Friday, April 25, 2008

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Press Release

For Immediate Release


John Archibald

Director of Communications

New Jersey Ironmen


Photographs by Douglas Adams Jr.

Newark, N.J. (Friday, April 25, 2008) - The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) announced their regular season award winners today, and New Jersey Ironmen forward Frederico Moojen has been selected the 2007-08 MISL Rookie of the Year. The honors go to the Brazilian striker after a stellar first season for the expansion Ironmen.

"I am very thankful to have received this award," Moojen stated after being notified of his accolades. "I have to share this award with everyone on the team because without them, I would never have had the opportunity to be Rookie of the Year."

Finishing out the 2007-08 MISL awards were Most Valuable Player Greg Howes (Milwaukee Wave), Defender of the Year Genoni Martinez (La Raza de Monterrey), Goalkeeper of the Year Sagu (Baltimore Blast) and Coach of the Year Keith Tozer (Milwaukee Wave).

Moojen was second on the Ironmen with 22 goals in the regular season, and he added seven assists for 52 points in 27 games. He led all MISL rookies in both points and goals, and he banked two hat tricks this season. He also registered a two-point score and an assist in the New Jersey quarterfinal playoff series against the Baltimore Blast.

Moojen commented on adjusting to the MISL.

"At first I was concerned if I could adapt to the indoor game," he reflected. "After five games, I began to have a better understanding of the game, and I continued to improve throughout the whole season."

Moojen then made mention on the platform that brought him repeated success this season.

"I played futsal in Brazil, and that made me very comfortable with my feet," he remarked. "The fact that I was closer to the goal indoors also created more opportunities for me to put myself in the best position to score goals and help my team. Additionally, I was also surrounded by a great coach and teammates."

Winning awards is nothing new to the 2007-08 MISL Rookie of the Year. Following a pair of seasons at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, Moojen was twice named the Gulf South Conference Player of the Year. In his two years suiting up for the Railsplitters, he tallied 48 goals and 109 points, and he was named the 2005 LMU Male Athlete of the Year. His 23 goals in 2005 ranked first in the nation, and his 51 points were second in the country. His solid output led the Railsplitters to their first-ever regular season conference championship that year. The following year, the Brazilian striker transferred to Clemson University and tallied 24 points including 11 goals.

While attending college, Moojen also played two seasons for the Cocoa (Florida) Expos of the USL Premier Development League (PDL). In 2004 he registered ten goals and three assists during his first season with the club, and he led the PDL in goals (18) and points (43) during his second year. In 2006 he was named the PDL Most Valuable Player after recording 18 goals for the Augusta Fireball, winning the league Goal Scoring Championship. In three seasons in the PDL, he tallied 46 goals.

Moojen logged his first action of the 2008 USL-1 season on Thursday night as his Minnesota Thunder fell to the Portland Timbers in a tight contest, 2-1. After spending the 2007 USL-1 season with the Vancouver Whitecaps, Moojen signed with Minnesota this past week. The Thunder are currently traveling to Canada to play his old team in Vancouver on Saturday night.

The 2007-08 MISL season will conclude this Saturday in the Championship Series Final between La Raza de Monterrey and the Baltimore Blast. The two clubs are set to battle at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee in a one-game final with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. The game will be aired live on Fox Soccer Channel.

The New Jersey Ironmen, operated by Jeff Vanderbeek and Michael Gilfillan of the NHL New Jersey Devils ownership group, join the Baltimore Blast, California Cougars, Chicago Storm, Detroit Ignition, Milwaukee Wave, La Raza de Monterrey (MX), Orlando Sharks, and the Philadelphia KiXX in the 2007-08 MISL regular season, which commenced in mid-October and will conclude at the end of March. The Ironmen play a 15-match home schedule at Prudential Center in the Downtown Core Redevelopment District of Newark. The Ironmen are coached by two-time MISL Coach of the Year Omid Namazi and Assistant Coach Kevin Sloan. For more information on the New Jersey Ironmen, visit


