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One Shining Moment, March Madness

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To me, March Madness is the most wonderful time of the year. I love it because of all the uncertainty it brings to the game . Watching some of the best talent in college basketball playing their hearts out and laying it all on the line makes for incredible TV and entertainment. Here’s the link to my bracket. I didn’t spend much time on it since there’s over one in a billionth chance that my picks will be right (an element of the madness). As I watch this Dayton/Ohio State game, there’s a chance that my bracket will be messed up sooner than later!Jamilah’s March Madness Bracket

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March 20, 2014 at 4:42 pm

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Sayonara 2013 Sports; It’s 2014!

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2013 was an awful year for Texas sports, especially for the football teams that I follow. The Dallas Cowboys ended another season in their traditional 8-8 style(Side Note: this is NOT Tony Romo’s fault, blame that terrible defense). The mediocrity of this team combined with the frustrating football played by my Red Raiders(I’m Texas Tech Alum) was so stressful that I swore off watching football during the NFL’s week 13! This spared me having to invest my time in the Redskins & Eagles game, but I missed my Red Raiders win the Holiday Bowl; a risk I was willing to take.

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Oh, and don’t get me started on the Dallas Mavericks! With Dirk being injured for the first third of the season, it put us behind the eight-ball; plus he was the only legitimate player we had. Most of last season’s roster looked like Dirk + The Texas Legends. I eventually ended up ignoring the games on TV and the radio and just caught the box scores the next day. Thanks, Mark Cuban for making all that salary cap space to only lose out on acquiring Dwight Howard and Deron Williams; that worked out well. But, time heals all wounds and I’m a little less bitter about this team. I suppose starting the season with promising basketball has helped me get over it.

 Alas, 2013 is finally over and there’s hope within the new year! So let me be the first to say “Lets Go Mavs”, How ‘Bout Them Cowboys”, and “Wreck ‘Em”! I feel refreshed and hopeful for my Texas teams, including the Astros and Rangers; but if they start waning on me, I may have to shut my faithful sport watching investments down early once more; I’m too old to be stressed out over sports!

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January 1, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Anxiously Awaiting Cowboys Home Opener

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Tomorrow marks my first regular season game attendance to a Dallas Cowboys game. As a first-time visitor and long-time Cowboys fan, I have a few simple requests:

1. Win

2. Do not let Felix Jones within five miles of the football. If possible, please leave him the locker room and throw away the key.

3. Blow Tampa Bay out! I don’t need a pins and needles game and need to be able to cheer happily throughout it.

And there you have it. Three simple requests and keys to a Cowboys victory. I look forward to the Cowboys Stadium experience and a Cowboys victory#howboutthemCowyboys!

 

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September 23, 2012 at 4:34 am

USOC, From a Volunteer’s View

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”I’m so excited” …..”I’m standing in the presence of champions”…..” I can’t believe I’m here!” “Where is Michael Phelps?” These were some of the thoughts that raced through my head as I entered the Hilton Anatole to begin my volunteer shift for the Unites States Olympic Committee’s media summit. USOC designates its media summit as the allotted time for athletes competing in the Olympics to participate in press conferences, broadcast sessions, photo and video shoots, to promote the Olympic Games and garner support for Team USA. Volunteering through my school (University of Dallas) afforded me an insider’s view of the finished product generated by the communications planning team. I was extremely impressed with the organization of the event; one that was well-suited for future Olympic champions. The opportunity to contribute in a volunteer capacity provided a front row seat to the media relations world, increasing my desire for a career in sports communications.

My first duty of the day was to assist during the press conferences by being a mike runner-someone who brings reporters in the audience the microphone when they have questions to ask. This may be considered by many as a gopher job, but I had a great time doing it because it gave me an up-close and personal look into how well-run press conferences are conducted. While running from one reporter to the next, I heard amazing responses to questions by the Olympic planning committee panel and was able to watch and listen to gold medalist, Michael Phelps field questions from reporters in the audience!

( Thoughts that swarmed my brain while mike-running)

“I can’t believe I’m less than 20 feet away from Michael Phelps” OMG! I’m handing the mike to Jen Engel! I used to listen to her show on ESPN radio! When did she make the move to Fox Sports?” So that’s how reporters take notes during press conferences” “ I hope I don’t trip trying to make it to this next reporter!”

During the last hour of my shift, I helped with broadcasting sessions. I was assigned an athlete to guide from media booth-to-booth ensuring that her interviews stayed on-schedule (six minute intervals). I was privileged to guide judo world champion and gold medalist, Kayla Harrison through her interviewing sessions. Harrison, 22, is as interesting and entertaining away from the judo mat as when she is competing. She was bright and effervescent during all ten of her interviewing sessions. To be as young and level-headed as she is inspires me. She remains focused on her immediate goal of bringing back a gold medal for Team USA, while not losing sight of her plans after the Olympics which include becoming a firefighter and wedding planning for her and her fiancé. I do not consider myself to be a fan of judo but I will watch Kayla compete for the gold medal this year.

