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

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving And Embracing Newfound Roles

In a few more days, the NBA season will officially be upon us, and that means all of the story lines that have been concocted...

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 | 12 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...

Haters Gon’ Hate: Dan Gilbert’s E-Mail To David Stern To Block The Chris Paul Trade | 9 Comments

On Thursday night, arguably the most desired free-agent to be in the NBA seemed destined to become the next superstar point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. Chris Paul was going to be sent to the city of angels to play alongside Kobe Bean Bryant, Pau Gasol would be the next great big man for the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Hornets would get a cadre of individuals such as Kevin Martin, Lamar Odom and Luis Scola. Then, in a moment’s...

Former Dolphins’ Safety Gerald Alexander, 6 Mag’s Claude Clayborne on #theUCshow | 2 Comments

On the two-year anniversary edition of #theUCshow, we were fortunate to have 6 Magazine’s senior editor, Claude Clayborne, join the fellas to chop it up about the Heisman race, the experience of being a college football player (and the women) and the true meaning of his twitter name “The Broccoli.” Then, former Miami Dolphins safety, Gerald Alexander, hops on to speak about his Boise State Broncos joining the Big East and what it...

The “Us vs. Them” Theory: Why It’s Okay To Use It | 5 Comments

Ever have a conversation about your favorite [insert sport here] team with someone and the conversation starts to get pretty intense? In the middle of your heated debate, you found yourself pulling away from the words, “they” and start to use the term, ‘us,” like you’re a part of what goes on on the field. It’s not long before you find someone that gives you the following look: First off, you have to chill from...

Score: ‘All Cats Every Thing’ At Oneness 287 | 0 Comments

Some of the cooler things to experience while Shocking The World all over the country are the local establishments that make each place special. If you went to Dallas, Kenny would most certainly take you to Rudy’s for some of the finest chicken ever known to man. If you came to Oklahoma, then I’d have to take you to Jus-Flex Barbershop to see the craziness that goes down where I get my cut at. If you ever take the trip down to the Bluegrass...

Shocking the World at Rupp Arena: North Carolina vs. Kentucky | 2 Comments

There are certain venues that don’t really need any explanation as to what they represent and how they make people feel. To be fortunate enough to be a part of the “Shock The World” movement, being able to go to such prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, Cowboys Stadium and Rucker Park are just a few places that give you the proverbial “goosebumps.” So when the stars aligned and the basketball gods made it...

Tyrann Mathieu Deserves the Heisman | 13 Comments

A couple weeks ago, my esteemed colleague Joe Simmons asked, “Does anyone really deserve the Heisman this year?” Well Saturday, we got our answer … and that answer is LSU cornerback, Tyrann Mathieu. As LSU fell behind and not only trailed at halftime, but didn’t even have a single first down, it was the sophomore do-it-all corner/return man who turned the tide and catapulted the Tigers to the eventual 42-10 annihilation. First,...

Is There Any Venom Left In The Bite of The Black Mamba? | 5 Comments

According to Wikipedia, the black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) is considered the world’s deadliest snake. The black mamba is the longest venomous snake in Africa, averaging around 2.5 metres (8.2 ft), and sometimes growing up to 4.3 metres (14 ft). It is one of the most feared snakes in Africa due to its potent venom, large size, and the ferocity of its attacks.  It is one of the fastest snakes in the world, capable of moving at 4.5 to 5.4...

Audio: Chopping It Up with Grantland’s Jonah Keri | 2 Comments

Ever since I came across the work of Jonah Keri, now with ESPN’s Grantland, it always felt like he was breaking down complex thoughts in my mind into a much simpler form. So when I had the chance to talk with him about the ramifications of the NBA lockout and how it compared to MLB’s labor negotiations, I felt like clarity had once again come into my life. Jonah and I have a discussion about the future landing spots of free agent Albert...

