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  • Can’t keep a good man down! Darren Sammy is on the commentary Mike at the IPL. Cameron- he ain’t gonna suffer!

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  • Caribbean unity ?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Mr Blogmaster you tell us!!!

    “Visit our website for more information and how to contact us, key activities, commercial partners and general information.”…. “Sorry, We could not find http://www.barbadoscricketleague.org
    It may be unavailable or may not exist. ….”

    In simple terms could it be that always painful thing called …the evolution of life.

    During US segregation Black businesses soared …after laws were enacted outlawing racial segregation…they faltered.

    In a time long past the only way for Charlie Griffith or any of those bold-faced names to get noticed was to play BCL…then they could only play for Empire or Spartan for many years after that.

    Which young dynamo talent from any social class or whatever skin tone can’t get into a Wanderers team on merit alone these days…which BCL club isn’t also fielding a team in the BCA?

    Times had moved on…we have all ARRIVED! Could be as simple as dat!

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  • Promoting Barbados…

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    As a fan I say hip-hip-hooray to the life of Tony Cozier.

    He was the absolute best 12th man to our most gifted and successful West Indies teams. He never got on the field to score a century or take a five-for but he contributed to our pride and joy by his own excellent work.

    He too became as identifiable with WI cricket as any of those super stars.

    Condolences to his family. He was a colossus.

    For us old folks that era of WI cricket is slowly but surely closing…closed.

    ‘From fire to friendship’ by Tony Cozier. February 10, 2009

    “When I first laid eyes on Wes Hall he was in the next parish. As I scratched my guard the bowler in the far distance at the end of a run that would become as identifiable as any in the game was the latest West Indies tearaway.

    “I was the 17-year-old opening batsman for the LodgeSchool at a time when the three top secondary schools in Barbados were part of the highest division of domestic cricket, along with clubs that routinely included Test and first-class players (presumably it was supposed to be character building) …

    “Somehow, through youthful eyesight, reflexes, bravado, luck, whatever, I clipped a boundary through square leg in the opening over on the way to a scintillating 24. The image has justifiably remained with me, as sharp as if on a high-definition TV screen. When, by now old friends, I felt comfortable enough to mention it to Wes a few months back, he quickly pricked my pride: ‘You lucky you still living!’ ”

    Indeed we all were lucky he survived that onslaught!

    Long live WI cricket!

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  • Well, all that was needed was the full stop and now I think we have it.

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  • I haven’t listened to cricket on the radio in decades but the passing of Tony Cozier has stirred some long dormant memories.

    I can’t remember when I first heard Cozier on the radio but my first memories of listening to cricket was the WI tour of Australia in 1960-61 when as a sapling I was able to stay up late at night to listen to Johnny Moyes in a colourful Aussie accent on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp.)

    Later during the WI tour of England in 1963 we were treated to the dulcet tones of John Arlott whose descriptive commentary of Cricket as well as the surrounding countryside provided a picture as vivid as any contemporary movie scene.

    Cozier came on the scene sometime after that tour and I recall his voice on the radio as one of our own and that voice although lacking the timbre of some of the other commentators was very informative. I also remember his reports in that other media- newspapers- I believe he came from a media family as his family was involved with the Daily News (now defunct) and I seem to recall a column by his father EL Cozier which appeared under the byline ELC. The immediacy of TV has diminished the importance of the radio voice but those of the generation which came of age in the 60’s remember radio as our connection to the outside world and we relied on the eloquence of the person behind the mike to fuel our imagination and Cozier fit the bill.

    An innings well played.

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  • [audio src="http://vob929.com/FilesFTP/TonyCozier/TCBJUL12.mp3" /]

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  • @ David,

    Lewis on pole.

    He did an interview with Martin Brundle and said he loves Barbados.

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  • @Hants

    A good first step but as you know his problem all season has been reliability and suspect garage decisions.

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  • 30 seconds. Lewis and Nico crash!!!!

    Will be an interesting race without Mercedes.

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  • 18 year old Max Verstappen wins for Red Bull. Good race even without the Mercedes.

    Ferrari second and third.

    Big question. Will Lewis drive for Mercedes next year ?

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  • @Hants

    He has a contract to honour doesn’t he? Ferrari would welcome Hamilton, and with his skillset that team comes into contention.

    On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 1:52 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • @ David,

    Mercedes may want Lewis to go and would “mutually agree” to terminate his contract.

