Boxing, Fight Like Sugar

Gennady Golovkin & Nicholas Walters Continue Their Reign Of Terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California....

Baseball, Trible To Your Bass

Never Count Out The San Francisco (Zombies) Giants

The excellent thing about baseball’s postseason will always be the inaccuracies that bring poetic endings. No one would...

Basketball, Furious Stylez

Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit...

Starting Lineups: The Stephen A. Smith and Miami Heat Saturday Night Live Skit | 0 Comments

As much as some of you may dislike the great Stephen A. Smith, it is a sign of ultimate respect when you are mocked. In this case, Jay Pharaoh mocked Stephen A. on Saturday Night Live, and threw in some hilarious sketch comedy involving LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Consider this skit killed; well done. “ONLY ONE MAN, FOR THE MIAMI HEAT, SHOULD HAVE THE BASKETBALL, IN THE 4TH QUARTER…and that is LeBron James.” — fake Stephen...

The Top Ten NBA Players In The Post-Jordan Era | 22 Comments

Recently, the argument of the Jordan era as the best in basketball surfaced, and it is hard to argue with anyone who agrees with that. The Jordan era revitalized the NBA and made it more stable and fun to watch. If you think of the best twenty players in the history of the game, they probably played in the Jordan era (with a few exceptions, of course). However, the NBA hasn’t been left for dead since the retirement of Michael Jordan. In fact, I...

Starting Lineups: The Five Players To Watch In The UEFA Champions League Final | 0 Comments

The biggest game on Saturday will be taking place and it’s possible that many of you will not be watching. No, I’m not talking about the Spurs vs. Clippers. No, I’m not talking about the Thunder vs. Lakers. No, I’m not even talking about Rangers vs. Devils. Nope. I’m talking about the UEFA Champions League final between Chelsea and Bayern Munich on Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm Eastern. (Set the DVR, trust me.) The UEFA Champions League...

Magic, Stan and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ $2 Billion Plan | 3 Comments

By Matt Whitener / @cheapseatfan Now that the ink is dry on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ purchase, it really has set in that it’s a brand new day for one of baseball’s most iconic franchises. It feels like it’s been years since Manny Ramirez’s arrival supercharged baseball in Dodger Stadium and made it a focal point for the first time since the Hideo Nomo/Mike Piazza days. But it’s been a long time since there was some legit, annual winning...

Sean Taylor And A Boulevard Of Broken Dreams | 10 Comments

Death packs the uncanny ability to provide perspective with everything in life, especially sports. A Dallas Cowboys and Florida State Seminoles fan remembers the late Sean Taylor. These words weren’t supposed to happen. Truthfully, I’m not even sure what triggered them. This time of the year has always been catered to the NBA playoffs. My stance this year is well documented and, apart from that, I just love the game of basketball itself....

Starting Lineups: Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce Must Think It’s 1999 | 1 Comment

Paul Pierce dunked on the Philadelphia 76ers, twice. In the same game. Actually, in the span of five minutes. Kevin Garnett was calling for the ball, in the post, on numerous occasions. Shaming whoever had the gall and audacity to try and guard him. *cues Prince’s 1999 anthem and sings aloud for a few minutes* The Celtics 107-91 thrashing of the Sixers on Wednesday night was downright scary. Kevin Garnett looked like the primetime performer...

“Free C-Webb!” – An Appreciation for Chris Webber, the Analyst | 9 Comments

Just about a year ago, as NBA fans fretted about the eventual lockout, TNT announced that it would add Shaquille O’Neal, the recently-retired legend, to its Inside the NBA team. The bidding war between the Time Warner network and ESPN had to have been fierce considering he was a walking quote machine during his playing career. When he was signed, there were already ponderings on how he would mesh with friend and former on-court adversary, Charles...

Podcast: Justin Tinsley Finally Explodes, Comedy Ensues | 0 Comments

On the recent edition of The UC Show, Justin Tinsley officially had his first on-air tirade. The man has been backed into a corner and after some goading by The Bearded One, Tinsley proceeds to launch into a profanity-laced rant for the ages. He continues by telling the world to su—–well, you’ll just have to tune in to hear it yourself. Also, we have guest appearances from The Rev, Till, Mark Trible, and The Great Myles Brown. Check...

