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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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Ballers Sports – Week in Review

Kemp was this weeks throwback

As a sports blogger who isn’t really into putting a lot of additional entertainment gossip and other things on this site we would like to keep this site for the sports purist. We are already working on some interesting and fun topics for next week but if you have an idea or would like to do a guest feature just hit us in the comments or email us at ballers.sports@gmail.com Since its going into a relatively slow sports weekend we thought we would just recap the week that was. Continue reading

What We Learned from SB XLV

Superbowl XVL will be remembered for Aaron Rodgers catapulting himself into the upper echelon of NFL Quarterbacks. The Packers beat the Steelers in what I would call a very good but not great game, which is fine by me because not every Superbowl can be great. So, what else did we learn from the Superbowl?

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Class of 2011 – HoF

6 New Inductees are headed to Canton

Ballers Sports congratulates this years class of Hall of Fame inductees. This class includes one of my favorite players of all-time, Deion Sanders who was the definition of a shut-down corner. This guy was before his time, he was in my opinion the first athlete to successfully understand the balance needed be an entertainer and an athlete. Sanders is joined by 6 other guys who enter into football immortality.

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Super Memories – My Top 5 Super Bowls

Its all about the ring ... either you have one or you don't.

I’m 32 years old and I haven’t always been into to football like I am now. Probably around middle school was were the love affair began. I remember as a child my dad would boil peanuts, make sandwiches and we would sneak them into Bucs games. The first Super Bowl that I can remember was when Doug Williams led the Redskins over the Broncos. Since then, I have compiled a top 5  list of my favorite Super Bowls. Check it out. 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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