Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Starting Lineups: I Dressed Up As Waldo For Halloween And It Was An Awesome Idea

For a brief moment I felt like a professional athlete. It was a Friday night and I was out with my people, preparing to head out to a Halloween fundraiser costume party here in the Bay Area. Mind you, this was the 25th of October, and I know that this article above references that it was Halloween but…there...
October 28th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

MMA’s Wrestling Elite

There are strict hierarchies in wrestling. Young boys get their start in the Bantam class and work their way up to a varsity high school team. Then they go on to the starting lineup of a college squad, working to earn All-American status and maybe even a hallowed NCAA championship (or two). Along the...
October 28th, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Oympics, Wrestling | Read More

Starting Lineups: The ‘Golden’ Miami Hurricanes

As you may have heard, the NCAA finally wrapped up its flawed, fraudulent investigation this of the University of Miami Hurricanes football team for its dealings with Nevin Shapiro, coming away looking like the hypocritical laughingstock everyone already knows it is. And while Miami got off with no...
October 25th, 2013 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Craig Breslow And Baseball’s Cruelty

In Chad Harbach’s novel “The Art of Fielding,” Westish College catcher Mike Schwartz wonders to himself, “What other sport not only kept a stat as cruel as the error but posted it on the scoreboard for everyone to see?” None. Baseball and baseball alone remembers its individual...
October 25th, 2013 | Baseball, No Class Friday | Read More

The 5 Interesting Takeaways From The NBA General Managers Survey

By Esau Howard / @EasyStylez Preseason rankings and predictions are not new in any sports league, and certainly not to the NBA. That is why as NBA.com conducted its 12th annual survey of the NBA’s general managers, there wasn’t really reason to overanalyze some of the results. It’s all a collection...
October 24th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

The Definitive 2013 Jacksonville Jaguars Prop Bet Guide

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a terrible football team this season. This much we know. They haven’t scored a touchdown at home yet this season, which is kind of okay until you realize we’re heading towards the halfway mark of the season. But when a team is bad, maybe historically bad, we...
October 24th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More

What To Watch: HBO’s ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’

Sports movies are a celebrated and beloved genre in filmmaking. The best of them distill the nuances of sport into an easily digestible narrative that communicates the passion for a game, the heartache of loss and the ecstasy of victory. When it comes to boxing, these films have covered everything from...
October 24th, 2013 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Films and Docs | Read More

Starting Lineups: John Scott Hit Casts Another Dark Shadow On NHL

I hate to be the guy to keep harping on the NHL’s relationship with the more grisly aspects of its game. But I promise you, it’s good-intentioned. Last night the Ottawa Senators dismantled Daniel Alfredsson’s Detroit Red Wings in the Swede’s first game against his former club...
October 24th, 2013 | Columns, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

Mitch Williams Ruined My Childhood: Remembering The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies, 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago to the day was the first time I ever heard my uncle say the word “fuck.” At least, it’s the first time I ever remember my uncle uttering the most famous of the four-letter words. No, it wasn’t the first time I had ever heard the word uttered before. Growing up...
October 23rd, 2013 | Baseball, The Rev | Read More

On Lifers, Baseball And Life Lessons

In a press box the size of a restroom, we sat. Dreary conditions made a late-April minor league baseball game even more dreadful than usual. I had no intentions of staying and will never regret attending. Innings moved along full of no-goods and not-quites. A game comprising errors and players who were...
October 23rd, 2013 | Baseball, Columns, Sports, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: Instant ‘Classic’ – The 5 Best World Series Of Your Life

The World Series is great because it truly lives up to its moniker — “The Fall Classic.” And as if on cue, the season has responded in kind and the weather is beginning to turn to host its namesake event. The realm of sport is no stranger to misguided titles and nicknames, both self-assigned and...
October 23rd, 2013 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Cardinals, Red Sox And The World Series Mirror Match

When the World Series starts up tonight, it is virtually the perfect scenario to assess who stands up last, because no more similar teams have met at the top of the MLB mountain in years. When the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox meet for the second time in the last decade to decide the final...
October 23rd, 2013 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Putting The Grambling Football Situation In Perspective

For many of the people out there who don’t know the legacy of Grambling State University, let me drop a little knowledge on you. First of all, Grambling was THE HBCU to attend if you wanted to be a part of a winning tradition. From Eddie Robinson to Doug Williams, the Grambling legacy is real. Regardless...
October 22nd, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Sports Networks Need To Start Repping Our Hoods

About three times during a sports broadcast will you see scenic shots — captured aerially or on street level — of the home team’s city or town. It gives the viewers at home a familiar look to a place that some may have been before or have a strong desire to visit. It may also conjure up images...
October 22nd, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | Read More

The Tumultuous Yet Effective Bond Between Dennis Rodman & Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman led interesting career paths. No, perhaps “eerie” is the more applicable term. The Pistons/Bulls series from yesteryear provided the era of Michael Jordan’s career that was as violent as it was baffling. And while Jordan most normally always filled...
October 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

All Hail the King: Cain Velasquez

From the nosebleeds seats of the Toyota Center in Houston, the main event of UFC 166 probably looked like a replay of the second Cain Velasquez v. Junior Dos Santos fight.  If you paid close attention, however, you probably noticed some subtle differences—the most notable being Dos Santos’ improved...
October 21st, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Starting Lineups: Do You Agree With Where Your Team Is Ranked In The BCS?

This past Saturday saw many of college football’s best fall by the wayside as team after team after team began losing in the top 10. With those that fell from the top, there is now a new power structure atop the newly released BCS Standings and it’s probably time that we clean off our glasses...
October 21st, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Ruslan Provodnikov: Will Over Skill

In the weeks leading up to Saturday night’s spectacular 140lbs championship fight between Ruslan Provodnikov and Mike Alvarado, the Siberian Rocky made it very clear, that will would determine the outcome of his fight against Alvarado, not skill. In HBO’s Face Off, Provodnikov sat face-to-face with...
October 21st, 2013 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Trindon Jerard Holliday (1986 – 2013)

Trindon Jerard Holliday, 27, passed away on October 20th, 2013. He was born on April 27th, 1986 in Zachary, Louisiana. Trindon was known as being one of the fastest people in the world, first making a name for himself as a world-class sprinter and then later as one of the best kick and punt returners...
October 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Because Janoris Jenkins Is Just Another Notch In Steve Smith’s Bedpost

Photo Source: The Big Lead I imagine St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins went into the game versus the Carolina Panthers with good intentions as he tried to use the internet to dig up intel on the life of Steve Smith. This is common stuff in the competitive landscape of the NFL, dig up some dirt...
October 20th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More