Written by Sabine Demosthenes
This Sunday my chronicle disciples, we will witness the last supper of the New England Patriots.
Some of you could be calling me crazy, but I feel the end is near for this groundbreaking dynasty.
We all knew when The Beatles were starting to dissolve. It started with the Sgt Pepper album. Bryan Epstein died and they were like lost boys with their big brother managing the everything in between part of their band. Paul McCartney had this idea that they should do an album but not as The Beatles. They will be a totally different band.
The album was a new chapter for them and they were still the kings of Rock ‘N’ Roll. (For me, Revolver was the game changer for them).
Slowly but surely, the boys from Liverpool that shared the same ego,or maybe didn’t have any, were becoming men with four different egos and goals. On The White Album, it was so clear. When you listen to this album, it’s four solo projects thrown into one album.
Soon after, The Let It Be Album was the result of the new dynamic in the band and we could feel the end was near. You saw this band as a unit and they became a band with two members fighting to be the leader.
With this example, you can see where I am going.
Bill Belichick made sure, for so many years, that the boys didn’t bring ego into the locker room and onto the playground. He was the mastermind. They were united.
But slowly, things seemed to change. Tom Brady did a John Lennon himself, by bringing in his version of Yoko Ono aka his personal trainer into the team. He started talking like he was the man, the conquerer and the force behind The Pats.
Something seemed different. They had a damn good team but the cracks are starting to show.
The divorce will happen. Like The Fab Four that delivered their one last masterpiece, Abbey Road, as a farewell to all of us. The Patriots will win this Sunday. The only difference is some of them won’t know that things will never be the same.
They have two leaders now. One of them will send the divorce papers or say “I’m out”.
It’s won’t be Tom.
You guessed it! I predict Bill Belichick will leave, with class, and he will conquer the NFL with a brand new team.
The bets are in. Who’s with us?
Like the last song from The Beatles, here are some bittersweet lyrics:
“And in the end,
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make
Let’s enjoy the Last Supper.”
Written by Sab Demosthenes
The Patriots are going (again) to the Super Bowl. I’m not a happy camper.
And to make things worst, Philadelphia Eagles are joining the party.
For all the Steelers fans, Dallas Cowboys nation and others teams, it’s a nightmare.
But I must admit the Pats have this capacity of being a discipline team and they keep their cool under stressful situation.
Tom Brady is without a doubt The Greatest (ouch) QB of all time and he will have more rings than me in his jewelry box.
Honestly, how many rings that a man need in his fingers. I could hear the hubby saying the same thing for me.
My prediction for this year Super Bowl will be the Pats as winner but I think it will be their last and the end of the dynasty. We all know what is going on but no ones really want to tackle the subject as it is.
We do read here and there some glimpse but I will make this promise that you will read really soon our theory with the help of Donnie Demosthenes aka The Educated Fool.
But let’s be in the moment, I am putting my money on Belichick’s army.
In three weeks, my blood pressure (and the rest of NFL citizens) will be lower since there will be no more football on TV.
I guess it will be the right time to watch The Crown on Netflix, to learn how to do some scrapbooking and others activities right…
Hmm hell no (except for watching The Crown).
I will cry a river until the FIFA World Cup will start.
Written by Sab Demosthenes
Tonight, we will talk about an act that may cause depression or a violent reaction from some human being. The phenomenon of the chain-snatching will be tonight subject. Brought you our friendly collaborator The Educated Fool and myself, yours truly.
We will start with that question. As a kid, did you ever get your lunch morning stolen by this unpleasant little kid at school?
During the Broncos and the Raiders game, we did witness something similar like the example I just wrote. Two words. Chain-Snatching.
You may wonder what the heck is this chain-snatching thing? What is the deal?
Here a little resume of this phenomenon that has been here in our society for quite a while.
Back in the days, in the Afro-American culture (that I was born into), all the young men were really proud to show their chain. Even the Educated Fool aka my big brother was one of them. Sometimes, it was your mother’s chain you stole or borrow and never returned it. In the Hip-Hop culture, you must show some bling. And the majority of the time, the ‘’Bling’’ was shown on your chain .
So when someone is chain-snatching your precious piece of jewelry, it is a big sign of disrespect. The chain in our community back in the days is a sign of a so-called accomplishment of your wealth even if you are damn broke.
When the really unique football player, Aqib Talib did this act for a second time to Crabtree, hell break loose. The NFL suspended both players. And in the media, this phenomenon is like a thesis dissertation.
Clearly, it’s fascinating.
It wasn’t the first time we saw something like this. No, no and no.
We did witness this hmm let me put it in a nice politically correct manners way a Boondocks moment (an animated TV show that talk the everyday life in a very realistic way an Afro-American family).
The Educated Fool and myself spent many hours putting together the Top 5 Chain-Snatching moment. It’s been made in the most serious matters. Let’s not waste too much of our time and let’s cut to the chase.
Here the Top 5 of the most shocking chain snatching of all time:
Michael Crabtee and Aqib Talib . The story started last year when Talib first did it and he wanted to do an encore presentation that he did it again last week.
On the movie ‘’Friday’ Debo is jacking Red in this scene. Oh lord, I love that movie.
On the TV show The Boondocks, Riley Freeman is getting his chain back after being robbed.
Hilarious. Riley is one of the funniest character on television history.
Back to our countdown. I must say the two last ones of the list will be surprising and unexpected.
In our opinion, it was so hard to choose which one will be placed into number Uno. There were both the most traumatizing chain-snatching moments of all time.
