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In what was arguably the most entertaining albeit bizarre Super Bowls in recent memory, the Baltimore Ravens were able to overcome a heroic second half resurgence by the feisty San Francisco 49ers to win their second Vince Lombardi trophy and in doing so allowed Ray Lewis to end his Hall of Fame career with a [...]
Episode 1 of 3 of the Jordan made documentary on Carmelo Anthony titled “The City That Made Me” focuses on Melo growing up in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He shares what it means to play not just for the orange and blue, but the people of NY and the city that made him. The 1st of [...]
On Friday, LeBron James attended a charity dinner in Sacramento, as a guest of the city’s mayor and former NBA player Kevin Johnson. With the Kings landing pad up for negotiations, Johnson playfully suggested that James buy the team. Check the video out below. Dean Nazaru McCray Fesaad’s Sports Writer You can write Dean at [...]
I remember quite vividly the moment my amateur athletic career came to an abrupt and excruciatingly painful end on a hot summer’s day in 1983. It was one of those summer days in the inner city when everyone happens to be hanging out at the local basketball court looking to play a few pickup games [...]
Well college football fans, it’s that time of year again! This week kicks off the college football season and if you are like me, you are very excited in anticipation of how well your favorite team will fare in its 2012 campaign. Many questions, debates, assumptions and water cooler banter will soon be laid to [...]
She has been called everything during her stellar tennis career from lazy and disinterested to lackadaisical and unrefined but one thing that Serena Williams certainly cannot be called is a loser. When healthy and focused she is undeniably one of the greatest tennis players the world has ever known. Anyone that disputes this fact should [...]
I have been watching and enjoying college football for decades and have seen every aspect of the game both good and bad. When Doug Flutie launched his Hail Mary pass on November, 23 1984 to defeat the Miami Hurricanes in the waning seconds of the Orange Bowl, I was watching. When a true freshman named [...]
Well I guess I better start by explaining where I have been the last couple of weeks because I am sure that the residents of a certain city out west have been very anxious to ridicule me. For those individuals that are interested, I have been in seclusion recovering from a severe case of “foot [...]
I have always said without hesitation that I would take one grisly old veteran over a couple of youthful studs any given day when it comes to NBA playoff basketball. There is just something about the experience factor in the playoffs that cannot be overcome by youthful speed, strength, endurance or exuberance. This fact was never [...]
Twenty years ago this month, Lyle Alzado, a behemoth NFL defensive lineman who played for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and the Oakland Raiders during their renegade era, died after a lengthy battle with brain cancer at the relatively youthful age of 43. Drafted in the 4th round of the 1971 NFL draft by the [...]
I’m often amused by my son’s friends that happen to come by from time to time. They really love to hang out in my living room and play the PS3 for hours on end. Their favorite game this time of year is NBA 2K11. I must admit that it seems to be a very nice [...]
by FeSaad Columnist Dean Nazaru McCray– Effective the first of April 2012, the New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton began a one year suspension for a three year bounty system in place under his watch. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imposed the unprecedented penalty on Wednesday March 21, 2012 after it was determined upon [...]
Being a realist, I fully understand the need for the most stringent requirements in order for a candidate to gain admittance into the Hall of Fame of the National Football League. Quite naturally, this fraternity should be reserved for those whose on-field as well as off-field exploits left an indelible mark upon the game. If [...]
I am sure you all are well aware that Dallas Cowboys fans are everywhere. On Any-Given-Day, you would be hard pressed to not pass by at least one vehicle on the highway that is not emblazoned with a blue star of some sort or another. A quick walk through the mall or any sports apparel [...]