Wednesday, May 31, 2017
For the past three years, the NBA has been dominated by the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS in the EASTERN CONFERENCE, and the GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS in the WESTERN CONFERENCE!!!
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 1, the CAVALIERS and WARRIORS will face-off for Game #1 of the 2017 NBA FINALS. This will be the third consecutive year that these two teams have me to decide the NBA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Does that make these two teams DYNASTIES, and; is their apparent dominance over the other 28 NBA Teams good for the NBA???
Superstars LEBRON JAMES and STEPHEN CURRY cover the The NBA SUPERTEAM ERA: For BETTER Or WORSE issue as is under examination by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Journalist LEE JENKINS.
Former UCLA BRUIN/ Projected 2017 NBA DRAFT TOP 3 Pick LONZO BALL has spent his entire life being crafted for the possibilities of the 2017 NBA DRAFT, which takes place Friday, June 22!!!
In his case, the craft master has been his father LaVAR BALL, who is also working on his two younger sons, LiANGELO and LaMELO.
The MAKING Of LONZO BALL - SPEAK It INTO BEING is the cover story for the new issue of ESPN The MAGAZINE.
The really good people at KONTROL Magazine are celebrating their 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY and BLACK MUSIC MONTH with a monster 8-cover June 2017 KONTOL: 8 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - WOMEN IN MUSIC ISSUE!!!
Featured on the eight covers are AMINA BUDDAFLY, CATHERINE BENTON, DREEZY, KAYLA BRIANNA, LETOYA LUCKETT, NORMANI KORDEI, PRICILLA RENEA, and YANDY SMITH-HARRIS.
PHILADELPHIA native Comedian/Actor/Director/RealiTV/Author star KEVIN HART is WRITING HIS OWN STORY as he covers the new issue of VARIETY Magazine!!!
Here are some interview interludes:
On the relationship between his work ethic and his workout epic:
“You can’t expect to give 100% if you’re not in a physical place to give 100%,”
On transforming the real-life pain brought about by his father into comedic stage material
“People get to see the comedic persona, but there’s more to me,” Hart says. “This is a story that can be told, and I chose to tell it. It’s funny, but there are serious components to it. He didn’t escape any of it — jail, drugs, addictions, ruining your family to a point where my mom didn’t want me and my brother to be around him. Seeing the stuff firsthand. Seeing the reality behind drugs and addiction, and what it can really do to a person, that’s why I don’t do drugs. I learned what I shouldn’t be doing from what my dad did.”
On his father's sobriety, their reconciliation, and; his father's relationship with his grandchildren:
Wow....This cover came out dope as hell. Major thank you to my @variety family!!!! We are 7 Days away from my book hitting bookshelves everywhere damn it!!! Mark your calendars people!!!!! JUNE 6TH "I Cant Make This Up" Lets goooooooooo #iCantMakeThisUp #June6TH #DopePic #comedicrockstarshitA post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK - RED CARPET: GROWING UP HIP HOP - ATLANTA: SEASON 2 ATLANTA PREMIERE!!!
Last week in The ATL, the stars came out to shine for the ATLNTA premiere screening of WE VTV RealiTV series GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA - SEASON 2 at the WOODRUFF ATRS CENTER!!!
Feast, Salivate, and Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CCG Fabulous Femmes who carried their candy cakes down the GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA RED CARPET!!!
TAMEKA TINY HARRIS
TINY & ZONNIQUE
KANDI BURRUS & RILEY
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to NEWCASTLE-Under-LYNNE, UK Strongman EDDIE "The BEAST" HALL for this past weekend battling 30 other men who had also travelled to BOTSWANA, SOUTH AFRICA, and winning the 2017 WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
EDDIE HALL came out on top in the SQUAT LIFT, VIKING PRESS, and DEADLIFT, on his way to winning the finals ahead of ICELAND native Strongman HAFBOR JULIUS BJORNSSON, who finished second.
“That’s when the journey began and I had this fascination of sculpting my body like Arnie.I became the strongest in my gym, then I realised I was the strongest in the area, then the Midlands.”
