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CONCUSSIONS & ACCENTS: Dr. Bennett Omalu, the NFL, Hollywood, and Will Smith

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

by Nwaji Jibunoh

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Dr. Bennett Omalu & Will Smith

Dr. Bennett Omalu & Will Smith

Upon reflection, my very first exposure to the NFL aka “American Football” had to be in the 80’s when the Super Bowl became big ticket events in Nigeria because of the halftime performances. I remember at a very early age not understanding the game and also trying to compare it to Rugby. The one thing that stood out was the sheer physical nature of the game and how hard those tackles were. I remember my mother saying “I hope you never plan to play this dangerous sport”.

Fast forward 30 years and sports analysts and NFL enthusiasts are now engrossed in a medical term known as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), which according to PR newswire is a form of encephalopathy that is a progressive degenerative disease, which can currently only be definitively diagnosed postmortem. In March 2014, researchers announced the discovery of an exosome particle created by the brain which has been shown to contain trace proteins indicating the presence of the disease. The disease was previously called dementia pugilistica (DP), i.e. “punch-drunk”, as it was initially found in those with a history of boxing. CTE has been most commonly found in professional athletes participating in American footballAssociation footballice hockey, professional wrestling, and other contact sports who have experienced repetitive brain trauma. It has also been found in soldiers exposed to a blast or a concussive injury.

One of the pioneers of the research that discovered and named this degenerative disease is Dr. Bennett Omalu, a forensic pathologist who is the Chief Medical Officer of San Joaquin County in California and a Professor in the University of California Davis Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Omalu is of Nigerian origin but has resided in the US for over 30 years. Through his research he discovered this disease and was able to link it to the death of certain NFL athletes such as Mike Webster, after CTE was found in his brain during an autopsy. He wrote a book called “Play Hard, Die Young”.  His story is being adapted into a major motion picture called “Concussion”, and Hollywood Blockbuster icon Will Smith will play the character of Dr. Omalu.

We all know Will Smith. In 2007, Newsweek referred to him as “The most powerful actor in Hollywood”. You ask why? Well, over the last 20 years, where he has done 21 films in a leading role, those movies have earned $6.6 billion. Basically, if you are looking for a big actor to portray your story, there is no actor bigger than Will Smith. The movie Concussion will come out on Christmas day 2015.

Ever since the trailer for the movie came out, there have been a few social media discussions about how authentic Will Smith’s accent was, given that he is playing a Nigerian. Nigerians from all walks of life have made their displeasure known about how the accent sounded more Southern African (Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa) than anything close to West African, and more specifically Nigerian. Such questions as to why a “Nigerian” couldn’t play the role or why Will Smith couldn’t learn a proper Nigerian accent have been circulating all over the place.

The challenge with such perspectives is that it deviates from the purpose of what Will Smith is trying to accomplish. This story is about one of the most profound developments in sports in the last 30 years as it has fundamentally changed the regulations around hitting in the NFL. In addition to that, the NFL on August 30, 2013 reached a $765 million settlement with former NFL players over their head injuries. The settlement created a $675 million compensation fund from which former NFL players can collect depending on the extent of their conditions. Frankly speaking, this was astonishing given that the NFL is behemoth institution that nobody takes on and wins. So why on earth should it matter if “the most powerful actor in Hollywood” gets the accent right or not when there is a bigger mission at hand of letting the word know of this disease and the impact it has on life after sports for several NFL players?

Hollywood has a history of regionalizing accents and they get it wrong a good percentage of the time. Call it creative license or sheer standardization to culturally identify but at the same time ensure that the primary audience (USA) can understand what is being said.

Dr. Omalu is a remarkable human being who has probably saved the lives of hundreds of athletes. He achieved this feat practicing medicine in America and pushing this agenda in a very American game. He just happens to be Nigerian.

In a situation like this, the story is more important than an accent and that story is being told by one of the world’s biggest story tellers.

As a Nigerian, I am extremely proud of Dr. Omalu and I am so excited at the fact that a Hollywood Star such as Will Smith is about to play this role.

Credit to everyone involved in this project and may the lives of NFL athletes be spared as a result of this.

 

Nwaji Jibunoh, International Correspondent for War Room Sports

Located in Lagos, Nigeria, Nwaji Jibunoh is War Room Sports’ International Soccer Contributor.  Nwaji also contributes commentary on U.S. sports from an international perspective.  He’s an Atlanta Falcons fan, Howard University alum, and former tight end for the North Atlanta High School Warriors.

After Further Review (#734)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog

 

 

 

