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Air Jordan IV White/Cement vol. 2012


I’ve been going back and forth on these for the past two months and still haven’t made up my mind. Obviously, there is a lot of concern surrounding the price tag. The 1999 version of this sneaker retailed at $100.00. Fast forward about 13 years. Nike now plans to throw these on shelves as of February 18th and demand $160.00 per pair. Is inflation that much of a bitch? $160.00 for a sneaker with 1989 technology is asking a little much, no?

Secondly are the minor (major in my eyes) detail adjustments. As most people know, long gone are the days of the heralded “Nike Air” logo on the back of earlier Jordan retros. We’re now overwhelmed with jumpmen on the back of our favorite late 80’s-early 90’s J’s. I suppose I can live with the jumpman on the heel tab of the III, V, and VI. But for some reason it just doesn’t look right on the heel of any IV. Maybe it’s too bulky. Or it could be it suffers from the lack of the Air under it. I don’t know. All I do know is that it never belonged on the IV (or most other Jordans for that matter). 80’s babies agree with me.

Another obvious difference between the 1999 vs. 2012 is the shade of gray. The 2012 has more of a true cement color, which makes sense considering the name of the colorway. The 1999 had a “tech” gray which was on the lighter side. If I had to choose, I’d again have stick to the ’99 tech gray. My hope is that the above image and all other pre-release images are not how the final product will turn out. Wishful thinking I guess. These will be a game-time decision for me.

This will probably be one of the only pairs of kicks I cop all year if I decide to pull the trigger. I can’t handle the pace that Jordan Brand has been dictating for the past few years, releasing sneakers damn near every month for upwards of $160-200. The problem is the cycle will continue because Nike is making bank off these kids don’t hold back at all. I blame hip-hop ūüėõ

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Fashion, Shoes & Hats, TNell, Videos

 

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Rad Martinez – ‘The Promise’

Caught this late last night on an extended Sportscenter segment. Pretty inspiring story. Instantly puts everything in perspective. Grab some Kleenex before you hit play. 

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in MMA, TNell, Videos

 

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“Go the F*ck to Sleep” as narrated by Samuel L. Jackson

My man Adam Mansbach must be a 3rd grade teacher and father of about four to have captured the frustration of a parent so perfectly. He deserves a Caldecott Medal for this masterpiece. Absolutely brilliant!

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Comedy, TNell, Videos

 

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Air Jordan fans, feast your eyes on these…Ray Allen XIII Player Exclusive

Ahhh finally! I’ve been waiting for these puppies since Ray set the all-time 3 pt. record against the Lakers in February. I wasn’t sure they were ever going to be available to the public. Always thought the one pair¬†would be taken off Ray’s feet, shipped¬†to the Hall of Fame and that would be that.¬†Rumors have quickly circulated that this special pair of Ray Allen XIII’s will be a limited release. The sample above is a little different than the ones he sported, which I liked better. The signature on the tongue looks a lot¬†cleaner than the bubble lettering.¬†No dates have been discussed (that I know). Updates to follow.

06/21/11 UPDATE!!! (Release info ‚Üď)

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Posted by on June 18, 2011 in Shoes & Hats, TNell, Videos

 

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Saul Alvarez aka ‘La Flama Roja’ fights on HBO tomorrow night…

Actually I made that nickname up. He’s¬†really¬†internationally knows¬†as “Canelo.” But last time I checked cinnamon was brown.¬†But he’s a redheaded Mexican.¬†So his alias from this point on is La Flama Roja. You heard it here first. In all seriousness, Alvarez is a tough bastard. He fights like a bully and takes punishment as well as he gives it. Based on¬†his looks and his fighting style, I’m pretty sure Micky Ward knocked up some Mexican puta and out popped this dude. He looks to improve his flawless 36-0 record tomorrow night on HBO. Tune in. He’s one of the most entertaining¬†middleweights in boxing.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2011 in Sports, TNell, Videos

 

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Kick ’em when they’re down!

This was delightfully¬†unexpected¬†and¬†perectly appropriate. I almost feel bad for these dudes. Not really though. Haha! No Amaechi but the video actually makes you ask yourself hmmm..they always do have joint press conferences. Always a bit too goofy together. Just sayin…

 
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Posted by on June 15, 2011 in Comedy, Random Cool Shit, Sports, TNell, Videos

 

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Lasse Beatbox…

I don’t know whats better his hair or his expressions.¬† I had to watch this vid 10 times… Check out his other vids too, this dude is a straight up genius.¬† 4 million views means I’m way late on this but whatever.¬† Click the vid to watch it on Youtube.

 
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Posted by on May 15, 2007 in Author, Entertainment, Mazz, Music, Videos

 

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