Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Yelling On A Quiet Bus And 5 Quick Thoughts On Marcin Gortat’s Dunk On Ian Mahinmi

I work for one of the biggest tech companies in the world during the day, and one of the perks of working for said company is that you get to ride on these decked-out charter buses to and from work at the expense of said tech conglomerate. These shuttle buses are equipped with leather seats and free...
May 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Homecoming: On Chris Paul And Blake Griffin’s Return To Oklahoma

I remember just graduating from Langston University in May of 2005, walking across that stage with a sense of pride and achievement. With my family by my side and a future seemingly bright and for the taking, I knew that anything was possible. However, more importantly, I knew that I could solve one...
May 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Christmas In May: Plenty Of Gifts Will Fall Teams’ Way In The 2014 NFL Draft

As a fan there are a few memorable days that stick out to you. There’s the time you witnessed your team winning a championship for the first time. You will never forget that when it happens. Then there is the time you won against a team that no one expected you to beat. Nothing is sweeter than being...
May 6th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Was Roy Hibbert Really That Good To Begin With?

The biggest story thus far of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on the court arguably has been the disappearance of Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. Last night, Hibbert recorded his third postseason game with 0 points and posted his second playoff game without grabbing a single rebound in Indiana’s 102-96...
May 6th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Expect More Pressure, Drama And Paranoia In The NBA Conference Semifinals

And then there were eight. Let’s run through a brief list of notable moments we’ve all experienced as a family after just one round of the 2014 NBA playoffs: 1. Four-point plays became the norm. Not only did one seem to happen every night, but they always happened at critical points in the...
May 5th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Floyd Mayweather Wins While Marcos Maidana Continues To Impress

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was in the fight of his life on Saturday night. For 12 rounds, Marcos Maidana accomplished what no man before him has been able to: He bullied the pound-for-pound champion. Perhaps for the first time ever, Mayweather was not the ring general he’s been with all his previous opponents....
May 5th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

We Reminisce: An Appreciation Of How Good Cam Newton Really Was At Auburn

As a football fan, sometimes we take things for granted. College sports leave impressions on us that get forgotten as soon as the next season begins simply because we’re always looking for the next big thing. Greatness in college athletics gets overlooked at times because we are searching for reasons...
May 2nd, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Thunder And Lighting: Julio Cesar Chavez Vs. Meldrick Taylor

On paper Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor gave all the signs of something special. The B-side of the attraction was a 1984 Olympic Gold medalist, with what Bernard Hopkins would undoubtedly call a “slick Black” style. But Medrick Taylor’s temperament never let him use his hand and foot speed,...
May 2nd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

For The Ladies: The NFL Chick Talks Up Her Football 101 Video Project

The NFL season is still months away, but for one of our very own, it’s never too far from her thoughts. Since 2008, Syreeta Hubbard, aka Reeta, aka The NFL Chick, has provided her thoughts on the game, the league and, of course, her hometown Baltimore Ravens with her own clever spin. She’s...
May 1st, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

Champions League Final: 5 Thoughts On Atletico Madrid Vs. Real Madrid

No matter who won Wednesday’s Champions League semifinal, we would have had intriguing story lines. Had Chelsea bested Atletico Madrid, as the Blues were expected to at home, Jose Mourinho would have brought his new old club or old new club to face the team he jettisoned last summer in Real Madrid....
May 1st, 2014 | Columns, No Class Friday, Soccer, Sports | Read More

The Showstopper: Mike Miller Steals The Show In Game 5

A week ago it didn’t seem likely that I would be writing the good praises of the Memphis Grizzlies. It was even more unlikely that I would be singing the praises of Mike Miller, but here we are. After beating the Oklahoma City Thunder in a momentum-changing Game 5 win, the Grizzlies are in prime...
April 30th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The New York Jets Invest In Some Old Wheels: Michael Vick And Chris Johnson

The New York Jets were knocking on the door of success just a few years ago. They had almost all the pieces needed to win a championship. They had a defense anchored by a pair of lockdown corners, a couple of linebackers who would hurt you, and an offense that could ground and pound you into submission. The...
April 30th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Dr. Jack Ramsay (1925-2014): A Man The NBA Can Be Proud Of

As the sensationalist media and talking heads focus their attention on an ignorant, out-of-touch old man disgracing the NBA, there’s a far more worthy person associated with the league that should be the focus of the NBA world. That man is Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay, who passed away yesterday...
April 29th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Cinco De Mayweather: A Night Of Bright Boxing Stars

We’re only days away from the Super Bowl of boxing. On Saturday May 3, the pound-for-pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KOs), returns to the ring to unify the WBC and WBA welterweight titles and to defend his much coveted undefeated record. But he isn’t the only one with a lot on...
April 29th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

Why Was This Weekend Finally The Tipping Point For Donald Sterling?

Over the weekend as the abhorrent audio from Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling made the rounds online, longtime friend and editor-in-chief of Comics Alliance Joe Hughes asked what many well aware of Sterling’s history had been wondering. Why has the media at large cared to finally shame him...
April 28th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

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