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Manny Pacquiao: Correcting History And Maybe Looking To Make Some More

Manny Pacquaio was dominant in his rematch against undefeated Welterweight Champion Timothy Bradley Jr. In the domination,...

Basketball, J. Tinsley

Why The “Bad Boys” ’30 For 30′ Is Required Viewing

In their path to creating history, the Detroit “Bad Boys” Pistons made a lot of enemies. They wouldn’t...

Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear

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...

Podcast: Don’t Let Derrick Rose Eye-Ball Your Chick In The 6th Grade | 0 Comments

On this edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, we’re fortunate to have special guests Sherm from Chicago’s WGCI show The Morning Riot and 17-time All-Raphael De La Ghetto nominee Johnathan “Till Show” Tillman, join the crew for shenanigans and tomfoolery. Did you ever think you’d meet someone who has a legitimate grudge with Derrick Rose, even if he may have supposedly dunked on him? You will tonight with Sherm....

Jermaine O’Neal Helps Rockets Clinch Playoff Berth, Lakers Recapture 8th Seed | 0 Comments

The Rockets clinching their first playoff birth since 2009 wasn’t odd. It was how they did so. Tied at 98 with the Phoenix Suns with regulation ticking away, James Harden launched what proved to be the always entertaining game winning missed three pointer. That’s because Jermaine O’Neal was whistled for basket interference effectively ending the game giving Houston the 101-98 victory. Chances are Jermaine was merely attempting to...

Peyton Siva, Jenna Shea And “Ho Bidness” | 9 Comments

First off, congratulations to the Louisville men’s team for winning a very entertaining men’s championship game. I don’t watch much college basketball and I didn’t have high hopes for the championship either. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of hooping I watched on television and even found myself rooting a bit for the Cardinals to pull it off. Them being future ACC’ers and whatnot. After the game was over Peyton Siva, who had...

Because Buster Posey Doesn’t Need Your Spotlight…Dammit | 0 Comments

It was Buster Posey Day on Saturday at AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants honored their best post-Bonds player. It was a day where he was officially given his 2012 Most Valuable Player Award, joined by past Giant MVPs Jeff Kent, Kevin Mitchell, Willie McCovey and the GOAT Willie Mays, the pageantry was on full display. He was also awarded a ring which commemorated his batting championship from the previous year as well. This was his second...

The Day An 18-Year Old Dirk Nowitzki Gave Scottie Pippen 52 Points, As Told By Charles Barkley | 2 Comments

“I have to go to the army.” — Dirk Nowitzki, age 18 Its the gift and the curse of living in the day and age where Youtube, camera phones and TMZ exist. Its a gift because we get to see so much, so fast by just stroking a few keys on the keyboard or just keeping your eyes peeled to Facebook/Twitter. Many times its inescapable, and sometimes you see things you wish you hadn’t seen. This is not one of those moments. Per Patrick...

The 10 Things I Learned After Louisville Defeated Michigan For The National Title | 10 Comments

I went with a few of my fraternity brothers up to a bar to watch the national championship between Louisville and Michigan. Usually with big games I like to stay at home, be close to my selection of free libation, not have to wait in line to use the got damned bathroom and to be able to watch the game in peace. However, sometimes watching the big game with the people is a good thing. As we sat down in our seats, everyone seemed to want to know who...

TSFJ x Warriors World Play 3-on-3 For The Kids | 1 Comment

When I first moved to the West Coast, one of the first people I got to know was the homie Rasheed. Now, I’ve known Rasheed for a minute from afar, because social media has a way of bringing the people together. Plus, he’s the lead dog over at Warriors World, an ESPN Truehoop blog for the Golden State Warriors that I read semi-regularly. When I moved out here, we linked up and immediately clicked, and I’m fortunate enough to know...

Trey Burke, Peyton Siva And The Heroic Point Guard | 2 Comments

Bring up the name Ed Cota or Wayne Turner to a fan of the North Carolina Tar Heels or the Kentucky Wildcats. Bring up the name Bobby Hurley or Mateen Cleaves to a fan of the Duke Blue Devils or the Michigan State Spartans. It could be Mike Bibby, Andre Miller, Mario Chalmers, or Khalid El-Amin….or any other famous point guard from college basketball lore…these names roll off your tongue as easy as a person of the opposite sex whom you...

