Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

The Rest Of The Road For Albert Pujols And St. Louis

Last Tuesday, Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th career home runs, which put him in elite company all time in baseball’s timeline. While he had long established his standing as a future Hall of Famer, it is moments like this that affirm that early acclamation was bestowed accurately. However, along...
April 28th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Jon Jones: Still Chasing G.O.A.T Status

Jon jones only knows how to win. As of UFC 172 this past Saturday, there’s still no one in the light heavyweight division to teach him how to lose. At UFC 172, for the 20th time in his career, Bones Jones had his hand raised in victory. It was only the fifth time in his short career that the fight...
April 28th, 2014 | Columns, Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Rev’s 10 Favorite Defunct/Idle Sports Blogs

When I went to college at Penn State, I had visions of becoming a professional sportswriter. I was a journalism major, studied in the Center for Sports Journalism, worked on the Daily Collegian’s sports staff and graduated with a journalism degree. Then I started covering high school sports for...
April 25th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

A Sports Fan’s Birthday Manifesto, 27 Years In The Making

Today is my 27th birthday. I made it this far, and there’s something to that. Some don’t. Some won’t. I’m grateful. Birthdays are like season openers — everybody gets one. In conversation the other day, the idea of sports as a linear thing spouted out of my lips. The constant through my life...
April 24th, 2014 | Et cetera, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: Each Stanley Cup Playoffs Series In A Sentence

  The Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, and you’ve missed some action. We’ve got you covered and won’t keep you long. Eastern Conference Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings (2-1): With Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron in tow from goal line to goal line, no one...
April 24th, 2014 | Columns, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

Because You Need To Watch This Trailer For The ‘Iverson’ Documentary

Sneak a peek at the new trailer for the Allen Iverson documentary ‘Iverson,’ debuting Sunday night at the Tribeca Film Festival. In a year where many got to witness one of the more polarizing figures in NBA history have his name immortalized in the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center, it’s...
April 24th, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Furious Stylez | Read More

We’re Here: The Washington Wizards Have Something To Say To The World

The Washington Wizards have something to say. Two games into their 2014 NBA playoff run, and they have already quieted naysayers in a fashion that many didn’t think was possible. Last night they took a 2-0 lead in their series against the Chicago Bulls, and now there is a very real possibility...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Starting Lineups: Set The DVR’s On Thursday To Relive The 1984 NFL Draft

This is a sorta kinda programming note. I’m not going to tell you to change the channel from the NBA or the NHL playoffs, because you know…playoffs. However, I am going to encourage you to set your DVR’s and make sure that it is set to the NFL Network for prime recording. No, I’m...
April 23rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Acceptance Of LeBron’s Good Decision On Taking His Talents To South Beach

I get so tired of hearing people talking about how LeBron chose to play alongside Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. It’s not like they are carrying him to anything. They are role players on a team led by King James. I’m not a LeBron stan to say the least. I am a Knicks fan. A Knicks fan who wishes he...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

The Annual NBA Playoff Cookout Just Isn’t The Same Without Craig Sager

Dedicated to Craig Sager, the man who never met a color combination he didn’t like and the man who should introduce Gregg Popovich at his Hall of Fame induction. #GetWellSager The NBA is a family. An infinitely large one, at that. We’re talking the players, coaches, media, refs, arena workers,...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Starting Lineups: Does the PGA Even Have A Post-Tiger Plan?

I have a few friends that are more than just weekend golfers, including one who could have made some major pro dollars if not for injury. As for myself, the closest I’ve ever been to the game was awkwardly hacking and wacking on a driving range in suburban Massachusetts several years ago. That is...
April 22nd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Golf | Read More

Game Of Thrones: Boxing Edition, Volume Two – On Top Rank, Golden Boy And The Road Ahead

Often, a fighter needs more than a clever matchmaker to sit on one of the thrones in boxing. Sometimes he needs a good lawyer, a gutsy and aggressive champion—a Daario Naharis, a Jaquen H’ghar, or a Hound—to help break free of a greedy promoter or manager. But bringing in a lawyer is expensive,...
April 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Starting Lineups: It’s Official, Patrick Beverley Is The Tazmanian Devil Reincarnated

I suppose I should be talking about the masterful performance that Lamarcus Aldridge put on during Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Houston Rockets. A game in which Aldridge put up 46 points and 18 rebounds, a stat line (of 45+ points and 15+ rebounds) that’s...
April 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Avian Flu: Josh McRoberts Got All Types Of Sick On Chris Andersen

Happy Easter, everybody. A cool thing happened today, as I decided to try and acquire a new skill to help myself become a king of the internet. I learned how to make GIF’s. Yes, the #1 way in which human life chooses to interact with one another in the digital age is now within my arsenal of talents. I...
April 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Game Of Thrones: Boxing Edition, Volume One – Bernard Hopkins Is An Alien

There are two types of thrones in boxing: the one for titles and the one for money. Usually, to sit on one throne means to sit on the other, but not always. If you don’t understand this essential dichotomy of the sport it can easily appear a messy and haphazard arrangement of match ups and business...
April 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: West Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday. The Suns weren’t able to complete their bid for a post season spot, but this year’s field promises to be one of the most competitive post seasons in the Western Conference....
April 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: East Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday. The Bobcats will end their franchise with a trip to the post season while the Knicks failed to recover from their slow start, even in one of the worst years for the Eastern Conference....
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

BBSketch Paints The Perfect Picture Of Patrick Ewing & The Ewing Center Hi

It’s not a fair thing to say, but it’s the absolute truth. Patrick Ewing will always go down as one of the most underappreciated athletes of his generation. During his time at Georgetown, the man dominated everything that was college basketball in the early 80′s, but many people will...
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs | Read More

Starting Lineups: Debunking The Injury Myth As The NBA And NHL Playoffs Start

Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the face in game one of the Anaheim Ducks-Dallas Stars series. Getzlaf dropped to the ice briefly and covered his face before skating off to the locker room. He will play in game two because “hockey player”. That’s a term you’ll hear a lot over the next...
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Hockey, No Class Friday | Read More

Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9

Life must be great for Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin these days. Their teams are considered title contenders for the 2013-14 NBA championship, both can jump higher and dunk harder than anyone on the face of the earth not named LeBron James and both have the ability to have an unlimited assortment...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More