Archive for the ‘J. Tinsley’ Category

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

The NFC Championship And The 50 Cent ‘Beef’ Quotes It Embodies

As Mark Trible eloquently stated, Sunday’s AFC Championship represents the totality and beauty of the game of football. We’ll be gifted Wes Welker once again stepping on a dynamic stage, a performance capable of manifesting itself in a variety of fashions within the same game. Born-again...
January 16th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Starting Lineups: Will Someone Please Buy Marques Colston A Beer?

First of all, tell us how you really feel Michael Bennett. Anywho, after a discouraging first half, Drew Brees and the Rob Ryan-led defense (**cranes neck at Jerry Jones**) kept New Orleans within a puncher’s chance. The elements were nasty, Marshawn Lynch was a running cinder block wall with...
January 13th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

On Julius Erving, Pete Maravich And The Greatest Short-Lived Fast Break In World History

Photo: Point Forward Valentine’s Day 2014 is YouTube’s ninth birthday. Since February 14, 2005, the site has gone on to become one of the many faces of its generation and — as a true testament of its impact — an actual verb in the process. It’s a DVR for the DVR-less. And a chance...
January 10th, 2014 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

How Absence Helped One Heart Grow Fonder Of Kobe Bryant

Either you love Kobe Bryant or you hate Kobe Bryant. Or you realize how much you truly appreciate Kobe Bryant after nearly losing Kobe Bryant.  I miss Kobe Bryant. There, I said it. You happy? I miss Kobe Bryant. To understand how we arrived here, we must first backtrack. The lights were dim in Park,...
November 21st, 2013 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

Above The Rim, The Fresh Prince And The 2013 Champions Classic

College basketball is back, and it couldn’t have chosen a better slate of games to introduce itself to America. “Do you honestly want to do the show on Tuesday?” That was the question Kenny posed to me Sunday evening during our traditional pre-Cowboys game conversation. Neither of...
November 12th, 2013 | Basketball, Columns, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

The Never-Ending Quest To Find Closure In Sean Taylor’s Death

Nearly six years following Sean Taylor’s death, Eric Rivera — the man accused of the fateful shot — was convicted of second-degree murder. Maybe now closure can truly begin. Being a fan of the enemy is weird. In the history of the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and their respective fans,...
November 5th, 2013 | Columns, Football, J. Tinsley, Sports | Read More

For The Love Of Basketball And Why This NBA Season Matters

With the return of a new NBA season, love is in the air. Even if said love brings its fair share of frustrations, heartaches and hurdles. The love of basketball is just like any other abnormal relationship. Because as we all know, a “normal relationship” is the greatest oxymoron ever written. I’ve spoken...
October 29th, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More

The Tumultuous Yet Effective Bond Between Dennis Rodman & Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman led interesting career paths. No, perhaps “eerie” is the more applicable term. The Pistons/Bulls series from yesteryear provided the era of Michael Jordan’s career that was as violent as it was baffling. And while Jordan most normally always filled...
October 22nd, 2013 | Basketball, J. Tinsley | Read More