing deals.

O'Bannon, a member of UCLA's 1995 national championship team, is the only player named in the suit. But attorneys said the case was filed on behalf of thousands of athletes.

"We're going to assist them in challenging the NCAA's right to license their [image] and likeness," said Megan Jones, an attorney in the D.C. office of Hausfeld LLP, one of the firms representing O'Bannon. "As the growth of technology has increased, so has the means by which the NCAA can license these images. There's been an awakening in the players because they're seeing themselves more and more places. And they're asking, 'How did I get there without anyone talking to me?' "

The NCAA declined to comment because it had not reviewed the lawsuit. In the past, it has denied any infringement of athletes' rights, arguing that paying players would be contrary to the basis of amateur athletics.

O'Bannon agreed to be the lead plaintiff in the case after meeting with Sonny Vaccaro, a former sports marketing executive who has toured the country the last two years to speak out against the NCAA's lack of compensation for players.

"I just really want people to understand that it's all about exploitation," O'Bannon said. "The NCAA has exploited its ex-players and student athletes, and it's about time everyone sees that."

Vaccaro called the NCAA's refusal to compensate former players for the licensing of their images "the ultimate servitude."

"They don't have the right in perpetuity," he said Tuesday. "No one has the right to anything for an indeterminate amount of time."

The lawsuit does not ask for a specific amount in damages. But any award likely would be sizable; the NCAA licenses a wide array of products while also allowing for broadcasts of past games and other events involving players.

This is not the first legal challenge to the NCAA's use of college players' images. In May, former Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller sued the NCAA and video game-maker EA Sports on the grounds that the company had no right to use players' likenesses in its games. EA Sports and the NCAA have claimed innocence, arguing that the games do not use photos or names of players.

Legal analysts said there is a good chance this latest case will survive at least initial legal challenges because of the roster of experienced and high-profile attorneys involved. Hausfeld is seen as one of the top class action litigators in the country. Other attorneys include David Boies, who worked on behalf of former Vice President Al Gore during the recount of the 2000 presidential election.

But experts said handicapping the case could be challenging.

"Whatever benefits there are in promoting the amateur mission of the NCAA for existing college players, I'm not sure that argument is as salient in the context of [retired] guys," said Michael McCann, associate professor at Vermont Law School and a columnist for SI.com. "A guy like Ed O'Bannon, did he give up the right to license his image just by being a college athlete? The NCAA could argue that 'yeah, you do. There's free tuition and all the benefits you get as a college player.' So it will be interesting because there are good arguments on both sides."


I think this is just a former student athlete who is struggling in this economy looking for more dough, how could this even be feasible; I mean honestly not only would you have to pay current Division 1 athletes but you would have to pay former Division 1 athletes as well; I don't believe the NCAA, despite the billions of dollars it makes each year would be capable of paying all that money. In my opinion Division 1 players should have a choice in whether they want to keep their scholarships or have a job, for example if Tim Tebow decides that he wants to work as an analyst for ESPN in the offseason or host a show thats fine, he should be able to do the job and still be a college athlete, but his scholarships should WITHOUT A DOUBT be revoked; that is the only way I see college athletes getting paid otherwise, there is no use because when you sign a scholarship; the school pays for your tuition, books, transportation, and anything else that you would want or desire, why should you be able to have an extra revenue stream when there are so many college students struggling to pay for tuition!

COUNTDOWN 2 AC MILAN-CHELSEA IN B'MORE

 

BREAKING NEWS: LAMAR ODOM SIGNS WITH THE LAKERS

Black Sports Online is reporting that Lamar Odom has re-signed with the Lakers:

Sources close to Lamar Odom have told BSO that Odom will resign with the Lakers.

Odom will sign a 4 year 40 million dollar contract to stay with the champs.

The change of heart came after Lamar reached out to Dr. Jerry Buss. The two of them had a close door meeting in Las Vegas yesterday where they were able to reach an agreement.

Remember where you heard it first.

As more details come in, we will update you.

*UPDATE*

Once again sources close to Lamar Odom are insisting a deal is done and is just waiting for Dr. Buss to sign off on it.

There has been reports there is no deal on the table and there are no neogiations ongoing.

But there was in fact a 3 year deal worth 30 million that was turned down Odom recently.

The only hold up is will Dr. Buss sign off on 4 year deal or will Odom accept 3 year deal.

We will have to wait and see how it all shakes out, but I would be shocked if Lamar Odom is does not resign with the Lakers.


