Archive for the ‘Columns’ Category

Starting Lineups: All Eyes On Chelsea In The Champions League

Now that Bayern Munich dismissed Arsenal with a walk-in-the-park performance on Tuesday, and Barcelona did the same to Manchester City on Wednesday, England’s Champions League hopes fall on Chelsea and Manchester United. England’s winningest clubs over the past decade find themselves at...
March 13th, 2014 | No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Podcast: The Annual Frenzy That Is The First Day Of NFL Free Agency

On this recent edition of The UC Show, Tinsley and Kenny led off by bidding farewell to DeMarcus Ware, who was released by the Dallas Cowboys after nine years with the team. Despite both being life-long fans of D-Ware, they soon acknowledged that the move was best for all parties. Surely, there are...
March 12th, 2014 | Soul On Ice, The UC Show | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Summer Of ‘The Yes’ And Daniel Bryan

Since the middle of last summer, there has been a movement rumbling up in the World Wrestling Entertainment world, and it’s summed up singularly by the word “Yes.” Daniel Bryan has brought the people to their feet in WWE arenas across the country, and the upward pointing/chanting “Yes!”...
March 12th, 2014 | The Cheap Seats, Wrestling | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words of March Madness: 2011 Final Four Semifinal – UConn 56, Kentucky 55

If I’ve learned nothing else from sports, it’s that history only acknowledges winners. Case in point, the 2011 face-off between UConn and Kentucky. Despite being the penultimate chapter of the greatest postseason run I’ve ever witnessed courtesy of Kemba Walker, it was also the final...
March 12th, 2014 | Basketball, Furious Stylez | Read More

Thoughts On Rich Peverley’s Collapse

It would have been too easy to romanticize the irony: hockey player dies of a heart condition. All hockey players have a heart condition. They have too much of it. But in the moments during and following Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley’s collapse Monday night, he ceased to be a hockey player....
March 11th, 2014 | Columns, Hockey, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

2004-05 Flashback: The Last Los Angeles Lakers Losing Season

The Los Angeles Lakers will finish the 2013-14 NBA season with a losing record. For the franchise with the second-most championships in league history — 16 to the Boston Celtics’ 17 — this is a rarity. How rare? It will be just the second time in past 20 seasons (including this season) that...
March 11th, 2014 | Basketball, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: This Is Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s Last Fight

Living in one of the few newspaper cities in existence, you always catch a glimpse of what the people of this New York are keeping tabs on. Normally, they’re nose deep in the drivel of Page 6 or trying to impress the young redhead by flipping through the Arts section of the New York Times. However,...
March 11th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Boxing | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2002 NCAA Final – Maryland 64, Indiana 52

(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 Jason Clinkscales, as relives the greatness of the Maryland Terrapins from 12 years ago. Oh, and...
March 11th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball | 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

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

The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2014: Nos. 50-26

  [Rev's Note: Matt Whitener is doing the impossible, counting down the top 100 baseball players of 2014. View Nos. 100-76 here and Nos. 75-51 here.] It is the midway point in of the top 100 baseball players for 2014 countdown, and now the climb toward the top moves into the top 50. Quite honestly,...
March 10th, 2014 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 1982 NCAA Final – North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62

(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 Joe Simmons, as the North Carolina legend represents for his home state. Oh, and if we go over 160...
March 10th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City | Read More

Basketball Is Fun: Here’s Russell Westbrook Dunking On Kent Bazemore

The Oklahoma City Thunder are struggling since Russell Westbrook returned to the lineup. The team is just 3-4 with their starting point guard back, and the struggles can mostly be attributed to losing two other starters (Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha) and their defense going to hell. On Sunday...
March 9th, 2014 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Starting Lineups: Western Conference Supremacy Holds For The NHL Too

You hear it all the time in NBA chatter, that the Western Conference is so much superior than the Eastern Conference that something should be done to rectify the situation. Never mind that these things are cyclical and dependent more on management than anything else. The West’s supremacy as a...
March 7th, 2014 | Hockey, The Rev | Read More

The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2014: Nos. 75-51

[Rev's Note: Matt Whitener is doing the impossible, counting down the top 100 baseball players of 2014. View Nos. 100-76 here.] As the case always is, the game’s elite talent is spread around the diamond at every stop and in every role. While thus far only the first half of the list is being revealed,...
March 7th, 2014 | Baseball, Columns, Sports, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Latino Star Power Dominates Boxing In The First Half Of 2014

Latinos. Hispanos. La Raza. Whatever you call them, the immigrants and their progeny, from Mexico down to the tip of Argentina, are making waves in the world of boxing in the first half of 2014. Last week, HBO put on an exciting bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., heir to the biggest boxing brand in...
March 7th, 2014 | Boxing, Columns, Fight Like Sugar, Sports | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2008 NCAA 2nd Round – Davidson 74, Georgetown 70

By David Dennis / @DavidDTSS (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 David Dennis of The Smoking Section who also just so happens to be...
March 7th, 2014 | Basketball, The Fam | Read More

The Meaning Of Being Team Captain In Modern Sports

Earlier this week, an embittered Ian Kinsler took aim at his former boss with the Texas Rangers, general manager Jon Daniels. Among all of the vitriol he spewed toward Daniels, Kinsler did express his dismay on filling the leadership void created when Michael Young was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies...
March 6th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words Of March Madness: 2004 Women’s Final Four – UConn 67, Minnesota 58

(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 Dillon Friday, who puts on for the ladies of Minnesota. Oh, and if we go over 160 words…well,...
March 6th, 2014 | Basketball, No Class Friday | Read More

Starting Lineups: Ronda Rousey Thinks She Could Beat Floyd Mayweather

Ronda Rousey has quickly become not only the voice of women’s MMA, but a substantial voice in MMA in general. She’s not shy in using it, either. On Wednesday, Rousey dropped in to a radio interview on Power 106 FM and was asked if she could beat Floyd Mayweather inside the Octagon. She said...
March 6th, 2014 | MMA, No Class Friday | Read More