Archive for the ‘Ed The Sports Fan’ Category

“I Sit In The House By Myself With The Lights Off, Watching The Game With The Volume Up Real High.”

It’s like clockwork. Maybe 1-2 hours before any given big game, the text messages and phone calls will begin. “Kinfolk, where you at?” “Yo, where we watching the game at?” “Fam, you want to link up at the bar to watch the game?” “Come thru, got a few...
June 14th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

Do NBA Teams Have A Coaching Bias Against Big Men?

The internets and the media world had plenty to talk about earlier this week when the Brooklyn Nets decided to name Jason Kidd as the head coach. While many around the NBA world were happy for the point God to land a head coaching gig immediately after playing 19 seasons in the Association, there are...
June 13th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

NBA 2K14, Next-Gen Graphics And Introducing Video Game James

When it comes to video games around here at TSFJ, we realize that they are a time-waster, an opportunity to let the mind escape and generally for us gamers to be in our own world. Recently, it was announced that LeBron James will be on the cover of the world’s greatest basketball game, NBA 2K14,...
June 11th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Video Games | Read More

Today’s Obituaries: Tiago Splitter Beims (1985 – 2013)

(Ed’s Note: Today’s Obituaries is a satire series that runs on The Sports Fan Journal. Don’t be lame and get offended. Thanks.) Tiago Splitter Beims, 28, passed away on Sunday, June 9th, 2013, during game 2 of the 2013 NBA Finals as the San Antonio Spurs squared off with the Miami Heat. Splitter,...
June 9th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Meet Eric Kelly, Possibly The Greatest Boxing Trainer Of All-Time (Because He Trains Nerds)

If you’re a heavy user of Google Chat then you know that your normal day can be filled with anywhere from a couple of a plethora of IM’s from your family, friends, coworkers and acquaintances that you haven’t spoken to in ages. These IM’s can range from anything like, “what’s...
June 8th, 2013 | Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Oh, So THAT’S What Beautiful Basketball Looks Like: Spurs 92, Heat 88

In Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Indiana Pacers committed 21 turnovers as they fell to the Miami Heat 99-76. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Heat and the West champion San Antonio Spurs, both teams combined to commit just 13 turnovers. In fact, there were no technical fouls calls,...
June 7th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

30 Years Ago, Moses Malone Made A Bolder Declaration Than Anything LeBron James Could Imagine

Fo. Fo. Fo. I turn 30 years old in precisely 51 days. I can’t speak for anyone else who has surpassed the 30-year milestone, but I’m hear to tell you that you do a ton of reflecting about your past living as you begin to inch up on the magical 30-piece. Is this the life you expected to have?...
June 6th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Dwyane Wade’s Knee Still Works, LeBron’s Miami Heat Marches To The NBA Finals

I remember sitting down yesterday eating two tacos from Jack in the Box. These tacos cost a grand total of $1. While I was eating said tacos, I began to think about the upcoming contest between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. My stomach began to toss...
June 4th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Big KRIT, Lance Stephenson And Always Going Hard For The People

There’s no worse feeling in the world than feeling like you didn’t get your money’s worth. There are three instances where I supremely felt cheated about the money I spent for a particular item or service: When I spent $22 on a date to go see “A Vampire In Brooklyn” (good...
May 29th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

The 5 Legacies On The Line For The San Antonio Spurs In The 2013 NBA Finals

Can’t say I saw this coming. No, not that I couldn’t not see the San Antonio Spurs playing in the 2013 NBA Finals. Hell, I lowkey expect these guys to be in every single NBA Finals as the season begins. Five times in 14 years? For some perspective, there’s only one hitter in baseball...
May 28th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Summer On Smash: We Are The Process Gears You Up To Own The Summertime

You can always tell when the summer season is around the corner. Dom Kennedy usually has a new album worth cranking loudly in your stereo, women are wearing sundresses in abundance and sitting in the stands for a baseball game feels like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Summer is awesome. Another...
May 23rd, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Being From The State Of Oklahoma, Tornadoes And Persevering Through Tragedy

I had a job interview on Monday afternoon. With my corporate square suit on, my wingtips shined up and my game face ready to roll, I was headed to a second-round interview with an organization that would hopefully like to pay me for my services. Seeing that I wanted to focus on the individuals in front...
May 21st, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

20 Years Ago, Shawn Kemp And Charles Barkley Battled For Western Conference Supremacy

Watching Zach Randolph struggle on Sunday afternoon versus Tim Duncan and the graybeards that are the San Antonio Spurs, it just felt like a process. No, not the process of the systematic Spurs, their coach plodding on the sidelines, the players in steady rhythm and the fans applauding like a bloodthirsty...
May 20th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Animated Tales Of Wilt Chamberlain: Sharing Wisdom On Being Tall And Women

The legend of Wilt Chamberlain is widely known amongst any level of sports fans. From the diehard to your grandmama, there is at  least some small bit of knowledge that one will have about the man affectionately known as “Wilt The Stilt.” However, sometimes the internet has a way of digging...
May 15th, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Films and Docs | Read More

Now Presenting: The Chicks-N-Kicks Collective By Chan-Lo.com

Two words. Women. Sneakers. For some men, this might be two of their favorite things ever in life (okay, maybe just me) to ever be written. However, for many men, if you are fortunate to find a dope woman and a dope pair of kicks in your life that you really love, you’ve done quite well. If you...
May 10th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More

Evidently, You Can Take Yoga Classes And Play Nine Holes Of Golf In Grand Theft Auto V

You ask any person who has played any version of the world famous Grand Theft Auto video game franchise how many hours they’ve logged playing said game, they’d probably answer one of two ways: - “I’ve probably played hundreds and hundreds of hours.” - “Dog, I’m...
May 8th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera, Video Games | Read More

Nate Robinson Pukes And Jukes His Way Into My Heart, Again

Watching Nate Robinson play basketball is infectious, even if at times it feels like a train wreck ready to happen. When I watch Nate Rob hoop, I used to be compelled to make all the short man comparisons to his game with other diminutive hoopers like Spud Webb and Muggsy Bogues. However, now that...
May 3rd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Oklahoma City’s Game 5 Performance Vs. Houston Was Pathetic And Embarrassing

I don’t write about my favorite teams often. Reason being, sifting through my emotions when trying to process what’s happening to the players and teams that I really care about can be quite difficult, therefore I usually refrain from doing such things. However, what transpired in Oklahoma...
May 2nd, 2013 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

All Geno Smith Had To Do Was Put On A Damn Suit In Round 2 Of The NFL Draft

Geno Smith’s been all in the news today, as word has come out that the now rookie quarterback of the New York Jets has decided to leave his agency representation, Select Sports Group. The choice of Smith was made for a variety of reasons, including the fact that he felt he was sold a dream that...
May 1st, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Chris Webber And Million Dollar Ballers Deliver For The Fans

Watching Chris Webber do work on TNT for the NBA Playoffs is always a treat. We’ve proclaimed how great of a job we think C-Webb does on TSFJ before, but the reality of things is this. When Charles Barkley decides to descend from his throne on Inside The NBA, it will be Shaquille O’Neal...
April 29th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear | Read More