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....

Football, Trible To Your Bass

Mississippi State, Ole Miss And The Power Of ‘That One Year’

If this country still exists in 25 years, two men might sit in a Mississippi bar. Hank Williams will twang in the background...

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: What NBA Team Is Most Likely To Be Upset In Round One? | 0 Comments

The NBA Playoffs are finally here. Hallelujah. For all the trash talk that has ensued since the beginning of the 66-game NBA season, none of that matters now. The playoffs are just one day away, and the only thing that matters is winning. These are the most wide-open NBA playoffs I can ever remember. There are literally about 8-9 teams I could envision winning the entire thing. Of course, with that many teams capable of winning, someone’s got...

The Three Trades That Matter in the First Round of the 2012 NFL Draft | 0 Comments

While everyone was abuzz with the top two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft with Andrew Luck’s #12 Indianapolis Colts jersey already printed up and Robert Griffin III’s socks already matching his Washington Redskins uniform, I was sitting on my couch eating Subway and proverbially “laying in the weeds.” Why was I laying in the weeds? Because my Jacksonville Jaguars were sitting there with the number seven pick, and I genuinely...

Podcast: Bryan Crawford Is Mad At Subway And B-Lew Returns | 0 Comments

On this week’s edition of The UC Show, we’re blessed to have The Great Brandon Lewis return and re-form the original three-man weave. Bryan Crawford calls in from Chi-town to air his grievances with Subway and their barbeque statue of Robert Griffin III. Also, we talk basketball, boxing and we catch up with Kris Rothstein, aka Kris Rothstein X, as he talks about his Colts and his feelings about the NFL Draft. WE LIVE!!!!! Subscribe:...

Starting Lineups: Will Kobe Bryant Score 38 For the NBA Scoring Title? | 1 Comment

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant put up 32 points in a 106-101 loss to the Denver Nuggets in their regular season finale. With the performance, KD finished with a 28.03 scoring average this season, and has him 0.1 points/game ahead of Kobe Bryant 27.9 points/game average for a third consecutive NBA scoring title. What’s stopping Kobe from preventing Durant from that third scoring title? Oh, about 38 points. Given what we...

Something for the People: A Case to Move the NFL Draft | 6 Comments

It may be overhyped for even the most obsessed sports fans, but there’s no doubt that the NFL Draft is one of the most anticipated events on the sporting calendar.  Whether critics of its ESPN-addled coverage care to recognize it or not, the allure of the draft is that fans want to be able to tell someone “I remember when (future Hall of Famer) was drafted.” Add the mix of fraught franchises trying to find a new savior before the selection...

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ With Ravens WR Torrey Smith | 3 Comments

For our final installment of the NFL Draft Diaries, I decided to interview an up-and-coming star with fresh memories on his draft day experience. WR Torrey Smith went through his process just barely one year ago, waiting to become one of the next big playmakers for the Baltimore Ravens. Smith’s going into his 2nd year of his NFL career, and with great promise. His coming out party started last season in St. Louis, where his first 3 catches...

Starting Lineups: Down Goes Barcelona, Could Real Madrid Be Next? | 0 Comments

It sucks to be at work when the internets are going nuts over a sporting event. The worst. This was quite clear to me when Chelsea pulled off the miraculous upset versus Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon in the  UEFA Champions League semifinal. The game-clinching goal by Fernando Torres set off a fire-storm of tweets celebrating the moment and it instantly made me want to quit my day job. Yes, the Blues had another bone-headed play by their captain...

Brian Dawkins Revolutionized the Game | 2 Comments

If you are a lucky enough sports fan, you’ll come across and witness every movement of a player that truly revolutionizes his sport in one form or another. As a Philadelphian and lifelong Eagles fan, I was that lucky, getting to witness Brian Dawkins redefine the safety position in the National Football League. Yesterday, Dawkins announced his retirement from the NFL, wrapping a Hall of Fame-worthy career that spanned 16 seasons and two cities....

Ladies: Which NBA Player Are You? Vol. 1 | 5 Comments

By The Analyst / @RealGoesRight Foreword brought to you by a conversation between me and my Morehouse homie, G. Brooks. Me: I’m saying, you having a LeBron moment? Garrett: Nah, I play for the win. Me: *daps* That’s why you my dude. Why are we always talking about [women] in basketball terms, though? Garrett: Man, [basketball] is a metaphor for life. And so was the inspiration for today’s post. So what exactly have I done? I’ve taken...

Starting Lineups: What Would You Have Done If You Were Deion Sanders? | 4 Comments

You come home from a long day’s work, and then a series of events happen. I’ll let Deion Sanders explain what happened to him when he came home. Go ahead, Prime. Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She’s going to jail n I’m pressing charges! — DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) April 23, 2012 I’m sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department...

The Nomad’s Next Stop: Larry Brown Touches Down At SMU | 4 Comments

To take a line from Johnny Cash, Larry Brown has been everywhere, man. His most recent stop was announced officially Monday, and it’s Southern Methodist University. The 71-year-old coach will guide the Mustangs in his final stop (maybe, probably; ah, who knows). Plenty of sly jokes have been (and will continue to be) made about Brown never knowing when to call it quits. The man won a title in the NBA and NCAA. He’s bounced around more...

Starting Lineups: The Elbows of Ronaldo, ‘Bones’ Jones and Metta World Peace | 0 Comments

What a wild weekend in sports that was. From the NHL playoffs going “Bash Brothers” on us, to Manchester United and Everton giving us a whale of a game, to the Red Sox fan booing Bobby Valentine into oblivion, it seemed like something awesome was taking place every single moment. Of course, when you get to the office, school or any other place of social interaction Monday morning, there will be three things that everyone will probably...

