Articles By: The Fam

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The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: West Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday. The Suns weren’t able to complete their bid for a post season spot, but this year’s field promises to be one of the most competitive post seasons in the Western Conference....
April 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

The 8 X-Factor Players Of The 2014 NBA Playoffs: East Edition

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with the NBA Post Season officially getting underway this upcoming Saturday. The Bobcats will end their franchise with a trip to the post season while the Knicks failed to recover from their slow start, even in one of the worst years for the Eastern Conference....
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2013 NCAA First Round – FGCU 78, Georgetown 68

(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 Johnathan Tillman, who relives a singular moment from last year’s darlings of the tournament,...
March 17th, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2008 NCAA 2nd Round – Davidson 74, Georgetown 70

By David Dennis / @DavidDTSS (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 David Dennis of The Smoking Section who also just so happens to be...
March 7th, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 1992 NCAA Regional Final – Duke 103, Kentucky 102

(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 Bryan Crawford on how he began to hate Duke. Oh, and if we go over 160 words…well, our bad.) Although...
March 5th, 2014 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

Starting Lineups: 16 Years Ago, Vince Carter’s Swag Was On High At North Carolina

It’s amazing what a conversation via Twitter can spawn. The Worldwide Leader was doing it’s usual promotion of the next battle between two teams that engage in the best rivalry in the history of college basketball. Per ESPN’s flashback, they took the wayback machine to 2012, when Austin...
February 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, The Rev | Read More

Fight Like Sugar Goes 12 Rounds On His T-Shirt Line, Sugar Ray Robinson And The Best Round Ever

Round 1: Everyone has a passion in life, and when you get to know people in this world it doesn’t take much time to figure out what those passions are. Simply put, Paul Navarro knows his shit. When it comes to the fight game, that being of the boxing or the mixed martial arts variety, the man...
February 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, H1gher Learning, MMA | Read More

The Sports Fan’s 3-Point Guide To The NBA All-Star Snub Argument

By Jonathan Tillman / @thetillshow My main damie, Matt Whitener, gave me his blessing to write this piece. He says the people need it, and Johnathan Tillman is for the people. The NBA All-Star Reserves were named yesterday. Like with any list, there are varying opinions on who was, and more importantly,...
January 31st, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

An Alarming Lack Of Diversity Among Sportswriting’s Mad Men

By Jesse Taylor / @JesseTaylor74 Glancing at your newspaper’s sports page or going online for stories is like walking through the offices of Sterling Cooper in 1960. Except it’s 2014, and Don Draper runs Grantland. Until leaders in the sportswriting industry decide to value diversity, readers will...
January 28th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Fam | Read More

ETSF Joins Warriors World To Discuss The MVP Candidacy Of Kevin Durant, Harrison Barnes And More

Now it’s ’95 and they clock me and watch me Diamonds shining Looking like I robbed Liberace It’s all good from Diego to the Bay Your city is the bomb if your city making pay Throw up a finger if you feel the same way Dre putting it down for California — from 2Pac and Dr. Dre’s...
January 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Conference Championship Sunday Open Thread: Super Bowl XLVIII Is Official – Broncos Vs. Seahawks On Feb. 2

Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos Vs. Seahawks Set the date. Sunday, February 2, 3:30 PM on FOX. Location? MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Let the prognostication begin. Richard Sherman Is A Straight Bitch Let me bring this in by making one thing clear: Richard Sherman is the best cornerback...
January 19th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

The Not Quite As Young Bucks: Catching Up With The 2012 NBA Draft Lottery Picks

In this instant-analysis world we now live in, people cannot help but make declarative statements about athletes immediately, particularly rookies. As we all know, that doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in the grand scheme of things, because it can take different players different times to grow...
January 14th, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

The 10 Mitchell & Ness Items We All Need In Our Lives

Sports and style are synonymous to one another. The image of the team is what bands, bonds and extends the team to the fans, and it crosses over from generation to generation. The good folks at Mitchell & Ness having been making sure that the timeless crossover of the greats of the past are represented...
January 7th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, Lists, The Fam | Read More

The Charlotte Hornets Are Back: Is Hugo The Hornet Rocking Jordan XI’s In The New Charlotte Logo?

Now that all all of the hype as died down from the recent news of the NEW Charlotte Hornets logo set, I thought I’d take a moment to put my two cents in the pot of public opinion. First of all, let’s not forget: The Charlotte Bobcats (as they are known now) are still a sub-.500 team that...
January 2nd, 2014 | Basketball, H1gher Learning | Read More

A Cowboys Fan And An Eagles Fan Say 5 ‘Nice Things’ About The Opposition Heading Into Sunday Night

Last year, as the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles were stumbling over themselves in committing football follies left and right, Cowboys fan Justin Tinsley and Eagles fan Reverend Paul Revere squared off in an email chain of the ages on our teams’ incompetence. This year, things are vastly...
December 27th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

The NBA On Christmas Day Open Thread: We Got 14 Hours Of Basketball Under The Tree

Merry Christmas everybody. May your mornings be filled with presents, your afternoons be filled with delicious food and your evenings filled with fellowship with friends and family. Oh yeah, may your day also be filled with an entire day of basketball greatness. In the spirit of Christmas, TSFJ will...
December 25th, 2013 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

Kyrie Irving’s New Nike Signature Shoe: The Nike Zoom HyperRev

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher First words that came to mind when I saw the side profile: MOON BOOTS. Second thought was “these look like they’d be comfortable as hell to hoop in” and I guess that was the point. The seamless upper paired with a flexible foam lining is what brought those...
December 17th, 2013 | Basketball, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

On Mack Brown, Being Nudged Out And The Future Of Texas Football

By Brandon Caldwell / @dayandadream In the end, the numbers 30 and 20 were the ones to doom Mack Brown. Not that glaring win-loss record against Bob Stoops and Oklahoma. Not that 1-2 start followed by a roaring six-game win streak and finishing the year out 1-2 against top talent in Oklahoma State and...
December 11th, 2013 | Football, The Fam | Read More

On Kanye West, Drake And Entertainers Getting Co-Signs From Your Favorite Sneaker Brands

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher A long time ago, when I was blogging about streetwear and streetwear marketing concepts, I wrote a post that basically said that up-and-coming brands should avoid celebrity co-signs like the plague. I had a myriad of reasons, but my main one was because I believed it was a dangerous...
December 11th, 2013 | Et cetera, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Roy Halladay: The Workhorse Who Made You Believe

Yesterday, Roy Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and officially announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. We here at TSFJ only felt it appropriate to honor one of the greatest pitchers of his generation. So here are a few words shared by Toronto Blue Jays fan Alex...
December 10th, 2013 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More