I write about sports in my spare time, which is all the time. I try to get the Popeyes three piece for $3.99 daily deal on Thursdays even if my fiancee's cooking dinner at home. I'm looking for a Michael Dickerson Vancouver Grizzlies jersey so if you have one, let's be soulmates.
I can’t remember the last time I wrote something here at The Sports Fan Journal. I do know that since the last time I appeared on here, I got married in Hawaii, and finally finished self-publishing my first book (ohh, link to the online store in the first paragraph, my job is done here. The rest... March 26th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, J. Tinsley, Steven LeBron | Read More
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a terrible football team this season. This much we know. They haven’t scored a touchdown at home yet this season, which is kind of okay until you realize we’re heading towards the halfway mark of the season. But when a team is bad, maybe historically bad, we... October 24th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More
“Cowboys QB Tony Romo throws 506 yards in loss to Broncos” is probably the most Romo of all Romo headlines. Just 48 yards away from tying the all-time NFL record for passing yards in a game and having kept pace with Peyton Manning and the record-setting Broncos for four quarters, Romo got... October 7th, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More
When I went to New York a few months ago, I went to the NBA Store and considered buying an Andrew Bynum Philadelphia 76ers jersey because how often do you get a chance to own a jersey of a player on a team that he never played a single game for? Unfortunately, this was before Bynum signed with the Cavaliers... September 30th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More
This is my fifth attempt at writing this column. In the first one, I tried to write about Trent Richardson. The second and third were attempts at ranking the teams while making a bunch of references to Breaking Bad. The fourth was an empty WordPress box. I then opened my e-mail to tell editor-in-chief... September 23rd, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More
In football at least, Buffalo is the place where dreams go to die. Some don’t even let their imaginations run too wild at this point. As with any team that’s suffered years, decades or even centuries of misery, there are arbitrary starting points for that pain, signature losses and heartbreaks... September 16th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More
There was a lot of symmetry in the season opener on Thursday between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos. First, via Bruce Arthur, last year’s Super Bowl blackout delay lasted 34 minutes, while Thursday’s lightning delay was, well, 34 minutes. When Peyton Manning took the field —... September 9th, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More
The NFL’s $765 million settlement of concussion lawsuits is, on the surface, a monetary conclusion that will compensate a lot of former players and their families for physical damages that have arisen as a result of the game of football. Beyond that, it’s just another reminder that the concussion... September 2nd, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More
In the July 22, 1991, issue of Sports Illustrated, William Oscar Johnson looked at how the sports world would look a decade later in 2001.
Using a fictional character named Ulysses S. Spectator, Johnson crafted a piece that described the world where the ozone layer is a bit more depleted and the resulting... August 27th, 2013 | Et cetera, Steven LeBron | Read More
This is how it starts. I go on Tumblr, check out Oakley and Allen, it leads me to For All To Envy where I start browsing the hip-hop section and see this Mase t-shirt for $100. I think about it for a second, actually more than that, enough time to actually debate whether it’s worth shelling out... August 19th, 2013 | Kicks & Gear, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More
Hi everyone, this is Larry David here. I’m the new head coach of your favorite football team, and I’m here to tell you how, why and all your other pressing questions.
Now this is unusual for me, because while my pal Seinfeld is in effect producing his own sitcom under the guise of a web... August 12th, 2013 | Columns, Football, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More
Last week, Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles got a Popeyes cake for his birthday, and sure enough, I’ve decided to associate myself with Popeyes, several people alerted me to this cake via Facebook, Twitter and email, including the editor-in-chief of this site.
This was cool and all, but when... August 5th, 2013 | Baseball, Et cetera, Steven LeBron | Read More
Okay. First off, before any other words are spilled onto this WordPress box I’m writing in, I think we need to all agree on one thing: This Alex Rodriguez versus Brian Cashman and the Yankees organization subplot is absolutely hilarious. I say this because there are no livelihoods at stake. When... July 29th, 2013 | Baseball, Columns, Sports, Steven LeBron | Read More
Even though the Toronto Blue Jays have been the most disappointing team in baseball this season, attendance and television numbers have been encouraging. Two years ago, the Jays were 25th in the league in average attendance, coming in at 22,445 fans per game. Last season, it increased to 25,921 per... July 22nd, 2013 | Baseball, Steven LeBron | Read More
Earlier this year, Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post wrote an article titled “Legendary sporting events can leave tail of wouldas, couldas, shouldas” in which he compiled a bunch of stories of people who gave up tickets or missed a classic game for various reasons.
It made me think about... July 15th, 2013 | Baseball, Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More
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It’s over. It’s finally over. Last Friday at around 6 p.m. EST, having just started digging in to a three-piece meal from Popeyes (what up KD, I’m keeping it trill like you), I had to use a couple of greasy fingers to scroll Tweetdeck as news started rolling... July 8th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More
For me, the strangest part about finding out another side to an athlete you follow is the part where you go back and scour through interview clips and read articles looking for clues that make sense after the fact, to layer in the additional context that comes with new information.
In the past couple... July 1st, 2013 | Football, Steven LeBron | Read More
Over the weekend, after the conclusion of the NBA Finals, Brian Windhorst of ESPN published an oral history of the 2003 NBA Draft. The timing was perfect seeing that three prominent names from that draft class — LeBron, Wade and Bosh — had just repeated as champions. It’s also relevant because... June 27th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More
“Upside/ Downside” is not a concept that I created, but I like using when it comes to addressing a multitude of questions and issues that have some correlation to each other but all really exist as their own topics. It gives me a way to try and put together a cohesive column that’s... June 24th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More
Last Friday’s Vice on HBO episode was the much talked about visit by Dennis Rodman and three members of the Harlem Globetrotters to North Korea for an exhibition game of basketball in front of 10,000 fans and the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.
North Korea as a country has been, well, hard... June 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Steven LeBron | Read More