The Major Indoor Soccer League, a single-entity organization with a coast-to-coast presence, represents the major league of professional indoor soccer, featuring the finest indoor soccer players from 32 countries around the world. The nine MISL clubs competing in the 2007-08 season are the Baltimore Blast, California Cougars, Chicago Storm, 2007 championship finalist Detroit Ignition, Milwaukee Wave, and the defending MISL Champion Philadelphia KiXX, with the addition of three expansion clubs, La Raza de Monterrey, New Jersey Ironmen, and the Orlando Sharks. The standings for the 2007-08 regular season are based on a single table of the nine Member Clubs. The MISL regular season commenced on the weekend of October 19-21, 2007 and concludes on the weekend of April 4-6, 2008. Each Club plays a thirty-match (30) regular-season schedule (15 home / 15 away). The 2008 MISL Championship Series consists of six of the nine MISL Member Clubs competing in three rounds, the Quarterfinal Round (April 11-13), the Semifinal Round (April 18-20), and the Championship Series Final (April 26) at U.S. Cellular Arena in Milwaukee. For more information on the MISL, visit the League's official website

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Quote for the day:

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good Morning

New Orleans/Lower 9th Ward,Sept 06

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Quote for the day:

If you think you're too small to make a difference,you haven't been in bed with a mosquito

- Anita Roddick

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Shout Out's

I need to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to Bill in Salt Lake City,Utah....
My Baby Daughter(23)LaToyah,
and My Sister in VA Dorissa

Thanks for signing the GUESTBOOK!

Hey World

Hey World...

I know,I know...I've been missing for a day, but I'm back.
I was very busy chasing down the no avail.
I also was very busy shooting the Jordan Brand Classic High School Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden.

I will be posting more pictures as I edit them.
This slideshow is some of the celebrities in attendance

Saturday, April 19, 2008

NJ Transit Double Decker

Hey World,
I am on 1 of the new double decker trains by NJ Transit.
I am going to shoot the Michael Jordan Classic at Madison Square Garden

for updates on the event, visit my sports blog at:

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Thank God for another day

Quote of the day:

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978)

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Friday, April 18, 2008

The Flag

There is an anti-Pope group here with signs calling the Pope and his Priests fags.
They are also kicking around the American Flag.

The Pope

The crowds are singing and chanting.
There are even some demonstrators here calling the Pope and his Priests Rapists of boys.

Stay Tuned

The Pope

I just ran into my first roadblock.
I got to 42nd St and they told me I had to go to 48th and 1st ave. to the Press Area.
I am now in the Press Area, but everyone says it is unlikely that anyone will get pics today.
He is not even in the Popemobile.

The Pope

Hey World,
Although I am not Catholic, I am on my way via public transportation to get a once in a lifetime picture of him.
My journey started on the Newark Light Rail, to the PATH, and now I am on the New York Subway 6 train, going uptown.

Good Morning

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the day:

The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
Og Mandino
(1923 - 1996)
Have a Blessed day

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Hello World

Hello World....

Yes I am still here.
I didn't get a chance all day to send up a message, and I am now on my way to Madison Square Garden to shoot the Daily News Golden Gloves.

I will keep you updated at the fights

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Naja Selby ...$40,000 Champ!!!

Naja Selby

Congratulations to a member of my church...Naja Selby

Teen actress wins Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts
by Allison Freeman/The Star-Ledger
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 8:08 PM

A young actress who is ranked third in her class at Newark's Arts High School -- and hopes to make it on Broadway someday -- is the 2008 winner of The Star-Ledger Scholarship for the Performing Arts.

Naja Selby, 17, was named the winner at an awards reception tonight at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. She will receive $10,000 a year over the next four years, a total of $40,000.

"I am so appreciative and so happy," an emotional Selby said as she wiped tears from her eyes last night.

Selby also was the 2007 New Jersey Poetry Out Loud Winner, and is vice president of her senior class and president of the speech and debate team. She has studied theater at NJPAC and plans to study theater at New York University in the fall. Selby also volunteers her time at nursing homes and teenage homeless shelters.

