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Out of Bounds: Sunday’s Picks, Game of the Week, So long…Farewell…Auf Wiedersehen …Goodbye

Week 11 started with Brett Favre being Brett Favre. The Jets showed a lot of heart in their overtime win against the Patriots and Favre reminded us why he’s always in the argument for top five, dead or alive, when it comes to the “Greatest  QB” moniker.  What’s in store for this weekend, who knows?… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Calzaghe Dominates Jones, Does Dawson Loom? Iran Barkley

RING light-heavyweight champion Joe Calzaghe marked his second US trip with another huge win, this time dominating a faded Roy Jones, Jr this past Saturday (November 8) to a unanimous decision win. The expected early chess match of flurries was broken with 50 seconds left in the first round, as Jones badly stunned and dropped Calzaghe… Read more »

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Sneak(er) Peak: Presidential Edition

Surely you’re reading this while voting or while anticipating your voting or while reveling in the glow of that wonderful feeling that comes from voting and fulfilling your civic duties. Anyway, this column is about kicks and though sports figures aren’t the usual suspects when it comes to making political statements—who has MJ ever endorsed… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Jones Jr-Calzaghe This Saturday! Hopkins Wants Winner, Darchinyan Destroys Mijares! Wilfred Benitez

Darchinyan Dominates Mijares The first super flyweight, unification bout in history was supposed to be Cristian Mijares’ coming out party. This was the fight where he finally got a chance to showcase his reputed top 10, pound for pound skills on a national stage. Instead, the normally wild Vic Darchinyan fought a disciplined, perfect fight… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Hopkins Embarrasses Pavlik! Zab Judah November Comeback! Smokin’ Joe Frazier

You can’t say the Executioner didn’t tell you the outcome beforehand.  Months before last Saturday’s master-class over middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, Bernard Hopkins proclaimed that “I ain’t afraid of no Ghost.” Pavlik found that out in spades via a thorough boxing education, as Hopkins outfought, outfoxed, and shockingly outpunched his younger foe over 12 dominating… Read more »

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Web Of Shadows: Electro Rocks!

In the upcoming Spider-Man vehicle Web of Shadows, our friendly neighborhood web-slinger faces a New York invaded by an army of alien symbiotes led by arch foe Venom.For those of you not in the know, symbiotes take over the bodies of human hosts and turn them into violent superhuman monsters.  Doesn’t look so good for… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Vitali Makes Peter Quit! Dawson Too Much for Tarver, Mayweather Speaks on Retirement, Carlos Zarate

Vitali Domination Forces Peter to Quit Nearly four years of inactivity proved insignificant to former champ Vitali Klitschko (36-2, 35 KOs), as the Ukrainian giant easily beat Samuel Peter (30-2, 23 KOs) into submission over eight one-sided rounds. In round one, the towering Klitschko immediately let Peter know he meant business by wobbling the Nigerian… Read more »

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Consequence Flies Kyte To Stay Hot

With a black cell phone in hand, Queens-bred rapper Consequence weaves in and out the backstage halls on the Glow in the Dark Tour.   “Pretty lady alert!” Consequence shouts. “Pretty lady alert!”   Statuesque females of different races smile and wave coyly into the camera phone’s lenses before dashing into pockets of entertainers, moguls,… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Tarver Battles Dawson! Vitali Returns Against Peter! Mosley Blocks Steroid Allegations, Sandy Saddler

Tarver-Dawson, Klitschko-Peter 10/11 on Showtime This weekend Showtime will have an intriguing double-header showcasing two of the world’s top light-heavyweights and two of the more exciting pugilists in the heavyweight division.   First up, rising star Chad Dawson will challenge veteran Antonio Tarver for the IBF title. Both men are coming off wins, although each… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Mosley TKO’s Mayorga! Williams Routs Kolle! Gatti Comeback? Ike Ibeabuchi

Mosley TKO’s Mayorga With One Second Remaining It’s not how to start but how you finish. Those words never proved truer than last Saturday (September 27), as an aging “Sugar” Shane Mosley overcame Ricardo Mayorga’s roughhousing to score a stunning TKO stoppage with just one second remaining in the last round. For the first two… Read more »

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YO KANGOL! 9/24/2008

Welcome to my new advice column, which is designed to guide the misguided aspiring artists and/or future entertainment moguls.  Twice a month Ima hit you with industry knowledge, wisdom… and if you’re hard-headed… I might have to hit you with a written ass-whoopin’.    Why my low tolerance you ask?    Simply put, the industry… Read more »

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Yo Kangol!:Alicia Keys’ Secret Weapon

