Brickhouse Talk Speaks With Mt. Eden High Senior Brianna Johnson

  Brickhouse Talk has featured Brianna Johnson as the Athlete Of The Month and also showing some of her game highlights. Brianna is back with Ramonda Cutrer to discuss her basketball season as a senior along with elaborating on how she has evolved overall as an athlete throughout her high school years of playing. She credits her coach, her family and teammates for her development, but all accolades go to Brianna for the scholar that … [Read more...]

Brianna Johnson, a senior at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward CA was born to play basketball. Her dedication to this craft began as early as the 6th grade while attending The Boys & Girls Club in Hayward California. She's always possessed an uncanny determination that wasn't typical for a young girl her age. Brianna continued to work hard and excel at the game. Her versatility as a player made her more valuable to her team. Whether point …

Where’s The Lovely & Talented Laila Ali Now?

Laila Amaria Ali (born December 30, 1977) is a retired American professional boxer. Laila began her boxing career when she was 15 years old. When she first noticed women's boxing she was watching a Christy Martin fight. She first came out about the news on the morning show Good Morning America when interviewing with Diane Sawyer. On the show Ali quoted "I've been contemplating doing it since I was 18, ever since I found out that women boxed". … [Read more...]

  With her eyes on the prize 26 years old Raquel Miller is focused on making and changing history when it comes to women boxing in the Olympic games. Don't be fooled by her pretty face and captivating smile this diva posses a powerful punch that's well respected and she believes its enough to fight her way to London and win the Olympic gold medal. As a  San Francisco native Raquel was accustom to street fighting because that's what …

Tuesday, December 27th I had the opportunity to witness a Hayward girls basketball team who put the "D" in defense! And that along with their outstanding offense made them victorious over the Fremont Oakland 57-36. The Lady Monarchs can be described as a team that's united and Coach Chauncey Haynes receives the accolades. These young ladies were aggressive with "good sportsmanship". I was so impressed by their defense. They were not only able …

"That's totally not cool" and "You're a hater and unattractive inside" exclaimed the very upset Serena Williams towards umpire Eva Asderaki in the final against Sam Stosur. Mind you Serena is still currently on probation for her outburst at a lines woman during a match with Kim Clijsters in the 2009 semifinals, and her probation was due to conclude at the end of this current match. Rather than ban her the U.S. Open officials on Monday fined …

  It's no secret that Lisa Leslie has "skillz". She was one of the first WNBA players signed when the league evolved in 1996. Leslie was also the very FIRST league player to ever dunk in a game and I must mention she was the first player to reach 6,000 career points. Leslie had 12 amazing seasons with the Sparks from 1997-2009. She led Los Angeles to consecutive WNBA championships in 2001 and ’02. She left as the league’s top …

  When the web domain "Go Daddy" is mentioned the first person associated with internet service image is none other than the lovely Ms. Danica Patrick.  She's the primary face of the company and she always receives a second look, but that's only possible during her commercials because in her racing profession a second look isn't an option as she excels around the track. The beautiful 29 year old was born in Beloit, Wisconsin. …

When was the WNBA started? The league was founded in 1996, and official play started in 1997. What time of the year does the WNBA play? The regular WNBA season is June through September, with finals played in October. Who were the original WNBA teams? When the league first started, there were eight teams. They were the Cleveland Rockers, Houston Comets, Charlotte Sting and New York Liberty in the east, and the Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix …

  When I initially launched Brickhouse Talk , one of my first articles written was about Serena Williams. I respect her for  her strengths and dedication as an athlete along with her business woman sense. Shortly afterwards with a heavy heart I wrote about her health issues. Serena was diagnosed with blood clots in her lungs and not mentioning her two foot surgeries which took her away from the game for one year.  I acknowledged that …