Archive for the ‘Bull City’ Category

The Secret Game Turns 70: When Duke And North Carolina Central Played In An Illegal, Racially Integrated Game In 1944

Perceptions in life are as monumental as the individuals who created the opportunity for change. One perceives notions of greatness that are associated with people they admire or people who are like them. History has taught me that the more you know about where you come from, the more likely you are...
March 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 1982 NCAA Final – North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62

(Ed’s Note: With the NCAA Tournament officially kicking off on March 18th/20th, we here at TSFJ will be giving the people 16(0) sweet words on 16 (bitter)sweet moments of March Madness past. Next up is Joe Simmons, as the North Carolina legend represents for his home state. Oh, and if we go over 160...
March 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Why LeBron James Nor Kobe Bryant Can Ever Be The G.O.A.T.

What does it mean to be the greatest of all time? To be the best you have to have been dominant. I don’t mean for a few years — I am talking about to your generation as a whole. When you peak as an athlete, you shut it down for your generation. The NBA is a beacon of tradition and historical feats....
February 28th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

QOTD: Why Should Carmelo Anthony Stay In New York?

The majority of this NBA season I have been sitting from afar, watching, listening and taking in criticism of my New York Knickerbockers from the adamantium bleachers. Watching my team play has been frustrating. It doesn’t look like the Knicks have a ton of skill most nights, and their successes have...
January 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

QOTD: Is Today’s NBA A Better Product?

The other day I read where Kobe Bryant stated that the NBA has changed. I was an ’80s baby, and watching the NBA in the mid to late ’80s was exciting. A new breed of basketball was born with the emergence of superstars like Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and Isaiah Thomas. It...
January 22nd, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

The Brawl, The CIAA Football Championship Cancellation And A Black Eye For Black College Football

Nothing magnifies a situation like a cancellation does. Cancellations mean refunding of money and losing an opportunity that costs sponsors and other investors time and effort. As most of you know by now, the CIAA had to cancel it’s championship game his past weekend due to an incident involving a...
November 18th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

The Difference Between Being Good And Being A Contender In College Football

I have been calling college football games for four years. I played ball, I watch games and I’ve probably seen more football in the past eight years than anyone my age. I watch HBCUs, ACC, SEC and Big 10 teams play pretty much every week of the season, and one thing hit me about some of the differences...
November 14th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Putting The Grambling Football Situation In Perspective

For many of the people out there who don’t know the legacy of Grambling State University, let me drop a little knowledge on you. First of all, Grambling was THE HBCU to attend if you wanted to be a part of a winning tradition. From Eddie Robinson to Doug Williams, the Grambling legacy is real. Regardless...
October 22nd, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Frustrations, Revelations And Reflections Of A Sports Fan

It’s been a while since I have put ink to paper to pound out my thoughts on sports of any kind. In all honesty, I was starting to give up hope on sports in general as the recycling of coaches and players in a system of ineptitude continued to evolve. Reaching my apocalyptic state on the world of sports...
October 18th, 2013 | Bull City, Et cetera | Read More

The Shock The World Chronicles: Two Cowboys Fans Crash Arrowhead Stadium

Football season is the best time of the year to be a sports fan, and the biggest reason is because it’s the best time to shock the world. However, this version of the Shock the World Tour got off to a tricky start. The plan was to get to Kansas City at 8:30 in the morning, but I missed my flight by...
September 16th, 2013 | Bull City, Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: The 2013 Alabama Crimson Tide

Roll Tide … Does this sound familiar? It should on the premise that every year, Alabama seems to be in the picture as the team to beat or at least present as a legitimate contender for a national championship. Nick Saban has redefined the college football landscape as he has become the dominant figure...
August 28th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

QOTD: Can Cam Newton Deliver In 2013?

For many players, 7,920 yards passing, 1,447 yards rushing, 40 passing touchdowns and 22 rushing touchdowns would be a two-year stretch that would have people praising you. Cam Newton has experienced the opposite — the praise just hasn’t been coming his way. Despite the fact that his stats are...
August 20th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Harrison Barnes Is Finally Becoming The Player We Thought He Would Be

There were times at the University of North Carolina that Harrison Barnes would step up and look like he might be an NBA star. The tail end of his freshman campaign was littered with exciting play and exemplary ability that had us wanting more from the man referred to as the Black Falcon. Barnes didn’t...
May 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

The Real Reason Andrew Wiggins Can’t Choose Where To Play Basketball Next Season

Everyone is up in arms about Andrew Wiggins holding back on his decision on where he will play college basketball next season. The kid is really taking his time, and plenty of people are getting very frustrated about where the high school phenom will land. He has it narrowed down to about four schools,...
May 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Jason Kidd, Ray Allen And Others Prove There Is A Country For Old Men In The NBA

As we watched the NBA playoffs unfold over the weekend, a few of my questions were finally answered about the mind-set of the NBA general manager. I kept asking myself why teams were so hell-bent on bringing in old veteran players right before the playoffs started. After watching the first playoff weekend,...
April 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Louisville and Syracuse’s Addition To The ACC Should Have Duke, UNC And The Rest On Alert

Conference realignment seems to be set up to attract football fans. There have been several conferences that have benefited from the movements and others that have you scratching your head on why they chose to go where they went. For many fans, it seemed like a good idea to allow Pittsburgh, Syracuse,...
April 12th, 2013 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Tiger Woods Has Resurrected His Career, But Can He Catch Jack Nicklaus?

A few years ago it appeared that Tiger Woods would never be good again. In fact, many of us wondered if we may ever see greatness from the best golfer of our generation again. There was a period when everyone who could found something wrong with Tiger Woods. Everyone wanted him to be a better man. People...
March 12th, 2013 | Bull City, Golf | Read More

If It’s Good Enough For The BCS, Maybe The HBCU’s Should Give It Some Thought

In today’s society there are the haves and the have-nots. We see colleges repositioning themselves to make superconferences that will be able to compete at a high level and that will draw more and more money into match-ups that could possibly happen on a yearly basis. The Big 12 has accepted schools...
February 26th, 2013 | Bull City, Football | Read More

1986: Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson, Len Bias, Bill Buckner And The Cutlass Supreme

Some years of your life just stick out. In the past few months I have been doing a lot of reflection. It’s no secret that I am the oldest of The Sports Fan Journal writers, but I relish the fact that I have lived and witnessed so much history. Just recently I was remembering some of the best years...
February 11th, 2013 | Baseball, Basketball, Bull City, Football | Read More

Super Bowl 47: A Family Affair, A Retirement, And 5 Things We Learned

Coming into Super Bowl 47, all that anyone could talk about was the battle of the brothers and the fact that it will be the last game that Ray Lewis will ever play. Controversy has surrounded the central characters all week. The game was built on the Harbaugh brothers and a sibling rivalry. The game...
February 4th, 2013 | Bull City, Football, Lists | Read More