Archive for the ‘Lists’ Category

Rank ‘Em: The WrestleMania Main Events, 1-30

Last night was the summit of the “pro wrestling” year, as WrestleMania 30 took over the pop culture/sports universe for a night. The WWE’s premier event has long been the showcase for the greatest stars of the wrestling industry, and Wrestlemania has been the scene for the matches that...
April 7th, 2014 | Lists, The Cheap Seats, Wrestling | Read More

The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2014: Nos. 10-1

[Rev's Note: Matt Whitener is doing the impossible, counting down the top 100 baseball players of 2014. View Nos. 100-76 here, Nos. 75-51 here, Nos. 50-26 here, Nos. 25-11 here and the top 10 below.] What more can be said about where this list is at now? Over the past two weeks, as I have dissected...
March 19th, 2014 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2014: Nos. 25-11

[Rev's Note: Matt Whitener is doing the impossible, counting down the top 100 baseball players of 2014. View Nos. 100-76 here, Nos. 75-51 here and Nos. 50-26 here.] We are finally rounding third with the top 100 baseball players of 2014, and predictably it’s getting tighter and tighter the closer...
March 13th, 2014 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | 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

The Top 100 Baseball Players Of 2014: Nos. 100-76

  To say that winter has been rough this year would be like saying Willie Mays was just a “decent” ballplayer. But somewhere in the world, where sun is shining with God’s favor, baseball is being played. And with the season on the verge (and hopefully a true and just spring along with it), it...
March 5th, 2014 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The 10 Best Hitters In Major League Baseball

Last week, a challenge was levied to by our editor-in-chief to me: Can you rank the 10 best hitters in baseball? Initially, I was a bit reluctant, because far too often, ranking the best hitters in the game can get equated to ranking the best players, which is not what this is (I’ll do that in a month...
February 3rd, 2014 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The Sports Fan’s 3-Point Guide To The NBA All-Star Snub Argument

By Jonathan Tillman / @thetillshow My main damie, Matt Whitener, gave me his blessing to write this piece. He says the people need it, and Johnathan Tillman is for the people. The NBA All-Star Reserves were named yesterday. Like with any list, there are varying opinions on who was, and more importantly,...
January 31st, 2014 | Basketball, Lists, The Fam | Read More

10 Clothing Items Women Steal From Men

Having a significant other is pretty dope. Besides always having someone to make a meal, talk to, share your joys and pains with, having a woman who holds it down 100% is the way God intended for man to live on this Earth. Unfortunately, men occasionally have to pay the toll for that kind of loyalty....
January 29th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, Lists, Real Goes Right | Read More

The 10 Greatest First Rounds In Boxing History

Whether it’s a 12-round championship fight or a four-round pro debut, the first round is always the most dangerous. Fighters hit the mitts backstage, drumming up a sweat so they don’t walk into the squared circle “cold.” The behind-the-scenes work helps prepare the body for the fight...
January 9th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Lists | Read More

The 10 Mitchell & Ness Items We All Need In Our Lives

Sports and style are synonymous to one another. The image of the team is what bands, bonds and extends the team to the fans, and it crosses over from generation to generation. The good folks at Mitchell & Ness having been making sure that the timeless crossover of the greats of the past are represented...
January 7th, 2014 | Kicks & Gear, Lists, The Fam | Read More

The 10 Best Pitched Seasons Of The Last 20 Years

Earlier this week, a few of the talents here at TSFJ came together to honor the career of Roy Halladay, and in the process of doing so, the question came up of if he truly was the best pitcher of his era. He had a few classic years, but where did his best work fall into the mix? And what’s more,...
December 13th, 2013 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The 3 Reasons Why The $153 Million Dollar Deal For Jacoby Ellsbury Makes (Yankee) Sense

As they always tend to do, nobody quite makes waves like the Yankees in December, and they have decided to get this one started off in their traditional fashion. A week after making the first big splash of the free agent season by acquiring catcher Brian McCann for $85 million, the club handed out another...
December 3rd, 2013 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

TSFJ Presents: The 12 Things We’re The Most Thankful For In 2013

Thanksgiving is meant to serve as a time of reflection, remembering those moments in life that make you smile, cry, angry or motivated. It takes a sense of maturation to be able to reflect and appreciate, and as we get older, we look forward to doing so with our loved ones as we prepare for the Wild...
November 28th, 2013 | Et cetera, Lists, The Fam | Read More

For The Late Arrivers: The 9 Things That Put The 2013 MLB Season In A Nutshell

As the final week of the regular Major League Baseball season sets upon us, there will be a crowd of fan that begins to descend on the game shortly: the playoffs only crowd. This is a varied group that ranges from the casual fan, to the American or National League only viewer, to the regional pride...
September 23rd, 2013 | Baseball, Lists, The Cheap Seats | Read More

The 5 Things SI Could Have Done To Write A Real Expose On A College Football Program

By Clark Matthews / @ClarkMatthews “The Dirty Game,” Sports Illustrated’s five part series focusing on my alma mater, Oklahoma State University, has completed its rollout. On the cover of their weekly magazine, SI put in big bold letters over the byline “SEX, DRUGS, CASH, FRAUD,...
September 20th, 2013 | Football, Lists, The Fam | Read More

The REAL Top 10 Wide Receivers In The NFL, 2013 Edition

I have never seen the TSFJ e-offices as stressed as I have over this project. We’ve done plenty of lists around here before. From the top quarterbacks in the NFL to the best kick returners in college football history and so on and so on, lists are what we do here at TSFJ. So when I brought up...
September 6th, 2013 | Football, Lists, The Fam | Read More

Here Is The Most Unwearable Jersey For All 32 NFL Teams

In the late summer of 2005, Terrell Owens, star wide receiver of the Philadelphia Eagles, was doing sit-ups in his driveway instead of catching footballs from Donovan McNabb at training camp. To this day, I’m not entirely sure why. Perhaps T.O. realized that he would go broke soon after his career...
September 4th, 2013 | Football, Lists, No Class Friday | Read More

The 9 Body Parts I Would Donate To Our Befallen Athletes

When it was announced this week that United States and Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden had torn his ACL in the Gold Cup Final last Sunday, my heart dropped. Holden has spent the better part of two years recovering from knee injuries sustained both on the pitch and in rehab. He deserves a bit...
August 1st, 2013 | Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Lists, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

4 Things Boxing Can Learn From The UFC

This is not a story about the death of boxing. Those reports are woefully exaggerated and usually the result of poor context. Even still, when it comes to marketing, presentation and having the pulse of sports fans, the UFC has a lot it can teach the sweet science. Why? There’s a lot of reasons....
June 19th, 2013 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Lists, MMA | Read More

The 5 Sports Autobiographies That Need To Be Written

Phil Jackson’s latest book, “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,” hit bookstores last week, and based on reviews from many in basketball media, it’s a worthwhile read by the retired coach who won’t ever stray far away from the spotlight. Though some lament the lack of salacious fodder...
June 6th, 2013 | Et cetera, Lists, The Book Club | Read More