Stop Comparing Me!

The New England Patriots are the Super Bowl champs and what a game it was! Tom Brady led the Patriots to victory after being down by as much as 25 heading into half time. This super bowl ring makes it five for Brady and two super bowl victories in the last three years.

Tom Brady did struggle in the first half; throwing an interception that led to a touchdown by the Falcons. tom-brady-pick-six-super-bowl-02-08-17-2.pngThe Patriots are known for playing well after first half of games. The Falcons scored only one touchdown in the second half. Brady led the Patriots on a remarkable second half comeback.

Dan Quinn (Falcons Head Coach) has now lost to the Patriots twice, both loses were due to a Tom Brady last minute touchdown. Dan Quinn lost to the Patriots in the super bowl when he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks back in 2014 but this lost will hurt more especially after being up by 25.

Brady holds the record for most wins by a starting Quarterback in the postseason and super bowl victories. Tom-Brady_Super-Bowl.jpgHe led the Patriots to the largest comeback victory in super bowl history. He is the greatest Quarterback of all time. There has been a lot of great Quarterbacks in the history of football but there is no comparing Tom Brady to the others anymore.

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Batman & Robin

Cavalier’s Forward LeBron James has played with many players in his career. The best player he played with in his first seven years in the NBA was Mo Williams. At the time Mo Williams was not a great player but was good player. We all know that LeBron was not able to get an NBA title in Cleveland the first time he was there. Playing with players like Larry Hughes and Mo Williams can only get you so far.r Although, LeBron did carry the entire Cavaliers team and reached the NBA finals in 2007 but only to get swept by the Spurs.

In 2010, LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers to play along side Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. The Cavaliers failed to get LeBron some playmakers so he decided to leave the team when he was a free agent. LeBron James now finally has a robin; Dwyane Wade is a player that can make plays on his own when LeBron is tired or on the bench. The Miami Heat reached four straight NBA finals; winning two NBA titles with LeBron being named MVP in both titles. After four season in Miami and coming off a finals lost; LeBron started to feel like he was back in Cleveland again. Injuries and age started to take its toll on Dwyane Wade and former all-star Chris Bosh. LeBron James is now a free agent again and planned on returning back home to Cleveland.

The Cavaliers had a star of their own; young point guard Kyrie Irving. Cleveland picked Irving with the 1st overall pick the year after LeBron left.

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Kyrie Irving 

Irving won Rookie of the Year and has been putting the league on notice with highlight after highlight. LeBron said one of the reasons he decided to come back was to be able to play with a young guard like Irving. At the time of LeBron’s return to Cleveland, Irving was only 21 with incredible skill set. LeBron knew that Cleveland had a bright future with him playing along side Irving.

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving’s first season in Cleveland together had some growing pains but they were able to reach the NBA finals. That season was Irving’s first time in the playoffs and LeBron James was on a quest to bring Cleveland their first NBA title. That quest came up short in the NBA finals when Irving got injured the first game in the finals. LeBron did all he could but came up short and lost to Golden State.

Batman & Robin were back to full strength their second season together. LeBron and Irving went on a tear that season and carried it into the playoffs. Cavaliers were at full strength for the finals rematch against Golden State. Golden State set the NBA record for most wins in a single season (72), but LeBron and Irving were not worried about that. Cleveland found themselves down 3-1 in the finals.

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Kyrie Irving’s game winning shot

LeBron and Irving averaged almost 40 points each game for the rest of the finals. With Kyrie Irving hitting the game-winning shot in game 7 to bring Cleveland their first NBA title in team history. LeBron James has played with many great players like Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Kevin Love; but  Kyrie Irving is the best player LeBron has played with his entire career. He is only 24. That is the real Batman & Robin.

“You must be new”

The New England Patriots will be going to their 9th super bowl in team history. This will be the 7th time for Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. The Patriots won the super bowl two years ago and the current roster still has a lot  players that won the super bowl back in 2014. Tom Brady has four super bowl rings already and will be going for his 5th.

This offseason, the Patriots signed Chris Long and Marcellus Bennett to their roster. Chris Long was drafted by the St. Louis Rams back in 2008; and we all know how that went. When Long was on the Rams, they never made the playoffs or had a winning season. The same goes for Marcellus Bennett, he has been on multiple teams but has never been to the playoffs or had a winning season.

Joining the New England Patriots gave these players hope. The Patriots have been in the playoffs for about 11 straight years and recently just won a super bowl.

