Boxing, Fight Like Sugar

Game Of Thrones: Boxing Edition, Volume Two – On Top Rank, Golden Boy And The Road Ahead

Often, a fighter needs more than a clever matchmaker to sit on one of the thrones in boxing. Sometimes he needs a good lawyer,...

Basketball, Lists, The Fam

The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: West Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday....

Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear

Chan-Lo Kicks Off Season 2 Of Chicks N’ Kicks By Featuring Tinashe And The Air Jordan 11 “Gamma”

Our blogger sister-in-crime Channing has done some awesome stuff over at here own corner of the internet at Chan-Lo.com....

The Three Things The Nets Can Do To Survive in Brooklyn | 7 Comments

By Jason Clinkscales / @asportsscribe Bruce Ratner purchased a seemingly distressed property, dressed it up for staging purposes and sold a majority of it in record fashion within a few years. Bruce Ratner essentially flipped the New Jersey Nets. Despite this scribe being a Knicks fan, there’s always an eye towards what the Jersey Boys were doing. Much of it was sad, occasionally tragic, absurd, and often hilarious, but I always hoped that Nets...

Michael Tillery Talks Sixers Basketball and 20 Years Ago in Orlando #theUCshow | 0 Comments

Joe Simmons and Ed decide it’s time that we have a candid conversation about NBA All-Star Weekend. We reminisce about the 20th anniversary of Magic Johnson’s return to the NBA to play in league’s midseason classic. We’ll have Michael Tillery, contributing writer to The Nation Magazine and former EIC of The Starting Five, talk about the climate in ’92, the ignorance of certain players (looking at you, Karl Malone), Magic’s...

Combine Confession​s with Jets Safety Gerald Alexander | 3 Comments

*Ed’s Note: The NFL Scouting Combine began on Wednesday, February 22nd and it marks the beginning of a journey for many college football players across the journey. Their matriculation from amateurism to becoming professional athletes is a long and arduous process, but one that can end with a football player reaching their ultimately glory. Today is the beginning of “Combine Confessions,” a series of interviews with NFL players...

Robert Griffin III Gets Drafted To Play Quarterback For Team adidas | 0 Comments

Franchise quarterbacks have always been hard to come by, as they are quite the rare commodity. Once you find one, you try to surround him with the talent he can best exploit, so he can succeed for the future and give fans something to believe in for the long haul. adidas has found their franchise signal caller in the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner and top NFL Draft prospect quarterback, Robert Griffin III of Baylor University Personally, it took me awhile...

The Five Hockey Trades That Should Happen | 0 Comments

NHL Trade Deadline is Monday, February 27th and it’ officially trade deadline season. Everyone, everywhere, who follows the sport has two cents about which player should go where. Some moves could land a team into the Stanley Cup Finals, while other moves could land their team in substantial debt and have their fans fighting each other. The Rev. Paul Revere and M. Trible are here to help manage this so you don’t have to. Here are the...

Forget Linsanity; This Is LeBron’s World | 10 Comments

Whether by design or sheer coincidence, LeBron James has been regularly criticized on this site. It’s something that has become routine ever since his final playoff series in Cleveland and intensified last year following “The Decision.” No matter what went wrong, it was LeBron’s fault. You couldn’t get the man’s name out of the headlines in a negative light, even as he was leading the Heat to the Eastern Conference...

Nike Basketball Reveals Team USA Uniforms for the 2012 London Olympics | 5 Comments

Nike and Team USA unveiled their official uniforms for the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Tuesday, as current NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Deron Williams and Kevin Durant were profiled for the men’s basketball team. Nike’s entire focus over the last couple of years has been to push the envelope in changing the standard of the team uniform. In the Nike Hyper Elite Basketball Uniform, the Nike Hyper Elite Shorts will weigh...

TSFJ’s Q&A Session with ESPN’s Scoop Jackson | 5 Comments

-Ed. Dash, capital E, lowercase D, period. It’s the way that I’ve signed off on every letter, card, e-mail, article and almost any other form of communication. I never acutely remembered where I picked it up from, but I always remember seeing it as a teenager. Now being of sound mind as an adult, being an editor of this small bastion of hope that we call a sports and social commodity online publication known as The Sportsfan Journal,...

