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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...

My Lifelong Quest for the Elusive Winning Bracket | 3 Comments

ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil — a fellow Penn State alumnus and former Philadelphia Daily News writer, by the way — encapsulated the spirit of the NCAA tournament and filling out your bracket perfectly yesterday. She made a great point about how damn near everyone has a rooting interest, whether that person knows anything about college basketball or not, and another about how the old woman picking teams solely on the color of the their uniforms...

The Legend That Is T.J. Ford | 2 Comments

There are some players who help shape the way you view sports. The impact they made is long-lasting, and you may end up comparing any and every player to that particular one. In the state of Texas, there are fixtures here: The State Fair, UGK, The Red River Shootout, and the UIL Basketball Tournament in Austin, to name some. It was at the latter, in 2000, when my eyes saw not only the best high school point guard, by far, that I’ve ever seen in...

The Talented Ten: Your Favorite Bloggers and Writers Pick College Basketball’s National Champion | 4 Comments

We are less than 48 hours away from the beginning of the greatest sports jamboree known to civilization. March Madness will finally be here with all its splendor and glory, as brackets will be laid to waste and teams will be shown the exit door. Of course, it seems whenever this happens, I get bombarded with the question, “Who’s gonna win?” Truthfully, I have no idea. (My best guess is at the bottom.) However, I enlisted ten of...

The Top Ten Most Memorable College Point Guards That Never Made The NBA | 18 Comments

This article is another case of a twitter debate gone haywire, so much so that a list needed to be created immediately. We joke all the time about certain players in college that seem to have been there forever. It seems that Robbie Hummel has been at Purdue since 1999, or that William Buford was at Ohio State when Jim Jackson was running the two in Columbus. It’s not only a testament to a player leaving a lasting mark on our brains, but, unfortunately,...

Memo To Harrison Barnes: It’s Time To Put Up Or Shut Up | 7 Comments

At the beginning of his freshman season, no player had as much to live up to as UNC forward Harrison Barnes. Barnes was labeled pre-season All-American. No freshman in the history of college basketball had ever garnered that title. The pressure, along with the bulls-eye on his back, made it tough for Harrison Barnes to live up to the accolades bestowed upon him. That year, there were a lot of talented players in college basketball, but Barnes drew...

Score: New Era Reveals the 2012 NFL Draft 59FIFTY Caps | 1 Comment

There are certain items you receive that signal that you have officially achieved greatness. For some, it’s the drivers license at age 16; for others, it’s their college degree. For degenerates like myself, it was the first drink I was legally able to purchase. However, if you’re an amateur football player, the one item that can truly signify the moment that you’ve made it is when you get that hat from the team that’s...

Sunday School: Norfolk State Earns Their First Trip To The NCAA Tournament | 0 Comments

An embrace. A fist pump. A look on a man’s face that is a blend of aggressive celebration and tears of joy. This Sunday will not only bring another day of worship, but a day of praise for many college basketball programs that have matriculated to the glory that they only could dream of. Pictured above is Norfolk State University celebrating after winning the 2012 MEAC Championship. This win secured their first-ever birth into the NCAA Tournament....

Did the Washington Redskins Overpay For Robert Griffin III? | 3 Comments

The Washington Redskins have decided to put all their chips in, as the completed trade with the St. Louis Rams will yield two future first round picks and this year’s second round pick to move four spots to select Robert Griffin III with the number two pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Give credit to the Redskins, a team that’s never been afraid to throw money at their problems. In this case, the Redskins threw their future draft picks at their...

Motivation Music: Big K.R.I.T. – “Boobie Miles” | 1 Comment

“Get money, don’t be no lame Bench warmers never ride foreign, so play the game Never drop the ball, never accept a loss, get back up if you fall And when your number’s called, you better give your all I hope you give your all You gotta play until the end The only difference between a winner and a loser is a winner plays until he win.” — Big K.R.I.T. It’s a song that I’m going to make a certain family member...

Almost Forgotten: The 1994-95 UCLA Bruins | 7 Comments

The 1990s gave college basketball fans some of the most talented and, at times, ‘controversial’ teams in history. Tark & the Running Rebels. Dook. 48 Minutes of Hell. The Fab Five. The Untouchables. Four Corners full of future NBA stars. Yet, there’s one team that tends to be forgotten from that era: The 1994-95 UCLA Bruins. They were another team of the era who pro scouts drooled over, with a slick-haired (read that as shady) head coach...

The Three-Piece: Conference Champs, Brackets and Selection Sunday | 1 Comment

The Three-Piece will be an ongoing series where three guests will hop on TSFJ and answer three questions chosen by yours truly. Today’s discussion will focus on Conference Championship weekend as we inch closer to Selection Sunday, along with the due date to fill out those brackets. Tackling these three questions on Friday are the following: AverageBro of the world-renown self-titled blog of the people, Edwin Powell of Yardbarker’s Ballers...

Biggie Smalls, Basketball And 2.5 Random Facts | 4 Comments

Around the Internet today, countless tributes to the late Christopher Wallace (better known as “The Notorious B.I.G.”) are running rampant. As it was six months ago with the anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death, realizing a decade and a half has passed since the hip-hop world lost Big is as tough a pill to swallow as it was March 9, 1997. This isn’t a piece speaking to his life, his music and why the crater he left in rap will...

The Bruiser: Derrick Rose’s Game Winner Versus Bucks, Plus Unveils New ‘Black and Blue’ adizero Rose 2.5 | 1 Comment

Last night, HE did IT again. He, would be Derrick Rose. The reigning 2011 NBA MVP. It, would be hit another game-winning shot. This time over the Milwaukee Bucks in a thrilling 104-102 victory for the Chicago Bulls. In a season where schedules are crammed, games are on almost every day and highlights go by like a whirlwind, it can be easy to overlook what’s going on with Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. They’re winning at an even higher...

