Archive for the ‘A Sports Scribe’ Category

Are Sports Leagues Finally Getting Serious About Domestic Violence?

As said often since the NFL was put on blast for its handling of the Ray Rice ordeal, plenty of us had never actually seen a man strike his significant other outside of movies and television. Though we don’t have to be detectives to conclude that something happened when a sports figure is at least...
October 23rd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | Read More

After Jimmy Graham, Who Are The Top Tight Ends in the NFL?

You don’t have to watch every single second of every single game to realize that something seems a little off about this NFL season, and we’re not just talking about off the field or even with the horrid Thursday Night Football package. Take a look at your fantasy team or more importantly, your...
October 7th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

He Believed in Harlem: How a Community Honored My Father

It was spring break in 2001, my freshman year at Babson College. A couple of nights before heading back to Massachusetts, he sat down in the recliner that stopped reclining properly with the lights dimmed and the television on ABC’s World News Tonight with the (legendary) Peter Jennings. For him,...
October 3rd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | 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

Tom Brady Stays In His Lane

For better or worse, being a superstar in a professional sports league … ahem, sorry, let’s try that lede again. For better or worse, being A SUPERSTAR QUARTERBACK IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE means that you are not only ELITE, but you are a LEADER AMONG MEN, a VOICE IN THE LOCKER ROOM and THE...
September 17th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Football | Read More

What Else Can Really Be Said About Ray Rice At This Point?

Yesterday after the video hit the internet, our editor-in-chief spoke on how much the Ray Rice story absolutely sucks. Ed mentioned that within the staff of The Sports Fan Journal, there was a lively debate about publishing the video. However, he only told you about a part of that discussion. While...
September 9th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Football | Read More

Meet the Fan: Will Leitch Protects Himself From The Arizona Cardinals

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...
September 3rd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

History Restored: The Polo Grounds And The John T. Brush Stairway

A friend recently tipped me off to a story in the New York Daily News about the completion of a restored stairway in Highbridge Park. This really isn’t just any stairway, however, but one of the few remnants of history that was torn down over five decades ago. When the final and most famous Polo Grounds...
August 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball | 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: 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

Meet the Fan – For Better Or Worse, Anthony Horn Dons The Honolulu Blue Of The Detroit Lions

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 4th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Is It Time for Roger Goodell to Make Changes To The NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy?

Even if the collective voice has gone hoarse from screaming about it since late last week, the commentary regarding the Ray Rice suspension isn’t going away any time soon – nor should it when it comes to the emotions regarding domestic and relationship violence. Once again, ESPN’s...
July 29th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Keith Olbermann On The NFL’s ‘Insufficient Punishment’ Of Ray Rice

Shortly after the news of the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the outrage was overwhelming and pointed. Last night, Keith Olbermann — who has become the go-to on controversies for many sports media geeks since returning to ESPN last year — made the point...
July 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Comprehensive Report On Qatar And The 2022 World Cup

We just came off one of the more entertaining World Cup tournaments in a long time, where the celebrations of sporting and national heritage engulfed the world. It was astonishing to watch defending champions and contenders fall apart, a smorgasbord of dialects screaming with pride, and stars perform...
July 22nd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Soccer | Read More

When The Black Fives Ruled Basketball: How An Exhibit Highlights A Hidden History

Headed to its last day at the New York Historical Society on July 20, there is a fascinating look at a relatively unexplored account on basketball and America itself. Prior to the formation of the NBA in the late 1940s, pro hoops had its ebbs and flows in establishing the sport as much as an athletic...
July 8th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

The Hypocrisy Of The Post-Finals San Antonio Spurs Fandom

It’s been a few days, and plenty are still consuming all the commentary about where both the new champion San Antonio Spurs and the somewhat reeling Miami Heat stand after a five-game NBA Finals. It continues for many reasons that range from our need to predict an unknown future to likely a greater...
June 20th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

The Exchange Podcast: World Cuppin’ With Ken Fang of Awful Announcing

You’re World Cuppin’ today, aren’t you? Plenty here are purveyors of the futbol/football/soccer, but there’s a good chance there are just as many of you that aren’t as familiar with the sport as you’d like to be – present company included. The Exchange returned to the net waves this...
June 12th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Kings vs. Rangers: How To Enjoy The 2014 Stanley Cup Final

It hasn’t even been a full day since the 2014 Stanley Cup Final participants were set, yet before day’s end, you’re going to hear too much about market sizes, ratings — especially from people who don’t know squat about them, which are A LOT — Los Angeles culture vs. New York culture,...
June 2nd, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Hockey | Read More

The Evolution Of LeBron James’ Signature Images

The indelible images of athletes are focused on the extremes. Crystallized to memory are the catches that you just couldn’t believe, the freeze-frame on the undeniable score over a defender, the front page of a tabloid after a stunning collapse. If a picture truly is worth a thousand words,...
May 16th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | Read More

For The Ladies: The NFL Chick Talks Up Her Football 101 Video Project

The NFL season is still months away, but for one of our very own, it’s never too far from her thoughts. Since 2008, Syreeta Hubbard, aka Reeta, aka The NFL Chick, has provided her thoughts on the game, the league and, of course, her hometown Baltimore Ravens with her own clever spin. She’s...
May 1st, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, The NFL Chick | Read More