Hardwork, Dedication: The Story of #Draymond Green | 6 Comments

It’s 2:21 P.M. on a Sunday afternoon, and the Michigan State Spartans just won their 22nd game of the season.  They put together a typical Spartans contest against the Purdue Boilermakers: Strong defense, great ball movement, timely shots, and a toughness that Tom Izzo teams are known to possess. At the head of this effort is the man who went from a 280-pound bit contributor in his freshman season to a 230-pound grown man who not only is the best...

The Three-Piece: A Discussion on NBA Point Guards | 8 Comments

The Three-Piece will be an ongoing series where three guests will hop on TSFJ and answer three questions chosen by yours truly. Our first discussion will focus on point guards in the NBA. If you had to choose between the two savior point guards running wild in Minnesota and Cleveland, who would you take? What about Jeremy Lin; is he worthy of top ten status already? Chris Paul has helped the Clippers attain the third best record in the West. Is he...

C.J. Leslie Is Finally Becoming What We Thought He Would Be | 4 Comments

Sometimes, staying in place can do wonders for your confidence. After having the opportunity to bounce to the NBA after his debut season, C.J. Leslie made the right choice by returning to the Wolfpack and honing his skills for another year. I first noted his improvement this summer at the NC Pro-Am, especially in terms of his outside jump shot. C.J. has always been known as a freak athlete with a deadly first step. Adding a jumper only makes him...

Sunday School: Saturday Night Live Nails The Past Week Of Jeremy Lin | 0 Comments

As I have grown older (and grayer), I have come to have more of an appreciation for the sketch comedy of Saturday Night Live. I won’t go so far to say that SNL is must-see television, but it’s kind of like watching an NFL game…you might get a dud, but you might get a nail-biter as well. SNL opened up their show with a sketch that addressed everyone’s new favorite player, Mr. Jeremy Shu-How Lin of the New York Knickerbockers....

Score: Million Dollar Ballers Present The ‘Hardwood Collection’ | 2 Comments

Magic, Clyde “The Glide,” Bird, and Isiah. When I hear the terms Showtime, Jail Blazers, C’s, and Bad Boys, those are the four names I immediately associate with them. They are the some of the preeminent stars of the 1980′s and representation for four of the dominant teams of the era. Awhile back, we profiled the work of Million Dollar Ballers, as their t-shirt collection pays homage to the legacy of the NBA back in the 1980′s....

25 Years Later, We Remember Michael Jordan’s 37.1 PPG | 4 Comments

Four of the top five scoring seasons of all-time belong to Wilt Chamberlain. From 1959-63, Chamberlain used his 7-foot frame, sheer power and dominance over his diminutive counterparts to score upwards to 50 points a game in a single season. The fifth-highest scoring season of all-time, however, belongs to the man we revere as the world’s greatest basketball player ever, and that man’s birthday is today. Michael Jeffrey Jordan turned...

The Greatest That Never Were: The 1990′s Edition | 6 Comments

The ’90s had the L.A. Riots, as well as a buffet-esque amount of classic albums. The ’90′s had the most famous blow job in the history of mankind (Clinton-Lewinsky). The ’90s had classic television sitcoms (Martin, Fresh Prince, Seinfield etc.). The ’90s had a mother and young goon such as myself in tears when Torres died on New York Undercover. Seriously, that’s one of the saddest moments in entertainment history,...

The Dummy’s Guide to Fixing Voting on the NBA All-Star Game | 3 Comments

By Jason Clinkscales / @asportsscribe Kenny disrespected a box of rocks, so call this a defense of said solid matter. Actually, this is more of a consideration. Voting in the All-Star games of all sports is, at best, a flawed exercise in high-wattage entertainment. There’s no doubt of the popularity principle for the fans and the matter of familiarity (or laziness, some say) for coaches causes conniptions among the sporting nation. From injured...

