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BILL NEAL

 

 

:10 I know most of you…oh, who am I kidding .…none of you ever do what I ask you to     do. But this time, I need you to do what I tell ya.  I want you to run, do not walk, I want you to run…un like it’s 1945 and you’re a Black man in America and your very life depends on it…cause that’s how it was for Mr. Jackie Robinson. The single most important name in sports history!  Run and see “42” the movie about the late great Jackie Robinson. See how he endured the enormous responsibility of being the first Black man to play baseball. That’s it. That’s all. You know the rest of the story.  Now go see the movie and please take your children so they can learn the importance of this man and the sacrifices he made.  How bout this, you’re gonna love this.  I give it five stars *****. That’s unheard of. The most I’ve ever given is 3½.  Now get going!
:9 And speaking of that, and I was, add this to your list of things to google—John Preston “Pete” Hill, the great, great, great relative of your boy and mine Ron Hill. Ron just returned to Pittsburgh with great news about this legend Pete Hill who played in the pre-Negro League from 1899-1919 and in the Negro Leagues from 1920-1921 and 1923-1925 and was the catalyst and captain of the great Chicago American Giants clubs of the 1910’s.  Mr. Hill was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006. Hey Ron Hill, that’s a lot to be proud of.  Congratulations.  (Ron, call me so we can do more with this.  I don’t have your new number. 412-628-4856.
:8 How’s this for the law. I just got the Pittsburgh’s Best Lawyers 2013 Edition handed to me and guess what? Not a Black face to be found…yea, I know.  Shocking huh? Now I am going to go out on a limb here and I want to be careful because I can’t tell by reading the names…and of course that in and of itself would be racist…but I can tell you this…there’s not a Black face in the 20 page booklet. Now that should be against     the law! (Of course, if I’m wrong, I stand corrected.)  Not one Black person… c’mon man!!!
:7 Watch out you so-called sports illustrated writers, Mr. Keith Platt Jr. is about to emerge on the scene and he’s got serious game. In fact, he’s way better than me. Here’s his Top 10 names the Steelers should look at in the upcoming NFL draft, and they should really     listen since they can’t seem to get it right on their own . . . I’m just saying!  
No. 1—Jarvis Jones – 6’2” – 245 lbs – OLB – Georgia
No. 2—Robert Woods – 6’1” – 190 lbs – WR – USC
No. 3—Kenny Vaccaro – 6’1” – 212 lbs – DB – Texas
No. 4—Alec Ogletree – 6’3” – 234 lbs – ILB – Georgia
No. 5—Eddie Lacy – 5’10” – 220 lbs – RB – Alabama
No. 6—Landry Jones – 6’4” – 220 lbs – QB – Oklahoma
No. 7—A.J. Klein – 6’1” – 244 lbs – ILB – Iowa State
No. 8—Cardarrelle Patterson – 6’3” – 204 lbs – WR – Tennessee
No. 9—David Amerson – 6’2” – 195 lbs – CB – N.C. State
No. 10—Montori Hughes – 6’4” – 328 lbs – DT – UT-Martin
To his credit, Platt sent me his top 10 mock draft and players to keep an eye on.  I got no room for all that, but I’ll tell you this, keep your eye on young Mr. Platt.  He’s about to be in somebody’s top 10…much like his dad, he’s got skills.  Keith, you’re not only in the locker room, your locker is next to mine!
:6 Video tape review will reveal that someone in the audience shot Kobe Bryant in the heel with an African blow gun. For you haters, the only way you could stop him.
:5 Team rosters are now being accepted for the 2013 Connie Hawkins Youth Summer Basketball League for 14 and under boys.  Call the Champions at 412-628-4856 for more information.
:4 Steelers, let Emmanuel Saunders go and take the 3rd round draft pick. Are you kidding me. He’s hurt all the time!
:3 “Tiger”   You know that whole half Black and half Asian thing you roll with?  Welcome to the Black half of the world. They’ll get ya if they can! Finished 5 under, tied for 4th. Hey Kevin Cameron, give me a call mmmaaannn. When you’re wrong, you’re wrong!
:2 FYI – Five Starr Corporation and Champion Enterprises are looking for volunteers, interns, executive staff and sales reps.  For more info, call 412-628-4856.
:1 “Harlem Nights” coming at ya again every last Friday…Set for Friday April 26, 3 Lakes Golf  Club, 6700 Saltzburg Rd. in Penn Hills. You must be dressed up, no exceptions…“Go deep in the closet” – free parking – cash bar – cash kitchen until 11 p.m. – 50/50 – cash prize for best dressed. This is the best old school over 30 par-tay in town. Special guest DJ the legend Sly Jock.
~ GAME OVER ~

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