Archive for the ‘Ed The Sports Fan’ Category

BBSketch Paints The Perfect Picture Of Patrick Ewing & The Ewing Center Hi

It’s not a fair thing to say, but it’s the absolute truth. Patrick Ewing will always go down as one of the most underappreciated athletes of his generation. During his time at Georgetown, the man dominated everything that was college basketball in the early 80′s, but many people will...
April 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs | Read More

Jordan Brand Officially Unveils The Air Jordan XX9

Life must be great for Russell Westbrook and Blake Griffin these days. Their teams are considered title contenders for the 2013-14 NBA championship, both can jump higher and dunk harder than anyone on the face of the earth not named LeBron James and both have the ability to have an unlimited assortment...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

The 10 Things We All Loved About The 2013-14 NBA Season

Wednesday, April 16th will mark the end of the 2013-14 regular season in the NBA.  With it, we will prepare to commit the next seven weeks of our lives to what we have come to know and love as the NBA Playoffs. If you have a significant other that doesn’t give a damn about basketball like that,...
April 17th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Gareth Bale Just Did Something Incredible In The Copa del Rey Final Today

You ever hear folks make the statement, “well, he’s earned his money tonight” when talking about someone’s performance? That statement can now be said about Gareth Bale as the man ran the length of the pitch, sprinted around the Barcelona defender by going out of bounds and then...
April 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soccer | Read More

Miami And Florida State Got New Nike Football Uniforms, They’re Pretty Cool

I don’t care who you are, how old are you and what sport it is, there’s nothing like getting new uniforms. Hell, I just finished playing in a 3-on-3 tournament a few weeks ago, and I just KNEW we were going to win after TSFJ’s own @FightLikeSugar hooked us up with some shirts to play...
April 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Starting Lineups: Making The Case For Jason Kidd As NBA Coach Of The Year

When Jason Kidd was hired by the Brooklyn Nets to be their new head coach, most of us thought that the man would easily be able to transfer his leadership as a Hall-of-Fame point guard for two decades to now being a leader of men for the Big Russian’s basketball team. The man had never coached...
April 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Alonzo Mourning Made The Hall of Fame Today, Let’s Reflect By Watching Him Get Dunked On 20 Times

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, I write these articles that some of you have come to know and love as Obituaries. Over the course of the last two-plus years, I’ve had to write eulogies for Kendrick Perkins and Pau Gasol with regularly as their bodies would be sacrificed for the good of posters...
April 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: On Kentucky, UConn And The Fight For Being Crowned King Of College Basketball

The Kentucky Wildcats and the UConn Huskies have gone through hell and high water to make it to this point. The Wildcats are the first team in NCAA tournament history to defeat 3 teams from the previous year’s Final Four in order to get to the NCAA Final in North Texas. The Huskies are fielding...
April 7th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: Nike Soccer Unveils A Very European-Looking 2014 U.S. National Team Away Kit

Excuse me for a moment, I was just appreciating the greatness that is Sydney Leroux. As I’ve come to mature into a well-rounded sports fan at the age of 30, my list of must-see events has definitely changed. While there was a time where I couldn’t miss an Atlanta Braves baseball game ever...
April 2nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear, Soccer | Read More

20 Years Ago, Mark Price Put On One Of The Greatest Shooting Performances Of All Time

The 1994 3-Point Shootout turned 20 years old last month, as our visions of what the NBA All-Star Weekend used to be to what it is present day has changed dramatically. Back then, we would expect to be wowed as the world’s best would usually put on a memorable display that would be worthwhile...
April 1st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: So, About Those ‘White Guys’ For The Wisconsin Badgers

The Final Four has now been set, and we now know who the participants will be for the national semifinals in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that’s taking place in Jerry’s World in Arlington, Texas. While Kentucky, UConn and Florida have all won national titles in the last decade,...
March 31st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Steven LeBron Radio (Ep. 63): Discussions About CBA’s And Subpar Internet Connections

I can’t remember the last time I wrote something here at The Sports Fan Journal. I do know that since the last time I appeared on here, I got married in Hawaii, and finally finished self-publishing my first book (ohh, link to the online store in the first paragraph, my job is done here. The rest...
March 26th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, J. Tinsley, Steven LeBron | Read More

Steven LeBron Radio (Ep. 62): The Gift That Keeps On Giving (Not Like Herpes, Though)

Being that Alex Wong is a demigod of many talents – published writer being one – when the man calls and humbles requests your presence on his critically acclaimed Steven LeBron podcast, you know what you do? Jump. That’s what the hell you do. And that’s exactly what Ed and yours...
March 25th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera, J. Tinsley, Steven LeBron | Read More

Starting Lineups: Because You Need To Check Out The Dope Basketball Art Of @BBSketch

Growing up in a small Oklahoma town meant that I knew I was sheltered from many things as a kid. When I got to college and beyond, I got exposed to things like White Castle in Chicago, ethnically ambiguous women in the Bay Area and dope sneaker stores in Ohio. My life has changed dramatically ever since...
March 24th, 2014 | Baseball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Mercer Pulls The Upset Against Duke, Now Let’s All Enjoy The Mercer Nae Nae GIF For America

Simply put, there’s nothing like seeing Duke get upset by a double-digit seed in the NCAA Tournament. We’ve seen it before, as Eric Maynor gave us the glory as VCU shocked the world in 2007 and CJ McCollum repeated the feat as Lehigh shocked the world in 2012. In 2014, we were given another...
March 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Let’s All Laugh As Amar’e Stoudemire Says He Wants To Be A New York Knick Forever

There are plenty of things that I want to have in my life forever. In fact, I’ll be sure to give you a list of things I can immediately think of that I want to have forever. As of right now, let’s all snicker a bit as Amar’e Stoudemire recently talked about his pending future with...
March 21st, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Return Of Ochocinco: Chad Johnson Being Courted By CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

I’ll always have an appreciation for Chad Javon Ochocinco Johnson. Easily one of the 5 greatest players in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, its really a shame the way he left the National Football League. Outcast. Embarrassed. Shamed. He didn’t come into the NFL that way, as we got...
March 20th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Kevin Love, James Harden And Paul George Get The Million Dollar Ballers Treatment

“Whether it’s dimes, boards or D, they get it done with great beards, there’s no doubt they will be giving speeches in Springfield someday.” — Million Dollar Ballers owner Greg Beers If you’ve been reading TSFJ long enough, then you’ll recognize the name Greg...
March 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

16(0) Words Of March Madness: 1997 NCAA Final – Arizona 84, Kentucky 79

I think we can all agree that being 13 years old is the awkwardest time in a human being’s life. When I was 13 years old, I can remember wanting to associate myself with something. Something that felt cool, something that looks like me, something that was different than what others usually clung...
March 16th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: All Hail The Wichita State Shockers

34-0. I can’t remember the last time I won anything 3-4 times in a row, much less 34 in a row, which makes what’s happening in the heartland of Kansas all that more amazing. The Wichita State Shockers are back, as guys like Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker, Mitchell Wiggins and Cleanthony Early have...
March 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More