"I will definitely make you proud if you give me this scholarship," Selby told the judges during her interview last week.

Charlie Brown???

Hey World,

My Mom sent me this in an e-mail today, so I thought I'd share it with you.
It makes alot of sense.
Thanks Mom xxxooo

Charles Schultz Philosophy

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip. You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just read this straight through -- you'll get the point.

1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.

2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.

3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America pageant.

4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.

5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade's worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are not second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

Here's another quiz. See how you do on this one:

1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.

2. Name three friends w ho have helped you through a difficult time.

3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.

4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.

Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life.
'Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. ' (Charles Schultz)

Good Morning

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the day:

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli
British Politition (1800's)

The New KKK

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Good Morning

New Orleans/Lower 9th Ward Sept 06

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day

Quotation for the day:

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Good Morning

New Orleans Midtown September 2006

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the day:

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
_ Muriel Strode


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Good Morning

New Orleans/Lower 9th Ward Sept.06

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the day:

Not going home is already like death.

E. Catherine Tobler,

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

NJ Ironmen

For Ironmen updates during the game, go here:

Good Morning

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

I didn't have time to send my morning message from the computer,so I am sending it from my phone.
No picture from New Orleans, and I will give you 1 of my own quotes.

Quote for the day:

You will never know where a man has been...Unless you have walked in his shoes.

Douglas Adams Jr.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Kobe Bryant Jumps Over Aston Martin

Sharpe James Takes The Bus

Sharpe James takes the bus

Meeting David Wilson

There is a Documentary coming on MSNBC tonight at 9pm about the enduring legacy of slavery in today’s young black society.

David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, journeys into his family’s past to find answers to America’s racial divide. Along the way he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family’s slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between these two men of the same name but whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. Through DNA testing, David determines his African roots and returns to his native land.

David Wilson is also the cousin of my co-workers and friends,James Ellis and
Lauren Ellis

Please watch this moving Documentary of a 28 year old man who goes from Newark to North Carolina, to Africa.

Further info can be found here

New Jersey Devils Fans


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Crazy New York Driver

Good Morning

New Orleans/ Midtown Cemetery September 06

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the day:

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Harold Wilson (1916 - 1995)
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Irvington Cop Shot (Crime Scene)

Toni Yates from Eyewitness News

Above Photos By D. Adams Jr.

You can read the full story here

NJ IRONMEN Lose 1st Ever Playoff Game


New York

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New Orleans/ Lower 9th Ward November 2006

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Quote for the day:

Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
Leo Rosten (1908 -
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Daily Routine (video) 4/8/08

Good Morning

New Orleans Novemeber 2006

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day.

Quote for the day:

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne

Photo I Took in LaCancha Soccer Magazine

Check out the photo that I took at the Red Bulls Game on Saturday.
The editor of the online soccer magazine LaCancha bought it from me
Scroll down to magazine title and photo of #9 heading the ball.
You will see my name under the photo
Click Here

Monday, April 7, 2008

Belleville Crew (rowing team)

Ok.....those of you who know me, know that I can't swim.
Therefore I do not go in or on the water....especially in a small boat.
Lo and behold, today I had a photo assignment to shoot the Belleville High Crew Team (i didn't even know what a crew was)
For those of you like me, a Crew is a rowing team.
Well, after taking all the group shots, the coach asked me if I wanted to go out on the small motorized boat to get some shots of the team in action.
I reluctantly said ok ( I asked him if he had a life vest....he said sure)
Believe it or not, I went out.
I even had the young man on the boat with us to take a picture of me.
I got the shots I needed and you will see my pic a little later.
The weather really turned out nice this afternoon, and I am glad I was able to experience this
Stay tuned

Good Morning

New Orleans/Lower 9th Ward Sept. 2006

Good Morning World...
Thank God for another day

Quote for the day:

Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
Evan Esar