The Jeremy Lin Townhall Meeting #theUCshow | 1 Comment

Justin Tinsley, Jonathan Tillman, Bryan Crawford and Eddie Maisonet have a roundtable discussion about the emergence of the New York Knicks sensational point guard, Jeremy Lin. From the internets going nuts, to Floyd Mayweather’s callout, to the Lin’s future with the Knicks (and the Knicks future with him), a candid discussion ensues. Enjoy. P.S. – Enjoy a story at the :45 mark of Ed’s no-show at the DMV to hoop, due to a...

The Winner of Mayweather Vs. Cotto Will Face…Canelo Alvarez? | 1 Comment

May 5th was supposed to be a glorious occasion. On the first Saturday of May, Coronas would be consumed, random parties of Hispanic influence would be planned and a tremendous day on the sports calendar would ensue for all to enjoy. If you haven’t noticed, the first weekend in May has turned (somewhat) into a national sports holiday. The NBA and NHL playoffs will be in full swing, the Kentucky Derby holds court in the late afternoon, and the...

Why I Stopped Being a Professional Sportswriter | 10 Comments

I have a problem. A big problem. You see, my entire life, I’ve been obsessed with sports. From the moment I began playing catch with my father, I was hooked. Every day of my youth was spent playing and watching sports. It started out with tee ball and soccer, progressed to live pitching, football, basketball and moving up the ladder a bit in soccer, and once my official playing days were over in high school, it continued with pickup games after...

Randy Moss Is A Free Agent? Here Are Three Teams That Should Sign Him | 4 Comments

In this day in age with the advancement of technology running wild like Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania did back in our childhood, many of our favorite athletes are relying on social media to make their “announcements” public to the world. From Kevin Durant putting out a simple tweet to the world that he had re-signed with his OKC Thunder to Shaquille O’Neal putting out a 20-second video, via TOUT, on Twitter announcing his retirement,...

Happy VaLintine’s Day | 5 Comments

As a sportswriter, a free Friday night during high school basketball season is rare. Last week, the rare opportunity presented itself. In the chance there is no work, a free night is far from a sports night. No offense to sports, but the opportunity to hang out with a few friends or grab a movie is enticing. The decision to meet up with an old friend at a local restaurant was made. After discussing options for the night, the main idea that pounded...

The NBA Coaches Who Vote On All-Star Reserves Are Dumb As A Box Of Rocks | 9 Comments

Sometimes, I truly sit back and wonder what is going through the minds of the coaches from the Eastern and Western Conference when it is time to make selections for the All-Star reserves. There are times when they get it right; there are times when they get it wrong, and there are times when they screw it up so bad that it makes you wonder if they really watch basketball outside of the teams they coach. This year, as always, there are guys who shouldn’t...

The Reason LeBron James Lacks The ‘Clutch’ Gene | 10 Comments

Whether you’re trying to solve a tough problem, handle a critical situation, write an essay or have deliberate but inspired sex with a partner, creative thinking is crucial. The process boils down to changing your perspective and seeing things differently than you currently do. Earlier last week, I witnessed Duke freshman Austin Rivers perform an act against the North Carolina Tar Heels that I haven’t seen from many freshmen over the past few...

Sunday School: Could Venus Williams Be Forced To Stop Playing Tennis? | 2 Comments

An interesting read about Venus Williams dealing with a rare disorder called Sjogren’s disease. Can Venus come back? Check that article, along with ten other dope blogs, videos and other shenanigans to serve as your reading material this fine Sunday. The Basketball Jones: Jay-Z is creating some very expensive Nets suites Complex: Ahmad Bradshaw Doesn’t Think The Cowboys Can Win A Super Bowl As Long As Tony Romo Is The Quarterback CSN Washington:...

Jay Williams, Ten Points In 54 Seconds And Duke’s 2001 Comeback Vs. Maryland | 4 Comments

This will probably be the most I’ve ever consistently written about the Duke Blue Devils in my entire life, but it’s something that I needto discuss . If you had a heartbeat, you probably heard about the shot heard ’round the world on Wednesday night, as Austin Rivers put the team on his back and put the North Carolina Tar Heels out of their misery with a game-winning three. It was jaw-dropping to watch, and surreal to see, because...