Can A Conference Brotherhood Trump A Bloody Rivalry? | 5 Comments

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn / @jagadelic Q: What do you get when you cross a pig with a Michigan Cheerleader? A: Nothing. There are some things even a pig won’t do. Anyone who has known me for more than an hour knows that my pro-Ohio State, anti-Michigan credentials are beyond reproach. I have rooted for Ohio State ever since both teams were undefeated and they played a great game in, no, not 2006, I’m talking about 1973! I did my undergrad, dental...

QOTD: Who’s Your Candidate for 3rd Place In The NBA’s MVP Voting? | 8 Comments

I can speak for B-Lew, Kenny and Tinsley when I say that one of the best guests we’ve ever had on The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show is the homie @SHERMradio. Sherm is hilarious, especially considering the fact that he is a Chi-town resident who is a Miami Heat fan, dude is nuts. Anyway, the man tweeted something the other day while Carmelo Anthony was getting off once again with another 40+ point performance. “Carmelo Anthony is doing...

Detroit’s Doug Anderson Put One Of The Better Slam Dunk Performances Of All-Time | 1 Comment

Photo H/T to Its Always Sunny In Detroit There are some people who can dunk, and then there are dunkers. Doug Anderson is a real man who came to the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk Contest with some simple intentions. I’m gonna dunk this basketball, real real hard. I’m gonna jump real real high. I’m going to do dunks that I could do in a real real game. I’m going to put on a real real nice show for you ladies and gentlemen...

7 Of Your Favorite Bloggers And Writers Pick Who Will Win The NCAA Championship | 0 Comments

There are just three games remaining in the 2013 college basketball season … let that sink in for a minute. Can you feel it? That song that we all know is coming on Monday night? Yep … “One Shining Moment” is drawing closer and closer as we speak. As it stands, there are four teams who sit at the doorstep of greatness. Three teams are looking to reclaim a championship glory that has eluded them for a number of years, while...

Welcome To The Good Life, Man – Featuring Shaka Smart, Brad Stevens And Gregg Marshall | 2 Comments

Kanye, speak to ‘em about that Good Life for a minute: Have you ever popped champagne on a plane While getting’ some brain Whipped it out, she said “I never seen snakes on a plane” Whether you broke or rich you gotta get biz Having’ money’s not everything, not having it is I was splurging’ on trizz But when I get my card back activated I’m back to Vegas cause I always had a passion for flashing’...

4 Bold (But Real) Predictions For The 2013 MLB Season | 3 Comments

For most of Major League Baseball, the 2013 season got underway Monday. However, at the start of the MLB road, the story is just getting started, and it’s assured to be as wide open of a year as we’ve seen in a while … yet not in the ways you’d expect. As the resident TSFJ baseball enthusiast, it’s my job to get the masses ready for what’s to come, and that’s what I’ll be doing this week. Let’s get...

Podcast: Coaching Tirades, Real American Heroes And Names That Should Not Be Said | 0 Comments

On this recent edition of #theUCshow, Tinsley took the night off, but leave it to Kenny and Ed to hold down the fort in his absence. First, they discussed Mike Rice and his firing from Rutgers University. There was an overall disbelief at some of the images that were broadcast to the masses, and Ed and Kenny made it painfully clear that Rutgers did the right thing by getting the head coach on up outta there. Next, the talk shifted to The Great Kevin...

How The Hell Is He Still In The NBA? | 9 Comments

Being an NBA basketball player is one of the toughest jobs in the entire world to get. There are just 15 roster spots apiece on each of the 30 NBA franchises. For those of you counting, that’s just 450 jobs total for an NBA player. Unlike baseball and its 25-man rosters, football and its 53-man rosters and hockey with its 20 guys suited up, the NBA has a true scarcity of positions. That’s why it’s always amazed me how certain players...

