Archive for the ‘Ed The Sports Fan’ Category

Yes, An American Football Coach Potentially Coaching Tottenham Hotspur Sounds Like An Awesome Idea

There are two football teams in this world that I despise. The Dallas Cowboys and Tottenham Hotspur. Somehow, in some glorious way, the folks over at Saturday Night Live were able to dream up a skit in which a Texas football coach dressed up in coach speak, Bill Parcells-ian shorts, and a total disregard...
August 4th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Soccer | Read More

Underneath The Moon And The Stars: Introducing The Nike KD VI Meteorology

I always wanted to be a weatherman growing up. I like natural disasters so I’ve made a really nice shoe that reflects that.”  – Kevin Durant There’s something mildly insane about hearing a “historically great wing player” (those words belong to Grantland’s Zach...
July 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The Saturday Morning Pickup Basketball Chronicles: Searching For That Second Wind

I’ve been toying with the idea of doing a journal of sorts chronicling my return to playing pickup basketball. As I write this post, I am one day removed from my 30th birthday, and as such I’m partially motivated to do this to make sure that I can do things in my 30′s that I could...
July 27th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Set Your DVR’s: Here’s The Fall Schedule Of ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ Documentaries

Just last night I was fortunate enough to bring 100+ people together to watch Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau’s first documentary film, “Doin’ It In The Park: Pickup Basketball in NYC” in Oakland. Allowing two creatives from NYC to share their message with folks from across...
July 26th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs | Read More

QOTD: What Was Your Favorite Moment Of The 1988-2002 Charlotte Hornets Era?

News out of the Queen City (North Carolina edition) is that the ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats will file the proper paperwork to change their name from their current nickname (which comes from the name of the first owner, BET CEO Bob Johnson) to the nickname that resided before anyone knew what...
July 18th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Long Live The Legacy Of Jahvid Best

I believed that Jahvid Best was every bit of the running back that Reggie Bush was in college. Maybe he went to Cal instead of USC. Maybe he wore #4 instead of #5. Maybe he didn’t get the attention and notoriety that many believed he deserved. It doesn’t matter. The time that Jahvid Best...
July 17th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Hey Shaq, Let’s Put ‘Don’t Ever Disrespect Houston Like That Again’ On A T-Shirt

Greg Maddux to the Atlanta Braves. Terrell Owens to the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Rose to the Indiana Pacers. Jeremy Roenick to the Philadelphia Flyers. Those are four specific personnel decisions made by teams that I followed closely caused a certain type of visceral reaction that viewed in the wrong...
July 16th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Watch Deion Sanders’ Beyond The Glory Documentary Because Football Is 54 Days Away

Seven weeks, five days. The 2013 NFL season can’t get here fast enough. So while we toil away with the second half of the baseball season, cookouts and happy hours, playing an egregious amount of video games and sprinkling in 20-30 minutes with your significant other/kids/loved ones, we’ll...
July 13th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Jay-Z’s Interview With The Breakfast Club Highlights His Cowboys Fandom, Roc Nation Sports And More

From what started as arguably the greatest hype build up for an album since the days of Kanye West and 50 Cent beefing on album sales, Jay-Z’s three-minute takeover of the NBA Finals with his commercial announcement of his Magna Carta Holy Grail album reminded the world that S. Carter can still...
July 12th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

While You All Try To Vilify Yasiel Puig, I’ll Be Over Here Enjoying The Swag

On Wednesday night, the three amigos joined together on #theUCshow to discuss the latest and greatest that’s happening (and not happening) in the sports world. One point in particular riled up our own Justin Tinsley, as MLB has decided to suspend many of their players for a multitude of games...
July 12th, 2013 | Baseball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Kendrick Perkins May Or May Not Be Planning Kevin Durant’s Bachelor Party

Late last week, the second greatest basketball player in the world decided that the single life was no longer for him. Kevin Durant went down on one knee and asked his basketball-playing girlfriend Monica Wright of the Minnesota Lynx to be his for life. (Sidenote: The fact that KD ended up wifing a...
July 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

It’s Time To Bring The (Throwback) Jersey Back Into The Wardrobe Arsenal

If you have free internet at your location along with either decent coffee and/or food and are within walking distance to my home in Oakland, I will frequent your place constantly. From the Sweet Bar Bakery, a chill locale with huge windows bringing in sunlight, to Cafe Lizzi in Jack London, where I...
July 10th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

All Hail Reggie Jackson, The King Of The Summer League

You know it when you see it. When you see a garden of flowers, and one flower just sits taller from the rest. A crisp dollar bill in a group of crumpled and wrinkled bills. A fine ass woman with a group of regular women. They all have a way of standing out. For Reggie Jackson, a 3rd-year guard for the...
July 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The 5 Reasons Why ESPN Had To Pull Playmakers: Because It Predicted The Future

The fear of the unknown is very real. The fear of the truth is something Jack Nicholson told us that we couldn’t handle. When ESPN decided to bless the masses with its own original drama series titled “Playmakers,” it became a little too real. Playmakers, now 10 years old, gave us...
July 8th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs, Football | Read More

Rest In Peace To Jim Kelly, The Coolest Karate Man Ever (1946 – 2013)

I can remember one of the OG’s who used to hang around my family at different social functions who would get excited when my mom would pick me up from my Tae Kwon Do dojo sessions and bring me out while still wearing my gi. Immediately, he would scream out to all that could hear, “Jim Kelly...
June 30th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, MMA | Read More

Introducing Calvin Johnson’s New Signature Shoe, The Nike CJ81 Trainer Max

“Nike designers approached my CJ81 Trainer in the same way they approached my cleat, taking insights directly from the way I train,” said Johnson. “I told them my cleat should be built like a sports car for game day – low and lean with a tight suspension so I can feel the ground. But my trainers...
June 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The Lost Conversation Between Once Teammates Shaquille O’Neal And Chris Webber

On Thursday, June 26, the 2013 NBA Draft will take place as 60 amateur players will hope and pray that their names get called so they can live out their dream to play in the league. NBA TV has been replaying many of the televised draft selection shows, and when the 1993 draft was re-aired at 4:37 a.m.,...
June 27th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Ladies, Show Your Man It’s Real By Reserving NCAA Football 14 For Him

With an early release date of July 5 and a national release date of July 9, the NCAA Football 14 video game release will help bridge the gap from the end of Game 7 between the Spurs and the Heat to the opening kickoff of the 2013 college football season. This is just another signal that the summer is...
June 26th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Video Games | Read More

Tattoos Are The Devil, Apparently: First Colin Kaepernick, Now John Wall

Let me kick this off by saying the following, I don’t have a tattoo on my body, and I don’t plan on getting a tattoo anytime soon. I’ve toyed with the idea once or twice, but I’ve never really been compelled to do such a thing like putting that ink on the body. Maybe I’ll...
June 25th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

QOTD: What Was Your Favorite Moment Of The Ubuntu Era?

Glenn Rivers probably didn’t see his life past his playing days in the NBA going quite like this, but now the man affectionately known as “Doc” is being counted on to cure basketball’s biggest franchise joke and provide the ailment to make the Clippers world-class performers...
June 24th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More