Here is a link to the story: http://blacksportsonline.com/index/2009/07/bso-exclusive-lamar-odom-to-re.html

LEBRON JAMES DUNK SAGA

-Earlier today when I logged onto my computer I went on TMZ and was excited to find out that the video of LeBron James getting dunked on would be released to the public, first it would air on TMZ TV and then a full video would be released at 6:45PM on TMZ.com

-Harvey Levin; the mastermind behind TMZ then appeared on the Dan Patrick Show and said that he would not reveal how he got the video but only said that it cost anywhere between $10,000-50,000

-But suddenly for reasons I don't understand TMZ decided to release the video early at 3:02PM ET; I had just logged off of my computer an hour earlier so I wasn't aware of this, then I began watching SportsNation on ESPN2 and they said they had the LeBron video and I was like WTF? didn't TMZ say they had it? But then I saw the TMZ logo on the video and the rest I guess is history lol.

-I went to Twitter to check if there was any buzz on the video and discovered there was another version of the video with higher quality from a website called ebaumnation.com, it was released exactly 10 minutes after TMZ released its version, the question is why did TMZ release the video early?

-Did they get word that ebaumnation.com was going to release a better version earlier than they would like? Did they want to embarass LeBron James early? Who knows?

UPDATE: As soon as I got the link and made sure that this was actually high quality video of LeBron getting dunked on, I tweeted it to SportsNation and a couple of blogger friends of mine; 10 minutes after I tweeted it to them; I was watching SportsNation on ESPN (They are on ESPN subbing for ATH and PTI this week) and saw the version of the video that I had just sent to them IDK if they got my tweet or not but that was pretty cool to me lol

NOW THE WINNERS AND LOSERS OF THIS WHOLE SAGA LETS START WITH:

WINNERS:

Ebaumnation.com- This little known website which appears to be a male social networking website was able to scoop the scooper in TMZ (Which in the past has scooped many entertainment stories most recently the deaths of Walter Cronkite and Michael Jackson) and not only have video that TMZ claimed was exclusive but have better quality video

Twitter: Word that their was a better version of the LeBron getting dunked on video would not have gotten out without the amazing work of art and technology that is Twitter

Ryan Miller from Syracuse.com: Ryan Miller is an up and coming journalist from Syracuse, NY who's trying to become the next Dan Patrick or Stuart Scott (I am 2 lol) and he was able to get face time on Fox News, CNN, ESPN SportsCenter, MSNBC, ABC News etc.

LOSERS:

TMZ: Not only were they scooped by a website that no one has ever heard of but they had nothing new to offer, the quality of the video was terrible and they PAID $10,000-50,000 FOR A VIDEO WHERE U CAN BARELY SEE THE DUNK, Worst of all you can't even embed the video on your blog, Facebook, MySpace, ESPN.com etc. while you can embed the video from Ebaumnation.com which has better quality, so if this story stays alive by tomorrow bloggers and social networking users are most likely to post the Ebaumnation.com video of the dunk. UPDATE 6:30PM: ESPN SportsCenter is'nt even using TMZ's video

LEBRON JAMES AND NIKE: I know LeBron is supposed to be hyped up as the King and the next big thing in the NBA and he's basically flawless and perfect but LeBron did'nt even get dunked on that badly; and everyone has gotten dunked on before; LEBRON UR NOT PERFECT JUST REALIZE IT LOL! Also this is not the first time an amateur has beaten LeBron in something; don't forget LeBron lost a game to horse last summer at a promotion done by Club Cadet


So, LeBron and Nike stop being such pussys about this, as Miley Cyrus says....


And we all know LeBron is all about making money (He goes to Silicon Valley once a year to meet with billionaires like Rupert Murdoch, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Summer Redstone etc.) Nike and LeBron could have made a commercial out of this, here's Kenny 'The Jet' Smith's idea:

My new commercial idea ! Show every play lebron gets shook, stolen from, blocked and finally dunked on! Then tag it NO ONES PERFECT!
2:07 AM Jul 9th from TwitterFon
If you've never been dunked on you've never played against real competition! What's the big deal?
1:59 AM Jul 9th from TwitterFon

-www.twitter.com/thejetonTNT

And the worst thing about it is it's not like LeBron got posterized or totally demolished; it was'nt the greatest dunk I've ever seen (but it was pretty good LOL) Jordan Crawford, even if he makes the NBA or not and decides to go to Europe or an alternative league, whatever the case is he will always be known as the guy who dunked on LeBron lol (UNLESS SOMEONE ELSE DOES, WHERE CAN I GET AN APPLICATION FOR NEXT YEAR'S CAMP)


P.S. This show TMZ TV is a hot mess it's my 1st time watching it I always hear that it's one of the highest rated syndicated TV shows but the same stuff online is what's on TV it's a stupid show but if SportsCenter was'nt on at the same time I would probably watch it LOL

