Jimmy Clausen, c'mon down!!!

Words can not describe the amount of happiness running through my veins as the announcement came through that my Carolina Panthers had picked up Jimmy Clausen.
For the past three years, the Cats have been struggling with inconsistency at the QB position. Jakey D was effin' up royally and it seemed that nobody in the entire organization gave a crap.
But this year will be different. This year, we've got (we hope) at least two solid QBs. They're young and they'll make mistakes, but I'd rather have them than some old guy making mistakes. #shotsfired #poorcleveland
This year will be one of rebuilding and restructuring. While we do have a pair of running backs in D'Angelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, we can't just fun the ball every down. We've got an awesome receiver in Steve Smith and picked up two receivers with a lot of potential in drafting Brandon LaFell and QB/receiver Armanti Edwards.
Nobody has even mentioned re-signing Mushin Muhammad and that's unfortunate. I think he was solid in that No. 2 position. I must say though, with Edwards coming in as a QB/receiver, a part of me hopes he turns into another Hines Ward. Ward has been so effective as a receiver, folks forgot he was a QB in college.
Even if Edwards turns into another Ward, what good will it do if we don't have anyone who can get him the ball? My hope is that Clausen, Edwards and LaFell are able to bring with them the tenacity needed to get us to the post season. They'd better hope so, anyway, or Foxy will be looking for a job come mid-season.
I hope that the offensive coordinator won't be too scared to put the ball in the air. Right now, we've got a rep for ALWAYS running the ball. I hoping that with Clausen's arrival and Matt Moore already being in the groove, we'll be able to shed that and Carolina can become the team to beat in the NFC South. Lord knows nobody wants to deal with the mouths of Eb the Celeb and 12 Kyle if my boys fall to theirs. *shudders*
All in all, I'm happy with the way we came out in the draft. Now let's get to training camp! I might even be tempted to head down I-85 South to Spartanburg to see what the fellas are up to. I might even stop being so cheap and spring for some Panthers tickets this year. Who knows?


And the Round 1 NFL Draft 2010 Best Dressed Award goes to...

Joe Baden. That boy was sharp in his Astor & Black suit with the black accent on the collar. Eb likes a lot!

Best tie goes to Russell Okung. 

You know you can't go wrong with Eb if you're rocking purple. Jared Odrick was right on his coat tail for second place in the tie department.

 Best shirt goes to Ndamukong Suh
 It was different and was giving me a lil Andre 3000 vibe so he got cool points for going outside the norm.

Now excuse me for a second while I say hello to the newest Dallas Cowboy Mr. Dez Bryant!!!

Hey boo, welcome to the team. I hear you'll be rocking the #88 jersey. Those are some pretty big shoes to fill. Please don't make me have to snatch the number off your back. Do it proud! I know you will. Now get to work!


Sidebar - Check out a full recap of my experience on location at Radio City Music Hall for the 2010 NFL over at Black Sport Online by going HERE.

Jaded Takes On...Fencing!!

Last year, after Eb the Celeb scolded me for ONLY writing about baseball, I conceived an ambitious little project in my mind. I thought, "Wouldn't it be a HOOT if I recorded myself playing different sports?" seeing as I'm SUCH a couch potato.

Well, six months later, the first in a series of "webisodes" featuring yours truly tackling a world of athletes is ready to be released.

And here it is:

Jaded Takes On...Fencing from The Jaded NYer on Vimeo.

I want to thank my good friend Elisheba for arranging the lesson with her son Samuel, Samuel for being such a great coach, and my film crew Video Vixon and Joshen Reborn for making me look good.

It was one of the funnest things I've ever done, and I can't wait to film the next one!!
MetsWatch '10: W7-L9-GB3.5
Next game: 4/23/10 VS. ATL @ CitiField, John Maine (#33, 0-1 for the season) pitching


Pics inside the 2010 ESPN Pre-Draft Party

Eb was in the building for the ESPN Draft Party aka THE BEST PARTY TO HIT NYC EVERY YEAR, last night at E-Space. Here I am on the carpet with Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

Questlove provided the tunes all night and definitely had me dancing all night.

Check out pics of other people that were in the place to be

Jerry Rice and Dhani Jones

Jets' Darrelle Revis and Steeler's LaMarr Woodley

Green Bay Packer Ryan Grant

Atlanta Falcons' Tony Gonzalez

Coco & Ice-T

49ers player Takeo Spikes, rapper Waka Flocka and NY Jets Tony Richardson

So many others were in the party as well, Darren Sharper and his dimples (salty I couldn't find a pic of him) and even Whoopi Goldberg was in the party and talked about it today in hot topics on The View. I'll leave you showing some of the guys that are the reason we're even partying. Here are some NFL prospects

Derrick Morgab

 Gerald McCoy

Sam Bradford


New Season, New Headaches, But I'm Still A Fan: LET'S GO, METS!!

Hello my dears, your favorite Mets' fan is back to cry all over your monitor over another year of rooting for the mismanaged ballplayers that call themselves the New York Mets.

