Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

TSFJ Run Challenge: Escaping The Cubicle And Competing With Friends

We’ve all heard a variation of the following cliche before, most often when an athlete faces difficult situations in his or her life away from sports: “The field/court/rink/course provides a place of solace, where the athlete doesn’t think about anything but the game/match/round.” For...
August 19th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Leo Santa Cruz Is Keeping An Eye On Guillermo Rigondeaux

There are those in boxing who firmly believe fighters, because of their nature, never fear other fighters. Apparently those people didn’t follow the Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks fight. Plenty of ringside observers noted that Spinks looked absolutely terrified in that ring. Those people have probably...
August 19th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

10 Of The Greatest Moments Lost In The 1994 Baseball Strike, 20 Years Later

Some years just have a different vibe to them. Teams are clicking, the games are exciting, the performances are just a bit more spectacular more often. For Major League Baseball, the summer of 1994 was one of those years. There was a great franchise at the peak of its power in Atlanta that faced an...
August 18th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Meet The Fan: Tanisha Robinson Revels In The Success Of The New Orleans Saints

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 18th, 2014 | Football, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Kell Brook And Gabriel Rosado: Two New Champs, Two Very Different Performances

On Saturday night, the fight game crowned two new champions: England’s Kell Brook and Philadelphia native Gabriel Rosado. Brook fought for the IBF boxing welterweight title, while Rosado fought for the Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB) middleweight championship. At first blush, it might seem that the ugly,...
August 18th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | 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

The 2014 Philadelphia Eagles: Don’t Believe The Hype

By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 By Josh Naso / @silverfox8008 The start of every football season brings excitement and anticipation. This upcoming season is no different in Philadelphia, except that in addition to the excitement, there is a whole lot of hype. The hype is...
August 14th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Meet The Fan: Julius McCormack Finally Finds Optimism With His Jacksonville Jaguars

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 14th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Meet The Fan: Dhevin Williams Puts His Humor, Trash Talk Behind The San Francisco 49ers

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 13th, 2014 | Football, I'm So Hideous | Read More

Not For Nostalgia’s Sake: The Philadelphia Eagles And 2 Shades Of Green

You’ve seen recent reports that the Philadelphia Eagles are considering a permanent return to the kelly green look in the near future. Though there are hard-to-understand complications from the NFL in relation to any change, Eagles management has opened up conversations with the league office in making...
August 12th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Meet The Fan: Morgan Twiddy Finds A New Hometown And Its Team, The Denver Broncos

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 12th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The Future Of Sportswriting Is What We Make It

I have a confession to make. Things don’t always come up smelling like roses at the TSFJ e-offices. I won’t say it happens on a daily basis, but at least two or three times a week, the three editors, Eddie Maisonet, Kenny Masenda and myself, have some back and forth on the direction of the...
August 12th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | 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

Meet The Fan: Justin Martin Falls Down And Rises Up With The Atlanta Falcons

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 11th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Danny Garcia Is Back On Track

It’s a mismatch. Rod Salka is a calf for the slaughter. Danny Garcia is a cherry picker. The media said all that and much worse about Saturday night’s headlining fight between junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and unranked military man, Rod Salka. With commentary like that, it was...
August 11th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Waiting Game: 5 NBA Games To Eagerly Anticipate

Chicken wings. Beer. Burgers. Franks. Rivalry games. Sunday Night Football. Monday Night Football. If you’re like me, a warm, fuzzy feeling just shot down your body. Football season is back, and with it comes six months of planned weekend activities. But with it being football season, it’s...
August 11th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

All Hail Zo: Alonzo Mourning Gets His Just Due

With this latest Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class being inducted this weekend, I realize I’m at the age where the players that introduced me to the sport are finally getting their just due. While I’m still a few years away from seeing the athletes that directly influence how I enjoy...
August 8th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | 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

Meet The Fan: A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Keeps The New York Jets In His Scenario

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 8th, 2014 | Football, The NFL Chick | Read More