Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Never Count Out The San Francisco (Zombies) Giants

The excellent thing about baseball’s postseason will always be the inaccuracies that bring poetic endings. No one would believe the amount of incredible catches, seeing-eye singles and thrifty trips around the base paths the Kansas City Royals enjoyed en route to their first Fall Classic in 29 years. It’s...
October 22nd, 2014 | Baseball, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

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

Gennady Golovkin & Nicholas Walters Continue Their Reign Of Terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California. Before “Mexican Style” the only common attribute between Golovkin (a Kazakhstan-native who’s won an Olympic silver medal) and Walters (a Jamaican-born fighter who trains...
October 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Versus Podcast: Warriors World Vs. Ed The Sports Fan (The Degenerate Gambling Episode)

By Bonta Hill / @bontahill Rasheed Malek, Editor-in-Chief of Warriors World (and the self-proclaimed Bill Walsh of blogging) joins TVP and breaks down the current state of the Golden State Warriors, how he figured out he had gambling issues by venturing into betting on WNBA games, the throwing of...
October 20th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Why Kansas State And Oklahoma Will Be The Game Of The Week

I have been giving the SEC and the ACC a lot of love in these segments, but I haven’t really given the Big 12 anything until this point. Today that changes as the game of the week features #14 Kansas State and #11 Oklahoma. When you think Big 12 football, you immediately think Texas, TCU and Oklahoma....
October 17th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Remembering The Peter Warrick Experience, 15 Years Later

Maybe I’m the only one, and if that’s the case, then fine. I’m not hype about Florida State and Notre Dame preparing to square off and do battle in Tallahassee on Saturday night. It doesn’t mean I won’t watch it, because the Jameis Winston witch hunt has officially gotten...
October 17th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Raheem Sterling Saga

Nobody, and I mean nobody, clutches their pearls like the English media. That goes double when it’s about the England men’s soccer team, but it’s never for the right reasons. This week all the rage was about 19-year-old Raheem Sterling asking Roy Hodgson to sit out from training,...
October 17th, 2014 | House Of Carden, Soccer | Read More

Key & Peele Tackle Concussions In Football Hilariously

“What are we doing out there? Because I don’t know. No, seriously? I don’t know.” I’ve had one concussion in my life. I was 11 years old, playing first base on my 6th-grade elementary school baseball team, the Crosby Park Longhorns. Back in 1994, being a first baseman and...
October 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is...
October 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Top 3 Reasons To Tune In To GGG Vs. Rubio: Carnage In Carson

Fight week is halfway through, and throngs of Gennady Golovkin (GGG) and Marco Antonio Rubio fans are counting down the hours until Saturday’s middleweight title bout. This fight is on every hardcore boxing fan’s can’t-miss list, but some out there might be wondering whether this...
October 15th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Mississippi State, Ole Miss And The Power Of ‘That One Year’

If this country still exists in 25 years, two men might sit in a Mississippi bar. Hank Williams will twang in the background as a sliver of sunlight exposes streams of dust. The particles gain magic as Conway Twitty plays and the song makes the men think of a time held dear. After a minute or two, one...
October 15th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The Cold State Of The Minnesota Vikings

My dad likes to criticize Minnesota weathermen. Well, to be fair, he criticizes most things, but the forecasters of winter in the North Star State annually draw his ire. They’ll dance around reports or speak in vague terms to hide the severity of the impending weather. This one always gets him...
October 15th, 2014 | Football, No Class Friday | Read More

No Justice, No Football

So here you are, enjoying your Monday Night Football on the most ridiculous holiday known to man — and that’s counting the fact that people celebrate an overweight white dude breaking into their homes to leave gifts — and you notice a strange series of tweets. Your favorite sports blogger is...
October 14th, 2014 | Football, Michelle Huxtable | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The Dallas Cowboys Take Out The Champs In Seattle

This game was circled on my calendar for months. As soon as the 2014 NFL schedule was released and I found out that the Dallas Cowboys were playing the NFC West, my only hope was that my team would be traveling to Seattle. I love the Cowboys, appreciate the Seahawks and love a great fan atmosphere....
October 14th, 2014 | Football, Shock The World, Soul On Ice | Read More

On Crissy Henderson, Domestic Violence And The adidas Element Refine

With domestic violence emerging from “under the rug” now more than ever in the media, it is refreshing to read about women taking a positive initiative on the matter. And, seeing as October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, there seems to be no better time for Channing “Chan-Lo”...
October 14th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, The Intern | Read More

Eastside Vs. Westside: The NFC East Challenging The NFC West

Heading into the 2014 NFL season, all eyes headed west. In a sports world often described as having an East Coast bias, it was the NFC West getting all the praise, and rightfully so. In 2013, the NFC West was far and away the best division in the NFL. The Seattle Seahawks finished with the best regular-season...
October 13th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Adam Sachnoff, 10th Planet & 5 Mistakes Wrestlers Make In BJJ

Left to right: Adam Sachnoff, Eddie Bravo, Denny Prokopos If you saw him on the street you might not guess he’s a world champion. Adam Sachnoff, also known as “Big Red” and “The Red Destroyer,” doesn’t carry himself with the arrogance that often follows talent and...
October 13th, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

The Versus Podcast: Marc Spears Vs. Ed The Sports Fan (The Return of Kobe Episode)

On this edition of The Versus Podcast, we’re fortunate enough to have Marc Spears, NBA writer of Yahoo! Sports on with us. During the pod, Spears talks with the trio about the return of Kobe Bryant and the prospectus of 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers. “He’s a smarter player and I think...
October 13th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Fear Factor: The San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals And The NLCS Mirror Match

Over the past four years, the destinies of the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals have often run parallel. When one team was not winning the National League crown, it was the other doing it instead. Yet for the first time since the Giants’ classic comeback in the 2012 NLCS — and the...
October 10th, 2014 | Baseball, The Fam | Read More

The NCAA Revolt: Free Todd Gurley Edition

So you may have heard: Georgia Bulldogs junior running back Todd Gurley, the leading Heisman candidate and unquestionably the best running back in the country, has been suspended indefinitely as he is being investigated by the NCAA for alleged NCAA violations. It seems as though Gurley’s crime...
October 10th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More