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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 Five Coolest of 2011: #4 – Aaron Rodgers | 5 Comments

There was a time when I thought that Aaron Rodgers was just another up-and-coming quarterback in the NFL; you know, along the lines with a Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan and other QBs who hadn’t quite made the leap to Brady/Manning/Brees/Roethlisberger territory but was still a franchise-building QB that your team can believe in. I never envisioned in the 12 months of the 2011 calendar year that Aaron Rodgers would go from an above-average...

The Five Coolest of 2011: #5 – Tim Tebow | 8 Comments

What in Lord’s name? Now, now, now…just relax and take notes for what is about to be said. 99% of the time, your grandmother would want you to carry yourself in a fashion quite similar to how Tim Tebow does. As for the remaining 1%? Well, that would be the “getting tackled ferociously on the football field” part that grandma might not approve of. And you know what? That’s okay. Believe it or not, doing things that your grandmother...

Who Are The Five Coolest People In Sports For 2011? | 5 Comments

UPDATE: Here are The Sportsfan Journal’s Five Coolest People In Sports for 2011. Don’t like our 5? Let us know yours. Have a happy new year from everyone at The Sportsfan Journal! 1. Dirk Werner Nowitzki 2. Kevin Wayne Durant 3. Robert Lee Griffin III 4. Aaron Charles Rodgers 5. Timothy Richard Tebow ***** Last year, we started something new over at Ed The Sports Fan, and our hope is that we will be able to do the same here at The Sportsfan...

The First Person Jerry Jones Should Fire Is Himself | 1 Comment

It has been 16 long years since the Dallas Cowboys last won a Super Bowl. There have been five head coaching changes, good players have come and gone and coordinators have left to become excellent fits in other places. The defense has been overhauled multiple times going from 3 – 4, to 4 – 3 and back to 3 – 4. The coaching changes have really affected the talent pool. Some players have been run away from the program, while others should...

Fan’s Perspective: Bernard King’s Iconic Christmas And Carmelo’s Chance At Big Apple Immortality | 2 Comments

Twelve consecutive hours of NBA basketball? If there’s a better Christmas present out there, Herman Cain hasn’t invented it yet. Here’s to you and yours enjoying a safe and fulfilling season, regardless of the holiday your faith calls you to celebrate. Right now though, the only religion that matters – okay, not the “only” one, but the one we’re focusing on here – is that which is worshipped in The...

Russell G. Westbrook is the Best Point Guard in the NBA | 8 Comments

If you’ve been following me on twitter then you know that I have ended every session twitter with the following tweet to the people: “Russell Westbrook is the best point guard in the NBA.” From tweeting this out to the general public I’ve received a wide variety of responses, including: lost followers, been told that I’ve lost my got damn mind, been told that there are at least 7 point guards better than Russ, and that...

The Dallas Cowboys And The Moment Of Truth | 5 Comments

This season has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride for the Dallas Cowboys. Through 15 weeks and 14 games, they are in the driver’s seat to win the NFC East. With a Giants loss and a Cow win on Saturday, they have another division title and one home playoff game. That’s something for Dallas Cowboys fans to get excited about, right? Well, there’s only one problem. The Dallas Cowboys have blown games all season where they had leads, had...

Playing The Odds: Who Will Win the 2011-12 NBA Championship? | 1 Comment

A few months ago, I vividly remember having a few conversations with the homies about the chances of having a 2011-12 NBA season, with the shenanigans of the lockout looming. With three days until Christmas day, every basketball fan is getting the present they always wanted: NBA basketball. Per the folks at GR88.com, they released the odds on who will win the 2011-12 NBA championship. Here are five things to consider while looking at these odds (and...

Have You Prayed For a Lakers Fan Today? #theUCshow | 0 Comments

Photo Source: @Jose3030 The agenda for #theUCshow on Wednesday, December 21st. Hosted by Eddie Maisonet @edthesportsfan and Kenny Masenda @soulonice6: :0 – :20 – Have you heard of this new thing in L.A. called “Lob City?” Oh, and those old guys that wear purple and gold. in L.A. too? Kenny will introduce the recent “Have you Prayed for a Lakers Fan Today?” movement. :20 – :40 – How much does home field...

No One Wants to Face the Philadelphia Eagles | 5 Comments

Heading into the 2011 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles were the talk of the NFC — if not the NFL. No team made more high-profile offseason acquisitions: everything from trading the former heir apparent to Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick to signing sack specialist Jason Babin and interior force Cullen Jenkins to reeling in the supposed top free agent prize in Nnamdi Asomugha, not to mention...

Today’s Obituaries: The Los Angeles Lakers Casual Fan Base (1960-2011) | 8 Comments

The Los Angeles Lakers casual fan base, 51, passed away on Monday, December 19th, 2011. The casual fan base began in earnest with Hall of Famers, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain. The eternal casual fan base flame was lit when the Lakers won their first title in Los Angeles in 1972. In the 1980′s, the Lakers won five championships in a nine-year span. This team featured Hall of Famers in Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy,...

Today’s NBA: Too Many Teams, Not Enough Talent | 9 Comments

Has anyone besides me noticed that today’s NBA seems more like a staged reality TV show than an actual sports league where athletes compete on their own merits? In what other sport does free agency and the off-season overshadow the actual regular season and the sport’s championship event? Between a public relations machine spiraling out of control and player salaries being on par with the GDP of some small countries, the NBA has a problem…A...

The Sports Fan’s Four Maxims of Manhood | 3 Comments

*Note: This post is an adaptation from the book I received in the mail a few days ago (thanks, Meghan) called “The Maxims of Manhood”, by Jeff Wilser. Inside the book, you will find the fundamental truths of modern manhood — a code of behavior that leaves your father proud, your buddies in awe and your girfriend (mostly) satisfied. Through TSFJ, the book is discounted for just $10.50 and would serve as a great stocking stuffer for...

