The Weekend That Was August 15, 2016

What's up Tailgaters and fans of The Live by Terrence Network, its the Maine Event AKA Mr. Congeniality, AKA Mr. I'm not sure if I have good hair or not because of my bald spot. This weekend was absolutely outstanding, I went to a football game this past Friday, watched a good bit of the Olympics throughout the weekend and witnessed history in the pool and on the track.

 Friday was a good Friday, made me so excited to be alive as I pretty much was being lazy, watched whatever sports the Olympics had to offer that didn't bore me to death. That wasn't the highlight of Friday. I drove over to Hamilton, GA and visited Harris County High School as my high school alma mater, Troup High School were playing a preseason scrimmage. There was a renewed optimism around the Tigers as they had a full spring under Head Coach Tanner Glisson, and a chance to give some much needed experience to the youthful Troup football team. Even though the Troup High Tigers lost to the Harris County Tigers by a score of 23-0, there were some positives to take away and plenty of negatives as well. The biggest thing I took away from this game was the support for the team, especially the students. The students were loud and in the game the entire time, big big shoutout to the Troup High School student section.

 Saturday, of all the days, Saturday, I woke up and watched most of the 3rd round of the Olympic Golf Tournament. Golf? I mean I guess there are worst things I could wake up to, like men's field hockey or a rousing gold medal Greco-Roman wrestling featuring two heavyweights who look like two lumps of coal walking in circles... ohh boy. Track and field started in earnest on Saturday morning as the 100 meter dash took center stage as Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin and Yohan Blake, the three fastest men of all time, all laid down fast times to get them to the final Sunday night. Later Saturday, I sat down with interest to see what medal Michael Phelps would earn in his final race and in grand fashion, wins gold in a relay event 22 golds and 30 total medals is unreal. For once, I didnt take as long a break as I normally do from sports on Saturday. I only watched COPS Saturday, too busy trying to soak in history at the Olympics.

 Speaking of history, I watched the Los Angeles Rams in their return, to well, LA and pick up a win against the Dallas Cowboys 28-24, Jared Goff was overshadowed by former Mississippi St. great Dak Prescott,who only missed one throw and threw a couple of touchdown passes. I also watched the Bears game and I promise you, it was not worth watching.

 Sunday, what a Sunday it was, Man United started their Premier League campaign, Jose Mourinho did something that Louis van Gaal couldn't, win at Bournemouth. The Red Devils won 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium with goals from Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Of course, I was excited and the day was made even better when Arsenal lost to Liverpool, although I hate both. I watched a little Bar Rescue as well, look I like Jon Taffer, he would make a great life and\or football coach... ok, moving on.

 Sunday night, I tell you the Joao Havelange, I mean, Olympic Stadium was full to the brim with excitement. You saw world records fall and history being made in the 100 meter dash. A name to remember from the Olympics is Wayde van Niekerk. Just before the 100 meter final, was the final of the 400 meter dash, and the aforementioned Van Niekerk, shocked the world by breaking the world record, becoming the second man to break 44 seconds in the time of 43.03. The record stood for 17 years, held by American track and field icon, Michael Johnson who set the record at the 1999 World Championships at 43.18. Much to the delight of Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, who were walking toward the track in preparation for their race.

  It always seems like my favorite Olympic event is the men's 100m dash. Its always the highlight of my Olympics... its been a bit overshadowed due to the dominance of Mr. Bolt. But this year had a bit of a nostalgic feel to it as an old rival had been running great. Justin Gatlin at 34 has been running lights out throughout the year, winning a couple of Diamond League events. The race was so, so, so good. Gatlin got off to his customary great start and had a lead through 55 meters. At that point it was all Bolt as his 6'5" frame took over, winning the race in 9.80 seconds. Gatlin finishing 2nd at 9.83. With both medalling in the event marked the first time in Olympic history that track and field athletes won 3 medals in the same event. Bolt took that a step further by becoming the first to win gold in a track event three consecutive games.

