Archive for the ‘Shock The World’ Category

The Shock The World Chronicles: A Strangely Normal Night At Citi Field On 9/11, 12 Years Later

Never Forget. The mantra was a loud and powerful drumbeat that was seared into our conscious twelve Septembers ago. In the days, weeks, months and initial years after the September 11th attacks, Never Forget was as much a national rally cry as much as it was a warning to a world fearing the American...
September 13th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Baseball, Shock The World | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: The Rev Hits Up The Bay Area

Way back in April, I made my very first trip to California and took in the San Diego Padres’ home opener at PETCO Park against the Los Angeles Dodgers. I never got around to writing a Shock the World post because right from beautiful San Diego, I had to fly to Minneapolis for work, where it was...
July 24th, 2013 | Baseball, Shock The World, The Rev | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: Cowboys At Ravens

Last Friday morning, I made the trek from Dallas, Texas to Baltimore, Maryland with the sole purpose of rooting on my Dallas Cowboys. Rooting them on to what, you might ask? Certainly not victory, because the Cows have stunk up the joint all year long and there was no reason to think the game on Sunday...
October 15th, 2012 | Columns, Football, Shock The World, Soul On Ice, Sports | Read More

Podcast: Everybody Is Shocking The World This Weekend

On this edition of The UC Show, Ed and Kenny talk about their upcoming plans to shock the world, as Ed will be heading back home to Oklahoma for Homecoming, and Kenny will be getting on a bird to head to Baltimore to watch the Dallas Cowboys take on the Baltimore Ravens. Also, there was a recent firestorm...
October 11th, 2012 | Shock The World, The Fam, The UC Show | Read More

Shocking The World at the Infield Fly Rule Wild Card Classic

Pre game festivities at Turner Field By Larry Luk / @wearetheprocess (Ed’s Note: Today, we are fortunate to have one of our brothers give his testimony as to what happened during the infamous “Infield Fly Rule” game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. Larry Luk “Shocked...
October 8th, 2012 | Baseball, Shock The World, The Fam | Read More

Shocking The World In Blacksburg: A Graduate Returns To His Alma Mater

As I stood beneath the north end zone bleachers at Lane Stadium, I could hear the thousands of feet jumping above me. Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” blared over the loudspeakers, the stadium did just as it had the seemingly hundreds of times I’d been there before. It erupted. I stood for...
September 4th, 2012 | Football, Shock The World, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Shocking The World At Wrigley Field

A few weeks ago, I went to a Sunday afternoon Phillies game with my friends Matt and Pete. During what was yet another loss in a season full of far too many losses, Pete told us how he was going to Chicago on a business trip in a few weeks and extending his stay in the Windy City through the weekend...
August 15th, 2012 | Baseball, Columns, Shock The World, Sports, The Rev | Read More

Nas, Black Boi Pachino and Shocking The World at Rucker Park

Living in the shadows of the Polo Grounds in modern times means that in some way, your Harlem life is shaped by the sporting history of 155th Street and Fredrick Douglass Boulevard. Where Willie Mays once roamed the abnormal outfield and Bobby Thompson inspired arguably the greatest radio call in...
July 20th, 2012 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball, Shock The World | Read More

Shocking The World At The 2012 NFL Draft In New York City

The 2012 NFL Draft has come and gone, but not before I documented my journey as I took part in last week’s big events in New York City. Being an NFL fan is easy and fun, but being an NFL blogger means event after event after event. I wouldn’t trade it for the world, so to give folks insight...
April 30th, 2012 | Football, Shock The World, The NFL Chick | Read More

Shocking The World at the Nike Elite 51 NFL Uniform Launch in NYC

Roger Goddell, the Nike brand ambassadors and player representatives from all 32 NFL teams kicked off the new joint venture between the National Football League and the Nike global empire in Brooklyn with pomp and circumstance that would make the Macho Man proud. Nike formally introduced their “Elite...
April 3rd, 2012 | Ed The Sports Fan, Kicks & Gear, Shock The World | Read More

The Four-Point Play: Shocking the World at the Georgia Dome

The Four-Point Play has been a staple of ours from back in the ETSF days, so its time to bring it back out on TSFJ.  Here are four points from the festivities here at the NCAA tournament’s South Regional semifinal in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome was cranking, the atmosphere was live, Baylor survived...
March 24th, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Shock The World | Read More

Shocking The World at the NCAA Tournament, Part I

I really didn’t know what to expect from the Columbus regional. I knew it’d be good to see Michigan State in action (because I picked them to win the whole shebang). I knew I’d get a kick out of watching Georgetown play in person for the first time vs. Belmont. I knew that Memphis...
March 17th, 2012 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Shock The World | Read More

Shocking the World at Rupp Arena: North Carolina vs. Kentucky

There are certain venues that don’t really need any explanation as to what they represent and how they make people feel. To be fortunate enough to be a part of the “Shock The World” movement, being able to go to such prestigious venues such as Madison Square Garden, Cowboys Stadium...
December 7th, 2011 | Basketball, Ed The Sports Fan, Shock The World | Read More