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First ever cover of Slam Magazine

Fact: In order to be a good writer you have to enjoy reading.

Fact: Every writer writes based on their inspiration and/or experience.

When I was younger the only thing that I enjoyed reading were sports Magazines. My parents allowed me to express my creativity and I had sports pictures and cut outs all over my wall. I wish I had a picture cause the room my brother and I shared was c-o-v-e-r-e-d with sports pictures. Back then the only sports magazine out was Sports Illustrated but there was something that didn’t allow me to fully connect. Fast forward to 1994 an urban, brash, in-your-face magazine called SLAM came on the scene and I instantly connected with it. The first writer who pulled me into his world of words was Scoop Jackson. This post is inspired by his first article he wrote when he got to ESPN entitled “The Scoop Manifesto” .

Thanks to all those who blazed the path for young writers to write their own manifesto.

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Moments in Sports That We L-O-V-E

 

 
 

Who didn't love that 06 George Mason team

Ballers Sports would like to wish every one of our readers a very happy Valentines day. Love is a beautiful thing and if you look around you should be able to celebrate some type of love in your life, because that is what Valentines day is all about.  As sports fans we all have certain sports, teams and players that we “love”. In honor of this day we wanted to put together a quick list of moments that we love in sports. After you read this and if there is anything we’ve left out, feel free to add what you love in our comments section. Continue reading

My Sports Journey

Oh to be 16 again.

When you decide to become a blogger and write your views for others to read one thing you will soon realize is that if you don’t have a network of fellow bloggers to surround you then you will  soon be a thing of the past. I have began to surround myself around some very creative writers who have carved their own niche into the blogosphere. Shout out to my homie Eddie Maisonet creator of http://www.edthesportsfan.com. He shared with me the first post he wrote back in 2008 and this post is inspired by that. Keep doing your thing bro. Continue reading

Wilma Rudolph – Ballers Sports Black History Profiles

We at Ballers Sports are dedicated to celebrating Black history month and we will be profiling notable African-American athletes all month long. Today’s athlete is Wilma Glodean Rudolph, a woman who succeeded despite her circumstances and became an olympic champion. My father once told me that Wilma Rudolph was a cousin of mine but I don’t quite remember the exact connection. The story of Rudolph is inspiring to say the very least and we thought that she would be the perfect athlete to kick off our Ballers Sports Black History profiles. Continue reading

All-Star Weekend – Who has the best?

I got to thinking this week with the Pro Bowl coming up and the NHL’s All-Star weekend on deck, out of all the major sports which one has the best All-Star festivities? Of course all I can do is voice my opinion but what do you guys think? Are you more of a traditional person who likes how baseball does it? Do you prefer the laid back atmosphere and sunny weather that the Pro Bowl offers? Lets take a look. Continue reading

Poll Friday

Ballers Sports "Strictly for the Ballers"

Each friday we are going to put up a few polls to your take and feel on some of the sports issues we talk about here at Ballers Sports. .. Take a second and vote and comment if you like. Continue reading

Not Just A Game

Big Ben ... love em or hate em?

Fact: There will be some people who will not be rooting for the Steelers to win the Super Bowl because of the fact that they don’t like Ben Roethlisberger. Many times our “fandem” is a result of how we view athletes for what they have done off the field. It’s a fine line but when it comes to sports you should always know this … It’s never just a game.

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