Really proud of my effort in the Viking Press at The Worlds Strongest Man. I completed 15 reps but the referee took the last rep away from me. They say I double dipped. This would have been equal first place with Eddie Hall, which would have scored me one point higher. I know it's only one point, but sometimes one point can change the game completely. Strongman fans out there what do you think? 🤔A post shared by Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (@thorbjornsson) on
On this season of GROWING UP HIPHOP: ATLANTA, a tight-knit crew of friends will reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty!!!
But as they hustle for independent success, a toxic rivalry unfolds. Unforeseen danger marks Shad Moss aka Bow Wow’s return to ATL when he decides to release his first album in six years. The hip hop child star, now 30-years-old and a father, is ready to bow out of the music industry gracefully with one last hit, but will he make it out unscathed? With a toddler and an on again/off again baby mama in L.A., along with a bad-boy track record and a long rap sheet of women, Bow Wow struggles to stay focused. But his Atlanta family forces him to face the music as they push him to make the ultimate comeback. It’s time for Lil’ Bow Wow to re-enter the music industry as Big Bow Wow under the tutelage of his surrogate fathers, legendary rapper and mega-producer Snoop Dogg, and the “Godfather” of Atlanta hip hop Jermaine Dupri, along with the guidance of Da Brat, the first female solo rapper to sell over 1 million records.
Alongside Bow, battling to step out of their legendary parents’ shadows in one of the biggest hip hop capitals in the world is Shaniah Mauldin, daughter of Jermaine Dupri and sister figure to Bow, Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright, Zonnique Pullins, the daughter of hip hop power couple T.I. & Tiny, Brandon Barnes, the son of famed Hip Hop manager Debra Antney and brother to Hip Hop star Waka Flocka Flame, and Brandon’s cousin Ayana Fite, the daughter of The Beastie Boys mainstay, DJ Hurricane.
In HIP HOP, there are no friends when it comes to taking care of business. It’s time for the next generation to bring their A game and take their talent to the next level. But, when things hit the streets of Hotlanta, all the fame could come with a heavy price.
GROWING UP HIP HOP: ATLANTA - SEASON 2 premieres Thursday, June 1, 2017; 9:00 PM EST on WE TV.
Will YOU be watching???
When the fans arrived at SAN FRANCISO GIANTS STADIUM on MEMORIAL MONDAY, May 29, 2017, they were probably hoping for an exciting rematch of the 2014 ALDS between the WASHINGTON NATIONALS and their hometown SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS!!!
They had no idea.
During the eight inning, the NATIONALS were leading by a score of 2 - 0. NATIONALS Right Fielder #34 BRYCE HARPER was at bat when GIANTS Pitcher #60 HUNTER STRICKLAND threw a pitch that hit HARPER in his right hip.
Hence; BRYCE HARPER vs HUNTER STRICKLAND leads to BENCH-CLEARING BASEBRAWL between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants on MEMORIAL MONDAY.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Earlier today, MEMORIAL MONDAY, May 29, ESPN: FIRST TAKE Analysts STEPHEN A. SMITH and MAX KELLERMAN made their predictions with regards to the upcoming 2017 NBA FINALS!!!
Game #1 of the 2017 NBA FINALS takes place this coming THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017, and; will broadcast LIVE from the ORACLE ARENA in OAKLAND, CA.
Who YOU Got???
Yours Truly CCG would like to wish a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY 2017 to ALL of My CRAZYU COOL GROOVY Family, Friends, Frats, Fans, Followers, Frienemies, and FANTABULICIOUSTICAL Funky Fresh Fly Folks of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations!!!
CCG is Sending Up PRAYERS, LOVE, THANKS, BLESSINGS, SALUTES, and HUGS for THOSE who bravely wore the uniform and GAVE Their LIVES In SERVICE And BATTLE.
GOD BLESS ALL of YOU and Your FAMILIES.
PEACE, LOVE, And MEMORIAL MONDAY BLESSINGS;
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes to TAKUMA SATO who on Sunday, May 28, 2017, won the 101st RUNNING Of The INDIANAPOLIS 500!!!
40-year-old SHINJUKU, TOKYO, JAPAN native TAKUMA SATO also made INDY 500 HISTORY by becoming the first JAPANESE driver town the INDIANAPOLIS 500.
Here are your 2017 INDIANAPOLIS 500 TOP 10 FINISHERS:
Thursday, May 25, during the 2017 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, the AMFAR 24th CINEMA AGAINST AIDS GALA: CANNES FILM FESTIVAL took place at the HOTEL De CAP-EDEN-ROC in CAP De ANTIBES, FRANCE!!!
