Wait No Longer Ladies!!

Posted by VeRonda Wicks March 29th, 2010

This one is for the ladies (Guys please feel free to read on.)… I’ve been thinking about you and all that you must be going through with the NCAA (college ball a.k.a. “March Madness”) going on and all of your man’s fave professional sports. I feel your pain, but I’m here to give you hope. There will come a time when you will be the center of his attention again… the apple of his seemingly consistent sports’ eye. But, how  long are you willing to wait for this glorious day to appear?

Wait no longer ladies… today could be the day!!

Wait no longer ladies...

So, you know he’s not giving up the remote (especially during this time of year) to you so you can watch your home design show or to even spend some “you look at me and I look at you” quality time. And, I know you’re tired of being “hushed” or looked upon like you just have no clue, but I’m here to cheer you on and let you know that quality time comes in an array of flavors.

The flavor we’re gonna focus on is “adaptability”. Remember when you two first started out and you’d do anything just to be around him? You couldn’t care less about the game he was watching or the party you were attending. You just wanted to show him how you could roll with him… You were adaptable. Now fast forward 5 0r 10 years, after you’ve watched him scratch and burp while he forgets to wash his hands (Crack up!), you look in the mirror and wonder why you even try. Being adaptable isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, right (Maybe a few expletives or poisoning concoctions…)? LOL!

Well, go back to that place in your mind (and heart) where nothing else mattered… Snug up on the couch or near him and spend that time with him while he’s doing what he loves. It really, really doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you. He does. He will appreciate you and you won’t have to wait to be his center of attention. [Hint Hint: It’s Final Four time (NCAA; Butler, Duke, W. Va, Michigan State)… get online and find something out about the teams that relates to you or the two of you. He’ll be impressed that you even tried.]

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All Together Now, “Finally”

Posted by VeRonda Wicks March 24th, 2010

Yell it from the rooftop, “Finally”!

Finally, someone other than me (and Hubby, of course… oh yes, and a few dear friends of ours) is seeing that there is something extraordinarily wrong with the Ben Roethlisberger situation. For those who may not have a clue about Ben or his situation, let me bring some enlightenment your way… Roethlisberger is the blue-collar quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers and has lead his team to two championships in recent history. Along with this esteemed resume`, he is the head of two allegations; one for rape and the other for assault. Are you drained yet?… I’m possibly almost there.


So, when the rape accusation popped up, no one could believe it. And why not? Why can’t we believe that a young man, with power, fame, wealth, and assess could possibly be associated with such a coo. Really? I’m just astonished that it took another negative headline to actually make the first valid. Now, its a concern to team management, owners, and NFL powers. Great, better late than never, right?

Now, I’m not on the bandwagon of women who put themselves in these precarious situations, but neither am I a fan of celebrity athletes who use and abuse their, you guessed it, celebrity. Roethlisberger is a single man, and some say attractive (I only have eyes for you Honey [uh, and L.L.!!]!) and so I’m sure he’s in the constant battle of fighting off women. What I truly hope is that the fight isn’t the other way around. It, for me, would be a sad, sad commentary.

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Categories: Football

When the Truth Hurts…

Posted by VeRonda Wicks March 17th, 2010

Okay, so Texas Rangers manager, Ron Washington, tested positive for cocaine (Sigh!). Now the point of all this is that he won’t be fired or put on probation or anything because he went to his management and told them what he’d done and what they could expect to come down the pike.


I was so shocked by this story that I didn’t really know how to write about it… you know, what stance to take. I mean, come on, we all know wrong is wrong, right (That sentence was funny!)? But, I’m not sure I follow what’s happening here. So, because the manager, of a professional baseball team no less, comes clean before his actions become public knowledge makes him removed from all disciplinary actions? What I think is funny (in a weird and itchy way) is that this guy is like 100 and I just want to know why is he using cocaine? Shouldn’t he be thinking about retirement or spending time with his grandchildren?

What happened to the higher level of accountability with the higher level of responsibility? Where are the values? Let’s not even go there with the impact on children… Now athletes are going to feel like all they have to do is come clean beforehand and everything will be roses. Baseball, for me, with all of its scenarios and untouchables and class system is draining to say the least.

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Categories: Baseball

Ini Mini Miny Mo

Posted by VeRonda Wicks March 3rd, 2010

So, who’s apology was better… Kobe’s or Tiger’s?

Believability is big for anyone, and for me, I’m no different. I believed Kobe. He had the support of his wife (whether genuine or not) and he even had some tears. Whereas Tiger appeared a bit mechanical and rather distracted. For me, it was like he’d practiced using that camera and I just wasn’t feeling him… Wait, and did you see how “too through” his mother was with him (LOL!)? Her body language was priceless.

Overall, the subject is sad in that it is so common and so I’m glad they both chose to apologize. I would like for those who come out to apology to maybe come out without a script… You know, free style a bit. I’m all for notes, an outline, or a bulleted list, but having the entire speech written gives more of a politician look. And, well, uh, I’m thinking the idea is to stay away from being compared to a politician.

