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    Monday, February 16, 2015

    It's Not a Bird or a Plane But It's Daryll B.'s Latest Blog Droppings with a Touch of Sports Musings!






    The Sports and Nerd Worlds of Daryll Collide & All I Got is a Fractured Mind....

    Welcome to another mashup thought blog readers. This is where my worlds of geek and jock combine, hopefully enlightening or infuriating y'all as to the other world I pass through. First up, I am going to be a little wistful...
     
    NCAA
     
    So this week College Basketball Fans lost Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian. Dean Smith as coach of North Carolina, was pure class on and off the court. A lot of folks don't realize how integral he was in desegregating Chapel Hill and surrounding areas around campus. He discovered Michael Jordan and James Worthy, but was able to mold lesser players into his system as well. Jerry Tarkanian, as coach of Long Beach St and the more well known UNLV Runnin' Rebels was the ultimate outlaw. He wasn't afraid to coach the bad eggs and push/challenge them in practice. Both men were "hard" on their players but you never heard any of them rip their coaching methods. This is something that is all but lost in today's game. Condolences to their family and friends...and Thank You.
     
    Sigh St. John's you guys are cutting this close. Get hot in the Big East already!
     
    Anybody else think that Syracuse is trying to get away with a fast one here? Yeah...
     
    People could rank South Carolina #1 on the ladies side all they want, I was like "We'll see how good they actually are when they visit Storrs" Well they did this past Monday and Auriemma's Lady Huskies beat them by 20. The road to the title still goes through Connecticut folks.
     
    NHL
     
    Buffalo just stole Evander Kane folks. Now it on Kane to prove Winnipeg's Coach wrong everyday by playing outstanding when he returns from injury.
     
    The Rangers without Lundquivst for a month. Part of me is breathing a sigh of relief when you saw where that puck hit on his head/jaw/neck. Part of
    me is hoping Talbot can rise to the occasion. Part is freaking out because it time for the playoff rush and the East is so close that this injury might really, REALLY hurt.
     
    The more I see of Nashville, the more I am impressed at what a throwback the team is in that their offense is keyed by great defense.
     
    NBA
     
    One last time, Carmelo just shut it down already!!!
     
    I guess with the Cavaliers winning the media needs to create drama hence the James/Love/Twitter BS that sports outlets  are running with EVERY NIGHT....
     
    Magic, please shut up! Concentrate on your underachieving Dodgers. And you guys know how much I love Magic but...SHEESH!
     
    I'm not even going to waste word space here on James Dolan but instead my prayers go out to the friends and family of Anthony Mason. He's a fighter and won't go out easy. Be strong Mase!
     
    NASCAR
     
    3 Things I looking at this season since we are now 10 days away from Daytona:
     
    1) Carl Edwards in his new digs at Gibbs. How long will it take him to get adjusted?
    2) Put up or shut up time for Danica Patrick. Last year secure in that original contract, she needs consistent top 20 finishes this year to get a new one.
    3) Team foundation and leadership changes at Hendrick Motorsports. Gordon on his way out. Let's see how the top team in the circuit copes....
     
    FUTBOL
     
    Told you folks that Barcelona wasn't dead. Now they are on top of La Liga....
     
    3rd through 7th in the Premier League separated by 5 points. 13 matches remaining. Only 3 will get European Tournament spots.
     
    Nice to know that the USA Men can win a match. Been a minute....
     
    OK USA Ladies. I hope you take away a valuable lesson in that loss at France. The European teams are getting better and their sights are on you. Take advantage of your chances gals or else these other teams will.....
     
    LITTLE LEAGUE
     
    As I told people on Facebook about the Jackie Robinson Little League "scandal", I heard from someone awhile ago that as a minority that succeeds has to make sure everything is above board. The fact you succeed means that you'll be scrutinized even more just because you "shouldn't" be able to. The adults of the little league let those kids down pure and simple. Perhaps without the landzone "rezoning" the team would have won but we won't know now will we...
     
    Biggest losers in all of this are the kids of the team who will be tainted when all they just wanted to have fun. It was the adults' greed that got in the way.
     
