Thursday, June 7, 2012

C.E.E.J.A.Y.'s 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Surprise Birthday Extravaganza!

Welcome to a very special C.E.E.J.A.Y.’s Commentary Corner on ceejaysports.com featuring Spiritually Twisted Sports!  Today’s commentary is titled ‘The Blessing of Fantastic Family & Fabulous Friends’.



C. J's Oscar Winning Moment!
As we go through life, we experience a variety of events that we cherish forever.  Some may cherish some form of graduation, starting a new business, giving birth to a child, getting married, or simply celebrating a birthday.  There are a plethora of events, situations and occasions that I will personally cherish forever and recently I had the wonderful Blessing of cherishing the celebration of my 40th birthday.  During the 2012 Memorial Day weekend, my lovely bride totally surprised me with not only a surprise birthday party, but a birthday weekend extravaganza produced by CJ40 Entertainment which included mixing my Orlando family and friends with my new found Houston friends.

The weekend started with the aforementioned surprise birthday party that had a Hollywood theme to it even with a quasi-Black French director that kept the night on point, my own themed Hollywood stars, the paparazzi was in the house and I also was presented with the very last Oscar period for Best Actor and Best Husband.  However comma I digress as I experienced what felt like an O. B. E. (outer body experience) after I realized the magnitude of what was revealing itself before me and the emotions overflowed like the Niagara Falls as I hug each and every person present, which included my Moms, nieces, cousins, mother-in-law, my Just Playin’ Family, close friends from Orlando, Dallas, and Houston.  We partied like it was no tomorrow, wobbled until we couldn’t wobble anymore, had a Soul Train line that would have made the late, great Don Cornelius ohhh so proud and my bride and I battled like we were outside our minds and I even had my very first, esophageal burning shot. Please forgive me.  Still don’t know exactly what the D. J. gave me, but I still get a little twitch like Smokey from Friday every now and again!

As if that wasn’t enough, the next day on Saturday, we feasted on some scrumptious seafood at Willie G’s in the Galleria area in our own private dining room where we talked, laughed and I thanked you, you, you, you, oh and you, especially you and of course you.  After a marvelous meal, my bride brought in some huge, gigantic, and enormous cupcakes from Three Brother’s Bakery, which included carrot cake, Italian Cream, Red Velvet, strawberry, and vanilla with chocolate icing……you can still taste it….huh!  Later that evening, we journeyed to 300 Bowling Alley and took in a night of bodacious bowling and more food that included sliders, chicken fingers, and mouthwatering meatballs.  You can taste those too, huh!?  Nonetheless comma we had a grand ole time and of course capped off the evening with…..wait for it, wait for it, you guess it!  More wobbling!  Apparently, we are some wobbling fools!  The night ended with spontaneously taking in a movie to watch Battleship and the world’s greatest Navy, but I’m a little biased.

The weekend of events properly came to a conclusion with attending church service at our Houston home church, Wheeler Avenue Baptist with our own designated area.  One simple word that echoed from Friday night’s surprise party….wow.

In conclusion, I simply can’t thank every person enough for taking time out of your life to celebrate mine.  Even to those who could not make it, I sincerely thank you.  To those who assisted my bride with any piece of information to coordinate the weekend extravaganza, I appreciate your efforts.
 
All of you have given me something more than the cards, gifts and birthday well wishes can ever give. I pause for a brief Public Service Announcement……I will open a card and/or gift every day until I run out to continue to relish in the celebration today.  Now back to your original programming.  All of you have given me the Beautiful Blessing of Fantastic Family and Fabulous Friends!  Thank you.  And lastly, to my lovely bride, I Love You; not for what you’ve done, but simply for being you.  You produced such a grand event that rivals second to none and 1st to any and I deeply appreciate you and a round of applause is in order.

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Joe Frazier, NBA News w/ Chris Bosh, NBA & NHL Playoffs, WNBA, MLB Scores: 6/7, Vol. 159, 1st Edt'n

I've gone through the fire and I've been through the flood, I've been broken into pieces, seen lightning flashing from above…but through it all I remember that He loves me and He cares…and He'll never put more on me than I can bear! Good morning and welcome back to your Spiritual Sports Segment on Rhema Gospel Radio better than when you it yesterday, I’m C.E.E.J.A.Y!  Here We Go!