After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #734 SHOUTOUT to you FERNANDO VALENZUELA…. ((MLB)) YANKEES 20 BRAVES 6….BLUE JAYS 9 TIGERS 2….METS 5 RED SOX 4….RAYS 3 ROYALS 2…..CLEVELAND 9 ANGELS 2….ROCKIES 5 PIRATES 0…..NATIONALS 7 MARLINS 4….PADRES 9 PHILLIES 4….BREWERS 4 REDS 1…..TWINS 7 ASTROS 5….WHITE SOX 6 MARINERS 5(11)….RANGERS 6 ORIOLES 0….CARDINALS 7 GIANTS 5….ATHLETICS 7 DIAMONDBACKS 4(11)….CUBS 2 DODGERS 0….. JAKE ARRIETA no hits DODGERS…nice game saved by the E4 on STARLIN CASTRO….switch pitcher guy PAT VERDITTE(athletics) wins first career game….BLUE JAYS sweep TIGERS…..hahahahahaha…..YANKEES sweep BRAVES…..still work to do !!!!….RANGERS sweep ORIOLES…FIRST PLACE TEAMS——> ALE..BLUE JAYS–ALC..ROYALS–ALW..ASTROS—WC..YANKEES/RANGERS………NLE..METS–NLC..CARDINALS–NLW..DODGERS—WC..PIRATES/CUBS ((LLWS)) **CHAMPIONSHIP GAME** JAPAN 18 PENNSYLVANIA 11….highest scoring game in LLWS history….7 homeruns….and a 10 run first inning dinnt help team from PA….this is JAPANS fourth title in six years…. ((NFL)) PRESEASON WEEK 3….hmmm…JAMEIS WINSTON (buccaneers) took a step backwards in progression…..6-15 for 90 yards…sacked four times…..O LINE dint help…..that unit MUST step up…..TYROD TAYLOR (bills) did his numbers…..so did EJ MANUEL …which means REX RYAN made his selection yesterday (allegedly)…PEYTON MANNING (broncos) still looking like shakiest gun in the west KIRK COUSINS (washingotn) looked effective in audition for QB job…..GIANTS looked like they were ready to watch something else instead of JETS…..sheeeesh !!!!….those extra long extra points gonna be something to watch……CORDARRELLE PATTERSON (vikings) ran that kick return back nicely !!!!…like TYLER LOCKETTE (seahawks)……still waiting for MELVIN GORDON (chargers)…..STEVE SMITH (ravens) ejected from preseason game….so you know season is not far away….MATT RYAN (falcons) sacked four times in first half…psst watch NDAMUKONG SUH (dolphins) this season….NICK FOLES (rams) needs better protection and more disciplined line…..ummm..which team is TIM TEBOW (eagles) gonna be on next ????….STEELERS need to work somethings out….MICHAEL VICK looked decent …needs more time with playbook…..BRONCOS need to work on O LINE…..JAY CUTLER (bears) dooin work this preseason……keep that on the low…cause he sure is…ZERO POINTS for BEARS starters on offense…….will discuss tomorrow on AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 aka THE SIDELINE PASS (8-10pm/WACKO BOB NETWORK….646-478-5337)……come thru cause its NFL PREVIEW SHOW time——->AFC preview tomorrow….NFC preview next week….. PHI 39 GB 26….CLE 31 TB 7….NE 17 CAR 16….DET 22 JAX 17….KC 34 TEN 10….BUF 43 PIT 19….MIN 28 DAL 14….MIA 13 ATL 9….NYJ 28 NYG 18….WAS 31 BAL 13….CIN 21 CHI 10….IND 24 STL 14….SEA 16 SD 15….DEN 19 SF 12….HOU 27 NO 13….ARI 30 OAK 23…. ((NCAAF)) MONTANA 38 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 35….one yard TD run by JOEY COUNTS ON fourth/goal with 2 seconds left to knock off defending four TIME champion NORTH DAKOTA STATE…..college football got off to a very exciting start.. ((WNBA)) SHOCK 76(sims 30) FEVER 70(catchings 22/13)….SPARKS 60(lavender 24) STARS 52(perkins 15)….SUN 72(bone 25) SKY 68(vandersloot 18)….LYNX 71(moore 28) MERCURY 61(bonner 15)….STORM 69(loyd 18) MYSTICS 59(latta 12)……PLAYOFF TEAMS….EAST ((LIBERTY…SKY)) two spots left…..WEST ((LYNX…MERCURY…SHOCK)) one spot left…… ((CFL)) MONTREAL ALOUETTES 26 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 23 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 38 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 15 CALGARY STAMPEDERS 36 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 8 OTTAWA RED BLACKS 35 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 13 ((BOXING)) SHANE MOSELY over RICARDO MAYORGA (6th round KO)……yawn !!! LEO SANTA CRUZ(champ) over ABNER MARES in a very good fight..and it is worthy of a rematch….and it looks as if LSC maybe a fixture in featherweight division…..FIGHT OF YEAR candidate….we shall see !!!! ((SOCCER)) MLS SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 2 PORTLAND TIMBERS 1 NEW YORK RED BULLS 3 DC UNITED 0 EAST leaders—–DC UNITED (44pts) WEST leaders—–LA GALAXY (46pts) MLB GAME of the day GIANTS (peavy) v DODGERS (anderson) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “DWYCK” – GANGSTARR feat NICE and SMOOTH its MONDAY…..you already know what it is !!!!!!! the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!…….AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#731)

Monday, August 24th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog

 

 

 

