By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter and Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor
BASN / Soul Tree Radio – in the Raw!

OAKLAND, CA.- One year ago BASN wrote this article about the Philadelphia Eagles and their coaching decisions. Head Coach Chip Kelly and General Manager Howie Roseman continue to dismantle this team piece by piece.

LeSean McCoy was traded to the Buffalo Bills after his best year in the City of Brotherly Love. McCoy stated :- “The relationship was never really great,” McCoy said of Kelly. “I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that.”

McCoy went on “Oh, man. People have heard it,” said McCoy, when asked if other players shared his view on Kelly. “I mean … (ESPN’s) Stephen A. Smith has talked about it. (Mr. Smith got the information from Mr. Gray in the February 26th article “Philadelphia Freedom…Or Not”) Other players have talked about it. But that’s one of the things where you don’t even care no more. I’m on a new team, ready to play. So it’s nothing to do with Chip. I have no hatred toward him, nothing to say negative about him. When he got (to Philadelphia), I didn’t know what to expect. When he let DeSean go last year, I was like: ‘C’mon. DeSean Jackson?’ So it is what it is.”

Let’s put this in plain English Mr. McCoy was stating that Mr. Chip Kelly did not want strong opinionated Black males in the locker room and that he would trade said players if he had too. Kelly has done just that. The past six months proves McCoy’s point. Kelly did not want any Black political or social malcontents in Eagle green.

Mr. Kelly does not have a great history with Black players at The University of Oregon after the incident at Boise State when running back LeGarrette Blount knocked out Bronco linebacker Bryon Hout.

Hout used the N- Word so Blount responded, down went Hout on the sky blue turf.

Now, to the post game incident involving a deserving, big mouthed, trash talking, Bronco defensive lineman and an emotionally charged, frustrated, no nonsense elite running back. Unfortunately this will be a topic of the morally pretentious ESPN broadcasters for the entire week and will also involve repercussions by the NCAA and possibly additional punishment by the UO athletic department.

My only ill will toward Blount’s actions are that the Ducks are now without their top running back indefinitely. Football is a game where players train everyday to be aggressive and hit. Good players play with emotion, and emotions don’t just stop with a whistle. It is too bad that Blount reacted the way he did for his own sake, and it is unfortunate that his immediate reaction will be held accountable while the instigator Bryon Hout will most likely see no action by the NCAA.

Kelly never defended Blount and remained silent until the Ducks needed him to win the Pacific 12 Conference Title and the National Title.

Kelly’s modus operandi has followed him to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The American Media (Philadelphia particular) jumped on this point stating that Kelly has hired more African American players then white but if you look at the starting lineup of the Philadelphia Eagles they are snow white and the seven dwarfs. THAT’S NO ACCIDENT.

Chip Kelly wanted to trade with the Tennessee Titians the team that drafted Marcus Mariota from the University of Oregon, and Kelly’s college quarterback.

The price was too high so the Philadelphia Eagles are stuck with six quarterbacks Tim Tebow, Sam Bradford, Matt Barkley, G.J. Kinne, and Mark Sanchez.

None of these quarterbacks will carry a team to a championship
The Eagles lack a significant wide receiver or a dominate running back.

To end this circus, Randy Moss 3 years ago and Frank Gore last summer had second thoughts about playing for Kelly, hmmmmm…..

Drama- Guaranteed

April 9, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (BASN – Soul Tree Radio/ITR): The Philadelphia Eagles released wide out DeSean Jackson. That was not the problem; it was what the Eagles organization, ESPN, and 94.1FM WIP-radio, the Philadelphia sports station stated.

That number 10 DeSean Jackson had gang ties and that Mr. Jackson was hanging out with the wrong crowd. These sports entities did this without showing proof of their allegations.

Maybe Mr. Jackson has to repeat the legal action of St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols – who last summer filed a defamation lawsuit against former San Francisco Giant and St. Louis Cardinal Jack Clark of WGNU 920 AM radio. Mr. Clark accused Albert of “being a juicer”, using steroids or performance enhancing drugs (PED’s) without evidence.

Later Jack Clark would publicly retract the statement and stated that he had no knowledge of Mr. Pujols using anything. Clark stated that in the heat of the moment he misspoke and sincerely apologized – after he rightfully losing his job.