 What a weekend in sports, the weekends are getting better and better by the week, and we are less than 20 days away from the start of College Football in earnest. I am so ready. This weekend I will be on location at the Corky Kell Football Classic in Atlanta both Friday and Saturday. Very excited to see some of Georgia's best football teams play at both Walter Cantrell Stadium at McEachern High School and Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Can you feel it? I said can you feel it!!!!??? I can too, stay tuned to the Live by Terrence network for more. As always, Let's Go Tailgatin'!!!

The Weekend That Was August 8, 2016

 What’s going on Tailgaters and fans of The Live by Terrence Network, it’s the Maine Event, AKA Trey Songz’s little brother, Three Songs, AKA Mr. Can’t Wait for next Friday, football is in the air. I can feel it coming in the air tonight, HOLD ON!!!! Sorry Phil, I got a little excited. This past weekend was pretty awesome, full of action, intrigue and one of boxing’s pound for pound best took care of business to set up a November 19th mega fight.

 Let’s see where to begin, there’s so much to pack between these ears in three days. I guess we can start with Friday, had a rather productive production meeting with Tee Recx, the Admin Wendi and the new PR Director DJ EA. I was very privileged to watch the Netflix series Last Chance U, which followed JUCO powerhouse East Mississippi Community College through their 2015 season. The show featured a then, soon-to-be Auburn QB John Franklin III, and a number of very talented football players who have either lost their way or just didn’t qualify to go to a four year college. This was very enjoyable to watch and showed raw emotion, even brought tears to the eyes. I hope that the show continues whether it follows EMCC or some other school.

 Later that night I watched the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, it was such an awesome opening, not as intricate as Beijing, but it was so much like a Carnival type atmosphere it made it uniquely Brazil. We did have a WTF moment, however. The USA contingent hits the Olympic stadium floor in our blue Ralph Lauren suits with the glow-in-the-dark crest and embroidered USA on the back. That was cool, I want one. But what wasn’t cool was the music we entered to… Waka Flocka. I mean, Waka Flocka? Really USOC? Now you got the world thinking we are about retarded, Waka Flocka? I mean where is Cris Carter saying, “C’mon Mane!” I guess it could’ve been worse, i.e. Fergie’s “Milf Money” song… moving on.

 Saturday was a bit of a blur, there was so much going on, with various Olympic events and some European soccer leagues getting their seasons started. I watched women’s sevens rugby action and to say the least, it is very physical, which was a surprise to me, some fencing where an American medaled for the first time since the 1984 Olympics. The men’s basketball tournament got underway and the French got blown out by the Aussies, the US took care of whoever they played and Spain did the same. We also had our first world record as a Hungarian swimmer wins the 400 meter individual medley by shattering the world record by almost six, yes six seconds. An American finished 2nd behind her, pretty awesome.

 I also watched part of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony from Canton, OH. Eight new inductees including Brett Favre, Ken Stabler and former Auburn DE Kevin Greene. I have never laughed or cried as much as the few I watched and the busts of these new guys, wow, just wow. These sculptors are just totally awesome in making Kevin Greene look like Rob Ryan… I don’t care who you is that’s funny. Ahem, too soon?

 I took my customary break from sports from 7pm to 9pm so I can watch Cheaters and an hour worth of COPS. Look man, it is a new season of COPS and I had to watch it, stop reading with judging eyes. Its not fair. At least it wasn’t a Lifetime movie, even though some of those movies are pretty bomb… not that I watch them…(crickets) Anyway, I should move on (yes nodding heads)… ok, good idea.

  Late Saturday night, Oracle Arena was once again the epicenter of the boxing world as Andre Ward was attempting to cement himself as the WBA, WBO and IBF mandatory challenger to champion Sergey Kovalev. He took on unheralded 38 year old Colombian Alexander Brand, who holds one of the minor boxing organizations’ super middleweight championships, in what was a glorified sparring match. Winning the fight via an “of course he won” decision. The Son of God, set himself up a Pay-Per view showdown with the Krusher November 19 in Las Vegas. I am so so stoked for that fight, lets bypass football season to… nevermind, I won’t finish that statement because I would be lying to myself. I am excited about it though.

