Pop-culture, fiction, and social issues writer over on RealGoesRight.Com. And now I do video games over on OurcadeGames.com. My hobbies include long walks in the park, tweeting entire days away, and creating strategies on how to get my girlfriend out of Target in ten minutes or less.
Over the next week there’s going to be a litany of articles written to address Marcus Smart’s antics at the end of the Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech game on Saturday. Most will likely be some variation of the following themes:
1) Smart shouldn’t have gone into the stands.
2) Smart should’ve... February 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More
Having a significant other is pretty dope. Besides always having someone to make a meal, talk to, share your joys and pains with, having a woman who holds it down 100% is the way God intended for man to live on this Earth. Unfortunately, men occasionally have to pay the toll for that kind of loyalty.... January 29th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, Lists, Real Goes Right | Read More
The Florida State Seminoles are the champions of college football once again. It’s taken a while for that to sink in for me. After the Seminoles won, I had a hard time deciding on what I was going to write about. I didn’t want to wax poetic about this year’s magical season. I didn’t want to... January 10th, 2014 | Football, Real Goes Right, Sports | Read More
I’m writing this post with the assumption Ohio State beats Michigan State, Auburn beats Missouri and Florida State shows up to play Duke.
We’re going to hear a lot of talk over the next few weeks about whether a one-loss Auburn team should jump over an undefeated Ohio State team. Since this is the... December 3rd, 2013 | Columns, Football, Real Goes Right, Sports | Read More
If I were to say, “I’m excited about playing NBA 2K14 on PS4,” that’d be the understatement of the year. Ever since 2K dropped that trailer featuring James Harden (with beard in full tow), I’ve been anxiously awaiting the chance to relive that experience from the comfort of my couch.
2K Sports... November 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right, Video Games | Read More
63-0. 51-14. 41-14. A top 25, a top 5 and a top 10 team faced Florida State this year. Those were, respectively, the scores of the game for each team, with FSU showing absolute dominance over the competition. Noticeably absent is the 49-17 shellacking FSU gave to NC State, with 35 of those 49 points... November 4th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More
On Saturday, the Clemson Tigers will welcome my Florida State Seminoles to Death Valley in a battle that has huge implications for both the ACC and the BCS title picture. A game featuring two top-5 teams, two Heisman candidates, the two best quarterbacks in the ACC (with not much better in the country),... October 16th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More
“Same sword they knight they gon good night you with, sh*t/that’s even half if they like you, that ain’t even the half of what they might do/don’t believe me ask Michael/see Martin, see Malcolm/you see Biggie, see Pac, see success and its outcome/see Jesus, see Judas/see Caesar, see Brutus,... October 8th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More
Today, EA Sports announced in a press release the making of NCAA football games after its latest iteration has come to a halt.
“Given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interests of the NCAA.”
The NCAA has been... September 26th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right, Video Games | Read More
Trent Richardson is an Indianapolis Colt.
In a move that said “Hey, Teddy Bridgewater. You’re going to be a Cleveland Brown,” the Browns have given up Trent Richardson (the 3rd pick in the 2012 draft) for a first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Because it’s the Cleveland Browns, I think it’s... September 19th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More
I’ve often said being a fan of Florida State football is akin to being in an abusive relationship. Every Saturday during the college football season, I sit on the couch with bated breath hoping for victory. You’d think after winning 31 games against 10 losses, being defending ACC/Orange Bowl champs,... August 26th, 2013 | Football, Real Goes Right | Read More
This is a tantalizing look at the employment struggle of black men, whether it be a law graduate or a head coach looking for work in the NFL. If potential racism, white favoritism and the acknowledgment of unfairness make you uncomfortable … just keep reading. A little discomfort never hurt anybody.
Let’s... May 15th, 2013 | Et cetera, Football, Real Goes Right | Read More
When Ed hit me up to talk about my memories of Grand Theft Auto with respect to its release in the coming months, I had to ask him to be more specific. Being an avid gamer for almost 20 years and having spent hundreds of hours playing almost every version of GTA, this post could span pages upon pages... May 10th, 2013 | Real Goes Right, Video Games | Read More
I think it’s time we all forgot about the starting point guard who’s not playing for the Chicago Bulls and start focusing on the Chicago Bulls as a team.
I won’t front, I’ve largely ignored the Bulls for much of the year. Don’t be upset. Why on Earth would I want to watch a team missing their... May 8th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More
In case you haven’t heard, J. Cole, aka “light-skinned Jermaine,” dropped off another EP last week titled “Truly Yours 2.” It’s the second version in this series, which finds Cole trying to re-establish himself with the listeners and ramp up new interest in his sophomore album, “Born Sinner.”... May 2nd, 2013 | Et cetera, Real Goes Right | Read More
In my mind, we’re set up for one of the greatest NBA playoff seasons in quite some time. Granted, one can say that every year, but I can’t remember the last time I was THIS excited for so many different playoff matches, in the first round.
With the schedules already out on various sites, there’s... April 20th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More
First off, congratulations to the Louisville men’s team for winning a very entertaining men’s championship game. I don’t watch much college basketball and I didn’t have high hopes for the championship either. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of hooping I watched on television and even... April 10th, 2013 | Basketball, Real Goes Right | Read More
Truthfully speaking, athletes are otherworldly creatures. If you think about just how long most professional athletes, on average, have been playing said sports you come to the realization that by the time most of them are in their early 20s they’ve reached the pinnacle of their sports. If you’re... April 3rd, 2013 | Et cetera, Lists, The Fam | Read More
By G. Hylton / @realgoesright
Welcome to the The Sports Fan Journal All-Star Weekend Recap. I’m your host, RealGoesRight. Over the last few years, I haven’t given more than a cursory glance to the All-Star Weekend festivities, choosing to mostly pay attention to the game on Sunday and ignore Friday... February 18th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More
By G. Hylton / @realgoesright
So at some point earlier this week, Lance Armstrong was on television telling people he took PEDs when he was winning every single competition imaginable in cycling. From a cursory glance of Armstrong’s story, I learned when he was first accused of taking steroids, he... January 23rd, 2013 | Et cetera, The Fam | Read More