You can't make this up people. I know celebrities and artists do occasional endorsements but this seems a little too much. Rap artist 50 Cent aka 'Curtis Jackson' is scheduled to appear at a local liquor store in the suburbs of Baltimore for an autograph/ Vodka purchasing event Friday Sept 2.
I was cruising by there to pick up a 6-pack for the football games today and noticed the advertisements. I asked the clerk about it and he said 50 Cent was scheduled to appear Fri between 6-8pm EST. Bottles sell for $26 and a case of 6 is $150. With the purchase of a case he will sign each bottle and pose for a selfie. Don't know if this is selling out or a brilliant marketing strategy but at any rate Mr. Jackson is getting paid.
Clerk also informed me that signed bottles were selling on eBay at an average of $80/ bottle. After further investigation he was right. In fact bottles ranged from $50-$99. I'm not a Vodka drinker but intrigued with this development. Hey I'm all about money and this might be a way to make a quick buck.
At any rate I may drop in for a quick selfie and purchase a bottle or two to meet him. Who knows we may hit it off and form a unique relationship. Hey stranger things have happened and if he's doing promotions at this level then we're definitely in the ballpark.
How lucky am I to find a personal bike mechanic? Soner Uludogan is the man. I've been fond of motorcycles ever since I was 9 years old. My dad use to bring home motorcycle magazines from his job and I use to cut out the pictures and post them on my bedroom wall.
Fast forward to now and I've owned numerous bikes, most sport bikes and one cruiser. It takes a lot of time and money to enjoy this 2 wheeled hobby not to mention the soaring cost of maintenance.
Last year I bought a bike on Craigslist and needless to say it needed some work. I purchased most of the parts needed to get it to pass inspection but alas my mechanical skills fell short and I needed help. Bike shops charge astronomical fees and I thought that was my only route. Enter Soner... The mechanic.
He hails from the Baltimore, Md region and works from his home. If warranted he will come to you and do any/ all repairs. Of course he charges a little more for house visits like any good technician would. Still its a lot less than the sharks of your local bike shop.
He came over yesterday as scheduled with his wife and daughter to do an oil change. His wife assisted with minor tasks that helped speed up the process tremendously. It's not everyday you find a spouse who shares your passion and helps you out. The daughter?... too precious. I turned on the TV in the basement and let her watch The Cartoon Network during the process. Nothing like having a smiling child's face around to make work enjoyable. She reminds me of my niece.
Anyway job went off w/o a hitch and I think he may have saved my bike. Turned out previous owner had put something that resembled car oil in the bike... a definite no-no. Bike fired up like a champ and the heavy white smoke that was coming from exhaust is all but gone now. Still have much work to do as I'll be having him put on new tires and change the spark plugs next wknd.
Props to my man Soner and I'll be passing this along to my biker friends. Check his Facebook page called 'Aero Professional Custom' to view his work, set up an appointment or ask him for advice. He's trying to get his biker bizz off the ground and I'll do my part to help. Don't want him to get too big less he forgets about the little man... mainly me lol. Thanks Soner I'll be in touch next wknd bro.
Skevi is a model from the Mediterranean who now lives in the UK... that's England for the everyday Joe. Team G4R has been after her awhile for an interview and for some reason or another we've always missed. Yes we're friends on social media and have been in contact for years but haven't been able to pull off that infamous podcast yet. No worries, its finally coming to fruition with our new staff in place.
Brady Moryn and myself are spearheading G4R's new movement and are proud to feature her on our upcoming segment soon. Really can't delve more into it as we're still hammering out the details. In the meantime check out her page as we strive to bring her to the masses in the good ole USA.
Hell how many people can honestly say they talked to a world class model? Continue to follow us and you too will be in that category. She's recovering from an operation and to find out the 911 you have to stay tuned people.
Story is true people seriously. In the late 80's/ early 90's I was in a 3 piece band called The Defference. We toured over TX and LA on a club circuit called Chelsea's. We had a white guy with long hair, a Mexican (still not sure to this day of his nationality lol) and a black guy, me. Anyway we were playing in one of our favorite cities Alexandria, LA and was invited to a party on our day off by fans and friends.
They showed up early Sunday morning at our hotel and we followed them in our van. We drove for hours on a desolate 2 lane highway and eventually pulled up to a mom-n-pop station for gas. Looked like something from a Stephen King movie. Our friends went in the store to pay for gas, beer and other supplies while I got out to stretch my legs. Cue scary music duh, duh, duh! Lol. Suddenly one of them came out and shouted 'James.... get back in the van!' Hey you don't have to tell a black man twice to get moving. No way am I being the first one killed in this story haha. He stated area was KKK territory and they had a meeting recently. We quickly fueled up and rolled out.
We continued on and drove for hours while the sun went down and eventually turned down a dirt/ mud filled road. Let me tell you its the first time I heard the phrase 'Red Mud'. It took us days to get it off the van. As we continued to follow our friends I was thinking... 'they could kill us out here and NO ONE would ever know.' We thought about turning around but we were completely lost. Remember this was an era before smart phones or GPS. Hell the map we had didn't have the road we were on. We were quiet for a while and though no one said it I'm sure we were all thinking... 'we're not going out without a fight.'.
Finally we all stopped and a guy from the car in front got out and proceeded through the bayou with only a flashlight. It was so dark you couldn't see your hand in front of your face. After awhile he emerged and yelled C'mon. We got out and followed them through the swamp. Moments later we came to a small opening where we saw a small shack. One of them fired up the generator and the lights came on.
