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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, Films and Docs

BBSketch Paints The Perfect Picture Of Patrick Ewing & The Ewing Center Hi

It’s not a fair thing to say, but it’s the absolute truth. Patrick Ewing will always go down as one of the most...

Junior Seau’s Last Play | 4 Comments

“Why do you care so much about sports?” It’s come up often over the years. Mostly, the question has come up in a cynical manner, as if each of us have blinders to everything else in the world. It comes from good-natured souls who are disillusioned by how apparently society’s attention span tends to be skewed away from ‘the real issues.’ The answer is rather simple on the surface, but the underlying layers are what give you and...

Podcast: Floyd Mayweather Is A Money-Making Genius; Miguel Cotto Is Up Next | 0 Comments

On this edition of #theUCshow, we’re fortunate to have two esteemed guests chop it up with the fellas as boxing and the NBA playoffs take center stage this weekend. Morgan Campbell of the Toronto Star will join us on the show to talk about about the upcoming mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. Morgan points out that Floyd’s business model is impeccable, and that being the bad guy keeps him paid. Plus, does Cotto have...

The Most Hateable Players in the NBA Playoffs | 9 Comments

Every time a game takes place, there is typically one player who stands out as a hateable sort; some deservedly so, and some not. And there is certainly no shortage of hateable players in the NBA playoffs. Here’s a quick rundown of the most “hateable” player in each NBA playoff series. Eastern Conference (1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Philadelphia 76ers: Joakim Noah This one is pretty self-explanatory. Noah is the type of agitator and relentless...

Starting Lineups: Derrick Rose’s Depressing Return To The United Center | 0 Comments

Whoever makes these decisions for the Chicago Bulls needs to be fired. Okay, maybe not fired, but a stern talking to seems to be in order. Goodness gracious, I haven’t seen a more pathetic and depressing sight in this world than watching Derrick Rose slowly limp his way towards half-court with the game ball. Seriously, Rose looked JUST like me, walking on the court with the ball in his hand. I instantly realized how pathetic I must look, walking...

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Bad Advice In All-Star Games | 11 Comments

This article is probably two-and-a-half months late, but this is the result of watching way too many old clips of NBA All-Star games and talking with fellow basketball fans. That All-Star game would be the 2001 edition, and that fellow basketball fan would Justin Tinsley. Tins and I spend way too much time talking about a player’s legacy. If you’ve read Tins long enough, you know that the man’s number one focus is the legacy of...

Ed’s Inconsistent Relationship with Hockey | 5 Comments

None of this is the Philadelphia Flyers fault. This is all on me. I can remember one night, maybe two years ago about this time, when the Flyers were battling the Chicago Blackhawks for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Flyers were on and were doing well; thus, giving me the opportunity to tweet about it. Now, for many (me being “Ed The Sports Fan”), it seems natural that I’d talk and tweet about hockey. This is kinda what I’m...

Fixin’ The NBA Playoffs: A Radical Idea To Shift From 16 to 24 Teams | 19 Comments

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn / @jagadelic Considering all the foolishness that preceded it, the NBA regular season was a qualified success. However, I think we can all agree that the last month or so was a snooze since most playoff positions were set and teams just mailed it in. Miami didn’t seem to care about challenging Chicago for the best record; the Clips didn’t put up much of a fight to get the division title from the Lakers or the home...

Starting Lineups: Amare Stoudemire Loses His Damned Mind, Punches Fire Extinguisher | 4 Comments

Two tweets, and a quote represent what happened between Amar’e Stoudemire and that damn fire extinguisher. First, from Amare: I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start — Amar’e Stoudemire (@Amareisreal) May 1, 2012 Then, from the internet prophet that is Dragonfly Jonez: Punk ass Amare beating up fire extinguishers and shit. Fight yo nose (redacted). —...