Volunteering for this event was an experience that will remain with me until I lose my memory. Best wishes to Team USA #London2012!

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May 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

USOC, From a Volunteers View

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”I’m so excited” …..”I’m standing in the presence of champions”…..” I can’t believe I’m here!” “Where is Michael Phelps?” These were some of the thoughts that raced through my head as I entered the Hilton Anatole to begin my volunteer shift for the Unites States Olympic Committee’s media summit. USOC designates its media summit as the allotted time for athletes competing in the Olympics to participate in press conferences, broadcast sessions, photo and video shoots, to promote the Olympic Games and garner support for Team USA. Volunteering through my school (University of Dallas) afforded me an insider’s view of the finished product generated by the communications planning team. I was extremely impressed with the organization of the event; one that was well-suited for future Olympic champions. The opportunity to contribute in a volunteer capacity provided a front row seat to the media relations world, increasing my desire for a career in sports communications.

My first duty of the day was to assist during the press conferences by being a mike runner-someone who brings  reporters in the audience the microphone when they have questions to ask. This may be considered by many as a gopher job, but I had a great time doing it because it gave me an up-close and personal look into how well-run press conferences are conducted. While running from one reporter to the next, I heard amazing responses to questions by the Olympic planning committee panel and was able to watch and listen to gold medalist, Michael Phelps field questions from reporters in the audience!

( Thoughts that swarmed my brain while mike-running)

“I can’t believe I’m less than 20 feet away from Michael Phelps” OMG! I’m handing the mike to Jen Engel! I used to listen to her show on ESPN radio! When did she make the move to Fox Sports?” So that’s how reporters take notes during press conferences” “ I hope I don’t trip trying to make it to this next reporter!”

During the last hour of my shift, I helped with broadcasting sessions. I was assigned an athlete to guide from media booth-to-booth, ensuring that her interviews stayed on-schedule (six minute intervals). I was privileged to guide judo world champion and gold medalist, Kayla Harrison through her interviewing sessions. Harrison, 21, is as interesting and entertaining away from the judo mat as when she is competing. She was bright and effervescent during all ten of her interviewing sessions. To be as young and level-headed as she is inspires me. She remains focused on her immediate goal of bringing back a gold medal for Team USA, while not losing sight of her plans after the Olympics which include becoming a firefighter and wedding planning for her and her fiancé. I do not consider myself to be a fan of judo but I will watch Kayla compete for the gold medal this year.

Volunteering for this event was an experience that will remain with me until I lose my memory. Best wishes to Team USA #London2012!

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May 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Shaq Gets His Doctorate!

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Very inspirational!

PLATINUM KIDS

Shaquille O’Neal is now Dr. O’Neal. Watch out now!

Some how or another, between his NBA, movie and rap careers, Shaq found the time to complete multiple degree progams over the past 10-15 years. This past weekend,  he attended his commencement ceremony at Barry University, with his girlfriend Hoopz by his side, and accepted a doctoral degree in Education with emphasis on Organizational Learning and Leadership and Human Resources.  While on stage, he stooped to one knee so that his professor could place a hood around his neck and then he reportedly swept the professor up off his feet like Tarzan in front of the cheering crowd.

This is truly motivating and proves that you can do anything you set your mind to! Over the past few years, Shaq’s schedule became so hectic that he had to fly his professors to him for one-on-one sessions which took place in various states at his expense. Back in 1992…

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May 7, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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Playing for Next Season…..

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Last Night, Dirk Nowitzki strapped his team on his back in hopes of attaining a game-four-must-win home game; but with the wrong supporting cast, he proved that one man can only do so much. The Mavericks gave up their chance to defend their championship before the 2011-2012 season started by dismantling their team; making moves that made solid financial sense; however, as a Mavericks fan, I can truly say that J.J. Berea, Tyson Chandler, and Caron Butler are sorely missed. The shell of what was last year’s team got swept in the first round because ownership decided to play for next season.

Before Dwight Howard stunned everyone with his decision to stay in Orlando another year, I bought into Mark Cuban’s pitch of making salary cap space for Superman and New Jersey Nets guard, Deron Williams in the off season. But without a solid presence at center, was it really worth blowing up a championship team to potentially acquire another scorer? The Dallas Mavericks will definitely have a new look next season, but it won’t be one that brings another championship to its city. As a fan, I have high hopes; but as a student of the game, they haven’t got a chance.

Thank you, Dirk, for everything you’ve done for this team. Hopefully, management makes better choices to capitialize on your talent while you’re still effective.

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May 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm