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January 24, 2008

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nitlion007

In regards to the Queens shooting case, you want to know how they can justify shooting him over 50 times? In the Amadou Diallo case, he was shot 41 times and those cops were acquitted in a court of law. It's not a matter of how many bullets were used to kill the man, it's a matter of if the law and police procedure were followed correctly. There's no law saying that a police officer can only use a certain number of bullets to take down a criminal (I'm not saying Mr. Bell was a criminal, that's all for the trial to decide). If the officers felt their lives or the lives of innocent bystanders were in danger, they're permitted to use the means necessary to solve the problem. This will all come out in trial. If they violated police procedure, then they will be convicted, but if you look at the Amadou Diallo case, the trial revealed that the cops did nothing wrong. What happened to Diallo was tragic, but when the police tell you to put your hands up or get down on the ground, the LAST thing you should do is reach for something in your coat. Police officers live and work in a world where everyone hates them and some people wouldn't think twice about murdering them for some "street cred". They're trained to survive in this hostile world and that means defending their lives. When a man does something that is perceived as a threat to their life, they must react quickly or possibly end up carried by six pallbearers. I'm a former police officer and although I left that line of work because of extreme philosopical differences between myself and my colleagues on the role of police officers in society, I still recognize the hazards that come with the job and can put myself in the shoes of police officers who are unlucky enough to have to use their weapon in their line of duty. They have less than a split second to make a decision like that. As for 50 shots. If it takes that many bullets to bring a suspect down, that's what it takes. The Amadou Diallo shooting was a good shoot (to use police terminology, is there really anything that can be called a "good shoot"?) and from the sparse details I have heard in this case, this sounds like another tragic incident, but a good shoot nonetheless. But we won't know until the trial concludes. So please, let's reserve judgement until ALL the facts are in.

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wats good stephen a., love ur work my man. im another new yorker that heads back and forth to philly. luv that city but aint nuthin like ny.

most definitely kobe the mvp of the league so far. bron bron dope and all but kobe got it over him.

the reason tiger all calm bout that issue is cuz he cool wit the chick. they go back. if tiger aint kno the person that said it, best believe he woulda snapped his fingers and they woulda lost they job with the quickness. and about that golf mag wit the noose...man that thang was wrong. i aint for people losing they jobs or nuthin but dude got wat he deserved.

about the clemens thing...im like u, i cant wait to see where he willin to take this. dude is as guilty of takin roids or hgh as bonds is. if clemens lies under oath, he should get the same sentence bonds gets, no more no less.

i feel u on the bill clinton topic. how is he disloyal to the african american community? he opened up his office in harlem, people.

about the sean bell thing. we werent there so we dont kno exactly wat happened that nite. and its a tuff call to say whether or not 50 rounds is justified. unless we are police officers ourselves and im not, its hard to imagine wat goes on in the mind of a police officer during those instances. either way, thoughts and prayers go to sean and his family.

dave chappelle's a genius, point blank period. and anybody that dont like him is probably racist. jus my 2 cents. by the way stephen a., can we curse on ur blog, u kno to show more emphasis?

cheesedoodles

As my name suggests I am no fan of your work. I have worked in the Sports media and met you personally a number of times. You are a complete sham and an avid race baiter. I heard about some of the negative comments you were receiving and felt a slight twinge of sympathy for you until I realized you have probably posted similar comments anonymously somewhere. I see you as someone who in your private life yells out "CRACKER ASS HONKEYS!" Have you ever stopped to think that maybe people dislike you for YOU and not your race? You scream on the tv, your opinions are bias, and usually ignore the facts, you can't write worth a lick and you freaking refer to yourself in the third person in public.

Here's a tidbit that will make you delete this comment. You got your job because your "street". Not because you are black, because there are thousands of great commentators and writers out there who are more than qualified to have their own radio show/columns, but because you appeal to the uneducated thug who thinks debate should be won by who can yell the loudest and make up facts.

Go eat some cheese doodles and shut the fark up, you need to go hang out with the demo you sell to so they can dispose of you properly.

- Jason Whitlock

Mizzo

SAS welcome to the blogosphere. Hit me up. Would like to make an introduction and I have some questions about the Philly beat.

Be Peace
Michael Tillery

AirRaid81, Juiced Sports Blog.com

StephenA,

You were right when you said that bloggers have no credibility. You are a perfect example.

basebaiii

IF I TALK LOUDER THAN THAT MEANS MY POINT IS MORE IMPORTANT... YOU KNOW KNOWTHING ABOUT SPORTS.

basebaiii

AFTER READING THAT, I SERIOUSLY WANT TO PUKE

Iloveagoodhoax

Folks, I think we've been had. As ridiculous as this crap is, and as much as it sounds like Creamin A
I think we've got a hoaxster on our hands.

fallex

A pretty elaborate hoax. He even set up a professional-looking website (www.stephena.com) and got Stephen A to talk about HIS blog on his radio show. Nice detective work asshat.

