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Shaquille O’Neal, the most physically dominant (and hilarious) basketball player who ever lived, called it quits after 19 years in the NBA. Four championships. A couple scoring titles. A million quotes. But his greatest achievement? The last verse on the Fu-Schnickens‘ 1993 hit, “What’s Up, Doc.” Basketball, while reliant on its giants, doesn’t exactly embrace Read More

This is so tone-deaf that it almost defies belief: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A police union has given its Officer of the Year award to the policeman who shot and killed a college football player during a disturbance in the New York City suburbs. Parents of the student, 20-year-old Danroy Henry Jr., of Easton, Read More

A few weeks ago, Nicole, G.D., Joel and I sat down to chat about football, how much I hate it, and whether it’s rendering too many young men disabled, depressed and handicapped at young ages. (The convo was sparked by the news that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player and players’ union official, committed suicide, Read More

It should come as no surprise that Jalen Rose was capable of getting under the skin of longtime rival Grant Hill, especially after he admitted in ESPN’s highly-rated “Fab 5″ documentary that he was “a student of trash talk.” No, the surprise is that the 38-year-old Hill fell for the bait set out for him Read More

The countries neighboring the Ivory Coast are worried that violence there may spread. After being told their baby had no chance of survival, an Iowa couple was forced to see the pregnancy to term and watch the child die because state law prohibits abortion after 20 weeks. Latoya on being the token Negro on feminist Read More

Of all the people who have weighed in on Tucker Carlson’s purposefully incendiary comments about Michael Vick, Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Perry has had perhaps the most interesting take on the controversy: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Harris-Perry elaborated a bit more today on the connection between Carlson’s rhetoric Read More

On this week’s podcast, we discuss the failed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the way race informs who does what in football, and Kanye West‘s latest (and his general Kanye-ness). Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes. PostBourgie: The Podcast #13: Kanye West: Mega-Genius of All Times! DADT Repeal Not Dead, Just on Life Support Read More

This weekend was all about power– estimating it in numbers, conceding it and measuring it in physical prowess. I went to the ‘One Nation Working Together’ rally which lets face it, was more of a way for liberals to tout “my rally is way bigger than yours” than it was about inspiring those in attendance Read More

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