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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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The Mike Vick Experience

Mike Vick hold your head up son.

I’ve lived in Atlanta for over 5 years now and I have experienced many things in my time being here, among those is “The Mike Vick Experience”.  You all remember the commercial with the kid riding the Vick rollercoaster. From the moment Mike got to this city he could do absolutely no wrong. … unfortunately. Continue reading

Easy’s Picks for Wildcard Weekend.

Super Bowl XLV - The Journey Begins ..

There are a few things in life that you can count on, death, taxes and playoff football!!! .. I’m geeked so here are my locks for the wildcard weekend. And by locks I mean, you may win and you may not, either way I’m not responsible for your gambling habit. Continue reading