Andre 3000, Shawn Michaels, Manu Ginóbili, James Harden and Deferred Destinies | 4 Comments

Let me break this down in stages. Bear with me… ***** If you’re not familiar with the talents of Andre 3000, then let me explain it to you. You see, Andre 3000 is one half of the most talented rap duo of all time in Outkast. The Georgia boys from Atlanta have been doing work in the hip-hop game for 20 years, and between Andre 3000 and Big Boi, no one has done it better. While Andre 3000 has always shined greatly on many highly-touted albums,...

Starting Lineups: Brett Lawrie Went YOLO On The Umpire Last Night | 1 Comment

Toronto Blue Jays infielder, Brett Lawrie probably doesn’t know what “YOLO” is, but he definitely did go “YOLO” last night. Lawrie assumed that he’d earned a ball four walk versus the Tampa Bay Rays not once, but twice, so when Lawrie took a called third strike, dude flipped his lid. Figuratively and literally. Okay, technically he didn’t throw the baseball helmet at the umpire, but he did give the helmet...

Stop the Debate: Chris Paul Is The Best Point Guard In The NBA | 14 Comments

It was only a few short years ago that Chris Paul was getting the torch passed along from the likes of Steve Nash and Jason Kidd as the best point guard on the planet. But as a few nagging injuries and turmoil in New Orleans began to hamper Paul, a funny thing started to happen. People began forgetting about Paul and proclaiming new heirs to the NBA point guard throne. The case was made for the whirling dervish that is Russell Westbrook. Others declared...

Who Saw This Coming From Danny Green Besides The Spurs? | 5 Comments

If you were to have asked me what UNC players would be making the biggest impact in the NBA from that 2009 UNC basketball team, my answer in 2009 would have easily been Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson. In fact, I would have bet any amount of money on it. Upon entering the NBA in 2009, it appeared that I was correct. Lawson played a vital role in his rookie season and is now a star for the Nuggets. Hansbrough became a big part of what the Pacers was...

Starting Lineups: Five Takeaways From The Thunder’s Mollywhopping Of The Lakers | 0 Comments

The Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals On Monday night, and as I prepared to bunker in with all of my support behind my hometown squad, the realization that I had been nervous  about this potential matchup since the playoff draw was apparent. I’d been mostly nervous about facing the Lakers just out of sheer respect for Kobe Bryant and the frontcourt duo of Pau Gasol and Andrew...

Hollywood Vs. Broadway: We Need A Kings Vs. Rangers Stanley Cup Final | 4 Comments

The NHL, ever growing in popularity, has reached the semifinals stage of its fantastic Stanley Cup Playoffs. In the Eastern Conference, the New York Rangers lead the New Jersey Devils, 1-0. Out west, the Los Angeles Kings lead the Phoenix Coyotes. That’s a good thing. Make no mistake about it, the NHL needs L.A. and New York in the finals. Last season, the league experienced fantastic viewership when Boston and Vancouver met in the finals....

The Last Of A Dying Breed: Kevin Garnett | 10 Comments

There’s something about having a favorite player in any sport that makes you tune in even more than you already do. The investment you put in is beyond the comprehension of someone who doesn’t watch sports, and it’s really only appreciated by a fan who is as hardcore as you are about the game. For instance, in the case of Ed, no one can tell him anything about Russell Westbrook (and that’s not even his favorite player; merely one of his favorites)....

Starting Lineups: Manchester City Wins The Premiership In Preposterous Fashion | 1 Comment

On Sunday, Manchester City won their first Premier League title in over 44 years by defeating Queens Park Rangers 3-2. Just on the simple fact alone that a team hoisted the gold for the first time in over four decades makes what transpired in Ethiad Stadium impressive. Of course, we’re just getting started in discussing the chancery and tomfoolery that occurred on the pitch. You see, City reminds me of one of my best friends I know. Blessed...

