Posts Tagged ‘nba’

After taping our Christmas show yesterday (yes it won’t be live but you won’t want to miss it) James and I stopped at Linguini’s and had the pleasure of being introduced to Togo Palazzi late of Holy Cross, The Boston Celtics and the NBA.

NBA star Togo Pallozi and Theology scholar James Marley at Linguini's

We spent a very pleasant hour in conversation over pizza and Italian. He kindly consented to talk on camera:

I didn’t want to make it long but I missed his comments on the current Celtics, he called Ray Allen a throwback to his era and had very high praise for Garnett and Paul Pierce. He is also a person devoted to God and a gentleman. It was a pleasure to meet him.

Update: My old College friend Steve catches me in a misspelling thanks muchly

My latest examiner piece is one of opinion Romance and Reality is up at Examiner.com, a peek:

Yet as the activists cheered the NBA’s Lakers prepare to go to Arizona to play for the NBA west title. The injustice of the law is apparently not sufficent to risk the wrath of LA fans or the NBA’s bottom line. (The Highland park Ill girls team is not so lucky.)

You can find this and my other writing for Examiner.com here. Every time you read and share one of my articles it is as if you are putting a couple of cents in DaTipJar.

…but PJTV picked my link as the blog of the week although EXJon should get the majority of the credit.

That and your help will get me to Pa-12 to cover that race.

Actually I don’t wonder at all. It has broken through to the MSM and this is going to have a bigger effect on the Arizona immigration story than any things Barkley or Smith or Webber might say. If I was leading the political charge in favor of the Arizona law I’d call up that principal to get his position. Live oak high school has already felt the need to put a message on their site over the uproar.

Still waiting to see if they will advocate for Free NBA admission for all, and a rule prohibiting kicking out people who sneak in. I also haven’t heard back from the Sun’s publicity people yet.

I think the NBA and MLB are really risking themselves on this in terms of bottom lines. There are simply too many choices out there and it’s too tight an economy to be going against your customer base.

CNN is asking people to comment on this. I’d consider going here to do so.

The latest Fox new poll on the subject shows the public believes Arizona acted correctly by 61% to 27%. By 64%-15% They believe the law should be given a chance rather than trying to stop it. This is going to backfire so huge on these guys it’s not funny, at 64% say to see how it works while only 15% say they should stop it.

NBA get a clue.

Update: Called the Live Oak High School and attempted to get the principal’s office or the switchboard to request an interview. They aren’t answering the phone and all the mailboxes are full. What a surprise!

Update 2: Apparently the Mexican student’s walked out of school yesterday marching on the district “demanding respect“:

The group – mostly high school students – walked out of school this morning after the story of four students who were sent home because they wore American flag T-shirts went viral on TV and online. Many wear red, white and green and two large Mexico flags can be seen at the front of the line.

The students say they want people to know they’re proud of their heritage and they believe wearing red, white and blue on Cinco de Mayo is disrespectful.

Many of the students are from Live Oak High School, who left school around 11 a.m. this morning and decided to march to the school district headquarters just north of Tennant Avenue. When they arrived, they were told to leave.

That’s going to look great on the evening news. I wonder what democrats running for election around the country have to say about this issue and about the Mexican American students walking out of school and marching. Won’t it be fun to find out?