The Hog Blogger

Where's this Capital Hill? Is that some place in the 'hood?

MCBias

Stephen, welcome to blogland. I'm glad to see you're willing to give this format a try. It's not so bad, promise, once you get used to it. I've learned a lot from other commenters and bloggers out here in 'Netland, and hope you have the same positive experience that I've had.

PurdueMatt

Loud does not equal insightful.

STEPHEN A. SMITH APPRECIATION SOCIETY

WHAT A FANTASTICAL COINCIDENTAL OCCURRENCE, STEPHEN A! WE HERE AT THE SASAS JUST GOT DONE WITH OUR BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION OVER THE NOVELIZATION OF BAD BOYS II. THE CONSENSUS WAS OVERWHELMING. IT WAS ACTION PACKED; HOWEVA, IT STILL MANAGED TO BE OUTRAGEOUSLY FUNNY! PLEASE TELL US IF THE MOVIE IS SIMILARLY EXCELLENT. (WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET.)

AS FOR POLITICS, WE SHALL GLADLY TAKE YOUR ADVICE AND VOTE FOR HILARY, BARACK AND MCCAIN. BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT THE BEST CANDIDATE HAS NOT DECLARED CANDIDACY YET... YOU! AND ISIAH THOMAS FOR VP! YOU'D QUICKLY AND RAPIDLY GET THIS ASSOCIATION'S ENDORSEMENT! WHO COULD VOTE AGAINST A PLATFORM THAT WOULD PROMISE ENOUGH TAX CUTS FOR EVERY BOY AND GIRL TO GET A PLETHORA OF COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF CHEEZY SNAKS? CRAZY PEOPLE, THAT'S WHO!

KEEP ONLINE BLOGGING, STEPHEN A! THE SASAS SUPPORTS YOU!

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POSTED VIA MY WIRELESS BLACKBERRY DEVICE

MindRiteSports

All teases, no real action. It's like prom all over again...

BrianFellows

I'M BRIAN FELLOWS! I'M BRIAN FELLOWS! Come on Stephen. Just yell it. You know you want to.

Straphanger4Life

Hey Stephen A. Smith. Welcome to the blog world. Sounds like ya have a full plate goin' on. I'm not an avid blogger but there still is something cool about typing a comment and then having it up there for the whole world to see! (I amuse easily - Im a product of the 60's :P) Anyway, Just one thing - I know everyone has a style. Yer excitement and passion for your work has to be infectious to those around you, but yer yelling just makes me lose the context of your points. When I turn on the TV to watch, I don't want someone screaming in my face - Woody Paige is a "screamer" also...dang he's annoying sometimes (I know I will be thrashed with "well don't watch then ya snivvlin; ninny".) I know it's futile to try and change anyone because if you are constantly mindin' everyone else's business, when you die, someone else's life will flash in front of your eyes!! Anyway, do your thing (maybe a Geico commercial is in your future!!) but just know that it's annoying especially when the batteries are low on the remote. Hopefully, you'll come across pretty smooth on here and you'll keep yer edge. You'll get yer share of peeps that haven't taken a good dump in a week and others who only smile when they are taking a dump, but it's all good. It's show business (no show tunes pleeeze). Keep The Faith! Best, Strap.

Granville Waiters

Stephen, if you see the Bill just sitting there on Capital Hill, don't scream at him. His only dream is to become a law. You're aggressive yelling and misplaced excitement may scare him away. Thank you.

CheezStaindBarcalounger

SAS, you're amusing but dim witted. Please talk about the following:
1) Lebron schooled the hell out of your "hands down" MVP yesterday, please tell me more about why Kobe is the lock.
2) Why discuss two things you know nothing about? Instead of broadening your horizon to politics, you should stick to basketball.

Thanks.

Brian Peppers

Oh my god, Becky, look at her butt
It is so big
She looks like one of those rap guys girlfriends
Who understands those rap guys
They only talk to her because she looks like a total prostitute, ok?
I mean her butt
It's just so big
I can't believe it's so round
It's just out there
I mean, it's gross
Look, she's just so black

I like big butts and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waste
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung
Wanna pull up front
Cuz you notice that butt was stuffed
Deep in the jeans she's wearing
I'm hooked and I can't stop staring
Oh, baby I wanna get with ya
And take your picture
My homeboys tried to warn me
But with that butt you got
Me so horny
Ooh, rub all of that smooth skin
You say you wanna get in my Benz
Well use me, use me cuz you ain't that average groupy

I've seen them dancin'
The hell with romancin'
She sweat, wet, got it goin' like a turbo 'Vette

I'm tired of magazines
saying flat butt's the only thing
Take the average black man and ask him that
She gotta pack much back, so

Fellas (yeah), fellas (yeah)
Has your girlfriend got the butt (hell yeah)
Well shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake that healthy butt
Baby got back