This is the effect of shock sports radio to garner listeners; 94WIP Radio even has a new motto “DRAMA GUARANTEED”. What does that have to do with reporting sports news?

Maybe ESPN, The Philadelphia Eagles, and 94WIP Radio need a dose of this medicine to cure their accusations. The World Wide Leader in sports should know better.

Every football team has the right to release any player, but they do not have the right to trash and destroy the player’s good character, or accuse that player without evidence.

This has been the modus operandi of the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN, and 94WIP Radio to trash players of color. This is pitiful, shameful, and childish.

These organizations are supposed to be professional- well they are not acting like that the past few weeks no matter what DeSean Jackson might have done. Jackson helped to get the Green Birds to the playoffs with his best season as a pro.

Then why did he get released? Answer – because he wanted more cash up front in the 2014-15 season. Remember, NFL contracts are not guaranteed and that’s without drama.

This club has a history did the same to wide receiver Terrell Owens, Owens warned the other players about the management.

Quarterback Donovan McNabb did not get the message until he was sent to the Washington Football Club. Randall Cunningham was sent to the Minnesota Vikings, and then they released Michael Vick. All of these men were in their free agency year all did not return to the City of Brotherly Love.

So it’s not looking good for the Green and White when it comes to the history of African American Stars and Free Agency.

This football team will start the 2014 season in chaos because the peacemaker Michael Vick will not be there to quell team arguments. He will be wearing New York Jet green. Vick defended Riley “I’ll fight all you Niggers” Cooper when many African American players wanted Riley off the team – but now there’s chemistry issues because of DeSean’s supposed gang ties? So all the Eagles are happy with their friendly neighborhood White receiver – daring to “fight all you Niggers” – wow must be some great chemistry in that locker room!

Where were these moral police when former coach Andy Reid’s sons were slingin’ out in the Philly streets? Where was the NFL probe when Britt and Garrett Reid were committing crimes and thuggin’ out? You didn’t say a thing then – and these were crimes that were muted by the same station promising “drama guaranteed.”

Let’s keep it 100 – the Reid boys were charged with crimes; Britt pointed a gun at a motorist in a road rage moment; reportedly yells at another passenger, comes out of his car points a gun at the other driver and smiles – before driving off. If the license plate hadn’t been caught, the little punk would’ve gotten away with Felonious Crotch Grabbing in an arrogant display of WHITE PRIVILEGE before returning to his suburban Plymouth hideout.

The other one, Garrett, only gets caught after he runs a red light and smashes another car because he was high on heroin – with a gun and drug paraphernalia in the car and on his person.

This isn’t speculation – that’s fact; and while one Reid (Garrett) losing their life to drugs in a tragedy the effort to deflect all this, everyone in Philly knew these punks were playin’ a role as if they were in some music video – and the “Drama Guaranteed” boys – didn’t say shit!

And don’t hand me that crap how it had nothing to do with team business; coaches have morals clauses in their contracts as players do – but no one reached to make “gang ties” with the Reid kids – because supposedly there was no proof.

Just like there was no proof with DeSean Jackson.

And as to the ‘gang sign’ thang, former tailback Charlie Garner played a few seasons in Philly – and every time he scored a touchdown, he would cross his arms to recognize the area he came from (The Crossroads) as a sign of affection to them – not once was he accused of ‘gang ties.’

Let’s remember Riley “I’ll fight all you Niggers” Cooper uses the N-Word after being denied access backstage to country music concert last fall. The Eagles fined Cooper only after a firestorm of complaints and gave him three days off- after which he was officially ‘cured.’

Cooper signed a new contract and became a starter in the 2013-14 season, benefiting greatly from Jackson’s impact on opposing defenses. But that’s Philly for you…

Here is homework for my fellow readers. Listen to the Wednesday night April 2, 2014 podcast show of “Soul Tree Radio In The Raw” on and then listen to April 3rd’s Thursday mornings ESPN’s “First Take”.

It will be very difficult to find the difference between these shows when it came to the Philadelphia Eagles and the DeSean Jackson affair because both shows were saying the same thing. The Soul Tree Radio hosts did not receive the credit for the information that The Mouse, The Rodent, The RAT – used.