    Nico is good for Mercedes ‘ marketing”.

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  • Agree Hants, who is their target market again?

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  • Future Test player ?

    “FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD schoolboy Nyeem Young batted into the Barbados Cricket Association’s history books with a knock of 299 runs against Deighton Griffith School yesterday.”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/81250/batsman-scores-299#sthash.FDA6JKPr.dpuf

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  • Georgie Porgie

    Simmons, who was a consistent failure got rid of Chanderpaul. Now he argues that Ambrose is not technical enough.
    Bare rubbish!
    All this sort of shit kill poor TC

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  • NOT TECHNICAL ENOUGH!

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  • It has to be about performance, has he performed?

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  • @ David,

    If he was not performing he should have been warned before being fired. I hope he gets severance or he takes them to the CCJ.

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  • O M R W

    DR Smith 4 0 8 4

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  • Smith took 4 wickets for 8 runs.

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  • Question for WICB.

    How did Pollard and Narine qualify to play ODIs ?

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  • I have lots of respect for Ambrose since 86 when he came on the scene in Combined Islands and was called the Beanstalk,thin as a rake and tall but a devastatingly intelligent bowler.Hardly a loose ball,he went on to become in my opinion the best fast bowler the West Indies produced.It seems he is a man of few words as I recall the Cookie Monster complaining that Ambrose came to his training camp and said not one word to anybody there.If Stephenson is right it would appear that Ambrose has a problem communicating.The unfortunate result is a bowler held in high esteem is now reduced to ridicule by one of his own and once again it shows a lack of communicating skills.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David, again thank you for the reality check May 16, at 5:53 PM. At the end of the day for any coach performance will always be the measuring stick. We can quibble about the ‘how’ re the sacking but this is the nature of the beast in that environment.

    And what about the basic home truths…

    Have any of our greats been very effective as coaches of the team?

    Now that is a loaded question so I’ll answer (smile) by saying that in many cases the WICB have NOT supported the coaches in some cases and in others the coaches (Marshall, for one) seemed to be so at-one with the top stars that the coaches compromised themselves.

    Roddy Estwick is an accomplished (technical) coach who has gotten results from the young bowlers and despite the fact that he would have been just carrying Ambrose’s kit as WI player the roles are absolutely reversed now. Estwick is a far superior coach…based on the records.

    Ambrose may have had his pride hurt but beyond that what really does he have to worry about!!!

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  • Remember when Australia under Waugh was dominant who was the coach? A no-name Buchanan.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Very correct David. In fact if any of us do a memory dump (no Google) and offer the names of successful coaches who were above average players (far least great) we may be shocked at how few they were.

    I can only pull the South African Woolmer. And some may think of him as just an ordinary talent but I give him extra props for his success against the mighty West Indians.

    Duncan Fletcher was not considered above average as I recall. But a great coach. Malcolm Marshall was a supreme player bit not a winning coach certainly.

    Oh, the real mccoy is Greg Chappell. He had some success with India initially.

    Beyond that all the others were coaches and motivators first and foremost who were mediocre players themselves.

    My memory is poor but even if I did a google for last 25 years I doubt that changes drastically.

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  • Quite correct! A great player does not make a great coach any more than a great mathematician makes a great math teacher.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    David
    Will Tony’s funeral be carried live on local radio/ Tv
    What time?
    Can it be accessed online?
    Thanks

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  • AWESOME!!!!!

    Men’s 100m

    1) Usain Bolt (Jam) 9.98

    2) Ramon Gittens (Bdos) 10.21

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  • @GP

    Will have to check it for you.

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  • @ David and GP,

    I think the funeral was today at 3

    The funeral service and cremation for the late Winston Anthony Lloyd Cozier ‘Tony’ will take place on Friday, May 20 2016 at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church at 3p.m. In lieu of flowers donations to the Barbados Cancer Society will be appreciated and collected at the chapel. No mourning colours by special request.
    Condolences to the family may be sent to http://www.bryansfuneralhome.com

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  • Thanks Hants, missed it.

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  • @ David,

    Chris Gayle is an idiot. A rich talented cricketer but an idiot.

    These female reporters did not even have to “set him up”.

    His ego is too big for his brain to control.

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  • @Hants

    Let us consider it a hoax.

