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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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A Rivalry By Any Other Name

The Florida-Georgia rivalry is one of my favorites

This weekend the Steelers and Ravens will go into battle and it has me thinking a lot about sports rivalries. The thing about sports rivalries is, it’s all about where you’re from. Growing up in Florida it was all about Florida vs Florida State. The sport could be basket weaving but as long as it was a Gator vs a Seminole hate was involved.

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Who’s on your Sports Rushmore

My Rushmore - Ali, Tiger, MJ & JB

When you think about the history of sports and all that you know it to be and I told you to give me 4 athletes for your own Mount Rushmore, could you do it? A while back we had a discussion about this on my radio show and this is actually one of the hardest questions to answer. Here are the rules; any era, any athlete but you only get four? Continue reading

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Ballers Sports - "For the Ballers"

Ballers Sports (Formely Ballers Radio) is back in effect for 2011. Yeeaaahhh Boy!.. We are doing big things this year and we want you to come along for the ride. We are going to be talking sports 24/7 just for all your sports lovers out there.  Join our mailing list and subscribe to our blog because we want to hear from you.  We’re also on Facebook & Twitter (follow us @Ballers_Sports).

Aspiring sports writers if you want to submit an entry or contribute to the site just email us at ballersradio@yahoo.com.