After the Patriots beat the Steelers in the AFC Championship game last week, the players were happy and excited about going to the super bowl again. What caught my attention was how much Chris Long and Marcellus Bennett were celebrating. To think; they have never been to the playoffs before and will be going to the super bowl for the first time.

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I wonder how happy they will be once they win the super bowl. Both Chris Long and Marcellus Bennett are on one year deals but I would be very surprised if they decide not to come back to the New England Patriots. Being on bad teams for most of their career, i dont think they want to go back to playing for teams like that. Talk about never being in a super bowl before; none of the Atlanta Falcons players have been in a super bowl before. Their a young team and New England is a veteran team. Dan Quinn, Atlanta’s head coach is the only one that has been to a super bowl before. He was the Seattle Seahawks’s defensive coordinator when the Seahawks played the New England Patriots. The Seahawks lost to the Patriots, so we will see how this game goes. I’m all for Marcellus Bennett and Chris Long winning their first super bowl rings.

Best Quarterback of All Time!

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady is already one of the greatest Quarterbacks of all time. Perhaps the best draft pick ever. The former 6th round back in the 2000 draft by the New England Patriots. Tom Brady beat the odds and became a starter for the Patriots. New England’s starting Quarterback at the time was Drew Bledsoe. Bledsoe got injured during a game back in 2001 and Tom Brady became the starter. We all know what happened after that. Brady turns 40 in August and is still playing at a high level.

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Tom Brady holding Super Bowl 49 trophy

Tom Brady has played in six super bowls and has won four of them. Would have won all six games if it was not for incredible catches by the New York Giants players in each super bowl lost. The most recent super bowl win was in the 2014 season against the Seattle Seahawks. Brady won his first three super bowls he played in but had lost his previous two super bowls; both to Eli Manning and the New York Giants.

New England Patriots has been dominating their division since Tom Brady took the starting Quarterback job. Brady has played in 264 career game and has won 201; which is the all-time record for most wins as a Quarterback. Tom Brady has won 14 division titles since 2001. That is an NFL record for any starting Quarterback.

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This weekend, the New England Patriots will be playing the Pittsburgh Steelers for the AFC Championship game. Winner of the game advances to the super bowl to play either the Atlanta Falcons or Green Bay Packers. Tom Brady is looking to become the only Quarterback in NFL history to win five super bowls and will be starting in his 7th super bowl with a victory over Pittsburgh Steelers.

“Pick Play” For the National Championship

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Alabama’s Jalen Hurts and Clemson’s DeShaun Watson

On Monday, the college football National Championship game was played between the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and #2 ranked Clemson Tigers. Clemson and Alabama played for the National Championship game last year and Alabama won 45-40.

Clemson players thought that they should have won the game last year because they played well until the 4th quarter. The players were looking forward to the rematch with Alabama. Alabama will be without Heisman trophy winner Derrick Henry, who turned pro last season and their quarterback who graduated last season .

Clemson had a lot of returning players for this rematch. The top wide receiver in the nation, Mike Williams did not play in last years National Championship  game between the two teams. Williams is most likely going pro after this game so he is looking to end his college career with a Nation Championship.

The first half of the game was all Alabama. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson could not do much on offense. Alabama’s quarterback  Jalen Hurts is a true Freshman, this is the biggest game of the career so far and he showed that he is only a Freshman. Hurts and the Alabama offense could not do much in the first half. It was a defensive game in the first half. At the end of the half it was Alabama winning 14-7.

Fast forward to the 4th quarter; Alabama Jalen Hurts scored a go ahead touchdown with just 2 minutes left in the game. Alabama is now up 31-28 with less than 2 minutes left. This was the perfect situation for Alabama, their defense has the change to close out the game. The Crimson Tide historically has the nations best defense in the last decade.

1st round draft prospect DeShaun Watson started the game bad but heading to the 4th quarter he got more comfortable and was ready to lead Clemson to a game-winning touchdown drive against Alabama’s top defense.

With just 6 seconds left, Clemson was at the Alabama’s 2-yard line. Touchdown wins the game and a field goal sends the game into overtime. Clemson lined up to hike the ball instead of kicking the ball. Clemson hiked the ball and DeShaun Watson ran to his right and threw the ball to a wide open receiver; Clemson won the game 35-31.

