I met up with the producer of Dre Vader about a yr or so ago and glad I kept in touch. Been keeping up with these guys lately and have to swing some love for their newest single, Aint Shit Funny. G4R will be following this group closely over the next 12 months on our G4R Music Facebook page and hope to bring their sound to our fans. Playing some of that GWAP music! Don't get it? You will... keep following us.
Whoa... I'm not one for jokes about personal issues and not really an American Idol fan but do follow winners on occasion. As a musician I know the rigorous routine of keeping a tight schedule.. All good, I'm not slamming her as I love my plus size women. I've seen her on a TV interview or 2 and hopefully will have her featured here in time. She pulls this song off nicely!
You think guys in the good ole USA are the only Madden Gods on the planet? I think not...our brothers from another mother have graced our pages for a few yrs now. Caribbean Gamer-Zone from Jamaica is nearly the equivalent of G4R and periodically we give them a shout out. Imagine G4R in the islands if you will and you'll get the concept. Wow who knew island guys ball like this lol.
Vid is a few years old but we still keep in touch, I believe for this tourney they flew in guys from England, Africa and other countries to compete. We featured them about 3yrs ago and don't know if any of original members are still onboard. All good we'll do our part to track down the champs to see if they wanna lace up the cleats again and take a stab at G4R and our affiliate leagues for M16. Yeah these guys took trash talking to the next level by following loser around with a mic! Check the Vid!
The Hulkster has been vilified for dropping the N... word. Meh not our party but we give everyone a chance to voice their side of an expose story. Still amazes me how blacks drop the 'N' word every other sentence but get pissed when another nationality does it, Yes I get it,.. its a double standard but enough already. We cry for equality but still can't regulate our own community.
I was pissed at the Hulkster initially but not so much now. No I'm not selling out but do understand the frustration with neighboring nationalities not understanding the code of the Black man. We can stroll up in any bizz establishment and drop the N word like nobody's bizz but get ready to fight when someone else does it.
Blah, blah, blah save the speech talk. I'm a little older and have been through much of what you guys will never go through. At the end of the day its all about personal progress made. Are you a better person when you retire for the night? Oh here's Hulkster's side of the story. Hulk Hogan responds
Its a new age we live in people and my best advice is keep your damn mouth shut. Social suicide is rampant nowadays and most likely anything you say is being recorded. With that being said R.I.P. Hulk Hogan. Dude went off on 'The Rock' of all people on a recorded show and called him an uppity, half breed Nigg#r. Before he could take his next breath WWE dropped him from their site/ pages and pretty much have no recollection of him now. Our pals at the Washington Post have the deets.
Ok.. lets take a deep breath and rewind. 10-15 yrs ago this statement would have never made headlines. In this age of modern technology where everyone has a camera phone nothing is off limits. Hell I've even been a victim of it in the heat of the moment. I was arguing with a certain person/ topic and instantly branded a racist smdh, I was angry at the person not their cause and instantly I was on the receiving end of a lynch mob lol. All good I think my history speaks for itself. I don't have a hateful bone in my body,
Regarding Hulk Hogan and the plethora of radio/ media personalities across the nation we have to monitor every word we say, Is Hulk a racist? I dunno and really don't care. My younger brother was a huge fan but not me. Honestly if that's how he feels I'm ok with it. He has money out the wazoo and will be fine. Know this... the higher the success ladder you climb the tighter the scrutiny. Audio was provided to us but we don't feel the need to play it.
You want to know who's going deep in playoffs or who will win the next Super Bowl? Well look no further the masterminds of Harvard have constructed an algorithm to alleviate all of this madness. Why not just put the house up for mortgage now and bet the farm? Just kidding please don't do that but I do find this story fascinating. It's another case of luck vs science technology and albeit entertaining it does hold water to a certain degree.
I won't steal the thunder of author Kurt Bullard but I will sum it up pretty quick. Basically he takes a few top positions from each team: QB, RB, 2 WR, TE, Top 2 OL, the Top-4 “Front Seven” defensive players, and the Top-2 players from the secondary, throws in a bunch of egghead equations a rocket scientist would have problems deciphering and comes up with each teams probability of winning it all. Whew that was a mouthful.