After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #731 SHOUTOUT to you DAVE WINFIELD ((MLB)) winners include CLEVELAND….RANGERS….DIAMONDBACKS….PHILLIES….ROYALS….NATIONALS….TWINS(12)….ASTROS(10)….CUBS….BLUE JAYS….ATHLETICS….MARINERS….METS….CARDINALS….PIRATES… other stuff…..ASTROS keep walkin it off (and out)….4th time in last 8 games…JAYS sweep ANGELS…now in first place (ALE)….CUBS sweep BRAVES….still in WC race….METS sweep ROCKIES…ROYALS give RED SOX business in ninth inning !!!!……its stress out time in MLB….time for somebody to stand up…..———> we gonna start eliminating teams soon til we get down to last ten standing to start HUNT FOR OCTOBER !!!! ((NFL)) PRESEASON WEEK 2….hmm no JORDY NELSON (packers) due to torn ACL…..know those so called “experts” who filled out FANTASY teams waaaaay too early scrambling like eggs right now…..why do you do that to yourself ????….every season……you look crazy…..PACKERS ceiling just lowered a bit…..at least AARON RODGERS/BEN ROETHLISBERGER were in midseason form….JARRYD HAYNE (niners) is working his way up the NINERS depth chart…and making it look easy…..averaging 13.yards per touch…..MARCUS MARIOTA (titans) looking like he is settling in well…well time to look forward to the first “real” week of preseason …….week 3…but until then here are scores from WEEK 2——-> WAS 21 DET 17…BUF 11 CLE 10…..NYJ 30 ATL 22….KC 14 SEA 13….CAR 31 MIA 30….PHI 40 BAL 17….CHI 23 IND 11….NYG 22 JAX 12….NE 26 NO 24….MIN 20 OAK 12….DEN 14 HOU 10….SD 22 ARI 19….PIT 24 GB 19….TEN 27 STL 12….SF 23 DAL 6….BENGALS v BUCCANEERS (tonight….8pm/ESPN) ((WNBA)) SKY 66(delle donne 18/10) MYSTICS 64(lawson 19)….SPARKS 90(lavender 22) STARS 59(mcbride 13)….DREAM 102(mccoughtry 33) SUN 92(lacy 25)….FEVER 80(catchings 14) LIBERTY 79(charles 18)….MERCURY 79(bonner 21) LYNX 67(moore 17)…..PHOENIX MERCURY clinch playoff spot…almost time to start burying teams from post season….. ((CFL)) MONTREAL ALOUETTES 23 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 13 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 49 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 20 CALGARY STAMPEDERS 34 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 31 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 30 OTTAWA REDBLACKS 24 EAST leaders—-> hamilton / toronto 6-2 WEST leaders—-> calgary 6-2 ((NCAAF)) less than one week away from kickoff of 2015 season….((NORTH DAKOTA STATE v MONTANA))…we will have AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 TOP 15 picks like we always do…..upcoming games to watch——–> MICHIGAN v UTAH / TCU v MINNESOTA (sept 3)…WASHINGTON v BOISE STATE / CHARLOTTE v GEORGIA STATE (sept 4)… PENN STATE v TEMPLE / TEXAS v NOTRE DAME (sept 5)….AFTER FURTHER REVIEW NCAAF TOP 15 coming at end of the week….. MLB GAME of the day ASTROS (feldman) v YANKEES (eovaldi) NFL PRESEASON GAME of the day CINCINNATI BENGALS v TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT” – LL COOL J its MONDAY…….make it happen for yourself…….and yes the summer is about done…..the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!!!……..AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#729)

Monday, August 17th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog

 

 

 

After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #729 SHOUTOUT to you BOBBY ABREU… ((MLB)) BLUE JAYS 3 YANKEES 1…..PIRATES 8 METS 1…..BRAVES 2 DIAMONDBACKS 1(10)….ORIOLES 18 ATHLETICS 2…..MARINERS 10 RED SOX 8(12)…..WHITE SOX 3 CUBS 1…..TWINS 4 CLEVELAND 1…..ASTROS 6 TIGERS 5…..BREWERS 6 PHILLIES 1…..MARLINS 6 CARDINALS 4…..RANGERS 5 RAYS 3…..GIANTS 5 NATIONALS 0…..DODGERS 2 REDS 1…..ROCKIES 5 PADRES 0…..ROYALS 4 ANGELS 3(10)…..long streak (GIANTS…PIRATES…RANGERS 4) wrong streak (ATHLETICS…NATIONALS)….***NL stuff***….METS and NATIONALS both have hit bumps in road…..worse for DC squad than crew from QUEENS..not really worrying about PIRATES making any division noise but WILD CARD is certainly in play…..and CUBS with all their good play this season are STILL 7.5 games behind CARDINALS…still expecting to see a great DIVISION race between DODGERS and GIANTS…that one may really go down to last weekend of season…..***AL stuff***….YANKEES showed some heart and grit in series win v BLUE JAYS…this race is just beginning…teams play each other 7 more times…are ORIOLES coming for real ???…..ROYALS turning DIVISION into a laughing stock……would say alot about them if race ever got close…..ASTROS still there …in FIRST place….know its hard for ANGELS to take but its real…..better watch RANGERS…… ((NFL)) PRESEASON WEEK 1……hmmm…how did JAMEIS WINSTON (buccaneers) perform—-> 9/19 131yds..1 int…i rush TD ???….not great….not bad eitha……and MARCUS MARIOTA (titans) also had rough moments meaning not alot of protection from O LINE……OAKLAND RAIDERS anyone ?????….PHILIP DORSETT (colts) NELSON AGHOLOR (eagles) had productive starts ….ARIZONA CARDINALS have healthy CARSON PALMER..TYRANN MATHIEU…ANDRE ELLINGTON…they may seem ready….did you see the rugby dude ???….JARRYD HAYNE (niners) ran the ball kinda decent….(((stop switching hands so much!!!)))…..AMEER ABDULLAH (lions)…yeah he gonna be the goods…….has TYROD TAYLOR (bills) snatched QB job from EJ MANUEL ????…..CJ SPILLER (saints) ????…..KEVIN WHITE (bears) ??????…….GIANTS secondary ????——–> BAL 30 NO 27….GB 22 NE 11….DET 23 NYJ 3….CHI 27 MIA 10….WAS 20 CLE 17….SD 17 DAL 7….ATL 31 TEN 24…CAR 25 BUF 24….JAX 23 PIT 21…CIN 23 NYG 10….OAK 18 STL 3….DEN 22 SEA 20….HOU 23 SF 10….MIN 26 TB 16….KC 34 STL 19….PHI 36 IND 10….. ((WNBA)) DREAM 90(gray/mccoughtry 18) SUN 77(lacy 21)….MYSTICS 77(latta 20) LYNX 69(fowles 15/11)….SPARKS 76(parker 21) SKY 64(delle donne 23)….FEVER 75(kizer 19) MERCURY 63(dupree/griner 12)….STORM 72(loyd 18) STARS 63(mcbride)…no eliminations yet….but they are coming soon !!!…. ((MLS)) SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 4 ORLANDO CITY SC 0 PHILADELPHIA UNION 3 CHICAGO FIRE 3 EAST leaders—-> DC UNITED 44 pts WEST leaders—-> LA GALAXY 43 pts ((TENNIS)) **ATP WESTERN/SOUTHERN OPEN*** M KLIZAN over D THIEM (7-6.3-6.7-6) G DIMITROV over L.ROSOL (6-2.3-6.6-3)……semifinals **ATP COUPE ROGERS** ANDY MURRAY over NOVAK “NO JOKE” DJOKOVIC (6-4.4.-6.6-3) ANDY MURRAY wins CHAMPIONSHIP !!!!! MLB GAME of the day GIANTS (heston) v CARDINALS (wacha) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN” THE RITCHIE FAMILY its MONDAY……make it happen for yourself……make sure the shorties are hydrated…..go get it !!!!!!……..the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!…AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#728)

