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Game Of Thrones: Boxing Edition, Volume One – Bernard Hopkins Is An Alien

There are two types of thrones in boxing: the one for titles and the one for money. Usually, to sit on one throne means...

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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...

New Era Caps Present: The Windy City Showdown with Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson | 2 Comments

Nick Offerman and Craig Robinson are so Chicago, it’s eerie. From Offerman’s role as the legend that is Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, to Robinson’s role as the legend that is Darryl Philbin on The Office, the hilarity never ends with these two on my television screen. What’s funny is that both dudes are extremely Chicago with the accent, dry humor and the way they cuss; it reminds me of all the homies I know that are...

2012 NHL Playoffs: Why Each Playoff Team Won’t Hoist The Cup | 7 Comments

Yesterday, my esteemed colleague M. Trible laid out why each NHL playoff team can hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. Today, I’m here to tell you why each team won’t. EASTERN CONFERENCE New York Rangers (1) Admittedly, the Rangers have the look of a Stanley Cup team. They play an up-and-down style, forecheck relentlessly, play tremendous defense and have the best goaltender in the world. Marian Gaborik provides an elite scoring touch, Ryan...

Everybody Loves Cartoons: The Birth of the Nike Free | 0 Comments

I bought these shoes yesterday for $59. Don’t hate. I’d been fascinated by the work Nike had been doing with their transition to Nike Free across many of their major shoe platforms. Per the fabled Nike storytellers in the early 2000′s, Tobie Hatfield and a group of colleagues began a journey to find a way to bring to life the concept of training barefoot, a technique that helps strengthen the foot. Their goal was to create a product...

2012 NHL Playoffs: Why Each Playoff Team Can Hoist The Cup | 5 Comments

The National Hockey League Playoffs are around the corner. It’s one of the most exciting events in sports, mainly because a hot goaltender or a couple bounces of the puck are all that separates teams from winning the Stanley Cup. In the interest of breaking down the playoffs for the everyman, it’s time to let it be known why each of the 16 playoff teams can win it all. EASTERN CONFERENCE New York Rangers (1) This season has been a memorable...

My 60-Day Journey With Insanity | 5 Comments

For a majority of the people I know, Monday February 6, 2012 started off with people still in euphoria over the New York Giants winning the Super Bowl.  It was a typical game; nothing that you really saw that you’ll say “Where were you when that happened?” or anything like that five or ten years from now.  However, it was much different for me and it started much earlier that morning.  That Monday morning was the beginning of a journey that...

30 Years Later, The Nike Air Force 1 Is Still Alive and Kicking | 0 Comments

Having a broken leg can actually have a few benefits. I’ve had to do a bunch of traveling over the last few weeks, and doing it with a broken leg isn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. However, one benefit of me having to pack is that I’d only have to pack left shoes. Trust me, I know it’s an odd thing to notice, but, MAN, did it help with packing my luggage. Of course, the other thing that helped with only being able...

Shooting Guards: The Hired Assassins of the Basketball | 4 Comments

By Dr. Jeff A. Glenn / @jagadelic With Reggie Miller’s selection into the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Kobe Haters salivating over the Mamba’s recent 3 for 21 performance like a pack of wild dogs getting the scent of fresh meat (Yes, I’m talking to you, Kenny), shooting guards are making news this week. However, I come not to bury shooting guards, but to praise them. They are often villified for their demeanor and selfish style...

Debating LeBron James Versus Michael Jordan | 14 Comments

No matter how much basketball fans want to spark up controversy about who is great, you always get the argument of dominance by certain individuals. There is no mistaking the legacy of Michael Jordan, but there appears to be a disconnect about the player and his supporting cast. Regardless of whom you ask, there will always be a perception of the greatness of Jordan. You will hear things like “Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player to...

Motivation Music: Stalley’s Savage Journey to the American Dream Project | 1 Comment

Sometimes, you just need some music that you can turn on before you go to work, before you hit the weights, or before you prepare to entertain your significant other that will help you set the mood accordingly. No, I’m not talking about romantically; more so, something that will help you focus and stay at attention while you do your dastardly deeds. As it goes with Stalley, the former hooper and Ohio native, the man’s music will serve...

Derrick Rose’s Groin and adidas Present the adizero Rose 2.5 ‘Playoff’ Edition | 1 Comment

The Chicago Bulls have done a miraculous job playing basketball without their superstar, Derrick Rose. Suffering from a groin injury that has caused internal bleeding (all the men reading this are now wincing in pain) and forced Rose to miss his 12th game on Thursday night. Even with the Bulls carrying an 8-4 record without their MVP, the fate of the Bulls postseason is reliant on the Chi-town native’s ability to play in May. If and when Rose...

The 1998 Eastern Conference Finals: When Tins Sold His Soul | 6 Comments

Before moving forward, a massive congratulations goes to Reggie Miller for being inducted into the Hall Of Fame this year. As one of the signature players from an era which formed my love for the game of basketball, this honor is long overdue and regardless if his career numbers pale in comparison to whomever’s in your top five, he’s a Hall Of Famer off sheer legend alone. That legend never truly affected yours truly as a young kid in...

The Pains of Ryan Leaf | 4 Comments

During this time of year, NFL fans probably flip coins to determine the biggest bust in history between JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf. It’s a somewhat predictable exercise this time of year as we move closer and closer to the NFL Draft later this month. Both quarterbacks were high picks in their draft classes after stellar junior seasons in college. Unfortunately, both men were players whose talents were undermined by surly personalities, inability...

