Archive for the ‘Et cetera’ Category

Flooding At UCLA Damages Past More Than Present

On Tuesday afternoon, a 30-inch water main ruptured under Westwood, creating a geyser that flooded the UCLA campus, trapped cars in parking lots overrun with water and effectively added to a water crisis that has been troubling all of Southern California in 2014. Earlier that day, Pasadena — about...
July 30th, 2014 | Basketball, Et cetera, I'm So Hideous | 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

TSFJ Run Challenge – Week 1: ‘This Is Probably Going To Kill Me’

Week 1 of TSFJ’s Run Challenge has been a grind, but it’s also been a lot of fun. Many of the runners have taken to social media with the hashtag #tsfjrunchallenge and posted some very challenging runs. For many of the runners in all categories, a strong start has been a premium. If you...
July 8th, 2014 | Bull City, Et cetera | 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

Remembering Tony Gwynn And The Game I Used To Love

By Jamar Hudson / @jamarhudson One of the most telling signs of aging is when a prominent figure of your childhood passes away. That feeling is accentuated even more when that person makes his or her transition at what is considered a “young” age. For me, over the past couple of years, the...
June 19th, 2014 | Baseball, Et cetera, The Fam | Read More

Friends, Pets And Fans Bring Out The Loyalty In Life

I came home Tuesday evening to a cat on her last of nine lives. She lied in the driveway and inched closer to death. Hours later, she died. After 19 years, the last of my family pets left. Say this for Marble, she kept her loyalty. Her usual spot on the driveway was where she last walked. Loyalty, the...
June 12th, 2014 | Et cetera, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

50 Cent ‘Dies Tryin’ With First-Pitch Attempt

Pitching is a particular form of artistry. At its best, it is a choir-like blend of coordination, thought, strategy, power and head-to-head battle. A perfectly set up pitch that bites a corner is just as impressive a sight as throwing one hard enough that the batter never seems to have known it was...
May 28th, 2014 | Baseball, Et cetera, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Our Struggles With Race, Sexuality And Drugs In American Sports

The past two or three weeks in the sports world have been anything but normal. About a week before the NFL Draft, the sports world got turned upside down with the Donald Sterling incident. Sterling was considered a victim by some and a racist by many. Race itself is always relevant whether we want to...
May 27th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City, Et cetera | Read More

On Tyrion Lannister, Mike Tyson And Wishing You’d Actually Done The Deed

There’s a weekly tradition around here in the Maisonet household, as on Sunday nights there’s nothing else that I’m doing other than watching HBO’s critically acclaimed show “Game of Thrones.” GoT is one part Dungeons and Dragons, one part softcore porn, one part...
May 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Et cetera | Read More

Here’s What Will Go Through The Head Of A Diehard Sports Fan During The 2014 NFL Draft

The NFL owns the United States of America because of people like me. I love the game, the Philadelphia Eagles, the offseason and especially the draft. It begins tonight with the first of several days of the 2014 NFL Draft, the culmination of months of preparation — not only for teams and players,...
May 8th, 2014 | Et cetera, Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Rev’s 10 Favorite Defunct/Idle Sports Blogs

When I went to college at Penn State, I had visions of becoming a professional sportswriter. I was a journalism major, studied in the Center for Sports Journalism, worked on the Daily Collegian’s sports staff and graduated with a journalism degree. Then I started covering high school sports for...
April 25th, 2014 | Et cetera, The Rev | Read More

A Sports Fan’s Birthday Manifesto, 27 Years In The Making

Today is my 27th birthday. I made it this far, and there’s something to that. Some don’t. Some won’t. I’m grateful. Birthdays are like season openers — everybody gets one. In conversation the other day, the idea of sports as a linear thing spouted out of my lips. The constant through my life...
April 24th, 2014 | Et cetera, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

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