Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

‘We Could Be King’: The High School Football Documentary You Must See

My hometown of Philadelphia has been facing a major budget crisis for its schools system for years now, and the situation is not getting any better. Schools are closing at a rapid rate, forcing students to combined classrooms, all while the amenities afforded to the young men and women continue to recede. For...
July 22nd, 2014 | Films and Docs, Football, The Rev | Read More

Colin Kaepernick Cashes Out, Everyone Loses Their Damn Minds

If you hadn’t heard, some quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers just got paid a little bit of change on Wednesday. #49ers sign QB @Kaepernick7 to six-year contract extension. #Kap2020 | http://t.co/jJnAkKHysP pic.twitter.com/EZROmY073W — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 4, 2014 Colin Kaepernick...
June 5th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Overrating Athletes And Predicting Success: Trouble In The Scouting Ranks

Very few people in life can say that they get paid to critique athletes. As a color analyst for a few networks, I often get told by my production manager to stop being a fan and become more critical of the players I am watching. The thing about me is that I just love being a fan. I do have my critical...
May 19th, 2014 | Basketball, Bull City, Football | Read More

Rolling Stone Presents: Justin Tinsley On Zach Kerr’s Deferred Dreams At The NFL Draft

Every person who’s ever dreamed of being a professional athlete has envisioned him- or herself being drafted. It’s one of those moments that only a select few get to experience. Each year 60 basketball players, 256 football players, 1216 baseball players and any other group of athletes who...
May 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Knowing When To Say When: Vince Young And Professional Football

A part of me hates to see Vince Young falter the way he has the past few seasons. It appears the former college great has run out of stops in the NFL since being cut by the Cleveland Browns. Young’s talent as a player has always been somewhat questionable. He is unconventional in many ways, but you...
May 13th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | 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

The 300: The Raiders And Building A Culture Instead Of A Team

(Ed’s Note: Phillip Barnett has been down with the team since the ETSF/TalkHoops days of 2008. As is life, sometimes it takes a personal challenge to muster up words consistently. The self-proclaimed “I’m So Hideous(s)” is taking a new journey in putting up 300 words a day on the many questions,...
May 9th, 2014 | Football, I'm So Hideous | Read More

7 Insane Takeaways From Round 1 Of The 2014 NFL Draft

The first round of the 2014 NFL Draft has officially come and gone, and even after getting a few hours sleep last night I still feel exhausted. The text messages are constant, the Gchat pings are steady and everyone around me wants to talk about what their teams did in the draft. And it’s only...
May 9th, 2014 | Football, Sports, The Fam | 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

Christmas In May: Plenty Of Gifts Will Fall Teams’ Way In The 2014 NFL Draft

As a fan there are a few memorable days that stick out to you. There’s the time you witnessed your team winning a championship for the first time. You will never forget that when it happens. Then there is the time you won against a team that no one expected you to beat. Nothing is sweeter than being...
May 6th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

We Reminisce: An Appreciation Of How Good Cam Newton Really Was At Auburn

As a football fan, sometimes we take things for granted. College sports leave impressions on us that get forgotten as soon as the next season begins simply because we’re always looking for the next big thing. Greatness in college athletics gets overlooked at times because we are searching for reasons...
May 2nd, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

For The Ladies: The NFL Chick Talks Up Her Football 101 Video Project

The NFL season is still months away, but for one of our very own, it’s never too far from her thoughts. Since 2008, Syreeta Hubbard, aka Reeta, aka The NFL Chick, has provided her thoughts on the game, the league and, of course, her hometown Baltimore Ravens with her own clever spin. She’s...
May 1st, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

The New York Jets Invest In Some Old Wheels: Michael Vick And Chris Johnson

The New York Jets were knocking on the door of success just a few years ago. They had almost all the pieces needed to win a championship. They had a defense anchored by a pair of lockdown corners, a couple of linebackers who would hurt you, and an offense that could ground and pound you into submission. The...
April 30th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Set The DVR’s On Thursday To Relive The 1984 NFL Draft

This is a sorta kinda programming note. I’m not going to tell you to change the channel from the NBA or the NHL playoffs, because you know…playoffs. However, I am going to encourage you to set your DVR’s and make sure that it is set to the NFL Network for prime recording. No, I’m...
April 23rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Miami And Florida State Got New Nike Football Uniforms, They’re Pretty Cool

I don’t care who you are, how old are you and what sport it is, there’s nothing like getting new uniforms. Hell, I just finished playing in a 3-on-3 tournament a few weeks ago, and I just KNEW we were going to win after TSFJ’s own @FightLikeSugar hooked us up with some shirts to play...
April 14th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More

A Farewell To DeSean Jackson

My girlfriend broke up with me the day before my graduation. It was also the day before our one-year anniversary. This isn’t about her — she’s married with a child, and I couldn’t be happier for her. This is about what happened that weekend. I felt awful through the process of graduation and...
March 28th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Money, Power, Respect: The Jerry Jones-Jimmy Johnson Divorce 20 Years Later

Twenty years ago tomorrow, Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson parted ways following two consecutive Super Bowl victories. And the Cowboys have been fighting bad luck, ego and karma ever since. During the days when she would make an effort to watch football, my grandma always had one complaint. “Now...
March 28th, 2014 | Columns, Football, J. Tinsley, Sports | 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 Return Of Ochocinco: Chad Johnson Being Courted By CFL’s Montreal Alouettes

I’ll always have an appreciation for Chad Javon Ochocinco Johnson. Easily one of the 5 greatest players in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals, its really a shame the way he left the National Football League. Outcast. Embarrassed. Shamed. He didn’t come into the NFL that way, as we got...
March 20th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

What Are Your Thoughts On The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ New Nike Uniforms?

I remember when the Denver Broncos converted over to the new Nike uniforms back in 1998, as they progressed from those all-orange tops into a blended blue/orange uniform combination. I liked them. They were sleek, had that Nike swoosh on the pants and I could comfortably feel like I looked good walking...
March 3rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football, Kicks & Gear | Read More