While growing up, Mike Rumph used to spend all day outside playing football with his neighborhood friends. And don’t get him started on how serious his family was while watching games on TV. “My family made a big deal about football when I was younger,” the 6-ft cornerback for the St. Louis Rams said. “I remember seeing them as gladiators. After watching them on TV, I knew I wanted to play professional football, too.”Add a comment
Juran Bolden is a Tampa Bay native all the way. Not only did he live in the Florida city, but he also played football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Surprisingly, however, Juran’s first love wasn’t football. Back in Hillsborough High School, the young track and field champ was sprinting the 100 meter run in 10.26 seconds and the 200 meter in 20.91 seconds.Add a comment
Got purp? Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (drafted No. 14 in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft) has got purp and then some.
Anybody that comes across Davis’ collection of cars will likely stare unabashedly. When it comes to Davis’ pair of unique 1975 Chevrolet Caprices, these same people can be forgiven if they pause to gawk and take in everything that the purple ragtop “Rags II Riches” and the candy blue hardtop “Glasshouse” have to offer.Add a comment
The bad guys...
They step onto the scene and command attention. They’re the ones who break all the rules…sometimes, while laughing at you. Ironically, you have to admit that it just wouldn’t be the same without them. You might even cheer for them because deep down inside, everybody wishes they had the audacity to do any of that and get away with it!Add a comment
The sun beats down and glares against the surface of freshly polished cars as pro surfer Matt Keenan stands in front of his mom’s house in a remote part of New Jersey. He seems unaffected by the heat or mosquitoes. Maybe it’s because he’s too excited about his 2002 BMW 745i that’s fresh out of the shop with a new set of Asanti AF132 22x9.5-inch front and 22x11-inch rear wheels with Pirelli PZero Nero 265/30R22 front and 305/25R22 rear tires.Add a comment
Forever linked to his legendary father in more than name, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has nonetheless carved out a name and persona of his own that has transcended the NASCAR circuit and is even felt in the inner city, where it is not uncommon to see a few tributes to his Budweiser No. 8 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Super Sport.Add a comment
Here’s the plot: there’s this fighter who grew up poor and used to make a little side-money as an enforcer/debt collector. He later becomes beloved by his fans for his hard-hitting fighting style and warrior mentality. After starting out in small-time local bouts, he eventually works his way up to the big stage and a title shot for the championship of the world. He is pretty much living the American Dream.Add a comment
Jay-Z’s debut album in 1996, “Reasonable Doubt” (Roc-A-Fella/Priority, 1996), put just that in artists attempting to compete with the soon-to-be rap mogul in the hip-hop game. Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson did the exact same thing in 2003 when he entered the NFL driving reasonable doubt into opposing teams by running over and around defenders on the gridiron.Add a comment
It is very rare to come across a person who’s had such a significant influence in the life of millions of people and a whole culture to the point that he has become an icon.Add a comment