Something else very interesting happened on Friday April 4th ESPN and their sister stations changed gears and back pedaled after Richard Sherman’s article was published.

This statement stands out in this article, “One cannot change where they lived or how they grew up,” apparently Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks get it. The Philadelphia Eagles do not.

Question- if DeSean Jackson were a gang member there are rules that members never wear the opposition’s color Mr. Jackson has worn both red and blue, so what does that tell you. Mr. Jackson will be wearing the colors of the Washington Football Club this year. It tells me that the Networks did not do their homework nor did they ask questions to confirm these facts.


If DeSean Jackson were a gang banger and a ‘cancer’ to the organization, why would he bother to help with the Eagles’ anti- bullying campaign? Jackson has also helped inner city children in the South Jersey-South Philly school districts, but let’s not let the facts get in the way of a good story.

For those who can, remember the Phillies first basemen, Richie Allen who got booed right out the city? Do you remember Willie Montanez? Same thing, so let Jimmy Rollins or Ryan Howard have an off the field incident – and both will be packing their bags too. The Phillies can spend $16 million on an overrated A.J. Burnett, and Jonathan Pappelsauce (Pappelbon) or whatever his name is can throw away game after game, but let Howard, Rollins or Dominic Brown have sub-par seasons, and the 94 WIP wonks will facilitate idiot fans screaming Bloody Murder about how these Niggers are making too much money!

So let’s keep this 100 too, Phillies – you would’ve buried Ryan Howard in your farm system forever had Jim Thome not been injured; so the greatest first baseman in your franchise’s history was there by fortune rather than design…that’s FACT – guaranteed.

The Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery and right wing sniper Wayne Simmonds better watch their backs because they could be the next one shipped out of the City of Brotherly Love just because (playoffs notwithstanding).

This is the same city that had the real heavyweight champion of the world, Smokin’ Joe Frazier – yet they put up and worship a statue of a movie heavyweight champion in Rocky Balboa.

This is the same city that booed Santa Claus and threw snowballs because Santa was wearing red instead of Eagle green.

So it does not surprise me at all that Mr. Jackson was booted out of this city because he wanted his salary upfront; something owner Jeffery Lurie and the Eagles never do. The writing was on the wall number 10 would no longer be playing at Lincoln Financial Field; and as his image was being peeled off of Lincoln Financial Field’s façade, the rhetoric from ‘Eagles made a big mistake’ to ‘DeSean is a whining baby – good riddance’ filled the airwaves, blogs and chat rooms.

Drama – Guaranteed.

Not “best sports coverage guaranteed” or “most introspective coverage guaranteed” – just a shitload of nonsense and pot – stirring that doesn’t spur critical thinking; but rather spews forth tumultuous tripe that plays to the lowest common denominator.

WIP’s on – air ‘talent’ trashed Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider for being old and behind the times in having faith in GM Paul Holmgren and hiring from within in promoting Craig “Chief” Berube after a 1-7 Flyers early season hole; now the Flyers are a playoff team – what do you say now?

Jock sucking and bandwagon jumping…guaranteed.

The radio station overtly endorsed the 76ers losing as many games as possible – ‘tanking’ – to gain a favorable position in the upcoming NBA basketball draft, yet has the nerve to trash them (players) because they’re losing…

Now that baseball season has started as they as they profess to love their Phillies, the station’s programming seems to favor accentuating the negative. Let’s not also forget all those wannabe journalists who profess to be capable, yet sniff around like dogs begging for a bone (job) because they will accept the atmosphere they are in rather than attempt to change or at least hold those accountable for their actions – a waste of space…guaranteed.

And now that Chip Kelly has been given carte blanche to do as he sees fit, this wannabe genius will slit his own throat because he believes he’s the smartest guy in the room – and WIP will endorse his every move because they really don’t give a rats behind about facts – how they reacted to the DeSean Jackson issue is proof of that.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – and apparently Chip Kelly’s bullshit is why DeSean Jackson will put on the jersey of the Washington Football Club. The Philadelphia Eagles could be in last place in the dysfunctional National Football Conference Eastern Division with such a change. Note to all potential football ‘geniuses’ – players make schemes work – not the coaches who draw them up.