 Sunday was just a laid back day for me, I watched some of the Olympics, nothing really interested me and I was looking forward to seeing my beloved Manchester United play in the traditional curtain raiser to the English football season, The Community Shield against last year’s Premier League winners, Leicester City. The Community Shield is where the Winner of the Premier League and the FA Cup winners play a one off game for the trophy. This year was a very good and well-played game with some beautiful goals and relatively injury free game. Man U midfielder Jesse Lingard opened up the scoring with a great individual goal. Ironically for Lingard, he was the scorer of the game winning goal in the FA Cup final last season for the Red Devils. His goal was cancelled out by yet another hard-working Jamie Vardy goal. Leicester had chances all over the park to take the lead not for hitting the post and David De Gea’s heroics in goal. The match was decided in the 83rd minute from the head of Zlatan Ibrahimović off of a perfect cross. I was in pure rapture after Ibra’s goal and I ripped off my shirt and went running through my house (that gave me a bad visual of myself.)

 I was so excited to see the Hall of Fame Game and then to find out it was cancelled due to the surface and in particular the end zones and the center field logo. Boo, shame on you NFL, should’ve played it Monday night at nearby Infocision Stadium in Akron or Dix Stadium in Kent. The NFL missed out on something special with the inductees and the game itself. But the weekend as a whole was absolutely great, as we get closer and closer to football season, the weekends are getting better and better.

 This weekend in the Pressbox, we will be previewing the ACC and giving you my insights and views about this year’s ACC football season. We will also talk about preseason football, and the upcoming Corky Kell Classic, which I will be attending. Tune in Saturday 10am-noon on and, As always, Let’s Go Tailgatin’!

The Weekend That Was August 1,2016

What up everybody, its the Maine Event aka Mr. College Football aka Mr.Friday Night Maine here to tell you about my weekend in sports. This weekend was rather light, yet eventful. The UFC crowned a new Welterweight champion, in boxing the WBA has a new featherweight king and first time major winners in both men's and women's golf. Lets get started...

 Thursday night and Friday afternoon were bits of blurs as I dont remember much of anything I did as I crawled in a hole and caught up with the deepest of sleeps I have ever had. I didnt even wake myself up snoring, awesomesauce!!!!!! Friday night, I had the pleasure of watching the WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis "Superman" Stevenson win a lopsided knockout over Thomas Williams, Jr in Quebec City. Stevenson, whos had the reputation of being a pure boxer in the past, has brought knockout power into his game since winning the title from Chad Dawson in June of 2013. Stevenson has now defended his title for the seventh time and will likely face another mandatory challenger before fighting Sergey Kovalev in a title unification or even Andre Ward. At 38, is that window closing to get a superfight with Kovalev Or Ward? Hold your horses and stay tuned...

 Saturday was an outstanding night for the UFC as UFC 201 was the night of the knockout at the Philips Arena in Atlanta as Tyron Woodley defeated "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler by 1st round TKO (punches) to become the new Welterweight champion. I tell you the way "T-Wood" used his wrestling skills to bait Lawler into dropping his hands and throwing an overhand right followed by subsequent punches finished the job. Not bad at all for a guy who hasnt fought in 18 months. There is a new force at 170. The only thing I didn't like was when current #1 contender, Steven "Wonderboy" Thompson said "Theres a main event slot open in November, what do you say me and you get together in New York?" Woodley deflected the question and said "I'm looking for big money fights, Nick Diaz's suspension is up in five days, lets do it the same night as Nate's fight, GSP is healthy now. Im looking for money fights." Wow!!! Really, is everyone afraid of "Wonderboy"? I can see it now, Woodley-Thompson, UFC 205. I am genuinely excited for that possible matchup.

 Around the same time Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton were getting it on for the WBA Featherweight championship. Frampton, capitalizing on the momentum of the Scott Quigg win by moving up in weight to fight one of the world's best pound for pound fighters and attempting to cement his place among the world's elite. Santa Cruz, regarded by many as the best featherweight in the world was looking for a challenge and looking to unify the division. This fight went back and forth, with both fighters taking the initiative to stay in the pocket and take the others best shot but in the end it was Frampton winning a razor thin split decision over Santa Cruz, becoming the new WBA featherweight champion. This is a fight that has to happen again, I dont care Eddie Hearn, Top Rank, Golden Boy, whomever their promoters are, it has to happen again, maybe this time in Belfast, Frampton's hometown.

Just so you guys know, yes I did watch COPS and yes I did watch Cheaters on Saturday... moving on.

 Sunday was a day for golf and if you are a golf fan looking for the underdog to win. As there were two first time major winners. Early Sunday Morning, the Women's British Open took place in Milton Keynes, England. Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn (say that three times fast.) became the Thai golfer, male or female to win a major. The 20 year old who came so close to winning the season's first major the, ANA Inspiration, capitalized on other golfers' mistakes and overcoming her own double bogey to make great shots of her own to win by three strokes. A few hours later in Springfield, NJ, Jimmy Walker (much easier to say) wins the PGA Championship by one stroke. After Saturday was cut short due to rain, the field was forced to play 36 holes on Sunday, the longest final round since 1952. Walker solidified his win by hitting 3 important birdies on the back 9 at Baltusrol. Its the first time I can remember that majors were won by first time winners on the same day.

 Later Sunday night, Kiid Retro (check him out on Turntable Thursdays), Tee Recx, The Admin Wendi and myself had the privilege to be presenters at the Tri-City Entertainment Awards. It was an important time as we were able to do some networking and present awards to some very deserving and not so deserving artists and personalities. Big, big shout out to Playa Hershee who did her thing as always. Nnenna Mona'e Jones, put it down with that Cocaine Love, Marquise Wineglass, the next big thing in this area, Jiggsaw aka Another Classic for being you and showing what passion is about. Big Boss Brewer (B3) always bringing heat. Alvin D for the hospitality he shows us at Martini's in downtown Columbus, Georgia and last and not least, Monica Brewer who gave the Live By Terrence Team a lot of exposure, showing us love and giving us the ammo we need to take over not only Columbus but anywhere else we decide to.

 The Live by Terrence Network is a collective group of 6 people who have a passion for music, sports, the arts and entertainment. We are humble, God-fearing, and passionate men and women who are not classically trained but be have a love and mentality that no one will out work us, no one will deter us, or will any weapons prosper against us. PLEASE BELIEVE IT!!!

 This weekend on the Tailgate Crew Show, the college football previews continue and this week its the Pac 12. Hear my bold predictions and me bring the heat this Saturday 10am-Noon, and As always, Let's Go Tailgatin!!!!

Jermaine Houston, Host of The Tailgate Crew Show

Best Sports Saturday of 2016

Whats going on Tailgaters, and King of Underground Media followers, this is The Maine Event and I must say this, if you are a sports fan you were gifted a number of treats on Saturday, from boxing with Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter to the Copa America with Chile and Argentina giving you another classic and the Euros where the Round of 16 gave you a battle between the Swiss and Polish.

 Saturday, what a Saturday in the Euros, Switzerland played Poland in the Round of 16 and it did not disappoint as they played to a 1-1 draw after extra time, Poland wins on penalties 5-4. College baseball did not disappoint either as darlings of the diamond, Coastal Carolina beats TCU 7-5 and booked its place in to the College World Series finals against Arizona starting Monday. Can't wait to watch.
 At the same time as the baseball game, Showtime showed the live boxing fights of middleweight contender Chris Eubank, Jr. and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. I have seen both of these fighters a few times. Eubank, son of legendary two division world champion Chris Eubank, showed the same swagger and arrogance that his father showed as he made short work of his opponent, previously unbeaten fellow contender Tom Doran winning by 4th round TKO. After the fight, Eubank made his intentions known by saying hes ready for the big time and calling out Genady Golovkin, saying,"Everyone is afraid of you, I'm not afraid of you. I'm calling you out." Ask and you shall recieve?  

