Wednesday, July 8, 2009

R.I.P. "Air" McNair

I wanna take a moment to first, honor a great sports figure in Steve McNair. He represented hard for the struggling population of black quarterbacks in the NFL. His legacy will live on. But the issue I wanna address are the controversial circumstances surrounding his death. If you are not familiar with the story, please click the link ( This woman, though on the surface appeared normal, is a classic case of a woman scorned gone too far, which is equivalent to a crazy woman. As its reported she had financial problems (though having an affair with a millionaire) and was distraught about the lack of a long-term relationship with McNair (though married with 4 kids). Also, she was jealous of another affair he was supposedly having. Through all of this, she never accepted (or even understood) the role of the sideline chick, because that's all she was. Then there's the media. They of course are gonna do him in, because that's just what they do to black stars. But, one headline that I was just outright offended by was "How would they mourn McNair?". Granted he made a mistake by being unfaithful, unfortunately a costly one, but that statement went beyond that. The media is trying to discredit his legacy as a star in a very tough professional league and all he's done for his community. In short, its unfair and unnecessary. He will be mourned as the McNair the fans knew him to be, not the McNair the media wants us to see. Prayers go out to the family, and we'll see your name sooner than later in the Hall of Fame.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Less Money, More Problems?

We've all heard the phrase "more money, more problems"( But the same holds true for the other end of the spectrum. Dollars are becoming scarce these days in light of this recession period. But, am I the only one who thought prices would DROP with the struggling economy? It seems America is making more "money-spending" opportunities than "money-making" opportunities which is, needless to say (in my eyes), backwards. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. I say this because, as often stated, history repeats itself. Though the economy is different from the 20s and 30s, it still failed because of the same principles, America's poor placement and usage of its monetary resources. A plan should have been put in place decades ago to avoid this. Its very comparable to coaching a sport. Coaches have game film to review mistakes made against a team so they can be sure not to make them when they play the same team again. Maybe we needed a better staff....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Misuse And Abuse Of Leggings

I chose this to be my first topic because its been on my mind for a while now. My life is fashion mostly on the Men's side of things. But as I occasionally keep tabs on the women side of the fashion world and the one constant is leggings. I originally saw them as only being used to compliment a dress and/or accessories and occasionally a long shirt that was made into a one piece outfit. As time went on I felt it got outta hand. Why you ask? First they evolved from a compliment to a big part of an outfit. Leggings started to replace pants. Based on the stretchy spandex materials I don't see why women just wouldn't wear their underwear outside, I mean its not much difference. Then little kids got a hold of them. They started wearing them under jeans shorts/skirts and half the time the colors didn't match anything they had on. Then comes the outrageous colors/materials (i.e. gold leggings, leather leggings). The queens of the fashion game need to restore order because it will only get worse....