DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

Lebron James does the Soulja Boy
 
 

 

WHO IS DUMBER, SOULJA BOY OR DESHAWN?

Why talk trash with King James?

LeBron James, who averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in three regular season games against Washington, was call “overrated” by DeShawn Stevenson in March.

King James’ response said it all..

“With DeShawn Stevenson, it’s kind of funny. It’s almost like Jay-Z [responding to a negative comment] made by Soulja Boy. It doesn’t make sense.”

It wasn’t enough for Stevenson not realize his place, now rap neophite Soulja Boy needed to chime in…

“Someone from Interscope Records called me and sent me the quote,” Way said. “I looked and didn’t really think much about it. LeBron said something like he was Jay-Z and DeShawn [Stevenson] is Soulja Boy. I took that as [disrespectful].”

Let’s see…what doesn’t Soulja Boy get?

Jay-Z is a multi-millionaire with dozens of hit songs and just married Beyonce.

Soulja Boy is a 17-year old rapper with a hit song about spraying his load on a chick’s back and sticking the sheet to the sticky area (he does deserve much credit if chick’s actually let him do this and even more for putting it into a song that 100,000s of 10 year olds will dance to).

That said, we may never see Soulja Boy after this year. I have a feeling Jay-Z will be around for while. In doing a query for his salary…if this info is correct..Jay-Z is to Soulja Boy like Donald Trump is to a bum.

Can this be correct?

Jay-Z’s wealth for 2007 is based on the following: The Rocawear sale (after corporate lawyer fees and taxes applied) is in the $150-$160 million range, his Def Jam salary ($3 million) his endorsement deals ($9 million) his publishing rights ($10 million annually) his annual income from his 40/40 clubs is ($5 million), his income from Armadelle Vodka nets him $13 million yearly, his royalties from “Kingdom Come,’ netted him $2 million due to a high royalty rate
(despite sluggish sales due to downloading ) and his consultant salary with Anheuser-Busch along with his NBA investment nets him a combined total of $5 million-and his $340 million carried over from 2006 brings the grand total to staggering: $547 million dollars. Highest dollar amount (Rocawear) calculated for overall total.

Holy christ!!! Forbes says Jay-Z made $83 million in 2007!!!

MONEYBALL WANTS THOMAS AND BONDS

This makes no sense. Frank Thomas is cut by the Blue Jays and no one in baseball will touch deposed HR king Barry Bonds, but now Billy Beane is going to bring in both….Big Hurt, Big Pain – are they really on Oakland’s radar?

MIKE NORTH INSPIRED T-SHIRTS BANNED BY CUBS

The language sensitivity police are a bit out of control. That said, I can’t blame anyone getting made at these t-shirts in Chicago.

These were designed to “welcome” Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome to the Cubbies. There was no language barrier for Fukudome, he understands the shirt is offensive..

”I don’t know what the creator of the shirt meant this to be, but they should make it right,” Fukudome said through his interpreter after being shown one of the shirts Thursday. ”Maybe the creator created it because he thought it was funny, or maybe he made it to condescend the race. I don’t know.”

I bet you Chicago sportsradio icon didn’t point out the offensive nature of the shirt when he first saw it. North isn’t exactly the most racially sensitive broadcaster. He was reprimanded back in 2006 for this line as reported by CBS2 in Chicago ..

Last summer, when Korean Chicago Cubs pitcher Jae Kuk Ryu gave up several home runs, effectively losing a game to Atlanta, North reportedly said on his show, “Who was that Chinaman?”, a racial slur.

Ask CBS announcer Bobby Clampett if “Chinaman” is an appropriate term. And secondly, at least use a correct slur. Jae Kuk Ryu is Korean.

NOW NFL FANS SHOULD REALLY HATE BRYANT GUMBEL

We all breathed a sigh of relief when the news came out that we no longer had to hear Gumbel ruin NFL Network games with his lack of knowledge and stumbling. How about this tidbit from the N.Y. Post’s Phil Mushnick?

There are NFL execs who still cannot believe that Bryant Gumbel was hired to be the play-by-play voice of the start-up NFL Network to begin with.

Not only did Gumbel, who recently resigned, have no football play-by-play experience it showed we’re told that NFLN was paying him roughly $1 million a year to call eight games. That’s roughly $125,000 a game. That’s roughly crazy.

On the other hand, if you consider he had no experience, he wasn’t as bad as he was expensive.

Fifty years later, TV people still think sports fans tune to games to hear announcers. Announcers can enhance the telecast or they can drive viewers to distraction, but they can’t make anyone, outside of their immediate families, watch.

Excellent point. Ever wonder why TV and radio announcers often come off as athlete haters? Much of the hating is based on athletes’ salaries. If that’s the case, shouldn’t we hate most sports personalities on TV and radio. $125,000 a game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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