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Get Dirt Cheap Collectibles

Posted on 23. Jan, 2017 by FSM Staff in Uncategorized

Get Dirt Cheap Collectibles

Ever feel like buying some neat stuff just for the heck of it? Maybe you need that special item for you home or office. Or maybe you are just engaging in retail therapy. Whatever the case, check out FSM’s online garage sale store on eBay and grab some cool collectibles from the world of sports, entertainment, and pop-culture. Browse our virtual garage and stay a while. You are sure to find some bargains. Go ahead neighbor, click here to make us an offer we can’t refuse!

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The Plight of the Modern NBA Fan

Posted on 07. Dec, 2011 by FSM Staff in Uncategorized

The Plight of the Modern NBA Fan

The NBA lockout is finally over folks. As hot dog vendors and professional basketball players gear up for a shortened 66 game NBA season, the common fan has been lost in the shuffle.

When news broke that a tentative labor agreement was reached, the feeling was bittersweet. I was happy I would get to see Blake Griffin do his thing, but also upset at the owners and players for putting us fans through this mess. Both parties had their hiss-fit over millions and billions all the while knowing we would be there with open arms when they finally came to their senses.

And that’s just the problem. The fans are never willing to lockout out the NBA. Our love of basketball trumps our poor treatment. We will sit there and take it month after month because we just want to see some hoop. The players know this and the owners do too. Why wouldn’t they take their sweet time?

I would love to lead a movement that calls on sports fans to boycott the NBA for these upcoming 66 games. If they don’t want to play the first half of the season, we shouldn’t be so eager to watch the second half. But there will be no revolution for me, especially in the midst of a recession. This country needs every job we can get right now from the parking lot attendant to the half-time show entertainment. Also, I’ve been itching to watch Blake Griffin’s high flying antics again. Did I mention I like Blake Griffin?

So it’s with great frustration that the loyal NBA fans around the world must usher in the abridged 2011-12 season. In a few years we will put all the negative feelings behind us and the outrage will subside – until this mess happens all over again.

John Wooden Tribute

Posted on 05. Jun, 2010 by FSM Staff in Uncategorized

John Wooden Tribute

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden passed away on 6/4/10 and the entire sports world is in mourning. The Wizard of Westwood was 99 years old and he left behind a legacy of greatness on and off the hardwood. Wooden’s outlook on life and the lessons he taught us will not be soon forgotten. There are and will be many articles out there about his great accomplishments which include winning a record 10 NCAA Basketball tournaments. FreeSportsMag would like to deviate slightly so that we can present to you some of John Wooden’s famous inspirational quotes. May his wisdom live on in the hearts and minds of athlete and non-athlete alike…

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”

“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

“Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.”

“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.”

“I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.”

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”

“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”

“What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.”


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