Archive for the ‘Ed The Sports Fan’ Category

The CLANG Noise In Double Dribble Is The Worst Sound In Video Game History

For those of us who were consumed by the greatness that was the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), there was a basketball game that could make folks lose all of their home training in the span of 47 seconds. That game, was Double Dribble. If you were a Double Dribble video game aficionado then you...
August 23rd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Your Required Weekend Reading: Because Kevin Durant Should Be The 3rd Nike MVP Puppet

I read a lot of stuff on the internet, and I figured I’d stop being selfish and share it with the people. Here are the dopest articles I actually read this week, enjoy. The Smoking Section - Why Nike Basketball Should Make Kevin Durant The Third MVPuppet: The new addition is a no brainer. A Kevin...
August 17th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Calvin Johnson, Barry Sanders And Escaping Mediocrity

“Mama, as soon as I get the chance, I’m moving out of Oklahoma and I’m never coming back.” — Young Ed, circa 1992. My mom will tell me that story all the time, usually when I’m homesick or she’s missing her only child who lives 1,500-plus miles away. I knew...
August 16th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

NikeID Allows You To Go Into Chameleon Mode With The Nike KD VI Chroma iD

Confession time. I haven’t bought a pair of Nike KD’s since the KD III. That’s right, I’m a terrible human being. I tried to buy the Nike KD IV Galaxy’s when they were available for online purchase at midnight, only to to strikeout with finding a size 13 at 12:04am. Bummers....
August 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Because Some Of You All Forgot How Great LenDale White Was

Ever since I was a child and my mother would take me into the Husky section when shopping for pants at our local K-Mart, Sears or anywhere else you could find low-priced clothing options for rapidly growing children, I would always look out for my fellow brethren who were shamed by shopping in this...
August 7th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Blake Bell’s Chance To Channel Cam Newton And Become What Bob Stoops Always Wanted

Three years ago, Bob Stoops saw the future. Cam Newton, the then former Florida Gators quarterback, was polishing off his all-world skills as a signal caller at Blinn Junior College. The man who would eventually become the #1 most recruited player in his class, be it out of high school our JUCO, had...
August 6th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

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