How did the Clemson wide receiver get so open? Well the referee missed a pass interference on one of the Clemson receivers. Clemson used one of their receivers to ran into an Alabama defender so the other receiver would get open. This is called a “pick play” and if ran perfectly it is not an offense pass interference but the Clemson receiver failed to avoid complete contact with the Alabama defender and ran directly into the Alabama defender.

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For a great game to end like this; a missed pass interference call was really disappointing. Some people will say that it was not a pass interference on the offense but others will disagree. The problem I have is; this non call changed the result of the game.

The Underground Kings

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Cool Grande Bio. YouTube Link

Question: Why do you Rap (make music)?

Answer: Music is my first passion. I grew up listening to music. My parents always had records laying around when I was little. Bob Marley, The Beatles. So I have always grown up around music so I continued to stay passionate about it.

Question: Do you love what you do?

Answer: Yeah I wouldn’t want to do anything else. I get to be my own boss. I’m passionate about it so I don’t see why I would do anything else.

Question: Are you confident in your work?

Answer: Yeah I’m confident in my work. I feel like I have my own niche that I am fitting into and it works out for me. So yeah I feel confident.

Question: Do you think you’re the best artist/rapper in Washington?

Answer: I don’t want to say that I am the best rapper because I don’t want to step on any other artists’ toes (bringing other rappers confidents/name down). But I will say that I have a different image and I’m a different artist. I have my own lane that I fit.

Question: Does your friends and family drive you to succeed?

Answer: Yeah, I have a great supporting system. Everybody is on my back. They see what I’m doing and believes in me. They keep me motivated everyday

Question: When did you decide to take rapping seriously?

Answer: So I got into rapping more when my brother was killed back in 2011. But then another friend of my that I made music with for fun got killed in 2014. Then after that I started to really take rapping and making music really serious and drop more music.

Question: What do you think about the mainstream artist and music?

Answer: Well I mean… As far as mainstream artist goes. They all have their own thing going on but like I don’t really know.

Question: Do you think there are some famous rappers that don’t deserve the fame?

Answer: Definitely, there are people out there that get to a certain point in their career and starting feeling a certain way about themselves then start treating people differently and make music just to get money not for the fans. Those are the people that don’t deserve what they have.

Question: Do you believe there are some underground artist that make better music than some mainstream artist?

Answer: Again, definitely. There are plenty of underground artist that are better than mainstream artist but that’s why they are still underground.

Question: Is there anything else you would like to add?

Answer: I feel like a lot of underground and independent artist really do work on their craft and they want to be their own boss. That is why I do this, so I can be my own boss. I don’t want to report to anybody and when you take it that seriously there is a lot that goes into it. There is a lot of sacrifices. Sometimes you don’t get to see people you want to see or go do things you want to do because there are other things you have to take care of. It’s one of those kind of deals you have to get involved with.

“Judged By The Cover”

The Muslim religion has been around for many decades. A Muslim relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran. The Quran is the verbatim word of God as revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muslim is an Arabic word meaning one who submits to God.

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On September 11, 2001 the United States was attacked by a terrorist group in the middle east. The group that did this was a muslim religion. Ever since this against, the citizens of the United States has been judging and stereotyping all people that look muslim. Some will assume that most or all muslims are terrorist or believe in terrorist actions causing a lot of problem in society because this creates tension between religion and the people of the United States. Some people will not treat muslims with respect or as equals because of the fact that he or she is a muslim. The problem is that most of the people in the country are not educated about the muslim religion. They fail to recognize that there is only a small group in the middle east that are terrorist and they don’t just attack Americans. It’s sad because even some parts of the middle east are being attack by random suicide bombers whom are also muslim. It’s not just the United States that get attack my terrorist groups.

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One of my close friends is a Muslim. He was born here but his family came here from India. I’ve known him for over 10 years now and i asked him what he thinks Americans think of Muslims after the September 11 terrorist attacks. He said; “After the September 11 attack I was very confused because at the time i was only eight years. I remember my family going crazy and in disbelief that their own religion would do such  a thing. For the first couple years after the attack. Every time my family and I went the airport they would search us way more than they would to the other Americans. My mother and father dress like they are in India at times so when we went to the airport to go to Chicago a little over a year after 9/11, the airport security was really tight. They were double checking bags and pulling people over that look suspicious which included my family. As the years went on the hatred for muslims and the stereotypes about muslims being terrorist were reduced to a minimal level but it’s still there. I just want to tell the American public that muslims are as scared of terrorist attacks or even more. These attacks are happening all over the middle east. Americans are not the only ones that get attack by terrorist groups.”