Everyone Needs a Little R&R on the Weekend


You’re locked into a new sports entertainment venue. That’s right…entertainment. Sports should be much more than just news and views, there’s a fun factor. Co-hosts Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson are not former pros or pro sports announcers or journalists. They are former high school and college athletes that are sports fans forever. They enjoy the fun, entertainment and the FAN side of sports.

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Now That’s Entertainment!

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HBCU’s taught us and brought us

A LITTLE R&R ON SPORTS : Now that college classes are back in session and college football is returning to a fever pitch, don’t ignore HBCUs, especially if you’re an alum and even if you’re not.

by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 9/10/2015

Larry Robinson is a 1990 graduate of Kentucky State University. Howard Robertson is a 1973 graduate of The Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. We’re both proud alums and avid supporters of our alma maters. HBCU is the acronym for historically black colleges and universities that have and continue to educate millions of ethnically and geographically diverse students in their own very unique and special ways.


Now that college classes are back in session and college football is returning to a fever pitch don’t ignore HBCUs, especially if you’re an alum and even if you’re not. If you’re an HBCU alum though, your school needs your attention and financial support whether the football team is exciting or not, no matter if your school even has a football team or not. We owe them for some invaluable lessons taught and some valuable ways made in our lives.


But speaking of football and sports in general, HBCUs deserve more attention and respect than they get because they are fielding highly talented, fundamentally sound, competitive, academically eligible players. Then their graduation rates are proportionally higher than major Div. 1 universities could ever dream.

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“Teach LeBron! School ’em son”


“A LITTLE R&R ON SPORTS”: Straight outta Akron, few, if any, have ever returned home like LeBron Raymond James.


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 8/27/2015

The movie “Straight Outta Compton” is a box office smash. In addition to chronicling the experiences and exploits of NWA as well as the individual and collective impact they’ve made on music, the movie’s logo has given people opportunities to rep their ’hoods and hometowns in social media. You can go home again and there’s no place like home as so many people have shown. But few, if any, have ever returned home as prolifically and powerfully as LeBron Raymond James.

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What’s ‘Neo-Radio’ and what’s kudzu got to do with it?


The Kudzukian network is bringing new, more organically produced programming to the different, discriminating, highly specialized tastes of today’s global radio listeners.


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 8/13/2015

Back in the day, radio stations had a little something for everybody. Sure, they were similarly formatted (Top 40, Country, Urban, News/Talk, etc.) but music stations were not totally devoid of sports or news. Even other kinds of music such as blues or jazz or gospel could be heard on these same stations during certain day parts or on weekends. There was a broad diversity of programming in radio markets.
That’s not the case now.

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R + R on Sports: Respect yourself and protect yourself

Florida State QB De’Andre Johnson should have walked away before punching a woman in the face.

by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson 7/24/2015

“If you’re walking ‘round thinkin’ that the world owes you something cause you’re here, you’re going out the world backwards like you did when you first come here… Respect yourself, respect yourself. If you don’t respect yourself ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot.”


– Staple Singers

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Paving the way to the NBA

There are well over 6,000 sports agents in the U.S. and Travis King of Memphis is a rising star.

by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 7/02/2015

All too often, we look but really don’t see. We see things and people as they are but don’t know or see (as they sing in church) “how they got over.” A case in point is the 2015 NBA draft.

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Not Arthur Ashe courage

Is Caitlyn Jenner an accurate depiction of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award?


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 6/19/2015


We wanted to be absolutely sure, so we looked it up again. The dictionary definition of courage read: “The quality of mind and spirit that enables a person to face difficulties, danger, pain etc. without fear.” Then we reflected on the life journey of Arthur Ashe.

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SOS for more black NBA coaches


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 5/22/2015

Here’s some “info for your afro” or “stats for your hat.” There are 30 teams in the National Basketball Association. Around 80 percent of all NBA players are black. Currently, six or 20 percent of all NBA head coaches are black and that figure has dropped like a rock since this time last year when it was 43 percent.


