How Nelson Mandela Used Sports to Unite South Africa

Nelson MandelaBy Marc Rasbury

Last Thursday we lost one of the worlds most significant and historic individuals in former South African President Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →

The Raz: NY Giants Grab Championships, Not Headlines

By Marc Rasbury

They’ve gone about their business with little national media coverage for a long time, even after two Super Bowls in four seasons. Continue Reading →

The Marc Rasbury Show: NY’s Jets & Giants, the Yankees Red Sox and More

Join host Marc “the Rass” Rasbury as he talks about sports today: life after the London 2012 Olympics; the NY Yankees don’t wear Red Sox; the NY Giants predicts for 2012, the NY Jets quarterback soap opera, and the Harlem summer basketball tournaments with SlamJam, Rucker and YES’s SmartBall leaques.

Listen to the conversation today right here at 3 pm today. Continue Reading →

Butch Lewis, More than a Promoter

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment industry. Continue Reading →

The Raz: Tale of Two Shortstops

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

It is funny how fortunes can change in a (Harlem) New York minute. Two years ago, Derek Jeter was the King of New York while his Mets counter part, Jose Reyes, was being labeled an enigma. Jeter was leading the Yanks to their 27th World Series Championship whereas Reyes was nursing what was originally diagnosed as a hamstring strain that eventually turned into a year-long rehabilitation stint.

Now Reyes is being mentioned among the NL MVP candidates and some folks are trying to run Jeter out-of-town. In all fairness, it is not right to compare Jeter and Reyes at this stage of their careers. Continue Reading →

The Raz: Jackson Deserved Better


I know that there are plenty of player haters out there when it comes to one Phil Jackson. Some might consider him arrogant and pompous.

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