Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Remembering The Day When I Saw Janet Jackson’s Nipple During The Super Bowl

Talk to me boy … No disrespect I don’t mean no harm Talk to me boy … I can’t wait to have you in my arms Talk to me boy … They’re marching up the steps, to a platform in the middle of the stage. Hurry up ’cause you’re taking too long Talk to me boy … Better...
January 29th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Sochi Winter Olympics Are A Week Away And I Couldn’t Care Less

My mother is going to call me in about a week, excited as she always is, as the 2014 Winter Olympics will officially commence with an opening ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance to celebrate the sporting tradition of winter sports. “Eddie! Turn on (insert whatever channel the Olympics are...
January 28th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Oympics | Read More

The Revolution Was Televised: We Remember When The XFL Failed 12 Years Ago

Just over a decade ago as a senior at Babson College, I took an elective called Strategic Management Perspectives of Professional Sports. In a school mostly known for future finance gurus and entrepreneurs, this course was certainly the most popular offering the college had. The fall 2003 edition of...
January 28th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, Wrestling | Read More

An Alarming Lack Of Diversity Among Sportswriting’s Mad Men

By Jesse Taylor / @JesseTaylor74 Glancing at your newspaper’s sports page or going online for stories is like walking through the offices of Sterling Cooper in 1960. Except it’s 2014, and Don Draper runs Grantland. Until leaders in the sportswriting industry decide to value diversity, readers will...
January 28th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Fam | Read More

QOTD: Why Should Carmelo Anthony Stay In New York?

The majority of this NBA season I have been sitting from afar, watching, listening and taking in criticism of my New York Knickerbockers from the adamantium bleachers. Watching my team play has been frustrating. It doesn’t look like the Knicks have a ton of skill most nights, and their successes have...
January 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Roman Reigns, Batista And The Mad Genius That Is Vince McMahon And The WWE

I’m not a die-hard wrestling connoisseur like I used to be, but now that the NFL season has commenced and my Monday nights are more free, I’m more willing to take my talents to USA Network for the theatrical reality television that is WW(F)E. Moreover, with a Sunday slate of programming...
January 27th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Wrestling | Read More

Representing The Capital: Lamont Peterson Retains The IBF Jr. Welterweight Title In D.C.

In the blustery cold, a sold-out crowd of 5,700 piled in the D.C. Armory in the nation’s capital to see hometown native Lamont Peterson box Dierry Jean. The uglies and the pretties waltzed around the dark and dingy event center. The clean-shaven and the bearded looked for their seats. The women in...
January 26th, 2014 | Boxing, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Tim Biakabatuka Turns 40 Today, So Let’s Reminisce Back When He Ran For 313 Yards On Ohio State

I used to live in Cincinnati, Ohio for over six years of my life. In that time, you quickly begin to understand that there are two types of people in Ohio. People from Ohio, and Ohio State Buckeyes. People from Ohio are generally pretty friendly, congenial and wholesome people to deal with. However,...
January 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Remembering Sean Taylor, Darrent Williams And Their Senseless Murders

For a good number of people of my generation, there is one thing we think of first and foremost when the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl farce comes around, as it will this Sunday, and that is Sean Taylor destroying poor, unsuspecting Buffalo Bills punter Brian Moorman. Of course, whenever you invoke the...
January 24th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Philadelphia 76ers Thought It Was A Good Idea To Turn Allen Iverson Into A Rubber Duck

The @alleniverson Celebriducks have arrived at #Sixers Headquarters! http://t.co/v8aAXsga6m pic.twitter.com/joIqKcay4q — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) January 23, 2014 If you’ve never seen the movie Alpha Dog, stop reading now. I’m about to spoil the ending. Anton Yelchin’s character...
January 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

ETSF Joins Warriors World To Discuss The MVP Candidacy Of Kevin Durant, Harrison Barnes And More

Now it’s ’95 and they clock me and watch me Diamonds shining Looking like I robbed Liberace It’s all good from Diego to the Bay Your city is the bomb if your city making pay Throw up a finger if you feel the same way Dre putting it down for California — from 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s...
January 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Remembering When Tiger Woods Shocked The World At Stanford

2004 was 10 years ago. Let that sink in. The Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals in the swan song of the Kobe-Shaq era. Karl Malone and Gary Payton played for that Lakers team. The New England Patriots won their second Super Bowl in three years when Tom Brady bested Jake Delhomme...
January 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Golf, No Class Friday | Read More

8 Years Ago Today Kobe Bryant Scored 81 Points And Maybe It Signaled An End Of An Era In The NBA

Watchin Kobe’s historical 81 pt game. Question Kobe did u wake up and say I’m a hit 80 today, jalens guarding me. #answermyquestionkobe — SHAQ (@SHAQ) January 22, 2013 It’s funny to hear the current banter around the NBA. LeBron James is steadily monitoring the offensive outbursts...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

QOTD: Is Today’s NBA A Better Product?

The other day I read where Kobe Bryant stated that the NBA has changed. I was an ’80s baby, and watching the NBA in the mid to late ’80s was exciting. A new breed of basketball was born with the emergence of superstars like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Isaiah Thomas. It...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Starting Lineups: Kevin Durant Dances With Fate With 46-Point Game

LeBron James recited Kevin Durant’s statistics from tonight verbatim off the top of his head. “I got a KD watch on my phone,” LeBron said. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 22, 2014 Admiration. There are times when we get so caught up in the competition of sports that we...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Champ Bailey: The Forgotten Shutdown Cornerback

There was a time when Champ Bailey was the best cornerback in the NFL. It’s why the Denver Broncos were willing to trade Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis to Washington to get Bailey, and it’s why he’s started nearly every game he’s ever suited up for in the NFL — Bailey...
January 21st, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Daniel Cormier Vs. Rashad Evans: A Sweet Introduction To The Light Heavyweights

In a little over a month, UFC heavyweight standout, Daniel Cormier, will step into the cage for the first time as a light heavyweight. There to introduce him to the division will be Sugar Rashad Evans, who’s riding a two-fight win streak. In this clash of wrestlers, it should come as no surprise that...
January 21st, 2014 | Columns, Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: How You Can Avoid The Super Bowl Hype

There are quite a bit of you who will chomp on every morsel between now and Super Bowl 48 in New Jersey. The Rant of Richard Sherman, for better or worse (worse), has added a different kind on anticipation, and there will be reporters trying to bait the Seattle Seahawks cornerback into a Fred “The...
January 21st, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: Surveying The Aftermath Following Conference Championship Sunday

It’s been less than 24 hours since Conference Championship Sunday commenced, and already everyone has lost their collective minds. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks have stamped their tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII in New York City (New Jersey), and the New England Patriots and San Francisco...
January 20th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Victor Ortiz: Dreaming Of Greatness

Victor Ortiz returns to the ring Jan. 30 on Fox Sports 1. Joining him in the ring will be Luis Collazo and Ortiz’s own distorted perception of the fight game. Since his flirtations with Hollywood — on Dancing With the Stars and more recently in The Expendables 3 — it seems that Ortiz has become...
January 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More