Friday, August 14th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog

 

 

 

After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #728 SHOUTOUT to you SPARKY LYLE ((MLB)) YANKEES 8 CLEVELAND 6….METS 12 ROCKIES 3….BLUE JAYS 4 ATHLETICS 2….RANGERS 6 TWINS 5….CUBS 9 BREWERS 2….PIRATES 10 CARDINALS 5….ANGELS 7 ROYALS 6….REDS 10 DODGERS 3….GIANTS 3 NATIONALS 1….long streak (BLUE JAYS 11) wrong streak (ROCKIES 4)……its time for make or break…..we will start eliminating teams starting on SEPTEMBER 1…..so there are a couple of weeks left to make it happen….MLB OWNERS MEETINGS promised a build upon “SELIG RULE” which requires minority candidates be interviewed for managerial and front office openings……collective bargaining expires in DEC’16….. ((NFL)) ***PRESEASON WEEK 1*** some BIRTHDAY football for THE MAYOR——–> RAVENS 30 SAINTS 27…..PACKERS 22 PATRIOTS 11….LIONS 23 JETS 3….BEARS 27 DOLPHINS 10….WASHINGTON 20 BROWNS 17….CHARGERS 17 COWBOYS 7….. tonight……TENNESSEE TITANS v ATLANTA FALCONS……CAROLINA PANTHERS v BUFFALO BILLS……PITTSBURGH STEELERS v JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS……NEW YORK GIANTS v CINCINNATI BENGALS……ST LOUIS RAMS v OAKLAND RAIDERS……DENVER BRONCOS v SEATTLE SEAHAWKS……you ready for some football ???!!! ((WNBA)) EAST CONFERENCE playoff chasers….. NY LIBERTY (15-6) INDIANA FEVER (13-9) WASHINGTON MYSTICS (13-9) CHICAGO SKY (14-10)……CONNECTICUT SUN (-1) WEST CONFERENCE X-MINNESOTA LYNX (17-6)…..clinched division title PHOENIX MERCURY (15-8) TULSA/DALLAS SHOCK (10-14) LOS ANGELES SPARKS (7-16)……SAN ANTONIO STARS (-.5) you get a chance…read ELENA DELLE DONNE(sky) essay in THE PLAYERS TRIBUNE…..its really good !!!!! ((NCAAF)) are you looking forward to how schools promote their HEISMAN TROPHY candidates ????……remember the “leaf” in the envelope for RYAN LEAF (washington state) ???…the “bubble gum” for TEDDY BRIDGEWATER(louisville)….the box of popcorn for ERIC JONES (vanderbilt)….the “miller time” clock for CHRIS MILLER(oregon)…..JORDAN LYNCH(nebraska) and the lunch boxes ????…..JOEY HARRINGTON(oregon) giant banner on MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ?????….sheeeesh ((CFL)) WEEK 8 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 15 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 12 TORONTO ARGONAUTS v WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS v HAMILTON TIGER CATS OTTAWA REDBLACKS v CALGARY STAMPEDERS….. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS….off week its DOUBLEHEADER FRIDAY……..so you know what it is….. MLB GAMEs of the day YANKEES(nova) v BLUE JAYS(price) PIRATES(happ) v METS(colon) WNBA GAMEs of the day LIBERTY (15-6) v SUN (12-10) LYNX (17-6) v DREAM (8-14) TRUE SCHOOL JAMs of the day “DONT LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD” – BRAND NUBIAN “LET THE MUSIC PLAY” -SHANNON…… wanna say THANK YOU to everone who SHOUTED THE MAYOR out on celebration day……..it was welcomed and appreciated…….enjoy your weekend…..and rest you got about 365 days to train for THE MAYORS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY BASH…JOINT….THROWDOWN….HOOTNANNY…..just KNOW its going the fcuk dowwwwwwwwwwwwwn !!!!!!!!!!…….the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!!!………..AFR

