Boxing, Fight Like Sugar

Gennady Golovkin & Nicholas Walters Continue Their Reign Of Terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California....

Baseball, Trible To Your Bass

Never Count Out The San Francisco (Zombies) Giants

The excellent thing about baseball’s postseason will always be the inaccuracies that bring poetic endings. No one would...

Basketball, Furious Stylez

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving And Embracing Newfound Roles

In a few more days, the NBA season will officially be upon us, and that means all of the story lines that have been concocted...

Are Sports Leagues Finally Getting Serious About Domestic Violence? | 0 Comments

As said often since the NFL was put on blast for its handling of the Ray Rice ordeal, plenty of us had never actually seen a man strike his significant other outside of movies and television. Though we don’t have to be detectives to conclude that something happened when a sports figure is at least charged in these incidents, it still took the two videos from the now-closed Revel Casino for these allusions to become undeniable facts in relation...

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving And Embracing Newfound Roles | 0 Comments

In a few more days, the NBA season will officially be upon us, and that means all of the story lines that have been concocted in the offseason will start to play out. That means the spotlight on the Cleveland Cavaliers will be increased tenfold. For LeBron James, this isn’t anything new, but the same cannot be said for his newest running mates. Whether they truly realize it or not, this inaugural “Big 3” season for Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving...

Win Or Lose, Remember The Kansas City Royals | 0 Comments

Baseball used to remember its losers so well. Whether it was the Whiz Kids, the Go-Go White Sox or Dem Bums, anytime a team broke the sport’s paradigm, fans and writers memorialized the effort with a catchy nickname. And for good reason. Baseball is a game given to failure, where, to paraphrase Ted Williams, succeeding three times out of 10 is considered a good job, and even the best teams lose 65 games in a season. Mighty Casey struck out,...

Never Count Out The San Francisco (Zombies) Giants | 1 Comment

The excellent thing about baseball’s postseason will always be the inaccuracies that bring poetic endings. No one would believe the amount of incredible catches, seeing-eye singles and thrifty trips around the base paths the Kansas City Royals enjoyed en route to their first Fall Classic in 29 years. It’s beautiful and lively. The home run hitters aren’t who you normally expect, and the ones you count on sometimes find a well that’s run...

Southampton Takes A Stroll: The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League | 0 Comments

We get it. Not everyone wants to wake up at 7:45 on a weekend morning to watch soccer, especially when college football and the NFL demand our attention the rest of the day. It takes a certain type of dedication to embrace football as the world knows it. Luckily for you, TSFJ’s soccer heads Dillon Friday and Carden Hedelt take it upon themselves to watch as much of the Barclays Premier League as possible. The two gents are kind enough to share...

Gennady Golovkin & Nicholas Walters Continue Their Reign Of Terror | 0 Comments

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California. Before “Mexican Style” the only common attribute between Golovkin (a Kazakhstan-native who’s won an Olympic silver medal) and Walters (a Jamaican-born fighter who trains in Panama) was their similarly impressive knockout records. Now, however, people should start looking at Walters as more than a rough and tumble...

The Versus Podcast: Warriors World Vs. Ed The Sports Fan (The Degenerate Gambling Episode) | 0 Comments

By Bonta Hill / @bontahill Rasheed Malek, Editor-in-Chief of Warriors World (and the self-proclaimed Bill Walsh of blogging) joins TVP and breaks down the current state of the Golden State Warriors, how he figured out he had gambling issues by venturing into betting on WNBA games, the throwing of shade towards Ed’s Oklahoma City Thunder, the birth of the Warriors World site and how fans engage their favorite sports personalities via...

Why Kansas State And Oklahoma Will Be The Game Of The Week | 0 Comments

I have been giving the SEC and the ACC a lot of love in these segments, but I haven’t really given the Big 12 anything until this point. Today that changes as the game of the week features #14 Kansas State and #11 Oklahoma. When you think Big 12 football, you immediately think Texas, TCU and Oklahoma. Very seldom do you acknowledge the fact that Kansas State seems to stay in the equation since the hiring of Bill Snyder. Snyder took a team that...

Remembering The Peter Warrick Experience, 15 Years Later | 2 Comments

Maybe I’m the only one, and if that’s the case, then fine. I’m not hype about Florida State and Notre Dame preparing to square off and do battle in Tallahassee on Saturday night. It doesn’t mean I won’t watch it, because the Jameis Winston witch hunt has officially gotten out of hand, and last time I checked, I still hate Notre Dame. However, when two of college football’s blue bloods did battle back in 1993, I...

The Raheem Sterling Saga | 0 Comments

Nobody, and I mean nobody, clutches their pearls like the English media. That goes double when it’s about the England men’s soccer team, but it’s never for the right reasons. This week all the rage was about 19-year-old Raheem Sterling asking Roy Hodgson to sit out from training, admitting he was tired after England’s 5-0 win over San Marino, a team that regularly features three times more shop workers than professional players. How...

Key & Peele Tackle Concussions In Football Hilariously | 1 Comment

“What are we doing out there? Because I don’t know. No, seriously? I don’t know.” I’ve had one concussion in my life. I was 11 years old, playing first base on my 6th-grade elementary school baseball team, the Crosby Park Longhorns. Back in 1994, being a first baseman and an Atlanta Braves fan meant that my role model for playing the position was Fred McGriff a.k.a. The Crime Dog. I wore #27 in honor of Crime Dog, and...

Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook | 6 Comments

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is always a crushing sight. Yet knowing the NBA season would start without its reigning MVP didn’t deter me from realizing what this meant for the Oklahoma...