How many Super Bowl trophies are in South Philly? As our friend from Sports Talk WCLM 1450 Cowboy Reggie Howell states “I digress”. Mr. Howell also states “Follow the money” and the Eagles never part with that; they’ve won more Salary Cap Super Bowls than any other team in the NFL by far; but money doesn’t equal trophies…unless your real goal – is not to win one.

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Editor’s Note: The National Football Players Association (NFLPA) has taken notice of the circumstances surrounding Jackson’s release, and will be investigating how the Eagles handled the situation to determine whether or not the team may have done Jackson harm during their process.

(Co – Author Gray’s note) Would like to give the men and women of Black Athlete Sports Network another salute; again they got this story right as the Walt Disney Sports Network (ESPN) gave you the same information a day later.

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove on Disabled Community Activist. Email at
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Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton- F-1 Champion-AGAIN

Lewis Hamilton Formula One Champion-AGAIN
By Gary Norris Gray BASN Staff Reporter
Could Mr. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton be vying for his third World Championship in 2015? He is considered the best driver on the Formula One Circuit today. This year he has already won three of the four races and came in second place in the Malaysian Grand Prix two weeks ago. This weekend they will race in Spain.

Hamilton is often labeled “the first black driver in Formula One”, although Willy T. Ribbs tested a Formula One car in 1986. He is also the first driver of black African heritage to win a major race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in any discipline

In 2014 Hamilton won his second individual championship with 11 first place, three-second place, and two-third place finishes and doubled with the World Championship with his new teammate Nico Rosberg from Germany who won five races and came in second place 10 times. The 2014 Mercedes Benz Team were unstoppable.

The Mercedes Benz second team finished third on the world tour in 2014 and are hot on the trail of the number one Benz team of Hamilton- Rosberg in 2015.

Lewis Hamilton’s parents separated when he was two, as a result of this he lived with his mother and half-sisters Nicola and Samantha until he was twelve, when he started living with his father, stepmother Linda and half-brother Nicolas, who has cerebral palsy.
The Hamilton’s are immigrants from Grenada who moved to the United Kingdom in the 1950’s.

His father Anthony Hamilton gave Lewis a remote control car to race. He entered races all over the country and won. Then he wanted the real thing, so his father bought him a go cart to race at the age of six and he exceeded all expectations winning again.

Hamilton was born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire. In December 1995, at the age of ten, he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at the Auto-sport Awards ceremony and told him, “I want to race for you one day … I want to race for McLaren.” Less than three years later McLaren and Mercedes- Benz signed him to their Young Driver Support Programme.

Hamilton knew he wanted to race for The McLaren Motor Sports Team. It took only three years before the team signed the eager youngster to the Young Drivers Support Program. Lewis stayed with the McLaren Team until 2013 where he gathered many records. He had the most podium finishes (9) from the Australian Grand Prix to the British Grand Prix. Lewis is the youngest drive to lead the World Championship at 22 years old. In 2007 Hamilton was the Rookie of The Year.

Father Anthony Hamilton became his coach and manager until March 2010.

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton – Formula One Champion seven years ago received cheers and jeers from the Spanish racing crowd. The 2007-2008 racial episodes made Hamilton a better driver and garnered him his second World Championship in 2014.

After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euro-series, and GP2championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he drove for McLaren in 2007, making his Formula One debut 12 years after his initial encounter with Dennis. Hamilton’s contract for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever driver to secure a contract which later resulted in a Formula One drive.

In 2008, The Monkey chants, banana throwing, and disrespect for his great driving abilities are not as prominent on the European tracks these days because he won his second championship last year with the Mercedes Benz Motor team. Winning has the effect of shutting people down.

On 4 February 2008, Lewis was verbally heckled and abused during pre-season testing at the Circuit de Cataluña in Catalonia by several Spanish spectators who wore black face paint and black wigs, as well as shirts bearing the words “Hamilton’s family”. Hamilton ignored the crowd and finished in the top ten. In the 2014-15 season the abuse stopped. Winning can stop any criticism.

Hamilton became widely unpopular in Spain because of the rivalry with his former team-mate Spanish driver Fernando Alonso. The Federation Internationale De L’Automobile (FIA) warned Spanish authorities about the repetition of such behavior. In reaction to this behavior, F.I.A. announced in February 2008 the creation of a “Race Against Racism” campaign. The Campaign has done well the past seven years attracting more potential Black drivers to the sport much to the dismay of the Spanish contingent.

