Guru Master Dragonfly Jones

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Guru Dragonfly Jones, Master of Rage and Fury, is the author formerly known as The Angry Black Man. He made Bots change his name because he wasn't sure if the white people on Crasstalk were in on the joke... and besides, he decided he wasn't that angry after all. Famous Quote: "Don't get it twisted, my kung-fu style is so official. Now get in line before you get hurt!"

In Comparison: LeBron James vs. NFL Quarterbacks

Can we talk about LeBron?

With LeBron James being one of the most polarizing figures in sports, he has drawn a lot of comparisons to other athletes. What other athletes have as much pressure to perform on them as LeBron does while trying to win his first NBA Championship and the second for Dewayne Wade and the Miami Heat? Continue reading

Super Squats: The Perfect Machine

“The body is a perfect machine, only limited by the head,” my old high school weightlifting coach used to say. I laugh at it now, but when I was younger I would imagine myself as a Terminator T-800. )Shout out to the Governator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of my first big influences in weight training.)

The deeper I got into lifting, and the more I started seeing results, the more I begin to understand that saying. There are similarities between man and machine. Like most machines the body is made to work, perform and complete tasks — and requires just as much maintenance.  Continue reading

Super Squats: Supplemental Insights

When I’m at the gym or just hanging out, I’ve been asked these questions more than a few times:

“What are you taking?”
“What are you on?”
“What’s your secret?”
“Are you on steroids?”

Now of course I’m not on steroids, and some of these questions just make me go “Huh?” There is no secret! But I do take advantage of supplements as part of my fitness regimen. Continue reading

Super Squats: The End-of-Year Review

I was at work the other day and I was going over my annual H.R. review and it hit me, “What if I did this for my fitness goals?!” Just like the annual review at work, the purpose of this review is not to dwell on past achievements or challenges, but more so to gauge what your next steps should be in the coming year.

I thought it would be a good idea for us to have an annual review of our health goals. I want you to be honest with yourselves — so no excuses!  Continue reading

Super Squats: Partner Up!

I recently was asked by my friend to pick up the mantle of the Super Squats column here at Crasstalk and I humbly accepted, of course. Why else would I be writing this? So anyway, I’ve been a self-proclaimed “gym rat” for many years now and with that has come a lot of knowledge about what challenges people face when they’re trying to lose some weight or get back to the gym or just improve their life.  Continue reading

The Angry Black Man’s Plan for Ending the NBA Lockout

(A quick note from Bots: The Angry Black Man is a friend of mine here in The A, as well as our newest author. In real life he’s not that angry but we thought the screen name was funny, so we’re running with it.)

I know it’s very difficult for us mere mortals to comprehend what’s at stake in the NBA lockout negotiations. I mean, for us fans this means nothing but a few missed TV slots during an otherwise boring work week. But to these “athletic gods”… I mean, come on man, this is life.

I can’t imagine what it must feel like to have to negotiate for your job. Oh wait a minute, that’s what the job description, interview and salary requirements are for, right? Well for professional athletes… not so much.

Back in the day, sports franchises were owned and run by people who were knowledgeable about their respective sports and they were dedicated to winning. Not only winning for their respective teams, but winning for the fans, for their cities and even for the sports themselves.  Continue reading