Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

The Wild Impact Of The MLB Wild Card Game: A Working History

By force of habit or by resilience to preserve tradition, which is all-important in tying together the ends of the game, Major League Baseball is slow to embrace change. When the decision was made three years ago to expand the postseason even further and create a second Wild Card spot in each league,...
October 1st, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | 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

3 Reasons Why You Should Watch Francesco Totti

In Tuesday’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City, Francesco Totti scored and, in doing so, became the oldest goalscorer in Champions League history. It was also his first ever tally on English soil. This goal was worth the wait. It’s a typical Totti goal — staying onside and timing his run...
October 1st, 2014 | House Of Carden, Soccer | Read More

A Stacked SEC West Football Slate Gives Lesson On ‘Always’

I once worked for a man named Kevin who became a dear friend. He owned a flower shop and taught me the “always” rules. Always make a vertical cut in hydrangea stems. Always put fresh-cut roses in warm water. Always remove pollen from a lily before it becomes the ultimate stain-maker. When...
October 1st, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Mutual Animosity Never Hurt Anyone: Reigniting The Cavs-Wizards Rivalry

The Cavaliers and Wizards once hated each other. And if we’re lucky, history will repeat itself. Earlier this summer, shortly after the Cleveland Cavaliers fell on the sunny side of an enormous LeBron James decision, NBA TV launched into a string of The King and the Cavs’ finest playoff games...
October 1st, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Not A Sideshow BOB: The Rise Of Bill O’Brien

Nearly three years ago, I knew very little about current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. Truth be told, I wasn’t exactly enthralled when my alma mater, Penn State, hired O’Brien to be the man tasked with replacing Joe Paterno and popular defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, the...
September 29th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Here’s How We Got To DeMarco Murray Being The Best Running Back In The NFL

If you would’ve asked me seven years ago if DeMarco Murray was capable of being one of the best running backs in football, I wouldn’t have hesitated in saying, “Absolutely.” Seven years ago, Murray was a redshirt freshman for the Oklahoma Sooners, and the whispers in Norman were...
September 29th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | 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

LeBron James Calls Himself Bill Belichick And Kyrie Irving Is Tom Brady

The boys are finally all together. NBA Media Day was held on Friday, and it served as the first chance we would have to see all of the newest faces in different places as the 2014-15 NBA season is just over one month away. While every team is focusing on what their organization can do to make a title...
September 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Merseyside Derby: Because Liverpool Makes Me Sit In A Bathtub With All My Clothes On

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death; I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” -Bill Shankly, Liverpool manager, 1959-1974 This is how I spent my Tuesday afternoon. (Thanks, Liverpool) I sat in my empty...
September 26th, 2014 | House Of Carden, Soccer | Read More

Clarifying The Confusion: 4 Reasons Why The Derek Jeter Farewell Tour Matters

There has been an odd habit that has become popular as the baseball summer draws to a close and subsequently is taking the career of Derek Jeter along with it. In the winter of his days as a New York Yankee, there has been a tug of war between the push to show appreciation to his career and to also...
September 26th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Why Missouri Vs. South Carolina Is College Football’s Game of the Week

Expectations were very high for the South Carolina Gamecocks coming into the season. Many experts had picked them to be the outright winner of the SEC East division and contenders for a national championship. It sounded good in August, but after the drudging that took place at the hands of the Aggies...
September 26th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Paul Konerko Deserves Some Of Your Attention

For reasons that are beyond obnoxious at this point, the good, bad and absurd commentary on Derek Jeter’s farewell tour — and the man himself — continues to rage. It’s obnoxious for all sorts of reasons, but the largest that looms is that there’s far more talk about a player and team that...
September 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball | Read More

What Eric Bledsoe’s 5-Year Contract Extension With The Phoenix Suns Means

It’s not often that NBA players hold out when negotiating their rookie contract extensions. The allure of a guaranteed payday that’s substantially more than what they’ve previously earned is usually enough. In the case of Phoenix Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe, he was more than willing...
September 25th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

The Desperate State Of Manchester United

Wayne Rooney’s outburst after Esteban Cambiasso’s equalizer on Sunday might be my favorite Manchester United moment of the past decade. The Red Devils led Leicester City by scores of 2-0 and 3-1. When the Foxes made it 3-3 with the help of some shoddy United defending, Rooney was fed up....
September 25th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | 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

Friday Night Lights Help Ease The Pain Of Ferguson

I’ve learned one thing above all in a few years of high school sports coverage – football reigns supreme. All other sports dim in comparison. It’s the feather in the cap of each local news outlet. When autumn enters, the stage lights up with teenagers who dream of state titles. In Ferguson, Missouri,...
September 24th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Here Are 5 Potential World Series Matchups That Are Intriguing As Hell

If Robin Williams’ character in Good Will Hunting taught us anything, it is that once upon a time, the World Series was second only to true love. Every once in a while, there is the prospect of a World Series that is so epic that it creates that undeniable chemistry with the fall that only its...
September 24th, 2014 | Baseball, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Charlie Powell: The Bo Jackson Of Boxing

Charlie Powell was special. His physical abilities and athletic accomplishments are so impressive that in the pantheon of multi-sport greats, Powell deserves a spot alongside Bo Jackson and Jim Thrope. A professional baseball and football player, as well as a boxer and standout on the basketball court...
September 23rd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Jason Peters Protects His Quarterback … Always

Above all else, an offensive lineman’s job is to protect his quarterback. Sure, there is run-blocking and line calls and pulling and negotiating blitzes, but first and foremost, it’s about keeping the quarterback clean. That is especially true for the tackle charged with protecting his quarterback’s...
September 23rd, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More