Money Has No Relatives: The Rocky Relationship of Prince and Cecil Fielder | 13 Comments

About ten years ago I was at a party in Florida visiting my college roommate, who was working for a prestigious law firm in South Florida. One day while visiting my friend at work I met Cecil Fielder. I was like a kid in a candy store as the man I referred to as Heavy “C” shook my hand, signed a hat for me, and just gleamed from ear to ear the whole time he was in the room. What I didn’t know at the time was that Cecil was going through financial...

adidas Kicks Off VIP Exclusive Run Grassroots Basketball Tournament | 0 Comments

One day, I’ll tell the story on when Shelden Williams almost dunked on me in a summer league tournament. Today just isn’t the day…I don’t need the flashbacks. With the high school hoops scene officially coming to a close across the country, the return of the AAU hoops circuit will be ramping up once again. adidas has always focused on the prep scene, and they’ve wasted no time getting the ball rolling by launching a...

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ With Texans OL Wade Smith | 1 Comment

For part two of our NFL Draft Diaries, I decided to speak with a seasoned NFL veteran who’s still playing in the league. Texans OL Wade Smith was more than willing to share his draft-day experience. Drafted by the Dolphins in the 3rd round of the 2003 draft, Smith made stops with the Jets and the Chiefs before finally making a home with the Texans in 2010, blocking for Matt Schaub, creating lanes for Arian Foster and helping the Texans with...

Starting Lineups: The NCAA Football 13 Official Gameplay Trailer | 0 Comments

With the 2012 NFL Draft now less than a week away, it’s easy to forget how crazy and wild the last season in college football truly was. A team that didn’t win its DIVISION won the national championship. A quarterback who plays for the BAYLOR BLEEPING BEARS won the Heisman trophy. Oh, and no team from the state of Florida was worth a damn. Crazy and wild indeed. So while the focus on last year’s superstars will shift to New York,...

Allen Iverson’s Most Honest Moment | 11 Comments

The most intriguing job I’ve had was being a summer camp counselor in the early to mid-2000’s. Kids, more than any age bracket, are honest. Sometimes to a fault, but more than not, it’s always admirable. I had a young kid, probably 11 or 12, once tell me Allen Iverson was “the realest dude ever.” I asked what he meant by “realest,” and his answer stemmed around the fact he was referring to someone not in...

Podcast: The State of the Sports Programming in 2012 Townhall | 0 Comments

“We just care about what’s happening on the field, on the court and anywhere else that the game is being played.” — The Fellas On this edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, the fellas touch base on the current state of sports programming and how we, as sports fan, receive it. Is this the new trend? With talking heads spewing slanted opinions and condescending facts while becoming their own brand, is this the new reality...

Starting Lineups: Pat Summitt Made Me Respect Women’s Basketball | 5 Comments

Pat Summitt was the first women’s basketball coach that made me care about what was really going on in the women’s game. In the middle of the 90’s, it was a tough market. Duke and North Carolina were atop men’s college hoops and I was just formulating an opinion on what was going on. Every once in awhile, I’d catch the Tennessee Lady Vols on television, and I’d see this coach who acted just like Pat Riley…except...

An Ode to John Tesh’s “Roundball Rock” | 4 Comments

Since the dawn of television, every generation has been able to point to theme songs as a way of not only recalling an idyllic golden age – even if there’s no such thing – but their own memories and dreams. Comedies and dramas may evoke more emotions, but sports aren’t exactly devoid of their own stirring sounds. In fact, they feature some of the most inspiring, emotionally-gripping, and blood-pumping compositions you’d ever hear. And though...

The Disintegration of Sports Television (It’s Our Fault) | 11 Comments

Here’s a question for sports fans everywhere: When did we decide we’d rather see people yell at each other about the sports and athletes we love than see highlights, analysis and real, honest-to-goodness journalism? It’s a question I’ve pondered for quite some time, to be honest, and it’s something that was brought to the forefront with the Skip Bayless/Jalen Rose/Stephen A. Smith debacle from last week. How did we go...

Starting Lineups: Which Kentucky Draft Class Will Be Better; 2010 or 2012? | 1 Comment

Yesterday evening, members of the National Champion Kentucky Wildcats decided to host a press conference to announce they’d be taking their talents to the NBA next year, with freshmen Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague, sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb and senior Darius Miller all declaring for the draft. We haven’t seen anything this extreme with one team importing talent into the NBA since…2010....

TSFJ Presents: ‘The NFL Draft Diaries’ with Bucs’ DE, Steve White | 5 Comments

With the NFL Draft right around the corner, I wanted to get a closer look at what goes through players’ minds as they prepare for the draft process. How they handle the preparation and anxiety leading up to the big day has always been something to wonder about. So we at TSFJ decided to do a series we like to call the Draft Diaries. It allows us to let current and former players give us a breakdown of how they weathered the storm that is known...

Necessary Roughness: Hockey Playoffs or Slay-offs? | 5 Comments

If you turned on hockey for the first time this season in the last week, you may have been looking for high intensity. Chances are good you found it. The NHL playoffs are unlike any other when it comes to break-neck speed, competitive play, and electric atmospheres. However, you probably noticed something else as well. You probably saw some vicious play that resulted in injury. Maybe you witnessed a fight against an unwilling participant. Perhaps...

Starting Lineups: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Gives The Double Bird Salute | 4 Comments

H/T to SportsGrid I’ll be honest….I didn’t know how to take this photo when I first saw it. Yesterday was the great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 65th birthday, and the proper respects were paid all across the internets and folks who respect basketball and history. Kareem always seemed poised, calm and composed on the court. Yes, he had his moments where he’d talk crazy and wag his finger in someone’s face, but that’s...