Catching Up With Charlie Bubba

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Been a long time since I caught up with my old friend from the neighborhood.  For those not familiar, Charlie Bubba is an old timer from East St. Louis who was a friend of my father’s.   A street philosopher if you will, Bubba has a funny way of seeing politics, religion, and just life in general.  Normally I catch up to him say once a quarter.  But with my schedule it’s been quite a while since I’ve had the chance to get his opinions on the comings and goings of America and the world.

I saw Charlie at Lincoln Park over the weekend.  As usual he had his potions with him.   And I brought a little something myself.  He was glad to see me; and I him.  So after exchanging pleasantries, and toasting a sad goodbye to the two young children shot to death by their mother a few days ago, I pulled out my recorder to get the latest. 

Me:  CB.  What have you been vibing on lately?  What you wanna talk about?   Jobs, POTUS… 

CB: The president?  You mean Beohner’s Bitch?  Ha!  That’s what I call’em.  I swear I think he must have some compromising photos of Bama or something. Cause he is one compromising negro!  I mean got’damn.  He’s the POTUS!  How you gone let a mufucka tell YOU when to announce a fucking jobs bill?  Security?  Shit.  He’s the fuckin president.  You got secret service under the bed when he’s doing Michelle.  You control security.  You spose to be running the motherfucker!  You don’t let congress tell you what the fuck to do.  Now he put his self up against the NF fuckin L.  On opening fuckin night!  Dumb!  You think imma be lookin at his ass?  Imma tell you what I’m gonna do.  Imma be lit up at the spot with some Henney in one hand, and some ribs in another, seeing what kinda JOB the Packers gone do against Breese nem’.  Shit.  I’ll catch up in the morning.  He’s putting himself last so imma put him last. 

Me: I heard they may move the speech up a bit time wise.  But speaking of Michelle.  Do you think she speaks her mind or shares her opinion on these things?  What do you think she thinks?

 CB:  Imma tell you what she thinking.  She’s thinking do she want to keep the drapes she’s got in Chicago when she moves back in 2012.  She’s thinking about what school she wants to send her daughters to.  That’s what she’s thinking.

 Me:  So who’s going to challenge?

 CB: Shit I don’t know.  Anybody with a back bone for starters!  In this country nowadays.  It’s who ever talks the most shit no matter how ignorant.  I guess Mitt or that Ken Doll country preacher lookin dude. 

 Me: Rick Perry?

 CB: Yea that mother fucker.  He’s a scary son of a bitch too.  Just on the gay thing a while ago he was like New York can do its own thing.  States rights shit.  Then after the fact, signs the marriage act.  He don’t know whether he wants to be a preacher or a politician.  Hell I guess they both the same right?  And what the fuck he talkin about he would do the fed chairman in Texas?  After he supported him?  He ain’t shit.

 Me: What about Palin?  Is she getting in or not?

 CB: Palin… oh that bitch is fine ain’t she?  I’d tap that Alaskan ass.  (laughs hysterically)  But she ain’t givin it up is she?  She is the ultimate dick tease.  Ridin buses every other month talkin shit.  ‘Imma run… maybe… maybe not.  Imma suck ya dick, no I ain’t.  Imma let you get it…. SIKE!’  Attention whore!  She should thank McCain every day for putting her on the squad.  I’d like to see her and Bachmann in a debate though.  Bet Bachmann would bitch slap her silly ass.

 Me:  But Palin knows bows and arrows.

 CB: Touché mother fucker!  (laughing) The point is that irregardless, they should do a reality TV where all them fuckers are in the house like The Bachelor or something.  You know some Survivor type shit.  Let America vote.

 Me:  (laughing)  I feel you on that.  Then throw Gadhafi  in the mix too!

 CB: Oh hell yea!  Is he the emperor with no clothes or what?  Talkin about, “I’m in charge.  Ya’ll keep on fighting.  I know they ran me out the crib.  Took all my guns, swam in my pool and stole my goat skin silk sheets and shit.  But I will not be denied.”   That dude been in the palace too fucking long.  That’s probably how Castro would act.

 After a few more sips and laughs I asked Charlie Bubba what else had his ear in the news besides the obvious.  He thought for a second and then his eyes brightened. 

 CB: Oh yea!  White chicks gone missing.  I ain’t even going there on how they report when blonde women goes missing vs. Blacks or Mexicans.  Fuck that.  What I wonder is when they show all these news reports about who dunnit, why and all that shit.  They never have a mother fucker on there saying, “Hey stupid bitches – stop meeting mother fuckers on the computer box and leaving the country with them!  Niggas is crazy.  You might get killed! I mean what these gals think gonna happen to them?  In these days and times?  Got-damn where they get their decision makin skills from?  They give the sob stories, but never talk about the dumb ass decisions in the first place.  That’s what they need to be talkin about.  Do a whole special report on it!  Have Soladad or Coop do a special on it.  They can call it, “Dumb bitches meet a man in public a few times, meet his friends, parents and shit then leave for Aruba.”  How about that?

