Chiwetel Ejiofor

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Chiwetel Ejiofor, center, in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.” (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Jaap Buitendijk)

:10 Let’s start with the really important stuff…no, I mean the really important stuff.  Not the review of the top 20 finest women on the planet list. That’s not really important, but here’s what is important. This continuous absurd, ridiculous, insulting and demeaning notion that the N-word is somehow acceptable.  It has never been, is not, and will never be acceptable. For those of you small minded still enslaved people who believe that it is, I suggest you go see “12 Years a Slave.”  No, not because it’s Hollywood, but because it’s true. If you leave that movie thinking it’s okay to be called a “Nigger,” then you’ve got more problems than you realize.


Bill Neal

:09 Tiger…Tiger…Tiger… C’mon man!!!

:08 For whatever reason, nobody talks loud or a lot about Virginia and that spanking they put on Syracuse, but be assured this is a top 10 team or better and they can score a bunch of points in a hurry.

:07 A win, is a win, is a win as the saying goes and for Pitt we’ll take it.  And it is true Notre Dame is not an easy place to play.  I’ve been there…(rolled up there in “The Silver Streak” back in the day with “The Iceman” Dwight Clay). The noise barometer can be deafening!

:06 I am not complaining.  Lord knows I’ve had a great run, but it just doesn’t seem fair that Jameis Winston, he of FSU fame, would win the Heisman Trophy, the National Championship and now be in line to lead the Florida State baseball team to national glory.  It just doesn’t seem fair to a wanna be like me.


:05 Don’t take my word for it. Go back a few issues and see what I said.  “12 Years a Slave” will have to be the movie of the year. That much truth and drama could have no equal. Yep!  Movie of the year. That being said, how does Lupita Nyong not win best supporting actress for all that pain she went through.  And you didn’t need me to tell you…although I did…that “Gravity” would win all the tech awards.  If you want to know why Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for Blue Jasmine, just go see the movie.  More movie stuff next week.

:04 This just in for “The Committee” Charlize Theron goes to the top of the finest women in the world as a late entry.  Mmmaaannn!!!!

:03 You continue to doubt me when I tell you, but Lamar Patterson will play in the NBA.  Take it to the bank.

:02 Speaking of Pitt, and I was, let’s be honest here.  Jamie Dixon is my man.  Love him like a brother…but you don’t call that time-out with the ball in your best player’s hands going to the hoop…you just don’t. (Hope Pitt doesn’t cancel my press credentials!)

:01 Pirates are 4-1-1 in the Grapefruit League.  Trust me.  Winning breeds winning. Let’s go Bucs!

:00 Here’s the names:  Mel Blount, J.T. Thomas, Mike Wagner, Dwayne Woodruff, Randy Grossman, Louis Lipps, Robin Cole…now add complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a jazz band, cash bar and free parking.  What do you have? You’re right.  The first great party of the year brought to you by Champion Enterprises and on top of that, it’s at the Rivers Casino. Are – you – kidding – me?!?!  Saturday, March 29th, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Don’t – you – dare – miss – it!


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