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Friday, September 30, 2011

The Friday Flashback #1 For 9/30/11: Janet Jackson feat Jermaine Dupri- - Someone To Call My Love

Maybe because they split is why this song never gets a much replay as you think it may have for how it was "on point" a decade ago. 2nd Flashback for this week, it's Janet and J.D. with their hit "Someone To Call My Love.

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Friday Flashback #2 For 9/23/11: The Calling- Wherever You Will Go (2001)


Another rare rock song choice for The Friday Flashback that is just too good to deny its brilliance. From 10 years ago, it's The Calling with their hit "Wherever You Will Go." And the girl in the video just went crazy as hell.

The Flashback Fridays For 9/23/11: Missy Elliott- I Can't Stand The Rain (1997)


Because you maybe getting hit with precipitation in your area once again, your first Flashback Friday song of the day is Missy Elliott's first single that put her on the map, it's the 97' classic "The Rain."

Missy Elliott - The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly] by Warner-Music

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Friday Flashback #2 For 9/16/11: Redman- I'll Bee That (1998)


From the funny hook to the funnier moment between 2:18-2:40, with quality lines in between from this New Jersey legend. Your 2nd Flashback Friday choice for the day, it's the Reggie Noble man, with his '98 hilarious hit "I'll Bee Dat."

The Friday Flashback #1 For 9/16/11: Blackstreet feat Dr. Dre and Queen Pen - No Diggity (1996)

What seriously ever happen to this group is beyond me (besides David Hollister). Still, this will always be a classic (and you know they are doing some behind the scenes producing and writing for sure).

Your first Flashback Friday choice of the week, it's Blackstreet featuring Dre and the also much forgotten about Queen Pen with "No Diggity."

Blackstreet - No Diggity ft. Dr. Dre, Queen Pen by VEVO

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sports Thread #1 For 7/12/11: 2011 US Open, Men's Final- Djokovic vs Nadal

Only two men have defeated Novak Djokovic this year. But both of them egressed on Saturday, as the Top four turned into the Final two of today. Can Rafael Nadal be the third to defend his US Open title? Or will it be the officially the year of the Serbian young king.

The tactics and the prediction, right below.

The Tactics:

For Nadal
1) When you have an opening, go down the line, not cross court. End the point when you are in control instead of letting Djokovic back into the point.
2) Establish the lefty serve with authority.
3) Mix in the serve and volley to make Djokovic not comfortable.
4) Galvanize the crowd to firmly be on your side.

For Djokovic
1) Continue being "the better man" at the turnaround points.
2) Aggressive like the last 3 sets against Federer, not passive like the first 2 sets
3) Only come in and mix it up when you aren't in full control of the baseline momentum in this match
4) You own the rivalry now. You survived match points. Nothing can stop you this year....

Prediction: I think Djokovic still has that mental block, and is just better slightly at defense. Nadal just isn't legendary enough in his offense. Djokovic in four sets.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Soulful #1 For 9/11/11: Jill Scott feat Eve- Shame (2011)

Philadelphia just has tremendous artists. And when they get together, great things happen, like this wonderful effort from Jill Scott and Eve. (In addition, the Roots was also apart of the extended version of this video):

Jill Scott feat. Eve - Shame by foxysoul

TWD's Sports Sunday Thread #2 For 9/11/11: 2011 US Open- Sammin Sam Shocks Serena For First Slam Title


Full review to come on a scoreline everyone expected to go the other way.




PRE-MATCH STUFF.......

An American plays on September 11 for a Grand Slam singles title, while an Aussie that has been disrespected this tournament looks for a career defining first one. Here's "The tactics", and the predictions

For Stosur:
1. Adjust to the Ashe conditions as fast as you can.
2. Don't just use the kick serve, hit the hard flat one as well.
3. Come to the net with quality approach shots to the backhand.
4. Keep your nerves on the big point, stay calm.

For S. Williams:
1. Again, stay relaxed, fight the nerves
2. Keep Stosur off the net, target the backhand.
3. This is your moment, this is your time. This is your final hurdle.

TWD's Sports Sunday Thread #1 For 9/11/11: NFL Season Predictions

Photo from the Associated Press
The toughest divisions in football are certainly the NFC North, the NFC East, and the NFC South (minus the Panthers, which could be very ugly for them in that division). The Packers showed why they are the favorites to repeat in the NFC, while the AFC is definitely wide open with no clear cut favorite.

For sure, the AFC South and the NFC West are truly a hell of a mess.

Predictions:

AFC East
1. Patriots
2. Jets
3. Dolphins
4. Bills

AFC North
1. Steelers
2. Ravens
3. Browns
4. Bengals

AFC South
1. Texans
2. Titans
3. Colts
4. Jaguars

AFC West
1. Chargers
2. Chiefs
3. Broncos
4. Raiders

Wild Card: Jets, Ravens

NFC East
1. Cowboys
2. Eagles
3. Redskins
4. Giants

NFC North
1. Packers
2. Bears
3. Lions
4. vikings

NFC South
1. Falcons
2. Saints
3. Bucs
4. Panthers

NFC West
1. Rams
2. Seahawks
3. 49ers
4. Cardinals

Wild Card: Eagles, Saints

AFC Title Game: Jets over Chargers
NFC Title Game: Packers over Cowboys

Super Bowl: Packers over Jets.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

TWD's Sports Saturday Thread #2 For 9/10/11: 2011 US Open- Women's Semifinal (S.Williams/Wozniacki)


The best two female players in the world currently, here are the tactics for this blockbuster semifinal. And though with no disrespect to Samantha Stosur, this is the de-facto final in spirit (and in placement).

The Tactics:

For Wozniacki
1) Serve, serve, serve
2) Forehand, forehand, forehand
3) Stay relaxed, this is a friend, and this is your moment

For S.Williams
1) Stay relaxed, especially that you are playing a friend, not a true adversary
2) Use the net, use the dropshots, get Wozniacki off the balance
3) Scoreboard pressure, stay ahead.

This is the classic match between counterpuncher and puncher. Can the counterpuncher punch the puncher enough.

Prediction: I think this will be a classic encounter, and I hope there are warm feelings after the match. I do think that narrowly, Serena will win in an epic 3 set match, just because of her legendary quality to pull her through. But if she is a little off, Wozniacki will win this match.

TWD's Sports Saturday Thread #1 For 9/10/11: 2011 US Open- Men's Semifinals #1 (Federer/Djokovic)


It's the Top 4, the last 4, once again. It's a reversal of the schedule from the French Open, with Federer/Djokovic first before Murray/Nadal clash for the third straight Grand Slam.

Keys to the first semifinal, for Federer/Djokovic:

For Federer
1. The magic of hitting over your backhand has worked.
2. Keep Novak off balanced with your usual variety, including the dropshot forehand
3. Same formula from the French.

For Djokovic
1. Be aggressive today, none of this passive stuff in the tournament.
2. Don't worry about the crowd.
3. Show that you still are the faster player.

TWD's Saturday 1st Thread For 9/10/11

Bring in Luda for the return of the Saturday 1st Thread:



And the legends of De La Soul:

De La Soul & Q-Tip - Rollerskating Jam by hushhush112

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Music Wakeup Call For 9/7/11: Estrelle feat Rick Ross- Break My Heart (2011)

Could care less for the Fat Man, but he is what he is. Just glad to see Estrelle back to maybe being relevant:

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Friday Flashback/The Summer Cool #1 For 9/2/11: Ja Rule Feat. Ashanti-Always On Time (2001)

Another flashback to a decade ago, when they both actually mattered in comparison to nowadays.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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