Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Moms with March Madness

The college basketball season is official over and congrats to UNC on claiming the title (insert shady emoji here) for 2017!  It was a horribly long and ref whistling induced game but if you are a fan of the game like my Momager friends you watched to the bitter end.  My #BlueDevils suffered an early exit from the brackets but there's always next year right?

Speaking of brackets I'll have to give kudos to Ashley Willis, a mom that knows how to pick em!  Ashley had UNC as her fav to win the tourney.  Out of my 4 bball mama friends she was the only one To Go All The Way [said in my Dick Vitale voice].  Trust me it's not easy picking a winner when it comes to bracketology, for myself my bracket was busted the first round BUT I was a 50%er when it came to the Final Four.  Unlike some of my fellow bracket playing mamas I don't use a system to figure out who's going to win.  I normally go with seeding and team likeability and mostly geographic location.  As an example Laura Fantroy roots hard for the Spartans because she's a Michigander while Christa Miller is a die hard LA girl and picked UCLA to take the crown.  I'm sure Lavar Ball was happy about that one.  If you don't get that reference then you need to up your game girl and hang with my Mommie Fab Four.


Take for example Cristina Aruta, mom of Whittier PG Jacob Aruta.  She gets so deep in bracket play that her knowledge gained her a winning of $500 in an office pool one year.  Her other reward was being shunned by the men in the office from future play.  Where they do that at?  When can the ladies get some RESPEK on their names? 

After talking with my Fab Four here are some stats that stood out to me about bracket play:


  • 100% of the moms use a formalized system to choose brackets.  You name it NCAA, CBS, ESPN and the USA Today systems were used.  Electronic systems are favored.


  • There really is no formula for selecting winners.  Mom Ashley fell into it because she had no other option but to watch so she joined in on the fun and now makes sure she watches till the final game. 


  • Why we play.....It's a bonding experience for moms with their mates and other family members. 


  • Biggest upsets this year were Duke and Villanova.  


  • Most of us don't know what conference our favorite team is in.


  • We all watch a variety of sports BUT college is by far our favorite.


  • Let's just say trash talking isn't just for the fellas.


No matter if we picked a winner or not, it's uber fun participating in one of the most loved sports activities of the year.  I'm certain that next year each of my Fab Four as well as myself will once again take on the challenge and gain bragging rights for our favorite teams win or lose.  It's March and the Madness isn't just for the guys, us moms are gaining our rightful spot as bracket masters and we won't be denied.  See ya in 2018 and Go Blue Devils!!!!






Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Momager Is In - The Radio Show

Yep I've launched it!  I'm back on the airwaves with my new show The Momager is In.  You can check out the third episode by clicking on the link below.  I was uber excited to have Q from the Talk 2 Q show and my old radio buddy Cocktail Erica from Cocktails and Conversation.  Listen in and come back next week for episode 4! The Momager Is In 



Monday, January 16, 2017

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Sports news from a Momagers' POV......


Chargers with the New New

The Chargers had a week full of change.  First they decided to move to LA for the 2017 Season and change or should I say copy the Dodgers logo.  All while San Diego fans tried so hard to remain loyal but received the ultimate foul after being snubbed by the owner's non-invite to his Welcome to LA Bash.  With two pro football teams in LA and 4 (possibly 3 with Oakland moving) in the state it would seem that this not be a good move especially since the Rams just came back.  My Momager antennas are up, there's something stinky with this move.  I'll keep my carmel corn out waiting to see what happens.  In the meantime rate the new logo in the comments section on a scale from 1 (They took a bigger L then Meek Mill) or 4 (Drake status).  I'll share the results on my upcoming podcast.



K to the L to the A to the IzzY

Klay Thompson has always been a winner.  Recently his ala mater, Santa Margarita, retired his #1 jersey.  This is pretty major as no other player will be able to sport the #1 on their Eagles jersey EVER!  I guess taking the team to a championship in 2008 and then becoming a NBA Champ he definitely deserves the honor.  Klay's message to the ceremony crowd was about enjoying their time while in high school.  He was reminded of how much fun he had during his four years at the school and that he owed the school for what they did for him.  What a class act!  No pun intended.

A Sweet GiveAWay

The Cleveland Browns have linked up with University Hospital, The Ohio Lottery and Xenith Helmets to sponsor a major giveaway to high school football teams in Ohio.  Their #BrownsGiveBack initiative is geared toward promoting health and safety among young athletes.  Schools are encouraged to become Heads UP certified and then enroll in the give away.  Heads UP certification is for coaches to teach kinds the safe way to play the sport.  To enter the contest visit www.clevelandbrowns.com/fans-and-kids/promotions.html


Momager Mantra:  It may not look like it but I got this!






Monday, April 18, 2016

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Sports news from a Momager's POV......

President Obama beats Steph Curry

Have you seen it?  Steph Curry actually loses to President Obama in Connect Four.  It is the cutest but uber smart video by My Brother's Keeper, a mentorship program for young men.  Barack also shows Steph how to professionally do a resume, reads to him from Audacity of Hope but he ends with helping him clean up his shot.  You can watch the video (and be sure to share it) below.  Last week the President met with other African American celebrities and notable figures to highlight the MBK program.  Way to go Prez!



