Friday, May 11, 2007
When it's a slow day like this I occasionally flip through Press Releases to try and find a gem or two. Well I think I have. Rewind with me back to early April when I let you know of a new Sports Talk show airing on BET. Are you up to speed? Good. Well they just send out their official press release on the first show, and it's special....
Hosts John Salley, Hugh Douglas and Guy Torry talk up the big stories of the week with sports celebs including NFL all-pro Clinton Portis, NBA stars Caron Butler and Dahntay Jones, and Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier. (So far so good)First of all....what the hell is the Black Rodeo? Second, "The Bullsh*t Flag"...Don't you think that might need a little more explanation PR person? With all of the Whitlock/Imus/Vivian Stringer stuff isn't this type of show the LAST thing the African-American population needs? So many questions.
BALLERS hits the sports topics making big news each week with fresh perspectives and plenty of trash talking from the hosts and guest athletes. From the comedic outbursts of Torry, to the insider's look that Salley and Douglas provide, the talk is loud, insightful and filled with commentary unlike that on any other sports show. With special features like "You Trippin'" and "If I Were You", the bullsh*t flag and gossip in the girls' booth with co-host Claudia Jordan, BALLERS kicks it up a notch while other sports shows are toning it down. From the NBA to the NFL to the black rodeo, BALLERS is there for the serious issues, outrageous plays and everything in between --- all hosted within a sexy night club setting.
With the NFL going extra hard on the suspensions of an African-American involved at one of those "sexy night clubs" (strip joint for the layperson)....Does it make sense to host the thing there? Then again Portis has a stripper's pole in his basement....maybe they just want to make him feel at home.