Podcast: Peyton Manning, The Pink Slip, and Legacies #theUCshow | 0 Comments

Justin Tinsley, Bryan Crawford and Eddie Maisonet bring you the latest edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, as it’s time to praise and celebrate the career of Peyton Williams Manning as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Some will be sad, whereas Eddie will be overjoyed to get that quarterback out of his division. We’ll also do a deep dive on the life and times of Kobe Bryant, as we revisit the Lakers decision not to trade their...

The Sports Fan’s Bucket List: Five To-Do’s From The Editor | 5 Comments

Every sports fan should have a bucket list. If you’re not familiar with the term, a “bucket list” is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. The term itself originates from the phrase, “kick the bucket.” Death, if you will. Even if you’ve never written out an actual bucket list, trust me, you have one somewhere in your mind. I would encourage you...

What If Kobe Bryant Was Traded To The Chicago Bulls In 2007? | 11 Comments

“I would like to be traded, yeah. Tough as it is to come to that conclusion there’s no other alternative, you know?” — Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant’s public demand to be shipped out of Hollywood in 2007, while a guest on The Stephen A. Smith Show, was a ground-breaking story. Here was Bean – arguably the league’s best player at the time and by far its most polarizing – stuck in an unenviable phase of his...

The Most Memorable NCAA Tournament Game I Don’t Remember | 3 Comments

My birthday is March 20, the first day of spring. As such, the anniversary of my birth routinely comes during the greatest sporting event known to mankind, the NCAA Tournament. And when that day falls on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, it means I get to take in basketball all damn day. Honestly, I can’t think of a better reasonable birthday present than that. And when my 21st birthday was slated for Sunday, March 20, 2005, well, it...

adidas Unveils New adizero March Madness Uniforms For Baylor, Cincinnati and Louisville | 4 Comments

As championship week runs wild through all of our lives until Selection Sunday, there will be a few teams that will be rocking some eye-catching new uniforms. adidas has unveiled their new, ultra-lightweight adizero uniforms for their college programs. These jerseys will utilize the same technology that adidas uses for their Revolution 30 uniforms worn by the NBA squads.  The three teams that will be laced with the new uniforms first are the Baylor...

Like It Or Not, Deron Williams Is STILL The Best Point Guard In The NBA | 5 Comments

The orchestrator of the last title team led by an up-and-coming point guard resides in Boston. The conductor of Lob City calls Los Angeles his home. The point guard who can make the legitimate claim as a 1A option, at worst, is in Oklahoma City. The reigning MVP, who also happens to play the point, is in The City of Wind. All four of these point guards are regularly on national television.  Shoot, one of them is ranked number one by four contributors...

Shaka The World at the CAA Championship: Drexel Vs. VCU | 3 Comments

As Drexel guard Frantz Massenat’s three point attempt clanged off the rim on it’s way down from a high-soaring bounce off the back rim, the crowd erupted. Virginia Commonwealth was back in the tournament with a 59-56 win, and this time, as the CAA champion. Much can be written about the game itself. VCU took a commanding 35-19 lead into halftime, pressing and squeezing the Dragons to the max. Drexel fought back and gave itself a chance,...

Deion Sanders Has ‘A Lot Of Regrets’ When He Signs Baseball Cards | 4 Comments

Deion Sanders will always be one of my favorite athletes of all-time. I got hooked when I saw the jheri-curl wearing, high-stepping, trash-talking No. 21 doing his thing for the Atlanta Falcons. I’d never seen anything like him before, and although there are some phenomenal cornerbacks that have emerged after Primetime, I’m not sure we’ll ever see anything else like him. Of course, there was that other career that Deion Sanders...

If You Build It…Baseball Is In The Air | 7 Comments

The presence of the spring season is starting to take root. The snow is melting in the northern states, and the smell of freshly cut grass is starting to take over the air in the south. This means one thing, and one thing only: It’s almost time for baseball season. For many, baseball isn’t as big a sport as football or basketball. To others, baseball is a national pastime that cannot be taken lightly. I stand on the latter side as baseball,...

Sunday School: Muhammad Ali Shaves in His Decadent and Opulent Bathroom | 0 Comments

Green curtains, aquamarine wallpaper, vanity lights, marble floors, a trash can made out of gold (maybe), and a robe that might be made out of alpaca and has a hood on it. Muhammad Ali was living, and this photo reminded me that I need to shave tonight, so I don’t look like a savage when I go to work this week. Here are the 11 articles, videos, blogs and other pieces of tomfoolery to serve as your reading material this fine Sunday. Absolut-ism:...

The Three-Piece: Thomas Robinson or Anthony Davis? | 1 Comment

The Three-Piece will be an ongoing series where three guests will hop on TSFJ and answer three questions chosen by yours truly. Today’s discussion will focus on the end of the college basketball regular season (as conference tournaments begin to crank up). Also, this is the time when awards start being handed out, and we also discuss a rivalry returning to close the show on Saturday night. Tackling these three questions today are Brando of Texas-based...

Wilt’s 100, Statistical Dominance, and Sympathy For Goliath | 4 Comments

If you have not been made aware of it, March 2nd marks the 50th anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s historic 100-point game versus the New York Knicks. While many will marvel about the historical impact of Wilt’s 100, I’ve always found that when this discussion takes place, a discussion about “who was better: Wilt or Russell?” or “who was more dominant: Wilt or Shaq?” usually will take place. Kenny said something...