Oklahoma City Thunder
advances to the NBA Finals!
Congratulations!
The Western Conference Finals was back in action last night in the National Basketball Association in a closeout Game 6 as the San Antonio Spurs were looking to go back to the River Walk one last time this season as they battled the Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC and the Spurs came out running and gunning and was able to get up to a 18 point lead.  But the Thunder kept chipping, chipping and chipping and with each chip, the OKC fans grew louder and louder as Kevin Durant went on a tear and lite up the scoreboard with 34 points and 14 glass grabbing rebounds as the Thunder outlasted the Spurs 107-99 and advanced to their 1st NBA Finals and only the fourth team not named Lakers, Spurs and Mavericks in the past 14 seasons to come out of the West.

While the Thunder closed out the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, the LA Kings could not do the same against the New Jersey Devils at the Staples Center in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals and lost 3-1 as Patrick Elias, Adam Henriaque and Iyla Kovalchuk each scored a goal.

The ladies in hoops basketball had one game that tipped off last night as the Seattle Storm was demolished by the Minnesota Lynx 79-55 as Taj McWilliams-Franklin netted 17 points and the Lynx are just one win away from tying the record set by the LA Sparks in 2001 for most victories to start the season.

The American League were rounding the bases in Major League Baseball as the New York Yankees knocked of the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 as Robinson Cano belted a homer, the Cleveland Indians got past the Detroit Tigers 9-6, the Baltimore Orioles eked out a one run win against the Boston Red Sox 2-1, while the Toronto Blue Jays SHUT OUT the Chicago White Sox, the Minnesota Twin defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2, the Seattle Mariners handled the LA Angels 8-6 and the Texas Rangers were SHUT OUT by the Oakland A’s 2-0.

In sporting news, boxing legend Joe Frazier will have his gym in Philadelphia listed on America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, announced by the National Trust for Historic Preservation on Wednesday.  Currently, the converted warehouse space contains a discount furniture store along with two floors of vacant space.  Students at Temple University are taking steps to ensure the gym is designated at the local level and will submit a nomination to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places to protect the building from major renovations and demolition.

For your NBA Quick Dribbles, with his team facing playoff elimination, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday he might consider starting Chris Bosh for Game 6 against the Boston Celtics, but definitely Bosh will play a greater role, Boston Celtics center Greg Stiemsma and Lance Thomas of the New Orleans Hornets have been added to the select team of young players that will train against the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team and finally, the Orlando Magic have their eyes on Tom Penn, who served as an executive in the front office of the Portland Trailblazers and the Memphis Grizzlies.

For your London Summer Olympic News, Olympic champions Michael Johnson, Dan O'Brien and Babe Didrikson will be among the 24 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year, seven U.S. wrestlers, including four who already have qualified for this summer's games, will take on Russians tonight night in the second "Grapple in the Apple",  world champion Caster Semenya made South Africa's initial team for the London Olympics, but double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius still hasn't run fast enough to earn a chance to make history at the games, Serbian rower Nemanja Nesic died Wednesday during a training session, a senior official with the country's rowing federation said and was 24 and finally, foreign-born track athletes competing for Britain at the London Olympics are learning the words to "God Save the Queen" to silence critics questioning the loyalty of athletes who previously represented other countries.

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NFL News W/ Brian Banks & Lawrence Vickers & NL-MLB, French Open Scores: 6/7, Vol. 159, 2nd Edt'n

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Brian Banks to workout
for a NFL team
The National League had their bats swinging in Major League Baseball as the Colorado Rockies were clobbered by the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1 with a homerun from Paul Goldschmidt to go along with 3 RBI’s, the San Francisco Giants got by the San Diego Padres 6-5 with a homerun from Gregor Blanco, the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 5-3 as Adam LaRoche launched a 3 run homer, the LA Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by one run 6-5 with homeruns from Jimmy Rollins, Ty Wigginton and Shane Victorino, while the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 as Brandon Phillips went yard, the Atlanta Braves outlasted the Miami Marlins 2-1as Randall Delgado and Braves relievers pitched a 2 hitter, the St. Louis Cardinals won 4-3 over the Houston Astros with a homer from Allen Craig and the Chicago Cubs were SHUT OUT and literally spanked by the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 with 12 strikeouts from Zack Greinke.

The second set of quarterfinals were in play in the French Open at Roland Garros as 2nd seeded Rafeal Nadal had no problems with 12th seeded Nicolas Almagro and cruised to the semi-finals 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 and rain delayed the match between 6th seeded David Ferrer and 4th seeded Andy Murray, but Ferrer needed 4 sets to advance 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 and 6-2 and for the ladies second set of quarterfinals, 2nd seeded Maria Sharpova easily handled 23rd seeded Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-3 and 4th seeded Petra Kvitova needed 3 sets to get past Yaroslava Shvedova 3-6, 6-2 and 6-4.