Feast, Salivate, and Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CCG Jazzy Jewels who carried their candy cakes down the 2017 AMFAR CANNES FILM FESTIVAL GALA GREY CARPET.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
After Saturday morning Choir Rehearsal on May 20, Cousin MAT and Yours Truly CCG went out for lunch!!!
TIN LIZZY'S CANTINA - GRANT PARK Location
415 MEMORIAL DRIVE
ATLANTA, GA 30312
SUNDAY - THURSDAY: 11:00 AM - 12 MIDNIGHT EST
FRIDAY - SATURDAY: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
TIN LIZZY'S CANTINA actually has several locations in the Metro ATLANTA area, The one that we visited is conveniently located on Memorial Drive in the GHRANT PARK neighborhood of Downtown SOUTHEAST Atlanta.
CCG and MAT arrived at about 1:00 PM to a house that on all sides, was buzzing with activity. Due to the seating capacity, there was a waiting list. However; our actual wait was only about 10 minutes.
TIN LIZZY'S CANTINA MENU is a wonderful smorgasbord of what they describe as FLEXMEX CUISINE, which is; traditional MEXICAN Cuisine accentuated with other international flavors.
WARM TORTILLA CHIPS & GUACAMOLE at TIN LIZZY'S CANTINA on MEMORIAL DRIVE in the GRANT PARK NEIGHBORHOOD of SOUTHEAST ATLANTA!!! #TinLizzysCantinaGrantPark ##TINLIZZYS #ATLANTA SOUTHEASTATLANTA #GRANTPARK #MEMORIALDRIVE #TORTILLACHIPS #GUACAMOLE #ILove2Eat #CrazyCoolGroovy #CCG #CCGalatoire #feedablogger #foodstagram #LaissezLesBonTempsRoulerA post shared by Craig Charles Garrison (@ccgalatoire) on
Complimentary FRESH WARM TORTILLA CHIPS With GUACAMOLE
Tortilla chips were nicely-warmed, lightly-salted, and; of the Thin-and-Crispy variety. Guacamole was freshly chopped, whipped, and beaten.
SIDE SALAD w/ BLEU CHEESE Dressing at TIN LIZZY'S CANTINA on MEMORIAL DRIVE in the GRANT PARK NEIGHBORHOOD of SOUTHEAST ATLANTA #TinLizzysCantinaGrantPark #TINLIZZYSCANTINA #TINLIZZYS #ATLANTA #SOUTHEASTATLANTA #MEMORIALDRIVE #GRANTPARK #ILove2Eat #SIDESALAD #SALAD #BLEUCHEESEDressing #BLEUCHEESE #CrazyCoolGroovy #CCG #CCGalatoire #feedablogger #foodstagram #LaissezLesBonTempsRoulerA post shared by Craig Charles Garrison (@ccgalatoire) on
SIDE SALAD With BLEU CHEESE DRESSING
Side Salad was cool, crisp, and, most of all; FRESH.
The TRIFECTA TACOS COMBO: CCG chose (left-to-right): CHICKEN Con QUESO, FRIED FISH (Tilapia), and BUFFALO SHRIMP. The combo comes with Rice and Beans, but; chose to substitute the SIDE SALAD (previous photo). #TinLizzysCantinaGrantPark #TinLizzysCantina #TinLizzys #GRANTPARK #MEMORIALDRIVE #SOUTHEASTATLANTA #ATLANTA #ILove2Eat #TRIFECTATACOSCOMBO #TRIFECTATACOS #TACOS #ChickenConQuesoTaco #FriedFishTaco #BuffaloShrimpTaco #CrazyCoolGroovy #CCG #CCGalatoire #feedablogger #foodstagram #LaissezLesBonTempsRoulerA post shared by Craig Charles Garrison (@ccgalatoire) on
TRIFECTA TACOS COMBO: (left-to-right) CHICKEN Con QUESO, FRIED FISH (Tilapia), & BUFFALO SHRIMP. Substituted the Side Salad (previous photo) for the standard accompanying Rice and Beans.
GOOD FOOD, GOOD ATMOSPHERE, GOOD CONVERSATION, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD TIMES!!!