Hamilton won his first World Championship in 2008 and has 16 other victories to his record. He won 18 pole positions which made it a lot easier for him to race on street tracks.

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton is a BAD MAN!!!!

The Gray Leopard Cove wishes continued success to Brother Lewis Hamilton in 2015.

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Disabled Community Activist. Email at
©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod



By:-Gary Norris Gray and Michael Louis Ingram -BASN Staff Reporters
The New York Rangers vs. The Washington Capitals
The Rangers are still flying high after the impressive Pittsburgh series victory. Big left winger Rick Nash has finally come home at Madison Square Garden as he was named team MVP for 2015. New York beat Crosby and Milken with stiffening defense. The Blueshirts have to do it again against number 8 Captain Ovechkin. The King Lundqvist looked good in the Pittsburgh series and should be ready for Washington. If the King gets tired there is a young gun to back him up Cam Talbot. Marc Staal and Dan Boyle solidify the Ranger defense. Watch right wingers Martin St. Louis, and Mats Zuccarello buzzing the Washington net.
The Caps have to protect Goalie Holtby or they will be watching the Conference Finals again
The Washington Capitals have to face a second New York team back to back. The question remains will this team play defense and will Captain number 8 (-left winger-Ovechkin) find his teammates to score. This team needs Goal Brother right winger Joel Ward’s slap shot to break up New York defense. Watch center Nicklas Backstrom.
Montreal vs. Detroit Red Wings- Tampa Bay Lighting
Les Habs are carrying the flag for Canada in the East after a knock down dragged out battle with bitter rival Ottawa they needed the rest. This could be Montreal best shot at Lord Stanley in years.
Defensemen P. K. Suppan was named a finalist for the Norris Award for the best defensemen in the league. Andrei Markov solidifies Les Habs defense. Hope Goal Brother right winger Devante Smith-Pelly finally feels at home in Canada.
The Canadiens cannot lose with Carey Price in net. He has been nominated for the Vezina Trophy-Best Goalie in the League-2015. Price just has to play average for Montreal to move on to the Conference Finals
Minnesota Wild vs. Chicago Blackhawks
If you never heard the National Anthem song in Chicago’s United Center will be a treat. It is spine tingling all the way to the end. Will the United Center crowd get to sing that silly bee bop song at the end of the series?
Going to school at Southern Ill. University- Carbondale many Blackhawk fans filled the campus during the hockey playoffs it became natural to root for the red, black, and white. The Hawks and the Los Angeles Kings are as close to a dynasty as you’re going to get in this sport.
The Hawks are going to have to fix their goalie problems Cory Crawford has stumbled and bumbled into the playoffs while Scott Darling has saved Chicago the past two weeks with stellar goalie numbers. The Coach will have to make a decision who will stay in net.
Love the Chicago Blackhawk defense with Goal Brother Johnny Oduya, Brent Seabrook, and Michal Rozsival. They will have to slow down the Wild forwards.
The Minnesota Wild are getting tired of seeing the same roadblock to the Conference Finals-The Chicago Blackhawks. This will be three times in five years. The Wild are the unknown team once again. They have gotten better with each year. This year they could be the break through year.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk will be the key to this series. He will have to stand of his head in net in order for the Wild to win this series.
Watch defensemen Ryan Suter the emotional leader with ex-New Jersey Devil left winger Zack Parise and Center Mikko Koivu the offensive leaders. These three players are going to have to play over their heads to beat the Chicago Blackhawks.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames
O.K. living on the Left Coast Mr. Gray should be rooting to the Ducks- CAN’T DO IT. Those Nasty Ducks make me cringe every time Anaheim is on the air. In Northern California people bleed TEAL and the San Jose Sharks. Growing up in New Jersey this young hockey fan had a thing for the Atlanta Flames back in the 1970’s. It was sad when the Flames moved to Mid-West Canada. Then came Captain Jerome Iginla wearing the Big “C” the greatest Goal Brother of our time. The bound with Calgary was solid.
Flames goalie Jonas Hiller will be facing his old teammates in this series. The Flames have not won in Honda Center in almost 7 years; they will have to do so, to move on to the Conference Finals.
The Hudler line has to produce and the Flame defense has to stop right winger Corey Perry and Captain Center Ryan Getzlaf to keep Canada’s western team in the playoffs.
The Ducks are enjoying the week swim in Southern California. They are the best of the west and this weekend they want the world to know. Watch left winger Jiri Sekac move the offense.
Goalie Frederik Anderson had a very strong second half in net. With a week rest the Flames could be in trouble.
Sorry Canada much love to the Flames but Anaheim hits the ice with too many guns.
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Disabled Community Activist. Email at
©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod



By:-Gary Norris Gray and Michael Louis Ingram -BASN Staff Reporters
OAKLAND, CA.-The National Hockey League changed the playoff format three years ago and it is working. The league wanted geographical rivals to play each other in the first round of the playoffs; it got its wishes with most of the matchups but it also got chirpy play on the ice that led to multiple skirmishes.
The NHL tried to clean up its image of a fighting league. If the league wants to become mainstream it has to do a better job to end fighting. It still might have to go back to the drawing board with the recent events. Maybe if the league suspended players for a longer period of time or ejected players from the game indefinitely. The attitude would change on the ice.
Meanwhile on to the playoffs
This year it was a record nine teams using two goalies in a series. The coaches changed goalies like water every game and sometimes each period to change team momentum. Sometimes that worked sometimes it did not. The Chicago Blackhawks got away with it while the St. Louis Blues bomb out.
The Anaheim Ducks were the first team to quietly win their series with a 4-0 sweep over the Winnipeg Jets. It was too much firepower for Winnipeg. The left coast Anderson, Goalie Fredrik Anderson shut down the Jets gunners and breezed to victory. The Ducks bottled up Goal Brother defensemen/forward Dustin Byfuglein. Those Nasty Ducks ended the 19 year drought of the Winnipeg crowd with solid Duck defense, good goal tending and timely scoring. The Jets gave Anaheim too much room-space on the ice and the Ducks capitalized.
The President’s Trophy New York Rangers did not waste time being the second team to win their series. The struggling Pittsburgh Penguins were escorted out the playoff door by the New York Rangers. It seemed like the Black and Gold were skating in quicksand with their stars Sid “The Kid” Crosby and Evgani Malkin getting shutout. Injuries hampered the Penguins who could not overcome the fire power and speed of the Rangers, who whizzed by them every game. The Rangers also had the advantage in net with number 30 “The King”, Henrik Lundqvist. Every game ended 2-1 with the Rangers winning four of them.
Goalie Marc Andre Fleury went through his usual playoff funk and hurt the Penguins game. Pittsburgh administration might now be willing to blowup this team up.
There was a knock down dragged out donny-brook (fight) on the ice between the Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators. This matchup made Canada proud and the winner of this matchup could be the Stanley Cup Champion. These two teams just don’t like each other and it showed as they are 110 miles apart and that is what the league wanted. There is a downside to fighting not a single player was fined or suspended.
Goalies Carey Price-Montreal and Mr. Anderson-Ottawa put on a show in net. The Senators slowed down Goal Brother defensemen P.K. Suppan by double-teaming number 76 or shadowing him which left other players open on the ice. The Canadiens ended the dream second half surge by the Sens. Carey Price shutout Ottawa the last game something no team had done all year.
A (fight) hockey game broke out between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals, again not a single player will pay for swinging their fist or sticks. The Islanders played game six at Nassau Coliseum Sunday night which will be the last game on the island to tie the series at 3 games each. The Islanders will be moving to Brooklyn next fall. This series had everything but the kitchen sink and Goalie Holtby holding out for the Caps and a series victory. A Washington payback for the 4 overtime victory in 1987 by the Islanders.
The Washington Capitals got by one New York hockey team can they escape New York team number two in one playoffs season?
The Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks will not be sending Christmas cards to each other this year as the league turns a blind eye to the nastiness on the ice. Scott Darling and Cory Crawford have been playing musical chairs in net. Darling did not have a great start in game six letting in three quick Nashville goals. Crawford came in net and shut the door.
Defensemen Duncan Keith made sure the Chicago Blackhawks would be moving on to the second round.
Don’t get me started on the Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames and the circus they had in game two in Vancouver. The Flames also played musical chairs with their goalie pulling Jonas Hiller for Karri Ramo in game six. The Comeback Kids do it again letting Vancouver get a 3-0 lead in the first period before stepping on the gas and winning 4-3.
The League will have to address the brawl issue before the start of the 2015-2016 season:-
The fiercest fighting was between the Flames’ Matt Stajan and the Canucks’ Brad Richardson who looked like they were both gunning for a heavyweight title. Richardson had Stajan pinned to the ice and pummeled him with punches. Deryk Engelland found a dancing partner in Derek Dorsett for several rounds, while other teammates just took turns struggling with each other as the refs tried to break them apart.
In total, the fight lasted over two minutes and 132 penalty minutes were awarded out to both sides, including multiple game misconducts for Flames defenseman Engelland.
The Calgary Flames ended the series with 7-3 victory and a date with the Anaheim Ducks.
The Minnesota Wild will slowly erase the mid-west memories of the Minnesota North Stars who went to Dallas and won the Stanley Cup. Something they did not archive in Minneapolis-St. Paul. The Wild pulled the biggest upset of the 2015 playoff season beating the St. Louis Blues.
The Wild won this series because of the last man of defense goalie Devan Dubnyk was the star of this series. The two leaders, left winger Zach Parise and center Mikko Koivu carried the evergreen uniformed Wild to victory. The Parise line is on fire with a 17 point combination with Jason Pominville and Mikael Grandlund.
Minnesota is an outstanding road team and that’s what carried them in this series winning game one and five.
This could be the end of head coach Ken Hitchcock. He just can’t get the St. Louis Blues passed the second round. This year they stumbled in the first round. The Two Headed Monster (Goalies-Jake Allen and Brian Elliott) did not work.
The last series with the Detroit Red Wings and the Tampa Bay Lightning ended Wednesday night. This was a matchup of completely different hockey styles. The Wings are old school slow down grind them out defensive hockey. The red and white wear you down with stretch passing down the ice and cycling behind the opponent’s goalie.
Tampa Bay still executes the run and gun style without the departed forward Martin St. Louis-New York Rangers. Teams have to be careful or they could be blown out in the first period. One of the highest scoring teams that lives up to their reputation.
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove, Soul Tree Radio In The Raw, and The Batchelor Pad Network on Disabled Community Activist. Email at
©Copyrighted Gary Norris Gray @ Gray Leopard Prod



