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I’ve been a huge sports fan my entire life. I used to play various sports as a kid and I would get all of the sports video games so that I could pretend to be all of my favorite players. I then started following star athletes from my hometown and their athletic successes including Ronald Curry, Michael Vick and Allen Iverson and their respective teams. …


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This is the end of the first month of 2021. It’s showing promise that 2021 may actually be better than 2020, but I’ve learned to be cautiously optimistic. Anyway, we’ve now reached a new Useless Observations newsletter. The previous installment can be found here. Shall we?

UO #1: Regular CNN contributor Van Jones signed a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation in 2017. Jones, alleged fuckboy, reportedly wrote portions of Donald Trump’s “Platinum Plan” in secret. Last…


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Happy Lee-King-Jackson Day !

In all seriousness today is Martin Luther King Day, so I’m going to take this day off to rest, enjoy and watch some movies. I’m trying to work through the extensive list of movies I’ve received. Thanks so much for all the recommendations and definitely keep them coming in. Here’s an update on the latest movies that I’ve seen, and as a bonus, here’s the American Film Institute’s list of top 100 movies of…


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We’ve almost completed the second full week of 2021 and all of the same issues from 2020 are still here. I thought they would all miraculously disappear at midnight like Cinderella but I was wrong. One thing that I definitely wasn’t expecting to disappear was the Coronavirus quarantine weight that I’ve gained, so I’ve decided to restart a diet that’s proven extremely helpful for me.

Previously I’ve begun following the blood type diet. Essentially, this diet advises…


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So, two crazy things happened yesterday. The first thing, that I won’t be discussing, is the insurrection that occurred yesterday in Washington, D.C. The second thing is that Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were named victorious in their U.S. Senate runoff elections.

While Joe Biden won his election two months ago, the two Senate elections for Georgia were both sent to a runoff. Warnock took on and defeated Kelly Loeffler in a blowout, but the other race…


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This past weekend was an eventful one for NFL playoff football. The Baltimore Ravens won their first playoff game in a decade, the Buffalo Bills won their first playoff game in two decades, and the Cleveland Browns won their first playoff game in three decades. But most surprising was yesterday’s game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints beat the breaks off the Bears, but that wasn’t the most memorable part of the…


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We’re so close to the end of 2020 that I can taste it. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is planning something fun, and safe, for New Year’s this year. But, we have to end the year with one final installment of Useless Observations. The previous installment can be found here. Shall we?

UO #1: I love that in football if a defensive player puts a single finger on an offensive player’s helmet it’s a…


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Long road trips are the perfect occasion to listen to music. A sixteen hour drive lets you rediscover an old favorite or learn more about an artist that you weren’t really familiar with. Now that I’m only working from home I miss being able to listen to new music in the car, but I was able to use this road trip to rectify that and listen to the debut album from Pop Smoke.

Pop Smoke was a…


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A lot has changed since 2008. I graduated college in the spring. The economy crashed and we hit the Great Recession. A Senator from Illinois was elected the President of the United States. And Nigga had the #1 record in Mexico.

Felix Gomez, better known by his stage name Nigga, is a chart-topping reggae artist based out of Panama. He came up with his nickname after being told “he sings like a black guy from Jamaica.” Nigga would…

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