Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Not A Sideshow BOB: The Rise Of Bill O’Brien

Nearly three years ago, I knew very little about current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. Truth be told, I wasn’t exactly enthralled when my alma mater, Penn State, hired O’Brien to be the man tasked with replacing Joe Paterno and popular defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, the...
September 29th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

Here’s How We Got To DeMarco Murray Being The Best Running Back In The NFL

If you would’ve asked me seven years ago if DeMarco Murray was capable of being one of the best running backs in football, I wouldn’t have hesitated in saying, “Absolutely.” Seven years ago, Murray was a redshirt freshman for the Oklahoma Sooners, and the whispers in Norman were...
September 29th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Why Missouri Vs. South Carolina Is College Football’s Game of the Week

Expectations were very high for the South Carolina Gamecocks coming into the season. Many experts had picked them to be the outright winner of the SEC East division and contenders for a national championship. It sounded good in August, but after the drudging that took place at the hands of the Aggies...
September 26th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Looking Like New Money: Here’s The 10 Freshest Football Uniform Looks Of The Past Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine Last week was the first week that the college teams really started to add some flair to their uniforms and thankfully, it continued this week. The NFL did their thing this week also. For some odd reason, everyone was rocking white on Sunday like they were hitting one of...
September 24th, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Friday Night Lights Help Ease The Pain Of Ferguson

I’ve learned one thing above all in a few years of high school sports coverage – football reigns supreme. All other sports dim in comparison. It’s the feather in the cap of each local news outlet. When autumn enters, the stage lights up with teenagers who dream of state titles. In Ferguson, Missouri,...
September 24th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

Jason Peters Protects His Quarterback … Always

Above all else, an offensive lineman’s job is to protect his quarterback. Sure, there is run-blocking and line calls and pulling and negotiating blitzes, but first and foremost, it’s about keeping the quarterback clean. That is especially true for the tackle charged with protecting his quarterback’s...
September 23rd, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

John Oliver Eviscerates Roger Goodell’s Crappy Press Conference In Just 3 Minutes

Late Friday afternoon, the National Football League put its No. 1 employee on the depth chart in front of the world for 45 minutes to try and explain all of the shenanigans and tomfoolery that’s taken place in the last month or so. That employee was commissioner Roger Goodell, and what he stood...
September 22nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Witnessing The Beginning Of The Blake Bortles Era

The score was 30-0 at halftime, and everyone was fed the hell up. The Jacksonville Jaguars were getting curb-stomped by the Indianapolis Colts on an otherwise beautiful Sunday afternoon in Northern Florida. The Colts, with their crowned wonder boy in Andrew Luck slanging the pill all around the field,...
September 22nd, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Here’s Why Clemson Vs. Florida State Will Be College Football’s Game of the Week

Before the college football season began, everyone was up in arms about who was going to be good enough to beat Florida State on the gridiron. On paper it seemed pretty automatic that Jameis Winston would lead the Seminoles to the national championship once again, especially since the ACC is perceived...
September 19th, 2014 | Bull City, Football | Read More

Remember When Darren Sproles And Kansas State Smashed Oklahoma In The 2003 Big 12 Championship?

I remember telling Kenny Masenda six years ago that the scariest man in the NFL played tailback, wore #43 and was no taller than 5’5″. His name was Darren Sproles. On Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles pulled victory out their backsides in a come-from-behind 30-27 win over the Indianapolis...
September 18th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Tom Brady Stays In His Lane

For better or worse, being a superstar in a professional sports league … ahem, sorry, let’s try that lede again. For better or worse, being A SUPERSTAR QUARTERBACK IN THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE means that you are not only ELITE, but you are a LEADER AMONG MEN, a VOICE IN THE LOCKER ROOM and THE...
September 17th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Football | Read More

My Uncle Bill Loves Watching Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine Run The Damn Ball

“PEEEEEE-RINE!!!!” — Uncle Bill If you’ve been reading TSFJ long enough, you know that I constantly make references to my Uncle Bill. That man is the reason I am an Oklahoma Sooners fan to this day, and he is the man I talk to when all things Sooner football-related need discussing....
September 16th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

VIDEO: The NFL Chick Speaks Out On Ray Rice And Roger Goodell On Fox Business

On Thursday, I was given the opportunity to speak on “The Willis Report” on the Fox Business channel about the Ray Rice situation, the independent investigation the owners are now conducting and the impact this all has on women football fans. In addition, I have also given my thoughts personally...
September 12th, 2014 | Football, The NFL Chick | Read More

15 Years Ago, Michael Vick Flipped His Way Into Our Hearts As A Virginia Tech Freshman

Will all due respect to that non-suit-wearing quarterback at the NFL Draft of the New York Jets named Geno Smith, I want Michael Vick to play. This is just how it has to be for me. As long as Michael Dwayne Vick is wearing shoulder pads, I want to see the man play football. I don’t care if the...
September 12th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Football | Read More

Roger Goodell’s Perilous Journey To Beloved Dictatorship Leaves Him On The Brink Of Exile

The National Football League launched the “Together We Make Football” campaign a season ago. “Why do we love football?” the league asked. Famous fans and legendary players answered with their personal stories. Individuals from across the country submitted videos in hopes of winning a...
September 12th, 2014 | Football, No Class Friday | Read More

Spatted Up: Here’s The 5 Freshest Football Uniform Looks Of The Weekend

By Richard Boadu / @6magazine If you’re 25 and up, you’ve heard the old football coach rhetoric, “Play for the team, not for yourselves.” If a player is wearing anything “flashy” like an armband, spatted cleats, etc., he’s selfish, a showoff, not about the team. Fashion sense is fleeting...
September 10th, 2014 | Football, Kicks & Gear, The Fam | Read More

Penn State, The NCAA … And Justice For All

Three years ago, a scandal of unthinkable proportions and heinous crimes was unearthed. It involved a former football coach and had ties with the legendary coach and the athletic department, which in turn made it seem as if it was a football issue. The most difficult part for many people to realize...
September 10th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More

The Transformation Of Brandon Marshall

When it comes to the game of football and playing wide receiver, Brandon Marshall has always been up there as one of the best to do it each and every year. For me in particular, I’ve been a fan of his for years simply due to the way he shows up on Sunday and shows his opponents absolutely no mercy....
September 9th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

What Else Can Really Be Said About Ray Rice At This Point?

Yesterday after the video hit the internet, our editor-in-chief spoke on how much the Ray Rice story absolutely sucks. Ed mentioned that within the staff of The Sports Fan Journal, there was a lively debate about publishing the video. However, he only told you about a part of that discussion. While...
September 9th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Et cetera, Football | Read More

Shock The World Chronicles: Nick Foles And His 2 Faces

Roughly 15 minutes before kickoff, Gary, a lifelong, diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, a man who’s missed a grand total of five home Eagles games in 53 years as a season ticket holder, came over and said, “Is there any place you’d rather be?” At that moment, the answer was a resounding...
September 9th, 2014 | Football, The Rev | Read More