Archive for the ‘Soul On Ice’ Category

Meet The Fan: For Eddie B., It’s The Pittsburgh Steelers And Nobody Else

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 28th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge — Testimonies: Becoming Stronger Through Adversity

Life has a way of bringing us to our knees, a way of humbling us, a way of sending a reminder that no matter how hard we work or how prepared we think we may be for whatever life throws our way, we are never fully in control. For some, it can contribute to making them say, “To hell with it,” give...
July 25th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge — Week 3: Different People, Same Mission

Over the past few weeks, we have talked about the importance of exercise and why it’s so hard for everyone to commit to it. This week, we have taken it upon ourselves at The Sports Fan Journal to get to know the people who are participating in the TSFJ Run Challenge. The reality is that we know of...
July 23rd, 2014 | Bull City, Et cetera, Soul On Ice, Staff | Read More

TSFJ Run Challenge – Week 2 Results: Finding A Reason To Make A Change

Last week, most of the runners in TSFJ Run Challenge were sure they were going to die. The courage it took to even try the challenge is a great first step in itself. Running takes discipline and patience. It takes the will to fight through pain and overcome to reach particular levels of endurance. Most...
July 15th, 2014 | Bull City, Et cetera, Soul On Ice, Staff | Read More

The TSFJ Run Challenge Is Here

Picture courtesy of Zack Sylvan. Sometime in May, Crazy Joe Simmons and I were talking about different types of workouts when he told me about a running group he was in with some people all across the country. It was made possible by the Nike+ Running App they all had on various electronic devices they...
June 30th, 2014 | Et cetera, Soul On Ice | Read More

The World Cup Brings Wayward Souls Together

The first organized team sport I played growing up was soccer. I played for three or four years and had a good time at first, but lurking in the distance was a 6’6’, 195-pound product of the University of North Carolina playing in the red, black and white of the Chicago Bulls. My dad, who introduced...
June 25th, 2014 | Soccer, Soul On Ice | Read More

Blast From The Past: The 10th Anniversary Of Kevin Garnett’s Game 7 Masterpiece

The Brooklyn Nets are no longer a threat in the NBA Playoffs after being ousted last week by the Miami Heat in five dispirited, disheartening and disappointing games. While the Nets possessed a roster of names that even the most casual of fans heard of, it was all a mirage. Everything from the first...
May 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | Read More

4 Months Of NFL Draft Coverage Officially Made Me Sick

The NFL found a way to do something I did not think was possible. For as long as I have been a football fan, the NFL has been immune to the law of diminishing returns. There was no such thing as too much NFL. Even with Thursday Night Football and the criticism that comes with games on that particular...
May 12th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Above The Rim Turns 20 Years Old Today

In life, we have things that are near and dear to our heart. It can be a favorite song, shoe and, in this case, a movie. There are a lot of movies I love, but there is only one that is my undisputed favorite movie of all-time, in any genre. That movie is none other than Above the Rim. Some people will...
March 23rd, 2014 | Basketball, Films and Docs, Soul On Ice | Read More

16(0) Sweet Words of March Madness: 2010 Sweet 16 – Kansas State 101, Xavier 96

(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 Kenny Masenda, whose appreciation of the #FearTheBeard movement is unprecedented. Oh, and if we...
March 18th, 2014 | Basketball, Soul On Ice | 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

Podcast: Welcome Home, Justin Tinsley

After a month-long trek to Dubai, Justin Tinsley has returned home to The UC Show and the fellas made sure to give him a proper greeting by giving the man his own theme music. Granted, it took him about two years to finally get some theme music and we’ll probably take it off after the show, but...
March 5th, 2014 | Soul On Ice, The UC Show | Read More

Leave Marshawn Lynch Alone

My immediate memories of being a sports fan revolve around the actions on the court and on the field. Whether it is Michael Jordan shrugging his shoulders after a three-point barrage in the 1992 NBA Finals, Michael Irvin catching a bomb from Troy Aikman or watching a baseball launch over 400 feet into...
January 30th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

The Five Coolest of 2013: #2 – Floyd Mayweather

The inclusion of the #2 athlete on the five coolest is a first-timer. In the previous three editions, his name came up each time, but it was hard to include him due to the lack of frequency he displayed in the ring. As much as he was revered, Ed and I knew he needed to turn up just a tad bit more before...
December 30th, 2013 | Boxing, Soul On Ice | Read More

The Five Coolest of 2013: #3 – David Ortiz

“This is our fucking City.” — David Ortiz With five words, David Ortiz went from a baseball player to The Voice of the Citizens of Boston. After the horrifying events during the Marathon last April, David Ortiz stepped on the field at Fenway, uttered those five words and the city and...
December 29th, 2013 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

The Five Coolest of 2013: #5 – Richard Sherman

On January 11 of this year, Justin Tinsley penned a piece about a particular dread-locked defensive back and the reasons people should join his fan club. At the time, the person checking in at number five on this list was coming off of an All-Pro season in only his second season and was making the rounds...
December 27th, 2013 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Who Are The Five Coolest People In Sports For 2013?

Let me explain to you the best part of making this list. I haven’t talked to Kenny Masenda in almost two weeks and yet he knew and  I knew that this list had to be created. We’ve both been traveling across the globe for business and pleasure and it’s safe to say that we’ve both...
December 27th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Soul On Ice | Read More

Two Dallas Cowboys Fans And Their Shared Hatred For The Philadelphia Eagles

(Ed’s Note: This is a two-part piece featuring the words of Kenny Masenda and Justin Tinsley, Cows fans unite, or something.) This Sunday, there will be a matchup between two teams in the NFC East with the winner claiming sole possession of first place in the division. However, let’s not get...
October 18th, 2013 | J. Tinsley, Soul On Ice | Read More

Donovan McNabb Appreciation Night And The (Official) End Of An Era

Last night, in a location that tends to make me scratch my head countless times, the Philadelphia Eagles showed me, once again, why they are appropriately called The City of Brotherly Love. See, when it comes to family, there are times when heads bump, philosophies collide and opinions vary. Your family...
September 20th, 2013 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

The Shock The World Chronicles: Two Cowboys Fans Crash Arrowhead Stadium

Football season is the best time of the year to be a sports fan, and the biggest reason is because it’s the best time to shock the world. However, this version of the Shock the World Tour got off to a tricky start. The plan was to get to Kansas City at 8:30 in the morning, but I missed my flight by...
September 16th, 2013 | Bull City, Football, Soul On Ice | Read More