Category Archives: Sports

Kangaroo Bounds On Bikers, Breaking Breasts

Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Great Ocean Road, Australasia
Port Campbell, Victoria, Australia, Great Ocean Road, Australasia

*I’m on doctor’s orders to engage in more cardio, in my effort to avoid the hypertension-induced premature deaths of many of my family members.  (How’s THAT for a cheery start to your weekend?)

Swimming and biking are my exercises of choice, but I may need to rethink the latter — at least, if I plan to do it in Australia.

Sharon Heinrich and Helen Salter were riding along a scenic trail in Southern Australian when they stopped to look at a beautiful kangaroo.   Before they could grab their iPhones and snap a pic, the marsupial jumped onto Heinrich’s torso and bounced off of it onto Salter’s back, knocking them both off of their bikes.  The beast then bounced away.

“I saw him and thought ‘Oh, isn’t he cute’ — then he was on top of me,” Heinrich said.

Sounds like a typical Saturday night for me. Continue reading

Three White Athletes Charged with Alleged Rape of Black, Disabled Teammate (Watch)

John R.K. Howard, 18, is one of the three students accused of sexually assaulting another teen in the school locker room.
John R.K. Howard, 18, is one of the three students accused of sexually assaulting another teen in the school locker room.

*You know, its stories such as the one you are about to read here that bring all of those “rumors” African American males have been hearing all of their lives into deeper observance. The ones that their women have been listening to. The ones that reveal the true reason behind the hate that the white man feels towards the black man.

The enviable gem between a black man’s legs. That thing most desired by the white man’s woman.

I mean, we’d like to believe people are better than the behaviors they oft times display. But with each passing day, this “high road” becomes more difficult.

Why else would a group of white male athletes, when given an opportunity to embrace their black colleague, choose instead to rape him?

The alleged incident happened on October 23, 2015 in the locker room of Dietrich High School, in Dietrich, Idaho. Continue reading

Ravens’ Tray Walker Goes to Glory in Louis Vuitton-Lined Casket


Ravens Cornerback, Tray Walker
Ravens Cornerback, Tray Walker


*Tray Walker, the Ravens cornerback who lost his life after he collided with an SUV on March 17 while riding on his dirt bike, was laid to rest on Saturday, March 26.

The 23-year-old athlete was sent on to glory in grand style too.

Hundreds joined family and friends at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church  in northwest Miami church for his Homegoing Celebration, where  members of the Baltimore Ravens and coaches were among those who spoke admirably of the man who head coach John Harbaugh said, had a smile that “could light up a room.” The coach told stories about Walker, a Miami native, who was a dedicated learner of the playbook and the NFL game; even though adjusting to the frigid Maryland winter wasn’t easy. Continue reading

SXSW ‘Embarrassed’ By Volunteer Who Asked Muslim Woman to Remove Hijab

Hijab, Muslim woman asked to remove
lbtihaj Muhammad


*A statement from officials of the South By Southwest Festival (SXSW) shows them red-faced after a female Muslim athlete put them on social media BLAST following a request made by one of their volunteers.

lbtihaj Muhammad, an American Olympian, was asked to remove her hijab by a staffer at the event, and told she could not receive her badge until she did.

When Muhammad attempted to make them understand she wore the hijab for religious reasons, it made no difference to the volunteer.

“I was just asked to remove my hijab at SXSW Registration for my ID badge. I can’t make this stuff up,”  Ibtihaj Muhammad tweeted from the Austin, Texas, event. Continue reading

Coalition of Police Officers Support Beyoncé’ & Formation Music Video


Washington, DC – On Thursday, February 11, 2016, the National Coalition of Law Enforcement Officers for Justice, Reform & Accountability (NCLEO4J) publicly condemned the protests that are being planned at the NFL Offices in New York in response to Beyoncé’s Super Bowl 50 half-time performance.

“We reject the counter arguments comparing the Black Panther Party to the Ku Klux Klan,” states the group. As current, former and retired law enforcement officers at the local, state and federal levels, we refuse to suspend our common sense as our counterparts attempt to silence Beyoncé’s artistic right to perform her song “Formation” in a critically historical and current context.

The propaganda that is being cranked out attempts to change the social reality on the ground for people of color and poor people as it relates to law enforcement in this country.

On Wednesday, United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch filed a lawsuit against the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department alleging a pattern and practice of unconstitutional police conduct in the city. Continue reading

Southern Cali Gym Bans Public Nudity. Whyyyyy???


*Just as I’m putting together my master plan to relocate to southern California, the Huntington Beach City Gym and Pool has thrown a wrench in the mix and banned public nudity in the facility.

Yes, they’ve allowed it in the past. Which is probably why I wanna live in southern California. But I digress.

Since 2007, the Naturists of OC has rented the gym for private gatherings at which attendees play various sports — basketball, volleyball, and swimming among them — all while naked.

Swimming naked’s a regular event at my house.  Basketball typically is a clothed activity for me, but I’ll try anything once.  And volleyball? THAT I wanna see! Continue reading

Cheaters Beware! This Could Be You! (Photos You Gotta See!)


*The only thing worse than a bad breakup, is the fact that your significant other did the ultimate taboo: cheated. No ifs, and’s, or buts about it – nobody likes to learn about this, unless they have so little value for themselves or the relationship.

So when I ran across some of the things folks did to revenge their cheating partner, I felt it was my civic duty to share it with you.

Hey, you can thank me in the ‘comments’ section of ThisNthat below or on our Facebook page. Who knows, by then you might even start to remember some of your own ‘revenge’ actions.

Its all in fun right? (Heh. Heh. Heh she laughs…wickedly).

In this first “reveal,” a tatto artist named Ryan
Fitzgerald was sued for $100,000 by his girlfriend. But wouldn’t you scratch your head wondering why she would trust him to do something so permanent as a tattoo on her AFTER she caught him cheating? But anyway…He was supposed to re-create a scene from the beautiful fantasy movie “Narnia” on her back – but look what he did instead. Continue reading

Local Sports Director Reports Univ. of Mich’s Nail Biting Win Over MSU, Only Problem? They Lost!!! (Watch)


*The University of Michigan — my alma mater! — lost Saturday’s nail biter to rival Michigan State University in the last ten seconds of the game.  To be honest, I still haven’t quite recovered.

With a 26 -23 lead, Michigan’s punter Blake O’Neill fumble was snatched up by Michigan State’s Jalen Watts-Jackson, who returned the ball 38 yards for a game winning touchdown and a victory over my beloved Wolverines.

As painful as the loss was, I can’t imagine my reaction had I seen local station WZZM’s live report just after the game, announcing Michigan’s victory over MSU!

While MSU’s win sent the Spartans partying and left Michigan fans in stunned silence — some reports say fans sat in the Big House for over 15 minutes before leaving the stadium — WZZM‘s sports director Jamal Spencer reported a Michigan victory, saying “…they made a crucial stop and were able to run out the clock.” Continue reading