Top 5 teams? 1) Seattle 2) Green Bay 3) Miami 4) Kansas City 5) New England.
Bottom 5? 32) Oakland 31) Tennessee 30) Tampa Bay 29) Jax 28) Baltimore (really B'more ranked this low?)
Anyway the article has a percentage breakdown of odds each team will win once in playoffs. For that my friend you have to view the article in its entirety.
Reboot can be an ugly word in Hollywood. In laymen terms it means what you were doing either didn't work or is outdated. Tinsel Town is fickle and if something doesn't work they are quick to move on to something else. Trilogies seem to be the magic formula for blockbuster hits and history has the stats to back it up. Look at the Spiderman trilogy dating back to the early '00's featuring Tobey McGuire, Batman featuring Christian Bale, Ironman starring Robert Downey Jr and the X-Men series. All were successful.
The flip side to this is knowing when to bow out gracefully like a poker player who's luck has run out. Producers can go too far and water down a series if not reeled in. Some notable examples are Friday the 13th, Rocky, the original Batman movies dating back to the '80's starring Michael Keaton and Superman starring Christopher Reeves. I enjoyed the first movie or two in all of these but quickly lost interest afterwards. The plots grew weaker and actors more comical in their roles.
Finally we have the sensible directors who know when to pull the plug after a bad showing or two. Case in point the current Spiderman starring Andrew Garfield (really hope they kill this series) and Fantastic Four which aired years back starring Chris Evans and the lovely Jessica Alba. Hey quick trivia.... did you know Chis Evans is the first actor to portray 2 different Superheroes with simultaneous movies out? He's the Human Torch in the original Fantastic Four movies and Captain America in said title and The Avengers. Apparently Hollywood frowns on actors having multiple roles regarding this genre, they believe it confuses the public.
I've been a comic book geek since I was old enough to read and know the background of nearly every hero and curious to see how they pull this new Fantastic Four off? The original story line was Johnny Storm (Human Torch) and Sue Richards were brother and sister but in this movie Johnny is portrayed by a black male. Intriguing indeed and I'll be first in line when this movie premiers. Flame on!
G4R has been following a female writer for last 6mos and really enjoy her posts and stances on important items in the communities across the country. Is she an anchor person? No, but neither is anyone else here at G4R. Granted some of the articles aren't politically correct but we wouldn't have it any other way. In fact we prefer unexperienced talent to capture the raw opinion lacking from today's social media not to mention someone we can grow with.
Anyone can watch the boring 5 o'clock news but how often do you hear it with how the reporter really feels? We're unbiased, politically incorrect and more times than not obtrusive. We don't cross the line with unchecked facts but rather give our opinions on trending items already in the media.
We've been looking for another person to contribute to our Facebook page and she may be the ticket. No names will be given until everything is finalized. Still have to run it by existing members. If all goes well we will create an 'Urban Talk' segment which will feature these topics where anyone can chime in.
-James (Team G4R)
We've been harping on a collective arrangement between a few leagues, G4R Madden, True32 Madden and Fantasy Madden 281 for a cpl of months. Come M16 all 3 lgs will be run by same commish staff under one umbrella. Each lg has been run independently for a cpl of yrs and withstood the test of time. How we all met is a story best saved for a later day but needless to say this next step was inevitable. If you are a member of one or more of these lgs then you have a concept of what's coming. If not join up asap or hit a current commish in your lg for more deets.
Each lg will keep their current name but we're looking at creating a moniker where ppl looking to join a credible lg can simply type it in and names of all lgs associated with it will appear. It's a work in progress and many bugs still need to be worked out. It's a step in the right direction in the Madden evolution and we hope to have a workable format shortly after M16 drops. Oh the title of this blog?... 'Madden Combine' is group I created on a whim and open for consideration along with any others for a moniker. There's a few out there already i.e. Madden Society, Madden Connected Community, etc. and most has served us well in finding a new lg to join.
-James (Team G4R)