Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

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

Starting Lineups: You Need To Hear The Wild Recruiting Stories Of Barry Switzer Immediately

Barry Switzer might as well be a member of my family, at least to my Uncle Bill and my Grandpop. While hearing the legendary tales of the greatness that is the Oklahoma Sooners football program, no one moved my family’s collective needle like Barry Switzer did. Sure, Bud Wilkinson was the precursor,...
February 25th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: With Jadeveon Clowney’s 4.47 40-Yard Dash, His Run As The Modern-Day Van Wilder Is Over

For Jadeveon Clowney, this was a means to an end. The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine has been in full force in Indianapolis over the weekend, and while hundreds of elite pro football prospects put their bodies and souls under the microscope, the former defensive end from South Carolina knew that this was...
February 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Ladies First? Jennifer Welter’s Futile Attempt To Run The Rock

I learned early on growing up that there was a way you played with boys and a way you play with girls. Simply because you can’t play as rough with girls (mostly because they’d run and tell). However, there were a few girls who just did not get the message, and they kept on coming over and playing...
February 19th, 2014 | Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Michael Sam, The Reflecting Pool Of Sports And Life

The worldwide story of NFL prospect Michael Sam announcing his homosexuality to the masses has dominated the airwaves and crossed over into many diverse sectors of the current events sphere. However, while the football ramifications are interesting, they are at best a second-tier factor into what is...
February 11th, 2014 | Football, The Cheap Seats | Read More

Starting Lineups: Did Michael Sam’s Announcement Feel A Bit Weird To Anyone Besides Me?

Former First Team All-American defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers told the world on Sunday that he is a gay man. (Something that, evidently, plenty of folks already knew.) Coming out of the closet has proven to be one of the more difficult decisions any homosexual person will ever have...
February 10th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | 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

Starting Lineups: A Weirdly Complicated Friendship Between Jonathan Martin And Richie Incognito?

So, it’s safe to say that Jonathan Martin’s NFL career is over, if he was ever interested in reviving it. The Big Lead released a PDF of more than 1,000 text messages exchanged between the former Miami Dolphins offensive guard and his now-exiled former teammate, Richie Incognito. With the investigation...
February 4th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

The 10 Things I Learned After Seattle Mashed Out Denver In Super Bowl XLVIII

I was not excited about watching the Super Bowl with a whole bunch of people. I’ve always preferred to sit in the house like a hermit, get my Wingstop order ahead of schedule (10-piece garlic parmesan regular wings, side of ranch, small order of fries, side of cheese sauce) and have a few libations...
February 3rd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Starting Lineups: Michael Robinson Knows How To Lead

Amid all the tiring controversy over Marshawn Lynch and his relationship with the media was a display of exemplary leadership. In support of his teammate and fellow backfield mate, Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson stepped up and took the microphone on behalf of the one they call Beast Mode. No...
January 31st, 2014 | Football, The Rev | 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

Starting Lineups: David Tyree Made Me Believe In Football

It was Super Bowl Sunday, 2008, and I was watching soccer. I’ve never been a rebel, but I suppose that’s the closest I’ve come. I knew that later in the evening I would be watching the 18-0 New England Patriots take on the something-and-6 New York Giants, and frankly, I wasn’t...
January 30th, 2014 | Football, No Class Friday, Soccer | Read More

Remembering The Day When I Saw Janet Jackson’s Nipple During The Super Bowl

Talk to me boy … No disrespect I don’t mean no harm Talk to me boy … I can’t wait to have you in my arms Talk to me boy … They’re marching up the steps, to a platform in the middle of the stage. Hurry up ’cause you’re taking too long Talk to me boy … Better...
January 29th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

The Revolution Was Televised: We Remember When The XFL Failed 12 Years Ago

Just over a decade ago as a senior at Babson College, I took an elective called Strategic Management Perspectives of Professional Sports. In a school mostly known for future finance gurus and entrepreneurs, this course was certainly the most popular offering the college had. The fall 2003 edition of...
January 28th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, Wrestling | Read More

Tim Biakabatuka Turns 40 Today, So Let’s Reminisce Back When He Ran For 313 Yards On Ohio State

I used to live in Cincinnati, Ohio for over six years of my life. In that time, you quickly begin to understand that there are two types of people in Ohio. People from Ohio, and Ohio State Buckeyes. People from Ohio are generally pretty friendly, congenial and wholesome people to deal with. However,...
January 24th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More