 As for Anthony Joshua, who's last fight out he decimated previous titleholder Charles Martin by knockout. He did much of the same for this fight against American Dominic Breazeale, showing his complete skill and superior speed winning by 7th round TKO. For Joshua, it was the 17th consecutive knockout in as many fights. A lot of pundits are predicting a December or January unification with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, should Wilder get past his assignment against Chris Arreola July 21. Stay tuned....
  I started watching the US-Columbia 3rd place match and I really wasnt feeling it because I was so turned up from watching the Anthony Joshua and Chris Eubank Jr fights, so I watched COPS. YES, I still watch COPS. Don't hate...
 It was such a privilege to be a boxing fan and if you are just a casual boxing fan, you would have enjoyed the match Saturday night between Shawn "Showtime" Porter and Keith "One Time" Thurman on CBS for Thurman's WBA Welterweight title. Billed as "Showtime vs One Time in Primetime", lived up to it and then some with nonstop action, drama and showed why boxing is called "The Sweet Science". This fight is exactly what boxing needs, two of the world's best fighters who are in the prime of their careers and in a weight class where there have been some storied rivalries and fights. This fight was the fight of wills, the fight of heart and attrition, and the fight that may have spawned this generation's multi-fight rivalries. For 57 minutes, my eyes were glued to my TV as round after round went by the drama and intrigue built. There were ebbs and flows, momentum shifts and moments of brilliance. While Keith Thurman may have won the fight, the sport of boxing and combat sports as a whole won as well, generating new fans and reinvigorating others.

 As for who's next for Thurman and Porter, I can definately see an immediate rematch and quite frankly, I would welcome it. For each fighter individually, Thurman could possibly go after some unification bouts, would love to see a Thurman fight with WBC kingpin Danny Garcia, whom Thurman called out in his post-fight interview. For Porter, even in a losing effort, I can see him in a bout with Amir Khan, a rematch with IBF champion Kell Brook, who gave him his first loss, or recently crowned WBO champion Jesse Vargas. Even though the latter two seem unlikely being that Vargas and Brook are possibly fighting each other in September. This is a deep division with a lot of potential blockbuster matchups and looming in the afterglow, the ghosts of Mayweather, Bradley and Pacquiao. 

 This weekend on the Tailgate Crew, I will have Michael Ervin, new director of Football operations for Fort Valley State University, and also the Alabama Knights travel basketball team director. We will talk Free Agency in the NBA and best college football atmospheres. Call in and talk sports with me 646.378.0298 press 1. As always lets go tailgatin'!!!

Jermaine Houston, Host of the Tailgate Crew Show

College Football Roundup June 14, 2016

Whats up tailgaters, its the Maine Event coming back with a little college football roundup. Where do we start, ok lets start with the Baylor Bears and the Art Briles situation. This situation has a lot of people baffled and people outside of Waco asking millions... and millions of questions. My main questions are "Did you do it?" "Why?" "Are you categorically stupid?" and "For this school to have as challenging of an acceptance process, did you forget to do background checks or do character studies of your student athletes?" Is the Patrick Dennehy drama that you endured in the early parts of the century beneath you now? This is not a good look for you, Baylor.

Moving on, Nike's the opening released the invitees for the Elite 11 quarterback competition, among those competing is #1 dual-threat QB Tate Martell of Bishop Gorman (NV), Sam Ehlinger of Austin(Tx) Westlake, IMG's Kellen Mond and Grayson HS'(Loganville,GA) Chase Brice. For the third year running the Elite 11 has got a star-studded lineup of the nation's best quarterbacks. This year's QB to look for is Tate Martell. He has a major league arm and deceptively fast. Drawing comparisons to Ole Miss quarterback and last year's Elite 11 MVP, Shea Patterson and Seattle's Russell Wilson, Martell is a born leader and leads by example. Talking about the aformentioned Martell, he made his verbal be known that he will be headed to Columbus to play for Urban Meyer and the Ohio State Buckeyes. This is a major coup for Urban Meyer getting the number 1 dual-threat QB in the nation and #3 overall QB. Talk about turning college football on its head, it was the concensous that said that he would definetely would stay on the west coast and play for Arizona or Oregon.