For your NFL Quick Hits, he four players suspended for their roles in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program will have their appeals heard by commissioner Roger Goodell on June 18, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL.com, after being arrested for DUI a second time, Justin Blackmon of the Jacksonville Jaguars, sat between his coach and general manager and apologized for his "poor judgment," and vowed to learn and grow from his latest alcohol-related arrest and insisted he doesn't have a drinking problem and stated “I'm done. Right now, I'm done with all that. ... I can't promise you 10 years down the road that I'm going to be done. I just know that as of right now and what I can speak of”,  Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team intends to give Brian Banks a serious look and potentially an invite to minicamp, during his tryout on Thursday, the New York Giants rewarded coach Tom Coughlin for his second Super Bowl victory with a contract extension that will keep him signed through 2014, former Bengals linebacker Nate Webster was sentenced Wednesday in Ohio to 12 years in prison for his intimate relationship with an underage teen daughter of a former assistant coach for the Cincinnati team, lawyers for former NFL players plan to file a single lawsuit Thursday consolidating scores of complaints brought against the league in the past year accusing the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head injuries to permanent neurological problems, six-time Pro Bowler and former Defensive Player of the Year Jason Taylor, who retired after the 2011 season, is joining ESPN as an NFL analyst and finally, ants in the ants, ants in the pants, got to be careful with ants in your pants! Dallas Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers was stretching before the start of organized team activities on Wednesday when two big red ants got in his pants and Vickers had to leave practice and take a Benadryl, but he was okay.

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I'll Have Another, UFC, Ricky Seals-Jones, Roger Clemens & Blue II News: 6/7, Vol. 159, 3rd Edt'n

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Butler's Blue II is sick
as a dog
For your Quick News & Notes, I'll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes, Brian Stann suffered a shoulder injury that has forced him to pull out of an August 4 bout against ex-Bellator champion Hector Lombard, Aaron Simpson will make his welterweight debut July 11 against Kenny Robertson, UFC announced Tuesday night on Fuel TV, back out of retirement, John and Patrick McEnroe got their act back together as the brothers teamed up at the French Open for the over-45 legends doubles competition, beating Andres Gomez and Emilio Sanchez 6-2, 6-2 on Wednesday, the Portland Timbers have announced that they've acquired forward Danny Mwanga from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for forward Jorge Perlaza, Tommy Biershenk earned his first trip to the U.S. Open on Tuesday while David Duval, Justin Leonard and Lee Janzen, a two-time U.S. Open champion failed to qualify, the Los Angeles Sparks have waived guard Sharnee Zoll after she tore the ACL in her left knee, a jury dominated by people with Penn State loyalties was selected Wednesday to decide Jerry Sandusky's fate in the child sexual abuse scandal that rocked the university included seven women and five men who will hear opening statements on Monday, Jaz Reynolds, Trey Franks and Quentin Hayes who were suspended indefinitely from the Oklahoma Sooner football program have been removed from the school’s scholarship program,  #1 wide receiver recruit, Ricky Seals-Jones has de-committed from Texas and it is believed his decision could have something to do with his desire to play both football and basketball in college, court records show retired NHL player Darren McCarty and his wife got personal protection orders against four former friends in suburban Detroit after three women and one man, tried to get them fired from their jobs, sent them threatening text messages and phone calls, and posted spiteful messages on websites about them and even death threats, the Edmonton Oilers and general manager Steve Tambellini have agreed on a contract extension, the Montreal Canadiens fired assistant coaches Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur on Wednesday, a day after hiring Michel Therrien as head coach, Mariano Rivera will have surgery on his injured right knee June 12, the New York Yankees' closer said Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels are planning to use Albert Pujols at third base occasionally to accommodate cleanup hitter Kendrys Morales in upcoming interleague games, Eileen McNamee, Brian McNamee’s soon-to-be ex-wife, contradicted the government's key witness on several occasions and even came up with a different brand of beer to associate with the crucial evidence in the perjury trial of Roger Clemens, Corey Maciel, a fellow paramedic and friend of Brian Stow, who was severely beaten in a parking lot of the LA Dodgers stadium, testified Wednesday he threw his body over his friend's head to prevent further attacks by a raging assailant, Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko missed his second consecutive game on Wednesday because of soreness in his left wrist after undergoing a procedure to dislodge a fragment in it, the Houston Astros led off the second day of the baseball draft by selecting another big-time shortstop and taking Nolan Fontana from the University of Florida, Hal Keller, a former Seattle Mariners general manager and longtime Texas Rangers executive who helped bring the radar gun to the major leagues passed away at the age of 84 and finally, Butler University’s lovable bulldog mascot is feeling blue these days as the Blue II informed fans through Twitter that he has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is being treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics…well, I guess he’s having his dog days…..huh!
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