Don't get me wrong- I always go into a new season with pom-poms in hand, sporting my team colors & fitted, full of hope and wonder...and then I watch a game and end up crying myself to sleep.

But no, no, no, I won't let the current last-place-standing-ass-shitty-record-ALREADY Mets get me down. Lets be real fans. Lets be upbeat.

The season opener at home was AWESOME. Johan pitched a lovely one. He was looking healthy there; the arm was doing well. We won that game against the Marlins... 7 to 1. Then Florida came back and beat us in the next game after an extra inning, 7 to 6. And then again the next game, 3 to 1.

I was beginning to see a pattern. AGAIN.

Then Pelfrey came on the scene on April 9th and we beat the Washington Nationals, 8 to 2. However the pattern re-emerged: Perez lost the following game versus the Nationals (4-3) and my Sweet Baboo Johan allowed four freakin runs in the first inning in the final game against Washington. We lost that one 5 to 2.

You know what makes me nervous about that pattern? Once my boys get into a losing streak/habit, it's so hard for them to break out of it. I don't know if it's the coaching or management, given that they're not BAD ballplayers, but there's something keeping them from being great *coughJERRY MANUELcough* *coughOMAR MINAYAcough* Because they proceeded to lose ANOTHER two games in the three-game series against Colorado. It really was more than my heart could take so early in the season. I usually save the Calgon for September.

And as exciting as that 20-inning win against the Cardinals was, it still doesn't take away from the fact that we are in LAST PLACE in the NL East. LAST PLACE. All I can think is, "There's no place to go but up..." because honestly what else am I going to do? I'm a Mets' fan, for better or worse. I ride or die for them, take much heat from Yankee fans for them, end up disappointed season after season for them.

And all these heart-aches and cringe-worthy losses will make our next World Series victory that much sweeter. Guess who's going to THAT parade?!?
MetsWatch '10: W5-L8-GB3.5
Next game: 4/20/10 VS. CHC @ CitiField, Mike Pelfrey (#34, 2-0 for the season) pitching


Charity Poker Night with NFL Players

It's NFL draft week in NYC and there are events on top of events on top of events. Don't forget about the charity event I posted last week. If you missed it click HERE. Below is another great charity event if you like Poker and want to mix and mingle with some big names in the NFL.
NFL Charity Event Benefiting the 911 Police Aid Foundation.

Open Bar, Cigar Lounge & Hors D'Oeuvres.

Mingle with the Stars! Justin Tuck, David Diehl, Terrell Thomas, Bruce Johnson of the Giants, Calvin Pace and James Ihedigbo of the Jets and so many more!

Click HERE to buy tickets!!!


We're looking for writers!!!

Hi All,

As you can see the Sista Sports staff has been consumed with real life lately and haven't been posting as much as usual. We are on a mission to change that since we still get a good amount of traffic on the days when there isn't anything new up.

We are looking for some young up and coming writers both male and female to help keep up on the site on a weekly basis. All we ask is that you commit to one post per week. At the current time there is no pay, but its good exposure and from time to time there are some perks.

If interested please send a writing sample to Eb@sistasports.com with a short note about yourself and why you want to write for Sistasports.com and we'll contact you if we're interested.

Again, thanks for reading!!!


NFL Draft Cocktail Mixer

Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund invites you to our

2nd Annual NFL Draft Cocktail Mixer
Thursday, April 22nd
at 1 OAK
453 West 17th Street
(between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY 10011

This is a private event, please click HERE to purchase tickets.

Tickets are $200 per person which includes an Open Bar, passed hor d'oeurves and the opportunity to watch the 1st Round of the NFL Draft with a host of premier NFL athletes and entertainment personalities.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Beyond the Boroughs National Scholarship Fund.

Special Invited Guests Include:
Kevin Boss, NY Giants, Duane Brown: Houston Texans, Keith Bulluck: Tennessee Titans, Derrick Burgess: New England Patriots, Rashad Butler: Houston Texans, Danny Clark: New York Giants, Brian Cushing: Houston Texans, Rocsi Diaz, BET, Maurice Jones-Drew: Jacksonville Jaguars,
Drayton Florence: Buffalo Bills, Kris Jenkins: New York Jets, Sinorice Moss: New York Giants,
Takeo Spikes: San Francisco 49ers, Osi Umenyiora: New York Giants

Host Committee:Devon Archer, Briana Bigham, Amber Carter, Eun Cho, Jay Crosby, Kodi Foster, Juliet Gilliam, Lisa Hintz, Cedric Jones, Adrian Keevil, Scott Kefer, Warner Lewis, David Lochmann, Ray Reyes, Tutan Reyes,
Annie Shin, Brian Shure, Al Tongue, John Tonzola, Lee Weiser, Lisa Wolf, Jenny Goldstock Wright

Thank You to our Sponsors:1 Oak, Diageo, DJ Ty Adams, Red Bull, Ty Ku, Parallel MVMT, The Setai Club NYC, Uptown Magazine, World Management Group