Gary Norris Gray-BASN Staff Reporter
To The United States of America- STOP PLAYING.
When a white male stands up against the National Guard in Washington D.C. in 1965(Vietnam protest) he is a HERO. When an Egyptian man stands up against the Egyptian army in 2011(Autumn Spring), he is called BRAVE. When a Chinese man stands in front of 10 Chinese tanks in 1989 (Tiananmen Square Protest), he is called FEARLESS, but when a Black man stands up against the police force in any town in America in 2015 (Police Brutality), he is called a THUG.
This is psychological warfare and Black citizens of the United States are losing the war.
The Republican Party with its racial Tea Party wing can state over and over again the sky is green when we all know the sky is blue. Over a period of time and in the eyes of many, the sky truly has become green. The GOP made African American males the BOOGIE MAN using this same process.
This is psychological warfare and it’s working because some Americans believe the sky is truly green and African American males are a threat. THE BOOGIE MAN ACTUALLY EXIST!!!!
The Double Standard- Alive and well
When Caucasians riot, it is reported as letting off steam drinking a few beers or just venting anger but when African Americans do the same, this Nation becomes terrified.
The Kentucky Wildcats lost in the semi finals in the 2015 NCAA Tournament to the Wisconsin Badgers 71-68. The town of Lexington, Kentucky lost its collective mind.
Hundreds of rowdy University of Kentucky fans took to the streets of Lexington on Saturday night after the Wildcats lost to the University of Wisconsin Badgers, 71 to 64, in the Final Four round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Several small fires were ignited during the unruliness, which broke out after the Wildcats’ season long win-streak was broken.
“Obviously everybody here wanted Kentucky to win, but they lost, man,” a witness told WLEX. “There’s nothing much to say. This place is crazy. They’re rioting.”
Thirty-one people were arrested and three were transported to hospitals, authorities said.
“Seeing a scene like this just shows how passionate UK fans are,” one fan said.
Notice how the media uses coded words for this event. IT WAS NOT A RIOT. Nobody noticed the way this story was written. They were just young kids acting on their frustrations. REALLY?
In Vancouver Canada in 1994 after the New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. The town exploded in violence. Vancouver repeated the act in 2011 when the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in seven games. The following events were ugly.
The loss didn’t go over well with hundreds of mostly young Canuck fans, who took to the streets and set several overturned vehicles afire a few blocks from Rogers Arena where the game was played.
Some fans stopped to pose in front of the flames. Others danced on top of another overturned vehicle. A dull cloud of gray smoke choked some areas of down.