The 2013 All-Cyborg Team | 6 Comments

Truthfully speaking, athletes are otherworldly creatures. If you think about just how long most professional athletes, on average, have been playing said sports you come to the realization that by the time most of them are in their early 20s they’ve reached the pinnacle of their sports. If you’re doing the math, it means they’ve likely been playing for 10-12 years if not more. Sports does a great job of filtering people who aren’t built...

Reassessing The True Worth Of 10 Of The Most Valuable Players In Sports | 4 Comments

By Brandon Caldwell / @dayandadream A few weeks back, like most random items of life that lead to sports conversations, Jason Clinkscales hit me on Facebook wondering if I agreed with Bill Simmons’ assessment that LeBron James – if basketball had an open market much like football – would be worth $75 million a season. To note, I responded absolutely without hesitance given the fact that LeBron has swung an entire local economy in TWO...

The Final Four Has Louisville Written All Over It | 2 Comments

Saturday, we’ll watch the Final Four. Monday, we’ll watch the National Championship game. TV timeouts will rule the two nights, and we’ll hear “One Shining Moment” at the conclusion. After it’s over, we’ll wonder why we watched what we already knew was going to happen. Louisville will cut down the nets. The Cardinals are the best team in college basketball. If there was doubt about that before the conference...

Michael Jordan Went To North Carolina Because UCLA And Virginia Were Lazy | 2 Comments

Andrew Wiggins will soon make the decision on where he will take his talents for his freshman year of college to play basketball, take classes with 200+ people and have regular interactions with college-aged women. They say college days swiftly pass, imbued with fond memories, and for Wiggins his choice has narrowed down to either Florida State or Kentucky. FSU, being the school he grew up learning about from his parents, both of whom are alumni,...

Kevin Ware, Catastrophic Injuries And Being Certifiably Insane While In Shock | 6 Comments

You can just say the name of the athlete and everyone knows exactly what you’re talking about. Shaun Livingston. Joe Theismann. Marcus Lattimore. Trent McCleary. Baron Davis. Willis McGahee. I won’t bother linking you to the clips of these injuries. You know how to use the Google/YouTube machine. It’s those skin-crawling moments that you always hate to see, and unfortunately in sports these moments are unavoidable. After Sunday...

The 10 Things You Need To Be Reminded Of For The 2013 MLB Season | 0 Comments

We are on the verge of the breaking of the sports spring, because next Monday is Opening Day for Major League Baseball. While there’s no shortage of MLB season previews, predictions and prognosis’ (we’ll actually have our version of one here on Monday), it’s time to properly observe the ten reasons to look forward to the first pitch of the spring.. From the usual array of trades, money grabs and scandals, there’s certainly...

Because Running Zone Is For Cowards, But Syracuse Is The Dinosaur That Won’t Die | 3 Comments

At some point early in the second half of the Syracuse vs. Indiana game, while laying up on my coach, I fell asleep. (I may or may not have also drooled on my pillow as well) Like Nyquil, long lectures and watching any combination of golf/poker/bowling on television, watching the Syracuse Orange(men) play basketball usually has the tendency to put me right to sleep. I mean, it’s not like ‘Cuse doesn’t have some exciting players...

When He Comes Out Of The Closet…What Will The Youth Say? | 2 Comments

It’s coming. You know it, I know it, your family and friends know it, your co-workers and classmates know it, your bookie and fantasy football league manager know it. Even the new Pope knows it, sort of. This week has been an eventful one for those who are attuned to the travails of gay and lesbian Americans. On a wider-ranging front, the United States Supreme Court has been hearing arguments regarding the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage...

QOTD: When Did West Coast Collegiate Basketball Officially Curl Up And Die? | 9 Comments

I can honestly say that I’ve watched college basketball with an intense focus for about the last 20+ years or so. Over that time, I’ve had a chance to cultivate my sincere hatred for the Duke Blue Devils, watch the Oklahoma Sooners (all hail Eduardo Najera and Hollis Price) and Oklahoma State Cowboys (all hail Big Country Reeves and Desmond Mason) waffle between points of mediocrity and seemingly unbelievable success and also become a...