This shack in the woods turned out to be one of their out of way partying places and we had a blast. We drank brew and partied til the wee hours of the morning haha. Would I do it again? Hell no... I was a younger and naïve man back then. Still its one of the best partying experiences I've ever had. Shout out to my band mates who were in this fiasco with me lol... Greg Stokes and Roland Zertuche.
Madden soundtracks have been synonymous with trending artists and this year's edition didn't fail. They took a break over last year or two but we're happy to see they've returned to this fan fave tradition. One particular Madden 16 song I like is "Can't feel my face" by The Weekend. I enjoy most of their songs but this one holds a special place in my heart as its motivated me to sling an axe over my shoulder again after a 10 year hiatus. Do I plan on starting up a band again? Probably not but who knows? The fact I'm playing again speaks volumes.
I've been a musician nearly my entire adult life and believe me when I say its therapeutic for the soul to play a musical instrument. Oh did I forget the mention the perks of playing 'air guitar'? Even when someone catches you doing it you still look cool because you're an actual musician haha. All good everyone enjoy the song.
Mike Bruski may not mean anything to the average joe but after this article he will. Unlike those other mega sites we like to feature our fans/ friends. I founded this Co as a Madden site and Mike was one of the first guys to come aboard and participate early on when we were struggling to find members. Story gets more interesting as I later found out he lives practically in my back yard.
We're both from the Baltimore, MD.. Glen Burnie suburb and have an affection for the Orioles and Ravens. Correction... Mike informed me shortly after article was written he's an Eagles fan... booo! I'm a die hard Redskins fan but Ravens are my adopted team. Mike likes to pick up B-Ball games on wknds with locals and attend O's and Ravens games. His daughter is adorable and dads can take a lesson from him on how to be a father. No names or pics will be posted as she is a minor unless done by Mr. Bruski.
Hey what good is running a site if ya can't plug who ever ya want when ya want? If in the Baltimore region and looking for a chill dude to attend a gm or attend a classic car show look no further. Hell if ya just need a member for your MLB or Madden group he's solid. He's also a member of a league we encountered early on in Madden years ago called MPOA (Madden Players of America). Wow that's a name I haven't said in a while. All good, other than our current leagues I rate this as one of the best run by Marc Rollins.
Props Mike I still look forward to checking out that burger joint in Pasadena. Love a good burger man haha.
Don't know if its his dopey expression or what but I love Beckham's intro in M16! -James G4R
Star Wars and Sci-Fi fans rejoice our ship has come in... literally! Personally I had no interest in purchasing a drone but this changes everything. I saw the original Star Wars movie back in the 70's at a drive-in and was instantly attracted to this amazing craft. It was portrayed as a bucket of bolts that could never make hyper-drive to get away from the Imperial fleet but I didn't care. Han Solo and Chewie were dumbstruck more than once when ship failed to deliver at the most inopportune time. Yeah the Falcon was the butt of jokes from Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker but she still held up under fire, gotta love those deflector shields haha.
Anyway I'll be saving my pennies and counting down the days to when I purchase her. I've had Millennium Falcon toys in the past but this is mind blowing. Imagine having your favorite toy that can fly? Yep ya now have an understanding of what I'm feeling right now. View full story.
Football, brackets, rankings... yep ya love it. It's been 3 years in the making but we finally have ours. Madden Combine is our answer to Madden fanatics looking to join a community w/o the bs of people quitting or doing cheese throughout game. It's a group page run by 5 commissioners, all accredited who run various leagues. Move over Madden Connected Careers and Madden Society there's a new sheriff in town... hell it's a complete posse haha.
Nearly every league is waiting for patch to drop before starting and we decided to do a tourney to pass the time. G4R is hosting a bracket tourney much like NCAA final four. Its single elimination where loser goes home. It spans all of our 3 leagues and members can go home knowing they played the best of the best.
Hmm... not so fast. G4R is an equal opportunity Co and have a female enrolled in this gauntlet. In fact we will have another joining the group in a couple of days who will soon be a sports analyst. Believe me she knows more about the game than most members here. I've been at this for a while and know a chip when I see one, she's the real deal. Hopefully she will give us a plug when she crosses over to prime time haha.
Group is exclusive and only proven members will be allowed in. Bracket is insane and games are intense. Don't know when next one will be but rest assured it will include more leagues and members. Even as I speak guys are requesting an invite. In fact fellow commissioner Teflon Liza dubbed it '1st Annual Madden Combine Tournament'. I like it, it has a nice ring. Anyway for those on the outside looking in here's a glimpse. Click here... First Annual Madden Combine Tournament. It will updated daily til finished.
Name pretty much says it all people. DMV was created by Commissioner Anthony Nelson to keep his youth football league in touch during off season in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia but has grown to a phenomenal following. Short version is... its a community league with no quitting, clock chewing or glitches. Ya take your wins and losses like a man and get rewarded for each with XPs. No better way to teach our youths about America's pastime.
Hey if ya want lobby cheese steer clear of lg, they don't accept it. On the other hand if ya want lobby gms where opp isn't allowed to quit.... you're home. Commish Nelson has been at this for a cpl of yrs and has the formula down pat.
With all the tragedy going on in the world today its good to see someone doing something positive for the youths. DMV will be a mainstay on our site, GaminG4Respect, and will be plugged often. If anyone has friends or relatives into vid games or Madden send them this way Mr. Nelson has been a positive influence in many young men lives and I can't think of no better person to entrust your children to while online.