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  1. Jam has Challenged Mike Davis to bring back the Dirty Bird dance since he's from Atlanta! I'd love to see it back! What do you guys think??
  2. Gee whiz! Rough year for the Beastie Boys family. RIP Scratch!!! "Well, I'm like Lee Perry, I'm very on Rock the microphone, and then I'm gone" Sure Shot ~ Beastie Boys
  3. WAIT!!! Don't downvote ME for posting the SI article!! I didn't write it, I just posted it for info
  4. https://www.si.com/nfl/broncos/news/drew-lock-matt-ryan-qb-trade-rumors?fbclid=IwAR2l7CFq3wWYdIZ8WmVPq_91r1iDY79eCpQ64ZmedudxiwqxYHBdXkvfWso Broncos 'Should Propose' Drew Lock in Trade for Falcons QB Matt Ryan, Says Analyst As it becomes apparent the Denver Broncos are leaning toward crowning Teddy Bridgewater their starting quarterback, NFL media vultures are buzzing around his (vanquished?) competition, Drew Lock, now fodder for far-reaching trade fantasies. Such as this, below, from Bleacher Report's Brad Gagnon, who believes Denver "should propose" Lock and two first-round draft picks to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for QB Matt Ryan before the start of the 2021 regular season. Yes, really. "I know the Atlanta Falcons almost certainly won't trade Ryan at this point, and doing so doesn't save them much money anyway, but it's time to move on and start from scratch," Gagnon writes, contradicting his point. "The Broncos are in a much better position to win right now based on their defense and offensive supporting cast, so they might lose patience with Lock and Teddy Bridgewater and bite on the 36-year-old Ryan. "Meanwhile, if that bite were to come, the Falcons would walk away with a huge increase in draft capital and a young, talented wild card at quarterback during the first stage of a rebuild that shouldn't scare them. Rebuilds can take just a year or two in this day and age, and it'll be a lot easier to turn this thing around when they've moved on from Ryan just as they did with Julio Jones." Gagnon is partly correct: shipping Ryan elsewhere would create just $2 million in salary-cap space this season. But — and here's the fact that matters — doing so also would trigger a whopping $24,912,500 dead-money hit. Atlanta currently has about $7.7 million of available cap room, so that's a no-go. He's wrong, however, in assuming the Broncos could "lose patience" with Bridgewater, as naming him the starter over the higher-upside Lock actually signals an abundance of patience. And there's zero indication that will change between now and Sept. 12. Nor zero reason for Denver to pursue a financially detrimental 36-year-old entering the twilight of his career at the cost of general manager George Paton's most coveted capital ... and Lock.
  5. Rough month for the Night Court gang!
  6. RIP coach Knapp 😞 Thanks for all the work you did with Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
  7. Beastie Boys’ Mike D on Biz Markie: ‘Not Just a Rapper, But a True Entertainer’ “Once, he was doing a DJ set opening up for us, and the power suddenly cut out,” D remembers of the “Just a Friend” rapper, who died Friday. “He didn’t miss a beat, human beatboxing and singing” Beastie Boys and Biz Markie were both New York hip-hop pioneers, so it’s natural they spent a lot of time together. The two artists often shared a stage, including a 1988 Madison Square Garden show where Biz performed an inimitable version of Elton John’s “Bennie and The Jets.” (The song later ended up on the Beasties’ Sounds of Science anthology.) As Rob Sheffield notes in his tribute to the rapper, who died Friday night at age 57, “Biz even gave them the name for their label and magazine: Grand Royal.” “I did not expect the Biz to be as Biz-like as he was,” Adam Horowitz admits in the Beastie Boys Book. “You better have the tape running when the Biz is around. He’s an all-freestyle, off-the-dome kind of artist.” Following Biz’s death, Mike D of the Beasties paid tribute to his longtime friend. We are so grateful to have had so many unforgettable experiences with the truly unique and ridiculously talented Biz Markie. We will miss his presence deeply in so many ways. In the Nineties, Biz would often show up at our G Son studio in Atwater, CA. Naturally every visit would start with a trip to the candy store — which in this case was actually a liquor store across the street. Regardless, he would always return happy with a brown paper bag full of treats. Once he had his sugar fix, he would typically grab a mic and sing whatever song he wanted, looking at us as if we’d know exactly what to play — and somehow he was usually right. I’ll never forget the time he showed up with a stack of 45s to make a mixtape to listen to on his flight back to New York. Did this mix tape include famous break beats like The Honey Drippers’ “Impeach the President” or Rufus Thomas “Funky Penguin” or any of the other classics that you might associate with Biz and his amazing human beatbox skills? Nope. He smiled ear to ear as he put on Helen Reddy‘s “I Am Woman” and sang along at top volume with his headphones on — so excited that he’d soon be able to do this all over again on his flight! Biz was a completely unique musician. No one else could beatbox — making beats and grooves and sounds the way he did — when he came out. He didn’t play by the rules or observe any categories. If he loved something, he would play it or sample it or rap over it — or just DJ the song and have the audience sing along. He was all inclusive the way hip-hop can be at its best moments. It’s also important to note that the Biz was not just a rapper or a record-maker, but a true entertainer. He could get on and rock a crowd whatever the circumstance — from his legendary early appearances at the Latin Quarter in New York City to the Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Once he was doing a DJ set opening up for us — just him, records, a mic and the audience singing along — and the power suddenly cut out. He didn’t miss a beat, human beatboxing and singing a cappella without amplification. He could not be stopped. Biz, we love you and we miss you and we are so grateful for everything we got to do together and make in the time we had. Much love always… https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/beastie-boys-mike-d-remembers-biz-markie-1198633/
  8. Yes! Very sad. Once again, as a huge Beastie Boys fan, this one stings. Biz was great friends with the Beasties and heard on a lot of their later work. RIP Biz Markie!
  9. Worked with the Falcons from 2004-2006 Mud Duck tweeted...
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