The Five Things I Learned From The Nike Elite 51 NFL Uniform Launch | 2 Comments

This week, I attended Nike’s NFL Uniform Launch, showcasing the changes (or lack thereof, depending on your standpoint) that were made to the jerseys now that they’re the new supplier. As with any experience I have had, I also learned a few things during this exciting event. Here are five important things I took home with during Tuesday’s awesome event. 1. Nike is top-notch at everything. This isn’t the first Nike event I’ve...

Podcast: Allen Iverson Slander, Kentucky’s New Era and an Announcement | 1 Comment

On this edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, we have the treacherous threesome of Justin Tinsley, Kenny Masenda and Eddie Maisonet hop on the air to talk about the launch of Nike’s new NFL uniforms. Does Seattle’s jersey pass the sniff test? Then the fellas ramp up the discussion on the NBA and the Kentucky Wildcats. Should John Calipari continue to get the bad rap? Shenanigans and tomfoolery ensues. Plus… Bryan Crawford hops...

Today’s Obituaries: Pau Gasol i Sáez (1980-2012) | 10 Comments

There’s nothing quite like taking a leisurely stroll. You can notice the petunias flourishing next to the tulips, young lovers smooching under a sycamore tree, kids running amuck doing what kids do while without parental supervision. It’s the feeling of ultimate bliss and innocence that only one can have when they are without a care in the world. That’s what Pau Gasol i Sáez, 31, was doing during the opening minute of Tuesday night’s...

Baylor Goes 40-0, Brittney Griner’s Dominance and Ranking the All-Time Greats | 1 Comment

26 points, 13 rebounds and a thorough domination on the basketball court have given Brittney Griner and the Baylor Lady Bears their elusive national championship after their 80-61 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday night. What has come along with the victory in Denver is a perfect season and a 40-0 record (first men’s or women’s team to do so). An amazing feat for a once humble basketball program out of Waco. The question...

John Calipari Is Good For College Basketball | 2 Comments

In the weeks encompassing this NCAA tournament, a tournament in which John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats were crowned National Champions, there has been a whole lot of chatter about why John Calipari is bad for college basketball. He’s the king of the one-and-done epidemic. He makes a mockery of higher education. His players don’t stick around. The critics go on and on. And you know what? His critics can shove it, championship or...

Shocking The World at the Nike Elite 51 NFL Uniform Launch in NYC | 3 Comments

Roger Goddell, the Nike brand ambassadors and player representatives from all 32 NFL teams kicked off the new joint venture between the National Football League and the Nike global empire in Brooklyn with pomp and circumstance that would make the Macho Man proud. Nike formally introduced their “Elite 51″ jersey to be worn by all 32 teams beginning in the 2012 season. With integrated Flywire, Pro Combat and Dri-Fit technologies, the Elite...

Kentucky is King Again | 0 Comments

When everything was said and done, Kansas was just the 38th butt in Kentucky’s ashtray. If that sounds too dismissive of the Jayhawks, it should. Coming into the tournament, and subsequently, the championship game, everyone knew that Kentucky was the team to beat. This tournament had all the makings of the UK Invitational. The Cats were bigger, stronger, quicker, and more talented than every other team. Monday night, they were once again bigger,...

How North Carolina’s Early Departures Affect Next Season | 1 Comment

Things are shaping up with Carolina basketball now that a few announcements have been made.  With John Henson, Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes going pro, along with Tyler Zeller graduating, the Heels are going to lose a lot of fire power. Good news is that it appears freshman James Michael McAdoo is going to return, if you listen to his father. Word on the street is that the Tar Heels are pursuing Connecticut transfer Alex Oriakhi and...

Team Bring It Strong: The Rock, Cena, Taker and the Wrestlemania 28 Recap | 3 Comments

Photo courtesy of @withleather By Kellen Daniel / @KellenDaniel WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I’m literally minutes removed from watching WrestleMania 28, and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised. Any time there’s this much hype for an event, the only thing you don’t want to have happen is for it to suck. The 78,000 in attendance at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium filed in with expectations of a blow-away show, and that’s exactly what they got. We saw two...

The Curse of the 2011-12 College Basketball Second-Year Player | 3 Comments

The 2011-12 college basketball season is nearly in the books.  For four players in particular, four who were sure-fire lottery picks in last year’s Draft and decided to come back and play their sophomore years, all four of them have not improved to the point where a fan who is invested in the NBA game thinks they will be a quality player on the next level. So how exactly did this happen? Each player’s journey has been different.  Some have...

Sunday School: In 1988, Every Oklahoma Sooner Fan Hated Danny Manning | 0 Comments

Danny Manning, the current Kansas assistant coach and former legend for the Jayhawks, has agreed to become the next head coach of the Tulsa Golden Hurricane basketball team on Thursday. Excuse me while I puke for one second. Its nothing against Mr. Manning, personally. I don’t know the man outside of his injury-plagued NBA career and being one of the most underrated players in NBA Jam history. Nah, my beef goes back 24 years ago, when my beloved...

John Calipari’s Chance To Rewrite History | 4 Comments

The time was April 2008. It was my senior year in college, and by this time of the school year, the last thing on anybody’s mind who was graduating was class. There were those enjoying the last few weeks of undergrad before “real life” gave us all the finger. There was the mad rush to sleep with whoever it was you had missed out on the previous four (or five or six) years. Then, there were the people who were drunk and/or high all...

The REAL All-Time NCAA Tournament Team | 16 Comments

Every now and then, great thinkers need something to ponder about. Today, the sports aficionados at The Sports Fan Journal decided to collaborate. Since we are all from various parts of the United States, and most of us are followers of different teams, our collaboration of ideas lead to collective observation and insight that should select a formidable group of talent that should hold up generations from today. Each of these players served as a...