Archive for February, 2010

26
Feb
10

Weekly recap/rewind

Myteampicks for the week:

theSTARTERS:  Ryan Bedford, for his hair personality.  Thanks for representing the US in the 2010 Olympics.

theBENCH: None for the week.

theWAIVERS: None for the week.

23
Feb
10

Tuesday’s Tops: Black History Month Celebration

Celebrate Black History Month with www.myteampicks.wordpress.com.  On Tuesdays in February myteampicks will highlight some of the greatest black athletes in history.  Today we highlight Cassius Clay.

Originally known as Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam.  Ali, a retired boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, is considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers of all times.

Ali was known for his unconventional fighting style, which he described as “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics, lightweight division.  After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.  

Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these are three with rival Joe Frazier and one with George Foreman, whom he beat by knockout to win the world heavyweight title for the second time. Muhammad Ali defeated every top heavyweight in his era, which has been called the golden age of heavyweight boxing.

22
Feb
10

Vancouver Hair

A man’s hair can make a statement!  Whether it’s colored, spiked, braided or shaved, hair can tell the world a lot about your personality and style.  Ryan Bedford, 2010 Speed Skater participating in the Winter Olympics wore his hair in the style below:

On any given day I probably would have questioned his hair, however this particular hairstyle for the Winter Olympics lets me know Ryan is proud to represent the United States.  Ryan Bedford you are a STARTER!

19
Feb
10

Weekly recap/rewind

Myteampicks for the week:

theSTARTERS:  Magic Johnson keeping it simple court side.  Kobe Bryant’s fabulous magazine cover.

theBENCH: None for the week.

theWAIVERS: Darryl Dawkins wearing royal blue. Lebron James’ vest, tie and shirt combination.

18
Feb
10

GQ

Kobe Bryant is on the cover of the March issue of GQ Magazine. 

I don’t care for the tiny knot in his tie, but I won’t deduct any points since that is his preference. The dark gray suit is an excellent choice.  The black buttons are different.  I am use to seeing buttons that have similar colors as the suit.  Then again, the black round basketball helps to compliment the black round buttons.   All in all, his attire works for the cover. Kobe you’re in my starting line-up for the week!

Kobe Bryant is a  STARTER!

17
Feb
10

Vests for men, a do or don’t

In an earlier blog I waived Lebron’s vest, tie, and shirt combination. The outfit was busy in my opinion, and I’m not particularly an admirer of Lebron’s type of vest without a suit jacket.  

On the contrary, a man can wear a vest and look exceptional, here are some examples (1) a suit and vest combination is always fitting (2) a Down vest is a great way to stay warm in the winter (3) cashmere vests are perfect for informal occasions.

          

16
Feb
10

Tuesday’s Tops: Black History Month Celebration

Celebrate Black History Month with www.myteampicks.wordpress.com.  On Tuesdays in February myteampicks will highlight some of the greatest black athletes in history.  Today we highlight Wilt Chamberlain.

Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an NBA player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also played for the Harlem Globetrotters.

He was the 1972 NBA Finals MVP and is holder of many official NBA all-time records.  He was also responsible for several rule changes including:  widening the lane, instituting offensive goaltending and revising rules governing inbounding the ball and shooting free throws.

After retiring Chamberlain kept busy sponsoring several amateur athletic groups, writing books, and guest appearing.  Chamberlain died in October 1999. The 7-foot-1, two-time NBA champion is regarded as one of the most extraordinary and dominant basketball players ever.