Sunday, July 31, 2011

As seen from: "As I See It" @ ChicagoNow.com/asiseeit


Chicago is well documented for it's extraordinary talent. From Michael Jordan to Bo Jackson we have all seen in one time or another legends playing right here in our own backyard. So I feel here at "As I See It" that there should be an award for the best all around athlete that our city has to offer.

So I present to you the next category in the "As I See It" Chicago's Finest Awards:

"Da Best Athlete" Windy


Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls - Point Guard





At 6'3'', 190lbs Derrick Martell Rose went from a blossoming point gaurd to one of the NBA's elite seemingly over one summer. Once thought of as a timid, shy kid, Derrick came with a fierce competitiveness that exuded through his play.

Derrick pretty much lead the MVP race throughout the entirety of the season, carrying the Chicago Bulls on his shoulders throughout injuries, the treacherous "circus trip" and past the first two rounds of the playoffs for the first time in years and didn't seem to miss a step until the Easter Conference Finals.

Derrick was ultimately named the 2011 NBA MVP and all-around good guy award, but it was his amazing athleticism and transcendent play at the point guard position that gained him the superstar platform that he now sits. Derrick was practically forced into becoming the Bulls primary scorer due to lack of assistance in the area. He took more beatings from opponents than I have seen since "Hack-a-Shaq" and looked like he took most of it all in stride.

Rose finished the season and his MVP campaign averaging 25ppg, 7.7apg, and 1.0spg. He increased his outside shooting by 7 percent shooting 33%, but most significant was his increase on trips to the foul line, Derrick went to the line 217 more times than he did in the season previous, making all 217 of his extra attempts.

I guess big things do come in small packages.


Devin Hester - Chicago Bears - Wide Reciever/Kick Returner





Devin Hester definitely did not make this list as a wide receiver, as the "Devin Hester Project" is still out for jury. Hester however did make this because of his superhuman like knack for finding the end zone on kick returns. "Superman" flew right into the history books last year as he recorded his 14th return, passing Brian Mitchell in the all-time kick/punt returner category for touchdown.

In Devin's 5 short years for the Bears he sits among the top 10 all-time in three different statistical categories:
  • Non-offensive TD's - 15 (3rd all-time)

  • Punt Return TD's - 10 (No.1 all-time)

  • Yds/Punt Return - 12.4 (4th all-time)


Along with his place in history, Hester has earned three All-Pro honors as a return specialist.
Hopefully he can turn his return skills into something productive on the receiving end. Either way he is still the best return man the NFL and the city of Chicago has ever seen.

Shani Davis - U.S.A Olympic Team - Speed Skater




Shani Davis became the first black athlete in history to win a gold medal in an individual sport at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy earning gold in the 1,000m speedskating competition. That same year he also brought home the silver medal in the 1,500m speedskate. Shani hails from Chicago, IL
He later went on to defend the medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, becoming the first male of any race to accomplish the feat. He also defended his silver medal in the 1,500m race to success.

Here's a list of Davis' accomplishments.
2 Olympic Gold Medals (Turin, Vancouver)
7 World Championship Gold Medals (Seoul, Salt Lake City, Nagano, Vancouver, Inzell)
2 World Allround Championship Gold Medals (Moscow, Calgary)
Gold Medal 2009 Moscow World Sprint Championships
Gold Medal 2005 World Championships
Current World Record holder in 1000m, 1500m sprints

Julius Peppers - Chicago Bears - Defensive End




Julius Peppers was picked up by the Bears last offseason in a blockbuster deal for the organization. Peppers was one the nastiest defensive tackles in the league playing for the Carolina Panthers. That dominance transferred over to the NFC North as Pep wreaked terror and havoc on quarterbacks all season. Ultimately taking three quarterbacks out of games and earning Defensive Player of the Year award in the process. Peppers also earned a Pro-Bowl invitation.

To vote for these nominees go to chicagonow.com/asiseeit

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Weekend Box Office July 22, 2011 - July 24, 2011






Sorry for the wait ladies and gents ! But I know you all come to BlvdAve for this so here it is none the less ! the top movies in theaters right now. Captain America took the number one spot this past weekend, due to some stellar cast and reviews, raking in $65 Million domestically. Harry Potter took 2nd Place, due to an 84% drop in ticket sales, but still has a grand total of almost $274 Million in the books state side. Check the rest of the list for the remaining top 12 movies ! See you guys friday !!

 
TW

Title
Studio


Total

1

Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios


$65,058,524

2

Warner Bros. Pictures


$273,539,281

3

Screen Gems (Sony)


$18,622,150

4

Paramount Pictures


$325,841,185

5

New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)


$82,566,703

6

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$59,206,255

7

Disney•Pixar


$176,375,295

8

Walt Disney Pictures


$17,594,297

9

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$94,365,688

10

Sony Pictures Classics


$44,783,206

11

Universal Pictures


$163,832,870

12

Universal Pictures


$34,327,405


As seen on ChicagoNow.com/asiseeit Go now to vote on the nominees in this category!