AB Grades The NBA Trades & Free Agent Moves | 0 Comments

Funny how things can change over the course of a month. Just a few weeks ago, I was cursing David Stern and the NBA’s ludicrous millionaires vs billionaires pissing match. After the new labor deal was struck, camps opened, and with an unprecedented flurry of trades and free agent moves, the NBA’s preseason kicks off tonight as my Wizards host the 76ers.[1] It goes without saying, but of course, all is forgiven. It may seem like an exaggeration,...

Brandon Roy’s Early Exit Isn’t An Easy Pill To Swallow | 3 Comments

My friend, Terrell, is an asshole. Like, a real, true, red-blooded American asshole. And, to be quite honest, that’s actually why I’m cool with the guy. This past Sunday, myself, him and a group of others crowded over our friends’ Ryan and Charlotte’s apartment for Ryan’s 26th birthday. The Packers/Raiders game was on CBS and, within a quarter, the outcome was already decided, thanks in part to Aaron Rodgers and his...

Biggs of UNKO & TSFJ Present: The Lob City Clippers Tee | 0 Comments

When there are iconic moments in people’s lives, folks have a tendency to want to do something significant to represent them. Some folks might get a tattoo, thus leaving a permanent reminder of said moment. That might be good for some, but what we’re presenting is in regards to the Chris Paul trade to the Los Angeles Clippers. You know, the Clippers? Yeah, the most cursed franchise maybe of all franchises in sports history? Yeah…a...

Things Done Changed: When Did Sports Become Soft? | 3 Comments

It’s a moment forever etched in the minds of those who saw it. Just outside the three-point arc, Michael Jordan scoops up the loose ball and promptly heads towards the hoop. The Bulls and Knicks players who dove for the ball pick themselves up and, well, just kind of watch. Determined to score, the game’s dominant player gets to the rim. It takes him just two dribbles before he can take flight. Up he goes, with Xavier McDaniel attempting to thwart...

For The BCS, It’s About The Money, Not The Fans | 4 Comments

I remember growing up that most of the college bowl games were played on holidays or around the holiday season. I also remember that you couldn’t wait until New Year’s Day, because you knew you were about to see the four major bowls and that you were going to know who the national champion was by the end of the day. Now we have bowl games that start in the middle of December, and they play damn near to the middle of January. New Year’s...

Bryan Crawford, Zach Harper and Myles Brown on #theUCshow | 0 Comments

Bulls slander. Lakers slander. LeBron slander. Kobe slander. Its all basketball everything (shoutout to CJ) on #this edition of theUCshow. Kenny and Ed first chop it up with SLAM Magazine’s Bryan Crawford as Kenny’s got some things to get off his chest with Bryan. Most notably, the assertion that the Chicago Bulls are closer to NBA Finals appearance compared to the Miami Heat. Chaos ensues. Then we’ll be graced with the presence...

No Sympathy For Bron-Bron | 7 Comments

I’ve never met Ethan Sherwood Strauss. I don’t follow him on Twitter, and he doesn’t follow me. But I know who he is, and I’m quite certain he knows who I am. And since I’m a social media crackhead, if you will, I saw a colleague of Strauss’s – of which we are mutual Twitter followers – tweet a link to story that he wrote on Hoop Speak (a featured blog on ESPN’s True Hoop network) entitled, “Can we accept LeBron James as a choker?” Immediately...

The 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers And The Most Dominant Playoff Run In The History Of Life | 11 Comments

When one hears about the current Lakers, present-day, they’re a punch-line, which is hard to say about a team with 17 world championships. However, they’re coming off of a humbling, hilarious, and hideous four-game sweep at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks in last season’s playoffs and they compensate for their loss by trading away one of the pieces to what has made (in my opinion) the last TEN Laker championships so dominant by moving a versatile...

Concussions are Harming the NHL, But Are Unavoidable | 6 Comments

This is not what I planned on writing just a few days ago. With Sidney Crosby back on the shelf and Alexander Ovechkin having a sub-par season to date, I had planned on writing why the Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux just may be the best player in the NHL right now. Then on Saturday, Giroux – the NHL’s leading scorer – took an accidental skate to the head from teammate Wayne Simmonds and is out indefinitely with a concussion,...

Perceptions Vs. Reality: Tu Holloway, Kevin Garnett and Larry Bird | 11 Comments

“I idolize guys like Kevin Garnett and Ray Lewis. I love what they stand for in their sports and on the field, and that’s what I was trying to say after the game as far as the way I played and the way my teammates played on the court.” — Xavier All-American candidate Tu Holloway Sitting there in a press conference hearing the things that came out of Holloway’s mouth on a Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati, everything seemed surreal....

I Wish Hockey Loved Me Like I Love Hockey | 9 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I would do something that I haven’t done in a while. You guessed it: I decided to attend a hockey match. Don’t get it twisted; I used to routinely go to matches, but my experience at the All Star Game last year jaded me for a while. Before last year, I would routinely go with my white friends and all my black friends would ask me if I was really going to watch hockey. If they did go with me, I would hear...

Chopping It Up with ESPN’s Jemele Hill | 4 Comments

Sometimes when I’ve been drinking too much the night before I’m under the weather and can’t make it in to the office, I get a chance to watch America’s favorite sports television debate show, “First Take.” On the show, we get to see one of our favorite prognosticators, Skip Bayless, go into verbal battle with a variety of other personalities from all across the Worldwide Leader’s platform. While Skip is...