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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...

Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer

Gareth Bale Just Did Something Incredible In The Copa del Rey Final Today

You ever hear folks make the statement, “well, he’s earned his money tonight” when talking about someone’s...

Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre And The Ongoing Battle For Green Bay Supremacy | 6 Comments

“All you old rappers tryna advance/It’s all over now take it like a man…” — Tupac from “Against All Odds” on The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996) The year 1993 was one defined by transition. Michael Jordan retired from the NBA to pursue a baseball career. Bill Clinton was inaugurated in office as the 42nd President of the United States. And, most importantly, the infamous “Aunt Viv switcharoo”...

How Cocaine Destroyed Our 80′s Heroes | 6 Comments

Last night was a revelation of what cocaine did to athletes in the 80’s. Watching the E:60 commentary on Dwight Gooden reminded me of what could have been and what actually was when we look at his career. I have to say I was a pretty young lad when watching most of the greats of the 80’s emerge but, nonetheless, I do remember and, quite frankly, I am appalled that more people in my age bracket don’t feel as slighted as I do. Since baseball...

Manny Pacquiao, The Ultimate Renaissance Man | 2 Comments

Watching a Manny Pacquiao championship fight takes me back to the days of watching the great Felix “Tito” Trinidad back in the day.  You knew when you dropped that fiddy ($50) on the pay-per-view fight that Boricuas from The Island to New York to all places in between would be there to support their country’s favorite fighter.  Pacquiao’s no different, as the boxer will stride into the ring of whatever Las Vegas hotel on...

Fan’s Perspective: Bro. President Makes Address On The USS Carl Vinson | 2 Comments

I imagine the first time you played in your first game as a young child in front of your mother or father, you were nervous and giddy simultaneously. I can remember the first time I played a basketball game at Gallagher-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and feeling overwhelmed by the entire setting. Now imagine playing in the opener of the college basketball season in front of the First Lady and Brother President, on...

With No NBA, Give NHL A Shot | 5 Comments

NBA fan - It’s Wednesday night, and you’re restless. You may have flipped over to TNT out of habit, expecting to see Lebron and the Heat take on Derrick Rose and the Bulls. They aren’t there. Instead, it’s probably a rerun of “The Closer.” “This is absurd,” you think. The only closer you’re interested in watching is Kobe. You flip to the worldwide leader, and there’s a E:60 about some college athlete who is playing...

Three Underappreciated NBA Champion Players | 3 Comments

One of my goals when I set out to be a sportswriter — before my professional career led me down another path — was to highlight the players who did the dirty work but didn’t get the publicity. You know, the type of non-superstar players that every championship team needs in order to win it all. With the launch of the Sports Fan Journal, there’s no better time to help spread the word on players you know, but never really heard...

The Five Scariest Football Players of My Generation | 5 Comments

Yesterday Mike Golic put up his five best players of all time and although I am not arguing with his list, I just didn’t get to see some of the guys on his list play football. As an avid sports fan and athlete, I’ve heard the stories and I have seen some clips but I haven’t seen the body of work that most of the guys he had on his list put together outside of Reggie White and Ray Lewis. After watching his list, I decided that I would put my...

The Harrison Barnes World Tour In A Nutshell | 6 Comments

The other day I did quite possibly the loneliest thing a basketball-deprived maniac could ever imagine. I followed @FakeNBASeason. The gist of the Twitter account centers around some guy (or group of people) simulating a season on NBA 2K12 updating occasionally with game briefs and stat lines. A brilliant idea indeed during the NBA-less state we’re experiencing, but I feel like I’m in “Marvin’s Room” every time a tweet appears on my time...

The Top Ten Wrestlers/Entertainers in my Lifetime | 9 Comments

Something happened last night that was totally unplanned. On Twitter, Ed made a statement about The Million Dollar Man being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which to say, is long overdue (I hate calling it WWE; it’ll always be WWF, in my opinion). After that, several people made statements about the greatness of Ted Dibiase, and it led to even more statements about old-school wrestling, who was the best wrestler of all-time, the best face,...

Welcome To The Sports Fan Journal | 13 Comments

Come on in, take your shoes off, and partake in the glory that is…The Sports Fan Journal. You’ll notice some new paint on the wall, some new furniture laid out and everything’s real shiny and clean. For most of you, this is simply moving day. While Ed The Sports Fan was the first girl you ever had a crush on, The Sports Fan Journal will be the woman you want to put the ring on for. We will affectionately call this baby “The...

Let Me Live: Women Who Love Their Football | 5 Comments

I’m a woman. I love shopping, purses and martinis. It’s a part of my feminine DNA. I’m also a rabid football fan and a Ravens season ticket holder, and I’m damn proud of it. Rabid may an understatement. I live, eat, sleep and breathe football. There’s nothing in the world like it to me. Not only do I love the pigskin, I’m pretty damn knowledgeable when it comes to it. You see, I come from a long line of footballers....

Latrell Fontaine Sprewell Appreciation Day | 2 Comments

This is random as hell, but thanks to the discussion on the New York Knicks last night on the Unsportsmanlike Conduct show, a vivid memory came to the surface. It is a memory of literally one of my five favorite basketball players who ever lived. For people who frequent this site, they are bound to see stories on Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Chris Webber, and Rasheed Wallace. The fifth player who makes up my five favorite players of all-time is...

Shocking The World At Citizens Bank Park | 0 Comments

City: Philadelphia Team: Phillies Miles From Home: seven When you think of Philadelphia, several things come to mind: the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, boorish behavior and crime, just to name a few. One word that is very rarely associated with Philadelphia is beauty. And for the majority of my life, the baseball team (and football team) played in a stadium that I’m 100 percent certain has never been called beautiful. Veteran’s...

Thierry Henry Made Me Fall In Love With Soccer | 4 Comments

It’s the dirty little secret that really isn’t a secret at all. I love soccer. While some of you are sitting there saying, “Tell us something we don’t know, Ed. We see you talking on Twitter about soccer all the time,” the truth of the matter is I’ve never truly felt comfortable discussing here on this blog. You see, I’ve never actually “played” the game of soccer. I didn’t even grow up...

The 20 Things Every Grown Man Should Know | 2 Comments

**This is the 2nd ever post I created on ETSF. Be on some grown man sh*t is what brought people to this website, and I hope you enjoy it for the first time or again for old-times sake. This article originally posted on February 26, 2008. We will be celebrating our 1-year anniversary on February 21st in Columbus, Ohio so be on the lookout for more info. Enjoy.** So since Jay-Z came out with “Excuse Me Miss,” The term “Grown and Sexy”...

Betting On The Favourites To Win The NHL Season | 0 Comments

The climax of the NHL season is the Stanley Cup. This is awarded to the winner of a seven game series played by the winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences. This year these are respectively the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks. The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, the first time of doing so since 1938. They were runners up in 1992. The Boston Bruins won it in 2011 and previously in 1972, 1970, 1939 and 1929. They were...

Betting on baseball | 0 Comments

The MLB season is underway again now, which is great both for fans of the sport itself, but also for those interested in baseball betting. Fans are speculating about which teams could win the American and National Leagues, and the World Series, as well as putting bets down on these issues – and the odds information for these is now available from bookmakers. Unfortunately the odds for the American League and World Series winners do not make good...