         
  Hello everyone and welcome to the first annual Chicago's Finest Awards (The Windy's) Preview Nominee blog.
 
"The Windy's" spotlight not only the athletes on field success, but their off the field contributions and efforts. Each category will be colorized periodically in blogs followed by a poll question you will see on the right rail following. Viewers vote's will weigh in on each category for the nominees. However, the "As I See It" (Viewer's Choice) Award will be solely attributed to the viewing vote. So without further ado, I present the:

2011 Chicago's Finest Awards "The Windy's" Preview

  The 2011 Chicago's Finest Awards Preview are brought to you by:

"Chicago, As I See It" - A Chicago Sports First Production.

 

Here are you categories and nominees.....

 

"Welcome To The Neighborhood Windy"

This award unlike the "Rookie of the Year" is given to the athlete who has come to Chicago either via trade or free agency. So these nominees are only new to the city, not their league!  

Julius Peppers - Chicago Bears - Defensive End

 
Julius Peppers
was picked up by the Bears last offseason in a blockbuster deal for the organization. Peppers was one the nastiest defensive tackles in the league playing for the Carolina Panthers. That dominance transferred over to the NFC North as Pep wreaked terror and havoc on quarterbacks all season. Ultimately taking three quarterbacks out of games and earning Defensive Player of the Year award in the process. Peppers also earned a Pro-Bowl invitation.  

Kyle Korver - Chicago Bulls - Shooting Guard


Kyle Korver
went from Jazzy to Saucy as he lit up the United Center as practically the only outsider shooter the team had last season. Picked up in free agency with teammates Ronnie Brewer and Carlos Boozer from the Utah Jazz, Korver did see light drop in stats. He went from a career high .536 to a .415 in 3pt-%. This could be an indication however on his increase in shots taken, as he launched 179 more 3's this year than he did in the year previous, hitting 61 more 3pt shots for the Bulls than he did the previous season for the Utah Jazz.  

Carlos Pena - Chicago Cubs - First Baseman

 
The season is still young in the Majors, but in the last month and a half Carlos has belted 13 HR's, and is batting above his previous .189 average he carried over from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Cubs are 11-9 in games when Pena has homered this season, and are 9-7 when he goes for multiple hits. Not glaring stats, but for the Cubs that above .500.

Phil Humber - Chicago White Sox - Starting Pitcher

   

Phil Humber
, much like Carlos Pena, hasn't had a entire season to case his talent. But his performance thus far lands him as the 4th nominee for the award that highlights the "transfers" contribution to a particular teams success. In Humber's case, the past two months he registers at 4-3 with a 2.95 ERA. Phil is 8-6 for the season thus far and leads the starting rotation in ERA (3.27) and wins (8). With the White Sox close to contention "As I See It," Sox fans at least are surely telling Mr. Humber: "Welcome to the neighborhood!"  


Vote now and it will be considered in the final judgment of this category!  

For more "As I See It" go to chicagonow.com/asiseeit

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Amy Winehouse, 27, found dead at her London flat

R.I.P !!!


Rest In Peace Amy !!!


According to www.dailymail.co.uk

  • London Ambulance Service found singer at 3.54pm but unable to save her life
  • Police treated death as 'unexplained'
Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in London, it has been reported.
The Back To Black singer was apparently found at the property in by emergency services at 3.54pm this afternoon, according to sources, and her death is being treated as 'unexplained' by police.
In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: 'Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
Passing: Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home this afternoon
Passing: Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home this afternoon
'On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.

'Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.’

Picture of health: Amy was spotted out and about in London earlier this month
Picture of health: Amy was spotted out and about in London earlier this month

It is not known whether Amy’s father Mitch actually knows about his daughter’s death and Sky News have confirmed that he is currently on a plane to New York to take part in a Jazz festival.
Winehouse had been seen with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield earlier this week as the teenager took to the stage at the iTunes festival.
She refused to join in for Mama Said, but did support the 14-year-old with a few dance moves before urging the crowd to buy Dionne's new album Good For The Soul.
A source said: 'Amy staggered onstage and grabbed the mic to beg the crowd to buy her protege’s new album.'
Winehouse's appearance at the concert came after she cancelled her European tour following a disastrous performance in June when she stumbled onto the stage in Belgrade and gave an incoherent performance appearing very disorientated and removed from reality. 
Following the concert which saw fans enraged and the subsequent video that circulated to millions she cancelled the remaining dates of her European tour.
A statement released by the troubled singer's spokesperson said that the singer would be given 'as long as it takes' to recover.
Daddy's girl: Amy was very close to her father Mitch, who is believed not to know about his daughter's death
Daddy's girl: Amy was very close to her father Mitch, who is believed not to know about his daughter's death
The statement read: 'Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances.
'Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen.'
Winehouse had been working on her long-awaited new album, the follow-up to her 2006 breakthrough multi-million selling Back To Black, for the past three years.
Singing sensation: Amy had huge hits with tracks including Rehab and Back To Black and is seen here performing at Glastonbury in 2008
Singing sensation: Amy had huge hits with tracks including Rehab and Back To Black and is seen here performing at Glastonbury in 2008
Winehouse has had a troubled life which has included various stints in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction.
In an interview in 2008, her mother Janis said she would be unsurprised if her daughter died before her time.
She said: 'I've known for a long time that my daughter has problems. But seeing it on screen rammed it home. I realise my daughter could be dead within the year. We're watching her kill herself, slowly.
'I've already come to terms with her dead. I've steeled myself to ask her what ground she wants to be buried in, which cemetery. Because the drugs will get her if she stays on this road.
'I look at Heath Ledger and Britney. She's on their path. It's like watching a car crash - this person throwing all these gifts away.'