Aerial footage showed Vancouver police wading into the unruly crowd that continually taunted and threw things at the officers. Members of the crowd leaped over one street fire, and officers wrestled several fans to the ground.

“We’re unable to release anything formal at the moment but officers are busy dealing with a few core groups of people bent on committing criminal acts like mischief, vandalism, and fights,” Vancouver Police Media Relations Officer Lindsey Houghton said in a statement.

Just boys being boys, drinking too much and venting steam, yea maybe with 155 arrests.
Then in Cleveland six years ago basketball superstar LeBron James stated on ESPN that he would take his talents to South Beach Florida and the Miami Heat. James would be in three straight championship series while the Cavaliers dropped to last place in the east. Cleveland exploded, LeBron jerseys were burned all over the city and the residents had a controlled riot. Somebody please explain what is a controlled riot? Sports stores were looted as these malcontents took all of the LeBron James material out and burn it.
THAT IS DESTROYING PRIVATE PROPERTY. Not a word was spoken by the American media, the Cleveland Police, or the Cavalier Organization. If these individuals were Black it would have made front page news and national television instead, it was just a footnote in American sports history.
The Oakland Raiders put the National Football League in the spotlight with massive civil unrest after the Super Bowl lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003.
In the latest outbreak of sports violence in the United States, riot police in Oakland used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of angry fans rampaging through parts of the Californian city after their team lost Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego on Sunday night.
The rioting fans left several streets strewn with burnt-out cars and smashed glass. One McDonald’s restaurant was looted and set on fire. Three firefighters suffered injuries while at least 23 people were arrested, in most cases on charges of public drunkenness. When the trouble broke out, huge squads of officers marched through the streets and authorities closed off some areas of the city.
Futbol (Soccer) riots in Europe, South America, and the United States. Involved uncontrolled violence that break out if the fans think something went wrong during a game and that’s acceptable.
Just like fighting in baseball and hockey are a part of the game while in football and basketball BLACK players get immediate suspensions. The fear of the ANGRY BLACK MALE is real and is played out every day on sports diamonds, courts, rinks, and fields.
Are these sports riots o.k.? The question should be asked, WHY?
The American sports media and Americans do not hound these sports fans like they hound African American males. They do not criticize these young people nor do they punish them like they punish African American males.
The unrelenting psychological warfare on Black people has become terrifying. However the love for Black culture in the United States has increased would someone please tell me, how does this work?
The dislike for African Americans started openly in 2008 when President Barack H. Obama entered 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and it has grown with each passing year. It became open season on African Americans, males in particular.
Too many lives are being lost in this process
Like Rekiya Boyd in Chicago. Like Miriam Carey in Washington, D.C. Like Tanisha Anderson in Cleveland. Like Yvette Smith in Texas. Like Aiyana Stanley Jones in Detroit. Like Eric Garner in New York City. Like Oscar Grant in Oakland. Like Walter Scott in South Carolina. Like Freddie Gray in Baltimore…
Let me add more Trayvon Martin in Florida, Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
Contrast this:-
Caucasians are getting sun tans, braiding their hair, wearing Black period era clothing, getting collagen in their lips to increase their size, loving, using, and profiting off of Black music-(ROBIN THICKE). White people are trying to speak like African Americans, date, and even marry, while at the same time marginalizing AFRICAN AMERICAN life.
This is psychological warfare and the Black community is losing.
Notes:- Channel 5 Los Angeles
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