UPDATE 7PM: Here is ebaumnation.com's version:


And here is TMZ's version:


All courtesy of YouTube users who recorded both versions and posted them on YouTube, by tomorrow both videos especially the ebaumnation.com version will have thousands if not millions of hits

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

AHMIR ON THE BIG SHOW WITH JK LIVE TONIGHT @ 8PM



Check out the BIG SHOW WITH JK LIVE featuring AHMIR they are the most popular R&B Group on YouTube and have been featured on America's Got Talent and 106 and Park on BET, they will be joining us to talk about the group in general and will be taking your calls at 347-327-9691

Listen at www.blogtalkradio.com/jmkcool2002

The show has been featured today on BlogTalkRadio as one of today's top picks and top shows to listen to for the website which features thousands and thousands of radio show THE FUN ALL STARTS AT 8PM

Friday, July 17, 2009

THANK YOU BLACK SPORTS ONLINE!!!!!!!





THE BIG SHOW WITH JK LIVE RADIO SHOW AND THE SPORTS, MEDIA AND MORE BLOG WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE BLOG BLACK SPORTS ONLINE http://blacksportsonline.com FOR PROMOTING OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT FEATURING UFL COMMISSIONER MICHAEL HUYGHUE WHO WILL BE JOINING US TODAY AT 7PM HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

-THE COMMISSIONER OF THE UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE MICHAEL HUYGHUE WILL BE JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THE NEW LEAGUE THAT STARTS IN OCTOBER

-WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE LEAGUE AND IT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NFL

-CALL IN TO THE SHOW AT 347-327-9691 AND TALK TO THE COMMISH AND ASK HIM WHATEVER YOU WANT

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THANK YOU FANG'S BITES!!!




THE BIG SHOW WITH JK LIVE RADIO SHOW AND THE SPORTS, MEDIA AND MORE BLOG WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE BLOG FANG'S BITES http://www.fangsbites.com FOR PROMOTING OUR SHOW FOR TONIGHT FEATURING UFL COMMISSIONER MICHAEL HUYGHUE WHO WILL BE JOINING US TODAY AT 7PM HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

-THE COMMISSIONER OF THE UNITED FOOTBALL LEAGUE MICHAEL HUYGHUE WILL BE JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THE NEW LEAGUE THAT STARTS IN OCTOBER

-WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE STATE OF THE LEAGUE AND IT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE NFL

-CALL IN TO THE SHOW AT 347-327-9691 AND TALK TO THE COMMISH AND ASK HIM WHATEVER YOU WANT

-LISTEN TO THE SHOW AT HTTP://WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/JMKCOOL2002

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Big Show With JK LIVE Presents A TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON

CHECK OUT THIS 90 MINUTE RADIO TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL JACKSON, FEATURING A LOOK BACK AT MICHAEL JACKSON'S LIFE AND MUSIC INCLUDING THE BEST MUSIC MICHAEL EVER DID, A REPLAY OF THE SPEECH BY AL SHARPTON AND THE LATEST DETAILS ON THE CONTROVERSEY AND SITUATION THAT IS MICHAEL JACKSON

Friday, July 10, 2009

SOUNDOFF: Media coverage of MJ and reaction to Al Sharpton vs. Bill O'Reilly



For the first time in a long time, I find myself agreeing with Rev. Al Sharpton. For first time in a long time, I find myself believing that Rev. Al is actually smart and sees with color not black and white. I give Rev. Al credit for everything he did with the civil rights movement and recently with the Jena 6 fighting for the rights of young minorities like myself, but in the past after listening to many of his sermons and after listening to his presidental campaign speeches in 2006 I stopped supporting civil rights leaders like Rev. Al and Jesse Jackson, because in my opinion I believed that they were hypocrites and race baitors; and it has been proven because during Obama's presidential campaign in '08; sentiments of Obama not being black enough to be considered the first black president came from people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton early in the process, and it continued for a while with Jesse Jackson after Obama began to gain the black vote:



But of course as you know in the end all the black democrats came together with the Obama campaign and have supported him ever since:

Jesse Jackson cries after Obama win



Rev. Al, Newt Gingrich, Mayor Bloomberg meet with Obama about education reform


Anyways, back to my focus it seems like something has changed about Rev. Al, it seems like as I said before he sees with color and that not everything in this world is black and white. It seems that Obama has given him a stern talk that he can continue fighting civil rights but that not everything is about race, in the video above where he was meeting with Obama he was discussing education reform to help ALL American kids compete in the 21st century, not just minorities; so I have to give him credit where credit is due. Now to the topic on the table, Michael Jackson. Billo and Rev. Al decided to discuss the controversey that is Michael Jackson and the media buzz that his death is causing, the questions at stake were "Is the Michael Jackson media coverage overboard or just right?" and "Why are we celebrating a man who was a druggie and slept with little boys?" Lets break this down:

