After yesterdays draw for the Champions League there’s a few things we can summarize…Barcelona and PSG are two teams going the opposite sides very very fast! But it also taught me a lot…this will be the wildest Champions League battle in a long time. Will my list evolve? Yes, but for now here are the 3 teams that have the best chance to win champions league:
- Bayern Munich
The hottest team in football right now is hands down Bayern Munich, yes not this entire season but after the restart of global soccer…Munich has been on another level. It’s easy to say that Lewandownski deserves the Ball D’Or (he won’t get it) but when you look at the rise of Alphonso Davies and the surprising passing ability of Thomas Mueller you start to understand why this team is so threatening. They are the clear favorites to win it all and possible complete the treble.
2. Paris-Saint Germain
Like most sports, it’s not always about skill…it’s also about luck. And yes PSG is incredibly lucky in the drawing process. They were on the brink of getting eliminated by Bayern but they will be facing Atalanta in the quarterfinals and then (probably) Lipzig without super star forward Timo Werner. Two winnable challenges that would take them to the finals. Ligue 1 did not restart so their form is questionable but they have a better chance to win this than any other major clubs. Expect Neymar and Mbappe to do Neymar and Mbappe tings…plus an energized Thiago Silva will do work.
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The NFL should change it’s name to the LOH (League of Hypocrisy) why, because certain rules don’t apply to certain players. I’ve written many posts about this and I’ve started to realize…the more things change the more they stay the same – Forrest Gump. A few days ago DeSean Jackson posted a fake quote by Adolf Hitler about black Americans being unified and that being the greatest danger to the Nazi society. Let me preface by saying I don’t condone or support Hitler, I am not an anti-Semite, but in this context when DeSean posted that message it hurt and offended a lot of Jewish people. Jackson was aware of this and apologized twice, and I’m almost certain he will apologize a 3rd time…my issue isn’t with him. My issue is the way in which corporate media and the Eagles organization decided to flip the narrative and paint him as an anti-semite.
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It’s been a wild few months in what has been called “The Trayvon Martin Era” of civil rights. This started with Ahmaud Arbery culminated with George Floyd’s murder at the hands of police which sparked international protests and a global uprising of social consciousness. Yes, it is an election year in the States and yes the media has been fanning the flames of racial injustice but when folks saw that knee on Floyd’s neck, we all had enough. This lead me to ask one large question: What is the black man’s role in this time? With all the progress, activism and over achievement of black women, this question spoke to me multiple times.
What is our role in this? Here are 3 things that every black man MUST do to make this more than a hashtag! More than a temporary viral trend. As black men we are essential to this movement towards racism and social justice. I will be doing a 3 part series on each component because each deserves its own post. Here is the first and most important part.
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Mahomes just got the biggest contract in American sports history, and he deserves it. This man got a 10 year, up to 503$ Million Dollars to throw for the Kansas City Chiefs. There’s only 3 other athletes that deserve that kind of money. LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Floyd Mayweather. Mahomes is the unofficial face of the NFL and it’s been that way since last season, personally I think that his coach, Andy Reid, is the most important person for the Chiefs but that’s besides the point. Mahomes deserves every coin of that 503$ Ms.
People could argue that Mahomes has the best 3 seasons of an NFL quarterback ever. His first 3 seasons remind me of 2009 to 2011 Aaron Rodgers where he was the face of the NFL and hands down the best QB in the league. We all know that this is a passing league, this is a quarterback league. Average and back up QBs are getting paid more than former MVPs (ex. Chase Daniels vs. Cam Newton) the market for this position is insane. Guys like Kirk Cousins and Matt Stafford are getting paid 30$ plus million a year and they can’t win playoff games, yet guys like Dak Prescott (who hasn’t missed a game in 4 years) has to struggle to get a 40$ Million dollar contract. When Mahomes signed that 10 year contract he set the market and a clear value to the position. It sent a message to the league: YUP We’re still over paying QBs! Straight up! Is that bad? In my POV, yes but in this situation no.
There’s 5 QBs that actually deserve insane contracts, but the overwhelming majority don’t. Mahomes deal means that when others come to negotiate a deal, they have a reference point. This deal is amazing for Dak Prescott, Lamar Jackson, Deshaun Watson, Kyler Murray and Sam Darnold. As a Ravens fan I’ve seen this story before, in 2013 after Joe Flacco lead us to the Super Bowl and won, we made him the highest paid player in the league with a 6 year 120$ Million Dollar contract. What happened after?
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About a month ago I wrote my most popular post in terms of views about racists getting exposed…and yes I got some blow back for it but a lot of support as well. A few weeks later as I scrolled through my socials I came across a video of a Caucasian couple from St Louis who stormed out of there house with guns to defend themselves from…PEACEFUL PROTESTERS! This brought a smile to my face because it proved what I’ve always know: racists are the weakest people on earth. These people are so threatened and insecure that they need to brandish guns towards peaceful people. Remember a few weeks ago when the media was high lighting rioters?
