The Hova Boycott
My man Jay-Z is calling for a boycott on Cristal champagne due to some disparaging, and borderline racist, comments their managing director has made. Louis Roederer implied that he doesn't mind the business of the "bling lifestyle" but could really do without it. It reminds me of the urban legend in the 90s that people said Tommy Hilfiger had said about Black folks wearing his gear that turned out to be false. Big difference here is this time it's true. Jay-Z is right on the money with this one; however, why not just give up the alcohol altogether? Go to high-end water instead of champagne.
Michael Jordan has agreed to a deal that will make him part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Now he will be the largest owner of the team behind only Bob Johnson. This really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that follows his career. He's talked about being an owner for YEARS and this is the most perfect fit. He's a North Carolina product, the NBA will always be in his blood, he's been friends with Bob Johnson for years and he'll now have a lot of say in a young franchise with a promising future. It was a no-brainer. It's also cool how the older he gets, the more and more he's starting to look like his dad.
Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number
R. Kelly is going to love this place. Apparently, Denver, Colorado has now passed a law stating that a 15-year-old can enter into a common-law marriage. If that doesn't the open the door for pedophiles from around the country to make Denver their permanent residence, I don't know what does. Ironically, this comes on the heels of a judge's decision to allow video footage of R. Kelly's "alleged" romp with an underage girl to be shown in court. I really didn't mean for this post to be about him, it just turned out that way. Can't help it. When I think of underage girls messing with older men, he's the first person that comes to mind.
You Had a Bad Week
That's how a local restaurant here called Centro has got to be feeling right about now. Just yesterday, we all noticed smoke coming from the roof of the building (since it is right across the street from our office). Des Moines Fire Department came out and blocked of the street and everything. It turned out their kitchen had caught fire and they had to shut down for the day. Earlier this week, they were in the news because three men had gone in their for dinner, ran up a $300+ tab then did the old dine and dash routine. That's too bad for them and all, but it better not affect the 10% Allied discount that we get.
America's New Pastime?
I caught some flack a little while ago for "slamming" soccer and the latest craze that follows it. I still do think that it's appropriate that it's huge everywhere else but here and should stay that way. However, I just came across a commercial the other day that was a little disturbing. They show soccer images and have the "Take Me Out to the Ballpark" song playing in the background. Now I don't like baseball either, still, that's just wrong. That song is commonly associated with what millions of people know and love as America's real favorite pastime. A hallowed sport, even if it has recently been stained by steroids. You don't put that theme with soccer. Baseball enthusiasts everywhere should be offended. As creative as those folks can get with the soccer ball, I'm sure some creative fan somewhere can come up with their own theme song.
The Passing of a Cyclone
I really don't recall this individual at all and that should be a shame since I am an Iowa State graduate. I even follow the exploits of our football team so I don't know why his name doesn't look familiar. The reason being is that unfortunately for him, Chris Love had the distinction of being the back-up quarterback for Seneca Wallace. I doubt anybody even knew Seneca even had such a thing since everyone was so enamored with his abilities while he was there. Anyway, Chris Love died in Houston, Texas after a battle with cancer at only 24-years-old. Prayers go out to the family of this fellow ISU alum.