Move Over, Mike McCarthy: John Fox Is My Coach Of The Year | 4 Comments

In the past few weeks that Broncos QB Tim Tebow has taken the NFL by storm, not much attention has been paid to the mastermind behind success of Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Some will say putting Tebow in as the starter has been the resurgence that Denver needed, while others would argue that the Broncos defense has been the anchor in giving Tebow the close games for the comeback wins. But beyond the players on the field, there’s one guy that...

The Dallas Mavericks And The Most Daunting Playoff Run In NBA History | 8 Comments

Being a fan of a team who comes up short, year-after-year, will give a fan plenty of opportunities to test their loyalty and character. In a world that can take loyalty for granted in just about any other avenue and sector, when it comes to being a fan, loyalty is not only a pre-requisite, but it’s something that you must maintain. When a fan roots for a particular team, they are to display it proudly and stick with them to the end. Sure, they...

The Most Exciting Team You’ll Probably Never Get To See | 16 Comments

There were two types of kids growing up: those who had the luxury to order every WWF/WCW pay-per-view and those who watched the program through the TV fuzz with the sliver of hope you’d be able to decipher a body slam from a clothesline. Making matters worse, the audio was always crystal-clear, too. It was the visual that was always out of whack, causing for several of these moments during my elementary and middle school years, and let me tell...

The Six Things to Remember on Conference Championship Saturday | 4 Comments

This Saturday might possibly be the best day of college football. Bowl games are at stake, legacies are on the line and rivalries need to be played out. It’s the type of day that you get up real early, go to the store and get your favorite libation, go to your favorite eatery (i.e. Kenny going to Rudy’s) and sit in front of the big screen and just watch football all day. No one would blame you for doing otherwise, and it’s your...

The Knicks Fans Await The Final Piece Of The Puzzle | 6 Comments

When Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul made the announcement that they would join Amar’e “STAT” Stoudemire on the New York Knicks squad at Carmelo’s wedding, I was happier than a kid with a bag full of Halloween candy. Albeit fiction at the time, just the thought of it had me salivating, as a Knicks fan. Well, we found a way to get Carmelo traded and signed, but we haven’t been as fortunate in our pursuit of CP3. It didn’t even...

Know the Ledge: What NBA Players SHOULD Have Learned From the Lockout | 11 Comments

By Charles C. Davis, Jr. – @coolblack06 I am not a basketball fan. Before The Sportsfan Journal collective implodes, allow me to explain. I’m not a basketball “fan” in that I am not fanatical about the sport.  While I definitely enjoy the game, I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, Dick Vitale.  I believe this is primarily because I can’t hoop.  Yeah, I know.  I’m a black male in America who doesn’t revel in a pick-up...

The Spread Offense is the Devil | 11 Comments

In football, we have become accustomed to seeing different types of offenses take over the game and become copied and tweaked by teams searching for success. Just think; since the beginning of the game being played, we’ve evolved from the Wing T offense, to the  Option, to the Pro Set, to the  West Coast, and the Run and Shoot. Of course the offense du jour that you can see in nearly every single football game is the spread. From what has...

The Seven Non-Playoff Team Plotlines You Should Follow This NBA Season | 10 Comments

By Jay Anderson – @AverageBro With the NBA season just around the corner, bloggers and professional talking heads are already running the expected plotlines into the ground. Where will Dwight Howard end up? Is CP3 heading to New York? Can Dallas repeat? Will Lebron’s hairline ever come back? Blah. Blah. Blah. As a guy who’s a diehard fan of a perennial lottery team, all this rich get richer talk is like listening to Watch The Throne....

Morgan Campbell, Will Strickland and Mike Felder on #theUCshow | 0 Comments

On this edition of The Unsportsmanlike Conduct Show, as Ed begins to prepare for Cotto vs. Margarito 2 we chopped it up with Will Strickland and Morgan Campbell of All Balls Don’t Bounce to discuss the potential of their upcoming fight. Plus, Morgan continues to pester Ed about not knowing Spanish. This bothers Ed greatly. Also, Michael Felder of In The Bleachers joined us to chop it up with us on all things college football as Conference...