Archive for the ‘J. Tinsley’ Category

Meet The Fan: Fastow Supports His ‘Troubled Cause,’ The Buffalo Bills

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 away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 24th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Derek Jeter’s “RE2PECT” Tribute Is Why Derek Jeter Matters

Derek Jeter matters. He matters for way more reasons than this picture, obviously, and he matters now perhaps more than ever. No matter what you hear, baseball still matters in America. If it didn’t, talks of a guy like Clayton Kershaw being offered a $300 million contract would cease to exist....
July 15th, 2014 | Baseball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Pat Riley And The Most Important Powerpoint Presentation In History

As he’s become accustomed to his entire career, Pat Riley stands as one of the main characters as NBA history happens in real time. Twenty calendars from now will be the year 2034. Life’s going to look a lot different, too. The Obama era will be a distant memory, as both Barack and Michelle...
July 9th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

That Escalated Quickly: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Kick That Humbled America

When “poking the bear goes wrong. Horribly wrong. Beer tickets were $5 a piece. So, naturally, my buddy Vaughan and I bought four. Not having the first clue what to expect from Richmond’s outdoor USA-Portugal World Cup watch party, if nothing else, drinking beer outside on a unusually cool June...
June 25th, 2014 | J. Tinsley, Soccer | Read More

Immortality’s Doorstep: Why The 2014 NBA Finals Really Matter

Both teams are already legendary, with doubly legendary cast members. But only one can be remembered on the bright side of history in 2014. Does Tim Duncan capture his elusive fifth ring? Or does LeBron James close out his 20s in the most epic of fashions? Who’s it going to be? His face swollen,...
June 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

20 Years A Poster: The Day Scottie Pippen Met Patrick Ewing At The Mountaintop

So what we’re a day late. There are dunks. Then there are dunks you’ll tell your grandkids about. This is the latter. John Starks’ face says it all. It sounds morbid, but Google “Ed The Sports Fan Obituary.” The truth is, Ed’s become sort of an Internet icon for...
May 21st, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Rolling Stone Presents: Justin Tinsley On Zach Kerr’s Deferred Dreams At The NFL Draft

Every person who’s ever dreamed of being a professional athlete has envisioned him- or herself being drafted. It’s one of those moments that only a select few get to experience. Each year 60 basketball players, 256 football players, 1216 baseball players and any other group of athletes who...
May 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Expect More Pressure, Drama And Paranoia In The NBA Conference Semifinals

And then there were eight. Let’s run through a brief list of notable moments we’ve all experienced as a family after just one round of the 2014 NBA playoffs: 1. Four-point plays became the norm. Not only did one seem to happen every night, but they always happened at critical points in the...
May 5th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

The Annual NBA Playoff Cookout Just Isn’t The Same Without Craig Sager

Dedicated to Craig Sager, the man who never met a color combination he didn’t like and the man who should introduce Gregg Popovich at his Hall of Fame induction. #GetWellSager The NBA is a family. An infinitely large one, at that. We’re talking the players, coaches, media, refs, arena workers,...
April 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Why The “Bad Boys” ’30 For 30′ Is Required Viewing

In their path to creating history, the Detroit “Bad Boys” Pistons made a lot of enemies. They wouldn’t have had it any other way. There I sat in the early hours of Tuesday morning unable to sleep. I grabbed a water bottle from the refrigerator and planted myself at the computer to...
April 10th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Let’s All Reminisce When 3 Years Ago This Phoenix Suns Bro Dunked Himself Through The Hoop

Here’s one thing a lot of people may not know about me, partially because this is my first time saying it. At 28, I’ve long since accepted the fact I will never make anybody’s first team All-NBA. I suck at video games, so even that’s out of the question. But it is on my bucket...
April 3rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Money, Power, Respect: The Jerry Jones-Jimmy Johnson Divorce 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago tomorrow, Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson parted ways following two consecutive Super Bowl victories. And the Cowboys have been fighting bad luck, ego and karma ever since. During the days when she would make an effort to watch football, my grandma always had one complaint. “Now...
March 28th, 2014 | Columns, Football, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

QOTD: Who Is The 3rd Best Player In The NBA?

Ed and I rarely talk basketball these days. It’s best that we don’t if our friendship is as valuable as we both claim it is. Sparing the masses a smorgasbord of details no one would care about nor is even that important, the main reasons are LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Or Kevin Durant...
March 27th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | 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

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2001 1st Round – Hampton 58, Iowa State 57

(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 Justin Tinsley again, as this time he speaks the gospel of being an alum of Hampton University....
March 10th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2008 NCAA Final – Kansas 75, Memphis 68

(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. First up, is Justin Tinsley losing $200 because he decided to wager on Memphis. Oh, and if we go over 160...
March 4th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

Carmelo Anthony’s Race Against Time

Long known as one of the NBA’s premier scorers, Carmelo Anthony finds himself at an extremely delicate point in his career.  The lights in Madison Square Garden operate under a different temperature. Beaming from the arena’s highest crevices to every conceivable angle barreling downward,...
February 26th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Can’t Stop The Reign: When Shaq Dominated The 1996 NBA All-Star Game

The 1996 NBA All-Star Game was defined by one man. And his name wasn’t Michael Jordan. Turning 28 isn’t a milestone birthday. At least not in the way 16, 18, 21, 25, 30, 40, 50 and so on are. Yet, for me, it was. I turned 28 Feb. 1, and with the gift of seeing another year rang in a slew...
February 14th, 2014 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

The Philadelphia 76ers Thought It Was A Good Idea To Turn Allen Iverson Into A Rubber Duck

The @alleniverson Celebriducks have arrived at #Sixers Headquarters! http://t.co/v8aAXsga6m pic.twitter.com/joIqKcay4q — Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) January 23, 2014 If you’ve never seen the movie Alpha Dog, stop reading now. I’m about to spoil the ending. Anton Yelchin’s character...
January 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More