Welcome to my new advice column, which is designed to guide the misguided aspiring artists and/or future entertainment moguls.  Twice a month Ima hit you with industry knowledge, wisdom… and if you’re hard-headed… I might have to hit you with a written ass-whoopin’.    Why my low tolerance you ask?    Simply put, the industry… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Mosley v. Mayorga This Saturday! Williams Fights Showcase Bout 9/25, Trinidad Calls Hopkins a “Coward,” Greatest KOs of Last 30 Years

Mosley Battles Mayorga on HBO 9/27 “Sugar” Shane Mosley (44-5, 37 KOs) is set to battle wild-swinging Nicaraguan Ricardo Mayorga (29-6-1, 23 KOs) in a free bout featuring two of the more recognizable names in the sport. Mosley is returning to the ring after a 10 month layoff due to a proposed May fight with… Read more »

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OUT OF BOUNDS: NFL Week 3 Picks /Week 4 Poll

The Best NFL franchise…period ESPN.com’s Page 2 ranked the best NFL franchises…period.  The top 10 teams are:   Dallas CowboysPittsburgh SteelersSan Francisco 49ersMiami DolphinsDenver BroncosOakland RaidersMinnesota VikingsWashington RedskinsSt. Louis RamsNew England Patriots   So, do you agree or disagree with theses rankings? Discuss. You can read the entire article by clicking here. Click here to… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Marquez Stops Casamayor! Guzman Pulls It Out Against Campbell! Bradley Shines, Max Baer Remembered

Marquez Wins Linear Title with 11th Round Stoppage, Forrest Gets Revenge   Juan Manuel Marquez made an emphatic statement last Saturday (September 13) in his first lightweight fight, outsmarting a focused Joel Casamayor to win the linear RING title.   As a former feather and super-featherweight titlist, Marquez was cautious early on about exchanging with… Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: Righteous Kill

    When Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, are on the same screen for two hours, you pay attention. You pay attention to their swagger, their aging features, and their maneuvers, even their gestures.  By today’s end, millions will be paying attention in the new film Righteous Kill, due in theatres today nationwide. Although… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: EXCLUSIVE Nate Campbell Interview! Khan Exposed, Diaz Busts Up Katsidis, Azumah Nelson

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Lightweight Champion Nate Campbell IBF, WBA, and WBO champ Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell is currently in training for a September 13 grudge match against Joan Guzman. Completely focused on unifying the lightweight division, Campbell has promised to take out all the top fighters willing to face him in the ring. Graciously… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: De La Hoya Ups Pacquiao Offer, Judah Wants Mayweather, US Olympic Team Bombs, “The Celtic Warrior” Steve Collins

De La Hoya Increases Pacquiao Offer Oscar De La Hoya is not a man used to being told no. For over ten years, the Golden Boy has been able to dictate purse splits over all his opponents due to his immense mainstream marketability. But in 2008, things have changed. Just a week after his 70-30… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Pac Turns Down De La Hoya! Calzaghe Confirms Retirement, Margarito Strikes Back at Critics, Jerry Quarry Remembered

Grand Opening/Grand Closing: Pacquiao Rebuffs De La Hoya OfferNot even a full week after announcing that negotiations had begun, Top Rank head Bob Arum has confirmed that his client Manny Pacquiao has declined to accept Oscar De La Hoya’s proposal for a December superfight.The stalling point was De La Hoya’s proposed 70-30 revenue split in… Read more »

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Crazy Legs: On Real Hip-Hop Dance, Real Hip-Hop Crews, and Why Lil’ Mama Doesn’t Fit In the Mix

When it comes to the history of b-boying, the Rock Steady Crew is synonymous with pioneering the culture that has grown from its humble beginnings in the Bronx to worldwide acclaim. Originally started by Bronx b-boys Jimmy D and Joe Joe, the Rock Steady Crew has grown into a worldwide icon in the world of… Read more »

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SCREENSHOT: Too Human

Developer: Silicon Knights Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Release Date: August 19, 2008 Canadian developer Silicon Knights is known for its small but rapidly growing number of behemoth titles, which include Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. The company will be diving into its latest digital saga, Too Human, with Microsoft… Read more »

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Knockout Nation: Cotto Explains Quitting; Mosley Wants Margarito! Hoya-Pac On Deck; Carlos Monzon Remembered

  Cotto Speaks About Loss   You would think after Miguel Cotto’s phenomenal performance in a losing effort last month to Antonio Margarito that fans would be celebrating the Puerto Rican star and looking forward to his next fight. But in a sport where fighters are regularly dismissed after their first loss, that’s not always… Read more »

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