Shocking The World At The 2012 NFL Draft In New York City | 3 Comments

The 2012 NFL Draft has come and gone, but not before I documented my journey as I took part in last week’s big events in New York City. Being an NFL fan is easy and fun, but being an NFL blogger means event after event after event. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, so to give folks insight on how I fared for this year’s draft, I decided to pen everything to share with the readers. Hope you enjoy. Wednesday, April 25th: Pre-Gaming...

Starting Lineups: The Grizzlies Give Up The Ghost; Clippers Comeback For 99-98 Win | 3 Comments

Source: @Jose3030 I was already thinking about Monday. Most of you were already asleep. The Memphis Grizzlies had a sound 22-point advantage, fans were already headed out of the FedEx Forum to see what Beale Street was talking about, and Caron Butler had already went in the locker room to put his three-piece suit on. The game was over. Of course, no one told Reggie Evans, Nick Young, Eric Bledsoe and Chris Paul that. Reggie Evans started boxing out...

Making Logic Of Michael Jordan’s Roster Moves in Charlotte | 12 Comments

One has to ask what in the hell Michael Jordan is doing to the Bobcats? You know your team is bad when your go-to player is former Duke star, Gerald Henderson. The Bobcats took the former Duke Blue Devil a few years ago in the lottery, and everyone was wondering if he would become the star athlete that everyone made him out to be as a prep star. The Bobcats mortgaged their team away last year as they traded Gerald Wallace to Portland and sent Stephen...

Nike Basketball Unveils Its 2012 Elite Series Kicks In The NBA Playoffs | 0 Comments

The NBA Playoffs causes everyone to raise their game. From the players, the coaches, the referees, and even the fans, they all seem to take it to another level. Everybody knows what time it is: it’s game time. Where is Cliff Levingston when you need him? Not be left behind, Nike has decided to raise the bar when it comes to the footwear their athletes will be wearing on the court. Three shoes have been selected by The Swoosh in the 2012 Elite...

Derrick Rose’s Torn ACL Messes It Up For Everyone Else In The Playoffs | 5 Comments

I don’t feel at my best unless I have the fresh cut. Doesn’t matter if it’s a big corporate meeting or taking a woman out on a date; if my ears have not been sufficiently lowered, then I’m self-conscious about it. I might not show it, but I am. When the Chicago Bulls were closing the show against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday afternoon, Derrick Rose was playing at his usual MVP-level. He was closing in on a triple-double,...

LeBron James And The Return Of Forever | 6 Comments

The 2012 NBA playoffs are upon us, and with it comes the controversy, the excitement and the pressure that has built some of the greatest legacies in the league’s long history. No one player, possibly ever, finds himself under the microscope like LeBron James. And in the case of TSFJ, our very own LBJ apologist, Justin Tinsley, stands possibly on the edge of one of the greatest postseason runs of all time or the biggest letdown any of us can...

Starting Lineups: What NBA Team Is Most Likely To Be Upset In Round One? | 0 Comments

The NBA Playoffs are finally here. Hallelujah. For all the trash talk that has ensued since the beginning of the 66-game NBA season, none of that matters now. The playoffs are just one day away, and the only thing that matters is winning. These are the most wide-open NBA playoffs I can ever remember. There are literally about 8-9 teams I could envision winning the entire thing. Of course, with that many teams capable of winning, someone’s got...

The Three Trades That Matter in the First Round of the 2012 NFL Draft | 0 Comments

While everyone was abuzz with the top two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft with Andrew Luck’s #12 Indianapolis Colts jersey already printed up and Robert Griffin III’s socks already matching his Washington Redskins uniform, I was sitting on my couch eating Subway and proverbially “laying in the weeds.” Why was I laying in the weeds? Because my Jacksonville Jaguars were sitting there with the number seven pick, and I genuinely...