Looks as though the recruiting landscape is changing again. Where the SEC was once a foregone conclusion as a likely target for some of the nation's elite players is now changing and the bluebloods of the gridiron like the Michigans, Ohio States, Texas and USCs of the world are once again flexing their muscles again. With players like Denver's Dylan McCaffrey going to Michigan, Tyler, TX WR Damion Miller headed to Texas and top running back prospect Stephen Carr committed to USC, the parity in college football recruiting is returning.

It is 76 days away from the opening kickoff of the College Football season and I am as excited for it as anyone. I will be in front of my TV for it 10pm August 26, network has not been agreed on but I will find a way to watch it as Cal plays Hawaii in Sydney, Australia. It will be the first college football game ever played in Sydney and fourth to be played on Australian soil. Such an exciting time yet its so far away. Coming soon on the Tailgate Crew, Conference Previews, predictions and high school football, and recruiting roundup with Scott Smith. Starting July 16 with the Pac-12. As always, Let's Go Tailgatin'!!!!

Jermaine Houston, Host of The Tailgate Crew Show

Live Look at ItsReally Roger | @H80NM3

The rap artist, Roger, is known for his figurative lyricism and mind-boggling metaphors. Born in South Carolina and raised in Georgia , he embodies the true nature of rap in it’s rawest form. With his down to earth approach and dedication to resurrect the genre, Roger speaks with an intense feeling about his dreams, conflicts and thoughts of the assimilation of rap. After having put in quality time in the studio, Roger has begun his career performing his OWN creative music amongst other independent artist. These opportunities has lead to great accomplishments.

On February 6th he released his first studio EP entitled, “Warning Shots”. It consisted of 5 tracks on hard copy and an additional 5 tracks that were added over the next couple of months. This EP exhibits some of his hardcore rhymes along with a poetic flow that allows his audience to not just feel, but to be apart of the rap culture. Roger has also performed at events such as Grindin Thru Da City Tour in Atlanta, Georgia and the Grind Til I Sign Event in Columbus, Georgia. His goal is to inspire the masses and express from his experience and personal knowledge the true meaning of rap.

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Brand New Heavies Feat. N'Dea Davenport Announce U.S. Summer Live Dates | @BrandNewHeavies

Brand New Heavies Feat. N'Dea Davenport Announce U.S. Summer Live Dates
New EP:  'TBNHND'  Out Summer 2016
The Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 2 Expected in 2017

N'Dea Davenport is one of the seven wonders of the world. she doesn’t just sing lyrics, she inhabits them.” - Billboard

May 23rd - New York, NY - Brand New Heavies featuring N'Dea Davenport will be playing select American dates this summer showcasing brand new music to be released in 2016 and 2017. The band plan to release and EP of new material, entitled TBNHND (Ear Music/Edel) as well as the sequel to The Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. I originally released in 1992. The album featured collaborations with Guru of Gang Starr, Grand Puba, Main Source, and The Pharcyde to name a few and Brand New Heavies will be recording the next volume in New York City next month, announcing collaborators soon. This batch of new music follows 2014's Sweet Freaks

The Heavies are also excited to announce the return of vocalist N'Dea Davenport who last worked with the group in 2013. The line-up is rounded out by original founding members, producer writers, Simon Bartholomew on guitar and Andrew Levy on bass, in addition to 12 year collaborator/ keyboard master, Matt Steele all combining their eclectic musicianship to bring the band's patented blend of acid jazz, soul, funk and Disco.

Brand New Heavies Live Dates (More TBA):

June 3rd    New York, NY - B.B. Kings
June 5th    Columbia, MD - Capital Jazz Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion     
June 15th  Detroit, MI - Chene Park Amphitheater
June 30th  New Orleans, LA - Essence Fest at Mercedes-Benz Superdome
July 2nd    Atlanta, GA - The Buckhead Theater
July 3rd     New Orleans, LA - Essence Fest at Mercedes-Benz Superdome          
Click here for a taste of The Brand New Heavies live:

Pioneers of the London Acid Jazz scene, The Brand New Heavies translated their love for the funk grooves of the 1970s into a sophisticated sound that carried the torch for classic soul in an era dominated by Hip-Hop. Formed in 1985 by drummer/keyboardist Jan Kincaid, guitarist Simon Bartholomew, and bassist/keyboardist Andrew Levy – longtime school friends from the London suburb of Ealing – The Brand New Heavies were originally an instrumental unit inspired by the James Brown and Meters records its members heard while clubbing the rare groove scene in vogue at the moment. The trio soon began recording their own music, gaining enormous exposure when their demo tracks were spun at the influential Cat in the Hat Club.