 Me:  That’s kinda hard Bubba.  But I get your point.

Soon after that it was time for me to go.  Charlie Bubba’s getting old and not looking as good these days.  Physically, life has taken its toll.  But his mind is still sharp and his opinions haven’t waned a bit.  I wished him well and told him to stay up.  His last words…

CB: Flyers got that ass spanked in Georgia last week.  (East St. Louis Football Team) (Coach) Sunkett is dumb.  He shakes hands with the other coaches when he wins but walks off the field when he loses.  What he may not realize is that if any school ask the conference for tapes, they get them.  Cause everybody hates him for embarrassing these White schools.  Period.  They got that whip though again though.  Hope the kids be eligible so the state won’t fuck them over again.  Imma check them out tonight.  Playin some school from Kansas.  We’ll see.  If it ain’t one thing it’s another.

ME: Later C-Bubba

CB: C-Mac my dude!

 

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Three The Hard Way: Area teams win State Titles in Missouri & Illinois

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Congratulations to three local St. Louis Metropolitan football teams who won State Championships this past weekend.  First to my East. St. Louis Il, Flyers who beat Geneva 33-14 before a huge crowd at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois, Champagne.  East Side got off to a slow start but quarterback Detchauz Wray was awesomely cool and rallied the troops in his first State final game.  I say first because he is only a junior.  Terry Hawthorne was his usual spectacular self scoring another touchdown and getting yet another interception.  He was clearly the team’s MVP as well as arguably the best player in the state.  Hawthorne plays on all three sides of the ball – offense, defense and special teams.  When he is not receiving a punt or a kickoff, he puts the ball himself often into the 50 yard range.  This guy is hardly ever off the field.  To put this young man’s contributions in perspective: in the playoffs alone he scored 12 touchdowns, seven on receptions and 4 on interceptions.  He’s had 7 interceptions in 5 playoff games.  Six of his touchdowns have been from 40 yards or longer.  He is a real play-maker. 

Though Hawthorne has to be noticed, we can’t overlook running back Courtney Molton who stands a good 5’7 if that.  The junior running back carried the load most of the year with sophomore Vinson Arterbridge hurt for half the season.  On any other team he would clearly be a star and his time to be recognized will come next year for sure.  The Flyers defense was also dominate by hitting hard consistently and keeping pressure on Geneva’s offensive attack. 

East St. Louis' Kraig Appleton makes the leaping catch over Geneva's Phil Birschbach for a touchdown in the second half.

Last but not least give it up for coach Darren Sunkett who is the only coach to win high school titles in Missouri and Illinois.  He coached a Riverview Gardens team led by the late Damien Nash and Christian Morton to a state championship as well.  Sunkett got a lot of hate early on in his tenure at East Side from many of the locals because he wasn’t an East St. Louis product.  Thankfully their stupidity didn’t make a difference and they can all eat their words.

Big ups to my Flyers who have bragging rights after beating 4 Chicago areas teams before winning another title.   

*Pictured Above – Terry Hawthorne clutching the championship trophy.  Below Kraig Appleton makes a leaping catch against Geneva for a touchdown.

Maurice Scott was everywhere and the little man played big for Hazelwood Central in their class 6A victory over Blue Springs South 25-20.  Scott caught the game winning 59 yard touchdown pass to seal the victory.  The Central defense also caused 5 turnovers which helped the cause.  Blue Springs is normally an efficient team that allow for few mistakes.  But the Hawks made it happen!

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*Pictured: Maurice Scott runs in a score for Hazelwood Central

And finally, the game with the most exciting finish had to be the 5A final with Hazelwood East beating Raytown South on the final play of the game, the so called “Hail Mary” pass in the end zone from quarterback Eric Brown to receiver Tarrell Downing.   The East Spartans are in the same conference as Hazelwood Central mentioned above, but the enrollment numbers cause the schools to be slotted in different classes.  Also of note is the East coach Mike Jones.  Jones, (who is still considered the interim coach in his first season) helped the St. Louis Rams win a Super Bowl in 2000.  

Pictured: Tarrell Downing catches the winning score on the final play of the game for Hazelwood East

Congratulation to all three teams who are less than 30 miles apart. 

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East Side in State Finals! Go Flyers!

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The 12-1 East St. Louis Flyers will face off against an undefeated Geneva, Il team Saturday at the University of Illinois Champaign.  The Flyers have dismissed four different teams from the Chicago area to make it back to the “Promise Land.”  I’ll be in the house with my crew including Charlie Bubba!  Wish us well!

Peace!

* Pictured – East St. Louis’ All American and University of Illinois bound receiver Terry Hawthorne