656: Paydays and Playoffs

Tony and Marqus had a wide-ranging discussion, covering personal lives, career aspirations, neighborhoods, financial struggles, and student-athlete compensation. They also touched on college sports, NHL playoffs, MLB, and basketball standings, and reminisced about 2011 sports and media. Additionally, they discussed the upcoming Atlanta Jazz Festival, mental health awareness, crime updates, and potential documentaries.

655: A Skim Win

• No longer refer to Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves by his chosen name and will call him Jonathan Reeves instead.
• Gov. Greg “Onslaught” Abbott
• Treat Greg Abbott as a person who can walk and make him stand for the National Anthem.
• NBA playoffs updates and analysis, particularly focusing on the performance of Anthony Edwards and the Mavericks’ chances of securing a conference finals spot.
• The Flash sucked.
• Stop lying for clicks!

Heroes, Hurdles, Headlines

Join Tony and MJ in an enlightening episode as they dive deep into an array of topics on Doctor AbrACEive Episode 654. From profound discussions about time, loyalty, trust, and personal experiences to exploring the intricate dynamics of loyalty across diverse contexts. They don’t stop there; they dissect current events, share insights on sports, delve into potential strategies for the upcoming NFL draft, and passionately discuss their favorite superhero TV series and X-Men show. Plus, they tackle crucial issues like the teacher shortage, education quality, and the contentious debate over preferred pronouns in education. Tune in for a thought-provoking journey through these compelling conversations!

653: Gimme My Money

MJ and Tony covered a wide range of topics, including their personal experiences in sports, the impact of sports events like drafts and playoffs, content platforms, and social issues. They discussed the NBA playoffs, the transfer portal and one-and-done rule in college basketball, the upcoming NFL and MLB drafts, and the opening of the WNBA season. They also touched on various legal and cultural issues related to laws, women’s representation, and criminal cases.

651: 2K Way

MJ and Tony had a wide-ranging discussion about various topics, including the impacts of technology and the internet on events and experiences, monetization strategies in social media, marketing tactics, specific events like Beyonce’s Coachella performance, the Beale Street Music Festival and a barbecue contest, the “old man game” of Cream Abdul Jabbar, changes to the terms and conditions of NBA 2K, streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube, and potential projects related to Black History content.

Clifton Powell Black Actor Appreciation: John Amos

John Amos Jr. is an accomplished Black actor, born on December 27, 1939, in Newark, New Jersey. Since the 1970’s, Amos has become a respected figure in the entertainment industry for his versatile acting skills and dedication to his craft. The man who we know as Cleo McDowell, James Evans, Sr, and Grant would win us over time and time again when he garners the screen.

Amos rose to prominence with his iconic role as the aforementioned, James Evans Sr., in the groundbreaking television series “Good Times,” which aired from 1974 to 1979. His portrayal of a working-class father navigating the challenges of Chicago life resonated with audiences and solidified his place as a talented actor. Amos brought depth and authenticity to his character, addressing social issues and creating a lasting impact on television.

Prior to “Good Times,” John Amos was featured in “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song“. His memorable performances continued on the big screen, with notable roles in films such as “Coming to America” (1988), where he played the father of McDowell’s in Queens, and “Roots” (1977), a groundbreaking miniseries that explored the history of slavery, where he potrayed the elder version of Kunta Kinte,

He would pop in for feature roles during the 70’s & 80’s on shows like “Sanford and Son”, “The A-Team”, “One Life to Live”, “Murder She Wrote”, and “The Cosby Show”. You may have seen him own scenes in cultural classics from “Let’s Do It Again” and “The Beastmaster”.

Beyond his achievements in the entertainment industry, Amos is known for his activism and advocacy. He has been a vocal supporter of various social causes, particularly those related to rights of Blacks and representation in the media. His commitment to community engagement and positive social change reflects his broader impact beyond the screen.

John Amos Jr. is a true trailblazer in the world of entertainment, leaving an indelible mark on television and film. His legacy extends beyond his acting career, encompassing his dedication to social justice and advocacy for a more inclusive and equitable society.

Other Appearances

  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Martin
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • In The House
  • My Baby Daddy
  • Dr. Dolittle 3
  • Madea’s Witness Protection
  • The Last O.G.
  • Coming 2 America
  • The Righteous Gemstones

650: Coach P

Tony and MJ had a wide-ranging conversation about coaching experiences, the challenges faced by the youth team, the Vince Staples Show episode about a bank manager, and Tiffany Haddish taking a trip to Israel. They also discussed breakdowns of 90’s R&B songs. The conversation ended on a light-hearted note with a usual ranking of smut categories.

648: Tag Team Champs Reunite

MJ and Tony express dissatisfaction with work schedules, engage in discussions about video games, podcast content, recent football games, basketball performances, and HBCU-based TV show storylines. They also talk about sports, entertainment, work-related issues, social media habits, and personal experiences in a wide-ranging conversation.

647: Charleston Wrong

The NFL segment covers the latest updates and highlights, including developments regarding Von Miller and an analysis of coaching situations. The NBA segment explores Mark Cuban’s decision to sell the Mavericks, delves into Josh Giddey’s impact, and discusses the ongoing in-season tournament. In the College Football Corner, playoff predictions and bowl game previews are featured, while the Pop Culture section delves into the intriguing world of the Sinbad genie movie conspiracy. The Music and Tech segment analyzes Spotify Wrapped and Apple Rewind trends, and Lifestyle Topics include a light-hearted discussion on dating preferences and exploration of recent events related to a 2011 city building named Harry Baals. The Guest Spotlight features an interview or discussion with Charleston White, and the Entertainment and Rankings segment engages in a unique and entertaining ranking discussion and spotlights noteworthy personalities or accounts.