Remember a few weeks ago when Trump and other
racists Conservatives were telling people how to protest? Maybe you don’t but I do, but why? Why do they have issue with how we fight back? Because they’re scared, because they’re cowards. Nothing will ever be enough for the Candace Owens of the world, nothing will ever be appropriate for the St Louis Ken and Karen’s of the worlds because they know our Power. They’re scared of our power. When we unite we get things done. Since the George Floyd protests started here’s what happened:
- United States Police Reform bills proposed in congress
- George Floyd’s murderer was fired and put in custody
- One of the 4 policemen that killed Breanna Taylor was fired (FIRE AND ARREST THE REST!!!)
- Qualified Immunity (policemen being held accountable for unlawful/brutal arrests or killings) being removed
- Motions to defund Toronto Police
- Body Cameras to be put on each and every Toronto Police officer
- Renewed interest/attention to the murder of Abdirahman Abdi, the Somali Ottawa resident who lost his life to police brutality in 2017
- A generational awakening to systematic racism experienced by blacks in North America!
It has these mf shook and that’s why Karen and Ken left their home with guns because they’re
pussys cowards! They kept their knees on our necks and when we fight back they want to put the guns on your heads. Guess what we gon do? Be weak like them? Validate their agenda and stay quiet? HELL NAH! We goin HARDER than ever!
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As you read in my previous posts…Sex and the city is great show, and each season we’ve been following the life of Carrie in this wild city of New York. I was a big fan of season 4 but season 5 was lacking, here is my review of each character’s story arc in this season. Before you read up…let me remind y’all SPOILERS AHEAD!!!
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A few days ago Chris D’Elia was trending on twitter, my first thought was “is he dead” ? But I was wrong…it was worse…he was being accused of grooming young women, sexual harassment and misconduct. Since 2017 when the #MeToo era started a lot of powerful men, mostly white men, have been exposed as creeps who use their power to sexually assault or even rape women. What shocked me was seeing Chris D’Elia, a comedian who is very left leaning and a social justice warrior being wrapped up in this. He is accused by 30 women or more for his behavior with the most serious being…his flirting and interactions with underage girls. So this made me think about Power dynamics and the grey zone of this #MeToo era.
D’Elia is a funny guy and to some people he’s attractive so why would he do this? I spoke to a friend who is a big fan of Chris and broke it down to me. A man of his power and fame should be more responsible with his actions, Chris was inviting 16 and 17 year old girls to his hotel room after shows. Disgusting. BUT I wouldn’t be surprised if these 30 plus accusations are the minority…he has been famous for almost 10 years and recently became more famous because of his role on “You” as a comedian/pedophile. Guess he didn’t have to do too much acting. I believe Chris is creepy for what he did and as a 40 year old man, this tells me that he is the type of guy that has some kind of strange twisted attracting to barely legal girls. Why’s that? I’m not a psychologist and I won’t get into those specifics but I do know one thing: He isn’t Epstein, Cosby or Weinstein. He is in the grey area of #MeToo.
This grey zone is full of men who use their power and fame to do creepy things that aren’t necessarily illegal but are disgusting. The age of consent in most places in North America is 16 or 17, therefore Chris is probably not going to jail for these interactions…BUT that doesn’t mean he isn’t a creep. Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it moral or ethical. Aba and Preach broke it down nicely in this video and I agree because as a grown man with power, fame and common sense you should AVOID impressionable teenagers at all costs. Should we cancel him? No, because his problem is fixable with therapy and a genuine apology to the women he hurt. This is the grey zone of #MeToo and I’m happy society is finally looking at it.
I love my people, I am Rwandese first before anything else but in the eyes of the dominant North American society I am a random black man. As a black person in this society we receive racism and injustice, these past few weeks we’ve seen (and participated) in protests to end this cycle of social injustice and racism. That’s what we want to do, but part of any movement will have grifters and people (or organizations) that want to benefit from it. I wrote about Shaun King a few weeks ago and I decided to close my mouth (or keyboard) about the fake “endorsements” by these multi-billion dollar companies. Amazon, Apple, Spotify, NFL, Netflix, etc have all made statements and “donations” to Black Lives Matter and it all boils down to one thing: these organizations ain’t woke, they are CO-OPTING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT!
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Since day 1 I’ve written about Kaepernick and yes my feelings on his protest have evolved. One thing has stayed consistent: I fully support him kneeling for the anthem. North America is rooted in racism since day one when Columbus came and claimed this land to be his till this day! George Floyd is a reminder of the history of North America…not just the United States. Ottawa has it’s dirty history and people don’t want to talk about it, what Colin Kaepernick did was peacefully protest and bring attention to the injustices that black people were facing. It wasn’t about his talent, it wasn’t about the flag, it wasn’t about the national anthem, nah! But guess why he got black balled out of the NFL? Money. Follow the green mile…follow the MONEY!
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If you’re from Toronto, Jamaican or a hip hop fan you know about tings. For those who are late to the party, a ting is a woman in Jamaican patois so tings is multiple women. Tings can also mean things, plural, multiple things, so when a restaurant called Tingz opened up in Ottawa I was curious, what things am I getting. Today I learned and here’s my review:
1. Food !
In this pandemic the way we eat and experience restaurants is different, we can’t sit and vibe or really get customer service. It’s a takeaway service so it’s all about the quality of the food. I ordered a Lobster Poutine, here’s how it looked:
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