Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Starting Lineups: With Jadeveon Clowney’s 4.47 40-Yard Dash, His Run As The Modern-Day Van Wilder Is Over

For Jadeveon Clowney, this was a means to an end. The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has been in full force in Indianapolis over the weekend, and while hundreds of elite pro football prospects put their bodies and souls under the microscope, the former defensive end from South Carolina knew that this was...
February 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Daniel Cormier’s Quick Debut And Sweet Revenge

“I made him cry. I broke him every time we wrestled, and on Saturday night I’m going to break him again.” That’s what the recent barista and former All-American wrestler Pat Cummins promised the world on every microphone and TV camera put in front of him as of 10 days ago. The one-time...
February 24th, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Starting Lineups: 16 Years Ago, Vince Carter’s Swag Was On High At North Carolina

It’s amazing what a conversation via Twitter can spawn. The Worldwide Leader was doing it’s usual promotion of the next battle between two teams that engage in the best rivalry in the history of college basketball. Per ESPN’s flashback, they took the wayback machine to 2012, when Austin...
February 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, The Rev | Read More

Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The Best Round Ever

Round 1: Everyone has a passion in life, and when you get to know people in this world it doesn’t take much time to figure out what those passions are. Simply put, Paul Navarro knows his shit. When it comes to the fight game, that being of the boxing or the mixed martial arts variety, the man...
February 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, H1gher Learning, MMA | Read More

The Ultimate MLB, 30-Team Mount Rushmore

Recently, the craze has been to fill out a “Mount Rushmore” of (fill in the blank) sports immortality. In reality, it is most often a hopeless, fruitless endeavor that has one or two easy answers and then opens up to an endless stream of debates and arguments — which is perfect. So, in my endless...
February 21st, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats, The Fam | Read More

2014 Sochi Winter Olympics: Assessing The Defensemen In The USA-Canada Hockey Semifinal

Admit it. Aside from T.J. Sochi and the vibrancy of the Slovenian team, both in uniform and spirit, this has been a dull Winter Olympics hockey tournament so far. The host Russians celebrated hard but bowed out early. The Slovaks, semifinalists four years ago, didn’t win a game. The aging Czechs...
February 20th, 2014 | Hockey, No Class Friday, Oympics | Read More

Who’s Really Watching Sports? Q&A With Paulsen Of Sports Media Watch

Television ratings are discussed nearly as much as player statistics these days in sports media. They are also some of the most misunderstood statistics in the world. Debates rage about their accuracy, yet select ratings seem to move the meter more than others. Plus, when it comes to market sizes, hype...
February 20th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Hockey, Tennis | Read More

Starting Lineups: Ladies First? Jennifer Welter’s Futile Attempt To Run The Rock

I learned early on growing up that there was a way you played with boys and a way you play with girls. Simply because you can’t play as rough with girls (mostly because they’d run and tell). However, there were a few girls who just did not get the message, and they kept on coming over and playing...
February 19th, 2014 | Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Doug McDermott And The Return Of The Big Fundamental

One play stood out in Creighton’s 101-80 blowout of then No. 6-ranked Villanova. On the right-side of the lane, he caught the ball, dribbled and picked it up. A pivot to the outside moved the defender. The next pivot inside the lane created an easy layup. Somewhere, Kevin McHale likely smiled at the...
February 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Ilya Kovalchuck Is Still Here

I’m not going to lie — until Saturday’s Olympic hockey clash between Team USA and Team Russia, I completely forgot about Ilya Kovalchuk. I mean, I didn’t forget about him in the sense that he existed. After all, he played in the NHL just last season. No, I forgot about him as a...
February 18th, 2014 | Hockey, Oympics, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: When David Lee And James White Threw Down

Tomorrow night, Terrence Ross will try to defend his NBA Slam Dunk Contest championship against Paul George, John Wall, Harrison Barnes, Damian Lillard and Ben McLemore. Even without LeBron James in the mix, it’s an interesting collection this year that will hopefully result in some memorable...
February 14th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Taking It Back: Scottie Pippen Rises At The 1994 NBA All-Star Game

With the NBA All-Star Weekend upon us, one couldn’t let this year’s festivities pass by without reflecting on the games of old. While many tune in to the weekend-long festivities that the NBA has spent years creating hype for, at the end of the day it is still about the game itself. You...
February 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Can’t Stop The Reign: When Shaq Dominated The 1996 NBA All-Star Game

The 1996 NBA All-Star Game was defined by one man. And his name wasn’t Michael Jordan. Turning 28 isn’t a milestone birthday. At least not in the way 16, 18, 21, 25, 30, 40, 50 and so on are. Yet, for me, it was. I turned 28 Feb. 1, and with the gift of seeing another year rang in a slew...
February 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

adidas Unveils Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘The Blueprint’ Crazy 8 For The People

On October 27th, 1969, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made his 4th of 22 total appearances on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The topic of the feature article was focused on Kareem’s transition from being arguably the greatest college basketball player of all time to stepping into the pro game. Per Arash...
February 13th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Derek Jeter And His Everlasting ‘It Factor’

  Derek Jeter may be the best player ever who was never the best player in baseball at any point in his life. Think about it: From Bonds and Griffey, to Rodriguez and Pujols, to Cabrera and Trout, there’s never been a time where anybody sat down and said in any inarguable manner that “Derek Jeter...
February 13th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Starting Lineups: LeBron James And The NBA’s Mount Rushmore

Here’s the thing about Mount Rushmore. It’s carved into a giant rock outcropping. The architect, whom I’m too lazy to Google at the moment, settled on four presidents because he couldn’t fit any more into the Black Hills location. Had there been more space, I’m sure everyone...
February 13th, 2014 | Basketball, No Class Friday | Read More

Duke Vs. North Carolina NBA Alums Each Summed Up In A Phrase

Thanks to a tweet by our editor-in-chief and a request by @brehwyatt, and with the Duke Blue Devils heading to Chapel Hill to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels tonight, it’s about time for an update on the “Duke Vs. North Carolina In The NBA: Perception Vs. Reality” story. Whereas...
February 12th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Steve Francis, The Forgotten NBA Slam Dunk Contestant

Yesterday, many an NBA fan got his or her panties all in a bunch following video released of LeBron James messing around after practice and throwing down some nice dunks. The subsequent conversations — including between our very on Eduardo Maisonet and Kenny Masenda — reopened the debate on whether...
February 12th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, Sports, The Rev | Read More

Tyler Ennis Is The Most Important Freshman In College Basketball

Andrew Wiggins. Jabari Parker. Julius Randle. Aaron Gordon. And most recently Joel Embiid. These are the names you’ve heard most in regard to the freshmen roaming the college basketball landscape, and for good reason. Wiggins was the player everyone in the NBA was supposed to be tanking for. Parker...
February 11th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane And The 5 Dope Hoopers Of Iowa State’s Past

The Iowa State Cyclones got destroyed by the West Virginia Mountaineers 102-77 on Monday night. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, can I just say that I’ve been making it a point to watch this basketball team every single chance I get? Have you seen these dudes DeAndre Kane and Melvin...
February 11th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More