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A Healthy Mind and Body

A Healthy Mind and Body

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier: A healthy mind and body When we associate the term “sports” with a pursuit, we automatically assume that the participants are elite athletes that follow the strictest nutritional programs and are physically active. However, there are sports that don’t follow the stereotypical elite athlete philosophy. Take sports…

Distant Replay: When Video and Numbers Never Lie

Distant Replay: When Video and Numbers Never Lie

The Spurs asked for it, and Golden State delivered. The “Warr-ee-yours” have most definitely come out to play. Too bad for San Antonio the same can’t be said for the NBA rule book during Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinal on Sunday. You remember, that’s the game where the Spurs had…

The Duality of Manu: Ginobili as Private Joker

The Duality of Manu: Ginobili as Private Joker

Who knew Manu Ginobili was channeling Private Joker all along? Perhaps only someone with a military background. Someone like Gregg Popovich. Maybe that’s why Pop didn’t trade Ginobili on the spot Monday night. Or many other nights in Manu’s 11 roller coaster years in South Texas. While Spurs Nation is still trying…

Leaky Lakers: Spurs Punk LA

Leaky Lakers: Spurs Punk LA

David Beckham was in his front row seats. So was Zac Efron, but it was the guy sitting next him in the Staples Center that probably caught Kobe Bryant’s attention. Big time Laker fan Ashton Kutcher was ready to watch LA host SA. Which was more than fitting since Kobe…

Fast 4-0: Spurs Off to “Star Trek” Start

Fast 4-0: Spurs Off to “Star Trek” Start

On the day after Election Day, let it be stated that the Spurs early season returns are promising. After all, this is a Spurs start of Star Trek proportions. As in, this Spurs team is boldly going where no Spurs team has gone before. How could it be the Silver…

Paranormal Sequel: Spurs Back Where They Started

Paranormal Sequel: Spurs Back Where They Started

“Standing in the middle of nowhere,  Wondering how to begin. Lost between tomorrow and yesterday, Between now and then…”      - The Kinks “Do It Again” That’s the song that would headline the Spurs soundtrack for the 2012-13 season. Because somehow through the summer blur of baseball and the…

Spurs Invite Public to Oct. 3 Open AT&T Center House

Spurs Invite Public to Oct. 3 Open AT&T Center House

Spurs fans can get their first look at the 2012-13 home team at the AT&T Center next week. Best part about it: Everyone gets in for FREE. The Spurs are holding an open scrimmage sponsored by State Farm Insurance on Wednesday, October 3 at the AT&T Center. The doors will…

Replacement Rage: The NFL’s Self-Imposed Penalty

Replacement Rage: The NFL’s Self-Imposed Penalty

It’s amazing how passionate and fickle the American sports fan can be. Even more so when traditional non-sports fans join the Internet mosh pit of opinions. Unless you’ve been hanging on a deserted island with Tom Hanks talking to a volleyball named Wilson, by now you know all about the…

SA Shades of Gray: The Spurs’ Sexy Sell

SA Shades of Gray: The Spurs’ Sexy Sell

Finally, the Spurs step outside their proverbial “Boring Team” box to make a bold move. Not the kind of deal that brings a big name free agent to alter the balance of the Force in the Western Conference. Still, it’s the kind of move that get the Spurs noticed. Even…

Leija’s Encore: From In the Ring to Ringmaster

Leija’s Encore: From In the Ring to Ringmaster

“I’m worn out right now.” That’s what ‘Jesse’ James Leija told me earlier this month as we walked out of the Alamodome around midnight. Worn out not from pulling an ill-advised Roy Jones/Evander Holyfield return to fighting inside the ring. Leija prefers life outside the boxing ring these days. Being…

Vera/Mora 2 Weigh-In Set for Friday at Freeman

Vera/Mora 2 Weigh-In Set for Friday at Freeman

It’s weigh-in day for the next big fight card set for Saturday night in the Alamodome.  Former 2-Time World Champion and San Anto hometown product ‘Jesse’ James Leija continues his transition from boxer to promoter as his Leija-Battah Promotions brings the highly anticipated rematch between Bryan Vera and Sergio “The…

VIDEO: “Los Fanaticos” de Mexico y Brasil

AlamoCityTimes.com Sports mingled with “Los Fanaticos”, the rabid fan bases of the national soccer teams for Mexico and Brazil, who met in an Olympic tune-up match at Cowboys Stadium on June 3, 2012. “El Tri’, as Mexico is known to their legion of fans, made the majority of the sellout crowd celebrate with a 2-0 […]

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