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#727)

Monday, August 10th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

Christopher Dinkins Blog

 

 

 

After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #727 SHOUTOUT to you GEORGE HENDRICK ((MLB)) BLUE JAYS 2 YANKEES 0….RED SOX 7 TIGERS 2….CLEVELAND 8 TWINS 1….RAYS 4 METS 3….ROCKIES 6 NATIONALS 4….ROYALS 5 WHITE SOX 4…..BREWERS 5 CARDINALS 4….CUBS 2 GIANTS 0….ANGELS 5 ORIOLES 4(11)….ATHLETICS 5 ASTROS 4….DIAMONDBACKS 4 REDS 3(10)….PHILLIES 5 PADRES 3….MARINERS 4 RANGERS 2….MARLINS 4 BRAVES 1….PIRATES 13 DODGERS 6 the brooms were out yesterday CUBS…BLUE JAYS..PHILLIES…ROYALS…PIRATES…and it tightened up division and wild card races in each league…..YANKEES holding first place down in AL EAST…lead down to just 1.5 games on fast charging BLUE JAYS….AL WEST is also a close situation between ASTROS(.5 game lead) and ANGELS….the AL wild card is not really worth talking about this week…maybe it will get closer by weeks end….in NL its crazy in NL EAST where METS hold a precarious 1.5 game lead on NATIONALS….and NL wild card is not tight as it will be in upcoming weeks….and AFTER FURTHER REVIEW will be right here with all goings on….MLB TOP TEN rankings drop tomorrow !!!! ((NFL)) ***2015 HALL OF FAME GAME*** VIKINGS 14 STEELERS 3 …basically what you expected from a preseason opener….TEDDY BRIDGEWATER looked decent (5-6-44 / 1-6) and lead team on deep drives and finding his secondary receivers…liked what JUSTIN TRATTOU (vikings) did getting pressure on LANDRY JONES throughout game….good work by starters v starters…regardless of who wasnt there…..VIKINGS special teams looked rusty (missed 48 FG….32 yd punt)….TRAE WAYNES (vikings 1 st round pick) looked like he needs more time on field (3 penalties/ 1 burn)….. next up——-> STEELERS v JAGUARS (fri)…..BUCCANEERS v VIKINGS (sat) ((NCAA)) 2105 season is fast approaching…..((AUG 29 opener NORTH DAKOTA STATE v MONTANA))…..and we are dropping AFTER FURTHER REVIEW will have its PRESEASON TOP 10 …..which basically means top 4 teams for COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF and the OTHER 6 (thats what we will refer to them as this season)———> 1.OHIO STATE BUCKEYES 2.AUBURN TIGERS 3.ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE 4.TEXAS CHRISTIAN HORNED FROGS 5.OREGON DUCKS 6.MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS 7.BAYLOR BEARS 8.SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS 9.CLEMSON TIGERS 10.ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS…..who YOU got ???? ((WNBA)) SKY 74(delle donne 33) MERCURY 64(griner 21/14)….MYSTICS 84(dolson 21) SUN 73(bone 19)….DREAM 98(mccoughtry 23) SHOCK 90(williams 35)….LYNX 72(moore 20) SPARKS 64(ogwumike 18)…EAST leader—-> NEW YORK LIBERTY / WEST leader—-> MINNESOTA LYNX….DE WANNA BONNER (mercury) breaks WNBA record with 59 straight FREE THROWS….the race in the EAST is tightening up (((5 teams separated by 3.5 games…..realtight)))……. ((CFL)) OTTAWA RED BLACKS 26 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 23 TORONTO ARGONAUTS 30 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 26 HAMILTON TIGER CATS 38 WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 8 MLB GAME of the day NATIONALS (gonzalez) v DODGERS (anderson) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “ONE TWO YALL” – SEAN PRICE peace and condolences to ENTIRE DUCK DOWN family…….the homie was dope and dinnt apoplogize about it !!!!! three shopping days left till THE MAYORs BORNDAY……..act like you dinnt forget…….the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!……..AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#726)

Friday, August 7th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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After Further Review

AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #726 SHOUTOUT to you WADE BOGGS ((MLB)) CARDINALS 2 REDS 0….DODGERS 10 PHILLIES 8….TIGERS 8 ROYALS 6….BREWERS 10 PADRES 1….NATIONALS 8 DIAMONDBACKS 3….YANKEES 2 RED SOX 1….BLUE JAYS 9 TWINS 3….BRAVES 9 MARLINS 8….CUBS 5 GIANTS 4….ASTROS 5 ATHLETICS 4(10)….. its about time to get busy …for real….for real…BASEBALL races are heating up as if you dinnt already know !!!……BIG series tonight up in THE BRONX….and in TAMPA….and in CHICAGO….and in PITTSBURGH….and in ANAHEIM….for example…..the addition of additional WILD CARD makes this season still count in a number of places….and makes the next few weeks of the season that much better…dont know aboutchoo but we LOVE BASEBALL !!!!……just another reminder of AFR MLB picks from beginning of season ((we dont cheat OR take PED’S))———> NLE…washington NLC…st louis NLW…los angeles…WC-pittsburgh / san francisco…….ALE…baltimore ALC…chicago ALW…seattle…WC-toronto / los angeles…..and we said ALCS:baltimore v los angeles / NLCS:washington v los angeles…..and we said WORLD SERIES———–> ANGELS v DODGERS…….yeah we know…..you can get at us later…….i said lata maaan…. ((WNBA)) SPARKS 84 (ogwumike 26) SHOCK 57 (pierson 14)….. fourth straight win for LOS ANGELES ((first time since 2013))……they have a tough road trip(((phoenix..san antonio…indiana…tulsa))) coming up in a couple of weeks that may just determine where they land in this years WNBA PLAYOFFS…or not…WNBA leading scorer—->ELENA DELLE DONNE (sky) 24.3….leading rebounder—->COURTNEY PARIS (shock)….leading assists—->COURTNEY VANDERSLOOT (sky)….fg% leader—->BRITNEY GRINER (mercury)….ft% leader—-> ELENA DELLE DONNE (sky)….3pt% leader—-> LEILANI MITCHELL (mercury)…. ((NFL)) okay…okay…okay…..you asked for it…..talked about it…thought about it …all that…..and it is finally here…..a sunday WITH some football…..are you ready ????————> 2015 HALL OF FAME GAME…….MINNESOTA VIKINGS v PITTSBURGH STEELERS..ADRIAN PETERSON anyone ??……..wanna see both teams first round picks TRE WAYNES (vikings) and BUD DUPREE (steelers)….some like PITTSBURGH to do some big things based off of big play offense…they have weapons everywhere….wanna see DE ANGELO WILLIAMS and how he will step up….also wanna see PITTSBURGH secondary which may be teams weakest link right now….AFR first NFL pick of year—–> VIKINGS 21-16 ((CFL)) BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 26 EDMONTON ESKIMOS 23 top team in league gets beat by a squad that needed this in the worst way….a big home win led by TRAVIS LULAY and working downfield against a very good defense…made the WEST DIVISION race a little bit closer…..EDMONTON took a 23-10 lead into halftime…but couldnt seal the deal late giving up points on a 31 yard touchdown pass from LULAY to ANDREW HARRIS to give BC the lead !!!!…….now EDMONTON and CALGARY are tied for first place in WEST……. ((BOXING)) ****WBA/WBC WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT**** FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR (champ) v ANDRE BERTO……ummm yeah….this fight wouldve been better received a couple of years back before BERTO got undressed by VICTOR ORTIZ…..who played himself out and got played out on the grand stage……can BERTO make MAYWEATHER last fight a good one ????…..well the odds say no ((actually the odds are 100/1)) ….this fight is funny on a couple of different levels but we will talk about that on AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 aka THE SIDELINE PASS when it returns on AUGUST 18th……. ——————–> check me out this afternoon kickin on wit CHICKS INTO SPORTS at 2pm…..will have the link so you can hear me kick the ballistics….you already know !!!!! ITS DOUBLEHEADER FRIDAY………..lets get it !!!!! MLB GAMES of the day BLUE JAYS (dickey) v YANKEES (eovaldi) GIANTS (vogelsong) v CUBS (lester) WNBA GAMES of the day LIBERTY (13-6) v SKY (13-8) LYNX (15-5) v MERCURY (13-7) TRUE SCHOOL JAMS of the day “LOVES GONNA GETCHA (MATERIAL LOVE)” -KRS ONE “BAM BAM” -SISTER NANCY today is FRIDAY….make the weekend work out…….and get ready for some football…….these races are getting tough…..and BORNDAY SALUTE to the world famous international worldwide localized country fed super LEO CREW !!!!!!!!!!……….the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!!!……AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#724)

