Updated: October 6, 2013

Gary Norris Gray- BASN Staff Reporter

In 1981 (ESPN) The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network was a wonderful idea with a multitude of various sports venues. In 2013 forty two years later The Sports Leader has fallen to the crassness of the today’s media circus. The managers, producers, directors, and broadcasters should rise above the fray and report the sports news the way it’s supposed to be. ON THE GAME!!!!

The Mouse is getting ready to make its move on the sports world, getting ready to make the 3rd wave of attacks on African American Males who play the games they love. Beware sports fans and check this article six months from now, the words will be sobering.

There is a new wave of Black hockey players coming into the National Hockey League lead by rookies Popeye Jones’ son defensemen Seth Jones of the Portland Winterhawks and Donavan McNabb’s nephew defensemen Darnell Nurse of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Jones should feel right at home in Nashville Tennessee a small market team with something to prove to the teams that did not draft him. While Nurse should also feel at home with the Edmonton Oilers and should be a new breakout hockey star in Canada.

Last Spring, The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins for the 2013 Lord Stanley’s Cup hopefully putting to rest that Black hockey stars can truly play this game. Goal Brother Ray Emery in net had a 10-0-0 start a National Hockey League record. Brother Emery finished the season 17-1-1 another NHL record for the best winning percentage EVER. ESPN seemed to just overlook or ignored these historic facts on their two minute hockey review. Defensemen Johnnie Oduya should have been a super-star if he were of lighter hue by his great playoff performance. Oduya helped goalie Cory Crawford around the Chicago Blackhawk net but you won’t be hearing that from The Sports Leader.

The Chicago Blackhawks were the first team since the high flying Edmonton Oilers and the defensive minded New Jersey Devils to have more than one Black player on an Championship team. If the Winnipeg Jets ever get a decent goalie this team would join this elite group with their Goal Brothers defensemen Dustin Byfuglien and left winger Evander Kane.

Sports fans are gaining positive alternative networks with each passing day. The (CBC) Canadian Broadcasting Company, (TSN) The Sports Network-Canada, Fox Sports Net, Fox Sports One, Comcast Sports Network, NBC Sports Network, and CBS Sports Network. Less we forget the local area sports casting networks like (MSG) Madison Square Garden and WWOR in New York with the Superstations TNT, and (TBS) Turner Broadcasting System, in Atlanta and WGN in Chicago and last the internet sports network.

Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove on Disabled Community Activist. Email

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