Finally, out of 49 majority owners of NBA teams there’s one that’s black (Michael Jordan of the Charlotte Bobcats). Are we ballers? No doubt. Are we shot callers? Not so much. Are these realities coincidental or accidental? Get real.

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Money vs. Manny = B.S.

What the world saw was absolutely not a fight, it was a Business Scenario (B.S).


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 5/8/2015


Yep. There we were in the midst of a really nice fight party waiting like kids at Christmas for time to wind down and the combatants to show up and show out in the richest fight in human history. Both sides had their own scenarios.


To Money Mayweather fans, Floyd was the undefeated (47-0) king of boxing in the modern era. He’d taken on all comers, including boxers who had beaten Manny Pacquiao. Floyd wasn’t scared of Manny, but he vowed there would be no fight until the deal was right.

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Respect your elders Floyd!

‘A LITTLE R&R ON SPORTS’: “So when Floyd Mayweather has the gall to compare himself and disrespect the legacy of The Greatest, we have a problem.


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 4/24/2015


First, in the interest of full disclosure (in keeping with journalistic protocol), we acknowledge that we are lifelong fans and unabashed admirers of the man globally recognized as the Greatest of all Time…Muhammed Ali. For one of us, he’s a lifelong hero of a generation and for the other, he’s a fellow native son of Louisville and lifelong icon.

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Memphis’ failure to finish

“I am very concerned about what I’m seeing from our Memphis Grizzlies because it could be a prologue of things to come and an epilogue to things already seen.”


by Howard Robertson Special to The New Tri-State Defender | 4/3/2015

George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember history are doomed to repeat it.” Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be…and there is no new thing under the sun.” Nana said, “Boy you got it honest ‘cause you just like your daddy.”


Understanding those truths, I am very concerned about what I’m seeing from our Memphis Grizzlies because it could be a prologue of things to come and an epilogue to things already seen.

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A monster named Mike and the man he is now

There is likely no other sports figure in recent history that has so thoroughly and consistently been labeled a monster than Michael Gerard Tyson.

by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 3/18/2015

1. A creature that typically is large, ugly and frightening; 2. An inhumanely cruel or wicked person; 3. A person, typically a child, who is rude or badly behaved. Those are three definitions of the same word – monster.

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All-Star games need 3Rs: review, revamp and reestablishment


The NBA All-Star Game and the NFL Pro Bowl need upgrades and here are some recommendations for the commissioners.


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 2/28/2015, 3:16 p.m.


Back in the day, University of Memphis students and fans started their home court harassment of opposing basketball teams during team introductions. The entire student section would open newspapers in front of their faces, then each time an opposing player’s name was introduced they’d express their disinterest in perfect unison by yelling “Who cares” or “Big deal” or “Go home.”

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Principals need principles


Leave it to the sports world to remind us of the powerful difference between principal and principle.


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 2/14/2015, 12:39 p.m.


The homonyms principal and principle are often confused in spelling and definition. Perhaps it’s easier to remember that a principal is someone or something that is the primary and most important. On the other hand, a principle is a basic truth, a moral rule or a law of nature. Although they sound the same, these concepts are powerfully different, as we have seen in the sports world over the past few weeks.


Of the same ilk as Tyson, Tiger, Venus, Serena Williams and Peyton and Eli, Bill Belichick was a prodigy. As the son of a football coach, he was raised to coach pro football. While Robert Kraft owns the New England Patriots, there has never been any question whatsoever about who operates the Patriots’ organization.

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If speech is free, shouldn’t silence be?


Super Bowl Talk: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has become a media sensation largely because of his disdain for interviews.


by Howard Robertson and Larry Robinson | 1/29/2015, 12:09 p.m.


The First Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.”


The National Football League says: “Players must be available to the media following every game and regularly during the practice week as required under league rules and their contracts.”


So, our Constitution guarantees that by law, we will always be free to say what we want. We’re also free to be quiet. But then the NFL mandates that players be available to the media.

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