Archive for the ‘Et cetera’ Category

Shock The World Chronicles: The NCAA Tournament Experience In San Antonio

Now that we have the Final Four all set — with the Florida Gators taking on the UConn Huskies followed by the Wisconsin Badgers versus the Kentucky Wildcats in Jerry Jones’ shrine this coming Saturday — it’s about time I take a look back at my trip to San Antonio, as I joined three...
April 1st, 2014 | Basketball, Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: If You Could Change The Outcome Of One Game In Sports, Which Would You Choose?

While I was down in San Antonio shocking the world at the NCAA Tournament games — article on that to come early next week — my buddy Zach asked a simple question he had started debating with friends that caught my interest. That question — If you could change the outcome of any game in sports...
March 28th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | 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

Starting Lineups: Could Advertisers Agree with Mark Cuban’s NFL “Implosion” Comments?

Though the comments were made on Sunday night, it sure seemed as if the NFL’s loudest defenders wanted Mark Cuban’s head on a pike yesterday morning. If you haven’t heard, the entrepreneur, Shark Tank star and owner of the Dallas Mavericks said that America’s most popular entertainment company...
March 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Football | 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

QOTD: Why Do Some Of You Like College Sports More Than Professional Sports?

I’m going to be perfectly honest with you — I don’t understand people who like college sports more than professional sports. This topic seems to come up in regard to football and especially basketball more than any other sports. It’s not often you hear someone talk up college hockey...
February 6th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

Starting Lineups: Blake Bortles Has Already Won The 2014 NFL Draft

Now that Russell Wilson and Peyton Manning have (mostly) left the stage as the most over-talked about quarterbacks of the times, the scene shifts where it always does this part of the year … To overhyping the barely college football-graduated NFL quarterbacks to be! This year’s actors in the play...
February 5th, 2014 | Et cetera, Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

An Alarming Lack Of Diversity Among Sportswriting’s Mad Men

By Jesse Taylor / @JesseTaylor74 Glancing at your newspaper’s sports page or going online for stories is like walking through the offices of Sterling Cooper in 1960. Except it’s 2014, and Don Draper runs Grantland. Until leaders in the sportswriting industry decide to value diversity, readers will...
January 28th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: How You Can Avoid The Super Bowl Hype

There are quite a bit of you who will chomp on every morsel between now and Super Bowl 48 in New Jersey. The Rant of Richard Sherman, for better or worse (worse), has added a different kind on anticipation, and there will be reporters trying to bait the Seattle Seahawks cornerback into a Fred “The...
January 21st, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Sports | Read More

Starting Lineups: A-Rod Paves Braun’s Road To Remdemption

Is Alex Rodriguez’s failure a blessing in disguise for Ryan Braun? Rodriguez has proved to have nearly as irresistible of an ability to throw dirt on his own grave as he did to do virtually everything imaginable on a baseball field a decade ago. Yet, as he fights to save his already scarred-beyond-repair...
January 15th, 2014 | Baseball, Et cetera, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Michael Vick, Juliet Macur, Crime, Punishment, Sports, Society And Life

Before Monday afternoon, I had never heard of New York Times columnist Juliet Macur, so I cannot comment on her credentials other than she has at least shown some semblance of credible journalism to land a gig at one of the most circulated newspapers in the world. What I can say is that her column on...
January 9th, 2014 | Et cetera, Football, The Rev | Read More

Listen To This: Rick Ross Feat. Jay Z- The Devil Is A Lie

Social media is great. I was in the middle of working in my usual spreadsheets and sipping on coffee on a typical Thursday morning when I saw this tweet scroll down my timeline on Tweetdeck: If you do an NBA draft all-time,,, there’s no way LeBron is in the top 30 — Juicy Jr. (@Hananymous) December...
December 19th, 2013 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

Starting Lineups: YouTube Was Made For The Sports Fan

What did sports fans do before YouTube? Work? That’s only a joke, but there is some seriousness to it. I’ve spent countless hours searching athlete highlight reels — for the record Pavel Datsyuk, Eric Cantona, his holiness Dennis Bergkamp, Matthew Le Tissier and Peter Forsberg have gotten...
December 12th, 2013 | Et cetera, Hockey, No Class Friday | Read More

On Kanye West, Drake And Entertainers Getting Co-Signs From Your Favorite Sneaker Brands

By KJ Kearney / @h1gher A long time ago, when I was blogging about streetwear and streetwear marketing concepts, I wrote a post that basically said that up-and-coming brands should avoid celebrity co-signs like the plague. I had a myriad of reasons, but my main one was because I believed it was a dangerous...
December 11th, 2013 | Et cetera, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Starting Lineups: Closing In On Home Plate Collisions

Enough is enough. Today, Major League Baseball will have its first public address about what has long been its most dangerous element: home plate collisions. After years of seeing catchers become the type of target practice that the government relegates as only safe to perform in uninhabited parts of...
December 11th, 2013 | Baseball, Et cetera, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Nelson Mandela Was Right: The Transcendent Power Of Sports

Nelson Mandela was a man of many words, dozens of which were profound and predictive on levels that seemed unimaginable when uttered. He led a life that defined both revolution and collaboration on levels that will always be seen as the ideal, but most often these tenets never find the just the right...
December 6th, 2013 | Boxing, Et cetera, Soccer, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Morgan Campbell On Sportonomics, Sports Business Journalism And Tank For Wiggins

If you lived under a rock for the past 20 or so years, you might not be aware that the public’s interest in the business of sports has grown with every passing season. No longer satisfied with memorizing lengths and amounts of player contracts along with league salary caps, we’ve gone far beyond...
December 5th, 2013 | A Sports Scribe, Basketball, Et cetera | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: Virginia Vs. Virginia Tech With Friends On Rivalry Saturday

When you attend a big state school, you’re obligated to support the football team. It’s not an option. If you want to be a “part of,” you simply sling on a Nike T-shirt and go to class. Some piece of school-colored garb belongs on your body. There is something to dislike about the arrangement....
December 4th, 2013 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | 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

Starting Lineups: On Robinson Cano And Keeping It Real With The Early Money

Robinson Cano is the biggest name in baseball these days…and he’s looking for a contract that proves it. The far and away crown jewel of the MLB free agent crop, he has requested $300 million for his services going forward, a number that even the New York Yankees have refused to address. Well, to...
November 20th, 2013 | Baseball, Et cetera, The Cheap Seats | Read More