Bill O'Reilly believes:
-Michael Jackson is not an African American icon because he has white kids and was married to a white woman
-Michael Jackson did not bring people of all races, religions and backgrounds together

Al Sharpton argues that:
-Michael Jackson broke down racial barriers because he was the first black to have his music played on MTV and the first black to appear on Rolling Stones
-He was the first pop superstar bring awareness to African hunger

Bill O'Reilly then argues that:
-The credit he gets from MTV and Rolling Stones does'nt matter

Despite the fact that:
-MTV and Rolling Stones have made young people aware of different problems going on around the world such as hunger through pop superstars and inadvertadely helped the youth vote rise during last year's elections by showing the importance of voting for your local and national political representatives

But you could also argue that:
-MTV and Rolling Stones have contributed to the "corruption" of youth in this country because many young people want to be like pop superstars who got lucky and made it in the world without books instead of being focused on getting their education and competing academically with youth around the world and bringing that literacy rate of the US down
-That could support O'Reilly's opinion that MTV and Rolling Stones hold no positive influence on society

Those are the facts about Sharpton vs. O'Reilly you decide your opinion here's mine:

Bill O'Reilly is wrong for stating that Michael Jackson is not an African American icon because from the time he was young he has influenced African-Americans and the way they are as human beings in both positive and negative ways. There have been testimonies from many African American celebrities that when they were young and they saw the Jackson 5 on the Ed Sullivan Show and they saw the Jackson 5 on the cartoons it gave them confidence to know that they could make it big in Hollywood some day. Michael Jackson is an African American icon because he showed African Americans how to do business, he bought 50% of the Sony/ATV catalog which included music from artists such as the Beatles, Little Richard and Michael Jackson himself; the Sony catalog also contains music from artists who are on Sony's label today. Michael showed African Americans that it was OK to interact with people of different cultures, in his music videos he featured people of many different walks of life and he wasn't afraid to mix those cultures together, for example in the music video "Bad" it shows Michael coming from an all white fraternity to going back to his roots in a black neighborhood and being made fun of, that scenario was a realistic scenario back then and today; in order to be black the steryotype out there is that you gotta be bad. Michael also showed interaction between cultures because of the type of people he would interact with, for example; Nelson Mandela, Madonna, Princess Diana, President Reagan, Elizabeth Taylor, Lizz Manelli, Brooke Shields, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross and the list goes on and on. Those are all people who come from all different types of walks of like and have very few similarities if any at all. Michael showed that it was OK to have all different types of friends you didnt always have to be with black people. Michael showed African Americans the struggles that they face through things like that. Michael was also an African American icon for many negative reasons, through his plastic surgery he showed African Americans the struggle of wondering whether he was black enough or whether he even wanted to be born black. He also struggled with a battle with drugs; those are all things we know African Americans can relate to. I also disagree with Bill O'Reilly that Michael didnt break down any racial barriers. If you look at videos from his concerts you don't just see all white people or all black people or all Asains, hispanics etc., it's like a rainbow you see everyone; I mean it reminds me of a Barack Obama campaign rally, people who wear all different types of shoes are there. Without Michael Jackson, you probably would have only seen Beyonce's "Single Ladies" video on BET, or Pitball "I Know You Want Me" on Mun2 or Univision or Telemundo; or maybe you would'nt have been able to watch any of those videos at all because maybe channels targeted for minorities would'nt even exist! I am proud of Al Sharpton for standing up for Michael and his family during their moments of sorrow and just as Marlon Jackson said during Mike's funeral; "maybe for the 1st time now that you're gone, maybe just maybe they'll leave you alone" R.I.P. MICHAEL JACKSON
I leave you today with video from Al Sharpton's beautiful speech at MJ's funeral and stupid, idiotic comments from Rep. Peter King of Buffalo, NY. I agree that maybe MJ's coverage may have been overboard but I personally was happy with it and you can't call MJ a pedophile when twice he was proven innocent. But I don't want to respond anymore than that to Rep. King's comments THAT'S ANOTHER STORY 4 ANOTHER DAY LOL

GREAT SPEECH BY AL SHARPTON (Probably the best speech I've ever heard him say and best of all it had absolutely nothing to do with racism LOL)


CONGRESSMAN KING'S STUPID COMMENTS AND INTERVIEW WITH BILLO (I agree and disagree with some of what King said about MJ BUT how dare he call him a pedophile)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Check out a new episode of KG.com Top 10 from July 4th 2009

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