Podcast: Bryan Crawford Is Mad At Subway And B-Lew Returns | 0 Comments

On this week’s edition of The UC Show, we’re blessed to have The Great Brandon Lewis return and re-form the original three-man weave. Bryan Crawford calls in from Chi-town to air his grievances with Subway and their barbeque statue of Robert Griffin III. Also, we talk basketball, boxing and we catch up with Kris Rothstein, aka Kris Rothstein X, as he talks about his Colts and his feelings about the NFL Draft. WE LIVE!!!!! Subscribe:...

Starting Lineups: Will Kobe Bryant Score 38 For the NBA Scoring Title? | 1 Comment

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant put up 32 points in a 106-101 loss to the Denver Nuggets in their regular season finale. With the performance, KD finished with a 28.03 scoring average this season, and has him 0.1 points/game ahead of Kobe Bryant 27.9 points/game average for a third consecutive NBA scoring title. What’s stopping Kobe from preventing Durant from that third scoring title? Oh, about 38 points. Given what we...

Something for the People: A Case to Move the NFL Draft | 6 Comments

It may be overhyped for even the most obsessed sports fans, but there’s no doubt that the NFL Draft is one of the most anticipated events on the sporting calendar.  Whether critics of its ESPN-addled coverage care to recognize it or not, the allure of the draft is that fans want to be able to tell someone “I remember when (future Hall of Famer) was drafted.” Add the mix of fraught franchises trying to find a new savior before the selection...

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ With Ravens WR Torrey Smith | 2 Comments

For our final installment of the NFL Draft Diaries, I decided to interview an up-and-coming star with fresh memories on his draft day experience. WR Torrey Smith went through his process just barely one year ago, waiting to become one of the next big playmakers for the Baltimore Ravens. Smith’s going into his 2nd year of his NFL career, and with great promise. His coming out party started last season in St. Louis, where his first 3 catches...

Starting Lineups: Down Goes Barcelona, Could Real Madrid Be Next? | 0 Comments

It sucks to be at work when the internets are going nuts over a sporting event. The worst. This was quite clear to me when Chelsea pulled off the miraculous upset versus Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon in the  UEFA Champions League semifinal. The game-clinching goal by Fernando Torres set off a fire-storm of tweets celebrating the moment and it instantly made me want to quit my day job. Yes, the Blues had another bone-headed play by their captain...

Brian Dawkins Revolutionized the Game | 2 Comments

If you are a lucky enough sports fan, you’ll come across and witness every movement of a player that truly revolutionizes his sport in one form or another. As a Philadelphian and lifelong Eagles fan, I was that lucky, getting to witness Brian Dawkins redefine the safety position in the National Football League. Yesterday, Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL, wrapping a Hall of Fame-worthy career that spanned 16 seasons and two cities....

Ladies: Which NBA Player Are You? Vol. 1 | 5 Comments

By The Analyst / @RealGoesRight Foreword brought to you by a conversation between me and my Morehouse homie, G. Brooks. Me: I’m saying, you having a LeBron moment? Garrett: Nah, I play for the win. Me: *daps* That’s why you my dude. Why are we always talking about [women] in basketball terms, though? Garrett: Man, [basketball] is a metaphor for life. And so was the inspiration for today’s post. So what exactly have I done? I’ve taken...

Starting Lineups: What Would You Have Done If You Were Deion Sanders? | 4 Comments

You come home from a long day’s work, and then a series of events happen. I’ll let Deion Sanders explain what happened to him when he came home. Go ahead, Prime. Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She’s going to jail n I’m pressing charges! — DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) April 23, 2012 I’m sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department...

The Nomad’s Next Stop: Larry Brown Touches Down At SMU | 4 Comments

To take a line from Johnny Cash, Larry Brown has been everywhere, man. His most recent stop was announced officially Monday, and it’s Southern Methodist University. The 71-year-old coach will guide the Mustangs in his final stop (maybe, probably; ah, who knows). Plenty of sly jokes have been (and will continue to be) made about Brown never knowing when to call it quits. The man won a title in the NBA and NCAA. He’s bounced around more...