NBA Advertising on Jerseys - Not feelin it

The NBA has announced that staring with the 2017 season advertisers will get their chance to advertise on player jerseys.  HATED IT!  I really think this stinks but I don't run the company and it's a business move certainly.  I just really hope they don't get outrageous with it.  There is way too much advertisement everywhere else:  The floor, the mop that cleans the floor, arenas inside and out - GEESH enough already.  Can't await to previews these jerseys and really is that going to impact you purchasing an item because a player has it on his jersey?  I dunno but hear the NFL might be next.

Sheryl Swoopes Causing a Stir

It's being reported that former WNBA All Star Sheryl Swoops is having player management problems over at Loyola.  Apparently 12 players have asked for a transfer or to be released from their scholarships.  Players are stating that Swoopes treatment of individual players and her demeanor are the cause for the mass exodus.  Administration has launched an investigation and ensure student-athlete mistreatment will not be tolerated.  The teams record until Swoops since 2013 is 31-62.  Not all players are meant to coach.

MOM School

Well ladies I'm working on video segments of Mom School so stay tuned but until then check out a ref foul call that all bball mamas need to learn about.

Defensive Three SecondsA defensive player is not allowed inside the key area for more than three seconds unless he is
guarding the player with the ball or is actively guarding any opponent. To be considered actively guarding, a defender must be within an arms length of his opponent. If an offensive player moves through the key, the defender must be within an arms length, and also move along with the offensive player. He can not just stand there and put his arms out to the new three-second count.

*Reprint from NBA.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Step Curry gets Waxed

Image courtesy of WTOP
Last week Warriors PG and my fav Step Curry received a major honor being immortalized in wax at Madam Tussauds museum in San Fran.  When revealed the 6'3" real version was very pleased with the action result of the figure.  Riley and Ryan were on hand to see their dad receive this honor and both looked major adorns as always.





Kyrie having love triangle issues

Seems that Cleveland Cavs PG Kyrie Irving had a serious case of the Monday's this week.  The players well known girlfriend, Kehlani, was photoged by her ex in bed holding hands to which he placed the photo on social media proclaiming the rekindled love.  No big deal, people fall in and out of love all the time right?  Well after said photo was published by some guy that I've never heard of the internets were all a blaze and memes popped up every place.  Look folks this isn't major I'm sure Kyrie will be quick to move on from this torrid soul.  After all he did just have a little one with a one night stand.  But you don't see me judging.


Momager Tip - Newest in first aid 

And lastly this week, I've found a great new accessory to add to your Momager bags.  A few days ago The Phenom suffered a busted chin (tooth went straight through) and needed stitches.  With a tourney just a few days away he was determined to play so I had to cover up the stitches, incase you know some more 'bows were thrown.  O Magazine featured a new bandage for toned skin a while back and I happened to order some just in time to arrive for this special occasion.  [Notice my sarcasm here okay]  Yes these bandages saved the day and helped blend in with the Chocolate Mambas skin tone.  Me likey likey this product for real and won't be leaving home without them.  Pop over to their sight and order yours at www.trucolourbandages.com
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                                                                                    Momager sent ya!

Monday, March 21, 2016

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Well this post has taken a minute to put up.  I guess that's what happens when things start exploding!  But its always great to get back to your roots so here goes....


Prayers up for Craig Sager

We are sadden to hear about the return of Craig's leukemia and his continued battle.  The infamous
sportscaster will be featured on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel tonight discussing his recent doctors report.  Not only do I love seeing Craig during the NBA games but really love his appreciation for the game and the players.  Praying for you Sager!

Busted, Disgusted and Can't be Trusted

Yes it's that time of the year where we all attempt to find the golden ticket to who will win the bracket challenge.  This year has been no different for me because my bracket was busted the second day.  Can you say Michigan State?  How does that happen?  Welp it's still been such an amazing bout of games I finally threw away my tissue and enjoyed the weekend's worth of games.  Great to see one of my Momager girlfriends DeAndre Bembry lead his St. Joe's team past a first round win.  Oregon banged out on them in the end but these are the stories March Madness is made of.

Mom School

Alright mom's time to get your learn on.  What would you say is one thing you get wrong when watching your favorite MVP play?  Foul calls?  Don't worry me too, I ain't shame to admit that I yell at zebras and don't have a clue, well sometimes.  So this week's Mom School is dedicated to the travel foul call.

Courtesy of BBC Sports
This call is called more than any other in games, the travel call.  When the ref rotates his arms as pictured below a player has taken a step on the court and not dribbled the ball.  This call can cause the ball to be turned over to the other team.  It's difficult to detect sometimes especially with players that travel the floor quickly but sometimes it's extremely obvious and never called, hello James Harden!  Now here's a bonus.  If your player shoots and the ball doesn't hit the rim, backboard or hoop and they attempt to touch the ball they will get a whistle, according to NBA rules.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Curvy Momager's Court | Be the 1st

That's right you can be the 1st Momager on your squad to swag out the new shirt from the Curvy Momager Collection.  Check out the new trendy university "Basketball Mom Swag" shirt on our ordering site today by clicking this link: Curvy Momager's Court 


While you're over on the site check out the "Raising My Favorite Athlete" off the shoulder shirt too!

Smooches,


Curvy Momager