BASN WORLD CUP REDUX By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): I don’t know if the tears have stopped flowing in Sao Paulo, Bahia or Rio – but the clock now ticks to 2018 and another worldwide shutdown; with the Gods of Futbol […]Read more "BASN’S FINAL WHISTLE – APITO FINAL"
NFL HOT READS By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM): That silent murmur you hear in the background are the nation’s football legions awakening from their long hibernation. It’s that time of the year when the familiar terms like controlled scrimmages, two-a-days, first-team reps, […]Read more "BASN’S NFL HOT READS 2014"
Baseball’s Glass Ceiling By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter BASN OAKLAND, CA (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM) The Glass Ceiling continues to cloud this sport. Professional baseball is striking out with females and their current hiring practices in upper management. Kim Ng (say her last name as ‘ang’) might change the playing field […]Read more "THE KIM NG FACTOR"
You Don’t Understand! By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN “I say what you think, but are afraid to say in public.” – Comedian Bernie Mac. NEW HAVEN, CT (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) — When the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito affair came to light last season, many folks behind closed doors within […]Read more "YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND!"
CRIME Is Just Like A Baseball Game By Gary Norris Gray BASN OAKLAND (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): Major League Baseball continues to fight with itself in promoting the game. MLB promotes its 25-year Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) Program. One has to ask is this enough to attract young African […]Read more "Three Strikes – Yer OUT!"
Remembering Alice Coachman – Davis By Gary Norris Gray BASN THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ALICE COACHMAN-DAVIS OAKLAND (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) – The first black woman from any nation to win a gold medal in the Olympics, an American, Alice Coachman Davis, who accomplished that feat in the high jump in […]Read more "Remembering Alice Coachman – Davis"
Food or Futbol? World Cup 2014 By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) In spite of what many in America may believe, there is only one Super event. Every four years the world comes to play – and settle scores on a patch of grass. Unlike the Super Bowl, […]Read more "O Mundo Chega ao Brasil (The World Comes to Brazil)"
‘Boards and Bootstraps By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN SAN JOSE, CA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.” It is a phrase I have heard often in my lifetime; usually out of the mouths of annoyed white people – or condescending non – white ones. […]Read more "‘Boards and Bootstraps"
Allen’s Eleven By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM) Still not having recovered from the bullshit that was the NFL Draft, we at BASN are annoyed that the “analysis” after the fact is even more anal than prior to – which translates to this event being a very […]Read more "Allen’s Eleven"
The Strength of Doc Rivers By Gary Norris Gray and Art George BASN OAKLAND (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): In June 2013, less than a year ago, Glenn “Doc” Rivers was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team as coach and senior vice president of basketball operations; a big job, worth $7 million […]Read more "The Strength of Doc Rivers"