Here's one of Amy's biggest hits, "Rehab" 





Friday, July 22, 2011

New movies in theaters now

Ok yall its been a rough week for Noemi M.G. boss Tazo C aka @legendkillerzo. But here I am delivering this post to yall. Its only a couple new movies released today, that being Captain America: The First Avenger and Friends with Benefits. Cap should take the number 1 spot at the box office, but with Harry Potter mania taking over the world, not sure if he'll get it done. But as always, we'll deliver the results monday ! Enjoy Guys

Noemi's Pick for # 1 this week: Harry Potter 7, part 2. With Captain America coming close





As an added bonus, here are 2 other trailers for some Highly anticipated Superhero movies that drop next year. ENJOY !!

The Amazing Spider-Man !


The Dark Knight Rises !




Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend Box Office July 15, 2011 - July 17, 2011


As expected, The Final Harry Potter movie blew away the competition and set some records as well this past weekend, bringing in $168 million domestically and a worldwide box office total of more than $476 million this past weekend !!! Hope you all enjoyed it as the movie has met critical acclaim from all who have seen it ! See you guys later on this week with the Captain America finally arriving in theaters as he goes up against Harry and Optimus for box office DOMINATION !!! 


TW

Title
Studio


Total

1

Warner Bros. Pictures


$168,550,000

2

Paramount Pictures


$302,800,000

3

New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)


$60,002,000

4

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$42,352,000

5

Disney•Pixar


$165,326,000

6

Walt Disney Pictures


$8,000,000

7

Columbia Pictures (Sony)


$88,505,000

8

Universal Pictures


$31,628,000

9

Paramount Pictures


$122,242,000

10

Sony Pictures Classics


$41,793,000

11

Universal Pictures


$161,290,000

12

20th Century Fox


$61,455,000



As an added bonus, here's the teaser trailer to next summer's final installment of the Christopher Nolan helmed "Dark Knight" Trilogy "The Dark Knight Rises"

Friday, July 15, 2011

Nike Air Max 90 – Midnight Fog/Neutral Grey/White


Much of the recent news regarding new Nike Air Max 90s has centered around a variety of upgraded models like the AM90 Hyperfuse, the Vac-Tech Premiums and Dalek's Flywire-embedded Hurley collabo.  But the reason the Ninetys get all that attention is because the base model is essentially impeccable, as is immediately apparent the instant you set eyes on this new pair.  A mix of blue and grey leather and mesh, these look superb with white laces and midsoles.  Click through to see more angles and pick up a pair right now from select Nike Sportswear retailers including NikeStore.
Nike Air Max 90
Midnight Fog/Neutral Grey-White
325018-030

Watch the Throne: Cover,Pics,Tracklist, pre-order info and more !

PROPS TO RAP RADAR AND MEDIATAKEOUT !!



Well if this project is about to finally see the light of day, DETOX surely should be as well !!! lol Although no release date has been confirmed as of yet (it is rumored to be dropping Aug. 2nd) Here's the tracklist for "Watch the Throne" and a couple of pics from Ye and Jigga's studio sessions recording this project:


1. No Church in The Wild (Feat. Frank Ocean)
2. Lift Off (Feat. Beyoncé)
3. Niggas in Paris
4. Otis (Feat. Otis Redding)
5. Gotta Have It
6. New Day
7. Prime Time
8. Who Gon Stop Me
9. Murder to Excellence
10. Welcome to The Jungle
11. Sweet Baby Jesus (Feat. Frank Ocean)
12. Love You So (Feat. Mr Hudson)
Bonus

13. Illest Motherfucker Alive
14. H*A*M



as an added bonus, BlvdAve wanted to post some video with this as well ! So here's Kanye & Jay-Z's performance of "H.A.M" from the recent Vevo video of G.o.o.D Music's concert at South x Southwest




You can pre-order "Watch the Throne" by CLICKING HERE:

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