Archive for the ‘Football’ Category

Meet The Fan: For Eddie B., It’s The Pittsburgh Steelers And Nobody Else

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 28th, 2014 | Football, Soul On Ice | Read More

Keith Olbermann On The NFL’s ‘Insufficient Punishment’ Of Ray Rice

Shortly after the news of the NFL’s two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, the outrage was overwhelming and pointed. Last night, Keith Olbermann — who has become the go-to on controversies for many sports media geeks since returning to ESPN last year — made the point...
July 25th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football | Read More

Meet The Fan: Green Bay Packers Help Turn Simon Lim Into An American

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone needs...
July 25th, 2014 | Football, Trible To Your Bass | Read More

The 5-Ring Circus That Is Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt By Carden Hedelt / @cheedelt Descending upon Oxnard, California, this week is the biggest circus in the world by any other name: Dallas Cowboys training camp. Current players, prospective players, coaches, media and untold droves of fans will...
July 25th, 2014 | Football, The Fam | Read More

Meet The Fan: Fastow Supports His ‘Troubled Cause,’ The Buffalo Bills

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 24th, 2014 | Football, J. Tinsley | Read More

Meet The Fan: Pillsbury Stays Optimistic Despite Minnesota Vikings’ Past

Here at The Sports Fan Journal, we hope to evolve and deliver something not found in any other corner of this here internet. We bring you Mark Trible and Dillon Friday‘s NFL Countdown project. A fan from each NFL team will be featured as we anxiously away the season’s kickoff.  Someone...
July 23rd, 2014 | Columns, Football, No Class Friday, Sports | Read More

‘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