Articles By: K. Masenda

Kenny Masenda is a fan of the game, and an admirer of the culture. You can find more of what makes him tick at his Facebook profile located here.

The Transformation Of Brandon Marshall

When it comes to the game of football and playing wide receiver, Brandon Marshall has always been up there as one of the best to do it each and every year. For me in particular, I’ve been a fan of his for years simply due to the way he shows up on Sunday and shows his opponents absolutely no mercy....
September 9th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Ron Washington And The End Of An Era For Texas Rangers Baseball

When things go to hell in the world of a team and its season, fans have various ways of dealing with the disaster. Some stay right in the midst of the mess, right in the heat of the fire with their team, game after game, knowing in their hearts that it will not get any better and that the season is...
September 8th, 2014 | Baseball, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: ‘Jeopardy!’ King Brad Rutter Buzzes In With The Philadelphia Eagles

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await Sunday’s full-schedule kickoff.  Someone...
September 5th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: Kris Rothstein And His Never-Ending Ride With The Indianapolis Colts

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
September 1st, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: Lizz Robbins Is All In For Her Washington Redskins

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
August 26th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: Johnathan Mark Reps Houston And Its Texans Through And Through

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
August 25th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

My Sister And Me

“I’m going to work at ESPN.” When those six words came out of my sister’s mouth four years ago, I knew it was only a matter of time before she would be in Bristol. See, there are people who would like to do something, and there are people who want to do something. Then there are people who are...
August 8th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: Tami James And The Baltimore Ravens Have Been Down Since Day One

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
August 7th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: 3,000 Miles Can’t Distance Chauncey Balsom From The Seattle Seahawks

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously await the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
August 5th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Meet The Fan: For Eddie B., It’s The Pittsburgh Steelers And Nobody Else

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 28th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge — Testimonies: Becoming Stronger Through Adversity

Life has a way of bringing us to our knees, a way of humbling us, a way of sending a reminder that no matter how hard we work or how prepared we think we may be for whatever life throws our way, we are never fully in control. For some, it can contribute to making them say, “To hell with it,” give...
July 25th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | Read More

The TSFJ Run Challenge Is Here

Picture courtesy of Zack Sylvan. Sometime in May, Crazy Joe Simmons and I were talking about different types of workouts when he told me about a running group he was in with some people all across the country. It was made possible by the Nike+ Running App they all had on various electronic devices they...
June 30th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | Read More

The World Cup Brings Wayward Souls Together

The first organized team sport I played growing up was soccer. I played for three or four years and had a good time at first, but lurking in the distance was a 6’6’, 195-pound product of the University of North Carolina playing in the red, black and white of the Chicago Bulls. My dad, who introduced...
June 25th, 2014 | Soccer, Soul On Ice | Read More

Blast From The Past: The 10th Anniversary Of Kevin Garnett’s Game 7 Masterpiece

The Brooklyn Nets are no longer a threat in the NBA Playoffs after being ousted last week by the Miami Heat in five dispirited, disheartening and disappointing games. While the Nets possessed a roster of names that even the most casual of fans heard of, it was all a mirage. Everything from the first...
May 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

4 Months Of NFL Draft Coverage Officially Made Me Sick

The NFL found a way to do something I did not think was possible. For as long as I have been a football fan, the NFL has been immune to the law of diminishing returns. There was no such thing as too much NFL. Even with Thursday Night Football and the criticism that comes with games on that particular...
May 12th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Above The Rim Turns 20 Years Old Today

In life, we have things that are near and dear to our heart. It can be a favorite song, shoe and, in this case, a movie. There are a lot of movies I love, but there is only one that is my undisputed favorite movie of all-time, in any genre. That movie is none other than Above the Rim. Some people will...
March 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Soul On Ice | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words of March Madness: 2010 Sweet 16 – Kansas State 101, Xavier 96

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Kenny Masenda, whose appreciation of the #FearTheBeard movement is unprecedented. Oh, and if we...
March 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

Podcast: The Annual Frenzy That Is The First Day Of NFL Free Agency

On this recent edition of The UC Show, Tinsley and Kenny led off by bidding farewell to DeMarcus Ware, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys after nine years with the team. Despite both being life-long fans of D-Ware, they soon acknowledged that the move was best for all parties. Surely, there are...
March 12th, 2014 | Soul On Ice, The UC Show | Read More

Podcast: Welcome Home, Justin Tinsley

After a month-long trek to Dubai, Justin Tinsley has returned home to The UC Show and the fellas made sure to give him a proper greeting by giving the man his own theme music. Granted, it took him about two years to finally get some theme music and we’ll probably take it off after the show, but...
March 5th, 2014 | Soul On Ice, The UC Show | Read More

Leave Marshawn Lynch Alone

My immediate memories of being a sports fan revolve around the actions on the court and on the field. Whether it is Michael Jordan shrugging his shoulders after a three-point barrage in the 1992 NBA Finals, Michael Irvin catching a bomb from Troy Aikman or watching a baseball launch over 400 feet into...
January 30th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More