Eventually adding a brass section, the Brand New Heavies built a cult following throughout the London club circuit, surviving the shift that saw the rare groove scene fade in the wake of acid house. After an earlier recording deal with Cooltempo yielded the single “Got to Give,” the Heavies — now including vocalist Jay Ella Ruth — signed with the fledgling indie label Acid Jazz; recorded on a tiny budget, the group’s self-titled LP appeared in 1990 to strong critical acclaim, resulting in a licensing deal with the American company Delicious Vinyl. With Ruth now out of the band, Delicious Vinyl hand-picked N’dea Davenport as her successor, insisting the Heavies re-record tracks from their debut for their first U.S. effort, also an eponymous release that appeared in 1992. The rest Is history!

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To Someone Special... The Main Event has a crush.

I'm in a sentimental mood. Actually, I am kinda smitten with a certain young lady. Ok, so I'm in it bad for this woman and its pretty damn sad. I was getting out of a long relationship. I was pretty much the worse for wear, there wasnt a day I didnt think about the ex. I could'nt shake it. I didnt know how to get over it, I would take trips to Blue Ridge and Rabun County just to get away. It didnt help, nothing helped.

 That was until I saw her, I had just moved to a new shift at work and I pretty much just stayed to myself, focused on work and the Tailgate Crew. I didnt know what to say I didnt know what to think. I wanted to stay professional,yet let her know I was serious about getting to know her. We go back and forth with each other everyday.  

 I could not get that smile, those eyes, her smart assy-ness and just her glow out of my mind. I try so hard not to make a fool out of myself on a daily basis but I find myself stammering over words, thinking of the correct word to say rather. I know I am stammering right now but I wanted to give a background of everything.

 Its like this, I am smitten with you, I don't put myself out like this because I'm afraid of getting myself hurt or I screw it up. This time screw it, I'm gonna put it out there for thousands of people to read.




The Maine Event's Ode to April

 Whats up tailgaters! Its been weeks since I have given you a blog but I am back and with a vengence...

The month of April has rained a lot of joy to a lot of people, Juventus winning Scudetto #34, Villanova men and UConn women bringing home National basketball championships, Warriors winning 73 and Kobe dropping 60 to say goodbye. The calls of play ball! and the smell of freshly cut grass, new drawn out lines. The crack of baseball bats and shoulder pads, yep, Baseball and Football are here again.

The month of April has bloomed touching moments, from 90 year olds scoring six at spring football games, marriage proposals on the pitcher's mound and did I mention Spring Football? From Georgia's 93KDay to OH... I-O!!! Stadium packing 100K. Stars being born and stars saying so long.

April has brought sadness, Merle and the Pearl, Phife Dawg, WWE's Chyna and Prince, left us way too soon. From the sounds of Purple Rain, to Bonita Applebaum and Okie from Muskogee. To the sleek smooth shot of the Pearl and the hard hitting bumps in the ring from Chyna, April has given us as well as taken from us to absolute happiness to improbable somber.

Thanks to April, for keeping me on my toes. For making me smile and making me cry. You made me put music and sports in perspective by taking nothing for granted. What we think are treasures in this world are made into everlasting gifts in the eyes of God.

Farewell to April and hello to May, lets see what treasures you will bring.

This weekend on the Tailgate Crew, I will review the GGG boxing card and UFC 197. Talk football and the NBA playoffs, some soccer and all things sports. Join in for all the fun. Lets go Tailgatin'!!!

Jermaine Houston, Host of The Tailgate Crew