On both occasions, the main character was a victim of this act. The must shocking thing is that it was all bunch of Caucasians middle-age dudes. Oh yes, you read it.
The wrestler Undertaker snatched Hulk Hogan chain during Paul Bearer segment in the year 1991.
Epic promo! P.S. The king of Bling Ric Flair was there.
Like, it’s so ironic. The ultimate Rolex Rollin man was there.
And the number 1 goes to Hulk Hogan (again just like Crabtee) and Andre the Giant at the Piper Pit (I miss the Piper Pit).
During that segment, you can see how cool Andre the Giant is with Bobby ‘’The Brain’’ Heenan. Jesse Ventura cannot stay still. This was the ultimate chain snatching moment.
With that educational post, you just realize that the chain snarking phenomenon is a multicultural phenomenon (and not just an Afro-American one).
So that why those men put so much proud into their chains and just don’t rob a chain. Even if it’s a fake one. Do not do it! I repeat, do not do it. Look because of it, two NFL players are in suspension this week and it’s just damn stupid. Oh well…
I hope you have enjoyed this little dissertation.
The game last Sunday was a complete disaster! It’s hard to swallow the way they lost this game. It seems like ‘déjà vu’.
I will focus on the fact that Ben Roethlisberger seemed to be lost. He is definitely not the same kind of player he used to be. Not like when he started in 2003, with the Steel Curtain. He was amazed by his physical abilities, to run, and to be this big QB. Those where the days!
But something changed…
He was not the messiah that we were waiting for. The Steelers may have won their first Super Bowl in 2006, but Ben played like a really clumsy QB. And, that was the start of my brother love-hate relationship and I quickly follow.
But Ben can be The Greatest!
He wanted to have the respect that the Tom Bradys and the Payton Mannings of this world have, but he is not part of this very elite VIP club. Those guys have this special gift to be legends on the field. They are breathing Football with a capital F!
I never sensed that Ben had the same discipline as them . They make the play with such precision. They are the showstoppers! Ben is a great addition to a showstopper unit, but he is not like the director directing a movie or a playwright directing his play. He is the Difference Breaker and he is a great QB.
Mike Tomlin gave him the opportunity to actually be a Manning or a Brady but as Sunday’s game showed us, it just doesn’t work. It could be he had to much responsibilities on him. Let Ben be the Ben. If they want to go far this season, this would be the remedy for this bad situation.
Could this be his last season?
Or, could it be the rebirth of the Big Ben?
Ladies and Gentlemen,
We are gathered here to witness….
…another act of misogyny in the universe of professional sports.
Cam Newton was so damn stupid with his response to Jourdan Rodrigue’s question. For one day, he beat out Donald Trump for stupidest comment.
Her question was really smart. It was about route running, which is the path a receiver takes before he catches the ball, and the fact that he had made some good adjustments with it. His reaction was just plain stupid. My blood pressure suddenly rose and I started swearing like my Haitian grandmother (RIP Grandma Sue!). Like, what the f….
If it were a man asking, he would have acknowledged him, but since in his language, it was a woman that he referred to as “female” (another thing that made me so mad), he was misogynist and disrespectful.
For some that didn’t saw the segment, here it is:
I love talking about sports and I love to learn more about them. In order to learn, you must do research and educate yourself. I think this is a good thing for everyone. Jourdan Rodrigue did her research, and you can see that she loves to learn to. If you just listen to some of the questions that journalists ask during a press conference with NFL coaches or players, you feel like it could be as dumb as when a presenter ask to an actress on the red carpet, who are you wearing.
Bill Belichick actually wanted to be asked really smart questions. I’m not a Pats fan at all, but if someone is willing to listen and notice the thought put into the questions we ask, I’m all for it!
I’m really surprised at Cam Newton. Especially after only a week earlier, he took a stand for Colin Kaerpernick. Now, he does a 180, and just puts his foot in his mouth.
I applaud Jourdan Rodrigue having done her homework. She is obviously a smart and passionate journalist.
I was never a big fan of Newton because I always felt that he was lacking certain sportsmanship qualities, but now, I just don’t respect him. Superman, yeah right…
There are many journalists, lawyers, doctors, scientists, mechanics, you name it, that are women and they are facing these situations on a daily basis. Hopefully someday the conversation will change.
It’s 2017 damn it!
I’m a huge football fan!
I will make this Chronicle really short and real.
I couldn’t be prouder of the team that didn’t let them bullied by the 45th President of The United States of America.
I’m so proud for Colin Kaepernick that stood up for his beliefs. I’m a very pacific person. I don’t believe in violence and injustice.
Football has always been a part of my life, like wrestling and hockey did. During a conversation this summer with my brother, that is the ultimate encyclopedia and football ”connaisseur”, he made me realized that a football player is not on the field playing football because he stood for something he strongly believe. Black Lives Matters is still a big issues but human rights for me, is a bigger issue. If someone doesn’t want to stand for the national anthem, why he is treated like a criminal?
In my opinion, Don couldn’t have said it better.
I shouldn’t be surprise about the outcome of what is going on right now but I am.
And today, I regain faith in the players and some owners for standing for what seem to be right. Why letting a stupid, arrogant, piece of shit President dictate what people should believe.
I’m not the person to get to political but enough is enough.
I know that one day, we will all be united. But gush, can Kaepernick just play some football. And if he doesn’t feel like singing the national anthem, it is his rights like everyone else.
He was all alone when he started but today, he got an army behind him.