:10 If ya got any problems with the “Top Ten” finest women on the planet list take it up with my committee… “S” Broadus (on vacation ‘til whenever, he’s in charge) or just go to the complaint department (closed ‘til we return) oh well!!
:09 I could do a top 25 list on Steelers blunders, but here’s five you can cuddle up with by the fire. No. 1. Four seconds on the clock and your season on the line. Throw the Hail Mary into the end zone, not to “Redmon” at the 50 yard line. No. 2. You bring Plaxico in, throw him the damn ball. No. 3. Mendenhall should have gotten off his high horse and ran until the wheels came off. No. 4. Ok, tell me again, why you fired Bruce Arians? No. 5. How is it that we have the No. 1 defense in football, but we can never stop anybody when it really matters?
:08 Beverley Simmons, the wife of my main man and all around great guy Curt Simmons, your now, “In The Locker Room.” Thanks for reading.
:07 Here’s your favorite part. You love it, yes you do. It’s movie review time. Jamie Foxx is fantastic in “Django,” go see it now. Do Not Wait! I give it three and a half basketballs. Come on, you know I don’t give out fours, well not unless you’re the outlaw, Josey Wales or the Magnificent Seven or Training Day… you know!
:06 Speaking of good movies, pull out the now classic “This Christmas” with Chris Brown before he lost his mind, still one of the best all-Black Christmas movies. For holiday background sounds… The Temptation’s Christmas classic, followed by The Whispers Sounds of Christmas. Man it just doesn’t get any better than that…well it does get better, but this is a PG family newspaper (Big Big Smile)
:05 Good brother Rashad Byrdsong, president & CEO of Community Empowerment Association, and his staff including, Gene “I can still play” Wilson, Warren Wilson, in collaboration with the legend, Ricky Coleman, put on a fantastic holiday basketball tournament that saw some of our best and brightest 14-year-old boys and girls “Hoop it up” for Christmas. More on this growing Pittsburgh organization phenomenon next week.
:04 I told ya, I told ya, I told ya!! My Lakers gonna be alright Booker, Fred and my old man, too. All ya’ll can start shaking in your Christmas booties because “NASH” is back, Gasol is in his rightful position and “D” Howard is getting stronger by the day (following back surgery) and of course the greatest player in the game today, Mr. Kobe Bryant is scoring 30 points a game as if it’s Christmas morning for him every day! See ya at the Western Conference finals!
:03 A little snow didn’t stop the show. The Champions annual Red Par-Tay rocked and rolled with Santa at the lead spot on the line dance floor. Seventy-five plus turned out to get their Christmas groove on while at the same time raising money for the Champions 37th annual “Toys for Champions” Christmas party and toy giveaway. A record breaking 1,200 toys and winter clothes were given away to more than 400 deserving disadvantaged area youth from Wilkinsburg, Homewood-Brushton, East Hills, East Liberty and Penn Hills. Thanks go out to Santa, along with the Champions staff; Penn Avenue McDonalds, Iftiakhar Milik, United States Marine Corps, Debbie Norrell, Elan Financial Services and Tae…And last, but not least, a Big “Hoo-Raa” to Marine Legend Master Jacquet Bazemore.
:02 This is it, you wait all year to get it now, here it is. Your top 10 sports moments of the year… Now shut-up and listen.
1. Your Pittsburgh Steelers don’t make the play-offs. 2. No Hockey, No Hockey, No Hockey! (and your point is?) 3. Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquio gets knocked out!!! 4. Penn State, Sandusky, new coach… New team holds the Fort. 5. Pirates post 20th losing season in a row. 6. Adrian Peterson joins the 2000 yard club after major reconstruction surgery. May set new mark by eclipsing Eric Dickerson single season record. 7. In spite of Kobe’s league-leading 30 points a game in his seventeenth year… what?…the Lakers fire coach Mike Brown after two minutes on the job?!? 8. LeBron wins the NBA title…C’mon man! 9. Gabby Douglas takes home Olympic gold. 10. 40th anniversary of Franco Harris’ immaculate reception takes a back seat to some of the NFL’s greatest tragedies with the death of Junior Seau, the murder suicide shootings in Kansas City and the death by drunken driving in Dallas.
:01 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!