The NFL all-star wideout who never holds his tongue talks to GIANT.
Never mind Webster’s, the NFL (aka the No Fun League) has deemed “controversy” to be a four-letter word. If so, four-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Johnson has cussed like a sailor his whole career—from his infamous touchdown celebrations and solid gold smile, to off-field antics like racing a horse and daring boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to go toe-to-toe with him for three rounds. Yeah, number 85 likes the hype. Believe it or not though, this year, the self-styled “Ocho Cinco” has rededicated his focus to a few other four-letter words: “team”, “wins” and of course, “ring”–as in “Superbowl ring.”
On his rookie season vs. his sophomore season:
“I got that first year under my belt, nice and quiet, got my feet wet and understood what I was doing. Then I let Chad come out. Every bit of Miami—trash-talking, celebrating, flashy gold teeth, the Mohawk, everything.”
On the Baltimore Ravens:
“They’re the only games I really get excited for. Against Baltimore, I get so hype, like the feeling you had the night before Christmas when you was little. And we got ‘em the first game of the  season? Monday night? They shoulda never gave me no platform like that!” GIANT Magazine
Here’s the trailer. Where’s the brotha? Typical network promotion. As if we don’t care or matter.
Sam I Am Premieres Tonight on ABC.
Journalist/activist says the show will go on, though.
“You can’t go through an entire primary process and refuse to talk to black and brown voters,” he continued. “It’s unconscionable, it’s untenable, it’s unthinkable and no one should be elected president in 2008, in the most multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-racial America ever and, in the process, ignore and ditch those voters. If you’re not going to talk to all of America then you don’t deserve to be president of all of America.”
Ever the quite polite “Black Kronkite,” Smiley’s demeanor always appears to be gentlemanly and gracious, but he was obviously disappointed in the actions of some of the Republican candidates and spoke in a frank manner throughout our conversation.
“I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, female, Republican or Democrat. That applies to everybody. I think America is going to look very hard at what these Republican candidates are saying to black and brown America by refusing to show up and address their issues.”
A historic moment is what the debate is being touted as. What would make a person miss out of being a positive part of history? We don’t know, and neither does Mr. Smiley.
“Their motivations? I don’t know why they’re not going to be there, but I do know that, by them not showing up, it’s a missed opportunity. You can’t continue to say that you can’t get black and brown’s attention and that you can’t get their eyes focused on you and then, when a legitimate platform is offered to you, you choose not to show up!” EURweb
If you like film and don’t have precognition, but wish you did, here is a list of what is upcoming this fall at your local cineplex. From comedies, dramas, and documentaries, get a heads-up on the films that will compete in the race for Oscar.
A small sampling includes…
The Hunting Party with Terrence Howard
Lions for Lambs with Derek Luke
The Kingdom with Jamie Fox. Salt Lake Tribune