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  • Mike Maskell is off to the Olympics for the gazillionith time to place last. What an outrage. Is he septuagenarian Steve Stoute’s favorite son? He’s gone to every Olympics since most of us were born he’s the biggest loser along with Stoute. Barbados has won one pitiful bronze medal in Stoute’s decades of rule of the BOA. His is the face of abject failure.

    Grenada a mini mini state compared to mini state Barbados has won at least one gold medal. Grenada is bankrupt one of the poorest countries in the region. Barbados is one of the richest with great sporting talent. Stoute ought to been kicked out twenty years ago.

    Its a scandalous misuse of taxpayers money the BOA is run by lottery funds collected from citizens. Watch out for serial spongers to join Maskell at the trough in Rio. The likes of Stoute and Erskine Simmons, Cammie Burke and Bruggadung Johnson , Esther Maynard and Boozer King. The money and space wasted every four years to send those clowns on a junket is better spent to expose young talents in track and field who are eager for opportunity.

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  • @ Sports fan
    Even if we ignore the lack of Olympic medals, one has to wonder about the really ridiculous lack of sporting facilities and sports organisation in Barbados, given the level of consistent funding provided over the years by the lottery.

    It has to be in the region of $10 million per year, and this does not include other grants etc from government and overseas.
    Someone should really explain how, with no less that $100m available in the last 10 years, we do not have a decent stadium, the football field is incomplete, the hockey field is down, netball is in a dump …..
    What is the money being used for?
    Who reports on these things …and to whom?
    Is the Minister of Sport the final authority?
    Are the accounts public documents? …where can they be found?

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  • I’m inclined to keep a copy of certain articles I read, because I know that at some point in time a discussion would “emerge” in a forum I am privy to be included, which would have some relevancy to that article.

    Case in point, in the “Sports Corner” section of BU, cricket enthusiasts, Hants and Georgie Porgie, seem to be quite upset at the decision made by West Indies cricket team’s coach Phil Simmons to sack Curtly Ambrose as bowling coach in preference for Roddy Estwick who, according to Simmons, has more “technical skills.”

    This decision did not surprise me, not because I don’t support the popular view/opinion that former West Indian cricketers are the best choices for WI coaches. It does not follow that, for example, because Ambrose may have been an excellent bowler, he would automatically and obviously make an excellent coach.

    On January 6, 2016 I read an article on “foxsports.com,” written by Ashley Gray and entitled “Curtly Ambrose slammed as ‘worst coach I’ve seen’ by Franklyn Stephenson.”

    Franklyn Stephenson is considered one of the Caribbean’s leading cricket coaches and operates the “Franklyn Stephenson Academy” in St Thomas, Barbados, where he trains aspiring cricketers from all over the world who age between eight to 15 years.

    Stephenson said Curtly Ambrose should be DROPPED as bowling coach and EX-PLAYERS ditched from the West Indies set-up if the former powerhouse is to regain past glories. He made this assessment based on the fact that during the Australia Test Series, West Indies FAILED to take 10 wickets and CONCEDED a staggering 131 RUNS PER WICKET.

    Also, according to Stephenson, Ambrose was a fantastic bowler, “but he’s the worst coach I’ve seen,” he said. “He came here to our CAMP but DIDN’T SAY A SINGLE WORD TO ANY BOWLER. He is just for show, nothing more.”

    “Stephenson says an OBSESSION with GIVING JOBS to EX-PLAYERS is HOLDING BACK the side’s progress. Over the past TWO DECADES of FAILURE, the West Indies have EMPLOYED a GLITTERING ARRAY of LEGENDS to help revive their fortunes. Andy Roberts, Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd, Gus Logie and Richie Richardson have all had a go at putting pride back in the maroon cap, but Stephenson says past players are not the answer.”

    Like it or not, there is some merit in Stephenson’s opinion.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    @Artax, lovely piece. Interesting though that former player Stephenson “is considered one of the Caribbean’s leading cricket coaches” but his verbiage acclaims that “past players are not the answer.” A ridiculous contradiction by and from Stephenson himself.

    The issue clearly therefore is not whether the coach is a former player but simply whether that former player knows the rudiments and techniques to effectively get the best from his charges. Not only must he know how to execute the skill well (as he did time and time again) but he must know the psychology of his craft and of course he must be able to harness and direct all that to motivate these wealthy young men to consistently perform as an effective unit..

    In many other sports top players go into coaching and often if one is not aware of the person’s playing career then you only know them as an excellent coach…the examples are vast…

    Many people – well there are some, smile – only know Johan Cruyff as the great Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands coach!

    Some are damn good. Many are not… And realistically we likely match their averages of those top-players-turned-coaches that are piss-poor. Michael Jordan did not cut it as a hands-on team official either, for example.

    But Stephenson is good at his coaching craft regardless of whether he was a former player of not. He is like a Cruyff in that regard.

    By the way, it was abjectly obvious that Ambrose was not being effective as a bowling coach. I could not determine if the guys simply could not execute his plans; or whether he was unable to properly motivate and guide them. But a change was needed.

    Jerome Taylor since his return has been but a shadow of what he was. Is that due totally to him or could his bowling coach have assisted more. This time next year after Estwick has had a full run with the boys we should be better placed to answer that.

    As an aside GIbson went back to his roots as England bowling coach and those fellas have been doing dixie. Did he have anything to do with that or are the players just using the conditions ( in Engand now and in the Ashes, and India recently) so very well? Oh lawd!!!!

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  • @ Bushtea

    It has to be in the region of $10 million per year, and this does not include other grants etc from government and overseas.
    Someone should really explain how, with no less that $100m available in the last 10 years, we do not have a decent stadium, the football field is incomplete, the hockey field is down, netball is in a dump …..

    You can be sure taxpayers don’t know this amount of finance goes to the BOA run by Stoute and his henchmen. Your questions are valid. Leigh Trotman the Auditor General is duty bound to investigate and give the country a report on what is done with this large sum of money. The Auditor general reported on BRA’s failure to collect $1 million in bounce cheques that’s chicken feed compared to the funds you claim BOA collects. The Minister of Sport instead of harassing the private sector ought to ask for the BOA’s balance sheet to see if the stadium can be built from that account..

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  • @ Sports fan
    Bushie was thinking that the $10M per year went to all the beneficiaries. According to the Lottery web site, “Part proceeds from The Barbados Lottery’s operations support the following Beneficiary Organizations – The Barbados Olympic Association, The Barbados Turf Club, The Barbados Cricket Association and The National Sports Club”
    ….perhaps the national sports club means the various sports clubs in the island.

    One wonders why this kind of information is not readily available.
    FIFA just fired another high official who was found to have been paying himself millions of dollars illegally. This was possible because of all the secrecy that prevailed there for years.

    Of course such things never happen in Barbados…. do they?

    Interestingly, Bushie has been unable to find any level of financial reporting on the Lottery website, as is also the case for most of the sports Bodies with websites….

    Why the secrecy?

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  • This sounds like a case for Due Dilligence….. 🙂

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  • Dwayne Smith continues to earn his keep in the IPL.

    DR Smith c Kohli b Chahal 73 (41b 5×4 6×6) SR: 178.04

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  • Yes, Hants…. I agree, but would have preferred if he had not played at that ball.

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  • @ David,

    Monaco track wet. Should be an exciting race.

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  • @Hants

    A difficult track to overtake on. LH will need some luck.

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  • Lewis got the luck and drove a brilliant race. Red Bull made a huge mistake in the pits and it cost them the race.

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  • @Hants

    Yes he got the luck for a change. Ricardo was a very disappointed man on the podium.

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  • 4 Test matches and none at Kensington Oval.

    @ David,

    Wha happen?????

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  • Look’s like the Champ is facing his last bout. I’m feeling melancholy that one of the heroes of my youth is very ill in hospital. Fight the good fight Muhammad Ali.

    Muhammad Ali ‘on life support and barely breathing’ as family gathers at bedside

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  • He survived a long time given the blows received from Frazier, a legend by any definition.

    Muhammad Ali ‘on life support and barely breathing’ as family gathers at bedside

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  • WEST INDIES WIN!!!!

    POLLARD AND NARINE…….Awesome!!!

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  • The greatest is gone, sometime in the next few days I’ll retrieve my copy of “When we were Kings” and watch as a parting tribute.

    Ali Bomaye!

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/more/boxing-legend-muhammad-ali-dead-age-74/

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  • I stopped watching boxing after Ali. It became too boring.

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  • Pollard has usually, when the opportunity arises for him to come in with some overs to spare, given a good account of himself. We haven’t used him correctly over the years. Though he is not yet thirty years old he has had some serious injuries so I hope we can still get a few more years out of him in ODIs. Narine was very good even though he’s still not comfortable with his new action. If our administration could just get it’s act together so that we could have our best players together playing without heavy hearts we could at least put on a good show sometimes and rebuild hope and consequently interest. All it really takes is a little hope.

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  • Barbados Today's photo.

    Rest in Peace Muhammad Ali

    Here our own Sir Gary Sobers sits with the late Muhammad Ali in the dressing room, England v West Indies, Lord’s, 1st day, June 16, 1966:Picture credit – http://www.espncricinfo.com

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  • Ali and Sobers… irrefutable exemplars of African greatness.

    David, this picture should be on BU’s front page until November 30, to remind us what is possible and what really matters.

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  • “The Greatest”

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Awesome pic, Mr Blogmaster. Two lions in their prime in a moment of a wonderful simple buddy relaxation.

    Who knew Ali knew anything about our bat & ball…lovely.

    May he now rest peacefully with his Lord.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    Muhammad Ali: A god who walked among us.

    The King of the Ring, one of my three sporting heroes, finally took off the fighting gloves of Life and has ascended to that great mountain in the Sky.
    Sir Garfield and Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé) are still with us. May the Light keep them with us for a while yet!

    That’s what it means to be “Royal Black”.

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  • I admired Muhammad Ali’s courage to speak his mind.

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  • He epitomized a True Black man. He was proud of his Blackness. A man to idolize.

    Those 2 vids posted by Ping Pong shows his brilliant mind dissecting the dirty, inferior pyschological mindset of the Cracker and his filthy system.

    “I don’t serve Negroes”….Ali’s brilliant response “I don’t eat Negroes”

    “I want my children to look like me” “I want my Black American Woman”

    He wasn’t only a beauty on his feet he was also brilliant in the mind.

    I question that Parkinson Disease Prognosis…I think his Great mind was silenced. He kept company with another brilliant mind El-Haaj Malik El Shabazz.

    Travel safely Great Elder and join all the other Great Black Ancestors.

    Natalie Cole started this journey at the beginning of the year and she has taken many a souls with her. Year 2016 a #9 year. A year when many cycles will be completed.

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  • Georgie Porgie

    re I question that Parkinson Disease Prognosis

    What bull shit!
    Parkinsons is RATS
    R.board like rigidity
    Akinesia
    T- Resting tremor …..
    Shuffling or festinating gait

    ALL of these symptoms which are PATHOGNOMONIC OF PARKINSON’s DISEASE were very well exhibited by Ali

    re Who knew Ali knew anything about our bat & ball…lovely.

    In the summer of 1966 when Sobers was rampaging over England with bat and ball Ali went there to fight Henry Cooper. Ali requested an audience with the greatest cricketer of whom he heard and read so much. He was allowed entrance to Lords to meet Sobers and his conquering team.

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  • It is awesome the recognition world media is giving to the Ali story.

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  • @ David,

    We are getting wall-to-wall coverage of the great man’s passing. I have never witnessed so much coverage of one man’s passing. No surprise, as Ali was revered as being deity in the UK. This country was his second home.

    When i was growing up in the UK the airwaves were saturated by this Negro man who strode the world stage like a colossus. We treated him like royalty in the country of my birth.

    During the seventies and the eighties he was interviewed by one of the UK’s most popular TV presenter, Michael Parkinson, who dueled with him memorably during four live interviews. It was box office.

    Ali’s legacy is one that we Negros should be proud of. He stood his ground and was never prepared to sell out his black people. What a man.

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  • @Exlaimer

    This is man who used his success in his sport to change the world. The same cant be said for a few of our other Black icons.

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  • Boy, that Ali had a mouth! Great!

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  • Ali was not perfect (nobody is) but “what a man”! He really epitomized the warrior mind. Face your battles, give it your all, give no quarter and accept the consequences of your actions. The most pleasant memories of my youth are of the moments spent with my father watching, cheering and marveling at the genius of Sobers (and the West Indies cricket team), Pele and Ali. I remember my father waking me up to watch the “rumble in the jungle”. When Ali knocked out Foreman, the neighbors would have called the Police to complain about the noise except they were making more noise!

    Every Bajan schoolboy wanted to box like Ali, play football like Pele and play cricket like Sobers. The future was ours or so it seemed.

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  • Muhammed Ali and ‘Sir’ Garfield Sobers…….Two Black Men, both reached the Pinnacle in their Sport….And it all ends here. Muhammed Ali transcended Boxing. He stood for something more honourable than Boxing or Cricket.