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #724 SHOUTOUT to you KEN GRIFFEY JR ((MLB)) YANKEES 12 WHITE SOX 3….BLUE JAYS 5 ROYALS 2….PIRATES 3 REDS 0….MARLINS 5 PADRES 2….BRAVES 6 PHILLIES 2….TIGERS 6 ORIOLES 1….RAYS 4 RED SOX 3….ASTROS 4 DIAMONDBACKS 1….CUBS 4 BREWERS 3….MARINERS 4 TWINS 1….CARDINALS 3 ROCKIES 2….RANGERS 2 GIANTS 1….ATHLETICS 2 CLEVELAND 1(10)….DODGERS 5 ANGELS 3(10)….METS 5 NATIONALS 2……. long streak (CUBS 5)….wrong streak (ANGELS 6)…its the summer time and baseballs are flying out of ballparks…tempers flaring up…..and pennant races are heating up lovely ……just how TRUE BASEBALL fans like it !!!!….hear alot of people complain and talk about baseball like it isnt a true sport……knock it off….BASEBALL is the best sport period…end of convo…..see you at the ballpark !!!!!!! ((WNBA)) LIBERTY 78(bird 14) STORM 62(charles 29)….MERCURY 71(dupree 27) DREAM 68(mccoughtry 16)….SPARKS 80(lavender 20) STARS 78(perkins 24)….FEVER 83(johnson 16) SUN 70(bone 20)….SKY 71(delle donne 22) MYSTICS 68(latta 19)….. FIRST PLACE EAST ((((NEW YORK LIBERTY)))) FIRST PLACE WEST ((((MINNESOTA LYNX))))…….a renaissance is taking place at MSG (we think) back to when LIBERTY were a mainstay in WNBA FINALS…..we gave midseason grades out for each team ((AFR #723))….and we like how playoff race is heating up…AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 will keep you posted…… ((NFL)) ****2015 HALL OF FAME GAME**** MINNESOTA VIKINGS v PITTSBURGH STEELERS….8/9 (8pm.espn) TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS v MINNESOTA VIKINGS….8/13 !!!!!!!! NEW ORLEANS SAINTS v BALTIMORE RAVENS GREEN BAY PACKERS v NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS NEW YORK JETS v DETROIT LIONS MIAMI DOLPHINS v CHICAGO BEARS WASHINGTON v CLEVELAND BROWNS DALLAS COWBOYS v SAN DIEGO CHARGERS TENNESSEE TITANS v ATLANTA FALCONS….8/14 CAROLINA PANTHERS v BUFFALO BILLS PITTSBURGH STEELERS v JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS NEW YORK GIANTS v CINCINNATI BENGALS ST LOUIS RAMS v OAKLAND RAIDERS DENVER BRONCOS v SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS v HOUSTON TEXANS….8/15 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS v ARIZONA CARDINALS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS v PHILADELPHIA EAGLES….8/16 what team will suffer major injury during this preseason ???……SHOUTOUT to all of the experts who made their SUPER BOWL picks over the weekend …((and there were alot of you))…..this is the annual “what are you doing” portion of AFR 2.0…….cant really vibe with you people who make those inane picks only to have to revise them before WEEK ONE…….get it together…… SHOUTOUT to ATLANTA FALCONS HC DAN QUINN…..he has their practices rockin ……word to HIP HOP !!!!!!…. ((CFL)) WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 23 BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 13….. EDMONTON ESKIMOS 30 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS 5….. CALGARY STAMPEDERS 25 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 22…. getcha football fix on watching some CFL…….unless you not really a “football fan” like that……sheeeeesh…. still waiting for MICHAEL SAM to make his debut with MONTREAL ALOUETTES……CHAD JOHNSON no longer on team roster….. ((NCAAF)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2015 NCAA FOOTBAL PREVIEW is coming AUGUST 27….top 20 teams in country…COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PICKS……HEISMAN PICKS…….hopefully YOUR picks !!!!!… there are 9(count em !!!!!)….NINE….IX shopping days left until THE MAYORS BIRTHDAY !!!!!!!!……..you already know….. MLB GAME of the day TWINS (santana) v BLUE JAYS (price) CFL GAME of the day TORONTO ARGONAUTS(3-1) v HAMILTON TIGER CATS(2-2) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “REAL ESTATE” -CYPRESS HILL yep its hot outside……make sure the shorties are hydrated….and stay cool……AFTER FURTHER REVIEW 2.0 aka THE SIDELINE PASS(((radio show!!!!!!))) will be back on AUGUST 18…..hope you will be…….the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!!!……..AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#721)

Monday, July 20th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #721 SHOUTOUT to you KEN CAMINITI….. ((MLB)) YANKEES 2 MARINERS 1….BLUE JAYS 4 RAYS 0….ORIOLES 9 TIGERS 3….CLEVELAND 5 REDS 3(11)….DODGERS 5 NATIONALS 0….PHILLIES 8 MARLINS 7….ROYALS 4 WHITE SOX 1….BREWERS 6 PIRATES 1….ASTROS 10 RANGERS 0….METS 3 CARDINALS 1(18)….ATHLETICS 14 TWINS 1….ROCKIES 1 PADRES (postponed)….GIANTS 2 DIAMONDBACKS 1….CUBS 4 BRAVES 1….red sox -angels (rained out first time since 1995)…long streak (GIANTS 6) wrong streak (DIAMONDBACKS 6)……what to watch for today——-> mets v nationals (matt harvey 13 IP v washington this season zero runs)……pirates v royals (aj burnett has given up 2+ runs in four of 18 starts)….cubs v cincinnati (chicago is 7-2 v reds this season)…..red sox v angels (andrew heaney 3-0 1.32 era in four starts)…..AL PLAYER to watch today….CARLOS CORREA (astros)…..NL PLAYER to watch today….RYAN BRAUN (brewers) USA PAN AM team comes up short v CANADA in PAN AM GAMES….throwing errors in bottom of 10th allows tying AND winning runs to score——>CANADA 7 USA 6…..sheeeesh…. ((WNBA)) LYNX 79(moore 32) SHOCK 72(williams 19)….SKY 93(delle donne 29/13) STARS 82(adams 20)….MYSTICS 89(lawson 24) SUN 82(bone 24)….EAST LEADERS ——> NEW YORK LIBERTY (10-5)….WEST LEADERS——> MINNESOTA LYNX (12-3)……… USA PAN AM team defeats CANADA for gold medal in WOMENS BASKETBALL…USA 82 CANADA 63……leading scorer AERIAL POWERS had 27 points ((NFL)) AFTER FURTHER REVIEW top ten QB rankings going into 2015 season 1.roethlisberger (pitts) 2.rodgers (gb) 3.luck (indy) 4.wilson (sea) 5.flacco (balt) 6.romo (dal) 7.manning (nyg) 8.rivers (sd) 9.newton (car) 10.brees (no)……its cool to disagree …but you kinda get ignored if YOU dont have a top ten of YOUR own…….this is ours……and we like it….. MLB GAME of the day PIRATES (burnett) v ROYALS (ventura) TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “CARS” -GARY NUMAN its MONDAY………get back to it and make sure the shorties are well hydrated……enjoy your day……the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!….AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports

After Further Review (#718)

Monday, July 13th, 2015

by Christopher Dinkins

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AFTER FURTHER REVIEW #718 SHOUTOUT to you KIKO GARCIA…. ((MLB)) YANKEES 8 RED SOX 6….METS 5 DIAMONDBACKS 3….MARLINS 8 REDS 1….RAYS 4 ASTROS 3….ATHLETICS 2 CLEVELAND 0….NATIONALS 3 ORIOLES 2….TWINS 7 TIGERS 1….ROYALS 11 BLUE JAYS 10….CUBS 3 WHITE SOX 1….PADRES 2 RANGERS 1….GIANTS 4 PHILLIES 2….ROCKIES 11 BRAVES 3….ANGELS 10 MARINERS 3….DODGERS 4 BREWERS 3….PIRATES 6 CARDINALS 5(10)….its 2015 ALL STAR BREAK !!!!!!!!————> FIRST PLACE TEAMS at break AMERICAN LEAGUE E-YANKEES (+3.5) C-ROYALS (+4.5) W-ANGELS (+.5) NATIONAL LEAGUE E-NATIONALS (+2) C-CARDINALS (+2.5) W-DODGERS (+4.5)…..AFR 2.0 picks so far ALE..orioles (-4) ALC..white sox (-11) ALW..angels / NLE..nationals NLC..cardinals NLW..dodgers…..those NL picks are poppin so far !!!!!…..will have NEW YORK YANKEES first half report later today……2015 HOME RUN DERBY tonight (8pm/ESPN)….its gonna be timed ((5:00…distance WILL count……watch for the “time outs”))….here are matchups———> (1)PUJOLS v (8)BRYANT….(2)FRAZIER v (7)FIELDER….(3)DONALDSON v (6)RIZZO….(4)PEDERSON v (5)MACAHDO….AFR rolled HOME RUN DERBY and ALL STAR GAME yesterday *****BRYCE HARPER wins…..NL wins ALL STAR GAME by the way 7-6…KOLTEN WONG walk off 2 run single*****…lest we forget TRADE DEADLINE is JULY 31st…….second half drama awaits… ((WNBA)) DREAM 84(mccoughtry 32) LIBERTY 76(charles 22)….SKY 96(pondexter 29) SUN 76(bone 18)…..MERCURY 70(griner 26) STORM 60(loyd 16)….LYNX 66(moore 20) STARS 49(hamby 13)……FIRST PLACE EAST ((CONNECTICUT SUN))…FIRST PLACE WEST ((MINNESOTA LYNX/TULSA SHOCK))….. ((SOCCER)) **MLS** NEW YORK CITY FC 4 TORONTO FC 4…..SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1 VANCOUVER WHITE CAPS 0….FIRST PLACE EAST ((DC UNITED)) / FIRST PLACE WEST ((SEATTLE SOUNDERS / VANCOUVER WHITECAPS))… ((TENNIS)) **WIMBLEDON** MENS–NOVAK “NO JOKE” DJOKOVIC over ROGER FEDERER (7-6.6-7.6-4.6-3) to win MENS TITLE…… LADIES–SERENA WILLIAMS over GABRINE MUGURUZA (6-4.6-4) to win LADIES title….. ((CFL)) EDMONTON ESKIMOS 46 OTTAWA REDBLACKS 17….WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS 25 MONTREAL ALOUETTES 23….BRITISH COLUMBIA LIONS 35 SASKATCHEWAN 32…..see how we do…… ((BOXING)) dunno whatchoo were looking at saturday night but ummm KEITH THURMAN got lucky if you ask me….and he is not ready to chase FLOYD MAYWEATHER around the ring for a few million AND win !!!!!….he got caught more than a few times by a rugged and game LUIS COLLAZO….dont sleep on the veterans……((hey KAREEM TYSON…..dinnt he knockout VICTOR ORTIZ ???))…….and wont even comment on TONY HARRISON gettin KNOCKED THE FOCK out !!!!….((hey DETROIT stand up ?????))…..SUGAR SHANE MOSELY is coming back (((noooooooooooooooo))) to fight versus RICARDO MAYORGA aka “the smoking none”…..on AUG 29th….((PPV say word ))……. CFL GAME of the day TORONTO ARGONAUTS v CALGARY STAMPEDERS TRUE SCHOOL JAM of the day “HERE COMES THE HOTSTEPPER” – INI KAMOZE its MONDAY……make it happen for yourself……… the BALLISTICS have been kicked !!!!!!…….AFR.

 

Christopher “The Mayor” Dinkins of the After Further Review Podcast, for War Room Sports