Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

The Netherlands Own The Best Kits Of The World Cup

(Ed’s Note: Starting from today until the end of the World Cup, we will have our only soccer aficionado Dillon Friday available to the public to answer your questions about the 2014 FIFA World Cup. If you think your question is stupid, that’s okay, ask it anyway. It might be stupid, but...
June 4th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

The Top 5 Reasons To Watch Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez

On Saturday night in Madison Square Garden — the old mecca of boxing —two giants of the boxing world will collide in a fight for pride, history and the almighty dollar. A fight many thought would never happen is finally here. In a few days, Miguel Cotto will face off against Sergio “La Maravilla”...
June 4th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Dearly Departed: 5 Thoughts On The Destruction Of The Indiana Pacers

The worst thing the Indiana Pacers could have done was win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. That win singlehandedly set forth a series of games that ultimately wasted my time and yours. Truth be told, the Pacers’ days were numbered since the opening tip-off of their Game 1 match-up against...
June 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Immortality’s Doorstep: Why The 2014 NBA Finals Really Matter

Both teams are already legendary, with doubly legendary cast members. But only one can be remembered on the bright side of history in 2014. Does Tim Duncan capture his elusive fifth ring? Or does LeBron James close out his 20s in the most epic of fashions? Who’s it going to be? His face swollen,...
June 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

How The West Was Won: The Kings Of The Elimination Game

There is nothing more pressure-packed in sports than a team facing elimination. When your back is up against the wall and it truly is win or go home, everything is magnified. The great teams rise to the occasion, embrace that pressure and play like there really is no tomorrow. Most teams, however, can...
June 3rd, 2014 | Hockey, The Rev | Read More

Dan LeBatard Went On Another Rant Thanks To The Indiana Pacers

Unfortunately, I was first introduced to what Tinsley and I affectionately call “The Dan LeBatard Rant” shortly after the Miami Heat eviscerated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals. You must understand, I was down and out, despondent and in need of some loving a few hugs. However,...
June 2nd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Kings vs. Rangers: How To Enjoy The 2014 Stanley Cup Final

It hasn’t even been a full day since the 2014 Stanley Cup Final participants were set, yet before day’s end, you’re going to hear too much about market sizes, ratings — especially from people who don’t know squat about them, which are A LOT — Los Angeles culture vs. New York culture,...
June 2nd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Hockey | Read More

Chris Bosh: The Hero The Miami Heat Need

As I watched the ridiculousness that was Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there was something that bothered me about the Miami Heat. It wasn’t the lack of LeBron James. The early foul trouble that sidelined James was a mix of bad calls and poor decisions on his own part. Nor was I interested...
May 30th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

In Search Of A Person With Red Skin

By Jesse Taylor / @JesseTaylor74 With so much drama surrounding the Washington Redskins’ team name, I decided to track down a person with actual red skin to get his thoughts. I was a little worried at first. I don’t recall ever actually seeing someone with red skin. But I assured myself that there...
May 29th, 2014 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

3 Players Not Named Luis Suarez To Hate During The 2014 World Cup

(Ed’s Note: Starting from today until the end of the World Cup, we will have our only soccer aficionado Dillon Friday available to the public to answer your questions about the 2014 FIFA World Cup. If you think your question is stupid, that’s okay, ask it anyway. It might be stupid, but...
May 29th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

The 300: Vinny Del Negro Could Re-Enter Our NBA Lives Soon

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 29th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, I'm So Hideous, Sports | Read More

Lance Stephenson Went Into Full-On Flirt Mode In Game 5

The Indiana Pacers, by hook or by crook, found a way to stave off elimination by defeating the Miami Heat 93-90 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Paul George played arguably the best game of his life by scoring 37 points, and LeBron James somehow accumulated 5 fouls and was rendered useless...
May 29th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

50 Cent ‘Dies Tryin’ With First-Pitch Attempt

Pitching is a particular form of artistry. At its best, it is a choir-like blend of coordination, thought, strategy, power and head-to-head battle. A perfectly set up pitch that bites a corner is just as impressive a sight as throwing one hard enough that the batter never seems to have known it was...
May 28th, 2014 | Baseball, Et cetera, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: A Flyer, A No-Hitter And A Hits Explosion In Philadelphia

In my 30-plus years on this planet, I have been to countless Major League Baseball games — the vast majority of them in Philadelphia, either at the now demolished Veterans Stadium or the current home of the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park. I honestly have no idea how many MLB games I’ve...
May 28th, 2014 | Baseball, The Rev | Read More

Our Struggles With Race, Sexuality And Drugs In American Sports

The past two or three weeks in the sports world have been anything but normal. About a week before the NFL Draft, the sports world got turned upside down with the Donald Sterling incident. Sterling was considered a victim by some and a racist by many. Race itself is always relevant whether we want to...
May 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City, Et cetera | Read More

Landon Donovan: World Cup Spectator

Four years ago, Landon Donovan sent America into a euphoric tizzy with his stoppage time winner against Algeria. If not the biggest goal in U.S. soccer history, it was certainly the most dramatic. Donovan’s heroics gave us the rare “where were you?” moment. I could tell you the exact spot...
May 23rd, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Terms Of Endearment With Troy Tulowitzki

As long as there are seasons for sports to exist, there will always be a healthy side of “what ifs” to go with the main course of the games. One of the most consistently served items on the Major League Baseball menu is “What if Troy Tulowitzki was healthy?” and it has been a question that has...
May 22nd, 2014 | Baseball, Sports, The Cheap Seats | Read More

20 Years A Poster: The Day Scottie Pippen Met Patrick Ewing At The Mountaintop

So what we’re a day late. There are dunks. Then there are dunks you’ll tell your grandkids about. This is the latter. John Starks’ face says it all. It sounds morbid, but Google “Ed The Sports Fan Obituary.” The truth is, Ed’s become sort of an Internet icon for...
May 21st, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Here’s 8 Hilarious Rounds Of Boxing And Comedians Doing Battle

Boxing. Just because someone gets punched in the face doesn’t mean it always has to be serious — at least not for the people outside the ring. Two-time NYC Golden Glove Champ, four-time National Amateur Champ and Olympic Team Alternate Eric Kelly showed the world via a viral YouTube video that when...
May 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Lists | Read More

The Secret Of Muhammad Ali: Al Satterwhite’s Photography Book Profiles The Return Of Ali In 1970

At only 26 years old, Al Satterwhite won the boxing lottery. He picked up the phone and was told that Time Magazine wanted to send him out the 5th Street Gym to cover Muhammad Ali as he trained for his first fight in over three years. It was 1970. Satterwhite would shadow the living legend from his...
May 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, The Book Club | Read More