The Top 3 Reasons To Tune In To GGG Vs. Rubio: Carnage In Carson | 0 Comments

Fight week is halfway through, and throngs of Gennady Golovkin (GGG) and Marco Antonio Rubio fans are counting down the hours until Saturday’s middleweight title bout. This fight is on every hardcore boxing fan’s can’t-miss list, but some out there might be wondering whether this fight really matters. Those unsure about the fight might be asking, given GGG’s utter dominance of late, is the ending on Saturday night a forgone...

Mississippi State, Ole Miss And The Power Of ‘That One Year’ | 0 Comments

If this country still exists in 25 years, two men might sit in a Mississippi bar. Hank Williams will twang in the background as a sliver of sunlight exposes streams of dust. The particles gain magic as Conway Twitty plays and the song makes the men think of a time held dear. After a minute or two, one of them might look at the other as he swigs his cold bottled beer. “Remember that Dawgs season in 2014? Wasn’t that one helluva time?” Excuse...

The Cold State Of The Minnesota Vikings | 2 Comments

My dad likes to criticize Minnesota weathermen. Well, to be fair, he criticizes most things, but the forecasters of winter in the North Star State annually draw his ire. They’ll dance around reports or speak in vague terms to hide the severity of the impending weather. This one always gets him — the high on Tuesday might be 28 degrees, a cold day by most standards, a mild one in a Duluth winter. Wednesday, however, the temperature won’t...

No Justice, No Football | 22 Comments

So here you are, enjoying your Monday Night Football on the most ridiculous holiday known to man — and that’s counting the fact that people celebrate an overweight white dude breaking into their homes to leave gifts — and you notice a strange series of tweets. Your favorite sports blogger is posting on-the-field updates of the Rams vs. 49ers game when suddenly you see this: Dope. RT @trymainelee: Still at it. Black Lives Matter. https://t.co/weUoDCEuvP —...

Shock The World Chronicles: The Dallas Cowboys Take Out The Champs In Seattle | 4 Comments

This game was circled on my calendar for months. As soon as the 2014 NFL schedule was released and I found out that the Dallas Cowboys were playing the NFC West, my only hope was that my team would be traveling to Seattle. I love the Cowboys, appreciate the Seahawks and love a great fan atmosphere. If the football gods allowed it to happen, I would be there, and sure enough, the football gods scheduled the Dallas Cowboys to travel to Seattle during...

On Crissy Henderson, Domestic Violence And The adidas Element Refine | 1 Comment

With domestic violence emerging from “under the rug” now more than ever in the media, it is refreshing to read about women taking a positive initiative on the matter. And, seeing as October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there seems to be no better time for Channing “Chan-Lo” Beumer to launch her #ChicksNKicks campaign by going purple to support those affected by domestic violence. To help promote recognition of the cause,...

Eastside Vs. Westside: The NFC East Challenging The NFC West | 3 Comments

Heading into the 2014 NFL season, all eyes headed west. In a sports world often described as having an East Coast bias, it was the NFC West getting all the praise, and rightfully so. In 2013, the NFC West was far and away the best division in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks finished with the best regular-season record in football, tied with the Denver Broncos at 13-3, and won the Super Bowl. Along the way, they defeated the division rival San Francisco...

Adam Sachnoff, 10th Planet & 5 Mistakes Wrestlers Make In BJJ | 0 Comments

Left to right: Adam Sachnoff, Eddie Bravo, Denny Prokopos If you saw him on the street you might not guess he’s a world champion. Adam Sachnoff, also known as “Big Red” and “The Red Destroyer,” doesn’t carry himself with the arrogance that often follows talent and success in competition. The 27-year-old is the lead instructor at 10th Planet – San Mateo in Northern California. His school is a welcome addition...

The Versus Podcast: Marc Spears Vs. Ed The Sports Fan (The Return of Kobe Episode) | 0 Comments

On this edition of The Versus Podcast, we’re fortunate enough to have Marc Spears, NBA writer of Yahoo! Sports on with us. During the pod, Spears talks with the trio about the return of Kobe Bryant and the prospectus of 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers. “He’s a smarter player and I think he’s using his brain more than his body. He’s like the guy at the playground, he used to be super nice, dunking on everybody, but he’s...

Fear Factor: The San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals And The NLCS Mirror Match | 0 Comments

Over the past four years, the destinies of the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have often run parallel. When one team was not winning the National League crown, it was the other doing it instead. Yet for the first time since the Giants’ classic comeback in the 2012 NLCS — and the Cardinals’ equally epic collapse — they are preparing to meet again for a trip to the World Series. To take a look at this, we brought together...

The NCAA Revolt: Free Todd Gurley Edition | 6 Comments

So you may have heard: Georgia Bulldogs junior running back Todd Gurley, the leading Heisman candidate and unquestionably the best running back in the country, has been suspended indefinitely as he is being investigated by the NCAA for alleged NCAA violations. It seems as though Gurley’s crime is allegedly taking money for autographs, memorabilia and/or the use of his likeness. You know, because it’s so morally corrupt to make money off...

Why Auburn And Mississippi State Will Be The Game Of The Week | 0 Comments

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. College football is a trendy sport, and many times we see a team come up with an innovative approach and garner some success in the process. Then the following season you see teams mimicking what that squad did or calibrating their approaches to simulate a variation of the successful endeavor. The game of the week features two innovative teams and should prove to be a clash that will better define who the...

Farewell, Landon Donovan | 1 Comment

Playing for only a half hour in a Friday night friendly is a shameful way for Landon Donovan to go out. His U.S. Men’s National Team experience will come to an end in a meaningless contest against Ecuador after only 30 minutes — likely by his own request, as his L.A. Galaxy are pushing for a top playoff spot in the waning MLS season. He has a game two days later that means something. Even the most cynical fans had to feel for Donovan when...