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Categories: Basketball, Golf, Scenarios


Posted by VeRonda Wicks February 11th, 2010

Okay, so some have voiced their glee over the L.A. Lakers being able to do their thing without they’re leader, Kobe Bryant, on the floor. The glee has actually turned into the notion that maybe the team is better off without his presence. I’m not of the same concept…

To the contrary, this 4-time NBA champion-having, MVP-totting, Olympian-possessing specimen of an athlete is the team. A well noted analyst said it best in saying that no one is going to tell Kobe he’s not going to play. He will tell them… and that goes for the owner down to the coach. I mean he’s out with some injuries, not awaiting arraignment for some gun charge. It’s not even a matter of that. It’s about the  respect. There is such a lack of it.

I believe the team has been playing so well in Kobe’s absence because of their respect for him. They want to make him proud. They want him to know they can pick up the slack while he’s working on getting better.

Man… just because your mom or wife leaves for a week for a conference, does that mean you would rather do without her for good (Uh, choose your answers carefully. LOL!)?

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Categories: Basketball

Shoulder Shruggin’

Posted by VeRonda Wicks January 29th, 2010

It’s really a weird position to be in… you know, not really having a true stance either way.

I’m referring to the four that’s now two… the NFL Playoffs. All four teams had great stories, something worth noting, or something else worth cheering about. Let’s see, we had the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and the Indianapolis Colts. All great teams, right? So, it left little room for me to pull out the tantalizing story or the horrible offense created by some player… Now, that’s not to say there weren’t any, but you get where I’m going here. 

Now that there’s two: the Saints and Colts, I find myself in the same predicament. The Saints, with the forever after story of a lifetime and the Colts with their dominating play, what is a girl to do? It’s rare that the two best teams end up being the last two standing, so this is poetic justice. But, between the two I’d go for the Saints… Come on… A team who loved by the community and who has done so much to bring their community and people back to where they once was? It’s a no brainer.

And so I shrug a little less.

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Categories: Football


Posted by VeRonda Wicks January 16th, 2010

So, you’d think athletes would watch when other athletes are in the news… and especially for negative things. But, apparently not as yet again, we have another story of an athlete making bad choices.

Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards brought like four, unloaded guns to the locker room and was actually playing with them. What? This guy is a crack up, but in a very bad way because he’s acting as if he’s totally clueless. Now, for the record, I’m not a fan of Arenas… I believe he doesn’t take his role on the team or his talent seriously and it’s a shame because so many would love to trade places with him.

Now, its a felony situation that he has now pleaded guilty for and he’s been indefinitely suspended from the NBA… By the way, even after the incident was in the news, this guy talks smack about the boss of the NBA, David Stern, saying that the guy was mean (among other things). Arenas will be sentenced on March 26th and why… because he brought guns to work, played around with them, didn’t take the situation seriously, and made insensitive gestures before a game depicting shooting actions. Why? That’s all I ask… Why?

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Categories: Basketball, What If Your

Did They?…

Posted by VeRonda Wicks December 28th, 2009

Were we watching the same game where the starters for the Colts were taken out of the game and replaced with what seemed to be the third and fourth strings? I think the shock that still stays with me is that even if you are up… you see that you’re not anymore (Look at the score!)… put the starters back in.

Okay, so for those who didn’t see the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets football game let me just bring you up to speed. The Colts are really, really good and the Jets are not. The end. In fact, up until this game, the Colts were perfect for the season (14-0) and all of it went down the drain with this one decision… take the starters out.

Now, we can talk about the culture of the team and that this decision is one that they’ve made in previous seasons… or, that it’s important to preserve the athlete’s health and not take any chances at the end of the season. But, man… a perfect season? And there stood Payton Manning and his supporting cast all standing there on the sideline, with the crowd’s “boos” filling their helmets (…that they still were wearing, I’m sure in hopes of their numbers being called back up…).

I mean, obviously, I try to relate these things to my life to try to get answers and analyze what has happened, but nothing… I can get nothing. I just keep seeing myself running track and turning that corner to the final stretch and then hearing a whistle, followed by Coach telling me to come on out and do some stretches to get ready for the next race. You know, totally ignoring that I was a few feet from the finish line and moreover, winning… Wow!

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Categories: Football

Jingle Bells Baby!

Posted by VeRonda Wicks December 25th, 2009

All I want for Christmas is a Lakers’ win…

The Cleveland Cavaliers and L.A. Lakers face off and I’m not thinking LeBron will be doing too much dancing during this game… Hey, I’m not a hater at all. I’m just thinking he’s gonna need all his moves for the court. Oh and yes, this is the first time the two have met since the Cavs new acquisition of none other than, Shaquille O’Neal.

Don’t miss it…

Happy Holidays!

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Categories: Basketball

You Tell Me…

Posted by VeRonda Wicks December 14th, 2009

Aside: I’m not at all a fan of Tiger Woods. I acknowledge what he’s done for a game and how he’s broaden a community’s view, but personally, not a fan… That’s my opinion, right?

Point: Should the way people feel about a professional athlete or their actions off the field (court, ice, whatever) determine his or her on-the-field results or status?

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Categories: Golf, What If Your