Articles By: The Fam

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

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...
October 20th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

The Refs Have a Rough Weekend: The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League

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...
October 6th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

On Alex Smith And Shedding The Bust Label

By Johnathan Tillman / @thetillshow I never thought this day would ever exist. Most of us figured when the San Francisco 49ers of Santa Clara decided to permanently sever ties with Alex Smith, it would be the end of a disappointing career and another in the long line of top overall picks whose names...
October 3rd, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Football Fashion Week Presents: The 11 Freshest Football Uniforms Of The Past Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine We’re five weeks into the college football season, and the NFL season just ended its first quarter. This weekend looked like Fashion Week in various stadiums across the country. As I perused from game to game, I noticed no one individual getting his fresh on to the...
October 1st, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Wayne Rooney Sees Red: The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League

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...
September 29th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

Looking Like New Money: Here’s The 10 Freshest Football Uniform Looks Of The Past Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine Last week was the first week that the college teams really started to add some flair to their uniforms and thankfully, it continued this week. The NFL did their thing this week also. For some odd reason, everyone was rocking white on Sunday like they were hitting one of...
September 24th, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

The 6 Things That Mattered This Weekend In The Premier League: We See You, Leicester City

Getting promoted to the Barclays Premier League can be a scary proposition. You have to go from one standard of play to another, and in England, the difference between most Championship teams and the teams playing in the Champions League is probably the difference between the top teams in Football Bowl...
September 15th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

The Cincinnati Kid’s Homecoming: The Queen City Has No Problem With Adrien Broner

By Charles C. Davis, Jr. / @ccdavisjr (Ed’s Note: TSFJ sent Charles Davis to cover the Adrien Broner vs. Emmanuel Taylor fight in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Broner defended his WBA Light Welterweight championship. We asked Charles to take in the atmosphere and capture the essence of Broner, one of boxing’s...
September 11th, 2014 | Boxing, The Fam | Read More

Spatted Up: Here’s The 5 Freshest Football Uniform Looks Of The Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine If you’re 25 and up, you’ve heard the old football coach rhetoric, “Play for the team, not for yourselves.” If a player is wearing anything “flashy” like an armband, spatted cleats, etc., he’s selfish, a showoff, not about the team. Fashion sense is fleeting...
September 10th, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Premier League Review: Stoke City Stunts On Manchester City

I’d like to write about one of the highlight matches of the weekend, Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to visiting Stoke City. It’s the upset of the season so far. But I can’t write about it. I didn’t watch it. And neither did my Premier League recapping counterpart Dillon Friday...
September 1st, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

Premier League Review: Everton and Arsenal Clash In Familiar Affair

Everton was founded in 1878 so the parish of St. Domingo’s Church could play football during the fall and winter. Arsenal was founded in 1886 by the workers of the Royal Arsenal in southeast London. No two teams in England have played more games against each other in the top flight. And why not?...
August 25th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

Your Premier League Weekend In Review: Should Manchester United Fans Panic?

I imagine Manchester United fans split themselves between the Woody and Buzz camps. Half watched the Red Devils fall 2-1 at Old Trafford to Swansea City and said reassuringly, “This is no time to panic.” The rest shouted in return, “This is the perfect time to panic!” United endured its worst...
August 18th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

Stories Of Fandom In The Premier League: Which Team Should I Root For?

Once upon a time, I suggested that cheering for a Barclays Premier League team is like marrying a mail-order bride. There’s no real love there. Instead, it’s a relationship built on materialistic affection. I’ve revised my stance since then. I’ve come to realize that BPL fandom...
August 15th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

David Wilson’s Farewell: A Lesson In Hope

By Jeffery Scott / @jeffesquire What is your biggest dream? What is that one audacious goal that if achieved, you’d feel content? What if you attained that dream and in a short time that dream became something you could not continue? Not because you couldn’t physically perform the duties required,...
August 11th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Landon Donovan’s Refreshing Retirement

By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt I can’t help but feel good for Landon Donovan. He announced yesterday that he’s retiring at the end of the 2014 MLS season. The duties of a professional soccer player — and carrying his sport’s hopes and dreams of his nation for the better part of the last...
August 8th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More

Remembering The Greatness Of The Now Struggling Ryan Howard

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 We have all witnessed, with frustration and, for me, sadness, the steady decline of Ryan Howard over the past three years. After bursting onto the scene in 2005, we watched with joy and excitement the Big Piece’s rise and run of success, including six very good years...
August 5th, 2014 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

The 5-Ring Circus That Is Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt Descending upon Oxnard, California, this week is the biggest circus in the world by any other name: Dallas Cowboys training camp. Current players, prospective players, coaches, media and untold droves of fans will...
July 25th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

RE2PECT: A Female Fan’s Tribute To Derek Jeter

By Jennifer Azano / @jenniferazano  When Derek Jeter first announced his retirement back in February, after shedding some tears, I immediately began reflecting upon his illustrious career and what he has meant to baseball … and to me. There’s no doubt that when most people think of baseball, Derek...
July 18th, 2014 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

2014 MLB HR Derby Open Thread: It’s Back-to-Back For Yoenis Cespedes

It’s Back-To-Back For Yoenis Cespedes Before tonight, the only player to ever win the Home Run Derby in back-to-back years was Ken Griffey Jr. Now we can add Yoenis Cespedes to the list, as the Oakland A’s slugger defended his crown in impressive fashion. Yoenis put in his work for the long...
July 14th, 2014 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

We’ll Always Have You: TSFJ’s Lasting Memories Of The World Cup

Yesterday’s World Cup final, Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina, was the culmination of 63 other games featuring the best soccer teams in the world. What led up to the tournament’s outcome often gets lost as time passes, the moments of brilliance and heartache before the winner hoisted...
July 14th, 2014 | Soccer, The Fam | Read More