The Morning Update (5/23): Mark Cuban, Cincinnati Cyclones


Apr 20, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches warmups before the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and the weather absolutely could not be better! If you’re not happy this weekend that is your own fault because it’s beautiful outside. Go down to a Reds game, hit up Taste of Cincinnati just get out and do something.

Mark Cuban made headlines yesterday and I’ll get into that, you all can pretty much assume what my stance on that will be. Also the Cincinnati Cyclones had their Game 3 in Greenville, South Carolina last night, find out how that went.

Besides enjoying the weather yesterday I also finished Friday Night Lights on Netflix. As much as I wanted to hate that show when I started watching because it is mostly aimed at the ladies I couldn’t hate it. Sure it needed more football and less drama but it was well written and well acted. The finale isn’t what I expected, I wish there was a follow up episode to tell us what happened to everyone. Overall though it wasn’t bad, high schools in Texas sure have a lot of drama.

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban made some remarks in an interview with that have made headlines around the country. ESPN has been trying their hardest to blow this story up, to make it into something it’s not. That isn’t going to happen though, and it shouldn’t. What Mark Cuban said is 100% accurate.

Here are his comments that have everyone ‘outraged’

"“I mean, we’re all prejudiced in one way or another. If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — I’m walking back to the other side of the street. And the list goes on of stereotypes that we all live up to and are fearful of. So in my businesses, I try not to be hypocritical. I know that I’m not perfect. I know that I live in a glass house, and it’s not appropriate for me to throw stones.”"

What Cuban said is exactly what every person does. There is not one person in this world that does not feel 100% comfortable walking past either type of examples at night on a dark street. You can say you’re fine with it, sure, be that tough guy but in reality you are nervous.

Now we have to deal with America’s fake outrage. The sincerity of this outrage is pathetic, no one should be offended by this. Then again this is America once home of the brave now home of the sensitive.

I completely agree with Cuban, there is a reason I don’t walk around Clifton at night, there is a reason I avoid walking past Hughes when school lets out. There is also a reason I don’t stop at some back country gas station in the south where Bubba and the bike gang are when I’m traveling. Call me racists, say that I profile people, at the end of the day you do and I do it.

Freedom of speech holds no weight in America anymore. Be outraged about that.

Cincinnati Cyclones

The Cincinnati Cyclones had their Game 3 on Thursday night. They traveled to Greenville with the series tied 1-1. The Cyclones would exit the game winners 5-4 and leading the series 2-1. This series is for a spot in the Kelly Cup Finals.

Cincinnati has a good shot at advancing to the finals. This team has formed a bit of a dynasty since 2008, it will be interesting to see if they can hold on.

Video of the Day

How half of these people live is beside me. Generally I can watch anything and not feel any emotion, this video made me nervous.