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  • millertheanunnaki

    @ Ping Pong June 4, 2016 at 6:27 PM
    “Ali was not perfect (nobody is) but “what a man”! ”

    Agree Ali was not perfect. But neither is Mother Nature nor your Yahweh.
    If Muhammad Ali had walked this planet 2,000 years ago maybe your friend Jesus would just be an insignificant footnote in Western history of rebellious characters.

    Let us agree Ali was an incarnation of the same enlightening magnetic spirit destined to appear again sometime when.

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  • @ David,

    Right on queue. Here is an article in Sunday’s Guardian newspaper.

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jun/04/how-the-british-took-muhammad-ali-to-their-hearts

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  • In the UK we could not get enough of Ali back in the days. Check out his Parkinson’s interview on the same page.

    “Ali brought Brixton to a standstill in 1974”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36452221

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  • He came in the Morning like the Butterfly and the Bee
    At Noon he entertained us with his poetry and his mastery at his Artistry
    He “Danced like Butterfly and Stung like a Bee”
    Sadly, the things we admired him for; his ‘Speech’ and his ‘dancing Feet’
    Deserted him in the Evening of Life.

    AllahuAkbar.

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  • Viewed from the UK. Here are the headlines news.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-36453899

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  • The world’s Greatest boxer BUT a man who suffered a tremendous Inferiority Complex in spite of his ‘Black Power rants and raves. He was constantly pleading to the white-man to acknowledge him and except him…he was like a fish out of water in the presence of “his” black people BUT he was always vibrant and alive in the presence of Whites

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  • A lot of revisionist history has been written about Muhammad Ali, there are many who claimed to have loved him but actually hated him. This was true even of some of my friends some younger some older who grew up with me in the sixties. One older friend used to say “Why did he refuse induction in the Army, he wouldn’t be sent to Vietnam instead they would make him into a “goodwill” ambassador” a la Joe Louis in WW11. Another friend hated him for his braggadocio and lived for the day that he would be pummeled in the ring. If this was true of Black Bajans imagined what it was for “white” Americans in the Vietnam era, Martin Luther King and Civil rights. Those who became “Draft dodgers” were reviled and considered unpatriotic Americans, the bulk of that war was fought by those at the bottom of society’s rungs. Those who were well to do or had other means largely escaped being drafted, GW Bush spent his time in the Texas Air National Guard and Dick Cheney had five deferments.

    The hatred of Ali intensified after he declared himself a Muslim and follower of Elijah Muhammad, if Ali the boxer was unbearable, Ali the “Black Muslim” and associate of the likes of Malcolm X was toxic to a large portion of American society. Ali’s saving grace was that the majority of Black people in the USA never lost faith in him and saw him as an underdog fighting against the US Establishment. A group of Black athletes led by Jim brown held a Summit and questioned Ali about his beliefs and came to the conclusion that he was sincere and the rest of society slowly followed as they came to despise the Vietnam War.

    The US always uses Sports as a seminal point in its history, from Jim Thorpe to Jesse Owens to Jackie Robinson, now Muhammad Ali joins that illustrious cast of “non white” sports figures who would have contributed to the country’s evolution.

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  • ” Little over a tenth of a second separated the top three cars in Saturday’s qualifying session

    for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2016, with pole going to Mercedes’ Lewis

    Hamilton from team mate Nico Rosberg and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel.”

    The race tomorrow should be exciting.

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  • “Hants

    Are you traveling to the *Villeneuve* track? A little rain will give LH the edge.

    On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 6:23 PM, Barbados Underground wrote:

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  • @ David I will watch the race on TV.

    Can’t afford the luxury of spending a weekend in Montreal.

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  • @ David,

    Lewis wins again.Great race.

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  • @Hants

    Good race although Rosberg might not agree😎

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  • Rosberg seems to expect Lewis to make it easy for him. Lewis is a pure racer and will not back down. Its racing at its best.

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  • @Hants

    You heard what LH said and the jig he did when he got out of the silver arrow?

    #thegreatest

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  • Yes David. He showed a lot of admiration and respect for Ali.

    Lewis certainly stung Nico in the first corner and floated away. lol

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  • Australia 265/7 (50 ov)

    West Indies 266/6 (45.4 ov)

    West Indies WON by 4 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)

    Marlon Samuels is the Man of the Match:

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