    To my Sports Readers, this is the end for now and I'll See You in the Stands. If you are interested in the comics, science fiction, and fantasy worlds, stick around for the AfroNerd portion starting in 3, 2,  1....
     
    ***Daryll changes from uniform to geek wear with a.....**** WHOOSH!!!!
     
    Let's jump to some links Folks!
     
    The Color Barrier takes a close look at 3 of the post Convergence books. Coincedently, a certain manic blogger mentioned each of these on last week's Grindhouse show...
     
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59169
     
    Turns out I can be right when I want to be huh?
     
    Speaking of Ms Doyle, check some of these out:
     
    http://comicsalliance.com/dcbend-doyle-quinones-henderson-gibson-art/
     
    Beautiful...BTW if you want to check out our spirited show from last week:
     
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/afronerd/2015/02/07/jerome-walford-of-nowhere-man-stops-by-the-grindhouse-mashup-sat-6pm-est
     
    Yeah, I already broke my no yelling resolution....
     
    David Ramsey, who'd I love as Walford's Nowhere Man if it gets optioned, speaks about current goings on in Arrow...
     
    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=59225
     
    Arrow kicked so much a$$ this week and next week, Slade returns!!!!
     
    Sign of the times I guess
     
    http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/02/idw-publishing-to-move-offices-open-comics-art-gallery/
     
    Each one of these comic companies are moving closer and closer to Hollywood. Can't fight against the migration I guess....
     
    DC's Power Couple talks Power Girl and GALS!
     
    http://www.newsarama.com/23500-conner-palmiotti-talk-harley-quinn-june-power-girl-spin-off-female-readers.html
     
    Conner and Palmiotti do great work and I guess I should consider that they'll knock Starfire out of the park post-Convergence. But my love for the pre52 Starfire still prevents me from going all in....
     
    Happy Anniversary!
     
    http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2015/02/superman-made-his-radio-debut-75-years-ago-today/
     
    "By day he's Clark Kent, mild mannered reporter for The Daily Planet but when he hears trouble, Clark changes into Superman! Hero to all! Enemy to evil!" God I love that bit....
     
    One of my favorite "horror" Batman stories finally came out in trade this week. Chris Sims also noticed:
     
    http://comicsalliance.com/batman-dark-knight-dark-city-is-out-in-paperback-this-week-so-heres-why-you-need-it/
     
    Poor....Poor...goat.....
     
    From Rock's lips to....
     
    http://www.newsarama.com/23499-rock-looking-forward-to-black-adam-vs-batman-and-superman.html
     
    The Rock better be hoping for a great Batman/Superman Movie or this will NEVER happen...
     
    Even I miss news...
     
    http://comicsalliance.com/the-batman-unlimited-animated-movie-has-a-robot-panther-that-turns-into-a-motorcycle-so-things-are-looking-up/
     
    I swear I never even knew about this new animated Batman/DC project folks. I swear...
     
    Again THANK YOU Hugh Jackman
     
    http://comicsalliance.com/hugh-jackman-reaction-marvel-spider-man/
     
    Why? He's the big name that first approached the subject for the X-Men and Spidey to be in Avengers in some fashion. Sure e-mails got hacked and released. Sure the last Amazing Spider-Man didn't meet expectations. Sure us comic book fans have been plotting this for months...but JACKMAN was the first STAR to say it so that EVERYONE noticed.... Thank You Hugh!
     
    ..but that leads to question most of our fans want to know...
     
    http://www.newsarama.com/23490-report-frontrunners-for-marvel-era-spider-man-details-on-sony-s-reasoning-behind-partnership.html
     
    Miles Morales? Pandora's Box people....! My little black geek heart is going YES! YES! YES! of course but I think Marvel will want to establish their own Peter Parker first.....
     
    ...but nothing says that you can't have that AND Miles Morales Marvel. MAKE. IT. SO!!!
     
    *PHEW!* I'm exhausted...and I didn't even get into The Flash opening the door for Flashpoint AND a kicka$$ Firestorm this week. Or the Marvel Netflix Casting News. Yeah, we'll get into that on Saturday. Right Now, I gonna get some shut-eye. Thanks for reading and Until Next Time, Keep Fantasizing!
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