Archive for the ‘From The Go’ Category

Nike World Basketball Festival: Because Basketball Needs Chicago

It seems that every week the national media is airing stories about the violence taking place in Chicago. To those who aren’t residents of the Windy City, this is a place to be avoided like West Africa. When my 15-year-old son came up to visit from Washington, D.C. this summer, he said all of his...
August 20th, 2014 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 1992 NCAA Regional Final – Duke 103, Kentucky 102

(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 Bryan Crawford on how he began to hate Duke. Oh, and if we go over 160 words…well, our bad.) Although...
March 5th, 2014 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

One Man’s Beef With Advanced Basketball Stats And The Bloggers Who Misuse Them

via Bryan Crawford / @BryanCraw4D I always laugh when people label me as “the guy who hates basketball stats and is always mad.” Whenever I hear that, it makes me realize the person making that comment has a real lack of understanding about me as an individual and this game that’s been a part...
April 23rd, 2013 | Basketball, From The Go | Read More

Counting On Kobe And Playing The Safe Bet

Over the past few years, people have seemingly gone out of their way to try and reduce Kobe Bryant to being nothing more than a “chucker” who was less concerned about the Lakers winning and more concerned with getting his. And if you’re one of those people who thinks that to be true, then you...
January 18th, 2013 | Basketball, From The Go, The Fam | Read More

ESPN’s 30 For 30 Film ‘Benji’ And Chicago Urban Legends

When Ben Wilson was shot and killed in Nov. 1984, I was just eight years old. Far too young to grasp what his death meant, but old enough to know that it meant something. When you see the bigger kids on your block all huddled up and crying over it, when you see his picture on every news channel and...
October 24th, 2012 | Basketball, Films and Docs, From The Go, The Fam | Read More

Shocking The World, TSFJ Crew Love And The Nike World Basketball Festival In D.C.

**Ed’s note: This is the first time that Bryan Crawford has written a “Shocking The World” post, so kudos to the man for stepping up and knocking this post out the park. However, let this serve as a disclaimer that points made in this article could possibly be “stretched truths”...
July 19th, 2012 | Basketball, From The Go, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Miles Simon and Mike Bibby Star In, “Floaters and Foams”

Fifteen years ago when the Arizona Wildcats won the National Championship, two trends were set that would lay dormant for over a decade but have now become more popular than ever, of late. First, there was the floater. Derrick Rose added it to his repertoire a couple of years ago and it’s become...
April 16th, 2012 | Basketball, From The Go, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

The Heat Have Officially Been Put On Notice By The Bulls

Sometimes, when success comes quickly for people, there’s a tendency to marginalize failure. There are some who view failure of any kind as almost a one-off kind of thing and the learning experience that can be found in futility often goes overlooked. When you hear the term “spoiled by success,”...
January 31st, 2012 | Basketball, From The Go, The Fam | Read More

Chicago’s Next: Three Hoopers Ready To Blow Like The Wind

*This will be the first of a series of posts called, “My city’s next.” Just like in pickup basketball, you’ve got to call next and earn you keep once you step on the court and, in Chicago, this is just a way of life. Basketball is essential in the City of Wind, and we’re...
January 17th, 2012 | Basketball, From The Go, The Fam | Read More

No Sympathy For Bron-Bron

I’ve never met Ethan Sherwood Strauss. I don’t follow him on Twitter, and he doesn’t follow me. But I know who he is, and I’m quite certain he knows who I am. And since I’m a social media crackhead, if you will, I saw a colleague of Strauss’s – of which we are mutual Twitter followers...
December 14th, 2011 | Basketball, From The Go, The Fam | Read More

I Tried To Told’ja

So here we are. 24 hours after the latest proposal by the NBA was rejected by its players, fans are now faced with the harsh reality of what I’d already accepted months ago: there will be no games played in the Association this year. I’m not mad, angry, hurt or upset. I wasn’t fooled...
November 16th, 2011 | Basketball, From The Go, The Fam | Read More