The ‘Fab 5’ show up for the Michigan Wolverines and each other

All eyes are on the NCAA Men’s basketball championship game–but, at least for a brief moment, the highlight was the reunion of the infamous ‘Fab 5‘. It just made sense that Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, Ray Jackson and yes, Chris Webber would and SHOULD make an appearance in support of the Wolverines. Truth be told, no one was really sure of Webber would make it to the reunion.

Old wounds seem to still haunt the once regarded heart of the Fab 5. However, the past is the past and Chris Webber showed up for Michigan–and his boys: (pics from Twitter)

Chris Webber arrives at the Georgia Dome for the Fab 5 reunion

Chris Webber arrives at the Georgia Dome for the Fab 5 reunion

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I’m so glad to see them all together again! Special shout-out to Jalen Rose for making the plea for the reunion and for his support of Michigan.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,
~Angela Davis

Louisville’s Kevin Ware in hospital after successful surgery; Has long road to recovery (PIC)

Kevin Ware is thankful this morning. He came out of a successful two-hour surgery to repair his broken leg with the regional trophy under his arm.

 

Kevin Ware recovers after surgery

Kevin Ware recovers after surgery

After yesterday’s shocking and gruesome leg break which left six inches of bone protruding from his leg, Kevin Ware was rushed to the hospital with his girlfriend. He immediately went into surgery and his only thought was his last words to his team: “Win this game.”

They did.

Louisville Cardinals beat the Duke Blue Devils 85-63 and advanced to the Final Four in Atlanta, which is kinda of serendipitous considering Ware is from Atlanta.

The injury is not expected to be career ending, but it will take at least a year for him to recover.

We continue to pray for his complete recovery and restoration.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

 

 

“Blind Side” home for sale in Atlanta

The home that was featured in the film The Blind Side is up for sale.

The 14,000 square-foot home features 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms and two half bahts. Most interesting is that it’s a part of movie history as scenes from the movie take place right in this house which represented the Tuohy home. The Buckhead home was chosen to represent the Tuohy family’s home, located in East Memphis, because of its similarities to the tastes and style of Lee Ann Tuohy, who is an interior designer.

According to NorthFulton.com:

the home features a custom stone wine cellar with tasting room, a spacious family room and large home theater  perfect for having everyone over to watch the big game.

 

Dining room in scene from The Blind Side

Dining room in scene from The Blind Side

image of foyer from the home in The Blind Side

image of foyer from the home in The Blind Side

For $3.9 million, it can be all yours. 

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank and Mayor Kasim Reed agree to terms on a new stadium

It seems the city of Atlanta is determined to get a new stadium. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed reached an agreement with Atlanta Falcons’ owner Arthur Blank. Under the terms, the Falcons would pay $50 million for  infrastructure costs and improvements around the stadium. This is just one of the agreement terms. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC):

“..the Arthur Blank Family Foundation would invest $15 million in projects aimed at boosting English Avenue, Vine City, Castleberry Hill and other neighborhoods close to the stadium.

In addition, Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, would commit another $15 million in tax allocation district dollars for economic development projects in the area.

The terms to be announced today also call for an equal opportunity plan that will ensure at least 31 percent participation in design and construction by women and minority business enterprises.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed reaches agreement with Arthur Blank

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed reaches agreement with Arthur Blank

While this does not mean that the final deal is done, it does mean they are moving in that direction. There are still approvals needed from the Atlanta City Council, GWCCA board, Invest Atlanta and the Fulton County Commission.

According to the AJC, the public contribution for stadium construction will be capped at $200 million, which would come from the hotel-motel tax collection by the city of Atlanta and unincorporated Fulton County.

Of course, Arthur Blank is thrilled:

“We appreciate the mayor and his staff’s diligence in moving the agreements for a new stadium toward completion,” Blank said in a statement today. “We are grateful to the members of the Atlanta City Council who have given us the opportunity to address their questions or concerns, and we will continue to work with the mayor, city council, Invest Atlanta and our partners at the Georgia World Congress Center in reaching final agreements.”

Mayor Kasim Reed is also happy with the terms he said will revitalize the communities surrounding the stadium and bring more jobs to the area:

“Equally important, a new stadium will lead to the creation of well-paying jobs during its construction at a time when many of our friends and neighbors are seeking employment,” Reed said. “This new stadium will also keep the city of Atlanta at the forefront of the hospitality industry in America as we pursue our goal of attracting 40 million visitors annually. It will strengthen the viability of the more than 200,000 jobs that support our tourism and convention business every single day.”

Mayor Kasim Reed is hoping this new $1 billion stadium will put Atlanta on the map as a host city and also bring another Super Bowl. That being said, many of us Atlantans know that dome or not, the public transportation in this city must be addressed before we host anymore big sporting events.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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