Should We Be Worried About Terrell Owens? | 7 Comments

If you have followed the world of sports for the past twenty years, there are a few things that you can bank on. The one thing that is a constant is that almost 75% of professional football players are going to be broke within five years after they finish playing football. There are many reasons why, but the most typical is that someone stole money from them. The most typical come from financial consultants who make bad investments and take an athlete...

The Till Show’s Year-End Review of the New York Knicks | 3 Comments

By Jonathan Tillman / @thetillshow I have had two days to think this over.  So, I present to you the Knicks season-in-review on the day after in which Game Six of the team’s first-round series with the Miami Heat was to be played.  I chose this day because it is a microcosm of the Knicks’ entire season: “what if?”  Rather, this Knicks’ season is a boulevard of broken dreams. — Till Where do I begin?  I’ll...

Game Seven Is Gut Check Time For Kobe Bryant | 6 Comments

For a future first-ballot Hall of Famer who has proven so much in his career and, arguably, the most accomplished player this side of Jordan, Saturday’s Game Seven marks one of the most pivotal moments for Kobe Bean Bryant.  Following Tuesday’s Game Five between the Nuggets and Lakers which saw Andre Miller look more like Magic Johnson and JaVale McGee resemble a NBA Jam character, my best friend Brad (diehard Lakers fan) and I had this...

Starting Lineups: Where Do The Chicago Bulls Go From Here? | 2 Comments

I’m just glad the series is over. This is no dis to the Philadelphia 76ers and the remaining members of the Chicago Bulls, but watching those two teams play basketball for six games was enough for me. That series was as an excruciating of an experience as I can remember when it comes to playoff series are concerned. The 76ers were just mediocre enough to squeak out four wins as the Bulls partook in what seemed to be a real life demolition derby. There’s...

Nike Sportswear Goes ‘High-Frequency Digital Camouflage’ With The Air Force 1 Pearl Collection | 0 Comments

This is one of those types of shoes that you really want, but you have no idea how in the hell you’d ever pull them off.  This is what Nike is calling “Digital Camouflage,” and they’re wrapping it up around their 30th anniversary editions of the Nike Air Force 1. Of course, this was nothing knew to me, as I play Call of Duty, and I see this type of camouflage all the time as I try to take out my digital counterparts on my...

The Ever Present Past & Future of Bryce Harper | 5 Comments

By Matt Whitener / @cheapseatfan I’m going to cut to the chase here; Bryce Harper is the real deal. There’s no need to dress it up any more than it’s been suited and booted since he was an early teen hitting bombs that some MLB guys couldn’t hit already. No, the hype machine around the Washington Nationals’ teenage outfielder is a well-practiced and full-speed ahead machine. However, the machine has shifted into its final gear now, and...

Starting Lineups: The Day The 1992 Dream Team Lost, Kinda | 0 Comments

Yes, you read that right up there at the title, the day the 1992 Dream Team lost. It happened…kinda. Courtesy of the New York Times, it seems that the ancient films have been unearthed and have been turned into an upcoming documentary “These young kids were killing us,” Scottie Pippen said in the documentary; he and the assistant coach Lenny Wilkens said the team played tentatively. “We didn’t know how to play with each other,” Pippen...

Why Do People Hate on the San Antonio Spurs? | 13 Comments

The San Antonio Spurs. They are the team some of you forgot to hate. And if the rest of you had your way, they wouldn’t be here, with a rested team after sweeping Utah to reach the Western Conference Semifinals. For years, the basketball media elite have begged of you to respect the team in south central Texas, because it has managed to shine above larger market teams with shrewd management (R.C. Buford), outstanding coaching (Gregg Popovich),...

Podcast: The Dallas Mavericks Are Dunzo And Justin Tinsley Is Officially Nervous | 3 Comments

On the recent edition of The UC Show, Kenny decides to break his silence and vent his frustrations in “The Angry Corner” about the demise of his Dallas Mavericks. The fellas do their best to keep the man from going overboard, but the attempts were futile, as Kenny could not be calmed down at all. We also speak about the Floyd Mayweather win over Miguel Cotto last Saturday night, as well as the presence of the newest member of The Money...