(LA face with Oakland booty)

I like'em round and big
And when I'm throwin' a gig
I just can't help myself
I'm actin like an animal
Now here's my scandal

I wanna get you home
And ugh, double ugh, ugh
I ain't talkin' bout Playboy
Cuz silicone parts were made for toys
I wannem real thick and juicy
So find that juicy double
Mixalot's in trouble
Beggin' for a piece of that bubble
So I'm lookin' at rock videos
Watchin' these bimbos walkin' like hoes
You can have them bimbos
I'll keep my women like Flo Jo
A word to the thick soul sistas
I wanna get with ya
I won't cus or hit ya
But I gotta be straight when I say I wanna fuck
Til the break of dawn
Baby, I got it goin on
A lot of pimps won't like this song
Cuz them punks like to hit it and quit it
But I'd rather stay and play
Cuz I'm long and I'm strong
And I'm down to get the friction on

So ladies (yeah), ladies (yeah)
If you wanna role in my Mercedes (yeah)
Then turn around
Stick it out
Even white boys got to shout
Baby got back

(LA face with the Oakland booty)

Yeah baby
When it comes to females
Cosmo and got nothin to do with my selection
36-24-36
Only if she's 5'3"

So your girlfriend rolls a Honda
Playin' workout tapes by Fonda
But Fonda ain't got a motor in the back of her Honda
My anaconda don't want none unless you've got buns hon
You can do side bends or sit-ups, but please don't lose that butt
Some brothers wanna play that hard role
and tell you that the butt need to go
So they toss it and leave it
And I pull up quick to retrieve it
So Cosmo says you're fat
Well I ain't down with that
Cuz your waste is small and your curves are kickin'
And I'm thinkin' bout stickin'
To the beanpole dames in the magazines
You ain't it Miss Thang
Give me a sista I can't resist her
Red beans and rice didn't miss her
Some knucklehead tried to dis
Cuz his girls were on my list
He had game but he chose to hit 'em
And pulled up quick to get with 'em
So ladies if the butt is round
And you wanna triple X throw down
Dial 1-900-mixalot and kick them nasty thoughts
Baby got back

Ric_Flair

Brother, your credentials are UNLIMITED, but you gotta take a long look at yourself before you write this blog, because THIS right here is the toughest piece of work in the business today......

Lorris

Stephen, I listen to the show on Friday…. I wasn’t sure where u was going when u mentioned responding to the remarks of Jim Brown. I was a little nervous, because I know that Jim Brown is a credible person when it comes to these types of social issues, and I as u respect him.

I think it comes down to generation gaps in the African American community. Our generation respected and looked up to the black athlete of the generation before us. It was common for them to speak out. I don’t see much of that in Tigers generation, not to mention his generation doesn’t see the discrimination that we and the generation before of saw. U hit the nail on the head! All respect to Jim Brown for speaking out. Respect has to go to Tiger for not making it a big deal, because that is what those in his generation do. How much difference would it have made if Tiger would have said something sooner, and said the same thing? I just don’t see Tigers generation really knowing how to respond to these types of issues, because they are not plugged in, in the way our generation is and certainly not the way Jim Brown’s generation was.

As for Kobe I have no shame in saying I use to be a Kobe hatter. But since the separation he has realized the rest of the team exists. I guess it was nice to have a big man and feel like u didn’t need him, but when u need a big man and don’t have one, u don’t see things through those rose colored glasses anymore. I can see his appreciation for Bynum and the rest of the team, which includes your buddy K. Brown. Ha ha!
I can’t wait to see the interview, and the game.

Lorris,
Holla Back!

Myles

Screamin A-

Are you talking about the same jim brown who beat his wife on multiple occassions? "Brown was armed with a shovel, had threatened to kill his wife, had a history of violence, and lived in the hillside.".....that same jim brown? and you're going to him for his thoughts on social issues?

just making sure you're keeping perspective. can't wait til you come back to the inquirer, assclown!

CheezDoodles

While the overwhelming majority of the country is smart enough to realize it, let me just remind you that you are a hack at best. You are a perfect example of what's wrong with the sports media today, particularly on ESPN. Integrity and facts are replaced by yelling and idiocy. The comments on this blog are proof that you are irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. You must appeal to the uneducated or misinformed, as no one with even a few functioning brain cells can take your or your opinions seriously. And now you want to yell about politics? What a joke. I hope this blog crashes and burns.

pacino

What happened to Mikey Miss on your show Stephen?

Sal

Stephen, as a loyal reader of both the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News, I have a bone to pick with you regarding your firing from the Inquirer. I think you being fired was completely justified, given the fact that you are giving the majority of your time to ESPN and 610AM in NYC. Of course in your current lawsuit, and given some of the nonsense in your columns from time to time, I foresee your lawyers playing the race card - a totally classless move by an otherwise classy guy. You should be a man about it and just move on.

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